A Grateful Farewell to New Mexico.
A Joyful Hello to North Carolina!
The Ayurvedic Institute is Moving in 2022
The Ayurvedic Institute is moving from Albuquerque, NM, to a new campus in Asheville, NC. The next class cohort beginning in September 2022 will be hosted on the new campus.
For the last 40 years, New Mexico has been home to The Ayurvedic Institute. The local community has been integral to the growth and development of Ayurvedic studies and practices across the globe – welcoming students, supporting initiatives, and being friendly neighbors to the staff and families of the Institute. Living together, loving together, and sharing as one family this ancient science of healing called Ayurveda. New Mexico has been a wonderful home to grow this school!
We are excited 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 chose Asheville, NC, as the home for our new campus.
The campus in Asheville will house the Institute itself – including the students, practitioners, teachers, and support staff that keep the wheels of the institute turning – along with the library, apothecary, and retail store.
In the long-term, the Ayurvedic Institute will be aiming to grow into a number of spaces that will include a dedicated Ayurvedic clinic, a cleanse center (for panchakarma treatments and massage), a retreat center, and a farm for growing the herbs and botanicals that are so integral to Ayurvedic remedies.
We look forward to you joining us as we continue the great work of the Ayurvedic Institute!
A short message from the Ayurvedic Institute
Vasant Lad | Founder & Director | The Ayurvedic Institute
Mitesh Raichada | Executive Vice President | The Ayurvedic Institute
Sneha Raichada | Dean of Education | The Ayurvedic Institute
“I feel such profound gratitude for New Mexico. When I first came to the United States from India in 1979, it was the people of New Mexico who came to me and said, “Please stay and teach us Ayurveda” and the Ayurvedic Institute was born. I love the people of New Mexico and this beautiful land that has been so good to us. But life is change, and now with great excitement, we look to plant the seeds of this next evolution of the Ayurvedic Institute in the mountains of North Carolina!
“I hope you will come visit us next fall in our new home in North Carolina. Come study Ayurveda with us. Come for healing, for growing. We look forward to being together in this beautiful land as we grow this next incarnation of our work.”
Our New Home
We have recently concluded a partnership that will see the Ayurvedic Institute become the new owners of the Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) in downtown Asheville, NC.
This amazing space will be adapted to house the Ayurvedic Institute’s classrooms, library, administration offices, student clinic, and plans for an Ayurvedic eatery – while still continuing to offer the yoga classes and teacher trainings that serve the incredible community AYC has built over the 24-years they have been in operation.
The cross-pollination between the Ayurvedic Institute and AYC will mean that students, teachers, and practitioners will all have more opportunities to practice, learn, and develop their careers in the wellness space together.
New Campus Update - May 2022
Sneha Raichada, Dean of Education at The Ayurvedic Institute, speaks about the development of our new campus in Asheville, NC! See the space and hear about how we are going to be building the new home of The Ayurvedic Institute.
Interested in studying with us? Come visit!
We want to extend an invitation to prospective students to come tour our campus in Albuquerque, NM, before we move – where you can see our school in session, meet the faculty, and get a sense for the clinic and training settings.
Although our Asheville campus will be in transition for a few months, we are more than happy to communicate with our prospective students to set up campus tours ahead of classes starting in Fall 2022!
Goods & Services through the Ayurvedic Institute
The Panchakarma Treatment Center will remain in operation at our current location in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the remainder of our bookings – through the end of July 2022.
If you have an existing booking with our Panchakarma department, please note there will be no interruption to your experience.
See below for an opportunity to enter our scholarship raffle and win a full Panchakarma Treatment!
For more information on Panchakarma or to book a treatment, visit us here:
Experience an Ayurvedic consultation in ABQ - visit our clinic!
The Ayurvedic Institute Clinic will still be in operation until the close of the academic year in June of 2022.
This clinic affords our students hands-on training in their Ayurvedic studies – under the guidance and supervision of Ayurvedic practitioners and teachers who have studied and worked with Vasant Lad for many years.
Our clinic is open to the public and operates on a sliding scale. For more information on our clinic hours, how to book your appointment, and location, visit us here:
Herb Room and Ayurvedic Institute Store
The Herb Room and Ayurvedic Institute Store will still be in operation until the close of the academic year in June of 2022 – when these services will transition to Asheville, NC. Although this move won’t take long, please be sure to get your orders in to ensure no interruption in your supplements!
For more information on our store and to place any orders you need from the apothecary – visit us here:
Want to find out more about our enrollment process to come study with Vasant Lad? Visit us here.
Support a Student! Win a Panchakarma Treatment!
Find out more about our student scholarship raffle!
Learn from Vasant Lad
Not able to come study full-time with Vasant Lad? Have a look at the detailed online immersions, hosted by AyurPrana!