Learning the
Science of Life

Pioneering and authentic Ayurvedic education delivered
by true experts. Vocational training for new way of life.

Learning the
Science of Life

Pioneering and authentic Ayurvedic education delivered
by true experts. Vocational training for new way of life.

Start your journey

Our range of courses together constitute a comprehensive Ayurvedic education. There are many paths to choose from depending on where your interest lies, whether it is for personal growth or practice and how much time you can commit to your chosen route. Our courses are characterised by authenticity, vocational practice through our clinic, pioneering teaching strategies and technology and flexibility to allow you to mould your education around your life.

Dr D Teaching Online

Level 1 Practitioner Course (Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Nutrition) (Dip)

Qualify as an Ayurvedic lifestyle & nutrition consultant.

Dr Deepika - Teaching on Board

Level 3 International Diploma (Dip)

Qualify as an Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner

Massage Therapy Course

Level 1 Ayurvedic Massage Therapy (Dip)

Qualify as an Ayurvedic Abhyanga Marma Massage Therapist

Dr D - Teaching on Board

Short courses

Integrative Ayurveda for Healthcare Professionals & Introduction to Ayurveda

Why study at Ayurveda Institute UK?

Learn from the experts

Dr Deepika Rodrigo

Dr. Deepika Rodrigo BAMS, MSc HPE (Hull/York), a renowned authority in Ayurveda, founder of the Ayurveda Institute and Ayurvedic Clinic, brings nearly 25 years of clinical practice to your educational journey.
Ayurveda Institute
Vocational training

Ayurveda centre

Inspired by patient requests at The Ayurvedic Clinic, our Institute has grown since 2004 to educate over 150 students annually. With support from The Clinic, we continue to expand and spread Ayurvedic wisdom globally
Ayurveda Institute
Pioneering educator

Leading provider of education

As a leading provider of Ayurvedic education in the Western world, our reputation as a pioneering institution attracts students seeking the best place to learn.
Ayurveda Institute
Leading the way

Leading force in shaping Ayurvedic practitioners

The Ayurveda Institute UK stands as the forefront in shaping Ayurvedic practitioners worldwide.

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Ayurveda E-learning

E-learning

Live-streamed and fully interactive. The in-classroom experience from your home anywhere in the world. Connect with our doctors and practitioners in real time and personal dialoguet.

AAPUK

About AAPUK

Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK. Upholding the vision for the highest standards of professional excellence in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine.

The Ayurvedic Clinic

The Ayurvedic clinic

Experience genuine care and support from our doctors and their specialist team of therapists and staff in the warm embrace of the clinic.

E-learning

Practitioner Support

Live-streamed and fully interactive. The in-classroom experience from your home anywhere in the world. Connect with our doctors and practitioners in real time and personal dialoguet.

Student stories

Naina Story
testimonials

This is truly a revolutionary way of embedding this knowledge deep....

This is truly a revolutionary way of embedding this knowledge deep into our minds by practical application. Without this practical exposure I think I would have really not been a confident healer ready to help my community. Since taking the course I have helped heal many in my community from long term ailments, digestive disorders, skin disorders etc with just diet and lifestyle changes and simple herbs. Life transforming and also enlightening!
The whole course is beautifully structured to help the novice Ayurveda practitioner grow in confidence and take his/her first steps.

Sankesh Sundareshwar

Having been a patient of Dr Deepika for 18 years....

Having been a patient of Dr Deepika for 18 years, I decided to embark on my own journey of Ayurveda to become a practitioner. The wealth of knowledge shared, the practical experience, the support, and the feeling I’ve found “home”are second to none.

The balance of understanding that everyone “learns” in a different way is reflected in all the teaching of the course. It provides an academic, practical and visual approach to suit all styles of learning requirements.

Joanne Forbes

My education background is in Allopathic medicine (MBBS) and Medical....

My education background is in Allopathic medicine (MBBS) and Medical Research (MMedRes). I’ve also been fortunate to complete a science Bachelors with double majors in Macro-molecular/Cellular Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

I cannot describe how much this course and the teaching methods of Dr Deepika and all the staff at Ayurveda Institute UK has re-invigorated, refreshed and re-illuminated my love, heart and once more – Trust in the Art of Medicine.

Taraline Gaee-Atefi

The Ayurveda institute UK has given me a life changing experience....

The Ayurveda institute UK has given me a life changing experience. The way they teach Ayurveda there is like nowhere else. The whole school becomes like your family. I truly recommend this place because it seems to be the best place in the UK to get this kind of knowledge.

Jana Si

I wish I could give 10 stars as five isn't enough! Right from....

I wish I could give 10 stars as five isn’t enough! Right from the beginning of the course you are applying your knowledge to patients/ volunteers using the ayurvedic way of practicing the healthcare system to incorporate mind, body and spirit.

I was going to go to India to learn to be an Ayurvedic doctor but I am elated to learn from these masters who pour out their hearts and knowledge to all who cross their paths. Already I have changed within myself and have begun my own Ayurvedic practice in Brighton using their modern technique of an ancient healthcare system. My clients have already seen amazing results.

Lisa Parsons

This course is life-changing and is aimed at bringing genuine Ayurvedic....

This course is life-changing and is aimed at bringing genuine Ayurvedic healthcare to life in the West. The course has been deep, on all levels, and you ‘receive’ these teachings as much as study the information in an academic way. What we have learned is enabling us to help people with disorders that western medicine has said cannot be cured and it is a great privilege to have learned about the power of Ayurvedic herbal medicine alongside the common-sense, pure wisdom of the dietary and lifestyle advice we are taught. Couldn’t recommend this course more.

Sarah Ann Bovill

Studying Ayurveda at AIUK was simply one of the most....

Studying Ayurveda at AIUK was simply one of the most transformative experiences of my life. Body, mind and soul were completely transformed in this process of 2 years now. A lot of deep healing happened as a consequence of this experience. I have no words to describe the honour of having Dr Deepika as a guru touching my heart with her beautiful words, kindness, humour and wisdom. My heart is full of gratitude for this wisdom passed on to me. The AIUK will always have a special place in my heart. If I had to do everything again, I would happily do it. Love you all <3

Tomás Silva

Dr Deepika and her outstanding team at the Institute....

Dr Deepika and her outstanding team at the Institute embody the finest ingredients one could wish for in their healthcare team. With their compassion, knowledge and heartfelt wisdom, they really offer such a gift to anyone who wishes to explore this time-tested science. I couldn’t be more grateful our paths have crossed nor could I possibly do justice in describing the impact their teachings, through structured lectures and also through observing their remarkably patient and open-hearted way with others, has helped me and the people I interact with.

Alison Nibblock

This course did really change my life. Not only was I able to get myself....

This course did really change my life. Not only was I able to get myself on a much healthier path and find my own peace and balance but I have now had the privilege of helping many others too. Ayurvedic medicine is a truly exciting practise where we can delve deeper into who we are and our connection and relationship with the world and each other.

Rheanna Griffin

Classes with Dr Deepika have been fun. Her way of teaching and making....

Classes with Dr Deepika have been fun. Her way of teaching and making difficult things easier so that one can understand and remember everything. She is very knowledgeable, kind and patience with each and everyone in the class. Brilliant teacher and excellent team. I recommend to everyone.

Anjili Kansal

The teaching style suits me perfectly and it is so beneficial to hear....

The teaching style suits me perfectly and it is so beneficial to hear real practical experiences and situations, from knowledge that they have been built-up over decades. We are given all the theory but the difference with this course is the practical learning that we gain. There are plenty of shadow consultation opportunities and we are encouraged and supported to learn the real Ayurveda for ourselves, with our own case studies and therapeutic trials. This has meant that already I have been able to build-up a small business, with paying clients who seem extremely happy with my knowledge and I am gaining positive results in helping them to heal.

Sarah Swindells 

I found this course very organically when I was feeling quite lost in my life....

I found this course very organically when I was feeling quite lost in my life. The Ayurvedic Institute and Dr Deepika provides such a personal experience through her lectures even though its 100% online. I have felt supported throughout the year and level of teaching and material available is to a high standard and are delivered in a very professsional way. I feel like my life has changed because of Dr Deepika. She is a true master of her craft and I could listen to her teachings all day. The course is intense but prepares you for a career in Ayurveda even after the level 1 stage. I am very excited to start level 2 and continue with my journey in Ayurveda.

Mabel Armitage

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Pathway to Training in Integrative Ayurveda

By Ayurveda Institute Team Mar 27 2024

By While the advancements of modern medicine are numerous and undeniable, the fact remains that there are still many diseases and conditions that it doesn’t have an answer for.  Thankfully, Ayurvedic medicine presents an opportunity to enhance modern healthcare practices as it can help complement existing treatments and provide a more…

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By Ayurveda Institute Team Mar 18 2024

By A career in healthcare is a truly fulfilling one. And one in Ayurvedic medicine is even more so.  This is because Ayurveda is not simply clinical, but rather a holistic system that looks at the individual as a whole, understanding their specific conditions, circumstances, and constitutions, to provide incredible care…

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By Ayurveda Institute Team Feb 6 2024

By Health is no longer considered to be restricted to the physical well-being of an individual, but rather encompasses the individual as a whole, mind and body. And rightfully so, as the connection between the mind and body is increasingly understood. Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine, has long since acknowledged…

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Inspiration behind the institute

Leading the way as one of the largest and most pioneering providers of Ayurvedic education outside Asia, the Ayurveda Institute UK is an international school based in London, specialising in authentic, vocational teaching of Ayurveda from the classical Sanskrit texts. Uniquely benefitting from the symbiosis with the well established Ayurvedic Clinic and the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK, the Institute offers unparalleled instruction in its field.