Meet Our Team
We're here for you
We're here for you
AyurPrana's team is made up of highly spiritual people that have been on the journey of healing themselves. This personal experience along with their outstanding education and track records as practitioners produces exceptional service. Our practitioners understand that vibrant health isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. They see you for you and will support your mind, body, and soul.
We're here for you
Nishita Shah, CAP, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Before being called to Ayurveda, Nishita received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and what fascinates her most is how her studies in human psychology overlap with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.
Ayurprana's team is compassionate, experienced, and innovative. Our team is made up of highly spiritual people that have been on the journey of healing. Our certified practitioners understand that vibrant health isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. They see you for you, supporting the mind, body, and soul.
You get the braintrust of our entire team and not a single provider.
***Team leads are not available for individual consultations - these practitioners oversee cases and offer guidance on the education you receive.
Vrinda Devani, MD, CAP & RYT
AyurPrana Medical Director
Vrinda’s dedication to empowering women towards vibrant health and living shines through in her practice as a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. After studying under Vasant Lad, Vrinda followed this passion to Nepal, where she studied Ayurvedic women’s health with Dr. Sarita Shrestha.
Vrinda believes in unfolding the human body’s potential through a blend of complementary and allopathic medicine, and so her approach to healing is always extraordinarily well-rounded and compassionate.
If she’s not speaking or writing for various prestigious audiences on the intricacies of women’s health, you might find her in the middle of a flow, as Vrinda is also a lover (and certified instructor) of Ayuryoga.
Mitesh Raichada, CAP
AyurPrana Founder and Immersion Guide
Mitesh’s passion for Ayurveda was first cultivated while studying to become a certified practitioner under Vasant Lad. An enthusiastic and unyielding seeker of knowledge, Mitesh studied Indian philosophy at the Tattvajnana Vidhyapeeth in India, Jyotish with Hart deFouw, holds a Reiki Level 1 certification, and has undertaken intensive clinical immersion programs with Vasant Lad in India.
These days, Mitesh is busy being the Executive Vice President of the Ayurvedic Institute, but before that, he co-founded a highly successful real estate and hospitality company. His zeal for building powerful leaders and creating mindful business cultures overflows into the classrooms he leads with compassion and insight.
When not studying, teaching, or practicing, you can find Mitesh playing his bass guitar or enjoying the limitless beauty of nature.
Sneha Raichada, MPT, CAP, E-RYT-200
AyurPrana Founder and Dean of Education
Prior to becoming the Dean of Education at The Ayurvedic Institute, Sneha had a remarkable journey as an executive of a thriving hospitality business. Luckily for us, Sneha now focuses all her energy on developing the next generation of Ayurvedic Practitioners and providing thoughtful care for her clients.
While practicing as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Sneha combines her early experience as a Physical Therapist with extensive classroom and clinical study under Vasant Lad in the US and India, Yoga Teacher Certification, and Reiki III Certification. At the core of Sneha’s work is a powerful dedication to food as a vehicle for healing, nurturing, and bringing people together.
When she has a free moment, Sneha is most often found experimenting with fresh food ingredients, applying the deep wisdom of Ayurveda to all her delectable creations.