Ayurvedic Medicine Education, Clinic & Community
Whether you are a health practitioner looking to enhance your healing abilities or you are someone who wishes to empower yourself with ancient health knowledge, you’ll find the Centre for Ayurveda & Indian Systems of Healing (CAISH) offers the right education, care and support for you.
Our center focuses mainly in the areas of Ayurvedic, Yoga & Indian Naturopathic medicine education that are enhanced via Ayurvedic and traditional Indian medicine practice through Education, Health clinics and building healthy communities through events and workshops. Our expert staff has provided authentic, integrative, and practical applications for Ayurvedic medicine for over 17 years. In fact, CAISH is the oldest institution of its kind in Canada.
Our Founder - Ismat Dhala Nathani
Ismat’s professional background is in natural health care, with a specialty in traditional Indian medicine. With over two decades of experience, she has spearheaded CAISH, carefully guiding its growth since its inception in 2002.
Ismat focuses on melding ancient wisdom with current concepts of health and wellbeing. From this frame of reference, she develops educational programs, materials and teaching tools.
Over the years, Ismat has gained a multitude of experience. She is a health practitioner, academician, international speaker, healer, and a researcher and practitioner of Nadi Vigyan. She has held key positions in India, UK and Canada, among which are Assistant Dean at Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra’s Neurotherapy Hospital in India, and Consultant at the prestigious Hale Clinic in the UK.
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Is Ayurvedic Study or Ayurvedic Medicine Right for Me?
If you’re like most of our students and clients, you are seeking:
A holistic approach to the principles, philosophies, treatments and nutrition of Ayurvedic medicine
Clearly explained concepts that you can retain and implement easily
A balance of classical theory and practical application of the Ayurvedic knowledge
The ability to learn with compassion and confidence, in order to practice Ayurveda for yourself or others
A supportive and inspiring environment led by a highly-qualified faculty
Knowledge of time-proven Ayurvedic traditions without modern shortcuts – yet still highly relevant and easy to apply in your everyday life or practice
Dr. Leena Athparia, ND
“As a naturopathic doctor searching to deepen my understanding of Ayurveda, I was really happy with the programs at CAISH. I wasn’t looking for pure theory or book knowledge but actual hands-on, practical learning which I could integrate right away. CAISH provided a delicate balance of both. The classes are small, allowing lots of one-on-one time with instructors that have a deep knowledge of the art and science of Ayurveda, and an understanding of Ayurvedic practice for the local population.”
“Learning about Ayurveda at CAISH has been an enriching experience that has furthered my appreciation and resolve to live in accordance with this ancient holistic healing system as a way to achieve health, wellness and one’s true purpose.”
Deborah L Boughner, ASCC graduate 2015
“My experience in the ASCC program at CAISH has been more rewarding than I had imagined and has changed my life in a very positive way. The teachers are not only knowledgeable in their respective fields but also very passionate. I recommend this course not only to someone wishing to pursue a career in Ayurveda or alternative medicine but also for anyone wishing to improve their overall health and well being.”
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What is Ayurveda?
This interview with our founder, Ismat Nathani, gives an overview of Ayurveda as it applies to modern life. Although Ayurvedic Medicine is an ancient collection of wisdom, you can use this knowledge today. Listen and watch to gain insights into self-healing, the energy centers of the body, why your awareness is so important, and the one "medicine" nobody can do without.