Our team

Shekhar Annambhotla, Founder & Director

Shekhar Annambhotla, B.A.M.S., M.D.-Ayurved, LMT, RAD, AD, DAM, ERYT-500, YACEP, BCIM, CRH, CPH, CEH, is an ayurvedic specialist who was trained in India and has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988.

Dr. Jeffrey S. Meyers

Dr. Jeffrey S. Meyers Jeffrey S. Meyers, M.D., L.Ac. is a physician, acupuncturist, teacher, and artist with an extensive background in holistic approaches to healing, the arts, and spirituality. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Colorado. For many years he served as Medical Director of Delaware Curative Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers and currently has a private medical practice specializing in musculo-skeletal medicine and pain management that integrates acupuncture, yoga, somatic techniques, and meditation.

Dr. Richaritha Joy Gundlapalli

Dr. Richa Joy Gundlapalli, MD, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician and integrative medicine practitioner. She heads the Energy Medicine and Research Department at BElifeTM as well as its Longevity and Weight Management Program. She is also a BEinshapeTM Trainer and Specialist and corporate wellness consultant. Dr. Gundlapalli believes that stress is pandemic and is a hidden factor contributing to many illnesses personally and professionally not only affecting physical, but also mental and emotional turmoil. At BElifeTM, she conducts international workshops and seminars on techniques to revitalize energy, balance emotions and develop focus of mind to help maximize the performance.

Lisa D. Bryan

Lisa D. Bryan is a Kripalu Professional Level Yoga Teacher (RYT 500), Reiki Level III practitioner, and integrative bodywork therapist. Teaching wellness for 15 years, her passion is to integrate holistic health & spirituality from India & the West. Her group Yoga classes and private sessions are nurturing and joyful! They focus on combining the energy of the present moment to the timeless skills of the past. Her bodywork training includes study of Ayurveda in Kerala, India and at Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy.

Michelle Costantini

Michelle Costantini Michelle received her Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Consultant certificate from the International University of Yoga & Ayurveda, Florida, USA. She studied for the Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant certificate at the Centro Ayurveda in Genoa, Italy and at the Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat Hospital in Connor, Tamil Nadu, India. Michelle is an Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Consultant at the Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center in Breinigsville, PA. She offers consultations on food choices and cooking alternatives, and suggests simple lifestyle changes that will improve your health by allowing your body to better digest the food you eat and thus assimilate its nutrients. Michelle also offers cooking demonstrations and workshops for individuals or small groups.

Forest Seifert

Forest Seifert received his Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Consultant certificate from the International University of Yoga & Ayurveda, Florida, USA. He is passionate about various cooking recipes and fond of eating good healthy food. He is very innovative and creative in cooking various vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and lactose free dishes. He is always seeking and learning about the healing qualities of various spices, condiments, foods and he is a firm believer of the ayurvedic system of healing. He is continuing his education in ayurveda to become a lifestyle consultant and a practitioner and he plans to go to India to learn more about ayurveda.

Suzanne Ickes

Suzanne Ickes has over 20 years of experience working in many areas of the Lehigh Valley including Agency on Aging, the Allentown Health Bureau, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and a dialysis center. Suzanne specialized in child/adolescent weight management and cholesterol reduction. She is the author of The Soluble Fiber Solution at lulu.com. Suzanne has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University. She established her private practice in 2002 and has been working with people of all ages of achieve better health through medical nutrition therapy

Neeraj Lal

Neeraj Lal has studied Reiki to the Master Teacher level and has worked with children, adults and the elderly in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area. He is looking forward to helping clients attain good health through the balancing effect of Reiki. He has studied various Eastern healing methods including Reiki, Yoga and Ayurveda. During a personalized Reiki consultation, Neeraj works with the client to educate him or her about the Eastern healing art of Reiki and discusses its various health and healing benefits. Clients fill out a health history questionnaire and self-evaluation of their present health condition. Neeraj and his client discuss the questionnaire and address any questions or concerns. The Reiki session will then be tailored to meet the client’s health needs.

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