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The Wellness Ambassador Program

Welcome to a Life-Changing Community Wellness Garden, 
where you are warmly invited to learn
how to take your health into your own hands

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About the Program

BACK TO THE ANCIENT ROOTS OF AYURVEDA

True to ancient Ayurvedic source texts (often neglected in modern programs), The Ancient Way's Wellness Ambassador Program is led by our founder Ananta, with support from her team of teachers, 100% online. This unique program is rooted in Ayurveda, and draws upon other aligned holistic health modalities. It is perfect for anyone seeking to really live and embody the ancient wisdom of how to be well, in all ways: physically, emotionally and spiritually, as a foundation for sharing this profound wellness wisdom with your community. This program prepares you to share ancient wellness practices with your community (family, friends, clients and students) and, at your own unhurried pace, to become qualified to receive a full fledged Tara Ayurveda Practitioner certification, accredited by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and the Association for Coaching.

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What You Will Learn

MODULE 1: AYURVEDA ESSENTIALS

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For Body, Mind, Soul

  • Make the Most of Your Day, the Ayurveda Way

  • Ancient Morning Routine Practice for Spiritual Transformation

  • Ayurveda's 5 Great Elements & Identifying Your Doshas

MODULE 2: SPRING CLEANING

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The Ayurveda Way

  • Spring Cleaning, from the Inside-Out

  • Eat for Your Digestion this Spring and Ayurvedic Spring Detoxing

  • An Ancient Oral Hygiene Daily Routine

  • Spice Up Your Life Spring Cook-along 

  • Ayurveda Workout Tips & Introduction to Kalaripayattu Martial Arts from India

MODULE 3: BREATHE & SLEEP PEACEFULLY

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Like a Baby

  • Ayurveda Home Remedies for Cough, Pranayama, Asanas for Kapha Dosha

  • 6 Tastes in Ayurveda Pharmacology & Home Remedies for Diarrhea, Constipation, Weight Loss, Lungs

  • Ayurvedic Thai Curry Cook-along

  • Sleep Sound & Heal Your Digestive System with Ayurveda

MODULE 4: AYURVEDA'S SUMMER R & R

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A Restorative Summer Health Rx

  • Stay Healthy this Summer Season with Ayurveda

  • Stay Healthy and Hydrated this Summer Cook-along Class

  • Care for Your Hair, the Ayurveda Way

  • The Spiritual Healing Power of Flowers

MODULE 5: CARE FOR YOUR 5 SENSES

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An Ancient Approach to Self-Love

  • Care for Your 5 Senses

  • The Art & Science of Chromotherapy

  • The Spiritual Cleansing Power of Bathing as an Ayurveda Healing Ritual

  • Create an Ayurvedic Home Skin Spa

  • The Art of Mindful Eating 

  • The 6 Tastes & Aromatherapy in Ayurveda for Emotional Wellbeing

  • A Vibrational Sound Healing Journey

MODULE 6: DOSHAS, DEMYSTIFIED

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Understanding Ayurveda's Unique Health Perspective

  • Ayurveda's Divine Creation Theory

  • Pitta Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs

  • Vata Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs

  • Kapha Dosha Balancing Foods, Yoga, Flowers and Herbs

MODULE 7: FINDING BALANCE

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Between Staying Cool, Calm and Collected & Feeling Fired Up

  • Stay Healthy this Autumn

  • Autumn Ayurveda Cook-along

  • Your Fall Herbal Apothecary: Seasonal Home Remedies for Self Care

MODULE 8: DIVINE (RE)CREATION

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Giving Birth to the Best Version of You

  • The Navratri Spiritual Journey Home

  • Power of Practice Circle: The Navratri Spiritual Journey Home

  • The Ayurveda Pregnancy Journey

MODULE 9: EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY

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Ayurveda's Winter Wonderland Protocol

  • Ayurveda's Winter Wonderland Seasonal Lifestyle Medicine

  • Ayurvedic Gourmet Indian Cook-along 

  • Ayurvedic Baked Goods Cook-along 

  • Ayurvedic Italian Cook-along 

  • Joyful Ayurvedic Holiday Cook-along

MODULE 10: BRINGING IT ALL FULL CIRCLE

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The Cyclical Nature of Life

  • Power of Practice Circles

  • Ayurveda's Seasonal Lifestyle Medicine Map for Radiant Wellbeing

  • Closing Our Sacred Time Together

THE JOURNEY
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Ancient Morning Spiritual Rituals

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What This Program Will Empower You To Do:

  • Apply the deep ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in simple, everyday ways you can apply to your modern lifestyle and needs

  • Immerse yourself in ancient wisdom, rituals and practices to strengthen your physical, mental and spiritual wellness as your foundation to share with others

  • Share ancient wellness practices with your community: family, friends, clients, students

  • Lead Power of Practice Circles as part of The Ancient Way's Circle of Life Program

  • Join the Wellness Ambassador Teacher Training (after successful program completion) to receive ongoing small group mentoring, group practice teaching sessions, have Q & A with Ananta and receive support for Ayurveda business ventures you may launch as a Wellness Ambassador

  • Eventually become a triple certified gold standard Tara Ayurveda Practitioner (see the Accreditation section below to learn more about this process)

READ BELOW TO KNOW IT'S FOR YOU

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Anyone seeking to become the best version of yourself to naturally slow down the aging process, enhance your digestion, sleep well, de-stress and become a role model of radiant health

  • Caregivers who would like to learn how to care for yourself while giving and caring for others

  • Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are seeking all-natural ways to enhance health, sustain yourself in your healing path and further help your patients 

  • Yoga teachers and students who wish to learn the lifestyle of Yoga (Ayurveda is Yoga's sister science) and feel like you've just walked off your yoga mat in every moment of your day

  • Massage therapists, bodyworkers and others who support people with their physical and emotional wellbeing

  • Ayurveda practitioners or students who wish to go deeper into your own lived practice of Ayurveda with a supportive and loving community

  • Spiritual teachers seeking to more deeply embody ancient spiritual wisdom to really walk your talk and serve as a role model for your students (Ayurveda prepares the body to be the best possible vessel for the unfolding of spiritual wisdom)

  • Social workers and psychologists who want to go deeper into your own healing journey at an embodied level

  • Parents, who wish to model and plant seeds of healthy living practices for your children

  • Environmentalists who are seeking an even deeper connection with the wonder and majesty of Mother Nature

READ BELOW TO KNOW IF IT'S FOR YOU

WHO IS IT NOT FOR?

  • Those who are not ready to dig deep to address the root causes of your health imbalances

  • People seeking instant transformation; you have to walk the path to see change unfold at its own organic pace

  • Anyone seeking to pop a pill to resolve your health issues; we believe that wellness is a result of each of your daily actions

  • People who are not open to investing in yourself or exploring different kinds of healing modalities to develop your potential

  • Anyone who rejects the presence of divinity in life

  • People who want only a physical or psychological or spiritual process of accessing wellness; we believe that embodying radiant health involves all three

WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?

ONLINE RECORDINGS & VIBRANT COMMUNITY

  • All sessions are recorded classes from our 2021 program, so you can go through and benefit from the program at your own pace and timing

  • You can benefit from our warm, loving community by receiving a complimentary 1-year Circle of Life Community Program membership, for additional support to apply what you learn 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

PROGRAM FEES

  • The Wellness Ambassador Program is $1,995 to access all recordings and be part of the Circle of Life Community Program for 1 year

  • 9-month, 12-month and 18-month payment plans are available

  • If you need financial assistance to take this program, please email us to let us know your specific needs at info@theancientway.co

ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION

THIS PROGRAM IS ONE COMPONENT OF A 4-PART TARA AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION

  • The Ancient Way's Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Training Program is accredited by the Association for Coaching and the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA)

  • The Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Training is a gold standard triple certification program that potentially certifies you:

    • 1) In your own personal transformation​

    • 2) By the Association for Coaching

    • 3) By the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA)

  • The Wellness Ambassador Program is one component of the overall Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Program 

  • The Tara Ayurveda Practitioner Certification comes with successful completion and digestion of knowledge from 3 different standalone programs (taken in any order, over any span of time, as we deeply respect the individual pace at which you convert knowledge into your own living wisdom):

    • Wellness Ambassador Program

    • Spiritual Warrior Certificate Program

    • Ayurveda and Yoga Self-Study Modules (to be released throughout 2022)

  • In addition to the above, there will be a 6 month Vedic Counseling certification program to help with integration and application of the knowledge to working 1-1 with people on their holistic health goals

IS IT FOR YOU?
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About the Instructors

ANANTA RIPA AJMERA

Founder, CEO, Ayurveda Practitioner, Yoga Instructor

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Ananta Ripa Ajmera is 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" (Storey Publishing, 2017). She serves as Advisor of Ayurveda at THE WELL, a modern wellness club that brings together master doctors and healers for a more balanced you. Ananta has taught Ayurveda and Yoga trainings at IBM, Stanford School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program, California Department of Public Health, across California Probation Departments, ABC News, New York Insight Meditation Society, NYU, SFSU and more. She has spoken at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), Columbia Business School, UC Zellerback 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 University. Ananta will release her second book "The Way of the Goddess" with Penguin Random Houses's TarcherPerigee imprint in September 2022.

MARIA BLUM

Spiritual Mind and Body Counselor, Educator, Writer

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Maria is an experienced crisis counselor and for the last 30 years has drawn upon her diverse healing modalities to train medical doctors in the art of holistic healing. Maria has trained in wide breadth of complementary medicine practices, including Spiritual and Ancestral plant medicine, Curanderismo, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Vedic psychology and Reiki. She is also a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation instructor and a Pre and Postnatal Yoga instructor. Maria is trained in the healing and harmonious building principles of Baubiologie and Vaastu Shastra, and has designed the interiorss for elementary and high schools, businesses and residences. She is currently working on the design for a sacred retreat center.

MITCH HALL (PhD)

Holistic Wellness Educator, Yoga Instructor, Scholar

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Mitch Hall (PhD) draws upon over 40 years of experience, education and advocacy work for human rights, peace, and the environment. He has decades of experience with Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, contemporary somatic modalities, and meditation. He is a member of two scholarly associations, the Task Force on Indigenous Psychology and the Nonkilling Psychology Research Committee and has coauthored book chapters in these fields. Dr. Hall's publications have included reviews, papers on peace psychology, nonviolence, holistic health and wellness, children’s rights, booklets, a coauthored book, edited books (psychology, health, spirituality, poetry), translations, and more. The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, in Kolkata, honored Mitch with a PhD (h.c.) in Alternative Medicines.  His master’s degree in Sociology is from the University of Chicago, and his bachelor’s in Religion is from Columbia University. He has been a speaker in peace psychology symposiums and annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, and presented at the 12th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma. 

ESTHER RODRIGUEZ-BROWN

Holistic and Energy Healer

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Esther Rodriguez Brown is a Holistic Healer with over 20 years of experience working with survivors of all kinds of trauma. Her MA in Psychology with emphasis in trauma give her the knowledge to understand body, mind, and behavioral responses to traumatic events from our past that can affect us during our daily life. Her education in the holistic and energy healing arts along with her innate intuition provide her with a unique approach to unlock your full potential to heal. She is a Reiki practitioner, sound healer, Ayurvedic Health counselor, Yoga and meditation teacher, and energy healer. Esther is a fearless advocate and activist of self-love and self-care.

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What Program Graduates Are Saying

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THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

Community plays a huge role in manifesting sustainable wellness. That is why an integral part of this program is our voluntary (opt-in) Community Buddy System that involves connecting with a fellow student and having each of you hold space for one another to learn from one another and give support to each other. 

 

In its first year (in 2021), the Wellness Ambassador Program formed into a beautiful family of people from all ages, races, countries and walks of life who joined together for the uniting common purpose of radiant wellness.

You will have an opportunity to learn from and connect with many of our graduates in our Circle of Life Community Program. Read below what some of them have to say about their journeys.

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NATHAN MEDLOCK
Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Wellness Ambassador, Lifelong Student

"The Ayurvedic Wellness Ambassador program offered by Ananta Ripa Ajmera has been truly life changing. I have had my eyes opened to an entire catalog of beautiful spices, herbs, and cooking techniques that have helped me consciously choose the best foods to put into my body based on my body type and the season of the year. I have learned practices that impact my daily living such as showering before I eat to increase my digestive capacity and oiling my skin before showering as a way of nourishing my overall health.

 

By incorporating so many Ayurvedic practices, I can visually see the transformation in my skin, my joints, my nerves, and in my mind. Arogyam means to radiate health and well being from within, something I just naturally feel as a result of incorporating Ayurveda into my life.

Ananta can be described as truly embodying her work. She naturally readiates a caring, wise, and loving aura. She clearly has a deep mastery of Ayurveda and from the moment you begin taking her classes you will be receiving knowledge. The understanding and scholarly communication of Ananta is matched by her compassion and humility. You can tell Ananta sincerely cares about her students and their ability to process and effectively practice what she teaches.

I would recommend studying with Ananta and her teachers because the topics being taught are life changing, from the inside out. There is a nearly tangible aura of love and acceptance shared amongst her and her fellow contemporaries as well as with the students in her classes. Despite the large and vast ocean of Ayurvedic knowledge that can appear daunting at first, the classes are structured very clearly, the communication about what is expected is exact, and the immersion into each topic is easily digestible to the human intellect.

There are also plenty of ways to communicate and learn from other students outside of the classroom as well as beautiful immersive weekends in which the practices of Ayurveda can be lived and experienced. The entire world can benefit tremendously from the understanding of Ayurveda as it relates to the human experience. The overall health and vitality the individual gains by learning Ayurveda impacts the health and vitality of the global community. Ananta and her fellow teachers embody what they teach and the student is truly at the benefit of this all inclusive environment."

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SUGANTHI LEM
Senior Construction & Public Transportation Manager

"I was seeking for a practical guide to help me with my health issues after being diagnosed with a chronic Leukemia. My search led me to Ananta Ripa Ajmera and the Wellness Ambassador program. When I signed up for the program, I didn’t realize this program would shift my thinking, and my approach to life in a profound way.  

 

The next few months, we went on an Ayurvedic journey to establish some foundational principles, to build conscious connection to the body, and thus to our mind and spirit. To achieve the ultimate physical, mental health and spiritual freedom, Ayurveda suggests following some simple lifestyle practices. Though it was not easy at first, I made the changes with the encouragement of Ananta and the group of people in Wellness Ambassador program, one at a time. After adopting these changes, I can attest to the positive impacts they have had on my digestive system and my overall health.

I love how Ayurveda understand each one of us are unique being and it provides us with customized solutions rather than one fit all. Once I learned by own constitution, I was able to adopt proper foods to eat and most importantly those foods that I thought were healthy but they’re harming me. For example, I was eating salads which is not great for my vata-pitta constitution. It was dampening my digestive fire, know as “agni”. Agni is responsible for digestion and absorption of the food which gives us the vital energy needed for optimal health. Furthermore, combining foods with vastly different properties can overwhelm your digestive fire. I was suffering from indigestion, gas, bloating, and mental fog. I was so grateful to learn small yet profounds tricks to overcome this. 

Ananta is a great teacher because she practices everything, she taught us. As an example, she invited us to her kitchen (virtually) and taught us how to cook which was amazing. We literally cooked along side with her via Zoom. I respect and admire her integrity. She is also very personable, and able to articulate the Ayurvedic principles in a simplified way for us to learn easily and quickly. I love Ananta’s spirit and her energy, she always has a smile, always willing to help and her unwavering support and can-do attitude inspired to also follow Ayurveda. I wanted she has! 

I recommend anyone wishing to take control of your physical and mental health, to give the Wellness Ambassador program a try. The way Ananta structured the program, allowed the students to become “community buddies” and support each other while we’re learning, we became each others’ cheer leaders.

 

Going through the Wellness Ambassador program was a transformational experience for me, as it has given me the tools and spirituality to not only understand myself in terms of a physical being but also as a spiritual being. Once I was able to make the connection to my Higher Self, I learned to respect my body in such a way I have never thought before. This mental change made it easier for me to add the Ayurveda practices to my everyday life consistently and reap the benefits. My digestion has improved, I have mental clarity and most importantly I have peace of mind."  

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HEMU NARANG
Engineer

"I first heard about Ananta back in 2018 when I read her book “The Ayurveda Way”. The book was lucid and straightforward and really piqued my interest in Ayurveda. It was different from the other texts I had read on the subject by then as it was replete with practical recommendations for application of Ayurvedic principles in our everyday lives.

 

So when the opportunity presented itself to learn from Ananta directly through the Wellness Ambassador Program, I couldn’t let that go. Just as in the book, the program breaks down some profound Ayurvedic concepts into simpler bits which can then be understood by even those who have no background in Ayurveda.

 

For instance, it was eye opening for me to realize that it is usually the vata dosha and not the pitta dosha that requires care during the summer months. This renewed understanding empowered me to better relate to my symptoms at the time and then take appropriate remedial action.

 

Consequently, I was able to work with Ananta and find a permanent remedy to my headaches which could not be diagnosed by doctors for more than a year despite extensive lab work.

 

Again, what really distinguishes this program is the numerous tips for practical application of the concepts. Ananta is a very hands-on teacher who leads by example by living her own life in consonance with the same Ayurveda principles she teaches. She beautifully establishes the linkages between the physical and the spiritual elements of health and how disruptions in the subtle elements can manifest as physical imbalances.

 

She also ensures that there is enough in the coursework to allow time for the participants to really practice and live the knowledge that they gain. This was really helpful for me as I came out of the program not just with new information but with new, healthier and sustainable habits. I have a good understanding of how my choices in day to day life would have a direct impact on my health and wellbeing. I feel empowered and more in control of my health and I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to do the same."

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