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Ayurvedic holistic practitioner

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Course stars on October 24  2020


The goal of this course to train Ayurvedic Holistic Practitioners. AHP are able to advice and professionally perform all the techniques related to Ayurvedic massages and more generally to Purva Karma (wellbeing manual treatments that are preparatory to Pancha Karma, more serious elimination techniques).

The course alternates theoretical learning, which is necessary to practice Ayurvedic massage with competence and safety, and practical lessons on the different Ayurvedic treatments, which all students have the opportunity to perform and receive under teachers’ direct guidance and supervision.

Academic Program

Theoretical syllabus

All theoretical lessons closely follow the teachings received by Dr. Bhagwan Dash and Dr. Lalita Kashyap. They include:

Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda

Fundamental Principles of Ayurvedic Massage

Theory behind all the treatments learned in practical workshops

Principles of Anatomy, Physiology and Alterations of the physiology of the musculoskeletal system

Principles of Dravya Guna (Ayurvedic herbal medicine)

Study of the most frequent discomforts for which customers turn to the Ayurvedic Holistic Practitioner

Ayurvedic nutrition: theory and practice

Ayurvedic psychology

Practitioners’ training

Professional ethics

Practical syllabus

All the techniques are performed and taught in close of observance of the teachings received by Dr. Bhagwan Dash and Dr. Lalita Kashyap. All treatments reflect the methods of the Nagarjuna Center in Cochi, Kerala-India:

Sarvabhyanga (full body massage)

Shirobhyanga (head massage)

Padabhyanga (foot massage)

Patra Pinda sveda (massage with tampons)

Udvartana (massage with powders)

Nasa purna (oil through the nostrils)

Karna purna (ear oiling)

Thailam Shirodhara (oil flow on the forehead)

Dhugda Shirodhara (milk flow on the forehead)

Takra Shirodhara (herbal yoghurt flow on the forehead)

Kati basti (back treatment with medicated oil)

Pizichil (Sarvangadhara: oil flow over the whole body)

Workshop subjects:

Ayurvedic herbal medicine: preparation of herbal teas and post-treatment decoctions

Ayurvedic nutrition

Ayurvedic psychology

The use of authentic Ayurvedic equipment, provided by Ayurveda Italia for all types of treatments, allows students to practice Ayurvedic techniques in their original form, without having to apply modifications because of the absence of appropriate structures. Students trained at AIA are able to practice within different types of professional structures.


Academic Structure

The course takes place over two academic years, on a monthly weekend basis.

The second academic year includes two long weekends lasting 3 days and a residential intensive weekend, which lasts 3 days.

The number of studying hours includes frontal teaching, reports writing on specific topics and an internship.

At the end of the year, students undertake an exam to pass to the following year.

Attendance is compulsory, with a maximum absence of 20%.

At the end of the course, students obtain the Certificate in Ayurvedic Holistic Operator Training after passing a final exam that requires the development and discussion of a thesis.

The Certificate issued by Ayurveda International Academy is validated by the Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Institute of Kerala-India.

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