Speakers of the Ayurveda Symposium 2022

For 2022, the following speakers from Europe and India have already agreed to enrich the symposium with a lecture or panel discussion:

H.E. Harish Parvathaneni (IND)

The Ambassador of India in Germany

Sh. Pramod Kumar Pathak (IND)

Special Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India

Amar Pal Meena (IND)

Consul (PIC) at the Indian Consulate General in Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari (IND)

Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)
Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari, BAMS, MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu) Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA). She is the Chair for the Health Sector sub-skill Council for AYUSH and a member of Governing Council of IMS, BHU. Dr. Nesari is also a member of the General Assembly of ICCR, a Member of the Board of Governors, CCIM and serves on the academic board of various universities like ITRA, Jamnagar & National Academic and Research Bodies.
She serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CCRAS and domain expert of the Technical Screening Committee (TSC) of NMPB. Her influential leadership has brought more than 20 MOUs into the credit of AIIA. She played a key role in converting AIIA Hospital, New Delhi into COVID Healthcare Centre, where the patients are being provided holistic Ayurveda treatment.

Panagiota Balanou MD (D)

Specialist in Orthopedics Trauma Surgery, Yoga Teacher, MSc in Ayurvedic Medicine
Panagiota Balanou completed her specialist training in Germany and Greece. Through yoga she came into contact with Ayurveda and completed her studies at the Rosenberg Ayurveda Academy. She has been working in the Integrative Naturopathy of Immanuel Hospital in Berlin-Wannsee since 2020.

HP Oliver Becker (D)

Dipl. pedagogue, practitioner of alternative medicine and medical Ayurveda specialist
Oliver Becker is a certified pedagogue, alternative practitioner and Ayurveda physician and practices in his own naturopathic practice. At the European Academy for Ayurveda he works as a lecturer, medical spa manager, interpreter and module leader in the course of studies Ayurveda medicine. He has profound knowledge and experience in Ayurveda, Vedic sciences, Sanskrit and Yoga.

HP Anja Berger (D)

Practitioner of alternative medicine, medical Ayurveda specialist
Anja Berger is a graduate social scientist and alternative practitioner and successfully completed her studies of Ayurveda medicine at the European Academy for Ayurveda. She works in her own practice in Baden-Baden with a focus on Ayurveda medicine, nutritional counselling and gynaecology/consulting for natural hormone therapy.

Stephanie Bunk (D)

Certified rehabilitation psychologist and yoga teacher
Stephanie Bunk is a certified rehabilitation psychologist, yoga teacher, yoga therapist and psychological Ayurveda therapist. Currently she is in her main studies of Ayurveda medicine and is at the end of her training as a Vedic astrologer. After several years of traveling, she has established her own yoga and Ayurveda center at Lake Constance and accompanies people in their spiritual development processes.

Dr. Ananda Chopra (D)

Head of the Ayurveda department at the Habichtswaldklinik Kassel
Ananda Samir Chopra, MD, studied medicine and Indology at the University of Heidelberg. After his license to practice medicine, he spent one year in Kolkata, India, studying Ayurveda. Since 1996 leading physician of the Ayurveda Clinic Kassel. 2009 to 2011 scientific assistant in a research project on the modern history of Ayurveda at the University of Heidelberg. Furthermore, he is the 1st chairman of DÄGAM e.V. (German Medical Society for Ayurveda Medicine). In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Chopra continues to be scientifically active in the history of medicine. Since his childhood he has been learning and practicing Indian classical music (Hindustani Sangit).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahesh S. Desai (LX)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahesh S. Desai (MSc PhD) is a specialist in gut microbiome in the state of health and disease. He is currently conducting research as a group leader at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, Department of Infection and Immunity. Since 2018, he is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Previously, he has been involved in numerous university research projects in Germany, Japan and the USA and has received several awards for his work. He established his professional career with studies at the University of Pune, India, and at the International Max Planck Research School (Marburg), Germany. Dr. Desai is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and has extensive teaching experience.

HP Petra Eich-Mylo (CH)

Swiss Certified Naturopath for Ayurveda Medicine
Petra Eich-Mylo is one of the selected alternative practitioners and specialists for Ayurveda therapy and herbal medicine in Germany. For many years she has been leading the Ayurveda Pancakarma Cures at the Rosenberg Ayurveda Health and Spa Centre together with Dr. Gupta. Here she accompanies the patients in their intensive cure process to holistic health and healing. In Zurich she runs her own Ayurveda practice.

Dr. med. Hedwig H. Gupta (D)

Specialist in orthopaedics and rheumatology
Hedwig H. Gupta, MD, is a specialist in orthopedics and rheumatology with a focus on Ayurveda and therapeutic yoga. She first studied Ayurveda in the Gurukula system with Dr. OP Tiwari. From 1999 she did post graduate studies of Ayurveda at BHU (Banaras Hindu University). Studied Sanskrit and Yoga there as well. Today she is based in Asperg. Head of the vidya sagar academy for Ayurveda and yoga therapy, 2nd chairwoman of DÄGAM e.V. (German Medical Society for Ayurveda Medicine) and 2nd chairwoman of DeGYT e.V. (German Society for Yoga Therapy).

Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta (IND)

Ayurveda Clinic Director, Professor, J.S. Ayurveda College, Vice Chancellor, Maganbhai Adenwala Mahagujarat University, India
Prof. Shivenarain Gupta MD (Ayu) is a physician and professor of Ayurvedic medicine from Nadiad (India). He earned his doctorate degree from the famous Ayurveda University of Jamnagar. Today he heads the Department of Internal Medicine at the P. D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital. As a professor of the affiliated J. S. Ayurveda College, he has succeeded in establishing one of the most prestigious pancakarma clinics in India, where patients from India and Europe receive help. He was awarded by IASTAM (India) for his achievements in teaching and appointed as Vice Chancellor, Maganbhai Adenwala Mahagujarat University in 2022. At the European Academy of Ayurveda, he has been one of the key teachers and academic head of training in Ayurvedic Medicine for many years.

Dr. Mihir Hajarnavis (IND)

Professor and head of Svasthavritta
Dr. Mihir Hajarnavis MD (Ayu) is professor and head of the department of Svasthavritta and deputy headmaster at Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune. He is also a member of the study commission PG Paraclinical Subjects at the Ayurved Maharashtra University of Health Science in Nashik. He has been teaching in his special field of Svasthavritta for two decades and has extensive experience in research.

HP Manuela Heider de Jahnsen MSc (D)

Practitioner of alternative medicine, author
Manuela Heider de Jahnsen is an alternative practitioner, lecturer and author. In addition to her training in traditional medicine in India and Vietnam, she studied tropical medicine and Indology in Berlin. She teaches and works in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. Manuela Heider de Jahnsen teaches Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy at the European Academy of Ayurveda (Rosenberg), where she completed her Ayurveda Master of Science degree. Her Ayurvedic-Yogatherapeutic focus areas in practice and teaching are rehabilitative medicine, urban panchakarma, trauma, childbearing.

Vaidya Bhargav Vishwas Jategaonkar (IND)

Ayurveda doctor
Dr. Jategaonkar, MD (Ayu) and MA Sanskrit, comes from a well known family from Pune, which is dedicated to Ayurveda. Both parents have been Ayurveda doctors for over 30 years. Dr. Jategaonkar learned Ayurveda in the traditional way from his father who is a student of the late Vaidya Ashok S. Bhat - a great personality in the field of Nadi (Pulse) testing. His final thesis on MD Ayurveda treats Triphala as a research topic. The work contains one of the largest compilations of references about Triphala not only from the Ayurvedic literature but also from almost all other Sanskrit texts from Vedas and Puranas. Currently Dr. Jategaonkar is practicing Ayurveda in three clinics in Pune.

Jasmin Jeß (D)

Ayurveda cook and nutrition coach, founder of "Prana up your life".
Jasmin Jeß is a Mindfulness & Ayurveda Coach and founded 'Prana up your life' together with her sister Josephine. In their podcast, book & workshops of the same name they talk about a simple & undogmatic holistic lifestyle, nutrition and the mind-body connection. Ayurveda & Mindfulness are the basis for their work, with which they have already inspired over 500 women in their online coaching, courses and membership.

Josephine Jeß (D)

Specialist in Mindfulness, Ayurveda & Psychology, 200h Yoga Teacher, Movement Coach.
Josephine Jeß is a specialist in mindfulness, Ayurveda & psychology, 200h yoga teacher, movement coach and co-founded 'Prana up your life' with her sister Jasmin. In their eponymous podcast, book & workshops they talk about a simple & undogmatic holistic lifestyle, nutrition and the mind-body connection. Ayurveda & mindfulness are the basis for the work of the two, with which they have already inspired over 500 women in their online coaching, courses and membership.

Prof. Dr. Sujata Kadam (IND)

Doctor for Striroga and Prasootitantra

Prof. Dr. Sujata Kadam MS PhD is Dean and Head of the Department of Gynecology at the All India Institute of Ayurveda. She is considered one of the leading experts in her field in India and as such is a member of numerous scientific advisory boards. She regularly organizes health checks for women for general health checkups and cancer screening inside and outside clinics. She also participates in many ROTP and CME programs organized by the AYUSH Ministry and has been involved in teaching for 26 years.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Christian Kessler (D)

Internist, researcher, indologist
private lecturer Dr. med. Christian S. Kessler, MA is senior physician and research coordinator at the Immanuel Hospital Berlin and is scientifically active at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin on Ayurveda and many other topics. He has a master's degree in Indology and is the medical director of the advanced training for doctors "Ayurveda as complementary medicine" in Berlin.

Ulrich Koch MD (D)

Medical doctor
Ulrich Koch is a doctor, yoga teacher and head of the homeopathic practice in the Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic in Hofheim. He is a pioneer in the research and clinical application of yoga and meditation for people with mental disorders.

Prof. Dr. Mita Kotecha (IND)

Head of the Department of Herbal Medicine at the NIA
Dr. Mita Kotecha MD (Ayu) PhD (Ayu) is Professor and Head of the Dravyaguna Department at the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in Jaipur. Her professional career is dedicated to herbal medicine, which she has been teaching in a leading position since 1991. Dr. Kotecha is also Chairman and member of a number of committees including AYUSH, NIA and Rajasthan Ayurveda University.

Dr. Geetha Krishnan (CH)

Ayurvedic physician and researcher, Technical Officer World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr. Geetha Krishnan Gopalakrishnan Pillai is a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner MD with 25 years of professional experience. In addition to his work at WHO, he has worked as an Ayurvedic physician, researcher, integrative medicine expert, administrator and policy advisor to governments. He also has experience in designing and setting up international advocacy platforms for traditional medicine, working with governments and non-state actors.
Dr. Krishnan is a researcher and clinician with expertise in integrative medicine and herbal medicine development. He is a key member of the AYUSH-based COVID 19 Task Force of the Government of India and has supported AYUSH on behalf of WHO in COVID clinical trials. At WHO, he is responsible for developing global assets to support norms and standards for traditional medicine (TM) systems such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Yoga, as well as data collection and impact assessment tools such as TM chapters for ICD.

Dr. Syal Kumar (IND)

Head of Department, Institute for Indian Medicine, Essen-Mitte Clinics
Dr. Syal Kumar MD PhD, Naturopath. For more than 13 years he has been working as Head of Department, Institute of Indian Medicine - Ayurveda, at the Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen-Mitte Clinics. Lecturer in Ayurveda training Integrative Medicine for physicians at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Dr. Kumar conducts research in Ayurvedic medicine at the Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen and is active in many Indian-German inter-university exchange programs in research and teaching. He regularly publishes in medical journals and is a frequent speaker at natural medicine seminars and conferences. He is also secretary of the Ayurveda Physicians Association - Academic Professional Society of Indian Medicine (AFGIM) and a member of the German Organization for Naturopathy.
Syal Kumar comes from a traditional Ayurvedic family of doctors who have been practicing Ayurveda for 5 generations in Kerala, South India. He has been living in Germany for 17 years.

Marco Lebbing MD MSc (D)

Specialist in general medicine, additional qualification in naturopathy
Study of Ayurveda medicine in Germany and India. During his further training as a specialist in general medicine and neurology, he worked for many years in the field of integrative medicine, including classical European naturopathy under Prof. Dobos at the Knappschaft Hospital in Essen and Ayurveda under Prof. Przuntek at the Protestant Hospital in Hattingen. Currently working in the integrative medical fasting clinic Buchinger-Wilhelmi. Research on the role of the bacterial intestinal flora in neurodegenerative diseases while working in Hattingen as well as in the master's program at the European Academy of Ayurveda. Training in classical European naturopathy in Bad Wörrishofen, obtaining the additional title of naturopathic medicine, as well as various further training courses in the field of integrative medicine and nutritional medicine.

Marion Malle (AT)

Ayurvedic wellness practitioner
Marion Malle, is a state-approved Ayurveda wellness practitioner with her own practice in the heart of Vienna. She specializes in Ayurveda women's health and has completed additional training in Ayurveda pregnancy massage and holistic women's health massage. In her practice for women's health she accompanies and supports women in all phases of life.

Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede (D)

Indologist and religious scholar
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede is head of the Master of Science in Ayurveda Medicine at the European Academy of Ayurveda. The indologist and religious scholar habilitated already in 1996 with a research project on Ayurveda and has many years of experience in further medical training. He also teaches at the University of Frankfurt/Main and has published numerous works on Ayurveda medicine.

Dr. med. Antonio Morandi (I)

Neurologist and Ayurveda doctor
Antonio Morandi is a neurologist and Vaidya (Ayurveda Academy, Pune (India) / Joytinat International College of Ayurveda). He also has a specialization in Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy ( Ayurvedic
Institute Ashtavaidyan Thaikat Mooss',Thrissur). He has been Director of the Ayurvedic Point, Milan, for many years and is President of the Scientific Society for Ayurvedic Medicine Italy (SSIMA). In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious IASTAM ZANDU Award for Research in  Ayurveda. In 2019 he received the ECIM Award for the best clinical publication as co-author.

Dr. med. Annette Müller-Leisgang (D)

General practitioner and Ayurveda physician
Since 1998, Dr. med. Annette Müller-Leisgang has been working with her own practice for Ayurveda and nutritional medicine in Munich. In addition, she specializes in travel and occupational medicine. She has more than 30 years of experience in Ayurveda and heads the Ayurveda Institute Munich.

Dr. Vijay Murthy (UK)

Ayurveda doctor and researcher, director of Ayuwave
Dr. Vijayendar Murthy is an internationally recognized Ayurvedic physician and researcher. He is the Director of Ayuwave London, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. Murthy received his diverse medical education and clinical practice in India, New Zealand, Australia and England. He lives and works in London. His healing methods attract a wide range of health seekers and patients, including stars and the British Royal Family. Dr Murthy also runs an innovative radio show called "Unlock your Health".

Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth (D)

Specialist for physical and rehabilitative medicine, medical psychotherapist
Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth has been working as an Ayurveda doctor since 2000 and was head of the Ayurveda department at the Habichtswald-Klinik, Kassel. Today she runs her own practice for Ayurveda medicine in Frankfurt. She also takes over the medical supervision of Panchakarma cures at the Rosenberg Ayurveda Health and Spa Centre. One of her specialties is Western and Ayurvedic Phythotherapy. She is a book author and has many years of experience as a lecturer in Ayurvedic medicine.

Dr. Sandeep Nair (D)

Ayurveda physician
Dr. Sandeep Nair is a research associate and Ayurvedic physician in the Department of Neurology and Complementary Medicine at Augusta-Kranken-Anstalt Hattingen, Germany since September 2011. He is working with Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Przuntek on various research projects such as the influence of Vasthi and Ayurveda diet on microbiomics and the influence of Nasya on hyposmia of Parkinson's disease patients. His main responsibilities include diagnosing and treating patients with extrapyramidal movement disorders and other neurodegenerative diseases using complementary methods, training neurologists, therapists, and nurses on complementary medicine, and conducting clinical trials, observational studies, and systematic reviews of various treatment approaches for Parkinson's disease. Dr. Nair is a former assistant professor of panchakarma at MVR Ayurveda Medical College Kannur, Kerala. He completed his BAMS and MD in Panchakarma at Government Ayurveda College Trivandrum, his MSc in Neurorehabilitation Research at Danube University Krems, Austria, and his specialization in Clinical Research and ICH GCP at Pharma Academy Leipzig, Germany. Dr. Nair is one of the board members of IFAD (Indian Professional Association of Ayurveda Germany).

Kathleen Platek MD (D)

Physician, MSc in Ayurvedic Medicine
After completing her medical studies, Kathleen Platek began her medical work in further training, initially in the field of internal medicine. Against the background of her growing interest in the field of psychosomatic medicine, she then changed the direction of her residency training and has since been working as a physician in further training for psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy. She is currently employed at the University Hospital in Giessen. While working, she began her main studies in Ayurvedic medicine at the European Academy of Ayurveda after previously training as a Medical Ayurvedic Specialist.

Prof. Dr. TRS Priyadrshini (IND/LV)

Vaidya Shantala Priyadarshini, Ayurveda Chair, University of Latvia, deputed by Government of India
Masters in Ayurveda, Sanskrit & Environmental Science, privileged invitee to Maharishi Vedic University Netherlands and Southern University of Australia , Adelaide. Clinician, academician since 3 decades. Globally, patients seek her consultation for Cardiovascular conditions, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s diseases, medical management in surgical conditions. Her specialization is in management of diabetic complications and eye problems.

Christian Rackwitz, MD (D)

Specialist in general medicine, additional qualification in emergency medicine, Medical Ayurveda Specialist (REAA)
Christian Rackwitz, MD, studied medicine at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and now works in a general practice in Fulda. He acquired his ayurvedic medical expertise at the European Academy of Ayurveda and. At the REAA he is currently working as a research coordinator, among others in cooperation with the All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi.

Vaidya P. Rammanohar (IND)

Ayurveda doctor and pharmacologist
Vaidya Rammanohar MD (Ayu) is a doctor of Ayurvedic medicine and pharmacologist. He is currently serving as Director of Research at Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kollam, Kerala. He also serves as a research advisor for the National Institute of Ayurveda and for History of Science at the Indian National Science Academy. He is an expert member of the World Health Organization Committee on International Standardization of Ayurvedic Terminologies. He served on the Kerala State Government Task Force for AYUSH response to COVID-19. Further, he is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research and Development Working Group for COVID-19 at the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. His special interest is psychology and spirituality from Ayurvedic perspective.

Vaidya P.M.S Raveendranath (IND)

Chief physician and medical director
Through his family, Dr. Ravi was introduced to Ayurveda and Sanskrit in his early childhood. He started his professional training at Ayurveda College Pathanjalipuri, Coimbatore, in the form of classical Gurukul. There he studied not only Ayurveda but also Yoga, Kalari and Indian philosophy (Darsanas). He acquired his clinical skills under Sri Vaidyamatham Valiya Narayanan Namboothiri, a highly respected physician from the Ashta Vaidya tradition in Kerala.

In 1989, Dr. Ravi founded the Poonthottam Ayurvedasram Center, where he focused on Ayurvedic treatments, especially Sodhana (purging) and Rasayana (rejuvenation). The Ayurvedic preparations for the clinic are produced in his own manufactory. To date, he has trained nearly 150 doctors.

Hans H. Rhyner MD (CH)

Practitioner of alternative medicine
Hans Heinrich Rhyner, MD, PhD (Alternative Medicine), Dipl. NHP Ayurveda Medicine, is a recognized expert and pioneer of Ayurvedic medicine in Europe. He lived in India for 25 years and ran his own clinic in Bangalore. He looks back on 40 years of clinical experience and is the author of textbooks on Ayurveda. He applies his knowledge in his Swiss practice in Teufen, in Munich, Vienna and on Mallorca as well as in his manufacture of Ayurveda products in Austria.

Kumuduni A.S. Röllin MSc NHP federally certified AYU (SL-CH)

MSc. Ayurveda Medicine, Naturopath with Federal Diploma in Ayurveda Medicine, Mediator and Supervisor VT, Prof. reg. Nursing Specialist HF (SRK) in General Medicine and Psychiatry
Kumuduni A. S. Röllin comes from a traditional Sri Lankan family from where she knows Ayurvedic medicine as well as Deshya Cikitsa (traditional Sri Lankan medicine). She studied Ayurvedic medicine at the University of Colombo. She successfully completed her main studies at the EAA and wrote the Master of Science Ayurveda Medicine at London Middlesex University. In Switzerland she got trained as a reg. prof. qualified nurse HF (SRK) in general medicine and psychiatry as well as a mediator and supervisor in behavioural psychology. She was employed for a total of 20 years in various acute psychiatric clinics (early diagnosis of psychosis, forensic & VT, acute admission and concept for relatives of mentally ill people) and in Inner medicine. These included the Psychiatric University Clinic Zurich (Burghölzli), the Triemli City Hospital and the Psychiatric Services Aargau. Later she was responsible for psychiatric assessment with Mental Health/MH at the Psychosocial Service of the City of Zurich. She is also a naturopath with a federal diploma in Ayurveda medicine. Kumuduni A. S. Röllin now lives and works in Sri Lanka in an Ayurveda clinic that stands for humanitarian employment conditions and runs her own Ayurveda medicine practice in Zurich.

HP Theresa Rosenberg BA MSc (D)

Naturopath, MSc in Ayurvedic Medicine
Theresa Rosenberg is a non-medical practitioner specializing in Ayurvedic medicine and completed studies in Ayurvedic medicine at the European Academy of Ayurveda. In her own practice in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, she performs medical consultations, nutritional counseling, constitutional determinations, individual cures, and medical manual therapies. In addition to her practice, she works as an Ayurvedic physician in the Rosenberg Therapy and Competence Center and as a lecturer at the REAA in Birstein. She is also an expert in Ayurvedic medicine for animals.

Kerstin Rosenberg (D)

Specialist for Ayurveda nutrition
Kerstin Rosenberg runs the European Academy for Ayurveda together with her husband. The internationally renowned specialist for Ayurveda and nutrition has been training people in Ayurveda nutrition and health counselling, psychology and therapy throughout Europe since 1996. She has 25 years of practical experience in Ayurveda and is in daily contact with patients, training participants and spa guests. As an author, she has published numerous Ayurveda books, which are among the best known works of Ayurveda literature.

Mark Rosenberg (D)

Director of the European Academy for Ayurveda
Mark Rosenberg heads the European Academy for Ayurveda and is managing partner of the Rosenberg Ayurveda companies. He has many years of experience as a management consultant, Vastu expert and Yoga teacher BDY/EYU. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of VEAT - Berufsverband Europäischer Ayurveda-Mediziner und -Therapeuten e.V. He was awarded the prestigious Vaidya Sundarlal Joshi Memorial Management Award by MGMS (India) to honour him for his outstanding management achievements in the field of Ayurveda. He also received the IASTAM Pandit Shiv Sharma Oration Award.

Dr. med. Wolfgang Schachinger (A)

general practitioner
Since 1984 working as a general practitioner with natural healing methods (Ayurveda) in his own practice, pioneer of Ayurveda in Europe, medical director in the "Haus der Gesundheit" Ried, an integrative medical health facility offering modern medicine and a full range of Ayurvedic therapies; currently in preparation for the launch of the "SOMA vitality medical & thermal spa". Author of several books on Ayurveda. Teaches Ayurveda to health professionals in several European countries. Founder and President of EURAMA - European Ayurveda Medical Association.

Dr. Rajat Sharma (NL)

Ayurveda doctor
Vaidya Rajat Sharma is an expert in pulse diagnosis and has worked for Maharishi Ayurveda for 12 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in Ayurveda and Medicine from Punjab University and is a 4th generation descendant of a traditional Vaidya family. He has supplemented his studies with advanced training in Diet, Nutrition - Health Education, Naturopathy and Yoga, Medical Astrology and Panchakarma. He has also studied the health effects of climate change at Harvard University.

Vaidya Rajat Sharma's main interest is managing gut health as it is the basis of most health problems. He currently treats chronic diseases such as respiratory, digestive and reproductive diseases, blood sugar, blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol, liver and kidney problems, hemorrhoids, skin problems, allergies, immunity, joint pain, improving the quality of life of cancer patients, stress and sleep problems, etc.

Prof. Ish Sharma (MU)

Ayurvedic physician, Chair of Ayurvedic Medicine at the University of Mauritius
Professor Ish Sharma, from a traditional Vaidya family, did his Post graduation and Doctorate in Ayurveda from the National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. He has a special knack for Lifestyle Disorders and conducted many clinical trials against Diabetes, Auto Immune Disorders and Nervous system diseases. He is a global figure in Ayurveda with 25 years of experience in Ayurveda Education delivery, training and patient care, Ayurveda Tourism in EU and ASEAN countries. As a Panchakarma clinician, he witnessed many marvellous results in most refractive medical conditions. He authored 4 books, 25 peer reviewed medical research articles, headed Babeke Ayurveda Medical College in Punjab, India, and served as the Controller of Examinations at Guru Ravidas Ayurved University, Hoshiarpur, Punjab; currently serving as the Academic Chair in Ayurveda Medicine at the University of Mauritius.

Thomas Stecher Sharma (CH)

Ayurvedic Physician (MSc.AM) and Certified Naturopath TEN (CH)
Thomas Stecher Sharma is together with his wife Poonam, founder & CEO of Sanapurna, Center for Yoga & Ayurveda in Zurich (CH).
In addition to his practical work as an Ayurvedic physician, he is also an honorary board member of the Swiss Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and Therapy (VSAMT), working for a contemporary and professional implementation of Ayurveda in Switzerland. In the past 20 years, he was allowed to acquire his diverse knowledge at renowned training centers such as the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger (IN), the Rhyner College in Teufen (CH) as well as the European Academy for Ayurveda in Birstein (DE) and other institutions.

Carmen Tosto (I)

Yoga teacher, therapist, vice-director Ayurvedic Point
Carmen Tosto is a yoga teacher and Ayurveda therapist. She is also the Vice-Director of the Ayurvedic Point, Milan (Italy) and holds an Honorary Degree of Ayurveda Acharya from the Ayurvedic Institute Ashtavaidya Thaikat Moss, Thrissur.