Gwen Linden-Bruzek

Gwen Linden-Bruzek

Ayurveda Health Educator, Vedic Astrologer, Yoga Teacher & Teacher Training Faculty


Gwen’s first certification in yoga instruction was earned at The White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California, with Ganga White and Tracy Rich. She has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and has taught in studios, businesses, gyms, parks, caves, and homes since 2004.

In 2009 she received her 300-hour certification as a Yoga and Ayurveda Health Educator from Dr. David Frawley, director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. She was a Minnesota Master teacher at the Minneapolis Yoga Conference featuring an Ayurveda-inspired hatha class called, “Dancing though the Doshas”. She currently studies Vedic Astrology with Dr. Frawley and now offers birth-chart readings in addition to Ayurvedic lifestyle guidance.

She was a Minnesota Master teacher at the Minneapolis Yoga Conference featuring an Ayurveda inspired Hatha class called, “Dancing though the Doshas”.

At Green Lotus Gwen teaches public classes, is available for private sessions in breath work, meditation, and physical asana work, and is a member of the senior faculty for 240-hour and continuing-education yoga trainings.


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Gwen, thank you so much for the expertise and insight that you provided during my Ayurvedic Consult! I refer back to the written information and program you provided me with when I feel unbalanced. You have made a difference in my quality of life and I am forever grateful! Live, Love and Laugh,
~ Linda

Asavari Manvikar

Asavari Manvikar

Yoga Teacher & Ayurvedic Doctor


Asavari Manvikar is a classically-trained Ayurvedic doctor who has earned her bachelor's and master’s degrees in Kayachikitsa (Ayurveda Medicine) from a prestigious university in Pune, India. She was awarded a Gold Medal for her scholarly thesis work by The Institute of Indian Medicine.

She was born into in a family where yoga and vedic astrology have been practiced for many generations. Before coming to the United States she served in Pune, India as a faculty member at the BSDT’s Ayurveda College & Research Center. She conducted research projects on integrative approaches for treating diabetes, obesity, and cancer. She authored several papers and articles in health journals.

Asvari is one of the leading Ayurveda experts in the Twin Cities area. She is a passionate educator and has been organizing regular workshops on various topics of ayurveda and yoga to increase awareness regarding holistic approaches to health and wellness. She has been practicing yoga and ayurveda for more than fifteen years.

She has been teaching certificate courses on ayurveda at Normandale Community College. She developed and has been teaching a graduate-level course, Ayurveda Medicine, for more than five years at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is a faculty member at Ayuvidya, an Ayurveda college in California and she is a professional member of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). She also serves as the vice president for the Minnesota Ayurveda Association.


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