Date and Times 2021:
Fridays-Sundays: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Pacific
Your instructor, K.P. Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), A.D., D.N.-C, R.H. has over 50 years of experience training Ayurveda practitioners and is one of the most well-regarded natural healing and wellness teachers in North America.
What Will AWC Students Learn?
AWC students will learn over time to conduct traditional Ayurvedic assessments, initial intakes, follow up counseling methods, constitutional (prakriti) and conditional (vikriti) dosha assessment, Ayurvedic nutritional therapy, lifestyle counseling, pulse and tongue analysis, tissue analysis, Ayurvedic herbalism, home cleansing, oil therapies, subtle therapies, client rapport, Ayurveda psychology, business management, and more.
Weekend 1 October 22-23, 2021
AWC 1 – Ayurvedic Foundations
The AWC 1 course will explore the basic elements of Ayurveda, but particularly the lifestyle inner teachings of Ayurveda and as a grounding for those living a yogic life. The fundamentals of the Vedic 5 Element and Tridosha Theories will be used throughout the proceeding courses. The focus of this course is enlightened self-knowledge and self-care, self-study , yogic lifestyle and yoga teachers as healing resources, pure sattvic living, living true to ourselves, and the uniqueness of our own constitutional nature.
AWC 1 lays the foundation for the entire AWC program. We will introduce the primary working theories of Ayurveda, particularly the inner teachings of an Ayurvedic lifestyle as a grounding for those living a yogic life. The profound principles of the Vedic 5 Element and Tridosha Theories will be expanded upon and used throughout subsequent courses, so it is crucial that they be understood primarily. AWC 1 is composed of these lessons:
- Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology
- The 15 subdoshas
- The science of prakriti
- Body constitution
- The transformative power of agni in digestion and consciousness
- How to maintain digestive balance
- The seven tissues
- The role of ama, or toxins in our health
- Ojas, the sacred sap of life and longevity
Weekend 2 November 12-14, 2021
AWC 2 – Ayurveda Wellness Counseling Methods
Many of the wellness methods taught in the AWC 2 section are considered routine lifestyle practices in yogic and Ayurvedic life. The efficacy of these methods lay in making them authentic, i.e., customized, to the individual’s unique constitution (prakriti) and condition (vikriti). The AWC 2 course will focus on the healing modalities that are shared between the Ayurveda wellness counselor and client. These include lifestyle counseling, nutrition, basic herbalism and use of culinary spices for healing, topical oil therapies, and how to create a customized Ayurveda cleanse for each client. Our bodies are designed by nature to heal on their own, they have the built-in intelligence to do so and a set of instructions to guide the process. Healing results are present in the objective assessment of truth, the authenticity of our healing needs and embracing change simply as a matter of fact. These are the tools of our healing work.
AWC 2 introduces the powerful and natural methods used by Ayurveda wellness counselors in their work and in self-care. Each of these methods will be taught again at more advanced levels in Level 2, but we introduce you to them early so that you may begin to integrate them into your life and into the life of your family throughout your educational journey.
Weekend 3 November 6-8, 2020
AWC 3 Ayurveda Wellness Assessment Theory and Practice
This course will cover assessment theory and practice from the tradition of Ayurveda. Students will learn how to measure each of the dosha’s dynamic movements through another’s body-mind, the signs and symptoms that reflect their presence, and the deduction of doshic patterns.
Basic pulse, tongue and tissue analysis will be covered. This is the most practical aspect of counseling, where students will conclude the appropriate method of healing, as taught in AWC 3.
Students will practice all assessment methods on themselves and other students in small groups. This material is the heart of the assessment skills that generate deep insights into the workings of life and life force (prana) from the Ayurvedic perspective.
The AWC 3 empowers the student with the skills to see and better understand our imbalances and the imbalances of others. Only then can we heal. An introduction to Ayurveda psychology, the nature of imbalance (vikriti) and Ayurvedic pathology (samprapti) and an introduction to Ayurvedic diagnostics will be covered. Here we introduce students to the practical aspects of counseling, particularly how students determine the appropriate method of healing.
Weekend 4 December 4-6, 2020
AWC 4 Ayurveda Wellness Counseling Practicum
In the AWC 4 practicum, we will assess two (2) volunteer individuals who will share their lives and stories with the class. Under the guidance of the instructor, K.P. Khalsa, the group will collectively assess each individual’s doshic constitution and conditional imbalances. Live time analysis of each individual’s condition and health patterns will be demonstrated. Lifestyle and wellness methods will be recommended by the teacher and group. Afterward, Q&A time will be allowed for each assessment to clarify questions and ambiguities in the assessment process. Rapport building and business management skills will be explored. We’ll also look at yoga asana classroom dynamics for patterns that affect the doshas of individuals.
The AWC 4 counseling practicum will introduce the initial client intake process and the interpersonal skills used in conducting an Ayurveda wellness assessment.
Available in future terms
Further elective education with additional instructors available
• 2 Elective Modules: AWC 5 is a supervised home assessment case report, required for early practice. AWC 6 is an annual February tour to lush and jungled Kerala in south India to experience one of the deepest Ayurveda traditions in all of India.
• Instruction Time: 200 hrs (Core Modules: 120 hrs; plus optional Elective Modules: 80 hrs)
Level 2 Advanced Ayurveda Program (510 hrs):
• Level 2 Advanced Ayurveda Programs take the training deeper into the world of advanced Ayurveda pathology, diagnostics, clinical studies, and counseling methodologies. Advanced weekend modules are offered live with online opportunities. Level 2 provides the traditional clinical skills, client assessment, and wellness management skills needed to practice effectively and professionally.
Level 3 Clinical Supervision Program (140 hrs):
• Level 3 Clinical Supervision Programs offer faculty supervision and clinical feedback via group supervision, counseling practicums, case reports, teleconferences with other students and faculty, as well as one-on-one private mentoring.
Ayurvedic Health Counselor program and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor course
A similar course to Sevanti’s Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor program is being taught by K.P. Khalsa at I.I.E.I., titled: Ayurvedic Health Counselor program, but there are key differences in how each is structured and taught. Fall term content is not identical in the 2 programs. i.e. AWC through Sevanti is 4 accelerated weekends with Ayurveda basics. Certificate after those 4 weekends (Level 1) and continues with optional weekend classes, one weekend per month, for an additional year, for level 2. AHC program through I.I.E.I. is a one-year program, one weekend per month, plus recordings. Certificate at the end of the year.