Faculty Members

Ismat Nathani DNM

Ismat Nathani, MSc. DNM

Founder and Director of CAISH, with a very special background in Nadi Vigyan also called “Ayurvedic Neurotherapy”. Ismat is the pioneer of Nadi Vigyan in the West and has worked extensively with very prominent medical doctors and experts in the field of health care in India, Europe and now in Canada. Her graduation is in Indian Naturopathic Medicine & Yogic sciences and post-graduation in Integrative Medicine from University of Westminster and University of Bristol, UK.

Bhavna Menta

Bhavna Menta, BAMS India, RNP

A Registered Nurse Practitioner (licensed in Canada), as well as a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India, Bhavna has unique experience in integrating her knowledge of Western medicine with Ayurvedic medicine for learning that is extremely valuable for clinical settings.

Dr. June A

Dr. June A. Kelly, MBBS, DO, NMD, HD, (Int) Ph. D, B.Sc Pod.

Dr. Kelly is a MBBS graduate who is University trained in Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Kinesiology and Pedorthics.

She  is a Health Consultant in Toronto ON and Saint John NB, where she brings many years of experience in rehabilitation and physical health to her practice with a focus on Drugless Healthcare Treatment and Pain Management Care©

She is the chairperson of the New Earth College and co-founder of the EBNMP Canada™  and  has been actively involved in educating practitioners in Ontario and the Maritimes for the last two decades and is familiar with the standardization of Natural Medicine Practice.

Margo Uma Gal

Margo Uma Gal, CAP, LMT

Uma has been a licensed Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner for over thirty years. She was first certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner in 1987 by Dr. Vasant Lad. For several years, she worked under his guidance at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico as a Pancha Karma Specialist and Yoga/Ayurvedic Instructor. Travelling to India yearly, she completed her certification as an Ayurvedic Purva Karma Specialist under Dr. Sunil Joshi and Kalidas Sanskrit University in Nagpur India. This involved mastering practical applications of Ayurvedic body treatments. In 2006, she completed the Gurukulam clinical program in Pune India under Dr. Vasant Lad, where she was invited to go into the remote villages of India and offer free herbal medicines to the poor villagers. Here, she learned more about herbal applications of Ayurveda. Uma strives to bring the ancient secrets of Ayurveda back from its roots in the same way it was given in nature thousands of years ago.


Nahid Ameen BA, C.N.P and Ayurvedic Counselor

Nahid Ameen is a Nutrition and Ayurveda Expert. She is an Instructor, Counselor, Culinary Expert and Ayurveda Program Designer. A graduate from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition [IHN] and CAISH, Nahid holds a diploma as a “Certified Nutritional Practitioner”. Nahid has a passion for clinical nutrition and she pursued her studies in Ayurvedic Medicine from CAISH. She has also studied Advanced Herbal Medicine at IHN. She believes that Ayurvedic practices can be easily incorporated in today’s busy lifestyle by introducing a simple daily regimen to increase health and longevity. Nahid is also the founder of Conscious Health and has developed the Online Ayurvedic Culinary and Nutrition Program that is approved by CAISH as a continuing education course. Nahid also develops ointments, oils and lifestyle products based on Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

Nicole Mahabir

Nicole Mahabir, AYT

Nicole Mahabir is an Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist, Educator, Healer and Counsellor. Her education includes studies in Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Marma Therapy, Shamanism, and Energy Medicine. In 2010, Mahabir co-launched the first Ayu-Yog Therapist Program in Canada and spearheaded the creation of a beautiful Ayurvedic Spa Product line, The Sages Ayurveda. Nicole has taught various Yoga Teacher Training Programs, Therapist programs and workshops at studios, clinics and schools for the past 5 years.


Sairupa Krishnamurti, BA

Sairupa Krishnamurti is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Therapist program from CAISH (2010), and most recently completed a 4 year program in Naturopathic Medicine, at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, (2015). She is interested in bridging Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine to support people on their journey in health. She has been practicing and studying Hatha Yoga for over 10 years, with inspiring teachers in Canada, Malaysia and Indonesia. Sairupa received a scholarship to complete a Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007 through The School of Integrative Yoga Therapy with yoga teacher/therapist Heather Greaves. A unique aspect to this course, was a module on inclusive teaching practices from an anti-oppressive framework.  She draws on this framework in her work as a teacher and clinician. Sairupa loves working with new parents, women, families and children of all ages, and  completed a year long clinical rotation on a Pediatrics focused Naturopathic shift at C.C.N.M.

With a passion for the Art of Ayurveda and Yoga- you will often find Sairupa teaching inclusive self-care classes that welcome people from all levels of learning. Her teaching approach focuses on the whole individual, creating a safe, accessible space to engage in wellness at the level of involvement one is comfortable with.

Jean-Pierre Londono

Jean-Pierre Londono, B.A. Psy. Ayurvedic Therapist, RYT-200

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in his native country Colombia, Jean-Pierre delivered outreach services to “At-Risk” youth, also providing counselling and education to new parents. After moving to Canada, he continued building community relations with energy and knows how to support clients in the dimensions of life skills coaching, crisis intervention, community development and networking, and adherence to medication. During the course of his work, Jean-Pierre has been deeply fascinated by the way in which Ayurveda and Yoga integrate a complete system in their approach to the root cause of illness, rather than isolating symptoms, taking into consideration the mind, body and spirit of an individual. The path of his studies took him from the Centre for Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Healing (C.A.I.S.H) in Toronto all the way to Coimbatore, India to study at Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (A.V.P), where he became proficient in the Art of Ayurvedic Therapies: Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Takradhara, Pizhichil, fomentation, oil-making, nutrition counselling, detoxification techniques and Yoga therapy. Further yoga teacher training continued with Karma Teachers College. Indeed, the principles of Ayurveda and Yoga philosophies have been personally rewarding, and continue to inform his commitment to sharing in the practice of overall satisfying wellness and happiness.

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