M2 Vikriti Vijnana (pathology) training

This is an advanced pathology training for students who have already completed the M2 Level 1 program with Vaidya Atreya Smith. This training is taught in English & French. It is required for the M2 federal diploma in Switzerland.

Vaidya Atreya Smith will teach advanced methods focusing on Ayurveda pathology.

In this training, Vaidya Atreya will use the Caraka Samhita to explore the different pathologies created by the three Dosha; Vata, Pitta, Kapha. In general, there are 5 to 8 causes of disease (Nidana Roga) that manifest themselves differently for each person. This is an advanced teaching that is very useful for students studying Dravyaguna Nidana Level 3. It discusses how to understand the pathology in order to specify which herbs to use in treatment, and whether the practitioner should treat the structure or function. The training combines face to face training over two days and online study with Vaidya Atreya. Students are required to complete three case studies of three different patients for the attestation (9 total). This is a mandatory module for the Swiss federal diploma.

Registrations may be refused depending on availability.

This workshop will be presented by Vaidya Atreya Smith, USA, author of Pathology and Diagnosis in Ayurveda. He has been a practitioner since 1987 and is also the author of fourteen books on Ayurveda and one on Jyotish.


This course is validated by a certificate of 48 hours of training in Ayurveda, issued by the European Institute of Vedic Studies (EIVS).

EIVS GmbH is recognized by ASCA Switzerland since 2006 as a qualified school for teaching Ayurveda and continuing education and qualifies for the standards set by EMR Swiss.

Cost: 495 CHF

Dates: 17 - 18 April 2021

Classes will take place from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

As the number of participants is limited we will not be able to accept registrations at the last moment.


Register online here

Transportation, accommodation, personal supplies and recommended books are not included in the cost of the internship. As soon as we receive your payment you will receive the necessary practical information.

Location of the training

Samgati - Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda
13, avenue Mon-Loisir, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland

Enter the building and take the stairs in the basement. Please leave your shoes on the shoe rack in front of the door before entering.

Note: The Swiss Federal diploma exams need to be taken in one of the three official Swiss languages: German, French, Italian. These additional programs are taught in French by Vaidya Atreya Smith.

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Training in Ayurvedic medicine with a validated diploma of 3190 hours – Nidana – Chikitsa – Dravyaguna – herbal medicine according to Ayurveda – trainings in Ayurveda since 1998 – Dr. Sunil V. Joshi, MD(ayu) – Vaidya Atreya Smith, BSc MA – all these courses are taught in English.

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