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We aim to provide you with not only authentic guidance on Ayurveda but also with the support of contemporary expertise in practicing Ayurveda in today’s fast moving life.
From highly learned practitioners, educators and experts across the globe to those who have toiled for years and studied through the deep recesses of Ayurveda, imbibing conscious learning straight from the ancient Sanskrit texts and gaining experience in treating patients of all kinds in India, we bring to you an array of the very best.
Our authors are collectively dedicated to sharing the wealth of health through the treasures of Ayurveda and are rigorously working with us to spread the word, albeit, the authentic, powerful, effective word.
A founding member and former Secretary of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Mary Thompson , C.A.S., P.K.S., (Ayurvedacharya), graduated from the first graduating class of the California College of Ayurveda in 1997 and now is a senior teacher there.
She is a Certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist.
She is a recipient of the Charaka Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching and has been given the title of "Ayurvedacharya" (respected teacher of Ayurveda). She is also the founder of the non-profit organization, Everyday Ayurveda.
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is One of the most academically accomplished Ayurvedic Physicians in the US. He is:
Cate is an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and the founder/mastermind behind the Worldwide Association of Yoga Health Coaches. She trains yoga teachers and wellness experts how to accelerate the wellness path of their clients with 10 habits from Ayurveda, the ancient folk medicine from India and sister-science of Yoga. Cate’s results-focused methods rely on merging Ayurvedic Medicine theory with modern behavioral science for increased energy, deeper rest, and a healthier diet in quick time.
Cate’s been Practicing as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and community wellness teacher since 2001 and has founded several Yoga and Wellness websites.
• Cate is Certified as Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist since 2001 • She is also a graduate of Dr. Vasant lad’s gurukula program in Pune, India in 2004 • She has undergone Pancha Karma Intensive Training in Kerala, India • Cate is a certified Anusara Yoga teacher • She completed a 2 year Iyengar Yoga teacher training in 2001
MD is a Harvard-trained physician who practices integrative medicine, incorporating the best of conventional medicine and alternative therapies. Dr. Akil, a holistic doctor, completed his premedical training in biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency in family medicine at Stanford University. He also completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.
Dr. Akil practices at The Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, one of the oldest centers for integrative medicine in the United States. He has worked with thousands of patients to help them heal and recover from chronic diseases using dietary changes and nutritional supplements. He blends his western medical training with holistic approaches including functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.
Lissa Coffey is a lifestyle and relationship expert who serves up an inspiring blend of ancient wisdom and modern style. She’s been living an Ayurvedic lifestyle since researching her first book, “The Healthy Family Handbook,” in 1996. Lissa appears frequently on television and radio and contributes to many national publications with her insightful and compassionate approach to modern-day issues.
With warmth and authenticity, Ayurveda expert and author Lissa Coffey helps people unveil the boundless possibilities and pragmatic wisdom that dwells within them. She is a lifestyle expert, and the media’s go-to person for Lifestyle and relationship advice. Lissa is a life coach who taps into her vast knowledge of Ayurveda, Feng Shui, Aromatherapy and other ancient philosophies to come up with positive solutions for contemporary challenges. Engaging and friendly, Lissa is a fixture on many national and local television shows.
- Lissa received the “Dharma Award” from AAPNA for her Excellence in Promoting Awareness of Ayurveda.
-Her best-selling book “What’s Your Dosha, Baby? Discover the Vedic Way for Compatibility in Life and Love” is the only book ever published on Ayurveda and Relationships, and it has been translated into five languages.
-Lissa Coffey has appeared on national television and has lectured worldwide on the subject of Ayurveda and Relationships.
-In 2005 she was awarded a commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for “Outstanding Contribution to the Yoga Community.”
-Her first book on Ayurveda: “The Healthy Family Handbook: Natural Remedies for Parents and Children” was released in 1997.
-She has had seven books published. Her most recent book is “The Perfect Balance Diet: 4 Weeks to a Lighter Body, Mind, Spirit & Space.”
The author of The Buddha Experience, Medicine Buddha, Enduring Love and Embracing Death, Not only is Robert Sachs a licensed Clinical Social Worker, a certified LifeLine Practitioner and an author, with Masters in Social Work at the University of Kentucky, Robert has long been a student of Tibetan Buddhist masters is now an expert on a study of Asian healing systems.
Robert is also a guest instructor for the Chopra Center for Well Being in San Diego and a lecturer in Tibetan Medicine for the Sino-American Rehabilitation Association College in Los Angeles.
He received his B.A. in Comparative Religion and Sociology at the University of Lancaster
He received his masters in social work from the university of Kentucky and is a licensed clinical social worker focusing on addictions, relationship, and issues around dying and death
Has studied Macrobiotics with Michio Kushi and Rex Lassalle at the Kushi Institute and completed Shiatsu training with Rex Lassalle
Robert studied Hatha Yoga under the guidance of Jonathan O’Dell and Johanna Auld and became certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor with the All India Board and Inner London Education Authority in 1978
He also been trained as a Mental Health Counselor with the Richmond Fellowship.
Robert was instrumental in starting the Community Health Foundation’s "Growing Family Center." in London
A certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Melanie Sachs' skill as a teacher and therapist have made her sought after by some of the world's leading spas and beauty schools.
Her book, Ayurvedic Beauty Care (Lotus Light Publications), is considered a must for those interested in the expanding field of natural and conscious body care
Todd Caldecott is a medical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda, in practice since 1995. He is the Executive Director of the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine, and author/editor of three books including Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life, Food As Medicine, and Ayurveda In Nepal.
With The Ayurveda Experience, Todd has created a course on Ayurveda and Anti-Ageing Medicine, soon to be launched.
Dr. Dilip Gadgil, who has been honoured by Vice President of India and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra is a recipient of several awards and recognition for his key involvement with a Historical Landmark in the field of Ayurveda- The Triskandha Kosh Project which took 19 years to achieve completion. The term 'Triskandhakosha' refers to a compilation of every sutra from the Brihattrayi, Charaka,  Sushruta  and Vagbhata Samhitas. , The whole information is classified into three databases:
1. Hetukosha,  which elaborates on the spectrum of causative relationships between diet, behavior etc. and health and disease; 2. Lakshanakosha,  which elaborates symptom-disease-health relationships; and 3. Aushadhakosha,  which elaborates all such relationships from the perspective of treatment
The Triskandha Kosh Project is the only herculean project of its kind in the world of Ayurveda. Dr. Gadgil has been instrumental in its creation and has been recognized worldwide for his commendable contribution.
B.A.M.S: Tilak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya (University of Pune) in Ayurveda
M.D: Ashtang Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya (University of Pune) in Samhita Ayurveda
Ph.D: University of Pune in Ayurveda
B.A: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth in Sanskrit
M.A: Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth in Sanskrit Vyakarana
M.Phil: University of Pune in Sanskrit
With exceptional dedication and passion for Ayurveda, Dr.Gadgil has been practicing and successfully treating thousands of patients for years along with his several other achievements which include:
• Developing curriculum for Post Graduate Diploma in Life Style Management • Bachelor of Tibetian Medicine & Surgery, Course. • Abhyang Mardan Tantradnya Diploma Course (Ayurvedic Massage) • Master or of Ayurvedic Dietetics.
The late Vaidya Shivnath Sharma award for Laxshankosha delivered at the auspicious hands of Shri Bhairavsingh Shekhawat, Vice President of India and in the presence of Dr. Muralimanohar Joshi and Smt. Sushma Swaraj.
Vaidya M.V. Kolhatakar Research Award by Khadiwale Vaidya Sanshodhan Sanstha.
'Neela’ Paritoshik from Ravishri Nidhi.
Dr. Thite has over 25 years of experience of treating patients in India, of helping hundreds of people enjoy a better quality and prolong the duration of life through the science of Ayurveda. Dr. Chandrashekhar Thite is a qualified Ayurvedic Physician or Vaidya with 2 degrees- Bachelors of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.- Ayurvedacharya) as well as an MD (Vaidyak Nishnat) in Ayurvedic Medicine (Kayachikitsa).
Dr. Thite is the President of the local chapter of an organization of Ayurvedic Physicians in India, has been practicing clinically for over 25 years, been a research assistant and has presented papers on Liver diseases, Rheumatic heart disease, Abdominal pain, Diseases of urinary system and diabetes and much more.