Hello and Namaste!!
My name is Akshata (Akee) Sheelvant and I welcome you to my adventurous journey towards JeevaLifestyle. I always had a deep quest inside me on how to bring balance in one’s life and with lot of reading, researching, and contemplation came to an intuitive realization – to bring balance and moderation in life, need to tie the knot between the ancient Eastern wisdom and contemporary Western practicality.
JeevaLifestyle is a platform that showcases my efforts in striving to bring this balance in my own life.
Growing up in India, I was first introduced to Ayurveda and other natural therapies at an early age, when my dad was completely healed from Rheumatoid Arthritis. From then on, my thirst for learning and practicing Ayurveda grew steadily, metamorphosing into living a salubrious lifestyle.
The Ayurvedic saying let ‘food be thy medicine’ is a living mantra in my own personal life. I am deeply grateful to the scientific wisdom of Ayurveda because of which I was able to completely heal my hypothyroidism by following a strict Ayurvedic food guidelines.
Since then, I have incorporated Ayurvedic principles to make food as medicine by perfectly blending them with seasonal and ‘dosha’ specific organic Ayurvedic herbs/spices. My forte is crafting multi-cuisine nutritiously delicious food-medicine that help to balance my clients coming for endocrine health, diabetes management, weight loss, hormone balance and other lifestyle disorders.
Today, staying in the US (Phoenix, Arizona), I enjoy bringing together the best of East and the best of West in my Ayurveda wellness workshops, cooking classes, and writings on how to live a healthy wholesome life.
One common denominator you will find in all my workshops, classes, and writings is the silent spiritual undercurrent. This propels me to keep on learning Ayurveda to the best of my ability and make it my own with deep contemplation and understanding.
My spiritual journey in this life began in 1996 with the teachings of my ParamGuru Paramahansa Yogananda. It is His grace that brings meaning to my life! I have been practicing Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga since the year 2000.
I was fortunate to learn Yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India by my blessed yoga teacher Yogrishi Vishvketu who follows the “nath” lineage which teaches authentic classical style Hatha Yoga. I am a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher.
Before embarking on my Jeeva journey, I worked for Fortune 100 companies for 12 years in the Information Technology field. In regards to my educational background, have studied International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in the US and Business/Finance from India.