A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of Ayurveda, a holistic health care system based on the use of dietary, lifestyle, spiritual, pharmacological and physical therapies to remove imbalances and restore health as defined in Ayurvedic System of Medicine in the Indian tradition.
Gain the tools and knowledge you need to ignite the healer within you. Our level I program is both an educational journey and personal transformation with profound professional potential. With flexible in class and online formats, you’ll study a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide the individual in-depth knowledge and understanding in the philosophy, principles, theory and practical application of Ayurvedic preventive care.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
• High school diploma or equivalent.
No former of knowledge of Ayurveda is required to join this program – we begin with the fundamentals of Ayurveda.
Scope of Practice
Upon completion of this progam students are able to:
• Determine and analyze a client’s unique Body Constitution
• Conduct Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations
• Give Ayurvedic guidance on Daily Routines, Pranayama and Meditation
• Offer guidance on special Ayurvedic therapies and home remedies
Professional applications as an health lifestyle counselor
• Graduates may run a client-based business offering Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling, either as a sole proprietor, by joining an existing wellness center, or partnering with other like-minded healers to form an integrative wellness practice.
• Graduates may consult with other healthcare providers or like-minded businesses.
• Licensed Healthcare Professionals and Alternative Healers from all modalities may enhance their existing practice by combining it with Ayurveda.
• Yoga Instructors and Therapists may enhance their classes and sessions with Ayurvedic Yoga, seasonal and personalized solutions.
• Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers can open Panchakarma centers or apply Ayurveda to enhance their practice for deeper, customized healing.
• Estheticians in skin and beauty may enhance their treatments, services and products with Ayurveda’s natural and personalized approach.
• Freelance Writers may launch Ayurvedic publications.
• Research-savvy Students may get involved in Ayurvedic research projects. The Office of Alternative Medicine funds many research projects in holistic healthcare.
• Entrepreneurs may develop Ayurvedic herbal products, food packages, Ayurvedic cosmetics, or open wellness centers, spas or resorts.
• Students in Academics may teach or deepen their education with more continued studies
This certificate program focuses on the first goal of Ayurveda: To preserve the health of the healthy. This year-long program provides students with a comprehensive Ayurvedic education. Upon completion, one will be able to practice as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor providing clients with practical information on wellness and the prevention of disease.
Ayurveda’s emphasis on diet and lifestyle can have a profound positive impact on those who practice the wisdom. The AWC program features a comprehensive curriculum designed to give the individual in-depth knowledge and understanding in the philosophy, principles, theory and practical application in Ayurvedic preventive care. The course is structured to align with classical Ayurvedic texts, offering an authentic education in the traditional Vedic system of knowledge.
The emphasis this program is on healthy living and prevention of disease. At this level, students are taught a classical foundation in Ayurvedic theory. They may immediately apply the principles to their own lives and share with others. Over the course of the program, students gain a variety of skills in Ayurvedic assessment of mind-body constitution and state of imbalances. After skills training in Ayurvedic counseling and deepening their knowledge of Ayurveda’s guidelines for prevention and healthy living, students gain confidence in applying the what they have learned in client settings. Through in class practicum and assignments, students practice assessing clients and making recommendations for general health and disease prevention through lifestyle adjustments, diet and seasonal guidelines.
ANATOMY (PART-I) (20 Hours)
1 Surface Anatomy.
2 Divisions of body parts.
3 Basic constituents of human body.
4 Marma Vigyanam (Knowledge about vital points of the body)
5 Sareera Rachana (Human Anatomy)
ANATOMY (PART-II) (15 Hours)
6 Brief explanation of system
7 Organs - Their relation to Doshas and Dhatus (Humors & Bodily elements)
PHYSIOLOGY (PART-I) (20 Hours)
8 Kriya Shareeram (Human Physiology)
9 Sroto Vigyanam (Knowledge about different channels of the body)
10 Dhatu and Upadhatus (Bodily elements & Accessory elements)
11 Aama (Knowledge about morbid wastes of the body)
12 Agni (Knowledge about bodily fire including digestive fire)
PHYSIOLOGY (PART-II) (15 Hours)
13 Prakriti (Body Constitutions)
14 Doshadooshyasammoorchanam (Combination of humors and bodily elements during disease process)
15 Tridosha as Prakriti and Vikriti (Vitiation of Humors)
16 Concept of Metabolism - catabolism and anabolism
FUNDAMENTALS OF AYURVEDA (20 Hours)
17 History of Ayurveda
18 Panchamahaboota Sidhantha (Theory of Five Fundamental Elements)
19 Tridosha Sidhantha ( Theory of three Humors)
20 Saptadathu ( 7 Bodily Elements)
21 Trimala (Three products of Excretion)
22 Prakriti (Body Constitution)
23 Ashaya (Knowledge about reservoirs of the body)
24 Srotovigyanam (Knowledge about different systems of the body)
25 Astanga Ayurveda ( Knowledge about 8 branches of Ayurveda )
AYURVEDIC PHARAMACOLOGY & HERBOLOGY (Contact hours – 10 Practical Lab Hours - 15)
26 Importance of Dravyaguna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology)
27 Identification and classification of medicinal plants
28 Collection of Medicinal plants
29 Preservation of Medicinal plants
30 Preparation and storage of Medicines
31 Internal Medicine
BASIC CONCEPT OF HEALTH ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA (Contact hours – 30 Practical Lab Hours - 10)
32 Dinacharya (Daily Regimen)
33 Ritucharya (Seasonal Regimen)
34 Concept of Agni (digested food) and Aama (undigested food)
35 Aahar (concept of Food in Ayurveda)
36 Food according to constitution/ Prakriti
37 Diet & nutrition according to body constitution & dosha imbalance
38 Yogic diet – Satvik, Rajasik & Tamasik food Guidelines of healthy eating
39 Preparation of different kinds of healthy recipes according to Ayurveda
40 Concept of Resisting and non- resisting urges
41 Concept of Rasayan
42 Manas (Knowledge of mind) and mind body relation
43 Therapeutic Yoga and Meditation
AYURVEDIC MASSAGE THERAPY & BODYWORK (PART-I)
44 Contact hours – 5, Practical Lab Hours –30
AYURVEDIC MASSAGE THERAPY & BODYWORK (PART-II)
45 Contact hours – 5, Practical Lab Hours –20
PANCHAKARMA THERAPY (DETOXIFICATION THEORY AND PRACTICE) (Contact hours – 5, Practical Lab Hours – 10)
46 Importance of Panchakarma
47 Basic Principals of Panchakarma
48 Study of Poorvakarma (Preparatory therapy)
49 Poorvakarma (Preparatory therapy) by various methods of Massages
50 Study of Pradhankarma (Main detoxification therapy)
51 Panchakarma (Five cleansing actions)
52 Study of Paschatkarma (The post-treatment care)
MANAGEMENT OF COMMON HEALTH ISSUES ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA (Contact hours – 5, Practical Lab Hours – 10)
53 Patient Examination and Communication
54 Principles of Diagnostic Techniques in Ayurveda
55 Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Reading)
56 Treatment of specific diseases
57 Ayurveda nutrition & diet management for common health issues
LAW AND ETHICS ( 5 Hours)
58 Professional Standards and Ethics
59 Business Laws and Rules
60 Document and Business Skills
61 Medical Errors Prevention
CLINICAL PRACTICUM (50 Hours)
*A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required for registration. SCROLL DOWN