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Ancient Ayurvedic Art of Reading the Face Ancient Ayurvedic Art of Reading the Face

February 1 and 2, 2019

Dimples, pimples, wrinkles and spots: what your face is saying about your health.

Visual inspection (darshanam) is an important method of clinical examination in Ayurveda. By carefully observing the characteristics of facial lines, ridges and creases; the size, shape and coating of the tongue; and the attributes of the ear from helix to lobe, a clinician can acquire valuable information about the state of a client's vital organs, digestion, and potential genetic predispositions for disease.

In this live online webinar, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, will weave lecture, illustration and living examples together to guide us through the process of examining the face, tongue and ears. You will gain valuable insight about yourself, your family, and your clients by tapping into the wisdom of this 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic assessment tool. There is no need to travel for this great session. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions about the topic to Vasant Lad, who will answer them during the course of the webinar, as time permits.

Webinar Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Time
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our Price: $175.00
Anna Vaha Srotas: Ayurvedic Clinical Assessment of the Digestive System Anna Vaha Srotas: Ayurvedic Clinical Assessment of the Digestive System

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, will introduce the structure, function, and significance of anna vaha srotas and guide you through an Ayurvedic clinical assessment of this critically important channel of the body.

Our Price: $175.00
Anna Vaha Srotas: Ayurvedic Management of the Digestive System Anna Vaha Srotas: Ayurvedic Management of the Digestive System

May 10-11, 2019

Digestive disorders from acid indigestion to celiac disease, ulcers, and vomiting are all indications that the function of anna vaha srotas is being affected by one's diet, lifestyle, environment, or other factors. How can these disorders be managed Ayurvedically?

A srotas is a physical and energetic pathway through which water, food and air enter the body; feces, urine and sweat leave the body and the mind and three doshas move within it. Anna Vaha Srotas is the food-carrying channel or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, often referred to as Maha Vaha Srotas ("great" or "large" srotas), due to both its size and importance.

In this live, online webinar, explore the various ways a channel of the body can become imbalanced and the signs and symptoms that show imbalance is present, with special reference to anna vaha srotas. The first line of treatment in Ayurveda is to remove the cause. Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, shows you some of the causes for imbalance in the digestive system, which often stem from diet, lifestyle and environmental factors.

Drawing from his decades of clinical Ayurvedic experience, he then teaches you ways to manage common anna vaha srotas disorders in yourself and clients by using aushadha (Ayurvedic herbs), ahara (diet), vihara (lifestyle) and other tips and techniques to restore balance and health to this critical channel of the body.

During this live webinar you will also have the opportunity to submit questions about the topic to Vasant Lad, who will answer them during the course of the webinar, as time permits.

Webinar Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Saving Time
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our Price: $175.00
Ayurveda: A Personalized Approach to Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Ayurveda: A Personalized Approach to Healing Body, Mind & Spirit

Learn the logical, personalized approach of Ayurveda that helps you return to balance by basing diet, lifestyle, herbal medicine and treatment recommendations on your individual unique prakruti or constitution.

Our Price: $415.00
Ayurvedic Art of Spiritual Healing for Mind and Body Ayurvedic Art of Spiritual Healing for Mind and Body

July 12-18, 2019

Are you wanting to really feel good, feel settled in yourself in an inclusive, holistic way?

"The ideal model of health, as explained in Ayurveda, is called svastha. 'Sva' means self, 'stha' means situated, located, or grounded. An individual who is grounded within his or her pure being is called svastha, which is the root of perfect health. That person is balanced in the physical body (sharira), the mind (sattva) and the conscious principle or self (atma). This tripod is the foundation of health." ~ Vasant Lad, "The Role of Devotion in Life", Ayurveda Today, Summer 2006

What factors contribute to our unique physical characteristics, mental predispositions, and emotional makeup? How do imbalanced thoughts affect the balance of our digestive system, and vise-versa? How do unprocessed emotions inhibit the proper functioning of our nervous system? Where does spiritual practice fit in - and how do we know what type of practice is appropriate for us?

The tradition of Ayurveda places a great emphasis on the amalgamation of body-mind-spirit and the role this intimate alliance plays in either maintaining health or creating disease. But how did this particular body-mind-soul of ours come together?

In this weeklong intensive, explore with Vasant Lad, the Ayurvedic perspective on the interrelation of body-mind-spirit and how it came to be. Learn how health and disease manifest from its balance or imbalance. Discover how overlooked issues in one aspect of this trinity can deeply affect the others. Find out how working with therapies for the body influence the state of the mind, how working with subtle therapies for the mind can profoundly influence the body, and how spiritual practice can unfold profound states of balance and well-being.

Here's what you'll learn The Ayurvedic significance of prana (the breath and vital life force) Eight powerful breathing exercises for complete and balanced health. How agni, the digestive fire of the body, metabolizes not only food and nutrients but experiences and emotions as well. Explore several common disorders (insomnia, autoimmune disease, and irritable bowel syndrome) through the body-mind-spirit lens of Ayurveda. Simple Ayurvedic therapies for at-home use. Come away with a broader perspective on how to maintain and return to health by identifying where lies the true root cause of imbalance.

Summer Intensive Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Saving Time
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For those new to Albuquerque
Welcome Booklet

Our Price: $935.00
Chakras: Unblock Your Neuromagnetic Energy Field Chakras: Unblock Your Neuromagnetic Energy Field

Learn a variety of techniques for both detecting and dissolving blocks
in these energetic reservoirs, including subtle therapies.

Our Price: $415.00
Food is Consciousness Food is Consciousness

Vasant Lad will teach you the foundations of Ayurvedic nutrition so you can create your own individualized diet, using the ingredients and spices that are best for your constitution.

Our Price: $440.00
Marma: The Pathway of Inner Pharmacy Marma: The Pathway of Inner Pharmacy

July 5 - 11, 2019

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 functions that affect the mind, body and spirit, including therapeutic applications you can use on yourself and others to relieve pain, stimulate immunity, detoxify, balance emotions, enhance awareness and more.

In this weeklong summer intensive, prepare to engage deeply in both the study and practice of giving and receiving marma treatments. Learn about the physical and spiritual dimensions of 102 different bodily marmani through lecture, demonstration, and practicum.

Massage and physical therapists, nurses, and Ayurvedic counselors and practitioners have found great benefit in the study of Marma Chikitsa - as have those who come with an open mind and heart and absolutely no experience in bodywork or healing!

Join Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, for one of The Ayurvedic Institute's most loved summer intensives!

Please note, this intensive often sells out quickly, so we recommend enrolling early to reserve your spot.

Summer Intensive Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Saving Time
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For those new to Albuquerque
Welcome Booklet

Our Price: $935.00
Pulse Reading for Improved Clinical Skill 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 tradition it is the most important of eight clinical examination methods, opening the doors of perception to a client's physical and mental prakruti (constitution), vikruti (current imbalance), disease prognosis, organ energy and tissue health. Even the functioning of chakras can be perceived by a practitioner with enough sensitive awareness.
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Our Price: $935.00
Self-Knowledge: The Foundation of Life Self-Knowledge: The Foundation of Life

In Vedic culture the quest for self-knowledge as a means for mental and spiritual liberation is highly valued. The mystical ancient disciplines of Vedic culture - from astrology and Ayurveda to palmistry and Vastu - hold the key to a treasure trove of profound personal revelation.
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Our Price: $935.00
Top Secrets of Pranayama: An Ancient Art of Blissful Living Top Secrets of Pranayama: An Ancient Art of Blissful Living

April 5-7, 2019
People regularly ask how Vasant Lad has so much energy with his busy teaching schedule. One practice he is most enthusiastic about is pranayama. He credits it as a life-enhancing, healing method. Pranayama is a profound, dynamic technique for healing the body, calming and stabilizing the mind, and expanding one's consciousness. It can be done anywhere without investing in any special supplies like herbs, oils or props. This seminar is an amazing opportunity to learn directly from Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician, and long-time practitioner.

Learn seven pranayama exercises to calm your body, steady your mind and ground your spirit. These exercises will support you in your daily life. Just by practicing in class, you will experience more prana in your mind, body, and consciousness and will go home with the knowledge and inspiration to continue your personal practice of pranayama. Beyond that, you will leave with all the information and inspiration you need to begin your personal practice of pranayama including knowing when, why, how, in what order, and in what amount to perform each exercise.

Come spend a nourishing and invigorating weekend with us as Vasant Lad teaches the Ayurvedic, yogic and tantric facets of pranayama while he reveals the secrets of this ancient technique that is so valuable to your health and wellbeing in this modern day.

This seminar is appropriate for beginners and people who have already studied pranayama or practiced with his DVD. It can enhance your current Ayurvedic practices but is also suitable for people with little or no Ayurvedic background. Give yourself the gift of learning this incredible and sustainable practice!

Seminar Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Saving Time

Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For those new to Albuquerque

Welcome booklet

Our Price: $415.00