Victor Briere

Ayurvedic Doctor

Gualala, CA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (9)
Victor is friendly, patient, insightful, and passionate about what he does. He provides the type of heartfelt holistic care that people deserve, but so rarely get.
I feel so grateful beginning my journey (at 75) into Ayurveda with Victor. Since I'm not in the area we meet on zoom which works just fine. Victor is extremely knowledgeable, an attentive listener, and kind. I'm confident my mind/body/spirit is heading in a positive direction under his nurturing guidance.
Victor is an excellent Ayurvedic Doctor. His approach is kind, knowledgable, intuitive, and direct -- with a commitment to total, well-rounded health. Through our work together, I've made some major life-style shifts and learned about Ayurvedic practices and philosophies -- and about myself. Victor is the real deal. Don't hesitate to reach out -- you'll be lucky to have him on your health team.
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Gualala
38921 Sedalia Dr, Gualala CA 95445, United States
Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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About me

Victor Briere, A.D., is the co-founder of Pacific Coast Ayurveda and the International Institute of Tantric and Vedic Sciences, where he serves as a NAMA-recognized Ayurvedic Doctor and Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Victor is a gifted pulse reader and author of Pulse Unveiled, The Art and Science of Ayurvedic Pulse Reading. Clinically, Victor specializes in ayurvedic diagnostic techniques and health counseling. His in-depth, individualized approach to health offers clients and students a detailed and encompassing perspective on the underlying causes of imbalance. Victor’s approach to wellness emphasizes the role and importance of lifestyle and dietary balance. He offers the support often needed to successfully address the root cause of illness and restore the body to balance.

My Philosophy of Care

In my early 20's I slowly became aware of the true drivers of our health and healing. Seeing this missing in the world at large, I began to seek out other healers who were willing to teach these methods. After engaging a yoga practice in my mid-20's, my teacher suggested I look into Ayurveda. I did, and chose it as my modality to bring the wisdom of healing to our lives.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

"I left relieved. Someone finally listened to me fully and understood the complexities of my situation. I didn't get put into a clinical box or labeled with a generic disease. Some of the suggestions Victor made were truths I already knew but needed to be reminded of and some were understandings new to me. I was able to ask questions and had a lot of my confusion around food and exercise clarified. By the time I walked out I had definite steps on what I could do to start healing with diet, lifestyle, and herbs."

My Inspiration

Ayurveda's approach reaches deeply into cause of imbalance and disease. It is far more than pacifying symptoms. Most of all, Ayurveda offers extremely definitive changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle.


Victor Briere Reviews

5.0 of 5 (9)
Victor is friendly, patient, insightful, and passionate about what he does. He provides the type of heartfelt holistic care that people deserve, but so rarely get.
I feel so grateful beginning my journey (at 75) into Ayurveda with Victor. Since I'm not in the area we meet on zoom which works just fine. Victor is extremely knowledgeable, an attentive listener, and kind. I'm confident my mind/body/spirit is heading in a positive direction under his nurturing guidance.
Victor is an excellent Ayurvedic Doctor. His approach is kind, knowledgable, intuitive, and direct -- with a commitment to total, well-rounded health. Through our work together, I've made some major life-style shifts and learned about Ayurvedic practices and philosophies -- and about myself. Victor is the real deal. Don't hesitate to reach out -- you'll be lucky to have him on your health team.
Pacific Coast Ayurveda is exceptional! From the moment I walked in the door for the first time I felt so well taken care of. Seen, heard, understood. Victor, Madison and Joe are deeply knowledgeable, and generous with their expertise. Working with them touches every part of life. It is rare in our part of the world to find doctors that understand the depth of interconnectedness as it pertains to health. They seamlessly weave together a personalized plan for truly holistic well-being. I'm so glad to have found them!
I’ve been looking for sustainable help with my diabetes for 13 years. With gentle shifts in life style, I started seeing results in about ten days. I’m excited to have the guidance and support I need to heal.
Pacific Coast Ayurveda I was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of the healing that PCA provides and the entire team of healers. From the moment you walk in the doors of this facility, you feel welcomed not only from the beauty that Gualala has to offer but the warm smiles, from a team of people who are truly dedicated to helping you heal. The time at PCA was by far my favorite part of Panchakarma but I was working with Victor and Madison well before stepping foot in the building. They were attentive, easy to schedule, consistent, and provided a 6 star experience talking me through the pre-work prior to my arrival and held my hand (from a far) every step of the way. When I got there, it’s hard to describe the environment. It’s magical. It’s safe. It’s warm. PCA allows everyone who walks in to not only feel supported but to have a sample of what community can truly offer. Joe, Jen, Oceanne, Patrick, Victor, Madison and of course, Dahlia (sp?) they’re fantastic and I felt like I was at home while near them. It was one of the many healing elements that nurtured me. Daily consultations, pulse readings, and 4 hours of treatments was what 8 days looked like for me. It started with community breakfast, and ended with evening yoga. From start to finish, I felt I was with a group of people who not only were invested in my wellbeing, but cared to listen to what I said when they asked questions about my health and experience before coming to them. I am so thankful for the insight, the explanations, and the communication from Victor and Madison. I not only learned how to heal, but had a better understanding on why I am the way that I am. After having an autoimmune disease for over a decade, I’ve never had doctors speak to me so kindly, so thorough, and so understanding as Victor and Madison. I felt seen, and that’s very empowering. Don’t even get me started with their cooking. It’s out of this world. I’m constantly craving their Shepards pie and gravy, and the smell of warm meals coming out of the kitchen while I rest after a day’s work of treatments, and warm breakfasts. Joe and Madison (and the rest of the cooking squad) are incredible. They pay attention to the details, without cutting any corners to provide nourishing food that tastes great. I found a home away from home with people who speak my language. It’s a beautiful experience to have and I highly recommend PCA to everyone. You will not regret it, you leave a better human— I don’t know many places that enables such accelerated growth.
Victor has a gift both subtle and deep for tuning in to a person with no preconceived notions or bias, and not just through reading the pulses, though he has a particularly well-honed talent for it. He also tunes in by becoming completely present and "listening" with all six senses and the intuition. He is extremely knowledgeable, and passionate about Ayurveda and all that the science and practice of it can offer to a person willing to take their health in their own hands and commit to the the journey with him. The fact that he also teaches and practices yoga and meditation daily adds a dimension of awareness beyond the empirical, but then backed up by the empirical of the pulses. There's a saying in Ayurveda: "The pulses don't lie." And the more one can get himself out of the way to truly listen to what a person's system is telling him in a myriad of ways, the more truth can be apprehended, shared and applied. Victor is a consummate guide in this sense, and I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Namaste, All my experiences working with Victor has served not only myself but those who surround me. With Victors advice and direction I feel lighter more able and hopeful. My approach to my health care has shifted to being proactive instead of reactive, that in itself is a treasure worth more than gold. Walter Hayden. 🙏
I have known Victor Briere for many years and have consistently been impressed with his depth of knowledge and his capacity to heal via Ayruveda. He is a caring practitioner that takes his time to geninuely listen and comprehend what has brought you to his doorstep. Moreover, my wife and I have both had the great pleasure of experiencing the unbelievable benefits of Panchakarma with Pacific Coast Ayruveda (PCA). The health (physical and emotional) benefits continue to spiral upward as I have lost almost a 1/4 of my body weight and my vitality has increased tremendously. I cannot recommend Victor and PCA nearly enough. If you choose to work with Victor and PCA, then I assure you that you will not be dissapointed. Thank you Victor and PCA!





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