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- Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher & writer

Deepa Apté

Ayurvedic practitioner, Medical doctor, Yoga instructor

Dr Deepa Apté MBBS (India), YLA, BYV, ITEC, MICHT is a fully qualified Indian medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, India), a qualified Yoga teacher (specialising in Hatha Yoga and the Sivananda tradition) and a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. As a former external Examiner for a Masters degree accredited by Middlesex University, she also an Executive Director of the APAs (Ayurvedic Practitioners Association). She lectures widely on Ayurveda and Yoga (both in the UK and Germany) and regularly writes articles for, and features in, magazines and the press (e.g. Health & Fitness magazine, She magazine, Holland and Barretts Healthy magazine and Todays Therapist magazine). After having run successful practices in India and Germany, she now runs her practice from The Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Centre, London where she offers Ayurvedic consultations, individual Yoga sessions and workshops. Having previously run many workshops and courses, she lectures as a guest speaker at numerous international health and wellbeing exhibitions (e.g. CAMEXPO 2006, London) and is the lead lecturer of the Ayurveda Pura Academy. As a post graduate lecturer at University of Wales, Dr Apté is an experienced teacher with a knowledge which is second to none on both theoretical and practical aspects of Ayurvedic medicine and treatments. As well as running her practice Dr Deepa Apté helped to set up Ayurveda Pura in the UK and is the lead Ayurvedic practitioner in charge of products, their production and ingredients.


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