Jessica Vellela, BAMS is the first American-born woman to become an Āyurvedic Physician in India and practice there independently. She completed 5.5-years of full-time Āyurvedic Medical school in 2012 with First Rank. Strongly motivated to fully experience the power of Āyurvedic Medicine, she partnered with a 25-year, established resort to offer classical Āyurvedic Pañchakarma on a beautiful, private beach along coastal Karnataka, India. She managed this center for over two years with 7 employees, treating patients from around the world and offering unique educational immersion programs for Westerners.
After returning to the U.S. in 2013, she opened her second Pañchakarma center in North Carolina. In 2016, she restructured the Āyurvedic curriculum for Western students to train professionals for careers in Āyurvedic Medicine outside of India. She founded ĀYU Council and ĀYU Academy to raise standards of professional practice and education in the U.S. She is thrilled about this opportunity to offer full-scope Āyurveda in collaboration with conventional Western Medicine using a comprehensive, collaborative, scientific, and holistic approach.