Level 5 Diploma in Ayurvedic Body Therapies and Nutrition

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.

Next start –   Sep 2018

ShirodharaAbout therapies

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 greatly from relaxing to deep tissue massage. 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 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 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.

About nutrition

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. This course provides an introduction to Western nutritional science making graduates confident in communicating with mainstream language relevant to nutrition.

This advanced level course offers also a chance to understand the latest advancement in science in the areas of microbiology, gastro-enterology, circadian medicine and epigenetis. 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.

Entry Requirements

To access our Level 5 qualification you will need to have A levels or equivalent-level qualifications. You will benefit from level 3 anatomy & physiology qualification taken separately or integrated into another qualification.

What associations can I join with this qualification?

APA – Ayurvedic Professionals Association

Work opportunities

Our graduates take precedence in applying for therapist and nutritionist positions in the Jivita Ayurveda spa and clinic.

Successful candidates will achieve the following

Diploma in Ayurveda body therapies and nutrition

The first year course constitutes the foundation for the full three year diploma course for ayurvedic practitioners.

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. Out of 1000 study hours 640 are face to face class room theory and practice and rest 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

£4500 + VAT, payment plans available

If you are unsure whether this course is for you do get in touch by emailing anu@jivitaayurveda.com. If you already know this course is for you then you can enrol by following this link and pay the deposit.