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Guest, Speaker, Performer Bios - Vivek Shanbhag

Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, MD(Ayu), ND(USA), BAMS, CYEd, is a California Licensed Naturopathic Doctor with over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurveda Doctor, Professor, and a Best-seller Author. He is the Founder-Director of Natural Medicine & Ayurveda - Clinic & Academy in San Jose where he directs a team of six integrative health experts www.YogaAyurveda.org. He serves as the President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Professionals www.AAAPusa.com. He is a professor at 3 Ayurvedic Colleges. He is the Best-seller Author of “A Beginner's Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine” by Keats Publishing. Earlier, he was the Chairman of Ayurveda Department at Bastyr University in Seattle. He was the Head of Ayurvedic Research Institute in Pune. He has won international awards for Excellence in Teaching & Medical Practice.

Dr. Shanbhag is a sought-after keynote speaker at national & international conferences in the fields of Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine, Yoga Therapy & Diet Therapy. He enjoys hiking, singing & literature. He has written, directed & acted in a dozen skits in Konkani, Kannada & English. He was born in Honnavar, grew up in Goa, graduated in Hubli & worked in Pune prior to his career in the US.