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What the world of Ayurveda needs today is a place for people who love learning basic concepts of Ayurveda to go deeper and access the original sources of teachings. Many cannot travel to India. Many cannot find guidance into authentic sources of knowledge. Few can find good Ayurvedic physicians, or do not yet know how to assess them. 

The idea for Master Classes was born.

Founded in 2007, the DINacharya Institute can now bring its large reservoir of resources with an open heart to people worldwide. 

In talking with the gurus who serve our students and the many wonderful vaidyas we encountered over the past years, we found many who love to teach and want exposure and training to uplift Ayurveda in the education system in India.  

We are creating an amazing community of international students who will meet online weekly and take the vision of Global Ayurveda forward. We will raise the professional quality of teachings, to be accountable, more aligned to study, and share resources ethically to make the teachings useful, memorable, and unforgettable.

Come swim with us at The DINacharya Institute in the ocean of timeless wisdom that is Ayurveda!


DIN 115: Aṣṭāṅga-hṛdayam sloka-by-sloka 


DATE: every Thursday, beginning August 9, 2018

TIME: starts UTC 1:00pm --> end ~3:00pm (= 9a-11am EDT, 6:30p-9p IST, 6a-8a PDT)
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LOCATION: The DINacharya classroom via zoom software* access 
through a connected computer or smartphone with a strong internet connection.
  Classes are hosted by The DINacharya Institute, New York, NY, USA
*The link will be sent to you after acceptance to the class.

FEE: USD$5/class OR $50/quarter (13 classes - August 9 - November 1, 2018)
*Scholarships and financial assistance are available as required.
Enrolled students will have access to video and audio recordings of each session.

​STUDENTS: Aspiring Master Students will be vetted using a brief application to ensure understanding of basic terms of Ayurveda, ability to converse in English, affinity for Sanskrt, and competence to learn in a group of international students. The application for the course can be found here until the end of August.

FACULTY: Master Teachers are trained on Zoom use, interviewed for content expertise, communication skills in English, trained for international teaching ability to culturally-diverse students, and vetted.

Master Teachers 2018-2019 include Vd. Hari Pallathery, Professor Vd. CB Jha, Prof. Vd. Nambi Namboodiri, Vd. Pallavi Gupta, Vd. Vinayak Dahiwal, Vd. Partap Chauhan, Prof Ramadas PV, Vd. Mamta Tiwari, Vd. Satyajith Kadkol, Vd. Manjiri Nadkarni, and Vd. Vasudevan V.   Vd. Sharanya Srikumar, Vd. Abhishek Lulla,  Vd. Anand Sasikumar, Vd. Aanchal Sharma, Vd. Ashtalaxmi, Prof. Vd. Gopikrishna Maddikera, Dr. Wasuki Upadhyay, Dr. Vd. Virupaksha Gupta, and Vd. Vinamra Sharma will serve as facilitators and discussants pending availability.  Bios of Master Teachers will be available shortly.

COURSE DIRECTOR: Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, PhD 
COURSE CO-DIRECTOR: Chitra Eder LMT

*To join, write to dinacharyanyc@gmail.com

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When Vd. Satyajith Kadkol is not in the forests of Karnataka exploring the energy of trees and spending time with his guru or conducting health camps with his wife Gayatri, he is working as a social entrepreneur of Ayurveda. Vd. Satyajith has been practicing Ayurveda since he founded Sparsh Ayurveda during his first year of BAMS training, to ensure he received clinical training throughout his studies. By age 30, he had created his own group of companies specializing in IT and Ayurveda, building apps purchased by the Ministry of AYUSH and creating projects to connect elders and ancient wisdom with the modern world. Vd. Satyajith loves teaching conversational Sanskrt and has completed an MD-Ayu in Panchakarma. He practices Ayurveda in a center tailored to international patients seeking to learn while healing, cushioned in a forest of trees near the sea in Udupi.


Enjoy this excerpt of one of our new Master Teachers, Vd. Satyajith Kadkol of Udupi, teaching about preenaNam, the prime function of rasa-dhatu.  AH.Su.11.4.


Vd. Pallavi Gupta received a BAMS in 2009, and then an MD in Siddhantha, basic principles of Ayurveda. She has been working for the past five years as an assistant professor in the sacred town of Tirupati, at the Department of Samhita & Siddhanta of SV Ayurveda Medical College. She is also completing a masters degree in Sanskrit. 

Proficient in Ayurvedic management of skin diseases, gynaecologic issues, and competent in administering panchakarma therapies, Vd. Pallavi is both a clinician and a scholar. She enjoys translating ancient Indian medical manuscripts as part of Indian medical heritage preservation projects. Vd. Pallavi has published 18 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals on a variety of scholarly and clinical topics.


In this excerpt, Vd. Pallavi Gupta teaches about the benefits of abhyanga.  AH.Su.2.8.
Born into a traditional Ayurvedic lineage going back four generations and including one of Kerala’s most respected elephant doctors (hasta-vaidya), Professor-Vaidya Pallathery Nambi Namboodiri grew up with a pet elephant. Spending time in the jungles of Kerala and Meghalaya during his childhood, Vd. Nambi then pursued formal Ayurvedic education to complete a BAMS from Chennai. Immediately after, he became a member of the Nagarjuna Ayurveda Group, specializing in making quality herbal formulations of Ayurveda; he then pursued an MD in Dravya Guna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) from Hyderabad. 

Prof. Vd. Nambi is now director of the Nagarjuna Ayurveda Centre, the hospital wing in Kochi under the Nagarjuna Ayurveda Group. While maintaining Ayushoveda, his private clinic in Chennai with wife Vd. Madhavi Namboodiri, Vd. Nambi also serves as Head of the Department of Agada Tantra (Poisons and Forensics) at Sairam Ayurveda Medical College where he is full Professor. He also travels extensively around the globe, conducting classes and propagating Ayurveda, including his work as a member of the DIN faculty since 2010. 

Listen here as Vd. Nambi teaches AH.Su.1.7a on the regions of the body that are dominated by vata, pitta, and kapha.
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Born into a Hindu Nambūdiri family of Kerala where ancient sciences have been practiced and preserved for millenia, Vd. Hari Neelakandhan Pallatheri inherited generations of wisdom as he grew up among great sages. From ages 10 to 29, he received traditional Gurukula education using original Sanskrt texts with Sanskrit commentaries to learn tarka śastra/Indian logic, philosophies of sanatana dharmavedanta, religion, and ancient sciences, jyothi śastra/ancient astronomic astrology, yoga shastra with authentic practice, the martial art of kalaripayattu,. He is also a master of Sanskrit grammar and literature/sahitya

In 1984, Vd. Hari entered the iconic 7½ year educational experiment of AVP, a nature-retreat residential BAMS course of Ayurveda College Coimbatore, affiliated with Bharathiar University. Since 1992, he has practiced Ayurveda as a consummate holistic physician, treating over 65,000 patients at AVP or at his own Sudarshanam Center for Ayurveda and Yoga in Coimbatore. He travels throughout the world to teach people how to integrate ancient wisdom into their own lives and makes these branches of ancient Indian wisdom accessible to the larger world.

In this excerpt, see Vd. Hari with his beloved guduchi vine on his rooftop lounge, as he discusses the balanced functional doshas vs. their imbalanced states. 
AH. Su.1.6
Born into a traditional Ayurvedic lineage going back four generations and including one of Kerala’s most respected elephant doctors (hasta-vaidya), Professor-Vaidya Pallathery Nambi Namboodiri grew up with a pet elephant. Spending time in the jungles of Kerala and Meghalaya during his childhood, Vd. Nambi then pursued formal Ayurvedic education to complete a BAMS from Chennai. Immediately after, he became a member of the Nagarjuna Ayurveda Group, specializing in making quality herbal formulations of Ayurveda; he then pursued an MD in Dravya Guna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) from Hyderabad. 

Prof. Vd. Nambi is now director of the Nagarjuna Ayurveda Centre, the hospital wing in Kochi under the Nagarjuna Ayurveda Group. While maintaining Ayushoveda, his private clinic in Chennai with wife Vd. Madhavi Namboodiri, Vd. Nambi also serves as Head of the Department of Agada Tantra (Poisons and Forensics) at Sairam Ayurveda Medical College where he is full Professor. He also travels extensively around the globe, conducting classes and propagating Ayurveda, including his work as a member of the DIN faculty since 2010. 

Listen here as Vd. Nambi teaches AH.Su.1.7a on the regions of the body that are dominated by vata, pitta, and kapha.