The Gurukula Program offers students of Ayurveda the opportunity to study with Vasant Lad in a clinical setting. In India, Vasant Lad is licensed to practice medicine and 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.
The morning lectures in the Pune Gurukula Program have no pre-planned curriculum. Vasant Lad presents material he feels is relevant to the students' education. The clinic in the afternoons is of course oriented to patient care, and the lectures often take their content from the cases presented during the week. 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
Students who have paid their tuition in full can now apply to train in Panchakarma therapies.The Registrar can provide more details about this portion of the curriculum.
A summary table of classes is provided below. Please contact the Registrar for more details, prerequisites, and application materials.
Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and approved by our Application Review Committee.
The Ayurvedic Institute reserves the right to change curriculum as needed.
Students may choose to participate full time in the Pune Gurukula program with one of two options:
Certificate.Certificate students must meet the attendance requirements of 90 percent and participate fully in all sessions attended.
Audit/Part Time Options. There are no options available for students who wish to audit or attend part time in the Pune Gurukula Program. All students will be expected to participate on a full time basis.
Features of the 2013 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 12 hours a week in lectures and participate approximately 12 hours a week in clinical observations at Vasant Lad's Ayurvedic clinics, where they may be asked to assist with assessment, herbal preparation, and simple treatments.
Classes are Monday through Friday.
An introductory Jyotish course and Clinical Skills course runs concurrently with this program.
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..
Invitations are initially extended to students who have previously studied with Vasant Lad in our academic programs. 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, phone or personal interview, and on your responses to three essay questions
Interested students should contact the Registrar at (505)291-9698, Extension 126 for more information and application deadlines.