These seminars are for advanced students and continued education for former students, practitioners and anyone who wants to get acquainted with Dr. Vijith's advanced clinical training (for example when you consider doing the complete video class series in India or the advanced internship in India).
See below the details per seminar:
Location: Babaji Ashram, Loenen (Gld)
Dr. Vijith: “'I think i am a Vata type' - is a regular statement I hear from many western patients. Let me express my delight to see the curiosity and enthusiasm most westerners have towards understanding Ayurveda! But most of the time it is the mental characters that people count. We should not forget that Vata, Pitta and Kapha are physical doshas, which indeed also do have an influence on the mind. But the mental built itself should be understood as a Satvic, Rajasic or Tamasic Prakriti separately. The simplest translation for Shareera Prakriti is ‘body type’. Our ancient classics on Ayurveda have presented us with a verbal picture for Vata, Pitta and Kapha type, which all of them have many subtypes as well.
In this seminar we learn how to read Prakriti and how to do that within the framework of various racial characters. We will follow the ancient method – presented in the classical texts – to face these hurdles. The classical texts present us with lists of Vata, Pitta and Kapha Prkriti traits: we will go through them, look at how to interpret them, and interactively see who is exhibiting which trait, so that we can all discover our own nature according to these classical lists. You will go home with more skills to clinically evaluate the Prakriti of your clients!
Location: Holisan, Lelystad
Price: FREE; Registration through Holisan’s website only
The elimination force of life is called Apana, and is situated in the rectum controlling expulsion of urine, feces, semen, ovum, menstrual blood and fetus. Regular elimination of food wastes from the human body is much more important than people usually think. There are so many factors that control this vital function, including our psychology. Ancient Indian seers gave us – through the ancient texts – various food recommendations, lifestyle advises and medications to regulate this subtype of Vata dosha called Apana. It is much more than just taking laxative herbs, there are many other aspects that we need to know and study.
In these two seminar days Dr. Vijith will share his interesting clinical experiences on working with this vital Air principle! Highly useful for your own practice in dealing more effectively with Apana Vayu disorders, which can range from simple constipation to e.g. heart and eye problems, as well as even mental disorders. Ayurveda offers very good classical formulations for the management of Apana Vayu disorders. We will discuss these formulations in this bigger context of Apana Vayu functions and disorders. You are invited to bring in (questions regarding) your own case studies/clients.
Location: Bosoord, Loenen
The ancient Indian wisdom of healing is characterized by designing the treatment for each and every disease, according to the strength and weakness of a patient. In the conventional medicine there are not many options in front of a physician after the diagnosis: he is forced to follow a dry protocol accordingly. Whereas in Ayurveda the section on treatment called Chikitsa Sthana gives a lot of freedom to the physician to select one among the many options given. A disease - at its various stages of pathology - is treated differently within this system. This seminar is an effort to share the art of Ayurvedic case taking and to explain how should it lead to a treatment protocol.
You will gain important insights into the order and system of asking questions, the logics behind that, and how to move from client to disease - and back, if necessary. In the west, a client often comes in and says: ‘I have this or this disease’. In Ayurveda however the ‘story’ is important, and the story starts with the client and his or her life: nutrition, lifestyle, history, geography, etc. Then, when disease develops, there are many ways to classify its status in Ayurveda: causes, development, strength, name, etcetera. Now, how to combine all this and come to an effective and efficient treatment plan – that is the focus of this seminar.
Here you can see a short movie about the clinic and the work from Dr. Vijith. It also includes an interview with Coen van der Kroon and teachings from Dr. Vijith with our students.