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Vancouver To host its First Conference On Ayurvedic Medicine

Vancouver To host its First Conference On Ayurvedic Medicine

After becoming a popular city for Yoga, Vancouver is all set to step into another branch of Ancient India ie Ayurveda. For the first time, Vancouver will be hosting a conference on Ayurvedic Medicine in the coming Month of May.

This conference is designed as 3 days of intensive of discussions and  teachings and headlines two of the world’s most renowned and influential educator/practitioners, Dr. Vasant Lad, and Dr. Ramkumar Kutty of Vaidyagrama, Tamil Nadu.  It will cover a broad range of topics in Ayurveda Natural Medicine  from an additional panel of Canadian and International presenters.  Together with the group of Canadian Ayurveda specialists, the conference plans to explore present and future applications of this wholly natural medical system, and our collective vision for the future of public health and integrated holistic practice in Canada.

Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga and the oldest recorded healing science in existence.  It is a complete health system, comprising sophisticated diagnostic, treatment and prevention protocols.

To this day, Ayurveda is the recognised national medical system in India.  Her ancient assessment techniques are low cost, highly effective and precise techniques for ascertaining an individualised wellness program, comprising herbal supplements, classical cleansing techniques, rejuvenation therapies and daily dietary prescriptions for self-healing and self-care.  It is one of the primary reasons for ‘health tourism’ to India, and its long history has both well documented, and untold medical miracles to report!

The recent creation of Canada Ayurveda Research & Education Foundation (C.A.R.E. Foundation) in August, 2017 is envisaged as the beginning of a research dialogue between conventional medicine as it is practiced in curently and the time revered practices of India’s original medicine protocols..  C.A.R.E.’s  first project, the Share Ayurveda Conference, is scheduled for May 18th to 20th, 2018 at UBC and Vancouver Public Library respectively.  It will serve as a start-up fundraising event in support of a proposed AYUSH-approved formal training in Canada, envisioned for opening in 2019 or 2020.

The event commences on Friday, May 18th with a Gala Dinner, to be held at the Alumni Centre of the University of British Columbia, Jack Poole Hall, followed by 2 days of panel discussions, lecture presentations and keynote at the Vancouver Public Library, Saturday and Sunday MAY 19TH AND 20TH, 2018.

Dr. Vasant Lad is a world-renowned teacher, and author of more than 11 books on Ayurveda, as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 500,000 copies of his books in print in the North America, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.  Dr. Lad brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the discussion of Ayurveda.  A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India and was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years.

Dr. Ramkumar Kutty is a Founder-Director of Punarnava Ayurveda, an institution committed to sustaining the practice of Authentic Ayurveda. He is a lifelong student of Ayurveda and other traditional Indian knowledge systems.  Over the last 15 years, he has given talks and conducted workshops in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Australia and South-East Asia on the subject of health and happiness through Ayurveda.  A founding member of Punarnava Ayurveda Trust, he and his team in South India are currently engaged in the creation of an experimental, green, self-sustaining, authentic Ayurveda healing community on the outskirts of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, South India. This village is working towards full engagement in traditional natural farming methods, the use of alternate energy sources, waste recycling, environment friendly construction, water management etc., and in doing so thereby creating an “optimum healing environment”.  Its activities include ongoing work in supporting the health and livelihood of the surrounding villages.  They run an orphanage, an after-school programme for village children, an Elder Care programme, and regular medical camps.

For registration log on to www.shareayurvedaconference.com or call Jaisri at 604-290-8201

or email:  girish.limaye@gmail.com

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