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About Us

At Maha Vidya Yoga and Ayurveda, our teachings have spanned the globe to enthusiastic communities in the US, Caribbean, Europe, South America, and Asia.

After years of teaching and traveling extensively, we’re thrilled to broaden our horizons further. We now offer tailored private programs, available both remotely and in-person, alongside our innovative online courses. We take immense pride in our collaboration with Arya Academia in Pune, India, serving as their esteemed US Sister School. This partnership enriches our ability to share foundational practices for holistic healing and professional training programs, in alliance with Dr. Amruta Athale and Arya Academia.

Based in the idyllic locale of Isabela, Puerto Rico, Maha Vidya invites you to participate, in-person or through immersive online programs.

Fancy hosting a program? We’re always eager to collaborate with like-minded individuals. Reach out to us and let’s create transformative experiences together!

Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda Specialist and head of the Yoga Programs

Zaplin Vermie has maintained a lifelong passion for Nature and the healing arts. He has dedicated over two decades to the profound study of Yoga, Ayurveda, and related disciplines. His diverse educational journey spans continents, encountering numerous teachings and cultures that have fine-tuned his compassionate discernment.

Trained in traditional Yoga and Ayurveda, he masterfully blends his respect for ancestral wisdom with a dynamic interest in anatomy, botany, nutrition, and music.

He promotes engaging knowledge-sharing sessions and enriching opportunities to explore different perspectives and learning from the global community. To cherish the wild, learn from nature, and study local ecology, wherever you may be.

You will feel a palpable passion for lifelong learning and continuous personal growth.

He has been given a unique opportunity to share these teachings throughout the continental US as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and South America. Currently residing between Maine and Puerto Rico, hosting knowledge shares, foraging from land to sea, gardening, exploring and observing Nature, studying local ecology, walking with packs of wild dogs and soaring beneath the eagles.

Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Herbalist, Pancha Karma Specialist and head of the Ayurveda Programs

Carlisle Amlak is a Ayurvedic Practitioner, Pancha Karma Specialist, Certified Herbalist, Sai Shakti healer and Yoga teacher. She has studied these ancient practices for over 20 years. Receiving training from the University of Natural Medicine, the California College of Ayurveda, American Institute of Vedic Studies, Arya Academy and the East West School of Herbology. She has completed teachers trainings with the Himalayan Institute, Universal Yoga and Pranakriya Yoga. Well versed in the Vedic tradition and dedicated to upholding the true teachings of the yogic philosophy and application in the modern world. Her on-going inspiration comes from consistent practice and dedication to the teachings of Sri Kaleshwar whose blessings have continued to open her heart and soul to the truth of the Divine teachings offered to us daily in our experience in Creation.

She has been given a unique opportunity to share these teachings throughout the continental US as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and South America. Currently she and her family reside between Maine and Puerto Rico, sharing knowledge shares, homeschooling and exciting travels with her two children, gardening and spending time studying nature.

Doctor of Ayurveda, Guest Teacher and head of the Professional Programs

Dr. Amruta Ketan Athale BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), R.M.A.S. (U.S.A), C.A.P (Canada) is a physician trained in Ayurveda and modern medicine in a 8.5 year program in India under the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Her school and clinic in Pune, India offer continued education and support to healthcare practitioners and clients worldwide.

Being involved as Ayurveda Physician and Mentor, at the most reputable Ayurveda Hospitals, Clinics and Institutes for more than 15 years in India and Abroad taught her a practical approach for patients care. She has traveled and lived extensively all over the world to offer consultations, develop and teach courses, deliver lectures, for health care professionals and individuals.

We are honored to have Dr Athale join us in our Professional Ayurveda programs as the lead teacher and guide. She offers a traditional knowledge share directly from the main texts of Ayurveda in a light hearted way that is easy to understand and apply to your own daily life and professional practice.


We have the most amazing sangha! Many of the students we have worked with over the years have become like family. We appreciate you all, your hard work and commitment to self care, self practice and sharing the light of these beautiful teachings. Here are a few student experiences.

Meeting Carlisle and Zap has been a life changing experience for us.The two of them have so much knowledge, and a genuine passion in their teaching. They balance each other beautifully in all aspects and their teachings are so complete and rich. We feel every yogic experience we have with them, whether being asanas, theory lessons, meditation etc makes us open our eyes more, increases our understanding and makes all our daily experiences fuller and more meaningful. Having teachers like C&Z is a gift we wish everyone could have the chance to experience.

– Line

Carlisle and Zaplin embody the teachings of yoga in the most beautiful, practical and humble way. Their passion and devotion to teaching is a reflection of their breadth of knowledge, personal practice, and their teachers. In trainings, creating balance between holding space and guiding is essential and they did an incredible job, staying tuned into the needs of the group while also staying on schedule and covering the ground necessary to meet requirements. It is an honor to have attended an immersion and training with them. As a direct result of studying with them, I now have a consistent, effective personal practice and am inspired and able to share with others. If you have the opportunity to self study with these two beautiful souls, I highly recommend you say YES

– Emily

Zaplin and Carlisle are passionate about everything they touch. I have worked with/been a student of Carlisle and have enjoyed watching her growth and empowerment over the years. Zaplin seems a perfect compliment to her. This is The Team that greets you on the mat, wherever you are, without judgement, with compassion and enduring love. I completed several successive programs with them, each time deepening my awareness, knowledge and ability to share. This past Spring I was blessed to have a guided pancha karma with them. Through their vast wisdom, insightful and attentive care I was guided through a complete purge of old samskaras and emotions that were continuing to hold me back. I have experienced a surge of creativity, boost in my yoga business and a drive to help others, all whilst feeling balanced, keeping my heart and mind free, open to possibilities. They individualize your experience and inspire you to be sensitive to your own daily changes/needs. I look forward to each time our paths cross and the continued knowledge and love they impart.

– Shera

I’ve worked with Carlisle and Zaplin across various retreats for Yoga/Ayurveda as well as for Panchakarma. The style in which they share their cumulative knowledge has been inspiring and transformative for me on so many levels. I have always had an interest in Yoga (asana) and Meditation but it took studying with them for me to truly understand the purpose of practicing. Something was missing for me when it came to Yoga, until I met them. Because of their teachings, I understand Yoga as a way of life, and in my experience, there are no two better guides in the process. They have studied for years and years and continue to. They live and breathe their practice. Their extensive knowledge and understanding allows them to help students find balance and health through Ayurveda, which is much needed in truly practicing Yoga. They are able to meet each student where they’re at to help them prepare to practice Yoga from the ground up. They help students find their own practice and work with them so that it’s sustainable, personal and safe. Carlisle and Zaplin deeply honor the traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda and it comes through in everything they do. Their teachings are authentic, traditional and effective. Whether studying Yoga and Ayurveda or undergoing Panchakarma, working with them requires discipline, dedication and hard work. And for me, it’s been life changing.

– Ashley

I have been a student/client of Carlisle and Zaplin for more than 5 years. With expert guidance, gentle nurturing and highly skilled treatments, they have steered me toward a practical and individualized path to health and wellness. I have been inspired by them to rekindle a long-lost light of daily meditation. It’s been a major game-changer for me. One of their most powerful strengths is an uncanny ability to accurately pinpoint areas of my mind and body that might require attention. I can honestly say I’ve experienced deep transformational healing every single time! Nutritious meals, nature-bathing, daily meditation and movement practices are among the many experiences served up with so much warmth, love and authenticity on their glorious farm in Maine!

– Fran

Absolutely amazing. I couldn’t have asked for more thoughtful, kind, and respectful teachers who were willing to share all their information with me. All I had to do was pay attention and ask. I absolutely love these two, and will be back to train with them many times over. Thank you both for all your kind words and your thoughtful lessons. I can’t wait to see what the future holds in my practice.

– Kimberly

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL. Each experience is so different with each and every one of you. Over the years we have been encouraged, challenged and had our heart blasted open by the connections we all share during our times together. Looking forward to more to come.

Thank you!

Love, Carlisle and Zaplin