Why learn with Joanna and Kate?

The Ayurveda Academy’s founders have a lot to offer

Ayurvedic Expertise

2 fully qualified Ayurvedic practitioners with over 20 years of clinical experience between them in the UK and India.

Variety of Qualifications

Extensive business and life experience, having also trained in primary education, yoga teaching, western herbalism and Shadow Work.

Life experience

Hands-on experience of trying to raise a healthy family with 6 children between them.

We offer practical and engaging courses combining Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom with modern insights on how to live well.

Our aim is:

to support you in understanding Ayurveda as a 5000 year old living wisdom tradition and see life through the ‘Ayurvedic lens’
to inspire you to use knowledge of your doshic constitution (mind body type) to live your life to its fullest and, if you choose to, to go even further with professional qualifications
to engage you in learning through experience, applying learning to your diet and lifestyle routines with tailored self-care advice for the seasons

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About the founders

Ayurvedic practitioners and teachers with a wealth of knowledge and experience

Joanna Webber

Ayurvedic Practitioner, Teacher & Head of Pukka Herbal Education

Jo Webber is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner (BSc Ayurveda, MAPA) and hatha yoga teacher. She is currently Head of Herbal Education at Pukka Herbs and is the founder of AyurvedicYogi in Bristol. She loves to weave the two sister sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga together in an engaging way to support people to feel more empowered about their health and well-being.

She has a Masters in Human Sciences from Oxford University and a Post graduate Certificate in Education. She has 3 children and lives in Somerset.

Kate Siraj

Kate Siraj

Ayurvedic Practitioner & Shadow Work Facilitator

Kate Siraj is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner (BSc Ayurveda, MAPA) and founder of The Ayurveda Practice in South West London. She is a Shadow Work Group Facilitator and Coach and a mother of 3 children. She is passionate about learning and passing on knowledge of Ayurveda and delving into the relationship between emotional and physical health.

She has a Master of Chemistry degree from Oxford University and has worked as a Marketing Manager for a blue-chip multinational. Lots of contrasts!

Our ‘Introduction to Ayurveda- The Science of Life’ course runs three times a year (starts September, January and May). This is a 3 month on-line immersion course with a focus on understanding yourself and your close community. This course is offered 3 times a year and is CPD certified. This course has been designed to cover everything you need to know to start applying Ayurveda’s wisdom on diet, lifestyle and herbs to your daily life to improve your health and well-being. With a range of content (including webinars, PDFs, a community forum, health diary, quizzes and case studies) the course offers both theoretical and practical learning to bring the concept of the doshas (mind-body types) to life. All content is direct from the classical Ayurvedic texts combined with modern interpretation, supported by research. You may then decide to continue learning Ayurveda with us, eventually gaining professional qualifications.

What people say

Feedback from students

HB

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"Jo and Kate are just fantastic and have so much wisdom to share. Do this course!"

LM

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"Thank you for your passion and investment - it shines through."

LL

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"Thank you to both of you for such a great course so far, the content and work you have put into producing this course is incredible."

RH

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I feel really inspired by Kate and Joanna's knowledge and passion! From the manual to the webinar, I can see the love and care put into the course content. Very informative and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the additional reading material that has been provided and can't wait to learn more!"

CC

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I'm really enjoying this course and keep telling everyone I see about how much sense it all makes... I find it extremely valuable to be able to hear about Kate and Joanna's experience of working with Ayurveda."

AH

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I'm so glad I got a recommendation to follow this course with Jo and Kate. They really now how bring all the Ayurvedic information in a very clear and comprehensible language."

RH

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I truly value what I’ve learnt on this course and I feel like the small changes I am making will have a big impact on my overall health in the long term. I already feel better than I did earlier in the year and haven’t had any eczema flare ups since September.....In a year where my anxiety levels were high and I’d felt somewhat lost in a new reality, I have found real joy in learning how to reconnect with myself and feel more present."

MR

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I find the Ayurvedic concept of our alignment with the rhythms of the natural world so beautiful in its simplicity. So intuitive and, in a way, so obvious… Yet, in our daily lives we are often far removed from the natural rhythms, with technology, gadgets, instant communications, the fast pace of modern life - we look for quick fixes and instant solutions. Yet, all we need to do is pause, listen to our bodies and take time to reconnect with nature, its rhythms, the wholesome foods it provides, the peace it offers. After all, we are part of the natural world. Understanding the key concepts of Ayurveda gives us so many answers."

CY

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"How the seasons affects our health was very revealing. I’ve noticed over the last couple of years that around Autumn my energy levels dip, my digestion can be off and I’m much more anxious which in turn affects my sleep, I’ve also noticed hair loss around this time of year. I now see that this is a Vata period and probably has a lot to do with it as my dosha is also predominately Vata. I paid close attention to my diet and daily routine over the last few weeks after learning this and noticed a considerable improvement. I’m interested to see how the other seasons affect me and how I can put into practice all the advice I’ve learned from Jo and Kate."

MP

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"This is the first course that I can remember that really supports an individual's development and seeks to help them grow."

SA

APPLYING AYURVEDA

"Since I got my personalized report I've been implementing some changes and I have noticed a huge difference in my Chronic Fatigue symptoms. I'm starting to feel like me again, energy is increasing every day, and I feel like my agni is getting so strong! I've even managed to loose 2 kg! So grateful for this course and the knowledge. Thank you both!"

NM

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"Thank you very very much!! This course is finally giving me some of the answers to my health issues. I can't thank you both enough for putting together this awesome course. This is way better than just taking some pills and trying to get through each day with a good outlook and am very encouraged to take care of my body as naturally as possible.
This course will form an invaluable reference for the future."

RH

APPLYING AYURVEDA

"The course has helped me to come inward to tune into my own needs, balance and rhythms and has aspired me to want to learn more about this ancient wisdom and support my own balance."

ER

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I really loved this course - the information felt very accessible, easy to follow and well presented, plus it inspired me to make changes and want to learn more. Kate and Jo were really friendly and welcoming, and taught the content in a very engaging way. Thanks so much - I'm looking forward to the next step!"

NM

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"Dear Kate and Joanna, ou are truly amazing! [...] you have given me so much encouragement and hope and I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart."

AB

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"A few days into the first module, I experienced a moment of happiness and relief. I no longer felt at fault for enjoying change... Ayurveda gives people permission to discover, and then to be, themselves."

AM

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"In a world that feels increasingly overwhelming with one size fits all passing fads, diets and health ‘cures’ fighting for our attention, I have found this introduction to Ayurveda both soothing and inspiring." Anna Murray, cofounder Patternity + life coach

TM

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"Both Joanna and Kate have given exceptional explanations, and have both been very approachable, understanding and supportive."

MY

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I’m not a yoga teacher or health professional, I did this course just for me. I now want to tell and teach the world – is 47 to old to start... ; )?"

ER

APPLYING AYURVEDA

"Fantastic information, distilled down to be easy to understand, relevant and applicable to everyday life."

LT

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"I am aware that so far what I have learnt in Ayurveda in a drop in the ocean, but I feel I have at the very least moved from Unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence. I look forward to continuing the journey to conscious competence and perhaps even unconscious competence one day."

FL

INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

"A wonderful introduction for anyone looking to explore the fascinating and wonderful world of Ayurvedic wisdom to help you live a calmer, healthier life more in harmony with your world. Kate and Joanna are a fountain of knowledge and a great support to your learning."

AB

Applying Ayurveda

"Highly recommend this course, I can't quite believe how much information and support we received for the price we paid!! I've done lots of different courses and this has been superb value for money. The facilitators are both very knowledgeable and experienced and fantastic resources - giving advice and support with compassion and understanding."

HD

APPLYING AYURVEDA

"Thank you so much Jo and Kate for such a wonderful course. It has been incredibly informative but also understandable. I have really appreciated the webinars as you both manage to break down the content, bringing it to life and almost leaving us on tender hooks, wanting to know more."

RH

Applying Ayurveda

"This has been a transformational course and I have a much deeper understanding of who I am and what I need and also how I can individually support my clients in a more balancing and nourishing way. Both Kate and Jo are wonderful teachers and guides and I'd highly recommend this course. I think the set up is perfect and great to connect in the live webinars."

JH

Applying Ayurveda

"We all need to invest time into leading a better life. Whether it be through exercise to build stamina and strength, understanding our dietary needs better or simply taking the time to reflect.
This course has been a great guide to what can be achieved simply. Teachers have a wealth of knowledge and guidance. We can all benefit from this teaching."

FE

Applying Ayurveda

"I have loved this course. Its a real tonic for anyone curious about ayurveda and how to live by the principles in everyday life. The course brings together nutrition and lifestyle, with the scientific information to encourage and educate a better way of living. The benefits are not just for the individual but for others too. Kate and Jo are engaging, inspiring and informative, delivered with passion, humor and kindness."

SA

Applying Ayurveda

"Thank you, I have learned so much, and have applied so much of the knowledge to my life. I can really feel how Ayurveda is helping me to heal from chronic illness and allowing me to actually start living my life again. Recovery is a slow process but I feel I have so many tools to keep going and getting better. I Wouldnt be where I am today without this course. Would highly recommend it!"

ER

Applying Ayurveda

"This has been a brilliant course - I am sad it has come to an end, but feel very lucky to have found you both and enjoyed your wonderful wisdom and knowledge over these past 6 months. I love Ayurveda and thanks to you feel like my world has blossomed in a new direction"

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