Scheduled programming subject to change & will be updated here regularly.

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Friday may18


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Canadian Practitioner Forum

Professional Forum for Canadian Ayurveda Practitioners and aspiring practitioners to bring to our voices together for adopting the AYUSH International Standards in Canada and supporting the Ayurveda Association of Canada.

Pre-registration required

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Gala Fundraising Dinner

Immerse yourself in wellness with wisdom from the great luminary of Ayurveda, Vaidya Vasant D. Lad and other community members. 

Gala dinner is included for all conference guests. A limited number of tickets is available for Gala Dinner guests who may not otherwise attend the full conference.

7:00-7:45 pm

Dignitary speeches

7:45-9:00 pm

Keynote: Vaidya Vasant D. Lad, "Ayurveda in Daily Life"

9:00- 9:15 pm

Closing Prayers 

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saturday may19


7:00 am-8:00 am

Yoga & Meditation (Pre-registration required)

Start the morning with yoga & meditation practice led by Dinyar Mistry.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast Break

Take a break for breakfast at many of Vancouver's nearby cafes & restaurants.

9:00 - 9:30 am

Opening Prayers, Lighting of the Lamp, Morning Ceremony

10:00 - 10:55 am

Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, “Ayurveda Principles of Disease Causation and Treatment”

11:00-11:55 am

Dr. Ismat Nathani Subtle Healing in Ayurveda- Alice Mackay Room

Dr. Preeti Patel, "Joint Care with Yoga & Ayurveda" - Breakout Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch - A vegetarian lunch will be provided.

12:45 pm- 1:00 pm

Darshan with Dr. Lad for Volunteers - Breakout Room


1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Dr. Ami Batavia, "Preventative Cardiology In Ayurveda"

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm

Dr. Vasant Lad, "Bringing East and West Together For Public Health"    

3:00-3:55 pm

Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni "Women's Health According to Ancient Ayurveda" - Alice Mackay Room

Dr. Farah Schroff , "'Ancient Remedies for Modern Problems'"- Breakout Room

4:00 pm-4:55 pm

Madhavi Francoise Barrios, "Psychology and Mental Health in Ayurveda - My Journey"

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Book Signing with Dr. Lad- Banyan Books Table at Moat Atrium

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Enjoy the many nearby attractions in beautiful downtown Vancouver or rest and prepare for the evening festivities. 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gala Dinner

7-7:45 pm

Dignitaries speak

7:45-9:00 pm

Keynote: Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, "The Concept of Sharing in Living & Healing”

9:00-10:00 pm


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Sunday May 20

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Yoga & Meditation (Pre-registration required)

Start the morning with sadhana, yoga and meditation practice. 

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast Break

Take a break for breakfast at many of Vancouver's nearby cafes & restaurants.

9:00 - 9:45

Opening Prayers, Lamp Lighting, Opening Program

10:00 - 10:55 am

Dr. Vasant Lad, "Bringing Authentic Ayurveda to the West: The Next Step"                

11:00 - 11:55 am

Glynnis Osher "Ayurveda Kitchen Home Apothecary"

Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni, “Being in Touch - the new Ayurveda Association of Canada”


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch - A vegetarian lunch will be provided. 

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Panchakarma Panel - Dr. Ramkumar, Madhavi Francoise Barrios, Dr. Preeti Patel

2:00-2:55 pm

Dr. Jaisri M. Lambert, “Elder Care – Bridging Cultures in Healthcare”

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing Ceremony

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tea & Networking

Connect with Ayurveda enthusiasts, supporters and practitioners over tea in the Moat Atrium Lobby. 

Additional Programming

Monday May 21:


Dr. Ramkumar Kutty Punarnava Trust:  Model for Sustainable Community Health [Pre-registration required by donation $20+]     

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Please select this box if you would like to register for this private event with Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, the suggested donation of $20 + at the door will support Purnarnava Trust. You will be sent the location of this event upon registration.