Introduction to Ayurveda Course
- This is an online, home study course
Save £25 on this course when you book it alongside any of the other Ayurvedic courses.
Introduction to Ayurveda course can be taken as a stand alone course or combined with the other Ayurvedic holistic and beauty treatment courses I offer.
This course is invaluable to anyone who has a personal interest in Ayurveda and also for anyone who is a therapist and would like to offer Ayurvedic treatments.
This course will enable you to
This comprehensive beginners course is 100% home study and requires no practical so your location is not an issue. In order to pass the course you will need to complete a 4 part assessment which can be submitted in written, audio or video format.
Unit 1: Introduction to the concepts and principles of Ayurveda - brief history of Ayurveda, the 5 elements, the 3 doshas, Ayurveda and the Mind and Emotions, the 20 Gunas or attributes, the 3 Vital essences, Ayurvedic anatomy: the 7 bodily tissues, digestion and metabolic processes (agni, ama, mala), the 4 digestion types, the 5 senses, the subtle energy system: 5 subtle layers, chakras, nadis and marma points.
Unit 2: Exploring the doshas - in much more detail - the functions, primary and secondary site of the 3 doshas. Then for EACH dosha (including those with 2 types) we look at the: body/mind/emotions, common diseases and imbalances, traditional ayurvedic treatments, how to create routines that are suitable for each dosha (nutrition, exercise, sleep, seasonal, daily etc), detailed nutrition charts, natural ingredients that can be used in holistic and beauty treatments such as oils, powders, herbs and essential oils that are used massage, facials, body exfoliation.
For those who are therapists, in this unit we also cover Consultations.
Unit 3: Ayurvedic nutrition - we explore the Ayurvedic rules for nutrition, the 6 Tastes, Ayurvedic food combining, Food and the 3 Types of Minds (Gunas), the Emotions and Food Digestion
Unit 4: Ayurvedic Treatments - we explore 3 traditional Ayurvedic treatments: Shamana Chikitsa, Panchakarma, Rasayana Chikitsa,the 6 stages of disease, the 8 branches of Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic diagnosis techniques, 30 types of Ayurvedic "spa" like treatments and briefly touch on Common herbs used in Ayurvedic treatments
Bonus Unit: DIY at Home Ayurvedic Cleanses - for anyone who is inspired to do an at home physical, emotional and psychological cleanse! We explore 3 different types of home cleanses and daily self care activities to support the process.
Your assessment consists of: questions and answers, 3 Dosha consultation case studies and other activities relating to the course content.
Course is accredited by the International Guild of Complementary Therapists