About Martha Soffer


Internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic Panchakarma expert, Ayurvedic Chef, Herbal Rasayanist and master Ayurvedic Pulse diagnostician, Martha Soffer is the original founder and Ayurvedic Practitioner of Surya, who is now recognized as the western leader of modern Ayurveda.  Martha’s focus on “Ayurveda for Everyday Life” is achieved through a system of practical and easy self-care, which helps each individual attain balance and wellness through healing retreats, restorative beauty, wellness and food products, and through educational guidance and support.

Working with her accomplished and gifted team of Ayurvedic therapists, Martha and the Surya team bring long-term wellness, vitality and health to clients that range from next-door neighbors to the most well-known stars of the film and entertainment industries. Surya’s reputation also draws clients from as far as Athens, London, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Moscow, all benefiting from Surya’s transformative Ayurvedic cleansing series.  Martha is a recognized leader in restoring Ayurveda to its authentic, spiritual and most effective roots, and is a leading innovator in reintroducing Ayurveda as a viable modern and complementary system of wellbeing, 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 frequently speaks on the subjects of fertility and postpartum care, as part of Surya’s Mother Baby Program.

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. Martha has appeared on many television shows, featured in leading podcasts, and has been endorsed by influential bloggers and clients such as Kourtney Kardashian, Shiva Rose in The Local Rose and Gwyneth Paltrow in Goop. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Martha is excited to bring Surya’s magic to a new Kelly Wearstler designed luxury hotel, the Santa Monica Proper Hotel, currently under construction in Santa Monica, as the first of a series of planned new locations.