We are an affordable, ONLINE and DISTANT LEARNING International school with some courses recognized and registered with Yoga Alliance, International Association of Yoga Therapists and National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Our courses are extremely affordable with Ayurveda101 Track A starting from $475 onwards.
We are an online college, and, courses are are offered either 100% online, or, in a hybrid format (Online with an option of distance learning, and, a minimum onsite requirement).
The programs have been divided into two paths (we call it Tracks) in order to keep up with the different student audience, and to facilitate different students who want to sample an online course, or, move onto a deeper understanding by pursuing clinical Ayurveda diplomas.
Track A programs are online courses, leading to certificate in Yoga Therapy , and, Ayurvedic Nutrition and so on. Track B may have some onsite requirement in the Ayurveda Counselor level.
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San Diego College of Ayurveda is now a NAMA PACE provider.
What is PACE?
*All Ayurvedic Counselors will be required to have 25 Continuing Education Units called PACE (Professional Accreditation CE's) to keep their Counselor certificate.
*All Ayurvedic Practitioners will be required to have 40 Continuing Education Units to maintain their accreditation.
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Upcoming Online Programs
Ayurveda 101 (Track A)-Ayurveda Foundation -50 Hrs (Track A)- AUGUST 7, 2016. OCTOBER 16, 2016
Introduction to Ayurvedic Health Practices (Track B)-150 Hrs Level 1-March 27, 2016
Ayurveda Counselor 750 Hrs (Level 2) April 3rd 2016 (Orientation)
Block 3 Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner- Module 2, Roga Nidan, May 2016
Onsite Workshops 2016
January 24th 2016 - 9 AM Women Support, Marma and Herbs!
(For non students the time is 9-12 PM. For students it is 9 through 4 PM)-Fallbrook CA
Feb 12th 2016- Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours (Ayurveda focus)Yoga Teacher Training, Escondido CA
April 16, 17 2016-The art of Ayurvedic Biofeedback and assessment
(Counselor Program Students)-San Diego CA
May 15th 2016- Marma Cikitsa (Austin, Texas)
June 19 2016-Panchakarma and Detoxification in Ayurveda-(Austin, Texas)
Sept 4 2016-Women Support Workshop (location TBD
October 16, 2016-Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs (location TBD)
November 19, 20 2016-Ayurvedic Art of Assessment (location TBD)
Note- We need at least four persons to begin a program. If there are not enough participants, the course is rescheduled.
Track B is a three level (tier) program with certificates being awarded at every level. You start at the beginning from Block 1 (150 Hours). Then, move on to a 600 Hour Ayurveda Counselor Certification. The student then moves onto the 1100 Hour Diplomas in Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner which is Block 3 or Level 3.
Training DeliveryWe have a unique and flexible training delivery system that uses a hybrid format of distance learning and limited onsite campus classes.
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Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old science and throughout the course of time there has been little or no change in the practiced form.
While it can be said the overall principles of Ayurveda is timeless; the reality is that today’s society demands modern treatments which combine both science and technology to not only assess and understand the body, but to treat diseases as well. As scientists continue to discover and analyze diseases, modern technology allows them to determine the root cause down to the DNA level.
In turn, this allows the research and development of modern drugs to also be done at the molecular level. This allows for a very comprehensive and dynamic understanding of cause and effect of pharmaceuticals on the body as well as the disease. Unfortunately, while this may be beneficial in the treatment and cure of some diseases, from an Ayurvedic perspective, it does not take into consideration the concept of the fundamental principles.
If the fundamental principles were proactively considered as function for optimal health and maintaining the balance and harmony of the tridoshas, disease may be prevented altogether. While technology does offer some benefits, it is not without its faults.
Just as technology creates opportunity for cures, it also fabricates new disorders. A primary example would be diseases resulting from GMOs. Food that has been genetically altered at the gene level is not compatible with the body at the genetic and cellular level thus resulting in new disorders.
It can then be argued that Ayurveda, while “old-fashioned” in nature is based on clean, organic foods that the body can naturally metabolize as intended via the fundamental principles.
Without dramatic lifestyle changes, a few Ayurvedic best practices -example DAILY ROUTINE PRACTICES can help improve overall health. In fact, while at the root of Ayurvedia, many of these are well known best practices that are suggested time and time again.
These are some of the DAILY ROUTINE RULES:
Eat your largest meal midday. This is when Agni is at its peak.
Choose whole foods and make sure your meals have a rainbow of colors. This variety of colors will help ensure you use the six tastes in every meal and lead to overall satisfaction.
Don’t eat while overly emotional. This can lead to poor diet choices as well as poor digestion.
Take the time to enjoy your meal. As you chew, digestive enzymes are produced by your salivary glands that assist in breaking down your food
Practice mindful meditation. This includes anything from breath awareness to yoga as it helps to reduce cortisol levels which relates to a reduction in stress and weight gain both which if not kept at bay results in illness. A little you time never hurt anyone.
Get enough sleep. This is when the body repairs and heals itself and the mind and emotions become balanced.
Simple practices that yield a lifetime of benefits.
Allyson St Amand
(Track B Student Submissions)
Despite the 5000+ year roots of Ayurveda in ancient religious traditions of India, the interest in this holistic medicine did not expand in the United States until the 1970’s. Adoption of Ayurveda in the United States has been slow going due to the differences in holistic versus allopathic medicine approaches. As a result, traditional western medicine has contrasted with Ayurvedic beliefs linked to treating the being at multiple levels, not solely the physical body. In the United States, the mind and spirit are missing from approach to treating illness and disease.
Over the past 40 years, adoption of Ayurveda in the United States has been faced with challenges. The present challenges of Ayurveda include globalization and industrialization of drugs, and the quality assurance in the use of drugs. Traces of lead, mercury and arsenic have been found in over-the-counter medicine manufactured in South Asia (Ref: National Institute for Ayurvedic Medicine.) In addition, it is believed further research, testing and validation is needed to expand upon the Pramana Vijnan Ayurvedic principles and philosophies.
The World Health Organization has studied the uses of Ayurveda and herbal medicine in India. Due to regulatory challenges, the WHO has suggested a plan for countries to standardize national traditional medicine polies and programs.
Although Ayurveda is faced with some challenges, there is billions of American’s spending money on alternative medical treatments. The emphasis on holistic medicine is increasing as side effects and outcomes of allopathic medicine become understood. A shift away from treating the disease to preventative and pre-symptoms are now being taken into account. Spirituality, beliefs, values, diet and lifestyle are all very important components of health and well-being. Best practices of Ayurvedic medicines include sophisticated therapeutic formulations and detailed guidance about food/nutrition/diet (EPMA, 2014).
In addition, the Ayurvedic physician offers personalized medicine to maximize the therapeutic efficacy and safety of persons with their disorder, specified condition according to their constitution, and properties of materials (EPMA, 2014). Ayurveda is non-invasive and
Although the present challenges to adoption of Ayurveda has impacted the speed of adoption, I believe the growing need for Ayurveda as a healthcare approach which incorporates religious and spiritual demands, will force scientists and healthcare professionals to study and practice Ayurveda. Patients are becoming more informed about the medical approaches available to them. As a result, this will only continue to reinforce the best practices and benefits of Ayurveda.
I am choosing to discuss challenges and best practices in Ayurveda in the US. I have to admit that i am very much a student of the discipline and am not sure if best practices have been defined. I know in western medicine, the term best practice is often used rather loosely as their can be differing opinions on what "best practice" actually is. Sometimes, there are evidence based or consensus based recommendations from experts in that niche area.
This gives us something to work with but even these become outdated rapidly and will sometimes conflict with other guidelines/recommendations. I am not aware that there are any specialty groups within Ayurveda than can offer these evidence based or consensus based guidelines or "best practices" at this point. (Here is where i am fine with being corrected as we will all learn from this if there is something i don't know out here...)
I think that one of the greatest challenges is that Ayurveda it does not benefit any special interest groups or organizations. Because of this, there will always be limited funds to conduct intense scientific based research which is often needed to be recognized in this country. As we all know, there is research funded by the government and public organizations but much of the research being done is still funded by the pharmaceutical industry.
Of course, if Ayurveda can prove that integrating its use can decrease morbidity and cost insurance companies less money, there is a chance it may be recognized and paid for. These may be recognized by Accountable Care Organizations as well if Ayurveda can prove that integrating this practice into the lives of the population cared for can decrease hospitalizations and overall costs.
With a focus on true wellness, this may be a possibility but we have to recognize that many will not be open to this discipline anytime soon so we will need to focus on improving the outcomes of those who are. Until this is recognized by Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers, Ayurveda will need to focus on those willing to go outside of their insurance company.
Western Nutrition label focuses on Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, number of calories etc.
Dr Monica Groover and a student who was a registered dietician thought of a fun way to actually explain Ayurvedic Ahara (nutrition) to students by asking them to illustrate what they thought an Ayurvedic Nutrition Label would look like.
Here is a great example by Surekha Koya, Block 2 counselor student.
In our Block 1 (level 1) Tracks, we start out by introducing the concept of Prana. One of the most fun and interactive activities that students love is the comparison and creation of an Ayurvedic Myplate.
After going through the foundations of Mahabhutas, and, twenty gunas--as well as the six tastes(rasas)-we do this fun activity of taking the myplate.guv and trying to add some Ayurvedic element to it.
This is an example of a student Ayurvedic Myplate for a pitta predominant Vikrti (imbalance) with low tejas, who was a stretched thin.
Ayurvedic My Plate for Pitta:(Jenny Griffith)
The My Plate for Pitta should include food that is as local, and, fresh as possible. This means minimizing or eliminating processed foods, frozen foods, canned foods, and foods containing preservatives, salts, fermentation additives, alcohol and vinegar.
In addition, it includes minimizing the use of leftovers. Food should be organic and locally grown when possible as well.
Essentially, as my pitta is high, I need to minimize any rasa’s (tastes) that contain the fire element which is salty (fire and water), sour (fire and earth), and pungent (fire and air).
Salty items include seaweed, saltwater fish, celery, natural minerals, salted nuts and sea vegetables. Sour items include citrus, yogurt, and fermented items. Pungent items include peppers, alcohol, onions and garlic. These have their place in small amounts, when in balance, but should be minimized if pitta is to be balanced.
Items that need to contribute to the majority of the myplate for my pitta imbalance are items that are naturally whole and sweet which are whole grains, organic milk, and berries and fruits that are non acidic; bitter which are dark leafy greens and some herbs and spices; and astrigent which are legumes and some raw fruits/vegetables.
There is no set amount of calories on this my plate. It is most important to honor your body’s needs and eat when you are hungry and to separate time between meals so the food can digest. Since this is a pitta my plate, it is good to have a set schedule where meals will be consumed which honors the pitta dosha.
By Monica B Groover
Today we will talk about organic, local foods.
Ayurveda propogates fresh, local and Organic, plus, it should be compatible with the dosha, the season, the country and terrain we live in and our age and strength. Whew!
Its a long list. How can we hope to remember this.
Lets just focus on Prana in the Food.
Prana is the vitality of the food.
One of my students asked me recently, "My question pertains to fruit that is organic, from a local farm, picked at the height of ripeness, but then frozen (but without any additives or preservatives).
In the West, I have often heard that frozen fruits and vegetables can be more nutritious than fresh, because they are picked when they are ripe, and then flash frozen which retains most of the nutrients."
Image: Wikipedia. Creative Commons by Erdbeere_Senga_Sengana
My student asked this question after our class, in which we talk about frozen food being depleted of prana.
So, I answered leading with the Ayurvedic concept of Rasa. There are shad rasa or six tastes mentioned in Ayurvedic Texts. (Naturally sweet, sour, naturally salty, bitter, astringent and pungent--a topic for later study!)
How does a fresh fresh picked organic strawberry from a field--taste? It has the following rasas--sweet, astringent, a little sour--and it is juicy and full of PRANA and vitality.
Try to taste the same organic strawberry after freezing it for one month. You will notice that all the beautiful rasas or tastes have disappeared and there is practically no prana. (You can taste it!!)
How can a frozen strawberry have the same energetics as a frozen one? (Even if organic). Answer is no--it cant. If it is not how nature intended, and, it tastes different--how can prana be intact.
Take an example of a squirrel that died in winter--and it snowed.
The squirrel's body was perfectly preserved along with nutrients, proteins in the very cold snow for the entire winter. When the snow melted--squirrel was PRESERVED--but it was a DEAD BODY!!!!
Frozen, canned, tinned---is food that has died. It is dead. It has no prana from an Ayurvedic perpsective...yes, it has nutrients-some of it.
If something organic is frozen--yes the nutrients are preserved--but PRANA is not! However, when it is sun dried
Some of the prana is preserved--because seeds retain prana when dried. (Strawberry has seeds on the outside that will be preserve prana when sundried--but when frozen may not)
There are some seeds that will retain prana when frozen--but they are few and far in between.
It is always better to eat something local--even if not organic--then organic, frozen that has travelled from a long time.
However, we are bound by time, convenience, cost and availability depending on where we live.
1. Best foods that retain prana and therepeutic and healing to body and mind are
LOCAL, ORGANIC, NON GMO
2. Second best--foods that can be stored--in winter in very cold places.
Sundried organic foods, organic seeds, organic nuts, legumes. Whole grains (not ground into a flour) can stay for a longer time and will retain maximum prana.
3. Third best.
Better to eat fresh food, plants, veggies and fruits that are not organic, but LOCAL--compared to fresh food that is frozen and organic. Or, local dried fruits and vegetables--can be used in soups--if fresh vegetables not available.
4. Best choice
Mix and match--depending on your budget and availability.
More to come on...GMO FOODS and Ayurveda.
If you have any questions feel free to post it on our Facebook Page SDCOA
Monica B Groover, Ph.D, AWP
Director- San Diego College of Ayurveda
Starting a DETOX program after New Years Day in the middle of the winter while your body is dormant, and, storing energy is a NON STARTER.
I always laugh at this--because the BEST TIME to melt that kapha and toxins is SPRING, and for Vata and Pitta is FALL.
How is the physical body going to detox or lose weight, or, let go of toxins. It is hanging on to everything and dormant--because we are the microcosm of macrocosm. (I explain it later)
Why not take the assistance of mother nature in detoxifying? If you are a Kapha, you can also begin an Ayurvedic detox in the early summer. However, I would say pittas should just restore themselves and take it easy.
Why do we want to take help of the seasons?
Ayurvedic practitioners like myself to say – we are the microcosm of the macrocosm. This is repeated in religious and spiritual texts throughout history. If we are the microcosm of the macrocosm, a small part of the bigger pictures, minute part of the bigger whole – then, it goes without saying that we have the same purpose, same aim and same journey as the nature and our universe.
Going against the nature, against the natural laws of nature and universe is harmful to us, our planet and our future. In the last fifty years we have become disconnected from our environment and with the greenhouse emissions, we are making sure that future generations suffer.
Whether its raising huge amounts of livestock so we can overeat and become obese and subject ourselves to all the health issues caused by red meat, or using ridiculous amount of resources by raising this livestock; whether, its filling our landfills with trash that cannot be recycled , or filling our space with orbiting space debris, –we, as a species are not in sync with ourselves, our nature. That, my friends – is one cause of disease right there.
In my lectures, I talk about four types of lifestyle choices. Ayurveda suggests that living ahitayu – life not in sync with nature will cause havoc, imbalance and trauma.
Lets discuss this disconnectedness more. We communicate to the world and people around us through texting, Facebook, twitter and emails. We have created a virtual persona of ourselves – our virtual Doppelganger.
You’d be surprised how many clients I get whose physical imbalances stem from spending too much time on the social media websites. Living other people’s lives instead their own. Nature –being our parent, our macrocosm—has its own way of communicating with us. Nature provides feedback in many forms to us. However, in our virtual Doppelganger form it is hard for us to get the message. our body, the changing seasons, omens, sights, smells, how we feel – how our body feels. And, the universe lets us know. How?
We get instant feedback via our near environment. To give you an example, if you clutter your refrigerator and do not clean == strange smells will emanate. Instant feedback. If the winter is about to onset, fall will create dryness in your skin, your hair and preparing your body for the winter.
This is the season providing feedback to the body to start lubricating your skin with warm organic oils, and start eating soups. Moving on, lets clarify what we mean by our environment. What surrounds us is our immediate environment – be it social environment, the weather. The Macro environment would be prakrti or mother nature, and earth or the bigger universe – the planets and being part of the greater whole.
Ayurveda suggests we bring this journey of outer environment and what’s happening in and around us in sync. We can do this by living in sync with the seasons, with the cycle of day and night, with cycle of waxing and waning of moon. (Lunar and Solar cycles). Lets discuss a small example. Water is regulated on earth through moon. Moon gives rasa or taste to the fruits and fragrance to the flowers.
It regulates the oceanic tides. Water in the outer world is signified by the vast bodies of oceans. In fact 2/3rd of earth is water. Inside our body, the moon also influences the water element which is manifest as all fluid secretions, mucosa, lymphatic system, and blood.
In our mind, the moon supports water element that is manifested as feelings of relaxation, love, romance, winding down after a hard days work. It has been proved that listening to sounds of waves or waterfall can induce a feeling of relaxation in our nerve center. Earth element is manifested as mountains, deserts, rocks, the crust and inner part and center core of our planet.
Earth in our physical body is the structure, the muscles, the bones and the organs. In our mind the earth element is manifest as a feeling of being grounded, decision making, sticking to one’s guns so to speak.
The fire element in our planet is the summer season, transformation process of how seeds grow into a plant, then tree, the volcanoes. For example, all trees are made up of wood – which has the inherent fire element in it. In our body the fire element is exhibited by the digestion of food, transformation of thoughts into ideas, The air manifests as atmosphere and the gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide, in the planet and manifests as the exchange of gases in our lungs.
In the mind it manifests itself as creativity. Space in the nature is important. Most important. All planets exist in space. Space in our body is the space in our stomach, our lungs, nerves. Without space element, our mind would be crowded by thoughts and we wont be able to function.
So, use the early summer or spring--to its full advantage. Start your detox program at this time.
What really is Panchakarma?
June 13, 2015
Monica B Groover, Ph.D., AWP, CMT, RPYT
There is detox. Then, there is Ayurvedic detox. As you see in this post--a regular detox may involve some fruits, smoothies or pills. And, it is generally aimed at clearing in a general way. It is not specific to an area of the body. For example, detox for kidneys. (TCM has a lot more specific detox --however, I am not talking about TCM)
Ayurvedic Detoxfication is very specific, customized to the individual, very powerful, and, must be done under a qualified professional with years of training and experience. Ayurvedic Detoxifcation may be aimed at balancing agni, doshas, tissues and eliminating Ama (food molecules decomposing and creating toxins).
Ayurvedic detoxification procedure is called Panchakarma.
So, I will specify it here for my future students, and, anyone reading this.
PANCHAKARMA IS NOT A MASSAGE.
So, what is it, if not a massage. Massage with Ayurvedic Tailams (medicated and herbal oils prepared in a traditional way) may be used for Vata or Kapha individuals before Panchakarma. Yes, Before--as part of snehana in preparatory stage. (See snehana below).
Panchakarma is a THREE STAGED bio purification program. Each stage has many steps. And, practitioner chooses the steps.
If a person is weak, post partum, menopausal and does not have the strength, we follow the palliative or the first portion of this process called Purvakarma. (Preparing the body and mind for Panchakarma). We also call this stage Shamana stage. (A lot more about shamana later!)
In Purvakarma, we prepare the body and mind by herbs, diet, meditation, agni dipana (increasing digestive fire), snehana (Oils, and fats--externally and internally) and svedana (sweat therapies).
When the person is ready, we move to stage two. This is panchakarma.
Lets break down the word panchakarma--
1. PANCHA- FIVE
2. KARMA- ACTIONS
These five actions are cleansing therapies. If I say, I am going to start Panchakarma tomorrow--it is not going to happen unless I have prepared myself --my doshas, dhatus and mental self. Plus, there is a large list of contraindications.
There is a period of preparation for the mind and body. (In the west, people just leave certain foods and habits cold turkey--which is not suggested in Ayurveda).
The preparation period is called PURVAKARMA. (yes, a lot of sanskrit words--bear with me)
Panchakarma is a deep cleanse of the mind, and, body and very specific areas of the physical body, organs, dhatus that requires bringing AMA (undigested and unmetabolized food molecules that may be lipophilic or hydrophilic) back into the the GI tract, and, then eliminating them. That can take weeks, if not more just to get to the point of starting pachakarma.
What these people are looking for is SHAMANA. That is a sanskrit word for pacification. Not a hose me down with therapies, herbs, kitchari and self enema with decoctions and sesame oil. PK is rather a SHODHANA or deep cleanse and purification of either middle area- (Liver, spleen cleanse for pitta) with Purgatives like Kalamegha, Kutki, Panchatikta ghritum (Very very bitter herbs cooked in ghee), OR, ENT, chest and stomach area (Kapha area) with Kaphatic (my friend Sudevis phrase for kapha issues) herbs like Trikatu, Triphala with raw honey (Although these herbs are pretty standard Ama busters). Kaphas tend to recieve dry massages with herbs like Triphala.
And, last, but not the least a special lubrication and oleation called SNEHANA for the Vatas.
The SNEHANA means lubricating the inside and outside of the physical, mental and spiritual body with oil baths, oil massages, drinking soups made with ghee and pouring herbal oil onto the hair, and, sneha pana--eating ghee for a few days. Finally, there is also oil bastis
So, I will write more about Shamana, Shodhana and Brihmana(Tonification), as well as Rasayana (Rejuvenation) and PK for Vata, Pitt and Kapha issues in the days to come.
Yoga Teacher Training 200 HRS
(Hatha Yoga with an Ayurvedic and Spiritual Focus )
San Diego College of Ayurveda offers Yoga Teacher Training with focus on Ayurvedic Practices, Spiritual Practices, Yoga for Women Support issues, Digestion and a gentle restorative focus.
Our story: We had been offering Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Meditation, Ayurvedic Anatomy as well as Ayurveda and Yoga Integrated workshops and classes for many years. We started yoga teacher training due to many requests from our current students. The course is based on the premise of deeper immersion into traditional Hatha Yoga practices from Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Spiritual Practices from Srimad Bhagavad Gita, and, Ayurvedic Health Practices from Charaka Samhita.
If you are looking for a quick certificate to put on your wall-- this is not us. We are aiming to invite yogis who want to deepen their understanding of yoga philosophy, Pranayama, Mudras, Mantras, Ayurveda, as well as basic Sanskrit terminology. This yoga program is delivered both online, as well as onsite workshops. The program is spiritual, and, has a strong Ayurvedic basis.
Objective: At the end of the course, student will be able to teach a basic beginner, or, gentle Hatha Yoga class.
Classes take place online, as well as every month at our location in Escondido. Coming soon--immersion weekend in Tampa, Florida.
Course lasts apx. 6 months.
Dates: Feb 12th through August 2016. (There is a summer break in this group)
Early Bird Price, if paid in advance: $1475 when paid in advance.**
(Inclusive of Ayurveda 101 Track A foundation course)
15% extra if paid by installments.
Please note that the tuition does not include any books, material, or free yoga classes.
Teachers: Monica B Groover Ph.D, AWP, E-RYT 200, RPYT
Rose Bryant, ND,AWC, E-RYT500
Aparna Dandekar D.O, AWP (Anatomy)
Why choose us?
*If you have already done Block 1 with us, then you only need 150 more hours to finish your yoga teacher training.
*World class master faculty. (We have Western Physician as well as Ayurvedic Doctors, and master yoga teachers available as faculty)
*Flexible learning with online classes as well as intensives.
*Deeper immersion into Ayurvedic Anatomy
*Deeper immersion into Ayurveda Yoga
*Small class numbers
*Focus on experiential case based and client based
* Focus on Sanskrit
What we dont offer?
Our course is already deeply discounted, so we are unable to offer free Yoga classes at our studio. We expect the students to do yoga classes elsewhere locally, or, at our location by paying separately for them.
We dont offer all classes onsite. The course is HYBRID. Anatomy, Physiology, History of Ayurveda etc related classes are offered online via a virtual classroom, online presence, via GOTOTRAINING or GOTOMEETING.
We dont maintain a campus, and, pass the cost benefits to students.
If you are looking for a yoga community - we can only offer that online, or, when we have a workshop at our location.
The course would suit any one of the following:
*A practicing Ayurveda Practitioner, Ayurveda counselor.
*Students of naturopathy, nursing and other holistic health courses
*Someone who has been practicing yoga for at least 2 years
*Someone who prefers gentle, restorative practice with a focus on spirituality, and Ayurveda
*Someone looking to deeepen their own yoga practice
*Someone looking to teach beginning level hatha yoga with gentle practice and focus on modifications
College Pre Requisites - Level Foundation of Ayurveda101 Track A. This is waived for our students, or, students who have studied 50 Hours of Ayurveda elsewhere.
Course Format - Blended. Online and Onsite Classes
How does this work?
1. Student signs up and pays the installment or full fees.
2. We send you the home study material and workbooks via email or online . (These can be submitted via email, Google Docs or faxed, or posted to us.
3. Online class - Student attends online LIVE classes and watches the pre recorded classes and study material. Recordings of live classes available.
4. Student also attends the onsite classes, or, onsite workshop or immersions.
5. Interactive Forums- Students can ask questions on Interactive forums. Student submit their assignments and assessments to the teacher via forums or email, Or, complete them online.
Students who have paid the full amount can get a refund within 3 working days, as long as they have not logged in the online workspace (Learning Management System), and, not received any online or printed materials.
Flexible payment Plans are non refundable.
* Student must complete some quizzes and assignments at the end of each module.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE PRE RECORDED CLASSES PROVIDED FOR SANSKRIT. Live Classes are available for the rest of the modules. Access to virtual 'campus' is given. No Refunds after three days of enrollment.
*SDCOA YTT Manuals
*Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition- Leslie Kaminoff
*Yoga Adjustments by Mark stephens
*Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
*Sri Patanjali Sutras
*Modules and PDF LECTURES (Provided for download- not in a printed form)
Krishnamacharya: His life and Teachings
January 15th- FREE WEBINAR- Bhagavad Gita and Foods in Tamas and Rajas
Feb 4th- Introduction to Caraka Samhita. $10.
Come and learn about the ancient Ayurvedic Text of Ayurvedic Medicine called Caraka Samhita.
We will go through an overview and introduction to Charaka Samhita, Different Sthanas and Sections. History and Commentaries-Webinar.
Its Free. First come first serve.
Note: Access to recording, presentation and notes is not available to Free participants. The cost of materials, and, access to recording is $10.
Next Webinar- Feb 4th 2015
We designed our Webinars for students who had graduated, or, our clients. These students and clients came to us for private classes for creating a healing environment in their life and and their practice of yoga or any healing modality. Webinars have no pre requisites. You can sign up for series of 1, 3, 6, 9 or 12 webinars. Attending an entire series will award you a participation certificate.
Our webinars are like a private and small e-conference, Live, Interactive and can be attended from your own home. All you need is a computer and a good internet connexion.
Webinars can be Free, or start from $5-$12 per Webinar and open to anyone.
We are starting a new program- A-LA-Carte AyurvedaWebinar series from January 2016. on Wednesday, or, Thursday evenings at 6 PM PST every three weeks. Dates TBD. We will have Charaka Samhita Series of 10, Ayurvedic Herb Formulations series of ten, Ayurvedic Nidaan and Diabetes support -series of two by Dr Kirti Pingle. Webinars will be open to all block 2 students, graduates and alumni of college for $10- $12 per webinar. These webinars will give you CE Credits for Block 3 Practitioner Program from SDCOA also. Please contact us, or, go to the website to register for webinars. Webinars will be recorded and available for upto 3 days for viewing. We kick off with a Free webinar on Bhagavad Gita as that is an auspicious date.
Please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or,
using the CONTACT US form.
10% Discount if you sign up for an entire series
Webinars are available for
*Introduction to Ayurveda Free
*SDCOA Online Open House Free
*Sanskrit (Series) $5 per Webinar
*Vastu $12 per Webinar
*Yoga Therapy $12 per Webinar
*Aromatherapy in Ayurveda $12 per Webinar
*Jyotish $12 per Webinar
*Introduction to Panchakarma $12 per Webinar
*Herb Making $12 per Webinar
*Ayurvedic Nutrition $12 per Webinar
*Self Support during Menopause
*Self Support during PMS
*Self Support during Menstrual Cycle $12 per Webinar
*Creating an Altar for Meditation $12 per Webinar
*Managing stress through Breathing $12 per Webinar
*Ayurveda and Biochemistry $12 per Webinar
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Dravya (Herb) workshop for Block 2 Agni Dipana Dravya, Churnams for Kasha (Cough) and Pranavaha srotas, Make and Mix your own Dravya for Rasa Dhatu. Create Dravya Preparations Hima, Phanta, Svarasa and Kalka. Different Tailams(oils) and their application in Ayurveda
July 17th through July 19th 2015 - July 17th- Vastu, Meditation
July 18th and 19th= Ayurvedic Biofeedback- Part 1 through Tongue, Pulse, Face, Eyes and Marma Points - Pre Requisite Block 1 from SDCOA, and enrolled in Block 2, or Clinical Ayurveda course from NAMA recognized Institute of 500 Hours. Also open to RN, RD, PT, Chiropractor, Naturopath and Clinical Health Practitioners.
September 2015 -Ayurvedic Nutrition Workshop for Pre natal and Post Partum Moms- Join us for a beautiful therapeutic organic Vegetarian Meal along with meditation, and learn about spices, herbs and recipes for Women - Post Partum, Menopausal, Breast feeding moms. Rejuvenative Kitchen Spices and free samples - 1.30 AM- 6.30 PM. Open to Non Students for $49.- Based on Yogis Diet through Ayurveda and Yoga Principles - Teacher Atul Krishna and Manjulali - Please note that we have only 10 seats. Pre Registeration necessary. Please email email@example.com if you would like to join, or, have a gift card or coupon.
January 26th, 2014 Onsite Workshop. Will be Webcast
Yoga Therapy and Vastu Workshop for Stress. Open to Non Students. Price - $49.
Location: Haven Yoga, San Diego
March 23 - Babies in Bloom - Free Prenatal Gift Card Distribution. Open House. (Location Babies in Bloom Conference)
Location: Oceanside, North County San Diego
April 20th- Easter Ayurvedic Nutrition Workshop - Join us for a beautiful Easter Vegetarian Meal along with meditation, prayers and learn about spices, herbs and recipes for Breast feeding moms, Post Partum Depression, , Rejuvenative Kitchen Spices for all doshas and free samples - 1.30 AM- 6.30 PM. Open to Non Students for $49.- Based on Yogis Diet through Ayurveda and Yoga Principles - Teacher Atul Krishna - Please note that we have only 10 seats. Pre Registeration necessary. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join, or, have a gift card or coupon. Location: TBD (North County)
Ayurvedic Nutrition WEBINAR for Breast Feeding Mothers - EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING at 8.30 AM PST from April 22nd 2014 - $20 for the webcast. Two hour webcast. Please contact email@example.com. ONLINE via Fuzemeeting
Chakra Meditation WEBINAR - EVERY SUNDAY MORNING at 6.45 AM PST - 7. 15 AM from May 2014 - $10. Online.
May 18th -Ayurvedic Nutrition Workshop - Join us for a beautiful therapeutic organic Vegetarian Meal along with meditation, and learn about spices, herbs and recipes for Women - Post Partum, Menopausal, Breast feeding moms. Rejuvenative Kitchen Spices and free samples - 1.30 AM- 6.30 PM. Open to Non Students for $49.- Based on Yogis Diet through Ayurveda and Yoga Principles - Teacher Atul Krishna and Manjulali - Please note that we have only 10 seats. Pre Registeration necessary. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join, or, have a gift card or coupon. Repeated in June 2014.
May 24th- Ayurvedic Doula part 1. Women Support Workshop Open to Block 1, Block 2 and Non Students - Level 1. Pre Requisite to June 21st Workshop. LocationL Escondido
June 20th, 21st and 22nd- CANCELLED. Ayurvedic Doula Child Birth class Part 2 - Prenatal and Post Natal Support Meant For AHE and AC specliazing in Women support. PRE REQUISITE - May 24th Workshop, as well as Block 1 (Or, foundation in Ayurveda or Yoga Therapy). Please note that Previous Coursework done online as well before you attend this weekend. Location: Escondido. Open to Block 1, Block 2 and Yoga Therapy online students.
October 22nd(puja and mantras)- Yoga Teacher Training-Orientation. Class 1. Mantras and Meditation - Pandit Atul on Mantras and Meditation, Bhagavad Gita.
Ayurveda Wellness Center (SDCOA)
725 North Quince Street