Our Team

Vaidya Archana Rao, B.A.M.S | Founder & Ayurvedic Practitioner

A graduate from the esteemed, Gujarat university at Jamnagar, India, Archana has traveled both far and wide in her quest to spread the principles of Ayurveda and pursue a philosophy of continuous study of natural, holistic healing methods and techniques. This mindset of constant learning is the backbone of her approach as an Ayurvedic healer.

In 2009, Archana founded Ayutherapy, which has blossomed into her full-time passion. Based in Danville, California, Ayutherapy is now an Ayurveda Wellness Center specializing in healing and overall wellness, offering customized treatments and health guidance to address both specific ailments and preventative care.

In addition to her BAMS degree in Ayurveda, Archana is a registered Ayurvedic Doctor at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a certified Kerala Panchakarma specialist, has been a mentor and lecturer for Ayurveda students, as well as a faculty board member at the Mount Madonna Institute and is a California certified massage therapist.

Dipak Rao | Co-founder & CEO

A native of the United Kingdom, Dipak is the Co-founder (along with Vaidya Archana) and CEO of Ayutherapy – Ayurveda Wellness Center.

Dipak spent over 20 years in International Sales & Marketing management and leadership positions, building teams, businesses and organizations in the Hi-Tech Industry until switching his purpose to pursue some important personal goals and ambitions, the centerpiece of which is managing all business and administrative elements of Ayutherapy – Ayurveda Wellness Center. In addition, Dipak is on the Board of Directors at the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce where he works to aid small businesses and the local community to thrive and meet their potential.

Married to Archana, they are the proud parents of three girls, and have resided in the Danville area since 2007.

Dannyelle | Licensed Massage Therapist

Meet Dannyelle, Massage Therapist and Panchakarma Technician at Ayutherapy – Ayurveda Wellness Center.

Since 2014, Dannyelle is a licensed, experienced massage therapist, she attended the National Holistic Institute at Emeryville and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Dannyelle has a deep a passion for holistic healing/medicine and fitness, and very much looks forward to helping and working with you on your journey to sustainable health!

Liliana | Licensed Massage Therapist

A graduate of the National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy, Liliana became interested in massage when the bodywork helped her in ways other treatments were unable to. It was around the same time that she was introduced to Ayurveda! Liliana is happy to be able to combine massage and Ayurvedic treatments in her work and aspires to give back to clients just as much as she has been given through it!  She strives to help clients relieve stress and revitalize so they can rejuvenate and heal from the often hectic pace of daily life. In her free time, Liliana likes to read, meditate, write music and visit the redwood forests and the high desert. 

Angela | Licensed Massage Therapist

Angela is a born healer, her passion is to care and to heal and this is something you will feel once you have experienced a session with her! She has been a California Certified Massage Therapist since 2010, and has developed strengths in multiple modalities including Ayurveda, and has an ability to quickly understand the needs of her clients bodies. Angela is energetic, enthusiastic and a joy to be around, she looks forward to helping you on your health journey!

Lindsey | Spa Manager & Yoga Teacher

Meet Lindsey, Spa Manager & Therapeutic Yoga Teacher at Ayutherapy – Ayurveda Wellness Center. Lindsey is typically the first face you will see when entering our center and has responsibility for ensuring our center is running like clockwork! Having the fortuity of two yoga devoted parents, Lindsey has been exposed to yoga since she was literally a baby! She teaches Ashtanga & Iyengar based yoga and has been practicing yoga daily since 2005! 

Our Ayurveda Clinic & Wellness Center

Ayutherapy Ayurveda Wellness Center offers holistic healing from chronic illness and pain for San Francisco Bay Area clients. With a personalized and holistic and approach, our center in Danville, California, serves clients seeking naturally derived relief from common and acute health ailments whether they are physical or mental or both. 

Our Ayurvedic Center has four dedicated therapy rooms where we administer multiple Ayurvedic treatments and therapies including Shirodhara, Marma Therapy, Abhyanga Massage, Nasya, Basti’s, Udvartana, Bolus Massage, Ayurvedic Facials and more. 

We are located right off of I-680 and a short drive away from San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and Fremont.

About Ayurveda

Like the planet upon which we reside, our bodies are made up of five elements, these are Air, Fire, Earth, Ether and Water. These elements can function effectively together, only when they are in the correct proportions… a simple example, our world is 70% water, as are our bodies…when the water element becomes scare or too abundant, then it knocks the balance of the elements out of kilter, in turn having knock on negative effects that can manifest themselves in forms of disease and other ailments…think about the world and the effect of climate change…

with too much water resulting in rising sea levels which would have dire consequences…

exactly this can happen in our bodies. It is the goal of Ayurveda to keep the elements in the perfect balance.

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that translates in English to “Life (Ayur) Knowledge (Veda)”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary perfectly encapsulates the definition of Ayurveda as

“…the traditional system of medicine of India, that preceded and evolved independently of Western medicine, and that seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise (yoga), meditation, breathing, and physical therapy.”


Work With Us

Do you have a passion for healing & contributing to people having a better quality of life? Do you have a background in Ayurveda or even a keen interest, desire and passion for holistic healing or Ayurvedic Medicine? Are you located within a reasonable commuting distance from Danville, California? Are you a positive and uplifting soul?

If you have answered yes to the above questions, and are a California Certified Massage Therapist, Yoga Practitioner, Esthetician, or even possess a combination of these certifications then we would love to hear from you!

We are always on the look out for the right combination of talent, skills, passion and discipline to support our mission of healing in harmony with mother nature! We look forward to hearing from you at careers@ayutherapy.com 

Community Involvement

Danville Area Chamber of Commerce

Ayutherapy is a proud member of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber does tremendous work to promote and support local businesses and is a strong pillar in the communities of Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and beyond!

Learn more about the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce here.


National Ayurvedic Medical Association

NAMA has existed since 1998, and is a representative membership organization of the Ayurvedic profession in the USA. NAMA helps to maintain standards of education, ethics, professional competency and licensing.  NAMA’s mission is to preserve, protect, promote and advance the consciousness-based philosophy, knowledge, science and practise of Ayurveda for the benefit of all beings. 

Vaidya Archana Rao has Ayurvedic Doctor level status with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. 

Learn more about NAMA here.  

California State Senate

Ayutherapy – Ayurveda Wellness Center is proud to have been recognized by the office of State Senator Steve Glazer. 


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