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Learning and Teaching the Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda


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Wed 05 Jul 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Learning Ayurveda: The Original Premises Matter

Ayurveda of modern times is something about validating the Sasthra with the tools and methodology of modern science. Even the basic education of ayurveda has this tendency. But there are issues in this approach. These tools are not the right ones to validate Ayurveda. Teaching ayurveda in its own premises is of utmost importance to make it updated and to make sure that the world of ailing people get the best out of the system.


Vaidya M. Prasad, Guru

Guru, Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth Director & Chief Physician, Sunethri Ayurvedashram, Thrissur, Kerala

Vaidya M. Prasad, a native of Kerala, India, is a postgraduate practitioner of classical Ayurveda with clinical experience of 27 years. He did his Post-Graduation at Salakya Tanthra from the prestigious Govt. Ayurveda College Thiruvananthapuram. He was lucky enough to be a student of the basic principles of Ayurveda under the legendary Vaidya Vaidyabhushanam K. Raghavan Thirumulpad for 21 years. In 2006 he started Sunethri Ayurvedashram and Research Centre, in a remote village in Thrissur District of Kerala. He was a teacher till 2020 and headed an Ayurveda college as its Principal for five years. In addition to his clinical duties, he serves as Guru for the informal educational programme of the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeedham under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. He has been working with the care of Autistic kids since 2002 and developed an Ayurvedic protocol called SuPrA, (Sunethri Protocol for Autism) for the Ayurvedic management of autism spectrum disorders. He also gives lectures, trains young vaidyas, writes articles and columns, gives radio talks, loves music, reads books of all genres and finds time to cultivate medicinal plants.


Sophia French

Editor & Curator, Indica Center for Yoga Studies & Indica Center for Ayurveda Studies

Sophia Ann French is the Editor & Curator at the Indica Center for Yoga Studies and Indica Center for Ayurveda Studies. She has been practising hatha yoga for over 15 years and she is a regular practitioner of Vipassana. She is also studying Vedanta with the Chinmaya International Foundation, she is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher and was the founder and editor of India's first online magazine on Yoga and Vedanta. As Editor & Curator at Indica, she ensures we develop and maintain authentic connections with yoga teachers, institutes, vaidyas, etc, so that we can connect and collaborate to bring you the best of Indian knowledge systems and the lineages that support these systems.