Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD(Ayurveda), BAMS, CYEd. is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Ayurvedic Practitioner, professor & author. He can be contacted at 408-876-0636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He is the Founder & Director of www.YogaAyurveda.org -Natural Medicine Clinic, Academy & Wellness Spa with 3 Bay Area locations in San Jose, Mountain View & Los Gatos. He specializes in treatment of chronic diseases & metabolic disorders by integrating Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine & Yoga. He is an adjunct faculty member of Bastyr University in Seattle, MMI College of Ayurveda in Watsonville and Vedika Global in Emeryville. He is a member of the Board of Directors of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Light on Ayurveda Journal and Japan Ayurveda Association. He is the best-seller author of “Beginner’s Introduction to Ayurveda” by Keats Publishing. His 16 years of university education in Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine & Yoga includes 4 years ND at Bastyr University in Seattle, 4 ½ years MD (Ayurveda) at Poona University, 5 ½ years BAMS at Karnataka University & 2 years Yoga Educator at Karnataka University.
For more than 30 years, he successfully ran various Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy institutions in USA, Japan & India. During 1989 thru 2006, for 17 years in Seattle, he was the Founder & Director of the AYU Ayurvedic Wellness Centre – Academy, Clinic & Spa. During 1991-96, he was the Chairman of the Ayurvedic Medicine Department at the Bastyr University in Seattle. During 2002-2009, he served on the Board of Directors of National Ayurvedic Medical Association. During 1985-88 he was the Head of the Ayurvedic Research Institute, Pune. In 1988, Dr. Shanbhag was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD-Ayurveda Research Thesis. In 2008, International Academy of Ayurveda Physicians honored him with the Vishwa Ayurveda Ratna Award. In 2010, he won the Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America.
He is a sought after speaker and has delivered keynote addresses at more than 200 professional conferences worldwide including those of National Ayurvedic Medical Association in 2012, World Conference AYU in 2012, New Jersey Medical School in 2010, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, New York in 2010, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America in 2010, Japan Ayurveda Association Conference, Tokyo in 2008, Whedon Cancer Foundation, Wyoming in 2006 and Proctor & Gamble, Geneva in 2006.