Dr. Marc Halpern is the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda. Founded in 1995, the California College of Ayurveda was the first school to become State Approved in the United States. He is also and the author of the popular book, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. A leader in the profession, he is the co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (USA) , the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the Council on Ayurvedic Education. He also sits on the advisory boards of Ayurveda Journal of Health in the United States and the Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine in India. Dr. Halpern’s is one of the few Westerners who have received the highest level of awards in both countries. He is the author of two textbooks, Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine and Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine that are used at schools throughout the United States and has published hundreds of articles in popular journals and magazines. He has collaborated with researchers from UC Davis to publish several original research papers and is a regular speaker at Ayurvedic and Yoga conferences. A Doctor of Chiropractic, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, A certified Yoga Teacher in the Sivananda tradition, a Specialist in Holistic Medicine, an author and teacher, Dr. Marc Halpern gives 100% to his passion for healing and removing the causes of suffering.