Alfredo Llorente Marcos
(Chaitanya Swarup das)
Head of VCC Medical Affairs
Ayurveda & Meditation Theraphy
Chaitanya Swarup das is the author and founder of “Self Management of Health by Ayurveda and Multidimensional Yoga”. His main goal is to empower with knowledge beyond the conventional paradigm to help free the mind and increase spiritual well-being. He was initiated in Bhakti Yoga by A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad in April 1976.
With over 40 years experience in professional care, he’s skilled at helping people maintain and improve their health and overall physical and spiritual well-being, based on complementary Ayurvedic Yoga systems of medicine and healing.
He is trained in Jyotish and Medical Vidya, have done much research and worked to Unify the Foundations of Tao and Dharma in healing ~ also using Tai Chi and Chikung.
Chaitanya Swarup is fluent in multiple languages with extensive knowledge of other cultures and societies.
- Certified Yoga instructor
- Certified Ayurvedic practitioner, including Dravya guna (ayurvedic pharmacology)
- Qualified lifeguard and first-aider
- Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)
- Medical Vidya
Dr. Juhi Gautam
(Janhava devi dasi)
M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P., M.R.C.G.P.
Juhi has been practicing yoga for over 25 years.
She has featured in the national magazine for General Practitioners in the UK, gives seminars, workshops and provides private tuition. She’s dedicated to developing a system of enhanced health by empowering patients through the ancient scientific principles, to unleash their potential for optimum health and preventing illness by increasing awareness of our physical, mental, spiritual and social needs in treatment and healing.
Juhi grew up in Vedic culture in one of the holy places in India with the inheritance of ayurveda and yogic wisdom, passed on from her ancestral lineage. The Vedic lifestyle was practiced by her parents at home, involving regular practice of yoga, pranyam, meditation, vegetarianism, prayers, chanting, satsang and reading of the ancient scriptures.
Dr. Gautam graduated as a doctor in 1997 from Bangalore, India. She came to the UK in 1998 to further her academic qualifications and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in 2002. She’s also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London.
During her career in internal medicine she trained through cardiology under Professor Beevers of the British Heart Foundation and intervention cardiologist Richard Carroll (St. Johns Wood, St Elizabeth Hospital, London). Her observation about western medicine was that, it largely was driven by the pharmaceutical industry and missed the holistic touch. During her time as a specialist registrar in some of the leading hospitals in London like Chelsea Westminster and Charing Cross, she made the transition to general practice in order to fulfill the dream of providing holistic care to the patients in the community.
She is also the co-founder of www.chantingyoga.com, a revolutionary and preventative method in the modern health care setting, as it addresses the needs of the modern hectic lifestyle on all three levels of physical, mental and spiritual health.
Dr Diwakar Sukul, PhD CPsychol
MA(C Psych), PGDBM,
Dip in Addictive Behaviour (London),
Founder/ Director The Kamkus Group of Clinics
Dr Diwakar Sukul is the founder and director of the KAMKUS Clinics, in Harley Street, Regents Park and Canary Wharf in London. He is also the developer of the concept of the Multi-Dimensional Healthcare, Body Mind Energy (BME) Assessment, Eastern Psychotherapy and Mind, Body Connective Therapy™. The creation of Kamkus reflects a lifelong vision inspired by his beliefs, that holistic and traditional medicine should work together addressing all aspects of the person in an integrated way. Dr Sukul possesses a Ph.D. in psychology. He has a background in clinical psychology and psychotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and NLP.
Diwakar is an acknowledged expert on stress, anxiety, emotional health, personal development, and spiritual wellbeing. He is also trained as a Field Traumatologist and Compassion Fatigue Educator and Thought Field Therapist. He was the consultant at London’s Hale clinic for several years. He has received international recognition for his work with alcohol and drug addiction at Turning Point UK, which he treated with a unique blend of Eastern and Western approaches. He has conducted several national and international seminars and workshops on stress management, multidimensional healthcare, addiction and other health related problems. He has been a keynote speaker at a number of international conferences.
He has delivered training and workshops in U.K, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and India. His major field of interest has been addiction, stress management, past life therapy, therapeutic intervention, compassionate fatigue, hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming, complementary and integrated healthcare. He has appeared on BBC TV, ITV, ZEE TV and several cable television programs talking about integrated medicine. His work is also featured in newspapers and magazines, including Evening Standard, The Times, Daily Mail. Here’s Health, etc.
Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi
Ayurveda & Palliative
Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi is uniquely qualified in both modern and traditional medicine.
After completing his degree in palliative medicine from Cardiff University, he worked for many years with terminally ill patients in a hospice and served as the director of several hospitals before deciding to leave behind his promising career to study Ayurveda and other traditional healing arts like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sujok, Pranic healing, Yoga etc.
He completed an Ayurveda practitioner level course in the United States and advanced training at the National Research Institute of Panchakarma as well as other prominent institutes in India, before going on to study privately with many prominent Ayurvedic physicians in South India.
His passion for Ayurvedic medicine led him to establish the Purnarogya Holistic Health Care in Vrindavan, an institution that provides treatments and education and is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and propagating the teachings of Ayurveda; especially providing access to the ancient Sanskrit texts to international students.
Dr. Carolle Chapman
(Caitania Priya devi dasi)
ND, MD (Cuba) – Holistic Family Medicine, Energetic Medicine, Holistic Mental Health & Addictions Medicine
Caitanya Priya Devi Dasi was born and raised in Jamaica by her grandparents who lived a simple life. Her grandmother, an entrepreneur and local herbalist, taught her to appreciate and use the gifts of plants to cure ailments and maintain health.
At 19 she moved to the United States to live and study. After graduating from the University of the District of Columbia, in Biology and Biochemistry, in 1979, she received a scholarship to medical school in Cuba where she studied Holistic Family Medicine and General Surgery; she then served two years in the Jamaica public health service.
On her return to the US, dissatisfied with the medical industry, she became a professor of Biomedical Sciences at the City University of New York. Nine years of teaching experience there revealed her true gift: a natural teacher in the care of the body, mind and spirit. In 2002, she returned to medical school to study Energetic Medicine and graduated from Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine and Chinese Medicine in 2006 with the degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.
From the very beginning, as a child, Caitanya Priya was searching for Truth.
In 1995, while studying for her medical license exams at the Brooklyn Public Library, she met Mother Paravati, a devotee of Srila Prabhupada. During their conversation, Caitanya Priya was given a few titles of Srila Prabupada’s books and the address of the Brooklyn Temple with encouragement to visit and learn more. What ensued was a major turn in her spiritual life.
After visiting the Brooklyn Temple she became absorbed in learning the culture of Bhakti (devotional life). She never looked back; she had found her spiritual home.
In 1996 Caitanya Priya met Bhakti Tirtha Swami, and was initiated in February of 1999, at Gita Nagari Farm, Pennsylvania. This was followed by Brahman initiation in 2004. Bhakti Tirtha Swami engaged her in the care of devotees’ body, mind, emotions and soul. She served at the Gita Nagari farm for many years assisting devotees with health care. Caitanya Priya is also a member of another organization that cares for terminally ill and dying devotees.
Currently, Caitanya Priya lives in Portland, Oregon, practicing Holistic Mental Health. Her specialty: Anxiety and Depression and Holistic Addictions Medicine. The approach is based in: first find then treat the cause of illness. All natural modalities are used, such as Homeopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Biotherapeutic Drainage, Qigong, Hydrotherapy etc. The objective is cure, when possible.
Dr. Kishan Nallapula
(Svarup Acyuta das)
M.B., B.S. Diplomate ABPN
Dr. Kishan Nallapula is a board-certified Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist. He primarily works in under served areas of rural Florida, US treating patients with a variety of mental illnesses. He was initiated into the Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya by HH Jayapataka Swami in 2011. He is very intrigued by the issues surrounding end of life care from a spiritual and medical perspectives.
Dr. Sanjiv Gupta
(Senapati Prabhupada das)
M.B.B.S., H.S.E.B., S.L.C.
Bhaktivedanta Clinic – Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu – April 2016 – Present
Friends Hospital – Lahan, Siraha – December 2015 – March 2016
Food for Life Nepal, NGO – Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu – April 2015 – Present
Dhulikhel Hospital – Dhulikhel – October 2014 – October 2015
Program Manager & Camp coordinator
Bhaktivedanta Hospital Earthquake relief Team – Mira Road, Mumbai, India – April 2015 – July 2015
Dr. Sanjiv Gupta as a Motivator and Public Speaker has conducted Spiritual discourses such as Art of Mind Control, Stress Management, Time Management, Situational Leadership, Power of Habits, Power of Books, and Secrets of Success. He loves traveling and studying Vedic Scriptures in his free time.
Ananda Vrindavana (Gil)
Nurse, Rehabilitation, Patient Care
Anand is a dynamic member of a progressive health care and an expert in assisting cognitively impaired residents with their ADL.
• Nursing Assistant Certified issued by the state of Illinois
• PT Rehabilitation Certified by an Illinois certified program
• Restorative Aid
• Patient Care
• Interpersonal Relations with patients and their families
Education and Certification
• Physical Rehab Aid Training Program
• Nursing Assistant Training Program
• Alzheimer & Dementia Care
• Acute Care Education Systems Inc.
• CPR trained
• High School Diploma from the Philippines
Roger Siegel (Gurudas) C.H.T., B.A.
(Bhakti Sastri, Hypnotherapist & Pastoral Counseling)
Gurudas is a professional counselor and certified Hypnotherapist. He has extensive experience in counseling, spanning over 35 years. He has worked with private patients, couples, groups, and has facilitated healing seminars. Gurudas has also worked with orphans, minorities, families, homeless individuals and communities, the visually impaired, and the developmentally disabled.
Many people have expressed their gratitude for how Gurudas has cared for them, and now he has founded the Vedic Care Charitable Trust for more structured and stable care.
Registered Nurse, Reiki Practicioner & Founder of Divine Union and Pure Expressions Reiki
Miriam McPherson is a Holistic Practitioner. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and is a Registered Nurse.
Miriam has been working with energy and was taught by renowned teachers and mentors for over 20 years. She has a background in Usui Reiki New Usui Master Training, Pranic Healing, Arhatic Yoga, Crystal Healing, Quantum Healing, as well as several other modalities.
She enjoys teaching others how to heal themselves, so she has worked with individuals, couples, and pets. Miriam offers Reiki training on an individual basis for those who wish to learn this ancient art of healing to bring balance and wellness in their daily lives. Miriam offers workshops on relaxation techniques and how to use energy to communicate. The loving spirit of Divine Mother Bhumi resonates and guides Miriam in everything she does. She feels she has always been directed to share love with everyone she meets.