Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD

Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

Maharishi AyurVeda
Aroma Therapy​

Integrating Maharishi AyurVeda with Modern Health Sciences
“Only a holistic approach that takes into consideration all aspects of mind and body together can be successful in handling health… The Vedic Healthcare System is the healthcare system of Natural Law. It is so perfect because it handles the health of the individual through the same set of laws that handle the health of the universe.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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Discover the Healing Power of Aromas


Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy (MAAT) is a unique body of knowledge that draws from the knowledge and practices of Maharishi AyurVeda – the traditional system of diagnosis and prevention of diseases, preservation of good health and promotion of longevity – to establish wholeness and balance in mind, body, emotions and soul. 

Maharishi AyurVeda identifies three fundamental principles of Nature’s functioning, which operate throughout Nature and are also found in our mind and body. These principles are called Doshas – they are three: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Health is established when the Doshas are in balance; when out of balance, they create disease. Each individual has a unique Dosha constitution, and many factors to which we are subjected influence the Doshas – our diet, daily routine, the seasons, etc. Essential oils can help in the process of bringing them back to balance. 

The traditional Ayur-Vedic Physicians have classified quite a few essential oils according to their predominant qualities of Vata, Pitta and Kapha – by customizing the treatment and using the right essential oil for each individual’s constitution, balance is brought back to mind, body and emotions. Therefore, Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy is a beautiful gift of knowledge for holistic and personalised health care.


The revival of the complete knowledge of Vedic Aroma Therapy

Many essential oils have potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and/or anti-fungal properties. 

Some are excellent digestive tonics, and some are especially beneficial for the respiratory system or the bones, circulation, etc. Each essential oil is unique in its therapeutic properties but, in general, they bring benefits to all our psychophysiological systems, providing us with holistic health care.

Essential oils are particularly balancing to the emotions; they easily and spontaneously bring about a balanced state of mind. 

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Vata pacifying essential oils balance an excess of Vata. In general, they have a calming and warming effect. In addition, they have pain-relieving properties and are recommended, for example, in cases of overload and stress, in the evening, while travelling, and sometimes, during the cold season (autumn and winter). 

Pitta pacifying essential oils balance an excess of Pitta. Mostly, they are suitable for digestion and have a cooling and soothing quality. Some benefits are that they balance a hot temper and excessive appetite and are especially recommended during summer. 

Kapha pacifying essential oils balance an excess of Kapha. They have a heating and stimulating effect. They are suitable for slow metabolism, may help counter overweight and apathy, and may be recommended when the weather is cold and wet and in the spring. 

The practice of MAAT involves a specific diagnostic procedure to assess which essential oil suits each person and follows a systematic method for safe and blissful treatments that bring about healing on all levels of life.



Foundation Course

This online course is for:

Everyone who want to know how to choose and apply a special selection of essential oils to balance their Doshas according to the unique method of Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy, to improve their own health and happiness, as well as the health and happiness of their family members and friends.

You will experience the powerful effects of a number of pure essential oils first-hand and learn how to apply them to significantly increase your physical, mental and emotional well-being and promote spiritual growth.

You will receive a wealth of interesting knowledge about essential oils, their properties and applications, their history, chemistry, and existing scientific research including the unique EEG research, with essential oils by Dr Keith Wallace and Dr Alarik Arenander.

Note: The MAAT Foundation Course is a prerequisite for the Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy Consultant Training courses in which you will learn to give MAAT Consultations.

13 May – 5 June 2024

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Consultant Training Course, Phase I

This online course is for:

  • Those who have completed the MAAT Foundation Course and now want to become an MAAT Consultant;
  • MAAT Consultants who want to refresh their knowledge and receive the latest information and developments in this area;
  • Graduates of the MAAT Foundation course who do not plan on working as a Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy Consultant but want to deepen their knowledge of Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy.

You will experience the powerful effects of a larger variety of pure essential oils and learn how to apply them.

This course will provide a more comprehensive understanding of essential oils, the many ways to use essential oils, and fine-tune the method of using the Maharishi AyurVeda health questionnaires to successfully apply the healing power of Nature through essential oils to restore balance to body and mind.

You will learn how essential oils improve all aspects of health and well-being as well as support spiritual progress — life in enlightenment — the blossoming of life in fullness and fulfilment.

18 August – 18 September 2024

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Consultant Training Course, Phase II

This in residence course is for:

  • Those who have completed the MAAT Consultant Training Course, Phase I and now want to become an MAAT Consultant.
  • MAAT Consultants who want to deepen and expand their knowledge and become greater experts in helping their clients to live in better health and happiness.

In this course, you will develop skills to master a broader range of Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy practice. You will learn or review how to conduct a Maharishi AyurVeda Aroma Therapy consultation with the general public and how to prescribe the appropriate essential oils and methods of application for balancing the Doshas and helping health conditions.

To Meditators, Sidhas and Governors who already are fully fledged MAAT consultants, this exciting, new Phase II may also be helpful as a refresher course and to acquire the latest tools and knowledge to practice MAAT.   

This course includes practice assignments to cement the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare for consultation more easily.

In this course, there will be more emphasis on the actual therapy with essential oils and its connection to Maharishi AyurVeda. 

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“The Vedic ideal of health is the state of enlightenment – a perfectly state of mind, body and behavior.”

– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi