Sampoorna is a Sanskrit word meaning complete or whole. This wholeness is reflected in Sampoorna College of Ayurveda & Holistic Studies philosophy and methodology, which emphasizes comprenhensive course studies and superior practical training.
I am pleased and inspired by your dedication to pursue an education in the Vedic Sciences and holistic health. Through hands on learning, course study and a willingness to grow spiritually, the full dimension of this ancient Vedic science, of Ayurveda will unfold, creating balance and understanding, by promoting awareness, knowledge and well being.
The faculty at our college pledge to match your enthusiasm with dedication, professional courtesy and a sincere desire to help you meet your personal and career goals.
As students I ask you to maintain a disciplined focus as the body of knowledge we study is vast. As an educator I am committed to presenting the time tested methods of Ayurveda and other Vedic Sciences, in a clear and practical manner suitable to our modern times.
With these hopes, our college welcomes future practitioners, teachers and leaders in the movement of these traditions and invites you to help us raise the awareness of and expand the availability of this most precious science.
At Sampoorna College of Ayurveda and Holistic Studies, our aim is to educate and guide those called to the path and profession of Ayurveda. As practitioners and educators, we undertake to join students in spreading the knowledge of complete health and higher living to our families and communities.
Our faculty encourages living an engaged Ayurvedic lifestyle, as the best means to maintain and promote authentic practice both in and outside the classroom.
We are what we teach and choose to set a standard of excellence, propelling students into careers as successful practitioners, healers and health innovators.
Anay Abreu is the Director at Sampoorna Ayurvedic College and founder of Yoga Bijam. Anay is an established Ayurvedic practitioner, experienced Yoga teacher, body and energy worker practicing professionally in the Miami area. Anay’s introduction into the healing sciences began with an interest in yoga that 15 years ago brought her to the Sivananda Ashram in Uttaranchal, India, where she accepted her first certification as a yoga teacher and was introduced to Ayurveda and other healing modalities.
Anay was awarded certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner after completing a two year Vedic Science degree program that took her to Kerala, India for training in Panchakarma, Herbology and clinical diagnostics.
Anay earned her Associate in Ayurveda at Sai Ayurvedic College and has studied under Dr. Vaidya Ashlesha Raut BAMS, Aparna Bapat BAMS and Vasant Lad BAMS. Further training has also enabled her to complete intensive practicums on pulse diagnosis and Marma Chikitsa. She continues to study Ayurveda on a weekly basis under Vaidya Ashlesha Raut and Jyotisha with Penny Farrow
Through her Ayurvedic, body and energy healing practice, public presentations and collaboration with other Ayurvedic professionals, Anay represents the very best of those dedicated leading voices promoting the Vedic Sciences and advocating for health and better living.
Vaidya Raut is an integrative Ayurvedic practitioner, Nutritional consultant and a holistic health educator. She is a third generation Vaidya who is classically trained in Ayurveda from Mumbai University, India.
She earned the distinctive honor and a gold medal for her post graduate dissertation work.
She has been practicing Ayurveda for more thana decade and has been an integral part of the Ayurveda healing community with a mission towards providing a Holistic Path for Wellness and Optimal Health through Ayurveda and integrative medicine.
Vaidya Raut is passionate about teaching and promoting Ayurveda and is an Ayurveda faculty at many colleges in North America.
She has been presented by the North America award of “Charaka” in recognition of her excellence in Ayurvedic teaching in 2012. She is a “Second degree Reiki healer”.
Vaidya Raut was also awarded a prestigious “Shiromani Award” by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines for her contributions towards the integrative medicine in the industry.
(Vaidya) Archana Kulkarni is doctor of Ayurvedic medicine and founder and director of Ayur Wellness center.She has been practicing Ayurvedic medicine over 13 years.
From her childhood she has been always amazed with Ayurveda’s healing power and realized how small changes in diet and lifestyle can make big difference in your life .
She wanted to pursue her career in this natural health care system. She has completed 5 and ½ years of bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS ) and then got selected for master's education (Masters in Ayurveda) from renowned Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
Yoga is integral part of Ayurveda, She has completed Diploma in Yoga from Yoga Sadhana Kendra, BHU.
After completing her education she worked as lecturer in Ayurvedic medical college and practiced in Ayurvedic Clinic.
She has presented many papers on Ayurveda in different Ayurveda conferences, seminars and magazines.
Her passion to expand and share her knowledge of Ayurveda and Panchakarma she has earned Diploma in therapeutic massage and integrated bodywork from Lehigh valley Healing Arts Academy School, PA USA.
Her approach is to see the client as a whole person and unique individual and truly believes that we all are a part of nature and we need to be in tuned with nature to stay balanced.
She offers individual Ayurveda consultations with pulse analysis, assessment of unique Dosha type (“Prakriti” Constitution) and customized recommendations about diet, lifestyle modifications and herbal formulas, yoga and meditation.
She offers Panchakarma and other detox and healing therapies.
She provides educational workshops to spread knowledge of Ayurveda.
Her extensive education and experience in Ayurvedic medicine has provided beneficial results in clients with many chronic health issues.
Grandson of ayurvedic legend Edayadi kunhikannan vaidyar (known as Edayadi Vaidyar) who held the lamp of great wisdom of Ayurvedic Ashtavaidya System. Edayadi Vaidyar (1906-1972) was a follower of Rasasastra paramparya graduated from the Madras University was well known in the field of ayurveda. He followed the footsteps of his grandfather and dedicated himself for the development and promotion of ayurveda. After BSc. degree in Botony he took his BAMS (Bachelor of ayurveda) degree and master degree (MD Ayurveda) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore. He also did his MSc. in counseling and Psychotherapy. He has been dedicating himself in the field of ayurveda as a consultant physician and ayurveda professor since 2004.
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Dr. Asha Prapanch is a renowned ayurveda practitioner and ayurveda Professor. She took her BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda) and master degree MD Ayurveda from Rajeev Gandhi University of health sciences Bangalore, India. She did many courses in yoga and in ayurveda cosmetology. She started her career as an ayurveda practitioner in 2004 with a goal of spreading the knowledge authentic ayurveda, treating the patients and leading the people to live with ayurveda. She worked as a Panchakarma specialist and hospital in charge in many panchakarma hospitals in India.
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Penny Farrow has a B.S. and M.S. degree from Cornell University in the Biological Sciences and has had extensive career experience as a teacher, researcher and businesswoman. She has been involved in the study of the Vedic tradition since 1971 as part of a long-standing commitment to her spiritual practice.
She has studied Jyotisha intensely primarily under the tutelage of Hart deFouw and has taught Jyotisha and Sanskrit at the Vedic Vidya Institute in San Rafael from 2003 to 2008. She is also an approved tutor for the American Council of Vedic Astrology.
Penny was honored with a certificate from the Institute of Astrology (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) in New Delhi for promoting Jyotisha in the USA. She is the author of three articles for the Encyclopedia of Astrology second edition as well as several articles, which have been published in journals such as The Mountain Astrologer and the ACVA Journal (American Council of Vedic Astrology).
Her ability to integrate and clearly explain the principles of Jyotisha make her a popular presenter at many conferences and seminars. In 2008 she joined the summer staff at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg PA to teach Jyotisha as Vedic Heritage both as an outreach program and part of the residential program.
Penny teaches and practices Jyotisha full time in Florida while also traveling to various locations to foster an ongoing focused traditional study of this subject. She is available for private tutoring in Jyotisha and Sanskrit.
Dr. Frances Yahia earned a PhD in Educational Leadership at Barry University, a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Dietetics & Nutrition from Florida International University. Her nutritional expertise lies in Nutritional & Functional Medicine. She developed the first Nutritional Medicine course for the Universiy of Miami and the first online Nutrition course for Nova Southeastern University. Frances has been a college administrator for 15 years including Dean of Academics, Academic Director and Faculty Mentor at leading colleges and universities around the nation. Frances has been a college professor for decades and has taught numerous online and traditional courses in the field of mental health, nutrition and alternative medicine.
Dr. Yahia is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and a graduate of Sai Ayurvedic College with advanced ayurvedic studies in Kerala, India and a certified Sampoorna yoga instructor 200 hour RYT with Yoga Alliance. She is a professional western astrologer with an emphasis on psychological and esoteric astrology. She has been teaching astrology and conducting astrological readings for over seven years.
In addition to astrology, Dr. Yahia is a shaman, a Verditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, energy healer and Akashic Records reader and teacher with a specialty in subconscious work.
Desiree Collazo, initiated as Swami Shantiananda of the Shiva Kriya Yoga School of Divine Values, licensed massage therapist, esthetician, Ayurvedic consultant and practitioner, Reiki Master and teacher of various ancient and modern modalities of healing. She is the Education Manager for the Miami Campus of Florida College of Natural Health and has held that position since 2008.
Desiree’s interest in Ayurveda began during her education as a massage student in 1998, where she started her self-studies and attended local workshops. She accomplished her Panchakarma apprentice training with Dr. Aparna Bapat in September 2008. In 2009 she travelled to India to further her proficiency in Panchakarma Therapies under the guidance of Drs. Sapna, Rajesh Deven and team.
On August 2009 she received a Bachelor of Vedic Studies (Ayurveda) from the Sai Ayurvedic College of Miami. Her teaching career began in 2000 in her alma mater as a Clinical Massage and Basic Skincare instructor, and later in the Paramedical Skincare program, which included Ayurveda training.
Desiree has lectured at National Beauty Conferences and has written various courses as an approved CEU provider for the Florida Board of Massage and Board of Cosmetology. She continues to provide CEU seminars for the Spa industry and lectures on the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Jesus Caballero has been involved in the art of healing and inner development for over 14 years. He got acquainted with Ayurveda when he was trying to find ways to recover from a long-standing illness. Ayurveda was the only method that could bring him back to balance and, from then on, he decided to devote his life to its study and dissemination.
Jesus first completed a correspondence course with Dr. Frawley; it was not long before he decided to move to India, where he studied under Dr. Prayadarshini BAMS, Dr. Kumar BAMS, and Dr. Nagaraj. After returning to the States, he moved to Albuquerque to continue his studies under Dr. Vasant Lad BAMS, director of the Ayurvedic Institute, from where he was awarded certification as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.
He is also a registered 200-hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, Panchakarma Practitioner, as well as a national certified massage therapist, reiki master, and meditation and pranayama instructor. He has also received extensive instruction on Raja Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, and Vedanta philosophy.
Jesus regularly teaches Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta Philosophy, and meditation to yoga students and the public at large.
Sampoorna College of Ayurveda and Holistic Studies, Inc. is approved by the FL Department of Education Commission for Independent Education based on FL statute 1005.06, incorporated in Miami, Florida, United States of America.
Sampoorna College of Ayurveda and Holistic Studies is exempt by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.
Sampoorna College of Ayurveda and Holistic Studies, as required by FL Statute 1005.06 is consistent with the standards of the Commission.
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