Curriculum

Course Units
AC101
Introduction to Ayurveda
50 Hours/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 Outline:
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

AC102
Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
70 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 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 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

AC103
Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
AC103- 60 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 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
Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
Lesson 5 Rugna Patrkama (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 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

AC104
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 Outline
Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
Lesson 2- Yama and niyama application in yoga therapy
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 4- pranayama and respiratory system
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi application in yoga therapy
Lesson 6 Yoga Books
Lesson 7 Musculoskeletel System and Yoga Asanas
Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

AC105

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira
(Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 70 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 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- Rakta Dhatu and Raktavaha Srotas: Pandu (Anemia), Spleen and L iver
Lesson 8- Mamsa Dhatu and Mamsavaha Srotas,Anatomy of Musculoskeletal system
Lesson 8- Meda dhatu and Medavaha Srotas; Kidneys and Omentum
Lesson 9- Asthi Dhatu and Asthivaha srotas: Bones, Bone Marrow
Lesson 10- Majja Dhatu and Majjavha srotas; Endocrine and Nervous System
Lesson 11- Shukra dhatu and Shukravaha Srotas; Reproductive and Uro Genital system
Lesson 12- Disorders of Prana, Ojas and Tejas; Concept of Immunity
Lesson 13- Pranavaha, Svedavaha, Purishavaha and Udakavaha Srotas; Respiratory and Kidneys
Lesson 14 Dusthi and 4 types of imbalances in Srotas
Lesson 15- Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part1
Lesson 16 Imbalances ass ociated with all dhatus- part2
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Support for dhatu and srota imbalances
Lesson 18 Client Encounter Observation


AC106
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 techniques, Scope and Mock clients
Lesson 12 Herbs and Pranayama support for the Mind

AC107
Ayurvedic Internship
50 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 Plans
Lesson 1 Ethics
Lesson 2 Scope of Practice
Lesson 3 HIPPAA and FDA Laws
Lesson 4 Use of forms and questionnaires
Lesson 5 Ayurveda Counseling Skills
Lesson 6 Client Encounters Demonstration
Lesson 7 Client Observations
Lesson 8 Demonstration of threefold pariksha
Lesson 9 Demonstration of tenfold pariksha
Lesson 10 Different client demographics
Lesson 11 Writing up Cikitsa plan for clients
Lesson 12 Client Follow up

AC108
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.

Lesson 1-Principles of Ayurvedic Herbology
Lesson 2-Herbs for 3 Doshas
Lesson 3-Herbs for Dhatus
Lesson 4-Herbs that support Notification and Detoxification
Lesson 5-Herbs for Srotas
Lesson 6-Energetics of Herbs beginning with A, B and C
Lesson 7-Energetics of Herbs of herbs beginning with D,E, F and G
Lesson 8-Energetics of Herbs of herbs beginning H, I, J and K
Lesson 9-Energetics of Herbs, of herbs beginning L, M, N,O, P,Q
Lesson 10-Energetics of herbs beginning with R,S,T,U,V,Y
Lesson 11-Sourcing of Ayurvedic Kitchen Spices and Herbs
Lesson 12-Rasa Pancadi- Virya, Vipaka, Guna, Karma and Prabhava

AC109
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 Outline
Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurvedic Roga Nidan
Lesson 2 Vyadhi and its classification
Lesson 3: Jihva and Mukha Pariksha
Lesson 4: Nadi and Drik Pariksha
Lesson 5- Causative Factors and Hetus for imbalances
Lesson 7- Stages of progression of imbalance (Samprapti, Shata Kriya Kala and Hetus)
Lesson 8- Dasha Vidha Pariksha (Tenfold biofeedback) part 1
Lesson 9- Ashta Vidha Pariksha
Lesson 10- Concept of Kaya Cikitsa
Lesson 11- Final Research Project guidelines and discussions
Lesson 12- Client Encounter Observations

AC110
Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 45 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 Outline
Lesson 1 Introduction to 108 Marmas
Lesson 2 Application of Marmas in your practice
Lesson 3 Marmas of Back, Legs and and Feet
Lesson 4 Marma, Chakras and Crystals
Lesson 5 Energy Healing of Marmas
Lesson 6 Marma and Nadis
Lesson 7 Practicing Marma Cikitsa on self and clients
Lesson 8 Marma and Herbal Oils (tailams) and Herbal Pastes (Lepas)

AC111
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
Total Lessons: 5
Grades; 70% to Pass
Sanskrit Enunciation Quiz- 100%

AC112
Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 35 Hrs/6 Lessons

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
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