Practitioners, Therapists and Teachers at Vedic Health
Doctor of Ayurveda
Founder, Vedic Health Inc 501(c)3
Amita Jain has been practicing Ayurveda, Yoga and Hypnotherapy for over 20 years. She holds the degree Doctor of Ayurveda from Sai Ayurvedic College with clinical training from Swasthyam Ayurvedic Hospital in Kannur, Kerala. She holds an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor from SVYASA Yoga Research University in Bangalore, and a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist from the Institute of Clinical and Ethical Hypnotherapy in Washington, DC. She founded Vedic Health Inc (nonprofit) in 2017 to offer affordable alternative health care to the community and free care to underserved communities. Amita has helped hundreds of people heal from debilitating illness, taught thousands of students in Yoga and Ayurveda, and has given numerous lectures and seminars at corporations, conferences and faith organizations. Her primary focus is working with chronic and complicated health problems where western medicine has been ineffective.
Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor
Om is a certified health coach from the Institute of Integrative Health, NY and received his Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling training from Kerala Ayurvedic Academy. Having vast experience in healthcare and pharmaceuticals field for more than three decades, Om understands the limitations of western medicine and is able to fill these gaps by connecting current healthcare practices with holistic medicine. His purpose is to help others maintain and/or regain their health through Ayurveda. Under the mentorship of Amita Jain, he contributes to the community with an eastern perspective on what constitutes a healthy and happy society.
Meena has joined the Vedic Health team to offer counseling and talk therapy to clients to help them on their healing journey. Meena has received certification in Counselling Skills Course (Beginner to Advanced) from the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology (Achology). In addition, she has several years of experience in mentoring and coaching people. Her purpose is to help others develop strategies to address the root causes of their challenges and find a positive difference in their mental and overall well being.
Panchakarma and Therapies Specialist
Ranjana has a Master in Psychotherapy and Counseling in Alternative Medicine. She is certified as a practitioner by American Naturopathic and Holistic Association and Board Certified from American Alternative Medical Association and American Association of Drugless practitioner. She also earned Panchakarma Therapy Certification from Pusker Ayurveda from Varanasi in India. Ranjana is certified in several alternative therapies including Reiki, Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, and Holistic Detoxification. She joins our team as the head of our Ayurvedic Therapies unit.
Certified Pranic Healing Therapist
Nisha is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Spiritual counselor and Pranic Healing Teacher. She wants to educate, empower and support people in their journey towards wholesome health. Her goal is to support clients to connect with their inner consciousness and find balance and their true essence.
Nisha is an Engineering graduate from a prestigious university in India. She worked in the corporate world for 15 years. Due to the medical challenges of people close to her, she started looking for a comprehensive health system that involves prevention. Her quest for a holistic, natural health care system led her to Ayurveda, Meditation and Pure Consciousness. For the last 6 years, she has been teaching Meditation and supporting the emotional and spiritual release through Pranic Healing,
Certified Yoga Instructor
As a long time yoga practitioner, Ramah looks at yoga teaching as a way of enhancing students' lives through its healing benefits. Ramah is a certified yoga instructor from SVYASA Yoga University in Bangalore, India under the guidance of Dr. H.R. NagendraJi. Her passion for yoga and helping others heal from pain has led her to volunteer with Vedic Health. She specializes in gentle yoga practices, especially for the aging population, aiding them to remain free of pain and disease.
Counselor / Talk Therapist
Sonali Kate graduated in 2008 from College of Ayurveda and Research Center, Pune India and holds Bachelors in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery. She completed her Masters in Health Care Management and is currently working in the research industry.
In India she consulted patients especially for pain management and chronic illness. In the USA, she has research expertise in cancer studies. Her experience in modern research studies and Ayurveda medicine helps her to maintain her unique approach towards medicine. She is a compassionate listener and believes that if a person can freely talk it can reduce their stress significantly. She volunteers her time at our center.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Anita is a certified yoga instructor from SVYASA Yoga University in Bangalore, India under the guidance of Dr. H.R. NagendraJi. She is incredibly passionate and committed to her yoga practice and helping to teach others. She offers group and private classes as a volunteer to Vedic Health.
Reverence to our Gurus:
Physician, Doctor of Ayurveda
Dr. Waldo Castro, MD has practiced Integrative Medicine for over two decades and is the founder of Bliss and Light Research, dedicated to sharing Ayurvedic and Complementary approaches to healing. Dr. Castro incorporates over 25 years of clinical experience in Integrative Medicine and combines a holistic approach for primary care. Dr. Castro received his medical degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, with high honors. He is a fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine and a graduate from Sai Ayurvedic College, a NAMA certified institution. Dr. Castro has written two books published by La Salle University.
BAMS, Professor, Physician Swasthyam Ayurvedic Hospital
Dr. Jyothi Shamith has obtained her BAMS and MD from SDM Udupi and Msc in yoga. She has presented various seminars and journals. Dr. Shamith also works as an assistant professor at PN Paniker Ayurveda Collage in Kanhangad. She has a group of 5 post graduate doctors in various specialization. They run a super specialty clinic in Urology, Gynecology, Cosmetology, Orthopedic, Life Style Disorders, Anorectal disorder etc. Their hospital has shown excellence in practicing Panchakarma treatments in various elements. She resides and practices in Kannur, Kerala.
VAIDYA ATREYA SMITH
Vaidya, Doctor of Ayurveda
Dr. Atreya Smith is Founder and Director of E.I.V.S. (European Institute of Vedic Studies), a prestigious cultural institution and for training in Āyurveda which has numerous affiliations worldwide. At 19 he began his studies on the Upanishads and the Vedanta. This passion led him to live many years in India in direct contact with the most influential masters, following the classic tradition of teaching: "mukha-mukha". Since 1987 Atreya Smith practices Āyurveda and Jyotish.