About the Faculty

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Anay Abreu

Anay Abreu

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 Ashlesha Raut

Vaidya Ashlesha Raut

BAMS (India)
Master in Ayurveda (India)
NC (Nutritional Consultant)
HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner)
RAS (Registered Ayurvedic Specialist)
BCIM (Board Certified in Integrative Medicine - American Association of Integrative Medicine)

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 than a 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

Vaidya Archana Kulkarni

(Vaidya) Archana Kulkarni is a doctor of Ayurvedic medicine and founder and director of Ayur Wellness center. She has been practicing Ayurvedic medicine for over 13 years.

From her childhood, she has been always amazed by 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 an integral part of Ayurveda and she has completed a Diploma in Yoga from Yoga Sadhana Kendra, BHU.

After completing her education she worked as a lecturer in an Ayurvedic medical college and practiced in an 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 a 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.

Doctor Prapanch

Doctor Prapanch

BSc. (Botany)
BAMS from RGUHS, Bangalore, India
MD (Ayu) in Rasasastra from RGUHS , Bangalore, India MS (Psychotherapy and counseling)

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 to the development and promotion of Ayurveda. After BSc. degree in Botany 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.

Currently serving as:

  • MD of Integrated Ayurvedic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.
  • Consultant physician, Apthasree Ayurveda Hospital and clinic
  • Professor of Ayurveda for students in India and abroad.
  • Member of Advisory board CAC (Council of Ayurveda Credentialing) and various national and international health associations.
  • Working in the field of Sanskrit for the promotion of this ancient Indian language and Indian cultural heritage.
  • Put the basement of 50 bedded hospital and resort In order to give international standard ayurvedic treatment and hospitality.

Professional achievements:

  • Dr. Prapanch is an expert in treating any chronic and so-called incurable diseases.
  • He established Apthasree Ayurveda Hospital and clinic which treats Thousands of patients every year from all over the world.
  • He worked as a lecturer at Parassinikadav Ayurveda Medical College, Kannur, India.
  • He worked as the consultant physician in the department of toxicology at Pappinissery Visha Chikithsa Centre where he treated a number of cases of poisonous bite and different skin diseases.
  • He developed more than 25 proprietary authentic healthcare and beauty care products.
  • He is a regular contributor to several health magazines, has written thousands of articles in Ayurveda.
  • Started various Ayurveda promoting activities like Ayurveda pharmacy, panchakarma hospital, Ayurveda magazines, organic farming, homa farming.
  • Conducted many awareness programs on Ayurveda, yoga and homa therapy.
  • His aim is to spread and popularize authentic Ayurveda and yoga around the globe.
  • Established different institute and organization for the research and development in the field of Ayurveda.
Doctor Asha Prapanch

Doctor Asha Prapanch

BAMS from RGUHS, Bangalore, India
MD (Ayu) in Rasasastra from RGUHS, Bangalore, India Certificate in Ayurvedic Cosmetology (ISM)

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 Ayurvedic cosmetology. She started her career as an Ayurveda practitioner in 2004 with a goal of spreading the authentic knowledge 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.

Currently serving as:

  • Currently, she is working as a chief physician at Apthasree ayurveda Hospital where along with panchakarma treatments she advices the complete healthcare with advice on diet, routine and yoga.
  • Director of Integrated ayurvedic healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ayurveda Professor for doctors and students in India and abroad.
  • Working in the field of Sanskrit for the promotion of this ancient Indian language and Indian cultural heritage.

Professional achievements:

  • Excellent academic performer being college topper for both BAMS and MD studies.
  • Successfully managed many ayurveda panchakarma hospitals in Kerala and outside Kerala.
  • Worked as a Ayurveda Practitioner and Lecturer at Parassinikadav Ayurveda Medical College, Kannur, Kerala.
  • Worked as a head of production and quality controller of Ayurveda Pharmacy.
Penny Farrow

Penny Farrow

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 pieces, 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

Dr. Frances Yahia

Dr. Frances Yahia earned a Ph.D. 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.

Desi Collazo

Desi Collazo

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 traveled 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

Jesus Caballero

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 nationally 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.

Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Florida Commission for Independent Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32309-0400, or toll-free at (888) 224-6684.

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CAC Announces Candidacy Status for Sampoorna
March 22, 2018 - The Council on Ayurvedic Credentialing (CAC) has announced that Candidacy Status has been established for Sampoorna College of Ayurveda and Holistic Studies. After a rigorous process we have become eligible for accreditation.

Sampoorna College of Ayurveda and Holistic Studies is in accordance with the curriculum standards established by the Council on Ayurvedic Credentialing (CAC), the committee on the forefront of standardizing Ayurvedic education. For more information please visit http://www.cayurvedac.com/.

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