Who are we?

Ayurveda Gothenburg is a section of Syneidos Quality Literature. Some of our staff are:

Stefan Lagrosen
Dr Stefan Lagrosen is a professor of management doing research in and teaching work-life health. He is also a certified Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant, licensed personal trainer, certified running coach and certified teacher of Maharishi Yoga Asanas. He has many years of experience of Ayurveda as well as of teaching and course management in many different contexts.
Yvonne Lagrosen
Yvonne Lagrosen is an associate professor of quality management. she researches work-life health, and she is internationally known for her research on the link between quality management and health. Furthermore, she researches brainfunction and its connection to performance. She is also an authorised instructor in Transcendental Meditation. She is an experienced and esteemed course leader and has extensive experience of Ayurveda.


Ayurveda is the world's oldest health system. It has been preserved in India for thousands of years. And the knowledge is extremely advanced. For example, Ayurveda described in detail how blood circulation works thousands of years before William Harvey made the same discovery in the 18th century and the medical knowledge of the West began to develop. In Ayurveda, special consideration is given to the fact that we humans are different. What is good for one person is not necessarily good for another. And what is good for one person at a time may be harmful at another time. Therefore, great emphasis is placed on taking into account each person's specific constitution and what specific imbalances one has. Ayurveda also sees man as part of nature. All treatments and therapies are therefore natural and aim to create inner and outer balance. That is why Ayurveda is so incredibly effective.

But until recently, the health care system was quite fragmented. The long course of time had meant that knowledge had been eroded. Not least because India has been colonized for centuries, first by the Mughals and then by the British. They suppressed the domestic knowledge. And when India was liberated, people put more faith in the Western science of the colonizers than their domestic wisdom. Therefore, Ayurveda was not the complete system it once was. It was known in various parts, for example that certain herbs help against certain ailments and that certain treatments were effective in promoting health. But no one had any grip on the whole. This was the situation until the early 1980s.

It was in that situation that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became involved in Ayurveda. For a couple of decades, he had worked intensively to spread the technology of Transcendental Meditation, TM, around the world. He had seen TM's effects in developing consciousness and the good effects it had on health. He therefore realized that the foundation of health lies in the consciousness, it is from there that the whole can be created. Therefore, he understood that now was the time to resurrect Ayurveda to its former glory.

He approached this project with full energy and focus. From different corners of India, he gathered the foremost experts in each of the different parts of Ayurveda. Together they worked intensively with their knowledge, with their experience and with the old texts. From this work arose the newly awakened complete version of Ayurveda; it was named Maharishi Ayurveda.

Since then, Maharishi Ayurveda has spread around the world and many people have enjoyed its effectiveness; including ourselves who have used this health system for many years and have been impressed by how beneficial it is.