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July 1-5, 2015


Ayurveda Summit: Presenters

Dr L Mahadevan

Dr L Mahadevan

Topic: Application of Fundamental Ayurveda Principles in Diagnosis.

Dr. L. Mahadevan is a Post-graduate, MD Ayurvedic Medical Doctorate (Ayurveda Vachaspathi). He studied in his clinic in the traditional manner for 4 years and was exposed to both classical and Rasa (Ayurvedic alchemy) styles of treatment. He conducted classes for Ayurvedic medical students in the hospital and given lectures and seminars in many parts of Tamilnadu.

He belongs to a traditional Ayurvedic Family. His grandfather, Dr. Y. Mahadeva Iyer, was a renowned Sanskrit and Vedic scholar and a successful Ayurvedic physician. He established a reputed Ayurvedic hospital, Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital, at Kanyakumari District, the land’s end of India.

Dr.L. Mahadevan receives "Best Doctor Award - 2012" at The Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai on in 2012 from Dr.V.S.Vijay, Honorable Health Minister, Govt. of Tamilnadu. He lecture and teach internationally and is a regular Ayurveda teacher at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, Neyyar dam, Kerala. More info

 

Dr John Douillard

Topic: Proving Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda with Modern Science

Dr John Douillard, DC, CAP, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web.

LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 500 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science.

Dr John is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 6 books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in Woman's World Magazine, Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and dozens of other publications. He directs LifeSpa, the 2014 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO. More info

 

Dr Shekhar Annambhotla

Shekhar Annambhotla

Topic: The Three Doshas in Ayurveda

Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, B.A.M.S., M.D.-Ayurved, born in Tangutur, Andhra Pradesh, India in 1963, is an Ayurvedic Specialist who was trained in India and has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988.

During his extensive travels, he delivered lectures and offered consultations on Ayurveda for health professionals and for the general public. He gave several newspaper interviews and radio talks on Ayurveda and was also interviewed on BBC’s Breakfast Television.

Since 2002, Shekhar has been the Founding Director of Ojas LLC, Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). He is Founding Director of Global Ayurveda Conferences, USA.

Shekhar served on the Board of Directors for National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) from 2005-2010. He has taught ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in the United States. He was awarded the “Tathagat International Excellence Award 2011” in Dubai and received the award “Ayurveda Khandantara Sthapanacharya” Award for promoting ayurveda around the globe. He is on the editorial board for Light on Ayurveda Journal, MA, USA.

His passion and love for Ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of Ayurveda, including creating and implementing high quality ayurvedic education and training programs in the west. More info

 

Dr Indu Arora

Dr Indu Arora

Topic: Food Is Medicine

Dr Indu Arora is a Master Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Clinician, Healer and Author, with more than 15 years of teaching experience.

She is the director of Yogsadhna and the Membership Director of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of Northern America. She has a Doctorate in Alternate Medicine (MD) and Awarded with Yoga Shiromani and Yoga Bhaskar.

Awarded with: "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 and Festivals.

Indu globally initiated the 200 Hour Ayurveda Parichaya (Ayurveda for Self-health Care) Training on the models of Government of India (AYUSH), approved by AAPNA. She has authored several articles on Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda globally sand is the author of "Yoga: Ancient Heritage Tomorrow Vision" and "Mudra: The Sacred Secret"

Her philosophy is "Nothing has the greatest Power to heal, But SELF". More info

 

Dr Marc Halpern

Topic: Ayurvedic Psychology: Balancing the Mind through balancing Prana-Tejas and Ojas

Dr. Marc Halpern, (Ayurvedacharya) is one of the pioneers of Ayurveda in the West and is considered to be a pre-eminent practitioner and teacher of Ayurveda in the United States. He was awarded the All India Award for Best Ayurvedic Physician as well as the Caraka and Sushruta awards from the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA).

He is also a co-founder of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Council on Ayurvedic Education. Dr. Marc Halpern started his career as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

His journey to understand the cause of suffering and to heal himself led him to the field of Ayurvedic Medicine in 1991 when he completed in a post-graduate certification program. Dr. Halpern sought out Dr. David Frawley as a teacher and that began a journey deeper into the Vedic sciences.

Dr. Halpern is the author of two important textbooks in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine as well as the popular book, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda and the audio recording; Yoga Nidra and Self Healing. He has published articles in almost every major journal and magazine of Yoga or Ayurveda.

In addition to his work with the California College of Ayurveda, Dr. Halpern is a certified yoga instructor and a regular teacher of Ayurveda at International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers worldwide. More info

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Dr Vivek Shanbhag

Dr Vivek Shanbhag

Topic: Ayurveda Lifestyle & Routine

Dr Vivek Shanbhag is an Ayurvedic Medicine Expert, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Professor & Best-Seller Author with over 30 years experience. He is the Founder & Director of YogaAyurveda.org, a natural Medicine Clinic, Academy & Wellness Spa. He specializes in integrating Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine & Yoga Therapy to treat chronic diseases & metabolic disorders. Dr. Shanbhag is a renowned physician, professor, researcher & author. For more than 30 years, he has successfully run various Ayurveda institutions in India, USA & Japan.

Dr Shanbhag received the Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, 2013. He presently serves on the Faculty at Bastyr University, Seattle, and on the Board of Directors, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM).

He is the best-seller author of “Beginner’s Introduction to Ayurveda” by Keats Publishing. In 1988, Dr. Shanbhag was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD (Ayurveda, India) Research Thesis. In 2008, International Academy of Ayurveda Physicians honored him with the Vishwa Ayurveda Ratna Award.

Dr. Shanbhag specializes in treatment of Chronic Diseases & Metabolic Disorders. He integrates Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicine in his clinical practice. For individuals and families, he plays the role of a wellness coach. More info

 

Dr Robert Svoboda

Topic: Jyotish In Ayurveda

Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal training in Ayurveda, he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda.

The author of more that a dozen books, he lived in India for more than a decade, after which he has continued to spend much of each year there and in other lands. Dr. Svoboda served as Adjunct Faculty for the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque and for Bastyr University in Seattle. More info

 

Dr Partap Chauhan

Dr Partap Chauhan

Topic: Healing Mental Disorders through Ayurveda

Dr. Partap Chauhan is an author, public speaker, TV personality and master Ayurvedic physician. He currently serves as the Director of Jiva Ayurveda and spearheads all its medical and pharmaceutical activities. His TV shows, which are broadcast on leading channels such as Sanskar, Care World TV, News 24, Darshan 24, etc. have a consolidated viewership of more than 50 million people. Dr. Chauhan has been dedicating himself to popularizing Ayurveda across the globe since 1992, having given consultations and conducted workshops and lectures in over 50 countries.

Dr. Chauhan is a silver medalist in Ayurveda from the University of Delhi, India. He is an expert in treating the so-called incurable diseases, in Pharmacology and Rasashastra. He is also the pioneer in applying modern technology to the ancient science of Ayurveda.

Author of two bestselling books, Eternal Health and Eternal Beauty, and dozens of DVD videos on health problems, Dr. Chauhan teaches Ayurveda both at Jiva as well as in other countries. He is a regular contributor to several international health periodicals and magazines. He has also conducted hundreds of stress-management workshops for government officers, defense scientists and corporate executives from avariety of companies

Dr. Chauhan is a member of various national and international health Associations and is the visiting professor to Ayurveda Gurukula, Japan, Ayurveda Academy, Lithuania and a number of international Universities. More info

Dr Subhash Ranade

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Dr. Subhash Ranade is one of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is the chairman of International Academy of Ayurved in Pune, India and a leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda.

Dr Ranade has given many television interviews on Ayurveda, not only in India but also in USA, Poland, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Chile as well. He is the author of 145 books on Ayurveda and Yoga which have been published in a variety of langueges.

He has worked as Prof. and Head, Dept. of Interdisciplinary School of Ayurveda and Prof. and Head, Dept. of Ayurveda Pune University and Principal of Ashtang Ayurveda College, Pune, India.

He has written hundreds of articles on Ayurveda and Yoga in various magazines and newspapers. He has also attended many International and National seminars on Ayurveda and Yoga. Vaidya Ranade is a visiting professor at various institutes of health and Ayurveda worldwide and along with his wife Vaidya Sunanda. More info

 

Amadea Morningstar

Topic: Prana, Tejas, and Ojas in relationship to Ayurvedic Cooking and Marma Therapy

 

Amadea Morningstar, MA, RPE, RYT, works with Ayurvedic nutrition and self care, polarity therapy, and Integral yoga. She has been practicing in the Santa Fe community since 1974. She is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the American Polarity Therapy Association, and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association.

She has been working with food, energy and healing for 34 years, and with Ayurveda since 1983. Amadea loves to teach about nutrition and polarity therapy. She integrates a Western perspective with an Eastern one, as a student of Tibetan Buddhism and yoga.

She is the author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, and The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy. Amadea is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and registered polarity educator. Her books on Ayurvedic healing have been published in India, Germany, Holland, Bulgaria, and Italy, as well as in the U.S. More info

 

Dr Suhas Kshirsagar

Topic: Agni & Ama

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a world-renown Ayurvedic physician & Educator from India born of a traditional Rig-Vedic family. He holds a M.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine, with a Gold Medal from the prestigious Pune University in India.

Dr. Suhas is one of the most academically accomplished Ayurvedic physicians in US, Who has traveled worldwide popularizing Ayurvedic Medicine, setting up clinics, offering courses for both medical professional and laypersons, and has provided Ayurvedic consultations for thousands of patients.

He is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and a visiting Professor at various Ayurvedic Schools & Universities, worldwide. He is an Adviser and Consultant for the Chopra Center University. He has featured in numerous radio and television shows like Dr OZ, NBC and many more. He is an experienced Clinician & an insightful Vedic Counselor, who adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike.

He is an internationally acclaimed Researcher, Best Selling Author, Formulator and Consultant to various nutraceutical companies. He is currently the Director of "Ayurvedic Healing" an Integrative Wellness Clinic in Santa Cruz, California. More info

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Dr Claudia Welch

Topic: Becoming the Medicine We Practice

Dr. Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator, and the author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science.

Dr. Welch lectures internationally on Oriental and Ayurvedic medicines and Women’s Health, bringing a depth of knowledge and a sense of joy to her presentations. She has served on the teaching faculty of The Ayurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College, and Acupractice Seminars.

Her field of teaching: Ayurveda, Women's Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nadi Theory in Pranayama. More info

 

 

Vaidya Rama Prasad

Topic: Process of Disease according to Ayurveda

Dr. Rama Prasad teaches, presents and practices Ayurveda internationally and has done so for over 25 years. Dr. Prasad's training style is an absorbing blend of pure devotion with a strong sense of logic.

He promotes the ayurveda education with science and common sense so that students and practitioners get an accurate understanding of its principles and application. He has organised and has been part of over 2 dozen international ayurveda and yoga conferences in India and Australia.

He has identified around 2000 classical Ayurveda herbs in Australia, including many species which are endangered in India. In his Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne clinics, Dr. Prasad deals with all health conditions but specialises in "stress and its effect on the body" and used effective mind-body treatment techniques. Currently he is working on a number of projects internationally, including an Ayurveda dictionary, an interactive online health training software, an "Ayurveda story telling" exhibition / eduction material and an Ayurveda eco-health farm.

He is part of a vibrant Ayurveda community with passionate professionals and participants in Australia. When he is back in Trithala, his south Indian Kerala village with his 7 year old daughter, he still performs his traditional duties - helping his mother making Tulsi garlands for their local temple deities. More info

 

Dr Gaurang Joshi

Topic: Ayurveda Dermatology: Diet and Lifestyle for Skin Diseases

Dr. Gaurang Joshi, B.A.M.S.(Gold Medalist,Gujarat Ayurved University),M.D.(Med.Alt.). Director of Atharva Multi Speciality Ayurveda Hospital, Cancer Research Center & Panchakarma and Skin Care hospital in Gujarat, India.

Dr Joshi is a consulting Ayurvedic Immunologist, a Panchkarma Physician and a Skin Specialist. He is a Gold Medalist Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery from Jamnagar Ayurveda University in April 1994. He is the Chairman of Atharva Life Science Academic and Research (ALAR) Foundation & the CEO of Green Tree Botanicals Pv.Ltd.

He worked with super specialist Physicians, Surgeons, Gynecologist and Radiation Oncologist in various hospitals in South Gujarat, successfully treating the most complicated skin disease e.g. Leucoderma (Vitiligo) and Psoriasis. More info

Dr Vijay Jain

Dr Vijay Jain

Topic: Doshas, Dhatus and Malas

Dr Vijay Jain brings more than 40 years of experience in General Surgery and 18 years of focused study of integrative medicine to his work with Amrit Yoga Institute.

His intention is to integrate traditional/Western medicine with ancient Indian medicine and well-tried systems of healing from different cultures. He has studied mind/body medicine with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, Yoga Therapy from Vivekenanda Research Center in Bangalore, India, courses in Ayurvedic medicine with Dr. Sunil Joshi, MD (Ayurvedic) in Nagpur, India and courses in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil in Tucson, AZ.

He has studied Ayurveda and Panchakarma with Dr. Prerak Shah , MD (Ayurvedic) in Ahmedabad. In addition to his surgery practice, Dr. Jain lectures on Ayurvedic Principles and Practices, and how to create Optimal Health. Recently, he has become interested in the science of graceful aging as it relates to holistic practices. More info

 

Dr Cornelis Peters

Dr Peters

Topic: Ayurveda in Primary Health Care

Dr Cornelis Peters, (Ayurveda Vaidya) studied Ayurveda in Trivandrum, Kerala, South India. Cornelis is the director of Europa Ayurveda Centrum in the Netherlands and an international authority on the efficacy of medicinal herbs on biological systems.
Together with Dr. V.P. Mohana Kumari he founded the International Open University for Traditional Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Tribal Art in Europe. (IOU-TASTAM).
He is the regular author of the Spices Board of India with his highly appreciated columns on Ayurveda medicinal herbs.

Cornelis is actively involved in the promotion of Ayurveda in primary health care in Europe that is equitable, accessible, affordable, and people-centred. He strongly believes that the two systems of Traditional and Western medicine need not clash.

He is engaged in scientific research into the effectiveness of traditional Ayurvedic medicines together with knowledge institutes, SME's and hospitals in Europe. Current project involves a collaboration between Wageningen University with a research on a traditional Ayurveda herbal preparation as a treatment for Diabetes Mellitus type 2 and the second project with the University of Utrecht on the reduction of antibiotics by using Ayurveda herbs with antimicrobial properties. More info

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Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Topic: Mental Health with Ayurveda

Acharya Shunya Mathur, is an internationally renowned Ayurvedic healer, teacher, and scholar. She underwent 14 years of apprenticeship in Ayurvedic medicine at a traditional school (Gurukulam) in India. She is also President of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and leads a statewide campaign for Ayurveda education and legislation and hosts state and national Ayurveda conferences.

Shunya, who is the founder of Vedika Global, has dedicated her life to the dissemination of Vedic knowledge for the spiritual upliftment of all beings. She is a distinguished Vedic Scholar, and the living custodian of an eminent Vedic lineage from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Acharya Shunya has the special gift of awakening hope in suffering hearts and minds. Her discourses, displaying the depth of her knowledge, greatly benefit all students, regardless of their background, spiritual alignment, and state of consciousness. As a teacher, Acharya Shunya exudes compassion for all beings, and demonstrates tireless dedication towards alleviating existential suffering, by dispelling spiritual ignorance and igniting knowledge of the true Self. More info

Dr Prerak Shah

Topic: Panchakarma in Ayurveda

Dr Prerak Shah is an international lecturer on the treatment of various topics such as the Management of Diabetes, Allergies, Beauty and Stress Management using Ayurvedic medicine and Panchkarma therapy.

He conducs several training courses under Ayulink Education for overseas students for practical training in the field of Ayurveda and Panchkarma since 1996. Students from USA, UK, Switzerland have participated in this course till today.

Dr Shah is associated with Ayurveda institutes, clinics or centres, as well he serves Ayurveda Hotels, Spa and Resorts as an consultant. He pioneer to promote Ayurveda Tourism in the Gujarat State. As pharmaceutical consultant with special interest in research and development of natural, herb-based health products for nutritional and cosmetic purposes, he is involved in exports (Ayulink Food Products) and Clinical Research.

He is writer of several technical books on Ayurveda subjects in different languages (Gujarati, Hindi and English). His book on Panchkarma is translated and published in Italian language too. More info

 

Maya Tiwari

Maya Tiwari

Topic: Inroduction to the Ayurveda Summit

Maya Tiwari has been the pioneering grandmother of Ayurveda in North America through the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda. This helped to reignite the flames of this immutable education in the world.

Maya has been renovating the work of Inner Medicine - sadhana; nature's non-clinical principles & practices in alignment with the Atharva Veda. Her teachings are based on the importance of Food, Breath & Sound.

Maya offered to be a Guest Speaker and to Introduce this online Ayurveda Summit. More info

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Dr Oleg Sorokin

Topic: Modern Technologies of Pulse Analysis in Ayurveda

Dr Oleg Sorokin, PhD & the CEO of Biokvant Ltd. He is an Associate Professor, Deputy Dean and Team Leader of Medical Engineering Group in Novosibirsk Medical University. Scientist and Researcher in the field of Ayurveda, Clinical Physiology, Electrophysiology and Clinical Phytotherapy.

Leading developer of software and hardware kit VedaPulse, Oleg recently came back from his trip to the USA where he gave a workshop to Dr. Vasant Lad and his students. Dr. Lad tested the possibilities of VedaPulse™ computer pulse diagnosis system.

VedaPulse™ is an innovative medical device for providing the in-depth health diagnosis based on two methods: Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and the author’s methodology, created on the basis of the traditional pulse diagnosis in Ayurveda. More info

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