Ancient & Historic


Ayurvedic Herbalism and Chakra Healing
with Dr. Naina Marballi

October 30th – November 12th, 2017

Within the vastness and magic of India lies the hidden secrets of healing herbs. Discover the wisdom of Ayurvedic herbalism with Dr. Naina Marballi (Ayurveda Acharya). She with her expanse of knowledge will teach you how each herb, plant, and spice has a unique vibrational frequency that corresponds to healing the chakras.

Together, you will unveil the healing mysticism of Maharashtra – India’s second-most populous and third-largest state. Students will experience nature’s beauty in Maharashtra, while learning how to use herbs to promote the health of the chakras – the concentrated, spiraling energy centers which revitalize general health and prevent illness. Dr. Marballi will teach through hands-on workshops with the fresh kitchen and garden herbs that are abundant & readily available in nature.

Maharashtra presents an impressive blend of tradition and modernity, and is a veritable treasure trove of natural beauty, ancient tradition, and remarkable history. During our tour of this beautiful state, visit some of the most picturesque beaches and ancient temples that India has to offer. See an age-old woodworking method of creating puppets and toys, a Maharashtrian cultural show, and Panhala—a cool, mountain oasis and the smallest city in Maharashtra. Be a witness to Maratha history through a visit to the Panhala Fort which was built by the ever popular patriot Maratha warrior king Shivaji Maharaj. 

Join us for a truly unique experience of one of India’s oldest cultures and uncover the secrets of Ayurvedic healing under the guidance of Ayurveda Acharya Dr. Naina Marballi.











Ayurvedic Herbalism and Chakra Healing with Dr. Naina Marballi

Tuition for the trip includes:

  • Air fare
  • Accommodations in five-star hotel and resorts (shared rooms, twin beds) for 14 days/13 nights
  • Transportation
  • Lunch and dinner on all days
  • Coursework and workshops
  • Sightseeing after the Ayurveda class sessions
  • Morning yoga taught by a Yoga Guru on select days
  • Ayurveda Herbalism and Chakra Healing Certification

Tuition Fee: $3,489.00


Note: Tuition does not include your visa fee, health insurance, or travel insurance. Students are responsible for their own arrangements.

DAY 01: 10/30/17 Mumbai To Dapoli

Morning on arrival, received at the airport and dep to Dapoli  (a part of Kokan). Dapoli is separated from the Sahyadri range by the Khed taluka. Dapoli has a seaboard of 50 km (31 mi) which stretches from Burondi, Kelshi to Dabho. Enroute lunch (own expense, today’s lunch is not part of the package).  Arrive at Dapoli by late afternoon, check-in at resort. Before dinner, orientation talk on Maharashtra. Overnight stay.

Activity: Orientation talk about Maharashtra 

Meal Plan: Bed, Pack Snacks for Lunch, Dinner




DAY 02: 10/31/17 Dapoli

After breakfast, move to the venue For Ayurvedic lecture on Herbalism later proceed to visit various temples & the beach. . Overnight stay. 

Activity: Yoga, Lecture on Ayurveda Herbalism followed by lunch, after lunch sightseeing.

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, lunch Snacks & Fruits, Dinner



DAY 03: 11/01/17 Dapoli – Ganpatipule

After breakfast, dep to Ganpatipule. Arrive Ganpatipule  & check-in at the hotel. Evening, visit Ganpati temple.  The 400-year-old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. Ganpatipule is along the Konkan coast. It is a very small town with about 100 houses and has one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan coast. Overnight stay.

Activity: lecture on Cultural Maharshratra in the evening

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, Pack Snacks For lunch, Dinner



DAY 04: 11/02/17 Ganpatipule

After breakfast, move to the venue where Ayurvedic lecturer & Post-lunch proceed for local village visit. Interact with local people & evening lecture on Herbalism Overnight stay.

Activity: Yoga, Ayurveda Day – Lecture on Herbalism attend Aarti in the evening

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, Maharashtrian type lunch, Dinner 


DAY 05: 11/03/17 Ganpatipule – Kankavli

After breakfast, dep To Kankavli.   Kankavli is located in south-west Maharashtra.  Kankavli is situated on the banks of two rivers, the Gad River and the Janavli River. Overnight stay.

Activity: None

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, packed snacks for lunch , Dinner













DAY 06:11/04/17 Kankavli – Vetoba – Kankavli

After breakfast, proceed to Vetoba Temple. Shri Dev Vetoba is the God of Aravali village in Konkan. Native of this picturesque, tranquil village straddling the Arabian Sea, Vetoba is offered bananas or a banana bunch (ghad), sweets such as sugar, pedhe, laddus, a pair of dhoti, uparana as naivedya. There is also a tradition of offering Him a pair of new chappals made from special leather which is available only in Aravali. Natives believe that Vetoba acts as the caretaker and protector (rakshankarta) of their beautiful village, perambulating its paths in the night wearing the chappals. Evening Visit Malvan Beach and  back to Kankavli. Overnight stay.

Activity: Yoga, Ayurveda Day – Lecture on Herbalism and lecture on spirituality in the evening

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, packed snacks for lunch and Dinner








DAY 07:11/05/17  Kankavli – Sawantwadi- Kankavli 

After breakfast, dep to Sawantwadi. .(Today, you will learn how to make MODAK, the main prasad for Ganpati.) & Ayurveda lecture on herbalism followed by lunch.

 After lunch, enjoy a puppet show with traditional cultural show of Maharashtra & paintings on Chitrakathi. Evening back to Kankavli  & overninght stay.

Activity: Yoga, lecture on Ayurvedic Herbalism and Chakras, followed by lunch and cultural show.

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, Maharashtra style full lunch and Dinner.


DAY 08: 11/06/17 Kankavli – Panhala, A Hill Station.

After breakfast, checkout and proceed to Panhala. Arr & evening talk on Shivaji Maharaj: A Maratha Warrior King. Overnight stay.

Activity: Talk on Shivaji Maharaj.

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, packed snacks for lunch, Dinner


DAY 09: 11/07/17- Panhala 

After breakfast, half day sightseeing of Panhala fort. Return and enjoy the ambiance of the fort. Overnight stay.

Activity: Yoga, Ayurveda Day – Ayurveda Lecture, followed by sightseeing of Panhala Fort.

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, at lunch time Snacks & Fruit will be served , Dinner



 DAY 10: 11/08/17 Panhala – Kolhapur

After breakfast, Dep to Kolhapur half day free in Kolhapur for shopping/resting. Overnight stay.

Activity: Yoga,

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, at lunch time Snacks & Fruit will be served, Dinner


DAY 11: 11/09/17 Kolhapur 

After breakfast, Visit wrestling aakhadas, palace, & temple. Overnight stay.

Activity: Yoga, sightseeing, evening lecture on Traditional exercise.

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, Local Thali lunch and Dinner.

DAY 12: 11/10/17 Kolhapur – Pune 

After breakfast, Dep to Pune. Lecture on Aurveda in Pune   Overnight stay.

Activity: Yoga, Lecture on Ayurveda Herbalism

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, packed snacks for lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: 11/11/17 Pune 

After breakfast, full day visit Ayurveda Centers & shops in Pune. Over- night stay.

Activity: Yoga, Lecture on Ayurveda Herbalism

Meal Plan: Bed, breakfast, at lunch time Snacks & Fruit will be served   , Dinner

DAY 14: 11/12/17 Pune – MUMBAI

 Leaving Pune 6am. Arrive Mumbai

Activity: Half day tour of Mumbai

Meal Plan: Packed breakfast, lunch and snacks.

NOTE: DEPARTURE to Airport ON 12th November 5pm 

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