Your Ayurvedic Doctors and Host
Dr. Ninnu Sudarshan, BAMS
RESIDENT AYURVEDIC DOCTOR
Dr. Ninnu Sudarshan received his degree B.A.M.S. of Ayurveda from the renowned Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College in Kerala, India, the cradle of Ayurveda. He had the opportunity to interact with many eminent doctors practicing authentic Ayurveda during his studies.
Dr. Ninnu was the Ayurvedic consultant in the Kottakal Ayurveda clinic in Kollam and after that, he worked in the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy in Coimbatore, which is a real melting pot of mentors of Ayurveda. Here he perfected his Ayurvedic diagnostic methods, such as pulse diagnosis (Nadi pareeksha).
He built up his own Panchakarma center in Kollam, as well as a pharmacy producing genuine Ayurvedic medicines, which many hospitals around Kerala use today. He has practised all the Panchakarma therapies and also para surgical methods such as venesection and leech therapy. His passion for the science of Ayurveda and his great desire to help the sick encouraged him to study and practice the Varma techniques that have instant impact on the human body by stimulating the vital nerve points and the plexus.
Dr. Ninnu is highly interested in spirituality and has good knowledge of Yoga Sastra. His treatment plans use yoga, meditation, pranayama and lifestyle recommendations in addition to the Ayurvedic treatments and are, therefore, attractive to the patients as they attain both physiological and psychological wellbeing.
Dr. Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
CONSULTANT ADVISOR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ONEWORLD AYURVEDA AND VISITING DOCTOR
Dr. Aparna is one of the few specialists in the world with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr. Padmanabhan (awarded best doctor by Ayurveda Medical Association of India in 2012), treating thousands of patients successfully over his 35 year career.
Dr. Aparna graduated with a PhD in Ayurveda at India’s most prestigious Institute for Ayurveda and was presented ‘Jivaka Award’ for her outstanding performance in academics. She has presented on Ayurveda at many national and international seminars with her research published in several papers and journals.
Her fields of interest include mind-body medicine, yoga and Vedic medical astrology. She is dedicated to spreading the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to the world. Dr. Aparna now resides in Bali with her husband, Abhishek Joshi, BAMS, MD, PhD, also an expert of Ayurveda and the chair of Ayurveda at the Universitas Hindu Indonesia in Denpasar, Bali.
Under her guidance, Oneworld Ayurveda has developed the most authentic Panchakarma programs offered in a breathtaking environment. A team of professionals has been trained by Aparna to deliver the best possible treatments, knowledge of medicinal plants, Ayurvedic cuisine and much more.
Dashama Konah Gordon
INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN YOGA TEACHER, AUTHOR AND HEALTH EXPERT
Dashama is an internationally known Yoga Teacher, Author of 5 books, 3 best selling online courses, the global 30 Day Yoga Challenge and 33 Yoga DVDs. She founded the Pranashama Yoga Institute (PYI) in response to the growing demand for her unique system of yoga and healing. Through PYI, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, she certifies both 200 and 500 hour yoga teachers around the world.
A global expert on health and happiness, Dashama was invited to speak at the United Nations for International Day of Happiness in 2016. She is an innovator in the field of yoga, credited for being one of the first to teach SUP Yoga as well as the Prasha Method, which combines power vinyasa and alignment based yoga with functional core fitness, thai yoga and self massage, healing, breath, qi gong, dance and love.