Dr. Subodh Simkhada is the Yoga
and Naturopathic Physician of The Himalayan International Yoga Academy
and Research Centre (HIYA-RC). He is a dynamic individual with over 10
years of experience in teaching yoga and healing with Naturopathic Ayurvedic
techniques. Thousands of people have benefited from
his teaching and service.
Dr. simkhada, was trained in “Hatha Yoga” (Physical Discipline) by the Indian Master Yog-Maharshi, Ayurveda-charya Dr. B.N. Niraula. He then practiced Yoga Therapy in Nature Cure Research and Teaching Hospital in Nepal. During this time, he became a qualified Doctor in Naturopathy and worked as a Naturopathic Therapist in the same hospital. In 2001, he participated in the International World Congress of Alternative Medicines in India. His lectures and yoga demonstrations earned him an international award - “Lifelong Yoga Popularity”. In 2002, he received "Doctor in Complementary Medicines (M.D.)” degree from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Shri-Lanka. During that time, he underwent training on “Human Consciousness and Yogic Science” from the Prof. Dr. Vardhoj of The Kangadi Yoga University, Haridwar India. His extensive training also includes “HIV and AIDS Care and Support through Yoga and other Alternative therapies.”
His other notable accomplishments include advanced training on different types of abhyanga (massage) of Ayurveda, shiatsu, Thai traditional and Thai foot reflexology. In 2003, he opened a Clinic named “Natural Health Centre and Complementary Medicines” in Kathmandu, which is recommended by Lonely Planet. Dr. Simkhada initiated a courses of “Complementary Health Assistant” under OIUCM, Nepal Branch. His professional accomplishments and memberships include, National Skill Testing Board(NSTB) of CTEVT, Subject Committee (Yoga) in Curriculum Development, and “Complementary Medical Practitioner Association Nepal”.
As if that these accomplishments are not enough for a life time, Dr. Simkhada is an editor of monthly "Public Health Magazine” . He has written extensively on health issues in many Newspapers. He has participated in numerous seminars and conferences related to Yoga, Natural therapies and health education. He has conducted yoga programs in schools and colleges.
Dr. Simkhada was born in a picturesqyue hilly region, 150 K.M North from Katmandu below Ganesh Himalaya. After completion of high school, he came to Kathmandu for higher education. His unique personality led him towards Yoga Studies due to his interest in health sciences. He is a vegetarian and lives a simple life. His Yoga presentations, based on the philoscophy of human conditions, are rational, scientific as well as illuminating.