About Us
A VOW for Health through Science, Service, and Self-Care
© 2013 by Vision of Wellness LLC
​​VOW was founded by Shanta Rishi Dube, PhD, MPH, in an effort to bring awareness about chronic stress and trauma she has witnessed on a daily basis.  Inspired by her research as one of the early investigators on the Kaiser-CDC Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, Shanta has realized that the current healthcare system is in need of an overhaul. Our program, called "a VOW for Health", leverages "Science to Guide Service and Self-Care" through trauma-informed training programs and practices that integrate Ayurveda and Mind-Body practices.
Vision of Wellness (VOW) LLC
Shanta Rishi Dube, Ph.D, MPH
Shanta obtained a BS in Microbiology and a BA in Music from the University of Maryland, College Park.  She earned an MPH in Epidemiology from The George Washington University in Washington DC, and a PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia. She has been in the public health field for 20 years. Shanta's public health career started at the CDC where she conducted epidemiological investigations to examine the contribution of childhood toxic stress on adult health. Her research background has provided her with ​​in-depth knowledge on determinants of health and well-being throughout the life span. Complete list of published work in MyBibliography: 
Having experienced Eastern healing modalities, Shanta believes that improving health and well-being requires more than what the biomedical system offers and is therefore a staunch advocate for the invaluable benefits of preventative medicine through integrative health approaches that are trauma-informed.​​​​

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Aparna Joshi
Aparna Joshi is certified in Ayurvedic Panchkarma from Ayurvedic Ras Shala in Pune, India. She has also received training from the Omkar Mission Research Institute by Dr. Pradnya Akkalkotkar, Director. Aparna has practiced and administered the techniques of Panchakarma (a broader set of Ayurved Mind Body practices) for the past 18 years to over 200 people in both the U.S. and India.  Aparna  She has worked at an Ayurvedic Panchkarma center as a therapist in Pune under Dr Madhura Bhide, and worked with Dr . Pradnya Akkalkotkar at her clinic. She is also experienced in delivering Shirodhara, an Ayurvedic practice that involves gently pouring natural oils over the forehead.

"I have found the Panchakarma (AMB) practices are very helpful in maintaining a balanced outlook and I am eager to help make these practices reach more people who are in need of stress management.​​" 
Please contact me at healwithaparna@vowforhealth.com​