Amita Banerjee is an Ayurveda Wellness and Life-style Consultant. She is currently the Resident Ayurveda Expert at Atmananda Yoga, New York, NY. She has the distinction of being the first student of the internationally known Ayurvedacharya Dr. Naina Marballi. For fifteen years, Amita interned with and assisted Dr. Marballi, learning extensively about Ayurveda, the mother of all healing sciences. This science has covered all aspects of human life and wellness for six thousand years. Even with the astounding advances of modern medicine, Ayurveda, with its unique holistic perspectives, has kept itself relevant in all aspects of human life.
Amita specializes in nutritional consults, weight and pain management programs, detoxification programs, Chakra balancing, healing Shirodhara, Abhyanga (Ayurvedic body work), Marma therapy, sound and color therapy, scalp and hair care. Her mission is to nurture people and create the simplest paths to wellness and balance through nature.
As a dedicated teacher, she creates personalized class formats encompassing various aspects of Ayurveda, which makes the science accessible for all those wishing to create health, balance and beauty. Her clients experience a lifting of thw stress and gloom that characterizes modern living and report renewed hope, energy, and joy.
In 2000, Amita completed her studies in Ayurvedic Esthetics and Nutrition, specializing in Ayurvedic Body and Mind Therapies. She has been teaching Ayurveda Nutrition, Ayurveda body and wellness therapies, and Yoga, meditation and sound therapies customized according to Prakruti. This practice involves analyzing an individual’s unique constitution and then choosing specialized therapies accordingly to optimize health and achieve higher purpose.
Amita is also certified as a Holistic Health and Nutritional Counselor by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), USA. She taught classes for ten years in the 150-hour Certified Ayurveda Nutrition course conducted at the Vedic Glow, Ayurvedas World, New York, and has also taught at the Open Center (NY), Sacred Stone Ayurveda and Massage Institute (Rhode Island), Integral Yoga, Atmananda Yoga, and Omega Institute. Her work in the holistic world has been covered by the media in leading newspapers and magazines both in India and the US, including New York Naturally, New York Spirit,Yoga Journal, Time Out, Mid-day, and The Afternoon.
Additionally, Amita designs and conducts Ayurveda Spa training for both upcoming and existing spa owners to enhance their businesses by value addition of Ayurveda services and holistic approaches. Because of the wealth of her knowledge and personal touch, many of her students have established successful businesses.
Amita earned her B.A. with Honors from Delhi University in 1979. Her career journey started in the corporate world of American Express where she soon realized that her calling was the Ayurvedic healing arts. Amita’s life mantra is: “All in Divine Order,” and she adds that “nature provides us with everything we need for health and balance, and Ayurveda is the only health science that teaches you how to make choices with awareness according to your own unique constitution. The world will be a better place to live in when we will truly connect with nature and start to practice Ayurveda and Yoga.”