your resource for Ayurveda

A very special thank you to all who made LOAJ possible and contributed to its success over the past seven years!

A journal needs considerable support to create and to maintain it. Of course, of paramount importance is our authors. Our authors and their articles are listed on this site according to the issue in which their articles appear. Our advertisers have provided us with their faithful support, some have been with us since our inception in 2002. See our special thank you for advertisers

Since this is a professional clinical journal, both an advisory board and an editorial review board were formed with the guidance of Kj. Murari Chaitanya-dasa. Those who have participated in these boards are listed below with their terms of service. The review board consists of those who are teaching authorities, clinicians, herbologists, jyotishas, and yoga experts. Additional reviewers may be invited for special topics, such as the jyotish issue we presented in Fall, 2008. We are most grateful for the work done over the years by these boards and by the board of directors of LOAEF.

In Spring of 2004, Dr. Martina Ziska volunteered to become the Managing Editor, considerably adding to the stature of the journal with her medical background and her experience in editing and publishing a journal for the Lyme Disease Foundation. It was her suggestion to focus each issue on a specific topic and to include articles on herbology and a case study in each issue as feasible.

In a meeting of board members in 2004, the idea to establish a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization was suggested. Over the next several months, the necessary documents were prepared and submitted to the U.S. Department of Revenue. In May, 2005, we received our letter of recognition! The new organization was called Light on Ayurveda Educational Foundation which now took responsibility to raise the necessary funds to publish LOAJ. Our mission went further, however. It included the support of Ayurvedic education as well as the goal to bring Ayurveda to every household. In Spring, 2008, the LOAEF Board of Directors elected to found a scholarship in Betheyla Anuradha's memory. (click here for details)

Below are the lists of the wonderful people who have contributed to the publication of LOAJ.
Managing Editor:
Dr. Martina Ziska – Managing Editor (2004 to present)
Advisory Board:
Dr. John Douillard (2002 - present)
Dr. David Frawley (2002 - present)
Dr. Marc Halpern (2002 - present)
R.P. Jain (2008 - present)
Dr. Vasant Lad (2002 - present)
Dr. Light Miller (2003 - present)
Dr. Vivek Shanbhag (2003 - present)
Swami Sadasiva Tirtha, DSc (2002 - present)
Editorial Review Board:
Dr. Shekhar Annambohtla (2007 - present)
Dr. Kumar Batra (2004 - present)
Dr. Jay Atul Apte (2005- 2007)
Dr. Aparna Bapat (2005- 2007)
Dr. Ghanshyam Birla (2002- 2005)
Dr. Partap Chauhan (2005- 2007)
Arjuna Dasa (2002 – 2005)
Dr. Alakanada Devi (2005- present)
Dr. Avinash Lele (2002 - 2005)
Patricia Hansen (2002 – 2005)
Prashanti de Jager (2003 - present)
Dr. Jay Glaser  (2003-present)
Dr. Mukesh Jain (2008-present)
Dr. Suhas Kshiragar (2005- 2007)
Sebastian Pole (2008 - present)
Dr. Subhash Ranade (2002- present)
Dr. Sunanda Ranade (2002- present)
Dr. Vivek Shanbhag (2002 - 2003)
Dr. Amritpal Singh (2007 - present)
Mukunda Stiles (2002 – present)
Vandana Tilak (2007 - present)
Felicia Tomasko (2005- present)
Dr. Mark Vinick (2005- present)
Edward Zadlo (2002 - 2005)
Dr. Martina Ziska (2003-2004)
LOAEF Board of Directors
Betheyla Anuradha (2005 - 2007)
Dr. William Celentano (2005 - present)
Julie Deife (2008 - present)
Hilary Garivaltis (2005 - present)
Dr. Jay Glaser (2005 - present)
Julia Mader (2005 – 2007)
Doreen Paradeis (2005 - present)
Genevieve Ryder (2005-present)
Robert R. Ryder (2005 - present)
Peter Wallace (2005 - present)
Dr. Martina Ziska (2005 - present)
Paula Smith, non-profit consultant and facilitator from 2006
Editorial Staff
Candyce Rusk – copy editor, editorial assistant (2004)
Advertising Representative: Abby Geyer (2005 - present)
Secretary: Diane Quirk (2005 - 2009)
Copy Editors: Judy Askew, Joe G. Wood, Cyrilla Smith, Diane Quirk
Design and graphics:
Robert R. Ryder 2002, LOAJ Medallion design:
Stephanie Slater 2002
Arjuna Dasa 2002
Barbara Williams 2004
Nattinee Phuangtampong 2004
Steven Sturgess 2005
Susanne Murtha 2006 - present
Cover images: Genevieve Ryder 2002 - 2005
Ananta Staengl 2004 - present

Our advertisers over the years:

Ayurvedic Herbs and Supplies

Ajara Skin Care (2005)

Ancient Organics Ghee (2005- 2006)

Ayurvideo (2008-2009)

Banyan Botanicals (2002 – presesnt)

Bazaar of India (2002-2004)

Best Massage Table 2005

Blue Lotus Ayurveda Center (2004 - present)

Earthly Cures 2003

Emerson Ecologics (2002 – 2003)

Fitovit 2005

Floracopeia (2005 - 2006)

Herbs of Ayurveda (Rich Fisher) 2005-present

Natural Health Technologies (2002-2008)

Organic India 2002, 2004

Pucketa Creek (2008-2009)

Sahaj Botanicals (2008)

Sarada Ayurvedic Remedies (Sarada) (2002-present)

Tri Health Inc. (2006 – 2008)

Yoga Botanics 2003

 

Ayurvedic Schools, Courses

Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula (2007-2008)

Aloha Ayurveda Academy 2006

AYU Ayurveda  (2002)

Ayurvedic Institute (2003- present)

Ayurvedic Institute of America (2004-2007)

Ayushakti (2004 – 2007)

California College of Ayurveda (2002 - present)

Evergreen Herb Garden (Candis C. Packard) 2003

Florida Vedic College (2002)

Hindu University of America 2005

International Academy of Ayurved (2003 – Present)

Kanyakumari (2004 – 2006)

Kashi School of Yoga (2005, 2007)

Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine 2006

Kerala Ayurveda (2008)

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Ayurveda (2003-present)

Mt. Madonna Institute (2006 – present)

Starseed (2004 – present)

Wellpark College of Natural Therapies (New Zealand) 2005

Wise Earth School Swamini Mayatitananda (2004 - 2007)

 

Ayurvedic Practitioners, Clinics, Spas, Retreats

Ananda Health 2004

Ayoma (2006-2007)

Ayurveda Holistic Center (2002, 2006)

Ayurveda Plaza (2004 – 2005)

Ayurveda Wellness - Dr. Martina Ziska 2004

Ayurveda, Polarity and the Ancestors (2004)

Ayurveda Center for Natural Healthcare (2004)

Ayurvedic Center of Vermont (2007)

Ayurvedic Centre for Self Healing (2002-2007)

Blue Lotus Ayurveda Center (2004 - present)

Canyon Ranch 2003

Chopra Center (2006-2008)

Classic Ayurveda 2005

Dr. RK Mishra (2007-2009)

Dr. Sanjeev Sood 2005

Dr. Brendan Feeley - Jyotish and Ayurveda 2003

Jeffrey Armstrong 2004, 2009

Lancaster Ayurveda Medical Centers 2003

Life Spa (2004, 2008)

Live Your Yoga 2005

Lotus Holistic Health Institute Cynthia Copple (2003- 2005

Nutrition Polarity Ayurveda A. Morningstar 2007

Birla Center for Hast Jyotish (2002 - present)

Pat Loomis – Clinical Herbalist 2003

Pratima 2006

Dr. Raj Kumar (2005-2006)

Rasayana Cove Retreat (2002 - present)

Sacred Stone Center 2003, 2004

Sivananda Yoga Farm 2005

The Sun Centre, South France 2003

TriGuna.com (Arjuna Dasa - Brazil) 2004

Villa Ananda Mexico (2007- present)

Whedon Cancer Foundation (2004 – 2007)

 

Miscellaneous Products and Services

Apropos Design Solutions (2006-present)

Maya Shakti Ayurveda for Women: India  trip 2007

Ayurvedaposters.com Ananta Staengl (2006-present)

Friends of Ayurveda Raising funds for Dr. Lad (2002 – 2003)

Holistic Health Conferences 2002

Lotus Press (2008)

Pranamaya DVDs 2005

Sanskrit Sounds Nicolai Bachman 2006

Vaidya Software 2007

Yoga Unveiled 2004

 

Organizations

International Association of Yoga Therapists 2006

Las Vegas Institute of Ayurveda 2003-2004

National Ayurvedic Medical Association (2003 - present)