“Alakananda Ma is one of the most remarkable and extraordinary women I have ever met. She is a profound practitioner of the healing arts and an accomplished yogini in a wide range of spiritual practices. To have Alakananda Ma as a guide, even for one hour or one day, is to be possessed of Great Good Fortune. Any encounter with Alakananda which you may have will be a cherished event indeed.” ~ Lama Kunga Gyaltsen, Spiritual Director, Kunga Tenphel Ling Sakya Tsarpa Rime Dharma
“Alakananda Ma is a spiritual teacher of the highest order. Trained in several spiritual disciplines, she is devoted to each of them in full fervor. Holding a medical degree, she is also trained in Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition. Most of all, she is a spiritual teacher who opens hearts, guides her disciples and promotes blessings for their lives. She received recognition, initiation and empowerment in those traditions and lineages and will inspire the people whom she serves. I give this endorsement after nearly a decade of having worked with her and been inspired by her.” ~ Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing
“Alakananda Ma is a rare and brilliant resource in the field of Ayurveda and spirituality. Her teachings are not to be missed.” ~ Dr. John Douillard, Author of Perfect Health for Kids
“Alakananda Ma is a teacher of great knowledge, a storehouse of wisdom and, most importantly, a woman of great heart. She freely shares these gifts with all those who seek them. I recommend her without hesitation.” ~ Terra Rafael, Registered Midwife and Ayurvedic Practitioner
“Alakananda Ma is a unique and profound teacher. Her humble and motherly manner reveal little of the depth, breadth and authenticity that she brings to the world in her teaching, healing and social activism. I have been blessed to be her student and patient, and to witness her lovingly guiding the transformation of other’s lives.” ~ Jane Bunin, PhD; Adjunct Professor, Naropa University; President, Natural Science Associates, Inc.
“I have known Alakananda Ma for fifteen years. During this time I have witnessed her deep devotion and commitment to the Vedic teachings. Alakananda is an inspiring and heartfelt teacher whose deep authenticity arises from the fact that she lives what she professes. A humble servant of a great and ancient lineage, she brings the transformative power and abundant blessings of the sages of India. I recommend her unreservedly to all in search of inspiration, both Indians and Westerners.” ~ Professor Kuldip C. Gupta, President, Hindu University of America
“Alakananda Ma has the gift of a great intellect with the rare and additional skill of making the teachings of western science and comparative esoteric disciplines accessible to lay persons of all backgrounds. She is a master comparative philosopher and pragmatist as well as being a true wise woman of the highest caliber. Beyond her refined intellect is the palpable presence of a master teacher and humble practitioner offering love, guidance, and compassion to the pilgrims of many paths. Her lifelong commitment to the service and liberation of all beings testifies to the universal benefit of being in her presence.” ~ Beth Sanchez, Yoga Teacher
“Alandi Ashram is one of the best centers in America for learning Ayurveda in a spiritual and Vedic context, emphasizing Ayurveda as a yogic discipline for students to both live and practice. Its director, Alakananda, was one of the first western physicians to teach Ayurveda, starting in 1980, and brings her extensive medical background into the work as well.” ~ Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Author, Yoga and Ayurveda; Director, American Institute of Vedic Studies