Ayur~Vidya was founded and created by world renowned Ayurvedic doctor and professor, Vaidya Atreya Smith. Vaidya Atreya Smith has taught worldwide in 7 highly established institutions, written 8 Ayurvedic textbooks and 1 technical book, and trained hundreds of practitioners. Atreya founded Ayur-Vidya and created the Ayur-Vidya system as a way to make Ayurvedic wellness accessible to the many. The Ayur-Vidya system enables people anywhere to obtain Atreya’s formulas designed specifically for their body type and their health concern.
But the story of Ayur-Vidya begins far before Atreya’s professional career. Before Atreya was a world renowned Ayurvedic teacher, he was first a patient. At a young age, Atreya was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis, a condition that prevents normal growth and causes severe chronic pain. When no other modern treatments worked for his condition, Atreya turned to Ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurveda gave Atreya the tools to manage a degenerating spine from hereditary scoliosis and the immense pain associated with that condition. He began by learning massage, became an expert in the human body system, obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and obtained his specialization in herbal pharmacology. His personal pain and a curiosity to avoid invasive spine surgery sparked his journey to becoming a leader in the field of adapting diet and Western herbs to the Ayurvedic system.
Atreya’s inspiring journey ultimately led to the creation of Ayur~Vidya™. the pathway for Atreya to share his knowledge and passion for Ayurvedic medicine with as many people as possible.