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. 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.
Sylvia has a deep understanding of doshic imbalances and uses the tools in her practice to balance her clients’ 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 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 educate her clients' 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 she returned to India and completed an Advanced Pancha Karma 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.