Mas Vidal (Maheshananda)

Mas Vidal

Yogi, mystic, and practitioner of Ayurveda, Mas has become an influential teacher, speaker, and author of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedantic philosophy. His diverse background includes athletics, therapeutics, science, ecology, all of which he integrates into a dynamic synthesis that has led him to become an innovative voice in the field of integral yoga, Ayurveda and Indic culture.

He offers unique certification and educational programs internationally and maintains an active counseling practice that embraces Vedanta, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology. His approach is influenced by the lineages of Paramahansa Yogananda of the Self Realization Fellowship and Swami Jyotirmayananda the last direct disciple of Swami Sivananda, and in 2014 he appeared in the triumphant film Awake, The Life Of Yogananda. In 2017 his innovative work in the field was published, Sun, Moon & Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga & Ayurveda is now available in over 15 countries and translated into several languages and he continues to inspire many to live an evolutionary life. His latest literary work The Evolution Revolution: Yoga, Ayurveda and the Rise of the Soft Power Culture released in November 2021. He is the director and founder of Dancing Shiva, an educational organization based in San Diego, Calif, and Miami, Florida that promotes health and wellness, and societal reform by means of embracing universal spirituality, individuality, and a natural approach to lifestyle.

In 2019 Mas launched, an e-commerce Ayurvedic Superfoods company that provides premium ayurvedic products for yoga practitioners and lifestyle enthusiasts.

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Mas maintains an active consulting practice that combines clinical and spiritual perspectives in both Southern California and South Florida and an international clientele that is comprised of over twenty countries. Over the years he has seen all types of patients-clients for various reasons ranging from acute intestinal disorders to many common diseases of our time such as weight loss, diabetes, respiratory disorders, digestive issues, skin problems, anxiety, nervousness, poor sleep, emotional issues, and general lifestyle counseling. Through medical astrology (Jyotish), his consultations place a strong emphasis on identifying the mental-emotional causes of imbalance to the doshas and developing practical lifestyle guidelines to enable the individual to restore balance and perfect health. In each consultation, his recommendations include simple lifestyle suggestions related to diet, herbs, an astrological presentation of the birth chart, exercises, therapies, or other modalities that may be beneficial to your specific issues.


  • NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association)
  • AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America)
  • YA (Yoga Alliance)
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