Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

Ayurvedic Physician, Teacher, and Director of the Ayurvedic Institute

Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic physician and educator and is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. He is the founder of The Ayurvedic Institute and is the author of numerous books and articles. He is currently in close collaboration with AyurPrana, creating accessible and in-depth webinar series to help share the wisdom of Ayurveda.

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Articles by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
  • Essentials of a Daily Routine [video]
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • October 20, 2020
    Essentials of a Daily Routine [video]

    Vasant Lad, world-renowned practitioner, author, and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute, discusses the importance of creating and following a daily routine.

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  • Finding the Doshas in the Pulse [video]
    • Ayurveda Basics
    • September 22, 2020
    Finding the Doshas in the Pulse [video]

    Vasant Lad, world-renowned practitioner, author, and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute, shows us a glimpse into the insightful world of Ayurvedic pulse reading. 

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  • Hot Spiced Chai Recipe
    • Ayurvedic Recipes
    • December 12, 2012
    Hot Spiced Chai Recipe

    Drinking a hot, spicy mug of chai tea is the perfect way to slow down, savor the moment, and support healthy digestion while you're at it.

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  • Rice Khir Recipe
    • Ayurvedic Recipes
    • October 16, 2012
    Rice Khir Recipe

    Rice khir (or kheer) is basically Indian rice pudding made with creamed rice, milk, nuts, and spices. Enjoy this lightly fragrant dessert whenever you need a special treat.

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  • Urad Dal Recipe
    • Food and Cooking
    • October 15, 2012
    Urad Dal Recipe

    Urad dal is sweet, heavy, unctuous, and slightly heating. This is an excellent choice for vata or anyone who needs a grounding meal.

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  • Dr. Vasant Lad’s Date & Almond Shake Recipe
    • Ayurvedic Recipes
    • October 15, 2012
    Dr. Vasant Lad’s Date & Almond Shake Recipe

    Coming to you from Dr. Lad himself, this frothy date shake is packed with rejuvenating benefits. Feel free to play and make it your own.

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Education and Experience

Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training includes the study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.

A native of India, Mr. Lad served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) degree from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya.

Upcoming Events

Learn with Vasant Lad! See the offerings at The Ayurvedic Institute, and check out his webinar series offered by AyurPrana, including an exploration of pulse reading, daily routine, and more!


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