Dr R Nagaratna
MD and FRCP(Edin), Chief Medical Officer, Dean- Division of Yoga & Life Sciences

Dr R Nagaratna combines her medical knowledge with her deep knowledge and experience of yoga as the head of the 160-beds residential yoga therapy Health Home at VYASA. She has established yoga therapy protocols for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, digestive problems, and cancer. She has, to her credit, numerous clinical publications on yoga therapy.”

Dr Ram Manohar MD (Ay)
Director & Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. P. Ram Manohar is an Ayurvedic Physician by training and a post graduate in Ayurvedic Clinical Pharmacology. He was the panel on the Indian side of the first ever NIH funded research grant to scientifically study Ayurveda outside the United States. The paper based on this study published in Journal of Clinical Rheumatology with Dr. Daniel First as first author received the prestigious “Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award” from European Society of Integrative Medicine in September 2012. He has spearheaded the practice based evidence movement to generate epidemiology, safety and efficacy data from ongoing clinical practice in Ayurveda through the RUDRA Program, which is now being implemented in various National Institutes of Traditional Medicine in India with the recommendation of the Dept. of AYUSH.

Dr. Naveen K. Visweswaraiah
Medical Director &Consulting Integrative Medicine physician

Naveen Visweswaraiah, a Fulbright Fellow, is a consulting Integrative Medicine physician and an accomplished yoga researcher. He is India’s first qualified Yoga & Naturopathy physician and leads the field with 20 years of research, academic and clinical experience. Dr. Visweswaraiah has served as a visiting faculty at global institutes of repute viz., Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Center for Brain & Mind, University of California, Davis, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston, Center for Brain Research, University of Florida, Center for Mental Health, University of Melbourne, and National University of Singapore.

Shikha Honawar
Clinical Hypnotherapist

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Mini Thapar Shastri
Director , Owner Om Yoga Studio

Mini Shastri – Om Yoga Shala for yoga lovers and enthusiasts. We are dedicated in our commitment to help spread the awareness of Yoga. The aim of Om Yoga Shala is to create and provide a unique, intimate and peaceful atmosphere for the study and practice of yoga so that we can help make a real shift in a yoga aspirants life. You also at our center, get to study with internationally acclaimed Yoga gurus and teachers of Wellness, Ayurveda and dietary nutritional healing.

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Soorya Kaur
Dr. Ac. Lifestyle coach Natural foods expert

Soorya Kaur, Dr., Ac, combines her expertise as a Doctor of Acupuncture, Somatic Movement Educator, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Holistic Practitioner and Raw and Vegan Foods Consultant to coach clients in personal lifestyle development and to create permanent positive changes in their lives. Dr. Soorya’s commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle has been demonstrated over the last 40 years. As a multifaceted fractioned individual, she is motivated by a fundamental belief that well being is an act of returning the body, mind and spirit to a state of equilibrium.

Skills & Expertise :

    • The juice cleanse and juice cleanse plus
    • The liver/kidney cleanse
    • Acupuncture
    • Hypnotherapy – cell command
    • Somatic movement education
    • Kundalini yoga
    • The art of raw food preparation

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha
Padmashri Awardee Educational Background

    • Medical Qualification
        • M.D. (Ayurveda) from Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, 1991.
        • BAMS with merit (University second) from Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, 1985.
        • CFN from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 1989.

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Personal Achievements :

          • Good exposure in establishing Institutional infrastructure, project management and research during tenure as a Head of Post Graduate Ayurveda Institute in the M. G. Gramodaya University and Director of Research in J R D Tata foundation for Research in Ayurveda & Yoga Sciences (An initiative of Deendayal Research Institute) at Chitrakoot.
          • Editor of AyurvedaNews, a fortnightly e-newsletter.
          • Writer of ‘Vaid’s Verdict”, a column in “Joyful Living”, an international monthly magazine on alternative health.
          • Writer of “Ayurved Nu Avanavu”, a column in SankalanShreni, A Gujarati Fortnightly.
          • Resource person for Panchakarma training program of Gujarat Ayurved University; Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Rishikul Ayurveda College, Haridwarand Dhanvantari Ayurveda College, Chandigarh.
          • Speaker for Ayurveda related workshops held at different parts of US, UK, France, Colombia, Brazil, Italy, Curacao, Canada and Netherlands.

H.R Nagendra
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA)

H. R. Nagendra is an Indian mechanical engineer, Yoga therapist, academic, writer and the founder vice chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA), a deemed university located in Bengaluru. He is best known as the personal yoga consultant of Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India and is a recipient of Yoga Shri title from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He has authored 35 books and over 100 research papers on Yoga. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to society.

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Experience :

          • Dr. H R Nagendra holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore and is the president of VYASA.
          • After receiving his doctorate in 1968, he served as faculty of IISc in Department of Mechanical Engineering. He then served as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1969.
          • From there, he moved to NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre, USA as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 1970, moved to Engineering Science Laboratory, Harvard University, USA as a Consultant in 1972 and Visiting Staff at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London later.
          • In 1975, he joined Vivekananda Kendra, a service mission as a whole-time worker. Honorary Director of Training Centre, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari.
          • Between 1975 and 1993, he served as the All India Secretary, Yoga Shiksha Vibhag, Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari and between 1979-1986 also as Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Therapy & Research Committee (VK YOGAS). Between 1993 and 2000, he was the All India Vice-President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari.
          • From 1986 to 2000, he was the Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore and the Director of Indian Yoga Institute, Prashanti Kutiram.
          • From 2000 to the present, he has been serving as President, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore and from 2002 to 2013, he served as the Vice Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Yoga University in Bangalore. He is now the Chancellor of S-VYASA Deemed University.
          • He has published 30 Research Papers in Engineering; authored and collected 110 papers on Yoga and co-authored 35 books on Yoga.
          • He has guided nearly 20 PhD students.


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