An introduction to Ayurveda

An introduction to Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda are interelated healing disciplines of India. Each has its unique place and function, but each one overlaps with the other on various levels.

Ayurveda is the Vedic system developed specifically for healing purposes. There is no other Vedic system of healing apart from Ayurveda. If our aim is to turn Yoga into a medical system, in the Vedic scheme this requires turning Yoga in the direction of Ayurveda. Yoga for healing should be applied according to Ayurvedic guidelines of diagnosis, treatment, and health maintenance if we want to keep yogic healing within the scope of Vedic knowledge.

In fact, there was never any yogic system of medicine in India apart from Ayurveda historically, not only among the followers of the Vedic tradition but also among the followers of non-Vedic traditions. Even Buddhist medicine in India and Tibet has been primarily Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic view of our embodied nature (body, mind, and soul) and how it works, the causes of disease and the treatment of disease are all connected in a beautiful, clear, and wonderful system of optimal health and total well-being.

Ayurveda addresses all aspects of medicine—including diet, herbs, drugs, surgery, bodywork, and its own special clinical procedures like panchakarma. It brings in ritual, mantra, and meditation for healing the mind.

In addition, Ayurveda provides lifestyle recommendations for health, longevity, and disease prevention as well as special methods for rejuvenation of body and mind. It includes the practices of Yoga from asana and pranayama to mantra and meditation as part of its healing tools.

Over the course of these four sessions you will study the following syllabus:

  • What is Ayurveda? How did it evolve 5000 years ago?
  • How Yoga And Ayurveda can help us to improve our health and wellbeing.
  • Basic principles of Ayurveda, an introduction to the Doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
  • Helping you understand your own constitution, and filling in Dosha charts.
  • How diseases will progress if Vata, Pitta, and Kapha go out of balance.
  • Causes of Dosha imbalance, Dinacharya and Ritucharya.
  • Daily routines according to Ayurveda.
  • Seasonal routines according to Ayurveda.
  • How Dosha imbalance happens in each season.
  • Ahara and Vihara according to Dosha.
  • (Food And lifestyle according to one’s constitution).
  • Introduction to 6 different Rasa (tastes) of Ayurveda.
  • Concept of Virya And Vipaka.
  • Which foods to use everyday and which foods to avoid according to the time of day.
  • Contraindicated food combinations according to Ayurveda.
  • How food is helpful to treat specific diseases.

The schedule

Course dates:

  • Sunday 2nd October
  • Sunday 9th October,
  • Sunday 6th November
  • Sunday 13th November


  • Morning: 11.00 – 13.00
  • Break 13:00 – 13:30
  • Afternoon 13.30 – 15.30

Price and registration

The cost of the course is 125 euros.

If you would like register your interest please inform us here.


Vd.Sayali Kendarkar was born in India. She holds a Bachelor in Ayurvedic medicine and  Surgery (BAMS) from Maharashtra University. After completing BAMS, she completed her one year emergency medicine diploma from Ruby Hall Clinic Pune. Since 2009 she has been running her own Ayurveda clinic in India at two different locations.

She has also worked with modern medicine in the Haematology Department of a reputed Hospital chain in India, she has arranged seminars for Menstrual Health issues. Furthermore, she has arranged seminars in Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana (Ayurvedic  Pharmacology) to teach students on the preparation of Ayurveda Medicine.  She has worked with her colleagues to build an Ayurveda Herb garden in Pune.

Since 2018 she has been working at Kaldenbroeck, Lottum, Netherlands as an Ayurveda  consultant. In 2021, she also started online consultations in Eindhoven. Since 2021 she has been working at Delight Ayurveda Academy in Amsterdam as a teacher. At Kaldenbroeck she works as a consultant where she also performs panchakarma  procedures.