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%
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

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


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

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
Grades 70% to pass
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%

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)