Dr. Raam Pandeya
Dr. Raam Pandeya, the President of Kayakalpa Alchemy Foundation, comes from the Siddha Nath lineage of India. Trained from childhood in vedic and pre-vedic sciences, yoga and tantra he received his medical degrees in Ayurveda, Siddha Medicine and Homeopathy. Leaving academia behind Dr. Raam then spent many years as a wandering sadhu perfecting his practice of Tantra and Rasa Shastra (Indian Alchemy) After many years spent interacting with prominent yogis, mystics, and medical scholars of his time he resurrected ancient Kayakalpa techniques of revitalization and introduced them to the west in 1979.
Since then he has worked on thousands of people from all walks of life with various health challenges, gaining recognition in the medical community as a groundbreaking and avant-garde practitioner.
Dr. Pandeya has been affiliated with the prestigious Hindi Sahitya Sammelan university of Allahabad India conducting the only Indian authenticated degree courses in Ayurveda available in North America before focusing his energies solely on the training and teaching of Kayakalpa.
Dr. Pandeya comes from a journalistic background. He worked for over a decade with the Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi on issues of political and social justice. His interest in issues affecting humankind as a whole has also taken the form of documentary films. In 1989 he produced and directed "The Myth of the Kumbha Mela" an epic celebrating India's largest spiritual gathering and featuring some of its greatest monks and mystics. In 1995 he made "Investigating Immortality", an award-winning documentary on Kayakalpa.
In 2001 Dr. Pandeya and his principal therapist and wife Sophia Pandeya were the subject of a documentary on the Discovery Health Channel called "Roxanne's Story - Alternative to Migraines." His Hollywood Hills center was featured in the cover story of the Los Angeles Times calendar in April 2005.
In 2002 Dr. Pandeya created an ancient Kayakalpa trigarbha "womblike" rejuvenation cottage, in the classical manner described in ancient medical texts, at Siddhashram, the Foundation's retreat at Salt Spring Island on Canada's west coast.
Dr. Raam Pandeya currently resides at his retreat located in the pristine Valley of The Moon in Glen Ellen California, with his wife Sophia Pandeya and their son, Kabir Pandeya.