Ananta Ripa Ajmera
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is founder and CEO of The Ancient Way, an Ayurveda practitioner, Yoga instructor, and spiritual teacher. She leads the Ancient Way's Spiritual Warrior Certification and Circle of Life Programs. She also serves as Advisor of Ayurveda at THE WELL, a modern wellness club that brings world-class doctors and master healers together for a more balanced you. She is author of The Way of the Goddess: Daily Rituals to Awaken Your Inner Warrior and Discover Your True Self (Penguin Random House TarcherPerigee September 2022).
Ananta is also author of the award-winning book The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World’s Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion and More. Her work has been featured on Fox News, ABC News and in Forbes Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Yoga Journal, Reader’s Digest, Spirituality & Health Magazine, New York Magazine, MindBodyGreen, and Elephant Journal.
Ananta has taught Ayurveda at Stanford School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program and is certified to teach Ayurveda staff trainings at all prisons and police stations in California. She also taught Ayurveda at California Department of Public Health, UNICEF, New York Insight Meditation Society, Sedona Yoga Festival, NYU, SFSU, ABC News and Mother Earth News Fairs.
Ananta has spoken at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), Columbia Business School, UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, the invite-only Social Innovation Summit for Fortune 500 executives, government leaders, and top social entrepreneurs, and Silicon Valley’s Health Technology Forum at Stanford School of Medicine.
Ananta deeply studied Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta in a traditional Vedic Indian lineage for 9 years. She presently studies Vedanta with the world-renowned philosopher saint Swami Parthasarathy and Kalari, India’s most ancient form of martial arts, with Baiju Mohandas of Bodhi Kalaripayattu Center in Kerala, India. Ananta has a long family lineage of renowned Ayurveda healers on the maternal side of her family, whose healing legacy she feels grateful and proud to carry forward.
Ananta believes that everything truly worth having in life lives within you and that loving others begins with loving yourself. She is working on a spiritual cookbook full of seasonal Ayurvedic, mentally uplifting versions of your favorite foods. You can subscribe to her YouTube Channel for spiritual teachings, yogic practices and to listen to episodes of her podcast True to Yourself.