Seminars in Ayurveda

Developed and hosted by the NAMA's PACE program, the Seminars in Ayurveda are free, 60-minute, monthly teleconferences open to the public that aim to enhance the Ayurvedic profession through educational engagement, hosted every 4th Monday of the month.

5:00 p.m. Pacific | 6:00 p.m. Mountain | 7:00 p.m. Central | 8:00 p.m. Eastern - Call (712) 770-5603 and Enter Access Code 683432#

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*Recordings of past seminars are available to members only.

Upcoming Seminars in Ayurveda

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Role of Ayurvedic Practitioner in Integrative Case Management of Amavata

October 28, 2019, Jayagopal Parla, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), AD, MAOM, C-IAYT, CMT

This seminar will illuminate the disease profile of amavata (rheumatoid arthritis) with relevant facts and statistics and explore Ayurvedic pathogenesis, clinical diagnosis, and the value of differential diagnosis. Dr. Parla will review the importance of lab and imaging reports and the prescription drugs commonly used to treat this disease and their cautions and suggest appropriate Ayurvedic herbs. His discussion of the issues surrounding interdisciplinary communication and co-management for Ayurvedic practitioners will feature case studies and examples of treatment protocols.

Jayagopal Parla, is founder and director of Athreya Ayurvedic Integrative Health Center in Long Beach, CA. A professor of Ayurvedic Medicine with over 20 years of teaching and clinical experience, he is an internationally known speaker.

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Vastu to Improve the Success of Your Ayurveda Business 

November 11, 2019, with Michael Mastro

Vastu tips on how to make your spa, office or clinic more successful.

During this presentation you will learn powerful tips, based on scientific research that:

  • Increase productivity and reduce expenses

  • Attract more clients

  • Improve relationships within the clinic or spa

  • Reduce stress and strengthen health of your clients

Michael Mastro, Vastu Consultant (Indian Feng Shui sister science to Ayurveda). His corporate clients include Microsoft, Boeing, NASA, World Bank, and Intel, as well as individuals worldwide. He was a featured guest on Dr Oz and presented Vastu at the United Nations.



Western Herbs for Ayurvedic Practitioners 

December 9, 2019, with Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H.

Are you a well-educated Ayurvedic practitioner who uses Ayurvedic herbs, but would like to extend your skill set to include Western herbs?

These days, most Ayurvedic students learn at least a little about Ayurvedic herbs in Ayurveda school. What they don’t learn, though, is anything about Western herbs. We will deeply discuss the similarities and differences between Western and Ayurvedic herbalism and how to connect the knowledge you already have with an understanding of effective Western herbs in your clinic or practice.

If you are ready to take your herbal knowledge to the next level and use all those unfamiliar herbs your clients are bringing in, let’s get together and spend this class in the realm of Western herbs for Ayurvedic practitioners. 

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher, and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 40 years. He was the herbal apprentice of an Ayurvedic master, Yogi Bhajan, for thirty-two years and the first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild and director emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

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Earn PACE Credits

Professional members can earn 1 PACE credit for each NAMA Seminar in Ayurveda presentation they listen to. In order to earn credit for listening to a seminar, follow these steps:

  1. Listen to either a live or recorded Seminars in Ayurveda presentation.

  2. After you listen to the seminar, to earn credit, locate the specific title of that seminar on the PACE Listing Page.

  3. Click on the respective "Verify Credits" link.

  4. Complete the brief evaluation.

  5. Click "Complete Survey".

Interested in Presenting a Seminar in Ayurveda?

NAMA welcomes professional members who have intensive experience in the field of Ayurveda to apply to present a Seminar in Ayurveda. If you are interested in presenting please submit a presenter application.

*In the event an SIA is canceled, we will do our best to have an alternate presenter.

Seminars in Ayurveda takes a brief hiatus during November and December. Join us again on January 28, 2019!

Note: NAMA has not evaluated any of the information presented in these talks. The views expressed are those of the presenter, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of NAMA. These lectures are offered as an opportunity for members and the general public to learn more about topics related to Ayurveda. NAMA does not endorse any specific presenter or topic.