Gain the practical skills to create a serene Ayurvedic spa, Panchakarma cleanse or retreat center. Master marma point therapy and advanced disease from the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Decode western medical tests and nutraceuticals with Ayurvedic wisdom. Earn your certification as an Ayurveda Practitioner, Panchakarma Cleanse Specialist, and Marma Point Technician. Expect to spend 5 hours / week in this 2 year online program. Starts Tuesday, January 30th, 2024.
Gain the practical skills to create a serene Ayurvedic spa, panchakarma cleanse or retreat center.
Advanced spa and panchakarma training will be supplemented by an in-depth study of ancient Ayurvedic texts. In this module you'll learn to speak with authority on Ayurvedic methods, assess all 30 major disease patterns outlined in Caraka, and understand the fundamentals of Ayurvedic Sanskrit terms.
You will complete your training with a foray into modern integrative medicine including Ayurveda perspectives on nutraceuticals and modern medical testing.
Embrace the opportunity to nurture your professional growth and personal wellness, as you become an adept healer in the realm of Ayurveda. This course advances existing Ayurveda clinicians to the level of mastery and is the final year of training for those seeking competency at the Ayurvedic practitioner level.
Embark on a Comprehensive Journey Into Classical Ayurveda: A Program Designed for Holistic Wellness and TransformationImmerse yourself in an extensive exploration of classical Ayurveda, an age-old system of natural healing that enhances your knowledge and skills in holistic wellness. Our comprehensive course, meticulously outlined to offer a deep understanding of Ayurvedic principles and practices, draws upon ancient texts and contemporary medical tools. We invite you to experience an enriching educational journey that not only nurtures your professional growth but also augments your personal wellness landscape.
Unravel the Richness of Classical Ayurvedic TextsLearn to converse with authority about classical Ayurvedic methods derived from time-honored texts. Understand the intricacies of the 30 major disease patterns of Ayurveda outlined by Caraka along with their subtypes, unfolding their symptoms, prognosis, and natural remedies.
Our course empowers you to leverage these insights and herbal strategies to foster a flourishing clinical practice, master the lexicon of Ayurvedic Sanskrit terms frequently used in practice, and learn to navigate resources from ancient texts to inform your patient assessments and treatment strategies.
The Art of Ayurvedic Spa Creation and TherapyEver dreamt of creating a serene Ayurvedic spa that resonates with the ancient wisdom of holistic wellness? Our course equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to create an inviting spa environment. This section delves into understanding therapeutic marma points, administering external panchakarma treatments, and applying advanced Ayurveda cleansing techniques. Learn to render your clients a holistic experience that extends beyond a simple spa treatment, into a journey of complete wellbeing.
Mastering Panchakarma Techniques and TherapiesNavigate the depths of Ayurvedic healing by mastering all internal and external Panchakarma techniques. This includes enema, purgation of the intestines, induced vomiting, ear, nose, and throat cleansing, and bloodletting. The course outlines the indications, contraindications, administration, troubleshooting, preparation, and post-procedural care for each technique, ensuring you're prepared for any situation.
Explore external Panchakarma procedures such as sweat therapy, oleation, massage, fomentation, and external bastis of the eye, back, and other body areas. Additionally, our course covers a range of spa treatments for hair, skin, eyes, stress relief, and mental wellbeing.
Mastering Marma Point Therapy: A Key Component of Holistic HealingA vital part of our "Panchakarma Cleanse Specialist: Ayurvedic Spa Therapy, Panchakarma Cleansing, & Advanced Clinical Skills from Classical Texts" program is the focused training on marma point therapy. Marma points, as conceptualized in Ayurveda, are specific points on the body where imbalances are concentrated. They are pivotal junctions of the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. When correctly manipulated, these points can influence circulation, alignment, and flow in the body, promoting healing and rejuvenation.
In this program, you will delve into the theory and application of Marma therapy. You will learn to identify all major Ayurveda marma points on the body, understanding their benefits, indications, and contraindications. With hands-on training, you will learn how to administer marma therapy effectively, ensuring you can provide an all-encompassing therapeutic experience for your clients. Marma point therapy is a powerful tool in your Ayurvedic toolkit, giving you the potential to enhance not just physical wellness, but also mental and emotional well-being.
Decoding Western Medical Tests and Integrating with Ayurvedic PerspectiveGain a fresh perspective on interpreting common medical tests like blood, urine, electrolyte, kidney, and liver tests from an Ayurvedic viewpoint. Our program provides a unique blend of Ayurvedic diagnostic skills and basic western medical assessment tools to help you create an integrated, comprehensive treatment plan.
Ayurvedic Understanding of NutraceuticalsBecome proficient in recommending 50 common nutraceuticals from an Ayurvedic perspective. Learn about their benefits, indications, contraindications, and compatibility. By the end of this program, you will have the ability to suggest natural alternatives that are in harmony with the body's constitution and needs.
Join us on this enlightening journey of Ayurvedic wisdom, as we open doors to a world of knowledge and practical applications that transform lives. Embrace a path that leads you towards becoming an adept Ayurvedic practitioner, offering your clients a holistic approach towards health and wellness.
Schedule & FormatThis 24 month program is entirely online, and does not require any travel. Class starts end of January, with 14 holiday weeks and summer break per year. Students should expect to spend 4-6 hours a week in study, on average.
Clinical Skills & CompetencyBy graduation you will be able to:
Tuition & Financial AidTotal tuition & application fees for this 2 year Ayurvedic course if you register now will be $5,999.
Click here to apply for a partial scholarship. Financial aid is offered based on income. Scholarships may not be combined with other discounts.
For complete tuition & fee information, please see our course catalog. Application / registration fees are non-refundable unless your application is denied.
SanskritThe sanskrit module will give you a greater facility reading both ancient and modern textbooks. As classical texts were written in Sanskrit, and modern Ayurvedic authors frequently use sanskrit terms, this module is essential. It includes
Marma Points & Body Awareness ExercisesSupplement your study of Ayurvedic spa methods with in depth marma point training:
CurriculumBy the end of this program you will know:
Ancient TextsBy graduation you will be able to:
Prerequisites for EnrollmentStudents entering this course should already have a working knowledge of Ayurveda's general medical models, as well as a basic modern understanding of disease (See the Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic herbalist courses at Joyful Belly).
This advanced course is also available to students who are already trained in the basic biocharacteristic medical models of Chinese or Greek Medicine (herbal energetics).
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