Year 1 – Lifestyle Consultant and Therapist
Year 2 – Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Herbalist
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 lifestyle consultant and 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 Gut-Brain connection , 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 Monday and Tuesday for the first two years and Thursday and Friday 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 – Lifestyle Consultant and Therapist
The focus of ayurvedic healing is on correct diet and lifestyle. Prescription of ideal food and activities is the cornerstone ayurvedic counselling. Lifestyle consultants are able to identify underlying dietary issues and correct them by finding individualised solutions that fit clients’ lifestyle. Lifestyle consultants are able to give advice on ideal activities to increase wellbeing and maximise energy efficiency. This includes recommendations to correct sleep patterns, find right kind of exercise and yoga practices.
Together with correct diet and lifestyle, 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 use a variety of techniques to match clients needs. The focus is on guiding the vital energy, prana and bring back the healing potential of the client. 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 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.
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 and Herbalist
An Ayurvedic nutritionist and herbalist assesses the effects that food items and herbs have on the body and mind. The focus is on qualitative influence of ingested items on tissues and behaviour. Food and herbs provide information that is interpreted by feelings they create in the body and mind.
All food items and herbs can be considered both medicinal or toxic, the value depends on their application. Ayurvedic nutritionists are able to identify the right kind of diet and match it with lifestyle to make food nourishing and medicinal. Right diet and herbs are able to re-awaken health, growth and restoration. Ayurveda promotes natural diet which means being organic, local and seasonal. Ayurvedic nutritionists know that nourishment is based on digestive capacity, which determines absorption rate and elimination of toxins. They are aware that the mind has a role to play in determining digestive strength and have learned to use mindfulness and other cognitive exercises to achieve optimal digestion. In ayurveda
Diet and lifestyle impact gut health and majority of illnesses start from the gut. Nutritionists will be familiar with the most common digestive disorders and how to correct them. They empower clients to take responsibility for their own health by establishing keenness to change and 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 scientific advancement in Western nutrition.
There is a great ratio of theory and practical training on site but candidates are also required to undertake home study assignments.
Year three – Ayurvedic practitioner
Ayurvedic Practitioner diploma is awarded after successful completion of three year 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 pathophysiology from both modern and traditional perspectives. Specialising on chronic lifestyle disorders the ayurvedic practitioners are able to heal and manage persistent skin problems, auto-immune disorders, obesity and related complications. They are also experts in natural pain management options and ayurvedic psychology or Vedic healing
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 a great need for professionals that offer alternatives to disease management and can guide clients safely towards better health 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
L4 Diploma of Lifestyle Consultant and Massage Therapist (Y1)
L5 Diploma of Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Herbalist (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 Mondays and Tuesdays 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 / year, payment plans available
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