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.

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2019 Seminars in Ayurveda program Listing

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Sapta Dhatu Yoga

January 28, 2019 with Indu Arora, C-IAYT, AP-NAMA, E-RYT, AYT

The gaps are in our perception.To view yoga and Ayurveda as two separate and isolated practices is to overlook that both are rooted in the solid common ground of Sankhya darshan. This seminar will focus on how yoga sadhana tools like asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and kriyas can be understood in the language of Ayurveda as sapta dhatus, gunas, agni, and doshas and how we can modify a practice to open up a specific tissue channel or to awaken the agni of the tissue. Attendees will learn what sapta dhatu yoga is and how it can help us achieve the state of swaasthya (health) by diligently working on the tissues. 

Indu Arora (C-IAYT, AP-NAMA, E-RYT, AYT-NAMA) is an Ayurveda and yoga therapist based in the U.S. She has been teaching yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda since the age of 19. Her teachings are derived from the Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Kashmir Shivaism, and Sivananda Yoga lineages. She has studied both yoga and Ayurveda in a traditional guru parampara setting. She is the author of the books Mudra: The Sacred Secret and Yoga – Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision.


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Human Beings in Ayurveda and Anthroposophy

February 25, 2019 with Ushta Aryan, MD, PhD, ND

Rudolph Steiner is the nineteenth-century philosopher who founded anthroposophic medicine. The head of the German section of the Theosophical Society, Steiner drew from the society’s Vedic cosmology and guided its development into a new understanding of humanity known as anthroposophy. Anthroposophy regards human beings as consisting of a physical body and an etheric body, astral body, and Ich(“ego”), with different parts belonging to thinking, feeling, and will. The analogy between anthroposophic thought and Ayurvedic thought and its implications for health and disease will be discussed briefly.

Ushta Aryan, MD, PhD, ND, is medical doctor and scientist , naturopath, and Ayurvedic and anthroposophic physician. He practices functional medicine and is adjunct fellow at UPenn Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI). He is also a board-certified homeopath and certified nutrition specialist. 


Western Herbs for Ayurvedic Practitioners 

March 25, 2019 with Ushta Aryan, MD, PhD, ND

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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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.

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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.

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.