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Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library

Self-Paced Online Course

Food  •  Flowers  •  Herbs  •  Spices

Learn to grow your own foods, flowers, spices, and herbs so you can cultivate health from your own garden, backyard, balcony, or back porch. Enroll now

Handcraft Your Health with the Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library

Taught by Acharya Shunya and Chef Sanjai


Re-connect with Divine Mother Nature

What we put in our own, as well as our loved ones’ bodies becomes an integral part of us. And yet, we often know so little about the healing qualities of the common foods, spices and herbs, that we use to prepare our meals every day.


Many of us, leading a modern lifestyle away from the elders in our families, often get isolated and miss out on their perfect home remedies for our colds and allergies, and the nourishing meals they cook with love and intention. We also miss out on receiving their wisdom, and knowing what it means to live in nature and benefit from her all-knowing, maternal embrace.


The Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library offers you the opportunity to open a doorway into a truly sacred experience of connecting with ancestral wisdom from Acharya Shunya’s long lineage of Ayurveda healers.

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All classes within the Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library are eligible for National Ayurvedic Medical Association PACE credits.


Email to apply for these credits.

What You'll Receive

  • Access to ~60 hours of video teachings on the following herbs, spices, foods and flowers​ such as Aloe Vera, Amalaki, Ashwagandha, Ayurvedic flowers, Brahmi, Coriander, Cumin, Figs, Garlic, Ghee, Ginger, Neem, Nutmeg, Pomegranate, Saffron, Shatavari, Tulsi, Turmeric, and several more!

  • Unlimited access to each class, from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace​​

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Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library
This course is FREE with enrollment to the Alchemy through Ayurveda Course

Get instant access to 18 unique, self-healing video classes from Acharya Shunya and Chef Sanjai on herbs, flowers, spices and superfoods with coordinating downloadable recipe PDFs.

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Each class in the herbal library unfolds like this:


  • Introduction to the herb/plant/food/spice and ancestral lineage

  • Exploration of cultural and traditional associations of each ingredient

  • Ayurvedic pharmacology with references from ancient source texts

  • Holistic understanding & relevant Ayurvedic concepts related to each topic

  • Home remedy discussion

  • Demonstration of recipes with the specific herb/plant/Ayurvedic food and discussion about appropriate usage of these recipes


What You'll Learn

  • Each class will teach you how to grow your own foods, flowers, spices, and herbs so you can cultivate health from your own garden, backyard, balcony, or back porch.

  • Discover countless unique Ayurvedic herbal remedy recipes (not found in the Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom book) using easily accessible ingredients.

  • Learn how to age gracefully and heal yourself naturally.

  • Experience the joy of simple, yet potent herbal remedies and recipes you will learn in each of these inspiring classes.

  • Connect with profound ancestral wisdom, from Baba to Acharya Shunya to you, that will heal your body, and also open your heart and free your spirit.

Our Story

My grandfather and Guru, Baba, is the inspiration for our ancestral library. Baba was an extraordinary Ayurveda healer and spiritual teacher in Ayodhya, India, whose very presence soothed, comforted and gave hope to the many who sought his counsel. Baba enlivened my classroom with real life nature immersion. He taught me how to touch, smell and taste health by  introducing me to Ayurveda’s super foods, healing spices and recipes, and led me on countless adventures through farms and forests full of magical herbs. We planted garden herbs and harvested fruits and flowers together. We cooked oils and balms and put together medicinal formulae that were distributed free of cost to all who sought Baba’s help and blessings.

And then, in my Baba’s classroom, all of nature became revealed to me, when he expounded upon the great old texts like Charaka Samhita that capture Mother Nature in her breathtaking magnificence, mind-blowing intelligence, entirety, and depth. A common natural and intelligent rhythm that binds all living creatures in its loving embrace was revealed to me.


It was clear that for awakening abiding health, this rhythm - physical, biological, emotional, and psychological, had to be upheld, no matter what.​

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I am delighted to now bring these teachings alive for you, with the support of Chef Sanjai, who shares his love of cooking inherited from his mother and grandmother, through our Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library.

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Your Instructors


Acharya Shunya

Acharya Shunya is a globally-recognized spiritual teacher and Vedic lineage-holder who awakens health and consciousness through the Vedic sciences of Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga. She is the driving force behind an online wisdom school and worldwide spiritual community, and the author of best-selling book on the Vedic art of min​d​ + body + soul well-being and health, Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True, 2017) and forthcoming second book with Sounds True to be released in 2020, Sovereign Self. Acharya Shunya is a keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and serves as an advisor to the Indian Government in matters pertaining to global integration and cultivation of Ayurveda and Yoga. Receive her free online teachings and browse her current eCourse offerings here or see more about her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram. Subscribe to her YouTube Channel where she holds live Global Satsangs once per month.

Chef Sanjai

Acharya Shunya's life partner, Chef Sanjai has resurrected forgotten yet seasonally pertinent, healing and delicious ancient recipes and developed original recipes too, inspired by ancient Ayurvedic texts from 1 BCE to 16 CE.


Together, for the last 12 years, they have been the driving force behind the awarded Ayurveda course, Alchemy through Ayurveda with its emphasis upon health through in depth knowledge of healing foods, spices and recipes.


Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True, 2017) highlights Chef Sanjai's top 30 recipes for everyday health, spring detox, overcoming indigestion, etc. They have recorded a unique series of classes together available in the Ayurveda Ancestral Herbal Library course. In these classes, they share rare, lineage-based Ayurvedic recipes for handcrafting health with the power of Ayurvedic superfoods, spices, herbs and garden flowers. They are now co-authoring an Ayurvedic Cookbook.

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