AYURVEDA PROGRAM DIRECTOR - BAMS, MD in Ayurveda, NC, HHP, RAS, BCIM, RYT, AD
Dr. Vaidya Ashlesha Raut
Vaidya Ashlesha Raut is an Integrative Ayurvedic Physician (Vaidya), Holistic Health Practitioner, Nutritional Consultant & Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. She is also a second degree Reiki healer and Certified Pranic Healer.
Vaidya Ashlesha is a 3rd generation Vaidya classically trained in Ayurveda with specialization in Rasashastra (Ayurvedic Metallurgy) & Bhaishajyakalpana (Pharmaceutics) from Mumbai University, India. She earned the distinctive honor and a Gold medal for her post graduate dissertation work.
Vaidya Ashlesha has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 15 years and is a faculty at many colleges in the USA. She has always been very passionate about teaching, promoting, and standardizing Ayurveda education in North America. She has been presented with the North America award of "Charaka" in recognition of her excellence in Ayurvedic teaching. She has been an integral part of the Ayurveda healing community with a mission toward providing a holistic path and education for wellness and optimal health through Ayurveda and integrative medicine.
Vaidya Ashlesha has conducted a large number of workshops, authored publications, participated in talk shows, and presented research papers in the field of Ayurveda.
Vaidya Ashlesha sits on the Certification Board for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), is a founding member and President of CAC (Council for Ayurveda Credentialing), Academic Director of American Institute of Ayurveda, and holds many advisory positions in various Ayurveda holistic health organizations and schools. She is a Director at Main Street Yoga and Ayurveda For Healing and currently practices in Bloomington-Chicago, IL and the Midwest area. She is the founder and Program Director of Ananda Ayurveda Academy.