Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Clinical Internships in India




This year: 18 September 2017 - 06 October 2017

3 weeks of theory and practice: an intense practical experience in clinical application

Topic: Vata Viyadhi - Neurological disorders



Importance of vata
Vata - listed as the first among doshas - is said to be the leader of them. Without it, everything is sedentary and dead. It is movement and sensation which is the basic expression of life! There is no balance or imbalance possible without the involvement of vata. In the chapter of Diagnosis of Vata diseases, Vagbhata (author of Ashtanga Hridaya) says – “Vata is the creator of universe, and vata itself transforms into the universe, it sustains the universe and finally destroys it! It seems to be the merging point of trinity into unity!!” 

Being so vital, the imbalance of it results in severe conditions – both physically and mentally. Neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, parkinsons disease, paralysis are few examples of it. Degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis, spondylosis, etc., also fall under Vata Vyadhi. Many convulsive diseases like few kinds of epilepsies also come under this group. We see a wide range of diseases from gastric irritation to Alzheimers being listed here. It’s the same vata in different intensities, in different places, expressing different symptoms.

It is interesting that the treatment of Vata became a part of wellness and wellbeing treatment in Kerala in the history, and nowadays all over the world. “Sukha S’eelata” – indulgence in soothing things – is explained as the basic line of treatment of vata. Oil massages, oil baths, poultices, shirodhara, sweet sour & salty food, fresh wine, meat soup of fatty animals …. thus goes the treatment principle. But oil Vasti & cleansing Vastis are the strongest means of managing these conditions: these are serious interventions which could be challenging as well! In the internship we will give ample attention to all these treatments and interventions, their possibilities and their challenges.

Dr. Vijith and Dr. Vidya are great teachers of authentic ayurveda – and it is our personal experience that when you study with such teachers – your understanding speeds up at least 3-fold. Also – and especially so – on a deeper level! They teach straight from the Classic Texts, but in a way which is super-accessible as well as modern in its applications. With depth and humor, and supported by a team of very experienced ayurveda experts.


! The Academy of Ayurvedic Studies will offer this program as a part of their long term study track, and this retreat will be accredited with 120 contact hours towards the accreditation of your ayurveda studies.


!! International (non-AAS) students are highly advised to view our series of 40+ hours of online video classes by Dr. Vijith, which we offer for this purpose for €395.



Clinical Internships in India | Sign Up Information

  • Teachers - Internship
  • Teachings - Internship
  • Price & Practical - Internship
  • Sign Up - Internship


                    Dr. Vijith & Dr. Vidya                                Coordinator: Coen van der Kroon

Educational subthemes of this internship:

  1. Medical, therapeutical and clinical implications of treatment of Vata dosha - from basics up to clinical examples in Bones & Joint Diseases.
  2. Medical/therapeutical Abhyanga as a treatment modality and as a clinical examination tool.
  3. Understanding consultations from a classical clinical perspective.
  4. Understanding few major Vata-related herbs and remedies.
  5. Practicing/demonstrating few predominantly Vata-related treatment methods.
  6. General confidence building in practice.


Daily Program

Time Activity

05.30 - 06.00 

06.00 - 06.30 

06.30 - 06.45 

06.45 - 08.00 

08.00 - 09.00 

09.00 - 11.00 

11.00 - 11.30 

11.30 - 13.00 

13.00 - 14.30 

14.30 - 16.00 

16.00 - 16.15 

16.15 - 17.45 

17.45 - 18.30 

18.30 - 19.30 

19.30 onwards

getting up

personal Dinacharya program, yoga& meditation

from hotel to clinic

agnihotra (fire ceremony)

breakfast break

1st class session, teaching

chai break

2nd class session, discussion with teacher, student interaction

lunch break


short chai break

practical: demonstration in clinic, or practice in clinic or hotel

going back to hotel from clinic, shower

dinner in hotel

time for study, assignments & resting

* subject to changes and adaptations

Weekends: optional excursions backwaters & mountains in Kerala, time for assignments and integration.

  • Clinical Internship teaching fees: € 1600
  • Room & Board (based on shared room/2 persons per room): appr. €400-600, please check with us. This amount has to be paid directly to SreeKrishna Clinic or hotel during your stay in Vaikom.
  • Flights etc. not included (count on approx. € 750-850 for your flight to/from India)

For participants who are joining the internship with Dr. Vijith in India, we have the following conclusive registration requirements, rules and procedures:

1) The internship will be a three-week program, together with external students from other schools. The internship will consist of three weeks: i.e. 15 contact days of a minimum of 8 contact hours per day, which is a minimum of 120 contact hours total. You will have to count on some work load extending into the weekends! It is also wise to prepare well, and to work out all the information when back at home, in order to get to another 240 self-study hours, required for this level of education.

2) Cost of three week internship: contact hours and day program are included in the normal curriculum fee, other costs such as travel, accommodation, board and excursions will have to be paid by yourself. We, from our side, have done our utmost best to keep those costs as low as possible. Room/board/excursion: appr. €400-600 for the full internship to be paid to Sree Krishna Clinic, see below.

3) Travel, booking tickets and visa is students/participants own responsibility. We advise you to book tickets ASAP. We can provide you with information in order to help you with this.

4) Room and board go through Sree Krishna Clinic, and you will have to pay him directly upon arrival, through the coordinator on location. Room cost based on two persons in one shared room for everyone! If you NEED a single room, let us know ASAP and we can discuss options as well as extra costs involved.

5) We ask for your full cooperation and commitment, and for your understanding for the fact that an internship in India is a fairly complex event to organize for the AAS and for Dr. Vijith. Participation in the program in December/January means that full commitment to that program, as it is presented to you, is required. Personal adjustments are possible under exceptional circumstances only.

Reread this information carefully and then, if any questions remain, please contact us.

More information and full details:
Call us at + 31 6 24 32 16 25
or send us an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hit the button to Sign Up

Upon receiving your registration and fee of €300 on our bank account (its inclusive in the total price), your registration is final and your place is secured. At that moment your registration is binding.

For more information please call: + 31 6 24 32 16 25.  Or leave a message and we call you back.

Contact & Details At The Side


Contact us:
+ 31 6 24 32 16 25
Or leave a message and we call you back soon. (mostly at office days)

Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office hours:
Tuesday and Friday
10 am - 13 pm

Postal Address:
Loverendale 6
The Netherlands

Bankdetails etc.:
Academy of Ayurvedic Studies
The Netherlands (Subdivision of European Institute of Vedic Studies)

‘Stichting C.A.R.E.’

Triodos Bank
IBAN: NL60 TRIO 0212 1987 77

KvK nr. 41211470
BTW NL815109258B02

See our Specific and General Terms and Conditions

CRKBO registration
CRKBO registration



We love Ayurveda...
The benefits of it, the wisdom it provides and the deep spiritual aspect of it. Who cannot love Ayurveda...