Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Dr Tony Nader

Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

About us

"The centuries-old medicine-predominated approach to health has failed to eliminate sickness and suffering; this is because medicine alone is too superficial to influence all the innumerable values that constitute the structure of life and its evolution. Only a holistic approach that takes into consideration all aspects of mind and body together can be successful in handling health." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Mission Statement

  • Offering introductions and training to health professionals and providing continuing medical education in Maharishi AyurVeda.
  • Providing a platform and strengthening Maharishi AyurVeda trained health professionals by providing them with the latest updates and clinical practices in the field of Maharishi AyurVeda, including research articles and knowledge courses as well as documentation of case studies.
  • Implementing a standardised structure for Maharishi AyurVeda courses and establishing an accreditation board for MAV courses and health centres to assure the highest quality standards of Maharishi AyurVeda worldwide.

Board of directors

Rainer Picha

Dr Rainer Picha


Dr Rainer Picha is a cardiologist from Austria who served as an Assisting Director and Head of the Intensive Care Unit at the State Hospital of Graz/Austria.
In 1996 Maharishi invited Dr Picha to come to Maharishi European Research University in Vlodrop, The Netherlands. There he worked with Dr Nader and his team of scientists to support the work on Veda in the Human Physiology. Under Maharishi’s and Dr Nader’s guidance, Dr Picha developed the Model of Vedic Physiology, worked closely with Maharishi on new hospital designs and curricula, and integrated Maharishi AyurVeda with modern medicine. In 2001 Maharishi assigned Dr Picha as the director of the global health department. He is now also chairman of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International and chairman of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation for Health Professionals.

Walter Mölk

Dr Walter Mölk


Dr Walter Mölk is a general practitioner from Austria, founder of the Austrian Society of Ayurvedic Medicine and the first Maharishi AyurVeda health centre for Panchakarma in Austria in 1986.
In 1996 Dr Mölk became a member of the international research team at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, the Netherlands, where he had the opportunity to work with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and neuroscientist Prof. Tony Nader. Dr Mölk has developed comprehensive curricula for postgraduate training and has over 30 years of experience teaching Maharishi AyurVeda to health professionals worldwide. He is also one of the directors of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation and the Maharishi College of Perfect Health in the Netherlands. In addition, he is involved in organising several International Ayurveda Congresses in London, Rio de Janeiro, and the Netherlands.

Bruno Renzi

Dr Bruno Renzi


Prof. Dr Bruno Renzi, from Italy, graduated in medicine and surgery, and with a specialisation in psychiatry. He has held various positions at the Luigi Sacco University Hospital Center in Milan and is currently the Coordinator of Stress-Related Disorders and Professor a.c. of Psychiatric Rehabilitation at this centre. 

Prof. Renzi has pursued studies and internships at various institutions around the world, such as the Cathexis Institute in Oakland (California), Maharishi International University in Iowa and Gujarat Ayurvedic University in Jamnagar (India), which has provided him with a unique perspective to integrate modern and ancient traditional treatments of mental disorders. In addition, Professor Renzi has lectured at many universities. 

He has appeared on numerous television programmes, has published articles and is author of the following books: The Mind in Ayurveda; Stress ed autoipnosi; Anima, conversazioni irreali. He also is a coauthor of the following books: Il libro bianco dello stress a Milano; Oltre il labirinto; percorsi di medicina complementare; I territori dell’alchimia, Jung e oltre; Il manifesto della lunga vita, la rivoluzione della medicina predittiva. He is also co-director of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International in the Netherlands.

Lorenza Garghetti

Dr Lorenza Garghetti


Dr SSA. Lorenza Garghetti is also from Italy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Milan Cancer Institute and studied paediatrics at the University of Milan Osp. S. Raffaele, where she dealt with resuscitation and intensive care of newborn pathologies. 

She has attended numerous training courses on Ayurvedic medicine worldwide and, as a paediatrician, has given training for the “Mother-Baby Program” course in the Netherlands and Switzerland. In addition, Dr Garghetti has been responsible for training physicians in Maharishi AyurVeda for many years. She is currently co-director of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International in the Netherlands.

यथा पिण्डे तथा ब्रह्माण्डे

"Yathā Piņde tathā Brahmāņde"

As is the atom, so is the universe;
as is the body, so is the cosmic body.