Vasant Lad holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery degree and a Master of Ayurvedic Science degree. He was born in India and served three years as the medical director of the Ayurvedic Hospital in Pune, India. He is a world-renowned expert on the practices and health benefits of Ayurvedic medicine and has lectured at seminars and workshops with Deepak Chopra, MD, and Andrew Weil, Md. He founded the Ayurvedic Institute in Alberquerque, New Mexico, and currently serves as its director.
Robert E. Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training Robert was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. The author of more than a dozen books, including the bestseller Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity and Ayurveda for Women,he lived in India for more than a decade, after which he has continued to spend much of each year there and in other lands.