BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), MPH
Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), MPH, is an internationally renowned Ayurveda expert. Intensely trained in Traditional Health Sciences (Ayurveda, Energy healing) as well as Public Health, Pratibha Shah distils Eastern wisdom with an understanding of Western principles, for the best care of her clients. A strong sense of compassion and empathy, intent listening skills, in-depth thorough assessments and well contemplated individualized Master Wellness plans are a hallmark of her 30 years of practice. Client-centric Compassionate Care defines her best.
Her pioneering initiatives in the field of Ayurveda, have brought her to attention at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Consulate General of India, NYC. She is a prolific speaker and educator in the community. She has been an invited speaker in many local and International conferences and has given several Keynote addresses. She has authored several papers and is an editor with the Ayurveda Journal on Health. She is senior faculty and Domain Expert at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA and for Boston School of Ayurveda. She routinely delivers educational lectures at modern medicine institutes/bodies such as Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, American Holistic Nurses Association, among others.
With more than 30 years of active practice, she is one of the few holistic practitioners leading the effort of true integration, focused on client-centric wholesome care. She has been a trailblazer and an eminent Ambassador of Ayurveda in the West, teaching, practicing and promoting Ayurveda, while also working tirelessly on building bridges with mainstream medicine practitioners and Institutes. For her work, she was nominated in the Top 20 Women of the Year, for the year 2014. Before moving to US in 2004, she was working as Chief Medical Officer with the Central Government of India, in the ministry of AYUSH.
She is the Founder, President the Wholistic Health Alliance (a 501c3 National non-profit), Founder, President of Council for Ayurveda Research (a 501c3 International non-profit), Founding Director of Ayurvidya Anusandhan Abhiyan Foundation, India (a Section 8 NGO), and CEO of My Ayurved LLC. She currently practices in the Greater Boston area but has clientele throughout US and outside of US as well. She can be contacted at Pratibha@MyAyurved.org for lectures, workshops and other professional engagements.
‘Client-centric Compassionate Complete Care defines her best’
Kim Valeri Povey
CAP, AYT, C-IAYT, ERYT
Kim Valeri Povey is the Founder and CEO of Yogaspirit® since 1997 with affiliated studio locations in Massachusetts and Washington states offering programs in Yoga and Ayurveda. She is the Former CEO of Kerala Ayurveda Academy and brings over 30 years of career experience, as well as expertise in therapeutic mind-body treatments, ayurveda wellness applications and all aspects of yoga, to her role as a transformation catalyst, mentor and coach. Kim is a legislative lobbyist and serves as leadership on the Protection and Access to Complementary and Alternative Health Care Committee which is a Project of Heath Freedom Action in Massachusetts. She leads on the Massachusetts National Ayurveda Medical Association and holds professional memberships with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Yoga Alliance (YA).