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Lineage Endorsed Vedic Educators

Ever since  Acharya Shunya began accepting students, thousands of seekers have availed the opportunity to study with Acharya Shunya, the Vedic disciplines of Ayurveda, Yoga and Advaita Vedanta.  However, few souls stand out, because they continue to deepen their knowledge under  their Guru Acharya Shunya. Now, they have becomes Acharya Shunya approved Vedic educators in their own right and lead leadership and teaching  responsibilities for their lineage via its various organizational initiatives in the 21st century.  

'Vaidehi' Shivani 

Vaidehi has been a long time student of Acharya Shunya. Since 2002, she has studied the science of Ayurveda along with sister sciences of Yoga and Vedanta in the traditional "gurukulam" manner, under Acharya Shunya's guidance along with training from Vedika Global's internationally renowned faculty 2008 onwards. Vaidehi has a special interest in Ayurveda nutrition and cooking... Read more

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Shweta Upadhyaya

'Vaishnavi' Shweta Upadhyaya is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2006. She began her studies with a 16 hours Ayurveda intensive at the Yoga Loft in San Francisco that peaked her interest She followed it up with in depth education over 5-years in Ayurveda from 2007 -2013 at Vedika Global School of Ayurveda, where she graduated as an Ayurveda Physician with the title Ayurveda Bhaskara in the year 2013. Read more

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'Vimala' Brady

Vimala is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2007. She graduated from Vedika Global’s School of Ayurveda in 2012 as Certified Ayurveda Physician (Vaidya Bhushana) after completing an in-depth 5-year program of study and clinical training at Vedika's School of Ayurveda. Vimala is currently serving her teacher's mission by serving as second lead teacher to Acharya Shunya in her Alchemy through Ayurveda Course offered by Vedika’s sister organization: The Awakened Self Foundation. ... Read more

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'Ishani' Naidu

Ishani Lauren Naidu is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2009.She has earned the title of Ayurveda Health Educator from Vedika Global School of Ayurveda in the year 2011 and the title "Vidushi" woman of wisdom by Acharya Shunya. Ishani has a special interest in bringing nondual teachings of the sovereign self to seekers of a greater truth and facilitate Ayurvedic wisdom for self-care and healthy lifestyle to children and families. She is the author of The Song at The heart of the River (Harper Collins, India)....Read more

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'Janya' Tuere Anderson

Janya Tuere Anderson  is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2011. She graduated as an Ayurvedic Health Educator and Health Coach from Vedika Global’s School of Ayurveda in the year 2013. Janya  has a special interest in Ayurveda psychology, Ayurvedic herbs and cooking, with a focus on making these things accessible to communities as a lifestyle and prevention strategy.Currently Janya is developing from scratch a Coaching for Coaches Online training program based upon Acharya Shunya's teachings in her book Sovereign Self....Read more

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Aparna Amy Lewis

Aparna Amy Lewis is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2009. She has earned the title of Vaidya Bhushana, (Ayurvedic Clinical Practitioner), after completing 5 year studies from Vedika's School of Ayurveda in the year 2013. Aparna has a special interest in Ayurveda Psychology and Vedic Counseling. She has formerly served as Dean of Acharya's Vedic studies Program and now serves as adjunct faculty in Acharya Shunya's Awakened Self Foundation. She is author for forthcoming book "Starting Your Spiritual Path" that highlight her teacher's deeper Vedic insights and what it takes to become a true seeker....Read more

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Gayathri Raman

Gayathri Raman  is a long time student of Acharya Shunya. She studied Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda under Acharya Shunya in a traditional gurukulam manner since 2011 and has earned the title of Ayurveda Health Counselor  from Vedika Global School of Ayurveda. Gayathri has served Vedika as President of its Board of Directors for one term and is presently forwarding  her lineage's mission, vision and light by serving as CEO of the Awakened Self Foundation, founded by Acharya Shunya in 2020. In fact she has been instrumental in the manifestation of this new foundation from the get go...Read more

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Aarti Chandanani

Aarti is a long time student of Acharya Shunya. Since 2011. Aart has studied the science of Ayurveda along with sister sciences of Yoga and Vedanta in the traditional "gurukulam" manner under Acharya Shunya's guidance along with training from Vedika Global's internationally renowned faculty.Since January of 2020, Aarti is currently supporting and promoting her lineage's light of knoweldge, by serving as Director of Acharya Shunya's  Alchemy through Ayurveda Course offered at the Awakened Self Foundation.... Read more

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Tracy 'Lakshmi' Cunnigham

Lakshmi Tracy Cunningham is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2011. She has earned the title of Ayurveda Health and Wellness Counsellor from Vedika Global School of Ayurveda in the year 2014. Lakshmi has a special interest in: skin and hair care using chemical-free remedies, weight loss regimens, severe rash and hive reduction, Ayurveda psychology and stress reduction. Lakshmi currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Awakened Self Foundation founded by Acharya Shunya in year 2020... Read more

Karen Schneider

Karen Schneider  is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2011. She applies what she has learnt at Vedika to her work as an Occupational Therapist, a field she’s practiced in for 22 years. She has taught yoga to diverse populations since 2000, from teens to seniors. Read more

'Soumya' Kristin Renee

Soumya Kristin Renee is a long time student of Acharya Shunya since 2012.She has earned the title of Ayurveda Health Educator from Vedika Global School of Ayurveda in the year 2013. Soumya has a special interest in Ayurveda nutrition and cooking, Ayurveda Ancestral Teachings, Ayurvedic prenatal and postpartum doula care, Vedic psychology, and Vedic healing group circles. Read more