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Sai Ayurvedic Institute, named after Sai Baba of Shirdi, spiritual teacher and saint, stands as a private school, where the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda is imparted with a deep reverence for the spiritual essence that underlies this sacred science.
Our educational model offers a spiritual journey into the profound realm of Ayurvedic Medicine. Here, we follow the timeless Vedic tradition, rooted in the sacred teachings passed down through generations. Our mission is to nurture the souls of our students as they embark on the path of healing and self-discovery.
Our training programs for Sai Ayurvedic Health Counselors, Sai Ayurvedic Practitioners, and Sai Ayurvedic Doctors have been reviewed and recognized for professional membership by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals in North America (AAPNA).
We believe that the practice of Ayurveda is not limited to the physical body alone. It is a holistic philosophy that harmonizes the body, mind, and soul. As you journey with us, you will not only gain knowledge but also insight into the deep spiritual underpinnings of Ayurveda.
Since 2007, Sai Ayurvedic Institute has created an atmosphere where students can make choices that promote their own self-healing and that of others.
Using the knowledge acquired from the birthplace of Ayurveda, our original founders, and today’s SAI Ayurvedic Professionals, have brought this ancient science to a remarkable certification program.
Over the years, the institute has built a reputation for high standards and outstanding teaching. Our experienced faculty bring backgrounds on medicine and healing, combined with business and education, and is committed to provide the highest-quality Ayurvedic education.
SAI - School for Ayurvedic Medicine was created by a team of international faculty, this course was created specifically by Ayurvedic professionals with educational experience in India, as well as American-trained doctors teaching American students. The course has been further adapted to the educational standards of the United States, assisting students with state-specific credentialing issues so that they can practice what they learn. The course has also integrated common elements of the highest standard of medical education in the US, using case-based studies, some problem-based learning modules, presentations, and advanced audiovisual materials.
Meet our Faculty
Luz obtained her certification as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle instructor back in 2001 and later, as an Ayurvedic Consultant Graduate from the Chopra Center University. She complemented her clinical training at the Institute of Integrative Ayurveda Medical Education and obtained her Panchakarma and Ayurvedic therapies certification in South India.
In 2011, Luz established Jothi Vita Ayurvedic Spa & Wellbeing Center in South Florida where she offers consultations, therapies, Panchakarma, classes and workshops. Expanding her vision, Luz acquired SAI Ayurvedic Institute, where she serves as the Academic Director and member of the faculty.
Psychologist, L.M.T., PGDA, MBA, D. AYU. Born in Bogota, Colombia, she holds the degree in Psychology from the Universidad de Santo Tomas and practiced there as an Organizational Psychologist and Consultant as well as teaching corporate clients in Colombia and the USA a variety of disciplines including Stress Management, Development of Positive Thinking and Holistic Lifestyles.
She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management and was later certified in Holistic Wellness Coaching, Personal Training, Fitness, Exercise Coaching, and Nutrition. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Structural Integration and CORE Myofascial Therapy. Magdala graduated from Sai Ayurvedic College as Doctor in Ayurveda and has her own practice focusing on Ayurvedic medicine.
C.H., BVS (Ayu), D. Ayu is administrative director of and an instructor at the New Jersey Institute of Ayurveda, of which he is a graduate. A retired accountant with a background in journalism, he has been a lifelong student of and writer on the themes of traditional healing, alternative medicine, spirituality and eastern and western alchemy. In addition to his role as an Ayurvedic practitioner, he is a certified herbalist and Reiki Master in the traditional Usui lineage and has authored numerous professional and popular articles in these fields. He has taught professional level courses in all of these disciplines, and most recently trained aspiring physicians in Reiki at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Medical School.
Bill is active in a number of professional organizations, is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association’s Educational Standards Committee and on the Indian Government sponsored Ayurveda-United States Advisory Council. Bill is also Sai Ayurvedic College’s Dean for Academic Affairs and Development.
Dr. Sashina Karamchund is a revered and highly accomplished Ayurvedic physician with a wealth of experience in the field. She graduated from the prestigious Gujarat Ayurved University in Jamnagar, India, where she obtained her Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery degree.
Dr. Sashina is a certified Pranic and Energy Healer, SHINPIDEN - Reiki Master and Teacher, Yoga Instructor, Crystal and Gemstone Master, Tarot Reader, Psychic Medium, Vedic Astrologer, Angelic Healer, Past Life Regressionist, NLP Practitioner and Cosmetologist. Her extensive knowledge and skills enable her to offer a wide range of healing modalities to her clients.
Dr. Anisha Durve is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayur-yoga teacher, and meditation instructor. She is a 2001 graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute after spending 4 years training under Dr. Vasant Lad in New Mexico as well as his clinic in Pune, India.
Her specialty is marma or ayurvedic energy points and she is the co-author of a clinical textbook on acupressure with Dr. Vasant Lad titled Marma Points of Ayurveda. Anisha is the founder of the Marma Institute and currently works at University of Miami’s Osher Center for Integrative Health as the co-director of acupuncture.
Ana Chassot-Petersen boasts a multifaceted and impressive background in wellness, media, and education. A certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and an E-500 RYT*YACEP, Ana is not only an experienced Yoga Alliance registered teacher and educator but also a seasoned TV and digital content producer. Her deep-rooted passion for Ayurveda is evident in her dual degrees from the US and India.
Furthermore, she graduated with a doctor's certificate from Sai Ayurvedic Institute in Miami and is a certified professional Ayurveda counselor and practitioner with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Ana is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and founder and CEO of Beewellnews.com.
Rebeca received her Doctorate degree in Ayurveda at Sai Ayurvedic College of Miami and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Vayu University. She has extensively studied Ayurvedic psychology, Inside Out Learning Ecosystem (OILEE). This system allows the individual to understand the structure that created their subjective experience. She frequently visits Kerala, India, where she works closely with an Ayurvedic doctor. She obtains firsthand experience monitoring Ayurvedic treatments given to patients as well as providing post-treatment follow-ups.
She also incorporates the key objectives of Ayurveda into her yoga curriculums. She teaches clients about maintaining balance in all three doshas and how to lead a healthy lifestyle and has been doing so for over nine years. She is certified and teaches various modalities of yoga, including hot-power, Vinyasa, and Hatha. Her diverse skill set allows her teaching methods to adapt to the students’ needs.
Rebeca is an RYT 500 with over 800 hours of training with over ten years of teaching experience. She is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Craniosacral Therapy. Rebeca is a Reiki Master and a certified Reiki instructor.
Before focusing on her Ayurvedic studies, she graduated with honors (summa cum laude) with a Master’s degree in Social work from San Francisco State University, California, with a minor in philosophy.
Experienced Ayurveda consultant with 20+ years of experience in the field of Ayurveda and Panchakarma. Teacher and committee member of Savitribai Phule University, in Pune, India where she participated on creating the Post Graduate Certificate Course of Integrative Dietetics.
Author of the Indian bestseller book on Ayurveda dietetics named ‘Udarasth’. Contributing author of the book, ‘Nutraceuticals for Aging and Antiaging’.