Track A Programs

To keep up with the NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) mandate for increasing the counselor hours to 600, we have created two Block 1 tracks.

Ayurveda 101 This 50 Hr Basic Foundation in Ayurveda lasts 5-6 weeks on Sunday mornings via WEBEX. DVDS, pre recorded classes and materials are mailed to the student. All quizzes, assignments and activities can be done online. The students have limited quizzes and assignments.

Pre requisite to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda Herbology and Ayurvedic Nutrition. Early Bird Discount 5% if full payment is made 6 weeks in advance

Our courses are extremely affordable and have been divided into two Tracks in order to keep up with the new Practitioner Hours mandated by National Medical Ayurvedic Association.

Track A is not reviewed by NAMA, and, lead to certifications like Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours, Yoga Therapy 200 Hours, Herbalist 200 Hours and so on.

Track A programs are short programs usually around 200-350 Credit Hours.

Block 1 is eligible for a 5% Early Bird Discounts for sign ups 30 days in advance.

Certification Courses

Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours
Ayurvedic Herbalist (Distant learning portion can be started anytime, Classes and Workshop every two months) 200 Hours
Ayurvedic Nutrition 200 Hours
Ayurveda Yoga Therapy 200 Hours
Ayurveda Health Educator 350 Hours

NOTE: This track is for students NOT planning to get a NAMA certification, or, who are unable to fulfill the travel requirements for Track B. Most of these courses are 100% online.

Self Support Wellness Camp

A journey of self awareness
Sign up for our affordable Wellness camp for Community

Dates 3 day camp on December 27, 28th and 29th. (2 hrs per day. 3 Hrs if you also sign up for a consultation)

Dec 27th Ayurvedic Cooking and Spices
We will assess the state of your digestion (Agni test) with the help of our students. Participants will learn to turn your kitchen cabinet into a kitchen pharmacy with spices that balance your digestion and constitution. Followed by Ayurvedic Consultation.
Register now

Dec 28th We will assess your dosha (prakrti) with the help ouf students. We will discuss yoga poses, breathing exercises and Ayurvedic herbs best suited for your constitution. Followed by Ayurvedic Consultation. (If you signed up)

Dec 29th We will talk about how to do self abhyanga massage, oil pulling, and make our own herbal teeth cleansing powder, and/or hair oil with herbs. Followed by Ayurvedic Consultation. (If you signed up)

Audience- Anyone and everyone is welcome. Perfect for self help, those with no knowledge of Ayurveda, or, those new to Ayurveda. This course can be used for self awareness and promoting balance in your body-mind and spirit.

Anyone can attend this community camp. There is no certificate or credit for this camp.

Note: Enrolled Students in Ayurveda Counselor, or, Practitioner may be assist or observe the consultations.

$20 per person day (includes consultation)
Consultation only -$10 per person. (If you dont want to sign up for the camp, and, only want to come in for a consultation, this is a good option)
$50 for all three days. (Includes consultation)

Military, or familymembers of enrolled students, alumni- $10 per day
Location South Austin. (TBD)

Yoga Therapy-Level 2

Pre Requisite: Yoga Therapy Level 2.

This program includes additional 300 hours of online and onsite workshops leading to a total of 400 Hrs of Yoga Therapy Contact Hours.

Onsite Intensive Workshops: Austin, Texas
9-10 months of online classes
Internship/Internship Opportunity at Student Yoga Therapy Clinic (Summer and Fall)

Disclaimer: “The yoga therapy components of our [courses/training] are based on our [non-Yoga Alliance Registery credential or other qualification], not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry."

Please note that this course includes some similar teaching materials common to a regular yoga teacher training. Existing yoga teachers, or, those with prior training can bypass those modules.

All classes are online via WEBEX as well as onsite workshop. Internship/Externship required.

Summary- A unique Hybrid training program that delivers training both online live classes, onsite workshops as well as internship/externship under Ayurveda Practitioners and Yoga Therapists combined.

Course Cost: Each Module can be taken on its own. A Module with 1 credit will cost $300. A Module with 2 credits is $600. If you have previous education in any of these topics, those hours can be transferred for a one-time fees of $50.

Internship: $100 Per day for 3 days. (If you choose not to do internship in person, this does not apply. You will be able to watch onlien videos of the internship)

Course Descriptions:

Module One: Credits 1.

Anatomy and Physiology in Yoga (through Open Learning Initiative)

 Endocrine System
 Muscular system
 Skeletal System
 Circulatory System
 Urinary System
 Reproductive System
 Nervous System
 Lymphatic System
 Homeostatis and Digestion

Module 2: Yoga for the Mind
credits: 1

 Introduction to Psychology
 Introduction to Counseling
 Meditation. Project on three different meditation styles.
 Citta and Manasa (mind) and its Properties, Location of Mind. Difference between Mind and Brain. Heart Chakra.
 Manovaha Srotas.
 How to control the citta and mind through different protocols. (Dhyana yoga,shavasana, meditation styles).
 Manasa Disorders and yoga
 Mantras
 Disorders of Sleep, Hoarding, Tamas, Rajas and Phobias.
 Healing Support to Pancha Kosha - Five Layers,
 Client Encounters

Module 3: Ayurveda Kriya Sharira
Part 1, Credits 2

 Tissue systems and imbalances
 Creation of Dhatus- 3 Nyayas
 Rasa Dhatu (Blood Plasma)
 Rakta Dhatu
 Mamsa Dhatu
 Meda Dhatu
 Asthi Dhatu
 Majja Dhatu
 Shukra Dhatu
 Prana, Tejas and Ojas
 Srotamsi
 Pranavaha Srotas
 Annavaha Srotas
 RasaVaha Srotas,Raktavaha Srotas, Mamsavaha Srotas
 Purishavaha Srotas
 Mutravaha Srotas
 Svedavaha Srotas
 Stanyavaha Srotas
 Artavavaha Srotas

Module 4: Yoga Therapy. Credits -2

 Sanskrit
 Marmas
o Yoga and Marmas
Using Marmas as a Bodymap for pariksha
Yoga therapy for women issues (menopause, perimenopause, postnatal, stress, heavy periods etc)
 Yoga Therapy for Vata Dosha
 Yoga Therapy for Pitta Dosha
 Yoga Therapy for Kapha Dosha
 Yoga Therapy for imbalances of Seven Dhatus
 Yoga therapy for Srotas- eg. Annavaha srotas (GI tract) and digestive imbalances
 Yoga therapy for respiratory disorders (mild)
 Yoga Kriyas for igniting Agni. Yoga Kriyas for increasing Ojas.
 Yoga Therapy for Stress  Bhagavad Gita immersion  Hatha Yoga Pradipika immersion
 Using Traditional and Non Traditional Yoga Props during a session
 Client Encounters

Module 5
- Kinesiology in Yoga therapy, Credits: 1

 Introduction
 Six Different Movements in Different Planes.
 Biomechanical forces working around joints during common yoga asanas and Sun Salutations
 Forces that occur on joints during yoga asanas
 Common misalignment in yoga asanas
 Using Gravity, Center of functionality.
 The physiology of balance: vestibular function in yoga asanas

Module 6
- Pathology in Yoga Therapy, Credits: 1

 Introduction to Pathology
 Pathology in Yoga therapy
 Pathology of respiratory issues
 Hormones, and, Stress-Seratonin and MoA
 Yoga Cikitsa for respiratory issues and Stress

Course Format - Blended. Online 'live; and distant learning. This course may offer one-weekend workshop which can be attended online via Zoom, or, onsite.

Student receives course booklets as well as audio, video, and study aids. Student attends classes online, as well as onsite workshop and internship/externship.

Next group OCTOBER 2018

* 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 as our charges are very low, and, we pay our teachers and studios, as well as vendors in advance.

Ayurvedic Nutrition - 250 Hrs

Pre Requisites:
High School Diploma
Foundation Module
Ayurvedic Cooking Workshops (Optional)
Holistic Health Professional
Prior Knowledge of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Nutrition and Dietitics - 250 Hours

Shad Darshan: The Six Philosophies of Ayurveda: Including Buddhism, Yoga, Vedanta, and others. Pandit Atul Krishna's book on Samkhya and Shad Darshana.

Concept of Purusha and Prakruti. Creation of Ahamkara, Manasa, Buddhi, Sattva, Tamas and Rajas. The three universal energies and five elements (Doshas and Mahabhutas) and their importance in health and wellness. The key to health and the twenty foundational qualities of life (Gunas).
Introduction to Sanskrit.

AHE 101 Block 1 Foundation

The Five Elements and Their Attributes:
Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth and their Qualities and
Effects on Body, Emotions, Mind, Behaviors and Consciousness.
Introduction to Ayurveda
Eight Branches and History.
Wellness and definition of Health.
Ayurveda Integration with yoga, and, other alternative health
Daily Routines to maintain balance and maximize effectiveness. Integration with TCM

The Digestive Fire in Ayurveda:
Understanding Asian Medicine Concepts and
Philosophical Perspectives in Nutrition, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination.
Dosha assessment Prakruti and Vikruti Sub doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, as well as daily routine Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition and six tastes for the different doshas
Introduction to P, T, O

1. Dhātu - Introduction, definition and criteria of dhātu, Creation, Different theories related to dhātu nutrition.

i) Rasa Dhātu: Creation, Location, Function of Rasa Dhātu.
Physiology of Rasavaha Srota, Formation of Rasa Dhātu from
Ahara Rasa. Circulation of Rasa, Description of
Aśtavidha Sāra (8 types of Sāra). Characteristics of Tvaka sāra
Purusha. Relation between Rasa and Kapha. Kśāye
and Vriddhi.

ii) Rakta dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of Rakta dhātu; pañca-bhautika of Rakta Dhātu, physiology of Rakta vaha Srotas, Formation of Rakta dhātu, Ranjana of Rasa by
Ranjaka Pitta, Features of Śuddha Rakta, Specific functions of
Rakta, characteristics of Rakta Sāra Purusha; manifestations of
Kśāyea and Vriddhi of Rakta dhātu, Mutual interdependence between
Rakta and Pitta.

iii) Mamsa dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of mamsa dhātu, Physiology of Mamsavaha Srotas, Formation of Mamsa dhātu, characteristics of Mamsa Sāra, Kśāye and Vriddhi of Mamsa dhātu.

iv) Meda Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of of Medavaha Srotas, formation of Meda dhātu,
characteristics of Meda Sāra, Kśāyea and Vriddhi of Meda.

v) Asthi Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of of Asthivaha Srotas and formation of Asthi dhātu, characteristics of Asthisāra Purusha, Mutual interdependence of Vata
and Asthi dhātu, manifestations of Kśāye and Vriddhi of Asthi

vi) Majja Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of Majja Dhātu, physiology of Majjavaha Srotas, formation of Majja dhātu, characteristics of Majja Sāra Purusha, Rakta-Pitta-Majja relation, manifestations of Kśāye and Vriddhi

vii) Shukra Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of Śukra dhātu, physiology of Śukravaha srotas ; Kśāye and Vriddhi of Śukra dhātu.

2. Ojas

Creation, Location, Function and Definition of Ojas, classification, Relation between Śleśma, bala and ojas

Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition Therapeutics I:
Practical applications of Asian Medicine
and philosophical methods for optimal awareness of
nutrition, digestion, absorption, and elimination.
Examines various diets and foods from an energetic vata-pitta-kapha,
sattva-rajas-tamas, five element, heating and cooling perspectives.

Suggested Textbook and Supplement Reading:

Dr. Vasant Lad, 2001: Chapter Five - "Dhatus, Part I, Rasa, Rakta, and Mamsa Dhatus":

Introduction, p. 103; Nutrition and Structure of the Dhatus, p. 104; Dhatu Byproducts, p.
106; Disorders of the Dhatus, p. 106; Rasa Dhatu: the Plasma Tissue, p. 107; Byproducts
of Rasa Dhatu, p. 109; Disorders of Rasa Dhatu, p. 110; Fever, p. 111; Decreased and
Increased Rasa Dhatu, p. 111; Rakta Dhatu: the Blood Tissue, p. 113; Red Blood Cells, p.
114; Byproducts of Rakta Dhatu, p. 116; Disorders of Rakta Dhatu, p. 117; The Health of
the Blood Vessels, p. 120; Mamsa Dhatu: the Muscle Tissue, p. 122; Types of Muscles and
Their Functions, p. 124; Byproducts of Mamsa Dhatu, p. 125; Disorders of Mamsa Dhatu, p.
127; The Role of Mamsa Dhatu in Emotional Well Being, p. 129; Meditation and Mamsa Dhatu,
p. 130