Vaidya Jessica Vellela

Āyurveda Āchārya

Born, raised, and educated in Boston, MA, Vaidya Jessica is the first American-born woman to graduate as an Āyurveda Āchārya (Āyurvedic Physician) and practice independently in India. She graduated with 1st rank to complete the Bachelor of Āyurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree.

Vaidya Jessica has been teaching and practicing Traditional Āyurvedic Medicine for 10 years in the US and internationally using a modern, scientific approach. She is the founder of ĀYU Academy which provides the most rigorous professional education in the US today.

Vaidya Jessica communicates the details and complexities of Āyurveda in clear English to empower students and clients to transform their understanding of holistic health. She is the author of 10+ publications, including extensive textbooks in English with Sanskrit to fully convey the depth of the classical science.

Vaidya Jessica integrates many forms of interventions holistically using the classical Āyurvedic framework for acute and chronic management. She tailors and prioritizes recommendations to target the root cause of dysfunction with diet, lifestyle, herbal formulations and Āyurvedic treatments.


Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Jessica. The info Jessica shares is accessible, gentle and easy to incorporate into life. I should know. She helped me out of a month of sickness in two weeks. Now I feel better than I have in over 10 years.


Durham, NC

Jessica's familiarity with Ayurveda is very clear to me, demonstrated by her enthusiasm for medicine and the amount of time she has dedicated to expand her knowledge. I can tell she is truly called to this kind of work, has a strong intuition, and really knows her stuff. Many thanks, Jess, for your guidance and support!"


Santa Fe, NM

I am extremely happy and very satisfied with my experience of the Ayurvedic approach to health, after just a few weeks. I have been struggling with food cravings related to stress for years, which has made it impossible to lose weight. After just a few days taking an herbal supplement, the cravings have greatly subsided, which means I've been able to get closer to my desired weight. I was also experiencing problems with digestion, and they are much improved as well. Working with Jess is a delight. She listens carefully, takes her time and is not in a hurry. I feel I am in very good hands. I've tried many healing approaches through the years in an effort to recover from several serious car accidents and knee operations, and am most impressed with Ayurvedic treatments. I plan on continuing for some time to come.


Hendersonville, NC

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