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Ayurveda offers a beautiful path to healing, wellness, and self-discovery.

But how do we find our way to that path, and how do we walk it in a way that simplifies and de-stresses our modern life? Let Martha Soffer, master practitioner and founder of Surya, be your personal expert for a guided, year-long journey into the heart of Ayurveda. Join her, and a group of like-minded participants, for a year of weekly lessons with a new module and live session every month. Become well naturally, and watch your health, your skin, even your state of mind improve month after month....

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to your Ayurvedic Journey with Martha

    • How the Journey Works

    • About Fasting Culture Home Wellness Tests

  • 3

    Ayurvedic Nourishment

    • Your Ayurvedic Nourishment Guide

    • What is Ayurveda

    • What are the Doshas

    • What are the Ayurvedic Energetics of Food

    • What is Agni

    • Week one is almost done!

    • Check Your Knowledge from Week 1

    • Welcome to Week 2!

    • The Benefits of Strong Agni

    • Agni Client Story

    • The benefits of Eating for your Dosha

    • Food Healing Client Story

    • Week 2 is almost done!

    • Track your Progress From Week 2

    • Welcome to Week 3!

    • How to Build your Agni

    • How to Eat for Vata Dosha

    • How to Eat for Pitta Dosha

    • How to Eat for Kapha Dosha

    • Week 3 is almost done!

    • Track your Progress

    • Live Q & A with Martha

  • 4

    Ayurveda for Mental Health & Spiritual Growth

    • Welcome to Ayurveda for Mental Health & Spiritual Growth

  • 5

    Seasonal Ayurveda for Winter

    • Welcome to Seasonal Ayurveda for Winter

  • 6

    Turning Your Bathroom into a Spa

    • Welcome to Turning your Bathroom into a Spa

  • 7

    Intro to Marma Therapy

    • Welcome to Intro to Marma Therapy

  • 8

    Seasonal Ayurveda for Spring

    • Welcome to Seasonal Ayurveda for Spring

  • 9

    Ayurveda for Family Wellness

    • Welcome to Ayurveda for Family Wellness

  • 10

    Ayurvedic Life Rhythms- Wellness for Every Life Stage

    • Welcome to Ayurvedic Life Rhythms

  • 11

    Seasonal Ayurveda for Summer

    • Welcome to Seasonal Ayurveda for Summer

  • 12

    Intro to Surya Dosha Yoga

    • Welcome to Intro to Dosha Yoga

  • 13

    All About Panchakarma

    • Welcome to All about Panchakarma

  • 14

    Seasonal Ayurveda for Fall

    • Welcome to Seasonal Ayurveda for Fall


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.

Bonuses for Journey Members

The gift is the journey, itself. Nevertheless, we're piling on the bonuses.

  • Course Manuals

    Beautiful e-books, yours to download and keep, including practical guides and delicious recipes.

  • A Discounted Panchakarma Retreat

    As a graduation gift, Surya offers every student who completes the Journey With Martha a free day of Panchakarma at our luxury Santa Monica Proper Hotel Spa. If you book a week-long retreat, the seventh day is on us.

  • Preferred Member Discounts

    Enjoy a monthly 10% discount on all Surya products for the entire year you’re enrolled in the course.

Kind words from Martha's clients

One of My Greatest Advisors

Amanda Rintala

I read an article about Surya and Martha on Goop and, as I approached turning 40, took a leap of faith to travel across the country for a chance to improve my physical and spiritual health. The experience was beyond my wildest imagination. Surya and Martha helped me identify what I needed to do specifically to feel my best – from diet to emotional healing to lifestyle choices. Martha helped me weed through all of the health and lifestyle advice to find out what would work for me. The hard part was leaving and integrating my newfound self into everyday life. But I didn’t realize how much Martha would continue to be a regular part of my wellness management, especially once being able to use The Fasting Culture test strips. Through this, she helped me catch a UTI and kidney infection before it fully manifested, and she was able to help manage it through herbs and tea, and helped me confirm when my diet and lifestyle choices were really working. And she is helping me as I’m trying to become pregnant. Because of this access to Martha’s knowledge, and Martha’s nurturing, through all of my wellness ups and downs, I consider her to be one of my greatest advisors.

I have experienced many unexpected and positive changes in all areas of my life.

Judy Leventhal

Words alone are inadequate to describe my experience and gratitude in working with Martha. This is my first experience with Ayurveda Medicine. The work began in February 2018. I found immediate relief from a chronic kidney condition, and Martha’s sensitivity to my temperament and creative process as a visual artist was vital. In our twenty-two months of working together, on a bi-monthly and now monthly basis, I have experienced many unexpected and positive changes in all areas of my life. Each session includes elements of surprise, and adventure, the release of past trauma on physiological and spiritual levels, and a new sense of optimism and wellness.


  • Can I cancel at any time?

    Of course. We understand life itself is a journey and we always honor your path, wherever it takes you. You can cancel your membership at any time. Send an email to and we can pause or end your subscription.

  • What if I miss classes, or can’t attend for a bit?

    You set the pace of your learning style, and your schedule. As long as your membership is current, you’ll have access to all course materials whenever you want, so there’s never a need to stress. Live Q & A sessions happen every month so you can always catch the next one, or watch a recording of the one that’s passed. If you have any urgent issues or need help, you can always email us directly for support at, we you will be connected to an understanding support team who would love to help.

  • Will Ayurvedic medicine interfere with my current medical care or prescriptions? Do I need my doctor’s permission to practice Ayurveda at home?

    Most likely, your Ayurvedic Journey will greatly benefit your other health and wellness goals. The Ayurvedic practices and remedies you’ll learn on Your Journey With Martha are designed to prevent disease and keep you well. Many are focused on balancing your diet and lifestyle, and largely agree with what modern science favors as healthy. Ayurveda enhances your body’s innate strength and resilience and increases its healing potential through gentle daily practices that can add up to a great transformation. While the principles of balance are universally supportive, if you have specific concerns please inquire at, and of course, certainly consult your doctor. We work with many doctors at Surya, and love to compare blood panels over time, to see the transformation from a Western point of view, as well.

  • Is there more we can answer?

    Email us at and a Surya team member will happily call at your convenience.