Curriculum

Course Units

The program is divided into four quarters, fall, winter and spring, and the last quarter is flexible. For example, if a student begins in fall, then the student have the option to finish the fourth quarter earlier. Regular schedule is completed within 13 months. This is a sample schedule of how Lessons are completed within each quarter.

SAMPLE (Actual term may differ)

Term 1

AC 101, AC 102, AC 103

Electives-Yoga Therapy
5 Client Encounters

Term 2
Ayurveda Kriya Sarira
Ayurveda and the Mind
15 Client encounters
Nid101
Lab- Trividha Pariksha, Dashavidha Pariksha, Nadi
OR
Electives- Yoga Therapy

Term 3
Ayurveda Internship AC 107
Ayurvedic Herbs- AC 108
Cikitsa AC 110
Client Encounters during Internship

Term 4
Elective-Sanskrit, Vastu, Jyotish
25 Client encounters
Research Paper

Unit Description

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira/ (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 70 Hrs/18 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103

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 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

LESSON OUTLINE
Total Lessons: 9
Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Other Assignments- 50%


Ayurvedic Concept of Mind
AC106 50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103
Prerequisites: AC101

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

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 50%
Quizzes-25%
Interview Techniques-25%
Ayurvedic Client Encounters

AC107 50 Hrs./12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102

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

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: Pass or Fail. (In person or Online participation is specified in Transcript)

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
AC108 50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103, AC104, AC105

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

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 25%
Final Quizzes-50%
Final Project-25%

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors
AC109-50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites: AC101, AC102, AC103, AC104, AC105, AC108

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

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% to Pass
Final Quiz-10%
Essays,, articles and Discussions- 10%
Client Encounters-60%
Final Project-20%
Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 45 Hrs/8 Lessons
Prerequisites: 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 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)
Total Lessons: 8
Grades: 70% to Pass
Marma Video or in person Deomonstration-70%
Final Project-20%

Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111 30 Hrs/5 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into program
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%

Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 35 Hrs/6 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into program
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
In class quiz-50%
Forum Discussions -50%

Electives
Introduction to Yoga Therapy and Bhagavad Gita
AC104 -50 Hrs/12 Lessons
Prerequisites-Admission into the program
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 Ashtanga Yoga
Lesson 2- yama and niyama
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana
Lesson 4- pranayama,
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
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 Introduction to Kinesiology.
Lesson 10 Musculoskeletel System and Yoga Asanas,
Lesson 11: Asanas for diferent doshas
Lesson 12-Overview of different yoga styles in USA
Total Lessons: 12

Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 100%

Introduction to Sanskrit
AC 111 25 Hrs/5 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into program
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
Final Quizzes-100%

Jyotish and Vastu (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 25 Hrs/5 Lessons
Prerequisites: Admission into program
Synopsis: Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu, the origin of feng Shui
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

Total Lessons: 9
Grades; 70% to Pass
Quizzes-50%
Other Assignments-50%

Note

WE NEED A MINIMUM OF FOUR STUDENTS TO START A NEW GROUP. IF THERE ARE LESS THAN FOUR STUDENTS, WE WILL START BY NEW STUDENT SHADOWING THEIR SENIORS IN CLASS, AND AUDITING CLASSES.