Basic Principles of Ayurveda

Perfect balance for perfect health


May 30 – June 3 2022

With Dr Donn Brennan, Dr Hanumantha Rao, and Dr Rohit Bartake

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Live online, with recordings available for three months

In English and German

Monday – Friday 10:00-12:00; 13:00–15:00; 15:15– 16:45

Course fee: 320 299 euros
(Incl. VAT)

There is a reduced price for lower-income countries, please see the application form.

This course is open to everyone

About the course

Join this special, interactive online accredited course and learn about Basic Principles of AyurVeda, the science of wholeness of life.

Through interactive and guided learning from renowned lecturers from India and Europe, Stichting MERU has developed online courses that can be easily integrated into your life. These courses are accredited by the AYUSH Ministry, Government of India, and after successful completion of each course you will receive a certificate.

The course will be hosted by MERU faculty, Dr Donn Brennan, Vaidya Rao, and Vaidya Bartake. There will be senior professors from India and Europe as Panellists for deeper interactive knowledge and discussions.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of AyurVeda. Students will understand the concepts of the Pancha mahabhutas, the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and their subdivisions, the concept of Prakriti, the Dhatus (basic tissues), Malas (waste products), Agni (digestive fire), Ama (improperly digested food), Shrotas (channels in the physiology), and Ojas (final expression of tissue metabolism). Further, they learn about the balanced and imbalanced states of these factors, and the importance of maintaining their balanced states for perfect health.

Take part in this online course and be empowered with new knowledge and tools to restore balance in your physiology.


Maharishi's Total Knowledge

Dr Hanumantha Rao holds an MD in Ayurveda and has extensive clinical and teaching experience. He trained in Maharishi AyurVeda under Maharishi’s guidance and has been associated with Maharishi’s Global Organisation since 1991.

Dr Rao has travelled extensively over 30 countries around the world including USA, Europe, and Australia since being associated with the Maharishi Global Organisation. He leads many Maharishi AyurVeda physician training courses, consultant training courses, Panchakarma technician training courses, and Maharishi AyurVeda education courses. Dr Rao also has given public lectures, interviews, and conducted workshops on Maharishi AyurVeda.

Dr Rao is Chief Maharishi AyurVeda physician at the MERU Health Centre in the Netherlands, in addition to his being an esteemed MERU faculty member.

Maharishi's Total Knowledge

Dr Donn BrennanFounding President of the Ayurveda Practitioners Association, was one of the first western physicians to train in India in the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health.

He qualified in medicine in 1979 at University College Dublin. During the ‘80s, he worked in different specialties in hospitals, and then as a GP. It was at this time that he trained in Maharishi Ayurveda.

Dr Brennan became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1982. For eighteen months, during 1984-1985, he studied Maharishi Ayurveda in America and in the Government-run Ayurveda University in Jamnagar in Gujarat state, India.

Since 1990, he has worked full time promoting, lecturing, and consulting in Maharishi’s Vedic approach to health. Dr Brennan has lectured and consulted in almost all the major cities in Ireland and Britain, as well as Iceland and the Channel Islands. He has given many seminars, advanced talks, and courses, including introductory courses for physicians, and pulse diagnosis courses. Many thousands have consulted with him for health advice.

Course fee

The course fee is 320€ 299€ (incl. VAT), which includes 27.5 hours of knowledge, and the recordings available (in English and German only) for three months after the final session on our online course platform. Read our terms and conditions for full details on our refund policy.

Lower prices available to low-income countries, see in application form.

Course schedule

This online course consists of daily three live sessions, which will be recorded for participants to review and catch-up. The live sessions will take place on Monday to Friday, 30 May – 3 June. Each day, the sessions will take place 10:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00, and 15:15 – 16:45 CEST, the local time in the Netherlands.

Joining the course

The course will be conducted by Zoom video conferencing software. Technical requirements to join live are that you have a desktop, laptop, or mobile device that can access the internet. Instructions for using Zoom, and login details for joining the course, will be provided before the webinar. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, let us know in your application and we can send further instructions.

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