Curriculum

Course Units

The program is divided into four quarters, fall, winter and spring, and the last quarter is flexible. For example, if a student begins in fall, then the student have the option to finish the fourth quarter earlier. Regular schedule is completed within 13 months. This is a sample schedule of how Hours are completed within each quarter.

Quarter 1

AC 101, AC 102, AC 103

Electives-Yoga Therapy
10 Client Encounters
Lab-Marma Cikitsa, Mantra Cikitsa, Stri Cikitsa

Quarter 2
Ayurveda Kriya Sarira
Ayurveda and the Mind
15 Client encounters
Nid101
Lab- Trividha Pariksha, Dashavidha Pariksha, Nadi
OR
Electives- Yoga Therapy

Quarter 3
Ayurveda Nutrition AC 107
Ayurvedic Herbs- AC 108
Cikitsa AC 110

Quarter 4

Research Project
Elective-Sanskrit, Vastu, Jyotish
25 Client encounters
Lab-Panchakarma Cikitsa, Dravya Cikitsa

Unit Description

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira/ (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 100 Hrs/25 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103

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

LESSON OUTLINE
Lesson 1-.Review Three Doshas,15 sub doshas, Introduction to Ayurveda Kriya Sharira
Lesson 2-, Overview of 7 Dhatus, Sub Dhatus, Mala, Secondary Dhatus
Lesson 3: Overview of Srotas, creation of dhatus
Lesson 4- Rasa Dhatu, Rasavaha Srotas
Lesson 5-Artavavaha Srotas, Stanyavaha srotas
Lesson 6- Imbalances related to rasa dhatu and its secondary dhatus
Lesson 7 Rakta Dhatu and Raktavaha Srotas
Lesson 8- Mamsa Dhatu and Mamsavaha Srotas
Lesson 9- Meda dhatu and Medavaha Srotas
Lesson 10- Asthi Dhatu and Asthivaha srotas
Lesson 11- Majja Dhatu and Majjavha srotas
Lesson 12- Shukra dhatu and Shukravaha Srotas
Lesson 13- Disorders of Ojas and Tejas
Lesson 14- Pranavaha Srotas
Lesson 15- Svedavaha Srotas
Lesson 16 Annavaha and Purishavaha Srotas
Lesson 17- Dusthi and 4 types of imbalances in Srotas
Lesson 18- Dosha and Dhatus nidan
Lesson 19 Dhatu increase and Decrease
Lesson 20 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part1
Lesson 21 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part2
Lesson 22- Ayurvedic Support for dhatu increase
Lesson 23- Ayurvedic Support for dhatu decrease
Lesson 24 –Shukra Dhatu and ojas, Concept of Ayurvedic Immunity.
Lesson 25-Mock client encounters
Total Lessons: 25

Grades; 70% to Pass
Timely Completion -5%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 15%%
Final Quizzes-40%
Client Encounters-40%


Ayurvedic Concept of Mind
AC106 50 Hrs/15 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103
Prerequisites: AC101

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.
Lesson Outline
Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda's perspective on Manasa
Lesson 2 Location of the manasa,
Lesson 3 Srotas of the mind- manovaha srotas,
Lesson 4 Mahasrota, citta and manasa,
Lesson 5 Soul or atma Consciousness-in living beings
.Lesson 7 Manasa Prakrti-Sattva, Rajas, and Tamasa.
Lesson 8 Mind and Sadhaka Pitta,
Lesson 9 Concept of Prana Vata and connexion to Mind
Lesson 10 Seven Chakras
Lesson 11 Pancha Koshas
Lesson 12Cikitsa, a hara, vihara and dravya for Manasa,
Lesson 13: Meditation as a stress support
Lesson 14 Interview techniques, Scope
Lesson 15: Mock Client Encounters
Total Lessons: 15

Grades; 70% to Pass
Timely Completion -5%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 15%%
Final Quizzes-70%
Client Encounters-20%

Ayurvedic Recipes for dosha imbalances & Panchakarma
AC107-50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103

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 Ahara for imbalances of Prana, tejas and ojas,
Lesson 2 Ahara for imbalance of Agni
Lesson 3 Review agni disorders- ajirna, atisara, grahani,
Lesson 4 Review agni disorders- vibandha, Annavaha srota
Lesson 5 Purishavaha srota, Ambuvaha srota,
Lesson 6 creation of chyle or ahara rasa..,
Lesson 7 Rasa Panchadi- Shad Rasas, (Six Tastes)
Lesson 8 Secondary Rasas-Anu rasas,
Lesson 9 Engergetics of Foods-Virya, Vipaka
Lesson 10 Ayurvedic concept of Pathya during imbalances
Lesson 11 Concept of Engeretics of Prabhava, Guna and Karma
Lesson 12 Offering Food with mantras.

Total Lessons: 12
Grades; 70% to Pass
Timely Completion -5%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 15%%
Final Quizzes-80%

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
AC108 50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103, AC104, AC105

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.

Lesson Outline
Lesson 1- Principles of Ayurvedic Herbology
Lesson 2- Herbs for 3 Doshas
Lesson 3- Herbs for Dhatus
Lesson 4- Herbs that support Notification and Detoxification
Lesson 5- Herbs for Srotas
Lesson 6- Energetics of Herbs beginning with A, B and C
Lesson 7of Energetics of Herbs of herbs beginning with D,E, F and G
Lesson 8 Energetics of Herbs of herbs beginning H, I, J and K
Lesson 9 Energetics of Herbs, of herbs beginning L, M, N,O, P,Q
Lesson 10 Energetics of herbs beginning with R,S,T,U,V,Y
Lesson 11: Sourcing of Ayurvedic Kitchen Spices and Herbs
Lesson 12-Final Research Project
Total Lessons: 12

Grades; 70% to Pass
Timely Completion -5%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 15%%
Final Quizzes-70%
Final Project-20%

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors
AC109-50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103, AC104, AC105, AC108

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.

Lesson Outline
Lesson 1Threefold reason for rogas
Lesson 2 Introduction to Roga Nidan,
Lesson 3: Mistake of the intellect- Prajna Aparadha,
Lesson 4 Supression of Urges
Lesson 5- Causative Factors and Hetus for imbalances
Lesson 7- Stages of progression of imbalance (Samprapti, Shata Kriya Kala and Hetus)
Lesson 8- , Dasha Vidha Pariksha (Tenfold biofeedback) part 1
Lesson 9- Dasha Vidha Pariksha (Tenfold biofeedback) part 2
Lesson 10- Threefold biofeedback- Trividha Pariksha
Lesson 11- Final Research Project guidelines and discussions
Lesson 12- Mock Client Encounters
Total Lessons: 12
Grades; 70% to Pass

Final Quiz-10%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 10%%
Client Encounters-60%
Final Project-20%

Marma, PK and Chikitsa
AC 110- 50 Hrs/13 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC 101, AC 102, AC 103, AC 104, AC 105, AC 108, AC 109

Synopsis: Students shall learn the theory of Ayurvedic support (chikitsa) and apply the principles of Cikitsa and Ayurvedic Support for specific imbalances by creating plans that use meditation, yoga, herbs, lifestyle recommendations, meditation , ahara and vihara etc.
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Lesson Outline
Lesson 1 Principles and Theory of Ayurvedic Support or Chikitsa Plans
Lesson 2 Ahara Chikitsa
Lesson 3 Vihara Chikitsa
Lesson 4 Marma Cikitsa
Lesson 5 Dravya Cikitsa
Lesson 6 Mantra Cikitsa
Lesson 7 Yoga Cikitsa
Lesson 8 Rasayana chikitsa
Lesson 9 Creation of Chikitsa plans
Lesson 10 Chikitsa plans for mock client with dosha imbalance
Lesson 11 Chikitsa plans for mock client with dosha imbalance
Lesson 12- Chikitsa plans for mock client with dhatu imbalance
Lesson 13- Final Research Project
Total Lessons: 13

Grades; 70% to Pass
Timely Completion -5%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 15%%
Final Quizzes-70%
Final Project-20%

Electives
Introduction to Yoga Therapy and Bhagavad Gita
AC104 -50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites-Admission into the program
Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Student 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 Ashtanga Yoga
Lesson 2- yama and niyama
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana
Lesson 4- pranayama,
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
Lesson 6- Meditation and its benefits. Application of meditation,
Lesson 7- textual study, Ayurvedic, spiritual or psychological counseling
Lesson 8- chanting, imagery, prayer, and ritual to meet the needs of the individual.
Lesson 9 Introduction to Kinesiology.
Lesson 10 Musculoskeletel System and Yoga Asanas,
Lesson 11: Asanas for diferent doshas
Lesson 12-Overview of different yoga styles in USA
Total Lessons: 12

Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 100%

Introduction to Sanskrit
AC 111 25 Hrs/5 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into program
Synopsis: Basic introduction to Sanskrit script-devanagari, enunciation and pronunciation. Sanskrit terminology and Sanskrit verses used in Ayurveda Counselor Course
Lesson Outline
Lesson 1 Basic introduction to Sanskrit script-
Lesson 2 Letters of the Devanagari script -part 1
Lesson 3 Enunciation of Devanagari script -part 2
Lesson 4- Sanskrit Terminology from Ayurveda
Lesson 5-Sanskrit Verses
Total Lessons: 5
Grades; 70% to Pass
Final Quizzes-100%

Jyotish and Vastu (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 25 Hrs/5 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into program
Synopsis: Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu, the origin of feng Shui
Lesson Outline
Lesson 1 Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa
Lesson 2 The traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu
Lesson 3 Principles of Vastu and their effect on health and wellbeing
Lesson 4 The 12 constellations and zodiac
Lesson 5 The 12 houses
Total Lessons: 5

Grades; 70% to Pass
Final Quizzes-100%

Note

WE NEED A MINIMUM OF FOUR STUDENTS TO START A NEW GROUP. IF THERE ARE LESS THAN FOUR STUDENTS, WE WILL START BY NEW STUDENT SHADOWING THEIR SENIORS IN CLASS, AND AUDITING CLASSES.