Dr. Marc Halpern

Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Shiva) is an Ayurvedic doctor and founder of the California College of Ayurveda, the oldest school of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. He is the co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Association of Ayurvedic Schools and Colleges, the National Council on Ayurvedic Education, and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He has written three textbooks on the principles and clinical practices of Ayurvedic Medicine and the popular book, Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. He is also author of the #1 best-selling Meditation CD in the United States: Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. Originally a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and post-graduate specialist in Holistic Medicine, he began his studies of Ayurveda in 1991 with Dr. David Frawley and went on to study Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Subhash Ranade in 1993. Dr. Halpern is a teacher of yoga in the Sivananda Yoga lineage.