Ayurveda Practitioner

SCOPE This online program that prepares the student to prepare more comprehensive Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle, spiritual, and Ayurvedic Herbal formula recommendations to remove imbalances and restore health as defined in Vedic and other classical Sanskrit authorities in the Indian tradition.

Practitioners also practice health promotion by preparing custom-fit Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle programs, detox and rejuvenation plans and herbal formulas for their clients. Compared to Counselor program, this program includes deeper instruction in Sanskrit; Vedic Astrology history, philosophy, and principles of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic pharmacology; herbal formulations for specific imbalances; foundation in Anatomy & Physiology related to Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Nidan & Cikitsa, Client communication; therapeutic modalities; Panchkarma detoxification theory and practice.

The Counselor can suggest ahara (basic diet) according to dosha and Lifestyle coaching. In comparison, the Practitioner can work with someone who has a chronic disorder and work with their acupuncturist, or, naturopath, or massage therapist to create a herbal recommendation, dosha, and coaching plan

NAMA National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a self-regulating membership organization has guidelines for Ayurveda Practitioners.

Our Ayurveda Practitioner program meets competencies required for professional membership at the Ayurvedic Practitioner with NAMA. Please note that AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER BOARD EXAM offered through NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association) requirements will come into effect from Dec 1, 2017.

Job Prospects and Placement Policy

NARAYANA AYURVEDA AND YOGA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY JOB PLACEMENT OR JOB ASSISTANCE.

Teachers
Aparna Dandekar, D.0., A.P.
Monica B Groover, Ph.D., AD (NAMA Membership)
Priyanka Rajan, B.A.M.S
Monica Singhal, M.B.B.S, AP

DISCLAIMER:

Please note that Ayurveda is not recognized by FDA, and remains a holistic health modality, recognized as a complimentary medicine in only some states in USA. Ayurveda and its practitioners are not meant to treat, diagnose or assess any disease

Admission Requirements

• Age
Minimum age to join this program is 18 years old before the first day of class.

• Language:

Students must have a high school diploma with basic English language skills. This maybe a US or International High School English Language Arts with minimum 60% scores. Alternatively, if you did not have English in your high school, then TOEFL iBT® test taken within 2 years of date of application will suffice. Minimum acceptance TOEFL iBT® scores should be between 17-23 for listening skills, 15-21 for reading and writing skills. Speaking skills may be 10-17. Read more at https://www.ets.org/toefl and https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/

• Equipment Requirement:

As this is an online course, Students must have a laptop or a desktop computer, a webcam, a headset, and, a reliable internet access with internet speeds upto 3.1 Mbps - 6 Mbps to participate in the distant learning online course. This will help the student keep up with class communications and access to research and study resources. Students do not need to buy or download any software. However, students may be required to download a FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes via their smartphones, or, tablets.

• Computer Quiz

This is determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available below.

Alumni and existing students of Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga Academy applying to this program need not take the computer skills test.

Education

Students must have the equivalent of an Ayurvedic Counselor 600 Hrs certification from Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy, or, any NAMA reviewed school. NAMA needs a student to have 1000 Hours of education to get a Ayurveda Practitioner membership with them. The combination of 600 Hours of Counselor and 408 Hours of Practitioner makes it a total of 1008 Hours and fulfills the NAMA requirement.

• Personal Interview

A personal interview will be conducted with each student prior to acceptance as part of our selection criteria.

Online Training Delivery

HOW DOES ONLINE TRAINING WORK

The program is a mix of distance learning and live online virtual classes via Webex or Zoom meetings. The only time you may have to travel here is for internship. (However, we can waive that on a case by case basis)

Online classes are the latest, and newest way for education delivery. Instructors can teach online more naturally by using high-definition video, or, use multimedia presentations, whiteboard, share files, collaborate in real time and allow students to take live online quizzes, or, do classwork by doing collaborative groupwork open assignments we call online ‘workbooks ’

Online courses make traveling obsolete, and, allow students and instructors to participate sitting right in front of their using personal computers, iPhones, iPads or smart-phones (for Web-ex Meetings).. Our online classes take place at 7 AM PST on weekends, and, Wednesdays at 5.30 PM PST.

ONLINE CLASS SOFTWARE and APP- For live online lectures, we may use either Webex online meetings, Zoom meetings or other HIPAA Compliant software. We may use VSEE HIPAA messenger for internship or live client encounters. . Students do not need to buy or download software, as most of the software we use are is cloud based.

Simply using the link provided by the school, should place you in a class meeting. However, students may need to download a FREE WEBEX or Zoom APP, if they want to login from their smartphone or tablet. Students need only put in the meeting number and password provided to them by facilitator in order to be placed in meeting or online class.

The benefits of online training are:

• Classes are recorded and available for viewing(for a limited time).
• Online live classes may offer live quizzes, polls, collaborating on documents, and online attendance.
• Gototraining in-session Activities feature allows students to view videos and work together on documents hence encouraging small group interaction.
• Automatic attendance reports, test results and evaluations
• Students can log into our online ‘class’ meetings (webinars), or online sessions without leaving their home or work. Some classes are also available using mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads or any smartphone that can host the WebEx app.
HIPAA compliant secure software for sharing confidential information during client encounters.
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Moodle Learning Management System

During off-class hours we use the MOODLE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS), which works as a virtual campus and students workspace. All the classes, presentations, ebooks, manuals, message board and announcements, school calender is posted here. Simply login with the username and password provided by the school to your course number. The username and password are given to the students via usps or email.

Check out or Moodle Workspace
http://ayurveda-wellness-institute.org/workspace/

PROGRAM LENGTH

PROGRAM LENGTH: 24 weeks
Quarter System with 24 weeks each. Each quarter is 12 weeks.

School Policy on Satisfactory Progress
Student must complete all their assignments by end of each quarter.
Grading Period: Every 8 weeks.
Grading Schedule: At the end of 8 weeks, 16 weeks, and, 24 Weeks

Quarter 1:
Hours Covered- 210 Hrs
Lesson Plans Completed--39
Bk 101-100 Hrs,
PK 102- 50 Hrs
Sans 103 60 Hrs,

Quarter 2-
Hours Covered- 198 Hrs
Lesson Plans Completed- 42
NID 104 100 Hrs
JYOT 105 38 Hours,
AP 106 30 Hrs
PATH 107 30 Hrs

Class Schedule:

ONLINE ‘live’ classes 7 AM PST– 10 AM PST Saturdays
And/OR
Wednesdays at 5.30 PM PST. – 7 PM

End of every 12 weeks, a weekend 9 AM- 5 PM intensive
Internship may be done online or in person

All online quizzes, reading, final project, watching archived class recordings, and, assignments are done offline at a student owns time. Classwork may be given like class-workbooks may happen during class times.
When can a student sign up? Student must apply at least 15 working days before the first day of class (September 3 in this case), or, as early as 2 months before the class begins. When admissions open, it is listed on the website.

Practitioner-Curriculum

We have updated the hours and lessons for 2019-2020 Group. Below you will find the updated curriculum followed by 2018-2019 curriculum.

1. Bhaishajya Kalpana (Ayurvedic Herbal Formulations)
2. Sanskrit
3.Panchakarma Planning
4. Ayurvedic Nidan for Specific Imbalances
5. Vedic Astrology
6. Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students
7. Introduction to Pathology for Ayurveda Students

LESSON OUTLINES

BK 101: Bhaishajya Kalpana
100 Hrs/17 Lessons
Pre-Requisites: Admission into the Program

Synopsis: Students shall learn the theory and principles of Ayurvedic Pharmocology and creation of formulations for supporting the three doshas, the seven dhatus and the srotas.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 •Definition, Introduction and Bhaiṣajya Kalpana Principles
Lesson 2 Energetics- Guṇa, Vīrya, Vipāka and Karma of herbs and Kalpanās
Lesson 3-Introduction to Pañca vidha kaṣāya kalpanā (five basic Ayurvedic formulations)
Lesson 4 Introduction to Ayurvedic Svarasa, Kalka (paste),
Lesson 5- Different Ayurvedic Kaṣāya (decoction),- Ayurvedic Phāṇṭa (hot infusion) and Hima (cold infusion);Puṣpa Varga (Flowers)
Lesson 6-Kalpanās with one, two, three, five and ten groups of herbs; Haritaki varga
Lesson 7 Design process, storage and labeling of Kalpanā; Guducyadi varga
Lesson 8 Anupana, Ayurvedic Salves and Aromatics (Karpuradi Varga)
Lesson 9: Ayurvedic Churnams, Vatis, Arishta and Asava, Sneha & Aveleha Kalpana
Lesson 10: Modaks, Ubatans, and, compresses
Lesson 11- Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic Herbs
Lessons 12: Common Western Herbs and Weeds
Lesson 13: Natural Body Care using Ayurvedic Herbs
Lesson 14: Contraindications and Indications
Lesson 15: Herbal Livelihoods
Lesson 16: Topical Kalpanas in Ayurveda
Lesson 17: Brhmanaa Shamana, Virechana preparations.

Grades-70% to pass.
I. Preparation of Herb kalpanās - 50%
II. Forum Discussions and Blogs - 20%
III. Quiz - 30%
IV. Final Project- Pass or Fail (No grades)

PK 102: Panchakarma Planning-
50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Prerequisites- BK 101

Synopsis: Student shall be able to plan a Panchakarma Detoxification plan for three doshas, in fall and spring for three doshas, dhatu increase or dhatu decrease using the principles of brimhana, langhana, shodhana and shaman

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1. What is Panchkarma; Panchakarma in United States in Spa Setting
Lesson 2; Benefits, indication contraindication and Three stages of Panchakarma
Lesson 3. Shamana Plan using different cikitsa models
Lesson 4 . Principles of Purvakarma—Preparation plans, pathya and apathya
Lesson 6: Principles of Snehana, Agni dipana, and Pachana
Lesson 7: Principles of Vamana, Nasya Karma, VIrechana, and Neti
Lesson 8: Principle of Bastis
Lesson 9: Purvakarma, Paschat Karma, Post panchakarma planning for 10 clients
Lesson 10- Shirodhara, Nasya, Abhyanga, Vamana
Lesson 11- Pizhichil and Elakizhi and Netra Tarpana treatments
Lesson 12- Svedanam and Netra Tarpana
Grades 70% to pass
Creation of PK Plan – 25%

Quiz-25%
Practicum/Client observation-50%
Final Project- No Grade (Pass or Fail)

SANS 103: Sanskrit
150 Hrs/20 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis Student shall gain a better understanding of the Sanskrit Language for their Ayurveda practice, understand Vedic knowledge and improve the Sanskrit language skills.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: Sanskrit Albhabet-Vrana karma
Lesson 2: Special verses from Ashtanga Hrdyam
Lesson 3:Pronunciation and Enunciation from Asthanga Hrdyam
Lesson 4:Sanskrit Sandhi- roots to words – how words are made in Sanskrit
Lesson 5:Writing with Sanskrit Diacritics
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Glossary
Lesson 7: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Sutra Sthana
Lesson 8: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Sharira Sthana
Lesson 9: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Cikitsa Sthana
Lesson 10: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Nidana
Lesson 11: Verses from Madhava Nidan
Lesson 12: Verses from Sharangadhara Samhita
Lesson 13: Verses from Bhava Prakasha – Part 1
Lesson 14: Verses from Bhava Prakasha – Part 2
Lesson 15: Verses from Bhava Prakasha – Part 3
Lesson 16 Introdution to Caraka Samhita- Part 1
Lesson 17- Introduction to Caraka Samhita- Part 2
Lesson 18-Introduction to Caraka Samhita- Part 3
Lesson 19-Introduction to Bhashajya Ratnavali
Lesson 20- Introduction to Sushruta Samhita

Grades 70% to pass
Written Quiz-50%
Enunciation (Spoken) Verses-50%

NID 104: Ayurvedic Nidan for Specific Imbalances
100 Hrs/28 Lessons
Prerequisites: BK 101

Synopsis Student shall learn Ayurvedic perspective on different imbalances mentioned in Ancient scriptural text of Madhava Nidan.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Ayurvedic Perspective on Imbalance of body, mind and spirit
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on Raktachapa (Hypertension)
Lesson 3: Ayurvedic Perspective on Gridhasi (Sciatica);
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective on Skin imbalances
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective Śītapitta (Urticaria)
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on Arśa (Hemorrhoids)
Lesson 7:Ayurvedic Perspective on Sthaulya (Obesity);
Lesson 8:Ayurvedic Perspective on Prameha (Urinary disease)
Lesson 9:Ayurvedic Perspective on Abdomin Gulma;
Lesson 8:Ayurvedic Perspective on Aśmarī (Urinary calculi)
Lesson 11:Ayurvedic Perspective on Pāṇḍuroga
Lesson 12 Ayurvedic Perspective on Respiratory System (Prāṇavaha srotas)
Lesson 13 Ayurvedic Perspective on Hikkā (Hiccups)
Lesson 14 Ayurvedic Perspective on Stri roga (feminine imbalances)
Lesson 15 Ayurvedic Perspective on Śvāsa (Dyspnea/Asthma)
Lesson 16 Ayurvedic Perspective on Ojas disorders
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Perspective on disorders of seven dhatus
Lesson 18 Ayurvedic Perspective on disorders of Tejas
Lesson 19 Ayurvedic Perspective on Karna, Nasa and Mukha Roga (ENT)
Lesson 20 Ayurvedic Perspective on Vraṇashotha (Inflammation and swelling)
Lesson 21 Dashavidha Pariksha on 5 clients
Lesson 22 Ashtavidha Pariksha on 5 clients
Lesson 23 Trividha Pariksha on 5 clients
Lesson 25: Introduction to Madhav Nidan
Lesson 26: Introduction to Caraka Samhita
Lesson 27: Introduction to Bhava Prakasha
Lesson 28: Ashtanga Ayurveda

Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-50%
Client Encounters-50%

JYOT 105: Vedic Astrology & Vastu

50 Hrs/14 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis Student shall study more advanced principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology. Study of sidereal system, the dashas, sub dashas, using astrology software, the twelve houses and their lords, and, learn to apply the system of Vastu to correct doshas of the land, geopathic stress. This course requires watching pre recorded lessons.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 Introduction to Jyotish
Lesson 2: The 12 Houses
Lesson 3: Lagnas: Ascendant, Moon, relevant karakas
Lesson 4: The 12 zodiac Signs
Lesson 5: Nakshatras
Lesson 6 - The Vimshottari Dasha System
Lesson 7 Divisional Charts (Vargas)
Lesson 8 - Transits (Gochara)
Lesson 10- Using a Compass in Vastu
Lesson 11-Geopathic Stress
Lesson 12-Outside Vastu Corrections
Lesson 13-Indoor Vastu Corrections
Lesson 14-Mock Vastu Client Encounters

Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-100%

AP106: Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students
50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis: The student will learn a basics of human body systems and their correlation with Ayurveda system of seven Dhatus, srotas and doshas.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to western anatomy vs Ayurvedic anatomy
Lesson 2: Homeostasis and Digestion: Ayurvedic Perspective
Lesson 3: Endocrine System and Ayurveda
Lesson 4: Uro-genital system and Ayurveda
Lesson 5 Ayurvedic Perspective on all the systems in the body, Tissues and Membranes
Lesson 6 Ayurvedic Perspective on Cardiovascular system and Lymphatic System
Lesson 7: Musculoskelel system and Ayurveda
Lesson 8: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System
Lesson 9: Ayurvedic Perspective on urinary system
Lesson 10: Anatomy of Pain; An ayurvedic perspective
Lesson 11: Reproductive system of Humans; Ayurvedic viewpoint
Lesson 12: Respiratory system and Ayurveda

Grades 70% to pass
Quizzes/Tests-100% (Classwork word removed)

PATH 107: Introduction to General Pathology for Ayurveda Students
100 Hrs/20 Lessons
Pre requisites: AP 106

Synopsis: The students will learn some basic Hetus ( causes and effects) of certain disorders and imbalances from an Ayurvedic Perspective and correlate it to western etiology.

Weekly Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to western pathology vs Ayurvedic pathology and Nidan
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on all the causative factors of imbalance. Comparison with western causes.
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective on Cardiovascular pathologies
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective Endocrine and Musculoskelel pathologies
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System pathologies
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on urinary system pathologies
Lesson 7: Ayurvedic Perspective on shula (pain) and Headache pathology
Lesson 8: Pharmocology in Ayurveda – Part 1
Lesson 9: Introduction to Lab reports
Lesson 10: Kriyakala and Dosha Gati
Lesson 11: Reproductive Pathologies
Lesson 12: Language of Medicine: Learning Greek and Latin roots
Lesson 13: Thyroid issues
Lesson 14 Hemorrhoids
Lesson 15 Skin Pathologies
Lesson 16 Pharmocology in Ayurveda – Part 2
Lesson 17 Pharmocology and Ayurveda- Part 3
Lesson 18- Acute imbalances
Lesson 19- Metabolic Disorders
Lesson 20-Chronic Disorders

Grades 70% to pass
Quiz/Tests-80%
classwork-20%

Ayurvedic Pathya AP108-50 Hours/11 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into the Course

Synopsis: Students shall understand advanced Ayurvedic Nutrition Principles and be able to identify the correct recipes and ahara plans for dosha increase, decrease, dhatu kshaye or vriddhi, as well as srota imbalances.

Lesson Outline:
Lesson 1 Pathya for imbalances
Lesson 2 Detoxifying-Langhana Therapies and Recipes
Lesson 3 Brmhna-Tonifying Therapies and Recipes
Lesson 4 Ayurvedic recipes during imbalances
Lesson 5 Ayurvedic Apathya in a client care setting
Lesson 6 Bhava Prakasha-Krtanna Varga, Vari Varga,
Lesson 7 Bhava Prakasha-Shaka Varga, Amra Varga
Lesson 8 Ama in Chronic conditions in Vata, Pitta and Kapha
\Lesson 9: Lipids and Lipid Tests
Lesson 10: Carbohydrates and Glucose
Lesson 11: Proteins
Grades: 70% to pass
Evaluation-Final Quiz: 70%
Cooking Practicum: 30%
Final Project: Pass/Fail (No Grade)

AP109 Introduction to Business 50 Hrs/11 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis: As Ayurveda grows popularity in US, majority of Ayurveda program graduates choose to take an entrepreneurial role and open their own business. This 50 Hour seminar is especially designed to support the Ayurveda entrepreneur in US with some basic business education. Real time and best practice lessons from existing entrepreneurs will enhance the students knowledge.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to Business and how it applies to Ayurveda
Lesson 2 Business Organization and Entity
Lesson 3: Managing, organizing your Ayurveda Business Structure
Lesson 4: Taxes. City codes & permits
Lesson 5: General Principles of Marketing and Case Studies-
Lesson 6: Website, Promotion and Networking
Lesson 7: Case studies of successful Ayurveda business entrepreneurs
Lesson 8: Creating your own business plan
Lesson 9: Creating a website, marketing materials
Lesson 10: Search Engine Optimization: Campaigns online (Google Marketing)
Lesson 11: Networking and creating awareness

Grades: 70% to pass.
Creation of Portfolio-30%
Quiz-70%

AP110: Ayurveda Internship 200 Hours/16 Lessons
Pre-requisites: Admission into the course

Synopsis: Ayurveda internship is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for Ayurvedic clinical practice. Student interns will actively participate in client care while under the supervision of an ayurvedic practitioner in an office setting. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences, observe 50 client encounters and in addition conduct 50 client encounters and submit written reports. Part of this internship takes place in person in Austin, Texas. For those who cannot complete the internship, externship option is an option for international students.

Lesson 01 Observation, deduction and reports of Hetus by using nadi pariksha.
Lesson 02 Observation and demonstration of trividha pariksha
Lesson 03 Observation and demonstration of dashavidha pariksha
Lesson 04 Observation and demonstration of jihva pariksha
Lesson 05 Observation and demonstration of mukha (Face) pariksha
Lesson 06 Rugna Patrakam- Intake form for Practitioner students
Lesson 07 Formulate an Ayurvedic management and cikitsa plan incorporating nutrition, lifestyle recommendations
Lesson 08 Formulate an Ayurvedic Management and clikts aplan incorporating, herbs, and/or Panchakarma suggestions.
Lesson 09 Keeping, organizing and filling client records
Lesson 10 Demonstrate appropriate hygiene in the clinical environment.
Lesson 11 Demonstrate effective communication with diverse audiences
Lesson 12 Generate and maintain accurate and legible client records and history.
Lesson 13 Use at least three limbs of the eightfold assessment to assess the state of malas
Lesson 14 Observation and demonstration of eightfold assessment
Lesson 15 Effective Follow up technique demonstration
Lesson 16 Effective use of time during a client encounter
Grades: Pass or Fail
(In person or Online participation specified in the transcript)

2018-2019 CURRICULUM

LESSON OUTLINES

Bhaishajya Kalpana
Course Code- BK 101
100 Hrs/23 Lessons
Teacher: Monica Groover, Ph.D.

Pre-Requisites: Admission into the Program

Synopsis:Students shall learn the theory and principles of Ayurvedic Pharmocology and creation of formulations for supporting the three doshas, the seven dhatus and the srotas.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 Definition, Introduction and Bhaiṣajya Kalpana Principles
Lesson 2 Energetics- Guṇa, Vīrya, Vipāka and Karma of herbs and Kalpanās
Lesson 3-Introduction to Pañca vidha kaṣāya kalpanā (five basic Ayurvedic formulations)
Lesson 4 Introduction to Ayurvedic Svarasa, Kalka (paste),
Lesson 5- Different Ayurvedic Kaṣāya (decoction),
Lesson 6- Ayurvedic Phāṇṭa (hot infusion) and Hima (cold infusion);Puṣpa Varga (Flowers)
Lesson 7-Kalpanās with one, two, three, five and ten groups of herbs; Haritaki varga
Lesson 8 Design process, storage and labeling of Kalpanā; Guducyadi varga
Lesson 9 Anupana
Lesson 10: Ayurvedic Salves and Aromatics (Karpuradi Varga)
Lesson 11: Ayurvedic Churnams
Lesson 12: Arishta and Asava
Lesson 13: Sneha Kalpana
Lesson 14: Ayurvedic Aveleha
Lesson 15: Ayurvedic Vati
Lesson 16: Rasayana
Lesson 17: Pañcavidha kaṣāya kalpanā as a basis for other kalpanās; Ayurvedic posology
Lesson 18: Kalpanas for Purvakarma plan
Lesson 19: Herbs to support mind
Lesson 20 - Modaks, Ubatans, and, compresses
Lesson 21- Ayurvedic Brhmanaa Shamana, Virechana preparations.
Lesson 22- Group Portfolio collaboration work
Lesson 23- Creating herbal plans for three mock clients

Grades-70% to pass. Grade weightage given below
I. Preparation of Herb kalpanās - 25%
II. Herbal Purvakarma Plan for three mock clients - 15%
III. Forum Discussions and Blogs - 10%
IV. Group Portfolio (workbook) via Google Drive - 10%
V. Quiz - 25%
VI. Final Research Paper-15%

Panchakarma Planning-
PK 102
50 Hrs/10 Lessons
Prerequisites- BK 101

Synopsis: Student shall be able to plan a Panchakarma Detoxification plan for three doshas, in fall and spring for three doshas, dhatu increase or dhatu decrease using the principles of brimhana, langhana, shodhana and shamana.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1. What is Panchkarma
Lesson 2; Benefits, indication contraindication
Lesson 3. Shamana Plan using different cikitsa models
Lesson 4 . Three stages of Panchakarma
Lesson 5- Principles of Purvakarma—Preparation plans
Lesson 6: Principles of Snehana, Agni dipana, and Pachana
Lesson 7: Principles of Vamana, Nasya Karma and Neti
Lesson 8: Principle of Virechana
Lesson 9: Principle of Bastis
Lesson 10: Paschat Karma, Post panchakarma planning
Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-50%
Client Encounters-50%

SANS 103
Sanskrit-60 Hrs/6 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis Student shall gain a better understanding of the Sanskrit Language for their Ayurveda practice, understand Vedic knowledge and improve the Sanskrit language skills.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: Sanskrit Albhabet-Vrana karma
Lesson 2: Special verses from Ayurveda, yoga, and the Bhagavad Gita
Lesson 3:Pronunciation and Enunciation of healing mantras
Lesson 4:Sanskrit Sandhi- roots to words – how words are made in Sanskrit
Lesson 5:Writing with Sanskrit Diacritics
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Glossary

Grades 70% to pass
Written Quiz-50%
Enunciation (Spoken) Quiz-50%

NID 104

Ayurvedic Nidan for Specific Imbalances 100 Hrs/20 Lessons
Prerequisites: BK 101

Synopsis Student shall learn Ayurvedic perspective on different imbalances mentioned in Ancient scriptural text of Madhava Nidan.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: Ayurvedic Perspective on Imbalance of body, mind and spirit
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on Raktachapa (Hypertension)
Lesson 3: Ayurvedic Perspective on Gridhasi (Sciatica);
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective on Skin imbalances
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective Śītapitta (Urticaria)
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on Arśa (Hemorrhoids)
Lesson 7:Ayurvedic Perspective on Sthaulya (Obesity);
Lesson 8:Ayurvedic Perspective on Prameha (Urinary disease)
Lesson 9:Ayurvedic Perspective on Abdomin Gulma;
Lesson 8:Ayurvedic Perspective on Aśmarī (Urinary calculi)
Lesson 11:Ayurvedic Perspective on Pāṇḍuroga
Lesson 12 Ayurvedic Perspective on Respiratory System (Prāṇavaha srotas)
Lesson 13 Ayurvedic Perspective on Hikkā (Hiccups)
Lesson 14 Ayurvedic Perspective on Stri roga (feminine imbalances)
Lesson 15 Ayurvedic Perspective on Śvāsa (Dyspnea/Asthma)
Lesson 16 Ayurvedic Perspective on Ojas disorders
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Perspective on disorders of seven dhatus
Lesson 18 Ayurvedic Perspective on disorders of Tejas
Lesson 19 Ayurvedic Perspective on Karna, Nasa and Mukha Roga (ENT)
Lesson 20 Ayurvedic Perspective on Vraṇashotha (Inflammation and swelling)
Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-50%
Client Encounters-50%

JYOT 105
Vedic Astrology 38 Hrs/8 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis Student shall study more advanced principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology. Study of sidereal system, the dashas, sub dashas, using astrology software, the twelve houses and their lords.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 Introduction to Jyotish
Lesson 2: The 12 Houses
Lesson 3: Lagnas: Ascendant, Moon, relevant karakas
Lesson 4: The 12 zodiac Signs
Lesson 5: Nakshatras
Lesson 6 - The Vimshottari Dasha System
Lesson 7 Divisional Charts (Vargas)
Lesson 8 - Transits (Gochara)

Grades 70% to pass
Qu iz-100%

AP106
Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students 30 Hrs/7 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis: The student will learn a basics of human body systems and their correlation with Ayurveda system of seven Dhatus, srotas and doshas.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to western anatomy vs Ayurvedic anatomy
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on all the systems in the body, Tissues and Membranes
Lesson 3: Ayurvedic Perspective on Cardiovascular system and Lymphatic System
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective Endocrine System, Musculoskelel system
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on urinary system
Lesson 7: Ayurvedic Perspective on Pain and Headaches

Grades 70% to pass
Quizzes/Tests-100%
classwork-20%

PATH 107
Introduction to General Pathology for Ayurveda Students 30 Hrs/7 Lessons
Pre requisites: AP 106

Synopsis: The students will learn some basic Hetus ( causes and effects) of certain disorders and imbalances from an Ayurvedic Perspective and correlate it to western etiology.

Weekly Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to western pathology vs Ayurvedic pathology and Nidan
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on all the causative factors of imbalance. Comparison with western causes.
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective on Cardiovascular pathologies
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective Endocrine and Musculoskelel pathologies
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System pathologies
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on urinary system pathologies
Lesson 7: Ayurvedic Perspective on shula (pain) and Headache pathology

Grades 70% to pass
Quiz/Tests-80%
classwork-20%

AP109 Introduction to Business 50 Hrs/20 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis: As Ayurveda grows popularity in US, majority of Ayurveda program graduates choose to take an entrepreneurial role and open their own business. This 50 Hour seminar is especially designed to support the Ayurveda entrepreneur in US with some basic business education. Real time and best practice lessons from existing entrepreneurs will enhance the students knowledge.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Business and how it applies to Ayurveda
Lesson 2: Understanding the Business System in your state- 2 hrs
Lesson 3: Small Business, and New Venture Creation - 3 Hr
Lesson 4: Conducting Business Ethically and Responsibly-1 Hr
Lesson 5: Entrepreneurship Possibilities in Ayurveda 4 Hrs
Lesson 6: Part 2: Business Organization and Entity—15 Hours
Lesson 7: Managing, organizing your Ayurveda Business Structure – 12 hrs
Lesson 8: Taxes. City codes & permits -3 Hrs
Lesson 9: General Principles of Marketing and Case Studies- 20 Hours
Lesson 12: Herbs and supplement market and local state laws 10 Hrs
Lesson 13: Website, Promotion and Networking 10 Hrs
Lesson 14: Case studies of successful Ayurveda business entrepreneurs 10 Hrs
Lesson 15: Creating your own business plan 5 Hrs
Lesson 16: Creating a website, marketing materials 25 Hrs
Lesson 17: Search Engine Optimization: Campaigns online (Google Marketing) 5 Hrs
Lesson 19: Networking and creating awareness 5 Hrs
Lesson 20 Student Portfolio
Grades: 70% to pass.
Creation of Portfolio-30%
Final Prject-20%
Quiz-50%

Textbooks and Credits

Suggested Textbooks

The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2003 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 3 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2012 by Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole Copyright (c)2006, 2013 Sebastian Pole
Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, Dr Vasant Lad Copyright 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
Todd Caldecott-Ayurveda, Divine Science of life Copyright(c) Elsevier limited 2006
Ayurvedic Pharmocology and Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants by Vaidya VM Gogte Copyright(c)2206 by Chowkambha Publications
School Manual BK101Copyright(c)2017 Monica B Groover
School Manual PK101Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE

A student may be given a credit for previous Ayurveda related education from a NAMA registered institute, for up to a maximum of 200 Hrs at the discretion of the school in Ayurveda Counselor program. See Page 5 for more information.

Internship
• The Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Internship consists of 50 HOURS. This follows the same format as Ayurveda Counselor Online Client Encounters, or, the student also has an option of completing internship in person in Austin once a year*.
• Client encounters must be completed before the last date of class during second Quarter.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of online internship via these client encounters. Client encounters may be broadcast online, via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any appropriate secure online video software being used by school. (The student is not be required to buy a software. The video software or web conference software is provided by the school)

*The student bears the cost of airfare, hotel and travel to Austin.

Final Assignment
The final project includes a 1000-word report on a subject approved by faculty due on the last day of Quarter 2

Cost

Cost of Ayurveda Practitioner:

Tuition & Fees

• Full tuition is $3108 and may be paid in monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• E-materials and ebooks: $200
• Internship (Onsite)- $720
• Shipping fee: Calculated by USPS shipping rates
Application fees- $100
• Total - $4128

Tuition discounts are available if you pay in full payment plan. *Three weekend internship weekends for $240 each. Those who are planning to do externship, this payment will NOT apply.

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount of $310 with full tuition payment.): There is a discount of 10% if full tuition is paid in full before the beginning of the course. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class.

Monthly Payment Plan: An initial payment of $50 application fees , $200 for E-materials and $222 first installment must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class. Rest of the tuition is payable in 13 equal installments of $222 each. In addition three installments of $240 for internship is due one week before the student attends the internship in Austin. All payments must be received on the first day of the month for the student to be allowed to attend class. Credit card must be on file for flexible payments.