Hi, I’m Śankari
Ayurveda practitioner & lecturer, Virgo, artist, lover of yoga, vegetarian foodie
Śankari lives and breathes Ayurveda. Born in Bangalore, India, she moved to the East Coast of the US at a young age, and as a teen, began pursuing a career in Ayurveda. She earned an MA in Physiology with a focus on Ayurveda from Maharishi International University and spent 20+ years as a certified Maharishi AyurVedic consultant. Now, she’s developing an Ayurvedic curriculum for medical schools, and also works at the Integrative Wellness Clinic in Fairfield, Iowa. For a recharge, she and her husband head to the East Coast with their two kids to explore Sankari’s favorite spots—or visit family up in MInnesota.
Q&A WITH ŚANKARI
“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”— Tagore
Not having enough time - I would love to learn about so many things but there is only so much time in a day…
I love being with my dear husband, my two kids, and laughing and snuggling with them! There is nothing like family time, and as the kids get older I treasure these moments even more.
My parents, who were always supportive and encouraging. My dad was my best friend, and my mom who is my rock—she does everything with love for her family.
- Hiking - walking - dancing
- Baking delicious things
- Getting lost in the pages of a good book
- Singing in the car when no one is listening
- Being a board member at Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment
I’m a Virgo—both in western Astrology and Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). I guess that’s why I’m such a perfectionist! Virgos are also really caring, loving and maternal and I love being a Mom.
“You have control over action alone, never over its fruits. Live not for the fruits of action, nor attach yourself to inaction.”— Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 47
My children. They help me to be a better me. We do stuff together all the time—mediate - cook - exercise. They are my true motivation
Trackers and journals help me stay organized and on top of my wellness game.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”— James Baldwin
Too many to count! I’m a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi Yoga Asanas, and last year I led a weekly Maharishi Yoga Asana class to over 20,000 practitioners worldwide. That was amazing.