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Dr. Vijay Jain M.D


Dr. Vijay Jain M.D.  brings 45 years of experience in General Surgery and 26 years of focused study of Integrative Medicine to his engaging integration of traditional/Western medicine with ancient
Ayurvedic medicine. As a General and Laparoscopic surgeon, he studied Anatomy and applied

In his many roles as a Surgeon, he served as Chief of Staff at a 250-bed hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. He was an instructor in Anatomy and applied physiology for medical students and residents in Surgery. 

As an anatomy and physiology instructor, he provided students with practical knowledge about body parts as well as the biological processes that connect different systems within the body. His duties were to teach students about different organs and muscle and bone structures. That may mean overseeing dissection labs while medical students work with human cadavers.

Additionally, he was lecturer for International University of Yoga and Ayurveda from 2014 to 2020,where he taught anatomy and physiology in addition to ayurvedic courses.

As an Ayurvedic physician, he works as a life coach in addition to training Massage therapists (LMT)to become Ayurvedic Technicians learning different Ayurvedic massages and techniques. As an integrative physician, he utilizes eastern healing practices of Yoga, meditation, pranayama and Ayurveda (ancient Indian medicine) with western medicine in a seamless manner.

Dr. kanada narahari

BAMS, LMT, Ayurvedic Massage therapy Instructor

Dr Kanada Narahari completed his degree Ayurvedacharya ( Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery) from Dhanvantari ayurveda college Siddapur, Karnataka in 2007 under Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Bangalore. He secured the top merit award in the college during his BAMS study.

Further he developed a keen interest in studying naadi Vignaana (Pulse diagnosis), which is the core key for an ayurvedic doctor to understand the imbalances of Tridoshas, Dr Kanada Narahari spent quite a time in deep forests of western ghats in India, studied it under various traditional herbalists.

Long before studying Ayurveda Dr Kanada Narahari in his school days found the Sushrutha Samhita which is one among the three major treatises of Ayurveda in his father’s book shelf. Born with high inquisitiveness towards the things around, he started reading the ancient
treatise. This made his mind to stick to this science of life, Ayurveda and he continued his determination to study ayurveda and become ayurvedic doctor.


BAMS,MD. Yoga Program Instructor

Dr. Shashirekha is a highly respected and accomplished lecturer at the Vande School of Massage and Ayurveda. With a specialization in Ayurvedic medicine, Panchakarma procedures, yoga therapy, and personalized diet programs, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. 

She has served as the Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Yoga at Dhanvantri Ayurvedic Medical College in Siddapura, India. Dr. Shashirekha has dedicated her career to promoting wellness through Ayurvedic practices..


For over 15 years, she has conducted tailor-made courses and workshops on Ayurveda, diet programs, wellness education, Ayurveda therapies, and yoga anatomy. Her comprehensive understanding and practical experience make her an exceptional lecturer who effectively imparts valuable knowledge to her students.

Dr. Shashirekha’s expertise extends to treating muscle-bone-joint injuries associated with yoga practices. She provides personalized exercises and guidance to correct and prevent such injuries, ensuring the well-being of her students and clients.As an author, Dr.Shashirekha has published the book  Yoga Body Anatomy, which explores the intricate relationship between the human body and yoga. Her upcoming books, Ayurveda Wellness and Yoga Injuries, further demonstrate her commitment to sharing her expertise and empowering others.

Driven by her belief in authentic, safe, and high-quality care treatments, Dr. Shashirekha combines her extensive knowledge of Ayurveda with a focus on holistic well-being. Through her engaging lectures, workshops, and writings, she inspires individuals to embrace the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and adopt a balanced approach to diet and lifestyle for optimal health and wellness.

Dr. Poonam Vernekar

Holistic Wellness Educator

Dr. Poonam Vernekar is a highly skilled online instructor and holistic wellness educator, dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to optimal health and well-being. With a diverse range of education and certifications, Dr. Vernekar brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her

Education and Certifications:

– B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
– PGDEMS (Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services)
– PGDHHCM (Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management)
– MBA in Hospital Management
– M.D. in Alternative Medicine
– Certificate in Nutrition and Ayurveda Dietetics (CNAD)
– Diploma of Nutrition and Diet Planning
– Diploma in Yoga Therapy
– Diploma of Acupressure

Experience and Expertise:

Dr. Poonam Vernekar specializes in various areas of holistic wellness and healthcare management. Her expertise includes:

Ayurvedic Medicine and Lifestyle: Dr. Vernekar is a seasoned practitioner of Ayurveda, offering personalized guidance in areas such as diet, herbal remedies, and lifestyle modifications. By incorporating Ayurvedic principles into daily life, individuals can optimize their health, prevent diseases, and achieve overall well-being.

➤ Holistic Therapies: With a comprehensive understanding of various holistic therapies, including yoga therapy, chakra therapy, marma therapy, aroma therapy, acupressure and crystal healing, Dr.Vernekar integrates these practices to promote physical, mental, and emotional balance. By embracing these modalities, individuals can experience enhanced well-being and inner harmony.

Nutrition and Diet Planning: Leveraging her certifications in nutrition and dietetics, Dr. Vernekar provides expert advice on developing healthy eating habits, personalized meal planning, and nutritional supplementation. Through mindful eating and a balanced diet, individuals can nourish their bodies and support their overall wellness.

➤ Wellness Coaching: With extensive experience as a wellness coach, Dr. Vernekar assists individuals in achieving their wellness goals by providing personalized guidance and motivation. She helps clients identify their strengths, overcome challenges, set realistic goals, and provides ongoing support to ensure their success.

➤ Health Management and Administration: Dr. Vernekar’s background in healthcare management and administration equips her with valuable insights into optimizing health services, improving patient care, and implementing effective healthcare strategies. She brings a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry to her teachings.

Teaching Approach:

Vaidya.Saranya Joseph possesses exceptional teaching skills, making her an excellent Ayurvedic educator. She excels in effectively conveying complex concepts of Ayurveda to her students and colleagues. Her teaching profile includes:

  • Lectures and Seminars: Vaidya.Saranya Joseph delivers engaging lectures and seminars on various Ayurvedic topics, including principles of Ayurveda, holistic health, lifestyle modifications, and disease management through Ayurveda.
  • Practical Demonstrations: She conducts practical demonstrations to showcase the application of Ayurvedic principles and therapies. These demonstrations help students grasp the practical aspects of Ayurvedic treatments and techniques. 
  • Workshops and Training Programs: Vaidya.Saranya Joseph organizes workshops and training programs to train aspiring Ayurvedic practitioners and provide them with hands-on experience. These programs cover areas such as herbal medicine preparation, Ayurvedic therapies, and diagnostic methods. 
  • Curriculum Development: With her extensive knowledge and expertise, Vaidya.Saranya Joseph actively contributes to the development of Ayurvedic curricula, ensuring that the education provided aligns with modern healthcare demands while staying true to the traditional principles of Ayurveda.
  • Mentoring and Guidance: Vaidya.Saranya Joseph serves as a mentor and guide to students and
    junior practitioners, helping them deepen their understanding of Ayurveda and develop their skills in
    patient care.
Dr. Poonam Vernekar adopts a dynamic and interactive teaching approach in her online courses. With a student-centered focus, she encourages active participation, practical application of knowledge, and fosters engaging discussions. Dr. Vernekar utilizes various teaching methods, including video lectures, presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises, to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.
As an instructor, Dr. Vernekar creates a supportive and inclusive learning community where questions are welcomed, and feedback is provided promptly. Her goal is to inspire and empower students to take charge of their health and well-being by providing practical tools, actionable strategies, and evidence-based knowledge.
Embark on a transformative journey towards holistic well-being with Dr. Poonam Vernekar as your guide. Her online courses and coaching sessions will provide you with invaluable insights and guidance to achieve your wellness goals and unlock your full potential for a healthier, happier, and more balanced life..
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