ChayaVeda Integrative Healing Arts
An Ayurvedic Approach to Health Education, Wellness and The Art and Science of Living Well
Professional Affiliations

National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Approved Continuing Education Provider (PACE), required mentor and Professional Member.


The National Ayurvedic Medical Association is a national organization representing the Ayurvedic profession in The United States of America. Its mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of humanity.


The purpose of the Association is to provide leadership within the Ayurvedic profession and to promote a positive vision for Ayurveda and its holistic approach to health and wellness by creating and implementing a dynamic strategic plan to ensure the professional growth and success of Ayurveda, which includes establishing and enforcing standards and scope of practice.

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, NCBTMB
Approved CEU provider#50-19283

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992.  The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Approved Providers, and Assigned Schools.


Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Professional member since 2004.

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), is a national membership association that provides comprehensive liability insurance and practice support, ethical standards, legislative advocacy, and public education for massage/bodywork practitioners and students. Founded in 1987, ABMP is now the largest massage therapy membership organization in the country.



The International Association of Yoga Therapists
Certified IAYT, Professional Member since 2005.

The mission of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) is to provide and support education and research in the field of Yoga. It is their goal to elevate the level of awareness of Yoga as an established and respected therapy in the Western world.

As an association, another purpose is to bring together and support a worldwide community of Yoga practitioners, teachers, therapists, healthcare practitioners, and researchers interested in the profound potential of Yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation.

IAYT also serves members, the media, and the general public as an authoritative source of information about contemporary Yoga education, research, and statistics.

Yoga Alliance
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level, E-RYT500, since 2000.

An organization supporting Yoga teachers and the diversity and integrity of yoga. Its registry recognizes yoga teachers and schools based on inclusive teacher training standards. It's mission is to make resources available to help Yoga teachers expand their opportunities, preserve yoga teachers' freedom from outside regulation, foster mutual support within the yoga community, and act as a steward for the integrity of Yoga. 

Yoga Alliance Approved Continuing Education Provider, YACEP

The YACEP designation is designed for experts in the yoga community to set themselves apart and teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours for RYT's. Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s) who take courses with a YACEP can trust that their training counts toward meeting their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.

UF Health Integrative Medicine

Chaya is an Integrative Medicine Practitioner and Wellness Educator, presenting The ChayaVeda Transformational Wellness Program, an Ayurvedic Approach to Health Care and ChayaYoga™ Programs.

The Integrative Medicine Program is an outgrowth of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine, one of the largest arts in health care programs in the nation.

Santa Fe College Community Educator

Chaya is an educator at the Santa Fe College Community Education and Center for Innovation.

Florida School of Massage

Chaya presents elective and CEU Massage Therapy courses for students and practitioners.

The Florida School of Massage provides a sustainable inquiry-based education in a safe and dynamic learning environment where individuals are supported in their self-discovery. The holistic teaching model prepares students to become compassionate massage therapists with the skills needed to realize a successful and fulfilling career while improving the quality of lives.

The Ayurveda Journal of Health

Professional member since 2005.

The Ayurveda Journal of Health is a professional publication that focuses on Ayurvedic science, philosophy, and clinical practice. It's strong editorial team screens submitted articles and ensures early and careful decisions regarding publication in AJH.

Institute of Advanced Sciences

Affiliated since 2005.

The mission of the Institute of Advanced Sciences is to explore fundamental as well as applied sciences in all the disciplines related to health, agriculture, environment, and human behavior. The Institute will promote theoretical as well as experimental research and scholarship that create a deeper understanding of matter, mind, natural phenomena, and universal principles of life. The Institute will also advance and promote modern Scientific Research and scholarship in Indian arts, philosophy, culture, traditions, societal values and customs, international harmony through learning, understanding ancient and modern traditions, planetary sustainability and holistic sciences for creating fundamental knowledge of the truth. 

The vision for the Institute of Advanced Sciences is to become a leading institution of research and scholarship internationally for integrated interdisciplinary research for the benefit of human health and planetary sustainability. The Institute will be a leading educational center for the creation of a vibrant research, scholarship, and teaching institution to engage the academic and scholarly community, to develop fundamental practical knowledge for human self-reliance, and planetary sustainability through education.

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Member, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals 352-358-5005 LME#MM35765
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