M2.1 Foundation Level One

M2.1 - Basics of Ayurveda, anatomy and physiology, treatments - Level 1

Through a detailed and practical program, this training covers the main aspects of Ayurvedic theory from diagnosis to clinical practice, with an emphasis on nutrition and herbal medicine. It also covers in detail philosophy, yoga and Ayurvedic psychology, providing a comprehensive approach to body and mind medicine. Aimed at health practitioners and any motivated person, this training provides fundamental knowledge and clinical experience.

Dates Level 1, September 2021 - 2022
Live classes are held every Monday at 10am

Monday the 6th of September 2021 to the 29th November 2021.


Monday 24 January 2022 to Monday the 30 May 2022.

- most classes last 2 hours

The Level 1 is taught by Vaidya Atreya Smith online.

M2.1.1 Description Allocation of hours
with teacher 165 hours
homework with teacher 249 hours
exams & case studies with evaluation 564 hours
Total 978 hours

This course is limited to 20 students.

For the Swiss Federal Diploma, there are two complementary courses, one in Lausanne, Switzerland and the other online:

M2.1.2 Description Allocation of hours
Advanced diagnostic training (Vikriti Pariksha) Lausanne, Switzerland
with teacher 16 hours
case studies with evaluation 16 hours
Total 32 hours

Note: The Advanced diagnostic training of 32h is not included in the price. Registration and payment for this course are done separately.

M2.1.3 Description Allocation of hours
Sanskrit study online
with teacher 50 hours
homework & exams 25 hours
case studies with evaluation 25 hours
Total 100 hours

Note: The 100h Sanskrit training is not included in the price. Registration and payment for the Sanskrit training are done separately.

Allocation of hours - Level 1 M2.1

480 h - Contact with teacher 978 h - M2.1.1 Basics of Ayurveda
630 h - Supervised learning 32 h - M2.1.2 Advanced diagnosis
100 h - M2.1.3 Sanskrit study
1110 h - Total hours M2 Level 1

Distribution of teaching costs

M2.1.1 Description Allocation of costs
The PDF files of this Ayurveda course, more than 600 pages, are included in the price of the training
Registration fee 600 CHF
Level 1 training (979 study hours) 2750 CHF
Total Level 1 3350 CHF

There is a CHF 100 discount for individuals who register before May for Level 1 - but this does not apply to companies. The balance of CHF 2750 is due by 30 August at the latest.

Note: Advanced diagnostic training (M2.1.2 Vikriti Pariksha) of 32h is not included in the price above. Registration and payment for this course are done separately.

Cost: 350 CHF

Note: The 100-hour M2.1.3 Sanskrit training is not included. Registration and payment for the Sanskrit training are done separately.

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Registration for Ayurvedic Medicine Training Level 1 M2.1.1

The full registration procedure is explained on this website under practical information, or by clicking here.

- July 30 is the registration deadline
- Note that this program is often full at the end of June each year
- The deadline for the final payment of the training is August 30th

To pay the registration fee click here:

Course Description M2.1.1
This training allows you to acquire the fundamental knowledge necessary for any specific Ayurveda research, and at the end of the cycle you are able to determine:

- The constitution of an individual
- The diet for each constitution
- Recommendations for lifestyle according to the constitution (prakriti) and/or disorder (Vikriti)
- The manifestation of diseases according to Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic psychology
- Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine

M2 Foundation Level 1 - Ayurveda Base (First Year)

- Philosophy of Ayurveda (Padartha Vijnana)
- Anatomy (Rachana sharira) and Physiology (Kriya sharira)
- Constitutional analysis (Prakriti Vijnana)
- Disease analysis (Vikriti Vijnana)
- Examination of diseases (Roga Nidana Vijnana)
- Diagnosis and examination of the patient according to Ayurveda (Vikriti Pariksha)
- Pulse diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha)
- Ayurvedic Psychology (Sattvavavajaya Chikitsa)
- Ayurvedic dietary approaches (Ahara Chikitsa)
- Personal and social hygiene (Svasthavritta)
- Daily hygiene (Dinacharya)
- Ayurvedic herbal medicine (Dravyaguna intro)
- Panchakarma, theory (Kaya Chikitsa)
- Practical therapeutic application (Kaya Chikitsa)
- Relationship between Ayurveda and Yoga
- Medical ethics and health regulations

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Course teacher

The Level 1 training in taught by Vaidya Atreya Smith


After each level a diploma is issued from EIVS. The level 1 awards a certificate as an ‘Ayurvedic Nutrition and Life-Style Practitioner’

If the student completes all complementary modules of M2 they qualify to continue on to the M6 program. If all 7 modules of the OdA-AM are completed the student can sit an exam for the Swiss Federal diploma in Ayurveda. This process takes five to seven years.

EIVS GmbH is certified by OdA-AM and ASCA Switzerland as a qualified school for teaching Ayurveda and complies with the requirements of both ASCA and RME in Switzerland. EIVS is also certified by the EduQua label: Quality label for adult education.

Saving our planet!

Online learning helps to save our planet! This method promotes the protection of our environment by studying from home:
- no fuel consumption
- less air pollution
- less wear and tear on your vehicle
- no travel
- no time wasted in transport

By studying Ayurveda in our online training you will save money on travel and accommodation. In addition, this type of learning helps to save the planet by reducing CO2 emissions from travel.

Although we are based in Switzerland, our training is cheaper than similar trainings provided in UK, USA and Europe for the reasons mentioned above. Usually, you have to double the cost of a training when you add accommodation and travel expenses. So, if a training course costs you $3000 dollars, you can expect to pay from $3000 to $6000 once you add travel, food and lodging costs. Not only do you spend more money, but you also damage the environment by traveling.

Suggested reading for the course

The following books are recommended and complement the course material. You can read them before starting the course or during the course. These books are not included in the training:
- The Psychology of Transformation in Yoga, by Atreya
- Prakriti, Your Ayurvedic Constitution, by Dr Robert E. Svoboda
- Ayurvedic Healing for Women, by Atreya
- Ayurvedic Nutrition, by Atreya
- Ayurveda and Panchakarma, by Dr. Sunil V. Joshi

All of these books can be bought on-line through the internet, or by clicking on the title above.

After completing the 1110 hours of training of "M2 Foundation Level 1 - Ayurveda Basics", as well as all the exams, you will receive a diploma signed by the European Institute of Vedic Studies (EIVS GmbH).

Transportation, accommodation and personal supplies as well as recommended books are not included in the cost of the training. As soon as we receive your registration form with your first payment and motivation letter, and after the acceptance of your application, you will receive information about the course as well as all the necessary practical information.

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Training in Ayurvedic medicine with a validated diploma of 3190 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 these courses are taught in English.

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