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Dispatch from Madurai

As many of you know, we decided to change our location of our bi-annual trip to India, and we are conducting our two-week retreat at the Avn Arogya Ayurvedic Hospital, spa and resort in Madurai. This clinic was founded in 1930, and now under the leadership of Dr. Ramesh Varier.

Avn Arogya is a full-service Ayurvedic hospital, which caters to […]

Find Balance in Your Life with Ayurveda: Q&A with Ayurveda Health Practitioner Marie Gregoire

With our popular Ayurveda Health Practitioner Course starting next month (September 22), we’ve been receiving all kinds of questions from interested applicants. Below, Marie Gregoire—one of our top graduates—answers your questions!

Christine Schrum: How was Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute & Wellness Centre’s AHP course helpful for you, both personally and professionally?

Marie Gregroire: The Ayurveda course taught by Vaidya Gupta is […]

Ayurvedic Immersion Tour of India! Feb. 9 – Feb 22, 2013

We are delighted to announce our annual, two-week Intensive Training Program in India for students of Ayurveda! Join us from Feb 9 – Feb 22, 2013 for an expansive, rejuvenating Ayurvedic Immersion experience, along with sightseeing trips and customized Panchakarma treatments in Madurai. Students & participants will have the unique opportunity to receive training and experience Panchakarma treatments in […]

Vaidya Gupta’s “Nourishing Dates” Recipe

Sweet, sattvic and delicious, dates are among the most rejuvenating and restorative snacks you can eat. From a nutritional perspective, they’re rich in Vitamins A, B1 and B2, and they’re also high in potassium. From an Ayurvedic perspective, dates increase energy and vitality. They’re a very balancing food to eat, especially when you’re feeling tired and worn out—whether from […]

Ayurveda Spa Technician Training: Starts July 6th

Mark your calendars! On July 6, our Ayurveda Spa Technician Training starts! If you’re interested in pursuing Ayurvedic massage as a career path (or an adjunct to your current career), this course will teach you everything you need to know. Our Ayurveda Spa Technician course will teach you how to perform:

Abhyanga: a soothing, rejuvenating, full-body massage with warm, herbalized […]

Why Become an Ayurvedic Practitioner? Top 3 Reasons + FAQs

With our summer Ayurvedic Health Practitioner course starting on July 21st, we’re receiving lots of queries about the program—what it entails, and what benefits it offers. Below, you’ll find answers to the most common questions about this course, along with the top three reasons you should consider taking it!

Top Three Reasons for Becoming an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner

1. Personal Benefits: […]

Soothe Your Sinuses Naturally: Neti Pots Now Available at Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute

Do you sneeze more than 5 times a day? Are you the kind of person who goes through a box of Kleenex faster than your friends can say Gesundheit? If so, chances are you’d benefit from a Neti Pot.

The Neti Pot is a cute little teapot that you fill up with warm, salty water to gently rinse your sinuses […]

Mmmm, Mango Lassi! A Delicious Digestive Aid

If you’ve ever eaten at an authentic East Indian restaurant, chances are you’ve had a mango lassi before. Cool, sweet and summery, mango lassis not only taste delicious, they’re a wonderful post-meal digestive aid. Similar in consistency to milkshakes, lassis are made with yogurt instead of milk, so they’re packed with probiotic goodness.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, lassi is a […]

Sweet & Sattvic: Tone Your Body & Mind with Figs

Though often overlooked in the dried fruits aisle, figs offer some pretty sweet health benefits—both from a nutritional and Ayurvedic perspective.

Packed with natural sugars, vitamins and minerals, these jewel-shaped beauties make a satisfying post-yoga pick-me-up, whether fresh or dried. Figs are also rich in iron—a powerful blood-builder—and potassium, which can help reduce blood-pressure levels. Ounce for ounce, figs contain […]

Knowing Your Mind-Body Type: The First Step Toward a Healthier, Happier You

Have you ever wondered how some people can pig out and stay slim? Or why some folks love hot weather while others wilt like flowers in the heat? Ayurveda has an easy answer for these questions: your preferences and tendencies are determined by your mind-body type (also known as your dosha).

The Three Ayurvedic Mind-Body Types

No two individuals are alike, […]