The leading Ayurvedic School
and Ayurvedic Panchakarma
Center in USA

Enrollment is open for the 2022/23 acedemic year

Our full-time Ayurvedic Studies Programs (ASP1 & ASP2) will be available for both in person and a partial online study in the Fall of 2022!

Study to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (ASP1) and an Ayurvedic Practitioner (ASP2) from the comfort of your own space – wherever that may be!

Please note that for a portion of both the ASP1 & ASP2 programs there will be a minimum in-person requirement – but please speak to our academic counselors about this when you apply.

What’s the difference between online and in person study?

Not much! All classes will be live-streamed and students will have the ability to ask questions, observe best practices, and be a part of the larger student community. The standard cost of tuition includes materials that will be sent to your home and our online students are welcome to attend any classes you wish in-person – alongside the in-person required classes.

Our online study experience mimics the classroom – so your faculty will guide you through hands-on applications where necessary, while offering feedback remotely. We will also take a novel approach to some portions of the clinical training through this system and will share more on this during the application process.

Please note, that if you are intending to sit for the NAMA Certification Board exams, the following in-person attendance hours are required:

  • ~ ASP Level 1: a minimum of 180 hours must be attended in person in Asheville, NC.
  • ~ ASP Level 2: a minimum of 360 hours must be attended in person in Asheville, NC.

For more information on our courses, or to request a schedule of which classes are required to attend in-person, please email admissions@ayurveda.com.

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Travel to India with Vasant Lad!

Hello dear friends,

After 2 years, the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda (VIOA) – in collaboration with The Ayurvedic Institute and AyurPrana – is reopening its doors to host Panchakarma and Gurukula programs in Pune, India, the home of Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute.

These are unique opportunities to travel to India to heal with Ayurveda or study Ayurveda under the guidance of Vasant Lad in a variety of programs beginning in the Fall 2022 and running through the end of the year.

We hope to see you there!


Ayurvedic Studies Programs

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

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

Ayurveda Training Programs in India

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.

Panchakarma Treatment at The Ayurvedic Institute


For Cleansing, Balancing, Healing and Rejuvenation



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,

Nasya Treatment

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,

Basti Treatment

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.

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