- Take Health Into Your Own Hands wellness staff trainings for corporations and organizations.
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of the bestselling book "The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World's Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion, and More" (Storey Publishing, 2017). She is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Yoga Instructor who continues to study closely with Acharya Shunya, a renowned master teacher whose lineage extends back to ancient India. She serves as Director of Program Development at Vedika Global, a foundation Acharya Shunya established to awaken health and consciousness with Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta.
"The Ayurveda Way" has been featured on Fox 5 News/Good Day New York, Reader's Digest, Elephant Journal, Spirituality & Health Magazine, MindBodyGreen, Mother Earth News Magazine, Aloha Magazine and Global Glam Magazine. Ananta's articles are popular reads on Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal. Her blog, Whole Yoga & Ayurveda, was recognized in the Best 100 Health Coach Blogs of 2015 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
She has taught Ayurveda at Stanford School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program and is certified to teach Ayurveda staff trainings at all prisons and police departments in California. Ananta has additionally taught Ayurveda at the California Department of Public Health, UNICEF, NY Insight Meditation Society, Sedona Yoga Festival, NYU, SFSU, ABC News, Mother Earth News Fair, and Stanford Health Care ValleyCare.
She has spoken at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), Columbia Business School, UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, the invite-only Social Innovation Summit for Fortune 500 executives, government leaders and top social entrepreneurs, and Silicon Valley's Health Technology Forum at Stanford School of Medicine.
Ananta graduated from NYU Stern Business School, where she received an honors degree in marketing and was a Catherine B. Reynolds Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship.
An editor from Storey Publishing found some of my articles posted on EverydayAyurveda.com, and decided to track back to my website, where she sent me a message requesting me to write an introductory Ayurveda book.
Shortly after my wonderful agent, Lisa DiMona from the esteemed Writer’s House literary agency, came on board to support me in my literary adventure, I launched a pilot Ayurveda staff training program at Alameda County Probation Department. There was an overwhelming response of interest from probation staff, who wished to join the program in larger numbers than we could actually accommodate.
The curriculum of the 8-week staff training program yielded incredible health improvement results for the 30 accepted participants. 100% of them recommended the training. 95% feel it improved their work performance and effectiveness, and they further self-reported these health improvement outcomes:
47% reduction in aches and pains
46% better sleep
34% greater physical energy
31% higher productivity levels
29% improvement in digestion
80% report improved clarity of mind
79% report improved ability to cope with stress
75% report improved ability to be present
The combination of education and hands-on experiential training in self-care has become the basis of my teaching, and is supported by my book, "The Ayurveda Way," which is a compilation of 108 practices from the world's oldest healing system for better sleep, less stress, optimal digestion, and more.
Certified to teach Ayurveda staff training in all California Probation Departments and Police Stations, California Board of State and Community Corrections
Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner, Vedika Global Foundation for the Living Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta
Certified Yoga Instructor, Vedika Global Foundation for the Living Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta
Certified Yoga Instructor, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in Kerala, India
Bachelors of Science with Honors in Marketing from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Years In Practice