The College offers you the opportunity to learn more about Ayurveda and receive hands on practical knowledge and skills from experienced Ayurveda physicians, practitioners and therapists. We have put together a range of seminars and workshops which can be held throughout the year at various venues in the UK. Our seminars and workshops are conducted by qualified Ayurveda physicians and practitioners. If you are interested in attending any of our seminars or workshops, or if you would like us to conduct a seminar or workshop specifically in conjunction with your organisation, please email us the contact form with your request.

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of health-care and well-being based on a unique understanding of the interrelationship of body, mind and spirit and the way in which we individually relate to the larger context of Life. The term ‘Ayurveda’ originates from the ancient Sanskrit language, and literally translates as “Knowledge of Life”. Believed to be the oldest health care system in the world, its roots go back at least 5000 years to the Vedic age and beyond. Ayurveda is considered to be the embodiment of the spiritual wisdom of ancient Himalayan sages. Today, the World Health Organisation has given it a prominent place in its Traditional Medicines Programme, an acknowledged commitment to promoting its recognition globally.

Ayurveda studies and applies the underlying “laws” of nature, teaching us how to put these great fundamental principles of health and natural living into practice. According to the Ayurvedic model, matter is comprised of five original constituents, ether, air, fire, water and earth. Human beings are a combination of these elements, together with the immaterial Self or Soul. Where ether and air are predominant, an individual is said to have a Vata nature. A predominance of fire and water gives rise to a Pitta nature and earth and water to a Kapha nature.

The proportions and combinations of these elements vary in each individual, which is what makes each one of us unique. When the five elements are in a state of balance, we feel well and happy. When the elements are out of balance, dis-ease can manifest. Ayurveda treats disease, and promotes optimum vitality, by correcting imbalances of the elements. Ayurvedic therapies include herbal remedies, therapeutic oil massages, detoxifying and cleansing methods, dietary measures, as well as exercise, relaxation and meditation.