Vasant Lad, B.A.M. & S., M.A.Sc. is a preeminent Ayurvedic Physician and Professor of Ayurveda who founded the Ayurvedic Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1984. Since 1986 the Institute has been in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Previously, he had served as Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine in India. Dr. Lad holds a degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M. & S.) from the University of Pune and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. His academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine (Western medicine) and surgery.
Respected throughout the world for his knowledge, Dr. Lad is the author of many articles and books translated into more than 20 languages, including Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, The Textbook of Ayurveda, Vol. 1-3, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, and Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing. His DVD Pranayama for Self-Healing gives instruction on the practice of breathing exercises.
Presently the Director of the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, Vasant Lad teaches the Ayurvedic Studies Programs, Level 1 and 2. He has traveled extensively, giving seminars and sharing the holistic wisdom of Ayurveda, its history, theory, principles, and practical applications. Dr. Lad conducts advanced Gurukula training programs each year at the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda, his center in Pune, India. Visit the Ayurvedic Institute's website for more information.