SREEDEV MICHAEL NEWMAN
Sreedev Michael Newman is Co-Director of Vedika's Awakening Community Circle program and the primary organizer of the Ayurveda Community of the San Francisco Bay Area meetup group. He is also a Vedika Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner, and served as the Associate Ayurvedic Consultant at the Ayurveda Wellness Clinic in Milpitas.
He has studied with Acharya Shunya since 2011 and is grateful to her for authentic teachings of Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga, and for reinvigorating the Mandala Circle platform, which her great-grandfather Sadhu Paramatma Shanti Prakash had established in India.
As Awakening Community Circle Co-Director, he works closely with Janya Tuere Anderson and the Awakening Community Circle team to develop transformative programming. Awakening Community Circles are designed to create a sacred space from which deep conversations and paradigm-shifting insights can organically emerge.
He works professionally in the higher education and executive coaching fields. His educational background includes a BA degree in Communication and a MA degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies, and he pursuing a doctoral degree Organization Development with an emphasis in organizational change and sustainability.
He also volunteers with Embracing the World and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). He has a passion for seva (selfless service), and empowering individuals and organizations with practical tools from the profound sciences of Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga.