Membership in our Community Circle of Life Program includes:

  • ​application-oriented ancient spiritual teachings
  • intergenerational power of practice circles
  • embodiment class recordings (yoga, tai chi, dance, etc.)
  • seasonal Ayurvedic recipes
  • healing sessions (crystal therapy, reflexology, etc.) 
  • 1-1 co-mentoring program for personal support
  • holistic product recommendations and discounts
  • discounts on workshops and retreats 

Ancient Spiritual Wisdom Teachings

  • Monthly wisdom teachings with reflection and application-oriented self-inquiry 
  • Learn the universal spiritual philosophy of Vedanta
  • Receive guidance to life a life of heartfelt service, according to the ancient spiritual teachings, which can benefit all of your relationships and your work 
  • Action-oriented application questions will accompany each of the teachings, to support you to make them your own 

Power of Practice Circles

  • After we receive spiritual wellness teachings, we have to practice them, to transform knowledge into our own living wisdom 
  • Each month, we will offer a community circle around the power of putting spiritual wellness practices into practice
  • Experience the support of a loving community spanning all ages, races, genders 
  • Feel less alone in making sustainable wellness changes 

Embodiment Classes

Embody the healing power of ancient wisdom through diverse ancient movement modalities:
  • Ayurvedic Yoga classes
  • Tai Chi
  • QiGong
  • Martial Arts
  • Classical and Folk Dances

Seasonal Recipes

  • Receive seasonal food guidance from Ayurveda
  • Learn the benefits of food as medicine
  • Easy-to-follow seasonal recipes that give you healthier versions of your favorite foods

Healing Sessions

Learn from a garden variety of ancient modalities:
  • Crystal Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Vedic Astrology
  • All-Natural Ayurveda Beauty
  • Reflexology
  • Shamanism
  • And much more!

Program offerings

    1. "The Ayurveda Way" by Ananta Ripa Ajmera

    2. "Governing Business and Relationships" by Swami Parthasarathy

    3. "Animal Power" by Alyson Charles

    4. "Symbolism of Hindu Gods and Rituals" by Swami Parthasarathy

Circle of Life Membership

  • $29.00 / month with 1 month free trial

What Our Members Are Saying

“I was seeking for a practical guide to help me with my health issues after being diagnosed with a chronic Leukemia. My search led me to Ananta Ripa Ajmera. When I signed up for her program, I didn’t realize this program would shift my thinking, and my approach to life in a profound way. I recommend anyone wishing to take control of your physical and mental health, to give this program a try. The way Ananta structured the program, allowed the students to become “community buddies” and support each other while we’re learning, we became each others’ cheer leaders. Going through the Wellness Ambassador program was a transformational experience for me, as it has given me the tools and spirituality to not only understand myself as a physical being but also as a spiritual being. Once I was able to make the connection to my Higher Self, I learned to respect my body in a way I have never done before. This mental change made it easier for me to add Ayurveda practices to my everyday life consistently and reap the benefits. My digestion has improved, I have mental clarity and most importantly I have peace of mind.”

Suganthi Lem, Senior Construction & Public Transportation Manager

“Not only did Ananta's empowering approach to teaching strengthen me personally, but being part of her program also connected me with a beautiful family of light she created, which has become my soul tribe. Most of us are not connected by blood but we are by our souls, by our positive vibrations and our desire to seek light and the highest truth within ourselves. I feel the most content I have ever felt.”

Nachi Chopra, Business Transformation Leader and Emotional Intelligence Enthusiast

“Ananta has a pure devotional heart and is a true spiritual aspirant, genuinely living what she teaches, which is really important thing for me in choosing a teacher. It is an honor to be a part of of this program and to learn alongside a truly beautiful and wise community of people from all over. I highly recommend this program for everyone and anyone who wants to truly learn and embody the authentic teachings of Ayurveda, make loving changes in lifestyle, habits, food & nutrition and radical self care for all five senses and layers of Self.”

Corinne Andrews, Owner/Director of Shraddya Yoga and Birthing Mama

Monthly Membership Rates

We invite you to enjoy being part of our community free of charge for the first month. We invite students, including those enrolled in any program (past, present or future) of The Ancient Way and seniors 65+ to join our community at a special rate. If you would like to join our Community and need financial assistance, please write to us at and let us know what your specific needs are.

Circle of Life Lead Teacher

Ananta Ripa Ajmera

Co-founder & CEO, The Ancient Way

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a spiritual teacher, co-founder and CEO of The Ancient Way, an organization that serves as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern living that supports you to embody wisdom in a way that unfolds your true Self. She is the author of the upcoming book "The Way of the Goddess" (Penguin TarcherPerigee Sept 2022), host of the True to Yourself Podcast, Advisor of Ayurveda at THE WELL (a modern integrative wellness space), and author of the award-winning book "The Ayurveda Way." Ananta's has taught Ayurveda at Stanford Medicine, NYU, UNICEF, ABC News, and the California Department of Public Health, and her work has been featured on Fox News, ABC News and in Forbes, Vogue, Yoga Journal, Reader’s Digest, Spirituality & Health Magazine, New York Magazine, MindBodyGreen, and Elephant Journal. Following the ancient way of living has transformed every aspect of Ananta's life, and gives her the inspiration to share what she has learned out of gratitude, and as a way to ensure the continuity of her educational and ancestral lineages of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta.

Assistant Teacher Team

Each of the Circle of Life Assistant Teachers is being personally trained by our founder, Ananta Ripa Ajmera, to share their embodied experiences with the teachings that have been most personally transformational for them. Scroll right to see and read about each one.

Lenka Hales

Assistant Teacher

Lenka's healing journey started the day she was diagnosed with Breast cancer. She knew right away that she wanted to have her body at healthiest state possible, so her recovery would be without further complications. Becoming vegan, drinking green matcha tea, meditation, grounding, exercise and many other self care modalities were her daily self-care routines. She was always looking for inspiration in books and after reading “The Ancient Way” by Ananta Ripa Ajmera, she knew her healing needed to be deeper. After becoming a Wellness Ambassador in The Ancient Way's inaugural program, she has learned to understand the true connection to Self. The true way of being of service to others, the ancient way, started with healing within her own heart. Healing takes time, just like anything worthwhile in life, and she is thankful to Ayurveda for showing her the way as she is enjoying her journey of becoming.

Nathan Medlock

Assistant Teacher

Nathan Medlock is a certified Yoga instructor and an Ayurvedic Wellness Ambassador. He is a lifelong student, discovering the wonders of being alive, daily. He enjoys sharing ancient wisdom traditions with others, as he has found profound growth in his own life through the practices of yoga and Ayurveda. Teaching and sharing, he has realized, are his gifts to himself and to humanity. Nathan looks forward to expanding his knowledge through a commitment towards learning and teaching.

Eshita Dayani

Assistant Teacher

Eshita Dayani is an MBA graduate and currently working in an Edtech company as a Business Development Manager. She is also an International Certified Yoga Teacher RYS-200 hours and teaching online classes with Shraddha Yoga while pursuing and guiding others on this transformational spiritual journey. Apart from that, she is an active volunteer in several sustainable organizations, NGOs, healthcare, and other related activities. Primarily, she is deeply connected with the Ancient Way's mission that had inspired and motivated her to serve as an Assistant Teacher going forward. Secondly, she understands that everyone has a different journey, although the support system of like-minded individuals is needed to assist and mentor you in the right direction. Lastly, she is passionate about ancient healing modalities, Vedanta, yoga philosophy, and truly believes in serving from her learnings.

Nachi Chopra

Assistant Teacher

Nachi Chopra is a graduate of The Ancient Way's Wellness Ambassador Program, and now volunteers as an Assistant Teacher for the Circle of Life Community Program. He holds a Master's degree in Information Systems Management from a top tier school in the US. After graduating from college, he worked for two top investment banking firms, leading multi-million dollar digital transformational programs for almost 15 years. He currently works as a Customer Success & Delivery Excellence Leader for a Big-Tech Cloud Services firm and helps evangelize Cloud technologies to enable some of the biggest strategic customers realize their digital transformation vision. He is a lifelong learner, incorrigible optimist and an eternal spiritual seeker of Truth and Sattva. He is super excited to embark on the Spiritual Warrior Certification program and expand his arsenal of tools to help him connect to his higher Self and embody ancient spiritual wisdom along with developing divine virtues. He feels inspired to lead Power of Practice Circles, as this is a perfect platform not only to reinforce the learnings he most resonates with, but also to share these transformational spiritual practices with fellow seekers and help them further their wellness journeys.

Becky Alby

Assistant Teacher

Becky Alby is an Assistant Teacher in The Circle of Life. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, as well as obtaining a certificate in Protecting Human Research Participants awarded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018. Empowered by her own wellness journey, Becky is a student of lifelong learning. She has completed The Ancient Way’s Wellness Ambassador Program, and is now embarking on her certification as an Ayurveda Practitioner with the Spiritual Warrior Program. Becky is also currently working on her Aromatherapy Certification with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), and International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). Becky’s goal is to teach others about the ancient healing powers of Ayurveda, as well as helping others find their own Higher Self.

Tanvi Jain Patyal

Assistant Teacher

Tanvi Jain Patyal is serves as an Assistant Teacher for the Circle of Life program. In the past, Tanvi has worked at Points of Light (non-profit) as part of the HBS Leadership Fellows program as their Director of Business Innovation, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation improving maternal and child health, at the Boston Consulting Group serving corporates in FMCG and Banking, and at Goldman Sachs in their Real Estate strategy team. Tanvi has also been passionate about social impact since she was a young girl; during college, she co-founded a non-profit called Parivartan, impacting the lives of 120,000 people in southern India through community development. She completed her B.A Economics (Hons) from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University in 2009 and graduated from Harvard Business School in 2019. A series of life-changing personal events radically transformed her perspective and inspired her to revisit her life's goals. Her higher ideal now is to enable others to experience holistic wellness - physical, mental, and spiritual - through ancient Indian wisdom. She graduated from the Wellness Ambassador Program at Ancient Way and is excited about being an Assistant Teacher, as she believes doing so will lay the foundation of her journey to attain her higher ideal. Tanvi currently lives with her husband in Singapore. She feels blessed to have unconditional love and support from her family on her journey.

Inspiration for the Circle of Life

Traditionally, a seasonal diet following the rhythms of Mother Nature in Ayurveda, the ancient science of life (and sister science of Yoga) is honored by a sacred 9-night goddess festival that empowers you to ceremoniously transition from the wellness needs of one season to those of the next.

Garba dancing (a traditional form of folk dancing from India) is performed by a group of people, male and female, in a circle around the bright flame of a lamp in the center. The flame is symbolic of the sacred womb of creation, from which we all emerge and can enter anytime we wish to transform ourselves to live in greater alignment with the light of spiritual wisdom, so we may ultimately realize our divine potential. In the Circle of Life Community Program, we come together as a global family, to form a community wellness movement and celebrate the light that lives within us all. And we bow, again and again, to that light, which symbolically resides in the center of the garba dance, representing the power we all have to give birth to our true Self, which connects us with all living beings in an endless, beautiful circular dance of life.

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