Dorjay Zopa, D.Ayur, Ph.D., was one of the first Ayurvedic Herbalists to be awarded Diplomate of Ayurveda (D.Ayur) by the American Ayurvedic Association. A graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute’s Ayurvedic Studies Program, he continued advanced Gurukula clinical study, as a apprentice of world-renowned Ayurvedic physician Vasant Lad and served on faculty at Dr. Lad’s Ayurvedic Institute. Dorjay served over 6500 patients in 14 years of practice and is the senior most student of Dr. Lad in California. His advanced studies included Chinese herbology and Tibetan Medicine at H.H. Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Medicine & Astro Institute in the Himalayas, under Tibetan Dr. Kelsang Dorje.