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Ayurveda Wellness Advisor
If you are looking for a deeper dive into the world of Ayurveda, this one-year program is for you! Perhaps you want to explore the world of Ayurveda, or immediately pursue a career. This program will give you a solid education on this ancient science, with a modern approach.
Don’t miss our chance to study Ayurveda with one of the most well-regarded teachers of Ayurveda in America. K.P. Khalsa has spent 50 years making Ayurveda understandable to the modern mind.
This is a comprehensive program of 13 in-depth courses designed for a diverse group of participants:
- Individuals who wish to start a new career as an Ayurvedic Wellness Advisor
- Professionals who wish to incorporate Ayurveda into their current practice: naturopathic physicians, medical doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, yoga teachers, nurses, acupuncturists
- Persons who wish to use Ayurveda as self-care, or to care for family and friends
No prior related education or experience is required. We will include all the necessary skills and training to become a capable and confident Ayurvedic Wellness Advisor.
Begin with Introduction to Ayurveda, a prerecorded unit, which offers a broad overview as well as a solid groundwork to jump start your journey into the ancient practice of Ayurveda.
The program is organized for maximum flexibility for your schedule. Each course topic includes online classroom experience, self-study and client sessions.
The twelve month training program is offered in a series of four modules: Module 1 – Winter Quarter, Module 2 – Spring Quarter, Module 3 – Summer Quarter and Module 4 – all Quarter. Modules are not sequential and can be taken in any order.
Students will have 600 in class hours.
4 Terms, 4 Weekends per Term and 1 4 hour class per week per term.
All classes are recorded and will be added to your account the day after the course weekend is completed.
Each term includes 4, 3-day weekends and one evening per week (12 evenings).
After completing the Introduction to Ayurveda unit online you can take the terms in any order. Complete all 4 terms to earn a Certificate.
Ayurvedic nutrition, including food combining, eating habits and food energetics, as well as the Ayurvedic view of nutritional constituents. Learn diets for doshas, individual health and using foods therapeutically.
The practice of using food for good health—nutrition and diet—is fundamental to Ayurveda. This class will explore the principles of proper nutrition and therapeutic use of food for improving health, including food combining, eating habits and food energetics, and Ayurvedic view of nutritional constituents. Learn diets for body energies, individual daily health and using foods therapeutically.
Healthy lifestyle (vihara) is the core of Ayurvedic practice. Daily and seasonal routines, relaxation, meditation, sleep, stress management, personal habits and behaviors, exercise, relationships and goals for health maintenance are all core parts of an Ayurvedic education. Students will explore ways of counseling clients to maintain balance of mind, body and consciousness through proper diet and lifestyle choices.
This class will include Pacification of the doshas (Shamana) and Tonification (Bruhana). Prenatal, Natal, Postnatal Care (Kaumarabhrtya), food for Children’s Health (Balavastha) and the care of children prior to puberty.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
· Be able to explain basic Ayurveda routines of time (daily, seasonal, annual, etc.) for at least 3 different cycles
· Be able to explain the basics of the Ayurvedic processes of pacification and tonification
· Be able to briefly describe the Ayurvedic approach to children’s health practices for health
Herbs are one of the core therapies of Ayurveda, used in almost every situation. Learn the principles, qualities, actions and therapeutic profiles of herbs, foods and other natural therapeutic substances to maintain health and address health imbalances. Focus on herbal properties, preparations, Ayurvedic energetics, phytochemistry and clinical indications for herbs in treating a wide variety of health issues. Learn Grandma herbs for the kitchen, and potent herbs for health adjustments. Keep yourself, your family and your clients healthy with herbal medicine.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
· Identify at least 3 major Ayurvedic herbs for each dosha
· Describe the energetics and basic uses of at least 10 herbs from the class content
· Describe at least 5 common herbal preparations
· Describe the use of herbs for constitutional therapy versus treating current health issues
· Describe the method of Ayurvedic dosing
· Describe at least 2 herbs for each stage of life
· List at least 5 herbal digestive aids
What Will Students Learn During the Course Year?
· Ayurvedic nutritional therapy
· Ayurvedic herbalism
· Ayurvedic lifestyle
· Ayurvedic detox and cleansing
· Ayurvedic oil therapies
· Ayurveda psychology
· Constitution and energy balance
· Subtle therapies (gems, sound, mantra, meditation)
· Ayurvedic case assessment (tongue, face, voice, etc.)
· Business success
· Ayurvedic counseling
- Introduction to Ayurveda (online course) is the only prerequisite for this program. Once you purchase the Winter Term, you will be provided access to Introduction to Ayurveda (online course). We ask that you review and complete this course before the Winter Term starts, but you may also work through it concurrently.
- Ayurvedic Nutrition
- Ayurvedic Lifestyle
- Ayurvedic Herbalism
- Ayurvedic Psychology
- Client Interactions & Health Program Procedures
- Pathology of Body Energy and Disease
- Ayurvedic Body Systems in Health and Disease
- Complementary Modalities
- Pathology of Disease Stages
- Ayurvedic Body Systems Structure and Function
- Assessment and Disease Development
- Ayurvedic Cooking and Culinary Herbalism
Starts Jan 29th, 2021
- January 29-31
- February 12-14
- February 26-28
- March 12-14
Class is from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Additional Weekly class is from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM Tuesdays starting Feb 2, 2021 through March 30th with three additional classes that will be added to your account before course is complete.
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 on Tuesdays 12:30 to 4:30 PM, Pacific time.
All Classes will be recorded and uploaded into your account after the live class is complete. So if you miss a class, you can still catch up on your own time.
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Karta Purkh Khalsa can accurately be described as one of the most influential teachers and practitioners of botanical medicine of our time. His breadth and depth of learning and experience encompass classical Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, European herbalism, modern Western science, yogic practices and physical therapies. He shares his encyclopedic knowledge with students in a teaching style that is succinct, entertaining and immediately practical, with emphasis on the “how to” of medical herbalism that is supported by extensive scientific proof of efficacy from his scholarly research and writing. Mr. Khalsa is an accomplished speaker who is also proficient in various IT platforms, moving comfortably between in-person audiences, online formats and studio filming.
Mr. Khalsa was far advanced in his studies and practice before many contemporary herbalists were even born, making him one of the most highly regarded elders of the profession, and a genuine patriarch responsible for the earliest transmission of both Ayurveda and yoga to the Western audience; he is rightly respected as a teacher of teachers and a groundbreaking authority who was deeply into the study and practice decades before plant-based medicine became widely known and popularized in modern culture; it can truthfully be said his work is one of the primary reasons that the field is so well known and popular.
As a published author of numerous books and hundreds of academic articles, Mr. Khalsa’s scholarly accomplishments are prolific; as a founder and President Emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild his contribution to the revival of botanical medicine in the West is immense; as a role model and mentor for two generations of practitioners and clinicians his contribution to the field of medical herbalism is outstanding. From classical Asian teachings personally transmitted from his Guru to his intimate knowledge of phytochemistry, ethnobotany, pharmacology and pharmaceutics, Mr. Khalsa’s credentials are unsurpassed; his renown in the field and respect of his colleagues are well-earned and highly deserved.
– David Crow, Floracopeia Founder and President
On behalf of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, we have
been honored to have Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa as a keynote
speaker for two of our events. In 2012, he presented at our annual
conference which was held in Bellevue, Washington. Most
recently in September 2014, he presented at one of our regional
events held at the The Kripalu Institute in Stockbridge
In both cases, Mr. Khalsa delivered excellent presentations which
were well received by our participants. A spirited speaker who has
the ability to engage his audience, Mr. Khalsa offers a simple
approach to understanding complex topics. From botanical
medicine to Ayurveda, his audience can expect to return home
with a plentiful array of clinical pearls.
We have gratitude for his commitment to our professional
organization and his continued interest in supporting many
different fields of medicine including Ayurveda. Finally, we are
thankful that Mr. Khalsa was inspired to share his wisdom and
craft high caliber presentations for our established events. His
contributions were terrific and we feel privileged to have him in our
Dr. Margrit Mikulis
I have known and worked with KP Khalsa for a number years on various projects relating to
health and wellness, herbal projects, research, and related consumer goods which emphasize
personal health through herbal sciences, leading to products which are approved as dietary
For the last 10 years I’ve been responsible for creating and bringing herbal dietary supplements
to the market place. KP Khalsa’s expertise and consulting has been invaluable in my ability to
create viable, effective and needed products.
KP’s depth of knowledge of herbs and their uses is unsurpassable. His continuous research on
herbal benefits and their practical uses informs his guidance to the most effective herbs and
treatments for the required situation.
Drawing on his many years of research and practice, KP’s method is a clear approach to herbal
medicines, their benefits, the hazards, history and the current status of each herb and their
interactions. Further KP is always up to date with the latest research and trends in herbal
medicine. He contributes to and draws from current medical journals and papers.
KP has always been one of the most professional colleagues, approaching questions clearly,
practically and with good humor. KP shines under a multitude of demands for his time,
knowledge and resources. It’s been my great pleasure to work KP, both as a colleague and
teacher. I count myself quite lucky to have the opportunity.
Vice President, Operations
Granum Inc. / Choice Organic Teas