MODERN MYSTIC VISIONARY AUTHOR TRUE TEACHER
VEDIC SCRIPTURAL SCHOLAR
The first female lineage-holder of her distinguished Vedic tradition, Acharya Shunya is an internationally renowned scholar, teacher, author, speaker and scholar of nondual wisdom (Advaita) from India, and a classically-trained master of Yoga and Ayurveda. She is the Founder of The Awakened Self Foundation and the nonprofit Vedika Global, Inc., platforms headquartered in Northern California, that empower, educate, and inspire a global community of students through online courses, workshops, and retreats. These conversations are furthered by Shunya’s top-rated podcast, “Shadow To Self.” An award-winning author of international repute, Shunya’s most recent book, Roar Like a Goddess: Every Woman's Guide to Becoming Unapologetically Powerful, Prosperous, and Peaceful will be published by Sounds True in July, 2022.
Learn more at AcharyaShunya.com and AwakenedSelf.com
AWARDS & HONORS
2020 - Present
Acharya Shunya, LLC School of the Living Wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta
2007 to Present
Vedika Global, Inc, 501-c (3) Spiritual Non-Profit Organization and Worldwide Spiritual Community with international headquarters in California, USA.
Founder and Spiritual Preceptor
2012 to 2017
CAAM: California Association of Ayurveda Medicine
President of Board of Directors of CAAM
2009 to present
Serving as the Advisory Board of Yoga Bharati, promoting evidence based yoga and community wellness, California, USA
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
Invited to Co-Chair 3rd International Delegates Assembly (IDA), a 60-country consortium, hosted by 5th World Ayurveda Congress in Bhopal, India