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about us.

Founded in early 2016, the Ayurveda Association of Wisconsin is a grassroots organization that brings Ayurveda professionals and lovers of Ayurveda together into one group.  With the help of a handful of dedicated people, AAW was born.

Our mission is to support a state-wide community rooted in Ayurveda by providing education, connection, and resources. We are committed to serving both the professionals of Ayurveda and those interested in learning Ayurveda on their healing path.

Our vision is to build and promote public awareness, education, and recognition of Ayurveda, its principles, benefits, and practices as a system of healing that honors the connection of mind, body, and spirit.

The AAW is a recognized and registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Our Board Of Directors

AAW would like to recognize the following leaders in our organization
Tresa Laferty

President

Heather Burkart

Vice President

Bridigette Wells

Treasurer

Kathy Eichenger

Membership

Raka Bandyo

Events

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What is Ayurveda?

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Definition

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word has two roots to understand its meaning. The word Ayur means life and longevity; the word Veda means pure knowledge. Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old traditional system of holistic examination and healthy lifestyle practices.

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Ancient Science

The Vedas are humankind’s earliest volumes of written texts. Ayurveda has been documented in detail in four of them: ArthavaVeda, Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Ashtanga Hridaya texts.

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Principles

Ayurveda teaches us to follow the natural cycle of the Sun and Moon, seasonal changes, and the five elements that create all of life. Striving to establish balance in the mind, body, and soul, Ayurveda is a system that also connects us with the cosmos.

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Practices

Ayurveda is a practice that permeates every aspect of your life, should you choose to incorporate it. Daily lifestyle practices, positive food choices, even exercise habits are all included in the teachings of Ayurveda, and it is commonly called the science of living.

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Our focus is love.

The AAW would like to thank the following committees that support our community and continued growth.

Communications

Responsible for website, marketing content development, brand awareness, newsletter creation and distribution

Education

Responsible for creation of community/professional education programs in our and Ayurveda library management

Events

Provide planning and execution, presenter recruitment and support for in-person and online Sangha events 

Membership

Management of online database. use of benefits, seeking community partners, and managing relationships

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Recent Sangha Replay

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Become a Member

We would love to welcome you into the AAW family. Select the catagory that most aligns with you and submit your application.We would love to share, learn, and gather together with you.
Community

$15

Per Year

  • Students and individuals wanting to participate in and support our Ayurvedic community
Professional

$50

Per Year

  • Professionals who completed NAMA/AAAP competent certification programs of AHC, CAP, AD, AYT, and PKT
  • Professionals who completed NAMA competent certification programs of AHC, CAP, AD, AYT, and PKT
Business

$75

Per Year

  • Businesses that support practioners or offer products and/or Ayurvedic services to our community
Heart of Gold Support

$125+

Per Year

  • Individuals and organizations that would like to donate at a higher amount than previous levels. An appropriately leveled membership from the previous categories is included in this level of membership