Ismat Nathani, DNM

Founder and Director of CAISH, Ismat Dhala-Nathani is a pioneer of Nadi Vigyan (Ayurvedic Neurotherapy) and has worked for over two decades with prominent medical doctors in India, Europe and Canada. She brings specialized knowledge and the highest professional standards to the curriculum at CAISH, including her unique integrative model of traditional Indian medicine blended with Western holistic and naturopathic medicine. An international leader and speaker, Ismat represented Canada during the 2018 World Ayurvedic Congress in India.

Bhavna Menta, BAMS India, RNP

Bhavna Mehta is an Ayurvedic doctor from India with more than 20 years of experience in Ayurvedic Medicine and a specialization in Panchkarma. She is a Registered Nurse Practitioner, licensed in Canada. Bhavna’s unique expertise includes an ability to integrate her knowledge of Western medicine with Ayurvedic medicine. She has contributed her valuable skills to the clinical learning settings at CAISH as a teacher since 2007.

Dr. Sairupa Krishnamurti, ND

Dr. Sairupa is a Naturopathic Doctor (CONO). She is also an Ayurveda Practitioner and a gentle self-care advocate. She is passionate about offering heart-centered education and healthcare that is inclusive and empowering. Dr. Sairupa has a general family practice with special interests in reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, post-natal care, pediatrics, mental health, stress, hormones and digestion. She has been teaching at CAISH since 2010.

Dr SairupaKrishnamurti, ND

SairupaKrishnamurti is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Therapist program from CAISH (2010), and most recently completed a 4 year program in Naturopathic Medicine, at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, (2015). She is interested in bridging Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine to support people on their journey in health. She has been practicing and studying Hatha Yoga for over 10 years,
with inspiring teachers in Canada, Malaysia and Indonesia. Sairupa received a scholarship to complete a Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007 through The School of Integrative Yoga Therapy with yoga teacher/therapist Heather Greaves.
A unique aspect to this course, was a module on inclusive teaching practices from an anti-oppressive framework. She draws on this framework in her work as a teacher and clinician. Sairupa loves working with new parents, women, families and children of all ages, and completed a year long clinical rotation on a Pediatrics focused Naturopathic shift at C.C.N.M.
With a passion for the Art of Ayurveda and Yoga- you will often find Sairupa teaching inclusive self-care classes that welcome people from all levels of learning. Her teaching approach focuses on the whole individual, creating a safe, accessible space to engage in wellness at the level of involvement one is comfortable with.

Dr Dana Lerman, ND

Dana Lerman ND, is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto and earned a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from York University. Dana completed her yoga certificate at the Vidya Institute in Toronto. She has studied Ayurveda through The Vedic Institute in New Mexico and has studied with Dr. Vasant Lad and Maya Tiwari.
Dana has a family medicine practice at Jaya Integrative Health Centre and teaches classes in Toronto. In private practice,
Dana works with nutrition, herbs, yoga, meditation, supplements and lifestyle counselling as a means to address the root and individuality of her client’s health care needs.
Dana is an extremely compassionate individual committed to the service of others and believes strongly in a multidisciplinary approach to healing. Dana believe’s that working with other health care practitioners and encouraging individuals to find their personal combination of therapeutic modalities is imperative to sustaining and improving health.
While studying Naturopathy, Dana interned with herbalists Matthew Wood in Minnesota and Christine Denis in Ontario, learning the identification, cultivation and harvesting of medicinal plants. In her fourth year of study Dana trained under Sat Dharam Kaur ND in the Healthy Breast Initiative, an eight week clinician training program. Dana has studied Reiki in Toronto and India.

Heather Greaves, E-RYT

Heather Greaves, E-RYT-500 received her yoga teacher certification from the Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto in 1998. And in 2007 was certified by Integrative Yoga Therapy as Professional Yoga Therapist. Heather also received certification as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and successfully completed Mindful Educator Essentials.
She is the owner of Body Therapies Yoga Training – a school registered with Yoga Alliance since 2005; and is the lead instructor on the 200 and 300 hour certification programs.
These train the trainer programs increase self mastery skills and are gentle and restorative. Learners expand their repertoire of life skills, increase reliance on their inner teacher, and are able to share yoga for wellness in group and private settings.
Heather uses her specialized knowledge and experience in yoga and meditation to coach honing the spirit, mind and body connection. Her programs consider the uniqueness of the individual, are trauma informed, and non-hierarchical. She believes in honoring the wisdom of all traditions.

Dr. Leena Athparia, B.A., B.Sc., ND, AAWC

Dr. Leena Athparia is one of the few naturopathic doctors in Toronto with extensive Ayurvedic training. Blending modern diagnostic tools with traditional systems, Dr. Athparia treats the person as a whole. Her caring and dedicated approach helps individuals feel supported and inspired to improve their health with treatments tailored to their unique constitution. Dr. Athparia regularly contributes to publications. Her blog was named in the Top 75 Naturopath Blogs.

Janeen Yusuf, RNP Ayurveda, RYT

Janeen is a Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner Ayurveda and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She supports her students and clients through personal transformations with compassionate guidance and emotional intelligence. Janeen offers integrative protocols focused on diet, herbs, lifestyle and self-care practices as well as movement, meditation and breathing. In her many endeavors, she passionately shares the life-balancing wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga.

Bhavya Bharti, RNP

For over two decades, Swamini Bhavya had brought ancient practices from India to the West, serving humanity by awakening it to the Self. She is a Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner with specialization in Ayurveda, an Iridologist and an Ambassador of Meditation and Yoga. Bhavya dedicates her life to enriching the lives of others. She helps nourish and nurture people through their journeys of personal growth with great wisdom and compassion.


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