Curriculum

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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. Students will have an introduction to Ayurveda as a modality, with a focus on self-evaluation and balancing protocols for self doshas.

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

Synopsis: Students 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 the effect of food on the mind.

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

Synopsis
Students will be able to list the three doshas, the 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

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Introduction to Yoga Therapy
AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Students shall be able to define and apply 8 principles of Yoga to Ayurveda and devise a yoga counseling plan for the three doshas.

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

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

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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

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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
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AC112 Introduction to Vastu and Jyotish

Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 40 Hrs/6 Lessons
Pre-requisites: Admission in Ayurveda Counselor

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 Quiz-25%
Forum Discussions - 25%
Practicum-50%

AC111 Introduction to Sanskrit

Introduction to Sanskrit
AC 111 30 Hrs/5 Lessons

Pre-requisites: Admission in Ayurveda Counselor

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

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- 70%
Quiz-20%
Discussion-10%

AC109 Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors

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

Pre-requisites: AC101

Synopsis: Students shall be able to define Ayurvedic Nidan and list the Hetus and Causative factors in Roga Nidan for dosha, dhatu imbalances. Students 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 Pariksha
Lesson 5- Causative Factors and Hetus for imbalances
Lesson 6 and 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

Total Lessons: 12

Grades
70% to Pass
Quiz- 10%
Mock Client Encounters-70%
Demonstrations/practicum-20%

AC110 Marma Chikitsa (Introduction to Marma Points)

Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 40 Hrs/8 Lessons

Pre-requisites: 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 an 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 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)

Pass or Fail
No grades

AC108 Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
AC108 50 Hrs
Lessons 12

Pre-requisites: AC101

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

Lesson Outline
Lesson 1- Principles of Ayurvedic Herbology
Lesson 2- Herbs for 3 Doshas
Lesson 3- Herbs for Dhatus
Lesson 4- Herbs that support Notification and Detoxification Lesson 5- Herbs for Srotas
Lesson 6- 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

Total Lessons: 12

Grades:
70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 25%
Final Quizzes-50% Labs/practicum-25%

AC104-Yoga Therapy

Introduction to Yoga Therapy AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons
Prerequisites-Admission in Ayurveda Counselor

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Students 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 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 Musculoskeletal System and Yoga Asanas
Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

Total Lessons: 9

Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Discussions- 30%
Lab/practicum-20%

AC103-Tridoshas & Women Support

Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
Prerequisites-AC 101
AC103-- 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis

Students will be able to list the three doshas, the 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
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 Healing marma and self-support therapies for women
Lesson 11 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 12 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 13 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha women; Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 14 Manifestation of gunas in Female prakṛti and Client Encounters
Lesson 15 Class Lab-1
Lesson 16 Class Lab-2
Lesson 17 Class lab-3
Lesson 18 Class Lab-4

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 40%
Essays, Discussions and
Articles- 25%
Client Encounters-25%
Labs/Practicum- 10%

AC102-Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara and Agni

This is a deep dive into the concepts of Ayurvedic Nutrition. In Ayurveda, we have a concept of trayopastambha-three pillars of health and wellness. These are Ahara (Diet), Nidra (Sleep) and Brahmacharya (Preserving Ojas through discipline).

As nutrition is one pillar of health and wellness, this makes our module one of the most important foundational concepts. Our job is to help students learn about foods, recipes, and nutritional principles that apply to them. In addition, students learn to apply the same principles to their clients.

In AC101, we had only lectures and no labs or internships. Now, we start cooking labs (Online), learning about kitchen spices (labs onsite or in-person), and applying these principles to our mock clients.

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

Synopsis: Students 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 the effect of food on the mind.

Lesson Outline

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 Class Lab- Anupama and Beverages
Lesson 11 Class Lab Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Class Lab-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-Class Lab- Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50% Essays
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Practicum-25%

AC101-Introduction to Ayurveda

Course Number- AC101 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

In this module, students are introduced to too many topics as a birds-eye view of nearly all the Ayurveda Foundational principles. For example, not only do the students learn what is Ayurveda from ancient textbooks, and our regular Sanskrit jargon, but they also learn how to explain Ayurveda to a layman. We discuss differences and similarities between Ayurveda and other Complementary and integrative healing modalities.

We go into the origin of Ayurveda, the origin story, the mythological beginnings along with scholarly views in history books.

We start students with some basic strategies on how to study, get them started on a Sanskrit jargon/glossary.

We learn about the Ayurvedic philosophy (samkhya), the definition of health, and break it down, over and over again. We introduce students to Agni (digestive fire), Dhatu (Tissues), Mala (Wastes), Indriyas (Senses and their role in health), and Manas(mind).

Lectures are very information-dense followed by some days given to digest all this information. In addition, we have assignments, discussions, quizzes. Every lesson is layered on each other so there is repetition.

We also do the dosha test (prakrti and vikrti) in class as well as in homework. We learn about the 20 gunas that give the doshas their qualities. We learn briefly about the effect of season on doshas.

Students really enjoy the lesson on Karma and its effect on their wellness.

Synopsis: Foundation in Ayurveda Principles & Philosophy, A Birdseye complete overview of basic Ayurvedic Principles for self-balancing. Students will have an introduction to Ayurveda as a modality, with a 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

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% pass.
Quizzes- 25%
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Create Daily & Seasonal routine-20%
Prakrti Test for self and two other individuals)-25%

AC107-Internship Module

Ayurveda Internship
Code: AC107
Hours- 100
Lessons- 12

Pre-requisites: AC101 (in progress)

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 an onsite internship.

Lesson Outline

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

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

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https://naya-ayurveda.com/Internship

AC105-Kriya Sharira

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

Pre-requisites: AC101

Synopsis

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

LESSON OUTLINE

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 & 7- 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

Total Lessons: 25

Grades- 70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 40%
Final Quizzes-50%
Mock Client Encounters- 10%