Course Date January 27 – February 5 2019

Ayurvedic Introduction Certified Course – Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda w/ Dr Radhika Agrawal & Michelle Rae

The 100-hour Certified Course is an introductory course to Ayurveda and the its approach to nutrition and self care.  Ayurveda is an extremely vast topic, we start with powerful basics to improve your life and health immediately. Health is a state of harmony expressed in your mind, body and energy levels. Through Ayurvedic theory and food preparation, you will gain practical knowledge to balance your meals according to your unique needs or current health challenges.

Daily Routine

Each day will begin with yoga and an occasional early morning trip to the market to purchase the fresh produce. You will participate in two cooking classes and two theory classes daily, covering key Ayurvedic concepts as they apply to food and radiant health.  Nature walks through onsite orchard, herbal garden and farm will engage your senses, sight, touch, taste and smell,  and heighten your connection to the natural ingredients which you will utilise in the daily cooking classes.

Course Curriculum

Approach food as medicine, balancing, nourishing, and  preventative to common modern ailments.

The physiology of digestion: Maximise the three stages of digestion, absorption and elimination.



Dosha theory: How to recognize imbalanced bio-energies (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) rebalance them through food to avoid related diseases in body and mind.

Understand food through Rasa (taste), Virya (biological potency), Vipaka (post-digestive effect) and Prabhava (special therapeutic characteristics that go beyond the biological properties of a substance).



Learn to listen, respect, and communicate with your own body. Support it, and it shall support you.

The Chaunce: A basic procedure and traditional spice selection in an Ayurvedic curry.






How to prepare balanced meals, including safe carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats.Essential herbs and their therapeutic Ayurvedic application in the kitchen.

The importance of cooking with respect and love.



Cost of  10-day Course

£625 – £900 (options include shared / private accommodations in a deluxe or standard room).  Price includes 10 days / 9 nights accommodation (en-suite), 3 meals a day and all other onsite costs onsite (excluding any holistic treatments).  


Optional Activities

During your free time you can enjoy an ayurvedic treatment in our onside wellness centre, visit the Sita Devi Charity School, take an auto rickshaw to town, trekking, local sightseeing, chill in hammocks, Karma Yoga to Trees and plants or be in your own bubble and read a book.


Vegetarian and vegan foods will be served three times a day.  Our food is fully sattvic, grown locally (nothing with eyes other then potato, low fat, no onion, no garlic, no eggs). This year we will introduce juicing and raw food during the retreat.  In between practices and meals you can observe the practise of Mauna (silence) for internalising your awareness.

Community Service

All proceeds go towards the further development of our  community at The Ashok Tree and the charitable activities of Yogi Ashokananda Foundation and the Ashok Tree Foundation.


General Information

We are served by two airports in the region, Chennai (Madras) and Bangalore.  Airport transfers to/from either airport to the Ashok Tree can be arranged at an additional cost.

Upon registration, you will be provided with a complete information package.

 Booking & Payment