2019

Ayurvedic Art of Spiritual Healing for Mind and Body

Are you wanting to really feel good, feel settled in yourself in an inclusive, holistic way? The ideal model of health, as explained in  …

Marma Therapy: The Pathway of the Inner Pharmacy

Marmani are not just anatomical sites on the body but centers for either health or disease to flourish. These vital energy points have many practical  …

Pulse Reading for Improved Clinical Skill

In any system of medicine, pulse assessment is a matter of technical skill, subjective experience, intuition and persistent practice. In the Ayurvedic  …

Marma Therapy: The Pathway of the Inner Pharmacy - Session 1

Marmani are not just anatomical sites on the body but centers for either health or disease to flourish. These vital energy points have many  …

Chakras: Your Unique Neuromagnetic Energy Field

Do you find it difficult to express your emotions? Do you feel ungrounded or depressed without a cause? Have you been told you are  …

Top Secrets of Pranayama: An Ancient Art of Blissful Living

People regularly ask how Vasant Lad has so much energy with his busy teaching schedule. One practice he is most enthusiastic about is  …

Food is Consciousness

A perennial favorite at The Ayurvedic Institute. The menu is: A quick and easy-to-make dish of savory poha (flattened rice) and spicy Indian chai Nourishing kitchari  …

Ayurveda: A Personalized Approach to Healing Body, Mind & Spirit

Intensive yoga classes, raw food, high-intensity interval training … health trends can be both impermanent and ineffective,  …

2018

Building a Spiritual Practice That Includes Health, Healing and Wholeness

“Spirituality is dynamic, profound and connected to the whole of life.” Vasant Lad, MASc What does it mean to  …

Hands-On Healing with Marma Chikitsa, Vital Energy Point Therapy

Marma points are an important element of Ayurveda’s healing power. Developed centuries ago in India, these energy points  …

Pulse, the Music of Life: Guided Practice in Ayurvedic Pulse Assessment

Pulse is the throb of Consciousness, the music of life, and we invite you to learn how to listen during this week-long,  …

Introduction to Ayurveda: Exploring the Science of Life

Whether you are brand new to Ayurveda and looking for an introduction or wanting to understand better the information you already have, you can  …

Ayurvedic First Aid and Pain Management

“Pain is a universal symptom from which many people desperately seek relief. Ayurveda views pain as the body’s method of prompting self-awareness,  …

Pranayama: Breath Control for Balance and Longevity

“He who binds the breath, binds the mind. He who binds the mind, binds the breath.” Hatha Yoga Pradipika The ancient yogic practice  …

Conscious Cooking with Ayurveda

True nourishment happens when we cook and eat with awareness. This includes awareness of: agni, our digestive fire our state of mind while cooking and when eating  …

Healing Relationships through Mind, Body & Consciousness

Life is a tapestry woven with the fiber of relationships: between friends, family and coworkers; between mind, body and consciousness; with  …

2017

Awakening Kundalini Shakti: Channeling Your Spiritual Energy with Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra and Meditation

Kundalini is the neuro-electrical energy, which, for most people, lies dormant at the base of  …

Pathways of the Inner Pharmacy: Using Subtle Sense Therapies (Tanmatra Chikitsa) for Health and Healing

“Vision is food for the eyes. Sound is food for the ears. Touch is food for the skin. Taste …

Hands-On Healing with Marma Chikitsa, Vital Energy Point Therapy

Marmani are not just anatomical sites on the body but centers for either health or disease to flourish. These vital energy points have  …

Swimming in the River of the Pulse: A Week of Guided Practice in Ayurvedic Pulse Assessment

Pulse is the throb of Consciousness, the river of life in which we invite you to swim during this weeklong,  …

Vibrations of Light: Using Gemstones and Crystals for Healing and Protection

Mani dharana vidhi means the science of gemstones, which operates through the gem's vibrations of light and unfolds  …

Creating Peaceful Places with Vastu Shastra, the Vedic Science of Architecture

Does your money seem to go “up in smoke?” Your kitchen could be the culprit! Are you suffering from insomnia?  …

Good Food, Good Mood! Ayurvedic Cooking for Health, Happiness and Spiritual Growth

A perennial favorite at The Ayurvedic Institute. The menu is: • Savory poha (flattened rice) and spicy Indian  …

Healing Psychological Trauma Through Mindful Awareness and Self-Inquiry

According to Ayurveda, when emotions are unprocessed and psychological memories unreleased, they lodge in deep connective tissues …

2016

Ancient Sister Sciences: An Exploration into the Living Wisdom of Yoga, Pranayama, Jyotish, Vastu and Palmistry from an Ayurvedic Perspective

"The entire Vedic tradition is composed of highly  …

Balancing Women and Children’s Health with Practical Ayurveda

Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra Devata “Divinity blossoms where women are honored.” - Manusmriti Women are the  …

Marma Chikitsa: The Inner Pharmacy

Marma points are an important element of Ayurveda’s healing power, Based on knowledge developed centuries ago in India, these energy points profoundly affect …

Pulse Reading Practicum: The Impulse of Life

In any system of medicine, pulse assessment is a matter of technical skill, subjective experience, intuition, and persistent practice. In the Ayurvedic  …

Palmistry Paves the Path of Perfection: Your Life is in Your Hands

For those who can read it, the topography of the palm provides a map to understanding the physiological and psychological landscape  …

Ayurvedic Secrets for Ageless Beauty Using Proper Diet, Lifestyle, Herbs and Marma

Ayurveda considers beauty to be an expression of your inner being with pure awareness, which is maintained as a  …

Delicious Cooking for Long Life

Proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle promote balance and lead to a long, healthy life. Ayurveda offers a logical approach for determining a correct diet based upon an …

The Smokeless Flame of Attention: Spiritual Healing through Mantra and Meditation

“Through meditation and yogic practice, one can become liberated and realized while living in the body.” …

2015

Bodywork for Healing: Standalone Panchakarma Therapies

Ayurveda offers a profusion of treatment and therapy options. Often a client will come to the practitioner and require a body therapy along with  …

Mind & Disease: The Flow of Pathology from Mind to Matter

The Ayurvedic Institute is thrilled to present this summer intensive on the mind. How does the stuff of the mind manifest into a physical  …

Marma Chikitsa

A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin’s surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. Touching a marma point changes the body’s biochemistry and …

Pulse Reading Practicum

The pulse is a doorway the physician passes through to reach the inner state of a person’s mental and physical health and well-being. Prana (life force) flows through the  …

Palmistry Paves the Path to Perfection: Practical Guidelines to Medical Palmistry

Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, will lead us through understanding the palm as a diagnostic tool. As an alternative  …

How to Heal Psychological Trauma in Daily Relationships

Relationships are the foundation of how we view ourselves in the world. We identify ourselves through our status and function with others. This  …

Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing

Food is Consciousness. Food nourishes not only the body but the mind and your awareness as well.Learn how to choose foods for your constitution, emotional patterns  …

Pranayama: Secrets to a Deeper Meditative State

We invite you to participate in this unprecedented weekend exploring prana and the art of pranayama with Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician. Vasant Lad will …

2014

Panchakarma Theory and Practicum

Vasant Lad and the Institute's panchakarma staff present the theoretical foundation of a successful panchakarma program and also give practical, hands-on experience of  …

Marma Chikitsa

A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin's surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. Touching a marma point changes the body's biochemistry and can unfold  …

Pulse Reading Practicum

The pulse is a doorway the physician passes through to reach the inner state of a person's mental and physical health and well-being. Prana (life force) flows through the nadis  …

Sacred Mantras for Radical Transformation

According to Ayurveda, the five great elements – Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and three gunas – sattva, rajas and tamas, are the basic  …

Ayurvedic Herbalism for the Endocrine System

The pituitary gland is the director of the endocrine system. The music of life is played in different time and rhythm by the various endocrine glands.  …

Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing

Food is Consciousness. Food nourishes not only the body but the mind and your awareness as well. Learn how to choose foods for your constitution, emotional patterns  …

Vastu and Yantras: Home… Happy Home

How much does your space affect your moods, your ability to concentrate, or your relationships? Could placing a mirror to direct the fire element away from a  …

2013

Ayurvedic Herbalism for Reproductive Health

This intensive is an advanced weeklong study of herbs and herbal preparations that affect the srotas influencing the male and female reproductive systems.  …

Assessment to Management: Clinical Examination with Reference to Specific Pathology

The Ayurvedic Institute is offering a weeklong intensive dedicated to exploring specific pathologies in particular  …

Marma Chikitsa

A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin's surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. Touching a marma point changes the body's biochemistry and can unfold  …

Pulse Reading Practicum

The pulse is a doorway the physician passes through to reach the inner state of a person's mental and physical health and well-being. Prana (life force) flows through the nadis  …

Ayurvedic Herbalism for the Srotas, (Seminar Part 2)

The second in a series of advanced study of herbs and herbal preparations targeting specific pathologies and srotas, Vasant Lad will focus  …

Unfolding Healing Power through Mantra

Mantra is a sacred sound that can take an individual beyond time and space. Explore the power of sound unfolding through the body’s subtle channels. Vasant …

Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing

Food is Consciousness. Food nourishes not only the body but the mind and your awareness as well. Learn how to choose foods for your constitution, emotional patterns  …

Spiritual Rituals for Self-Healing

Explore the subtleties of spiritual living and learn to implement practical rituals into your daily life. Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician, will guide …

2012

Marma Chikitsa

A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin's surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. Touching a marma point changes the body's biochemistry and can unfold  …

Pulse Reading Practicum

The pulse is a doorway the physician passes through to reach the inner state of a person's mental and physical health and well-being. Prana (life force) flows through the nadis  …

Ayurvedic Herbology with Reference to Specific Pathology

Herbs have their own intelligence. They can change the aggravated dosha and unfold cellular intelligence. They enhance the span of life and  …

Healing through Sound

Journey through the sound pathway to the inner pharmacy and learn to balance your psycho-physiologic chemistry with noted Ayurvedic Physician, Vasant Lad. Just as every person has …

Ayurvedic Cooking: Basic Ayurvedic Cooking with Indian Cuisine

Food is Consciousness. Food nourishes not only the body but the mind and awareness as well. Learn how to choose foods for your  …

Meditation in Daily Life

A great potential for healing lies in our own consciousness. Various ways of meditation reveal the heart of awareness. By beginning to understand and experience the anatomy of  …

2011

Ayurvedic Art of Clinical Assessment

Every individual is a living book. Page after page has been written in his/her consciousness. To read this book, Ayurveda gives eight clinical methods of  …

Marma Chikitsa

A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin's surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. Touching a marma point changes the body's biochemistry and can unfold  …

Pulse Reading for Clinical Assessment and Herbal Protocol

The pulse is a doorway the physician passes through to reach the inner state of a person's mental and physical health and well-being. Prana  …

How to Create an Individual Herbal Formula Based on Doshic, Vyadhi (Disease), and Ubhaya (Organ) Pratanika

Deepen your understanding of the innate intelligence and synergistic use of herbs in the  …

Balancing the Doshas with 15 Herbs

Discover how the innate intelligence of herbs can be applied specifically to affect cellular intelligence, enhance life span, support rejuvenation, and bring balance  …

Women's Transitions, Women's Lives

Explore some major physiological changes women encounter in their lives and the factors that go to facilitate smooth transitions at those times. Special attention is  …

Ayurvedic Cooking: Basic Ayurvedic Cooking with Indian Cuisine

Food is Consciousness. Food nourishes not only the body but also the mind and your awareness. Learn how to choose foods for your  …

Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

You have great potential to heal yourself. Ayurveda provides holistic therapies and practices that can help us to release traumas deeply rooted in the  …

Vastu and Yantras: Healing your Home Environment

Vastu Shastra is the science of bringing beauty and harmony into your environment, helping to maintain a flow of healing energy. Our environment has a  …

2010

Understanding the Omens in Life

An omen is a message from Reality, written in the Book of Nature, a dispatch composed in the language of events like the flights of birds, incidents occurring during  …

Panchakarma Theory and Practicum

Vasant Lad and the Institute's panchakarma staff present the theoretical foundation of a successful panchakarma program and also give practical, hands-on experience of  …

Herbal Preparations Traditional Ayurvedic Methods of Preparing Herbs

The power of Ayurvedic herbs can be enhanced by the ancient art of traditional herbal preparation. In this seminar Vasant Lad will  …

Ayurvedic Cooking: Basic Ayurvedic Cooking with Indian Cuisine

Food is Consciousness. Food nourishes not only the body but the mind and awareness as well. Learn how to choose foods for your  …

Spiritual Healing Through Mantra, Mudra, Yajnya, Puja and Lifestyle

Learn to heal illnesses that are rooted in unconscious psychological pain. Discover how healing can take place through sound and  …

2009

Art of Clinical Practicum:The Ancient Ayurvedic Clinical Art

Developed for Ayurvedic practitioners and health care providers with Ayurvedic training, this seminar is for those who are seeking to  …

Marma Chikitsa

A marma is a vital energy point accessed on the skin's surface, serving as a bridge between body, mind and spirit. Marma is both a diagnostic tool and a simple therapeutic measure to  …

Pulse Practicum

The pulse is a mirror of the state of one's health. Prana flows from the outer skin to the deepest organ. Under each of the three fingers are three doors that tap into inner organs so  …