AV Ambassadors

Industry professionals, activists and cutting-edge thinkers who embody the Alfa Vedic ideals in their everyday lives. These are our ambassadors.

Kelly Brogan, MD

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Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She has held board positions on GreenMedInfo, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, Mindd Foundation, SXSW Wellness, Chickasaw Nation Wellness, and the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. She is certified in KRI Kundalini Yoga.

Sayer Ji

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Sayer Ji is the founder of GreenMedInfo, the world’s most widely referenced evidence-based natural health resource. He is CEO and co-founder of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC), a Reviewer and Editor at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Sayer founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities.

He also recently released the “Regenerate Project”, a new platform dedicated to inspiring and assisting regenerative principles in health, the environment, agriculture, new technologies, and human relationships.

Dr. Kaufman

Andrew Kaufman, MD

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Andy Kaufman, M.D. is a natural healing consultant, inventor, public speaker, forensic psychiatrist, and expert witness. He completed his psychiatric training at Duke University Medical Center after graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Molecular Biology. He has conducted and published original research and lectured, supervised, and mentored medical students, residents, and fellows in all psychiatric specialties. He has been qualified as an expert witness in local, state, and federal courts. He has held leadership positions in academic medicine and professional organizations. He ran a start-up company to develop a medical device he invented and patented.

Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan

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A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Edith has been featured on CNN, Yoga Journal, Lilou Macé’s Juicy Living Tour, The Goddess Project documentary, and numerous health and wellness podcasts. Her academic background includes a Doctoral Degree from Five Branches University in Endocrinology & Neuromuscular Medicine, a 4-year graduate degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Bachelors with Magna Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

Through her clinical practice, her writings, workshops, and seminars, Dr. Edith helps Visionary Pioneers become masters of their Energy and Life, so that they can lead and serve at the highest levels.   Her SuperWellness community has grown into an international force or health, happiness and connectedness.

Justin Frandson

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Justin saw a void in the Health and Performance industry in the late 1990’s. Starting out of Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, Justin grew Athleticism, LLC (Athleticism.com) into six locations implementing their unique, proprietary programs into thousands of athletes, teams, organizations and corporations, while selling related products. Many notable clients included, NY Knicks, SD Padres, Charger Pro Bowlers, Matt Fuerbringer (AVP), John Cook (PGA), O’Neill Surf Team (Jordy Smith), Arto Saari (Professional Skateboarder), Pepperdine University Men’s Tennis, The Dannon Company and many more. Justin was featured in the documentary movie, Vitality. He still has select clients where he will do Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), strengthening, Olympic Lifting, speed, coordination, pain release techniques and corporate performance training. He has completed the advanced certification of PRRT, one of the most sought after Pain Release programs.

Matt Belair

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Matt’s passion lies in the power of the mind, travel, and helping others. He is a successful entrepreneur, world traveller and continues to learn everything he can about himself, his potential and the power of the mind.

He has spent five weeks in Nepal meditating with Tibetan monks, trekked mount Everest, trained mixed martial arts in Thailand with professional fighters and has spent a month in China training under the strict rule of 34th generation Shaolin Kung Fu Masters, just to name a few of his accomplishments.

Matt’s passions have caused him to become an expert in the fields of marketing, persuasion, sales, advertising, mind power, self development, personal training, martial arts and total human performance. He has all of the tools, passion and desire to help you succeed in business and life.

Manon Pretre

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Owner of Ramana’s Grace on the island of Maui, Manon employs Lomi-Lomi, Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Polarity, Cranio-Sacral & Hypnotherapy to facilitate her foundational emotional-clearing work with the Enneagram, a Sufi, science-based method for determining “character fixations”.

Chad Schmid

The first 37 years of Chad’s life, he never had to worry too much about his health. He had enjoyed an active life as an athlete and living what he thought was the American dream. The reality was he was stressed out and tired from living a life under the influence of constant stress and adrenaline. He was toxic and inflamed from his lifestyle choices. Chronic heartburn, low energy and a general lack of inspiration dominated his day to day. In addition, he worked around dangerous agricultural chemicals regularly as part of his job as an agricultural biologist. His body was telling him something was wrong, and he was not listening until one day in 2016 while surfing he lost consciousness. That day marked the beginning of a new life for him as he found out he had a cancerous brain tumor. There has been many ups and downs, but ultimately, this experience allowed him to “wake up” and take ownership of his life. His passion now is focusing on creating coherence within his body, mind, and spirit. Today he is healthier than ever and determined to continue to thrive and grow from his experiences. He has a desire to not only maintain his own personal health, but also help others who might be inspired by his story.