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Transmission of Ayurveda since 1987 and training practitioners since 1998

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We have been teaching online trainings since 2010 and are innovators in Ayurveda education.

Training in Ayurvedic Medicine of 2564 hours!

Our school, EIVS, is certified by the Swiss government to teach the Federal diploma in natural medicine, specifically the discipline of Ayurveda, see this page - https://www.oda-am.ch/fr/education/prestataires-de-formation/

The Ayurvedic naturopathic practitioner is recognized in Switzerland through a Federal Diploma (superior or university level). Ayurveda is represented by the OdA AM (Organization of Work in Swiss Alternative Medicine).

Note that the exams for the Swiss diploma are only done in the official languages of Switzerland - German, French, Italian. Additionally, this is diploma is only available for Swiss residents who have an AVS number. So if you only speak English you can follow the program but not take the exams in Bern.

As of September 2023 the English program M2.1.1 (level 1) will only be taught online through recorded videos. Vaidya Atreya will only teach a few live classes during the year, however, he corrects the weekly homework of each student and is in direct contact with each student every week.

For all English speaking students

It is possible to follow a reduced program with EIVS to become a practitioner of Ayurveda. This option costs less money and is sufficient to qualify as practitioner in most European countries and the America’s. See the table below:

Ayurvedic practitioner - study program
Subject Contact with teachers Supervised study Total hours Cost
Basics of Ayurveda - (M2.1) Foundation Level 1 500 564 1064 3800 CHF
Therapeutic treatments - (M2.2) Clinical studies Level 2 227 173 400 3600 CHF
Clinical medicine - (M2.3) Dravyaguna Chikitsa Level 3 500 600 1100 4500 CHF
Total M2 1227 1337 2564 11’900 CHF

Student comments from 2020-2021

Thank you so so much for all your efforts of teaching the wisdom of Ayurveda, also with your critical and humorous view in our current world. And also with all your homework that you "push“ to really get a deeper understanding and try to become better Ayurveda therapists to heal and help people.
Jeannine M2.3

Thank you so much for being so accommodating throughout this course, for your assistance, and for being so understanding. I enjoyed this course so much and am so glad I got the chance to take it. I cannot thank you enough. My dream would be to become an Ayurvedic doctor but as you know right now I am just trying to get healthy myself. My original goals in life were to become an allopathic Physician’s Assistant. However, after taking your courses, and having a lot of time to reflect on my life, I realized I would never be able to prescribe people allopathic medications everyday in good conscience and I would be required by law to do so. Regardless of what I end up doing, I learned so much from your courses and it has been a great experience learning from you. I will use this knowledge for the rest of my life.
Erin M2.3

Student comments from 2019-2020

"Thanks for sending the diploma and marks. All well received. Thank you for your teaching this year. I have learned an enormous amount, which feels like a important gain in an incredible journey of discovery and fascination to a very deep subject. I’m looking forward to notching up (hopefully) another milestone next year - after a good relaxing break. Hope you will enjoy some peace and tranquility from the teaching. I have valued your constant weekly work pressure with feedback. Unbelievably, this is something that we never received in the entire year at my previous training (in the UK) - not a single piece of work was ever responded to or marked! " Nick

"I am so glad I finally joined your class after wandering for so many years in the hope of finding a place where I could learn Ayurveda. During these 5 long years I mainly found people interested by taking my money and not even teaching me in exchange. All this time I thought that these teachers were a very bad example for their students : what to expect from the future practitioners if the persons supposed to be an example in medicine behave like dishonest merchants? This year spent with you in study was such an amazing contrast with all these "teachers" I had before : I felt a depth of implication from you, and that you really cared about us becoming people truly able to help others. I haven’t met such dedication and enthusiasm before. And of course, I learnt a lot. And need to memorize and apply all of this. I feel very lucky and grateful to have you as a teacher. I hope you will have the time to have a good rest." Tiphaine

"There are a multitude of courses and training nowadays available. This is a much more favorable position for students compared to some decades ago and can be attributed to the inherent effectiveness and subsequent growing demand for Ayurveda as a safe and deeply therapeutic healing science. I am particularly happy to have trained with Vaidya Atreya Smith who is not only learned in the Vedic sciences but a practicing clinician of several decades.
I have found training with EIVS to be very comprehensive, logical with a natural progression, thorough and thankfully deeply rooted in authentic Ayurveda.
I think the level of training is perhaps more rigorous than some other training programs and is subsequently best for those who wish to give themselves a solid foundation of Ayurvedic education as well as get themselves of to a very good start working with patients. A sign of an accomplished teacher is how they are able to simplify an otherwise potentially complicated subject and this is very true of learning with EIVS.
In a lot of ways, the study has been quite transformational for myself personally and I am incredibly grateful for this.
Another very useful feature of the training is the support throughout the course continues if necessary after completion of training. Working clinically can present challenging, rare and unique situations in which a second opinions or experienced guidance is invaluable, so this is helpful.
I had the good fortune of having some knowledge of Ayurveda prior to starting the course and it was this which helped me decide to do my training with EIVS. I can highly recommend the training and hope to see the progression of such institutes and their work in our life time." Harjeet

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Training in Ayurvedic medicine with a validated diploma of 3376 hours – Nidana – Chikitsa – Dravyaguna – herbal medicine according to Ayurveda – trainings in Ayurveda since 1998 – Dr. Sunil V. Joshi, MD(ayu) – Vaidya Atreya Smith, BSc MA – all courses are taught in English.

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