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.
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.