Year 1 – Panchakarma Therapist
Year 2 – Ayurvedic Nutritionist
Year 3 – Ayurvedic Practitioner
This advanced course is designed to provide students with all the skills required to work in the exciting and rewarding field of universal and natural medicine of ayurveda. We train candidates in the art of ayurveda through diet, lifestyle, herbs, therapies and detoxing. We help them to achieve the best results possible in the market and realising their potential through natural healing.
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Each completed academic year rewards students with a qualification starting from panchakarma therapist of the first year. After two years of studies we award an additional Nutritionist qualification. Three years of continuous studying will qualify students as Ayurvedic practitioners having completed the entire curriculum corresponding to university degree level qualification in Ayurvedic Medicine.
What’s special about the course?
Our curriculum has been designed in view of creating confident graduates able to deliver high quality service based on a wide range of competencies in the field of ayurveda and other related therapies. The syllabi have been integrated with modules not traditionally taught in ayurvedic courses. These modules, including applied anatomy, western nutrition and gastroenterology, provide skills necessary to understand needs and expectations of the modern informed client or patient. Students analyse safety and efficiency of techniques for health and disease management from both ayurvedic and mainstream bio-medical points of view.
The course will take place every Tuesday and Thursday for the first two years and Monday and Wednesday on the third year. Study hours extend from 9am to 4.30pm with two three hour long sessions for each subject matter taught.
Year one – Panchakarma therapist
The advantages of ayurvedic therapies are vast. Approaching the body and mind from a holistic point of view, these therapies are catalysts for self-healing, appropriate for all ages for stress and fatigue but also for chronic lifestyle disorders and pain management.
Ayurvedic treatments vary from relaxing energetic ones to problem based including deep tissue and myofascial techniques. Routines help increasing vitality, destress, prevent injuries, maintain suppleness of all tissues and improve performance. Ayurvedic therapists are involved in reawakening the body’s own intelligence of repairing, the mind’s ability to change patterns of physical and mental behaviour and re-establish a sustainable state of strong health and vitality.
An Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist is trained to assess body types and administer an appropriate treatment or technique for ongoing care of the client. They will be able to appraise the appropriate use of herbal medicated oils and other herbal preparations used during treatments. They are also able to understand the role of fascia and soft tissue manipulation. This way the therapist can remedy a variety of imbalances such as back pain, Repetitive Strain Injury, whiplash, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, amongst others. All the techniques of massage aim to correct the steady and comfortable flow of prana, the vital force. A good therapist is able to tune in with the field of energy and channel prana, which governs all activity in both body and mind.
Panchakarma programs are designed to liberate the body from toxic accumulation in the tissues and to re-establish good function of body and mind. These programs are prescribed preventatively for health maintenance or to eradicate chronic disease by neutralising and resetting the internal environment of the body. Panchakarma therapists are able to carry out the majority of therapeutic modalities prescribed in a panchakarma detox program. Working alone or alongside an ayurvedic practitioner they will know a number of signature panchakarma procedures including basti (enema) and nasya (nasal oiling).
There is a great ratio of theory and practical training on site but candidates are also required to undertake home study assignments especially in the form of case studies.
Year two – Ayurvedic nutritionist
An Ayurvedic nutritionist assesses the effects that food items have on the body and mind. The focus is on qualitative effect of nourishment on tissues and behaviour. In Ayurveda food can be considered both medicinal or toxic, the value depends on its application. Ayurvedic nutritionists are able to choose the right diet and lifestyle to make food nourishing and medicinal and re-awaken the ability to heal through appropriate diet and lifestyle. Ayurveda promotes natural diet which means being organic, local and seasonal. Ayurvedic nutritionists know what is ideal for every individual and this knowledge is based on thorough understating of digestive capacity and adherence to the cyclic nature of life.
Modern research has proven that diet and lifestyle impact gut health and that majority of illnesses start from the gut. Ayurveda puts the focus in regulating digestive fire. Nutritionists have a thorough understanding of the key role of good digestion, absorption and elimination. They will also be familiar with the most common digestive disorders and how to correct them. Trained in the ways of improving patient compliance they empower clients to take responsibility for their own health, establishing how ready they are to change and then helping them overcome barriers to change.
The graduates will have advanced knowledge and skills in developing individualised meal and lifestyle plans to promote optimum health, prevent disease and heal. Diet is explored by emphasising its functionality and naturalness rather than calorie or nutritional content. A deep dive into gastro-intestinal anatomy, physiology and pathology will guarantee a thorough understanding of the gut and its influence on health and disease.
This advanced level course offers also a chance to understand the latest advancement in science in the areas of western nutrition, microbiology, gastro-enterology, circadian medicine and epigenetics. These relatively new fields of study are providing common grounds for ancient and modern perspectives on health to merge together as a powerful combination of practice. Our course material is constantly updated keeping in mind latest discoveries in the field of science for comparative study with timeless wisdom of Ayurveda.
There is a great ratio of theory and practical training on site but candidates are also required to undertake home study assignments. There will be programs of lecture, workshops and talks by industry experts.
Year three – Ayurvedic practitioner
If you are thinking of taking your study to a higher level, Ayurvedic Practitioner diploma, equivalent to an undergraduate course, is awarded after successful completion of three years program that covers the study of the integrated system of traditional Ayurveda, other aligned alternative therapies and bio-medicine. The graduates will also be enrolling to an internship program in the end of the course in India.
The course covers the study of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology from both modern and traditional perspectives. It also includes pharmacology, botany and phytochemistry of both Indian and Western pharmacopoeia. There is also a module on preparation of own herbal medications. In this part of the whole course will also delve deep into the classical literature of Ayurveda of Ashtanga Hrdayam of Vaghbata. Graduates will be trained in ayurvedic psychology or Vedic healing, gynaecology called prasuti tantra and also hirudotheapy (leech therapy) one of the cornerstones of panchakarma bloodletting.
Ayurvedic practitioners from our course will be leaders in integrative health care, possessing a unique combination of skills from Easters and Western traditions. There is more and more need for professionals that understand and can guide clients safely towards better health management and healing in the midst of the rising numbers of chronic lifestyle disorders of the present day.
To access our Level 5 qualification you will need to have A levels or equivalent-level qualifications.
What associations can I join with this qualification?
Successful candidates will achieve the following
L5 Diploma of Pachakarma Therapist (Y1)
L5 Diploma of Ayurvedic Nutritionist (Y2)
L5 Diploma of Ayurvedic Practitioner (Y3)
The first year course constitutes the foundation for the Nutritionist courses. Practitioners need to complete all three years in sequence.
How long is the Diploma course?
We run this course from September to June on two weekdays Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4.30pm. We give our students the maximum individual attention in the market. Face to face class room theory and practice is accompanied by home study with reading, essay writing and case studies. Final assessment days are included in the time frame.
After the course the graduates can take further studies in an ayurvedic hospital in India.
The price of the course
£5000 + VAT / year, payment plans available
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