The Gurukula Program offers students of Ayurveda the opportunity to study with Vasant Lad in a clinical setting. In India, the lectures and clinical cases are naturally oriented towards medical pathology as patients present themselves for diagnosis and treatment. Students observe how Vasant Lad works with each client uniquely, how knowledge and experience are applied in a consultation, and acquire more in-depth information from lectures.
Certificate students must meet the attendance requirements of 90 percent and participate fully in all sessions attended.
Interested students should contact the Registrar at 505-291-9698, Extension 126 or registrar(at)ayurveda.com for more information and application deadlines.
The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda at Manjari
Participants of the Pune Gurukula Program reside at the new center, The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda. The center is about a one-hour drive from Pune, India. It accommodates 16 students, in double-occupancy rooms. Each room has a private bathroom that is shared with a roommate. Please inform the Registrar of a specific roommate request with another student attending the Pune Gurukula Program. Room and board costs $1,442 and includes a double-occupancy room and all primary meals.
The Pune Gurukula Program has no pre-planned curriculum. The clinic experience is oriented to patient care, and the lectures on alternate days often take their content from the cases presented during the week. Vasant Lad may present material he feels is relevant to the students’ education. In this program, Vasant Lad makes a commitment to individually selected students to teach what he has learned in his over 40 years of teaching and clinical practice.
The Ayurvedic Institute reserves the right to change curriculum as needed.
Features of the 2015 Pune Gurukula Program
The Gurukula Pune Program encompasses 6 weeks of study in Pune, India in November and December. (Space is limited.)
Students spend approximately 20 hours a week in lectures and and have the option to participate in approximately 5-10 hours a week in clinical observations at Vasant Lad’s Ayurvedic clinic where they may be asked to assist with assessment, herbal preparation, and simple treatments.
Classes and clinic are Monday through Friday.
Weekends are generally available for personal enrichment. Pune has a rich cultural heritage and every year many students organize trips to various temples and pilgrimage sites.
Applicants who have not studied directly with Vasant Lad, but have completed training with another recognized Ayurvedic school, may contact the Registrar to discuss possibilities for participation. Acceptance into the program is based upon application review, and phone or personal interview.