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About Martha Soffer

Ayurvedic Doctor and Founder at Surya Spa

Internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic Panchakarma expert, Ayurvedic Chef, Herbal Rasayanist and master Ayurvedic Pulse diagnostician, Martha Soffer is the original founder of the Surya Spa. Working with her accomplished team of Ayurvedic therapists, Martha brings long-term balance and health to clients that range from next-door neighbors to stars of the film and entertainment industries. Surya’s reputation also draws international clients from as far as Athens, London, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Moscow, who come for Surya's transformative Ayurvedic cleansing series. Martha is also a leader in restoring Ayurveda to its authentic, spiritual and most effective roots, and is an innovator in reintroducing Ayurveda as a viable modern complimentary system of well being, wellness and health. A frequent guest on the CBS talk show “The Doctors,” Martha also works with western doctors who refer patients when western medicine cannot deliver a satisfactory solution, and, who often come themselves for seasonal treatments. Martha teaches and lectures, most recently for yoga luminary Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow Vinyasa Teacher Training Program, and in her upcoming Ayurvedic Mother Baby Worskshop at BiniBirth, LA’s most preeminent pre-natal, birth and post-natal center.

Martha and Surya have been featured in prominent magazines and journals such as Vogue, In Style, Allure, the L.A. Times, New York Magazine and LA Yoga, and has been covered by influential bloggers such as Kourtney Kardashian, Shiva Rose in The Local Rose and Gwyneth Paltrow in Goop. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Martha lives with her husband in their Ayurvedic retreat center on the beautiful bluffs of Pacific Palisades.