- 2004 - 2006
At the young age of 13 Pratima begins apprenticing with Dr. Rele, a prominent Ayurvedic Physician, ultimately igniting her passion for Ayurveda and holistic healing.
Pratima receives her degrees in Science, Chemistry and Botany at Bombay University in India, and her Ayurvedic degree in Behar North India. She goes on to gain a wealth of experience in various hospitals throughout India.
Pratima spends a year in the UK at Seamen’s Hospital working in Pathology and Clinical Chemistry while also working at Hull University performing extensive research in the Biochemistry department
Back in India, Pratima comes to her ultimate path in holistic beauty- becoming the true pioneer of Ayurvedic Skincare. While working at one of India’s prominent cancer research hospitals, she uses her passion to heal fellow colleagues who had suffered bad skin reactions. Word of her healing abilities spread and soon others ask for her help.
1973 - 1977
Pratima takes a sabatical from her position at the hospital and returns to her Ayurvedic education. She begins her home practice with her own formulas in the first space dedicated to treating skin conditions through Ayurveda, performing therapeutic facials and prescribing internal herbs. Her practice grows exponentially, all through word of mouth.
Pratima moves to Manhattan with her husband and continues her home practice, laying the foundation for the PRATIMA we know today.
Finalizing her skincare formulations, Pratima establishing the beginnings of the current PRATIMA line, incorporating pure herbs, plants and flowers into every organic formula.
Pratima’s practice becomes increasingly popular, allowing her to open her first New York City clinic on 56th street in Manhattan.
Pratima writes and publishes Absolute Beauty, the first and only modern day resource for Ayurvedic beauty and lifestyle, making holistic beauty methods accessible to all.
PRATIMA Spa, New York City’s first green Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness center opens its doors in SoHo, featuring a holistic, healing safe haven among the bustling streets of New York. An instant success, PRATIMA Spa becomes the ultimate destination for New Yorkers seeking balance, rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments.
PRATIMAskincare.com launches, offering PRATIMA’s complete collection of organic, Ayurvedic skincare products nationwide for the first time.
Pratima celebrates her 75th birthday and over 40 years of her Ayurvedic practice with fellow wellness industry friends, clients and colleagues.
Pratima continues to curate her PRATIMA products and work with clients as the premiere Ayurvedic doctor of New York City.