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Welcome to Ojas
AYURVEDA WELLNESS CENTER
Are You Living In Perfect Health?
For 5000 years, Ayurveda has been helping people live in a dynamic state of balance, harmony, radiance and optimum health. You are unique, and Ayurveda takes an individual approach to enlivening the intelligence inherent in every cell of your body. Like a river, your body is continually transforming itself. The timeless principles of Ayurveda can help you to live a healthier life, in tune with yourself and Nature…

I have been an Ayurvedic specialist since 1988 and have traveled extensively throughout the world to develop and teach courses, deliver lectures and offer consultations for health professionals and individuals.

“We have had the good fortune of meeting Shekhar and benefiting from his care. His years of authentic Ayurvedic training make his practice a special gift to any community.”
- Keith Thompson, President, PBM, New York, NY

Your personal consultation…
You would fill out a health history questionnaire and self-evaluation of your present health condition. We would then personally discuss the questionnaire and evaluation and address any questions or concerns. Recommendations may include: cleansing techniques, dietary guidelines and herbal formulations, breathing and yoga exercises, and meditation. You may schedule an appointment by phone: 484.347.6110 or e-mail: doctorshekhar@gmail.com
Skype Consultations are also available. Our Skype ID: shekhar1963

My Resume: Resume_Shekhar Annambhotla_Feb 2015

“The Doctor of the future will give No Medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
-Attributed to Thomas Alva Edison

Wishing you the best of health,

SHEKHAR V. ANNAMBHOTLA
Registered Master Ayurvedic Specialist
Licensed Integrative Bodywork & Massage Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher
Certified Pranic Healer
Certified Reiki Healer

AYURVEDIC CERTIFICATIONS

LICENSES

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER

ADVISOR

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY TRAININGS

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TEACHINGS

CONFERENCES

CONTINUING EDUCATION

AWARDS & APPRECIATIONS

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Summary:

    Ayurvedic & Panchakarma Specialist
    Licensed Integrative Massage Therapist
    Registered Therapeutic Yoga Instructor
    Certified Pranic Healer
    Certified Reiki Healer
    Practicing and teaching Ayurveda Worldwide since 1988
    Traveled 18 countries
    Consulted more than 17,000 clients worldwide
    Offered 6 mega free integrated health camps with more 10,000 clients
    Performed 7200 Abhyangas (Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage)
    Performed 490 Panchakarma Therapies
    Performed 520 Shirodharas
    Performed 120 cooking classes
    Taught 54 times Ayurvedic Pulse Technique Course
    Taught 25 times Marma Therapy Course
    Organized 12 International Conferences
    Organized 4 free medical camps for needy

Taught introductory lectures on Ayurveda at

    University of Pennsylvania Medical School (UPenn), Philadelphia
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
    Hershey Medical College, Hershey, Pennsylvania
    University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ)
    Dauphin Medical Society, Harshey, PA
    Saint Luke School of Nurshing, Bethleham, PA
    Penn State College, PA
    Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), PA

Founding Director & President
Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), PA, USA
Ojas, LLC – Ayurveda Wellness Center, PA, USA
Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC, PA, USA
International Institute of Integrative Medicine (I3M), Tangutur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Vice President
American Hindu World Services, Inc. (AHWS), MD, USA

Former Board of Director & Election Committee Chair & Membership, Standards Committee Member
National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), CA, USA (August 2005-April 2010)

Faculty Member:
Amrit Yoga Institute, FL, USA
Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda, CA, USA
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA, USA
Seva Dharma Institute of Ayurveda, Miami, FL, USA
Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Seattle, WA
Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Lenox, MA
New World Ayurveda, ME, USA
Greens Ayur Center, Azhiyur, Kerala, India
American School of Traditional Ayurveda, PA & Gurukul Program, USA & India

Academic Advisor:
Seva Dharma Institute of Ayurveda, Miami, FL, USA
Yogsadhana, LLC, MA, USA

Advisor:
Akasha – Space to Heal, NJ, USA
Yoga Sadhna, LLC, MA, USA
International Wellness Professionals Association, FL, USA
Ayush Samithi, Bhilai, India

External Modarator:
Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies, Auckland, New Zealand

Editorial Board:
Light on Ayurveda Journal, MA, USA

Registration:
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 Level, Yoga Alliance, MD, USA
Registered Ayurvedic Specalist (RAS), Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), PA, USA

Professional Member:
Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), PA, USA
National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), CA, USA
American Massage Therapists Association (AMTA), IL, USA
American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), MO, USA
American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA) TX, USA
American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) TX, USA
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA), CA, USA
Lions Club International Member

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
7/2002 – Present
Ojas, LLC (Ayurveda Wellness Center), Coopersburg, PA, USA, Founder & Director
5/2003 – Present
Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), USA, Founding Director, Faculty Member
6/2008 – Present
International Institute of Integrative Medicine (I3M), Tangutur, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, Founder & Medical director
10/2007- Present
Light on Ayurveda Journal, Editorial Board, MA, USA
5/2007 – Present
American School of Traditional Ayurveda (ASTA), PA, USA, Founder & Director, Allentown, PA, USA
1/2005 – Present
Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Lenox, MA, USA Faculty Member
1/2007 – Present
Mount Madonna Institute: College of Ayurveda, Watsonville, CA, USA Faculty Member
8/2005 – 4/2010
National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), CA, USA Board of Director
4/2007 – 7/2008
Dosha Botanicals, Riverdale, NJ, USA Co-director & Principal Formula Developer of the Three day cleanse for Optimum Health, a complete cleansing kit
8/2007 – 7/2008
AyurVideo Productions, LLC, Riverdale, NJ, USA Co-director
8/2007 – 4/2009
Sai Ayurvedic School of Miami, FL, USA Faculty Member
7/2003 – 5/2006
Ayurvedic Academy, Seattle, WA. USA Adjunct Faculty Member

EXPERIENCE
27 years teaching, consulting, and research in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine
5 years study B.A.M.S. degree (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery), Nagarjuna University, India
3 years post graduation training (M.D., Ayurved), Gujarat Ayurved University, India

EDUCATION
M.D. (Ayurved), 1991
Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Specialization: Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine)
Dissertation: Clinical Study of Devadaru Compound (Herbal formulation) in Tamak Swasa (Bronchial Asthma)

B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery), 1988
Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING
3/2007 – Panchakarma Therapist Training – Greens Ayur Hospital, Azhiyoor, Kozhikode Dist., Kerala State, India
12/2006 – Integrative bodywork and massage training Phase I (100 hours) Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy, Emmaus, PA
10/2006 – Integrative bodywork and massage training Phase II (100 hours) Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy, Emmaus, PA, USA
8/2006 – Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy – Stress to Bliss training, Allentown, PA, USA
3/2004 – Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT – 500), Yoga Alliance, 122 W. Lancaster Ave. Suite 204, Reading, PA 19607, USA
6/2003 – Art of Living Course 1 Art of Living Foundation, founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
8/2001 - Yoga Instructors’ Certificate Course (YICC), Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Indian Institute of Yoga, Bangalore, India
3/2001 - Advanced Pranic Healing & Pranic Psychotherapy Course, All India Pranic Healing Foundations Trust, Chennai, India
12/1994 - Advanced Training Course in Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Approach to Health, Maharishi Vedic University, Vlodrop, The Netherlands

CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Master Ayurvedic Specialist (RAS) – Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) – Reg. # RAS1001-03, PA, USA
Continuing Education Provider – Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) Reg # CAE1001-03, PA, USA
Continuing Education Provider – Ojas, LLC – Ayurveda Wellness Center – National Council of Bodywork and Therapeutic Massage Board (NCBTMB) – Reg # 451878-12, IL, USA
Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (BCIM) from The American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), Identification # 1245, MO, USA
Experienced Registered YogaTeacher (ERYT) – 500 hours, Registration # 13423, Yoga Alliance, Clinton, MD, USA
Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA), Registration # 5757, Lenox, MA, USA
AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners), Certificate # 66032409, USA
AAMA (American Alternative Medical Association), Certificate # 37572409, USA, 2004
The Andhra Board of Ayurveda, Certificate # 19898, India, 1988
The Gujarat Board of Ayurvedic and Unani Systems of Medicine, Certificate # G.B. I-10993, India, 1991

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
AAIM (American Association of Integrative Medicine), # 1245, MO, USA 2010
AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) # 196173, IL, USA 2006
NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), CA, USA, 2002
AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America), # RMAS1001-03, PA, USA, 2003
AHHA (American Holistic Health Association), CA, USA, 2003

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Dec 5, 2012 – Ethics & Standards 6 CE hours and Pathology and Chronic Conditions for Massage Therapists – 2 CE hours from Elite Continuing Education (Online Course)
Nov 20, 2012 Adult CPR completed from PA Institute of Massage Therapy approved American Red Cross on 11/20/2012 and valid until 11/20/2014
May 21, 2012 How The Brain Forms New Habits: Why Will power Is Not Enough – Brian E. King, PhD, Allentown, PA
Mar 23 & 24, 2012 Fibromyalgia – “Demystifying the Unexplained Disorder” – 12 continuing education hours provided by Nancy M. Porambo, MS, CNMT, LMT (PA1), NCBTMB approved provider, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA,
Nov 20, 2011 Marma Therapy – 12 continuing education hours provided by Vijay Jain, MD, Amrit Yoga, FL, USA

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS & CLINICAL PRACTICE
7/2002 – Present Ojas, LLC (www.ojas.us), Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Director Founded Ojas, LLC to share the wisdom of Ayurvedic healing in North America. Activities include educating clients through classes, workshops and one-on-one personal consultations in various aspects of Ayurveda, such as Ayurvedic diet, nutrition and cooking, Ayurvedic dietary supplementation, pulse technique, breathing exercises, meditation, yoga exercises, and gentle home detoxification procedures.

4/2004 –3/2006 Kripalu Healing Arts, Lenox, MA
Panchakarma Advisor & Consultant
Oversee the Panchakarma program, including client intake evaluations and follow-up consultations, determining and planning each client’s Panchakarma requirements, educational lectures for clients, cooking demonstrations, menu planning for individual clients’ needs, on-site client support 24 hours/day.

1/2005 – 3/2006 Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Lenox, MA
Faculty Member
Courses taught to date include: Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology, Ayurvedic Disease Etiology & Pathology, Digestion & Nutrition, and Ayurvedic Herbology.

11/1994 – 12/2000 Maharishi Vedic University, Vlodrop, Netherlands – International Ayurveda Consultant
Traveled extensively worldwide to teach classes, deliver lectures and offer consultations on Ayurveda and Yoga for health professionals and for the general public. Gave several newspaper, radio and television interviews.

1/1992 – 9/1994 NKJ Ayurveda Medical College, Bidar, Karnataka, India
Lecturer
Taught History of Ayurvedic Medicine, Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Herbology to B.A.M.S. students

1/1992 – 9/1994
Private Practice, Bidar, Karnataka, India
Ayurvedic Physician
Offered Ayurvedic wellness consultations, Panchakarma, and Rejuvenation programs.

PUBLICATIONS
“Panchakarma Diet and Regimen,” Shekhar Annambhotla. Light on Ayurveda Journal of Health: Vol. III, Issue 1, Fall 2004
“Insights on Guggulu,” Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla. National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Vol. 1, Issue No. 4, Fall 2003
An experimental and clinical evaluation of anti-asthmatic potentialities of Devadaru compound (DC). Sekhar AV, Gandhi DN, Rao NM, Rawal UD. Ayurvedic Medical College, Bidar-585 403. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2003 Jan; 47(1):101-7

BOOK REVIEWS
Hari Sharma and Christopher Clark: Contemporary Ayurveda: Medicine and Research in Maharishi Ayur-Veda. (Reviewed in November 2003). Churchill Livingstone publication.
Todd Caldecott / Ayurveda: The Divine Secrets of Life. (Reviewed in June 2003). Elsevier Publication.

ARTICLE REVIEWS
Rationality behind Ayurvedic formulations & importance of the processing (July 2011) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Naturopathic and Yogic intervention in the Management of Coronary Artery Disease (June 2011). Light on Ayurveda Journal
Honey: An Ancient Functional Food (March 2011) Light on Ayurveda Journal
A Case of Severe Xerosis and Pruritus of the Legs (June 2010) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Dreaming, Ayurveda and Consciousness (Jan 2010) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Allergic to the Modern World—Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: A Case History (September 2009) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Ghee- Ayurvedic Nectar (April 2009) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Foot Massage (January 2009) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Essentials of an Authentic Ayurvedic Spa (January 2009) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Interstitial Cystitis (June 2008) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Ancient Ayurveda (January 2008) Light on Ayurveda Journal
It’s a Miracle!”: Ayurveda in Incurable Malignant Brain Tumour (November 2007) Light on Ayurveda Journal
Ayurveda and Spa Industry (September 2007) Light on Ayurveda Journal

MEDIA INTERVIEWS
“Ayurvedic Expert Connects Minds, Body, Spirit” The News Press Cape Life South, Florida, Sunday, September 23, 2007
“Ayurveda for Natural Weight Loss” The Daily Observer, Kingston, Jamaica, March 30, 2005
“Live healthy with Ayurveda”, The Daily Observer, Kingston, Jamaica, March 23, 2005
“Finding a healthy balance”, The Express-Times, Pennsylvania, USA, October 9, 2003
“Finger on the pulse”, Evening Gazette, United Kingdom, November 26, 1999
“Fingers on the pulse”, The Journal, United Kingdom, November 25, 1999
Television interview, BBC Breakfast Television, Great Britain, November 16, 1999
“Mieux s’alimenter pour mieux se porter”, France Antilles-Le Quotidien D’information De La Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe, August 1, 1996
“Treating illness the Maharishi way”, Newsday, Trinidad, July 15, 1996
“Ministers must learn yogic flying”, Sunday Punch, Trinidad, July 14, 1996
“Helping the body heal itself”, Independent, Trinidad, July 12, 1996
“Finding a balance: Indian healers comes west on lecture tour”, Express, Trinidad, July 8, 1996
“Perfect health is possible”, Trinidad Guardian, Trinidad, July 4, 1996
“Indiai doktorunk”, Kurir, Hungary, April 26, 1995

AWARDS:
Appreciation – ARTH – Group of Companies, Bangalore, India
Ayurveda Khandantara Sthapanacharya Award by I-SERVE, Hyderabad, India on Feb 15, 2013
International Leader of Ayurveda Pragati 2013
International Ayurveda Pragati Award by Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad, India on Feb 16, 2013
Sursanjeevan Music Therapy Forum Award on IIIrd National Seminar On Music Therapy on January 7 & 8, 2012 in Mumbai, India
Tathagat International Excellence Award 2011 at 5th International Conference on Ayurved & Complementary Systems of Medicine, Dubai, Sep 22 & 23, 2011.