20 hour course 

  1. Weekly live sessions with a qualitified Ayurvedic Practitioner and a group of students of Ayurvedic Medicine.
  2. Exclusive online {Members Only} site
  3. A Supportive Community of other students from around the world to provide support – network – connect – and share your experience.

Marek Sawicki is a highly trained international educator and experienced clinician in the fields of Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga Therapy and Medical/Orthopedic Massage. He has over two decades of experience in his successful private healthcare practice Living Alchemy Ayurveda, in Asheville, NC and over 9000 contact hours of teaching college/private school level programs in the Southeast region and internationally.

His comprehensive education includes being a graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute of Albuquerque, N.M. under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad. This training is reinforced with two years of clinical internship under Dr. Alakananda Devi of Alandi Ayurvedic Gurukula specializing in Internal Herbal Medicine, Clinical Pancha Karma, Digestive Disorders, Parasitology, Stress Management, Women/Men’s Health, Chronic Illness, Autoimmune Conditions and Chronic Pain Management.

Marek draws from a firm therapeutic training and teaching of Ayuryoga, Viniyoga, and Iyengar approaches as an IAYT certified yoga therapist creating individualized healing and practice routines. His personal teachers include T.K.V. and Kasthub Desikachar, Gary Kraftsow, Lillah Schwartz, and K. Pathabhi Jois.

Marek has spent over seven years travelling in the Far East studying with master teachers in the fields of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Therapeutic Massage and is deeply knowledgeable of Buddhist, and Hindu traditions of spirituality and the healing arts. He has over 28 years of experience in mindfulness/tantric meditation practice and offers guidance in personal and private practice.


Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 8, 15


Online Clinical Internship is a live clinical program and therefore you follow along each week and submit your patient encounters on time.

Included in this clinical program are 20 hours of live sessions.  Students should expect roughly 3 additional hours each week to meet with clients and/or prepare their recommendations/presentations.


If a student is not enrolled in one of Yoga Veda Institute’s diploma or certificate programs, there are no prerequistes to take this course however students must have a foundational understanding of tridosha and their gunas, agni, ama, the 7 dhatus, srotamsi, nidana, and samprapti in order to fully participate in this class.  




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