Curriculum

AC 101 Foundation in Ayurveda
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 foundation of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 2 History & Mythology of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 3, Dosha Test, finding our own natural constitution
Lesson 4 Comparison of Ayurveda to other Holistic Modalities
Lesson 5 Six Philosophies, Samkhya and 24 Tattvas
Lesson 6 Sensory Therapy and Ayurveda
Lesson 7 Five elements and 20 Gunas
Lesson 8 Introduction to Agni and Digestive Fire
Lesson 9 Reasons for imbalance and Suffering (Hetus and Kleshas)
Lesson 10 Svastha Vritta (Day, Night and Seasonal Routines)
Lesson 11 Introduction to Prana, Tejas and Ojas
Lesson 12 Daily and Seasonal routine for doshas

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% pass.
Quizzes- 50%
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Daily Routine and Seasonal routine-25%
Prakrti Test for self and two other individuals)-25%

AC 102 Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni -
70 Hours, Lessons-18
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 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
Lesson 2 Ayurvedic Myplate and Nutrition Label
Lesson 3 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
Lesson 4 Homeostasis: Digestive System and the GI Tract
Lesson 5 Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins & Vitamins
Lesson 6 Concept of Prana
Lesson 7 Ayurvedic Concept of Fruits, Vegetables, legumes and Grains
Lesson 8 Shad Rasas
Lesson 9 Concept of Agni, the states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
Lesson 10 Anupana and Beverages
Lesson 11 Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Churnas and Chutneys
Lesson 13 Concept of Ama
Lesson 14 Viruddha (Incompatible), Rasayana and Vajikarana Food groups
Lesson 15-Dietary guidelines for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 16-Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

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

AC 103 Introduction to Tridoshas

Introduction to Tridoshas
60 Hours, lessons-18
Prerequisites-AC 101, AC 102

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 Introduction to Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Srotas
Lesson 2 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 3 Different Types of Prakrti and Vikrti
Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
Lesson 5 Rugna Patrkama (Client Assessment Form)
Lesson 6 Malas and 3 types of Ama; manifestation, aggravation and support
Lesson 7 Introduction to Hetus (Causative Factors)
Lesson 8 Threefold reasons for imbalances- Improper use of Indriya, Urges, Age and Seasons
Lesson 9 Ayurveda and Women-Menstrual Cycle, PMS, Menopause
Lesson 10 Introduction to marma points of the face and hands
Lesson 13 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 14 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 15 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha women; Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 18 Female Client Encounters

Total Lessons: 18
Grades; 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Client Encounters-25%

ELECTIVE-

Yoga Therapy
40 Hours, Lessons9

Lesson Outline:

Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
Lesson 2- Yama and niyama application in yoga therapy
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 4- pranayama and respiratory system
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi application in yoga therapy
Lesson 6 Yoga Books
Lesson 7 Musculoskeletel System and Yoga Asanas
Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

Total Lessons: 9
Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Other Assignments- 50%