David Frawley, Pandit Vamadeva Shastri Adviser New Mexico, USA David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners ever recognized in India as an authentic Vedic teacher, where his work is known and honored throughout the country. He is a teacher of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic astrology, who shows how Yoga and Vedic systems of knowledge interface for optimizing our human potential. His many books include “Yoga and Ayurveda”, “Ayurveda and the Mind”, “Ayurvedic Healing”, “Meditation Vedantic”, and “Yoga for Your Type” (forthcoming). He is currently the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, president of the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA), on the faculty for the Chopra Wellness Center, and on the editorial board for the magazine Yoga International. Dr. Frawley has a twenty-year background in natural healing, including the systems of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Vedic Astrology. He has a doctor’s degree in oriental medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, NM, where he taught herbal medicine for several years. He is associated with the Ashtanga Ayurveda College in Pune, India and other Ayurvedic schools in India, where he has lectured on a number of occasions. Currently he is director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Frawley is the author of numerous books and articles on Ayurveda and other Vedic topics. He has presented seminars at the Ayurvedic Institute for many years.
Mother Maya Tiwari Adviser North Carolina, USA Mother Maya Tiwari having served more than a quarter century as a Vedic monk, belonging to India’s prestigious Veda Vyasa lineage, Maya Tiwari has been praised as a World Peace Leader by the Parliament of the World’s Religions for her outstanding work in creating inner harmony, health and wellness in the world. Maya’s time-tested ability to inspire and create change in human behavior and understanding is a matter of flawless record from the past 27 years of her devout work in the United States and around the world. She founded the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, Mother Om Mission, and the Living Ahimsa Foundation, and received the prestigious Dhanvantari International Award in 2011 for her pioneering work in Ayurveda education. She also recently received the Rishi Award from AAPNA for her outstanding work in Ayurveda.
Diana Lurie, Ph.D., R.A.P. Adviser Montana, USA Diana I. Lurie, PhD., is a Professor of Neuropharmacology at The University of Montana. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, and directs a research laboratory focusing on CNS injury, and the response of the nervous system to natural products, including Ayurvedic herbs. The lurie laboratory is currently evaluating a variety of natural products for their ability to inhibit the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines from activated microglia in vitro, and is currently focusing on Bacopa Monnieri, Gotu Kola, and Ashwagandha. In collaboration with Dr. Doug Coffin (The University of Montana), the lab group is also examining the ability of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, to limit the neurodegenerative processes that occur during Alzheimer’s disease. Dr, Lurie maintains active collaborations with other research groups at the University of Washington, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Laila Pharma, Vijayawada India. Dr. Lurie is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and teaches neuroscience, Anatomy and Physiology, and courses in Ayurveda. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Ayurveda Journal of Health.
Amitabh Gumman, PhD, BAMS, L.Ac., MD,, MPH Adviser Oklahoma, USA Doctor of Medicine - University of Health Sciences Antigua, School of Medicine, Antigua, West Indies.; Master of Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Doctorate of Acupuncture & Doctor of Philosophy The Open International University of Complimentary Medicines (OIUCM), Colombo, Sri Lanka. OIUCM was established in conformance with the 1962 Alma Ata Declaration of the World Health Organization. Yoga Instructor Certificate from the Government Vemana Yoga Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery - Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, a 5 1/2 years program in Indian and Western Medicine and Surgery. Diploma in Naturopathy, Gandhi Nature Cure College, Osmania University and Indian Institute of Naturopathy, India.
Ashwinikumar Raut, B.A.M.S., MD (Ayurveda) Adviser Mumbai, India Ashwinikumar Raut is one of the leading Ayurvedic physicians from Mumbai, India. He has been in clinical practice for more than 25yrs. He reinforces Ayurveda with latest research developments in the field. Raut is Director, Clinical Research & integrative medicine at Kasturba Health Society’s Medical Research Centre, Mumbai. He completed his graduation from R.A. Podar Medical College, Mumbai and post graduate training from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Raut is blessed with a family tradition of Ayurveda and is a third generation Vaidya. He receives AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) International Dhanwantari Award 2010 for excellence in Ayurvedic Practice. Raut organizes and delivers academic talks on Ayurveda for researchers, academicians, practitioners, students and for general community.
Vijay Murthy, B.Nat (New Zealand), M.S. (Ayu), B.A.M.S. (India), MPH(New Zealand) Adviser London, United Kingdom Dr. Murthy is an internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic physician and a renowned public health specialist, who is a strong advocate for bridging eastern health traditions with current evidence-based health care. Dr. Murthy is the co-founder of Ayuwave Natural Health & Wellbeing Ltd, London, UK, former head of Ayurvedic Medicine, Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, Auckland, New Zealand (2004-2014) and a researcher at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), Sydney, Australia. With his vast experience as a clinician, teacher, educator, researcher and author stretching over two decades (since 1994) across India, New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
Acharya ‘Shunya’ Pratichi Mathur Adviser California, USA Acharya ‘Shunya’ Pratichi Mathur, San Francisco, California, USA is a traditional scholar, healer, and teacher of Ayurveda and Vedic sciences. Her own classical Ayurveda knowledge stems from 14 years of rigorous, Gurukulam-based training in Ayodhya, India. Acharya Shunya founded the California-based non-profit Vedika Global, a Vedic foundation that supports an awarded, international Gurukulam School of Ayurveda and Vedic Studies, sponsors community welfare initiatives, and delivers charitable wellness through global humanitarian projects. For her trailblazing work in reviving Gurukulam education, Acharya Shunya was bestowed the Mother Padmavati International Ayurveda Award by the prestigious Indian Institute of Medicine; the Nalanda Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Education by AAPNA; and was honored by AYURA and FERATSM foundations in India.
Suhas G. Kshirsagar,BAMS, MD (Ayurved) Adviser California, USA Suhas Kshirsagar is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician and a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University. A Rig Vedic Bramhin by tradition and an accomplished Clinician by training adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike. He is an insightful Medical Astrologer and Vedic Counselor. He worked with His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for over 10 years. During these years he and his wife Manisha, traveled extensively all around the world, teaching Ayurvedic Medicine, Jyotish, designing courses & curriculums, directing Ayurvedic Clinics and helping design new Ayurvedic formulations. He was the Chairman for Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine, a Professor at Maharishi University of Management and the Medical Director, at the Raj Pancha-Karma center in Fairfield, IA.
Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc, BAMS Adviser California, USA Jayarajan Kodikannath is the Academy Director of Kerala Ayurveda (USA) responsible for all academic programs conducted internationally by Kerala Ayurveda with a focus on bringing quality education on authentic Ayurveda across the globe. Jay has presented several papers on Ayurveda in national and international seminars. He writes articles on wellness an health regularly in periodicals and responds to the readers’ health queries in the Health issue of The New Indian Express. An affable person Dr Jay is always enthusiastic and innovative.
JN Mishra, Ph.D. (Ayu) Adviser Lucknow, India Prof. J.N.Mishra, Ph.D (Ayurved) retired in 2004 after serving 37 yrs as Post Graduate Teacher Head and Dean Faculty of Ayurveda, Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has guided about 75 MD’s in ayurveda and 15 PhD scholars in ayurveda and involved in research activities achieving many milestones during this period. Prof. Mishra attended many National and International conferences, seminars and workshops and recently was facilitated by International Charak Award of excellence in teaching and research at Los Angeles, USA by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. He has many publications of his research work in National and International journals and is author of 2 books. Prof. Mishra is member of different selection committees, Faculty of Universities, Executive councils and specially to be life member and General Secretary, Bharat Seva Sansthan which deals with education, medical health and training programs for downtrodden and BPL in India particularly in rural areas.
Partap Chauhan, BAMS Adviser New Delhi, India Partap Chauhan, BAMS, Ayurvedacharya, is among the few Ayurvedic experts who has studied and now practices Ayurveda in its original form. He is an exceptional Ayurvedic expert as he belongs to an original Ayurvedic lineage (guru shisya parampara). After finishing his graduation in Ayurvedic Medicine from Delhi University, he studied and practiced Ayurveda for five years under Vaidya Nanak Chand Sharma at Kaya Maya Ayurvedic Pharmacy and Hospital. Dr.Chauhan is an author, teacher, international speaker and world’s most traveled Ayurvedic physician. He has a great contribution for spreading Ayurveda globally and is associated with a number of International Ayurveda organizations and teaching Institutions.
Sonal Bhatt, BAMS, MD-Ayurveda Adviser Toronto, Canada Sonal Bhatt M.D. (Ayurveda), B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), DNM, CHNC, RH, is a highly qualified Ayurvedic physician and Panchkarma specialist from one of the leading Ayurvedic universities in India, Jamnagar Ayurvedic University. She is renowned and one of the leading Ayurvedic Physician in Canada and North America who has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda worldwide since 1988. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant from CSNN Toronto, Doctorate of natural medicine, and PHD in Therapeutic counseling. She has been practicing as an Ayurvedic consultant, Panchakarma specialist, teacher and researcher in India, Canada, USA and North America for over 30 years. She has been invited to many famous and prestigious institutions as an Ayurvedic expert on subjects including Ayurvedic nutrition, Panchakarma therapy, diabetes, and stress management. She is a life member of the All India Ayurvedic Congress and Gujarat Ayurvedic Congress, and was a regular invitee as Ayurvedic doctor on All-India Radio. She is currently practicing and teaching in Ayurveda and offering holistic health services in Toronto, Canada.
Siva Rama Prasad Ketamakka, BAMS, MD-Ayurveda Adviser Raipur, Madhya Pradesh, India Prof. Shiva Rama Prasad Kethamakka (3rd October 1960) known as “Technoayurveda” born & brought up from Hyderabad, Telangana, apprentice of ' Tridosha Theory' fame Late Dr V.V.S. Sastry who was the disciple of 'Introduction to Kayachikitsa' fame Late Dr C. Dwarakanath graduated (1982) and post-graduated in M.D. Kayachikitsa in Oct 1989 from Dr. BRKR Govt. Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad. “Technoayurveda” is familiar for Ayurveda fraternity through his website http://www.technoayurveda.com and his disciples are distributed all over world in designated positions. Dr KSR Prasad is former Chief Editor of 'Journal of Indian System of Medicine' and associated with International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Medical Sciences as Executive Editor and attached to many journals in different designations. Formerly is in the service of “Amma” Mata Amritanandamai devi, in Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala and DGM Ayurvedic Medical College, Gadag, Karnataka as Head of Postgraduate Unit of Kayachikitsa (General Medicine). He is interested in observing the different cultures and their influences on Ayurveda, thus served Maharshi Mahesh yogi TM movement as Professor at Maharshi Vedic University and visited many countries for the development of Ayurveda. Dr KSR Prasad is M.A. in Jyotish-Vastu and Ph.D. in Astro-diagnosis from PSTU, Hyderabad to explore the knowledge linkage with Astrology and Ayurveda developed a new concept of Astro-Diagnosis with the help of “Nakshtra Vruksha” in his Ph.D. work. His guidance as guest lectures and keynote address in many International, National, CME and ROTP on different aspects and concepts of Ayurveda, Kaya Chikitsa, Panchakarma, Manasa Roga, Rasayana and Vajikarana are worthy to update Ayurveda. He guided 54 PG dissertations, 7 Ph.D. and 5 Fellowship in Panchakarma thesis and published many papers in reputed indexed Ayurveda journals. His direct works are Introduction to Evidence Based Panchakarma (2013) and Technoayurveda’s Practical SOP Panchakarma (2018). He edited the practical aspect books - Best Practices in Panchakarma (2017) and Essentials of Ayurveda Concepts authored by Dr VVS Sastry (2000). Presently Dr KSR Prasad is working as Vice-Dean, Professor and Head of Panchakarma (Postgraduate Department) at Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College, Hospital & Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
Anthony James, DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM),DOM(P), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, R.A.A.P., R.A.D., SMOKH Adviser Florida, USA Anthony B. James was the first Westerners ever recognized in Thailand as an authentic Thai Traditional Medicine teacher and Aachan or professor, where his work is known and honored throughout the country by the Royal Thai Gov’t Ministries of Thai Traditional Medicine, The UTTS (Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society- Golden Ganesha Awardee recipient), Thai Department of Commerce and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TOT- Friend of Thailand Awardee recipient), Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools registered AACHARN / Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine. He is a teacher of Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic astrology (Thai Korosot Astrology), who shows how Yoga and Vedic systems of knowledge interface for optimizing our human potential. A Registered Ayurvedic Doctor R.A.D. (AAPNA) practicing Ayurveda Medicine and therapy for over 35 years. His many books include “Ayurveda of Thailand- AAPNA Veda Vyasa Award Recipient for 2017”, “Ayurveda and Thai Yoga, Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice”, as well as several Telly Award winning Video Documentaries on Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy. He is currently the director of the NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, SCNM School of Ayurveda Medicine and Thai Yoga Center, Staff and Faculty for Oriental Medicine Doctoral program of the PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine- Nevis West Indies, and on the editorial board for the magazine International Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. James has a thirty five year background in natural healing, including the systems of Native American Medicine, Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Vedic Astrology. He has an MD(AM) degree as well as Board Certified Naturopathic Degree, two doctoral degrees in Natural Medicine, an OMD (Acupuncture) as well as doctorates/ PhD in Indigenous Medicine and Monastic Medicine. Dr. James also holds a Masters in Clinical Herbology and has taught herbal medicine for several years. Currently he is dean of the SCNM: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, School of Ayurveda Medicine and the Thai Yoga Center schools and programs. Dr. James is the author of numerous books, articles and hundreds of educational video’s focused on Ayurveda and related topics. He has presented seminars and at national and international medical conferences including AAPNA for many years. In addition to his interest and research into his family Native American Religious and medicine heritage Dr. James is an ordained priest and Monsignor of the the Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope (SMOCH/ SMOKH).The Church of Hope is a Church of special and sacred ministry of monastic medicine, sanctified healing, ecclesiastical medicine, holistic medicine, as well as indigenous medicines as part of religious doctrine, where he is working to integrate Ayurveda and Complimentary Medicine into the Monastic Medical Tradition of the church.
Acharya Dhanwant Singh Adviser Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Acharya Dhanwant Singh, Chancellor, Apex Professional University, Arunachal Pradesh, India was born to a teacher family at Amritsar, Punjab, India. He is an Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India Alumni and became a entrepreneur at the age of 21 with a capital of Rs. 2000 and his net worth is Rs. 200 crores today. He has setup more than twenty educational institutions ranging from preschool to university. He stands alone with a distinction of being the youngest Chancellor of an Indian University at the age of 29 years. He has mastered Indian Metaphysics from a Gurukul in the areas of Viswa karma prakash, Sankhya darshan and Pathanjali Yoga Sutra. He has done more than 1000 correlative case studies in Vastu Shastra, Astrology, Ayurveda Philosophy and Yoga and trained more than 500 students in Vastu Shastra and more than 10000 students in Information Technology (IT) Sector. He has organized as well attended more than 100 workshops, seminars and conferences in the fields of Indian Metaphysics. He has been an adviser and a strategic consultant to various prestigious institutions and has been conferred with various awards. He has been rated as one among the top forty education evangelist of India by Forbes Magazine, hosted by Chethan Bhagat. He is uniting a world that has been divided in the name of God and religion, through 'Faith' and 'Love'. His ability to expound in the simplest mode the most complicated aspects of life and his eloquence and finesse to spontaneously answer questions from any sphere of life renders him inimitable. He believes the materialism and spiritualism are not conflicting concepts but collaborating truths in creating a new consciousness in the world. He is a Vedic Business Coach and helps entrepreneurs build profitable and purpose - driven businesses. His mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering of the human through his educational and humanitarian programs.