About the Program


True to ancient Ayurvedic source texts (often neglected in modern programs), The Ancient Way's Wellness Ambassador Program is led by our founder Ananta, with support from her team of teachers, 100% online. This unique program is rooted in Ayurveda, and draws upon other aligned holistic health modalities. It is perfect for anyone seeking to really live and embody the ancient wisdom of how to be well, in all ways: physically, emotionally and spiritually, as a foundation for sharing this profound wellness wisdom with your community. This program prepares you to share ancient wellness practices with your community (family, friends, clients and students) and, at your own unhurried pace, to become qualified to receive a full fledged Tara Ayurveda Practitioner certification, accredited by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and the Association for Coaching.


The Path: What You Will Learn

  • 1: Ayurveda Essentials

    For Body, Mind, Soul

    • Make the Most of Your Day, the Ayurveda Way
    • Ancient Morning Routine Practice for Spiritual Transformation
    • Ayurveda's 5 Great Elements & Identifying Your Doshas
  • 2: Spring Cleaning

    The Ayurveda Way

    • Spring Cleaning, from the Inside-Out
    • Eat for Your Digestion this Spring and Ayurvedic Spring Detoxing
    • An Ancient Oral Hygiene Daily Routine
    • Spice Up Your Life Spring Cook-along
    • Ayurveda Workout Tips & Introduction to Kalaripayattu Martial Arts from India
  • 3: Breathe & Sleep Peacefully

    Like a Baby

    • Ayurveda Home Remedies for Cough, Pranayama, Asanas for Kapha Dosha
    • 6 Tastes in Ayurveda Pharmacology & Home Remedies for Diarrhea, Constipation, Weight Loss, Lungs
    • Ayurvedic Thai Curry Cook-along
    • Sleep Sound & Heal Your Digestive System with Ayurveda
  • 4: Ayurveda's Summer R & R

    A Restorative Summer Health Rx

    • Stay Healthy this Summer Season with Ayurveda
    • Stay Healthy and Hydrated this Summer Cook-along Class
    • Care for Your Hair, the Ayurveda Way
    • The Spiritual Healing Power of Flowers
  • 5: Caring for Your 5 Senses

    An Ancient Approach to Self-Love

    • Care for Your 5 Senses
    • The Art & Science of Chromotherapy
    • The Spiritual Cleansing Power of Bathing as an Ayurveda Healing Ritual
    • Create an Ayurvedic Home Skin Spa
    • The Art of Mindful Eating
    • The 6 Tastes & Aromatherapy in Ayurveda for Emotional Wellbeing
    • A Vibrational Sound Healing Journey
  • 6: Doshas, Demystified

    Understanding Ayurveda's Unique Health Perspective

    • Ayurveda's Divine Creation Theory
    • Pitta Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs
    • Vata Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs
    • Kapha Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs
  • 7: Finding Balance

    Between Staying Cool, Calm, Collected and Feeling Fired Up

    • Stay Healthy this Autumn
    • Autumn Ayurveda Cook-along
    • Your Fall Herbal Apothecary: Seasonal Home Remedies for Self Care
  • 8: Divine (Re)Creation

    Giving Birth to the Best Version of You

    • The Navratri Spiritual Journey Home
    • Power of Practice Circle: The Navratri Spiritual Journey Home
    • The Ayurveda Pregnancy Journey
  • 9: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

    Winter Wonderland Protocol

    • Ayurveda's Winter Wonderland Seasonal Lifestyle Medicine
    • Ayurvedic Gourmet Indian Cook-along
    • Ayurvedic Baked Goods Cook-along
    • Ayurvedic Italian Cook-along
    • Joyful Ayurvedic Holiday Cook-along
  • 10: Bringing It All Full Circle

    The Cyclical Nature of Life

    • Power of Practice Circles
    • Ayurveda's Seasonal Lifestyle Medicine Map for Radiant Wellbeing
    • Closing Our Sacred Time Together

What This Program Will Empower You To Do

  • Apply the deep ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in simple, everyday ways you can integrate with your modern lifestyle and needs

  • Immerse yourself in ancient wisdom, rituals and practices to strengthen your physical, mental and spiritual wellness as your foundation to share with others

  • Share ancient wellness practices with your community: family, friends, clients, students

  • Lead Power of Practice Circles as part of The Ancient Way's Circle of Life Program

  • Join the Wellness Ambassador Teacher Training (after successful program completion) to receive ongoing small group mentoring, group practice teaching sessions, have Q & A with Ananta and receive support for Ayurveda business ventures you may launch as a Wellness Ambassador

  • Eventually become a triple certified gold standard Tara Ayurveda Practitioner (see the Accreditation section below to learn more about this process)



    • Anyone seeking to become the best version of yourself to naturally slow down the aging process, enhance your digestion, sleep well, de-stress and become a role model of radiant health

    • Caregivers who would like to learn how to care for yourself while giving and caring for others

    • Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are seeking all-natural ways to enhance health, sustain yourself in your healing path and further help your patients

    • Yoga teachers and studentswho wish to learn the lifestyle of Yoga (Ayurveda is Yoga's sister science) and feel like you've just walked off your yoga mat in every moment of your day

    • Massage therapists, bodyworkers and others who support people with their physical and emotional wellbeing

    • Ayurveda practitioners or students who wish to go deeper into your own lived practice of Ayurveda with a supportive and loving community

    • Spiritual teachers seeking to more deeply embody ancient spiritual wisdom to really walk your talk and serve as a role model for your students (Ayurveda prepares the body to be the best possible vessel for the unfolding of spiritual wisdom)

    • Social workers and psychologists, who want to go deeper into your own healing journey at an embodied level

    • Parents, who wish to model and plant seeds of healthy living practices for your children

    • Environmentalists who are seeking an even deeper connection with the wonder and majesty of Mother Nature 



    • Those who are not ready to dig deep to address the root causes of your health imbalances

    • People seeking instant transformation; you have to walk the path to see change unfold at its own organic pace

    • Anyone seeking to pop a pill, to resolve your health issues; we believe that wellness is a result of each of your daily actions

    • People who are not open to investing in yourself or exploring different kinds of healing modalities to develop your potential

    • Anyone who rejects the presence of divinity in life

    • People who want only a physical or psychological or spiritual process of transformation; we believe that embodying wisdom involves all three



    • All sessions are recorded classes from our 2021 program, so you can go through and benefit from the program at your own pace and timing

    • You can benefit from our warm, loving community by receiving a complimentary 1-year Circle of Life Community Program membership, for additional support to apply what you learn



    • The Wellness Ambassador Program is $1,995 to access all recordings and be part of the Circle of Life Community Program for 1 year

    • 9-month, 12-month and 18-month payment plans are available

    • If you have the time it will take to invest in your growth and transformation, but need financial assistance, please write to us at info@theancientway.co and let us know what your specific needs are



    • The Ancient Way's Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Training Program is accredited by the Association for Coaching and the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA)

    • The Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Training is a gold standard triple certification program that potentially certifies you: 1) In your own personal transformation​ 2) By the Association for Coaching 3) By the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA)

    • The Wellness Ambassador Program is one component of the overall Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Program

    • The Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Certification comes with successful completion and digestion of knowledge from 3 different standalone programs (taken in any order, over any span of time, as we deeply respect the individual pace at which you convert knowledge into your own living wisdom): Wellness Ambassador Program Spiritual Warrior Certificate Program Ayurveda and Yoga Self-Study Modules (to be released throughout 2022) 

    • In addition to the above, there will be a 6 month Vedic Counseling certification program to help with integration and application of the knowledge to working 1-1 with people on their holistic health goals

Program curriculum

    1. Make the Most of Your Day, the Ayurveda Way

    2. Make the Most of Your Day, the Ayurveda Way Slides

    3. Ancient Morning Routine Practices for Spiritual Transformation

    4. Ancient Morning Spiritual Routine Practices for Spiritual Transformation Slides

    5. Ayurveda's 5 Great Elements & Identifying Your Doshas

    6. Ayurveda's 5 Great Elements & Identifying Your Doshas Slides

    1. Spring Cleaning, from the Inside-Out

    2. Spring Cleaning, from the Inside-Out Slides

    3. Eat for Your Digestion this Spring & Ayurvedic Spring Detoxing

    4. Eat for Your Digestion this Spring & Ayurvedic Spring Detoxing Slides

    5. An Ancient Oral Hygiene Daily Routine for Healthy Teeth (including All About Oil Pulling)

    6. An Ancient Oral Hygiene Daily Routine for Healthy Teeth (including All About Oil Pulling) Slides

    7. Spring Ayurvedic Diet Chart

    8. Ayurvedic Spring Detox Recipes

    9. Spice Up Your Life Spring Cook-along Class

    10. Spice Up Your Life Spring Cook-along Class Slides

    11. Ayurveda Workout Tips & Introduction to Kalaripayattu Martial Arts from Ancient India

    12. Ayurveda Workout Tips & Introduction to Kalaripayattu Martial Arts from Ancient India Slides

    1. Ayurveda Home Remedies for Cough + Pranayama and Asanas for Kapha Dosha

    2. Ayurveda Home Remedies for Cough + Pranayama and Asanas for Kapha Dosha Slides

    3. 6 Tastes in Ayurveda, Pharmacology & Home Remedies for Diarrhea, Constipation, Weight Loss, Healthy Lungs

    4. 6 Tastes in Ayurveda, Pharmacology & Home Remedies for Diarrhea, Constipation, Weight Loss, Healthy Lungs Slides

    5. Authentically Ayurvedic Thai Curry Cook-along Class

    6. Authentically Ayurvedic Thai Curry Class Recipes

    7. Sleep Sound and Heal Your Digestive System with Ayurveda

    8. Sleep Sound and Heal Your Digestive System with Ayurveda Slides

    9. A Delicious Spiced Milk Recipe to Sleep Sound and Prevent Constipation (Can Be Made with Plant-Based Milk)

    10. A Simple Sleep and Digestive Health Promoting Veggie Recipe

    11. Savory Mung Dal Pancakes to Soothe Your Digestive System Recipe

    12. A Recipe for a Digestive Health Elixir Drink to Prevent Diarrhea and Constipation

    13. A Mung Dal Soup Recipe to Detox Your Digestive System

    14. A Red Lentil Soup Recipe to Soothe Diarrhea and Prevent Constipation

    1. Stay Healthy this Summer Season with Ayurveda

    2. Stay Healthy this Summer Season with Ayurveda Slides

    3. Stay Hydrated and Healthy this Summer Cook-along Class

    4. Summer Ayurvedic Diet Chart

    5. Stay Hydrated and Healthy_ Summer Cook-along Recipes

    6. Care for Your Hair, the Ayurveda Way

    7. Care for Your Hair, the Ayurveda Way Slides

    8. The Spiritual Healing Power of Flowers

    9. The Power of Prana Energy Healing in Ayurveda

    1. Care for Your 5 Senses for Radiant Health and Wellness

    2. Care for Your 5 Senses for Radiant Health and Wellness Slides

    3. The Art and Science of Chromotherapy in Ayurveda

    4. The Art and Science of Chromotherapy in Ayurveda Slides

    5. The Spiritual Cleansing Power of Bathing as an Ayurvedic Healing Ritual

    6. The Spiritual Cleansing Power of Bathing as an Ayurvedic Healing Ritual Slides

    7. Create Your Own Ayurvedic Home Skin Spa

    8. Create Your Own Ayurvedic Home Skin Spa Slides

    9. The Art of Mindful Eating for Spiritual Wellness

    10. The Art of Mindful Eating for Spiritual Wellness Slides

    11. The 6 Tastes & Aromatherapy in Ayurveda for Emotional Wellbeing

    12. The 6 Tastes & Aromatherapy in Ayurveda for Emotional Wellbeing

    13. A Rejuvenating Vibrational Sound Healing Mantra Journey

    14. A Rejuvenating Vibrational Sound Healing Mantra Journey Slides

    1. Ayurveda’s Divine Creation Theory

    2. Ayurveda’s Divine Creation Theory Slides

    3. Pitta Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs

    4. Vata Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs

    5. Vata Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs Slides

    6. Kapha Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs

    7. Kapha Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs Slides

About this program

  • 12 x $166.25

Payment options

If you have already applied and been accepted into this Program, you can choose between 9-month, 12-month and 18-month payment plans or paying for the whole program upfront, depending on your budget. If you need financial assistance, please write to us at info@theancientway.co and let us know what your specific needs are.

Meet Your Teachers

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.

Dr. Mitch Hall

Internationally Recognized Leader in Spirituality, Psychology, Human Rights and Environmental Advocacy

Mitch Hall (PhD) has over 60 years of experience, education and advocacy in human rights, peace, and the environment. He has decades of experience with Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, contemporary somatic modalities, and meditation. He is a member of the Task Force on Indigenous Psychology and the Nonkilling Psychology Research Committee. He has served as a wellness counselor for disadvantaged, traumatized, inner-city youth and for adult patients with complex medical and psychological needs; a peace and environmental movement organizer in Europe with the Fellowship of Reconciliation; a professor, adviser to international students at Stanford University and Norwich University, academic program director, and academic dean in higher education; a French-English interpreter for African refugees; a writer, translator, storyteller, and more. The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, in Kolkata, honored Mitch with a PhD (h.c.) in Alternative Medicines. His master’s degree in Sociology is from the University of Chicago, and his bachelor’s in Religion is from Columbia University. He has been a speaker in peace psychology symposiums and annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, and presented at the 12th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma. With an interest from a young age in spirituality, Dr. Hall chose an undergraduate major in the study of religion at Columbia University in NYC. Over the ensuing years, he has continued to explore spiritual traditions through study and years of sustained practice with teachers from Yogic, Buddhist, Jain and Taoist traditions. He had periods of residency at three ashrams (Ananda Ashram, Sivananda Yoga Ranch, Siddhachalam).

Esther Rodriguez Brown

Internationally Recognized Leader in Humanitarian Work to Empower Child Survivors of Violence

Esther Rodriguez-Brown is a renowned international speaker who has been recognized in international media, documentaries, books and film and has received many awards for her humanitarian work with children affected by violence. She is founder of The Embracing Project, an organization that supports peace and healing for youth survivors of violence, sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, through the development of specialized programs, trauma-informed care, and unconditional support. Spirituality and wellness have been Esther's personal healing path to healing from trauma. She comes from a long line of healers (curanderos in Spanish) and intuitive (videntes in Spanish) women on her mother's side of her family. Esther was fortunate to learn a lot from her grandmother in terms of using healing herbs and oils. Esther is also founder of Ego Friendly Living, a company based on the principle of compassion, self-healing and self-empowerment, focusing on body, mind and soul, through Ayurveda, Yoga and consciousness practices to decrease stress and increase self-love. She studied Ayurveda under the lineages of Guru Yogananda and Guru Jyotirmayananda and expanded her Ayurveda studies and clinical practice in India, at the Ayurvedic College of DY Patil University of Pune. She has studied Ayurvedic herbology and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). Esther has a master's degree in Psychology with emphasis in trauma. She is also a certified Yoga teacher and therapist, with studies in Yoga Nidra and sound therapies under the lineage of Swami Satyananda Bihar School. In addition, she continues her education in Ayurveda and other ancient practices, traveling to India every year.

What Students Are Saying

“I got very curious to learn about Ayurveda. I started reading all kinds of Ayurveda textbooks as well as cookbooks. I also started following the Ayurvedic community on Instagram. I got to know about Ananta from her book "The Ancient Way" and Instagram. I decided to go for an Ayurvedic course at California College of Ayurveda but was apprehensive of whether I will be able to manage it with my work life. I took advice from Ananta and God answered my concern with Ananta telling me about her Wellness Ambassador Program. This program was just perfect for me seeking to live and understand the ancient wisdom, Ayurveda. Ananta is an amazing teacher, with the unique ability to simplify complex Ayurvedic principles, making it easier for a newbie to understand it. Her explanation of how she is able to overcome her life challenges using Ayurveda is motivating. I love how she gives examples of her daily consciousness and how she uses Ayurvedic remedies. For example, how she used honey when she anticipated cold, how she ate simple food on her visit to India after having a few days of heavy meals. This program has inspired me in so many ways: 1. I understood the movement of doshas (Ayurvedic bioforces) within a day, within a year based on seasons and within me based on my lifestyle & Prakruti (natural constitution of doshas). Looking back, I can clearly understand the nature of my imbalances. I can relate to how becoming vegan helped me, as Ayurveda recommends avoiding heavy foods like dairy, dairy products, and heavy meats for Kapha (earth and water elements) imbalance. I realize how acid (Pitta - fire and water elements) in my stomach and intermittent fasting with not eating around noon caused ulcers. I understand how eating cleansing foods and doing a lot of cardio intensive workouts led to weight loss, dryness and Vata (air and space elements) imbalance. 2. Ananta invited us to her kitchen and taught us how to cook, which was amazing. She gave examples on how to slightly tweak the seasonal recipes to make it friendly for different Dosha constitutions. For example, adding more Ghee to the Mung Dal Pancakes makes it Pitta friendly during Kapha season. What really moved me is how she is able to accept her mistakes while cooking. I learnt to enjoy and love the cooking process, which resulted in positive prana (life force) in food. 3. Being a Pitta (fiery constitution person), what has been eye opening is how the heating spices, instead of going through the liver, can be beneficial if applied externally. For example, applying ginger/ cinnamon paste around our eyebrows helps for colds and congestion. 4. Ananta's class on seasonal exercise has given me a perspective of what I have been missing all these years doing cardio intensive workouts throughout the year and then injuring myself, especially during Summer/ Fall seasons. 5. I have been using Ayurvedic herbs, Mung Dal based hair care and skin care homemade products that I learned to make in the program. 6. The Art of Self-love (through self oil massage) has not only brought peace mentally but also has improved the quality of sleep. I learnt how the use of dosha specific essential oils can calm the mind and help in deeper mind-body connection. 7. Most amazingly, the class on mindful eating has been transforming as a way to experience food through the mind. It has not only reduced my food cravings, but has also helped me with overeating. All the above practices have become my second nature, where I have adopted these practices without making a conscious effort. I have experienced that there is a deeper mind-body connection, better digestion, mental clarity, better workout management, sleep management and, most importantly, peace of mind. Ananta and her team have a pure compassionate energy of healing and love, seeing each one of us as a unique individual and sharing the Ayurvedic tools to heal ourselves. I highly recommend the Wellness Ambassador Program for anyone looking to achieve mental, physical and spiritual health through simple easy to access changes.”

Akshay Mittal, Electronics Engineer

“It sounds super cliché and superficial if I were to write: In the last year, I’ve changed so much that I don’t even know who I was a year ago. Though, it’s absolutely true. My personal experience of growth, transformation, and empowerment from the means of the Wellness Ambassador Program is profound and permanent. It’s changed the foundation of who I am. Prior to this class, if someone were to ask who I was as a person, I would have defined myself by my family, my career or by my daily struggles in life, as most of us do in this world today. Most of us take pride in our responsibilities. It’s how people know us and define our character. For example, some might say, “She’s a great researcher,” “She’s a great planner,” “She’s a great mother,” and all of those things may be true, but essentially that’s not who I am. I now define myself by my JOY. The Ayurveda Ambassador Program gave me the tools to slow down; appreciate life; find my purpose, and has given me the ability to bestow these gifts onto others. I repeat, it’s changed the foundation of who I am. I have learned so much about the beauty of life and living with intention. Self-care now has a purpose. The ways I nourish my body now has a purpose. I care for my family and my garden with a deeper intention and purpose. These things are vital for my legacy, especially as a mother raising people that will be out in the world soon. I want them to have a life of intention and purpose, and above all, knowing how to self-care so that they can care for others.”

Becky Alby, Mother of 5, Entrepreneur, Gardener

“My experience with taking the Wellness Ambassador Program last year with Ananta Ripa Ajmera has been brilliant and life changing. What I found unique about the program was how it was especially designed by Ananta to enable us to not just learn about but also adopt the recommended Ayurvedic practices. This program gives you the Ayurvedic manual for how to lead your life to enjoy true holistic wellness. ​ In our very first class, Ananta went through the recommended ‘Dinacharaya’ or daily routine as per Ayurveda based on the activity of different ‘doshas’ at different times of the day. For example, I learned the ancient science behind how waking up early in the morning leads to better digestion and overall physical, mental and spiritual well-being. I pushed myself to make this change in my routine and it has been nothing short of life changing. My digestion has improved significantly, and I feel fresh for the whole day mentally having bathed in the sattvic energies of the early morning hours. Similarly, I learned ancient scientific principles behind the importance of winding down vs engaging in stimulating activities in the evenings between 6-10pm as well as sleeping by 10pm. Just following these simple practices has been a game changer in improving my sleep quality. ​ This program also re-introduced me to all foods including vegetables, fruits and spices as I understand their taste, potency and post-digestive effect per Ayurvedic principles. I have now been able to develop a reasonable intuition around which foods are my friends and which are not given my individual Ayurvedic constitution and the current season. I feel empowered to heal myself with the food I’m eating. For example, I have made best friends with ghee which per the Ayurvedic principles I learned is excellent for a person with my constitution of Vata-Pitta. I also be-friended honey in a big way and it has changed my relationship with phlegm. ​ I also discovered many surprising revelations around the food I’d been consuming in the past and how it was harming me. For example, I would take herbal tea including honey every morning upon waking up but discovered through this program how mixing honey with water is toxic for the body. I was also a salad-lover but learned how salads are actually aggravating my digestion issues given my constitution. I have also always relished spicy food but learned how they were my worst enemy given my constitution. Making simple adjustments like dropping honey from my herbal tea, replacing salads with cooked food and reducing spice levels in my meals has made a world of a difference to my digestion. ​ I love how Ayurveda celebrates the uniqueness of an individual and recommends foods based on their own individual constitution vs imposing standard practices. Having done this program, I feel armed with this ancient knowledge while making my food and lifestyle choices. ​ I also really love how Ayurveda at its core is about spiritual living and makes all of our daily activities sacred right from eating, cooking, bathing etc. For example, I learned the beautiful art of eating per Ayurveda and its impact on our digestion. It’s not just about what you eat but also how you eat it. I learned to ensure that I remain calm and centered while eating as any disturbance in emotions whether its anger or sadness or even joy or excitement can hamper digestion in a big way. So now if I am going through any extreme emotion, I wait for it to settle down before I proceed with eating. I learned how to engage all my senses while eating and how to not over or under eat. I learned so many other aspects to the art of eating as well as the art of doing all of one’s daily activities. And the best part was that all these recommended practices were very simple and basic lifestyle changes that took no extra time to execute. I just needed to change just a little bit how I was doing what I was doing and the impact was amazing. ​ I highly recommend this program to anyone who is even remotely interested in Ayurveda or anyone who wants to embrace holistic wellness in their lives or anyone who wants to step up their physical, mental and spiritual health through simple changes in diet and lifestyle or anyone who is interested in feeling empowered to heal their own selves.”

Tanvi Jain Patyal, Former Management Consultant and Program Officer

“The journey of the Ayurveda Wellness Ambassador has been a tremendous and life-changing experience for me. Through my own healing journey, I discovered that these ancient modalities including Ayurveda and yoga have a profound, systematic, and natural way of curing or preventing any diseases which the modern system doesn’t have. This way of living not only helped me to come out of my physical ailments but also inspired me to motivate others to thrive with Ayurveda. During this program, I got my interest in learning and cooking Ayurvedic food dishes designed as per different seasons and your body constitution type (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). Despite lacking enough experience in cooking I developed a relationship with this activity and found myself more often in the kitchen than I used to be earlier. I came to understand my physical body constitution and started incorporating things that suit my body. This practice requires a lot of awareness and it grows only with time and self-care. Following basic rituals like ‘dincharya’ and ‘ritucharya’ were part of my life before joining this program but this training gave me a fresh perspective and regularity in my practices. I practice the art of letting go with one of the five elements i.e. water which was taught in this program and it has helped me release the negative emotions and thoughts that were constantly holding me back. I regained my strength mentally and physically which helped me to do my daily activities in an organized and beautiful manner. I also gained deeper insights into the basics of Ayurveda like the five elements of nature, body constitution types, seasonal and mindful way of eating, rituals, and routines, different gods/goddesses, emotional and mental connection, sharing and giving, letting go and embracing, self-care and self-love. Ananta is a wonderful person and a great spiritual teacher along with being empowered with the ancient holistic and healing system including Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedic Scriptures, and many more. She carries the sword of knowledge with utmost grace to help, assist and motivate ignorant souls to find their inner self, heal their physical bodies and correct their mental and emotional state of mind. I firmly believe that it was my universal calling on this path that we were destined to meet and connect on this holistic path of a spiritual journey of inner transformation comprising of Ayurveda wellness and other ancient healing modalities. I had a wonderful time connecting with Ananta right from the birth of this program, being a part of it along with an incredible community of students from all over the world. She is an exceptional mentor who can guide you on your spiritual path no matter wherever you are. Her teachings and talks have inspired me to walk on this path with confidence and self-belief becoming a true version of myself. With my keen desire to learn and validate myself with proper and authentic training, I choose this program to support my professional goals in serving the wellness community. I highly recommend this program if you want a structured, engaging, and well-designed course with excellent tools and methodology to widen your knowledge and understanding of the Ayurveda- way of living. Ananta’s team of teachers come from various backgrounds and walks of life having world-renowned professional experience in the fields of aromatherapy, energy and crystal healing, yoga, ancient martial arts, and many more. They bring their expertise and share the resources within the community to help, support, and guide the community on their wellness journey.”

Eshita Dayani, Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher

“I loved that Ananta didn't water down the profound spiritual teachings of the Veda, like I see happening in some of the Ayurveda and Yoga communities in the West. And that very importantly, she stayed "true to text" - making sure to bring teachings back to the source from where they emerged. She is brilliant in her ability to retain a lot of detail and information and then present it clearly through slides and sweetness of voice and articulation of speech. Being an energetically sensitive person, the sound and vibration that brings forth the teachings/lessons of a person, are very important to me and can make it possible or not possible for me to take a course from someone. Ananta has a pure devotional heart and is a true spiritual aspirant, genuinely living what she teaches, which is another really important thing for me in choosing a teacher. It was an honor to be a part of year one of this program and to learn alongside a truly beautiful and wise community of people from all over. I look forward to continuing my studies with Ananta, diving deeper and going back over my notes and the assigned reading so that I can continue connecting the dots within myself. As Ananta has compassionately reminded me and others - this is a lifelong study and practice, and for that I am deeply grateful because there really is so much wisdom to learn!”

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

“Dear Friends, Last year, I embarked on a most precious journey of my life! It was about learning the ‘Ayurveda’, the ancient ‘Science of Life’! It was very rewarding. According to the Ayurveda, the Life is Divine, and as such; needs to be taken care of it with utmost care and dedication! I want to briefly describe my learning and the daily practices I have adopted, which has turned into an amazing personal and spiritual growth. ​ My morning rituals includes, waking up early, worshiping the Sun God, expressing gratitude for the light and energy. I perform a water ritual I learned in the program to let go of what is untrue and illusory. I do exercise, yoga and pranayam. The movement is rejuvenating for the mind, body and soul. ​ I learned about the importance of the proper elimination and how to regulate it by making appropriate diet and life style changes. I learned about the Doshas and how they modulate day to day, month to month and season to season! I am now armed with the knowledge of the food choice I ought to make according the Doshas and the Seasons. I have become more disciplined and respectful of my diet and the meal times, such that my digestive system operates at its optimum efficiency. ​ With knowledge of the tastes and various spices, the cooking and mindful eating has become very joyful and therapeutic. ​ Spiritually, I have learned to be mindful and aware of my thoughts, emotions and actions. I meditate once or twice a day. ​ Acquiring all this knowledge would not have been possible without our charismatic leader and Guru Anantaji. Her wisdom and maturity is beyond her age. She embodies the ancient knowledge, wisdom and spirituality! She has practiced what she is preaching. She is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher. What is more admiring is that she wants all her students to be the Wellness Ambassadors and spread this valuable knowledge to others! I am now, naturally drawn to volunteer social services for my community. I feel blessed to have joined this loving and caring Ayurveda Family. I am determined and inspired to be a Wellness Ambassador to assist our beloved Anantaji in spreading this life changing knowledge and practices. I encourage you to join our Ayurveda Family. I look forward to seeing you soon!”

Pravin Shah, Retired Engineer

“I first heard about Ananta back in 2018 when I read her book “The Ayurveda Way”. The book was lucid and straightforward and really piqued my interest in Ayurveda. It was different from the other texts I had read on the subject by then as it was replete with practical recommendations for application of Ayurvedic principles in our everyday lives. So when the opportunity presented itself to learn from Ananta directly through the Wellness Ambassador Program, I couldn’t let that go. Just as in the book, the program breaks down some profound Ayurvedic concepts into simpler bits which can then be understood by even those who have no background in Ayurveda. For instance, it was eye opening for me to realize that it is usually the vata dosha and not the pitta dosha that requires care during the summer months. This renewed understanding empowered me to better relate to my symptoms at the time and then take appropriate remedial action. Consequently, I was able to work with Ananta and find a permanent remedy to my headaches which could not be diagnosed by doctors for more than a year despite extensive lab work. Again, what really distinguishes this program is the numerous tips for practical application of the concepts. Ananta is a very hands-on teacher who leads by example by living her own life in consonance with the same Ayurveda principles she teaches. She beautifully establishes the linkages between the physical and the spiritual elements of health and how disruptions in the subtle elements can manifest as physical imbalances. She also ensures that there is enough in the coursework to allow time for the participants to really practice and live the knowledge that they gain. This was really helpful for me as I came out of the program not just with new information but with new, healthier and sustainable habits. I have a good understanding of how my choices in day to day life would have a direct impact on my health and wellbeing. I feel empowered and more in control of my health and I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to do the same.”

Hemu Narang, Corporate Professional

“To be an ambassador is to understand how powerful our resolve in being part of something much bigger than ourselves expands our lives. Within the Wellness Ambassador Program, I became aware and illuminated more parts of that awareness through understanding what “well” meant for me. The brilliance of the program is not in its prescription of practices and supplements; the brilliance of the program is in making each of us, as individuals, the compass for our own wellness. I came to the program trying to digest the recommendations of several philosophies, diets, lifestyles, hoping that at least one would allow me to finally declare myself as “well.” Being healthy felt like the only value I could control in my life, and thus I did everything I could to define myself as that, however, everything was not enough. In theory, nothing was enough, because in trying to be nutritious, I was not nourishing myself. I was not giving to my body and my soul what I needed to feel whole, to see myself as the whole I already am. Thus, when I was blessed with the container of the Wellness Ambassador program, I was also given a space to see myself, as I am, and listen to my needs. The conversations and connections never required anything of me, never prescribed anything to me, never defined me as something. It is through the safety and freedom that colored the intention of the problem that I was able to speak to myself, to declare my wholeness, and to really invite wellness into my life. I began to see my body as my vessel, a vessel that was so strong and resilient and compassionate, all of which I did not believe I could have without following every recommendation of every healthcare and wellness professional. Nourishment began to empower my mind to believe myself as everything that I am. The questions no longer asked “Will this be healthy?” “Is this nutritious?” “Will I be better for doing this?”. They evolved into an invitation to quiet myself, listen, deciding that my health, my wholeness, my spirit is connected to a soul that writes poetry through life. As I allowed myself to be the poet of my experience, I relaxed, restored, and rejuvenated the tissues, both literally and figuratively, that make up my body. ​ By learning through Ananta, I was reminded over and over again that my agency is my first blessing. Though most people will give me a prescription, my body is not a problem to be solved. My health is not something to be fixed, but instead to be understood and honored. Ananta asked me who I wanted to be and how I could be her. She encouraged me to understand my dimensions, to understand how big my being could be. She saw within me a light I had dulled. She reached out to that light. She comforted that light. She empowered that light to shine. I began to speak. I began to write. I began to share. I declared myself the artist, the poet, the storyteller that I am, with the clarity of who I want to be in this life. She continues to hold that light for me, reminding me of who I know myself to be. She continues to see the goddess within me that I am still learning to adorn with love and acceptance. ​ Ananta’s heart and vision are supplemented through the team of people and the intention through which she connects us all. This team, this program is a community, it is a garden. The fragrance of each person mesmerizes alone but surrenders itself to the much greater melody of the garden as a whole. Ananta and her team redefine love, wholeheartedly seeing each individual and holding the stories of each sacred.”

Shweta Bhatt, Artist and Former Consultant

“After reading the book “The Ayurveda Way” written by Ananta I had to reread it, it was so good. I came across this book in our local library and I don’t usually end up reading books in time before I have to return it. I felt like this book was talking to me in so many ways. The rituals, the principles and cooking the Ayurvedic way was very intriguing to me. I was on my own healing journey from breast cancer that year and I simply wanted to have my body the healthiest I can to recover from this physical and emotional trauma. I remember reading parts of this book to my husband who was, and still is, my rock, sharing bits and pieces of Ayurvedic way of cooking. My husband was a chef at that time and cooking the ancient way with very inexpensive spices to make food as a medicine sounded good to him as well. So I had a supporter and my Ayurvedic healing journey began. Ananta, our teacher of Ayurvedic ancient way of life, is a perfect example of a selfless person to all of her students. I actually had the chance to meet with my teacher in person after a few months of studying Ayurveda. I am very thankful for Ananta’s teachings and the community she has created. ​ When I chose to be a part of the Wellness Ambassador Program I felt like I was welcome to be a part of a wonderful group of people. I have been looking for The Ayurveda way of life, I just didn’t know it until I found it. A beautiful group of Selfless humans wanting to learn and share the true way of being. Led by an example of pure light, Ananta.”

Lenka Hales, Reflexologist

“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 and the Wellness Ambassador program. When I signed up for the program, I didn’t realize this program would shift my thinking, and my approach to life in a profound way. The next few months, we went on an Ayurvedic journey to establish some foundational principles, to build conscious connection to the body, and thus to our mind and spirit. To achieve the ultimate physical, mental health and spiritual freedom, Ayurveda suggests following some simple lifestyle practices. Though it was not easy at first, I made the changes with the encouragement of Ananta and the group of people in Wellness Ambassador program, one at a time. After adopting these changes, I can attest to the positive impacts they have had on my digestive system and my overall health. ​ I love how Ayurveda understand each one of us are unique being and it provides us with customized solutions rather than one fit all. Once I learned by own constitution, I was able to adopt proper foods to eat and most importantly those foods that I thought were healthy but they’re harming me. For example, I was eating salads which is not great for my vata-pitta constitution. It was dampening my digestive fire, know as “agni”. Agni is responsible for digestion and absorption of the food which gives us the vital energy needed for optimal health. Furthermore, combining foods with vastly different properties can overwhelm your digestive fire. I was suffering from indigestion, gas, bloating, and mental fog. I was so grateful to learn small yet profounds tricks to overcome this. ​ Ananta is a great teacher because she practices everything, she taught us. As an example, she invited us to her kitchen (virtually) and taught us how to cook which was amazing. We literally cooked along side with her via Zoom. I respect and admire her integrity. She is also very personable, and able to articulate the Ayurvedic principles in a simplified way for us to learn easily and quickly. I love Ananta’s spirit and her energy, she always has a smile, always willing to help and her unwavering support and can-do attitude inspired to also follow Ayurveda. I wanted she has! ​ I recommend anyone wishing to take control of your physical and mental health, to give the Wellness Ambassador 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 in terms of 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 such a way I have never thought before. This mental change made it easier for me to add the 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

“The Ayurvedic Wellness Ambassador program offered by Ananta Ripa Ajmera has been truly life changing. I have had my eyes opened to an entire catalog of beautiful spices, herbs, and cooking techniques that have helped me consciously choose the best foods to put into my body based on my body type and the season of the year. I have learned practices that impact my daily living such as showering before I eat to increase my digestive capacity and oiling my skin before showering as a way of nourishing my overall health. By incorporating so many Ayurvedic practices, I can visually see the transformation in my skin, my joints, my nerves, and in my mind. Arogyam means to radiate health and well being from within, something I just naturally feel as a result of incorporating Ayurveda into my life. ​ Ananta can be described as truly embodying her work. She naturally readiates a caring, wise, and loving aura. She clearly has a deep mastery of Ayurveda and from the moment you begin taking her classes you will be receiving knowledge. The understanding and scholarly communication of Ananta is matched by her compassion and humility. You can tell Ananta sincerely cares about her students and their ability to process and effectively practice what she teaches. ​ I would recommend studying with Ananta and her teachers because the topics being taught are life changing, from the inside out. There is a nearly tangible aura of love and acceptance shared amongst her and her fellow contemporaries as well as with the students in her classes. Despite the large and vast ocean of Ayurvedic knowledge that can appear daunting at first, the classes are structured very clearly, the communication about what is expected is exact, and the immersion into each topic is easily digestible to the human intellect. ​ There are also plenty of ways to communicate and learn from other students outside of the classroom as well as beautiful immersive weekends in which the practices of Ayurveda can be lived and experienced. The entire world can benefit tremendously from the understanding of Ayurveda as it relates to the human experience. The overall health and vitality the individual gains by learning Ayurveda impacts the health and vitality of the global community. Ananta and her fellow teachers embody what they teach and the student is truly at the benefit of this all inclusive environment.”

Nathan Medlock, Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, Wellness Ambassador and Lifelong Student

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