DC Leiro, or Shivananda as we affectionally call him, started studying Vedic texts as a young teenager in Norway. Driven by a deeper thirst for Indian philosophy and yoga, he moved to the United States in his early twenties to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute. He has been pursuing his path of philosophy, Ayurveda and Vedic studies ever since. Shivananda bridges his western upbringing and the teachings of Indian philosophy, to offer a unique approach to deliver sometimes complex and ancient teachings in an accessible manner that is applicable to modern day life. He always leaves students wanting more knowledge!