Dr Deepika Rodrigo (B.A.M.S.)
The principle lecturer and a senior Ayurvedic physician, having been extra-ordinarily in continuous clinical practice for over 25 years in England and prior to that in Sri Lanka. She is widely recognised as a major driving force behind the growing awareness of Ayurveda in the UK. She has over 20 years of teaching experience including the post as senior lecturer at the College of Ayurveda, Westminster University and Middlesex University where she trained many of today’s leading Ayurvedic specialists. As a director of the Ayurveda Institute UK and the principle lecturer in all courses she conducts, Dr. Rodrigo is a prolific teacher investing an enormous number of face-to-face hours with her students.
She has been practicing from her established, London based Ayurvedic Clinic, since 2000 and uniquely amongst her peers, has a wealth of clinical experience to bring to her teaching.
Dr Wathsala Wijesinghe (B.A.M.S., MSc, M.D.)
A senior Ayurvedic physician, having been in continuous clinical practice for almost 25 years. She has helped thousands of people to prevent, cure or manage a wide range of acute and chronic disorders, including women’s disorders, digestive disorders, skin problems and neurological disorders. Her experience has spanned treating people at 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 Nayana Liyanage (B.A.M.S., MSc, M.D.)
A senior consultant Ayurvedic physician who has been in continuous clinical practice for 25 years. She has spent the latter part of her practice as a Consultant Ayurvedic physician at the National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital in Borella, Sri Lanka. She is an expert in Kaya Chikitsa, specifically neurological disorders. She has many years of experience as an MD scholar lecturing Ayurvedic undergraduates in 5 Universities in India and Sri Lanka and published numerous research works.
She also has expertise in the treatment of chronic disorders which are prevalent in Western and modern society such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, MS, ME, dementia, cholesterol and heart conditions and Panchakarma therapy for the treatment of chronic disorders caused by modern life-styles.
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, along with Dr Deepika Rodrigo, he heads a team of highly experienced doctors, therapists and staff who together have treated many thousands of patients. In addition, as a Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK and the AAPUK, his contribution to the growth of Ayurveda in the UK is invaluable.
Ajanta Kaza (DipALN, DipAMT)
The General Secretary of the AAPUK, Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK and Practice Manager of the Ayurvedic Clinic. She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who has been working within the Ayurvedic field for a number of years.
Other teachers at the Institute include guest Ayurvedic physicians, guest medical professionals from allopathic and complementary medical disciplines, Ayurvedic practitioners, senior massage therapists and other practitioners who contribute their expertise to modules of the course. We will also have business and practice management modules to assist in setting up and practicing successfully. This includes marketing advice and tackles the issues that most practitioners find challenging such as finances and charging clients.