Curriculum

AC 101 Foundation in Ayurveda
50 Hrs/13 Lessons
Prerequisites-Admission to Program

Synopsis: Foundation in Ayurveda Principles & Philosophy, A Birdseye complete overview of basic Ayurvedic Principles for self balancing. Student will be have an introduction to Ayurveda as a modality, with focus on self-evaluation and balancing protocols for self doshas.

Lesson Outline:
Lesson 1 Overview or Ayurveda History & Mythology of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 2 Dosha Test, finding our own natural constitution
Lesson 3 Comparison of Ayurveda to other Holistic Modalities,
Lesson 4 Samkhya Philosophy, Six Philosophical Systems, Five element or Theory
Lesson 5 20 Gunas (qualities) seen in all elements and doshas
Lesson 6 Agni and Digestive Fire, Ethical Guidelines. Ayurveda & Yoga Philosophy
Lesson 7 Pranayama, Vata Dosh
Lesson 8 Balancing Vata, Pitta and Kapham
Lesson 9 Svastha Vritta
Lesson 10 Reasons for Imbalances
Lesson 11 Daily routine and Seasonal routine for Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Lesson 12: Spring and Fall yogic cleanses
Lesson 13: Seasonal Routine

Grades: 70% pass.
Quizzes- 50%
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Workbook Assignment-Daily Routine and Seasonal routine for my own dosha-25%

AC 102 Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni -
AC102- 50 Hrs /13 Lessons
Prerequisites-AC101

Synopsis: Student will be able to list the six tastes, food groups, fruits, beverages, grains that support the three doshas, and, explain the concept of agni and effect of food on the mind. Lesson 1 Concept of Agni Concept of Prana,
Lesson 2Ayurvedic Myplate,
Lesson 3Ayurvedic Nutrition Label
Lesson 4 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
Lesson 5 Shad Rasas and different Food groups
Lesson 6 Concept of Agni
Lesson 7 Vedic Ahara, Role of Consciousness, Recipes,
Lesson 8 Churnas and Chutneys for Vata, Pitta, Kapha,
Lesson 9 Balancing Agni and Vkrti.
Lesson 10 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
Lesson 11 Three states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
Lesson 12 Assess your own state of Agni.
Lesson 13 - Mala Imbalances- Vibandha, Atisara, Ajirna. Mala and Ama.

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Other Assignments-25%

AC 103 Introduction to Tridoshas

Introduction to Tridoshas
Prerequisites-AC 101, AC 102
AC103-- 50 Hrs/13 Lessons

Synopsis

Student will be able to list the three doshas, location of sub doshas, their function and their importance. Student shall understand Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas-functional and structural differences and will be able to use this to fill a dosha assessment form. for different populations

Lesson 1 Three Doshas, Seven Dhatus and 3 Malas
Lesson 2 Introduction to Roga Nidan-
Lesson 3 Suppressible and Non suppressible urges.
Lesson 4 Threefold reasons for imbalances.
Lesson 5 Three pillars of Health- Nidra, Ahara and Brahmacharya., (Sleep, Food and Celibacy)
Lesson 6 Concept of (natural constitution) Prakruti and Vikruti
Lesson 7 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata
Lesson 8 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of pitta
Lesson 9 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of kapha
Lesson 10 Moon Cycle in women, Lesson 1 Stri roga,
Lesson 11 Yoga Therapy and Meditation
Lesson 12 Herbs
Lesson 13 Introduction to marma points

Total Lessons: 13
Grades; 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Other Assignments-25%

ELECTIVE-

Yoga Therapy

Lesson Outline:
Lesson 1 Ashtanga Yoga
Lesson 2- yama and niyama
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana
Lesson 4- pranayama, Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
Lesson 6- Meditation and its benefits. Application of meditation