Taksha Ayurveda Institute (TAI)

Through a series of seminars and practical training workshops, TAI provides introduction to the principles, philosophy, and practices of Ayurveda ( “Science of Longevity”), the 5000-year old philosophy of medical diagnosis and treatment that originated in India. It also provides advanced training in the Ayurvedic process of disease, disease management, seasonal and doshic dietary regimes, herbology, and pulse diagnosis. No prior knowledge is required.

TAI Chair:

Dilip Sarkar, M.D., F.A.C.S., C.A.P. (Acting)

TAI Technical Advisory Council (TAC):

Dilip Sarkar, M.D., F.A.C.S., C.A.P.
Chair and Advisor, TI/SIM


Section 1
  • Guna-s (Universal Attributes) and Dosha Theory
  • Mental Guna-s: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
  • Manas Prakruti
  • The Dosha-s and Their Subtypes
  • The Soul and Its Three Bodies
  • Agni (The Digestive Fire)
  • Diet, Digestion, Nutrition and Preparation of Food
  • Cooking an Ayurvedic Tridoshic Meal
Section 2:
  • Dhatu-s (The Tissues)
  • Ashtabidhya Pariksha (Diagnosis in Ayurveda)
  • Srotamsi (The Channels); Nadi-s (The Currents)
  • Marma-s (The Pressure Points)
  • Ojas, Tejas, Prana
  • The Ayurvedic feature length movie
Section 3:
  • Seasonal Regime & Life Style
  • Diet and Nutrition for your Body Type
  • The Pathways and Process of Disease
  • The Management of Disease
  • The Management of Disease through
  • Pancha-Karma, Massage, Bodywork
Section 4:
  • Diet, Nutrition, & Herbology
  • Ayurvedic Psychology & The Mind
  • Men’s & Women’s Issues
  • Psycho-spiritual Treatments
  • Diagnostic Tools: The Pulse & Tongue
Section 5: Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) Course

After a structured program of 500 hours of theory, case studies and practical training, a student is certified as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP)

  • Face-to-face, 325hr
  • Practical: Yoga, Sanskrit, Jyotish, 100hr
  • Consultation, 50hr
  • Case Taking, 25 hr
  • Including 4 Exams (9hr each)