Student Stories

Learning Ayurveda from such an experienced practitioner has added a profound insight into my own understanding of the function of the human body.
Rachel Pandit, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
I participated in whole day workshop last Saturday as an patient. I felt I was in safe space talking to lovely people, absorbed lots of wisdom and most importantly, got helped and lots of advice with prescription.
Im very thankful and can’t recommend them enough.🙏
Pavlina Samson

This course will change the way you perceive and experience life !

My unshakable faith in ancient wisdom has always drawn me towards various scientific scriptures from India which includes Ayurveda. Keen to deepen my understanding of psychophysiological inter-relationship of Mind, Body and Soul and it connection with Universal / Cosmic intelligence, studying Ayurveda was a must. After a long search and comparison of what was being offered by various providers in the UK in 2021-22, I had made up my mind to join Ayurvedic Institute for one year “Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition Consultant” course in Sep 22. And I have to say I could see the relationship and connect the dots I was looking to in this one year, with Dr. Deepika’s spiritual insight and deeper understanding of Panch-Mahabhutas in our daily activities, reactions and reflections!

Considering the hours of studies, live sessions, recorded videos, study material, practical sessions with real patients, assessment method, I am convinced about the sincerity and commitment of Ayurvedic Institute of UK, to offer their best so the students can have the knowledge, confidence and support they need to make use of this great science to heal those in need. I would also say that to understand the subject thoroughly, digest it and apply the principles in real life, I found the learning it over longer period much beneficial which this course justifies well! I would highly recommended this course to anyone interested in learning Ayurveda, understand themselves better for their spiritual growth, or emotional and physical wellbeing of self or their families and understand their loved ones better, or to make it as career! You will only gain from this knowledge!

I am very grateful to Dr. Deepika for parting this life giving knowledge with us and deeply appreciate her passion, support and huge efforts through the institute to spread Ayurveda to far corners of the world! Thank you all & Best wishes!

Dhruti Trivedi
The breadth and detail of the course syllabus, along with Dr Deepika’s passion, enthusiasm and humility for Ayurveda were all major factors in my decision to embark on this course. I would (and have!) recommend it to anyone.
Claire Sparks
Dr Deepika not only enabled me to find my way back to health but also encouraged me in my work as an integrative doctor and medical nutritionist. I learned a lot from her and would recommend her to others.
Dr Eleni Tsiompanou
Health Being Institute
Physician, Nutritional Medicine, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Integrative Oncology
An amazing practice, full of opportunities made clear by the caring professionals. Currently at the beginning of a very exciting ayurvedic journey, thanks to all at the institute.
Leonie Stephenson
I have loved learning the beautiful way of healing through Ayurveda with the Institute, led by Dr Deepika. With her, Dr Wasthala and Ajanta, I have felt guided and supported all the way through. When I started this course, I had no idea what an impact it would have on me. The style of teaching is relaxed, engaging and intriguing all at the same time. I will miss the monthly immersions and the interaction with all of the other students but look forward to continuing my learning for many years to come.
Amanda Staines
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
The Ayurveda Institute is an absolutely incredible place. The doctors, teachers, therapists and other staff are the most generous, caring and kind people I have met. I feel so lucky to have learnt, deeply, the true essence that ayurveda offers with Dr Deepika, Dr Wathsala and all the others who work there.
The course itself takes you on a journey of self discovery, from vata, pitta and kapha, to the deep understanding of diseases and illnesses; what causes them and how to heal them. It’s unbelievably fascinating, and taught with such undeniable passion, and compassion.
I highly recommend The Ayurveda Clinic/Ayurveda Institute UK to anyone looking for an Ayurvedic Doctor, or anyone wishing to study this incredible science.
As a LGBT+ woman, I have always felt warmth and love towards me, no judgements, just kindness. A wonderful place.
Layla Justice
The monthly immersion weekends are so well delivered using online technology, that I feel as if I’m actually in the classroom in London.
Claire Sparks
Two words describe what the course is for me – Spiritual Nourishment
I completed the lifestyle and nutrition course at the Ayurveda Institute in 2019, and currently I am a second year student on my way to being a practitioner.

I had long been searching for a course that would both inspire and give me the tools and confidence to one day start my own practice. Before enrolling at the Ayurveda Institute I studied western herbal medicine and also completed an Ayurveda course in India. The Institute offers authentic, comprehensive and practically focused teachings. I knew early on that I had found the course I was looking for and by the end of the 1st year it became more than I could have ever imagined.

Dr Deepika teaches from the heart. Through her own experiences and real life stories she brings love, care and passion to every teaching. The learning is not regurgitated from books or lecture slides, it is invaluable career and life long wisdom from an expert in their field. The books, resources and course material are there to refer back to at my own pace.

This course has given me the knowledge, confidence and support to achieve my intentions of starting my own Ayurveda practice. I will be leaving my job as a Hospital Pharmacist this October and for that I cannot thank them enough.

This is not just a course, it’s a community and a place I love returning to. I leave each teaching session feeling inspired, educated, cared for and at peace. Thank you to everyone at the institute for everything you do.

Lara Ecroyd
I am just finishing my first year studying with the institute and can honestly say I have loved every moment of it!

The course is geared towards getting you ready to use ayurveda in the real world and with real life consultations it gives you the chance to properly prepare for this.

The course materials cover more than any other course I know of. However, the most important thing for me is that Dr Deeepika and Ajanta teach from their heart and it really shines through. This is the biggest thing that i have taken from the course and something I will honour as i move forwards in my venture of ayurveda.

If you happen to enquire about the course, if you listen carefully as the course is explained to you, you will hear an authenticity and sincerity. Trust in this and follow your heart ❤️

Daniel Graham