PRAGYA TERESA STEININGER
Pragya Teresa Steininger is a Vedika Certified Ayurveda Health Counselor who has studied with Acharya Shunya since 2010. She teaches Ayurveda cooking as part of the Awakening Health course.
Pragya's seva includes assisting in the audio/visual department, helping with powerpoint presentations for Acharya Shunya and as part of the Vedika kitchen volunteer team.
She has a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Chicago and has taught neuroscience to collegiate, graduate, corporate and general public audiences for the past 15 years.
Pragya feels grateful to Vedika for bringing Ayurveda's wisdom to the Bay Area and world. This knowledge has helped her lose over 50 pounds – and keep it off; and to overcome work-related stress, anxiety and insomnia. She feels inspired by how Ayurveda addresses the root causes of symptoms and diseases, and is inspired to teach from her deep appreciation of the perfect balance of theory and hands-on practical application of Ayurveda wisdom that Vedika offers. She is also inspired by Ayurveda’s approach to food as medicine.