Monica B Groover PhD. AD*
Director, and Instructor

Ms. Groover is a known Ayurveda Practitioner, has been on board of National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She also served on the board of TAPAS (Texas Association of Ayurveda Professionals).

Ms Groover comes from a heritage of Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and Herbal healing. She finished her academic education and Ayurveda studies in India. She has also studied extensive Ayurveda from her Guru in India. Ms. Groover is the founder of Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga Academy. She had been the director of education for San Diego College of Ayurveda in California for many years. She has taught at Kerala Ayurveda Institute and prepared Ayurveda curriculum for graduate courses for yoga and Ayurveda schools.

A professional NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), member at the Ayurveda Doctor Level; Ms. Groover's research and articles have been published in India, as well as in the US. Her articles have been published in Light of Ayurveda Journal, and her curriculum has been used by Universities. She is on the editorial board for Journal of Homeopathy and Alternative Medicine. She was also a proud member of the NAMA sub-committee for board exam preparation. Her book Ayurveda and the Feminine was published in 2020. Her book-Essential Guide to Ayurveda, A textbook for Ayurveda Counselors will be published in 2021.

Dr Priyanka Rajan, BAMS (Instructor)
Priyanka Rajan comes from a prestigious family of Ayurvedic Physicians and Vaidyas in India. Priyanka Rajan got her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine from Tamil Nadu MGR Medical School in India. She lives in New Jersey, and, has taught Ayurveda courses at Ayurveda Wellness Institute Inc. at California.

Aparna Dandekar, D.O, AP (Instructor) Dr. Aparna Dandekar is not only a practicing physician in the San Francisko area but also has a degree in Sanskrit. She finished her Ayurveda Counselor and Ayurveda Practitioner from San Diego College of Ayurveda under Manjulali and Pandit Atul Krishna Das.

Henry Groover (Instructor & Chief Technical Officer)
Chief Technical officer, owner and Instructor - Vedic Astrologer, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Sanskrit Pundit - Henry Groover teaches Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Seminars. Subjects taught include Sanskrit, Yogic Texts and Jyotish. Henry is a Vedanta pundit of Vaishnava Vedic Philosophy, Samkhya Philosophy and Sanskrit, Pundit Krishnaji has translated and edited several ancient Sanskrit texts including Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Sri Brahma Samhita, Hitopadesha, Origin of Ratha Yatra and various Stotrams.

Dr Mithun Baliga (Instructor)
Dr Mithun Baliga is both a medical doctor who studied from India, UK and US. Dr Mithun graduated from Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy as an Ayurveda Practitioner and started teaching the Ayurveda Counselor students. Dr Mithun teachers foundations of Ayurveda, and Ayurvedic Anatomy amongst other topics to the students.

Deborah King RN, AP (Instructor)
Deborah has been a registered Nurse for nearly 30 years and recently graduated Ayurveda Practitioner with Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy. Deborah teaches Ayurveda Counselor students both online and helps in Ayurveda Internship in Austin, Texas.

Monika Singhal, Ayurveda Practitioner (Instructor)
Monica Singhal attended one of the most prestigious Medical schools in New Delhi India-All India Institute of Medical Sciences. After specializing in Dermatology, she decided not to pursue Western Medicine, and, instead decided to focus all her attention to Ayurveda and holistic medicine. Ms. Singhal completed her Ayurveda Practitioner seminar San Diego College of Ayurveda. She practices out of San Diego, California.

*Doctor Level Membership with NAMA

Anuradha Rao (Teachers Assistant)

Anuradha is a graduate of Narayana Ayurveda and finished both her Ayurveda Counselor and Ayurveda Practitioner with us. She is also an experienced Yoga therapy and yoga training teacher and ran her own yoga studio in India. Anuradha moved to Germany a few years ago and lives there with her husband.