M2.2.2 Roga Nidana Vijnana training

This is an advanced training for students who have already completed the M2 Level 1 program with Vaidya Atreya Smith. Nidana is the study of disease and its manifestations. Specifically it is the study of causal factors for disease and develops all forms of diagnosis in Ayurveda. This training is taught as part of the Level 2 (M2 2.1) . In this training Vaidya Atreya uses the Nidana Sthana of Caraka Samhita to explain the detailed approach of disease formation.

M2.2.2 Roga Nidana Vijnana

Roga Nidana Vijnana training is based on the study of the 8 chapters of Nidana Sthana from the Caraka Samhita to explain the detailed approach to the cause and formation of disease. The aim of Pañca Nidāna is to use a variety of means to understand disease and its associated pathology. A single way of looking at pathology will not be sufficient, as it may miss the full circumstances of disease manifestation. Therefore, a comprehensive methodology is presented in five steps to establish a standard protocol in the analysis of Ayurvedic pathology. The training will take the form of a series of 8 online courses of 2 hours each.

To obtain certification, students must complete three case studies on three different patients (9 case studies in total). This is a compulsory module for the Swiss Federal Diploma.

This course is taught in English.

M2.2.2 Description Allocation of hours
Roga Nidana Vijnana online
with teacher 16 hours
case studies with evaluation 16 hours
Total 32 hours


This training will be presented by Vaidya Atreya Smith, USA, author of Pathology & Diagnosis in Ayurveda. He has been a practitioner since 1987 and is also the author of fourteen books on Ayurveda and one on Jyotish.


This course is validated by a certificate of 32 hours of training in Ayurveda, issued by the European Institute of Vedic Studies (EIVS).

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.


380 CHF

M2.2.2 Course description

This training enabling you to acquire the knowledge of Nidāna in Ayurveda, and enables you understand by the end of the cycle the following points:

- The five ways of understanding the cause of illness
- The different meanings of Nidāna
- The three categories of Nidāna
- The three physical causes of illness
- The three psychological causes of illness
- The role of the three doṣa in illness
- Removing the cause of illness
- Understanding Rasadhatu diseases
- Understanding the diseases of the Raktadhatu
- Understanding Mamsadhatu diseases
- Understanding Medadhatu diseases
- Understanding Ojas / immunity diseases
- Understanding Manovahasrota / Buddhi diseases
- Understanding Manas and Majjavahasrota diseases
- Disease prevention


available from June 2024


Register online here (it will be active from June 2024)

Transportation, accommodation, personal supplies and recommended books are not included in the cost of the internship. As soon as we receive your payment you will receive the necessary practical information.

Note: The Swiss Federal diploma exams need to be taken in one of the three official Swiss languages: German, French, Italian. These additional programs are taught in French by Vaidya Atreya Smith.

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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 these courses are taught in English.

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