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    21st International Ayurveda Symposium

    September, 13 - 15, 2019 in Birstein, Germany


Our speakers in 2019

Various renowned speakers from Europe and India have already agreed to enrich the Symposium by giving a lecture or contributing to a panel discussion:

Stina Andersson (SE)

Andersson Stina 116x140 beige symp   Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and teacher
Stina Andersson BSc is the main teacher of the education Ayurveda Life Training and owns the first Ayurvedic clinic in Ängelholm, Sweden. She is a professional and engaged lecturer in Ayurveda, and has a great commitment to spreading the Vedic knowledge to northern latitudes. With her previous experience as an engineer and manager, she combines this knowledge with Ayurveda in a unique leadership program. Stina is an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant from the American Institute of Vedic Studies/David Frawley and has an advanced clinical experience from International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India.

HP Oliver Becker (D)

Becker Oliver  

Certified Pedagoge, Practitioner of Natural Medicine
Ayurveda expert Oliver Becker is treating patients in his own clinic of natural medicine in Koblenz, Germany. Lecturer and modul leader within the Master training course in Ayurveda medicine at the European Academy of Ayurveda where he also acts as interpreter and head of medical treatment programs. The experienced lecturer disposes of profound knowledge in Ayurveda, phytotherapy and yoga.

Amarjeet S. Bhamra (UK)

Bhamra Amarjeet S web 72dpi beig   Ambassador of Ayurveda and Yoga in the UK
Amarjeet S. Bhamra administers the powerful All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Indian Traditional Sciences. In this position, he has made an important contribution to raising awareness on holistic sciences for health and wellbeing in the UK. Among other things, he helped to create National Vocational Qualification and Standards for Shiro Abhyanga and Yoga. Amarjeet has been the inspiration behind the establishment of Centre of Excellence for Indian Traditional Sciences in augurated in April 2018. He has the privilege to be included into the ‘100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations’.

Prof. Dr. Anand Chaudhary (IND)

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Professor and Head of Rasa Shastra, BHU
Prof. Dr. Anand Chaudhary, BSc MD (Ayu) PhD, has been working as Professor at the department of Rasa Shastra of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, since 2006. Previously he already taught at Gujarat Ayurved University in Jamnagar. He has published more than 90 scientific papers published in the field of Ayurveda. Member of the Council on Research, Industry and Education of AYUSH.

Dr. Pankaj Chhayanee (IND)

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Ayurveda doctor
Dr. Pankaj Chhayanee completed his MD (Ayu) degree in 2013 at Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. He is specialised in the field of Kayachikitsa. Currently he works at P.D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital, Nadiad, as Panchakarma physician. In addition he teaches the subject of Kayacikitsa at J.S. Auyrveda College in Nadiad.

» Abstract: Integral Ayurvedic approach in management of metabolic disorders with particular reference to Dyslipidemia
» Abstract: A case report of patient of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

Dr. med. Ananda Chopra (D)

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Head of the Ayurveda Department at the Habichtswaldklinik Kassel
Dr. Ananda Samir Chopra studied medicine and indology at the University of Heidelberg. After his licence to practise medicine, he spent one year in Kolkata, India, in order to study Ayurveda. Since 1996 he has been senior physician at the Ayurveda clinic Kassel. From 2009 to 2011 he was research assistant in a research project on the modern history of Ayurveda at the University of Heidelberg. In addition to his clinical work, he continues to be scientifically active in the history of medicine. Since his childhood he has been learning and practicing classical Indian music (Hindustani Sangit).

» Abstract: Jihva-pariksa - Tongue diagnosis as part of a practical Ayurvedic diagnostic concept
» Abstract: Ayurvedic complementary therapy for Hashimoto thyroiditis

Dr. Prasanth Dharmarajan (IND)

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Assistant Professor Panchakarma, AIIA
Hailing from a family of Ayurveda Physicans in Kerala, Dr. Prasanth Dharmarajan PhD is one of the earliest staff members of the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) apex Institute of Ayurveda, by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. In 2015, he was appointed as Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Panchakarma department where he designed and developed the department to handle hundreds of patients per day, created the first national standards for Panchakarma technician training in India and trained the institute’s post-graduate and technician students. Previously 
he serverd in the Department of Panchakarma and Integrative Medical Studies at the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and its School of Ayurveda, in Kerala, where he directed and taught educational programs for international students, including Western doctors and medical personnel.

» Abstract: Metabolic diseases in Ayurveda practice: stroke and multiple sclerosis
» Abstract: Ayurveda therapy approaches for hair loss (Alopecia Universalis)

HP Petra Eich-Mylo (CH)

Eich Mylo Petra  

Federal Diploma as Practitioner of Natural Medicine (Ayurveda)
Petra Eich-Mylo is among the distinguished practitioners of natural medicine in Europe and a renowned expert in Ayurveda therapy and phytotherapy. For many years she has been in charge of Ayurvedic panchakarma treatments at the Rosenberg Ayurveda Health and Treatment Center, together with Prof. S.N. Gupta. Accompanies her patients in their holistic healing process and health improvement. Manages her own Ayurvedic practice in Zurich, Switzerland.

» Abstract: Metabolic syndrome - The deadly quartet: Insulin resistance, hypertension, obesity, dyslipidaemia

Dr. Astrid Gerstemeier (D)

Gerstemeier Astrid 116x140 beige symp   Ecotrophologist 
Dr. Astrid Gerstemeier has been self-employed for over 20 years in her own practice for holistic classical and Ayurvedic nutritional counselling and coaching. From 2001-2006 she also headed the nutrition department at the Schwelmer Modell outpatient neurodermatitis therapy centre. In 2010 she founded the Sonnenberg Health Centre in Wiesbaden, which she still runs today. In holistic coaching sessions she accompanies clients in the development of new behaviours to improve their quality of life. As an experienced lecturer and specialist, she trains specialists and patients in Ayurvedic and classical dietetics. She holds a doctorate in Oecotrophology, an Ayurvedic Nutrition and Health Consultant (European Academy of Ayurveda), a Certified Nutrition Consultant (VDOE), a Nutrition Specialist for Allergology (DAAB) and a Coach for Holistic Personality Coaching (Academy for Holistic Leadership).

Uwe Gramminger (D)

Gramminger Uwe 2 116x140 beige symp   Managing Director euroved
Uwe Gramminger worked for 25 years as a business economist and later as CEO in the global textile and fashion industry before founding the sustainable management consultancy Carpe Diem Consilium, which is aimed exclusively at owner-managed medium-sized companies. In 2017 he joined the family business euroved as Managing Director. Under the management of Dr. med. Harsha Gramminger, euroved operates an Ayurveda general practitioner practice, an Ayurveda Academy with training courses for doctors, alternative practitioners and non-medical students as well as eurovedshop.com offering a wide range of ayurvedic products, often certified organic.

Dr. med. Pamila Grimm (D)

grimm pamila 116x140 beige symp   Specialist in paediatrics and adolescent medicine
Dr. med. Pamila Grimm completed her studies and her doctorate in human medicine at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. She trained as a specialist in paediatrics in the paediatric clinic of the former municipal clinics in Offenbach. International experience in London, UK, in paediatric gastroenterology at St. Georges Hospital and in a private practice as consultant paediatrician. After the birth of her three children, she worked in various paediatric practices in Germany and gained several years of experience in the social paediatric centre in Frankfurt-Höchst. Currently working in the paediatric and juvenile medical service of the health department of the city of Frankfurt and in a paediatric practice in Bad Homburg. In addition, she is currently enrolled in the Master's programme in Ayurveda Medicine at the European Academy for Ayurveda in Birstein; for her it is a return to her Indian roots.

HP Birgit Gröne-Tappe (D)

groene birgit 116x140beige symp   Master of Science (MSc) in Ayurveda Medicine, Yoga Teacher
Birgit Gröne-Tappe is a yoga teacher, Ayurveda doctor, practitioner of natural medicine and physiotherapist. During several stays in India with different internships, she deepened her knowledge. She passes on her experiences authentically and yet adapted to our western habits in order to achieve the best possible success with the individual patient. Her group work is based on modern, holistic body and movement pedagogy, which is oriented towards stress management and health care.

Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta (IND)

Gupta Shivenarain  

Head of Ayurveda Clinic
Prof. Shivenarain Gupta MD (Ayu) is head of department and professor at the ayurvedic hospital and college in Nadiad, Gujarat. Obtained his doctor's degree at the famous Ayurveda university of Managar. Nowadays, he directs the department for internal medicine at the P.D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital. As professor at the affiliated J. S. Ayurveda College he succeeded in establishing one of the most renowned panchakarma clinics throughout India, which is open to patients from India and Europe. He is awarded with a prestigious award for excellence in teaching Ayurveda by IASTAM (India). For more than 20 years now, he is one of the most important lecturers and chairman of the academic advisory board of the European Academy of Ayurveda.

» Abstract: Psychological factors of the Western patient from an Ayurvedic point of view

Dr. med. Marisa Hübner (D)

huebner marisa 116x140 beige symp   Specialist in internal medicine
Dr. med. Marisa Hübner is a specialist in internal medicine, nutritional medicine and completed her main studies in Ayurveda medicine at the European Ayurveda Academy in Birstein. She is currently working in the private practice for naturopathy of the Immanuel Hospital in Berlin with a focus on Ayurveda and in the clinical research for naturopathy of the Charité at the Immanuel Hospital, where she is also building up the Register for Ayurvedic Case Studies (sACRo).

Dr. Vanita Kansal (D)

Kansal Vanita web 72dpi beige   Practitioner of Natural Medicine, Ayurveda specialist
Vanita Kansal completed six years of studying Ayurvedic medicine with a focus on Panchakarma therapy in India with distinction. Afterwards, she worked as a teacher and Ayurveda physician at several clinics in India. In addition, she lectured on Ayurveda topics in Germany, Switzerland, China and India. Since 2010 she has been working in the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen, Traben-Trarbach, as an Ayurveda physician. Profound expertise in Panchkarma Therapy, nutritional science, Ayurvedic lifestyle, herbal medicine and meditation. In the meantime, she has acquired the title of Practitioner of natural medicine in Mainz.

Dr. med. Christian Kessler (D)

Kessler Christian  

Internist, Researcher, Indologist
Dr. med. Christian S. Kessler, MA is a senior physician and research coordinator at the Immanuel Hospital Berlin and works scientifically on Ayurveda and many other topics at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He holds a master's degree in Indology and is the medical director of the advanced training course "Ayurveda as Complementary Medicine" in Berlin.

 Abstract: Ayurveda nutrition consultation for irritable bowel syndrome - First results of a clinical study

Ulrich Koch MD (D)

Koch Ulrich  

Medical Doctor
Ulrich Koch is a medical doctor and yoga teacher. As a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, he directs the homoeopathic practice within the Psychiatric Institute, Hofheim (Germany). Pioneer in the field of research and clinical practice of yoga and meditation for patients with psychological disorders.

» Abstract: Sattvavajaya - Possibilities and limits of Ayurvedic psychotherapy from the perspective of Western psychology

Prof. Dr. Mita Kotecha (IND)

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Professor and Head of Department of Dravyaguna, NIA
Dr. Mita Kotecha MD (Ayu) PhD (Ayu) is Professor and Head of the Dravyaguna Department at the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in Jaipur. She has dedicated her professional career to herbal medicine, which she has been teaching in a leading position since 1991. Dr. Kotecha also chairs and is a member of a number of committees, including AYUSH, NIA and Rajasthan Ayurveda University.

» Abstract: Ayurveda understanding of sprouts
» Abstract: Ayurvedic herbs for healthy skin

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha (IND)

Kotecha Rajesh   Secretary of the AYUSH Ministry
Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha MD (Ayu) is Secretary of the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Before, he was President of the recognized Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.  He also directed his own Ayurveda clinic in Jaipur as well as a research institute for Ayurveda in Chitrakoot. Extensive, long-standing international teaching career, particularly in South and North America. He was awarded several prices for his work, e.g. with the Padmashri Award, the forth highest civil honor in India.

Sascha Kriese BA Hons (Ayu) (UK)

Kriese sascha 116x140 beige   Ayurveda Physician
Sascha Kriese, BA Hons (Ayu) 3-years-study on Ayurveda at the Thames Valley University, London. Learned the art of pulse-diagnosis in India with his mentor Dr. Pankaj Naram, runs his own practice in Brighton. VP of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Assoc. (APA).

» Abstract: The clinical perspective in Ayurveda: Holistic understanding beyond medical diagnostics
Abstract: Ayurveda for children: Three crucial steps on the way to healing and health

HP Markus Ludwig (D)

Ludwig Markus 116x140 beige symp   Practitioner of Natural Medicine
Markus Ludwig enjoyed 5 years of training in the Kalari martial and healing arts in India. Research in Marma-Nadi-Therapy, development of the "Holistic Kalari Therapy". Extensive activity as alternative practitioner and lecturer for Kalari therapy since 2000.

Prof. Brahmananda Mahapatra (LV)

Mahapatra Brahmananda 116x140 beige symp   Ayurveda chair, University of Latvia, Riga
Professor Brahmananda Mahapatra is one of the highly accomplished professionals in the field of Ayurveda Education and Research. Currently, he is the Chairperson, Ayurveda Chair at the University of Latvia, Riga deputed by the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. He has been working professionally in the field of Ayurveda Education and Research since the past 35 years. He is the recipient of prestigious “Scientist of the Year Award-2006” by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi; “Eminent Educationist Award-2011” by National & International Compendium (NIC), New Delhi and “Bharat Vidya Siromani Award-2011” by Indian Solidarity Council (ISC), New Delhi.

» Abstract:In vitro Antimicrobial activity of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) Satva

Dr. Ram Manohar (IND)

Manohar Ram  

Doctor of Medicine for Ayurveda, Pharmacologist
Ram Manohar MD (Ayu) is doctor of Ayurveda medicine and pharmacologist. Currently serving as Research Director at Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kollam, Kerala. Also serves as Research Advisor to Indian National Science Academy, Government of India, New Delhi. He is an expert member in the committee of the World Health Organization for international standardisation of Ayurveda terminologies. He is also member of scientific committee of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Government of India. He has a special interest in psychology and spirituality from the Ayurvedic perspective.

» Abstract: Diagnosis and treatment approach to Parkinson’s disease with special reference to microbiome and the gut

Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede (D)

Mittwede Martin   Indologist and Scholar of Religious Studies
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede, scholar of religion and Indology, teaches at Frankfurt/Main. Postdoctoral thesis on Ayurveda. Director of studies for the Master program in Ayurveda medicine at the faculty of medicine at the European Academy for Ayurveda.
» Abstract: Psychosomatics in Ayurvedic Diagnostics

Dr. med Antonio Morandi (I)

Morandi Antonio  

Doctor of Medicine
Dr. med. Antonio Morandi MD, PhD is neurologist and Vaidya (Ayurveda Academy, Pune / Joytinat International college of Ayurveda). Director of the Ayurvedic Point, Milan and president of the scientific society for Ayurvedic medicine (SSIMA). Head of the scientific board of the INDRA network.

» Abstract: Ayurveda and Modern Medicine perspectives on Thyroid

Dr. Vijay Murthy (UK)

Murthy Vijay cmyk 300dpi beige2   Ayurvedic Physician and Researcher, Director of Ayuwave
Dr. Vijay Murthy is an internationally acclaimed ayurvedic physician and researcher. He is the director of Ayuwave London, UK and visiting academic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. Dr. Murthy's diverse medical education and clinical background spans across India, New Zealand, Australia and England. Dr. Murthy lives and practices in London. His healing methodology is attracting a wide range of health seekers and patients including celebrities and members of the British Royal family. Dr. Murthy hosts a cutting edge Radio Show, namely Unlock your Health (www.uyhradio.com).

Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth (D)

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Medical Specialist for Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Psychotherapist
Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth has been working since 2000 as a doctor for Ayurveda Medicine and was managing doctor of the Ayurveda department at the Habichts-Wald-Klinik, Kassel, Germany. Runs her own doctor's practice for Ayurveda medicine in Frankfurt. In charge of medical care during panchakarma treatments at the Rosenberg Ayurveda Health and Treatment centre. One of her areas of expertise is Western and Ayurvedic phytotherapy. Longtime experience as a lecturer on Ayurveda medicine.

Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari (IND)

Nesari Tanuja  

Doctor of Medicine for Ayurveda, Director General of the All India Institute of Ayurveda
Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari MD (Ayu) PhD was a professor and head of the department of Dravyaguna (department of medical plants & pharmacology) at the All India Institute of Ayurveda in Delhi (AIIA), India. Has been appointed Director-General of the AIIA, which is the apex institute for Ayurveda of the Indian government, in 2018. Is one of the leading experts for Ayurvedic clinical herbal pharmacology, phytotherapy and dietetics. Director of Ayurveda Rasashala, an Indian pharmaceutical company. Extensive experience in teaching and research.

Cornelis Peters (NL)

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Cornelis Peters studied pharmacology and physiology at the University of Applied Science, Utrecht, in the Netherland and became a research fellow working in different leading hospitals in the Netherlands. Among them the famous Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antony van Leeuwenhoek. During a sabbatical in India, he came across Ayurveda and decided to study this traditional medicine. Back in the Netherlands, he founded Europa Ayurveda Centrum together with his wife Dr. V.P. Mohana Kumari and son Vighnesh M. Peters. Together they form the inspirational driving force behind this institute. Europa Ayurveda Centrum (EAC) is an agricultural estate with treatment and research facilities. The center is actively involved in research projects with Ayurveda medicinal plants that they cultivate in 10 ha of land belonging to the center.

» Abstract: Treating Alzheimer disease with the insights of Ayurveda by restoring the metabolic dysfunction that lays underneath

Luise Pfluger-Graf (CH)

 pfluger luise 116x140 beige symp   Master of Science (MSc) in Ayurveda Medicine, Expert in Intensive Care NDS HFer
Luise Pfluger-Graf has been working intensively and extensively with Ayurveda since 2013. Since 2014 she has successfully run her own practice and worked for one year as Ayurveda curator for a 5-star group. She is currently training as a Vedic astrologer and is scientifically active as CAS Study Nurse/Coordinator at the University Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy Inselspital University Hospital Bern.

Lothar Pirc (D)

pirc lothar 116x140 beige symp   Founder of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center Bad Ems
Ayurveda is one of the central aspects in Lothar Pirc's life. At the age of 22, he became a teacher of transcendental meditation in France, Germany and Switzerland. A hotel career in Switzerland and teaching activities in the field of Ayurveda in the Netherlands, Kenya, Cyprus and the USA followed. In 1992, Lothar Pirc and his wife Karin founded the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Bad Ems. Having received several awards of international significance, he is a sought-after lecturer and author of scientific specialist articles.

Dr. Shrikrishna Rajagopala (IND)

 Rajagopala S 116x140 beige symp   Ayurvedic Pediatrician at AIIA
Dr. Rajagopala Shrikrishna MD (Ayu) PhD specializes in Ayurveda Paediatrics. After completion of PG education, he served for 4 years in Undergraduate colleges in Karnataka. During his tenure of 15+ years of service at Gujarat Ayurved University, he was faculty and course coordinator for BAMS Degree program exclusively for foreign nationals under ICAS (International Centre for Ayurveda Studies). He has more than 28 years of professional experience and more than 15 years of exclusive teaching and research background at postgraduate level. At present he is working as Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Kaumarabhritya (Ayurveda Paediatrics) at All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.

» Abstract: Ayurvedic Treatment of Neurological Diseases in Children
» Abstract: Panchakarma in day to day paediatric practice

Hans H. Rhyner MD (CH)

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Doctor of Alternative Medicines
Hans Heinrich Rhyner, MD, PhD (Alternative Medicine), diploma in natural medicine (Ayurveda), is considered an internationally recognized expert and pioneer of Ayurveda in Europe. He lived in India for 25 years and ran his own clinic in Bangalore. He has 40 years of clinical experience and is the author of textbooks on Ayurveda. He applies his knowledge in his Swiss practice in Teufen, in Munich, Vienna and Mallorca as well as in his manufactory for Ayurveda products in Austria.

Kerstin Rosenberg (D)

Rosenberg Kerstin  

Spezialist for Ayurvedic Dietetics
Kerstin Rosenberg is CEO of the European Academy of Ayurveda. An internationally renowned specialist on Ayurvedic dietetics, therapy and psychology. Having taught students in her field of expertise throughout Europe. Has more than 25 years of practical experience in Ayurveda and is in close contact with Ayurveda patients and students. Has published twelve books on Ayurveda which are among the most popular works on Ayurveda in Europe.

Mark Rosenberg (D)

Rosenberg Mark    Director of the European Academy of Ayurveda
Mark Rosenberg is Managing Director and proprietor of the European Academy of Ayurveda and the Rosenberg Ayurveda Healthcare and Treatment Center in Germany. Extensive experience as Healthcare and Management Consultant. Expert for Vastu Shastra and yoga teacher. President of VEAT - European Professional Association for Ayurvedic Practitioners and Therapists. Head of Department for Quality Assurance for CAM Medicine within the European Society for Quality in Healthcare ESQH. MGMS (India) bestowed him the prestigious Vaidya Sundarlal Joshi Memorial Management Award for excellent management in the field of Ayurveda. Moreover, he is recipient of the IASTAM Pandit Shiv Sharma Oration award.

HP Elmar Stapelfeldt MA (D)

Stapelfeldt Elmar  

Practitioner of Natural Medicine and Master of Indology
Elmar Stapelfeldt is a practitioner of natural medicine, master of Indology and author. Currently works as a practitioner of natural medicine, nutrition consultant and research associate at the Immanuel Hospital in Berlin. Profound knowledge in administering Ayurveda medicine. Experienced lecturer at the European Academy of Ayurveda, during 5 years as Director of the faculty of Ayurvedic medicine.

Carmen Tosto (I)


Yoga teacher, Ayurveda therapist, Deputy Director of Ayurvedic Point
Yoga teacher and Ayurveda therapist, deputy director Ayurvedic Point, Milan, Italy. Holds an Honorary Ayurveda Acharya Degree from the Ayurvedic Institute Ashtavaidya Thaikat Moss, Thrissur.

»Abstract: Massage and Marma therapy for activating the metabolic system

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