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.

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 is presented as half online study and half face-to-face study with Vaidya Atreya Smith.

This is a compulsory course for obtaining the federal diploma of M2 level in Switzerland. Students are required to complete three case studies of three different patients for the attestation (9 total).

This training is taught in French and English.

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

This workshop will be presented byVaidya 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.


495 CHF


The live, face-to-face training, take place on the:

9 - 10 Nov 2024

The other half of this training is a series of videos online. Several videos need to be watched before November and several after the live weekend. Information on how to log-in and watch the online part of this training will be sent to students once they register.


Register online here - registrations open in May each year

Note: It is strongly advised to have completed the M2.1.2 and M2.2.2 supplementary programs BEFORE doing this training as this training is builds on the other two programs.

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

online and in Sion, Switzerland

Rue de Lausanne 67
1950 Sion

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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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