Our Story

IS THE STORY OF OUR FOUNDER

Vaidya Atreya Smith

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.

TIMELINE OF THE LIFE OF VAIDYA ATREYA SMITH

TIMELINE OF THE LIFE OF VAIDYA ATREYA SMITH

Quotes from Our Founder

VAIDYA ATREYA SMITH

“Through years of practicing and teaching Ayurvedic medicine, I developed Ayur-Vidya™ to teach you how to live, eat, and – if needed – correct your health with herbs. The wisdom (Vidya) of life (Ayur) brings health. The company Ayur-Vidya™ exists to educate everyone in the basic treatments of nutrition and lifestyle according to Ayurveda.”

~Atreya Smith

“In the 30 years I have been teaching Ayurveda, the best teachers have been my patients. They have brought a large variety of problems due to the latest fad in health care. Many of the diets that become popular for short periods of time are quite damaging.

The main reason why I developed the concept of Ayur~Vidya™ was to help the general public self-treat in a safe and intelligent manner. We need to put more importance on prevention- using diet, lifestyle, and herbs to cure the problems that arrive, rather than treating symptoms without knowing a cause of illness. I created the “Find Your Dosha Exam” to give you a very good indication of what diet, lifestyle and herbs could work for your unique issues. Remember, honesty is key to receive your appropriate recommendations; take some time to reflect on the questions I ask of you on this exam.

When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. I hope you can use this information to optimize your health and thrive!”

~Atreya Smith

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