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    Save the date: 19th International Ayurveda Symposium

    September 8 – 10, 2016 in Birstein, Germany


Expert conference for Ayurveda doctors, therapists and health professionals

18th 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 stand aside as partners for this conference.

Supported by:

Consulate General of India, Frankfurt
VEAT - Verband europäischer Ayurveda-Mediziner und -Therapeuten e.V.
Banares Hindu University, Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Ayurveda, Varanasi (Indien)
Gujarat Ayurveda University in Jamnagar (Indien)
Mahagujarat Medical Society mit ihrem J. S. Ayurveda College und P. D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital, Nadiad (Indien)


This year's key topics:

Ayurvedic medicine
Agni & Ama
Health initiative

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, 9/9 Sat, 9/10 Sun, 9/11
Mon, 9/12
For experts 18. Int. Ayurveda Symposium  
  Gurukula     INDRA Pre-Meeting
For beginners     Ayurveda in Focus  
        Ayurveda Camp
For all participants
    Evening concert

18th International Ayurveda-Symposium 2016

Fri, Sept 9, 2016 | 06:00 p.m. - Sun, Sept 11, 2016 | 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:
Ayurveda medicine between spirituality and science
Agni & ama: Methods of treatment of gastroenterologic diseases and intolerances
Health care in companies: Ayurvedic concepts for sustainable prevention and health management

Take advantage of our special discounted registration fees for early bird registration by July 31, 2016!

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2nd one-day congress "Ayurveda in Focus" - open to all interested participants

Sun, Sept 11, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 04:45 p.m. | EUR 85

Ayurveda im Fokus
In parallel to the expert congress a one-day event “Ayurveda in Focus” takes place, open to beginners and all who are interested. By means of practical lectures, you will get in-depth insight into the world of Ayurveda. 

You will get practical impulses for your own health care and self-healing practice. The selection of topics ranges from ayurvedic morning routine, and work-life balance to the field of spices for ayurvedic home remedies. Furthermore, we introduce important grounding principals of the traditional Ayurveda healing system and its constitutional typology.

You may look forward to an inspiring day offering the opportunity to meet Ayurveda personalities from India and Europe. You may also like to taste the delicious ayurvedic dishes from our organic-accredited kitchen and to exchange with other participants about a conscious way of living.

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Gurukula - Exchange with great personalities in the field of Ayurveda

Fri, Sept 9, 2016 | 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: Prof. Dr. S.K. Mishra, Vaidya Ram Manohar and Prof. S.N. Gupta. 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 10, 2016 | 07:45 - 08:30 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 12, 2016 | by appointment only| free of charge

Ayurveda Camp
“Ayurveda for everybody": On September 12, 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 9, 2016 | 05:00 p.m. - Sun, Sept 11, 2016 | 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 10, 2016 | 08:30 p.m. | EUR 15 (free admission for Symposium participants)

Subroto Roy Chowhury studied and researched the sitar since childhood and has brought it to an impressive perfection. Trained in the purest form of Senia tradition, he devoted himself to classical Raga structure of Dhrupad. In 1969 he was awarded with the title Surmani. In 1977 he was honoured as Musician of the Year in India. For more than 20 years he tours each year in Europe.

Sanjib Pal plays the North Indian tabla. It consists of the deep Baya and high Deina. Sanjib Pal is a leading representative of Farukkabadi Gharana school of tabla playing. He is a student of Pandit Shankar Ghosh and won several Indian talent competitions. From Ministry of Culture, he received an award and accompanies Subroto Roy Chowdhruy in many concert tours throughout Europe with great success.

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INDRA - International Network for Development and Research in Ayurveda

Mon, Sept 12, 2016 | Pre-Meeting of the INDRA initiators

The International Network for Development and Research in Ayurveda (INDRA) is aimed at establishing Ayurveda as an acknowledged medical system on a global scale. In addition, systematic research activities are intended to promote the comprehension of ayurvedic concepts and therapies, thus encouraging the integration of Ayurveda into modern medical practice.

INDRA was launched within the context of two International Research Seminars (IRSA) at the European Academy of Ayurveda in 2014 and 2015. About 100 delegates coming from 19 countries attended the first meetings that were part of the International Ayurveda Symposium. The mission of INDRA is to initiate, endorse and coordinate research activities in line with international standards. An INDRA White Paper designed as guidance for Ayurveda research activities is expected to be adopted at the follow-up meetings.

This year’s INDRA meeting will be hosted by the 3rd International Congress on Ayurveda in Milan, Italy. The meeting will be held on September 16 - 19, 2016. On Monday, September 12, the INDRA core group members and consulting experts are coming together at the symposium in Birstein to prepare the meeting in Milan.


Post-Conference Program

Experience two international top-class congresses: Sightseeing program

Tue, Sept 13, 2016, from 09:00 a.m. to Wed, Sept 14, 2016, until about 02:00 p.m. | EUR 250

For guests who want to meet with our top lecturers and to learn more about Germany, we have arranged a special Post-Conference Program. It is also an opportunity for participants of the Ayurvedic Point Congress in Milan, Italy (3rd International Congress on Ayurveda), starting on September 16, to bridge the time gap. The Post-Conference Program is coordinated with the Point Congress organizer (Dr. Morandi).

Your schedule could be as follows:
Friday, Sept 9. to Sunday, Sept 11:
18th International Ayurveda Symposium in Birstein
Monday, Sept 12:
INDRA Pre-Meeting and talks in Birstein
(for INDRA members only)
Tuesday, Sept 13:
Visit of the Rhine Valley including boat tour, or the like
Wednesday, Sep 14:
Sightseeing tour in Frankfurt/Main, Germany; in the afternoon departure to Milan, Italy (flight or train tickets have to be booked individually by each participant)
Tuesday, Sept 15:
Sightseeing in Milan, Italy
Friday, Sept 16:
Commencement of the 3rd International Congress on Ayurveda in Milan, Italy

The expenses of EUR 250 refer exclusively to the sightseeing events in Germany and comprise the following services:
Visit of the Rhine Valley including boat tour | sightseeing tour in Frankfurt | full board in Birstein from Sunday evening to Wednesday morning, no catering on excursions | transfer from the European Academy of Ayurveda to sightseeing locations as well as to the airport or train station in Frankfurt/Main.
Accommodation at or nearby the European Academy of Ayurveda in Birstein and travel expenses to Milan are not included.

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Seminar: Ayurveda nutrition as medicine for mental disorders

Mon, Sept 12, 2016 to Wed, Sept 14, 2016 | EUR 450 plus accommodation and meals

Ayurveda Ernährung
Our daily food not only has a direct influence on our physical wellbeing, but it is also vital for our mental and spiritual wellbeing. In three intensive days you will study selected dietary recommendations, recipes, and medicinal herbs that can help to strengthen emotional balance and to manage mental ailments like depression, burnout, sleeplessness, or disturbances of memory.  

Two distinguished experts in ayurvedic nutrition have bundled their knowledge and expertise for this seminar: Kerstin Rosenberg, book author and managing director of the European Academy for Ayurveda, as well as Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari, one of the leading experts in India in the fields of phytotherapy and dietetics.

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Seminar: VedaPulse – Modern Technologies of Computer Pulse Analysis: Theory and Practice

Mon, Sept 12, 2016 | 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr | free admission

Part 1. Theory:
Modern physiological explanation of classical palpation pulse analysis
Can modern electrophysiological methods evaluate 7 levels of the pulse according to Ayurveda?
Part 2. Practice:
Hands-on workshop and opportunity to try computer pulse analysis and check your own results.

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