Ayurveda is an alternative medicine system with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. The theory and practice of Ayurveda is pseudoscientific. The Indian Medical Association characterizes the practice of modern medicine by Ayurvedic practitioners as quackery. The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the gods to sages, and then to human physicians. In Sushruta Samhita, Sushruta wrote that Dhanvantari, Hindu god of Ayurveda, incarnated himself as a king of Varanasi and taught medicine to a group of physicians, including Sushruta. Ayurveda therapies have varied and evolved over more than two millennia. Therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects

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Dr. Hemant Gupta

Dr. Hemant Gupta is a renowned scholar, researcher and practitioner of Ayurveda. A Doctorate in Natural Medicine from Canada, Dr. Gupta completed his masters in Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) from National Institute of Ayurveda in Jaipur. Founder and Director of Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute and Wellness Centre in Ontario (Canada), Dr. Gupta is a veteran in Ayurveda bringing over 30 years of expertise in Panchakarma, Marma Therapy, Natural healing, yoga and Teaching.. He is also the Founder and President of The Canadian Ayurvedic Members Alliance (CAMA). Dr. Gupta has been credited for introducing and establishing Ayurvedic curriculum and medicine practices in various respected educational institutions in Canada, USA, and across the world. As a curriculum Director at The College of Vedic Medicine, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, he developed curriculum from masters, graduate, and undergraduate levels. In 2011, he was honoured with Charak Award by AAPNA, in recognition of excellence in teaching and his valuable contributions to Ayurveda in North America. Dr. Gupta has been invited by many universities and has spoken at conferences and workshops from faculties of Japan, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Holland, Switzerland, India, and USA. He has published many research papers; in the topics of ‘Psycho-physiological correlates of the dosha theory of mind and body’, ‘ Effect of reading Sanskrit on brainwave coherence’, ‘ Empirical Studies of Clinical Correlates of Traditional Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis ‘. Dr. Gupta teaches Ayurveda: Mind, Body Healing at IHN’s Ottawa Campus.           instituteofholisticnutrition.com

Beisha Melissa

Licensed Naturopath since 2012, specializing in Ayurveda.
Certified Ayurvedic practitioner, Gemstone Resonance practitioner, Craniosacral certified, Yoga instructor, Licensed Redseal Aveda hairstylist since 2000. Trained for many years with Anita Sharma, a 4rth generation Ayurvedic Vidya from India, a 2nd generation Gemologist from Thailand and a healing therapist of 30 years from Mexico. 


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Jessica Kruse
Edmonton, AB

Jessica Kruse is an Ayurveda Practitioner, Remedial Massage Therapist, E-RYT 200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and S.I.T (Subconscious Imprinting Technique) Practitioner who has studied across the globe. She’s continued to apprentice and mentor with her first teacher of Ayurveda Dr.Jaisri Lambert (NAMA) since 2008, meanwhile receiving a unique apprenticeship of advanced clinical studies with renown Ayurveda physicians Dr. Kesari and Dr. Ramkumar at Vaidyagrama in India and with Dr. Vasant Lad in both the USA and India over the past decade. Jessica specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations & counselling, Ayurveda cuisine, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Turiya Therapy (Marma Chikitsa), Clinical and Ayurveda massage therapy, holistic aesthetics & beauty treatments.
Jessica holds a diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy 2200 hours, is a SATTVA Yoga Teacher and an Alexandria Professional Qualified Body Sugaring Practitioner and most recently graduated from the Subconscious Imprinting Technique Practitioner training with the Empowered Healers Academy . The synergistic integration of S.I.T – a science based healing system designed to uncover and release repressed emotions and unresolved trauma that’s contributing to chronic physical symptoms in your life – into Jessica’s life and tool belt is undoubtedly taking her own and others healing to the next level.      wellnessonwhyte.com

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Ismat Dhala-Nathani

Ismat Dhala-Nathani’s commitment to natural medicine has spanned twenty-four years and three continents. She brings specialized knowledge and the highest professional standards to her unique model of integrative Ayurvedic care—a blend of traditional Indian medicine with Western holistic and naturopathic medicine. Her practice is especially empowering to members of modern society because she offers both the authenticity of ancient wisdom and the practicality of simple methods that fit into our fast-paced, stress-filled daily lives. Ismat Dhala-Nathani integrates clinical proficiency with compassionate care, a combination that results in self-healing, inner understanding, and empowerment for her clients.  Her experience with Ayurveda ranges from initiate to doctorate, academic to administrator, but first and always: an empathetic healer and teacher with the distinct advantage of equal training in Eastern and Western health sciences.