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Introductory Course to Ayurveda (5 Days residential)

Course based on Ayurveda (Ancient Science of Life, therapy, life style)

Course Overview
Course Dates
Lodging & Bording Facilities
Fees & Financial Information
How to apply?
Contact Details & Getting to Ashram
What to bring?
Rules & Regulations of Ashram
Our Style of Yoga

Course Overview (5 Day Introductory Course)

Introduction - to What is Ayurveda, Ayurveda Life style, Diet, Panch Karma, Useful Herbals, Analysis of Prakriti (Kafa, Pitta & Vata)

Demonstrations - Nasya (Nasal techniques), Shirodhara (Using Oil) , Herbal face packs, Ayurveda Massage, Analysis of Prakriti (Kafa, Pitta, Vata)

Useful Information - related to Herbal Home Remedies, personal health recommendations

Course Dates

Medium Of Teaching
2007 Courses
15 to 20 April 2007
23 to 28 May 2007
5 to 10 July 2007
10 to 15 Aug 2007
1 to 5 October 2007
6 to 10 November 2007
2008 Courses
1 to 5 January 2008
12 to 16 April 2008
7 to 11 July 2008
5 to 9 October 2008


The fees for the above course

1. Course Fees, Lodging & boarding Charges - Total Fees US $ 100

Fees can be paid with any of the following ways

1. Travelers Cheques
2. Currency - USD $, Sterling , Euro ? Yen or Indian Rupees Rs.
3. Telegraphic Bank Transfer of Funds
Note - Foreign currency exchange help is available..

Venue of Course

Vishwa Yoga Darshan - Vishwa Yoga Darshan is a perfect place for yoga and meditation. It is situated in the mountain range of Sahyadri, the ashram is surrounded by fascinating landscapes and natural beauties. It is an ideal location away from city and stressful modern life.

The new ashram is becoming more popular as it offers stress free Yoga Life style in natural environment.

This place is in the vicinity of Lord Trimbakeshwara, one of the 12 most important and auspicious Shiva Temples in India. Lord Shiva is the origin of Yoga Tradition; this makes the location of the ashram more significant. Millions of devotees visit the Shiva temple annually. Surrounding mountains are considered as the heaven for Yogis, next to Himalayas, to perform Yoga & Mediation practices.


Yoga, Meditation facilities, Ayurveda, Herbal treatment, Massage, Nature therapies are made available in the ashram at cost. Medical Facilities including emergency services are also provided.


Ashram provides lodging facilities to students. A student is provided with an independent compartment in a house. Every house has 4 compartments, the house is self contained having attached toilet block. Independent wardrobe with a locker is provided to every student. A bed, mattress, blankets, sheets and pillow are also provided.

A laundry service is available in the ashram at cost.

Note - We provide Yoga Mats to the students to use during the course at NO extra charge.

No of Students per batch are about 28


Dining room provides pure vegetarian food in accordance with the Aryurveda life style; the food is non spicy, rich in raw vegetables. Daily diet consists of various fruits (including seasonal fruits). Herbal drinks are provided instead of tea and coffee.

The food is supplied is strictly organic and non-processed. A precaution is taken to maintain nutritional value of the diet. For every individual the Ayurveda diet is recommended considering ones requirements.

Note - A complete silence is maintained in the dining room during the meals and breakfast.


A good collection of books, in the library proves to be a valuable resource to aspiring Yoga Students. It includes various books on Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Vedas, Upnishdas, other Indian philosophies, Ayurveda, naturopathy etc.

Personal Guidance

Personal guidance for medical problems using Yoga Techniques, Herbals and ayurveda techniques is available for the students.


The store provides following services at cost

What to Bring?

Ayurveda (Residential) Course Daily Schedule

05:00 am - Wakeup Time
05.45 am to 06.00 am - Herbal Drink
06.00 am to 06.30 am - Morning Wash
06.30 am to 07.30 am - Herbal Wash
07:30 am to 08:30 am - Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)
09:00 am to 10:00 am - Ayurveda Breakfast / Snacks with learning of preparation
10:30 am to 11:30 am - Demonstration
11:30 am to 12:30 pm - LUNCH with learning preparation
02:30 pm to 03:30 pm - Lecture I
03:30 pm to 04:00 pm - Herbal Drink
04:30 pm to 05:30 pm - Lecture II
05.30 pm to 06:00 pm - Information on Herbal Plant
10:00 pm - Bed Time

Rules for Participants

Please note that you are entering an Yoga Ashram, which is a new experience, the rules should be followed so as to get the maximum benefit of this Environment and make your experience enjoyable

1. After the admission, participants cannot leave the campus (except for 1 weekly off). In case of emergency, written permission from the Course Coordinator is required.
2. No friends, relatives are allowed to stay with participants without any prior permission.
3. Visitors are not allowed in the campus except for visiting hours.
4. Children below age of 10 years can stay with their parents, but a prior permission is necessary.
5. For getting the best results from practice of yoga, the course schedule, diet et al have been changed; the participants are requested to adjust to this environment as quickly as possible.
6. Participants must follow the timetable.
7. Participants must attend all sessions, Lectures and all other activities.
8. Please don't bring valuables, if you want Yoga Vidya Dham can keep them safely for you during the course.
9. If you are physically unwell, you are requested to contact the Resident Medical Officer immediately.
10. You can bring your medicines and continue personal treatment, but it is advisable to inform about your ailment & treatment to the medical officer or your class teacher.
11. In case of major health problems initial treatment will be provided by the medical officer, any further treatment required during the course will have to be managed from external medical experts on your own.
12. You can get the information about India, various tourist destinations like goa, kerala, Andaman & nicobar islands etc. in Yoga Vidya Dham, also you may get help for train reservations, flight reservations and accommodations etc. Please remember this is for the convenience of course participant's.
13. Necessary food arrangements are made in the institute and no external food is allowed. (The food in the institute is strictly vegetarian.) To experience good effects of Yoga, please do not have anything from out side to eat.
14. Alcohol, tobacco or other drugs / steriods / smoking et al are strictly not allowed in the Ashram Premises. (This behaviors may invite strict action against the persons violating the law.)
15. Please bring 3 passport size photos with you.
16. There is complete silence during the meals.
Course Coordinator reserves the right to enforce other necessary rules apart from all the above rules.

The address of the institute is as follows

Yoga Vidya Dham
Kaivalya Nagari
College Road
Nashik - 422005
Phone - 91-253-2318090, 2575624, 2317454
Email - yvd@yogapoint.com

Nasik city is 170 KM from Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

Regular Flights, Trains, Bus service and Taxi service available to reach Nasik.

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How to Apply?

You can send email to yvd@yogapoint.com informing your name, address, health status.

The fees can be deposited when the student comes for the course.

Feel free to ask if anything else is required, mail us at yvd@yogapoint.com

Hari OM

For Further Reading Articles on Ayurveda

Introduction - Ayurveda
Human Body - From the viewpoint of Ayurveda
Life Style - Daily Routine