In our "home school" founded in 1997, we combine the best of new paradigm medical education with the best of the ancient gurukula contemplative pedagogy. Our apprentices, attending on a donation basis, acquire the knowledge and tools needed to administer Ayruvedic healing techniques.
"We focus on graduating a few excellent and compassionate healers who are able to connect to their patients on a deeper level, " says our spiritual teacher, Alakananda Ma "We provide truly holistic support to our student's development. This means rigorous intellectual and clinical training, as well as a deep immersion in the spiritual and Vedic context of Ayurveda."
"Alandi Ashram is one of the best centers in America for learning Ayurveda in a spiritual and Vedic context, emphasizing Ayurveda as a yogic discipline for students to both live and practice. Its director, Alakananda, was one of the first western physicians to teach Ayurveda, starting in 1980, and brings her extensive medical background into the work as well."
|Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)
Yoga and Ayurveda; Director of American Institute of Vedic Studies
We cultivate the seeds of stillness, altruism and compassionate service in our apprentice's hearts. Honoring the multiple gifts brought by our student's diversity of learning and experience, we see our students as both teachers and learners. We encourage the creation of a community of sharing and support on all levels Through the nurturing and rich atmosphere of a gurukula, students will blossom in their personal understandings, interpersonal skills and spiritual practice, as well as in their competence in Ayurveda.