Introduction to Ancient  Indian 


1 - day workshop

Time: 10am - 5pm

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018

Price: £150.00



Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old Indian holistic medical science based on a deep understanding about the human body as a whole, encompassing the mind, spirit, and emotions. It embraces medical science, philosophy, psychology as well as astrology and astronomy. Yoga and meditation, now widely embraced by westerners, are both key parts of Ayurveda. However, one does not need to subscribe to the spiritual beliefs on which it is based in order to benefit from it.


The central principle of Ayurvedic science is that we are all unique with an individual constitution, and our own physical and psychological nature. Hence the Ayurvedic approach treats all aspects of a person, as anything that affects the mind will affect the body. The Sanskrit word Ayurveda, means the science or wisdom of life.


It is one of the few sciences that treats the individual through a thorough assessment of a person’s unique makeup and circumstances. The individual is examined within the broader context of their life and all factors influencing their wellbeing are taken into consideration. The success of the Ayurvedic tradition comes through the promotion of balanced living and is founded on the principle that nothing functions in isolation.


While it is an ancient science from an ancient culture, in today’s throwaway and quick fix culture, the perennial wisdom of seeing the individual as a whole and as part of his or environment, is fundamental to long term, sustainable wellbeing and happiness.


The Vedas are the sacred scriptures of Hinduism. They were composed thousands of years ago, by several seers. Some of the hymns in the Vedas may be 5000-6000 years old, or even older. Hindus believe that the Vedas are eternal and vibrate eternally in the higher realms of the world of Brahman. They manifest at the beginning of every cycle of creation for the welfare of the world.


The Vedas help humans to know their essential nature, and return from their embodied, limited state as bound souls (jivas) to their eternal state as liberated souls. They also help humans to invoke the power of gods to deal with the problems of the mortal world, death and disease. Hence, they are considered invaluable for the material and spiritual wellbeing of the world.


In this workshop you will learn the following:


  • Introduction to Vedas and Vedic History

  • Introduction to Samkhya Philosophy

  • Concept of Yugas

  • Introduction and History of Ayurveda

  • Four Vedic Sciences for everyday wellbeing

  • Concept of Health & True Health

  • Eight Limbs of Ayurveda

  • Ayurvedic Scripts and the scattered knowledge

  • Two Approaches of Ayurveda (Objectives)

  • Three Doshas/ Three Gunas

  • Concept of Prakriti & Vikriti

  • Concept of Agni & Ama

  • Dhatu 7 types, Srotas 13 types, Mala 3 types

  • Ayurvedic View on Diegestion  (Food eaten)

  • Daily use of Ayurvedic concepts

  • Importance of Ayurvedic Lifestyle according to own Prakriti

  • Ayurvedic Massage

  • Ayurvedic Eating

  • Need for Ayurveda & Yoga in 21st century lifestyle and its challenges

In partnership with:



Kewal Singh Talwadia


Kewal is a Ayurvedic consultant whose expertise lie deep in his lineage and his roots. Born in India, Kewal, taught by vedic masters started to learn about the ancient Ayurvedic system when he was a child. He now has over 20 years experience consulting and sharing Ayurveda. He believes that in the the modern world it is vitally important to share the original knowledge of Ayuverda in order for  individuals to foster a balanced way of living. 





09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for a special ayurvedic lunch)17.00pm Workshop ends


Workshop outcomes: At the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Gained deep insight into the ancient Ayuverdic system's holistic health model and other vedic sciences

  • Learnt the foundations of adopting and developing a holistic and mindful lifestyle

  • Understood the Ayuverdic history and culture

  • Understood the importance of Yoga (An inseperable part of Ayurveda)

  • Understood your own body type (dosha) and how to improve and optimise your health and wellness

  • Learnt which foods and herbs to eat according to your body type (Dosha)


Changamiri Coffee House

8 City Arcade, Coventry CV1 1DG