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Manika is an Ayurvedic postgraduate from India, belonging to the family of ancestral expertise of Ayurveda and Yoga, practicing for more than 40 years now. She truly embodies the term "Best of both worlds" with extensive education and experience in both eastern (Ayurveda), western medicine and Therapeutic Yoga under structured integrated university 8.5-year program. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra, and master’s degree in Ayurveda from SDM College and Research Centre of Excellence, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. Adding to her extensive studies, she is also an Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher from the most refined and oldest school of Yoga in the world, The Yoga Institute, Mumbai. She has completed her master’s in clinical psychology from Eisner Institute of Professional Studies, Encino, California and has earned her Marriage & Family Associate Licensure.
She has conducted series of lectures on the science of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic nutrition to graduate and post graduate scholars at Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica.She has earned the opportunity to spread the knowledge Ayurveda to the post graduate scholars of California State University, Los Angeles. She has been the associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) at Center for Discovery, Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation Center, Los Angeles where she has addressed biopsychosocial needs of the patients to restore their optimum social, mental, and physical wellbeing. Winning scores of accolades and appreciations in National & International Ayurvedic research presentations and sports add onto her excellence. She has authored several publications and delivered educational talks on Ayurveda and Yoga in prestigious hospitals such Cedar Sinai – Beverly Hills, Brotman Hospital – Los Angeles to doctors and staffs. She has held numerous community-based educational programs, workshops, and yoga groups for public awareness about Ayurveda and Yoga.
Currently, she is the Ayurveda consultant and therapeutic yoga consultant at Eon Wellness Center, Beverly Hills Headache Institute and Winning Smiles. Currently, she is the (AMFT) in a private setting in Santa Monica.
BAMS, Masters in Ayurveda
Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner
MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist