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Programs In Pune, India


The Ayurvedic Institute – in partnership with The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda and AyurPrana – is offering opportunities to both Heal, through our Panchakarma Programs, and Study, through our Gurukula Programs, with Vasant Lad, in his home of Pune, in India this Fall / Autumn of 2022.

All of the VIOA programs offer a unique opportunity to dive deep into the healing arts of Ayurveda while immersed in Indian culture surrounded by the beautiful lands of Maharashtra state!

Travel to India in 2022 with Vasant Lad and faculty from The Ayurvedic Institute!


We are excited to announce that we are able to continue the tradition of traveling to Pune, India to the home of Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute.

We will be offering both the opportunity to partake in Panchakarma treatment programs and to study in our Gurukula programs – with Vasant Lad – beginning in the Fall / autumn of 2022 and running through the end of the year.

Heal With Vasant Lad

We're offering in-person 13-day residential Panchakarma Treatment Programs under the guidance of Vasant Lad. This program is hosted at The Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda (VIOA), one hour east of Pune, Maharashtra, India. This program is a customized treatment experience tailored to your current state of health, wellness, and constitutional imbalances.

The treatment plans are guided by Vasant Lad and administered by the VIOA staff at the Panchakarma center, on the same beautiful grounds where you will be residing for the duration of your treatment. This is a unique opportunity to receive personalized healing by a leading, globally recognized, Ayurvedic Physician and his dedicated team.

We will support you in planning your trip with a variety of resources and you will be hosted and reside, all meals provided, at the VIOA campus for the duration of your stay.

Study With Vasant Lad

Join us in Pune, India, to study in one of our dedicated in-person Educational Gurukula Programs with world-renowned Ayurvedic teacher Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute.

Gurukula is an intimate, immersive program hosted at the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda (VIOA) 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.

This presents a unique opportunity to learn the philosophy, history, and practical application of Applied Marma Point Therapy and Ayurvedic Pulse Reading from Vasant Lad himself - gaining the insights of a teacher and physician with over 50 years of experience.

These trainings will benefit practitioners in both their personal and professional lives while learning in Ayurvedic practices while immersed in Indian culture.

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. Instead of a single class or retreat, the guru is teaching students by living with them – where every interaction has the capacity to become a lesson.

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. You will still receive 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 within a Gurukula setting!