Our educators are Ayurvedic doctors who are experts in their field after decades of clinical practice in the UK. They represent the greatest critical mass of experience and mastery of the practice of Ayurveda in the West. Learning from those who teach only from their own invaluable experience of treating thousands of people is the way to truly embrace this beautiful science. To see the profiles of our educators please see the prospectus.
Dr Deepika Rodrigo (B.A.M.S.) (MSc.HPE)
The principal lecturer and Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK and a senior Ayurvedic physician in the Ayurvedic Clinic. After 25 years of practice and teaching in the UK, she is widely recognized as a major driving force behind the growing awareness of Ayurveda in the UK. Dr. Rodrigo is a prolific teacher investing an enormous number of face-to-face hours with her students.
Dr Wathsala Wijesinghe (B.A.M.S., MSc, M.D.)
A senior Ayurvedic physician, in practice for almost 25 years. She has helped thousands of people to prevent, cure or manage a wide range of acute and chronic disorders from grass roots level in rural communities to hospitals and private clinics in different countries.
She has been providing her services to the teaching of Ayurveda for 25 years at every level of education from schools to universities and educating rural communities. She has presented and conducted over 20 research works within the scientific community during her career.
Dr Ranjith Gamage (B.A.M.S., MSc, M.D.)
Lecturer at the Ayurveda Institute UK. B.A.M.S Doctor at The Ayurvedic Clinic UK. Member of the Board of Advisors to the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK. (AAPUK)
Specialised in Ayurvedic Pharmacology. Senior Research and Development Officer for one of the largest and most innovative international companies producing Ayurvedic medicines.
Gabriella Burnel (BA Hons; Oxon) (Sanskrit teacher)
Gabriella is a scholar of the ancient language of Sanskrit and music. She teaches Sanskrit for all levels to decode and attain a deeper understanding of Ayurveda. She has dedicated her life to these disciplines and their capacity to expand consciousness and heal. Gabriella’s purpose is to bring an experiential understanding of the beauty in the sounding of the Sanskrit language and the purity of the alphabet. Having studied Sanskrit from the age of 4 years old and read Sanskrit at Oxford, she is a modern day master.
Yashoda Samajeewara (DipAMT, DipAPT)
The Senior Therapist and Panchakarma Technician at the Ayurvedic Clinic. She has over a decade of experience in the treatment of patients for chronic and acute disorders using Panchakarma therapy. She was trained formally in Sri Lanka and gained extensive experience treating patients in the UK. She has considerable knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine which she employs in treating and helping patients day in and day out within the clinic.
Geoff Sewell (DipAy-3year)
The President of the AAPUK, co-founder and Director of the Ayurvedic Clinic and the Ayurveda Institute UK. He is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who has amassed decades of knowledge and experience working in the field of Ayurveda.
Having established the Ayurvedic Clinic almost 20 years ago, along with Dr Deepika Rodrigo, his contribution to the growth of Ayurveda in the UK has been invaluable.
Ajanta Kaza (DipALN, DipAMT)
General Secretary of the AAPUK, Course Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK. She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who has been working within the Ayurvedic field for a number of years.
Other educators at the Institute include experienced Ayurvedic physicians, allopathic physicians, Panchakarma specialists, Sanskrit and music teachers as well as experts in practice development.