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Material Includes

  • - Recorded Lectures
  • - Group Live Q&A Sessions
  • - Lecture Presentations
  • - Course Workbook

Requirements

  • None

Target Audience

  • - Persons interested in their own health and wellbeing
  • - Doctors, Nurses and health practitioners
  • - Massage Therapists
  • - Nutritionists
  • - Yoga Teachers and Therapists
  • - Counsellors

Introduction to Ayurveda (100 hrs)

  • Course level: All Levels

Description

Ayurveda is a holistic system of integrated medicine which dates back over 5000 years. It is a form of medical science on how to live to ensure optimum physical and mental health – optimum wellbeing. Successfully practiced and still integrated in to the life style of Sri Lanka, it is now fast becoming an alternative approach to health and wellbeing around the world. Ayurveda initially developed strongly in Sri Lanka and India and with time a branch of it was practiced in Sri Lanka as ‘Hela Wedakama’ or ‘Sri Lankan Indigenous Medicine’ (SLIM) which is still strong on healing certain ailments such as Cancer.

This course covers both Ayurveda and SLIM and is taught by expert teachers of the field who are all working together at Plantation Villa – award winning retreat centre for health and wellbeing. Completion of the course will allow you to apply your Ayurvedic knowledge for self and community care. Focus on preventative care for self, friends and family is given during the program through dietary, lifestyle and herbal approach following an understanding of Ayurvedic principles. It aims at those that already work in therapeutic fields, like Yoga and medicine, or one that wants to enhance the knowledge and possess tools for a better lifestyle.

This covers 100hrs of teachings and practice and if you are looking to qualify as a practitioner, you can use the credits of this course as it is the first of three modules leading towards a practitioner/counsellor certificate in Ayurveda. See below for Course Structure:

Course Module Structure

Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Historical and Spiritual Background of Ayurveda – Lineage of Ayurveda
  • Eight branches of Ayurveda
    • Kaya chikitsa (medicine)
    • Shalya thanthra (surgery)
    • Shalakya thantha (otorhinolaryngology)
    • Kaumarabrthya (pediatrics)
    • Agadha thantha (toxicology)
    • Bhutha vidya (psychiatry and illnesses caused by spirits)
    • Rasayana thanthra (rejuvenation)
    • Vajikarana thanthra (aphrodisiac)
  • Loka-purusha samya (seeing the universe through self )

 

Introduction to Sri Lankan Indigenous Medicine (SLIM)

  • Historical background and origins of SLIM
  • Principles of SLIM and Deviations from Ayurveda
  • Healing practices of SLIM including special advanced medi- cal treatments totreat mind and body
  • Importance of doctor-patient relationship into healing
  • Cultural elements incorporated in SLIM

 

Dosha / Dhathu / Mala Vignana

  • The five elements (pancha bhutha)
  • Tridosha (three humours and Ayurveda physiology)
  • Prakurthi (natural constitution of the body)
  • Dhathu (the seven tissues)
    • Rasa (the essence of digestion)
    • Raktha (blood)
    • Mamsa (muscle tissue)
    • Medas (adipose tissue)
    • Asthi (bone tissue)
    • Majja (marrow)
    • Shukra (sperm and ova)
  • Thimala (the three waste products of the body)
    • Sweda (sweat)
    • Purisha (stools)
    • Mutra (urine)

 

Agni / Ama / Rasa – Guna – Veerya – Vipaka – Prabhawa

  • 13 types of Agni
    • Panchabhuthagni
    • Sapthadhathwagni
    • Jataragni (the Agni of digestion)
  • Concept of Ama in Ayurveda
    • Causes for Ama
    • Symptoms of Ama
    • How Ama leads to origin of many diseases
    • Measures to remove Ama
  • The six tastes and their effects on each dosha
  • The 20 Gunas and their effects on dosha with examples of foods and herbs
  • Two potencies (Veerya)
  • Vipaka (affected taste after digestion)
  • Prabhawa (inherited properties of herbs with examples)

 

Healthy person according to Ayurveda

  • Ayurvedic definition of good health
  • Dhathu sara lakshana (features of good health in relation to Dhathu)

 

Imbalances that lead to diseases

  • Vikurthi (deviation from the natural constitution) – Etio-pathogenesis of diseases
  • Vata upakrama (measures to pacify Vata)
  • Pitta upakrama (measures to pacify Pitta)
  • Kapha upakrama (measures to pacify Kapha)

 

Diagnostic methods in Ayurveda

  • Thrividha pariksha (three ways of examination)
    • Darshana pareeksha
    • Prashna pareeksha
    • Sparsha pareeksha
  • Ashta pariksha (the eight ways of examination)
    • Nadi (pulse)
    • Mutra (urine)
    • Mala (stools)
    • Jihva (tounge)
    • Shabdha (auditory)
    • Sparsha (palpation)
    • Druk (vision)
    • Akruthi (examining the physique and gait)
  • Dashavidha pariksha (ten ways of examination)
  • The holistic approach in Ayurveda of assessing both the illness and the person
  • Choosing medicines according to the strength of the patinet o Environmental factors to be considered while administering treatments

 

Ayurveda therapeutics

  • Two scopes of Ayurveda
    • Prevention of diseases
    • Curing diseases
  • Principals of Ayurvedic treatment in relation to the five elements
  • Mode of treatment
    • Shodhana (cleansing treatments to eliminate the root of diseases)
    • Three stages of purification
    • Purva karma (preparatory measures for cleansing)
    • Pradhana karma (Pancha karma)
    • Paschath karma (measures taken afterwards)
    • Panchakarma (the five cleansing methods in Ayurveda)
    • Shamana (pacifying the disease condition)
    • Tharpana (nourishing the body and improving its immunity and strength)

 

Dinacharya & Rithucharya

  • An Ayurveda daily routine
  • Seasonal regimen in Ayurveda

 

Yoga and its use in Ayurveda

  • History of Yoga and its relation to Ayurveda
  • Ashtanga Yoga and Kriya Yoga of Patanjali
  • The classic approach and the therapeutic possibility – Understanding different layers of the mind
  • An introduction to Samkhya and the Gunas
  • Yoga according to dosha and guna constitution

What Will I Learn?

  • This course offers and in-depth introduction into Ayurveda. At the end of the course, one will understand how the body functions as explained in Ayurveda, individual tendencies based on our constitutions at birth and how we need to adapt to maintain health throughout our life. If one is a health practitioner, this knowledge will be essential to ensure you can treat your patients.
  • At the completion of the course, you will be issued with a certificate. Plantation Villa is a registered and recognised school with the Complimentary Medicine Association, United Kingdom.
  • This course is the pre-requisite for the next two modules of Ayurveda Courses which will qualify the student to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner able to prescribe herbal medicines and treatments.

Topics for this course

38 Lessons100h 24s

Introduction to Ayurveda

a) Lesson 1: Historical background & 8 branches of Ayurveda1:43:30
b) Lesson 2: Seeing the universe through self1:42:08
c) Lesson 3: Questions and Answers1:30:51
d) Lesson 4: Questions & Answers (continued)1:39:16

Introductions to Sri Lankan Indigenous Medicine (SLIM)

Dosha / Panchabhutha / Prakriti

Sapthadhathu / Mala

Agni / Ama / Rasa / Guna

Imbalances that lead to diseases

Ayurvedic healthy person & Diagnositcs

Ayurveda Therapeutics

Dinacharya / Ritucharya

Yoga and its use in Ayurveda

About the instructors

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Bernardo has been studying and teaching Yoga and Meditation for over a decade. After owning a Yoga studio in Brazil for several years, he went to travel and study in Asia. For the past 4 years he has been working exclusively with Plantation Villa, a Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre in Sri Lanka. He has learned mostly under the Krishnamacharya tradition, with teachers including the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, the Mohan family, and Dr N. Chandrasekaran, in Chennai, India. He is also a Healing Chants Teacher (KYM), an Ayurveda therapist, and currently developing the knowledge of Sri Lanka Indigenous Medicine.
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Dr. Erandi is the Chief Ayurvedic Physician at Plantation Villa. She holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery. Erandi specialises in General Practice, Gynaecology, Sub- Fertility, Menopause and Cancer Care. She is also qualified in Psychological Counselling focusing on Ayurvedic Diet & Nutrition, Fertility Concerns, Stress and Anxiety. Erandi worked for the Government of Sri Lanka as an Ayurveda doctor and worked on many cancer research publications before joining Plantation Villa, where she oversees all cases, including our Cancer patients.
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$700.00

Material Includes

  • - Recorded Lectures
  • - Group Live Q&A Sessions
  • - Lecture Presentations
  • - Course Workbook

Requirements

  • None

Target Audience

  • - Persons interested in their own health and wellbeing
  • - Doctors, Nurses and health practitioners
  • - Massage Therapists
  • - Nutritionists
  • - Yoga Teachers and Therapists
  • - Counsellors