Learn ancient wisdom from the leaders of modern Ayurveda

In a variety of online and in-person classes, Surya offers short classes, one-year programs, and professional certifications for every level of interest, and for whatever journey you’re currently on. Classes are participatory, practical, community-based, and fun. Certain classes and modules involve direct participation with Martha Soffer, Ayurvedic guru and founder of Surya, where she helps each participant, and shares beauty secrets, pregnancy secrets, and even the professional secrets of Surya’s methodology. Learn to apply, in your own life, the simple benefits of Ayurveda, and, no matter what your situation, gain the tools to keep yourself well, balanced, and vital...

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Ayurveda is now, but it isn’t new. The yogis of southern India started developing it 10,000 years ago as the science of life, as the wisdom of well-being. Ayurveda covers wellness practices such as yoga, meditation, and natural medicine, all of which work together to create balance, vitality, and longevity, and bring lasting health to body, mind, and spirit.

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Ayurvedic Guru

Martha Soffer

Martha Soffer is internationally acclaimed for her skills in Ayurvedic Panchakarma, Ayurvedic cuisine, as a herbal Rasayanist, and master of Ayurvedic Pulse diagnostics. Martha is the founder of Surya, the recognized leader of modern Ayurveda.

Martha’s “Ayurveda for Modern Life” focuses on a system of practical and easy self-care, helping each individual attain balance and wellness through healing retreats, restorative beauty, wellness and food products, as well as educational guidance and support. Working to restore Ayurveda to its authentically spiritual roots, Martha innovates to make Ayurveda a modern and complementary system of wellness and health.

A frequent guest on the CBS talk show “The Doctors,” Martha also works with MDs who refer patients when western medicine cannot deliver a satisfactory solution, and who often come themselves for seasonal treatments. Martha teaches and lectures, and is featured in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, In Style, Allure, the L.A. Times, New York Magazine, and Goop. With the Surya team, Martha brings long-term vitality and health to clients who range from next-door neighbors to top stars of the film and entertainment industries.

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Surya’s Ayurvedic education helps restore your balance and health, and revive your natural connection with nature and spirit.

Praise for Martha's work

Allure Magazine

Just about every A-lister (think Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amber Valletta, and Kourtney Kardashian) is a fan… Was it also the singularly most euphoric spa experience I’ve ever had in my life? 100 percent…

Bon Appétit Magazine

Martha Soffer is one of the most sought-after ayurvedic therapists in L.A. and the founder of Surya Spa in LA’s Pacific Palisades, where everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Kourtney Kardashian to stressed-out UCLA college students go for Soffer’s hardcore “Panchakarma” series: a five-day-detox based on Ayurvedic principles.

Rene La Rue

I’ve gone to several Ayurvedic practitioners and Martha Soffer is really the best. Her outlook on caring for her patients is extremely compassionate and nurturing. She always uses her vast knowledge to finesses and tailor the treatment to my specific needs, which makes her treatments very effective. It’s also fun as I get to learn more about Ayurveda and taking care of myself!

Jeff Maguire

Martha’s expertise in diagnosing my physical imbalances, and gentle skills in treating them, have vastly improved my abilities to concentrate, sleep and cope with the recent death of a loved one, all while remaining free from prescription drugs, or drugs of any kind. Just as importantly to me, Martha is kind, compassionate, devoted to her patients and has a great sense of humor.