I am a certified Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda Practitioner, Reflexologist, Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master and Esthetician. I have been a lifelong learner. After graduating from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in microbiology, I was drawn towards healing therapies and continued my training and practice in several modalities like Esthetics, Reflexology, Spa Therapies, Reiki and IET, close to three decades. I taught Esthetics and Spa Therapies in a college in Saskatoon for some time.
Growing up in India, many Ayurvedic practices were a way of life. I learned simple Ayurvedic home remedies from my mother, aunt, and grandmother. My father was a renowned physician and surgeon but he always treated his patients as a whole individual and not just the symptoms.
My personal health crisis led me to rediscover Ayurveda and for the past 10 years, I have been studying and practicing this ancient healing system. I have been fortunate to receive training from a world-renowned Ayurvedic practitioner Vaidya R. K. Mishra of the Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda (SVA) lineage. I learned how to do Nadi pariksha (pulse assessment) along with Transdermal Marma treatment from Vaidya Mishra. I am so grateful for this ancient knowledge. It has deepened my level of understanding of how the body works.
I currently offer Ayurvedic consultations and therapies based on my SVA training. I educate people on how to cook authentic Ayurvedic tridoshic meals and the importance of food combinations and the use of spices. I teach Ayurvedic Dinacharya and seasonal practices that promote health and balance. Along with seasonal Ayurvedic retreats, I regularly offer Ayurvedic treatments like Transdermal Marma Treatment, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Shiroabhyanga, Udvartana, Nasya, Kati Basti, etc. I am a Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master and offer energy healings. Most times I integrate the different modalities together to facilitate healing.
My goal is to continue learning and sharing Ayurveda, help new Ayurvedic practitioners establish a practice and inspire students to continue learning this ancient knowledge. I am a Professional Member of the Ayurveda Association of Canada.
Award-winning Ayurvedic physician, formulator, researcher and educator, Vaidya Mishra hailed from a long line of Ayurvedic healers whose history and origins are said to go back 5000 years! In the ancient book, the Bhavishya Purana, it is said that a group of Ayurvedic healers from the island of Shaka came to visit India at the behest of Lord Krishna, to cure his son, Samba, of leprosy. These ayurvedic healers stayed on and their lineage flourished from then on. It has continued uninterrupted, from generation to generation over the past several thousands of years.
Born to a renowned ayurvedic healer, Vaidya Kameshwar Mishra, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra’s whole life had been immersed in practice, research and study of Ayurveda and all its aspects. After graduating from Bihar's SYNA Ayurvedic College in 1974 and earning the title of GAMS (Graduate of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), Vaidya Mishra did an additional intensive seven-year training with his father. He toured several European countries, USA and Japan in the nineties before settling in the United States in 1996. He lived in Los Angeles, where he practiced SVA, and offered consultations, workshops, courses, and conferences. He excelled at Ayurvedic formulations and unique herbal remedies with unique delivery systems.
For more information, visit his website www.chandika.com