Sylvia L. Whelchel, AD, is recognized at the Ayurvedic Doctor level of Professional Membership by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and has 12 years of experience working with clients in her practice in Maui, Hawaii. She started studying Ayurveda in 2006 under the guidance of Dr. B. Ganesh, a renowned Ayurvedic physician in Chennai, India. She was one of the few students to study one on one with Dr. Ganesh and her studies have taken her back to India numerous times.
Prior to her Ayurveda studies Sylvia studied and practiced Natural health, Herbal therapy and Nutrition since 1992 and Yoga philosophy and Yoga Therapy since 2000. She has attained over 1500 hours of Yoga studies and Training since then.
Having come from a long history of Disease in her own body, Sylvia has a deep understanding of doshic imbalances and uses these tools in her practice to help her clients’ balance their doshas through specialized treatments, herbal formulas and lifestyle changes. Her holistic approach enables her to create individualized programs, specifically tailored to the particular needs of each client. She is clinically trained to offer authentic Panchakarma programs and personally guides and supervises your process throughout your treatments. Her goal is always to educate and inspire empowerment.
In 2015, Sylvia developed My Daily Dosha, the first interactive Dosha tracking site and training course available online. She uses this site to work with her clients and her students in developing a deep understanding of how the doshas fluctuate based on our daily choices in life.
In 2018 Sylvia returned to India and completed an Advanced Panchakarma Training program at an Ayurvedic Hospital under the guidance of Dr. Shubangee, a clinical Ayurvedic Doctor in Kerala, India. After completing this final training she is now offering NAMA and PACE approved Authentic Ayurveda Trainings in Maui. Sylvia also offers individual classes and workshops on Ayurveda and Yoga.
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
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
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