Kirti Pingle, BAMS, MS(Ayurveda), is an Ayurvedic Vaidya, specializing in Roga Nidana. Dr. Pingle received a gold medal from European Ayurveda Academy for her thesis on Diabetes. Dr. Pingle ranked first in MD. Roga Nidana from Bharati Vidya Peetha in Pune, India. Dr Pingle lives with her 2 year old son and her husband inin San Diego, CA. She is the co-editor for Dirghayu International Ayurvedic Journal from India. She is actively involved with Dr. Monica in spreading community awareness about Ayurveda in San Diego.
Aparna Dandekar, D.O., AWP Dr. Aparna Dandekar received both her bachelor’s of arts in Sanskrit as well as her bachelor’s of science in Zoology from the University of Washington, Seattle (‘96). She received her doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA (‘02), and did her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center (‘05).
Dr. Dandekar is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Aparna graduated from San Diego College of Ayurveda as Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner and is currently pursuing the Block 3 advanced Ayurveda Certification from the college.
Born into a family of Vedic tradition from Maharashtra, Dr. Aparna integrates the east and west to find holistic therapies for her patients. Dr Aparna teachers the Block 1 Foundation course for the college. She also enjoys reading ancient Sanskrit texts, as well as literature in the Indian languages of Marathi and Hindi.
Monica B Groover, PhD, PK, C.A.P.
Ms. Bhatia a.k.a Manjulali is the co founder of San Diego College of Ayurveda along with Pandit Atul Krishna Das. Manjulali received her doctorate from India, and, has also studied extensive Ayurveda, Panchakarma Treatments, Crystal healing, Pranic Healing, Mantra healing as well as a strong foundation in Herbal Medicine.
Dr. Bhatia's research and articles have been published in India, as well as U.S. Her articles have been published in Light of Ayurveda Journal, and her curriculum has been used by Universities. Ms. Bhatia's is a part of NAMA sub committee for curriculum Development. Dr Bhatia is part of the NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) six school sub committee on Curriculum and standard for Ayurvedic Practitioner. She is also involved in CAAM as a volunteer member. (California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine).
Dr. Bhatia has her own Ayurveda and Panchakarma Wellness Center in San Diego. Ms. Bhatia has been a guest lecturer at Nursing Schools, Natural Health Universities, as well as Kerala Ayurveda Institute.
Pandit. Atul Krishna Das
Pandit Atul Krishna Das is the co-founders of San Diego College of Ayurveda. A Vedanta pundit of Vaishnava Vedic Philosophy, Samkhya Philosophy and Sanskrit, Pundit Krishnaji has translated and edited a number of ancient Sanskrit texts including Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Sri Brahma Samhita, Hitopadesh, Origin of Ratha Yatra and various Stotrams. He is helping us translate Charaka Samhita word by word from Sanskrit and giving his own commentary. Pandit Atul Krishna teaches Samkhya, Manasa and Sanskrit for SDCOA.
His book on Samkhya philosophy will be published in 2012. Pandit Atul's been been published in the Light of Ayurveda Journal.
Susan Griego O'Connor
Susan is a certified Experienced yoga instructor, registered through Yoga Alliance and a registered Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner. In addition she is an experienced certified Master Physical Trainer.
A graduate of San Diego College of Ayurveda , Susans case studies and presentation on Schizophrenia in Ayurveda were featured as a poster presentation in National Ayurvedic Medical Conference in 2013. She teachers Ayurveda Yoga Therapy as well as Ayurvedic Nutrition for the school's block 2 program.
To contact Susan at her yoga shala, please go to Haven Yoga