300h Certified Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Consultant
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Ayurvedic Professionals Association

Learn the principles of Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle and become a professional in the field

This course will dive deep into understanding the food dynamics and how to use food, spices and herbs as medicine. The observations and guidance on the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition are based on specific and personal needs. These will cover, amongst other areas, dietary rotation, the use of seasonally fresh ingredients and portion regulation. The program will provide an exciting dietary experience raising awareness about food energetics and, last but not least, understand the role of digestion in determining nutritional value of, food.

The learning journey focuses on understanding the role of feelings provided by inherent qualities (gunas) in nutrition and the spectrum of effects that link taste to what is commonly referred to in Ayurveda as “dosha”. Check out our program outline and curriculum.

Go through a personal journey of change experiencing the power of Ayurveda while you study.

  • This is a CMA accredited course to qualify as an Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Consultant
  • Apply for APA membership in Category F.

What is Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle and how can it help?

What is the ideal diet for humans? Are we meat eaters or vegetarians? Is there one ideal diet for all?

Ayurveda can answer these questions and give guidance on how to build an individual diet on a general framework of cyclic living. Whether carnivore, omnivore or herbivore, the Ayurvedic principles of nutrition can be applied to any diet. 

Whatever the dietary preference, Ayurveda aims at building healthy tissue, increasing vitality and resilience and the priceless self-sufficient knowledge of utilising food as preventative medicine. On the flipside, it also gives insights into understanding what, and equally importantly when, food has the potential of becoming toxic and harmful.

Ayurvedic Diets


from £2000

Payment plans available (see FAQ below)

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The Five Pillars of our Program

Our course content is based on the five main pillars below that are designed in a specific way to help our clients to solve the biggest problems in their diet and lifestyle:

  1. Creating Healthy Habits for Life

  2. The nature and origins of Ayurveda

  3. The basic concepts of Ayurveda

  4. Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle, Meal planning

  5. Detoxification

We at Jivita Academy want our students to get great results in order to qualify with confidence and be able to practice once out of the program. We love teaching and the best results are achieved when we have matching values and share the same work ethics. We expect dedication and want to find students with high levels of motivation. If you identify yourself as one take this questionnaire


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Course curriculum

Lectures: Hello and Welcome; Routines; Timing; Mindfulness and Decision making; Water

Lectures: Nature and origin of Ayurveda; What is Ayurveda; Ayurvedic healing – Self-regulation; Diet, Food and Nourishment; Energy medicine – Pranic healing

Lectures: Panchamahabhutas – Five basic elements; Introduction to Attributes and Tastes (gunas and rasas); Introduction to Doshas – Bio-energies; Cycles of Life; Introduction to Agni – Digestive and metabolic fire

Lectures: Seasonal, Organic and Local; Simple and Slow eating; Timing of Meals; 10 Good Habits of Eating; 10 Bad Habits of Eating; Food Combining

Lectures: The Three Pillars of Health; The Role of Beliefs; Sleep and Stress; Exercise; Weight management; Imbalance and Recovery

Lectures: Appropriateness – Satmya; Timed Meals; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Spring Foods; Summer Foods; Autumn and Winter Foods; How To….

Lectures: Dravya – The Concept of Substance; Outcomes of the ayurvedic approach; The Main Gunas and Their Actions; Rasa and Doshas; Flavour and Aroma; Aftertaste and The Three Stages of Digestion; Rasa and Emotions

Lectures: Doshas and Gunas; Prakriti and Vikruti; Vata Dosha; Pitta Dosha; Kapha Dosha; Doshas and Life Cycles

Lectures: What is Agni; Agni and Nourishment; Digestive Toxins or Ama; Stages of Digestion; Assessment of Agni and Ama

Lectures: Seven Tissues and Their Side Products; Tissue Nourishment; Shrotas or Channels of Circulation

Lectures: Detox Basics; Signs of Toxicity; Detox Foods and Herbs; Deep Cleanse or Panchakarma; Lymphatic System

Course Information

Program material, Journaling and 121 Zoom Calls

Once entered the program, the students will go through an initial assessment, which will determine the direction of our personal coaching journey, running alongside the theory. In the online version, each student will have access to a selection of presentations and videos to learn in theory how Ayurveda works. Combined with their personal practical journey the program will create profound learning experiences to increase confidence in their own practice once graduated. 

Anu teaching and gesticulating with hands

Until solid daily routine has been established, the students will need to keep a daily journal and schedule a 121 call with Anu on a weekly basis. This is valuable for their own accountability and also to have a record of your achieved results. This way students will never have to feel stuck without no one to turn to. With daily check-ins we make sure everyone is on the right path.

The knowledge is assessed at the end of the program. It can be taken anytime after three months of time from the start of your learning journey. Students are also expected to hand in a number of case studies (20) to fully qualify from the program. At completion, we recommend joining the APA – Ayurvedic Professionals’ Association.

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Not sure if our Diet and Lifestyle Consultant course is right for you?

You can also take the questionnaire to see if you qualify for the program.

About Your Teacher

Anu is the founder of Jivita Academy of Ayurveda and author of Ayurveda Detox: How To Cleanse, Balance and Revitalise Your Body. 

Trained in clinical Ayurveda, Anu released soon that to get results with clients they needed fundamental education on basic healthy living. Ayurveda is mainly about self-care and most of the times clients need help in understanding what is in their power to do.

Her passion in education is also visible in client work. Anu is passionate about translating ancient wisdom of healing into modern context. She empowers her clients to take charge of their own health by increasing awareness in nutrition based on their individual needs. Incorporating her twenty years of practice and teaching of yoga Anu’s approach to healing is almost unique to anywhere in London or the UK.

Anu has created a community of enthusiasts by teaching that health in its right form brings about joy in life. Healing and recovering in her opinion do not exclude fun and enjoyment but are an extension of balanced and abundant life.

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Outcomes of the course

  • Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Consultant Qualification
  • Ability to use food as medicine and design a lifestyle plan 
  • Personal journey of healing/rejuvenating 
  • Apply for APA membership in Category F. 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few options when you plan for your course payments, which come with benefits the sooner you pay. Long term payment plans have an additional cost.

Full payment

Students able to make an immediate payment in full at first call receive £500 discount on the price. In other words, instead of £2500 you will pay £2000 and no other payments are requested after.

Students needing some thinking time but able to make an immediate payment in full at enrollment receive £300 discount on the price. In other words, instead of £2500 you will pay £2300 and no other payments are requested after.

Payment plans:

You can arrange a payment plan with Jivita Academy for the first three months of study time.

Plan 1 – Three payments: deposit and two installments

NB! In all enrollment opportunities, the learning journey can start at a later date and not immediately when you pay your deposit. The date can be in future at a convenient time after which, the second installment will fall on 30 day after starting

Our prices include VAT.

This program is designed to be a state-of-the-art experience of Ayurveda offered only by Jivita Academy of Ayurveda. The uniqueness of this program consists of an embodied experience of the learning material done as a 121 coaching with Anu.

This program can be custom made to the needs, availability and resources of the student. It can be done as a full-time three-month long 300h program or extended over 12 months and fitted in the routines of work and other engagements.

Once you start you will have 12 months access to all the learning material in our portal and a community of other students you can meet in our group calls. Theory matched with real-life cases discussed during these sessions creates an immediate bridge to applied Ayurveda and understanding how to match ancient values with modern life.

The program is at level 5. At the end of the program students should be able at critically analyse the material and create diet and lifestyle plans for their own clients.

The students should have passed A level studies of equivalent.

The program provides plenty of flexibility. However, we sign up only dedicated and motivated students who will show up on time with completed assignments. Students need to show an effort of understanding what real healing by diet and lifestyle is. This program is dedicated to qualify the students as professionals and in order to qualify the students need to show willingness to experience the science of change in their own lives. This requires determination in adopting daily routines, an open mind, the ability to analyse the self objectively and a curiosity of the bodymind’s potentials to heal itself.

You will receive a letter to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). After signing you will receive a welcome email and the access to the online portal. The email will detail the next steps, which will be planning for the first strategy call to define the personal transformation journey and setting up a date for the 121 calls. You will also be given instructions on how to sign into the Facebook group and how to access your personal G-Drive where student work is kept.

Free On-Demand Workshop

Not quite ready to commit? Check out our free on-demand workshop where you learn to use food as a medicine.

In this training you will learn a fresh model that allows you to practice and apply authentic Ayurveda by syncing with the seasons and timing your activities right.
Anu will lay out the Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle into an easy and fun everyday practice without complicated food lists and doshas to think about. There is no obscure terminology and – if you stay to the end – there’s even more more free learning material.

Get the Ayurveda Detox book

How To Cleanse, Balance and Revitalise Your Body

Ayurveda Detox Book Anu Paavola

Your course leader Anu is the author of Ayurveda Detox:  How To Cleanse, Balance and Revitalise Your Body, available from Amazon, Waterstones and Blackwell’s. 

Her book will inspire you to try pace your daily and seasonal rhythms in a way that additional detox programs become almost redundant. Ayurvedic living is detoxifying per se and if you haven’t experienced it yet, learn from this book and create a new detox program for yourself that not only cleanses you but teaches you habits of a lifetime. 

Find out more about Anu’s Ayurveda Detox book.

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