"Ayurveda encourages us to discover our own unique connection with the healing power of nature and align ourselves with what will elementally bring us balance. To those who empower themselves by taking charge of their health, the ancient teachings of Ayurveda can offer a healthy and blissful life."

Sylvia Whelchel, Doctor of Ayurveda

808-344-0627    info@ayurvedamaui.com

(Online consultations also available through Skype and Email)

About Us

Sylvia Whelchel, AD, is recognized at the Ayurvedic Doctor level of Professional Membership by the NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and has 12 years of experience working with clients. She started studying Ayurveda in 2006 under the guidance of Dr. B. Ganesh, renowned Ayurvedic physician in Chennai, India. She was one of the few students to study one on one with Dr. Ganesh.

Sylvia has a deep understanding of doshic imbalances and uses the tools in her practice to balance her clients’ doshas through herbal formulas, lifestyle changes and specialized treatments. Her holistic approach enables her to create individualized programs, specifically tailored to the particular needs of her clients. She is clinically trained to offer authentic Panchakarma programs, and personally guides and supervises your process throughout your treatments. Her goal is always to teach and inspire empowerment.

She has studied and practiced natural health, herbal therapy, since 1992 and Nutrition, Yoga philosophy and Yoga Therapy since 2002.

Sylvia also offers lectures and workshops on Ayurveda and yoga philosophy.


Dr. B Ganesh has been an Ayurvedic Physician and Nutritional Immuno Neuro Endocrinology Expert for over twenty-five years. He personally manufactures the herbal formulas and oils we use.


"I tried regular doctors, pharmaceutical drugs, surgeries, and holistic healers and nothing worked until I found Sylvia and Ayurveda.  I had musculoskeletal injuries, depression, aging, chronic pain, excess weight, and pain-killer dependency. Sylvia and Ayurveda immediately helped me. Sylvia's intuitive, professional, and caring demeanor are enhanced by the superb ambiance and obvious effectiveness of her treatments. She helped me understand the science of Ayurvedic self-diagnosis and self-healing. She saved my life. When you want better health, more energy, less pain and a happier life, Sylvia is the person to turn to."  Pete B., Michigan

"Sylvia is such a wonderful presence and very intuitive with her touch. Her advice always holds out for the highest good, while being practical and nonjudgmental. I always feel truly cared for in her approach."  Kristin Kali, Seattle, WA

"Sylvia is a highly talented, professional, and gifted healer. Her work is deep, profound and deeply transformative. She is a gem."  Stephanie Brill, Olinda, HI

"For some people Sylvia's treatments are a feast of luxurious pampering. My first two years of treatment, despite her tender care, were not like that. What I had instead was a weekly experience of nose blowing and sweating and coughing up mucus. But the discomfort paid off! My health improved radically in every way and now I too look forward to and enjoy my treatments."  Carole Burstein, Kihei,HI

"I have been a client of Sylvia's for about 3 years. She has helped me tremendously in correcting ailments I have had for many years. Her extensive knowledge of Ayurveda and her commitment to helping her clients achieve health and balance is evident in her caring advice and wonderful treatments. I look forward to my treatments every time I visit Maui."  Chrysan Dosh, Sacramento CA

"For years I suffered from chronic tightness and aches in my neck and shoulders and tried almost every therapy imaginable -- traditional massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, rolfing, healing touch, and more. Ayurveda has by far been the most effective treatment in relieving these symptoms, and Sylvia has been my Nightingale. She is an accomplished practitioner who has extensive training in Ayurveda and other fields. Her nurturing touch and dedication help to make the experience a memorable one. Ayurveda also helps to balance the nervous system and give one a feeling of tranquility.  I highly recommend Sylvia and Ayurveda to anyone wanting to make a positive life change."  Caroline Ellison, Seattle, WA

"I had really annoying back problems, most likely herniated disc. Amazing, did 3 Ayurvedic treatments with Sylvia and after 2 months of pain, it is all gone!  I can hardly believe it! It always seemed to me that for these things, a chiropractor or similar is needed, but no - Ayurveda really did it for me! Can totally suggest to try, if anyone is suffering from pain blocking fun while windsurfing, surfing gardening or whatever :-)! Thanks so much Sylvia. My body is back to normal!"  Christine Derungs, Zurich, Switzerland  

"I slept like a baby. I woke up this morning refreshed and so in my body. It was amazing. It's been a long time since I felt this centered. Thank you so much for the work you did on me."  Caroline Pearl, Kula, HI 

"I was fortunate to be able to retire young and leading an active healthy lifestyle is very important to me, skiing, biking, paddling, Crossfit and travel. Two years ago I developed an unknown medical condition that severely limited my ability to do any of the above, I was confined to my house. I spent two years visiting every modern medical doctor I could find to try and solve my mystery illness but to no avail. I found Sylvia and decided I had nothing to lose and must admit to being skeptical in the beginning being a firm believer in modern medicine. Within a very short period of time I noticed a huge improvement in my general health and the energy I had previously began to return. I have to say that I would consider myself a firm believer in Ayurveda and especially in Sylvia. I would highly recommend anyone who desires a healthier and more balanced life to sit down with Sylvia."  Craig Parkes, Lahaina, HI