Shekhar Annambhotla,BAMS, MD (Ayu), LMT, ERYT-500, AD, RAD Founder & President & Chairman of the Board Pennsylvania, USA Shekhar Annambhotla, who was trained in India and has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988. Ayurveda is not just a system of alternative system of healing, but is actually a comprehensive and ancient science of health. It is Shekhar’s belief that due to the open nature of ayurveda and its timeless principles, it is a boon to those of us living in the modern, stressful world. Shekhar’s mission is to educate and help people live healthier lives with Ayurveda. Shekhar has the opportunity to serve at Maharishi Vedic Schools and Universities in The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Trinidad, Guadeloupe, Jamaica (Caribbean Island), Colombia (South America), Peru, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A. He has taught ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in the United States including University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Medicine & Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), Hershey Medical School, Jefferson Medical School, University of Penn Nursing School, and others.
Michelle Costantini, R.A.L.C., R.A.P., R.F.N.C., Secretary Pennsylvania, USA Michelle Costantini received her Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Consultant certificate from the International University of Yoga & Ayurveda, Florida, USA. She studied for the Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant certificate at the Centro Ayurveda in Genoa, Italy and at the Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat Hospital in Connor, Tamil Nadu, India. Michelle is an Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Consultant at the Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. She offers consultations on food choices and cooking alternatives, and suggests simple lifestyle changes that will improve your health by allowing your body to better digest the food you eat and thus assimilate its nutrients. Michelle also offers cooking demonstrations and workshops for individuals or small groups.
Radha Dutt, B.S. (Math), B.S. (Computer Information Systems) Treasurer Pennsylvania, USA Radha Dutt and her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1970 with two young children. While raising a family, she provided years of service to her community through volunteering and working. In 1985, she joined Empire Medicare Services and served for 22 years as a business and systems analyst, retiring in 2007. She is a grandmother to 5 beautiful second-generation Indian Americans, and is committed to a life of peace, simplicity, daily prayer and reflection.
Zide Mooni, A.P., O.M.D., R.A.P, R.A.H., Board Member Florida, USA Zide Mooni is an NCCA-certified practitioner who works closely with patients to make sure that they are receiving the best treatment possible for their problems. For at least 18 years, Zide has been practicing the healing sciences of India and China, but for the past 10 years Ayurveda has been his priority, to practice more and to create more awareness with his esteemed teachers. Born in Trinidad of Rajastani – Indian and Malaysian heritage, Zide studied martial arts with family members since he was 12 years old and at nineteen migrated to the US, with astrological and intuitive guidance from his grandmother. In the US at 20 years of age, he started studying Shaolin Eagle Claw martial arts with Grandmaster Fu Leong and Sifu Nee, and continued his in-depth study of Daoism and meditation practices. He then furthered his studies of Taoist Tai Chi as well as Chi Gung with Taoist masters and mentors from the US and Mainland China for about seven years which included an apprenticeship in Acupuncture, Nutrition and Chinese herbal medicine.
Paul Dugliss, M.D., R.A.A.P. Board Member Maine, USA Dr. Paul Dugliss, M.D., Maine, USA – practices Ayurvedic Medicine, Ayurvedic Counseling and Internal Medicine. He also is an acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the former director of Oakwood Healthcare System’s Complementary & Alternative Medicine Center in Westland, Michigan, USA. He also directed the Maharishi Vedic Medical Center in Lexington, KY and the Center for Enlightened Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI. He began studying Ayurvedic Medicine in the mid-1980s and has trained both in this country at Maharishi International University and in Europe at Maharishi Vedic University, Valkenberg, Holland. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. He is the author of several books including Ayurveda – The Power to Heal, Enlightened Nutrition, Capturing the Bliss: Ayurveda and the Yoga of Emotions, The Myth of Cholesterol, and Yoga & Ayurveda. Dr. Dugliss is the Director and Academic Dean of New World Ayurveda, an organization providing training in this comprehensive system of natural medicine. He has a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and is currently focusing his practice of medicine on Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Counseling.Dr. Paul Dugliss received Atreya Award for excellence in practice of Ayurveda in North America from Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America in 2012.
Priyatarssini Balamurugen, BAMS, MSc (Psychology), LMT, RAAP Membership Director New Jersey, USA Priya is an integrative wellness practitioner specializing in Endocrinology and pain management through Ayurveda, Marma, Naturopathy, Yoga & Reflexology. Research scientist at the WISE-World Institute of Scientific Exploration working on Ayurvedic traditional medicine therapies, consciousness, Ayurvedic psychology and energy healing. Master and Instructor in Simplified Kundalini Yoga (Vethathrium), a scientific system of conscious living directed towards Individual peace leading to World peace.
Indu Arora, E.R.Y.T. Academic Board Member Minnesota, USA Indu Arora is a Yogini by Karma. She is highly accomplished international speaker, Master Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Healer and Author, and over 13 years of teaching experience. She is a Board member of the World Movement of Yoga and International Advisor to World Yoga Council. She has been awarded with Yoga Shiromani and Yoga Bhaskar. She has a Grand Parenting E-500 T-500 from Yoga Alliance and is registered Yoga Therapist. Indu is pursuing her PhD. in Metaphysical Sciences from University of Metaphysical Sciences, CA. She is a senior contributor for Tathaastu Magazine. She is awarded with the titles: “Rishi Award~ Sage” for Excellence in Teaching Meditation”, “Hind-Ratna-Gem of India”, “Ray of Hope”, “Yoga Ratna~ Jewel of Yoga” for Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. She travels globally for International Yoga Therapy Teacher Training programs, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats, Conferences etc.
Meenakshi Gupta, B.A.M.S., M.D.Ayurveda Academic Board Member Texas, USA Meenakshi Gupta, an Ayurvedic Specialist, trainer and teacher of international repute, pursued her Masters Degree in Ayurveda from The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India. She is a gold medalist and has done intense 3 years of research in Ayurveda. She has more than 12 years of extensive international experience in design & delivery of Ayurveda courses as Ayurveda Cosmetology, Ayurveda Herbology, Yoga, Panchakarma therapy. She organizes regular workshops on various topics of Ayurveda, training workshops for hands on training in Panchakarma courses. She has authored several papers and writes regular column in several e-magazines, health magazines along with various Radio talks & newspaper articles.
Jorge Torres, PhD Academic Board Member Puerto Rico Jorge Torres director of the Sanatan Dharma Society of Puerto Rico. I am a registered vedic astrologer and AAPNA member. Also I am a disciple of BA Paramadvati Maharaj and active member of the Worldwide Vrinda Mission. I am running the first Vedic astrolgy Course in Puerto Rico as a Registered AAPNA school in Sadhana Healing arts in San Juan. Last year we invited Light and Bryan Miller to give the first Ayurvedic Practitioner course on the island and helped the students take 50 contact hours of Jyotish. Jorge graduate of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (BBA) with 25 years of business experience in a multinational environment, occupying different management positions. As part of my educational experience I also have a PhD in Vaishnavism as part of my spiritual training in the seminary. My main interest is show the link between Ayurveda and spiritual development. I am collaborating with a team of MD’s and other professionals to set up an interdisciplinary group with the University of Puerto Rico to give palliative care. I am also a vaishnava chaplain. I am very much interested to collaborate to the best of my knowledge with AAPNA and its mission here in the Caribbean and elsewhere.
Ashlesha Raut, B.A.M.S., MD-Ayu, RAD Academic Board Member Normal, Illinois, USA Ashlesha Raut is passionate about teaching and promoting Ayurveda and is an Ayurveda faculty at many colleges in North America. She has been presented by the North America award of “Charaka” in recognition of her excellence in Ayurvedic teaching in 2012. She is a ‘Second degree Reiki healer’. Vaidya Raut was also awarded a prestigious ‘Shiromani Award’ by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines for her contributions towards the integrative medicine in the industry. Vaidya Raut is an integrative Ayurvedic practitioner, Nutritional consultant and a holistic health educator. She is a third generation Vaidya who is classically trained in Ayurveda from Mumbai University, India. She earned the distinctive honor and a gold medal for her post graduate dissertation work. She has been practicing Ayurveda for more than a decade and has been an integral part of the Ayurveda healing community with a mission towards providing a Holistic Path for Wellness and Optimal Health through Ayurveda and integrative medicine. Vaidya Raut has been an authorized teaching faculty for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and lay responders and First Aid training programs at the American Red Cross Heartland Chapter in IL, USA and has won recognitions for her voluntary contributions on community health and safety at the American Red Cross. She has conducted a large number of workshops, authored publications, participated in talk shows, and presented research papers in the field of Ayurveda. She is a Life time member of NIMA (National Integrated Medical Association-India), founder and core member at CAC (Counsel for Ayurveda Credentialing) and holds many advisory positions in various Ayurveda holistic health organizations. She is a Director of Ayurveda at Main Street Yoga, Bloomington and founding Director of Ayurveda for Healing and is actively involved in practicing and promoting Ayurveda in the country.
Gauri Junnarkar,B.A.M.S., M.S., R.D., L.D., C.D.E., R.A.A.P., Clinical Board Member Dallas, Texas, USA Gauri Junnarkar is the founder of ‘Ayurnutrition’, an integrative nutrition practice. She is an Ayurveda Specialist and a Registered/Licensed Dietitian. She earned her BAMS - Bachelor of Ayurveda degree from the University of Mumbai. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Her expertise includes Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Nutrition and Diabetes education. She integrates Ayurveda principles with Nutrition in her daily practice. Ms. Junnarkar teaches nutrition courses to undergraduate students and works as a Certified Diabetes Educator at diabetes center in Dallas Fort Worth area. Ms. Junnarkar’s background in Ayurveda inspired her to do her master’s thesis research on “Dietary Curcumin (phytochemical in Turmeric) and its effect in Melanoma (skin cancer)”, which was selected at the national conference on Experimental Biology under “Diet and Cancer” and also at the Texas Dietetic Association conference. Ms. Junnarkar has given a number of presentations on Ayurveda to faculty and students at Texas Woman’s University and various dietitian associations in Dallas. She is a faculty member at International University of Yoga and Ayurveda. Ms. Junnarkar is a committee member for AAPNA (Ayurvedic Professionals of North America). She also writes articles on Ayurveda and nutrition.
Dhanada Kulkarni, B.A.M.S, Academic Board Member Texas, USA Dhanada Kulkarni, BAMS and Master Yoga Therapist, Founder of Soham- AyurYoga, LLC, Vedic Astrologer and Vastu Consultant, has been very active in promoting ayurveda and other ancient Indian sciences at various forums in the USA over the last 15 years. She serves on the executive board of several organizations like AAPNA and CAC (Council for Ayurveda Credentialing). She has been on the faculty of many ayurveda and yoga organizations. Dhanada has also been an international keynote speaker, presenter and integrated medicine panel expert at many conferences. She is known for presenting ayurvedic solutions on various media groups such as radio Azad, Funasia, EBC Radio, Radiozindagi, and Asia TV. She is a co-founder and Director of Texas’s first ayurveda school- AIA (American Institute of Ayurveda, LLC).
Vaishali Verma, B.A.M.S, N.D. Clinical Board Member Seattle, Washington, USA Vaishali Verma was born and raised in India. I grew up running the halls of my father’s integrative medical practice and I was inspired by him to pursue medicine. I studied Ayurvedic medicine for 5.5 years in India. During my final year in school, I assisted my father in his clinic, which helped increase my clinical skills. After the completion of my education, I worked as an OB/GYN resident in a hospital in India and gained hands on experience in midwifery and women’s health. I moved to United States in 2006 and decided to continue my clinical education by pursuing 4 year ND degree through Bastyr University. I draw out from modalities such as Ayurvedic medicine, Botanical medicine, Physical medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, and Hydrotherapy in my practice. I developed special interest in Pediatrics after the birth of my daughter. She has taught me to be a better doctor and still teaching me every day about childhood development. I focus on preventative care in my practice relying on an individual’s complete medical history, family history, social history, mental health, genetics, known environmental exposures, diet and lifestyle to inform our work together. I work with my patients using an integrated Ayurvedic and Naturopathic approach to create a unique treatment plan for them. I am passionate about educating people on the importance of nutrition, healthy diet, and lifestyle, and guiding them to make healthy lifestyle choices. My goals are to facilitate healing in my patients, help them achieve optimal health, and maintain wellness for a lifetime. Outside of work I enjoy cooking healthy meals for my family, listening to music, dancing, exploring the city with friends, and teaching my daughter to enjoy nature.
Somesh Kaushik, B.A.M.S., N.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., E-R.Y.T.-500 PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Director Connecticut, USA Somesh N. Kaushik is the Ayurvedic specialist/consultant at the Institute. After completing B.A.M.S., a 6½ years of Ayurvedic training in 1983 from Kurukshetra University, India. He worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer before moving to U.S. He earned M.P.H. and M.P.A. from University of Alabama, Birmingham and N.D. from the University of Bridgeport, where he taught Ayurvedic medicine and Public Health courses and worked as the Director of Admissions for the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Before moving to Connecticut, he worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS sero-surveillance with Alabama Department of Public Health while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001 He has over 26 years of experience as an Ayurvedic physician. He offers seminars and lectures on Ayurvedic medicine. Dr. Kaushik brings a unique experience as an Ayurvedic college trained Ayurvedic physician and a Naturopathic doctor with experience in public health and health education. He is also an experienced registered Yoga teacher. Dr. Kaushik joined the Institute for Ayurvedic And Naturopathic Therapies in Fair field, CT in 2006. Dr. Kaushik offers courses, workshops and training in Ayurvedic medicine. He offers lectures on Ayurvedic medicine at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR and various National and International symposiums/events. He also holds medical camps in India to offer free medical care to under served population and would like to expand that service to other countries.
Rammohan Rao, Ph.D., C.A.S., R.A.A.P.,R.Y.T., Research Board Member California, USA Rammohan Rao comes from a family of ayurvedic practitioners and Vedic teachers in India tracing back to the illustrious Vedic-Acharya Rishi Kaundinya. Ram completed the academic training at the California College of Ayurveda and presently teaches in their Nevada city location. Ram is a dedicated Hatha yoga practitioner and is a R.Y.T. from Yoga Alliance USA. Ram has published several articles in major Yoga/Ayurveda journals and recently was awarded the Vagbhata Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching by AAPNA. Ram holds a doctorate degree in Neurosciences and works as a Research Associate Professor at the Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, on various aspects of age associated neuro-degenerative diseases.
Sathya N. Dornala, BAMS, MD-Ayurved, MS, PhD-Ayurved. Research Board Member New Delhi, India Dr. Sathya N. Dornala, B.A.M.S., M.D (Ayurvedic Internal Medicine/Gold medalist), M.S. (Psychotherapy & Counselling)., Ph.D (Panchakarma) from National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur., Vaidya-Scientist Fellowship form University of Transdisciplinary Health Sciences and technology, Bengaluru; Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Health Management – PGDHHM from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Presently working as “Panchakarma Specialist” at Swami Vivekanand Ayurvedic Panchkarma Hospital, Dilshad garden, Delhi, India.
Suresh Swarnapuri, BAMS, MD (Ayurved) Academic Board Member Cork City, Ireland Suresh Swarnapuri, is an international ayurvedic specialist and expert, and a visiting consultant to Paris-France, Zagreb-Croatia and Dnepropetrovsk-Ukraine. He is a member of Croatian Ayurveda Association and member of GAP (Global Ayurveda Professionals) he has done 9-year Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine program at Rajiv Gandhi Health University, Bangalore, India. Suresh Swarnapuri was a lecturer at IIAMR -Bangalore and later he served as Associate Professor at Sri Sri Ravishankar Ayurveda College & Research Institute at Bangalore For more than 10 years, he successfully conducted various Ayurveda, seminars and lectures in different countries in Europe,he visited and provided consultations to various countries that includes Germany, Holland, Russian, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey, Lebanon and Montenegro. He received Atreya Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice from the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America in the year 2011 at Boston, U.S.A and later in 2013, he received Charaka award for excellence in Ayurveda teaching again from AAPNA at Las Vegas-U.S.A. He is presently coordinated with a french Ayurveda center -Ahimsa to form a Ayurveda school in Paris-France.
Pooja Sabharwal, Ph.D (Ayu), P.G.D.H.M., P.G.D.Yoga, P.G.D.A.S.T., C.F.N. Research Board Member New Delhi, India Pooja Sabharwal is an Ayurveda academician, Practitioner and Researcher, working in Ayurveda field since 2006.At present she is Assistant Professor of Ayurveda & Consultant at Choudhry Brahm Prakash Ayurveda Charak Samsthan (CBPACS), New Delhi, Government of India. She has a vast experience in India and abroad for practicing and propagating Ayurveda. For propagation of Ayurveda she has visited Latvia, Germany and Malaysia. She was invited by Embassy of India for Latvia & Sweden for promotion of Ayurveda from 19th March to 1 April 2014. As a part of the campaign to promote Ayurveda, she participated in the dialogue with various prominent doctors, oncologists, academicians & regulators from Ministry of Health, Education & Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia along with various stake holders from industry and general public. She is author of an Ayurvedic book on Yoga Chakras and its relation to Ayurveda. She has presented and/or published over 35 abstracts at national and international meetings. Dr Pooja Sabharwal is engaged in extensive research in cancer treatment through Ayurveda. She has received National Human Rights award from All India Human Rights Association. She has been International coordinator for International Ayurveda conferences. She is serving International Academy of Ayurveda as faculty member. She worked as Consultant/Assistant Medical Superintendent at Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College and Dabur Hospital Chandigarh. She has also served as Ayurveda consultant in Germany on deputation From Dept of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.
David Frawley, Pandit Vamadeva Shastri Advisor 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 Advisor 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. Advisor 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 Advisor 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) Advisor 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) Advisor 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 Advisor 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) Advisor 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 Advisor 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) Advisor 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 Advisor 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 Advisor 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 Advisor Wardha, Maharashtra, 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 Advisor 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.
Ambassadors of AAPNA are members who register for 10 years. Their commitment empowers the values and philosophy of AAPNA’s mission and vision, bringing awareness of Ayurveda and Vedic sciences to a global platform. A separate, additional certificate will be issued to Ambassadors of AAPNA.
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