President/Memberships: BAMS Ayurvedic Doctor
Asavari Manvikar, Classically trained Ayurvedic Doctor, BAMS, Master in Ayurveda, AD, Global Ayurveda Specialist, Certified Yoga Instructor
She is the founder and lead faculty at the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda, a professional educational institute that provides authentic Ayurvedic education in Minnesota. She is a senior graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota.
Asavari Manvikar is the director and founder of Ayuwellness, a holistic healing center that provides authentic Ayurvedic therapies, panchakarma treatments, and in-depth consultations to help clients improve health, prevent diseases, and manage chronic health conditions.
She is one of the leading Ayurveda experts in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. She has been helping her clients achieve health and wellness through her private practice at Ayuwellness for over 15 years.
She also serves as a faculty at Normandale Community College and lead faculty at Advanced Yoga Teacher's Training Program at local yoga centers in the Minneapolis area. She has been practicing yoga and Ayurveda for over twenty years.
She earned her, Bachelors of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree in 1997, and a Master's in Kayachikitsa (Ayurveda Medicine) in 2000 from the University of Pune, India. In 2001, she was awarded a Gold Medal for her scholarly thesis work by the Institute of Indian Medicine.
She served as a doctor of Ayurveda Medicine and faculty member at the BSDT’s Ayurveda College, Wagholi, Pune from 2001-2003. She collaborated with her colleagues to conduct research studies about the integrative approach to diabetes, obesity, and cancer. She has authored several papers and articles in health journals.
In 2011, she developed and started teaching, the graduate-level course CSPH 5343 ‘Ayurveda, The Science of Self-healing’, at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. Through this course, she addresses the ethics, principles, and spirituality underlying the most ancient healing system of Ayurveda, and how to integrate it with yoga, for overall wellbeing.
She is a very passionate educator and has been organizing regular workshops on various topics of Ayurveda and yoga to increase awareness regarding the holistic approach to health and wellness in the community.
She is a Board Certified Ayurvedic Doctor and professional member of the North Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She is a Minnesota State Director of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). She is a professional member of the Council for Ayurvedic Research (CAR). She also serves as the vice president for the Minnesota Ayurveda Association (MAA).