Dr Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad  

Mobile +614 2523 3426 
Landline +617 4055 6197 

info@ayurvedaelements.com
www.drramaprasad.com

Date of birth - 31-05-67
Citizenship - Australian

Postal address
PO Box 192
Trinity Beach 4879 FNQLD

Associations

Founder member - ayaustralia.org - Ayurveda Yoga Australia in 2005, an organization promoting ayurveda and yoga, that has already conducted an International conference in 2006, in Sydney. The second one is during 3-5 April 2009. Link.

Founder member - Centre of Ayurvedic Research and Development, Trichur, Kerala, South India - 1995

Practitioner Member - Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Provider number 9364

Founder member - Ayurveda Sangha - www.ayurveda-sangha.com - A group that looks after fresh Ayurveda graduates and migrant Ayurveda practitioners.

Education 

Education - University 

  • Bachelor's degree - Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery, a 7.5 year full-time training 1983-90 Bharatiyar University, Tamil Nadu, India
    • Studied ayurvedic philosophy of heatlh and healing with  mind-body medicine, herbology, pancha-karma etc.
    • Yoga philosophy and Applied Yoga
    • Vedanta philosophy (in relation to Ayurveda)
    • Sanskrit Language (in relation to Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta) 

Education - Private studies with and clinical internship with

  • V.V Vasudevan, director Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetham, Coimbatore 1986-89 - Private study of ancient treatises over 200 hours - arshayoga.com 
  • Vaidyamadham Cheriya Narayanan Naboodiri - Clinical study over 1600 hours with an Ayurveda master - 1990-91 http://vaidyamadham.com/

Education, Australia 

  • Hypnotherapy - Certificate in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy - Academy Applied Hypnosis, Sydney October 2005 - aah.edu.au
  • Mind-body medicine - Mind-Body Psychology with Greg Neville - gregneville.net - on going.

Experience 

Experience 

  • Sauparnika Ayurvedic Health Clinic, Edappal, Kerala, India 1991-92 - Clinician - Specialized in patient oriented formulations from locally available herbs
  • Centre of Ayurvedic Research and Development, Kollam, Kerala, India - 1992-93 - Full time Clinician treating regional health conditions
  • Ayurveda College Coimbatore Bharathiyar University 1993-95 - 1) Lecturer (panchakarma, pathology, etc) at BAMS, 2) Clinical supervisor, at BAMS, 3) Lecturer: Ayurvedic Spa therapy course and 4) Lecturer: Intensive Ayurvedic Course for Western students
  • Sanjeevani Health Clinic, Cairns FNQLD 1996 - Full time Clinician, teacher
  • Ayurveda Elements (Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Canberra, Cairns) 1997 onwards - Ayurvedic clinician, Ayurvedic, Veda and Yoga presenter / lecturer
  • Pathway International - Ayurvedic product development & marketing 2001 - Lectures to practitioners, preparing marketing strategies and materials.

International Presentations

International Presentations

  • Keynote presentation - Holism in Ayurveda - The myth and Science. Conference - Ayurveda and Yoga - where Science meets consciousness, Madras, India - Organised by Punarnava Ayurveda - 17-21 February 2006. 
    • Presentation - International conference on Ayurveda and Yoga Sydney, Australia - Ayurveda Yoga Australia 8-9 April 2006 - Title of Presentation - Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis 
    • International Ayurveda and Yoga Conference - where Science meets consciousness Rishikesh, India - Organised by Punarnava Ayurveda 21-25 February 2008 - Presentation - Effective Ayurvedic Nutrition - dozens of local and national events are not listed.
    • A Number of International Yoga and Ayurveda Conferences in Sydney from 1997.

    Venues of some local / national presentations / lecturing

    • Nature Care College, Sydney - Sydney 1997 onwards
    • Yoga Moves - Sydney 1997 onwards
    • Yoga Moves - Melbourne 1997 onwards
    • Yoga Synergy - Manly 1997  - 2005
    • Yoga Mukti - Adelaide 1997  - 2005
    • Yoga in Daily Life - Annandale 1997 - 2010
    • Yoga in Daily Life - Canberra 1997  - 2005
    • Yoga in Daily Life - Melbourne 1997  - 2005
    • Satyananda - Melbourne 1997  - 2005
    • Satyananda - Manly 1997  onwards
    • Satyananda - ACTYM - Canberra 1997  onwards
    • Ayurveda Elements - Sydney 1997 onwards
    • Bikrams - Various locations 1997 - 2005

     Published Articles/media

    • FIve Tibetan - Wellbeing Magazine
    • Salute to the Sun - Wellbeing Magazine
    • Pranayama - Wellbeing Magazine
    • Agni -the fire of digestion - Wellbeing Magazine
    • Regular column - Australian Yoga Life - November 2005 
    • TV appearance - SBS, Compass (Yoga) 2002
    • Interview - Sydney Morning Herald 2007
    • Good Medicine 2007 
    • Good Medicine 2008

    Regular Tutor 

    Ayurveda

    • Nature Care College, Sydney - Sydney 1997 -2012
    • Yoga Moves - Sydney 1997 onwards
    • Yoga Moves - Melbourne 1997 onwards
    • Yoga Synergy - Manly 1997  - 2005
    • Yoga Mukti - Adelaide 1997  - 2005
    • ACTYM - Canberra 1997 onwards
    • Yoga in Daily Life - Annandale 1997 onwards
    • Yoga in Daily Life - Canberra 1997  - 2005
    • Yoga in Daily Life - Melbourne 1997  - 2005
    • Satyananda - Canberra 1997  - 2005
    • Satyananda - Canberra 1997  onwards
    • Ayurveda Elements - Sydney 1997 onwards
    • Bikrams - Various locations 1997 - 2005

    Sanskrit

    • Ayurveda Elements - Sydney 1997 onwards
    • Yoga Moves - Sydney 2008 onwards
    • Caroway - Melbourne 2007

    Current work 

    Ayurvedic Lecturer, presenter, clinician

    • Ayurveda Elements, Cairns
    • Ayurveda Elements, Sydney
    • Yoga Moves, Melbourne
    • Yoga For Everybody, Wollongong
    • Various leading yoga schools in Sydney

    International Ayurveda Conference 
    • Punarnava Ayurveda (ayurvedaconference.com - vaidyagrama.com) - working with training and education; seminars and conference.
    • Ayurveda Yoga Australia (ayaustralia.org) - working with training and education; seminars and conference.

    References 

    Robert Svoboda - Author  C/o 00612 6684 5491 - Link
    Daniel Baden - Traditional Medicine Society 02 9699 4655
    Donna Duggan - ex Editor, www.wellbeing.com.au
    Trina Bowden-Smith - Link
    Mark Breadner - Link
    Simon Borg-Oliver - Link
    Louise Goodvach - Link
    Eileen Hall - Link
    Dr Shaun Matthews - Course Co-ordinator, Nature Care College 02 9398 1656  - 
    website