AYURVEDA | VEDANTA | YOGA

VEDIC SPIRITUAL TEACHER

ORDAINED LINEAGE-HOLDER

BIOGRAPHY

Acharya Shunya is a globally-recognized spiritual teacher and Vedic lineage-holder who awakens health and consciousness through the Vedic sciences of Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga. She is the driving force behind an online wisdom school and worldwide spiritual community, and the author of best-selling book on the Vedic art of min​d​ + body + soul well-being and health, Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True, 2017) and forthcoming second book with Sounds True to be released in 2020, Sovereign Self. Acharya Shunya is a keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and serves as an advisor to the Indian Government in matters pertaining to global integration and cultivation of Ayurveda and Yoga. Receive her free online teachings and browse her current eCourse offerings here or see more about her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram. Tune into her podcast, Shadow to Self, and her YouTube Channel where she holds live Global Satsangs once per month. Read Full Bio

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ACHARYA SHUNYA IN THE PRESS

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PODCAST APPEARANCES

SPEAKING APPEARANCES

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AWARDS & HONORS

2017

Acharya Shunya's book Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True 2017) was ranked as No. 1 Best seller in Ayurveda Medicine by Amazon.com 

2017

Acharya Shunya's book Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True 2017) was named one of the top 10 books in Alternative Medicine by Health Line.

2016

Received the Haridas and Bina Chaudhary Distinguished Service Award by the California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS.

2015

Named amongst top 100 Ayurveda and Yoga Trailblazers by Spirituality and Health Magazine

2015

Received Global Women’s Power Award, by Cupertino Council Member, GWP.

2015

Received the Vachaspati Award at Global Ayurveda International Conference.

2011

Received the Mother Padmavati International Ayurveda Award from Indian Institute of Medicine, IIM.

2010

Received the Nalanda Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Education by Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America (AAPNA)

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BOOKS

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom

A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

SOVEREIGN SELF BOOK COVER WITH PREORDER

Sovereign Self

Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP

2020 - Present

Acharya Shunya, LLC School of the Living Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta

2007 to Present

Vedika Global, Inc, 501-c (3) Spiritual Non-Profit Organization and Worldwide Spiritual Community with international headquarters in California, USA.

Founder and Spiritual Preceptor

2012 to 2017

CAAM: California Association of Ayurveda Medicine

President of Board of Directors of CAAM

2009 to present

Serving as the Advisory Board of Yoga Bharati, promoting evidence based yoga and community wellness, California, USA

2012 to present

Serving on the Council of Advisors (CoA) and Visiting Faculty of Taksha University School of Integrative Medicine, Virginia, USA  

2014 to present

AAPNA: Association of Ayurveda Professionals of North America
Serving as Advisor to the Board of Directors of AAPNA

2016 to present

Serving on the Advisory Board of Meru Institute, promoting Yoga, Ayurveda and Community Ministry of the Centre of Spiritual Enlightenment,  California, USA

2017

Presented views on Ayurveda and Yoga at the Holistic Health Panel organized at the PBD 2017 Conference by Government of India, in Bangalore, presided by Minister of Health, Government of India and Mauritius.

2017

Presented Key Note Lecture on Ayurveda and its Spiritual Roots at Hindu American Foundation Gala, Northern California Chapter, 2017

2017

Invited along with select international delegates to luncheon with Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to discuss matters at PBD, pertaining to global Ayurveda and Yoga and other matters.

2016

Invited to represent on Ayurveda and Yoga in USA at the PBD Holistic Health panel convened in New Delhi, by Ministry of AUSH and Ministry of Overseas Affairs, Government of India

2016

Invited as Guest of Honor to Xth Global Health Summit organized by AAPI (American Association of Physician of Indian Origins held in Jodhpur, India.

2015

NAMA: National Ayurveda Medical Association
Keynote Speaker at NAMA National Conference

2014

Organized and hosted One Day Regional Ayurveda and Yoga Conference as President of CAAM in association with NAMA at Berkeley, California

2012

Invited to Co-Chair 3rd International Delegates Assembly (IDA), a 60-country consortium, hosted by 5th World Ayurveda Congress in Bhopal, India

2010

WAC: World Ayurveda Congress

Represented Ayurveda in America at the 4th World Ayurveda Congress, Bangalore, India

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Media/Speaking Inquiries: info@acharyashunya.com

Public Relations: contact@consciouslivingpr.com