Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.
Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.

Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda

  • Introduction
  • Training Programs
  • Site Plans
  • Pune City Clinic

Welcome to the recently completed Vasanta Institute
of Ayurveda (VIOA) center.

Completed in 2013, this 10,000 square foot facility has an administration building, classroom, library, pharmacy, clinical examination room, kitchen, and dining room.

There is a separate panchakarma two-room treatment facility with individual bathrooms and panchakarma residential building as well as a student dormitory with 10 double-occupancy rooms, each with individual bathrooms.

The beautiful center is located east of Pune in the agricultural countryside. The entire facility has been built to Western standards of drinking water, bathroom design, and all around Western building architecture.


All students, panchakarma clients, and residential staff reside at the center. Students are expected to find their way to the center from their point of arrival in India. Once at the center, all residential and dining needs as well as local transportation necessary for the programs are provided. Optional trips to local points of interest are often planned on weekends and those who wish to participate will need to pay separately for the transportation and expenses of these trips.

Students stay in the student dormitory, which has two floors with five double-occupancy rooms on each floor. Each room has its own private western style bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. Each room has two beds, two locking wardrobe cabinets, and two desks.


The water system is designed similar to a small rural system in the United States and provides the same quality of water.


Reverse Osmosis water is available in the dining room. If your digestive system is especially sensitive, we recommend you purchase and use one of the newer ultraviolet light "Steri-Pens" for your drinking water. These cost about $75 and are available at most outdoor and travel stores in the USA.

The center has solar heated hot water. Linens are provided. There is no heating or cooling, but for most of the year, temperatures should be mild. Check your favorite website for weather conditions for when you expect to be there.

2016 Pune Panchakarma Therapist Training Program

28 August – 21 October 2016 (8 Weeks)

The Pune Panchakarma Therapist Program is your opportunity for a transformative 8-week experience of living Ayurveda with Vasant Lad and his team in his home country of India. This program offers intensive training time in panchakarma therapies including abhyangha, shirodhara, bastis, and more. You will have the beautiful opportunity to be practiced on, to practice on others, and to work on actual panchakarma clients!

2016 Pune Gurukula Program

6 November – 16 December 2016 (6 Weeks)

The Pune Gurukula Program is your chance for a transformative 6-week experience of living Ayurveda with Vasant Lad in his home country of India. This program offers lecture, clinical and experiential components in a supportive environment for those ready to further integrate Ayurveda into their personal lives and build confidence in their clinical practices.

Artist's Drawing of Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda

vioa artist rendering

Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda Site Plans

vioa site plans

Vasant Lad's Clinic in Pune, India

As a physician in India, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, maintains a medical clinic in Pune called Pranav Clinic. He is in Pune from August through December each year and sees clients during that time.

The Pranav Clinic is usually open Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The telephone is only answered during operating hours. The clinic may be closed because of travel or holiday. Therefore, we always recommend confirmation of a specific day for those traveling to Pune just to see Vasant Lad.

In 2016, the clinic is in operation from August through Thursday, December 15, 2016. It re-opens in August 2017.

Address and Contact Information

Shri Sitaram Apartment

383 Narayan Peth, Pune, India

Phone 011-91-202-446-7952

You can email here to confirm whether the clinic is open on a specific date.

Directions: On the corner of Tatyasaheb Karandikar Rd and Rashtrabhasha Bhavan Rd in Google Map. Across from HDFC Bank ATM in Google map, near Modi Ganapati. It is on the 2nd floor up the stairs.