Asavari Manvikar is a classically trained Ayurvedic Doctor, founder, and lead faculty at the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda. Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda offers professional education certificate programs in Ayurveda, in person and globally in a distant format. https://www.mnayurveda.com/
She is a graduate faculty at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota.
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 many years. https://www.ayuwellnessmn.com/
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 earned her Bachelor's of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree in 1997 and an MD 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-to 2003. She collaborated with her colleagues to research 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, 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 certified yoga teacher and has taught advanced 200 hr. and Yoga Teacher's training program for more than 12yrs at the Yoga Center Retreat and Green Lotus in Minneapolis. Besides teaching at the university, she also offers educational certificate programs at Normandale, a local community center.
She is an Editorial Board Member for the PDEAS International Journal of Research in Ayurved and Allied Sciences. She is a professional member of NAMA, 'The National Ayurvedic Medical Association,' and serves as a committee member for a Beta Ayurvedic Doctor Program. She serves as a State Director, AAPNA, 'Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America.' She serves as a President of the 'Minnesota Ayurveda Association.' She is chair of the Global Webinar Research Series project by CAR (Council of Ayurveda Research). She serves on the advisory board of the Hindu Community Center. Her passion is to educate students on how to create balance to achieve health and wellbeing.