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Doctors and Management


Preserving the quality of authentic Ayurveda: Specialists, experts and a visionary

In the current flood of Ayurvedic wellness offerings, medical quality control is urgently required. Our excellently trained doctors and therapists as well as management guarantee medical excellence of authentic Ayurveda in Bad Ems.

Dr. phil. Karin Pirc, Medical Director

  • Highly regarded as a medical doctor
  • Trained as a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation programme
  • Diploma and doctorate in psychology

When Dr. Karin Pirc began her career in Ayurvedic medicine, the word Ayurveda was not well known in Germany. She was an energetic innovator when she opened Germany’s first Ayurveda health centre in Schledehausen in 1985. In 1993, together with her husband Lothar Pirc, she opened the Maharishi Ayurveda centre in Bad Ems. Advanced training with well-known Ayurveda experts such as Vaidya Dr. J. R. Raju in India made her one of the leading German specialists in Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis and Panchakarma. In 2006, Dr. Karin Pirc was given the prestigious Indian “Global Hakim Ajmal Khan Award” and became the first woman and first European to receive this award. At the Raj Ayu Con 2013, an International Conference on Ayurved & Complementary Systems of Medicine in Rajkot, India, she received the “International Lifetime Achievement Award”. It’s the highest award of the Raj Ayu Con organizing committee. Dr. Karin Pirc is also the author of several successful books on Ayurveda.
…more about Dr Karin Pirc

Lothar Pirc – Founder and CEO

Lothar Pirc is a real “global player” – and Ayurveda is certainly one of the central focal points of his life. At the age of 22 he had already become a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation programme, studying in France, Germany and Switzerland. A career in the hotel business in Switzerland and teaching activities in the area of Ayurveda in The Netherlands, Kenya, Cyprus and USA followed.

In 1992 Lothar Pirc, along with Dr. Karin Pirc, founded the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Bad Ems, which is Europe’s leading centre for Ayurvedic medicine and Panchakarma today. Highly decorated for his contributions to promote the application and recognition of Ayurveda, he has been presented with awards several times, and that keeps this visionary motivated even to this day. And he is not considering slowing down. He is a popular speaker and author of several scientific articles, and he travels around the world continuously to share his work and knowledge.

If you can’t reach him at the Centre, you may want to visit him at his homepage! There is lot to learn about the Transcendental Meditation programme and Vedic Sciences and you may want to inquire about setting up speaking engagements on these topics.

Aurel Christ

Aurel Christ, Ayurveda doctor

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Science in Ayurveda

Aurel Christ, the son of Dr. Karin Pirc, has grown up with Ayurveda all his life. From 2001 to 2005 he first studied digital media, acquired the Bachelor of Fine Arts and worked as a graphic designer in the USA for four years. He then studied human medicine at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, where he graduated as a medical doctor in 2015. At the end of 2016 he began his medical work in our health centre, as well as his professional studies at the European Academy of Ayurveda for the Master of Science in Ayurveda.

Vaidya Kalyan

Vaidya Kalyan Chakravarthy

  • Vaidya Kalyan Chakravarthy hails from a famous family tradition of Ayurvedic Vaidyas, who passed on their knowledge from generation to generation over the centuries.
  • He has been learning Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis from his grandparents, starting at the age of 3.
  • His father Dr. I.G. Raju and uncle Dr. J.R. Raju, both among the most famous Vaidyas in India, taught him the knowledge and healing powers of Ayurveda.
  • Vaidya Kalyan is postgraduate in Ayurvedic medicine, having trained in classical Ayurveda at accredited universities in India for 9 years.He has over 15 years of experience practicing authentic Ayurveda in India, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and other countries.
  • His special areas of expertise are Dravyaguna (identifying plants and their healing characteristics), Panchakarma courses of treatment, as well as the selection of combinations of medicinal herbs for best individual effect.