In Vedic Tradition, just as there are many modalities of Yoga and Meditation, there are specific schools of thought in Ayurveda. These schools are identified by the names of the sages who have manifested, or written specific protocols and values for that body of work. Sages and seers are known to keep the wisdom of the Vedas alive by re-manifesting bodies of its massive work, and reintroducing them when the time or era demands that specific knowledge. Maya Tiwari’s has been restoring a vast body of work known as Wise Earth Ayurveda® which education flows in seamless accord with the infinite wisdom of her tradition in Veda Vyasa.
Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, the first school for Ayurveda teachings in North America is founded in 1981 by Maya Tiwari. Wise Earth Ayurveda® 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). Wise Earth Ayurveda’s principles and practices are based in the knowledge of the Atharva Veda. 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 is preserved through its parampara-generation after generation by 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 Infinite Consciousness.
Affectionately called Mother Maya, Maya is a Vedic Scholar and world-class teacher of Ayurveda, and Vedanta. The Founder of the first school for Ayurveda in USA, Maya Tiwari has been formally trained in the erudite, monastic Veda Vyasa lineage in a traditional Gurukula.
Background and Qualifications Relating to Vedic Spiritual Studies
Maya is the founder of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, North Carolina (a non-profit, 501 (c) corporation); Mother Om Mission (charitable Ayurveda Mission), Guyana, SA; and the Living Ahimsa Foundation, India. 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, Maya was carefully tutored by His Holiness, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, India’s great sage. 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.
Details of Maya’s formal training:
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)
Maya’s Early Education:
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. For more information on Maya, go to: mayatiwari.org; wiseearth.com