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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:

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.

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).

Dr. Prasanth Dharmarajan (IND)

    Assistant Professor Panchakarma, AIIA

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.

Dr. med. Pamila Grimm (D)


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.

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 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.

Ulrich Koch MD (D)

Koch Ulrich  

Medical Doctor
Ulrich Koch is medical doctor and yoga teacher. As a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, he directs the homeopathic 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.

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.

Sascha Kriese BA Hons (Ayu) (UK)

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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).

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.

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.

Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede (D)


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.

Dr. med. Antonio Morandi (I)


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 scientific board of the INDRA network.

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 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 professor and head of 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.

Cornelius 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.

Dr. Shrikrishna Rajagopala (IND)

 Rajagopala S 116x140 beige symp   Ayurvedic Pediatrician at AIIA

Dr. P.M.S. Raveendranath (IND)

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Dr. P.M.S. Raveendranath is one of the few Ayurveda doctors who not only attach great importance to manual therapy, but also perform it themselves. Already during his 8-year study of Ayurveda medicine he concentrated on clinical practice and founded the Poonthottam Ayurvedasram in 1989. He thus created a centre that combines Ayurvedic therapy, research and teaching in one place, where special attention is paid the treatment methods of Sodhana (rejuvenation) and Rasayana (rejuvenation).

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. 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.

Dr. Uppinakudru Shailaja (IND)

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Professor & Head of Department of Kaumarabhritya at SDMCA&H
Dr. Dr. Uppinakudru Shailaja MD (Ayu) PhD heads the department of Kaumarabhritya (Pediatrics) at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda & Hospital (SDMCA&H) in Hassan, where she is also a professor. She also teaches as a faculty member at the renowned BHU in Varanasi. Moreover, she is a member of scientific committees at GAU in Jaipur and Rajiv Gandhi University Health Sciences in Karnataka.

HP Elmar Stapelfeldt MA (D)

Stapelfeldt Elmar  

Practitioner of Natural Medicine and Master of Indology
Elmar Stapelfeldt is practitioner of natural medicine, master of indology and author. Currently works as practitioner of natural medicine, nutrition consultant and research associate at the Immanuel Hospital in Berlin. Profound knowlege 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.

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