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  According to Ayurveda, most ailments originate from the imbalance of the digestive system and mind. Ayurveda teaches us how to make conscious nutritional choices that are best suited for our body and mind and are in harmony with our Prakruti or constitution. Food which is  the life force of all living things, nourishes the body, mind and spirit and is ultimately our best medicine. This program covers all  topics possible for creating wellness. It teaches us the Four Pillars of Nutrition -( food, exercise, breathing, sleep/meditation) and also healing through the five senses. This covers the aspects of Touch (self-massage), Smell (aroma therapy) – here you will also  learn how to prepare blends of different oils and essential oils for creating ayurvedic products, Sight (Color therapy/gems etc), Sound (Sound and Mantra therapy), Taste (Cooking with all garden and kitchen products for tasty and healthy food). The special feature is that all this is subject to ascertaining an individual’s unique constitution. Nothing is generalized in Ayurveda as all aspects of healing and balance of health are formulated to improve the quality of life for each person. COURSE OVERVIEW
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • History of Ayurveda
  • Sankhya philosophy the base of Ayurveda and core concepts such as the five elements
  • Essential qualities (sattva, rajas and tamas)
  • Mind and Body Constitution (the tridoshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha)
  • The theory of the “seven tissue” types as it relates to nourishment, elimination and digestion, etc.
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition – Theory and Practice
  • The four pillars of nutrition
  • The 6 tastes (rasas) and 20 qualities
  • Lifestyle and diet as preventive medicine
  • Healing through the five senses (i.e. color therapy, sound therapy, aroma therapy, touch therapy and taste therapy )
  • Self Abhyanga, vital marma points and mudras for healing through touch therapy
  • Natural sound healing with mantra
  • Color and its effect on mind & body
  • Ayurvedic Aroma therapy
  • Ayurvedic Dinacharya & Ritucharya according to body & mind constitution
  • The relationship between digestion, emotions and metabolism
  • How to decrease toxicity and increase immunity
  • Designing diet guidelines based on constitutional type
  • Food combinations and incompatibilities
  • Using food to revitalize skin and hair
  • Health and vegetarianism
  • How Western nutritional research and Ayurveda approach to nutrition can complement each other
  • Define calorie intake and the three main food groups
  • Identify carbohydrates (simple sugar, complex carbs and fiber), Identify proteins (vegetarian and animal sources), Identify fats (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and transfat)
  • Learn how to portion control. Learn how to quantify carbohydrate count for portion and blood glucose control. Learn how to read a food label
  • Food planning and the Designing diet plans according to constitution
  • Insight in to preparation of Ayurvedic Herb infused oils
  • How to make Skin and Hair Care products according to mind and body coordination
  • Selection of the ingredient. Hygiene and sanitation
  •  Optimal cooking strategies to preserve nutritional potency
  • The use of herbs, beverages, spices and condiments to enhance wellness
  • Home remedies with herbs and spices taken from kitchen and garden
  • Healthy desserts, the use of ghee, oil, yogurt, honey and Aroma therapy cooking
  • Detox and Rejuvenation through Diet
  • How to Perform an Ayurvedic Nutritional Consultation
  • Learn how to examine and analyze the tongue, pulse, eyes, nails and skin
  • To determine constitutional type and overall condition and advise clients on a range of issues such as improving digestion, weight loss, controlling food cravings and menopause with the help of products taken from the  Kitchen and garden
  • Yoga and Ayurveda
  • We will discuss the use of yoga and pranayama as a healing discipline and therapeutic aid
  • We will look at the core aspects of yogic philosophy drawn from the classic text of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • We will learn specific yogic practices to enhance digestion boost overall vitality and manage stress. These include postures, meditation, Pranayama and breathing techniques
  • Business and Management Guidance
  • To prepare graduating students for the real world, detailed practical advice is offered on how to manage their holistic healing practice

 

CASE STUDIES:

During the training, students will have the opportunity to work with 5 clients under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Naina Marballi. This is a crucial intermediate step. It offers budding counselors a chance to build their confidence and strengthen their understanding and skills, so that they are then fully prepare to make the leap in becoming independent practitioners. All students are expected to complete 3 case studies of clients that they are working with for receiving Certification. 

Schedule for August 18th 2017- March 4th 2018

Date Day Timing
08/18/2017 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
08/19/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
08/20/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
09/15/2017 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
09/16/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
09/17/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10/13/2017 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10/14/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10/15/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11/17/2017 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11/18/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11/19/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
12/15/2017 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12/16/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
12/17/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
01/05/2018 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
01/06/2018 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
01/07/2018 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
02/02/2018 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
02/03/2018 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
02/04/2018 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
03/02/2018 Friday 07:00 PM - 9:30 PM
03/03/2018 Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
03/04/2018 Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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