Holistic Ayurveda Institute & Wellness Centre

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Ayurveda Wellness Counselor

Course Description

Core Program Length: 500 hours

The course is prepared according to guidelines of Canadian Ayurveda Medical Association with a combined credit towards the 500-hour yoga teacher training certification. Students are also required to complete 2 of the elective program package options to round out their training. 

With this training become ready for a fulfilling and rewarding career in Ayurveda. On completion of this 500-hour program, the practitioner will be able to: 

  • Assess The Client’s Ayurvedic Body-Mind Type And State Of Balance And Imbalance

  • Customize His/Her Own Wellness Program With Proper Use Of Diet, Lifestyle Routine, Yoga And Meditation

  • Apply Protocols For Restoring Balance And Wellness For Common Health Conditions

  • Diagnose Using Pulse And Tongue For The Early Detection And Understanding Of Imbalances In The Different Areas Of The Body

Subjects covered

  1. Ayurvedic Philosophy & Ayurvedic Anatomy (Padarth vigyan and Rachana sharir)  
    •    history and philosophy of Ayurveda
    •    introduction to the basics of the three Gunas, five elements, and three doshas
    •    the concept of prakruti (individual constitution) and vikruti (imbalanced state)
    •    the principals of Sankhya philosophy and cosmology
    •    introduction to Ayurvedic anatomy: doshas,dhatus, malas, and strotas

  2. Ayurvedic Physiology (Kriya sharir)
    •    in-depth study of the sub-doshas of Vata, pitta, and kapha
    •    study of sevendhatus (tissues), three malas (wastes), and sixteen srotas (pathways)
    •    explore the effect of sattva,rajas, and tamas (three gunas) on the mind and emotions
    •    symptoms of doshic imbalance
    •    function and importance of Agni (digestive ability) and its role in maintaining health

  3. Ayurvedic Psychology (Manas Vigyan)
    •    study of the mental doshas: origin, location, and function
    •    study of the human psyche and its components
    •    the five sheaths, kundalini, seven chakras and the three Gunas
    •    exploration of the different mental constitutions

  4. Ayurvedic Nutrition & Dietetics (Ahara Poshana Vigyan)
    •    the importance of daily routine (dinacharya) and seasonal routines (ritucharya)
    •    importance of the six tastes of food in establishing doshic balance
    •    client diet evaluation and recommendations
    •    understanding the digestive process

  5. Evaluate constitution, Pathogenesis& Diagnosis (Prakriti, Vikrati Vigyana & Roga Nidana Vigyana)
    •    taking patient history and evaluating constitution
    •    Pulse diagnosis
    •    Tongue diagnosis
    •    diagnostic techniques including physical observation
    •    study of the various stages of disease and their classifications
    •    aggravation and alleviation of the doshas
    •    the study of ojas and its importance to the immune system

  6. Ayurvedic Detoxification (Pancha Karma Vigyan)
    •    theoretical and practical studyofPancha karma
    •    learn various therapeutic treatments
    •    preparation of herbal concoctions used in panchakarma
    •    study of Rejuvenative therapies and incorporate Marmatherapy

  7. Ayurveda Herbology (Dravya Guna Vigyan)
    •    clinical preparation and application of major Ayurvedic herbs
    •    herbal energetics: rasa,virya, vipaka, and prabhava
    •    learn to combine healing herbs
    •    the therapeutic use of spices in cooking for establishing and maintaining balance
    •    the use of spices in the therapeutic treatment of disease

  8. Diagnosing and Managing Disease Part 1 (Chikitsa Vigyana)
    •    client examination, Ayurvedicdiagnosticsand etiology
    •    study of various diseases of the respiratory and digestive systems
    •    imbalances of the doshas,dhatus, and malas
    •    dietary management

  9. Diagnosing and Managing Disease Part 2 (Chikitsa Vigyana)
    •    the study of cardiovascular, urinary and skin disorders
    •    aggravation of doshas,dhatus, and malas
    •    treatments for cardiovascular, urinary and skin disorders

  10. Diagnosing and Managing Disease Part 3 (Chikitsa Vigyana)
    •    diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of gynecological diseases
    •    study of the diseases of the ear, nose, and eye
    •    treatment of the above diseases

  11. Review and Final Comprehensive Exam
    •    review of course materials
    •    practical clinical workshop
    •    final exam includes written,  interview and clinical

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