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Study with Vasant Lad

Travel with us to Pune, India, to study in one of our dedicated in-person Educational Programs with world-renowned Ayurvedic teacher Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc.

This represents a unique opportunity to study Ayurvedic Pulse Reading & Analysis or Applied Marma Therapy with students from all over the world - studying at the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda (VIOA), in the ancient tradition of the Gurukula.

Gurukula is an immersive, intimate program hosted 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.

Now accepting applications!

Study with Vasant Lad

Travel with us to Pune, India, to study in one of our dedicated in-person Educational Programs with world-renowned Ayurvedic teacher Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc.

This represents a unique opportunity to study Ayurvedic Pulse Reading & Analysis or Applied Marma Therapy with students from all over the world - studying at the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda (VIOA), in the ancient tradition of the Gurukula.

Gurukula is an immersive, intimate program hosted 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.

Now accepting applications!

Dates: September 12-22, 2022
 
Price: $2,750 - Early bird pricing until Aug. 15
($2,995 - full price starting Aug. 16, 2022)
 
Accomodations:
You must make your own hotel arrangements and expenses are your own. Hotel suggestions include: The JW Marriott, Blue Diamond, Hotel Sunderban, Hotel Cocoon, Hotel Ritz, and the Osho Guesthouse.
 
Transportation will be provided to and from Hotel Cocoon. If you decide to stay elsewhere, you can commute to this hotel for transportation to VIOA.

Applied Marma Point Therapy

In-person training - Pune, India

For thousands of years, Ayurvedic practitioners have used Marma points to stimulate the natural self-healing potential of the physical body.

These specific anatomical points, found at certain junction areas in the body, are believed to be the basis of later acupuncture and massage therapy practices that now span many cultures across the globe.

By gently directing our attention and touch toward these vital energy points, we can use this physical map to support radical healing on an alchemical, biological level within our own bodies, as well as those of our clients, patients, and community.

Led by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, and Sneha Raichada, MPT, CAP, E-RYT-200 - you will leave with a deep understanding of Marma points of the head, face, and neck - with exposure to practical techniques and how to use Marma points in your own practice.

Learn the philosophy, history, and practical application of Applied Marma Point Therapy - understanding how these vital centers interact with the organs, play a role in disease, and learn to use Marma to clear the pranic pathways of the body.

Applicants for these programs do need to have studied Ayurveda in the past - unfortunately these offerings are not suitable for those new to and beginning their Ayurvedic journey. Please contact us with any questions - care@vioa.in

Apply below!


Dates: September 26-October 6, 2022
 
Price: $2,750 - Early bird special until Aug. 15
($2,995 - full price starting Aug. 16, 2022)
 
Accomodations:
You must make your own hotel arrangements and expenses are your own. Hotel suggestions include: The JW Marriott, Blue Diamond, Hotel Sunderban, Hotel Cocoon, Hotel Ritz, and the Osho Guesthouse.
 
Transportation will be provided to and from Hotel Cocoon. If you decide to stay elsewhere, you can commute to this hotel for transportation to VIOA.
 

Ayurvedic Pulse Reading & Analysis

In-person training - Pune, India

Learn the science and art of pulse from world-renowned Ayurvedic master, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute! This ancient science goes far beyond rate and rhythm - Vasant Lad will teach you seven levels of the pulse.

These levels probe the physical and subtle aspects of our being, from the organs and tissues to the chakras and inherent qualities of the mind. You will not only learn proper technique but understand how to interpret this wisdom at the tips of your fingers.

This ancient Ayurvedic technique has been used by Vaidya’s for thousands of years to gain meaningful insights into their patient’s physiological and mental states that extend far beyond just heart rate and rhythm.

Through comprehensive lessons from Vasant Lad and other faculty from The Ayurvedic Institute you will come to understand the deep spiritual and philosophical roots of the pulse in Ayurvedic practice while also honing your own practical pulse reading skills and knowledge.

Dive deep into the secrets of the pulse, where you will discover how to read your own pulse and learn to assess the many aspects of your subtle and physical being, such as the organ systems, chakras, and states of mind. In time this skill can then be applied while serving within your own community or practice.

Come to learn the small nuances around feeling, reading and gathering information through the subtle language of the pulse!

Applicants for these programs do need to have studied Ayurveda in the past - unfortunately these offerings are not suitable for those new to and beginning their Ayurvedic journey. Please contact us with any questions - care@vioa.in

Apply below!

The Application Process

Reserve a Date -Select the program you would like to apply for from the options below and this will be added to your cart. NOTE: Enrollment is limited to 30 spots per Education Program. Reserve your space today!

Booking fees are in USD (United States Dollars), but if you wish to pay in INR (Indian Rupees), please fill out the contact form found below.

Apply to the Program - Once you have booked your preferred date, you will be sent a link to complete an online application form.

Interview - When your application is submitted, our admissions team will contact you for an in-person interview.

Program Acceptance - Once you are accepted, you will recieve all the additional information required to book your travel and begin your preperations for the Gurukula Program. If you are not accepted into the program, you will receive a full refund.


Apply Today!

DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL until you have been officially accepted into the program to which you applied.

Applied Marma Point Therapy
September 12-22, 2022
Ayurvedic Pulse Reading & Analysis
September 26 - October 6, 2022

Note: If you wish to pay in INR₹ please fill out our application and we will contact you shortly.

What is a Gurukula?

Gurukula is a type of education system that originated in ancient India, where students live in close proximity to or with their guru (teacher), in the same house / space.

The word gurukula is a Sanskrit combination of the words guru (teacher) and kula (home). In a traditional Gurukula the students learn from their teacher in close proximity - it's this constant close contact to one's teacher that allows for powerful and transformative learning experience.

Although modeled on the gurukula system - our students will only be away from their home for a few weeks rather than a period of months or years. Yet you will still recieve the benefit of learning and living in close proximity to Vasant Lad, with other teachers and mentors, allowing you to dive deep into your Ayurvedic studies!

What is a Gurukula?

Gurukula is a type of education system that originated in ancient India, where students live in close proximity to or with their guru (teacher), in the same house / space.

The word gurukula is a Sanskrit combination of the words guru (teacher) and kula (home). In a traditional Gurukula the students learn from their teacher in close proximity - it's this constant close contact to one's teacher that allows for powerfu and transformative learning experience.

Although modeled on the gurukula system - our students will only be away from their home for a few weeks rather than a period of months or years. Yet you will still recieve the benefit of learning and living in close proximity to Vasant Lad, with other teachers and mentors, allowing you to dive deep into your Ayurvedic studies!

What to expect

The Ayurvedic Institute’s Gurukula Programs are an opportunity for you to dive into the ancient healing science of Ayurveda. You’ll have lecture time with Vasant Lad and our other experienced faculty to cover theory and develop practical skills.

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.

Classroom & Cultural Etiquette:

Vasant Lad observes traditional Vedic classroom etiquette and clothing in India is significantly more modest than in the West. Once accepted into the program, we will share more details and clothing guidelines apply to classes, clinics, temples, and other sacred sites.

Traveling to India

This information is to guide you through the necessary documentation for immigration upon entry into India.

Passport: Each traveler is required to have a valid passport. Ideally, your passport should not expire within 6 months of your arrival in India.

Tourist Visa: Each traveler is required to have a TOURIST Visa (do not apply for a student or business visa). Documents for a general Indian Tourist Visa can take time, so apply in advance. Pursue this diligently to avoid certain restrictions that apply for last minute visas.

For Tourist Visa holders who wish to visit India within two months of their last visit, an application for a permit to re-enter India is necessary. No permit is needed if the visa holder is traveling to multiple countries on the same itinerary and the trip follows the itinerary exactly. The visa holder must carry a copy of the itinerary to show the Immigration Officer. If you will fall into this category, please search on the internet about the current law.

Immunizations: Whether to receive vaccines or malaria prophylaxis is a matter of personal preference. No specific immunizations are required for entry into India, and no proof of routine immunizations is required. There are many different viewpoints on the risks and benefits of travel vaccines. See the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov/travel or consult with your health care provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in this experience?

This is a unique opportunity to study with Vasant Lad in his native Pune, India and at the VIOA Center!

  • We will welcome students with an orientation and chai on the Sunday afternoon prior to class start.
  • We will provide transportation to / from Hotel Cocoon daily, a vegetarian lunch and a chai tea break are included. If you decide to stay elsewhere other than Hotel Cocoon, you can commute to this hotel for transportation to VIOA.
  • We wil have opening and closing puja ceremonies to welcome and sendoff students.
  • All students will receive a certificate of study completion on the last day.
  • Class will be held Monday - Thursday leaving weekends from Friday - Sunday open to explore the local area at your own expense.
  • There will be no class on the final Thursday afternoon to allow for exploration and trip finalization.
  • This is not just a classroom experience with some client observation, but also a true Gurukula culture exchange where students will also gather by the teacher to learn and absorb whatever is discussed.
  • If time and coordination permits, there may be opportunities to visit the Pune Pranav Clinic, which will be organized by onsite staff at the time. Again, this is not a guarantee a visit to the clinic for observation will be possible, but we will try to organize a few experiences there.

PLEASE NOTE: All travel, accomodations and added expenses will be your responsiblity.

Do I have to be an Ayurvedic practitioner to attend?

Applicants for these programs do need to have studied Ayurveda in the past. Unfortunately, these offerings are not suitable for those new to and beginning their Ayurvedic journey.

How will these trainings differ from other Vasant Lad trainings?

The content will be similar to the previous webinar series and Vasant Lad’s teachings. However, learning the art of the pulse or marma is a life-long journey of discovery! The more you work with these techniques the more you begin to sense. Practicing and studying in a group with the guidance of Vasant Lad in person will support a deeper understanding that will further evolve your art and skill.

How much time will I spend with Vasant Lad?

Classes and consult observations will be held Monday - Thursday from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm generally. Please keep in mind that India is a land of uncertainty and unknowns therefore we ask that students remain somewhat flexible in the daily schedule. We will try to stick to the scheudle above, but again we ask for grace and ability to adjust if circumstances arise. Also keep in mind that you will be in communicty with other students, so we ask that you observe classroom etiquette. VASANT LAD WILL NOT PROVIDE PRIVATE CONSULTAIONS DURING THIS PROGRAM.

Can I schedule a consultation with Vasant Lad?

Vasant Lad will not be providing private consultation as a part of this program. If you're interested in a Panchakarma treatment, please learn more and register here.

How do I get to VIOA?

To ensure your safe arrival and departure to and from the VIOA Center; we will offer a meet up spot at Hotel Cocoon to pick you up and drop you off during the specified arrival and departure times. All other transportation will be your responsibility.

What is your masking policy?

Masks are required on campus and during transport to / from campus.

Questions? 

Please contact us at care@vioa.in for answers!

Other Information and Resources

Payment Proceeds

All proceeds go to VIOA. Ayurprana is voluntarily supporting the Dr.Ladji’s vision at VIOA for wellness and health of humanity.

Travel tips for Pune
For detailed information on traveling to Pune click here.
 
COVID protocol
Read about our COVID policies here.

The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda (VIOA) is an Ayurvedic healing center located outside of Pune, Maharshtra, India. Under the tutelage of Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, the institute educates its clients on Vedic modalities of healing such as Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vastu, crystal healing, healing through sound, marma therapy, and various panchakarma and rasayana procedures.

In partnership with The Ayurvedic Institute, AyurPrana supports the reservation and health screening process for VIOA. AyurPrana's customer care team will coordinate initial communications, confirm completion of all health documents and confirm acceptance into the program.

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