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Vaidyagrama: A true Ayurveda healing community

Dr. Ramkumar, Co-founder and Ayurveda Vaidya at Vaidyagrama, in conversation with Cynthia Sciberras, Editor of YOKE magazine. Dr. Ramkumar talks about the spirit of this unique healing village and the importance of creating community and wellbeing for all.


After a seven-hour train journey from Bangalore, and a few too many greasy samosas and cups of sweet chai, my partner and I arrive at grand wooden double doors, the entrance of Vaidyagrama, to be greeted by a Dr Ramadas. Delightfully, he turns out to be our consulting doctor for the next 14 days of gentle panchakarma treatment (the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and wellbeing).

There aren’t too many places on this planet that manifest and physically bring to life a community that inspires, teaches, heals and transforms. In my opinion, Vaidyagrama is one of these places, a necessary retreat, critical for our over-stimulated 21st Century lives.

Bringing to life the authentic principles of Ayurveda, Vaidyagrama is an eco-village of a refreshingly genuine kind. About an hour out of Coimbatore, South India, its main concern is to help heal and improve your health, whilst caring about the environment and in turn, creating real community.

It really does make my heart and soul sing knowing this place exists. I am grateful to the visionary founders, and all the practicing doctors here at Vaidyagrama including: Dr. Ramkumar, Dr. Harikrishnan, Dr. Ramadas, Dr. Om Prakash and Dr. Aruna, as well as all who are working in and behind the scenes.


For anyone interested in the ancient science of Ayurveda, I certainly hope this interview with Dr. Ramkumar will delight you. We sat in conversation about how this village come about and what he thinks it means to be in ‘balance’. Dur 27.32 min


5th International Conference on Ayurveda ~ Where Science Meets Consciousness
Exploring Interconnectedness of Man and Nature
December 11-18, 2015 ~ Vaidyagrama – Ayurveda Healing Village, Coimbatore, India