When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.

                                                                                                                                               Ayurvedic Proverb


Ayurveda means “the science of life” and is based upon India’s timeless scriptures, known collectively as the Vedas. The body of ayurvedic knowledge is estimated to have been handed down from generation to generation estimated for several millennia before attaining its written form as the Charaka Samhita that appeared around the first century A.D.  Ayurveda provides a complete system of balancing the body, mind and spirit, nurturing human life and supporting life’s spiritual goal and ultimate purpose, Self-Realization.

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The BVI School of Ayurveda has its own YouTube Channel! 

Check it out!  Click  to View: BVI.Ayurveda.MI

5 Video Presentations by William A. Courson, B.V.S.A.

Faculty member, BVI School of Ayurveda

View Our Special Programs in Ayurveda

  • History and Development of Ayurveda

  • Philosophical and Scientific Basis of Ayurveda

  • Ayurveda and Pain Management

  • Introduction to the Tridosha

  • Ayurveda and Mental Health

Exploring the Six Tastes 

with Kara Aubin, BVI Instructor

AYV 103: Ayurvedic Nutrition and Food Science 

General Information

Wikipedia Article On Ayurveda

Wikipedia on Herbal Medicine

Wikipedia Article on Alternative Medicine

Wikipedia on Mind-Body Medicine

News and Updates

Journals, Magazines, Libraries

IJAR International Journal of Ayurvedic Research 

NLAM National Library of Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda Magazine and Health Tourism

Ayurveda & Yoga

International Catalogue of Ayurvedic Publications Jamnagar

Sources for Herbs

Banyan Botanicals

Himalayan Health Care

Om Organics


National Ayurvedic Membership Organizations

AAPNA: Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners of North America: Here

Wikipedia Link: Here

NAMA: National Ayurvedic Medical Association: Here


*The Bodhananda Vedic Institute School of Ayurveda and it's Ayurvedic Health Counselor program (level 1) is an Organizational Member of NAMA. 

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Nature photos (all from the Sambodh ashram property), and Photos of Swamiji, by Ruth Small, Kalamazoo, MI; 

Webmaster: Ruth Small, BVI School of Ayurveda, Kalamazoo, MI


Home Office and Mailing Address:

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BVI School of Ayurveda 

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