Ayurveda, the knowledge of life

Ayurveda, the knowledge of life

7-day online Immersion

April 1st – April 7th 2023

Daily 7:00-8:30am (PDT), 10:00-11:30am (EDT), 3:00-4:30pm (UTC), 7:30-9:00pm (IST)

Ayurveda, the knowledge of life is an Immersion program organized by La Grace, Sri Aurobindo Integral Life Center and NAMAH, The Journal of Integral Health

Ayurveda, translated as ‘the knowledge of life’, comes to us from India and is one of the oldest known healthcare systems in the world. Referred to as the ‘Mother of All Healing’, it is based on the simple yet profound principles of Creation that can guide all aspects of our life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This timeless body of knowledge offers us ways to restore and integrate our body-mind-spirit, reconnect with nature, and live harmoniously with others, our environment, and the universe at large. It is truly a holistic approach to life!

Ayurveda, the knowledge of  life Immersion will help you to find more balance and joy in your life. Our esteemed panel of speakers will provide practical tools and applications for daily living, including diet and lifestyle practices, self-care routines, daily regimes to support a vibrant and healthy life, and more. 

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“A divine life in a divine body is the formula of the ideal that we envisage.” Sri Aurobindo

Please note that each session is recorded and made available to participants within 24 hours.

Daily Topics and Speakers

April 1, Saturday: Ayurveda’s Contribution to Health and Wellbeing

Kashyapa Fisher, AROGYA, Founder and Director

Dr. Sheila Patel, Chopra Center, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Rammanohar, Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Research Director

April 2, Sunday: Know Your Ayurvedic Constitution       

Dr. Sheila Patel, Chopra Center, Chief Medical Officer

 April 3, Monday : Conscious Eating using Ayurveda Principles     

Meenakshi Gupta, AyurRoots, Founder and Director

 April 4, Tuesday: Ayurveda’s Approach to Stress and Anxiety    

Dr. Rammanohar, Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Research Director

April 5, Wednesday: Ojas: what holds us together, against all odds….

Kashyapa Fisher, AROGYA, Founder and Director

 April 6, Thursday: Dinacharya: Designing a daily practice to support a vibrant and healthy life           

Sunny Rose Healy, Mamayurveda, Founder and Director                     

April 7, Friday: Ayurveda as a Spiritual Sadhana (Practice)                      

Dr. Vasant Lad, The Ayurvedic Institute, Founder and Director

7-Day Program

Panel Discussion: Ayurveda’s Contribution to Health and Wellbeing. Panelists: Kashyapa Fisher, Dr. Sheila Patel, Dr. Rammanohar

In our opening session, Kashyapa Fisher, Dr. Sheila Patel and Dr. Rammanohar share their thoughts on Ayurveda’s contribution to health in our modern times.

Know Your Ayurvedic Constitution, Dr. Sheila Patel

The ancient health science of Ayurveda is built around the five elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The unique combination of these elements come together to make up the doshas, or constitutions—vata, pitta, and kapha. Each dosha has several corresponding qualities that are expressed in the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of one’s being. All of us have some aspects of each dosha, but one or two doshas tend to dominate, informing everything from our digestion to our emotions. In this talk, Dr. Sheila Patel will discuss the importance of knowing your knowing your Ayurvedic constitution.

Conscious Eating using Ayurveda Principles, Meenakshi Gupta.

In Ayurveda, conscious eating is learning to eat the things you love sensibly. It is breaking old, mindless eating habits and closely gauging your appetite to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. This is a skill that helps you to get to a healthy physical body and healthy mind. In this talk, you will learn. 

  • How to create wholesome, well-balanced meals that nourish the body, mind, and spirit by gaining familiarity with individual and seasonal dietary considerations as per Ayurveda.
  • Understand The difference between emotional hunger and true hunger.

Ayurveda’s Approach to Stress and Anxiety, Dr. Rammanohar

According to Ayurveda, the body and mind make one continuum, and when the body is affected, mind is affected and vice versa. Stress and anxiety can have roots in the mind or the body and involve the derangement of Vata dosha and Pitta dosha. For this reason, treatments targeting the physical body and aiming to pacify Vata and Pitta will be beneficial in managing stress and anxiety. However, the root cause of all diseases is stress and anxiety, which arise from wrong and excessive thinking. This is called Prajnaparadha in Ayurveda. The ultimate treatment for stress and anxiety is correcting the thought process by cultivating control of the mind and nurturing spiritual awareness and knowledge. Ayurveda offers a spectrum of approaches for management of stress and anxiety that begins with herbs and physical treatments and culminates in spiritual counselling.


Ojas: what holds us together, against all odds…., Kashyapa Fisher.

This session will introduce participants to a selection of core philosophical tenets, unravelling some of the threads that weave together the unique universe of Ayurveda. Chief among these: that death is in fact the natural state and life, a most unusual phenomenon, is always an exception, predicated upon continuous and sufficient cause. We will explore the deeper significance of diet, lifestyle, medicine and perception as the causes and effects of life, death and experience beyond skin.


Dinacharya: Designing a daily practice to support a vibrant and healthy life, Sunny Rose Healy.

Learn about the art and science of harnessing time for self-transformation. Dinacharya (daily routine) is one of the single most powerful Ayurvedic tools for improving overall health and wellbeing, and the foundation of a vibrant, healthy, happy life. In this 90-minute webinar, Sunny Rose Healey will present her take on this powerful tool and explain how to create your own dinacharya, including how to choose practices, nourishment, and timing.

Ayurveda as a Spiritual Sadhana (Practice), Dr. Vasant Lad

Dr. Lad describes Ayurveda as the art of living in harmony with nature, and in harmony with the surroundings. What he offers patients is more of Ayurveda’s lifestyle wisdom: finding balance with nature and living a spiritual life. In this closing session, on Ayurveda as a Spiritual Sadhana, Dr. Lad shares how underlying Ayurveda is a spiritual component that invites one to connect with the “cosmic consciousness”. Connecting with this greater intelligence is often cited as the ultimate path to healing.


Dr. Sheila Patel, MD, is Chopra’s Chief Medical Officer and a board-certified family physician who combines the best of conventional medicine with Ayurveda to help people achieve optimal mind, body,

Meenakshi Gupta is a classically trained Ayurveda Vaidya and an international repute teacher. She has pursued her MD in Ayurveda from the Apex Learning Institute, The National Institute of Ayurveda

Dr. 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

Sunny Rose Healy studied Ayurveda under Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque New Mexico and later became a faculty member at this same Institute, where she taught

Kashyapa Fisher is Founder and Director of AROGYA, a comprehensive pancha karma clinic and online consulting service, through which he pioneers the application of traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a practical

Dr. Rammanohar, PhD, C.A.S., R.Y.T. comes from a family of Ayurvedic practitioners and Vedic teachers in India tracing back to the illustrious Vedic-acharya Rishi Kaundinya. He is currently the Research Director

Ayurveda, the knowledge of life

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