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

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


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


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


"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."


"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!"


"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."


"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."

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