Online Ayurveda Courses

History

About us

Our school provides comprehensive instruction in ancient Ayurvedic and Vedic healing practices through online courses. Our online workspace makes distance learning at an affordable rate available for adult learners.

The college was established by Husband and Wife team, Monica B Groover, Ph.D. (Manjulali Dasi), and, Pandit Atul Krishna Das. Both wanted to establish an affordable, online college, based on Samkhya as well as Vedantic principles. The team wanted to make Ayurvedic education affordable by using Open Source Learning Management like Moodle. Other teachers include Dr Aparna Dandekar (threeriversayurveda.com), and, Dr Priyanka Rajan, BAMS, Dr Monika Singhal, MBBS. Guest lectures and yoga therapy lectures may be provided by other highly qualified faculty as well.

Mission

Our mission is to promote alternative, spiritual and holistic wellness education via Ayurveda, an ancient system from India for balancing the mind and body. Ayurveda is a collection of complimentary, holistic and alternative lifestyle practices whose aim is to balance the mind and body through the use of herbs, spices, cooking, meditation, yoga and seasonal cleansing.

Ancient Knowledge, Modern Delivery Our Ayurveda courses are comprehensive yet designed for adult learners and offer flexibility and affordability. Training delivery is experiential and blended. We use online web-conferencing, and open source Learning Management System to create our virtual learning environment

Goals

Support healing through an organic plant based vegetarian diet principles.
To cultivate in our students -love of nature, environment and earth and inner harmony.
To conduct affordable, Ayurvedic Yoga therapy and meditation workshops based on Vedic Principles, rooted in mother nature
To conduct affordable Ayurvedic certificate courses that fulfill NAMA. (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) requirement for Ayurveda Practitioner and Ayurveda Counselor
*To mobilize the students of our certificate courses to conduct onsite workshops, education and coaching as a spiritual and Ayurvedic counselor in their own community.
*To mobilize the students of our certificate courses to conduct onsite workshops, education and coaching as a spiritual and Ayurvedic counselor in their own community
*To create Ayurveda and Yoga course materials, books and manuals

Philosophy
Wholeness : Living in harmony with the nature and earth
Humility: Practicing humility through surrender to nature’s intelligence, and, teaching that to the community
Ahimsa : Living in Harmony with nature and a plant based diet that does not harm the environment and other creatures.
Giving Back : Committing to give back to earth by using organic foods, recycling and restoring nature.
Meditation : Practicing Sadhana, (daily Practice) Restoring balance by meditation
Consciousness : Cultivating inner awareness and knowingness

Our team practices Ayurvedic Vegetarian Diet or are Vegan. Most of the students who join our course also conduct community workshops. We offer excellent online training delivery in United States, with a fraction of a price. Community Workshops are free of charge.

Community Workshops

Onsite workshops are conducted in yoga studios, temples, Radha Madhava Dham at Austin, Soma Vida at downtown Austin. Internships include are 1/4th day of studying followed by Student clinics and live client encounters.

Enrollment Period

School Calendar, Enrollment Periods and Hours of Operation

When does the course begin?
Ayurveda Counselor program begins three times a year. We have three starting seasons- Summer, Fall and Winter.

Upcoming Sessions:

Ayurveda Counselor
Term: Four Quarters with 12 weeks each.
Summer Session- June 1st, 2017-August 2018 (Orientation: May 18th 2017)
Fall Session- October 2017 (Orientation: Sept 21, 2017)
July 1- July 21 - Summer Break
Winter Session- January 2018
Dec 20-Jan 2- Winter Break
All major US holidays are followed, as well as Hindu holiday of Divali (festival of lights).

Ayurveda Practitioner
Term: Two Quarters of 12 weeks each.
Fall Session- October 1st 2017 - April 2018
Orientation: Sept 21, 2017
Winter Break -Dec 20-Jan 2-

Winter Session- January 2018
All major US holidays are followed, as well as Hindu holiday of Divali (festival of lights).

ONLINE CLASS Hours
- Our online classes take place at
Saturdays or Sundays- 7 AM PST – 10 AM PST on first, second and third weekend of the month
Tuesdays 7.30 AM PST – 8.30 AM PST
Wednesdays at 5.30-8 AM PST
Thursdays at 5.30 PM – 7 PM PST.
Last weekend of the month may have an 8 hour intensive from 9 AM to 6 PM
Internship Dates- July 29th-30th 2017, October 28, 29 2017

Grading and Evaluation
Grading
All quizzes and assignments require a C Grade or 70% marks to pass.
Grade GPA Equivalent Percentage
A 4.0 90%-100%
B 3.0 80 % to 89%
C 2.0 70 % to 79%
F 0.0 69% and below
P Pass Not Calculated
W Withdrawal Not Calculated
T Transfer Credit Not Calculated
I Incomplete Not Calculated
R Repeated Not Calculated

Ayurveda Counselor- 600 Hours

This comprehensive online program provides indepth study of foundational concepts needed to become an Ayurveda Counselor. It is divided into four quarters of of 13 weeks each within a 3-4 month period.

UPCOMING SESSIONS 2019-2020:

*Winter Session-January 13th, 2020
*Spring Session-April 2020

Scope

After the successful completion of this program, students will be able to create recommendations to address dosha, dhatu imbalances using dietary, lifestyle and contemplative practices like meditation, herbs, yoga, self-care strategies to encourage a lifestyle of balance.

What can an Ayurvedic Counselor do

Job Prospects and Placement Policy

Ayurveda Counselor graduates may be existing Herbalists, other health practitioners, Massage Therapists, Yoga teachers etc. who use Ayurveda as an adjunct to their prominent practice to counsel their existing clients.

The Ayurvedic Counselor can provide public education regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda at Yoga Schools, or, provide lifestyle, herbal, yoga and self-care recommendations based on Ayurveda for their own clients, or clients of Alternative Health Centers, Wellness Spas. In addition the Ayurvedic Counselor will be able to educate the general public regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda.

Our school does not provide any job Assistance.

NAMA membership
National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a self-regulating membership organization has guidelines that require 600 Hours of Ayurveda training in order to apply for a professional membership Association. In addition, it also mandates a NATIONAL BOARD EXAM for Ayurveda Counselor. Our program prepares the student to take the NAMA BOARD examm and meet the Ayurveda Counselor competencies required for professional membership at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor with NAMA.

Program Subjects

The program is divided into four terms of 12-13 weeks each. From January 2020, our program will have five terms of 12 weeks each.
We call them quarter terms. Here are some sample progressions of how classes take place. Click on Curriculum to look at lesson outlines and detailed syllabus.

HOW DOES ONLINE TRAINING WORK?

Online classes are the latest, and newest way for education delivery. Instructors can teach online more naturally by either using high-definition video, OR, use multimedia presentations, whiteboard, share files, collaborate in real time and allow students to take live online quizzes, or, do classwork by doing collaborative groupwork open assignments.

Online courses make traveling obsolete, and, allow students and instructors to participate sitting right in front of their using personal computers, iPhones, iPads or smart-phones (for Webex Meetings OR ZOOM Meetings).

Our online moodle LMS (Learning Management System) provides comprehensive reports when pre recorded classes is viewed. We have a plugin that gives reports on time spent on streaming video classes also

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE

A student may be given a credit for previous Ayurveda related education from a NAMA registered institute, at the discretion of the school in Ayurveda Counselor program.

We have not entered a credit transfer agreement with any other educational institution.

DISCLAIMER:

Please note that Ayurveda is not recognized by FDA, and remains a holistic health modality, recognized as a complimentary medicine in only some states in USA. Ayurveda and its practitioners are not meant to treat, diagnose or assess any disease

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 Lessons are completed within each quarter.

SAMPLE (Actual term may differ)

Term 1

AC 101, AC 102, AC 103

Electives-Yoga Therapy
5 Client Encounters

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

Term 3
Ayurveda Internship AC 107
Ayurvedic Herbs- AC 108
Cikitsa AC 110
Client Encounters during Internship

Term 4
Elective-Sanskrit, Vastu, Jyotish
25 Client encounters
Research Paper

Unit Description

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira/ (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 70 Hrs/18 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 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 L iver
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 ass ociated with all dhatus- part2
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Support for dhatu and srota imbalances
Lesson 18 Client Encounter Observation

LESSON OUTLINE
Total Lessons: 9
Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Other Assignments- 50%


Ayurvedic Concept of Mind
AC106 50 Hrs/12 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, Function of manas and manohava srotas
Lesson 3 Soul or atma Consciousness-in living beings
.Lesson 4 Manasa Prakrti-Sattva, Rajas, and Tamasa
Lesson 5 Doshas and the Mind
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 Seven Chakras and Prana Koshas
Lesson 10 Ahara and Vihara Cikitsa for Manasa,
Lesson 11 Interview techniques, Scope and Mock clients
Lesson 12 Herbs and Pranayama support for the Mind

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 50%
Quizzes-25%
Interview Techniques-25%
Ayurvedic Client Encounters

AC107 50 Hrs./12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102

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.)

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1 Ethics
Lesson 2 Scope of Practice
Lesson 3 HIPPAA and FDA Laws
Lesson 4 Use of forms and questionnaires
Lesson 5 Ayurveda Counseling Skills
Lesson 6 Client Encounters Demonstration
Lesson 7 Client Observations
Lesson 8 Demonstration of threefold pariksha
Lesson 9 Demonstration of tenfold pariksha
Lesson 10 Different client demographics
Lesson 11 Writing up Cikitsa plan for clients
Lesson 12 Client Follow up

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: Pass or Fail. (In person or Online participation is specified in Transcript)

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 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 7-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-Rasa Pancadi- Virya, Vipaka, Guna, Karma and Prabhava

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 25%
Final Quizzes-50%
Final Project-25%

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 1 Introduction to Ayurvedic Roga Nidan
Lesson 2 Vyadhi and its classification
Lesson 3: Jihva and Mukha Pariksha
Lesson 4: Nadi and Drik Pariksha
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- Ashta Vidha Pariksha
Lesson 10- Concept of Kaya Cikitsa
Lesson 11- Final Research Project guidelines and discussions
Lesson 12- Client Encounter Observations

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% to Pass
Final Quiz-10%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 10%
Client Encounters-60%
Final Project-20%
Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 45 Hrs/8 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC 101
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.)
Lesson Outline
Lesson 1 Introduction to 108 Marmas
Lesson 2 Application of Marmas in your practice
Lesson 3 Marmas of Back, Legs and and Feet
Lesson 4 Marma, Chakras and Crystals
Lesson 5 Energy Healing of Marmas
Lesson 6 Marma and Nadis
Lesson 7 Practicing Marma Cikitsa on self and clients
Lesson 8 Marma and Herbal Oils (tailams) and Herbal Pastes (Lepas)
Total Lessons: 8
Grades: 70% to Pass
Marma Video or in person Deomonstration-70%
Final Project-20%

Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111 30 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
Sanskrit Enunciation Quiz- 100%

Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 35 Hrs/6 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 houses, constellations and zodiac
Lesson 5 Vastu principles for a home
Lesson 6 Vastu Tools

Total Lessons: 6
Grades; 70% to Pass
In class quiz-50%
Forum Discussions -50%

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

Total Lessons: 9
Grades; 70% to Pass
Quizzes-50%
Other Assignments-50%

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.

Assignments

How to submit Online Assignments?

Essays, blogs and discussion assignments - may be posted on our online forums.

Quiz shared with the student in a pdf format may be completed by using any prereader, or handwritten. Then, the quiz can be shared via email, physically posted to our address, faxed, or, scanned and email to us. (See instructions)

• Completed Quizzes and Final Research Project can be faxed to us OR, shared via Google Drive in a PDF or a WORD format. Alternatively, Final Research Project and Completed Quizzes may be posted to our admin office.

• Client Encounters are only accepted in person, or, via Physical Post, and, will not be accepted via email.

• Online Workbooks (if applicable to the course) are ebooks with some notes section. These may be used to determine your attentiveness during online class. They may also be used in online class, to type in notes, do group assignments, or note your observations or during group discussions. A pdf copy may be emailed to us.

Or, you can print and physically post to us, emailed to us, or the scanned portion of classwork and notes may be emailed to the instructor.

• Online Workbook may also be shared by the instructor from their google drive account with the student’s email address for live collaboration between instructor and student, or for assignments. Example- create an online dosha test form or create a meditation and lifestyle recommendation plan for a mock client with vata imbalance. These should be completed in Google Drive itself. It can also be downloaded, printed and posted to us at at our admin office

Admission Requirements

For those who are browsing, and, not sure if they want to join the program, please call and talk to us first before filling the application form. Phone: 5126929162. Leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Step 1 Fill this Online Application Form if you are ready to start your program within 3 months. If you decide not to pursue the program after filling the application form, please inform us.

Here are the requirements that we look at for admissions.

Age Minimum age to join this program is 18 years old before the first day of class.

Language: Students must have a high school diploma with basic English language skills. This maybe a US or International High School English Language Arts with minimum 60% scores. Alternatively, if you did not have English in your high school, then TOEFL iBT® test taken within 2 years of date of application will suffice. Minimum acceptance TOEFL iBT® scores should be between 17-23 for listening skills, 15-21 for reading and writing skills. Speaking skills may be 10-17.

Read more at
https://www.ets.org/toefl
and
https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/

Equipment Requirement: As this is an online course, Students must have a laptop or a desktop computer, a webcam, a headset, and, a reliable internet access with internet speeds upto 3.1 Mbps - 6 Mbps to participate in the distant learning online course. This will help the student keep up with class communications and access to research and study resources. Students do not need to buy or download any software. However, students may be required to download a FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes via their smartphones, or, tablets.

Computer Quiz This is determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available by downloading from link below.

Personal Interview A personal interview will be conducted with each student prior to acceptance as part of our selection criteria.

Payment

Ayurvedic Counselor Program- :

TUITION

Tuition Fees- $2880 may be paid in monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• Books and Course Materials- 500*
• Tools/Herbs- $80*
• Shipping- Calculated as per USPS priority
• Internship-$300 (applicable for onsite internship only)
• $50 -Application fees
• Total $3810
*** Course Materials – Books= $260
*** School Manuals, Posters-$240

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount): Full tuition payment can be made for a 10% discount in the tuition. (A discount of $288). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan of student’s choice for 6 months, or, in full.

Quarterly Tuition Plan (5% discount): A discount of $144 in the tuition fees. An initial payment of $912 towards tuition fees, and, at least 25% of materials cost must be received at least 15 days prior to the first scheduled class. Two more equal payments will be withdrawn from credit card on file before the next term or from your bank account . There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan every four weeks, or, coordinated with the school.

Monthly Payment Plan: 12 flexible payments payable over 12 months. (The School Materials fee and the first payment of $240 due 15 days before first day of class. Rest may be paid via 11 flexible payment plans of equal payments.). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan every four weeks, or, coordinated with the school.

• All initial payments include a $50 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class.

• Course Material Payment is due before the first day of class.

• *If the student chooses to buy any textbooks themselves from Amazon, or directly from the publisher then, the cost is prorated. Please note that the price of textbooks is subject to change from publishers.

Cost of Ayurveda Practitioner:

*Tuition: $2450 - Maybe paid monthly at $350 at no monthly interest in seven installments. (10% discount if paid in advance, and, 5% discount if paid every 3 months)

*Books and materials: $300 apx. (prorated if student buys books directly from amazon or the publisher)

*Application Fees- $50 (Due only after the student has been accepted into the program)

*Total: $2900

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY for Counselor and Practitioner Program

1. A student can cancel within 72 hours for a full refund. An administrative fees of $100 will be charged.

3. If a student withdraws or is otherwise terminated, the school or college may retain not more than $100 in administrative fees charged for the entire program. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the course or program.

4. A student may not collect a refund if the student has completed or started 90 percent of the lessons for which the student has been charged on the effective date of withdrawal or termination. (Applicable to Counselor and Practitioner Program, not to Yoga programs. Yoga program fees is not refundable after 2 months of enrollment.)

4. Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies are handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees.

5. A student who withdraws for a reason unrelated to the student’s academic status after the 60 percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade of “incomplete” and permitted to re-enroll in the course or program during the 12-month period, for a fees of $100. After the 12 month period, the student's re enrollment in the program is at the full discretion of the college.

School Policies

School Policies

1. NON PAYMENT OF FEES

If student has not paid installments on time, it may result in automatic suspension, and/or limited course access by our online learning management system (LMS).

Students can request a grace period for upto 1 weeks for delaying flexible payment plan by writing an email to admissions office. The grace period MUST be approved by the admissions.

Any student who is a no show for more than two weeks online, or, on the classes, and, has not paid is considered to have forfeited their admissions and forfeited the course.

2. REFUND POLICY:

For flexible payment plans, workshops, and, webinars there are no refunds. Please check carefully before you pay. One month notice is required before opting out of the course. If a student requires a transcript or record of classes attended, they must have paid their dues and 1 month notice.

For students who have paid all their dues in advance, refunds are available upto 3 business days, as long as the material has not been shared online, or, shipped, and/or the student has not been given access to online resources. All distant learning materials are non returnable.

If there is an act of God, or a medical emergency, a life or a death situation, a pro rated refund may be given at the discretion of the college for $24 per session attended online and $100 for each day of onsite class attendance, and, $150 for Level 1 Materials, $350 for Level 2 Materials.

3. Restart Policy:

All students who are not able to complete their course on
time, must re enroll if they wish to start the classes.

Students of certain course programs may put their enrollment on 'hold' or 'freeze' temporarily for medical or emergency reasons. However, this must be approved by the college. (They may restart with the next group provided there is a course and a new group starting)

There may be a penalty fees from $50-$300 depending on the course, if the students needs to re enroll again. The re-enrollment is dependent on the college, and, if there is space in the new group. If the fees of the course has increased in the new enrollment group or new year when restarting-then student must pay the balance.

Please note that re-starting the classes is at at the discretion of the college.

3.Payment Methods

We usually keep a credit card on file, or, invoice via paypal or square.

We will also hold your credit card information on file. Failure to pay will automatically result in suspension from enrollment, till all dues are paid.

Cheque If opting to pay by cheque, please send monthly Payments payable to SAN DIEGO COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA and, send to SDCOA Admin Office in Austin, TX

Please first send the front and back photo of the cheque to admissions info@ayurveda-california.org so we can process your enrollment while waiting for the cheque in transit.

CREDIT CARD over the Phone

We can process a credit card over the phone. Please specify in the application how you would like to be billed.

Compared to other Ayurveda Colleges, our course fees is fraction of the price. Course fees start from $500 onwards.

4. SDCOA has the right to refuse admissions to any student unenrolling, or reenrolling in a new course, or, the next level.

5. Any kind of unwanted behaviors via email, phone, web, or bullying against other students, or, teachers, or the school itself will be grounds for suspension.

6. In order to get transcripts, an entire course unit must be completed, and, all payments must be paid.

Sample Class Progression

Quarter 1-Week 1- Week 13
Hours Completed: *200
Lessons completed: 48

AC101-60 Hrs
AC-102-60 Hrs
AC103 -80 Hrs
*AC104- 50 Hrs

*(AC104 Yoga Therapy may either be done in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2 depending on what time of year the program started)

Grading Schedule
All lessons and Assignments for the subjects taught this quarter must be completed by week 13.
Pass Percentage: 70%.
(70% is considered satisfactory progress)

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Quarter 2: Week 14- Week 26
Hours Completed: 150 Hrs
Lessons completed: 52

*AC104- 50 Hrs
AC105 -100 Hrs
AC 106-50 Hrs

*(May either be done in Quarter 1 or Quarter 2 depending on what time of year the program started)

Grading Schedule
20 client encounters should be completed by end of this quarter
All lessons and Assignments for the subjects taught this quarter must be completed by week 12.
Pass Percentage: 70%.
(70% is considered satisfactory progress)
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Quarter 3: Week 27- Week 39

Hours Completed: 150 Hrs

Lessons completed: 32
AC108-50 Hrs
AC-109-50 Hrs

Grading Schedule
Grading Period: 10 client encounters should be completed by end of this quarter
All lessons and Assignments for the subjects taught this quarter must be completed by week 12.
Pass Percentage: 70%.
(70% is considered satisfactory progress) Hours

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Quarter 4: Week 40-Week 52

Completed: 150 Hrs
Lessons completed: 15
AC110 - 50 Hrs
AC111 -50 Hrs
AC112 -50 Hrs

Grading Schedule

20 client encounters by end of this quarter
All lessons and Assignments for the subjects taught this quarter must be completed by week 12.
Pass Percentage: 70%.
(70% is considered satisfactory progress)
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Internship
As internship usually happens in summer, it will fall during Quarter 2 for those who began their program in winter, Quarter 3 for those who begin in fall and Quarter 4 for those who begin in summer.

Textbooks

Suggested Texts and Materials

The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2003 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 3 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2012 by Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole Copyright (c)2006, 2013 Sebastian Pole
The Ageless Woman: Nancy Lonsdorf MD Copyright © 2004 MCD Century Publications, LLC
Ayurveda Secrets of Healing: Maya Tiwari Copyright(c)1995, Lotus Press
Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade Copyright(c)2001, Lotus Press
Essential Guide for Ayurveda Students part 1, Monica B Groover Copyright 2017 by Monica Groover
Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan, Copyright 2006 by Five Elements Press
Altars of Power and Grace-Michael and Robin Maestro Copyright 2004(c) Michael and Robin Mastro
The way of Vastu (available on kindle-online edition)-Michael Mastro Copyright 2006(c) Michael Mastro
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles. Copyright(c)2006 by Lotus Press
School Manuals for Ayurveda Counselor Program (AC101,AC102, AC103, AC104,AC105,AC106,AC107,AC108,AC109, AC110, AC111, and AC112) Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover
School Manual BK101 Copyright(c)2017 Monica B Groover
School Manual PK101 Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover

Internship

ONLINE CLIENT ENCOUNTERS (Internship)

Fifty Client Encounters count towards Internship.

Client encounters are done in person by traveling to us for internship, OR, online, via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any appropriate secure online video software being used by school.

Client Encounters online may cover the following:


Method 1:

Observation: Student observes the teacher, or, an advanced Practitioner student with a client via video. These may be broadcast client appointments with virtual video software with secure connection. Students get a chance to ask questions post interview. Twenty five hours of observation and client encounters may be done via observation.


Method 2.

Student/client one-on-one, may be done offline, under the supervision of the instructor with student’s family, community, friends, or other students within the group, and completed encounters may be posted via mail to the schools physical address. These are then reported to the school with actual paperwork.

Upto 25 client encounter and 25 hours of time must be devoted to the client one one. Student is required to note client interview time in each report sent. Feedback on client encounters is given to the student via phone, or, online meeting software.

Alternative Option

Observation: Student observes the teacher, or, an advanced Practitioner student with a client in person* by traveling to our location, or, buddying up with an advanced student near them.

Direct Supervision: Student then does the client encounters under the direct observation of the TA, Practitioner Student or the teacher. Feedback is given in person. Reports are written offline and posted to the school.

*If student is planning to attend in person in Austin, they must bear the cost of airfare, travel and hotel.

Final Research Project
To enhance in-class learning, students are required to complete a final project outside of class related to the theory and practice of Ayurveda AC109-50 Hrs, AC 110- 50, or, AC108 50 Hrs subjects.

This shall be facilitated by the class instructors. The project can take the form of workshops arranged by the school for the community, visiting Ayurveda shops or spas in your area, or, and/or writing articles for the school blog, and/or, doing research and reporting your findings, and/or conducting free Ayurveda seminars in their own community, etc.

The final project report must be completed no later than last day of the class in Quarter 4.

Program Cost

Ayurvedic Counselor Program Cost 2019-2020 (60 Weeks program):

TUITION

Tuition Fees- $3570 may be paid in 14 monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• Electronic Course Materials- 240*
• Tools/Herbs- $100
• Shipping- Calculated as per USPS priority
• Application fees-$50
Total $3965

* School Manuals, Handouts, Study Aids (NOT TEXT BOOKS)

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount apx.): Full tuition payment can be made for apx 10% discount in the tuition. (A discount of $357). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan of three installments.

Monthly Payment Plan: 14 flexible payments of $255 payable over 14 months. Money is withdrawn from the credit card on file on the 15th of every month.

(The School Materials fees, application fees & the first payment of $255 due 15 days before first day of class. Rest may be paid via flexible payment plans of equal payments).

• All initial payments include a $50 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class. Credit card must be on file for flexible payment plans.

• Application fees and Course Material Payment is due before the first day of class.

Ayurveda Practitioner

SCOPE This online program that prepares the student to prepare more comprehensive Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle, spiritual, and Ayurvedic Herbal formula recommendations to remove imbalances and restore health as defined in Vedic and other classical Sanskrit authorities in the Indian tradition.

Practitioners also practice health promotion by preparing custom-fit Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle programs, detox and rejuvenation plans and herbal formulas for their clients. Compared to Counselor program, this program includes deeper instruction in Sanskrit; Vedic Astrology history, philosophy, and principles of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic pharmacology; herbal formulations for specific imbalances; foundation in Anatomy & Physiology related to Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Nidan & Cikitsa, Client communication; therapeutic modalities; Panchkarma detoxification theory and practice.

The Counselor can suggest ahara (basic diet) according to dosha and Lifestyle coaching. In comparison, the Practitioner can work with someone who has a chronic disorder and work with their acupuncturist, or, naturopath, or massage therapist to create a herbal recommendation, dosha, and coaching plan

NAMA National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a self-regulating membership organization has guidelines for Ayurveda Practitioners.

Our Ayurveda Practitioner program meets competencies required for professional membership at the Ayurvedic Practitioner with NAMA. Please note that AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER BOARD EXAM offered through NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association) requirements will come into effect from Dec 1, 2017.

Job Prospects and Placement Policy

Ayurveda Practitioner graduates may begin an independent Ayurveda Practice, or, if they are existing holistic health professionals, integrate it with their existing practice The Ayurvedic Practitioner can provide public education regarding Ayurveda at Ayurveda Schools, Alternative Health Centers , Yoga Therapy or schools or centers. In addition, they can provide lifestyle, herbal formulations, yoga and self-care recommendations based on Ayurvedic Medicine for clients of Alternative Health Centers, Wellness Spas, Yoga centers.

Teachers
Aparna Dandekar, D.0., A.P.
Monica B Groover, Ph.D., AD (NAMA Membership)
Priyanka Rajan, B.A.M.S
Monica Singhal, M.B.B.S, AP

NARAYANA AYURVEDA AND YOGA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY JOB PLACEMENT OR JOB ASSISTANCE.

DISCLAIMER:

Please note that Ayurveda is not recognized by FDA, and remains a holistic health modality, recognized as a complimentary medicine in only some states in USA. Ayurveda and its practitioners are not meant to treat, diagnose or assess any disease

Admission Requirements

• Age
Minimum age to join this program is 18 years old before the first day of class.

• Language:

Students must have a high school diploma with basic English language skills. This maybe a US or International High School English Language Arts with minimum 60% scores. Alternatively, if you did not have English in your high school, then TOEFL iBT® test taken within 2 years of date of application will suffice. Minimum acceptance TOEFL iBT® scores should be between 17-23 for listening skills, 15-21 for reading and writing skills. Speaking skills may be 10-17. Read more at https://www.ets.org/toefl and https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/

• Equipment Requirement:

As this is an online course, Students must have a laptop or a desktop computer, a webcam, a headset, and, a reliable internet access with internet speeds upto 3.1 Mbps - 6 Mbps to participate in the distant learning online course. This will help the student keep up with class communications and access to research and study resources. Students do not need to buy or download any software. However, students may be required to download a FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes via their smartphones, or, tablets.

• Computer Quiz

This is determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available below.

Alumni and existing students of Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga Academy applying to this program need not take the computer skills test.

Education

Students must have the equivalent of an Ayurvedic Counselor 600 Hrs certification from Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy, or, any NAMA reviewed school. NAMA needs a student to have 1000 Hours of education to get a Ayurveda Practitioner membership with them. The combination of 600 Hours of Counselor and 408 Hours of Practitioner makes it a total of 1008 Hours and fulfills the NAMA requirement.

• Personal Interview

A personal interview will be conducted with each student prior to acceptance as part of our selection criteria.

Online Training Delivery

HOW DOES ONLINE TRAINING WORK

The program is a mix of distance learning and live online virtual classes via Webex or Zoom meetings. The only time you may have to travel here is for internship. (However, we can waive that on a case by case basis)

Online classes are the latest, and newest way for education delivery. Instructors can teach online more naturally by using high-definition video, or, use multimedia presentations, whiteboard, share files, collaborate in real time and allow students to take live online quizzes, or, do classwork by doing collaborative groupwork open assignments we call online ‘workbooks ’

Online courses make traveling obsolete, and, allow students and instructors to participate sitting right in front of their using personal computers, iPhones, iPads or smart-phones (for Web-ex Meetings).. Our online classes take place at 7 AM PST on weekends, and, Wednesdays at 5.30 PM PST.

ONLINE CLASS SOFTWARE and APP- For live online lectures, we may use either Webex online meetings, Zoom meetings or other HIPAA Compliant software. We may use VSEE HIPAA messenger for internship or live client encounters. . Students do not need to buy or download software, as most of the software we use are is cloud based.

Simply using the link provided by the school, should place you in a class meeting. However, students may need to download a FREE WEBEX or Zoom APP, if they want to login from their smartphone or tablet. Students need only put in the meeting number and password provided to them by facilitator in order to be placed in meeting or online class.

The benefits of online training are:

• Classes are recorded and available for viewing(for a limited time).
• Online live classes may offer live quizzes, polls, collaborating on documents, and online attendance.
• Gototraining in-session Activities feature allows students to view videos and work together on documents hence encouraging small group interaction.
• Automatic attendance reports, test results and evaluations
• Students can log into our online ‘class’ meetings (webinars), or online sessions without leaving their home or work. Some classes are also available using mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads or any smartphone that can host the WebEx app.
HIPAA compliant secure software for sharing confidential information during client encounters.
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Moodle Learning Management System

During off-class hours we use the MOODLE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS), which works as a virtual campus and students workspace. All the classes, presentations, ebooks, manuals, message board and announcements, school calender is posted here. Simply login with the username and password provided by the school to your course number. The username and password are given to the students via usps or email.

Check out or Moodle Workspace
http://ayurveda-wellness-institute.org/workspace/

PROGRAM LENGTH

PROGRAM LENGTH: 24 weeks
Quarter System with 24 weeks each. Each quarter is 12 weeks.

School Policy on Satisfactory Progress
Student must complete all their assignments by end of each quarter.
Grading Period: Every 8 weeks.
Grading Schedule: At the end of 8 weeks, 16 weeks, and, 24 Weeks

Quarter 1:
Hours Covered- 210 Hrs
Lesson Plans Completed--39
Bk 101-100 Hrs,
PK 102- 50 Hrs
Sans 103 60 Hrs,

Quarter 2-
Hours Covered- 198 Hrs
Lesson Plans Completed- 42
NID 104 100 Hrs
JYOT 105 38 Hours,
AP 106 30 Hrs
PATH 107 30 Hrs

Class Schedule:

ONLINE ‘live’ classes 7 AM PST– 10 AM PST Saturdays
And/OR
Wednesdays at 5.30 PM PST. – 7 PM

End of every 12 weeks, a weekend 9 AM- 5 PM intensive
Internship may be done online or in person

All online quizzes, reading, final project, watching archived class recordings, and, assignments are done offline at a student owns time. Classwork may be given like class-workbooks may happen during class times.
When can a student sign up? Student must apply at least 15 working days before the first day of class (September 3 in this case), or, as early as 2 months before the class begins. When admissions open, it is listed on the website.

Practitioner-Curriculum

We have updated the hours and lessons for 2019-2020 Group. Below you will find the updated curriculum followed by 2018-2019 curriculum.

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

BK 101: Bhaishajya Kalpana
100 Hrs/17 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),- Ayurvedic Phāṇṭa (hot infusion) and Hima (cold infusion);Puṣpa Varga (Flowers)
Lesson 6-Kalpanās with one, two, three, five and ten groups of herbs; Haritaki varga
Lesson 7 Design process, storage and labeling of Kalpanā; Guducyadi varga
Lesson 8 Anupana, Ayurvedic Salves and Aromatics (Karpuradi Varga)
Lesson 9: Ayurvedic Churnams, Vatis, Arishta and Asava, Sneha & Aveleha Kalpana
Lesson 10: Modaks, Ubatans, and, compresses
Lesson 11- Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic Herbs
Lessons 12: Common Western Herbs and Weeds
Lesson 13: Natural Body Care using Ayurvedic Herbs
Lesson 14: Contraindications and Indications
Lesson 15: Herbal Livelihoods
Lesson 16: Topical Kalpanas in Ayurveda
Lesson 17: Brhmanaa Shamana, Virechana preparations.

Grades-70% to pass.
I. Preparation of Herb kalpanās - 50%
II. Forum Discussions and Blogs - 20%
III. Quiz - 30%
IV. Final Project- Pass or Fail (No grades)

PK 102: Panchakarma Planning-
50 Hrs/12 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 shaman

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1. What is Panchkarma; Panchakarma in United States in Spa Setting
Lesson 2; Benefits, indication contraindication and Three stages of Panchakarma
Lesson 3. Shamana Plan using different cikitsa models
Lesson 4 . Principles of Purvakarma—Preparation plans, pathya and apathya
Lesson 6: Principles of Snehana, Agni dipana, and Pachana
Lesson 7: Principles of Vamana, Nasya Karma, VIrechana, and Neti
Lesson 8: Principle of Bastis
Lesson 9: Purvakarma, Paschat Karma, Post panchakarma planning for 10 clients
Lesson 10- Shirodhara, Nasya, Abhyanga, Vamana
Lesson 11- Pizhichil and Elakizhi and Netra Tarpana treatments
Lesson 12- Svedanam and Netra Tarpana
Grades 70% to pass
Creation of PK Plan – 25%

Quiz-25%
Practicum/Client observation-50%
Final Project- No Grade (Pass or Fail)

SANS 103: Sanskrit
150 Hrs/20 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 Ashtanga Hrdyam
Lesson 3:Pronunciation and Enunciation from Asthanga Hrdyam
Lesson 4:Sanskrit Sandhi- roots to words – how words are made in Sanskrit
Lesson 5:Writing with Sanskrit Diacritics
Lesson 6: Ayurvedic Glossary
Lesson 7: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Sutra Sthana
Lesson 8: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Sharira Sthana
Lesson 9: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Cikitsa Sthana
Lesson 10: Verses from Asthanga Hrdyam: Nidana
Lesson 11: Verses from Madhava Nidan
Lesson 12: Verses from Sharangadhara Samhita
Lesson 13: Verses from Bhava Prakasha – Part 1
Lesson 14: Verses from Bhava Prakasha – Part 2
Lesson 15: Verses from Bhava Prakasha – Part 3
Lesson 16 Introdution to Caraka Samhita- Part 1
Lesson 17- Introduction to Caraka Samhita- Part 2
Lesson 18-Introduction to Caraka Samhita- Part 3
Lesson 19-Introduction to Bhashajya Ratnavali
Lesson 20- Introduction to Sushruta Samhita

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

NID 104: Ayurvedic Nidan for Specific Imbalances
100 Hrs/28 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)
Lesson 21 Dashavidha Pariksha on 5 clients
Lesson 22 Ashtavidha Pariksha on 5 clients
Lesson 23 Trividha Pariksha on 5 clients
Lesson 25: Introduction to Madhav Nidan
Lesson 26: Introduction to Caraka Samhita
Lesson 27: Introduction to Bhava Prakasha
Lesson 28: Ashtanga Ayurveda

Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-50%
Client Encounters-50%

JYOT 105: Vedic Astrology & Vastu

50 Hrs/14 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, and, learn to apply the system of Vastu to correct doshas of the land, geopathic stress. This course requires watching pre recorded lessons.

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)
Lesson 10- Using a Compass in Vastu
Lesson 11-Geopathic Stress
Lesson 12-Outside Vastu Corrections
Lesson 13-Indoor Vastu Corrections
Lesson 14-Mock Vastu Client Encounters

Grades 70% to pass
Quiz-100%

AP106: Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students
50 Hrs/12 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: Homeostasis and Digestion: Ayurvedic Perspective
Lesson 3: Endocrine System and Ayurveda
Lesson 4: Uro-genital system and Ayurveda
Lesson 5 Ayurvedic Perspective on all the systems in the body, Tissues and Membranes
Lesson 6 Ayurvedic Perspective on Cardiovascular system and Lymphatic System
Lesson 7: Musculoskelel system and Ayurveda
Lesson 8: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System
Lesson 9: Ayurvedic Perspective on urinary system
Lesson 10: Anatomy of Pain; An ayurvedic perspective
Lesson 11: Reproductive system of Humans; Ayurvedic viewpoint
Lesson 12: Respiratory system and Ayurveda

Grades 70% to pass
Quizzes/Tests-100% (Classwork word removed)

PATH 107: Introduction to General Pathology for Ayurveda Students
100 Hrs/20 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
Lesson 8: Pharmocology in Ayurveda – Part 1
Lesson 9: Introduction to Lab reports
Lesson 10: Kriyakala and Dosha Gati
Lesson 11: Reproductive Pathologies
Lesson 12: Language of Medicine: Learning Greek and Latin roots
Lesson 13: Thyroid issues
Lesson 14 Hemorrhoids
Lesson 15 Skin Pathologies
Lesson 16 Pharmocology in Ayurveda – Part 2
Lesson 17 Pharmocology and Ayurveda- Part 3
Lesson 18- Acute imbalances
Lesson 19- Metabolic Disorders
Lesson 20-Chronic Disorders

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

Ayurvedic Pathya AP108-50 Hours/11 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into the Course

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 Pathya for imbalances
Lesson 2 Detoxifying-Langhana Therapies and Recipes
Lesson 3 Brmhna-Tonifying Therapies and Recipes
Lesson 4 Ayurvedic recipes during imbalances
Lesson 5 Ayurvedic Apathya in a client care setting
Lesson 6 Bhava Prakasha-Krtanna Varga, Vari Varga,
Lesson 7 Bhava Prakasha-Shaka Varga, Amra Varga
Lesson 8 Ama in Chronic conditions in Vata, Pitta and Kapha
\Lesson 9: Lipids and Lipid Tests
Lesson 10: Carbohydrates and Glucose
Lesson 11: Proteins
Grades: 70% to pass
Evaluation-Final Quiz: 70%
Cooking Practicum: 30%
Final Project: Pass/Fail (No Grade)

AP109 Introduction to Business 50 Hrs/11 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis: As Ayurveda grows popularity in US, majority of Ayurveda program graduates choose to take an entrepreneurial role and open their own business. This 50 Hour seminar is especially designed to support the Ayurveda entrepreneur in US with some basic business education. Real time and best practice lessons from existing entrepreneurs will enhance the students knowledge.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Introduction to Business and how it applies to Ayurveda
Lesson 2 Business Organization and Entity
Lesson 3: Managing, organizing your Ayurveda Business Structure
Lesson 4: Taxes. City codes & permits
Lesson 5: General Principles of Marketing and Case Studies-
Lesson 6: Website, Promotion and Networking
Lesson 7: Case studies of successful Ayurveda business entrepreneurs
Lesson 8: Creating your own business plan
Lesson 9: Creating a website, marketing materials
Lesson 10: Search Engine Optimization: Campaigns online (Google Marketing)
Lesson 11: Networking and creating awareness

Grades: 70% to pass.
Creation of Portfolio-30%
Quiz-70%

AP110: Ayurveda Internship 200 Hours/16 Lessons
Pre-requisites: Admission into the course

Synopsis: Ayurveda internship is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for Ayurvedic clinical practice. Student interns will actively participate in client care while under the supervision of an ayurvedic practitioner in an office setting. Students will also engage in various other educational experiences, observe 50 client encounters and in addition conduct 50 client encounters and submit written reports. Part of this internship takes place in person in Austin, Texas. For those who cannot complete the internship, externship option is an option for international students.

Lesson 01 Observation, deduction and reports of Hetus by using nadi pariksha.
Lesson 02 Observation and demonstration of trividha pariksha
Lesson 03 Observation and demonstration of dashavidha pariksha
Lesson 04 Observation and demonstration of jihva pariksha
Lesson 05 Observation and demonstration of mukha (Face) pariksha
Lesson 06 Rugna Patrakam- Intake form for Practitioner students
Lesson 07 Formulate an Ayurvedic management and cikitsa plan incorporating nutrition, lifestyle recommendations
Lesson 08 Formulate an Ayurvedic Management and clikts aplan incorporating, herbs, and/or Panchakarma suggestions.
Lesson 09 Keeping, organizing and filling client records
Lesson 10 Demonstrate appropriate hygiene in the clinical environment.
Lesson 11 Demonstrate effective communication with diverse audiences
Lesson 12 Generate and maintain accurate and legible client records and history.
Lesson 13 Use at least three limbs of the eightfold assessment to assess the state of malas
Lesson 14 Observation and demonstration of eightfold assessment
Lesson 15 Effective Follow up technique demonstration
Lesson 16 Effective use of time during a client encounter
Grades: Pass or Fail
(In person or Online participation specified in the transcript)

2018-2019 CURRICULUM

LESSON OUTLINES

Bhaishajya Kalpana
Course Code- BK 101
100 Hrs/23 Lessons
Teacher: Monica Groover, Ph.D.

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%

AP109 Introduction to Business 50 Hrs/20 Lessons
Pre requisites: Admission into the program

Synopsis: As Ayurveda grows popularity in US, majority of Ayurveda program graduates choose to take an entrepreneurial role and open their own business. This 50 Hour seminar is especially designed to support the Ayurveda entrepreneur in US with some basic business education. Real time and best practice lessons from existing entrepreneurs will enhance the students knowledge.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Business and how it applies to Ayurveda
Lesson 2: Understanding the Business System in your state- 2 hrs
Lesson 3: Small Business, and New Venture Creation - 3 Hr
Lesson 4: Conducting Business Ethically and Responsibly-1 Hr
Lesson 5: Entrepreneurship Possibilities in Ayurveda 4 Hrs
Lesson 6: Part 2: Business Organization and Entity—15 Hours
Lesson 7: Managing, organizing your Ayurveda Business Structure – 12 hrs
Lesson 8: Taxes. City codes & permits -3 Hrs
Lesson 9: General Principles of Marketing and Case Studies- 20 Hours
Lesson 12: Herbs and supplement market and local state laws 10 Hrs
Lesson 13: Website, Promotion and Networking 10 Hrs
Lesson 14: Case studies of successful Ayurveda business entrepreneurs 10 Hrs
Lesson 15: Creating your own business plan 5 Hrs
Lesson 16: Creating a website, marketing materials 25 Hrs
Lesson 17: Search Engine Optimization: Campaigns online (Google Marketing) 5 Hrs
Lesson 19: Networking and creating awareness 5 Hrs
Lesson 20 Student Portfolio
Grades: 70% to pass.
Creation of Portfolio-30%
Final Prject-20%
Quiz-50%

Textbooks and Credits

Suggested Textbooks

The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2003 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 3 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2012 by Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole Copyright (c)2006, 2013 Sebastian Pole
Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, Dr Vasant Lad Copyright 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
Todd Caldecott-Ayurveda, Divine Science of life Copyright(c) Elsevier limited 2006
Ayurvedic Pharmocology and Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants by Vaidya VM Gogte Copyright(c)2206 by Chowkambha Publications
School Manual BK101Copyright(c)2017 Monica B Groover
School Manual PK101Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE

A student may be given a credit for previous Ayurveda related education from a NAMA registered institute, for up to a maximum of 200 Hrs at the discretion of the school in Ayurveda Counselor program. See Page 5 for more information.

Internship
• The Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Internship consists of 50 HOURS. This follows the same format as Ayurveda Counselor Online Client Encounters, or, the student also has an option of completing internship in person in Austin once a year*.
• Client encounters must be completed before the last date of class during second Quarter.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of online internship via these client encounters. Client encounters may be broadcast online, via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any appropriate secure online video software being used by school. (The student is not be required to buy a software. The video software or web conference software is provided by the school)

*The student bears the cost of airfare, hotel and travel to Austin.

Final Assignment
The final project includes a 1000-word report on a subject approved by faculty due on the last day of Quarter 2

Cost

Cost of Ayurveda Practitioner:

Tuition & Fees

• Full tuition is $3108 and may be paid in monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• E-materials and ebooks: $200
• Internship (Onsite)- $720
• Shipping fee: Calculated by USPS shipping rates
• Application fees- $50
• Total - $4078

Tuition discounts are available if you pay in full payment plan. *Three weekend internship weekends for $240 each. Those who are planning to do externship, this payment will NOT apply.

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount of $310 with full tuition payment.): There is a discount of 10% if full tuition is paid in full before the beginning of the course. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class.

Monthly Payment Plan: An initial payment of $50 application fees , $200 for E-materials and $222 first installment must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class. Rest of the tuition is payable in 13 equal installments of $222 each. In addition three installments of $240 for internship is due one week before the student attends the internship in Austin. All payments must be received on the first day of the month for the student to be allowed to attend class. Credit card must be on file for flexible payments.