Milestones of AAPNA

December 15 2014
13th International Conference – “Energy Healing Science” organized by Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC and hosted by AAPNA. Dr. Richaritha Gundalapalli, M.D. conducted the energy healing training for more than 20 ayurvedic and yoga professionals and integrative physicians joined in the conference.

December 12-14, 2014
12th International Conference – “Spirituality and Healing in Ayurveda & Yoga” organized by Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC and hosted by AAPNA. More than 100 ayurvedic and yoga professionals and integrative physicians joined in the conference.

September 24, 2014
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with Council for Ayurveda Research for the support and research of ayurveda.

July 15, 2014
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC for the support and development of ayurveda and vedic sciences.

July 4-6, 2014
AAPNA organized 11th International Conference on “Ayurveda and Yoga for Optimum Health” at Heavenly Mountains, Boone, North Carolina, USA. The conference is inaugurated by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living Foundation and Keynote speakers include – Dr. David Frawley, Yogi Amrit Desai, Yogini Shambhavi Chopra, Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, Shunya Pratichi Mathur and Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar. The conference well attended by more than 300 participants around the globe and 20 workshops on various Yoga and Ayurvedic topics and more than 20 academic, clinical and research presentations from various presenters. The Careworld TV USA and Asia TV channels broadcasted the highlights of the conference.

March 27, 2014
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Vishwa Ayurveda Samaj, New Zealand for the support and development of ayurveda.

March 27, 2014
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Academy of Traditional Ayurveda, New Zealand for the support and development of ayurveda.

March 13, 2014
AAPNA President, Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla presented the vision and development of ayurveda in North America to students, faculty of Dr. DY Patil Ayurvedic College and Research Center, Mumbai, India.

March 11, 2014
AAPNA President, Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla presented the vision and development of ayurveda in North America to students, faculty of Sri Jayendra Saraswati Ayurvedic College, Chennai, India.

February 20, 2014
AAPNA President, Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla presented the vision and development of ayurveda in North America to students, faculty of Shri Brmha Prakash Ayurveda Maha Vidyalaya, Dabur Kheda, Near Nazabgarh, New Delhi, India.

February 17, 2014
Free Medical Camp for Needy Organized by Bharat Seva Sansthan (BSS), India & Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), USA, held at C.B. Gupta Gram Vikas Yojana Avam Sodh Kendra, Hathaundha, Kotwa Sadak, Faizabad Road, Barabanki-225405 U.P. India. More than 1200 patients were examined by ayurvedic, homeopathic, dental, medical doctors and distributed free medicines.

February 15 &16, 2014
AAPNA conducted 10th International Conference on “Ayurveda & Lifestyle Disorders” in collaboration with Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India. More than 150 participants presented in the multi-track conference. The conference is presented by more than 70 presenters including from various health disciplines – ayurveda, homeopathy, unani, allopathy (western medicine), yoga, pharmacogonsy etc.

January 28, 2014
Yoga Gyan Jyothi – Center for Ayurveda & Yoga, LLC, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

December 23, 2013
The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

December 10, 2013
AAPNA received Certificate of Collaboration, VRI Press, Vedic Research Inc, USA

December 3, 2013
Amrit Yoga & Ayurveda Institute, Salts Springs, Florida, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

November 9-11, 2013
AAPNA participated International Conference on “Nutrition & Health organized by AMIBIO (Asociación de Médicos e Investigadores en Bioenergética), Medelline, Colombia. (2° Congreso Internacional de Medicina Alternativa y Complementaria 2013)

October 17, 2013
AAPNA participated Health Expo organized by Avantor, Inc.Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA

October 3 – 6, 2013
AAPNA organized 8th International Conference on “Ayurveda & Cancer Care” at Alexis Resort Park, Las Vegas, NV, USA. More than 100 Ayurvedic Vaidyas, Integrative Medical Doctors and Ayurvedic Practitioners and students participated.

September 26, 2013
Sri Sri Ayurveda Center in Montreal, Canada joined as a Registered Corporate Member with AAPNA.

September 9, 2013
North West Institute of Ayurveda, California, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

July 2, 2013
Kerala Ayurveda Academy, CA, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

July 1, 2013
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Cafe Ayurveda, Antalya, Turkey for the support and development of ayurveda.

June 26, 2013
American University of Complementary Medicine (AUCM), CA, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

June 8 & 9, 2013
AAPNA’s 7th International Conference on “Ayurveda & Metabolic Disorders” conducted successfully at the University of British Columbia, The Asian Center, Vancouver, Canada. 3 noted celebrated guests of honor, 17 great presenters, 130 participants, 13 sponsors and exhibitors with diversified products and a room packed with eager learners made this conference a memorable event! We enjoyed two days of intensive learning of ancient wisdom , great food and laughter, in the natural setting of Asian center!
Mr. Scott Sawler Director General NHPD emphasized the need of regulation of traditional medicine and the bringing support of Health Canada to enable innovation through reduction of unnecessary regulatory burden for multi-ingredient products that add value to the health of Canadians.
Dr. Dave Scotten from Boucher Institute of Natural Medicine on the importance of natural medicine and bringing the knowledge of Ayurveda into natural medicine course curriculum.
Dr. Arun Garg MD, FRCPC Program Medical Director at Fraser Health spoke about empowering individuals/families/communities to Lifestyle changes and social behaviors and reducing the gap between yoga and knowledge of ayurveda in prevalence of chronic diseases. The highlight of the conference was noted Ayurvedic scholar from India, Dr. J N Mishra, who presented on the evaluation of Ayurvedic options for Obesity management and its comparative significance.

June 5 & 6, 2013
AAPNA Secretary, Ashlesha Raut and Membership Director, Indu Arora, participated in The United States Health Freedom CongressHosted by the National Health Freedom Coalition, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.

April 28, 2013
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) CA, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

April 2, 2013
AAPNA President, Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, and AAPNA Corporate Member, Neelam Toprani, President of Padmasri Naturals, Inc, meet with Dr. G. S. S. Khalsa, President, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM), Vancouver, Canada to discuss AAPNA’s upcoming conference and ayurvedic education in Canada.

January 29, 2013
Chapel Hill College of Ayurveda, NC, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

February 18, 2013
AAPNA members visit Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India to discuss certificate and degree programs in ayurveda with the University Vice Chancellor, Academic Faculty and Administrative Staff.

February 18, 2013
AAPNA conducts a one day Free Ayurveda and Homeopathy Integrative Medical Camp for Needy at the Grama Panchayat Office, Proddatur Village, Near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.  About 250 patients are examined, and free ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines are distributed.  Thanks to the Himalaya Drug Company for conducting bone mineral density testing for 100 patients.

February 15, 16, 17, 2013
AAPNA conducts its 6th International Conference on “Interface Between Ayurveda & Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)” at Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. About 180 ayurvedic professionals, integrative medical doctors, yoga experts, post graduate students of ayurveda and the press attend the conference.

February 11, 2013
AAPNA members visit Jiva Institute, New Delhi and meet with Director Dr. Partap Chauhan and his team members to plan a collaborative conference, AAPNA’s 10th International Conference on “Ayurveda and Lifestyle Disorders” at Jiva Institute, Faridabad, Near Delhi, India from February 21 – 23, 2014.

November 15, 2012
Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda (ONACS), Inc. The Thai Yoga Center & SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, FL, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

November 9 – 12, 2012
AAPNA begins networking with ayurvedic professionals, integrative medical doctors, ayurvedic herbal companies, health centers and yoga studios to discuss and conduct an international conference on “Ayurveda and Metabolic Disorders” at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  AAPNA shares a table and space with Padmasri Naturals, Inc. at Vancouver Yoga Conference-2012 to promote the upcoming June 2013 AAPNA conference.

November 3 & 4, 2012
AAPNA organizes its 5th International Conference on “Integrative Medicine” at Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, near Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. About 80 participants participate in the conference.

October 7, 2012
AAPNA makes connections with Arsha Vidya Gurukulam to plan an international conference on “Ayurveda and the Vedas” at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvnia, USA.

October 3, 2012
AAPNA discusses and finalizes a collaborative international conference, AAPNA’s 9th International Conference  on “Ayurveda & Panchakarma” at Kathmandu, Nepal in August 2 & 3, 2013 with the president of Tathagath Ayurveda Research Foundation (TARF), Pune, India.

September 14, 15, 16, 2012
AAPNA conducts its 4th International Conference on “Skin, Spa and Beauty Through Ayurveda” at The Westin Airport Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. About 170 participants from 8 countries participate in the conference.

July 31, 2012
Vedika Global, Inc., CA, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

July 20, 2012
New World Ayurveda, ME, USA joined as a Registered School of Ayurveda with AAPNA.

May 9, 2012
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine for the support and development of ayurveda.

May 8, 2012
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with According to Ayurveda TV Channel for the support and development of ayurveda.

April 15, 2012
AAPNA develops 6 fellowships in American Ayuveda for registered ayurvedic professionals: Fellow of American Ayurvedic Practitioners (FAAP), Fellow of American Ayurvedic Clinicians (FAAC), Fellow of American Ayurvedic Specialists (FAAS), Fellow of American Panchakarma Therapists (FAPT), Fellow of American Ayurvedic Nutritionists (FAAN), Fellow of American Ayurvedic Herbalists (FAAH).

March 30, 2012
AAPNA creates an MoU with Swayam Personality Assessment™, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

March 20, 2012
AAPNA develops 6 board certification examinations for registered ayurvedic professionals: Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (BCAP), Board Certified Ayurvedic Clinician (BCAC), Board Certified Ayurvedic Specialist (BCAS), Board Certified Panchakarma Therapist (BCPT), Board Certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist (BCAN), Board Certified Ayurvedic Herbalist (BCAH).

March 10, 2012
AAPNA adds 3 ayurvedic specializations for registered ayurvedic professionals – Panchakarma Therapists, Ayurvedic Nutritionist, Ayurvedic Herbalists.

March 1, 2012
AAPNA creates a core group of professionals to begin working on licensing and regulation issues.

February 20, 2012
AAPNA develops 3 levels of credentialing for ayurvedic professionals – Ayurvedic Practitioners, Ayurvedic Clinicians, and Ayurvedic Specialists.

January 27, 2012
AAPNA creates International Alliance with National Integrated Medical Association, Central Council, Mumbai, India for the global development of ayurveda.

January 20, 2012
AAPNA creates MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Dr. G.J. Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research, Anand, Gujarat, India.

January 17, 2012
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India for the global development of ayurveda.

January 17, 2012
AAPNA organizes Charitable Free Integrative Medical Camp for Needy in Collaboration with International Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Tangutur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Free integrative medical services with help of ayurvedic, homeopathy doctors and medical staff of Sanga Mitra Hospital, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India and diagnostic tests are provided to 400 patients.

August 15, 2011
AAPNA creates MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad, India.

August 12 – 15, 2011
AAPNA’s 3rd International Ayurveda Conference on Ayurveda for Women’s Health is held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; over 170 participants attend from 10 countries and 28 U.S. states.

July 5, 2011
AAPNA creates a scholarship fund to support the ayurvedic education of AAPNA student members in need of financial assistance.

June 1, 2011
AAPNA creates a Community Calendar for all professionals to share their events with the public.

May 21 – 22, 2011
AAPNA conducts a charitable fund-raising program through offering ayurveda, yoga, consultations, and acupuncture therapies through its professional members – Sunita Tarkunde, Ritu Bhalla, Gauri Junnarkar, Amitabh Gumman, Shekhar Annambhotla, and Richaritha Gundlapalli in Dallas, TX for the benefit of Asha Jyothi USA.

May 1, 2011
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas (I-Serve), India for global association, support, and development of ayurveda.

April 10, 2011
AAPNA begins working to help place qualified ayurvedic professionals in various integrative medical centers and ayurvedic wellness centers around the globe.

March 15, 2011
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with American Hindu World Services (AHWS), USA for the development and support of ayurveda.

March 12, 2011
AAPNA creates the Global Ayurveda Professionals Council, a community of 14 countries around the world, for the first time ever.

February 25, 2011
AAPNA creates a code of ethics for ayurvedic professionals to be adhered to by its members.

February 5, 2011
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Tathagat Ayurved Research Foundation (TARF), India for the support and development of Ayurveda.

February 12, 2011
AAPNA offers free recipes on its website. All are welcome to submit recipes.

January 5, 2011
AAPNA contributes financial support for Asha Jyothi USA (special needs children in India).

October 8 – 10, 2010
AAPNA’s 2nd International Ayurveda Conference on “Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Through Ayurveda” is held in Miami, Florida, USA.

September 10, 2010
AAPNA encourages the support of modern research in proving the efficacy of ayurveda with its section on research articles on its website.

August 25, 2010
AAPNA creates International Alliance with International Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), India for the support and development of ayurveda.

August 25, 2010
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with Ojas, LLC. – Ayurveda Wellness Center, USA for the support and development of ayurveda.

August 24, 2010
AAPNA invites experienced teachers and mentors of ayurveda and Vedic sciences to be recognized and honored.

August 18, 2010
AAPNA creates International Alliance with International Council of Ayurvedic Medicine, New Zealand for the support and development of ayurveda.

August 18, 2010
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies, New Zealand for the support and development of ayurveda.

August 15, 2010
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Fundaciòn de Salud Ayurveda Prema, Argentina for the support and development of ayurveda.

August 12, 2010
AAPNA promotes the sharing of knowledge on its website through articles by authors from around the world.

July 22, 2010
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with Holistic Guidance, USA for the support and development of ayurveda.

July 21, 2010
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Ayush Samiti, India for the support and development of ayurveda globally.

July 2, 2010
AAPNA begins providing Professional Liability Insurance for Ayurvedic Professionals.

July 1, 2010
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with International Wellness Foundation (IWF), USA for the support and development of ayurveda.

May 10, 2010
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with International Wellness Professionals Association, USA for the support of wellness industry at large.

May 3, 2010
AAPNA recommends and endorses books and products by ayurvedic and integrative health professionals around the world.

April 08, 2010
AAPNA proclaims “Ayurveda Day” as the first Monday of October each year, in honor of Dhanwantari, the founder of Ayurveda. AAPNA requests its members and associates all around the world to offer free educational seminars and workshops on ayurveda and Vedic sciences during the first week of October each year.

March 12, 2010
AAPNA adds 3 more awards of Excellence in Ayurveda, Vedic sciences, making them 32 awards annually.

February 10, 2010
AAPNA creates International Affiliation & Collaboration with Greens Ayur Center, India in conducting intensive ayurvedic teaching, training and cultural exchange programs.

January 26, 2010
AAPNA conducts its second charitable services effort for poor in India through offering free medical care, the distribution of free medicines, and educational materials for school children, and a special medical camp for the children of Asha Jyothi in Vijayawada, India.

January 4, 2010
AAPNA begins offering free academic teleconference calls twice in each month.

November 1, 2009
AAPNA creates International Alliance with Jiva Ayurveda, India for the support, development and globalization of ayurveda.

November 1, 2009
AAPNA creates North America Alliance with American Association of Practitioner and Researchers of Ayurveda (AAPRA), USA for the development and support of ayurveda.

November 1, 2009
AAPNA created International Alliance with Ayurveda Association of Singapore (AAOS), Singapore, for the development of support of ayurveda.

November 1, 2009
AAPNA creates International Alliance with International Ayurveda Academy, India for the development and support of ayurveda.

October 30 – November 1, 2009
AAPNA’s First National Ayurveda Convention is held at Breiningsville (near Allentown), Pennsylvania, USA on Ayurveda. The convention’s theme is “Optimum Health and Wellness – An Integrative Approach”.

May 15, 2009
For the first time in the world, AAPNA bestows 29 awards for Excellence in Ayurveda and Vedic sciences. AAPNA will bestow these awards for excellence every year going forward.

February 8, 2009
AAPNA performs its first charitable services for poor in India through offering free medical care, the distribution of free medicines, and educational materials for school children.

March 24, 2008
AAPNA begins offering free academic teleconference calls each month.

February 12, 2008
AAPNA starts its first alliances with other like-minded organizations around the globe.

December 18, 2007
AAPNA is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

October 3, 2007
AAPNA establishes its honorary North America and international boards, including advisors and members from around the globe.

August 15, 2003
AAPNA launches its website, www.aapna.org.

June 08, 2003
AAPNA reserves its domain name – “aapna.org”.

January 18, 2002
Discussion about the establishment of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) among ayurvedic professionals began.