Committees

STANDARDS, PRACTICE AND ETHICS COMMITE

  • Vd. Sangeeta Gupta

    I have completed my bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery from a reputable university in India. I also have a diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy. After completing my bachelors I worked for sometime in a Ayurvedic hospital as a resident medical councillor while also supporting the radio diagnostic department there.…...Read more

  • Bhavna Mehta

    Bhavna Mehta BAMS, RNP is an Ayurvedic doctor from India with more than 20 years of experience in Ayurvedic Medicine and a specialization in Panchkarma. She is a Registered Nurse Practitioner (licensed in Canada) and works at Sunnybrook Hospital. Bhavna’s unique expertise includes an ability to integrate her knowledge of…...Read more

  • Purnima Chaudhari (Chair, Manitoba Chapter)

    Purnima Chaudhari is a a mutifaceted healer and works as a Ayurvedic Practitioner, Reflexologist, Reiki Master and Esthetician practicing in Winnipeg manitoba. Her personal health crisis led to the discovery Ayurveda and for the past 10 years, where she studied and started practicing this ancient healing system after receive training…...Read more

  • Moninder Kaur Rekhi (Chair, Ontario Chapter)

    Vd. Moninder Kaur Rekhi is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine (Ayurveda). She did her ‘Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery’ from a well reputed University in India, followed by ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy’. In her more than two decades of journey as an Ayurvedic physician,…...Read more

TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Natasha Samson

    Natasha Samson has been a student of Ayurveda for six years and is currently taking the Ayurveda Health Councillor Program at the Mount Madonna Institute of Ayurveda. Natasha is also a registered Yoga Teacher, using Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic principles to work one-on-one with her clients. She also participates as…...

  • Dr. Leena Athparia

    Dr. Leena Athparia is a Naturopathic Doctor & Ayurvedic Practitioner based in Toronto. Blending modern diagnostic tools with traditional systems, Dr. Athparia treats the person as a whole. She is one of the few naturopathic doctors in Toronto with advanced training in Ayurveda. She has a family practice with a…...

  • Gaytri Kalia

    Vaidya (Prof.) Gaytri Kalia, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu), is an Ayurvedic Physician, Educationist, Researcher, Writer and Healer. She has experience of practicing as an Ayurveda consultant and Panchkarma specialist for over 18 years. Her expertise is in the field of mental health and has successfully treated patients of Depression,…...

STAKEHOLDERS COMMITTEE

  • Neelam Toprani

    Neelam Toprani is an Ayurvedic researcher and formulator of Sewanti and Phyto Vedic herbal remedies and Padmashri classical massage oils. Neelam has lifelong experience in Ayurveda. She is a teacher…...

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

  • Joey Bujold

    Joey Bujold RNP-Ayurveda® is an Ayurvedic therapist and registered Naturotherapy practitioner with EBNMP Canada. Through his current practice at Hearts Wide Open Wellness, Joey is committed to propagating the timeless…...

  • Girija Edwards

    Everyone deserves to be happy and healthy. Ayurveda and Yoga have helped me understand how this can be achieved. Since childhood, at the Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, Quebec, 1964, I…...

  • Linda Suliman

    Linda, founder of Breathe Baba. She is a certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Counselor, Reiki Stage 3. Most importantly, she is your guide on your special journey to living a holistic…...

  • Erica Muller

    Erica Mueller is an Ayurveda Practitioner and Yoga Therapist. She is the founder of Okanagan Ayurveda and consults in Kelowna B.C. Her years of yoga therapy training has allowed the…...

YOGA COMMITTEE

  • Natasha Kulikov

    Natasha Kulikow is a Russian-born teacher of Hatha and Functional Movement yoga, based in Toronto. She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and graduated in 2008 from her first Yoga…...

  • Yogrishi Vishvketu

    A teacher of teachers, Yogi Vishvketu facilitates trainings and workshops internationally incorporating diverse aspects of Yoga practice into his classes: asana, pranayama, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda mantra and meditation. He calls…...

STRATEGY AND INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCES COMMITTEE

The Strategy and International Alliances Committee of the Ayurveda Association of Canada has been established in June 2020 as the professional affiliate to expand the Association’s reach beyond geographical boundaries.

Mission: The aim of the Strategy and International Alliances Committee is to form a harmonious coalition and partnership with other Ayurveda and healing associations across the globe in order to extend the impact of holistic healing and medicine in a unified manner. Together as a global team, we can all raise the healing energy to bring about a more spiritually connected, positive world order.

Aims and Objectives: To promote a universal, global standard of Ayurveda and Holistic healing across the world by partnering with the primary associations in various countries. Facilitate regular cross-border events, programs, and workshops in order to exchange knowledge and experience in the practices of Ayurveda, Healing, and Spirituality. Encourage high quality research and development for better quality products, treatments, and healing therapies. Bring together a global community of holistic health and healing professionals who are working hard to contribute to a rising new world order in health and wellbeing.

[The attendance to the international events/meets, programs, and workshops will be by invitation and prior registration].

  • Vishnupriya Thacker

    Ms. Vishnupriya Thacker, New York

    Vishnupriya Thacker, Founder and CEO of Vedic Synergy, Inc. (based in New York City): is a certified holistic Ayurvedic Wellness and Spiritual Healing Coach, accredited by the AADP, with a…...

  • Paul Batth, Toronto

    Paul Batth is the founder and CEO of AyuMantra, a brand of high-quality Ayurvedic products. As part of his mission to propagate knowledge about Ayurveda, he has also founded the…...

SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING COMMITTEE

  • Kenda Al Yakobi

    Kenda Al Yakobi is a certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner who advocates a healthy, environmentally conscious, waste-reduced lifestyle.Through her Instagram handle @kenda.alyakobi, she aims to educate followers on how they can…...