ANANTA RIPA AJMERA
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Vedika Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Yoga Instructor. She also serves as Director of Program Development at Vedika. She has studied with Acharya Shunya since 2011 and teaches Ayurveda lifestyle in Vedika’s Awakening Health course. She has also been trained to teach Acharya Shunya's lineage-based Yoga for Atmabodha asanas, pranayamas and meditation.
Ananta 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). Her Ayurveda articles are popular on MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and Huffington Post. Her book has been featured in Reader's Digest, on Fox 5 News, Good Day New York, and Spirituality & Health Magazine. Her blog was recognized as one of the Best Yoga Blogs of 2016 by DoYouYoga.com and as one of the Best 100 Health Coach Blogs of 2015 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
She has taught Ayurveda at Stanford University’s Health Improvement Program, Stanford Health Care, California Probation Departments, ABC News, the California Department of Public Health, UNICEF, New York Insight Meditation Society, Mindful NYU, Mother Earth News Fair, Sedona Yoga Festival, and the invite-only Social Innovation Summit of Fortune 500 executives, government leaders and social entrepreneurs. She has spoken at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), Silicon Valley's Health Technology Forum, UC Berkeley and Columbia Business School.
Ananta feels extremely grateful to Vedika and Acharya Shunya for helping her overcome years of eating disorders. She loves introducing the healing power of Ayurveda and Yoga to those new to it, as nothing gives her greater joy than seeing others awaken to abiding health of body, mind and spirit with these ancient sciences.