Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga ensures that the students get an in-depth knowledge of the related medical subjects and knowledge of ayurvedic medicines. To educate and make the students well-versed with the systems of Ayurveda, medical diagnosis, pathogenesis, etiology, human anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, clinical therapeutics, herbal plants, yoga and other multitude subjects, CCAY has a dedicated staff of experienced lecturers who ensure that the graduating students are top of the line professionals of ayurveda.


Vaidya Harish Kumar Verma

B.A.M.S.  Gold Medalist.
President, CCAY

Vd. Harish Verma is one of India’s most outstanding Ayurvedic consultants and is the founder of Canadian College of Ayurveda & Yoga Inc. He is also a founder Director and President of Best Ayurveda Limited, Canada. He had been one of the top invitees for consultation on Ayurvedic therapy by many celebrities including late President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, film producer Sh B R Chopra and many other celebrities of India.

Vd. Verma is a gold medallist from Guru Nanak Dev University, India and was a Member of Governing Body of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur and Member of Faculty and Board of Ayurvedic and Unani Systems of Medicine, Punjab. He lectured extensively in UK to the general public, doctors, universities and hospitals on Ayurveda. He was on the faculty of the Honors program in Ayurveda at Thames Valley University, London and is the author of A Comprehensive Book of Ayurvedic Medicine and Secrets of Ayurveda.

Vd. Verma consults on a number of Ayurvedic treatments, diet and lifestyle related to chronic ailments like Ulcerative Colitis, Hepatitis-C, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bronchial Asthma and Male Infertility etc. His research into herbal medicines and food supplements has led to the development of a number of products available in western market. Vd. Verma’s method of treatment has been featured in many TV programs. A lot of newspapers and periodicals continue to carry review of his work.





Prof Shiva Rama Prasad Kethamakka

BAMS, MD (Ay), MA, COP (German), Ph.D.

Prof. Shiva Rama Prasad Kethamakka (3rd October 1960) known as “Technoayurveda” and got awarded “Ayurmitra” and “Nadi Bhishak”. He is interested in observing the different cultures and their influences on Ayurveda, thus served Maharshi Mahesh yogi movement and visited many countries for the development of Ayurveda. He is M.A. in Jyotish-Vastu and Ph.D. in Astro-diagnosis and frame new concepts in Medical Astrology as “Nakshtra Vaidyam”, an unique concept of Astro-Diagnosis. His guidance at 200 plus guest lectures and keynote address in many International, National, CME and ROTP on different aspects and concepts of Ayurveda, Kayachikitsa, Panchakarma, Manasa Roga, Rasayana, Vajikarana, Pulse Diagnosis andMedical astrology are worthy to update Ayurveda are available in slideshare.net. He guided 50 PG dissertations, 6 Ph.D. and 2 Fellowship in Panchakarma thesis and published many papers in reputed indexed Ayurveda journals. He was formerly as Chief Editor for ‘Journal of Indian System of Medicine’ and associated with many journals in different designations. His books Technoayurveda SOP Panchakarma, Introduction to Evidence Based Panchakarma, Best Practices in Panchakarma and Art of Panchakarma are voluble for learners of Ayurveda.



Prof Sanjay PremsukhlalChhajed

BAMS, MD (Ay), P.G.D.M.L.S.
Prof Sanjay PremsukhlalChhajed is Gold Medalist from I.P.G.T.&R, Jamnagar in the year 1990. He is Mentor for the research project by INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MUMBAI (IITM) for the development of a machine to carry out Pulse Diagnosis. He got awarded as Nadi Guru, Ayurveda Bhushan, Panchakarma Ratna, International Excellence award and a member of physicians’ panel by Charak Pharmaceuticals pvt. Ltd. In Maharashtra University of Health Sciences , Nasik, runs one year full time Integrative post graduate program in Pulse diagnosis by name ”FELLOWSHIP IN PULSE DIAGNOSIS”. He is organized and trained Ayurveda especially Nadi, Panchakarma for thousands of scholars world wide.





Dr. Prajakta S. Pande

Dr. Prajakta Pande is qualified Ayurvedic physician with a degree of BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), with more than five years of experience in teaching and clinical research field. She has completed Master’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine (MD Ayurveda) from India in 2007. She also worked as a research associate in Himalaya Drug Co.,  a multi-billion dollar herbal company for conducting clinical trials on various personal-care products and writing regulatory documents regarding the trial.




BAMS, MD (Ay), (Ph.D.)
Dr Nilima Narayanrao Wadnerwar is dynamic personality to develop new trends in teaching and research. She taught many students about the detoxification of Herbs and spread the knowledge through articles in reputed journals. Her involvement in Assessment of awareness regarding heavy metal toxicity in school children is remarkable..




Prof Rohit A. Gokarn

BAMS, MD (Ay), Ph.D.
Dr Rohit A. Gokarn has published Research Articles in various Notational and International Journals. He contributed knowledge in various national and international seminars and presented scientific papers. He is efficient in preparation and analysis of Ayurveda formulations and his approach towards Pharmaceutical Standardization is remarkable. He work as Associate Editor in many journals also..




Prof. Seetha Chandran

BAMS, MD (Ay), (Ph.D.)
Dr. Seetha Chandran is a Gold medalist from Kottakal Aryavaidyashala in  Kerala, who has persuaded her Ph.D from IPGT& RA, Gujarat Ayurved University. She is an outstanding practioner of  Smriti Meditation and Ayurvedic Psychotherapy. She has to her credit several best paper awards and ample International conference presentations. Through coordinating numerous workshops and seminars, she disseminated the knowledge of Ayurveda. She is noted for her proficiency in  Varmology, Tun & Tan Balance (Acupuncture), Manuscriptology, Nadipareeksha, and Trigger Therapy. She has served as a teaching faculty too in a Ayurveda College runs by govt. of Kerala. Apart from all she is contributing consistently through  her books, various artices on diverse topics, chapters in books, and  as a reviewer of many journals. Apart from all, a Mobile APP on Continuous medical education in Ayurveda was developed by her.




Prof. Pratiksha P.Rathod

BAMS, MS (Ay), (Ph.D.) (Fellow in Panchakarma)
Dr Pratiksha P.Rathod Founder, GynoAyurveda- Women healthcare services bagged many awards for her industrious work in research work related to Ayurveda and its development. Her Enthusiasm made her to innovations with traditional knowledge and Infertility and Garbhsanskarspecialty practice were brought out. She published many articles and spread her knowledge in seminars.




Supriya S. Kallianpur/ Gokarn

BAMS, MD (Ay), Ph.D.
Dr Supriya S. Kallianpur/ Gokarn published Two Books with Chaukambha Publishers. Attended various International, National and state level seminars, presented scientific paper in National and state level seminar. Was part of various free health camps, Efficient in teaching with an experience of teaching in various subjects, also having a good clinical exposure.




Prajakta Anant Pashte

Dr Prajakta Anant Pashte is a highly-reputed and eminent with exceptional with long efforts and performance regularity. She is with thorough knowledge of medical laws and ethical standards of medical care and in-depth knowledge of safety measures and hygiene conditions to be maintained under medical care.




Poorva G Kadam

Dr Poorva G Kadam have a dedicated career in Ayurveda medicine and focus providing quality health care for patients in Medical practice with Strong skills in Panchkarma Therapies. Her ability to be strong and work with positive attitude and hope to improve with continuous progress. Her interest in clinical research and article writing made her special among her collogues.




Sanjana BlakrishnaPednekar

Dr Sanjana BlakrishnaPednekarhas thorough knowledge of Ayurveda and Strong skills in Pnachakarma therapies. Her interest in Herbs made her special. She Participated in various seminars & workshops on Ayurvedic medicine and published articles.




Swapnil V. Talmale

Dr Swapnil V. Talmale is a dedicated, curious, professional doctor with good academic background, including clinical and extra- curricular activities. He is active in various research projects and community health protection camps. His knowledge of identification of herbs and preparation of medicines is innovative,




Prof. Meena ShamraoDeogade

BAMS, MD (Ay), Ph.D. Fellow in Panchakarma
Guest Faculty
Meena Shamrao Deogade. Interests of areas are Synergism, Molecular Biology, Pre-clinical, Clinical study of medicinal plants and Panchakarma. She obtained copyright for her teaching methodology. She is Guide for PG, Ph.D. and fellowship (Ethanopharmacology). She is extending her services as reviewer for various journals. She contributed around 50 articles and Chapters, 1 book and many guest lectures on different topics of Ayurveda. Her involvement in Research and motivation of students is remarkable..




Prof. ShriniwasGujjarwar

Guest Faculty
ShriniwasGujjarwar is having vast knowledge and experience in academic and clinical/surgical field of Shalya Tantra. He has presented lectures on various topics as Guest Speaker/ Resource person at national, International conferences, Seminars, ROTPs and CMEs. He have more experience in Ayurvedic Health spa services and treated more than 10,000 cases with ksharsutra treatment for various ano-rectal disorders. He is having special experience in Marma therapy, Ksharsutra, Agni karma, Raktamokshan, Panchakarma and Vranachikitsa.




Dr. Deepika Gunawant

Guest Faculty
Dr (Mrs) Deepika Gunawant received her Graduate degree from Kolkata University (India ) in 1985 and  thereafter MD in Ayurveda in 1990 from the same University . She worked   for Dabur  for nearly five years  in her first stint before moving to UK in 1995. She worked in several positions  as Marketing Director and Chief Physician  with the Ayurvedic Company of Great Britain  and  the Ayurvedic Charitable Hospital in  London . She is a Co-author of the book entitled “Complete Illustrated Guide to Ayurveda”published in the UK by Element Books   1997.Dr (Mrs) Deepika Gunawant  received her Graduate degree from Kolkata University (India ) in 1985 and  thereafter MD in Ayurveda in 1990 from the same University . She worked   for Dabur  for nearly five years  in her first stint before moving to UK in 1995. She worked in several positions  as Marketing Director and Chief Physician  with the Ayurvedic Company of Great Britain  and  the Ayurvedic Charitable Hospital in  London . She is a Co-author of the book entitled “Complete Illustrated Guide to Ayurveda”published in the UK by Element Books   1997