The Indian healing system is all about balance and can offer guiding principles to business leaders in the supplement space. Ahead of his presentation at SupplySide East, Sodhi speaks to Informa’s Sandy Almendarez about his ayurvedic business values.

Sandy Almendarez, VP of Content

March 25, 2022

Gunny Sodhi, CEO, YouVeda, founded the herbal supplement brand after his life changed due to practicing ayurveda—and for him, it’s about more than the herbs. Nutrition is important, but so are sleep, living a balanced life and knowing one’s Dosha constitution. The three Dosha types set a foundation for a person’s physical, emotional and mental energy, and help people understand their personalities, health conditions and the way they view the world. A leader knowing their Dosha and the Doshas of those they work with, Sodhi said, can help them ensure everyone feels included and contributes to the business’s success. Business leadership under an ayurvedic lens has helped him achieve success and grow his herbal supplement business.

In this video, Sodhi covers:

  • The importance of transparency, boundaries and hard conversations in the workplace.

  • How to ensure an obsession for business doesn’t become toxic.

  • Sodhi’s “The Balanced Being Podcast,” and why industry members should listen.

Sodhi will be speaking more about ayurvedic principles in leadership in the SupplySide East education session, “Leadership during labor disruptions,” on Wednesday, April 13, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Learn more and register here.

Editor’s note: Almendarez took the YouVeda’s Dosha quiz, and is indeed Vata, as she suspected.


About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

VP of Content, Informa


• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.

• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.

• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.

Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.

In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!


Speaker credentials

Resides in

  • Phoenix, AZ


  • Arizona State University


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