Prashanti de Jager


General Bio of Prashanti de Jager, PhD(cand), MS, EMT

Prashanti was raised as ‘Dirk’ in West Michigan by his precious kind loving parents, Dirk and Jantje, who had immigrated from Friesland soon after WWII. 

His first two decades were filled with growing up in a traditional Dutch/Friesian home, swimming in lakes, living on the wild game that he, his brothers and his Father hunted in the forests of Northern Michigan, achieving rare athletic awards, building houses, and receiving quite a high quality education in private schools.

After earning many degrees from the University of Michigan in the fields of Math, Physics, AeroSpace Engineering, Biophysics, and Emergency Medicine, with minors in Dance and Philosophy, and studying numerous adjunct healing modalities in Ann Arbor, Prashanti moved to India in 1990.  He thought he would go for 3 months but stayed a decade.

For a decade he became fully immersed in Advaita, at the feet of Sri H.W.L. Poonja, and steeped in the Vedic Sciences, including Ayurveda, Vastu Shastra, Yoga, Jyotish, etc.

Traveling all over India training as a Yogi, Ayurvedic Clinician, Ethnopharmacologist, etc, and living in North India he started to treat hundreds of sick locals and foreigners that came to him with a diverse spectrum of health issues. 

Michigan Autumn


Sri H.W.L. Poonja

with Dr Narendra Singh + 600 ailing

His son, VidyaSagar Kailash, was born in India in 1996 to him and Vidya.

To ensure high quality formulas for his clients he founded an Ayurvedic herb company in 1993 in North India where he grew, wildcrafted and processed the herbs by hand.  As the reputation for these herbs grew a beautiful Vision and team that is now called ‘Organic India’ emerged to serve the demand in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable way.

Thousands of farms in North India are transformed helping the farmers to lift the land out of the dire straits of the chemical/Monsanto mentality and into the realms of Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Fair Trade, Agnihotra herbal havens.


VidyaSagar Kailash de Jager

Kailash Singh, the First Tulsi Farmer

Concurrent projects, including Dunagiri Foundation Trust and the Bhagavan Himalayan Alliance, strive to protect high Himalyan herbs, Traditional Knowledge, and precious Himalyan alpine ecosystems from extinction. 



Prashanti constantly is writing for magazines and his own books, he teaches classes on Herbs, Yoga and Ayurveda around the world from the Mayo Clinic to Prague, and has created ‘The Pacific Center of Ayurveda, with a Clinic, a Yoga-Ayurveda-Indological library, an Apothecary, and a capability to create very high quality premium medicines.

He also is working with allies creating a residential clinic in Goa at the Samata Retreat Center and guiding Retreats and Immersions there.



The Dunagiri Crew

Pacific Center of Ayurveda

भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑णियं भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि ियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त्॥ ।

Samata Yoga Retreat Center