Looking to rejuvenate your perspective? Enhance your understanding? Begin learning about Ayurveda?
We have many 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. Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, and our other esteemed faculty teach a number of courses that you can take online or in person for a weekend or week at a time. We have arranged the following topics by how much time you have available to study.
If you are interested in engaging with Ayurveda and learning from Vasant Lad and only have a couple of hours, we have a video library of Vasant Lad’s recorded lectures that you can watch on demand from your home. As our gift to you, we offer these videos free of charge! In addition, we offer complementary viewing of Vasant Lad’s live Friday evening lectures that open his weekend seminars and weeklong intensives. These are two hours in length and are added to the video library as they occur.
If you have a weekend you can dedicate to learning, we offer two or three webinars an academic year. We also have a number of amazing weekend seminars you can enroll in to study with Vasant Lad, in person in Albuquerque. These seminars are appropriate for beginners through experienced practitioners and range in topics. They are a mixture of popular interest and advanced Ayurvedic concepts. He generally offers four weekend seminars between January and May each year with a wide range of topics.
Some recent example topics include Mantra and Meditation, Ayurvedic Cooking, Beauty Secrets, Palmistry, Weight Management, Healing Psychological Trauma, Vastu Shastra (the Vedic science of architecture), Using Gemstones and Crystals for Healing, The Kitchen Pharmacy, Women and Children’s Health, and An Exploration into the Wisdom of the Sister Sciences of Yoga, Pranayama, Jyotish, Vastu and Palmistry, Ayuryoga, Ayurvedic bodywork, and Vedic stories. We also offer NAMA PACE credits for our seminars, webinars and intensives. See each offering for specific PACE details.
If you have more than a weekend, there are a couple of options. One is to come to Albuquerque for one-week intensives. These are amazing dives into such topics as pulse analysis, marma chikitsa, subtle sense therapies and awakening kundalini shakti and include the benefits of being in-person with Vasant Lad. For those who have more time but can’t travel, we will be launching a number of courses for people who want to do some reading and studying on their own from home before meeting virtually with a teacher and other students. Example topics include Ayurvedic Nutrition, an Introduction to Ayurveda course, Ayuryoga topics, and more. That schedule is currently being designed.
Each of these programs results in a certificate of attendance and most are NAMA-approved for PACE CEU credits. They are not intended to be stand-alone courses that train people for a professional Ayurvedic practice. For that, we recommend studying in person in our Ayurvedic Studies Certificate programs.
We believe that the depth of learning and integration needed to become an Ayurvedic professional goes best with being present with a teacher in body, mind and spirit, including having supervision while working with real clients. What these low residency seminars and intensives are intended for is to offer opportunities to begin learning about Ayurveda, to deepen your existing practice or give yourself the gift of self-nourishment and personal enrichment. The exception is the panchakarma therapist training program that is designed to provide significant job training for people wanting to practice as panchakarma therapists.
Additional Alumni Opportunities
Graduates of our Ayurvedic Studies Programs also have the opportunity to apply for our mentorship program as well as auditing a number of our ASP courses. Whether it’s a new course or one where you want to refresh or deepen your knowledge, alumni now have the option to enroll and fully participate in individual courses. Alumni who have done this have said how amazing it is to be able to learn in these classes again with the added spaciousness and reduction of pressure compared to when they went through the first time. They learn so much! Our Student Services Coordinator can help you apply to audit these courses.
For more information on any of our programs or to see which options might best align with what you want to learn, call our Student Services Coordinator, Sarah Bunting, at 505-291-9698 ext. 126 or send Sarah an email.