A graduate of Master in Development Management (MDM) from Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Philippines in 1994.
He was born at Sehara village of Barddhaman district, West Bengal, India into a family background of traditional healers and educators. From his childhood, Sona already had this great enthusiasm for Ayurveda and the passion in practicing Yoga, as his great grandfather and grandfather were well-regarded doctors and educators. From such genetic lineage and wanting to become an Ayurveda practitioner are reflective of his passion for holistic health endeavors.
He worked in African as a missionary for 12 years from 1979 to 1991. He was involved in relief operation in famine affected Ethiopia in 1983- 1985, the worst famine to hit the country in a century. He moved to the Philippines in 1991 and worked for ABS-CBN Foundation for 20 years from 1992-2012. He carried out relief operation after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in Zambales and other typhoon affected areas in the Philippines. He established Abs -Cbn Eco-Village in Iba as a resettlement project for the victims of Mt. Pinatubo in 1993 with a vision of building a self-sufficient community. He founded Abs-Cbn Bayan Microfinance in 1997 to give access to micro-credit to the marginalized farmers for agricultural production and to the poor women for livelihood without collaterals.
He organized Farmers Cooperatives for agriculture and local economy development in Zambales. Mango Farmers Development Cooperative (ZAMFARDECO) started Zambales Mango Festival in 2000. As a board member of the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (Dairycon), he conducted a strategic planning workshop in Iba to prepare “A Road Map for National Daily Industry” in the Philippines in 2004. He started Eco-Camp program in Ecovillage, Iba, Zambales in 2005 for promoting environmental awareness and Ayurveda lifestyle among youths and school children around the world.
He co-founded Shanti Ayurveda Center in 2013 and currently the Chairman & CEO of the Company. He is also one of the founders of Ayurveda Association of Southeast Asia in 2014 and currently the Chairman of the Board. He founded Shanti Institute of Ayurveda in the year 2016 and currently the Chairman and President of the Institute.
He studied and researched on Ayurveda lifestyle principles from Vagbhata Sutra for six years. He has designed “Ayurveda Lifestyle” course to provide opportunities to deepen your awareness of Ayurveda way of life that have been practiced for thousands of years and to understand how these ancient teachings are relevant today in your day-to-day life and well-being goals. He teaches Ayurveda lifestyle to the children, families and communities for building a better world for all!
DR. SHARON ROY, DDM
Graduated from University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial
Medical Center (UERM), Manila, Philippines. She started her practice
in 1992 with a partner namely, Alcantara Reyes & Associates Dental
Clinic which is located in Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines.
She co-founded Shanti Ayurveda Center Inc. with Sona Roy in 2013
and currently the President of Shanti Ayurveda Center. She is also one
of the founders of Ayurveda Association of Southeast Asia in 2014 and
currently the President of AASEA. In February 2014, she was the
Philippine representative and a guest speaker in Global Ayurveda
Festival in Kerala. In November of the same year, she represented
Philippines in the World Ayurveda Congress in New Delhi, India.
DR. GIBSY SANJEEVI GEORGE
Dr.Gibsy Sanjeevi George graduated BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and
Surgery) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka,
India in year 2011.
He works in a challenging environment where professionalism and enthusiasm is
recognized and emerges as an innovation in the world of Ayurveda.
Expertise in treating Bone and Joint diseases, Rheumatism, LBA, Spondylosis,
Paralysis, Stroke, Pediatric cases, Skin diseases, Psychiatric cases and well efficient in Agnikarma, Raktamokshana and other Panchakarmas.
He worked as a Trainee Ayurveda Doctor at Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala, Chenghannur, Kerala, India in year 2011. He was Consulting Doctor at Abhaya Ayurvedic Hospital, V.I. Varghese Vaidyan’s Kayalvarath Ayurveda Hospital and Dhanwanthari VaidyaSala in Kerala, India, in year 2012 to 2014.
He participated & coordinated many CME seminars and medical seminars done by AMAI In Kerala, India. He is currently a part of Shanti Ayurveda as a resident Ayurveda Doctor, Consultant and Trainer. He is one of the incorporators of Shanti Institute of Ayurveda Inc and a member of MANCOM of the Institute.
DR. KIRANLAL, BAMS
Dr. Kiranlal graduated from Government Ayurveda College Trivandrum, University
of Kerala. He was working with different NGOs in Asia and Europe for popularizing
Ayurveda science and involved in creating the awareness of medicinal plants
He has worked with different agencies to develop the market of nature based
medicinal products from community development programs focused in Southeast
Asia and SAARC countries. He was working with Vedic remedies Pvt ltd as an
Ayurveda physician which runs a chain of Ayurveda hospitals in Kerala.
Currently he is a part of Shanti Ayurveda Philippines as a senior Ayurveda Physician, Consultant and Trainer.
He has expertise in Panchakarma treatment for muscular skeletal disorders and geriatric care. He is one of the coordinator of Global Ayurveda festival and world Ayurveda congress and consultant for leading Ayurveda pharma companies in India and Sri Lanka. He is also a part of the Center for innovation and social action (CISSA), one of the major NGOs who is promoting health food campaigning and slow food movement in India. He is a member of MANCOM of Shanti Institute of Ayurveda (SIA).
DR. ANKIT ACHARYA
Dr. Ankit is an Ayurveda doctor from Gujarat, India. He completed his Ayurveda
Medicine from Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, Gujarat in 2009. After
this he pursued a post graduate cultural course for two years in residential
Tapovan system education (Indian Traditional education system) about Indian
Culture and Indian philosophy. He has achieved Yoga expertise from
After that He has been working as ayurveda doctor in Nisarg Ayurvedam with
special focus to Obstetric concepts and its application to the society and then
after started practising ayurveda as personal clinical setup as Nachiketa
Ayurveda Clinic. Besides that he has good experience of working with critically
ill patients in ICU setup with modern medicine in multi-specialty setup.
At presently, He is pursuing Medicine in AMA School of Medicine, with a special interest towards the future planning for Comparative Clinical research projects of Ayurveda and modern medicine. He is a member of MANCOM of Shanti Institute of Ayurveda (SIA).