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In The News

Welcome to Ayurveda Integrative Wellness Institute Newsroom. We hope you find the resources on here to be a valuable tool as you learn more about our Institute as well as Ayurveda, one of the oldest, most complete and time-proven healing science.


International Guest Speaker 

Adavanced Vaidya practice in US - College of Ayurveda, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune India.


Global Ayurveda Conference. May 13-15th, 2016 Pittsburgh PA

Honoured by opportunity to present at my  Ayurveda college in Pune, India. Dec 2016

Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya - Ayurveda in US.

HUGE success: 3rd Integrative Oncology Wellness Fair, UPMC Cancer Center.

Pittsburgh Team Wellness proved again!

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3rd Wellness fair received an overwhelming response from Cancer patients, caregivers, UPMC Hospital doctors, and staff.
It was so fulfilling to see most knew about our Ayurveda program and Dr. Lina’s work, and were seeking more information. Ayurveda table was whole time busy, that we sold out on all the information material, business magnets, flyers and khichari samples.
Integrative Oncology Program has proved to be pioneer and has reached new height of success under Dr. Lanie’s direction, the tireless efforts of Integrative oncology team, Dr. Lanie’s assistants and all the providers in team.
Ayurveda Integrative Wellness Institute

Ayurveda for Women Heath, specific to Breast Cancer


Please visit link below for the article on Dr. Lina's integrative wellness practice in US specific to cancer conditions.
Thanks to for bringing Ayurveda healing support to women who are seeking natural and integrative tools for balanced health.

Dr. Lina with Dr. Murthy, Surgeon General US.

A blessed moment - Meeting Surgeon General Dr. Murthy.

'In his speech Dr. Murthy encouraged every citizen of US to help with public health issues, especially the 'mental status' issues in US. I feel blessed by doing my part as holistic healer at AIWI to serve our community by assisting to make positive shift in the health' - Dr. Lina

Ayurveda specific to endocrinology - PNA.ORG

Another feather in the crown!

Ayurveda is officially now on Pituitary Network Association.
Please check Dr. Lina's article posted on the website as Ayurveda Provider for PNA. This is another scientific platform for Ayurveda.…/integrative-medicine-mind-…/ayurveda/

At NAMA Conference 2015

Presentation - 'Successful Practices'

Practitioner Forum -


Beautiful smiles : Our team at Farm To Table Conference, Pittsburgh, April 2015

Sold Out :  Advanced Ayurveda Workshop with Dr. Lina Sunday March 29th.

Farm To Table Conference Pittsburgh,
Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th. Ayurveda team is all ready and excited to be part of this important event at Convention Center. 

Ayurveda Intgrative Wellness Institute is proud to be GOLD SPONSORS for NAMA CONFERENCE 2015

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Ayurveda Integrative Wellness Institute at Women Heath Conversation Conference, Pittsburgh

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2ND Integrative Cancer Wellness Fair, Thursday, October 23, 2014

Noon to 4 p.m. Congratulations to Dr.Lanie for continued success on 'Integrative Oncology Program'.
Please visit our booth.
Feel blessed and proud to be from Pittsburgh where integrative medicine is a step ahead.

Integrative Oncology Program Launch Party:

Integrative Oncology program official LAUNCH party at Hilman Cancer Center September 11,2014.

Great to be a part of frontiers of Integrative Medicine in Pittsburgh....Feel blessed to represent Ayurveda. Also feel proud to be from Pittsburgh.. the first step in the country for Integrative Oncology program. Special THANKS to Dr. Lanie for her vision and leadership.

Dr. Lina on NEWS on KDKA-TV, CBS Pittsburgh.

Dr. Lina on NEWS on KDKA-TV, CBS Pittsburgh on 5/21/2014
The KDKA News Anchor Sarah Arbogast interviewed Dr. Lina on oil pulling, an Ayurvedic Technique. Watch Dr. Lina explaining benefits of Oil Pulling where she also demonstrates the technique.

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Dr. Lina on NEWS on KDKA-TV, CBS Pittsburgh. 

Also check Oil Pulling what is this?

Dr Lina on Integrative Oncology Panel, UPMC Cancer Center.

Dr.(Vaidya) Lina at Integrative Cancer Oncology Series - Hilman Cancer Center

Integrative Cancer Oncology - Dr. Lina will be on panel discussion On January 14th, 10AM -11AM, Hilman Cancer Center.


Dr. Francis’s interview with KDKA TV on the wellness fair. 

We honor Dr. Francis for her wonderful efforts to introduce Integrative Wellness to Cancer patients.




NEWS 10/15/ 2012 on NBC News - A report by NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman on “Nightly News with Brian Williams.”

Alternative therapies have become an increasingly mainstream tool for doctors all around the country

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Ayurveda Experience by one of our Guest, Jill Mazza :

Thanks Jill for sharing this,








 We are proud to be featured in the Spa Week Spring 2012.




 It is an honor to be metioned in the Whirl Magazine; January 2012 is health &wellness edition..'A Yoga Guide', Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences and share same principles for perfect health & wellness! 



Oct. 26 - Dr. Lina Thakar, Mr. Thakar and Gary Carlisle of the Ayurveda Wellness Center & Holistic Spa  enjoyed a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with  Chamber Ambassadors Miriem Bauer,  Mary Butterfield, Kim Celento, Jonathan Harvat  and Joyce Kane.






Ayurveda on WQED

We are so excited to announce Ayurveda Wellness Center & Holistic Spa was featured on WQED, Pittsburgh TV on Horizons on Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 at .730pm.



West Penn Allegheny Health System: AyurvedaAyurveda Wellness Center & Holistic Spa in AGH Integrated Medicine Program

We are very happy to be the featured service at AGH. We thank Integrated Medicine Program, AGH for this, there are only a handful of hospitals in the U.S. that do this, and none besides AGH in this region.  Read more!

Western Pennsyvania Hosptial Newsletter: AyurvedaAyurveda Wellness Center & Holistic Spa in Western Pennsylvania Hospital News

Ayurveda Wellness Center & Holistic Spa, the Science of Ayurveda, and Dr. Lina Thakar are featured in the August newsletter.  Thank you, Dan for a very insightful article!   Read more.


PeaceburghDr. Lina Thakar interviewed by Peaceburgh:
Panchakarma: Detoxing the body, mind, emotions and Soul.  Read full artcile here and listen to the audio.

Edible AlleghenyDr. Lina Featured on Edible Allegheny:

Read more the full article here.

CAM PittsburghDr. Lina Thakar, interviewed by CAM Pittsburgh

Read the full article here.

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