Staff Trainings

Are you ready to give your employees time-tested, research-backed health promotion tools? Want less stress-related sickness among your employees? Interested in cutting down on absenteeism-related costs at work?

When integrated into a workplace wellness program, Ayurveda — an ancient Indian medical tradition promoting optimal digestion, better sleep, and less stress — provides employees with a healthier, more balanced life, which in turn leads to increased productivity, reduced health care costs, and less absenteeism.


Among students from California Probation Departments and Stanford University staff who learned to incorporate the 108 practices taught in The Ayurveda Way into their daily lives, 95% experienced improved work performance and engagement.


These practices are simple, efficient and highly cost effective. Many of Ayurveda’s body, mind and spirit healing practices can be availed right from the comfort of your own kitchen and garden.


Sample Practices Include:

  • ​Reduce work-related stress and gain energy with 1- to 2-minute desk yoga exercises

  • Manage pain and sleep better with a 5-minute evening exercise

  • Eat to boost digestion, even if you don’t cook

  • Practice 5 to 10 minutes of meditation to enhance mental clarity

  • A simple spice you can add to food to make your taste buds water and boost your immunity

  • An all-natural way to reduce pain f​aster than painkilling drugs like Motrin and Advil

100% of the 30 students who were part of the initial staff training pilot program at Alameda County Probation Department recommended the training. They additionally experienced the following:


Pilot Program Training Results

Training has demonstrated results:


47% reduction in aches and pains

46% better sleep

80% report improved clarity of mind

79% report improved ability to cope with stress

75% report improved ability to be present

34% greater physical energy

31% higher productivity levels

29% improvement in digestion 

Teach your employees to take their health into their own hands — a benefit for your workforce, and a boon for your bottom line!

About the Instructor

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of the bestselling and award-winning book The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World’s Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion, and More (Storey Publishing, 2017). She is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor who serves as Director of Ayurveda at THE WELL, a modern wellness club that brings together master doctors and healers for a more balanced you. Ayurveda and Yoga helped her overcome years of eating disorders, insomnia, stress, and poor digestion. Ananta has taught Ayurveda and Yoga staff trainings at IBM, Stanford School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program, California Department of Public Health, across California Probation Departments, ABC News, and the Social Innovation Summit of Fortune 500 executives, government leaders, and top social entrepreneurs. Her book has been featured on Fox News, Reader's Digest, The Cut - New York Magazine, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and The Huffington Post. She’s spoken at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, UC Berkeley, Columbia Business School, and Silicon Valley's Health Technology Forum at Stanford University. Ananta graduated from NYU Stern Business School, where she received an honors degree in marketing and was a Catherine B. Reynolds Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship.

About the Training Format


Trainings are highly customizable to suit your organization’s particular needs. The length of training can vary between introductory 1 hour to in-depth 8-week programs. All trainings include copies of The Ayurveda Way to support students in applying what they learn to their lives after the training.

What People Are Saying

Shereen Khan

"The Alameda County Probation Department recently conducted a pilot program based on Ayurveda (holistic medical system of healing) and yoga training for staff. After receiving wonderful reviews, I connected the instructor with California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) to become an STC training provider throughout California, as all agencies, especially law enforcement agencies, can benefit from this phenomenal self-care training."

- Shereen Khan, Training Manager, Alameda County Probation Department


“Particularly from a training perspective, very rarely does a trainer meet the objectives and deliverables they say they will. For you to say this is what we’re going to do and these are the tools we’re going to present, and then actually give and follow-up and reinforce them, and have the students practice them has a lot of integrity. It’s exactly what the training unit needs and exactly what we want to be able to provide for the staff.


What this training allowed our staff was to be fed consistently. Over time, I think that helped their humanity grow and expand, because they were receiving tools for a higher personal quality of life. They are givers. They give a lot and they’re on guard, frontline a lot. 


As they saw the tools, tried the tools, got a chance to do it, they felt more fellowship, more family, and more of their natural personality came through versus their professional personality, which was awesome."

- Muntu, Alameda County Probation Department Staff Development Specialist


“Exceptional training with superb instructors.”

- Mollie, Stanford School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program


“The love and attention to every detail was very clear. It was the best training I’ve ever taken at Stanford School of Medicine’s Health Improvement Program.”

- Anne, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Son H.

"Just wanted to say thank you for the sessions today. I could tell that the attendees thoroughly enjoyed it and want more!"

- Son H. Lee, Chief of Staff to the President, ABC News

Peter Wasowoski

“The talk was extremely well presented. It was apparent you came from a beautiful space of love, sharing, and respect for your audience. I learned that food can be nourishing on a spiritual and physical plane when consumed communally with conscience, focus and above all transformed my experience of eating."

- Peter Wasowoski, CEO, patented Vasper system used by Navy SEALs, NASA & Olympic athletes, former Clinical Manager, General Electric (GE)


“I love this training. I had been looking for something to give me balance and clarity and this is really working for me. I love it and I want to learn more about it.


I feel more relaxed. If I’m feeling stressed out, I can now do the buzzing bee exercise and the breathing exercises. I’ve gained some tools to manage my stress. I plan on making the recipes you’ve taught us soon. 


It’s definitely worth taking this class if you’re experiencing any kind of stress or discomfort. It has tools you can learn to help address those. I would advise anyone to give it a try. Even if you don’t use every single tool taught, there’s something for everyone to take away from this training. Everyone can learn at least one new thing from it. Thank you for offering the training.”

- Richetta, Alameda County Probation Department Staff



“The techniques are simple. They really work. It’s amazing. Very simple, but the results are good. I was surprised. 


I didn’t realize how much my previous food habits affected my digestion or that it was even an issue until I started taking this training. 


The food samples you brought in were very good, very delicious. I look forward to making them. I have a list of things I need to get. I made the sample that you gave us of the mung dal and rice. It was very good, light, but filling.


Thank you for all your help. The way you guys talked, your voice was so soothing. It really made us feel comfortable and at ease and we loved how you brought in all the different types of foods. It’s amazing. Really, really simple things, but they really work. It’s natural medicine. The class information, food samples, and recipes were great. I think you should offer another Ayurveda lifestyle medicine training to continue where we left off.”

Ruby, Alameda County Probation Department Staff Member


“The most valuable things I learned were to develop a pre-sleeping routine and the importance of taking the time to be still and meditate. I have greatly benefitted from the empowering rituals. I feel more at peace. When stress arises, I now have tools to deal with it. Great class! I highly recommend the class for all employees.” 


- Regina, Alameda County Probation Department Officer


“One of the most valuable things I have learned is the benefits of waking up early to empower my body with nature’s free medicine. I’ve also enjoyed being around my co-workers in such a positive, uplifting environment where there’s a lot of positive feedback.


Everyone is really into the class. They want to be here and everyone seems to get something out of it. I appreciate that you bring wonderful food ideas and cook for us and let us actually experience it, so that’s really great. Sometimes, with trainees, they’ll say ‘here are your tools and here’s what you can do, but you don’t actually have a chance to practice it, much less sample foods. These aren’t the typical foods that we would purchase from the store, so to look out for healthier options and to know that it actually tastes good makes a difference.


It’s great to hear that people are going home and trying the recipes and really liking it and sharing it with their families. It’s a really great class. I’m really grateful to be in the class. I am enjoying the class and hope to continue to learn alternative methods of utilizing natural medicines to take control of my health.” 


- Lashonda, Alameda County Probation Department Officer

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Photos - Copyright © 2017 Liz Daly. All Rights Reserved. From The Ayurveda Way, used with permission from Storey Publishing.