About our Team
Dr. Hemant Gupta M D Ayurveda, DNM
Founder & Director, Holistic Ayurveda
Doctor of Ayurveda
Dr. Hemant Gupta is a veteran in Ayurveda bringing over 35 years of expertise in Panchakarma, Marma Therapy, Natural healing and Teaching, Yoga and more. He is also founder and president of Canadian Ayurvedic Members Alliance (CAMA).
Dr Gupta has been an advocate for Ayurveda, credited for introducing and establishing Ayurvedic curriculum and medicine practices in various respected educational institutions in Canada, USA and across the world. This includes developing comprehensive academic curriculum from masters, graduate and undergraduate levels, to setting up courses (online/offline), seminars and workshops up to PhD level.
In 2011, he was honored with Charak Award by AAPNA, in recognition of excellence in teaching and his valuable contributions to Ayurveda in North America.
Apart from this, he is serving on the Board of Advisory at Centre for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Fairfield, Iowa (USA) since 1999. He is also associated with College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield as associate professor and deputy director.
Dr Gupta has been invited by many universities and has spoken at conferences and workshops from faculties of Japan, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Holland and Switzerland. He has published many research papers, a few are ‘Psycho-physiological correlates of the dosha theory of mind and body’ with Dr. F. Travis and Dr. D. Sands at MUM, Fairfield.
‘Effect of reading Sanskrit on brainwave coherence’ with Dr. F. Travis, at Department of Psychology, MUM, and ‘A clinical trial to discover the effects of Panchakarma and diet on hypercholesterolemia’, at The Raj Maharishi Ayurveda Health Clinic, Fairfield. He has done research paper with Dr R.S. Schneider, T. Kohler on ‘An Empirical Study of Clinical Correlates of Traditional Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis (Nadi Vigyan).
His responsibilities included establishing new panchakarma clinic and carrying research and consultation Panchakarma for the outpatients and patients in the university clinic, creating teaching curriculum in Vedic Medicine and consulting physician on Board of Directors of corporations and more. He was also nominated as Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year- 1999 by the University Student Council.
He has also spoken at various international conferences including International Conference Ayurveda & Metabolic Disorders, organized by The University of British Columbia, ‘Aging and Rejuvenation” World Conference’ at McGill University, Conference on Complementary Medicine organized by Department of Hygiene, MIE School of Medicine, Tsu-shi MIE, Japan and the keynote speech at the 4th Conference on Ayurveda, in Tokyo (Japan).
Deacon Carpenter, CAS
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Founder of Well+Sonoma
At the age of 16, chronic illness and obesity led Deacon to a fateful meeting with a local Ayurvedic doctor, which created a seismic shift in his perception of nutrition, health and physical balance. Heeding the advice of his doctor, he was empowered to understand what was causing him to be sick, the steps to reclaiming his health were clear and simple. Deacon modified his diet, started to practice yoga and shed over 140 pounds.
Deacon’s momentum in Ayurvedic studies continued at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, where he deepened his knowledge and decided that it was his calling to become an Ayurvedic clinician.
Deacon continues to teach his practical approach to Ayurveda & yoga at Maharishi University of Management where he has been a guest faculty member, adjunct professor and co-creator of MUM’s M.S. in Maharishi Ayurveda & integrative medicine.
Deacon is the author of A little bit of Ayurveda and Founder of Well Sonoma, an integrative medical clinic focusing on personalized medicine through Ayurveda, yoga and other complementary modalities based in Sonoma County, CA
Julia Clarke, M.S. Ayurveda
Owner of Mountain Soul Yoga
Julia’s creative and passionate teaching weaves her deep connection with nature and her love of Ayurveda through dynamic and empowering Vinyasa Flow, contemplative Yin Yoga and thoughtful Restorative Yoga. She comes from Glasgow, Scotland, and spent eight years as a radio DJ before making her way to the Rocky Mountains, where she continues to stoke her creative fire as a writer for CO Yoga + Life Magazine. The rest of the time, you can find her outdoors enjoying hiking, biking, and uphill skiing.
Julia firmly believes that without direct experience of nature, yoga is merely an intellectual concept. Each class with Julia is artfully designed to invoke nature’s five elements within every student, eliciting confidence and curiosity. She creates an inspired space for students to witness themselves in a state of constant evolution using intentional sequencing, an infectious sense of adventure, and good Scottish humor.