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    19th International Ayurveda Symposium

    September 8 – 10, 2017 in Birstein, Germany


Expert conference for Ayurveda doctors, therapists and health professionals

19th International Ayurveda Symposium

The International Ayurveda Symposium looks back on a long tradition: Since 1998, the Ayurveda community has been meeting in Birstein every year in autumn. The international gathering of experts provides important impetus in the fields of education, research, and practice in ayurvedic medicine. Right from the beginning, the Indian Embassy as well as recognized professional associations and academic institutions have stood aside as partners for this conference.

This year's key topics:

Kardio Kasten UK
Prana OjasUK
Yoga Kasten UK

Plus satellite: Ayurveda for animals

The Symposium is expected to attract more than 250 health professionals. Participants are welcome to deepen their professional knowledge and learn more about the latest scientific and best practice findings. Join us and see how modern and ancient healing traditions go hand in hand.

Why to participate?

  • Meet internationally recognized Ayurveda doctors and professors from India and Europe.
  • Deepen your knowledge in more than 40 top-class expert lectures, workshops and panel discussions.
  • Look forward to a stimulating exchange with fellow experts.
  • Let yourself become inspired by the lively atmosphere on the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda. 

Symposium and events

  Fri, 9/8 Sat, 9/9 Sun, 9/10
Mon, 9/11
For experts 19. Int. Ayurveda Symposium  
For beginners       Ayurveda Camp
For all participants
    Evening concert
Satellite: Ayurveda for animals  

19th International Ayurveda-Symposium 2017

Fri, Sept 8, 2017 | 06:00 p.m. - Sun, Sept 10, 2017 | 05:00 p.m. | EUR 250

The International Ayurveda Symposium has firmly made its mark in the Ayurveda community’s annual event calendar: For the past 18 years, doctors, professors, therapists, as well as other Ayurveda professionals have come together in Birstein to meet at the expert congress of the European Academy of Ayurveda.

As in previous years, high-class speakers from India and Europe will present new findings from the Ayurveda research and clinical practice – an excellent platform for your further trainings to become an Ayurveda therapist or consultant. Choose from more than 40 live presentations, workshops, and expert panels to benefit from this knowledge in your daily practice.

This year's key topics:
Therapy approaches of diseases of the cardiovascular system
Prana & Ojas – substantial and vital life and immune power
Yoga as complementary therapy in Ayurvedic medicine

Take advantage of our special discounted registration fees for early bird registration by July 31, 2017!

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Gurukula - Exchange with great personalities in the field of Ayurveda

Fri, Sept 8, 2017 | 02:00 - 05:00 p.m. | EUR 50

Personal tuition within the context of a confiding teacher-student relationship is highly appreciated in Ayurveda. Entirely in the spirit of the traditional Gurukula education system we have invited outstanding doctors and professors to meet with our students. During the Gurukula they are sharing their in-depth knowledge to promote prospective doctors and therapists in their professional and personal development. 

The distinctive approach of the Gurukla education system lies in the fact that only one topic or word provides the basis for discussion. The attending professors will be sharing their views and experiences on this issue. Therapeutic subtleties will also be discussed as well as the philosophical dimension of Ayurveda. Gurukula talks are developing within a dynamic process and may deliberately also drift off to other areas.

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Informational meeting on the Academy's education and training program

Sat, Sept 9, 2017 | 01:45 - 02:30 p.m. | free admission

For the past 20 years, the European Academy of Ayurveda has been accompanying people on their journey to a holistic way of living. For some of them, this approach to life is also leading to a meaningful career. As a participant you can benefit particularly from the competencies of our experienced Ayurveda doctors and lecturers who are among the best in their discipline throughout Europe and India. Intensive cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), universities, as well as international partners guarantees that our education and training programs meet objective quality standards.

Find out which education or training suits you best
At the informational meeting you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Academy’s education and training program. We will introduce you to the different disciplines, and you will get a thematic overview of the different training programs:
Ayurveda Medicine
Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health coaching
Massage and Manual therapy
Yoga, Meditation, and Psychology
Vastu, Jyotisha, and Sanskrit

Participation is free of charge. We look forward to receiving your registration!

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Ayurveda Camp - Consultation with Indian Vaidyas 

Mon, Sept 11, 2017 | by appointment only| free of charge

Ayurveda Camp
“Ayurveda for everybody": On September 11, renowned Ayurveda Vaidyas from India will be holding consultations on the campus in Birstein.

The consultation is free of charge. By this way, also patients may benefit who would not be able to afford the expenses for an ayurvedic consultation because it is not covered by their health insurance. The Ayurveda camp is financed by the European Academy of Ayurveda acting in pursuit of its charitable purpose.

If you are interested and like to make an appointment, please contact the office of the European Academy of Ayurveda.

Appointments can be requested only by calling +49 6054-9131-0.


Fri, Sept 8, 2017 | 05:00 p.m. - Sun, Sept 10, 2017 | 05:00 p.m. | free admission

Exhibition of Ayurveda related products and services. You can browse around our partners’ trade-faire booths looking for trips, herbal preparations, books, and more.

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge for participants of the symposium and participants of the “Ayurveda in Focus” event.

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Evening concert

Sat, Sept 9, 2017 | 08:00 p.m. | 15 EUR (free for Symposium participants)

Saturday’s evening concert has become a set date on the symposium’s calendar. Every year, Indian sounds create a true musical event at the congress. Let yourself be led away into a world of dance, instruments, and chants. The Indian musical tradition dates back some 4,000 years. Being a universal language, music connects people of all cultures. The following artists were performing in recent years: Rebecca Schöberl, Indradeep Gosh, Alokesh Chandra, Arup sen Gupta, Stephanie Bosch, Roger Hanschel, Sandip Bhattacharya. Allow yourself to be amazed about who will musically enrich this year’s symposium!

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