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Acharya Shunya's book Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True 2017) was ranked as No. 1 Best seller in Ayurveda Medicine by 


Acharya Shunya's book Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True 2017) was named one of the top 10 books in Alternative Medicine by Health Line.


Received the Haridas and Bina Chaudhary Distinguished Service Award by the California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS.


Named amongst top 100 Ayurveda and Yoga Trailblazers by Spirituality and Health Magazine


Received Global Women’s Power Award, by Cupertino Council Member, GWP.


Received the Vachaspati Award at Global Ayurveda International Conference.


Received the Mother Padmavati International Ayurveda Award from Indian Institute of Medicine, IIM.


Received the Nalanda Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Education by Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America (AAPNA)

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International Leadership

2007 to present

Vedika Global: School of Living Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta, Emeryville, California

Founder and Spiritual Director

2009 to present

Serving as the Advisory Board of Yoga Bharati, promoting evidence based yoga and community wellness, California, USA

2012 to 2017

CAAM: California Association of Ayurveda Medicine

President of Board of Directors of CAAM

2012 to present

Serving on the Council of Advisors (CoA) and Visiting Faculty of Taksha University School of Integrative Medicine, Virginia, USA  

2014 to present

AAPNA: Association of Ayurveda Professionals of North America
Serving as Advisor to the Board of Directors of AAPNA

2016 to present

Serving on the Advisory Board of Meru Institute, promoting Yoga, Ayurveda and Community Ministry of the Centre of Spiritual Enlightenment,  California, USA


Presented views on Ayurveda and Yoga at the Holistic Health Panel organized at the PBD 2017 Conference by Government of India, in Bangalore, presided by Minister of Health, Government of India and Mauritius.


Presented Key Note Lecture on Ayurveda and its Spiritual Roots at Hindu American Foundation Gala, Northern California Chapter, 2017


Invited along with select international delegates to luncheon with Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to discuss matters at PBD, pertaining to global Ayurveda and Yoga and other matters.


Invited to represent on Ayurveda and Yoga in USA at the PBD Holistic Health panel convened in New Delhi, by Ministry of AUSH and Ministry of Overseas Affairs, Government of India


Invited as Guest of Honor to Xth Global Health Summit organized by AAPI (American Association of Physician of Indian Origins held in Jodhpur, India.


NAMA: National Ayurveda Medical Association
Keynote Speaker at NAMA National Conference


Organized and hosted One Day Regional Ayurveda and Yoga Conference as President of CAAM in association with NAMA at Berkeley, California