Dive Deep into Ayurveda in Pune, India
The Ayurvedic Institute’s Gurukula Program is an opportunity for you to dive deeply into this ancient science to advance your current understanding of Ayurveda. You’ll have lecture time in class with Vasant Lad and our other experienced faculty to cover theory and develop practical skills. You’ll apply what you learn as you support Vasant Lad in his client consultations, prepare formulas, and otherwise help in running the community clinic.
Gurukula is as an intimate, immersive program hosted at the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India, in collaboration with The Ayurvedic Institute. With a small cohort of students, you’ll live an Ayurvedic lifestyle in community, practicing together to live into the teachings of Ayurveda in your daily routine, diet, lifestyle, and relationships.
Join us in India for a one-of-a-kind small group, immersion training that will change your life.
This program was created with Western standards in mind. While at the Vasanta Institue of Ayurveda, your needs for living an Ayurvedic lifestyle are provided. Quality drinking water, fresh vegetarian meals, green space, and emotional and academic support are provided so you can focus all of your attention on your learning and transformation.
As a therapist, we hold sacred space for transformation and healing to occur.
Being of service in a healing capacity offers an enormous opportunity for self-reflection, personal healing and professional growth. The program is designed to support students in gaining competency to perform Ayurvedic body therapies for the purpose of shodhana (cleansing measures) and shamana (palliative measure), and to support and help deliver panchakarma treatment program.
What to Expect
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.
The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda, East of Pune
Participants train at the new Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda. The center is about a one-hour drive from Pune, India near Uruli Kanchan. This program is offered by The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA in collaboration with The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda, Pune, India
Training in India FAQs
Yes! The staff at VIOA will come pick you up from the Mumbai or Pune airports and drive you to the VIOA campus. Contact the Admissions Team for travel tips and to coordinate your arrival.
You’ll begin the day with time for your morning routine, with an optional shared practice of Ayuryoga®, pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, and/or ritual most mornings. You’ll then have breakfast, a morning class session followed by a break for lunch. In the afternoon you’ll have a class lecture, practicum, or clinic shift, ending in time for dinner. Some evenings you’ll go into the city of Pune to support Vasant Lad in his clinic there. You’ll have the weekends free. The daily schedule at VIOA varies slightly program to program.
While there, you’ll have the opportunity to go on excursions together to visit local temples, join in festivities and celebrations, enjoy the markets, etc. Aside from organized activities, you have the weekends free to rest, relax, travel, and explore.