I was born in a small village in eastern India. I lived there till I was 24 years old then i moved to Africa to work as a missionary for 12 years where I witnessed hunger, poverty, sickness and helpless situation in many African villages. I was involved in disaster relief operation in Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1984 which was considered as one of the worst famine in history. I lived more than 20 years in the rural areas of the Philippines and saw the similar helpless situation in the community.
 
I meditated deeply to get a solution from the Divine that blessed me with a mission “to develop Ayurveda lifestyle education program and to spread it to the families and communities in the villages through out the world”. Ayurveda is a way of living for greater longevity. It integrates locally available natural and traditional systems for healing and wellbeing. It empowers you with the knowledge of life to ensure “Your health and happiness are in your hands”.
 
Shanti Institute of Ayurveda (SIA) was established in 2016. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit educational institution. SIA is the lifestyle school that envisions to build a healthy and happy society without sickness and suffering. The Mission is to provide Ayurveda lifestyle education from Vagbhata Sutra which is a simple, practical and preventative self health care solution for humanity. Your journey to true transformation begins here. 
 
– Sona Roy