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, St Edwards University, Austin. Internships happen on the last Monday of the every month as well as three intensive weekends over the year. (Internships are generally in person, however, currently we are doing the internships online)

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

Ayurveda Counselor

The Ayurveda counselor is divided into five terms each. There are 12 Academic class modules and 142 Lessons equaling 600 Hours.

Description and Scope

The scope of practice for this seminar course is focused on a general well person's constitution, (Prakruti and Vikruti), and basic imbalances of dosha, agni, āma and dhātu. After the successful completion of this seminar, students will be able to create recommendations to address imbalances using dietary, lifestyle and contemplative practices like meditation, herbs, yoga, self-care strategies to encourage a lifestyle of balance The Ayurvedic Counselor will be able to educate the general public regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda. 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. Our Ayurveda Counselor meets competencies required for professional membership at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor with NAMA.

*If planning to take the NAMA certification board exam, NAMA may require a mandatory in person internship Seminar Subjects: The seminar is divided into five quarters of 10 weeks each. The course units or subjects are as follows:

Announcement: DUE TO CURRENT SITUATION, ALL ONSITE WORKSHOPS ARE TAKING PLACE ONLINE TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

Title                                         Course ID     Hours      Lessons                   

Introduction to Ayurveda

AC 101

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni

AC 102

50

18

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Introduction to Tridoshas

AC 103

50

18

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

AC 104

40

9

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind Body and Spirit)    

AC 105

50

18

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Ayurvedic Concept of Mind

AC 106

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or, live-streamed

Ayurveda  Internship

AC107

100

12

*Online (synchronous, and, asynchronous)

*Intensive weekends in person

*internship on last Monday of  most months

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs

AC 108

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or, live-streamed

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors

AC 109

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Intensive weekend in person

 11 Marma PK Mantra Chikitsa

AC 110

40

8

*Online (asynchronous)
Intensive weekend in person

Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111

30

5

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Jyotish and Vastu (Vedic Astrology)

AC 112

40

Total: 600 Hrs

6

Total: 142 Lessons

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

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

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

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

Lesson 1 Overview foundation of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 2 History & Mythology of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 3, Dosha Test, finding our own natural constitution
Lesson 4 Comparison of Ayurveda to other Holistic Modalities
Lesson 5 Six Philosophies, Samkhya and 24 Tattvas
Lesson 6 Sensory Therapy and Ayurveda
Lesson 7 Five elements and 20 Gunas
Lesson 8 Introduction to Agni and Digestive Fire
Lesson 9 Reasons for imbalance and Suffering (Hetus and Kleshas)
Lesson 10 Svastha Vritta (Day, Night and Seasonal Routines)
Lesson 11 Introduction to Prana, Tejas and Ojas
Lesson 12 Daily and Seasonal routine for doshas

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

Synopsis: Student will be able to list the six tastes, food groups, fruits, beverages, grains that support the three doshas, and, explain the concept of agni and effect of food on the mind.

Lesson 1 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
Lesson 2 Ayurvedic MyPlate and Nutrition Label
Lesson 3 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
Lesson 4 Homeostasis: Digestive System and the GI Tract
Lesson 5 Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins & Vitamins
Lesson 6 Concept of Prana
Lesson 7 Ayurvedic Concept of Fruits, Vegetables, legumes and Grains
Lesson 8 Shad Rasas
Lesson 9 Concept of Agni, the states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
Lesson 10 Anupana and Beverages
Lesson 11 Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Churnas and Chutneys
Lesson 13 Concept of Ama
Lesson 14 Viruddha (Incompatible), Rasayana and Vajikarana Food groups
Lesson 15-Dietary guidelines for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 16-Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

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

Synopsis
Student will be able to list the three doshas, location of sub doshas, their function and their importance. Student shall understand Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas-functional and structural differences and will be able to use this to fill a dosha assessment form. for different populations

Lesson 1 Introduction to Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Srotas
Lesson 2 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 3 Different Types of Prakrti and Vikrti and its gunas
Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
Lesson 5 Rugna Patrakama (Client Assessment Form)
Lesson 6 Malas and 3 types of Ama; manifestation, aggravation and support
Lesson 7 Introduction to Hetus (Causative Factors)
Lesson 8 Threefold reasons for imbalances- Improper use of Indriya, Urges, Age and Seasons
Lesson 9 Ayurveda and Women-Menstrual Cycle, PMS, Menopause
Lesson 10 Self-support therapies for women
Lesson 11 Herbs for three dosas
Lesson 12 Introduction to marma points
Lesson 13 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 14 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 15 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 16 Preventative therapies for Tridoshas
Lesson 17 Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 18 Manifestation of gunas in Female prakṛti and Client Encounters

Introduction to Yoga Therapy
AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons

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 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

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

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 Liver
Lesson 8- Mamsa Dhatu and Mamsavaha Srotas,Anatomy of Musculoskeletal system
Lesson 8- Meda dhatu and Medavaha Srotas; Kidneys and Omentum
Lesson 9- Asthi Dhatu and Asthivaha srotas: Bones, Bone Marrow
Lesson 10- Majja Dhatu and Majjavha srotas; Endocrine and Nervous System
Lesson 11- Shukra dhatu and Shukravaha Srotas; Reproductive and Uro Genital system
Lesson 12- Disorders of Prana, Ojas and Tejas; Concept of Immunity
Lesson 13- Pranavaha, Svedavaha, Purishavaha and Udakavaha Srotas; Respiratory and Kidneys
Lesson 14 Dusthi and 4 types of imbalances in Srotas
Lesson 15- Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part1
Lesson 16 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part2
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Support for dhatu and srota imbalances
Lesson 18 Client Encounters

Ayurvedic Concept of Mind
AC106 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

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

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 and meditation techniques
Lesson 12 Herbs and Pranayama support for the mind

Ayurveda Internship
AC107 100 Hrs/12 Lessons

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

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 Observation and Demonstration
Lesson 7 Business Skills
Lesson 8 Demonstration of parikshas
Lesson 9 Demonstration of ahara recipe creations
Lesson 10 Different client demographics
Lesson 11 Writing up Cikitsa plan for clients
Lesson 12 Client Follow up

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
AC108 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

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

Text BoxLesson 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- List of Herbs with their energetics
Lesson 7- Rasayana Herbs
Lesson 8 Anupanas
Lesson 9 Herbal Chikitsa
Lesson 10 Ayurvedic Aromatics and oils
Lesson 11: Sourcing of Ayurvedic Kitchen Spices and Herbs
Lesson 12-Rasa Pancadi- Virya, Vipaka, Guna, Karma and Prabhava

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

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

Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurvedic Roga Nidan
Lesson 2 Vyadhi and its classification
Lesson 3: Jihva and Mukha Pariksha
Lesson 4: Nadi Pariksha
Lesson 5- Causative Factors and Hetus for imbalances
Lesson 7- Stages of progression of imbalance (nidan panchak, Samprapti, Shata Kriya Kala and Hetus)
Lesson 8- , Dasha Vidha Pariksha (Tenfold biofeedback) part 1
Lesson 9- Asta Vidha Pariksha
Lesson 10- Concept of Kaya Cikitsa
Lesson 11- Final Research Project guidelines and discussions
Lesson 12- Client Encounter Observations

Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 40 Hrs/8 Lessons

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

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)

Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111 30 Hrs/5 Lessons

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

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

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

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

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
This comprehensive online seminar course provides indepth study of foundational concepts needed to become an Ayurveda Counselor.

Assignments

Grading and Evaluation

All assignments must be completed, with a successful passing grade in order to receive a certificate of AYURVEDA COUNSELOR or AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER, the following requirement must be completed.
Minimum 90% cumulative attendance.

C Grade or 70% marks in all quizzes, assignments, projects, and client encounters

Transfer grades, and, Final Research Project grades are not used in the computation of grade point average but are used in the determination of satisfactory progress and fulfillment of graduation requirements.

Students must meet course requirements as outlined on the individual.

Grade

A Pass with 90%-100%
B Pass with 80%-89%
C Pass with 70%-79%
F Fail
P Pass
W Withdrawal
T Transfer
I Incomplete
R Repeat
PO* Pass(Online)
PI* Pass(In-person)

*For Client Encounters Grade given is Pass or Fail with online/in-person participation specified.

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, the 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

Here are the requirements that we look at for admissions.

Admission & Enrollment Requirements

Age

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

Language and Education

Students must have a high school diploma, some college education and basic English language skills. If there is no college education, additional knowledge or training in any healing modality example yoga, reiki, energy medicine, aromatherapy etc. may suffice. The high school diploma may be 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

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. In addition, basic Students must have basic computer skills including word processing determined via a computer quiz. Students do not need to buy any software. However, students maybe required to have a free gmail or google account, dropbox account, PDF reading software to download and view Slideshows. Students would need to download Zoom FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes via their smart-phones, or, tablets.

Computer Quiz

This is determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available online from our website at https://www.ayurveda-wellness-center.com/ayurveda-seminars, or, you can request a PDF copy via email director@naya-ayurveda.com.

Payment

Ayurvedic Counselor :

TUITION

Tuition Fees- $3550 may be paid in monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• E-Materials- 240*
• Tools/Herbs- $100*
• Shipping- Calculated as per USPS priority
• Internship-$included
• $100 -Application fees
• Total $4010
*** Electronic Course Materials (these are NOT textbooks)

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount): Full tuition payment can be made for a 10% discount in the tuition. . 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): An initial quarterly payment 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: 13 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 $100 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- $100 (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.

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
Ayurveda and the Feminine, Monica B Groover, Copyright 2020
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

Ayurveda Counselor Internship

Ayurveda Counselor Internship

Our client encounter seminar fulfills an INTERNSHIP requirement (AC107) in-house that can be completed online, or, in person in Austin, TX.*

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of internship. A portion of this is done via client encounter observation Another portion of the internship is one in person, or online via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any appropriate secure online video software being used by school.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND IN PERSON, THE TRANSCRIPT WILL REFLECT THAT AND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE NAMA EXAM. PLEASE CONTACT NAMA DIRECTLY FOR THEIR QUALIFICATIONS TO TAKE THE NAMA CERTIFICATION BOARD EXAM)

Client Encounters online may cover the following:

Method 1:

Observation: Student observes the teacher, or, an advanced Practitioner student with a client in person* during internship*, or, online via video. Students get a chance to ask questions post interview. Twenty-five client encounters are done via direct observation.*

Method 2:

Student/client one-on-one, may be done in person during onsite internship*, OR, *offline with student's family, community, friends, or other students within the group.

All paperwork regarding the clients and completed encounters may be posted via mail to the school's physical address, or, sent via secure software. Up to 25 client encounters must be devoted to the client one to one. The student is required to note client interview time in each report sent. Feedback on client encounters is given to the student in person, via phone, or, online meeting software.

*Do note that if you are planning to take the NAMA Certification Board exam, they may need you to do client observations in person. Please check with NAMA website directly. The transcript will reflect if the internship was done online or in person. If a student is planning to attend in person in Austin, they must bear the cost of airfare, travel, and hotel. The weekend internship is held twice a year at St Edwards University, South Congress, or a yoga studio.In addition, there are half-one day internships that happen once every three months.

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 related to any of the class units.(AC101 thru AC112) 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.

Students will obtain permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects.

Final research project will include writing a FINAL REPORT or PAPER on your project with an introduction, conclusion and Primary and secondary references.

Cost

Ayurvedic Counselor Cost 2019-2020 :

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

* 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.

LessonsDelivery

SEMINAR OUTLINE

 

 

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

Lessons

Delivery

BK101

Bhaishajya Kalpana

75

17

Synchronous and Asynchronous, Labs (onsite and/or livestreamed)

PK102

Panchakarma Planning

50

12

Synchronous and Asynchronous Labs (live and/or livestreamed)

SANS103

Sanskrit for Ayurveda and Yoga Practitioners

75

20

Synchronous (online) and Asynchronous, Labs (online)

NID104

Ayurvedic Nidan for Specific Imbalances; Madhav Nidan

100

28

Synchronous (online) and Asynchronous

JYOT105

Vedic Astrology & Vastu

50

14

Synchronous (online) and Asynchronous, Labs (online)

AP106

Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students

75

12

Synchronous (online) and Asynchronous

PATH107

Introduction to Pathology for Ayurveda Students

75

20

Synchronous (online) and Asynchronous

AP108

Ayurvedic Pathya

50

11

Synchronous (online) and Asynchronous. Labs (onsite and/or livestreamed)

AP109

Introduction to Business

50

11

Online
Asynchronous

AP110

Internship

300

16

Synchronous and Asynchronous, Onsite and/or livestreamed/recorded

Total

 

900 Hours

161 Lessons

 

 

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

Education

Students must have the equivalent of an Ayurvedic Counselor 600 Hrs certification from Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy, or, any NAMA reviewed school.

Age

The 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.

• Personal Interview

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

Ayurveda Internship

Ayurveda Internship/Externship-300 Hours

(NOTE- All internship is taking online during the current situation until further notice.)

Internship options include 100 client encounters* in person in Austin, or via an externship. In addition, there is a community engagement requirement, as well as some theory portion as well as well.

Client encounters must be completed by the last day of the last term. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 client encounters.
*The student bears the cost of airfare, hotel, and travel to Austin.

Client Observations: Students to observe Practitioners conduct an interview, discuss client records, and view client sessions as an observer of 25 clients and prepare reports based on their observation. Practitioner students may also buddy up with Counselor students and observe and peer review their findings, while they are proctored by the teachers. This is done in real time in person, and/or livestreamed online. If unable to attend, recordings are available. **

Internship in Austin: The second format requires active participation where students observe clients in person during an interview, may now conduct pariksas, and, interviews under the direct observation of their teachers. Students now fill out intake forms, and, may suggest lifestyle and herb interventions under the direct supervision of a Practitioner or a teacher. The internship happens in separate weekends in Austin. If you are planning to take the NAMA Certification board exam, NAMA may require you to attend this in person. If you are unable to travel, we also allow an externship option for students outside the USA.

Externship option for international students who cannot attend internship in United States may be available. The school may contact Practitioners and help arrange externship for international students only; however, the externship schedule and timing must be coordinated directly between the Practitioner and student.

Community Engagement As part of the internship, the Practitioner students are required to complete 50 hours in community engagement as part of AP 110 with any of the listed activities. The students can teach Ayurveda to the public, do activities for their local community, use Ayurveda to support and help others. The project can take the form of educating the public about Ayurveda, teaching some foundation Ayurveda classes as a teaching assistant underclass instructors, doing free seminars, talks arranged by the school for the community, visiting schools, yoga studios, conducting Ayurveda engagement activities for the youth, running an online Ayurveda book club and/or writing articles for the school blog. Students will obtain the permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects. The final research project will include writing a FINAL REPORT on how they used Ayurveda for community engagement.

Zoom- online preparation and discussion of client encounters with peers via zoom. Theory portion like ethics is done as a live online class
* Please note these 100 client encounters are in ADDITION to Counselor requirements. NAMA requires a total of 150 client encounters for Practitioners.

**If you are planning to take the NAMA Certification board exam in/after 2020, NAMA may require you to attend this in person

Practitioner-Curriculum

BK 101: Bhaishajya Kalpana 75 Hrs/17 Lessons
Pre-Requisites: Admission into the Seminar

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

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. Labs-Preparation of Herb kalpanās - 50%
II. Forum Discussions and Blogs - 20%
III. Quiz - 30%
IV. Group Project- Pass or Fail (No grades)

PK 102: Panchakarma Planning- 50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Pre-requisites- 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 the 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%
Labs- No Grade (Pass or Fail)

SANS 103: Sanskrit-75 Hrs/20 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into the seminar

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 Alphabet-Vrana karma
Lesson 2: Special verses from Ashtanga Hrdyam
Lesson 3:Pronunciation and Enunciation of verses
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: Invocation Mantras
Lesson 8: Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Lesson 9: Gheranda Samhita
Lesson 10: Patanjali Sutras of Yoga
Lesson 11: Verses from Madhava Nidan
Lesson 12: Verses from Sharangadhara Samhita
Lesson 13: Verses from Bhava Prakasha
Lesson 14: Verses from Caraka Samhita
Lesson 15: Yoga Asanas and their meanings
Lesson 16 Introduction to Caraka Samhita-
Lesson 17- Mahabharata Stories
Lesson 18-Srimad Bhagavatam Stories
Lesson 19-Surya Namaskara mantras
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
Pre-requisites: BK 101

Synopsis Student shall learn Ayurvedic perspective on different imbalances mentioned in the Ancient scriptural text of Madhava Nidan.
Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Ayurvedic Perspective on Jvara
Lesson 2: Ayurvedic Perspective on Hrda roga (Heart health & hypertension)
Lesson 3: Ayurvedic Perspective on Gridhasi (Sciatica);
Lesson 4: Ayurvedic Perspective on Krimi (pathogens)
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 & Madhumeha (Urinary disease & Diabetes)
Lesson 9:Ayurvedic Perspective on Abdominal Gulma;
Lesson 8:Ayurvedic Perspective on Aśmarī (Urinary calculi)
Lesson 11:Ayurvedic Perspective on Pāṇḍuroga (Anemia)
Lesson 12 Ayurvedic Perspective on Galaganda (Thyroid imbalances)
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 annavaha srotas
Lesson 18 Ayurvedic Perspective on disorders of mutravaha srotas
Lesson 19 Ayurvedic Perspective on Karna, Nasa and Mukha Roga (ENT)
Lesson 20 Ayurvedic Perspective on Vraṇashotha (Inflammation and swelling)
Lesson 21 Ayurvedic Perspective on Vatavyadhi rogas
Lesson 22 Ayurvedic Perspective on Shotha (inflammation &swelling)
Lesson 23 Ayurvedic Perspective on Shiro roga (nervous system imbalances)
Lesson 24: Ayurvedic Perspective on Vrana (injury, ulcers)
Lesson 25: Introduction to Madhav Nidan
Lesson 26: Introduction to Caraka Samhita
Lesson 27: Ayurvedic Perspective on minor imbalances
Lesson 28: Ayurvedic perspective on Visha (toxins)

Grades 70% to pass

Quiz-50%
Client Encounters-50%

JYOT 105: Vedic Astrology & Vastu 50 Hrs/14 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into the seminar

Synopsis Students 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 1 Introduction to Jyotish
Lesson 2: The 12 Houses and zodiac signs
Lesson 3: Lagnas: Ascendant, Moon, relevant karakas
Lesson 4: The Vimshottari Dasha System
Lesson 5: Nakshatras
Lesson 6 – Divisional Charts (Vargas) & Transits (Gochara)
Lesson 8 - Review introductory vastu
Lesson 7 -Vastu for office
Lesson 8-Vastu for land
Lesson 9-Vastu for home
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-25%
Discussions/papers-25%
Labs-50%

AP106: Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Ayurveda Students 75 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into the seminar

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

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: Musculoskeletal system and Ayurveda
Lesson 8: Ayurvedic Perspective on Nervous System
Lesson 9: Ayurvedic Perspective on the 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-60%
Labs/Practicum-40%

PATH 107: Introduction to General Pathology for Ayurveda Students 75 Hrs/20 Lessons
Prerequisites: 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: Pharmacology 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 Pharmacology in Ayurveda – Part 2
Lesson 17 Pharmacology and Ayurveda- Part 3
Lesson 18- Acute imbalances
Lesson 19- Metabolic Disorders
Lesson 20-Chronic Disorders
1
Grades 70% to pass
Quizzes/Tests-40%
Labs/Practicum-40%
Final project-20%

Ayurvedic Pathya AP108-50 Hours/11 Lessons
Pre-requisites: 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 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%
Lab-Cooking Practicum: 30%
Final Project: Pass/Fail (No Grade)

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

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

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%
Projects-30%
Quiz-40%

AP110: Ayurveda Internship 300 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, an externship option is available.

Lesson 01 Observation, deduction, and reports of Hetus by using different parikshas.
Lesson 02 Ethics
Lesson 03 Demonstration of different parikshas
Lesson 04 Follow up paperwork and cikitsa protocols
Lesson 05 Buddying up and peer review for Counselor students pariksha and cikitsa protocols
Lesson 06 Rugna Patrakam- Intake form for Practitioner students
Lesson 07 Formulate Ayurvedic management and cikitsa plan incorporating nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, herbs, and/or Panchakarma suggestions.
Lesson 08 Yoga Therapy and its applications
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 Teaching Ayurveda to the community and students
Lesson 14 Organizing Community engagement events (online or in-person)
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)

SEMINAR LENGTH

SEMINAR LENGTH: 7 Terms of 10 weeks each. (16 months)

Grading Period: Every 11 weeks.

Grading Schedule: At the end of 11th, 21st, 31st, 41st, 51st and 61st weeks

SAMPLE CLASS PROGRESSION
Term #... .... Weeks ... ..... .. Course Units.... ....... ... Hours

Term 1    1- 10 weeks

BK101/AP110

75/10

Term 2    11- 16 weeks

PK102/ AP110

50/10

Term 2    16-20 weeks

AP110

50

Term 3    21-31 weeks

AP 106 /AP110

75/10

Term 3    21-31 weeks

Path 107 /AP110

75/10

Term 4    32-41 weeks

Sans103/ AP110

75/ 30

Term 5    42-51  weeks

Jyot105/ AP110

50/40

Term 6    51-54 weeks

Business/ AP110

50/40

Term 6-   55-60 weeks

AP108/AP110

50/40

Term 7-61-70 weeks

AP110

60

Class Schedule:
Zoom Online classes -
10 am CST Saturdays or
Fridays at 8 AM CST,
Wednesdays at 7 pm CST.

Internship-

Last Monday of the month- 9 AM CST.

Labs/practicums-
Saturdays or Sundays once every term

In addition, there will be 3-4 weekend intensives in Austin, Texas*. (Optional to attend, the event will be recorded or broadcasted via Livestream, or, Externship option)
*If planning to take the NAMACB exam, an onsite internship may be a requirement by NAMA Certification Board. Please check their website directly.

All online quizzes, reading, final project, watching archived class recordings, and, assignments are done offline at a student's 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, or, as early as 2 months before the class begins. When admissions open, it is listed on the website.

Textbooks and Credits

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 the Ayurveda Practitioner seminar.

BOOKS

*The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2003 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
*Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, Dr Vasant Lad Copyright 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
*Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments by Mark Stephens, Copyright (c)2017 North Atlantic Books
*Essential Guide for Ayurveda: A Textbook for Counselors and Students, Monica B Groover Copyright 20 by Monica Groover
*Ayurveda and the Feminine, Monica B Groover, Copyright(c)2020
*Atuls Kitchen; Ayurvedic cookbook, Henry Groover, Monica Groover Copyright 2020
*Todd Caldecott-Ayurveda, Divine Science of life Copyright(c) Elsevier limited 2006
*Ayurvedic Medicine for Westerners: Pathology & Diagnosis in Ayurveda by Vaidya Atreya Smith, Copyright(c)2206 by Chowkambha Publications
*Ayurvedic Medicine for Westerners: Application of Ayurvedic Treatment by Vaidya Atreya Smith- Copyright(c)2206 by Chowkambha Publications
108 Sanskrit Flash Cards with CD By Nicolai Bachman, MA. MS, copyright© The Ayurvedic Press
School Manual BK101Copyright(c)2017 Monica B Groover
School Manual PK101Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover
School Manual AP108 Copyright©2018 Monica B Groover
School Manual AP109 Copyright©2018 Monica B Groover

Cost

Cost of Ayurveda Practitioner:

Tuition & Fees

• Full tuition is $4086 and may be paid in monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• E-materials and e-books: $300
• Internship -702
• Shipping fee: Calculated by USPS shipping rates
• Application fees- $100
• Total - $5188

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

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount of $409 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 $100 application fees, $300 for E-materials and $272.4 first installment must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class. The rest of the tuition is payable in 14 equal installments of $272.4 each. In addition, three installments of $234 for internship are due separately payable every in three installments. All payments must be received on the first day of the month for the student to be allowed to attend class. The credit card must be on file for flexible payments

Tridoshas and Women Support

Tridoshas and Women Support

Synopsis

The student will be able to list the three doshas, location of sub doshas, their function, and their importance. The student shall understand Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas-functional and structural differences and will be able to use this to fill a dosha assessment form. for different populations

Lesson Outline:

Lesson 1 Introduction to Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Srotas

Students can list the 3 Doshas, the 15 sub doshas, their mahabhutas, their sthanams and list the mahabhutas that balance them.
Students are able to list the 7 dhatus
Students are able to define and list the importance of the three malas.
Students are ablet to list the srotas. Focus on Annavaha Srotas, and, Artavavaha srotas.

Lesson 2 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata, Pitta and Kapha
Students can list, locate, tell the functions, and directions of the the five sub doshas of Vata.
Dosha Pathology- What happens when the Vata dosha increases in its own sthanam.
Students can list, locate, tell the functions of the five sub doshas of Pitta.
Dosha Pathology- What happens when the Pitta dosha increases in its own sthanam.
Students can list, locate, tell the functions of the five sub doshas of Kapha.
Dosha Pathology- What happens when the dosha increases in its own sthanam.

Lesson 3 Different Types of Prakrti and Vikrti
Students are introduced to different types of Prakrtis
Students are introducto to different types of Vikrtis

Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Prashanam
Students are introduced to observation and Darshana during internship
Students are introduced to nadi and/or marma sparsha during internship
Students demonstrate the biofeedback (online, or, in person)
Students are able to fill questionnaires for Prakrti, Vikrti and Agni for themselves (Onsite, or, in person)

Lesson 5 Rugna Patrakama (Client Assessment Form)
Students are able to create questionnaires for prakrti, vikrti and agni OR for women imbalances for their client and have them filled.

Lesson 6 Malas and 3 types of Ama; manifestation, aggravation and support
Three Types of Mala
Sama Pitta
Sama Kapha
Sama Vata
Variations of Stool, Urine and Sweat

Lesson 7 Introduction to Hetus (Causative Factors)
Lesson 8 Threefold reasons for imbalances- Improper use of Indriya, Urges, Age and Seasons
Lesson 9 Ayurveda and Women-Menstrual Cycle, PMS, Menopause
Lesson 10 Introduction to marma points of the face and hands
Lesson 13 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 14 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 15 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha women; Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 18 Female Client Encounters

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Client Encounters-25%

Admissions

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.

Wait for a response from the School by email or phone within 4 business days. Once the application form has been submitted and the student has been interviewed via phone or email, it is time for enrollment formalities.

School Answering Service: 512-761-7563
(Only available Monday to Friday 9 Am to 2 PM Central. If you would like a quicker reply, please contact director@naya-ayurveda.com)

Step 2- A phone interview This is a simple informal chat over the phone with the director. For yoga and self healing courses, we send you an invoice, and you are all set to begin your course or program. However, if you have applied for a Professional Ayurveda Counselor or Ayurveda Practitioner program, there are a few more formalities as per state policies.

Step 3- Submit Proof of Education Student submits copies of their high school certificate/or equivalent certificate. Alternatively, any college credit or post-secondary certificate may be submitted.

Step 4-Enrollment Agreement and Application Fees Sign the Student enrollment form, and, acknowledge receipt of catalog. Student is required to pay their application fees by this time. Student receives the student enrollment form. Student also receives a document where they acknowledge -that they have read all our enrollment policies, and, received the catalog.

Flexible Payment Plan: If opting for a flexible payment plan, we keep a credit card on fie. (No monthly interest is charged)

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