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Introductory Self-Pulse Course

With The Raju Family​

We are beyond excited to announce a very special and practical Ayurvedic course on Absolute Wellness through feeling your own radial pulse.

Taught by world-renowned Ayurvedic doctors and experts in pulse diagnosis: Dr J.R. Raju and Dr Harsha Raju.

Dr. J.R. Raju is considered by many to be the foremost master in pulse diagnosis in the world today.. His capabilities in pulse enable him to see hundreds of patients in a single day because he can gain a profound insight into one’s physiology simply by feeling their pulse.

His son, Dr. Harsha Raju, will join him, a specialist in panchakarma, pulse diagnosis, marma therapy, and medical astrology.

Taking your own pulse is a self-referral technique that enlivens health.

This technique is to help you heal yourself.

By gaining this technique, you’ll get to know yourself, your body, mind, emotional body and higher Self on a deeper level.

This course is open to everyone of all levels of knowledge, including those brand new to Ayurveda and those practicing for years.

Why are we offering this course?

During an influx of consultations in 2021, Ayurvedic practitioner Dylan Smith recently asked Dr J.R. Raju…

What can we do about the shortages of herbs due to the pandemic? 

People cannot go to India to do panchakarma (detox & rejuvenation therapy). 

How can we spontaneously adapt to provide healing in these times of need?

Dr Raju replied,

“Self-Pulse. We will teach it and give some special techniques.”

What To Expect

This course is made up of three (2 hours long) recorded webinars with the Rajus where you will learn this revolutionary technique.

An online community page is also accessible to members of the course, where we can share questions, insights & common experiences related to the contents of the course.

Learning Self-Pulse In-Person / Live

Vaidya Rajuji mostly prefers to learn self-pulse in-person (ideally) or a zoom session live. We will announce on our newsletter about any live courses, but since they are rare, you can book an in-person consultation with Dylan or a Raju Vaidya who can teach you.

“Learning self-pulse live is activating sadhaka pitta and alocaka pitta, which is directly connected in the brain. And also the tri-marms.”

~ Vaidya J.R. Raju

The Investment

Full Price: $150
Payment Plan: Two installments of $75 a month.

For more information or queries please reach out to  

About Your Educators:

Dr J.R. Raju

Dr J.R. Raju, the eldest brother, was the pulse diagnostician and foremost disciple of the world-famous Vaidya Balraj Maharishi, who knew 5000 herbs.

They would hold “free camps” for a week at a time where the master vaidya and his students would treat thousands of sick people, then collect plants and process them for three weeks in preparation for the next camp.

Dr Raju served His Holiness, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to spread the knowledge and benefits of Ayurveda worldwide.

Dr Raju travelled the world over with Maharishi for thirty years, visiting over 100 countries and treating thousands upon thousands of people, including dignitaries and heads of state, all over the globe.

Along with spreading Ayurveda to the West in the 70s & ’80s, he taught Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis to thousands of medical doctors, including Deepak Chopra and Dr John Douilliard.

Dr Raju currently travels the world and has treated hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide.

Dr Raju has developed strong international connections and has trained thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide in the fundamentals of Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis.

He has developed courses for doctors, laypeople, and students at all levels.

He holds numerous positions, including:

  • International Director, Maharishi Ayurveda University, Holland
  • International Program Director for Pulse Diagnosis, Maharishi Ayurveda University, Holland
  • Medical Technical Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Products, India & Holland
  • Visiting Professor, Maharishi Ayurveda Universities Europe, USA and Russia
  • Former Advisor to Health & Family Welfare, A.I.R., Government of India
  • Advisor, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Bad Ems, Germany
  • Medical Superintendent at Maharishi Ayurveda Arogyadham in New Delhi, India
  • Leading member of the Council of Vaidyas, Dr Raju’s Institute of Ayurveda, Hyderabad, India

Dr Harsha Vardhan Raju

Dr Harsha Raju is an expert in Pulse Diagnosis, Suksma Marma therapy, medical astrology with advanced degrees specialising in both General Ayurvedic Practice and Panchakarma.

One unique feature of Dr Harsha Raju amongst his famous family of Ayurvedic expert doctors is that he integrates Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) into his medical practice.

Dr Harsha has extensive experience in consulting and teaching in India, Europe and other locations in the world.

He runs an Ayurvedic panchakarma clinic in Hyderabad, India.

Dr Harsha Raju emanates bliss and a healing comfort to all those fortunate to be in contact with him.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

There are three live webinar recordings that are available to re-watch as many times as you want.

Yes, that’s the great thing about online learning: no matter where you are, you can join.

Once you’ve registered for the course, you’ll be asked to create your own login. Once created, you will be given access to the platform where all the course content and information is.

Yes, we do. We do not want anyone to miss out due to their financial situation. The plan available for this Self-Pulse-course:

  • 2 instalments of $75 per month (link HERE)

There is a community forum where you can add questions and join in on conversations with other students doing the course along with the Rajus and Dylan Smith from Vital Veda. If you have a specific questions, you can email


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Sreedhar VengalaSreedhar Vengala
01:49 18 Feb 24
Livia De biaseLivia De biase
04:47 27 Jan 24
Nicci OvensNicci Ovens
03:16 26 Jan 24
Maddy Wilkie-BlackMaddy Wilkie-Black
08:02 25 Dec 23
My session with Dylan was great! He has so much knowledge and was generous with how much information he shared. I feel so excited to implement everything into my routine. I feel this was exactly what I needed.
03:39 20 Dec 23
Dylan Smith is a true gem and a seemingly bottomless wealth of wisdom. His podcast is my favorite podcast by far, so if you want to get a window into Dylan and his work I suggest you check it out. I have listened to almost every episode at this point and have learned so much from Dylan and the incredible people he invites onto the show. This ancient wisdom is priceless. Thank you, Dylan. You are such a gift to this world.
Sherril TaylorSherril Taylor
01:27 26 Nov 23
I attended the clinic in Ocean Shores this week with Dylan. I am very excited to say I found a Practitioner that could assist me with my health problems. The products that were recommended are of high standard. The incredible massage treatment and advice given was what I needed to make the changes I have struggled with and enabled me to see deeply into the causes. I look forward to further treatments and will try the 7-day spinal treatment plan next.
Joanna SchuurmanJoanna Schuurman
06:19 28 Oct 23
Dylan is such a treasure trove of knowledge and compassion. I feel incredibly grateful to have been introduced to him several years ago during the post-natal period when I was feeling really depleted, which he was able to provide immense support with. Being introduced to Dylan andv ayurveda, the knowledge and wisdom, the diet and practices and precious herbs, at such a juncture has been life changing. I always recommend him far and wide for any health challenge that one might be facing.
Katy PhillipsKaty Phillips
08:42 11 Oct 23
In one month Dylans health advice and herbal formulations have been able to make me feel like a normal person again. Best I’ve felt in years. Modern medicine cannot compete .🙏
Jody DJody D
02:01 06 Oct 23
Coming to Sydney and doing this training has been a real initiation for me. A rite of passage in many ways. There was so much healing that happened for me during my time on the training. So many emotions were processed and stuff buried deep in my body that I didn't even realise was still there was released. I returned home a very different person. I have had so many people comment that I seem different or wondering what it is that is different about me. It's been very interesting to observe this.It is really quite profound the depth of healing that can happen with abhyanga. I always knew it to be very special, and healing, but doing the training has been a complete uplevelling. I know I have had to work with more diligence to bring myself to a state of confidence, but believe I have got there and will continue to refine this practice into something very special.I have so much to thank you both for but at the same time words don't seem enough in a sense. The best way I know to honour the training, is to become very skilled and very practised. The imprint of what was transmitted in the training continues to deepen. I sit with so much gratitude for this practice, and for the knowledge and wisdom with which it was delivered.From the depths of my heart, again, I say thank you.
Jackie VidorJackie Vidor
03:11 03 Oct 23
Romy gave me the most beautiful abyunga massage. Her touch, the music, the smells, were all amazing. I was very moved by the experience and highly recommend taking the time to do this!
Alex SmithAlex Smith
00:35 03 Oct 23
Hadn't had a treatment for some time and forgot how mind blowingly amazing it is. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and relaxed. Vital Veda is truly a hidden gem for anyone seeking an ayurvedic treatment. Highly recommend.
Ojas AyurvedicOjas Ayurvedic
23:43 20 Sep 23
Knowledgeable and professional.Dylan is a very understanding person with lot of wisdomHighly recommended 👌
Janine PasvolskyJanine Pasvolsky
01:54 09 Sep 23
That was my first Abhyanga treatment! Wow it was perfection. Thank you so much Romi 🙏🏼 I felt incredible peace and calm and even more so the day after. Thank you I loved it X Janine
Lucy MiddletonLucy Middleton
05:01 08 Sep 23
I had explored many options medically & naturally to try and manage my hormonal imbalances postpartum & some stress / anxiety that had resulted from it. Seeing Dylan from Vital Veda not only gave me the answers i was seeking but a program that was tailored to help restore my vitality. I am very grateful for the referral because i feel i'm on the right path to self restoration. Thank you
bryony Carterbryony Carter
09:52 07 Sep 23
Dylan has such a beautifully caring nature. In my session I received clarity in my health journey and herbs and practices to support my wellbeing. I felt very safe and held. I’m truly grateful. Dylan knows his stuff!
Penny CookePenny Cooke
08:22 05 Sep 23
I had Abhyunga sessions with Prema. I found them deeply relaxing and calming to my nervous system. I noticed I was slower and less reactive in a challenging situation.Prema was professional, sweet and caring
Parnella RayappanParnella Rayappan
03:52 31 Aug 23
My deepest thanks to Dylan for his insights during our consultation. I am working on becoming more consistent!
Harriet WHarriet W
01:05 23 Aug 23
I received the Shirodhara treatment and it was outstanding. This beautiful treatment lead to some deep inner improvement. Thank you so much Vital Veda!
Narmada SmithNarmada Smith
08:31 17 Aug 23
Recommend having a consult with Dylan to remedy any condition that ails the body.Dylan can advise the correct herbs after reading the pulse.He also advises life style changes to build immunity and strong digestion. He has corrected a chronic condition that I found challenging after years of regular treatment.The ayurvedic herbs available on the Vital Veda site are the best natural treatment available.They are made with love and care by the Raju family. Dylans mentors in India.
Katy PhillipsKaty Phillips
20:20 13 Aug 23
Dylan and Sole at Vital Veda present a wonderful and safe learning environment ,full of wisdom and practical experience for this unique course on Abyanga . An Authentic Ayurvedic tradition that is capable of teaching the novice to the more experienced practitioner. It was an amazing experience that nourishes to the very core of oneself.
Tarin BraganzaTarin Braganza
09:06 13 Aug 23
It was a very auspicious afternoon finding myself in the company of Dylan Smith for an Ayurvedic consultation in Melbourne.Dylans diagnosis left me completely impressed.I believe that only someone of his calibre and dedication to their craft would be able to carry out such a seamless and accurate consult.Moreover,you know you are in the best hands when the person attending to your health is a complete embodiment of WellBeing themselves.Thank you Dylan.
Annie CliffordAnnie Clifford
00:57 03 Aug 23
After completing the 7 day Abhyanga course with Dylan and Sole, I cannot recommend the program enough.Throughout the 7 days we practiced massage everyday by both giving and receiving on multiple bodies. I am super grateful for the knowledge and how thorough we were taught the technical aspects around massage and Ayurveda lineage. Abhyanga is such a beautiful and profound type of body work that I believe everyone needs to experience. From the physical to the mental benefits I received throughout the time, it has been a truly therapeutic experience on both sides.
Candice GohCandice Goh
00:56 03 Aug 23
I truly enjoyed my time with Dylan, Sole, and the beautiful group of passionate and like-minded individuals. The Abhyanga Massage Course in Sydney was everything that I’d imagined and more. As an Ayurvedic Massage Therapist, the immersive learnings had helped me to refine my craft and appreciate this sophisticated art of healing even more. It is my great blessing to be learning this wisdom from Vital Veda and I’m grateful for the support, exchange and love. The consistent practice of self-Abhyanga, pulse reading, meditation (and eating Sattvic), was an integral aspect to my personal transformation. JGD.
Sinead KaneSinead Kane
00:54 03 Aug 23
I Recently completed the Abhyanga massage training with Dylan & Sole from Vital Veda. I am grateful for the teachings they have provided & for sharing their knowledge. If you’re looking for Ayurvedic consults, training or treatments from such devoted practitioners that really honour the science of Ayurveda, traditionally. I do and always will recommend Dylan, Sole & the Vital Veda team.Jai Guru Deva ❤️
Maddie CulicanMaddie Culican
00:49 03 Aug 23
Just completed Vital Veda’s Intensive Abhyanga Course. Highly recommend for those wanting to give a deeply nourishing treatment whether to friends, to the community or for themselves.Profound, deep Ancient knowledge was shared- the technical aspects and precision to detail is unmatched. Feeling extremely inspired and fortunate to have received this knowledge from Dylan, Sole and the team at Vital Veda. Jai Guru Deva
Raewyn FernandezRaewyn Fernandez
00:42 03 Aug 23
The Abhyanga training was incredible! The pace of the course and the ‘stacking’ of knowledge has left me feeling confident and capable. Both Dylan and Sole were incredibly generous with sharing their wisdom. The group environment enhanced the experience and supported the deep dive into this ancient practice. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in Ayurveda or Abhyanga.
Jazz LewisJazz Lewis
03:29 08 May 23
I had the pleasure to experience Abahyanga massage with Dylan. This experience is like no other for the body but also for the mind, stress release and inner wellness. Dylan’s presence can be sensed all around you during the treatment, you can feel his connection to the divine flowing through his hands.He is truely remarkable. Highly recommend!
Louise TiernanLouise Tiernan
04:17 12 Apr 23
My interactions with Vital Veda have been powerful and evolutionary. From pulse diagnosis that cut straight to the root cause to simple dietary tweaks that made a big difference, treatments that were incredibly nourishing and detoxifying.. and of course the abundance of knowledge offerings that help me manage and enliven my own natural health. Highly recommend!
Navratan sahuNavratan sahu
09:19 16 Feb 23
The team at Vital Veda have educated me in such a practical yet powerful way to significantly improve my health. And in such a empowering way! I feel more independent in governing my health plus having Invaluable support from the VV team and community। Thank you !
Becke B.Becke B.
01:15 20 Jan 23
I had an online consultation with Dylan for some specific digestive issues, as well as general health questions. His extensive knowledge of and love for Ayurveda is evident and inspiring. He suggested some herbs, oils, slight diet and routine changes, which have all been more than helpful. One can actually feel the love and honor to Nature that is put into the preparation of the Vital Veda products. Thank you!
Maria KushnirovMaria Kushnirov
12:12 10 Jan 23
It was a privilege to meet with Dylan. He was professional and made me feel at ease. He instantly tuned into my true needs and where I was out of balance. Dylan offered me advice from the small, everyday tweaks you can make straight away to the bigger, longer term changes. Thank you Dylan!
kristy joneskristy jones
04:02 01 Aug 22
Sole was my Doula for my first baby this year. She supported me through the process beautifully, I felt supported mentally & physically through out and I would highly recommend her.I chose to use the supporting herbs recommended and postpartum diet, which also was a huge benefit. My milk supply came through really well and Phoenix is very calm and grounded.
Hilary EllisHilary Ellis
20:11 25 Jul 22
So very grateful to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful Sole through our birth and post partum planning. As I’m in another country our sessions are virtual, but feels very much like in person. Sole is wonderfully engaging, knowledgeable and thorough. Both Myself and my husband were asked to think about areas of both birth and postpartum that we’d never considered and that have now formed integral parts of the journey. We feel fully informed and empowered for this incredible next step in our lives. Thank you,
Andrew EwingAndrew Ewing
07:45 14 Jul 22
Nourishing Abhyanga Ayurvedic oil massage with Dylan and his magic presence. Grateful for your medicine, was long overdue. Definitely will do again soon.
Jess OsieJess Osie
11:37 04 Jul 22
I received a series of Abhyangas with Sole at VV. These are not a regular massages. What I love most about these treatments is the love and care from the practitioner. Along with the deeply relaxing massage strokes, my body dropped into deep states of healing, awakening harmony all throughout. After each treatment, I left feeling nourished, totally relaxed and radiantly vital. Thank you Vital Veda, you're the best!
Hannah KeoghHannah Keogh
20:56 21 Jun 22
Learning Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage in Sydney with Dylan and Sole was so nourishing for the soul!! They are extremely knowledgable and so generous with their teachings. I left feeling inspired, alive and grateful. Highly recommend to everyone even if you are not planning on doing paid treatments, it will deepen your own self abhyanga practise and a beautiful gift for friends and family.
isa killoranisa killoran
20:08 16 Jun 22
Ever so grateful for Dylan and the whole team, always willing to be supportive in any possible way. I’ve been taking in a lot of the knowledge generously spread by Dylan through podcast and social media for a long while , and finally had a consultation. The warm, confident and clear, straightforward approach in guiding me throughout my healing journey have brought a new sense of calm and surrender; a certainty that I am in the right path, and in good hands.Thank you VV for working so hard and sincerely, and dedicating yourselves with such passion, purity and devotion to that which you do. It is clear you want to give out nothing but the best . JGD.
Ben ChungBen Chung
00:48 27 May 22
Woah what an incredible experience. I feel completely blissed out. My body and mind feel both a perfect mixture of calm yet energized. I feel I am radiating a bubbly joy as I move through the day. Sole is amazing. Jai Guru Deva
10:55 18 May 22
This was my first experience of Abhyanga. I felt so calm & nourished. I highly recommend receiving one. Dylan shares his gifts of knowledge from Ayurveda with such clarity. Thank you
Amanda LambertAmanda Lambert
02:07 15 May 22
I really appreciated my session with Dylan this week lots of knowledge, intuitive wisdom and I feel empowered to enhance my holistic wellbeing 🙏
Glen CarlsonGlen Carlson
01:21 11 May 22
Dylan is the real deal. His pulse reading directly uncovered some private issues that I hadn't shared to anyone. Mind blowing accurate. After 3 days taking the herbs and treatments he recommended and I'm feeling happier and healthier than I have in years. He's reassuringly expensive, don't hesitate.
renee coombsrenee coombs
03:20 09 May 22
My family and I have received so much care from the vital Veda team and are really seeing the benefits of Ayurveda. Dylan’s extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and the authenticity really shows. Abhyanga massage is highly recommend by either Dylan or Sole.
Marisa RobinsonMarisa Robinson
04:13 04 Apr 22
I recently had an online consultation with Dylan and it was extremely helpful and informative. Not only did Dylan share his extensive knowledge and wisdom but he put together a realistic treatment plan which aligned to my health goals. He also provided additional references so I could expand on my learnings too. I am looking forward to my follow up appointment in a months time and continuing to improve my overall health.
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