Practitioner-Curriculum

Courses in Ayurveda Practitioner Program

1. Bhaishajya Kalpana (Ayurvedic Herbal Formulations)
2. Sanskrit
3.Panchakarma Planning
4. Ayurvedic Nidan for Specific Imbalances
5. Vedic Astrology
6. Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students
7. Introduction to Pathology for Ayurveda Students

LESSON OUTLINES

Bhaishajya Kalpana
Course Code- BK 101
100 Hrs/23 Lessons

Pre-Requisites: Admission into the Program

Synopsis:Students shall learn the theory and principles of Ayurvedic Pharmocology and creation of formulations for supporting the three doshas, the seven dhatus and the srotas.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 Definition, Introduction and Bhaiṣajya Kalpana Principles
Lesson 2 Energetics- Guṇa, Vīrya, Vipāka and Karma of herbs and Kalpanās
Lesson 3-Introduction to Pañca vidha kaṣāya kalpanā (five basic Ayurvedic formulations)
Lesson 4 Introduction to Ayurvedic Svarasa, Kalka (paste),
Lesson 5- Different Ayurvedic Kaṣāya (decoction),
Lesson 6- Ayurvedic Phāṇṭa (hot infusion) and Hima (cold infusion);Puṣpa Varga (Flowers)
Lesson 7-Kalpanās with one, two, three, five and ten groups of herbs; Haritaki varga
Lesson 8 Design process, storage and labeling of Kalpanā; Guducyadi varga
Lesson 9 Anupana
Lesson 10: Ayurvedic Salves and Aromatics (Karpuradi Varga)
Lesson 11: Ayurvedic Churnams
Lesson 12: Arishta and Asava
Lesson 13: Sneha Kalpana
Lesson 14: Ayurvedic Aveleha
Lesson 15: Ayurvedic Vati
Lesson 16: Rasayana
Lesson 17: Pañcavidha kaṣāya kalpanā as a basis for other kalpanās; Ayurvedic posology
Lesson 18: Kalpanas for Purvakarma plan
Lesson 19: Herbs to support mind
Lesson 20 - Modaks, Ubatans, and, compresses
Lesson 21- Ayurvedic Brhmanaa Shamana, Virechana preparations.
Lesson 22- Group Portfolio collaboration work
Lesson 23- Creating herbal plans for three mock clients

Grades-70% to pass. Grade weightage given below
I. Preparation of Herb kalpanās - 25%
II. Herbal Purvakarma Plan for three mock clients - 15%
III. Forum Discussions and Blogs - 10%
IV. Group Portfolio (workbook) via Google Drive - 10%
V. Quiz - 25%
VI. Final Research Paper-15%

Panchakarma Planning-
PK 102
50 Hrs/10 Lessons
Prerequisites- BK 101

Synopsis: Student shall be able to plan a Panchakarma Detoxification plan for three doshas, in fall and spring for three doshas, dhatu increase or dhatu decrease using the principles of brimhana, langhana, shodhana and shamana.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1. What is Panchkarma
Lesson 2; Benefits, indication contraindication
Lesson 3. Shamana Plan using different cikitsa models
Lesson 4 . Three stages of Panchakarma
Lesson 5- Principles of Purvakarma—Preparation plans
Lesson 6: Principles of Snehana, Agni dipana, and Pachana
Lesson 7: Principles of Vamana, Nasya Karma and Neti
Lesson 8: Principle of Virechana
Lesson 9: Principle of Bastis
Lesson 10: Paschat Karma, Post panchakarma planning
Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-50%
Client Encounters-50%

SANS 103
Sanskrit-60 Hrs/6 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis Student shall gain a better understanding of the Sanskrit Language for their Ayurveda practice, understand Vedic knowledge and improve the Sanskrit language skills.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: Sanskrit Albhabet-Vrana karma
Lesson 2: Special verses from Ayurveda, yoga, and the Bhagavad Gita
Lesson 3:Pronunciation and Enunciation of healing mantras
Lesson 4:Sanskrit Sandhi- roots to words – how words are made in Sanskrit
Lesson 5:Writing with Sanskrit Diacritics
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Glossary

Grades 70% to pass
Written Quiz-50%
Enunciation (Spoken) Quiz-50%

NID 104

Ayurvedic Nidan for Specific Imbalances 100 Hrs/20 Lessons
Prerequisites: BK 101

Synopsis Student shall learn Ayurvedic perspective on different imbalances mentioned in Ancient scriptural text of Madhava Nidan.

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: Ayurvedic Perspective on Imbalance of body, mind and spirit
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on Raktachapa (Hypertension)
Lesson 3: Ayurvedic Perspective on Gridhasi (Sciatica);
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective on Skin imbalances
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective Śītapitta (Urticaria)
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on Arśa (Hemorrhoids)
Lesson 7:Ayurvedic Perspective on Sthaulya (Obesity);
Lesson 8:Ayurvedic Perspective on Prameha (Urinary disease)
Lesson 9:Ayurvedic Perspective on Abdomin Gulma;
Lesson 8:Ayurvedic Perspective on Aśmarī (Urinary calculi)
Lesson 11:Ayurvedic Perspective on Pāṇḍuroga
Lesson 12 Ayurvedic Perspective on Respiratory System (Prāṇavaha srotas)
Lesson 13 Ayurvedic Perspective on Hikkā (Hiccups)
Lesson 14 Ayurvedic Perspective on Stri roga (feminine imbalances)
Lesson 15 Ayurvedic Perspective on Śvāsa (Dyspnea/Asthma)
Lesson 16 Ayurvedic Perspective on Ojas disorders
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Perspective on disorders of seven dhatus
Lesson 18 Ayurvedic Perspective on disorders of Tejas
Lesson 19 Ayurvedic Perspective on Karna, Nasa and Mukha Roga (ENT)
Lesson 20 Ayurvedic Perspective on Vraṇashotha (Inflammation and swelling)
Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-50%
Client Encounters-50%

JYOT 105
Vedic Astrology 38 Hrs/8 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis Student shall study more advanced principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology. Study of sidereal system, the dashas, sub dashas, using astrology software, the twelve houses and their lords.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 Introduction to Jyotish
Lesson 2: The 12 Houses
Lesson 3: Lagnas: Ascendant, Moon, relevant karakas
Lesson 4: The 12 zodiac Signs
Lesson 5: Nakshatras
Lesson 6 - The Vimshottari Dasha System
Lesson 7 Divisional Charts (Vargas)
Lesson 8 - Transits (Gochara)

Grades 70% to pass
Qu iz-100%

AP106
Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students 30 Hrs/7 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis: The student will learn a basics of human body systems and their correlation with Ayurveda system of seven Dhatus, srotas and doshas.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to western anatomy vs Ayurvedic anatomy
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on all the systems in the body, Tissues and Membranes
Lesson 3: Ayurvedic Perspective on Cardiovascular system and Lymphatic System
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective Endocrine System, Musculoskelel system
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on urinary system
Lesson 7: Ayurvedic Perspective on Pain and Headaches

Grades 70% to pass
Quizzes/Tests-100%
classwork-20%

PATH 107
Introduction to General Pathology for Ayurveda Students 30 Hrs/7 Lessons
Pre requisites: AP 106

Synopsis: The students will learn some basic Hetus ( causes and effects) of certain disorders and imbalances from an Ayurvedic Perspective and correlate it to western etiology.

Weekly Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to western pathology vs Ayurvedic pathology and Nidan
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on all the causative factors of imbalance. Comparison with western causes.
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective on Cardiovascular pathologies
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective Endocrine and Musculoskelel pathologies
Lesson 5: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System pathologies
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Perspective on urinary system pathologies
Lesson 7: Ayurvedic Perspective on shula (pain) and Headache pathology

Grades 70% to pass
Quiz/Tests-80%
classwork-20%