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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.) Vice President, CCAY)

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 is widely recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of Ayurvedic Medicine. 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 Graduates Association.

Offsite Faculty
Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga has collaborated with Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar India (Part of DAV College Trust and Management Society, India) India’s top Accredited College of Ayurveda for courseware delivery through in-class online video conferencing, that will be delivered through scores of world’s finest teachers in Ayurveda and Yoga of Dayanand Ayurvedic College.

Administrative Staff and Counsellors
CIMT College through its dedicated team of qualified and professional staff of administrators, counsellors and support staff helps every student of CCAY in choosing the right career path through its rigorously monitored admission and placement process. From the admission to the placements, the students are placed on a continuum of learning that develops them as thorough professionals.