About Janesh Vaidya
Born in a traditional family in South India Janesh Vaidya started his education in ayurveda in the early years of his life with his grandmother, a well respected ayurveda practitioner in the village, and extended his knowledge in the subject of Mana-shastra (psychology), Vedanta (philosophy), Dhyana (meditation), Kalari marma chikitsa (Kerala martial art therapy) and Yoga chikitsa (yoga therapy) from the traditional village schools in South India known as gurukulam. Janesh Vaidya also has a bachelor’s degree from Mahatma Gandhi University and a master’s degree in human resources development.
For more than a decade he has been traveling in Europe and United States sharing his knowledge in the field of ayurveda through lectures, columns and books, based on his traditional knowledge in the subject and the experience in working as a practitioner of ayurveda around the world. During the years Vaidya has done hundreds or inspirational lectures and so far he has written seven books in the field of health, which has been translated and published in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Holland.
Janesh Vaidya, the MD (Managing Director) of Vaidya’s Ayurveda Village in Kerala, south India, is an internationally known Ayurveda practitioner and ambassador, lecturer and the author of best selling health books in Europe.
Vaidyas - the god fathers of ayurveda
Ayurveda has been practiced in India for more than 5000 years and was the mainstream medical system until the immigration of allopathy and homeopathy to the country during the British colonial times.
In ancient India ayurveda was studied and practiced by a group of families known as Vaidyas, and the wisdom passed from one generation to the other, from the eldest Vaidya to the youngest. Those days, every village in India had a Vaidya family who took care the health of the people of all classes in the society.
To keep the health regimes of the king and the royal families a resident ayurveda physician was permanently appointed, who had the noble designation Raja-Vaidya. Though Vaidyas are considered as the godfathers of Ayurveda, with the wind of modernisation on the earth many rituals of this most ancient tradition has blown away.
Gurukulam - Vaidyas' educational system
In Vaidya’s gurukulam education system the ayurveda studies start from very early age. A Vaidya then continues his/her education not only by the practice with the patients, but also through self-practice in his/her own life. However, in the last centuries, when the number of Vaidya families drastically diminished in India because of the modernisation, the government started to establish ayurveda colleges across the states to compensate for the scarcity of ayurveda practitioners.
Nowadays, instead of gurukulam, ayurveda colleges are providing opportunity to study this ancient medical science under the syllabus of a university for everyone who wants a career in ayurveda. Even though our modern education system is much shorter compared to the Vaidya’s gurukulam education in the past, these institutions are filling the vacancy of the Nature’s physicians every year which helps the nation to continue to serve the modern society with one of the oldest natural health systems of the world.
Press about Janesh Vaidya - a few samples
VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
"With your help and great books, every day is happiness."
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"Thank you so much, for everything I learned and to you for being the wonderful person you are. I am indeed inspired and energized. I want to become more of me, more true and more kind to myself after meeting you."
"Thank you so much for inspiring us swedes."
"Thank you so much for being the ambassador for this valuable knowledge! You are changing lives with your wonderful mission and soul."
"I loved your lecture. Thank You for an Inspiring evening in Östersund yesterday where you really created Energy."
"Your book "Ayurveda för ditt sinne" was a real life changer for me. Forever grateful for it! Forever!"
"You are a beautiful ray of light. Thanks for your words to the world."
"Two well invested hours. Thank you for a very inspiring and energizing lecture."
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"Wow! For today, for life and for Janesh and his amazing team who dedicate their lives to uplifting our consciousness."
"Janesh Vaidya explain the subject so clearly and simply, everybody can listen and learn. What a chance to meet the great author and practitioner in person."
"Thank you so much. Thanks for a very inspiring and energizing lecture. WOW!"
"Janesh Vaidya impressed us with his clear and warm kind of explaining and talking about healthy and happy life. He keeps it simple and easy to understand."
"Still energized after your visit in Skövde. Have had lots of WOW-moments."
"Beautiful pictures in a wonderful book with so many delicious recipes."
"A most interesting, inspiring and well presented evening."
"So much energy presented with warmth and humor. Thank you!"
"The workshop of Janesh Vaidya about the knowledge of Ayurveda was very inspiring and eye-opening. Janesh uses such beautiful and vivid pictures to illustrate his wisdom. "
"The workshop taught me how to live with passion, find what you are best at."
"This workshop enhanced my health and in consequence also my life. It was like a wake-up call."
"Janesh Vaidya's 2 ½ hour workshop, without slides or script, was a single stream of exciting and illuminating connections. With each of his words, he created images that make his message crystal clear to his listener."