The Team

Meet the team

Emily Glaser RN, BSN, C.Ay, LMT

Emily Glaser was born in Santa Fe and went to school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with a specialization in Neuroscience and Hospice. Interested in world medicine she worked internationally in China and Nepal with Global Volunteer Network, Cambodia with Angkor Hospital for Children and Tanzania with St. Lucia Nursing Home. After Emily quenched her thirst for world travel she returned home to NM, graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts and started her journey into the deep and profound science of Ayurveda. In 2009, Emily had the great honor to study under Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute. Shortly after, she spent 6 months at Vaidyagrama--Ayurvedic Healing Village in southern India where she furthered her study of Ayurveda and Panchakarma therapy with chief physician, Dr. Ramadas. Emily is a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners AADP.  
Her practice is inspired by the depth and profound healing that the ancient teachings of Ayurveda have brought to her life and the lives of the people she loves. View Emily's resume here.







Prakash Jagadappa, Ayurvedic Chef
Chef Prakash Jagadappa was born in India in the state of Maharashtra. He grew up in a traditional family in which Ayurvedic food practices were a part of everyday life. As a young man, Prakash cooked for a temple in Mumbai where he prepared healthy meals for large numbers of people. He has over 20 years of experience working internationally as an Ayurveda Chef in both Australia and the US. It is his heart’s desire to help educate people about Ayurvedic food and spices. He is passionate about helping people heal, spiritually as well as physically.



Upāsana Giglia, MS, RYT

Upāsana has been studying Ayurveda and practicing an Ayurvedic lifestyle for more than 25 years.  She received her formal Ayurvedic training and her Yoga Teacher training at The Ayurvedic Institute in 2009-10, studying under Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. Claudia Welch.  She has owned Balanced Living Ayurveda for the past 7 years, and is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the Yoga Alliance. 

With a special interest in women’s health, Upāsana co-founded Wise Woman Healing Arts in 2014, offering educational workshops, restorative retreats and cooking classes. She is also a business coach for women “sacred entrepreneurs.” 

Upāsana’s passion is bringing the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda to modern health challenges, helping people find and maintain balance and peaceful well-being while fully engaged in their busy lives.