Nourishing Baby and Mother
Shaaranya Geetanjali Chakraborty
is a Vedika Certified Ayurveda Clinical Specialist, Chief Ayurveda Consultant at the India Community Center (ICC) and Director of the Awakening Health Program. She has taught Ayurveda at Stanford University’s Health Improvement Program. She previously worked as a Research Associate at Georgetown and Stanford Universities and has a masters in biochemistry from Georgetown University. Shaaranya believes the human body is a living lab and that Ayurveda teaches us to develop awareness of our actions at a subtler level, and verify its science by living it. She feels inspired to teach Ayurveda as a way to pay forward the gift of knowledge she has received from Vedika.
Ishani Lauren Naidu
is a Vedika Certified Ayurveda Health Educator who serves as Editor of The Hamsa magazine, which is an offering of Vedika’s Spiritual Studies program. She started studying with Acharya Shunya in 2009. She now teaches Ayurveda to children and teens at schools in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Outside Vedika, Ishani serves as Product Development Coordinator at Sukarma Biotech, Coimbatore. She has a bachelors degree in Sociology from Boston University and has previously worked in nonprofits developing curriculum for teens on social justice issues, counseling youth on independent living skills. Ishani is inspired by the wisdom and selfless service flowing from the Vedika lineage and Acharya Shunya, and following this model, feels deeply drawn to be of service to her teachers, community and others.