Sanjevani Noun - [Sanskrit: The Herb of Life]

The term Sanjevani has its origins in the popular India epic, the Ramayana in which Prince Ram, around whom the Ramayana revolves, and the evil King Raven, the Lord of Lanka are engaged in war.  In the epic battle, Ram’s younger brother Lakshman is mortally wounded.  The only way to save him is with the life-rejuvenating herb Sanjevani found in the Himalayas.

Ram sends his trusted confidante Hanuman in search of Sanjevani but he is unable to recognize the herb.  Aided by his dynamic yogic powers, Hanuman returns, bringing the entire mountain with him.  Thus saving the life of Lakshman and immortalizing Sanjevani as the “Herb of Life”.

Our mission at Sanjevani is the “bring the mountain” of the perpetual art of healing, wisdom and self-empowerment to rejuvenate you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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Sanjevani empowers you . . .

. . . to reawaken the healer within by providing a new paradigm of wellness and healing.

Welcome to House of Sanjevani® Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center, founded over 20 years ago by Drs. Sunil Pai and Maureen Sutton. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We offer unique Integrative healthcare services known as “Medicine Different.”

We focus on identifying the root causes of your imbalances, dysfunctions or diseases. We assist you in optimizing your health by providing guidance on how to change your epigenetics and improve  outcomes through evidence-based therapies. We provide you a pathway to take back your health and thrive by bringing your body and mind into balance using advanced integrative, functional and conventional testing along with incorporating the ancient wisdom of traditional healing modalities.We help you to improve your nutritional well being with our cooking classes and food shopping with the doctors. In our wellness store, we provide patented custom formulated and clinically tested dietary supplements to further help restore your health.

As you enter Sanjevani, explore our Health & Lifestyle Center for custom-formulated patented and clinically tested supplements, herbs, tinctures, homeopathics, functional foods, and spices. We also offer plant-based shakes, and curated books recommended by Drs. Pai and Sutton. Enjoy our Yoga Studio for classes and special events like yoga, cooking classes, documentary films and lectures.

As you wait for your appointment on the Integrative Medicine side of the center, experience soothing music, aromatherapy, and indulge in medicinal herbal tea or mineral springs water as you wait. Our therapy dog, Princess Winnie, provides unconditional loving support. Each room is designed for a unique treatment experience (Ayurvedic treatments, acupuncture, massage,  medical consultations) adorned with handcrafted cultural arts from around the world.  And finally, we offer a unique floatation tank (R.E.S.T Pod) experience that is unlike all others.

Discover the innovative approach to The Art and Science of Life® for holistic well-being at House of Sanjevani® Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center.

Sunil Pai MD

Sunil Pai MD


Sunil Pai, MD is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine, author, radio host, health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico he became Board Certified in Family Medicine. He was one of the first physicians 23 years ago and youngest in the U.S. to become a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil, the “father” of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai also became one of the first Board Certified MDs in Holistic Integrative Medicine in the U.S.   

After his Fellowship training, he then studied with and became certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor. Dr. Pai then enhanced his knowledge Ayurvedic Medicine through specialized training at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) College of Ayurveda (2004), and Intensive Yoga Therapies at the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA 2004) in India.  He is currently Senior Faculty at Ayurved Sadhana in Colorado.
Having trained under the two foremost gurus of natural medicine and mind-body medicine, he then became certified in Functional Medicine (2003), Homotoxicology (2003), Physiological Regulating Medicine (2004) and Herbal Medicine (2019). In addition to mastering the fundamentals of these approaches, he went on to expand his services to patients by becoming certified in Medical Acupuncture and Neuro-Acupuncture through Stanford University School of Medicine (2006) and from the world’s expert in Neuro-Acupuncture, Dr. Jason Hao. From working close with Dr. Hao since 2006, Dr. Pai was elected to be the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on teaching physicians neuro-acupuncture which is focused for pain conditions and neurological dysfunction such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and autism. Dr. Pai was featured in the award winning documentary film by Doug Dearth called A Return To Life (2021) which he describes the benefits of using Neuro-Acupuncture.  Dr. Pai also specializes in Auriculotherapy (2016), a unique system of ear acupuncture that focuses on treatment of both food and inhalant allergies through a treatment called SAAT. He also provides for those with complex allergies Allergy Drops TherapyTM (Sublingual Immunotherapy).  In addition to treatment of inhalant and food allergies, Dr. Pai is provides up-to-date information on clinical nutrition with regards to diet and lifestyle changes and its role in chronic diseases and cancer. Dr. Pai is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University (2009) and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and teaches each patient about the health benefits of eating whole food plant-based diets.
Sunil Pai, MD is a Deacon of the House of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle Center located in Albuquerque, an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Santa Fe.  As a nonprofit organization, they provide full-service health education and Integrative Medicine services emphasizing indigenous and natural medicines using an evidence-based approach. Part of this approach encompasses the patient’s belief system as an integral part of their health and healing. Sanjevani is also certified by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM 2009), as an Educational Alliance Partner for delivering evidence-based, clinical plant-based nutritional programs.

Dr. Pai specializes in the custom formulation of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, Ayurvedic herbs, medical foods, peptides, homeopathics and hemp oil derived CBD (cannabidiols), using safe, clinically effective ingredients. He has been a consultant to various nutraceutical companies as well as functional medicine testing companies. Over the past 22 years, Dr. Pai has studied the processing of raw materials from farm to manufacturing and from the bench top research to clinical studies. His interest in the benefits of natural therapies led to the development of Sanjevani nutraceutical products. Dr. Pai has become internationally recognized by his Sanjevani’s flagship product, Bosmeric-SR®, the strongest natural supplement for pain and inflammation support available worldwide. The all-natural, patented ingredients in a unique delivery system provides a bi-layered tablet with an immediate onset of action within 20 minutes and long-lasting sustained release over an 8 hour period. Dr. Pai has helped thousands of patients worldwide with his critically acclaimed book An Inflammation Nation The Definitive 10-step Guide to Preventing, Treating and Reversing All Diseases Through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and cancer. The Forward was written by his mentor and teacher Dr. Andrew Weil. The book was chosen by Kirkus Reviews to be listed in the Best of 2016 Indie Books.

Dr. Pai is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of health conditions. Dr. Pai lectures at national conferences and is actively publishing in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai is one of a select group of Integrative Medicine physicians in the U.S. and only MD in New Mexico to be published in all five editions (2007-2022) of David Rakel’s Integrative Medicine [Chapter: “Peripheral Neuropathy”] published by Saunders, and in Benjamin Klinger and Roberta Anne Lee’s Integrative Medicine: Principles in Practice [Chapter: “Ayurvedic Medicine”] published by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Pai is also a recognized leader in cannabinoid medicines with frequently magazine interviews and provides medical education lectures on benefits of cannabinoid medicine with noted published articles such as Cancer Strategies Journal titled “Plant Based Diet and Natural Anti-Inflammatories Help, Prevent and Treat Cancer” and “Cannabinoid Medicine From Industrial Hemp Oil: Another Practical and Legal Cannabidiol (CBD) Alternative.” With his clinical experience of studying and using hemp oil for a variety of health conditions in his patients, Dr. Pai has consulted for private and public traded companies.  He has assisted in the formulation and launch of super premium hemp oil products, which are organic full and broad spectrum in eco-friendly packaging.  He has formulated products ranging from sublingual tinctures, tablets, topical creams to ice teas, hemp butters and other wellness functional foods blended with natural vitamins, Ayurvedic herbs and other nutraceuticals.

Due to his success with cancer supportive therapies, Dr. Pai has been featured in many internet docu-series including“The Integrative Perspective” (2017), and “The Global Cancer Symposium” (2018). He was the only Integrative Medicine MD to emphasize the benefits of whole foods plant-based diets and the use of only evidence-based natural therapies that has been shown to improve patient’s outcomes. Dr. Pai’s anti-inflammatory and immune support approach and products have also been featured in a variety of online health summits and programs from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Achieve Optimum Health, The Truth About Weight Loss and Chris Wark’s Square One. Most recently Dr. Pai was one of the top plant based experts in the country invited to speak each year at The Real Truth About Health Conference (2020-2023) and is featured in the award winning documentary Cancer: The Integrative Perspective (2020).

Dr. Pai is known for being a health activist/influencer. He is sought out lecturer for speaking about the hidden truths within the food, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. From this demand, Dr. Pai along with Maureen Sutton, LMT RYT AYU PhD launched an podcast called Take Back Your Health! on their House of Sanjevani YouTube channel. Weekly interviews with innovators, thrivers and heroes in all fields of health and wellness will help empower listeners to take back their health with evidence-based solutions through Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Pai consults with clinics in U.S., Curacao, Dubai, Thailand, India, Costa Rica and China on teaching his integrative medicine chronic disease and cancer supportive protocols. Dr. Pai’s Integrative Medicine approach, evaluation, products and services are highly used by celebrities, actors, and musicians in the entertainment and music industries as well as professional athletes to improve and maintain their performance and longevity of their careers.  Dr. Pai’s hobbies include playing drums, guitar and music trivia and he thus he is known as the “RocDoc”. Dr. Pai lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and his other interests include hiking and walking his dog Princess Winnie, plant based cooking and yoga.

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Dr. Maureen Sutton

Meet Maureen Sutton, a multi-talented healer with expertise in various modalities. She is an Ayurvedic Doctor; Ayurvedic Massage Therapy Trainer; Licensed Massage Therapist; Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor; Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher; Plant-Based Nutrition Counselor and Apprentice of Maestra CC de Nava, Curandera (traditional Aztec healer). She underwent specialized training in Panchakarma and Ayurvedic herbs and oils at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurvedic Medicine in Udupi, India and has been practicing Panchakarma (series of Ayurvedic Detoxification and Rejuvenation massages and treatments) for over 15 years. Along with Sunil Pai, MD, she is the co-founder of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle Center where she has been practicing for the last 10 years.
Maureen was the Spa Director and Lead Therapist at the Chopra Center, for over six years.
She was certified as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor by Dr. David Frawley’s American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico and continued her advanced studies and received her certification as an Ayurvedic Doctor with Dr. Bharat Vaidya of Ayurved Sadhana in Colorado. Maureen has been practicing yoga since age 12 and is internationally certified to teach yoga from the YogaLife Foundation (recognized by the Yoga Alliance) under the direction of Sanjeev Bhanot and Yoga Life in Dharmashala, India. She is a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor through the Chopra Center. Maureen is also a certified Plant-Based Nutrition counselor through Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation as well as a Food for Life Instructor and Educational Alliance Partner through the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), teaching plant-based cooking classes. Maureen Sutton offers one-on-one nutrition guidance toward a healthy, plant-based diet that can prevent and reverse most health conditions, using the most up-to-date clinical research on nutrition, foods, herbs, and supplements. She teaches Sanjevani’s patients to read labels and prepare foods appropriately with natural and organic ingredients. She even takes our patients shopping so they can learn these skills in real-time and offers individual one-on-one cooking classes for those who request this service.

Maureen lived, worked, studied and traveled around the world in places such as Spain (where she attended the University of Barcelona studying the language and art), Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia and Mexico, bringing with her the wealth of life and cultural knowledge from her experiences abroad. She is compassionate and caring, with highly tuned listening skills.

Meet Our Team

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Kristi Clifton

Office Staff

Kristi has been with the House of Sanjevani team since March 2018. Her retirement following a 26 year teaching career was a perfect segue into working in the office with patients and staff at Sanjevani. With life-longing learning as a goal, Sanjevani is a perfect fit for Kristi, who continues to enjoy learning about health and wellness, as well as helping others. During her free time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren, being outdoors and creating plant based meals.

Patricia has been with Sanjevani team since February 2022. Patricia has 12 years in manufacturing herbal and nutraceutical supplements. She wore many coats from Customer Service, Document Control Specialist, Regulatory, Quality Control, Production, Packaging, and Inventory. Patricia has brought that same energy and drive to Sanjevani. She’s the one that is here to give you that great customer service whether it’s in the store or over the phone helping you with your products and your orders.

During her free time, Patricia loves spending time with her family and three grandkids. She also enjoys fitness and wellness, sports, the outdoors as well as starting her journey on a plant based living.

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Patricia Diaz

CNA/Med Tech, Sanjevani Store Manager

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Jazzy Montoya

Medical Office Manager

Jazzy Montoya comes to us with a 20+ year background in customer service and 10+years in health care. She spent most of her health care career at UNMH Pediatrics Division and then moved into her role as the Executive Assistant for the Pediatric Nephrology Physicians at the UNM School of Medicine. She has been with House of Sanjevani since 2022. In her off hours she spends time studying Reiki, Energy work, Divination and Curanderisma and various types of death work as she is a certified death doula. She is a passionate woman who finds her true calling in the world of natural healing and integrative medicine. With a deep love for nature and profound belief in the power of holistic and natural approaches, Jazzy has dedicated her life to bridging the gap between traditional and alternative healthcare. Her journey is defined by a commitment to understanding the body’s innate ability to heal using natures remedies and other alternative modalities to support that process. Whether herbal remedies, mindfulness practices or nutrition, Jazzy’s mission is to empower others to embrace the harmony of natural and conventional medicine for a healthier balanced life. She is a self described, “ Jack of all trades”.