Foundations of Āyurveda

Essentials for Building your Āyurveda Learning Journey

Foundations of Āyurveda

The next Foundations program will begin with the start of the 2022 Ayurveda Health Counselor program. Exact dates TBD, likely January or February 2022.

Immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom and foundational principles, history, and philosophy of Āyurvedic medicine.

Goals & Aims

This is an in-between program for those who want to go beyond a weekend Āyurveda course but aren't ready to commit to the full year long AHC.

This program offers over 200 hours of training including fundamentals of Āyurvedic theory, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, lifestyle management, yoga, basic clinical assessment and Sanskrit with our master faculty. Completion of this course may be applied towards the Āyurvedic Health Counselor certificate. Additional studies at home will include reading assignments, study guides, and homework. Gain the knowledge to move towards higher levels of learning.

Program Highlights

For Credit Option - Pathway to Deeper Learning.

  • Attend the weekend course offerings:
    • morning yoga starting at 6:30 am
    • weekly Tuesday night Integration sessions
    • monthly Sanskrit classes on Thursday mornings
    • complete the homework if interested in continuing on in the AHC certificate program
  • 44.5 total hours for the month, view full AHC schedule here.
  • Cost for full credit – $995.00 per weekend, paid in full at the time of registration.

Not for Credit Option - Exploration for Self-care.

  • Attend one, two, or three of the Āyurveda Foundations courses over a 3-day weekend, Friday - Sunday 9am to 6pm with meal breaks.
  • Total of 22.5 hours from Friday to Sunday (not including Thursday evenings). Course hours listed are not available for credit for AHC certificate.
  • Cost for this option – $495.00 per weekend, paid in full at the time of registration.
  • No credit towards the AHC Diploma.

Course Descriptions

Module 1 - Introduction to Āyurveda & Āyurvedic Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction to Āyurveda (AY101) introduces students to the 5,000-year-old tradition of Āyurveda, its aims and objectives, basic principles, concepts of health and disease, methods of examining patients, and treatment methods. Students gain a solid foundation in the science, history, and philosophy of Āyurveda. They are introduced to the concepts of individual nature and dosha imbalance as the basis for diagnosis of health and disease, as well as the five-element theory.
  • Āyurvedic Anatomy and Physiology (AY102) examines the disease process in Āyurvedic medicine, including Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, the cause of disease, the stages of disease, formation of tissues, and classification of disease. Students learn the process of constitutional analysis.

Module 2 - Lifestyle Management and Yoga & Ayurveda

  • Lifestyle Management (AY103) introduces the student to Āyurvedic recommendations for creating healthy lifestyles, daily and seasonal routines, yogic cleansing practices, and self-care. Students also learn therapies focusing on the five senses.
  • Yoga and Āyurveda; Sister Sciences (AY104) teaches Yoga philosophy and practice and its benefits in health and disease. Students learn the Āyurvedic effects of different styles of Yoga practice, yogic cleansing for disease prevention, and meditation and breathing practices to restore healthy balance.

Module 3 - Ayurvedic Nutrition and Ayurveda & The Mind

  • Āyurvedic Nutrition (AY105) introduces the principles of Āyurvedic nutrition and digestion. Students will learn the use of diet and nutrition programs in health and disease, individual guidelines for diet, and a balanced diet for the seasons, while exploring the Āyurvedic approach to the energetics of food.
  • Āyurvedic Psychology, also known as Āyurveda and the Mind (AY106) introduces the student to the energetics of consciousness, the Āyurvedic description of the mind, and therapies to support the mind.

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The state of ill health is a moment to moment happening. Healing is moment to moment balance, bringing awareness to our thoughts, feelings and emotions and how we respond. -Dr. Vasant Lad-

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