Rushikesh Khedkar, Pune
Güido Laris, Mexico
We are physicians practicing in Tampa, FL, USA (Saurabh as a cardiologist and Sheela as an Integrative Medicine physician. After we finished our Ayurvedic certification study from the University of Connecticut, we wanted to find an Ayurveda Panchakarma Center to pursue the following goals:
- A center that was hygienic, authentic, and noncommercial located outside a city in a serene and peaceful environment.
- A facility run by Ayurvedic physicians who are experienced, dedicated, open to communication, and providing one on one personalized care.
- A center that delivers personalized Panchakarma treatment which would include Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle modifications, and preventive care.
After searching several centers, by God’s grace, we connected with Dr’s Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni at the Shruti Ayurvedic Center in Pune. We found exactly what we were looking for and much more.
Now Shruti Ayurveda has become our second home and the Kulkarni’s have become our extended family. Their professionalism, kindness, and love for their clients is beyond words. We have met many of their other clients who have been coming to the center over decades, and we are now part of their larger community. (Sangha)
Both Sanjay and Anjani have changed our lives, not only by imparting effective Panchakarma treatments, but by showing us attributes of great caregivers, teachers and balanced enlightened human beings.
Dr Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni’s son, Dr. Shubhankar Kulkarni is a rising star in Panchakarma treatment. He is intuitive, extremely intelligent, and blessed with an amazing array of skills, including classical devotional singing.
We are so grateful that through divine guidance we were led to the Kulkarni’s and to the Shruti Ayurvedic Center.
Saurabh & Sheela Chokshi.
Miguel Castañeda Carvajal, Mexico
Growing up I was used to exercise a lot: football, basketball, cycling and running were always a part of my everyday life, so I developed what I thought was a strong body with good cardiovascular performance. However, the last 10 years when I started focusing on my professional life, I had a major hormonal unbalance including extreme hypothyroidism, severe growth hormone deficit, cortisol, DHEA, FSH and others were outside normal parameters. I gained 13kg in a couple of months, tried all kinds of diets, got horomonal replacement treatments and injections, but nothing seemed to help to regain balance. I felt very tired, with mood swings, brain fog and you could see my heart beating fast just by climbing small stairs. Thanks to my father’s advice and seeing the great results he achieved in his Panchakarmas with Drs Kulkarni I went for the firs time and my whole life changed. In 3 weeks I lost 10kg, I felt like I was 15 years old again, I had so much energy and experienced so much joy that everyday I felt like going out to run. I came back to enjoy my family, my home and my projects as a new person and I will always be grateful to Drs Kulkarni for sharing and helping others with their wisdom, their amazing hearts, discipline and hospitality. Can’t wait to have the opportunity to be there again to learn more and feel better. Thank you Drs. Kulkarni!
Miguel Castañeda Carvajal, Mexico
When I first met Dr. Kulkarni in 2011 I was seriously ill and it was him who gave me both hope and direction so that I can recover. He was the first person that truly gave me the feeling like he knew what was going on with me. Within three months of following his advice, I already felt significant change. That conviced me to go to my first panchakarma a year later and the result even convinced my highly sceptical parents. I was happier, more energetic and awake, life was just easier in total, my skin problems were completely gone and I had appetite again for the first time in a long time. But that was just the beginning of the story. I got interested in how this Ayurveda can change my life so much and started to study it, a little bit at time and with guidance from the doctors, who kindly share their wisdom. I started recommending friends little tips to make their life better, and the reality of this science became more and more clear to me. Today, after another Panchakarma, I cannot be more grateful. Receiving treatment has given me back the ability to participate in life, and still improves it every day. On top of that, learning Ayurveda from the doctors Sanjay & Anjani Kulkarni has given me freedom and confidence, I know how my body works and how to keep it safe and well. And I still continue to learn. Their guidance feels so careful, safe and warm. It is not just curing, it is caring. Thank you for practicing Ayurveda, and for sharing it with us. May we all be happy and peaceful and free from suffering.
I am so grateful to Drs. Kulkarni and, when it is possible, I will never change to another
Ayurvedic doctor again. I did my first Panchakarma treatments in Germany and Kerala.
After these treatments I was more ill and in disorder than before.
That´s why I was very skeptical, when I met Dr. Kulkarni and he suggested me a
Panchakarma treatment. I waited a long time and then decided to make a last attempt.
What a surprise! The treatment was completely different. I saw the doctors every day,
every day they decided after checking my pulse, which treatment would be the best,
every day they explained the treatments to me and answered my questions.
I learned so much about Ayurveda in common, about Ayurvedic cooking according to
my constitution, about pulse measurement, about meditation and philosophy.
Now I come twice a year for almost 10 years and every time I learn more and find in the
clinic a place for rejuvenation, silence and happiness.
Thank you so much for living with me together in the clinic, for having the patience with
me and for understanding me so deeply.
Simone Bechthum, Germany
The treatment suggested by Dr Kulkarni is excellent and within 3 months , I am almost non diabetic. Till march 2020 I was taking 6 tablets whereas now in June 2020 I am only on 1 tablet and that too half potency. My acidity issue is resolved too. Digestion has improved. What is to be appreciated the most is Dr Kulkarni follows up regularly after giving medication and diet plan (that needs to be strictly followed).
Mr P K Kolhekar, 73 Years, Mumbai
Hi, I am C D Kulkarni, aged 61 years. I am a diabetic since last 25 years and underwent Angioplasty in 2015. I started treatment for reversal of diabetes with Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni two months back. Surprisingly within 8 days of starting treatment, I stopped taking one tablet for diabetes. Recently, I carried out certain blood and urine tests. The outcome of these tests is very encouraging. My fasting and PP levels are normal and HBA1C came down from 7.4 to 7. Further, my weight has reduced by 9 kg during above period. Now I am feeling more energetic and young.
C D Kulkarni, Pune India
“Going to Ayurveda Bliss (Shruti Ayurved) in Pune for panchakarma was a transformational life changing experience for me. I never imagined that it was possible to experience the bliss, clarity, and energy that I was gifted from detoxifying my body and mind. Ayurveda has become a way of life under Dr Sanjay and Dr Anjani’s ongoing guidance and lectures. Their experience in healing modalities based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda spans over 26 years and is truly unparalleled.”
Prerna Balani, New York USA
My old desire to have a Panchakarma in India became a reality thanks to my generous son. The experience with doctors Sanjay and Anjani Kulkarni was really very good. In a very warm
Environment, with green surroundings, with a personal attention all the time, I felt renewed.
Thank you very much.
Paola Zucchetti, Mexico
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been hungry. An hour or two after eating the hunger was present again. Of course, I developed obesity, hypertension and hypothyroidism. I tried many diets without success because the perpetual hunger. I have taken three panchakarmas of approximately three weeks each with drs kulkarni in the last two years and the results have been fantastic. Ayurveda conferences are held daily to help us identify the source of our health problems. The knowledge of drs. Kulkarni is impressive. Daily treatments depends on the daily diagnosis of the pulse. The feeding is tailored for each patient day by day and the relationship with the doctors is continuous throughout the day.
Because of the panchakarmas, my physiology has been rebalanced. I found pleasure adopting a vegan diet. For the first time my hunger and my weight is under control and the hypertension has decreased without the need of any drugs. The results have been so impressive that my wife and I have made the decision to travel from mexico to india every year to take our panchakarma for the rest of our lives. Our health is priceless and drs kulkarni treatements are amazing. Thank you very much drs. Kulkarni
Juan Mugel & Amanda, Mexico
I am Shreyas S Kulkarni, 33 years old IT professional; had many health issues due to sedentary work style and unhealthy lifestyle, that resulted in obesity, severe constipation and Cervical
neck pain. So I decided to try Ayurveda and holistic treatment to restore my deteriorated health.
Dr Sanjay Kulkarni and Dr Anjani Kulkarni chalked out a healthy diet plan for me. I have been following the diet plan from the last 4 months and replaced stale, packed, junk food with fresh
and nutrient rich food as suggested by Drs. Kulkarni. Results after following the diet plan and treatment are now eminent. I have lost 10 Kgs of weight, but most importantly my prolonged
constipation has almost cured. Due to weight loss, my cervical neck pain has significantly
reduced as well.
Shreyas S Kulkarni, Pune India
“I had the joy of following three magnificent trainings with Dr Anjani and Sanjay Kulkarni – “Ayurvedic pharmacy in the kitchen”, “Ayurveda for women” and “Marmatherapy according to Susruta”.
Each time, I appreciated their authentic teaching, anchored in the pure Vedic tradition, with a great clarity and also with a very sense of practical, essential to the understanding of this millenary science!
I also had the joy of welcoming them in France for two seminars and lectures in the Ramakrishna Vedantic Center. It remains for me a wonderful memory.
I hope to return soon to India to go further and progress with Dr Anjani and Sanjay Kulkarni to whom I address my eternal gratitude
Anouk Trum, France
I would like to thank you again for your heart-warming hospitality and your professionalism during my first pancha karma. Being in India for the first time, and also having the very first Pancha Karma, your detailed kind explanation each time assured me so much and I could feel very secured and well protected. Not only the physical result that I feel much lighter, the most nourishing experience is that I had been really taken care of significantly with full attention towards my health by both of you.
It has been a fantastic experience. I am quite impressed how you will support me from now on too. I started to take herbs that you prepared for me. I feel very blessed that I could have met you in the right moment to get the better health.
I am already looking forward to visiting you again.
- Morimi Kobyashi, Japan
After coming back home
Now I come step by step to my normal daily vienna timetable.
The days in India and also the treatment will have a highly important influence in my future on my health, as I know.
Knowing you and your wife, I was sure that I want to continue the Ayurvedic-Way. It was the truth and clearness of Ayurveda and also your way to teach and also the spirituality from yours. The whole Pancha-Karma was really totally peaceful for me. I enjoyed the treatments very much (Bastis are not really the things for every day!) but all the other treatments bring some Peace and contentment in my mind and body, that makes me very satisfied and happy. So this was an important step for me in this year and let’s see, what future brings in that way.
I’m doing well with my cooking, but I’m always hungry. In your clinic comes more on the table, I cook only one vegetable (which you give me the suggest) and some rice or other grain and only two chapatis, some dal and fruits . I drink every day one thermos of different tea, I do not use sugar and very less ghee for cooking and I lost again some weight, which is useful for me and makes me happy.
Let’s see what happened — Sleep was very well at night, deep and no bad dreams at all.
I’m really happy in my life, which is very good and blessed because of my numerous experiences in yoga and now also in Ayurveda.
Happy hours in this day and warm greeting from here in Vienna.
- Ingrid, Austria
Vaidyajis, I write this letter to express the immense gratitude, I feel for all that you have generously shared with me throughout the Basic Principles course.
I found this course via a ‘random’ internet search, and with little deliberation, committed based on a positive sense from your photographs and words, and of course, faith. Long before coming to India, I deeply desired to find a good teacher to convey the rich and prolific knowledge of Ayurveda, Under your tutelage I soon discovered: my hopes were aiming low. Not only two teachers, who showed integrity by willing to tutor me personally, but beautiful human beings who mirror consciousness, wisdom, knowledge, commitment, bhakti, strength, peace and bliss…daily. Simply, I feel privileged to be your student, and honoured to share in your company.
Vaidyaji Sanjay, thank-you for your ability to share openly and frequently about the deeper aspects of life and spirit; for your passion for both acquiring and living knowledge; for creative analogies and timely, mutual giggle-inspiring jokes; for teaching, reminding, and representing that life’s inherent nature is to experience authentic, lasting bliss.
‑Vaidyaji Anjani, thank-you for your photographic- like memory of complex Ayurvedic physiology and processes; for your passion and focus as a scholar, healer, teacher, and server; for your enthusiasm to discover and share new ideas about culture; for your most joyous, erupting laughter.
I feel sad and admittedly shed some tears, as this month draws to a close. For me, it has been a nourishing and enlivening period of consistent intellectual discovery, inspiration in both the banal and spiritual aspects of life, mental and soulful human interaction, a refreshing and positive energetic environment, and firm, not- afraid-to-be-direct- support. Essentially like being held, and guided in capable, but gentle hands.
As with nature’s evolving time this change is upon me and I am excited about the abstract. And practical truths I have learned, and look forward to deepening and discovering further by practice and devotion; also, to share with others. Perhaps a “radiant center” is on the horizon;).
Humble in spirit, thank-you especially for sharing friendship and love. Truly, I feel blessed by Brahman – and living an auspicious life-for this opportunity.
- Your student, Lisa Nicole St. Cyr, Vancouver, B.C, Canada
I hope you both are well.
Since two weeks already I am back in Switzerland. I am quite well so far, except my back. The “rough” climate in Zurich is not so ideal (it’s cold and the humidity is quite high). But my weight is down to 69 kilogram with no special effort! I am very happy, that I did the Panchakarma treatment and most of all that I chose it at your place in Pune. Even though my English is not so good, I could communicate as I wished,
I gained a lot of profit. I would like to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your commitment and kindness. It was for sure not my last visit in Pune.
- Evelyne Roth, Switzerland
We (2 friends and I) didn’t expect such a warm welcome at our arriving in Bavdhan/Pune, as we entered the clinic. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Kulkarni are very friendly people. They gave us the feeling of very special people and not just as ordinary patients.
What I experienced during the treatment itself was an absolutely individual and very professional care. Every morning I had a personal appointment where Drs. Kulkarni looked at the status of my health and the progress of the treatment. After the pulse diagnosis Drs. Kulkarni would decide what will be the best treatment for the day.
I am very happy with my health after this treatment and the condition I regained. Since I am back home again, I follow still a special diet, given to me by Drs. Kulkarni, for another two weeks.
Thank you both once again for all the good and interesting talks we had and especially for the laughter.
- Barbara Gutknecht, Switzerland
I feel very light & good after 3 weeks Enhanced Panchakarma treatments which I enjoyed a lot,I felt so much attention & care during the whole stay.The Pk food was very delicious ,even though it was perfect PK meal .I missed nothing. I enjoyed a lot, the evening lectures from Dr.Kulkarni & the pulse diagnosis each day.
He explained it in a very understanding way to me,so I could understand what was going on in my physiology.Dr.( Mrs) Kulkarni took very much care about me & treatment.
It was a perfect Pk ,I never had before & thank you so much for all your care.
- Helga Doubler, Austria
I would like to express my sincere thank you for my two weeks Ayurveda diet, nutrition and digestion course at Shruti International Ayurveda Academy.
I was really impressed by an outstanding teaching, authentic Ayurvedic knowledge, excellent and professional presentation, delicious food, clean and comfortable accommodation.
At Shruti Ayurveda Academy I found a great balance between authentic Ayurveda knowledge, professional experience, synergy between East and West cultures and implementation of your world wide experience in your teaching.
I was impressed with the well structured and logically laid out course material and Drs. Mr. and Mrs. Kulkarni explained the knowledge in a very simple manner, easy to grasp, funny and understandable to any individual of any culture in the world. Therefore, the deep ocean of AYURVEDA knowledge seemed so approachable and close to my own folk traditions, Lithuanian philosophy and the way of diving.
My visit was rejuvenations for my body, mind and spirit and visible benefits in deeper understanding of Ayurveda principles. I am implementing this knowledge not only in my daily routine, but also spreading to other people and health care institutions in Lithuania.
Sincere thanks to dear, warm loving and knowledgeable family Drs. Kulkarni.
Thank you very much for your great service, hospitality and all the help and support!
I am looking forward to cooperating with you again personally or professionally.
Best wishes from Vilnius,Lithuania
- AURELIJA MURPHY, Lithuania
The Women Health Course designed specially for me by Drs. Kulkarni was excellent. It was informative, interesting and challenging, providing me with correct and indepth information on Ayurveda by applying it to Womens Health.
Teaching in detail
The Womens Health Course focused on Ayurveda principles and its application to a womens life cycle. The importance of following the natural laws for everyday life. Starting with pregnancy, birth, and the development of the girl, from teenage years though to menopause. At each stage we looked at Ayurveda principles, health issues, diet, detoxifying methods and yoga among others.
The Course pace and content was based on my needs and included both theory and practical sessions, such as oil massage and simple cooking recipes.
I enjoyed the start of each day where we would spend a little time to meditate and say a mantra, and I came to understand the importance of ensuring my own mental/spiritual preparation in order to help others by doing this. Recommendation.
From the course feel I have an excellent understanding of Womens Health and have already been able to apply my new knowledge to help women (and also men!) to achieve health and happiness in their lives. The Womens Health Course exceeeded my expectations and i would highly recommend Drs. Kulkarni as thorough and interesting teachers of Ayurveda.