Curriculum

Introduction to Ayurveda
Course Number- AC101 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

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

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Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
Course Number- AC102- 50 Hrs /18 Lessons

Synopsis: Students 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 the effect of food on the mind.

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Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
AC103-- 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis
Students will be able to list the three doshas, the location of sub doshas, their function, and their importance. The 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

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Introduction to Yoga Therapy
AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Students shall be able to define and apply 8 principles of Yoga to Ayurveda and devise a yoga counseling plan for the three doshas.

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Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis Students shall be able to list, explain and understand the workings of the body, mind, and spirit (Sharira Rachna) including 7 Tissues or dhatus, upadhatus, and srotas. Students will also learn about imbalances associated with dosha and dhatu interplay, increase or decrease of dhatus.

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Ayurvedic Concept of Mind
AC106 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall be able to understand the philosophical concept of mind, consciousness, soul the seven chakras and five layers called five koshas. Student shall be able to assess the prakrti of the mind-situated in Sattva, Tamas and Rajas.
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Ayurveda Internship
AC107 100 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall be able to teach and educate their clients in an efficient ethical manner, understand their scope of practice and utilize forms, questionnaires and tools needed for their own practice. Part of this module may be covered in onsite internship.

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Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
AC108 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Student shall be able to list energetics, benefits of 25 principle Ayurvedic Herbs, and, 10 kitchen spices. Students shall be able to identify and suggest the best supportive herb for three doshas, seven dhatus, and, Agni imbalances for a well person with mild imbalance.

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors
AC109-50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Student shall be able to define Ayurvedic Nidan and list the Hetus and Causative factors in Roga Nidan for dosha, dhatu imbalances. Student will be able to understand the biofeedback principles used in Ayurveda called dashavidha pariksha and Trividha Pariksha.

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Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 40 Hrs/8 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall learn Ayurvedic support (chikitsa), the theory of 108 Marma Points and apply these principles of Cikitsa and Ayurvedic Support for specific imbalances using knowledge of Marmas. (Part of this module may be covered in onsite internship.)

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Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111 30 Hrs/5 Lessons

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Sanskrit script-devanagari, enunciation and pronunciation. Sanskrit terminology and Sanskrit verses used in Ayurveda Counselor Course

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Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 40 Hrs/6 Lessons

Synopsis: Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu, the origin of feng Shui
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AC101-Introduction to Ayurveda

Course Number- AC101 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

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

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- 25%
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Create Daily & Seasonal routine-20%
Prakrti Test for self and two other individuals)-25%

AC102-Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara and Agni

Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
Course Number- AC102- 50 Hrs /18 Lessons

Synopsis: Students 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 the effect of food on the mind.

Lesson Outline

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 Class Lab- Anupama and Beverages
Lesson 11 Class Lab Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Class Lab-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-Class Lab- Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50% Essays
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Practicum-25%

AC103-Tridoshas & Women Support

Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
Prerequisites-AC 101
AC103-- 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis

Students will be able to list the three doshas, the location of sub doshas, their function, and their importance. The 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 Outline:
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 and its gunas
Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
Lesson 5 Rugna Patrakama (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 Healing marma and self-support therapies for women
Lesson 11 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 12 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 13 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha women; Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 14 Manifestation of gunas in Female prakṛti and Client Encounters
Lesson 15 Class Lab-1
Lesson 16 Class Lab-2
Lesson 17 Class lab-3
Lesson 18 Class Lab-4

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 40%
Essays, Discussions and
Articles- 25%
Client Encounters-25%
Labs/Practicum- 10%

AC104-Yoga Therapy

Introduction to Yoga Therapy AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons
Prerequisites-Admission in Ayurveda Counselor

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Students shall be able to define and apply 8 principles of Yoga to Ayurveda and devise a yoga counseling plan for the three doshas.

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 Musculoskeletal System and Yoga Asanas
Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

Total Lessons: 9

Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Discussions- 30%
Lab/practicum-20%

AC105-Kriya Sharira

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Pre-requisites: AC101

Synopsis

Students shall be able to list, explain and understand the workings of the body, mind, and spirit (Sharira Rachna) including 7 Tissues or dhatus, upadhatus, and srotas. Students will also learn about imbalances associated with dosha and dhatu interplay, increase or decrease of dhatus.

LESSON OUTLINE

Lesson 1-Three stages of digestion and creation of Dhatus
Lesson 2- Overview of 7 Dhatus, Sub Dhatus, Mala, Secondary Dhatus Lesson 3- Rasa Dhatu and Rasavaha Srotas: Lymphatic System
Lesson 4- Raktachapa (Hypertension) and Cardiovascular system
Lesson 5– Imbalances of Skin, Artavavaha Srotas, Stanyavaha srotas: Reproductive System and Lactiferous Ducts
Lesson 6- Rakta Dhatu and Raktavaha Srotas: Pandu (Anemia), Spleen and Liver Lesson 8- Mamsa Dhatu and Mamsavaha Srotas, Anatomy of Musculoskeletal system Lesson 8- Meda dhatu and Medavaha Srotas; Kidneys and Omentum
Lesson 9- Asthi Dhatu and Asthivaha srotas: Bones, Bone Marrow
Lesson 10- Majja Dhatu and Majjavha srotas; Endocrine and Nervous System
Lesson 11- Shukra dhatu and Shukravaha Srotas; Reproductive and Uro Genital system
Lesson 12- Disorders of Prana, Ojas, and Tejas; Concept of Immunity
Lesson 13- Pranavaha, Svedavaha, Purishavaha, and Udakavaha Srotas; Respiratory and Kidneys
Lesson 14 Dusthi and 4 types of imbalances in Srotas
Lesson 15- Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part1
Lesson 16 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part2
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Support for dhatu and srota imbalances
Lesson 18 Client Encounters

Total Lessons: 25

Grades- 70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 40%
Final Quizzes-50%
Mock Client Encounters- 10%