Curriculum

AC 101 Foundation in Ayurveda
Prerequisites-Admission to Program

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 or Ayurveda; Ashtangas of Ayurveda
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 Samkhya Philosophy and 24 Tattvas
Lesson 6 Six Philosophical Systems
Lesson 7 Five element or Mahabhuta Theory
Lesson 8 20 Gunas (qualities) seen in all elements and doshas
Lesson 9 Agni and Digestive Fire, Ethical Guidelines. Ayurveda & Yoga Philosophy
Lesson 10 Pranayama, Vata Dosha
Lesson 11 Balancing Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 12 Svastha Vritta
Lesson 13 Reasons for Imbalances
Lesson 14 Daily routine and Seasonal routine for Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Lesson 15: Spring and Fall yogic cleanses
Lesson 16: Seasonal Routine
Total Lessons: 16

Grades: 70% pass.
Quizzes- 50%
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Workbook Assignment-Daily Routine and Seasonal routine for my own dosha-25%

AC 102 Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni -
Prerequisites-AC101

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 1 Concept of Agni Concept of Prana,
Lesson 2Ayurvedic Myplate
Lesson 3Ayurvedic Nutrition Label
Lesson 4 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
Lesson 5 Shad Rasas and different Food groups
Lesson 6 Concept of Agni & the states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
Lesson 7 Anupana and Ushnodaka (hot water)
Lesson 8 Churnas and Chutneys for Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Lesson 9 Concept of Ama, balancing Agni & Vikrti
Lesson 10 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
Lesson 11 Viruddha (Incompatible), Rasayana and Vajikarana Food groups
Lesson 12 Digestive System and Annavaha Srotas
Lesson 13 – Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Habits
Lesson 14-Dietary guidelines for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 15- Food Regimens, Pathya and Aparthya

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Other Assignments-25%

AC 103 Introduction to Tridoshas

Introduction to Tridoshas
Prerequisites-AC 101, AC 102

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 1 Three Doshas,
Lesson 2 Prarkti and Vikrti
Lesson 3 Malas; manifestation, aggravation and support
Lesson 2 Introduction to Roga Nidan-
Lesson 3 Suppressible and Non suppressible urges.
Lesson 4 Threefold reasons for imbalances.
Lesson 5 Three pillars of Health- Nidra, Ahara and Brahmacharya., (Sleep, Food and Celibacy)
Lesson 6 Concept of (natural constitution) Prakruti and Vikruti
Lesson 7 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata
Lesson 8 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of pitta
Lesson 9 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of kapha
Lesson 10 Meditation
Lesson 11 Herbs
Lesson 12 Introduction to marma points
Lesson 13 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 14 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 15 Sensory Therapies (Indriya Support)
Lesson 16 Preventative Therapies in Ayurveda
Lesson 17 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha; Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 18 Client Encounters

Total Lessons: 18
Grades; 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Client Encounters-25%

ELECTIVE-

Yoga Therapy

Lesson Outline:
Lesson 1 Ashtanga Yoga
Lesson 2- yama and niyama
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana
Lesson 4- pranayama, Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
Lesson 6- Meditation and its benefits. Application of meditation