This introductory course takes place online over 3 months and focuses on understanding yourself and your close community. This will help you learn Ayurveda by establishing the basic building blocks and applying them to practical life. This course, like all of our courses, is restricted to 23 participants, ensuring a close-knit community and fully interactive webinars to help you learn Ayurveda. There are 33 hours of work covered within the course, which can also be used as Continuing Professional Development (certified by The CPD Certification Service).

This course is offered 3 times a year (September, January, May).

For those who know they want more than an introduction, you can also sign up for our follow-on 66-hour Applying Ayurveda course.

This introductory Ayurveda course will encourage you to

  • Better connect with yourself – Ayurveda is focussed on accepting ourselves as we are, playing to our strengths and nurturing our weaknesses (BTW, lovely Oscar Wilde quote on ‘Be yourself, as everyone else is already taken…)
  • Look at your friends, family and work colleagues through the ‘dosha’ lens to enable better relationships
  • Connect with nature on a regular basis, to help tune into your daily circadian rhythm as well as the season
  • Prepare fresh, whole foods from organic, seasonal, local foods tailored for your dosha
  • See ‘food as medicine’ and explore using some of the herbs in your kitchen spice rack to make simple home remedies for common ailments
  • Tailor your lifestyle, exercise and yoga practice to your dosha
  • Tread more lightly on this earth and live more sustainably by adopting Ayurvedic principles.
  • Live the most fulfilled life you can! Ayurveda is not about living the perfect life, but living the best life for you.

All of The Ayurveda Academy 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 participants per course, you will have the opportunity to be part of a close-knit community.
  • Health diaries 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

After the Introduction to Ayurveda course, you will receive a certificate of completion, equivalent to 33 hours of CPD (certified by The CPD Certification Service).

Our Ayurveda courses are designed for

Extras included in this course

  • A 50% discount for a personalised Ayurvedic assessment report to support diet and lifestyle recommendations.

How to Register

It couldn’t be simpler to register. Simply click here to book and pay for the Introduction to Ayurveda course.

Course Structure

This course comprises three month-long modules of 11 hours each, totalling 33 total study hours for the course. You will need to put aside 11 hours per month, 2 of which are for a scheduled Zoom call and the rest are flexible to do when it suits you.

The module starts by working through the manual which contains the specific detailed reading for the module. The workbook then takes you through exercises to explore deeper and reflect. You are given an independent reading assignment to widen your knowledge and allow you to develope your own interests. A 2 hour Zoom call takes place 3 weeks after the start of the module for you to ask questions and make sure everything is clear. You can then check your understanding using the assessment.

Module learning scheme

Dates for the January 2022 Course

Module 1Module 2Module 3
Monday 17th January 2022: Materials made available
Tuesday 8th February 18.00 – 20.00: Zoom seminar for Module 1
Monday 14th February: Materials made available
Tuesday 8th March 18.00 – 20.00:
Zoom seminar for Module 2
Monday 14th March: Materials made available
Tuesday 5th April 18.00 – 20.00:
Zoom seminar for Module 3

Dates for the May 2022 Course

Module 1Module 2Module 3
Monday 16th May 2022: Materials made available
Tuesday 7th June 18.00 – 20.00: Zoom seminar for Module 1
Monday 13th June: Materials made available
Tuesday 5th July 18.00 – 20.00:
Zoom seminar for Module 2
Monday 11th July: Materials made available
Tuesday 2nd August 18.00 – 20.00:
Zoom seminar for Module 3

Dates for the September 2022 Course

Module 1Module 2Module 3
Monday 19th Sept 2022: Materials made available
Tuesday 11th Oct 18.00 – 20.00: Zoom seminar for Module 1
Monday 17th Oct: Materials made available
Tuesday 8th Nov 18.00 – 20.00: 
Zoom seminar for Module 2
Monday 14th Nov: Materials made available
Tuesday 6th Dec 18.00 – 20.00: 
Zoom seminar for Module 3

Going Further

If you enjoy this training, you may want to sign up for the 6-month Applying Ayurveda course.  After that, you can complete a conversion course to gain professional qualifications.

Please note that you will not be qualified Ayurvedic practitioner after this introductory course. It is designed to provide a foundation of Ayurveda for personal use and development, along with helping friends and family. If you want to learn Ayurveda and gain a professional qualification, you can complete Applying Ayurveda and then further professional courses to become a Yoga-Ayurveda Therapist (previous 200 hour Yoga training required) or an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Advisor.

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