Our Vision

Holistic AYM is an extension of the Holistic Health Centre of Greece.  Its purpose is to convey the principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation through seminars, interviews and conferences so that their application can enable people to have the right approach to health, wellbeing and way of life.

On a practical level, Holistic AYM organises lectures at the Holistic Health Centre or in other venues, and participates in conferences promoting ideas which strengthen the deeper understanding of health. It also publishes articles and video clips from seminars and organises teleconferences. In essence, it promotes the spread of the principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation in the modern world.

Philosophy and Science

In today’s world, Philosophy and Science seem to be at odds with each other. Philosophy is too theoretical and unrelated to daily life problems, whereas Science focuses more on chemicals and molecules.

This divide makes people choose either material satisfaction alone, which is by nature short-lived, or to have the desire to live in a theoretical, philosophical world, cut-off from the material side of life and its principles.

Holistic AYM aims to help to bridge this gap. The principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and the practice of meditation combine Philosophy and Science with the sole purpose of achieving physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Who We Are

Vaidya Asvin Barot

Vaidya Asvin Barot is known internationally for teaching the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and their application in daily life and he participates in international conferences promoting Ayurveda as a science and an art of Being.

He was a leading Ayurvedic Practitioner in the UK and established a prestigious practice which was visited by many conventional medical doctors wanting to learn the skill of practicing Ayurveda in a holistic way.

Vaidya Barot gives lectures advocating the holistic approach of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation as a method for stress management and human fulfillment in the modern world.

Recently he revived the Agnikarma Treatment (Thermal Cautery) and helped to establish the Global Agnikarma Centre, in Gujarat, India.

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Dr N.G.Kostopoulos

Dr. Nikolaos Kostopoulos graduated from Athens Medical University, Greece. He worked in the Renal and Intensive Care Units of hospitals in Athens and in the Respiratory Unit of the Manchester Royal Infirmary in England. He is a member of the Faculty of Homeopathy in England and of the Hellenic Homeopathic Association in Greece.

Dr. Kostopoulos was introduced to Ayurveda by Vaidya Asvin Barot and, in collaboration with him, he practiced privately in Harley Street, London (UK) for 10 years, combining Ayurveda and modern medicine.

In December 1999, Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos established the Holistic Health Centre in Kifissia, where he offers medical treatments and is visited by patients from all over the world.

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Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation

The Holistic AYM explores the principles of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation in a holistic way. Modern scientific research is combined with one of the most fundamental principles of Ayurveda, the assessment of the constitution of the individual, on both physical and mental levels. At the same time, we refer to both Western and Eastern texts related to the study of Yoga and meditation, which are approached in a scientific way.

The knowledge of our own unique constitution (Prakrti) which includes our physical energies (Dosas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and mental energies (Gunas: Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) is taught with great accuracy by the science of Ayurveda. The application of this knowledge in our daily lives is supported by the practice of Yoga. Meditation, which is part of Yoga, helps to enable us to be in touch with our deeper nature.

Vata Energy

  Vāta definition and action The concept of three energies or three doshas in Ayurveda is [...]

Pitta Energy

Pitta Definition and Action The very first and the most important interaction for our physical existence is that of the ovum and sperm [...]

Kapha Energy

Kapha definition and action Kapha energy is associated with the formation of structures and a [...]

Planned Activities Holistic AYM

Open
Talks

A series of open talks are organised regularly and take place at the Holistic Health Centre in Kifissia. These are conducted by Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos in Greek and are dedicated to the basic principles of Ayurveda and the practice of Yoga and meditation. They take place one Saturday per month for 3 months and are open to anyone interested. Attendance is free and, as seats are limited, pre-registration is required.

Three Day
Seminars

We also organise five 3-day seminars per year which are dedicated to the discussion of the principles of Ayurveda and to the practice of Yoga and meditation. They are conducted by Vaidya Asvin Barot and Dr Nikolas Kostopoulos in English.  These seminars take place in Spring, early Summer and Autumn and are open for anyone interested. The practice of Yoga and meditation during the seminars is conducted under careful, individual supervision. The seminars are also free but places are limited and pre-registration is required.

Yoga
Classes

The Holistic Health Centre in Kifissia also offers yoga lessons on Saturday mornings. During these, we practice the same exercises of Yoga and meditation that are practiced during the 3-day seminars and these are done under careful supervision. The Yoga lessons are free and take place on several Saturdays each month. They are designed for people who have already attended seminars or lectures and have the permission of their doctor.

Open Talk on Ayurveda and Stress

December 14 at 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Essence of
Ayurveda

Vata Energy

  Vāta definition and action The concept of three energies or three doshas in Ayurveda is [...]

Pitta Energy

Pitta Definition and Action The very first and the most important interaction for our physical existence is that of the ovum and sperm [...]

Kapha Energy

Kapha definition and action Kapha energy is associated with the formation of structures and a [...]

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Articles
Interviews

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Holistic AYM on You Tube

Holistic AYM

May all be happy,
May all be free from illness,
May all see what is auspicious,
May no one suffer,
Om Peace, Peace, Peace