International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF)
The International Platform for Maharishi AyurVeda Health Professionals and Supporters
Slide background

Logo Alma Mater Europaea

Prospectus (PDF)


Enrolment until:
18 March 2022
Start of Training:
2 April 2022
Completed by:
19 March 2023
Language of Instruction:


Tuition Fee:
EUR 3.300

Enrol Now

Maharishi AyurVeda is the comprehensive and modern formulation of the world’s oldest system of natural health care: prevention-oriented, free from harmful side-effects, and consciousness-based.


  • A unique educational opportunity.
  • Expand the scope and effectiveness of your health care practice.
  • Begin a new career or enrich your existing career.
  • Learn to apply the profound principles and practical skills of Maharishi AyurVeda for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases, and the cultivation of optimum well-being.
  • Learn personalized self-care programs (including Transcendental Meditation) to increase learning ability, job satisfaction, and general well-being in your own personal life.

Click here to watch an extensive Introduction (52 min)

Learn Part-Time

The part-time program, which lasts one year, consists of:

  • three intensive eight-day blocks, the first one live online and the following ones either live online or residential in Maribor, Slovenia, depending on the Corona situation
  • weekly online webinars
  • study and clinical practice at home

“The program offers a good balance between the practicality of distance learning and the mutual support of a group in residence”. — Dr Gordana Marković, principal professor of the program

Bridge Maribor

Bridge crossing the River Drau in Maribor, Slovenia

Evidence-Based Practices in Integrative Medicine


The changing environment of healthcare is now placing greater emphasis on integrative approaches to treating patients. These approaches have the potential to improve the health of a large number of patients, while reducing overall health care costs. However, it is important that physicians and other health care providers incorporate integrative practices that are evidence-based.

This program will present an extensively evidence-based approach to integrative medicine, providing training in the time-tested and practical approaches of Maharishi AyurVeda.

The syllabus of the program covers these subjects: Basic Ayurvedic Principles of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment ● Ayurvedic Protocols for Treatment ● Ayurvedic Herbal Therapy (Dravyaguna) ● Aromatherapy ● Dermatology ● Management of Tissues (Dhatus) and Channels (Srotas).

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate fundamental principles and practical procedures of Maharishi AyurVeda into their healthcare practice — to promote wellness and prevent, as well as treat, disease.
  2. Discuss peer-reviewed published research on Maharishi AyurVeda, including the Transcendental Meditation® technique, and Ayurveda in general.
  3. Evaluate a patient’s constitutional type (Prakriti) and underlying patterns of imbalance (Vikriti) through Ayurvedic principles of diagnosis.
  4. Apply the fundamentals of Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Diagnosis (Nadi Vigyan) in clinical practice.
  5. Utilize Ayurvedic principles to optimize digestive health and nutrition.
  6. Restore biological rhythms through daily and seasonal behavioural regimens.
    doctor talking
  7. Promote longevity through anti-aging modalities.
  8. Instruct patients in personalized self-care programs, including individualized dietary, behavioural, exercise and detoxification regimens, and methods of stress management.
  9. Prescribe Ayurvedic herbal food supplements to enliven the self-repair and healing mechanisms of the body.
  10. Implement multi-modality clinical protocols to address a wide range of common chronic conditions encountered in medical practice.
  11. Practice Aromatherapy.
  12. Gain a profound scientific understanding of the relationship between consciousness and health.
  13. Increase their own resilience, overall well-being, and job satisfaction, reducing symptoms of fatigue and burnout, through personalized self-care programs, including the practice of Transcendental Meditation.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants for the Alma Mater Europaea Postgraduate Certificate in Ayurveda should have at least basic training in Western medicine.

    In all countries this includes medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, and homeopaths. In Germany it includes Heilpraktiker. In many countries it includes dentists, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and naturopaths. If your profession is not listed here but you consider yourself eligible for the program, please apply. If you have questions, please contact Silvia Hawkins at

    The reason for this entry requirement is that, in addition to learning Maharishi AyurVeda’s approaches to preventive health care and perfect health, participants will be trained in the Ayurvedic protocols for treating medical conditions through an integrative approach that combines Maharishi AyurVeda and Western medicine.

  • The applicant must have sufficient access to patients to complete 5 clinical practice assignments during each of the six courses in the program. If you don’t have access to patients who are attending a professional clinic, it is acceptable to examine family members, friends and others for clinical practice.
  • The applicant must have sufficient language proficiency in English to follow the course.
  • Applications will be considered on a case by case basis by an academic board.

Option to Complete the Master’s in Health Sciences

The Postgraduate Certificate in Ayurveda constitutes one of the two years of study to complete the Alma Mater Master’s in Health Sciences. The Ayurveda courses will be offered as an option in the Integrative Health Sciences module of the Master’s in Health Sciences.

Prerequisite is that you have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medical or health science worth 180 ECTS or more. You may then use the 30 ECTS credits of the Postgraduate Certificate in Ayurveda for the Integrative Health Sciences Module, for which a total of 120 ECTS credits have to be collected.

To see the list of the other courses you may study to complete the Integrative Health Sciences module of the Master’s in Health Sciences, please click here.

Tuition Fee

EUR 3.300 (30 credit points)

The Tuition Fee may be paid in up to 4 instalments. If you would like to pay by instalments, please enquire for further information.

Enrol Now


Dr Gordana MarkovicDr Gordana Marković, PhD, the Principal Professor, is a Western medical doctor with 19 years of medical practice and a specialist of Social medicine and Public Health. She is a member of the State Expert Committee on Complementary Medicine, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia and she contributes to specialist education at the Department of Social Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Belgrade. Dr Marković is the most experienced practitioner of Maharishi AyurVeda in Southeastern Europe and has published over 50 articles on Maharishi AyurVeda and Aromatherapy. This will be the fourth professional training course on Maharishi AyurVeda she has taught.

Professor Dr Subhash RanadeEmeritus Professor Dr Subhash Ranade, a leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda, will be contributing as a guest lecturer on the program. Dr Ranade is the author of 127 books on Ayurveda and Yoga, which have been published in fifteen languages. He is currently Chairman of the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, Honorary Dean of Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation.

Dr Wolfgang SchachingerDr Wolfgang Schachinger from Austria will also be contributing as a guest lecturer. An experienced general practitioner of Western medicine, Dr Schachinger founded the Maharishi AyurVeda Health and Seminar Centre in Ried and is now developing an integrative hospital with Maharishi AyurVeda. He has lectured extensively to European health professionals on Ayurveda, co-authored five books on the subject, and founded three Ayurveda medical associations. Dr Schachinger has received multiple awards for his pioneering work with Ayurveda in Europe.

Guest contributions are being arranged with other experienced Maharishi AyurVeda Vaidyas and Western medical doctors from America and Europe.

For more detailed information please read the Prospectus.

View Prospectus

If you have any questions please contact Silvia Hawkins at