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Ayurvedic School and
Ayurvedic Panchakarma
center outside of India

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The Ayurvedic Institute is Moving!

Hello dear friends,

The Ayurvedic Institute is moving from Albuquerque, NM, to a new campus in Asheville, NC. The next class cohort in Fall 2022 will be hosted on the new campus.

Here is a short video message explaining how we got here – and where we are heading.

We are excited to be able to realize Vasant Lad’s dream for a community centered around the principles and practices of Ayurveda. For the last few years, the team leading the Institute has been tasked with finding a location for this community. After scouting regions across the continental U.S., Vasant Lad has chosen Asheville, NC, as the home for our new campus.

Come study with us in Asheville!

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Learn The Art of Reading the Pulse with Vasant Lad

On May 25 2022, our sister organization, AyurPrana is hosting an online Pulse Reading immersive course – led by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute.


Welcome to the fascinating world of the pulse! Through comprehensive lessons from Vasant Lad and other faculty from The Ayurvedic Institute you will come to understand the deep spiritual and philosophical roots of the pulse in Ayurvedic practice while also honing your own practical pulse reading skills and knowledge.

Dive deep into the secrets of the pulse, where you will discover how to read your own pulse and learn to assess the many aspects of your subtle and physical being, such as the organ systems, chakras, and states of mind. In time this skill can then be applied while serving within your own community or practice.

Take this course if…

* You’re a student or practitioner of Ayurveda who is curious about the pulse and want to gain a deeper understanding of this ancient practice.

* You work as a healer or in health care and would like to explore the Ayurvedic insights pulse reading can offer you in your own professional knowledge.

* You’ve studied pulse before with Vasant Lad and want to supplement your experience with weekly live coaching and interactive feedback plus detailed videos and community discussion. Pulse is a never-ending journey, so each time you learn and review the material, you gain a deeper understanding that will further evolve your art and skill.


All these immersive courses qualify for continuing education credits through NAMA.


Ayurvedic Studies Programs

The Ayurvedic Studies Programs (ASP) integrate the practical, philosophical, and spiritual insight of Ayurveda into professional training programs that support you in becoming an Ayurvedic professional capable of serving others in realizing their true nature and the expression of it in their daily life.

Continuing Education

Looking to rejuvenate your perspective? Enhance your understanding? Begin learning about Ayurveda.We have excellent online options for those wanting an introduction to Ayurveda, to deepen their practice with more professional development or to focus on their own self-healing and personal enrichment

Programs in India

Our Gurukula immersion into authentic Ayurveda (it includes classroom time, clinic, hands-on therapies and more) and our hands-on Ayurvedic body therapy (panchakarma) training as well as a two week Fundamentals of Gurukula study at the Institute in India.


For Cleansing, Balancing, Healing and Rejuvenation



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Book a 15-minute appointment to have any of your questions answered!

Vasant Lad is the visionary behind AyurPrana: it serves his and the Ayurvedic Institute’s vision of spreading Ayurveda across the globe. AyurPrana is an expansion of Vasant Lad’s mission, and the Ayurvedic Institute and AyurPrana work together to provide access to the teachings and benefits of Ayurveda to everyone–whether internationally, locally, or online.

Latest Blog & Articles

Our clinic employs practitioners with different areas of focus and price points. When you call, we will try to match your concerns to the most appropriate practitioner category so we can best support you


by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
Virechana is the administration of purgative substances for the cleansing of pitta through the lower pathways. Give virechana 3 days after vamana.

Panchakarma Home Cleanse

by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc Since we are assessing three doshas and four to six seasons, this chart serves as a guideline. In more northern climates or higher elevations, the winter period will be longer,


by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
The nose is the door to consciousness and the pathway to our inner pharmacy. Medications that are administered via the nasal passages affect the mind,


by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician
Medications given by enema primarily treat vata dosha, which is the main etiological factor in the manifestation of diseases. Vata is the force behind the elimination and retention

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A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin’s surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. Touching a marma point changes the body’s biochemistry and can unfold …
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A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin’s surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. Touching a marma point changes the body’s biochemistry.

Events and Webinars

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Ayurveda and Mental Health

Webinar 3 of 3 – May 20, 2022


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Ayurveda and Mental Health

Webinar 2 of 3 – April 29, 2022


Ayurveda and Mental Health

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