Your ideal state of being is within reach

This is your invitation to heal

AyurPrana provides a modern approach to personal wellness. Inspired by the ancient sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga, we offer practices specific to your mind/body type and in support of your personal health - so you can flourish into your full self-expression!

This is how we raise consciousness, by healing ourselves and each other.

Discover what healing looks like for you!

Your ideal state of being is within reach

This is your invitation to heal

AyurPrana provides a modern approach to personal wellness. Inspired by the ancient sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga, we offer practices specific to your mind/body type and in support of your personal health - so you can flourish into your full self-expression!

This is how we raise consciousness, by healing ourselves and each other.

Discover what healing looks like for you!

Upcoming Courses

FREE WEBINAR
Giving Thanks!
Free Samosa Making Party
Recording
with Pam Jones
COOKING WEBINAR
Vegan Holiday Recipes - Plant-Based Meals Perfect for the Season
December 7, 2022
with Pam Jones
WEBINAR
Healing and Spiritual Significance Through the Vedic Calendar
December 10, 2022
with Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
IMMERSION
Breath of Life: 21-day Pranayama Immersion
January 10, 2023
with Mitesh Raichada & Nishita Shah
IMMERSION
9-Day Seasonal Cleanse
January 16, 2023
with the AyurPrana team
VIDEO COLLECTION
7 Pillars Sample Pack
 
with the AyurPrana team

Here's how to heal: your wellness formula

After years of working as Ayurvedic professionals and after investing in our own health and wellness, we developed the 7 Pillars as a practical approach for our clients, students, friends, and family get started in Ayurveda - with small adaptations to their daily routine, helping to form habits that serve them.

We've shown through this framework that improved health and wellness doesn't rely on big events - but rather many smaller moments scattered throughout our day, and if we take these moments and lend intentionality to them, we can see a radical shift in our health and wellbeing.

What We Offer

Webinars

Join us for a few hours as Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc or one of our other amazing teachers takes a deep dive into a select topic. The speaker will lecture as well as give plenty of time for Q&A. Whether it’s Mental Health, Yoga, Jyotish or Palmistry, there is a webinar for everyone.

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Cleanse

Seasonal transitions are the opportune time to rest, digest, and release what no longer serves. These home cleanses are based on ancient Ayurvedic practices to restore balance at every level of our being, body, mind and spirit. Join our ever-growing cleanse community to rediscover how amazing it feels to be the best version of you.

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Immersions

Are you looking to not only learn Ayurveda but live it? Do you thrive on the accountability and momentum that only a community with a common goal can provide? Check out our immersions! In addition to live sessions, you can look forward to ample online resources and daily online support from our experienced practitioners.

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Wellness Consults

These one on one consultations are a chance for you to feel heard and seen by an experienced practitioner. The individualized Ayurvedic education you receive may range from diet and lifestyle to herbs, breathwork and meditation. You will also walk away with a clear understanding of what a wellness journey back to optimal health might look like for you.

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What is Ayurveda?

The Sanskrit word Ayurveda translates to āyuh, life, and veda, knowledge or science. It is an ancient healing system rooted in India that has been practiced for thousands of years. Ayurveda’s scope encompasses all realms: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual, and thus addresses the whole person, body, mind and consciousness.

According to Ayurveda, everything in the cosmos is reflected and mirrored in the microcosm of the human being. The universe is composed of five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements combine in varying proportions to create the three doshas: Vata, the principle of movement, Pitta, the principle of transformation, and Kapha, the principle of cohesion or building block material. These elements and doshas that comprise the macrocosm also make up our individual constitutions. The purpose of Ayurveda is to bring balance to these doshas and elements amidst the changing times of day, seasons, and phases of our lives, in order to promote and maintain quality and longevity of life.

Optimal health isn’t found in a pill or an herbal compound - it’s rooted in our day to day routines and choices - how we eat, breathe, move, sleep, interact, and connect with one another. It is a dynamic way of living in tune with nature and our own unique constitution.

What People Are Saying

"I feel like not just my work as nurse but also my life in a human body has become so much more fluid, translucent and trusting. There is so much more that I need to learn before I’ll be able to effectively support others with the introduction you gave here, but every time I apply some of it already the results are so confirming and sometimes like magic."

- Anka Hoerster

"Overall, I cannot thank enough Dr. Lad and entire AyurPrana team for this amazing process and support. In nearly 14yrs, this is the longest spell of feeling better without dreading the next relapse. This has also allowed me to reap the benefits of my sadhana to remain in awareness. I am beating up myself for not doing this sooner! Will continue this journey….."

- Pavani

"I want to thank you both for your magnificent teaching and your dedication to our needs. It has been the most wonderful course. After 20 years of doing the other style of Pranayama, I feel such a difference in my practice and the effects in my life - more energy, more connection to Prana and so much more... amazing! With deep gratitude to you two magnificent beings, you have been an inspiration."

- Raphaël Alkombre

"I love the live sessions with Sneha & Vrinda - thank you so much for providing such helpful communication on all levels regarding content, questions, examples of various applications and explaining things from different perspectives helping us to understand - it is a joy to listen and you make it easy for us to focus on what is important!"

- Marma Participant

"I'm always just soo HAPPY after sessions with you both (I smile for no reason for a longtime). I am so grateful to you both and to all the gurus whose energy you both are channeling so beautifully. Thank you doesn't say enough."

- Sivakami

I loved the ways in which you explained things to us, the joy and the good energy you transmitted. Thank you so so much! And I am grateful to Dr. Lad, such an honor to practice with him and learn from his expertise! This immersion was worth every cent, glad that I overcame the stingyness of doing something just for myself.

- Pranayama Participant

Meet Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

As the founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute, Vasant Lad has worked tirelessly for the last 40 years to bring the deep insights and transformative power of Ayurveda to the West. His passion for healing has garnered him respect throughout the world, and he is considered the premiere authority on Ayurveda outside of India. His webinars offer the essence of decades of teaching and clinical practice, providing you with both inspiring theory and rigorous practical application while weaving in his personal spiritual insights.

Meet Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

As the founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute, Vasant Lad has worked tirelessly for the last 40 years to bring the deep insights and transformative power of Ayurveda to the West. His passion for healing has garnered him respect throughout the world, and he is considered the premiere authority on Ayurveda outside of India. His webinars offer the essence of decades of teaching and clinical practice, providing you with both inspiring theory and rigorous practical application while weaving in his personal spiritual insights.

Become an Ayurvedic Practitioner

The highly respected Ayurvedic Studies Programs at the Ayurvedic Institute, now in their 35th year, are full-time immersive journeys into Ayurveda. The school draws students from around the world and from all different professions and backgrounds. Students repeatedly express how transformational their time at AI is, highlighting the authenticity and depth of the offerings as well as the care and expertise of our faculty led by Vasant Lad. You can expect to graduate with a deeper understanding of yourself as well as the Ayurvedic knowledge to support others on their healing journeys. We hope to see you next year!

Become an Ayurvedic Practitioner

The highly respected Ayurvedic Studies Programs at the Ayurvedic Institute, now in their 35th year, are full-time immersive journeys into Ayurveda. The school draws students from around the world and from all different professions and backgrounds. Students repeatedly express how transformational their time at AI is, highlighting the authenticity and depth of the offerings as well as the care and expertise of our faculty led by Vasant Lad. You can expect to graduate with a deeper understanding of yourself as well as the Ayurvedic knowledge to support others on their healing journeys. We hope to see you next year!

Who We Are

We are students of Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, many of us graduates of the Ayurvedic Institute. It is our ultimate goal to support Vasant Lad in his mission to spread the light and love of Ayurveda to all living beings so that everyone may benefit. We hope you will join us in one form or another.

Meet Our Teachers

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
AyurPrana Co-Founder and Founder of The Ayurvedic Institute
Mitesh Raichada, CAP
AyurPrana Co-Founder and Immersion Guide
Sneha Raichada, CAP, E-RYT-200
AyurPrana Co-Founder and Dean of Education
Vrinda Devani, MD, CAP, RYT
AyurPrana Medical Director
Nishita Shah, CAP, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Ayurvedic Practitioner and AyurPrana Yoga and Ayurveda Instructor
Pam Jones
Head of Teacher Training, Asheville Yoga Center
Andrew Jones
Head of Teacher Training, Asheville Yoga Center
David Newman
Resident Musician and Listening Room Management