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By Shanti Gowans

March 22, 2021

Outline

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.

STUDY UNITS DELIVERY
CORE UNITS
HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice  Online
HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments  Online
HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies  Online
HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice  Online
HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition  Online
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection Online
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships Online
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Online
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Online
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Online
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Online
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Online
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
ELECTIVES  
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Online
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Online
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease Online
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Online
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Online

UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE NATURE OF YOUR MIND AND BODY

(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)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COSMOS, WISDOM OF THE AGES

(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.

DISCOVERING YOUR AYURVEDIC BODY TYPE

(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

DEFINING THE AYURVEDIC BODY

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 PSYCHOLOGY

Ayurvedic and Yogic approaches in working with the mind.
Co-requisites: Yoga and Meditation

SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND DISEASE

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
AYURVEDIC NUTRITION & EATING RIGHT WITHOUT DIETING

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
    Practicum. AHR-4
    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
AYURVEDIC HERBOLOGY AND MATERIA MEDICA

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

VIRILIFICATION, REJUVENATION AND LONGEVITY (RASVAJ)
  • 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)
CREATING HEALTH THROUGH BALANCE (SVRIT)
  • 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.
IMPROVING YOUR LIFE USING THE WISDOM OF THE AGES

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
REVITALISATION THROUGH AYURVEDIC MASSAGE
  • Principles and fundamental techniques of massage. AYMAS1
  • Ayurvedic massage principles. ABH1
  • Relaxation Massage practicum AYMAS1

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