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Vasant Lad, M.A.Sc.
Ayurvedic Physician and Executive Director

Vasant Lad brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) degree from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.

Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute. Vasant Lad is the author of numerous books and respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. Vasant Lad is the author of 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 500, 000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Vasant Lad's Biographical Data
A Compendium of Vasant Lad's Published Works

Serena Arora,
BEd, E-RYT 500, AP, PYT, WT

Serena is an E-RYT 500, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Professional Yoga Therapist, and an international yoga teacher trainer. With a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Wholistic Therapy, she is not only a dedicated teacher, but also a dedicated life-long student of Yoga and Ayurveda; completing programs of study at the Chakrapani Ayurvedic Clinic and Research Centre in India, Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda and Vedika Global in California, and the Ayurvedic Institute.

Over the past 15 years, Serena has guided and trained hundreds of students and yoga teachers using experiential curriculum integrating her vast studies of yoga, holistic health, and Ayurveda. She attributes her well-rounded professional development to her inspiring teachers and mentors from around the world: Vasant Lad, MASc, Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Dr. Scott Blossom, Joseph and Lilian Lepage, Sri Geeta Iyengar, and especially her very first ‘guruji’, her dad.

I have been a student of Ayurveda since 1990 when I studied pulse analysis and marma therapy with Dr. John Douillard; and various Vedic topics through the Transcendental Meditation community. I began the Ayurvedic Studies Program (ASP) in 1993 and have been active in many forms of Ayurveda since then including panchakarma therapist, instructor in ASP1 and ASP2, Student Clinic Manager as well as a state funded consortium that provides alternative health systems to persons of need, a private consultation practice, and providing an on-going mentorship program with North American and International students.

I consider myself a student and practitioner and enjoy how the years have provided a depth of experience that I could not have imagined at the onset of my decision to learn Ayurveda.

Vastra- Interview with Vasant Lad -Part 4
Vastra- Interview with Vasant Lad -Part 4
David Crow of Floracopeia Interviews Dr. Vasant Lad
David Crow of Floracopeia Interviews Dr. Vasant Lad
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