Wise Earth Ayurveda, the first school for Ayurveda teachings in North America, was founded in 1981 by Maya Tiwari. WEA’s unique curricula in Inner Medicine Healing has restored Ayurveda´s long lost knowledge of nature’s interrelated nourishers – Food, Breath and Sound (annavidya, pranavidya, and mantravidya). Is the oldest known holistic life ways and medicine paradigma in the world.
Our principles and practices are based in Maya Tiwari’s restoral of the original Ayurveda, deeply rooted in Nature’s intelligence. These principles provide us the methodology for the integration of body, mind and spirit. Maya Tiwari belongs to the preeminent lineage order of Veda Vyasa. Following in the ancient lineage of Veda Vyasa, Wise Earth Ayurveda contributes to the Uttara Mimamsa school of thought, one of the six major Vedic Systems: Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Sankhya, Yoga, Karma-Mimamsa being the other five.
The Vedic tradition sees its authors and sages, along with their tomes of knowledge, as immortal, perennially sustained from timeless beginning to the present day. As an oral tradition, the Vedas are preserved through its parampara – generation after generation of numerous Vedic sages and gurus. Many sages take physical birth into the earthly plane of existence, yet, they are not considered earthly beings that simply subsist in the present. They produce tomes of knowledge, and then disappear to become our ancient ancestors. They are individually and collectively seen as the One, perennially generating Guru; the carriers of Consciousness.
The Vedic Spiritual Studies of Maya Tiwari
Affectionately called Mother Maya, Maya is a scholar and world-class teacher of Ayurveda and Vedanta. Trained in the erudite Veda Vyasa lineage in a traditional Gurukula, she was carefully tutored by His Holiness, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, India’s great sage.
Mother Maya spent twelve years studying Ayurveda, Vedanta, and Sanskrit through Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India; Arsha Vidya Gurukula, Coimbatore, India; and Arsha Vidya Pitham, Pennsylvania, USA.
Maya Tiwari’s Background and Qualifications
Samskritam: Original language of Vedas
(Acharya: Swami Siddhabodhananda)
Panini Sutras: (Mahendra Samskritam University with Devakar Acharya)
Vedanta: (Acharya: Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati)
In depth studies of the texts, as follows: Taittirya Upanishad; Mandukya Upanishad;
Katha Upanishad; Srimad Bhagavad Gita; Adi Sankara’s Brahma Sutras Upadesha
Saram; Viveka Chudamani; Advaita Makaranda; Tattvabodha; Upadesha Sahasri
Vedic Chanting: (Acharya: Brahmachari Prabhu Chaitanya)
Series of traditional Vedic Chants
Ayurveda: In depth studies of texts, as follows:
(Under the guidance of Vaidyas Sastri, Tiwari, and Pujya Swami Dayananda)
Caraka Samhita: (Volumes 1, 2, 3)
Vagbhata’s Astanga Hrdaya Samhita:
Additional Studies & Practical Ayurveda Training: Nadi Pariksa; Herbology; Garbha
Samkara and Kaumarbhritya Tantra; Psychology, Pathology & Pancha Karma
Yoga and Meditation: (Acharya: Yogi Narasimha Rao)
Astanga Yoga: Theory and Practice
Vastu Sastra: Theory and Practice
Oriental Medicine: (Acharya: Aveline and Michio Kushi)
Natural Farming: (Fukioko’s and Rudolf Steiner’s Method)
Companion Planting: (Gertrud Franck’s Method)
Attended Liverpool Elementary School
Liverpool, Corentyne, Guyana, Sa
RoseHall Hight School- Rosehall, Corentyne, Guyana, SA
(Graduated at age 14)
Berbice College, New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana SA
(Graduated with Honors – A Levels)
In November 2010, Maya renounced her robes and title to walk a simpler life with her continued service to humanity in the extraordinary work of Wise Earth Ayurveda and Living Ahimsa.