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Founders & Faculty Members

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Founders & Faculty Members

Swami Devakrsnananda – Ayurveda Acarya (Acarya)

Founder of Mahima Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

An Acarya in Yogic Medicine, Yogi Devakrsnananda is well versed in the ancient system of Tantric Spirituality and Yogic Philosophy and Healing. He is true to form in his knowledge and background in Ayurveda and is one of Dr. Mooni’s mentors and teachers. Swami Deva was also one of the founders of Seva Dharma Institute of Ayurveda, which is now called “Mahima Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine.”

Zide Mooni – BAMS, OMD, ND

Founding Director of Mahima Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Dr. Zide Mooni has dedicated the last 25 years and two generations lineage studying and refining the ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine. Dr. Mooni’s travels to India have granted him the opportunity to study Ayurveda, Vedic Palmistry, and Astrology with the esteemed Yogi Devakrsnananda, as well as his dearest teacher and brother, Professor Ghanshyam Singh Birla. Dr. Mooni’s international education and credentials combined with his Taoist teachers, mentors and family practitioners enable him to continually integrate his wisdom into a successful practice.

Shekhar Anambhotla – BAMS, MD-Ayurveda, LMT, ERYT-500, RAS

A classically trained registered Ayurvedic specialist, licensed integrative bodywork & massage therapist, registered yoga instructor, certified pranic healer and certified reiki healer, has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda worldwide since 1988. Since 2002, Dr. Shekhar is the Founding Director of Ojas LLC, Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Pennsylvania, USA. He is also the Founding Director and President of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). Dr. Shekhar served on the Board of Directors for National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) from 2005-2010. He has taught Ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in the United States including University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Medicine & Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), Hershey Medical School, Jefferson Medical School, among others.

Ghanshyam Singh Birla – PhD. Vedic Palmistry

Professor Birla is one of the true pioneers of Vedic Astrology and Palmistry to the western world. He is also the Founder of the largest and most renowned Vedic Astrology institution in Canada. He is also an author of numerous books on Palmistry, Astrology and healing.

Lionel Gaskin Mayers – OMD, AP, CHT

Dr. Mayers is a Professor and Master in the art of Oriental Medicine as well as Martial Arts. Being in the profession for at least 20 Years has allowed him to refine his understanding and expression of this remarkable art. His background also includes Hypnotherapy, NLP and research in herbs of the Caribbean Islands.

Catherine March – OMD, AP, PT

Dr. March is a Doctor in Oriental Medicine. She integrates therapies such as Neural Therapy and therapies of like into her practice. While working in this field for at least 20 years, she is dedicated to helping as many people as she possibly can. Her practice specializes in Cancer and Autoimmune disorders.

Aigars Rzevieski – MD (Latvia)

Dr. Aigars Rzevieski’s background is in Traditional Western Medicine. He was a Medical Doctor in Latvia for fifteen years. In the United States, Dr. Rzevieski has conducted workshops and classes on Pathology, Anatomy and Physiology as well as Biomedicine. His expertise in Western Medicine gives a complete integration and assimilation of Eastern theories and philosophies with that of a modern scientific approach.

Maria Aguilera – Optometry (Colombia), ND (India)

President of Mahima Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Although she is an optometrist in her home country of Colombia, Maria graduated from an Ayurvedic College in India in Naturopathic Medicine, and she studied Oriental Medicine in the USA. Her devotion to helping others has landed her the role in assisting the management team for Mahima for Life’s line of natural herbs and formulas, being the COO of Mahima for Life Wellness Center, and now President of Mahima Institute.



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