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Ayurveda Courses in Mcleodganj Dharamshala

Ayurveda courses Dharamshala

Lord Dhanwantari

HimVeda Certified Ayurveda courses are very popular in Dharamshala, Mcleodganj. Our courses have helped students around the world to carve a niche for themselves.The courses are not only about learning the art of healing but also invite you to learn to live a healthier,happier and more joyous life .Our unique teaching methodology based on the vast experience of our doctors is what sets us apart.

Lord Dhanvantari represents the divine healer in the tradition of Ayurveda.He reminds us that however much we may know or how skillful we become,everything still depends on grace.

The need to learn Ayurveda

‘Ayurveda’ a hitherto unknown term for the world,is now beginning to knock at the doors of every household. Many people want to learn these timeless principles of health for their own good;others wish to establish it as a medical profession; still others want to add a new dimension to their existing medical careers.It may soon enter the field of licensed healthcare throughout the world.This trend is bound to continue and we will soon see traditional medicine supplementing and even surmounting modern biochemical medicine.

 Eligibility to learn

Everybody is welcome to learn with us.There is no eligibility criteria.The only prerequisite is a ‘desire to learn’.Our goal is to truly make our courses useful for Doctors, Naturopaths, Dieticians, Massage therapists,Astheticans,Spa directors and the average person who wants to experience the joys and Ayurvedic courses Dharmshala benefits of Ayurveda.

Training with us

If you have been overwhelmed and confused by Ayurveda in the past,we have worked hard to keep the training simple and relevant so you can know and feel Ayurveda from the inside,from the heart and you will be able to make it your lifelong friend.The salient features of our training are:

  • Our courses are not one for all but will be customised according to your needs.
  • We make it sure to keep the groups small (3- 4 students) to ensure better learning and practical exposure.
  • Our course instructor, Dr. Vibhor Sharma is an M.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine with years of experience in teaching as well as healing.
  • Reasonable Fee Structure.

The duration of Ayurvedic Course

There can be no time limit to learn and understand Ayurveda.It is not only to be learned but to be lived and made real in your own life.This is what we have done and this is what we want you to do.

We believe 1 month is a good enough time duration to get a head start. So currently we are doing only 1 month courses.


Ayurveda courses Dharamshala

Training for Bankers



Classes will be six days a week 5 hrs. per day.

The daily schedule would look like this:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
  • Lecture: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (15 min. break in between )
  • Hands on: 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Lunch :  1:20 p.m.
  • Lecture : 2p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dinner : 7 p.m.

Accommodation will be homely with wi-fi.

Meals will be Ayurvedic vegetarian

If you don’t wish to stay with us during the courses you are free to do so.Just come to us for the classes and spend the rest of the day the way you want. 

Ayurveda training Dharamshala

Training for young doctors

Day by day plan for 1 month Ayurveda foundation course

Week 1



Day 1


  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Relevant History of Ayurveda (To know where we stand)
  • Understanding Marma theoretically (107 Vital points)
  • Hands on : Marma massage (107 Vital points)


Day 2

  • Pancha Mahabhuta Concept (5 elements) along with scientific understanding w.s.r. to the anatomy and physiology of 5 sense organs
  • Continuing with Marma theory

Hands on: Continuing Marma

Day 3

Tridosha Concept including 15 subtypes along with scientific understanding

Hands on: Continuing Marma

Day 4- Day 6

Concept of Sapta Dhatu (7 Body Tissues) Each Tissue explained in detail with modern scientific understanding

Understanding Rookshana (drying); why drying is done; special reference to the anatomy and physiology of lymphatic system

Hands on:  Various drying therapies like Udwartanam (powder massage), Choorna pottali ( Powder bolus massage)

Week 2

Day 1

  • Concept of Mala (Waste Products)
  • Concept of Agni (Metabolic fire) ; special reference to anatomy and physiology of digestive organs mainly liver, pancreas and stomach

Hands on: Abhyanga (oil massage)

Day 2 –Day 4

Concept of Prakruti (Body Constitution and analysis) along with scientific understanding

Hands on:

  • Continuing with Abhyanga; jambeere pinda sweda (lemon bolus massage)
  • Body type analysis

Day 5

  • Knowledge of srotas or body channels
  • Gunas (The 20 qualities) : Emphasising  Ayurveda as qualitative science vis-à-vis the quantitative nature of modern medicine

Hands on: Shirodhara (Oil pouring on forehead)

Day 6

Doshas in relation to day- night, age, meal times

Hands on: Kati basti ( Making an oil pool on the back )

Ayurveda course Dharamshala

Certificate on completion


Week 3

Day 1

  • Understanding Panchakarma scientifically
  • The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous systems and their relation to Panchakarma; the importance of rest

Hands on: Shiro abhyanga, Pada Abhyanga (Head and foot massage)

Day 2

Ghritpana (Internal oleation with ghee); Why it’s done and How it works; with a complete understanding of fat metabolism

Is fat good or bad for us ? a comparative analysis with modern nutrition

Stress management in Ayurveda


Hands on: Learning to prepare medicinal ghee

Day 3

  • Varieties of external oleation including Abhyanga (Oil massage) and Pidischil (Oil pouring) How they work and their importance  in general health as well as Panchakarma
  • Vamana (Therapeutic vomiting) ; How it works ; Why it’s given ; Understanding mucus production
  • Women and child healthcare in Ayurveda


Hands on:

  • Finishing ghee preparation; how to know when its ready
  • Nadee sweda (steam therapy)
  • Bashpasweda (steam box)


Day 4

  • Virechana (Therapeutic diarrhea); understanding the formation and functions of bile; and its importance in Panchakarma

Hands on: Virechana (administering diarrhea)

Day 5

  • Basti (Therapeutic enema ) including oil and decoction enemas ; understanding the importance with focus on gut microbiome and second brain (enteric nervous system)
  • Nasya (nasal oil pulling); its impact on brain health
  • Sansarjana and Rasayana ( Recovering and restoring strength after Panchakarma )

Hands on: preparing and administering an Ayurvedic enema

Day 6

The 6 tastes in Ayurveda ; understanding their importance in diet as well as Pharmacology

Hands on: Administering Nasya

Week 4

Day 1

Hands on: Mukhalepa and ubatanam (Ayurvedic facials/ packs) preparation and application(according to different body types)

Day 2

  • Body type eating
  • Incompatible foods in Ayurveda and their relation to cuisines in different cultures
  • Yoga as a therapy in Ayurveda


Hands on: Tarpana (Filling the eyes with medicated ghee) + Karnapoorna (filling ears with medicated oil)


Day 3

Understanding the properties of common foods and their effect on different doshas

Hands on: Leaning to cook Ayurvedic food in the kitchen

       Day 4

Kitchen pharmacy : understanding the properties and medicinal usage of common kitchen spices

Hands on: Learning to cook Ayurvedic food with the spices

Day 5

  • Pharmacology
  • Understanding the properties and medicinal usage of 15 Ayurvedic herbs

Hands on : Learning to cook Ayurvedic food in the Kitchen

Day 6

 Continuing with the properties and medicinal usage of 15 more Ayurvedic herbs (in different diseases)

Hands on: Preparation of herbal decoctions

Week 5

Day 1

Understanding disease from Ayurvedic perspective

  • The 5 diagnostic tools
  • Making Ayurvedic diagnosis
  • The 3 pathways of disease
  • The 5 stages of disease

Hands on: Learning diagnostic skills

Day 2

  • Undertstanding 10 common diseases from Ayurvedic standpoint, their causes and management
  • Pooja and Certificate distribution ceremony


Topics can be added  based on the interest of students.

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An Institute Certificate shall be issued on successful completion.