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About Dr. Bonnie Skakel

Dr. Bonnie Skakel is board certified and licensed in Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine. She is committed to empowering you and your family to achieve your health goals at each stage of life. Dr. Skakel will be your partner in working with the laws of nature, your unique physiology, and your other healthcare practitioners to identify and treat the underlying causes of your condition to help you return to and maintain optimal health. You can count on her to listen to you, laugh and cry with you, and to dedicate herself to addressing your needs.

Dr. Skakel earned her Naturopathic Doctor degree and Masters of Oriental Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. There she received extensive training in acute and chronic disease, adjunctive cancer care, women’s health, and pediatrics and family primary care utilizing acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine modalities, Western herbs, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, body-mind-spirit techniques, and prescription drugs when necessary.

Prior to her medical training, for 24 years Bonnie Skakel lived as a monastic (nun) in Self-Realization Fellowship, following the path of committed spiritual discipline. From 1997 to 2001 she was a secretary to the president of SRF, Sri Daya Mata, and served as confidential secretary to the Board of Directors and Management Committee. In this key position she gained a unique vantage point that enabled her to feel the pulse of a world-wide spiritual organization while continuing to dive deep into her personal life of meditation and prayer. As a child of 15 years she began a spiritual life of daily yoga meditation and quest for a personal relationship with God. From the deep imprint of personal experience over 40 years of meditation and spiritual living was born an understanding of the interconnectedness of Life, of communities and relationships, and of the individual body-mind-Spirit.

In 2001 Bonnie left the monastic Order and fully embraced an integrated life in society. Her goal of opening a wellness center and mentoring people on their journey to optimal health and self-transformation is becoming realized. She is passionate about living life fully and transitioning to the life beyond this one with dignity and wholeness. She is also an artist and loves spending time in nature.

If you desire to heal on any level – body, mind, spirit; or to explore your life’s purpose, find an inner peace and joy beyond the dualities of life, you will find Dr. Bonnie Skakel to be an insightful, caring ally for positive change.

Call 541-639-9056 for a complimentary 15 minute consult.

Dr. Bonnie Skakel
Bonnie Skakel, N.D., L.Ac.
Bend Oregon
(541)639-9056 Location
Three Sisters Natural Health
at Riverside Wellness
2955 N Highway 97
Bend, OR 97703
Fax: (541) 600-4731