Dr. Sasikumar Nechiyil
Rasasastra is the ancient branch of wisdom which explains the theory and practise of chemotherapeutics in Ayurveda. It is the sharp tool of Ayurvedic Physician to tackle acute and complicated diseases. Wherever the herbal therapy is handicapped to deal the situation there the Rasa drugs can be administrated with success and safety. The latest research coming up in the modern pharmaceutical field is pinpointing the importance of metal to be involved in drug design. The thought of boosting the effect of Antibiotics with silver ‘nano’ particle is an example for that.
Dr. Sasikumar Nechiyil. B.A.M.S, M.D [Ay.] has played a key role for leading all the institutions of Nechiyil. After taking degree B.A.M.S from Kottakkal Ayurveda College. He completed post-graduation M.D [Ay.] from Jamnagar Ayurved University in Rasasastra. He is the disciple of Late. Krishnankutty Vaidyar, Kannankulangara who was an authority of Rasasastra and Sidha system. He got guidance from Late. Abu Vaidyar, Ferok, who was well known for Sidha treatment and Visha chikitsa [Toxicology including snake bite treatment].
Dr. Sasikumar Nechiyil has mentored both Late. Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi and Dr. Sreejith Ayyappath in their quest to become Ayurveda Experts. He has been a part of Govardhan Ayurveda since the time of Dr. Pisharodi and now visits the Centre regularly as a Consultant to offer his expertise to the patients. Govardhan Ayurveda takes immense pleasure from the guidance of Dr. Sasikumar as it would benefit the Centre a lot on the long term in its pursuit of becoming one of the top Ayurveda Centres in India in the near future.
Late Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi
Globally renowned Ayurveda expert, Late Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi was a holistic health practitioner, specialized in Palliative medicine and Hospice care from Cardiff University (UK) and University of California (USA). He was qualified in several alternative therapies – Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga, Naturopathy, Sujok, Pranic healing and Medical Astrology, making way for a practice of integrated holistic medicine.
Born into a family of traditional Ayurveda physicians of Kerala, he was introduced to studying the art of Traditional Indian healing called Ayurveda after which he went on to specialize in Palliative Oncology in the modern stream of medicine. While working in California, Wales and India with terminally ill patients, he could see the limitations of the modern approach. Exposure to several alternative therapies at San Diego Hospice and hospices in the UK triggered him to go back to his roots and integrate Eastern and Western traditions to solve the maladies of the present day.
Spending many years in meditation in a monastery in India, extensive studies in the Vedas, practising Ayurveda and alternative healing and working with experienced Ayurvedic traditional healers of the Ashtavaidya tradition in Kerala (his home town), provided him with a solid foundation.
He believed that the underlying cause for all disease is the reckless modern diet and lifestyle causing excessive stress leading to toxin accumulation and misalignment of the body, mind and spirit. To prevent, treat and educate people was his passion and mission. He had taught on several national and international platforms. His courses are also available online. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and a reviwer of articles for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He had also taught at University of Lund, Sweden; Charles Medical University in Prague and others. He was a regular teacher at Aryavaidya Pharmacy Coimbatore and Amrita Ayurveda Vidyapeetham.
He had served as the Director of Food for Life Medical Center in Vrindavan, India and is also Founder and Director of Purnarogya Holistic Health Care in Kerala, India. He was heading the Govardhan Ayurveda initiative at Goverdhan Ecovillage, which is a United Nations award winning project with a vision to preserve and promote natural health, based on Ayurveda and Yoga.
He published a translation and commentary on the classic Ayurvedic text named “Ashtanga Hridayam – The essence of Ayurveda” dedicated to Radhanath Swami his spiritual mentor, which is the first of a 30-volume series, written in an elaborate manner for the understanding of all students and enthusiasts of Ayurveda, all over the world. It contains authentic translations of each word as well as elaborate Sanskrit commentaries. This will positively transform the way in which Ayurveda is learned and practiced around the world.
Bringing with him a vast experience of over 25 years, of modern as well as traditional medical training, living in monasteries, interacting with saints and healers alike and traveling around the world, he confirmed “Emphasizing the imperative need of a strong spiritual practice for every healer, every branch of medicine has its own unique benefits and limitations. Any one branch of healing applied exclusively gives slower results and is less effective. But the integration of the techniques according to the need of the patient gives tremendous power to healing with quicker and better results.”
Dr. Sreejith Ayyappath
Renowned Ayurveda expert Dr. Sreejith Ayyappath B.A.M.S, M.D [Ay.] is a holistic health practitioner specialized in all types of Ayurveda treatments. Born into a traditional Hindu family in Palakkad district of Kerala, Dr. Ayyappath had a special inclination towards this holistic system after he was introduced to studying the traditional Indian healing called Ayurveda, after which he went on to master this art.
After taking his BAMS from the University of Calicut, Kerala, he did his masters specializations in Panchkarma from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. He has studied under different eminent traditional physicians of Kerala such as Ashtavaidyan Vaidyamadham Cheriya Narayanan Namboodiri, Padmashree Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan and Dr. C.R. Agnivesh, who were the authorities of Traditional Kerala Panchakarma Chikitsa. He got his guidance in RASASTRA and Siddha Chikitsa under Dr. Sasikumar Nechiyil who was an authority on Rasasatra and Sidha system.
Dr. Ayyappath started his career from Kerala Ayurveda Ltd, Aluva and then worked as Senior Consulting physician at Kottayil Ayurveda Vaidyasaala, Shoranur, and then worked abroad as Sr. Consulting Physician at Samkkya Ayurveda hospital, Malacca, Malaysia; and as a Consulting Physician in Branch of Patanjali Yogpeet Trust Haridwar.
He believes that the underlying cause for all diseases is the reckless modern diet and lifestyle causing excessive stress leading to toxin accumulation and misalignment of the body, mind and spirit. He shares his passion with many globally renowned Ayurveda specialists which is to prevent, treat and educate people.
Bringing with him a vast experience of several years of traditional medical training, he believes “As long as we don’t live in harmony with nature and our constitution, we really cannot expect ourselves to be healed; Ayurveda gives us the means”.
Specialized in Panchkarma, traditional Kerala Nadi-pariksha techniques and special Kerala treatments, Dr. Ayappath aims to carry the legacy left behind by the Late Dr. Sanjay Pisharodhi and inculcate the same principles in Govardhan Ayurveda laid down by his predecessor. Leading a full-fledged team of Ayurveda Doctors, Dr. Ayyappath wishes to make Govardhan Ecovillage an ideal home away from home for Ayurveda followers.
Dr Srikanth Chakrala
Dr Srikanth Chakrala (Srivallabha Das) has been an Ayurvedic practitioner for over 16 years now. Nurturing a desire for serving the society through holistic health care right from his childhood, Dr Chakrala pursued his BAMS & MD (Ayur) from Dr NTR University of Health Sciences. His expertise is in the field of Dravya Guna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) which involves identification of herbal plants and formulation of disease-specific medicines.
Having spent the next 8 years in various Keraliya Panchakarma institutes, he then pursued an active academic career for another 5 years teaching BAMS students. While pursuing his passion of Ayurveda, Dr Chakrala discovered his new-found interest in spiritual sciences and started experimenting with a holistic wellness methodology based on integrating Spiritual and Ayurvedic techniques. With a view to realize this goal, he joined the Govardhan Ayurveda team in 2015.
He was also personally mentored by Late Dr. Sanjay Pisharodhi, world renowned Ayurvedic doctor and author of a commentary on Acharya Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hrdayam. With a view to deepen his understanding of Panchakarma for modern lifestyle related diseases, he had also undergone training in Vaidyaratnam (Thrissur, Kerala) in the ashtavaidyan tradition of Panchakarma. As an expert Ayurvedic practitioner and a dedicated Spiritual seeker, Dr. Chakrala believes that holistic wellness includes take care of the body, the mind and the soul.
Dr. Sudheesh Krishnan
Dr. Sudheesh Krishnan studied Ayurvedic science from Nangelil Ayurveda Medical College, Ernakulam, Kerala. After completing studies, he did Internship Training in National Research Institute for Panchakarma from where he studied all Panchakarma Therapies as well as special Keraleeya Panchakarma Treatments. Later, he also got special training in Jalookavacharana (LEECH THERAPY), Raktha Moksha (Blood Letting Therapy), Agni Karma (CAUTERISATION THERAPY) etc.
Dr. Sudheesh had an outstanding academic career. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he also did special course on Keraleeya Panchakarma Therapy from renowned Ayurveda Centre In Kerala, Vaidhyaratnam Ayurveda Foundation, Thrissur. He has also worked In Kerala Ayurveda Hyderabad Branch and in Nuayurveda Clinic, Mumbai.
Dr. Rajshree Deshmukh
Dr. Rajshree completed BAMS in Ayurveda from Seva Sangh’s Ayurved college, Ganeshwadi, Panchavati, Nasik, Maharashtra. After that she did PGDHHM (hospital and healthcare management) at Symbiosis, Pune. After completing her education, she worked as a Medical officer for seven years in the government sector wherein she handled many emergencies, was part of the team that successfully conducted many deliveries and did some field work as well.
To get more knowledge of Ayurveda she then underwent Panchkarma Training at Ayurgreen, Mapusa, Goa. The zest to work with the best then took her towards the Himalayas wherein she took training from Patanjali in Haridwar and later worked in Patanjali Chikitsalaya in Caranzalem, Panaji, Goa. To gain mastery over Panchakarma therapy Dr. Rajshree again underwent training at Vaidyaratnam (Thrissur, Kerala) from Ashtavaidya Tradition.
Later, she came in contact with Dr.Sanjay Pisharodi (HG Shyamvallabh Prabhu) who was MD of Govardhan Ayurveda; and was inspired by his studies, interest and dedication towards Ayurveda and decided to join him at Govardhan Ayurveda. Dr. Rajshree has a strong belief in Panchakarma therapy and feels that it can cure the patients from all the diseases if applied in a proper way and provided the patients abide to all the requirements religiously. She has been a part of the Govardhan Ayurveda team of Doctors in GEV for a considerable amount of time and is quite happy to continue the legacy which Dr.Sanjay has left behind.