Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD

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

Welcome to the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International (MCPHI)

Our journey

Over 45 years ago, the profound insights of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi into the intricate relationship between pure consciousness, the mind, the physical body, behavior, society, and the environment led to the development of a of a profound healthcare system – Maharishi AyurVeda, also known as Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health.

In 2001, Maharishi founded the institution that would become the cornerstone of our mission, the Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine, which he later as Maharishi College of Perfect Health International (MCPHI) in 2007. The vision was clear: to propagate and regulate the practice of a prevention-oriented perfect system of healthcare for everyone in our global family. Dr Picha was entrusted with the role of President of the Accreditation Board, ensuring the authenticity and quality of our offerings.

Our expansion

As time progressed, MCPHI expanded its horizons, offering an array of modalities that encapsulate the essence of Maharishi AyurVeda, such as Maharishi AyurVeda training for health professionals and the general public, Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy, Maharishi Yoga Therapy, Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, Maharishi AyurVeda Panchakarma, Maharishi AyurVeda Marma Therapy, Maharishi Vedic Astrology, and Vedic Dance. These courses, a testament to our commitment, have been accessible since 2012 through platforms like MERU, MIU, UMLAC in Latin America, and various countries worldwide.

MCPHI’s “Total Knowledge for Perfect Health” curriculum, crafted under the guidance of Dr Picha and Dr Mölk, has been adopted by MIU, becoming the fastest-growing study program. Our dedication to the teachings of Maharishi AyurVeda continues to influence the world.

Assuming responsibility

In 2022, when the MERU course office ceased its activities, MCPHI the responsibility of administering its courses and expanded the range of offerings. In October, we celebrated our first anniversary as the new course platform, marked by the inauguration of several new departments and important cooperation agreements with MIU.

Our mission

MCPHI, a Dutch non-profit organization (Stichting), located at MERU, The Netherlands, operates for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Our primary objective is to serve as a global platform for training health professionals and the general public in the various preventive and therapeutic modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda. We aim to integrate Maharishi AyurVeda into the public healthcare system, creating a harmonious balance between modern medicine and natural health care systems, free from side effects.

Our foundation

At the heart of our foundation is the guiding textbook, “Human Physiology – Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature” by Prof. Tony Nader. This book, founded on the latest research in physiology, reveals that the body is a precise expression of Total Natural Law – Veda and the Vedic Literature, rooted in consciousness.

Our programmes

MCPHI was founded with a vision to develop and offer training programs in Maharishi AyurVeda modalities at various levels:

1. An introductory course and training for anyone interested in maintaining physical and mental health.
2. Professional development and continuing education training for health professionals in Maharishi AyurVeda.
3. On-going enrichment for health professionals trained in Maharishi AyurVeda through knowledge updates, research articles, advanced knowledge courses, case studies, and clinical practice opportunities.

In addition, MCPHI is entrusted with establishing and monitoring the highest quality standards for the worldwide practice of the many Maharishi AyurVeda modalities.

Accredited certificate programme and Master’s degree in Ayurveda

Apart from our online and in-person courses, we also offer a 120 ECTS accredited two-year Master’s degree in Ayurveda and a 55 ECTS-credit one-year Certificate in Maharishi AyurVeda, in collaboration with the Alma Mater Europaea University in Maribor, Slovenia.

The team behind MCPHI

MCPHI’s success is due to the vision and dedication of its leadership team. The Board of Directors and department heads, along with administrators, all work harmoniously together and with great enthusiasm to make Maharishi AyurVeda accessible to a global audience.

Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD

Tony Nader, MD, PhD

Patron of MCPHI

Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., MARR, is a medical doctor trained at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in neuroscience), and a globally recognised Vedic scholar. As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s successor, Dr Nader is head of the international Transcendental Meditation® organisations in over 100 countries. From the Americas to Asia, from Europe to Africa, Dr Nader guides the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced practices, and the practical applications of this technology in all areas of national life – education, health, business, defense, agriculture, and more. 

Supervisory Board: Maharishi Global Country of World Peace Stichting

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.

Overview of the departments and department heads


Andréia Castilho​

Maharishi AyurVeda
Aroma Therapy

Andréia Castilho has a B.A. in Business Administration from Maharishi International University (MIU), USA, an MBA in People Management and extensive management experience in many areas, such as Vedic organic agriculture. She has trained in several modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda including advanced Maharishi Aroma Therapy with Dr Rosie Geelvink. In addition, Andréia has worked on promoting of VedAroma products, and with Dr Nadine Thomas, on producing course content and teaching Maharishi Aroma Therapy at MERU and in other countries. Currently, she is the Head of the Department of Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy at the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International.


Gudrun Buchzik

Maharishi Yoga Asanas

Gudrun Buchzik is a certified yoga teacher on advanced 1,500 hours level and qualified to train and certify yoga teachers worldwide. Since 2012, Gudrun has taught all Maharishi Yoga Āsana Teacher Training Courses in Europe, Asia and the USA.

She is head of the department of Yoga Therapy – Yoga Āsanas and Prānāyāma at the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International.

Gudrun designed, implemented, and taught the Maharishi Yoga Āsana Instructor Training Course and the Maharishi Yoga Āsana MasterClass.
She is also a certified Face Yoga Teacher, personal life coach, pain therapy coach and teacher of Transcendental Meditation. In addition, Gudrun works full-time as Deputy Director at Maharishi Ayurveda Products Europe, Netherlands.


Joachim and Iris Roller

Maharishi Light Therapy
with Gems

Joachim and Iris Roller are the heads of the Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems (MLG) Department and are the faculty for this course. Professor Joachim Roller, a gemologist and jeweller, developed MLG over 30 years under the guidance of Maharishi.

After years of working as a prestigious jewellery designer, including a period as a chief designer at Christian Dior, Joachim learned Transcendental Meditation and became a Governor. He and his wife, Iris, instructed over 800 people in the TM technique. Soon afterwards, Joachim met with Maharishi and asked him how he might use gemstones to promote better health and the development of consciousness. Maharishi advised him to look into Ayurveda, India’s traditional healthcare system. Joachim took Maharishi’s advice and began his 30-year quest to create a practical, modern technology that could bring the benefits of gemstones to everyone. With Maharishi’s guidance, he succeeded, and MLG is now available in numerous countries across the world.

Today, Joachim and his wife Iris oversee the development of MLG worldwide and have together trained over 200 practitioners of MLG over the years. They have conducted Phase I of the training course more than 20 times, refining the material each year.

Dr. Peter Swan

Maharishi Vedic Agriculture

Dr. Peter Swan is known for his practical approach to gardening – doing less and accomplishing more, creating health from the soil up. He studied and worked under Maharishi for many years setting up and running farms on four continents, and studied with leading organic farmers, gardeners, and researchers to gain the latest scientific understanding and best methods of farming and gardening in accord with natural law. He also practised Maharishi AyurVeda for many years and has integrated the modern scientific understanding of organic agriculture with Maharishi AyurVeda to make gardening easier, more self-referral, and fun.

Ann Crowell

Dr. Ann Crowell

Maharishi Jyotish

Dr. Ann Crowell, DSCI, a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® technique since 1973, worked with Maharishi at MERU, Holland, for many years. She has extensive knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science, especially in the area of Maharishi Jyotish, and has produced many courses and knowledge series taught around the world – including three new online courses. A popular speaker, Dr. Crowell has inspired 1,000s of students from over 60 nations with her clear and enthusiastic presentations on the Maharishi Jyotish Program.

Dr. Crowell was a founding faculty of Maharishi Open University and with her husband, Raja Chris Crowell, oversees the Ministry of Religion and Culture of Maharishi’s Global Country of World Peace, the administration of TM® programs in Kenya, Bahrain, and Vietnam, as well as the Maharishi Jyotish and Maharishi Graha Shanti Yagya programs worldwide.

Dr. Crowel is head of the Department of Maharishi Jyotish for the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International.

Rebecca Bush

Rebecca Busch

Maharishi Vedic Dance

Rebecca Busch is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique and the founder of Vedic Dance Academy.

She studied with master teachers in the T. Balaswaraswati tradition of Bharata Natyam and is a graduate of Paramparai Foundation’s DASI ATTAM course in South Indian dance, music, and poetry taught by Dr. Saskia Kersenboom and certified by the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO.

Rebecca is an Advisor for the Performing Arts for the Academy of Arts for Enlightenment. She received a BA from Maharishi University of Enlightenment and a Master of the Science of Creative Intelligence degree (M.S.C.I.) from Maharishi European Research University (MERU).

Yagyaa Srivastava

Yagyaa Srivastava

Maharishi Vedic Dance

Yagyaa Srivastava is a kathak dancer from India. A Masters in Business Administration by education and a dancer by calling, she chose her love for dance as a full-time pursuit over a career in advertising where she spent over 7 years of her professional life.

A long-time meditator and Yogic flyer, Yagyaa is a Faculty of Kathak in the Department of Vedic Dance Therapy established by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi under the Maharishi College of Perfect Health International. With her long years of dedicated training in Indian classical dance in New Delhi, India, she integrates her experiences of Transcendental Meditation with her knowledge of Indian classical dance and seeks to share a holistic approach towards wellness and personal growth through the practise of Vedic Dance.

She has been training professionally in the dance form under renowned danseuse Ms. Manjari Chaturvedi and has also studied extensively under the leading Kathak exponent Pandit Jai Kishen Maharaj ji, son of the doyen of Kathak in India Pandit Birju Maharaj ji. She has been giving performances in India and abroad, across the major Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and at the prestigious “Yog Festival” in Rishikesh, and festivals in Czech Republic including at the Embassy of India, Prague.

यथा पिण्डे तथा ब्रह्माण्डे

"Yathā Piṇde tathā Brahmāṇde"

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