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.

Pune Training Programs

2018 Panchakarma Therapist Training Program

July 28 - September 7 OR September 15 - October 26
Panchakarma Technician Program — Hands-on Ayurvedic Body Therapies

The Ayurvedic Institute’s Panchakarma Therapist Training is an immersive, in-depth residential training where students learn to provide hands on Ayurvedic body therapies that go beyond the technical elements of the procedures and into the space of moment-to-moment awareness.

This program offers students the opportunity to drink in, fill up and absorb all the wisdom of Ayurveda from the therapies themselves. It is the therapies that are the true teachers of this program; it is through them that the essence of Ayurveda is able to reach us and fill us with compassion and wisdom.

As a therapist, we hold sacred space for transformation and healing to occur.

There is more to learn than the mere technical application of an ancient therapy — there is learning how to hold space while uncovering patience and compassion. Being of service in a healing capacity offers an enormous opportunity for sadana, for self-reflection, and for growth both as a therapist and as a whole person.

The program is designed to support students in gaining competency to perform Ayurvedic body therapies for the purpose of shodhan and shaman chikitsa, and to support and help deliver panchakarma treatment programs designed by an Ayurvedic Doctor or Ayurvedic Practitioner. This program isn’t only about expanding career options, though. It’s also about caring for ourselves and our clients in a way that the time together becomes chikitsa itself.

Panchakarma is such a beautiful teacher; all of the therapies have their own lessons. —Monica S.

What to Expect

  • Supportive environment for students seeking to learn, expand and deepen their Ayurvedic body therapist skills
  • Supervised hands-on experience with real panchakarma clients
  • Classroom time with Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc allows for traditional student teacher transmission of Ayurvedic wisdom
  • Living and learning together in a close-knit community at Vasant Lad’s Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India
  • Building comfort and ease with creating and holding space for cleansing clients and for yourself
Join us in India for a one-of-a-kind small group, immersion training to uncover what the ancient therapies of Panchakarma have to teach you.

This all-inclusive residential program was created with Western standards in mind. From the moment you are picked up from the airport all of your needs for living an Ayurvedic lifestyle will be provided. As the Indian experience can be expected to be intense, we do everything to ease the transition from the busy chaotic streets into the deep tranquility for a meditator’s mind. Quality drinking water, fresh vegetarian meals, local transportation, green space, yoga classes, and emotional and academic support are provided so you can focus all of your attention on your learning and transformation.

Total cost of tuition, room and board, pick-up/drop off at the Mumbai or Pune airport is $6,480 USD. This cost does not include registration, administration fees, or airfare. Previous study of Ayurveda is required and each applicant’s experience is considered during an interview.


How to Apply for This Hands-on Program

To learn more or set-up an interview, contact our Students Services Coordinator at (505) 291-9698, Ext. 126 or send an email.

The online application is here. The Ayurvedic Institute reserves the right to change curriculum as needed.

Details about the center and photos are here.

The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda, East of Pune

Participants of the Pune Gurukula Program reside at the recently completed Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda. The center is about a one-hour drive from Pune, India near Uruli Kanchan. It accommodates 16 students, in double-occupancy rooms. Each room has a private bathroom that is shared with a roommate.

This program is offered by The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA in collaboration with The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda, Pune, India.