M2.3.2 Vikriti Vijnana (pathology) training

This is an advanced pathology training for students who have already completed the M2 Level 1 program with Vaidya Atreya Smith. This subject is about individual pathology’s in the Level 3 (M2 3.1). In this training Vaidya Atreya uses the Caraka Samhita to explain the detailed approach of Dosha pathology. This training is taught in English & French. It is required for the M2 federal diploma in Switzerland.

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M2.3.2 Vikriti Vijnana (pathology) training

Vaidya Atreya Smith will teach advanced methods focusing on Ayurveda pathology.

In this training, Vaidya Atreya will use the Caraka Samhita to explore the different pathologies created by the three Dosha; Vata, Pitta, Kapha. In general, there are 5 to 8 causes of disease (Nidana Roga) that manifest themselves differently for each person. This is an advanced teaching that is very useful for students studying Dravyaguna Nidana Level 3. It discusses how to understand the pathology in order to specify which herbs to use in treatment, and whether the practitioner should treat the structure or function. The training combines face to face training over two days and online study with Vaidya Atreya. Students are required to complete three case studies of three different patients for the attestation (9 total). This is a mandatory module for the Swiss federal diploma.

M2.3.2 Description Allocation of hours
Vikriti Vijnana (pathology) training Lausanne, Switzerland
with teacher 24 hours
case studies with evaluation 24 hours
Total 48 hours

This workshop will be presented by Vaidya Atreya Smith, USA, author of Pathology and 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 48 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. EIVS is also certified by the EduQua label: Quality label for adult education.

Cost: 495 CHF

Dates: 20 - 21 nov 2021

Classes will take place from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

Note there are also modules online for this training. Information on how to log-in and watch the online part of this training will be sent to registered students before the weekend. Note that this course is bi-lingual in English / French.

As the number of participants is limited we will not be able to accept registrations at the last moment.


Register online here

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.

M2.3.2 Course Description

This training allows you to acquire advanced knowledge of pathology in Ayurveda. Subjects covered in this training are:

- Determine the cause of the disorder (Nidanaroga)
- Understand the manifestation of different pathology’s for each person
- Understand the classical viewpoint of Ayurvedic pathology
- Understanding Dosha pathology
- Understand how Dosha modify the pathology
- Understanding the difference between Dosha symptom and cause
- Understand which medicinal plants to use in treatment
- Understand how to stop the pathology
- Disease prevention

In order to receive a certificate of this training, the following work must be completed :
- 9 written case studies (minimum 2000 words for each). Students must complete three case studies on three different patients (9 total).

Location of the training

Samgati - Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda
13, avenue Mon-Loisir, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland

Enter the building and take the stairs in the basement. Please leave your shoes on the shoe rack in front of the door before entering.

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 English and French by Vaidya Atreya Smith.

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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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