Simon Chokoisky teaches Sanskrit and Medical Jyotisha at the renowned Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. He is known for making difficult concepts easy to understand, and simple concepts profound. His Decoding Your Life Map With Vedic Astrology and Sanskrit Without Stress DVDs have been hailed as user-friendly and insightful by students at every level. He is also the author of The 5 Dharma Types: Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose & Destiny, published by Destiny Books.
Simon has written for Namarupa, and is a regular contributor to Ayurveda Today, and Yoga Magazine. Along with his full-time duties at the Ayurvedic Institute, Simon also travels widely giving seminars.
Ventzi Konova will be co-teaching the 2 part Self Healing with Marma Therapy workshops. Vents Konova is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a natural therapeutic specialist. She worked in the pancha karma department at the Ayurvedic Institute four years alongside Dr. Vasant Lad, as well as teaching at his Pune program in India. Her training includes mama therapy, polarity, core synchronism, homeopathy, shirodhara, and other ayurvedic treatments, as well as Chinese medicine. A graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, she incorporates diet and lifestyle along with physical therapies for optimum healing.