In the community of Ayurveda and Yoga practitioners and their patients there are partly fundamental divergences regarding the interpretation as well as the social and medical handling of the pandemic and its consequences. This becomes clear in collegial conversations, e.g. in the context of vaccination discussions, in contact with patients, in facility management and public relations. The topic is not an Ayurveda/Yoga-specific matter, but is representative for the complementary and integrative medicine global community. Since complementary and integrative medicine play a relevant role in patient care in German-speaking countries, this discourse has potentially far-reaching implications for the internal and external impact of these procedures in Germany.