Vaidya (Dr.) Priyaa Balaa has been practicing Ayurveda in the US and India for the past fifteen years. She completed her (B.A.M.S) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery degree from the prestigious Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Tamilnadu, India. She has a graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Madras, India and a Diploma in Yoga & Naturopathy. She also studied Acupuncture and Acupressure in CBIATC, Beijing, China and trained in Dr. Vora’s Accupressure under Dr. Ravindran Kannan of Bangalore.
Dr Priyaa’s unique approach to health integrates the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, marma (energy points), Accupressure, Siddha with naturopathic cleansing, healing and relaxation through yoga & meditation.
She has conducted numerous workshops on Ayurvedic health care and presented papers in the United States and India at Non-profit organizations like Women’s Mosaic-NY, Dignity foundations, and women’s self-help groups.
She is affiliated to SKY (Master -Simplified Kundalini Yoga), New Jersey chapter, AAPNA ( Membership Director -Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America), WISE (Research Scientist -World Institute for Scientific Exploration), Maryland, USA and IUYA (Faculty -International University of Yoga and Ayurveda), Salt Springs, Florida.
Pari Mudiginty is an Integrative Pharmacist & Ayurvedic Consultant passionate about educating and helping people achieve vibrant health. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Pharmacy from Goa College of Pharmacy, India, MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ and a Diploma in Ayurveda Medical Science (D.A.M.S) from BSS College, Chennai, India.
Prior to establishing Ayurvedashram, she practiced as a registered pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager in New Jersey for ten years. Integrating her expertise in medication and disease state management with Ayurvedic principles she helps clients with clear, results driven, customized action plans that will fit into the busiest of schedules. Pari offers a range of programs and services – from Medication Therapy Management, Integrative Ayurvedic consultations to corporate seminars and workshops.
Including her work, Pari enjoys being with family, creative DIY projects, and meditation.
Ayurveda is a holistic healing science based on the fundamental principles of life designed to achieve health and longevity.
The term ‘Ayurveda’ literally means knowledge (Veda) of life (Ayur) in Sanskrit. Originating in India around 3,000 BC this science was developed by Vedic sages and passed down through generations.
The Ayurvedic system provides insights into your unique mind and body type (Dosha), daily and seasonal regimens to preserve health and prevents disease, effective ways to build immunity and minimize the impact of age and when and how to detoxify and rejuvenate your mind and body through various panchakarma therapies.
In Ayurveda, everything is composed of five elements – ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements form the basis of three biological humors or ‘doshas’: Vata, Pitta, Kapha.
Every one of us has a unique combination of the three doshas and the fundamental goal of Ayurvedic practice is to maintain or restore your innate doshic balance.
The seasons, our age, dietary habits and lifestyle choices have a profound influence on the balance of our doshas.
At Ayurvedashram we offer Dinacharya (daily rituals) workshops that guide you in making the right choices in harmony with your Prakriti ( unique dosha balance).
When I hear “Ayurveda,” I think soap, oil or an herb of some kind. Stating that shows how ignorant I was about this 5000-year-old philosophy of well-being. Its wisdom, found in its sole intention—the improvement of the human condition, develo