The Pune Gurukula Program
4 November – 12 December 2013

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.

Dr. Lad working with clients in India

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.

     

Optional Informal Classes

For those students who are not going to the clinic in Pune, Suraj will be available at the center on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for those wanting to review what was presented in the previous week's Jyotisha class. No new curriculum will be presented. The session will be informal and optional.

Similarly, for those students who are not going to the clinic in Pune, Nomi will similarly be available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for those wanting to review their clinical skills or review previous client cases. Again, no new curriculum will be presented. The sessions will be informal and optional. These optional evening get-togethers are subject to change and may also include meditation, Kirtan, or other activities.

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Vasant Lad Lecture, Clinic (Pune & VIOA)
Nomi Gallo Clinical Skills, PK Trainer, Administrative
Suraj McNamara Medical Jyotish, PK Trainer, Administrative
Harish Raichada Administrative, Faculty Support
Kshama Raichada Kitchen, Administrative

 

 

Herb DepartmentHerb Department

Pune Gurukula Weekly Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday
Sunday
8 AM
Ayuryoga
Ayuryoga
Ayuryoga
Ayuryoga
Ayuryoga
   
t0 9 AM
(optional)
(optional)
(optional)
(optional)
(optional)
   
               
8:30 to
9:45 AM
Breakfast Is
Available        
               

10 AM

Lecture

Lecture

Lecture

Lecture

Jyotish

Optional Trip
Free

to 12 PM

Vasant Lad

Vasant Lad

Vasant Lad

Vasant Lad

Suraj McNamara

to Pune or
Time
           
Temple
 
12 Noon
to 1:30 PM
Lunch Is
Available        
               

2 to 4 PM

PK Clients

Community

Community

PK Clients

Clinical Skills

   

 

Clinic

Clinic

Clinic

Clinic

Nomi Gallo

   
               
4:00 to
7 PM
LIght Snack
& Dinner Are
Available      
               

6 to 9 PM

Pune Clinic

Pune Clinic

Pune Clinic

Pune Clinic

Free

   

 

Student
Group A

Student
Group B

Student
Group A

Student
Group B

Time

   
               
After 9 PM kitchen is closed. Hot water, herbal teas, and some snacks will be available.
 
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