a team of enthusiasts, advocates, practitioners, and scientists of the Vedas and modern disciplines. Our dharma is to deliver superior dietary ingredients to support body, mind, and spirit for a healthy, balanced, and energetic lifestyle.
We care deeply about the integrity of our dietary ecosystem and are driven to provide you options for your health through an environmentally conscious route.
PIOR Living Advisors
Selina Van Orden
Selina is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, having trained for 5 years at the UK’s College of Ayurveda, with clinical training in Karnataka, Maharashtra and California. A member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association, Selina has talked in the British Parliament and the European Parliament, on integrating Ayurveda into the western system. Always striving for deeper wisdom to share with patients and shape treatment, Selina continues the study of plants, Sanskrit, meditation, pranayama, astrology, and medicine, under the guidance of her teachers.
PIOR Living Ambassadors
Angela Glaz is the mastermind behind Eka and all of its offerings. Through her own physical and mental health challenges, she was inspired to create a safe and helpful space that encourages holistic health and the celebration of what makes each of us unique. Angela has been teaching yoga and indulging in the wonders of Ayurveda for over a decade. She is continually blessed and inspired by the ways she sees Yoga and Ayurveda transform lives and bodies.
Justine Miller, EYT-500 Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Health Coach is known for her creative sequencing and inclusive classes. She has done extensive training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and leads retreats and workshops worldwide. Justine takes this 5,000 year old science and makes it digestible and easy to incorporate in day to day life. Off the mat, you can find her cooking seasonal dishes, eating vegan carrot cake, and forest bathing.
Eva Ball has been working in the world of holistic and alternative healthcare for over a decade with a degree in massage and occupational therapy. She is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic medicine health counselor as well as a board-certified massage therapist. She is the creator of The Shala Eva Yogini. Eva combines the ancient wisdom of these practices to help her clients create an environment within their body in which healing becomes possible.
Val Joan is a certified Ayurveda coach and yoga instructor. One of her passions is helping women navigate menopause and midlife with Ayurveda, yoga and mindfulness. She promotes a modern and free form Ayurveda that women can easily incorporate into their life. She is part of a new movement that wants to change the narrative around menopause: menopause should not be seen as a painful moment of life but an opportunity to make changes, heal, and set the foundation of a thriving second life. Body, mind and spirit. Modern Ayurveda, hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, and mindfulness are the cornerstones of her work. She is French and lives in San Diego with her family.
Kelly Murphy, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Yoga Teacher, guides and inspires clients to nurture a lifestyle of health, peace, and balance within and with the world around them. Kelly continues her studies at the California College of Ayurveda and offers yoga classes, self-care workshops and private consultations. She is the owner of Seeds of Ayurveda in North Salem, NY. An avid hiker, Kelly has always felt deeply connected to the elements and their affects on the body, mind, and spirit.
Nidhi Pandya is a third generation Ayurvedic Practitioner based in the U.S. But she works with people from all around the world. She has studied Ayurvedic Sanskrit shashtras. Her mission is to be able to communicate Ayurveda to the modern world in a way that it becomes easily understandable as well as easily accessible. “A person should not have to give up their ethnic foods and lifestyle to practice Ayurveda, as the principles of Ayurveda are timeless.” – Nidhi Pandya
“Ayurveda has for over 25 years been my inspiration to rediscover the lost connection with our food practices through Sadhana. My love for Ayurvedic cookery began through yoga, my love of spices, and wild foraging. My learning journey started in 2000 and I continue to study Ayurveda with Ayurveda UK. With a passion for raising awareness to adopt, adapt, implement, to nurture and balance and exploring these connections through travel. My favourite Sadhanas include yoga, wild swimming and journaling.”
Talya Lutzker is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, yoga teacher, cookbook author, and one of the most accessible and inspiring Ayurveda teachers online today. She’s the founder of The Detox & Nourish Your Body With Ayurveda Bootcamps, The RAD Cleanse (Radiance Ayurveda Detox), and Ayurveda Starter School. Since 2003, Talya’s created Ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition centers – places to drink up deep nourishment for the heart and soul of who you are. Join her tribe at Ayurveda Every Day With Talya.
Rachel Spillane is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and Board Member of the Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association. Her mission is to empower women with knowledge, tools and support for their wellness journey. Her practice, Saraswati Ayurveda, is based in Denver, offering consultations, lifestyle coaching and herbal medicine. She loves exploring the outdoors with her two dogs, gardening and eating veggie tacos.
A lifelong lover and learner of wellness, Elisa began a yoga training while living in Asia. Intentions were pure personal growth and health, but Life threw her into teaching right away! Movement and Ayurveda studies continued on the Big Island of Hawai’i with YogaWorks. She’s taught internationally, Asia to beautiful studios, retreats, and spas from Malibu & Santa Barbara to The Hawaiian Islands since. Her latest endeavour is delving into Interior Design, embracing wellness in mind, body, spirit, and home. While California will always be home, she is currently a island girl based on Maui, where she teaches Wellness at Spa Montage Kapalua Bay.
Angela Perger is an Ayurveda Health Counselor, Yoga teacher and host of The Simple Ayurveda Podcast. Most days you’ll find her playing on the beach with her two children or curled up with a good book. Her mission is to share Ayurveda in easy, real-life ways so that you can thrive. She uses Ayurveda and Yoga to naturally manage ulcerative colitis and a rare autoimmune liver disorder. Her online offerings empower you to be your most radically vibrant self.
Cecile Antoine Alfonzo
After working over 15 years in Marketing positions in the Beauty and Pharmaceutical industries, Cecile left the corporate world to reconnect with a more mindful and healthy lifestyle. Since she had been practicing Yoga for almost 20 years, it seemed natural for her to get her 200h Yoga Teacher Training. She then pursued additional Yoga certifications, and studies in Ayurveda, Reflexology, Reiki, and Aromatherapy. She is the owner of Hold Your Hand, a personalized and tailored Coaching Program, where she integrates her trainings to help people reclaim their power and take action towards their health & well-being goals.
Sierra Brashear & Molly McConnell
Molly McConnell, RYT 500, and Sierra Brashear, MA, are both Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioners and graduates of Alandi Ashram’s 2,000+ hour, National Ayurvedic Medical Association certified program. The two believe that self care is a radical act — reminding us that when we are vibrant and awake, we have the clarity and energy to show up for what we believe in. As co-founders of Cultivate Balance, the two offer Ayurveda education, herbal products and holistic lifestyle design consultation.
Vanessa Rivero is an Ayurvedic Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and Health Coach. Her mission is to teach the importance of taking control of our own health by using ancient wisdom and modern science. She utilizes Yoga and Ayurveda to manage her resistance to insulin and hormonal imbalance. She’s passionate about the complexity of health and wellness and aims to encourage clients to own their individualities with pride and stir away from what society expect them to be.
Syama is an Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga & meditation teacher based in the UK. Teaching Ayurvedic cooking, yoga and lifestyle workshops everywhere! Having a degree in public health & nursing, she also studied Ayurveda with Vaidya Mishra and continues to learn from Divya Alter and Dr. Marianne Tiedalbaum. Yogic lifestyle, cooking, meditation and caring for women, families and children with Ayurveda is her passion. Being an end of life doula, she shares Ayurvedic practices with the elderly too.
Jaya has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda’s lifestyle management in the U.S. since 1998. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Amarawati University, Maharashtra India and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from California College of Health Sciences. Jaya is a certified Panchakarma Therapist, Beauty Therapist, and Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner. She is a founder and director of institute of lifestyle management, an author of two books: Aging Gracefully and Ayurveda’s Wisdom for Management of Pain and Addiction, and concentrates on prevention and women’s wellness.
With a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and five years studying clinical Ayurveda, Kate Sadowsky helps holistically-minded people navigate food, stress, and health like stealthy, soulful ninjas. Spending fifteen years with moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (and now over fifteen years pain-free) has gifted her an enormous toolbox for working with stiffness, pain, and inflammation. She teaches people living with RA how to manage their health and regain energy naturally in her 8-week online program.
Lisa Bermudez has been teaching yoga in New York since 2009 and continues to teach group yoga classes, workshops, private yoga sessions, and host retreats. In addition to teaching yoga, Lisa is also a writer, a non-professional skydiver, and outdoor enthusiast.
Sharee weaves the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, & Reiki to create a holistic package that clients can work with in their day to day lives, realigning and harmonizing themselves with their most natural balanced state in body, mind, and soul. Sharee is a soon to be licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Health Coach, and Herbalist, with a focus on women’s health through all stages of life especially during the reproductive years. She graduated from Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California and the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM.
Sandra is an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist in Maryland, graduating from Kripalu School of Ayurveda in 2010 and from Maryland University of Integrative Health with an M.S. in Yoga Therapy in 2015. She has practiced yoga since high school, Ashtanga Yoga from 1995 until menopause and Shadow Yoga since 2009. She is also a Mother of Cats (four) and is grateful for their fluffiness.
Mónica Casanova, ERYT Hatha & Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Panchakarma Technician is passionate about sharing the healing power of the Vedic Healing Arts, Yoga & Ayurveda. Her background in classical dance inspires her to infuse different disciplines from her trainings to create custom, transformational programs for her clients to awaken their innate healer within. Her practice, Coco Shakti Ayurveda, currently offers Bilingual Ayurvedic Counseling, Ayurvedic YTT Education and CE, Virtual Classes & Workshops, Ayurvedic Postpartum Care, and Panchakarma Therapies.
Ericka is an Ayurvedic health counselor, educator, and chef who has cured herself of Crohn’s Disease and anxiety with the holistic and deeply spiritual Ayurvedic approach. As owner of Sundara Ayurveda, Ericka offers transformative consultations, guidebooks, and cooking instruction to support others to reclaim their natural, balanced state of health and wellbeing. You can find her enjoying the sweetness of life in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, or follow her journey on Instagram @sundara.ayurveda.
Greta Kent Stoll
Greta is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA) and a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). Her Ayurveda practice, Asheville Ayurveda, is located in Asheville, North Carolina. Greta also co-owns and teaches yoga classes at Iyengar Yoga Asheville. In addition, she is a freelance writer and editor. Check out some of her posts on the PIOR Living blog!
Jen is an integrative health practitioner and Ayurvedic health coach. She is passionate about empowering others to take their health into their own hands and find the foods, movement and mindset that centers them. With modern lab testing and ancient Ayurvedic tradition, she supports women on their journey to restore and maintain total mind/body balance. When she’s not studying epigenetics and hormone health, she can be found drinking ginger tea, running, or generally being a jungle gym for her two young, vibrant kids.
Shilpika Devaiah is the owner of Ayur-Shilpi Ayurveda & Wellness, Cleveland, and a certified Ayurveda doctor through NAMA. She received her Bachelor of Ayurveda (BAMS) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India, and Diploma in Panchakarma from Ayurdhama Ayurveda Hospital in India. Shilpika also has a 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training Certification from the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, India.
Heather Burkart is the Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher behind Her Well Being Ayurveda & Yoga. As a mom of two energetic boys, Heather loves to translate the time-tested wisdom of the two sister sciences for busy working and at-home mothers like herself so they can feel more whole, balanced, and content. She loves to cook, bake, tend to her garden, and pick herbs with her two enthusiastic and creative helpers.
Raised an athlete, Caio’s obsession for seeking optimal health only grew with time. What began as a soccer career playing for professional clubs in both the US and Brasil, extended to growing a successful Personal Training business and passion for helping people reach their fullest potential. His holistic approach and advanced training modalities makes training with Caio a unique experience that will help you grow as both an athlete and health connoisseur.
Alexa Bull is an Ayurvedic Health Coach, Yoga teacher and founder of Alevan Botanica based in Brooklyn, NY. After spending years working in the fashion industry, Alexa left the corporate world to study and learn about yoga and Ayurveda. Through her studies, she found purpose and passion helping others discover their individual potential for wellness. Alexa currently offers Ayurvedic health consultations, private and group yoga, and Pilates classes around the city and virtually. When not working, she enjoys spending time outside, hiking, reading and cooking with family and friends.
Pooja is an Ayurveda Health Counselor, and a Physician Assistant by profession. She is also the founder of Honey, Ghee, and Tea. She enjoys combining her passion for Ayurveda and knowledge of Western medicine in the content she shares. Her Instagram page exhibits her passion for cooking through an abundance of seasonal Ayurveda-friendly recipes and Ayurvedic knowledge presented in an easy to understand manner. Pooja also works individually with those seeking to discover more balance within their lives.
Prema Shakti, Āyurvedic Practitioner, is a devoted practitioner and disciple of yoga and āyurveda. She guides her students to explore the union of body, mind and spirit through āyurvedic principles, asana, pranayama, bodywork therapies, energy healing and meditation. Prema maintains specialty certifications as a Registered Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist, Vedic Counselor, ĀyurDoula and Reiki Master. Prema sits on the board of COLORAMA as the Treasurer and on the Seminars in Āyurveda sub-committee through the National Āyurvedic Medical Association.
Hari Simran Khalsa
Using ancient traditions and Ayurvedic medicine in combination with modern science and counseling, Hari works and guides people in feeling their very best within the body and the mind, in connection to their true, and authentic inspiration. She specializes in women’s health and healing which includes treating: digestive symptoms, disordered eating, menstrual irregularities, peri-menopause and menopause symptoms, sleeping disturbances, anxiety and depression.