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September 12–14, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Ayurvedic Fall Festival: Bloom Where You Are Planted

Karta Purkh Singh (K.P.) Khalsa, Dilip Sarkar, Pratibha Shah, and Wynn Werner
Karta Purkh Singh (K.P.) Khalsa

Karta Purkh (KP) Singh Khalsa, DN-C, RH, LMT, NCTMB, CC, NAMAPM, has more than 40 years of experience in holistic medicine, and is one of the foremost natural-healing experts in North America. He is president…
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Dilip Sarkar

Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, a leading expert in yoga therapy, combines 45 years of experience in conventional medicine with an extensive knowledge of integrative medicine, including Ayurveda and yoga therapy. After 25 years of…
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Pratibha Shah

Pratibha Shah holds a master’s degree in Ayurveda and was traditionally trained in India. With almost 25 years of clinical practice, she is one of the leading Ayurveda experts in New England. Before moving to…
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Wynn Werner

Wynn Werner has served as administrator of Dr. Vasant Lad’s Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1991. He is also the acting administrator of its sister institute, the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda in Pune,…
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Program Details

For Ayurvedic practitioners, bodyworkers, yoga teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about Ayurveda.

Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Ayurveda at the first Northeast regional event of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). With the theme, “Bloom Where You Are Planted,” the weekend includes a wide variety of dynamic and interactive presentations, including

  • “Herbology and Kitchen Herbs,” with KP Khalsa, one of the foremost natural-healing experts in North America
  • “Collaboration with Community Clinicians,” with Pratibha Shah, former chief medical officer with the central government of India
  • “Yoga and Ayurveda as Therapy,” with integrative medicine specialist Dilip Sarkar
  • “Health Freedom as an Option for Ayurveda,” with Wynn Werner, administrator of Vasant Lad’s Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For those using Ayurveda in clinical settings, the weekend includes an interactive discussion of clinical cases and a panel discussion on clinical primary care. You also experience an Ayurveda-informed yoga practice.

Whether you’re an Ayurvedic practitioner or a health seeker looking to learn more about this ancient system of medicine, this retreat will deepen your connection with the Ayurvedic community and enrich your understanding of alternative therapies, clinical care, and standards of practice.

Program Schedule

Friday, September 12
7:00–9:00 pmMultimedia presentation and opening remarks by KP Khalsa on the theme of “Bloom Where You Are Planted”
Saturday, September 13
6:30–8:00 amKripalu Yoga
9:00–10:30 am“Collaboration with Community Clinicians,” with Pratibha Shah
10:30–11:30 amNAMA presentation, including organizational goals and membership benefits
11:30 am–1:00 pmLunch
1:00–2:15 pm“Yoga and Ayurveda as Therapy,” with Dilip Sarkar
2:30–3:45 pm“Herbology and Kitchen Herbs,” with Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
4:00–5:30 pmPresentation and discussion of clinical case studies
5:30–7:00 pmDinner
7:00 pmKripalu evening event or group sharing
Sunday, September 14
6:30–8:00 amAyurveda-inspired yoga practice with Dilip Sarkar
8:30–10:30 am“Health Freedom as an Option for Ayurveda,” with Wynne Werner
10:45 am–12:00 pmPanel discussion on primary clinical care
12:00–1:30 pmLunch
CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 4.75 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
  • 6 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD), $30 additional charge