Janya Tuere Anderson is Co-Director of Vedika's Awakening Community Circle program.  She is a Vedika Certified Ayurveda Health Counselor and has studied with Acharya Shunya since 2012. As Awakening Community Circle Co-Director, Janya works closely with Sreedev Michael Newman to bring forward Acharya Shunya’s 5-Point Mandate (Pancha Viniyoga) for Personal and Community Emotional and Social Health. Additionally, she works to support the development of a facilitation team, organize ACC circles and ensure that each Circle is well-publicized.

Janya serves as the Clinical Director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency's Center for Healthy Schools and Communities. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master of Social Work degree from San Francisco State University and a BA in psychology from University of California - Santa Barbara. She is a guest lecturer for graduate level social work classes and presents at national, state and local conferences in her field. She also has training in systems-inspired leadership and organizational relationships systems coaching.

Janya feels grateful to Vedika for revealing a beautiful path of holistic health with Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. She feels inspired to serve the Awakening Community Circle as she believes that awakening community through deep relationship connections to self and others is the key to health.

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