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Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga ensures that the students get an indepth knowledge of the related medical subjects and knowledge of ayurvedic medicines. To educate and make the students well-versed with the systems of Ayurveda, medical diagnosis, pathogenesis, etiology, human anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, clinical therapeutics, herbal plants, yoga and other multitude subjects, CCAY has a dedicated staff of experienced lecturers who ensure that the graduating students are top of the line professionals of ayurveda.

Dr. Harish Verma

(BAMS. Gold Medalist. DNM President, CCAY)

Dr. Harish Kumar Verma had been one of the top invitee’s for consultation on Ayurvedic therapy by many celebrities including late President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma and film producer Sh B R Chopra. Dr. Verma consults on a number of Ayurvedic treatments, diet and lifestyle related to chronic ailments like Ulcerative Colitis, Hepatitis B & C, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma and Infertility etc. His research into herbal medicines and food supplements has led to the development of a number of products available in western market. Dr. Verma’s method of treatment has been featured in many TV programs. A lot of newspapers and periodicals continue to carry review of his work. He has lectured extensively in UK to the general public, doctors, universities and hospitals on Ayurveda. He was on the faculty of the Honors program in Ayurveda at Thames Valley University, London.

Dr. Glenwood Irons

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Former associate professor at Brock Univeristy with more than thirty years experience as university program designer, professor, and forensic linguist, Dr Irons is a recognized leader and consultant in international education, having enjoyed numerous postings in teaching and administration at universities in America, Canada, China, France, Japan, Morocco, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Dr. Prajakta S. Pande

(BAMS, MD (Ay))

Dr. Prajakta Pande is qualified Ayurvedic physician with a degree of BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), with more than five years of experience in teaching and clinical research field. She has completed Master’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine (MD Ayurveda) from India in 2007. She also worked as a research associate in Himalaya Drug Co., a multi-billion dollar herbal company for conducting clinical trials on various personal-care products and writing regulatory documents regarding the trial.

Dr. Deepika Gunawant

(BAMS, MD (Ay))

Dr (Mrs) Deepika Gunawant received her Graduate degree from Kolkata University (India ) in 1985 and thereafter MD in Ayurveda in 1990 from the same University . She worked for Dabur for nearly five years in her first stint before moving to UK in 1995. She worked in several positions as Marketing Director and Chief Physician with the Ayurvedic Company of Great Britain and the Ayurvedic Charitable Hospital in London . She is a Co-author of the book entitled “Complete Illustrated Guide to Ayurveda”published in the UK by Element Books 1997.

Dr. Akhilesh Sharma

(BAMS, ND. Ph. D)

Dr. Akhilesh Sharma has been consistently ranked as ‘The Best Ayurvedic Doctor’, by google search.

Wide experience of 23 years with relevant organizations and institutions in India and abroad. Presently serving as a member of Joint task force of CII and ISM department. To name few some other presentations made by him are:-

National :-

As a guest speaker at a seminar “Need of Ayurveda in the Era of Modern Medicine ” in Ludhiana, Punjab. Organized by CII.

Aging Ayurvedic Perspective as a speaker at LTG Auditorium organized by Honorable Mrs Suman Krishan Kant wife of our former Vice-President of India.

Invited as a guest speaker at hotel Surya-Softel New Delhi where eminent celebrities including Jackie shroff, Subhash Ghai etc. were among audience.

Invited Speaker at National Seminar on “Ayurveda: Native Wisdom in Health and Medicine” by D.A.V. Ayurvedic Research Foundation, Jalandhar, on 25th Feb, 2001.

Invited Speaker by FICCI at First “Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas” Event is Healthcare session to address global opportunities and suggestive model for promotion of Ayurveda from 9-11 Jan 2003

Invited speaker by an organization of Cardiologist at Delhi Heart club meeting and spoke among Bureaucrats and Diplomats on Ayurvedic tips on Heart ailments at badkhal lake, Harayana Tourism Hotel on 11th February 2001.

Invited speaker at a lecture on “Ayurveda philosophy and basic principles” at Deepak Memorial Hospital and Medical research Centre, Vikas marg extn. Delhi – 92 held on 2nd Feb. 2001. It was sponsored by DABUR and was exclusively for specialist of Modern Medicine doctors.

Dr. Akhilesh Sharma, Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, practices the full range of Ayurveda, including PANCHA KARMA therapy, a form of massage dealing with medicated oils that treats a wide range of ailments and medical conditions. In 1987, Dr. Sharma graduated with honors in the Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Kurukshetra University, India. He also earned a diploma in Naturopathy in 1988 from the all India Nature Care Federation, New Delhi, and a Ph.D. in Herbal Medicine in 1992 from Varaneseya Snaskrit University, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. Sharma recently earned a diploma in Swedish massage and Shiatsu, familiarizing himself with other modalities of healing popular in the western world.

Dr. Sharma has operated a clinic in New Delhi for the past twelve years, together with his wife Dr. Minakshi Sharma has also served as the chief physician and Director of Research and Development for a leading Indian Ayurvedic pharmaceutical company, For over half a century, the company has manufactured a line of more than 400 Ayurvedic medicines and herbal products.

Dr. Sharma is widely recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of Ayurvedic Medicine. In 1992, the former President of India honored Dr. Sharma with the Dhanvantrari Award, the most prestigious recognition in the field. He was awarded the Chikitsa Shiromani Award for outstanding contribution to Ayurveda in 1995. In 1994, he co-authored the Pancha Karma Vigyaniayam, recognized as a major text in the field. Dr. Sharma is a frequent serving as a visiting professor for the college of Ayurveda in United States.

Dr. Sharma served as an Ayurvedic Consultant/Research scholar in the Moolchand Hospital, an Ayurvedic Research Establishement that is recognized by the Central council of Indian Medicine, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India. Dr. Sharma also serves as Advisor to the Minister or Health Govt. of Delhi and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the All – Indian Medicine g\Graduates Association . He can be reached for online consultations in case you are not able to meet him personally