The Ayurveda Home Study Course

The Ayurveda Home Study Course, by Dr. Robert Svoboda, BAMS, is a 12 week, non-credit introductory course on Ayurveda and begins on the first of every month starting June 1. This at-home study course is a complement to Vasant Lad’s book, Ayurveda, the Science of Self-Healing. The course covers basic Ayurvedic principles and philosophy and introduces a new way of thinking about health and disease.

Students receive a copy of the text, Lessons and Lectures on Ayurveda and The Hidden Secret of Ayurveda, both by Dr. Robert Svoboda, BAMS. It is recommended that students also purchase Ayurveda, the Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc as there are references throughout the course to this text. (Cost is $10.95.)

The course incorporates optional student forums, weekly quizzes, and audio recordings. Students are required to commit to a minimum of one hour per week for 12 weeks. Students must successfully complete the course in the allotted 12 weeks to receive a certificate of completion.


Dr. Robert E. Svoboda

Robert E. Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda, tutored him in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore. After moving to India in 1973, he lived there for more than a decade. Since 1985 he has continued to spend many months of each year there and in other lands.

The author of a dozen books, he serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque and for Bastyr University in Seattle.For more information about Dr. Svoboda, visit his website.

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The lessons are:
1. History and Philosophy
2. The Three Doshas
3. The Human Constitution
4. Doshas, Dhatus and Malas
5. Pathology
6. Diagnosis
7. Therapeutic Theory
8. Therapeutics of Indigestion
9. Food
10. Medicinals
11. Lifestyle and Routine
12. Rejuvenation and Virilization


Ayurveda Home Study Course

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