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Welcome to The Ayurvedic Institute

Highly respected across the globe, The Ayurvedic Institute has been teaching Ayurveda in the Unites States since 1984.

Steeped in Vedic tradition, our Ayurvedic Studies Programs (ASP), now in their 35th year, are full-time immersive journeys into Ayurveda. After which graduates can begin their careers as healers – having completed both academic and clinical programs.

Ayurveda states that the purpose of life is to realize our true nature, and to express this in one’s daily life. Our Ayurvedic Studies Programs 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.

Ayurveda is the science of self-healing. Here, we recognize, that in order to support others in their healing, we must authentically engage in our own. As a student at The Ayurvedic Institute you will be asked to engage in self-inquiry, grow in your understanding of self through an Ayurvedic perspective, and apply what you are learning to your own life. It is a program that will transform who you are, support you in realizing your true nature, and help you express that nature in the world.

Learn From A World-Renowned Ayurvedic Master

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years.

The author of numerous books, Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. He has written 12 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 700,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Study In Person in Asheville, NC, or Online!

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

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

If you are interested in studying online please begin your application process and when you speak with an admissions counselor you can indicate your interest in online study.

Please note, that if you are intending to sit for the NAMA Certification Board exams, in-person attendance hours are required. Speak to us about these requirements during the application process!

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