WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS FOUNDATIONAL COURSE?
Ayurvedic Course Units
There are 18 units of competency for the Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation. 13 are core to this qualification, of which 5 are specialist Ayurvedic studies, and there are 5 electives we deliver, as outlined below.
||Develop Ayurvedic practice
||Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments
||Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies
||Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice
||Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition
||Manage the prevention and control of infection
||Establish and manage client relationships
||Work with diverse people
||Manage legal and ethical compliance
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Confirm physical health status
||Manage work health and safety
||Provide first aid
||Undertake small business planning
||Facilitate the empowerment of older people
||Address the needs of people with chronic disease
||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
||Work with people with mental health issues
(Foundations of Ayurvedic medicine, fundamentals and history, AVAT, AYPHIL)
Overview and introduction to the unchanging nature of Ayurvedic science, with an experiential understanding of its utility as a healing science.
- The science (veda) of life (ayur)
- Origins and history (ithias) of Ayurveda and the philosophies of India
- Evolution of Ayurveda (avataran)
- Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Sanskrit and illustrate its calligraphy (practicum)
(Basic principles of Ayurveda AYUPRIN)
Ayurveda recognises that whatever is present in the universe, is also being presented in the human body:
a. Central principles
– Creation theory: History and background concerning the origin of life and consciousness
– Macrocosm and microcosm
– Five great elements, panchamahabhootas
– Three qualities, gunas
– Three biological principles, doshas
b. Classical principles and practices
c. Relationship of Ayurveda to holistic health, mental health; life mission and success.
(Constitutional analysis AYUPRKTI)
Students are introduced to the concept of the three doshas and how Ayurveda conceives the body-mind in health and disease.
a. Nature (prakruti)
b. Ayurvedic Body types
Sharira: Snatomy and physiology (SHAR)
- Healthy Body – Western A&P TBA
- Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology I
– Knowledge that how the tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) work in our body
– the assessments of body types;
– understanding the physiology related to the sub-doshas.
– how to correlate qualities, functions and places of dosha in our body.
- Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology 2
– The sub-doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha that function within our body.
– Detailed understanding of prakruti and vikruti (essential and present condition).
– Assessment of doshic imbalances.
– Determination of subsequent methods to rectify imbalances.
– Clinical understanding of seven tissues (dhatus).
– Metabolic function of dhatus and their affect on well-being.
- Ayurvedic Physiology 3
– Working knowledge of channels (srotas) and their role in health and disease.
– The role of agni in clinical physiology and pathology.
– Knowledge of what is ama and how it takes form in our body
– Factors responsible for causing physical and mental ama.
Ayurvedic and Yogic approaches in working with the mind.
Co-requisites: Yoga and Meditation
Students are more deeply grounded in how Ayurveda conceives the body-mind in health and disease and taken through the process of:
- Understanding the fundamentals and nature of health and disease
- Ayurvedic Clinical Diagnosis
- Ayurvedic Clinical Pathology
- Pulse Diagnosis
Aahar: Ayur Nutrition & Clinical Nutrition (AHR)
- Ayurvedic and Western views on Nutrition. AHR-1
Introduction to nutrition. Understanding ayurvedic and western food fundamentals and eating for health.
- Diet and Constitution AHR-2
– Eating for Health.
– The energetics of different types of food and recipes which then can selected after taking into account an individual’s diet and constitution.
- Ayurvedic Kitchen Herbs. AHR-3
– The use of medicinal fruits, vegetables and the study of 22 commonly available Ayurvedic kitchen herbs
– Their application in a clinical setting to bring about balance to the mind-body.
- Ayurvedic Cooking for Nutrition
The knowledge and skills to prepare Ayurvedic sattvic meals, recipes for different seasons and the significance of Ayurvedic cooking in Ayurvedic psychology, yoga and meditation sciences.
- Food and Mood AHR-5
– Food and subtle energy.
– Diet, mind and yoga.
- Ayurvedic Cinical Nutrition.
Food as medicine.
Treatment of various diseases and disorders using food articles as medicine. AHR-6
Herbs are nature’s healing gift to human kind and have been used for their maintenance and curative purposes throughout history by almost all the cultures of our world.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica I: Introduction to Ayurvedic medicine.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica II: Anupana, & Herb preparation and usage in different conditions.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica III: Detailed study of tailam (medicated oil) and ghritam
(medicated ghee) and their preparation and selection for different conditions.
– Ayurvedic Herbology & Pharmacy
- Health, Longevity and the Disease process
- Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies (rasayana) RASVAJ-1
- Virilification and Aphrodisiacs (vajikaran) RASVAJ-2
- Introduction to the five physiological detoxification & purification processes, the 5 actions (Panchakarma therapy)
- Ayurvedic Psychology and Spirituality 1 – non-physical aspects of ayus (life) that play a critical role in physical and mental health and enhance our consciousness.
- Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality II – Three gunas, antahkarana (mind, ego, intellect and consciousness) and life supporting diet, aahara, lifestyle, vihara and conduct, achara.
- Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality III – The psychological development of the Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. This period will include un-supervised clinical work wherein students will be required to continue with the therapies that they learnt in their practicum and complete a number of case studies for each therapy at their own location.
Practical Tools for Health, Personal Development and Stress Management
- Concept of exercise in Ayurveda.
- Stress management
- Fundamentals of Sanskrit – calligraphy (practicum)
- Purification and cleansing therapies
- Knowledge and skills to assess cases
- Principles and fundamental techniques of massage. AYMAS1
- Ayurvedic massage principles. ABH1
- Relaxation Massage practicum AYMAS1