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History of the school

History of the school

In short :

Jean-Pierre Bigler opens one of the first therapy centers in Ayurveda in French speaking Switzerland: the Kalaguna Center in Vevey.

The Center L’Essens of Drsse Hunziker in Lausanne, dedicated since 1996 to alternative therapies, integrates Ayurveda as a new method, in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Bigler who teaches massage in Ayurveda alongside a course that he is in charge of at the Ecole Esclarmonde in Geneva.

Merger of the centers Kalaguna and L'Essens and creation of Kalaguna-Sadhana Sàrl, Center of Therapy and Training in Ayurvedic Medicine. In addition to clinical practice, this center offers a training program for therapists in Ayurveda, as well as Vedic meditation and astrology classes.

Creation of the Kalaguna-Sadhana Professional School, dedicated exclusively to the teaching of Ayurveda.

From 2005 onwards:
Active commitment of the school's management to level up to Swiss professional and then international policy in the field of education in Ayurveda.

As of 2008:
The school proposes a new training module over 3 years: the Therapeutic Counselling in Ayurveda. Collaboration with Indian partner institutions of international renown.

Kalaguna-Sadhana Sàrl aims to develop its activity at national and international level and becomes SAMA-Swiss Ayurvedic Medical Academy Sàrl.


The SAMA school is located in Corseaux sur Vevey in a privileged setting

Mr. Jean-Pierre Bigler obtains the BFFA Adult Federal Trainer Certificate and becomes dean of the SAMA school.

The SAMA school receives eduQua certification.

SAMA has a new logo and website in three languages ... and announces that in the future it will give courses for German therapists and courses in Ayurvedic medicine for physicians and non-medical practitioners.

Development of Ayurvedic medicine training program MedVaidya according to WHO and Swiss regulatory directives

Launching of MedVaidya – training in Ayurveda Medicine for international students

History in detail:

Responsible leadership and teachers: Dr. S. Hunziker and J.-P. Bigler

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