The Ayurveda Foundation Year is for those who want to dive into the wonders of Ayurveda for themselves, friends and family and also for those who want to use it as a starting point for gaining professional Ayurvedic qualifications (Ayurvedic Lifestyle Advisor or Yoga-Ayurveda Therapist).
The Foundation Year contains two Ayurveda courses: the 3-month (33 hour) Introduction to Ayurveda course and the 6-month (66 hour) Applying Ayurveda course. The Foundation Year equates to 99 hours of Ayurvedic learning. Both courses are restricted to 23 participants, ensuring a close-knit community and fully interactive webinars.
The Foundation Year Ayurveda courses include:
- A comprehensive syllabus covering everything you need to know to start applying Ayurveda’s wisdom to your daily life
- Engaging monthly content with assessments and case studies
- Knowledge direct from the classical Ayurvedic texts combined with modern interpretation, supported by research where possible
- Interactive monthly webinars with plenty of time for breakout discussions and Q&A on the month’s content
- Access to a collaborative learning community to share ideas, practical tips and learning. With 23 partipants per course, you will have the opportunity to be part of a close-knit community.
- A health diary to enable you to record your experiences – not all advice will work for everyone so what is really best for you?
- Downloadable course materials and webinar recordings
- A certificate of completion once you have finished the course, equivalent to 33 hours of CPD
Our Foundation Year Ayurveda courses are designed for:
- Individuals interested in improving their own health and well-being
- Yoga practitioners and teachers wanting to explore Yoga’s sister science and apply it to their practice/ teaching
- Chefs and foodies wanting to understand the energetics of food according to Ayurveda
- Parents and carers wanting to support their family
- Individuals looking to gain professional Ayurvedic qualifications to work in the Ayurvedic field
- Existing health practitioners, including herbalist and nutritional therapists, wanting to include Ayurveda in their existing practice
Course 1: Introduction to Ayurveda – The Science of Life (3 months, 33 hours)
For further information about the content of this Introduction to Ayurveda course, click here.
Course 2: Applying Ayurveda (6 months, 66 hours)
This course will encourage you to:
- understand Ayurvedic anatomy: tissues, channels, sub-doshas, organs
- discover your skin through the lens of Ayurveda
- learn about the pathways of disease manifestation
- understand and try out the concepts of ama pacana (digesting ama) and traditional Ayurvedic cleansing techniques
- explore rejuvenation in theory and practice
- create daily routines and interventions for skin and body care
- gain a deeper understanding of Ayurvedic massage and how it can be used for you and your family
- learn about marma points in the context of Ayurvedic massage
- go deeper into principles and practicals of Ayurvedic cooking and learn how to construct a beautifully Ayurvedic dish and meal
- widen and deepen knowledge of key herbs and spices in cooking
- discover the healing herbs in your kitchen cupboard and practice using them in your life
- learn about the key Ayurvedic medicinal herbs and formulations
- use the Ayurvedic lens to look into and analyse local herbs near you
- compare, contrast and find the overlap of Ayurveda and Yoga, how the two systems can work together and how you can use concepts and practices from both in the most fulfilling and helpful way
- discover Ayurvedic concepts relating to the mind, uncovering a wealth of Ayurvedic knowlege on mental health, spiritual practices and meditation
- understand our physical and mental health in the context of our emotional history and experiences
- use core Ayurvedic concepts relating to best holistic health for women-, men- and children-specific health
How to Register
The first Applying Ayurveda course will start in May 2022. Bookings will open in Feb 2022. In the meantime, please register your interest by contacting us on email@example.com. Completion of the Introduction to Ayurveda course is necessary before attending this course. If you have a qualification which covers the content of Introduction to Ayurveda, there may be a chance of this requirement being waived. Each case will be assessed on its merits.
Please note that you will not be qualified Ayurvedic practitioner after this Foundation Year. It is designed to provide a foundation of Ayurveda for personal use and development, along with helping friends and family. If you want a professional qualification, you can complete the Yoga-Ayurveda Therapist Conversion Course (previous 200 hour Yoga training required) or the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Advisor Conversion Course.