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Practitioner Category: Ayurveda Professionals
DASc, AP-NAMA, AYT-NAMA, C-IAYT, YTRX, E-RYT500, BA (Lit)
Arun Deva has a DASc in Āyurvedic Sciences, is a C-IAYT (certified yoga therapist-IAYT) as well as an AYT-NAMA (certified āyurvedic yoga therapist-NAMA). Currently he chairs the Āyurvedic Yoga Therapy (AYT) committee for the National Āyurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and is Director of Āyurveda for LMU”s Yoga Therapy program (YTRX). He is also certified in Vinyāsa Krama Yoga and Āyur*yoga (Ayurvedic Institute, NM), and registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT500 and YACEP, specializing in Vinyāsa Krama and Vinyāsa Cikitsa. Arun has served the California Association of Āyurvedic Medicine (CAAM) including as Secretary and Board Member. Since 2008 he has also served the NAMA Standards Committee and was involved in creating the new Standards of Āyurvedic Professionals: AD, AP, AHC, AYT.
A longtime Āyurvedic practitioner/lecturer, yoga instructor and yoga therapist, Arun bases his work on ancient Āyurvedic and yogic teachings. He has presented numerous professional articles including for peer reviewed magazines, has appeared on TV and radio shows, gives lectures and teaches workshops locally and internationally. Arun’s focus of work is in Āyurvedic and Yoga psychology and besides working directly with clients, presents workshops called Rasa Bhāva on emotional health all over the country and internationally in Greece and India. He has also been presenting on Emotional Healing through yoga and āyurveda at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in CA since 2008.
Arun has created a powerful new process/practice for emotional healing called Bhāvane Technique and works often with clients using this practice with excellent results. Arun has presented at 3 SYTAR conferences and 4 NAMA Conferences and taken part in many other professional yoga & āyurveda conferences. Currently Arun’s focus is in managing and promoting the new Āyurvedic Yoga Therapy field which is a culmination of his work towards integrating yoga and āyurveda for therapeutic purposes.
Arun began his studies of both fields at the very young age of 5, when he would sit with his aunt as she epitomized the household knowledge of home remedies from Āyurveda and would “exercise” with his dad in what he later found out was yogā`sana!
His professional journey though, did not begin till 1994. Since then he has immersed himself in studying, practicing, teaching, living and merging both sister sciences. Arun’s favorite practice is to look for the Buddha in every face he sees. As you can imagine, sometimes this can be a very challenging practice but it is, in his opinion, the only way to search out the client’s potential for full healing.