Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., brings a wealth of classroom and practical
experience to the United States. He received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic
Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in 1968 from the University of Pune, in Pune, India
and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved
Mahavidyalaya in Pune. For 3 years, he served as Medical Director of the Ayurveda
Hospital in Pune, India. He also held the position of Professor of Clinical Medicine for seven years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine, where he was an instructor for many years. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine (Western Medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.
Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of the Ayurvedic Institute. Vasant Lad is the author of numerous books and respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda.
Vasant Lad is the author of numerous articles and many books, including
Ayurveda, The Science of Self-Healing and Secrets of the Pulse and co-author of The
Yoga of Herbs and Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing. His work from Harmony Books,
The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, is a compendium of classic Ayurvedic
treatments for common and chronic ailments. He is the author of a series of textbooks on Ayurveda. The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles, Volume 1 and The Textbook of Ayurveda: Clinical Assessment, Volume 2 are the first two of the four volume set covering the topics he teaches in his eight-month Ayurvedic Studies Program.
He is co-author of a book on marma therapy, Marma Points of Ayurveda. The third
volume of the textbook series on management of disease will be published by the autumn of 2009.
Vasant Lad presently is the Director of The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque,
New Mexico and teaches the Ayurvedic Studies Programs, Level 1 and 2 as well as an
advanced program in India each year. Vasant Lad also travels throughout the world,
consulting privately and giving seminars on Ayurveda, its history, theory, principles and practical applications.