AYURVEDA PROFESSIONALS AND LOVERS OF VEDIC SCIENCES!
Celebrate the Genius of Ayurveda with:
Teacher’s Teachers and
Brilliant Researchers in the forefront of Ayurveda!
Coming together in one weekend offering their best to guide us!
Join us in shaping our Ayurvedic Profession in the US!
This is a Professional International Ayurveda Conference
Recordings are available for one year after the conference.
Don't worry if you miss a few sessions or even can only "attend" later. All sessions are being recorded and will be available to you for one year.
20 NAMA PACE credits (CEUs) for Professional Members
NOTE: Units dependent upon hours of live attendance.
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DCGI -SF Rajesh Naik
Rajesh Naik, The Deputy Consul General of India in San Francisco was our Chief Guest and inaugurated this Online Ayurveda International Conference.
Rajesh N. Naik, is an Indian career diplomat, presently serving as the Deputy Consul General in San Francisco. He is also the Chief Commercial Representative of India to the 11 States on the US West Coast and the adjoining region. Prior to the current assignment he had served in Tokyo and in New Delhi. He is a post graduate in Clinical Psychology and holds a UN International Law Certificate as well.
Dr. David Frawley
Opening Keynote Speaker
Topic: Essential Role of Ayurveda in Healthcare Today, and Its Renewed Relevance for the Future
Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri)needs no introduction! A pioneer of Ayurveda and Yoga, renowned author on Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedic Studies. Recipient of Several awards He is the Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
Dr. G Geetha Krishnan
Topic: Ayurveda at WHO – Advancing Awareness & Adoption of Ayurveda as a Truly Integrated Healthcare System Globally
Works with the WHO in Geneva to integrate Traditional Medicines into National Health Systems. Researcher, Clinician Member of the AYUSH based COVID-19 response task force of the Govt. of India, as well as the organizer of several clinical trials on COVID internationally and within India.
Dr. Shyam Viswanathan Pillai
Topic: Clinical Application of Tri-Dosha Siddhanta & Jvara Chikitsa – with special reference to Migraine
Dr. Shyam BAMS, MD, MPhil is a mover and a Shaker! In the last 20 years he has established Ayurveda clinics and Ayurveda wellness centers in several countries – UAE, Kuwait, Malta, Djibouti, Greece, Morocco, Nigeria, Malaysia, Egypt, and India. He has also established a chain of 27 Ayurveda clinics in India. He has written 1000 plus columns on various health issues.
Healer Viswanaath VS
Topic: Varma Therapy - Understanding the Science Behind the Medical Legacy of India’s Most Ancient Seers
From a lineage of Ayurvedic Physicians, Vishwa is the prime disciple of Dr. Kannan Rajaram, who practices this very rare healing art form which has survived for over 30K years! It enables deep healing outcomes in extreme chronic conditions. Vishwa is entrusted with translating Dr. Rajaram's books into English, & devotes himself to spreading this healing art worldwide.
Prashanti de Jager
Topic: Aushadhi Tripura Darshana: Mythic Tales & Significance of Specific Healing Herbs. Evolving Our View of Plant Allies
Prashanti has lived in India for a total of 13 years of the last 30 years pursuing his love of Vedic Studies, stewarding endangered herbs and Wisdom Traditions in the High Himalayas. He is a Founder of Organic India Teas,Veda Mandala School, Prajna Remedies and a consultant of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
Madan Thangavelu PhD
Topic: Is the Timeless Wisdom of Ayurveda ready for the 22nd Century Health Realities and Beyond?
Genome Biologist, - University of Cambridge, General Secretary and Research Director of European Ayurveda Association. He is a Member of the Mind-Matter Unification Project of the Theory of Condensed Matter Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge Trustee of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (UK).
Dr. Sarita Shrestha MD (Ayu)
Topic: Causes, Challenges & Remedial Courses for Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)
She is the senior most and pioneer Ayurveda consultant of Nepal, over 30 years teaching & practicing in different fields of Ayurveda in Ayurveda medical colleges of Nepal On Faculty of Mount Madonna Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, California, Founding Director of Devi Ma Ayurveda Hospital and Chairman of Devi Ma Kunja of Nepal.
Prof. Dr. Asmita Wele
Topic: Current Ayurvedic Research and Exciting Implications for Global Health Care
From a lineage of Vaidyas, dynamic International Presenter, Researcher. Expert for the development of WHO Benchmark documents on P.K.& Ayurveda. Head of Dept of Rasashastra and Ayurvedic Pharmacology, Hon. Prof. at Univ. of Debrecen, Hungary.
Dr. Ahalya Sharma
Topic: An Insightful Ayurvedic Approach to Progression and Effective Management of Joint Disorders
The Principal of GAMC, recipient of many awards, the past Joint Director Dept Of Ayush. She is a well loved International Speaker, Teacher, Physician, on several Boards. Main focus is in infertility and joint disorders. Her main interest is in student welfare making Ayurveda primary health care
Karta Purkh Khalsa A.D., D.N.-C., R.H
Topic: Vanquishing Epilepsy and Migraine with Ayurveda – Lessons from some of the most confounding conditions seen in clinical practice
Last 50 years devoted to making Holistic Health palatable to the modern mind. A pioneer, 1st person to be certified in both Herbalism & Ayurveda in the US, he is Pres. Emeritus of the American Herbalists Association. Known for Courses in both Western & Eastern Herbs.
A multi dimensional perspective on Women's Menstrual, Fertility and Menopausal Problems discussed through the Lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Anthroposophy, Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine.
Joseph Alban LAc
From the Perspective of TCM addressing the Mind-Body-Soul Paradigm
A Licenced Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist, he has written many Scholarly Articles on Chinese Medicine for Dermatological Conditions, Chronic Pelvic Pain and Prostatitis. In Private Practice 17 years, he sits on several Boards for National and International Chinese Medicine. He will discuss the deeper approaches to these conditions through TCM, another Mind Body Soul Discipline
Dr. Patricia Reber
From the Perspective of ANTHROPOSOPHY addressing the Mind-Body-Soul Paradigm
An Osteopathic & Anthroposophic Physician in CA for 16 years. She treats the Patient individually. Anthroposophy views the individual in ways that incorporate the cosmic and the earthly. In looking at women's health, she will build an image of the woman according to Anthroposophical views and explore how she finds balance within herself on a Soul, Mind Body level
Dr. Vivek Shanbhag MD (Ayu), ND, BAMS, CYEd.
From the Perspective of AYURVEDA addressing the Mind-Body-Soul Paradigm
Dr. Vivek Shanbhag is the President of American Association of Ayurvedic Professionals, (AAP). Founder-Dir. of Natural Medicine & Ayurveda - Clinic & Academy. An Ayurvedic Doctor with over 35 yrs. experience, Professor and a best selling Author, he is the Founder & the past Chairman of the Ayurveda Department at Bastyr University in Seattle. He will speaks from an Ayurvedic Perspective.
Dr. Claudia Welch
From the Perspective of INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE addressing the Mind-Body-Soul Paradigm
She specializes in Women’s Health with a multidisciplinary approach & will speak from an Integrative Perspective. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and speaks internationally on women’s health and Eastern Medicine. Author of two significant books: “Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science” and “The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians.
The Role of Prana in Digestion, and Transformation on the different Dimensional Layers of the Human Journey, as seen through the lens of Vedic Disciplines.
Pt. Sanjay Rath
Through the Lens of JYOTISH: The Macrocosm Affecting the Microcosm Within
A descendant of a long lineage of Jyotishis - Shri Achyutananda, he is hailed Internationally as one of the great Jyotisha Teachers of our time bringing ancient wisdom to the modern mind. Researcher, Author in: Jyotisha, Mantra Shastra, Meditation. Founder: Shri Jagannath Center.
Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavnani
Through the Lens of YOGA: Bringing all Dimensions of the Self into Unity
From a Family of leaders in Yoga, Innumerable degrees, including MBBS, MD (Alt.Med), C-IAYT, DSc (Yoga). International Presenter, Advisor to IAYT. Dir. of the Ctr. for Yoga Therapy Edu. & Research (CYTER), served as a Consultant Resource in the Ministry of AYUSH, & WHO.
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
Through the Lens of AYURVEDA: Within the Microcosm of the Individual
A world-renowned Ayurvedic physician & medical astrologer from a family of traditional Vedic healers. Expert clinician. Travels internationally to train doctors, and consults with 1000s of patients Directs the Ayurvedic Healing & Integrative Wellness Clinic in No. Cal.
Through the Lens of VASTU: The Influence of Prana in Space & One’s Environment, which in turn impacts One's Own Transformation
A leading expert of Vastu in the US. Corporate clients include Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing & Intel. Co-authored 3 award-winning books. Teaches at the Chopra Center & Bastyr University. Named one of the Top 100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda.
Robert Svoboda Ayurvedacharya
Topic: ANDROPAUSE: The Male Journey Toward Sunset – How Solar and Lunar Energies Interface at this Phase and How it Differs from Menopause.
He is the first Westerner to be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India.A prolific writer and Teacher in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra he has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.
Dr. R. Sundaravelu
Topic: Quantum Programmed Epigenetic Foods and Water as Medicine
Over 35 years of research & practice, and his rich lineage of Siddha practitioners, elaborates on quantum modes of healing using Epigenetic food and programmed water as medicine, a crown jewel of Siddha Medical Science.
Susan Etheridge Esq.
Topic: What is New in Legislature that Affects your Ayurveda Practice, including e-health laws.
With over 25 years of experience, in healthcare law, business transactions, consumer products, and regulatory and advertising law. Founding member of the “Alternative Health Law Firm”. Also an Ayurvedic Practitioner & Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist.
Marilyn Allen, MA
Topic: A Path for Success in Ayurvedic Medicine: Malpractice Insurance & Practice Management
She has worked in Complementary Healthcare Malpractice for over 40 years, represented the US to WHO since 2005, establishing diagnostic codes. Says ayurveda is next! Editor of “Acupuncture Today” teaches Practice Management classes in Acupuncture schools.
Topic: Sankhya, Tanmatra, Tantra and Ayurveda
This presentation will bring one into a more profound ability to articulate Embodiment - Unpack Sankhya to extol the contribution Tanmatra plays in Tantra and Ayurveda.
Ayurveda Teacher/ Practitioner for 38 yrs! Served on CAAM Board. Studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, several Indian Vaidyas in the U.S. and India and Clayton College of Natural Healing. Teaches internationally: Ayurveda, Pulse Diagnosis, PK., Breathwork & Shakti Marga- through Movement.
Dr. Shubham R. Kulkarni BAMS MD
Topic: Mental Health Through Ayurveda & Music Therapy – Addressing Depression, Insomnia, Stress, Pregnancy
A multi talented- Ayurvedic consultant , a trained Indian classical singer, a music therapy practitioner, researcher & entrepreneur. He has conducted clinical research in Ayurveda & music therapy ranging from Insomnia, Stress, Depression to Pregnancy care.
Topic: Yoga's Meditation Models for Emotional & Behavioral Healing
Exec. Dir. of the Yoga Well Institute, a 20+ year personal student of Mr. TKV Deśikachar.Trains Yoga Therapists & Teachers, on topics including: word-by-word textual studies, prāṇāyāma, meditation and therapeutic application.Also trained in Ayurveda.
Dr. Ram Kumar Kutty
Closing Keynote Speaker
Topic: Explore an Understanding of Atma (Soul) and Ahamkara (Ego) and their Role in the Healing Process
World renowned for the depth of his knowledge, over 20 years experience, Founder-director of Punarnava Ayurveda, engaged in the creation of Vaidyagrama - an experimental green self-sustaining authentic Ayurveda healing community