"No man has the right to be an amateur
in the matter of physical training. It is a shame
for a man to grow old without seeing the
beauty and strength of which his
body is capable"



Core Program Length:  500 hours

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor course is prepared according to guidelines of Canadian Ayurveda Medical Association with a combined credit towards the 500-hour yoga teacher training certification. Students are also required to complete 2 of the elective program package options to round out their training. 

With this training become ready for a fulfilling and rewarding career in Ayurveda. On completion of this 500-hour program, the practitioner will be able to: 

  • Assess The Client’s Ayurvedic Body-Mind Type And State Of Balance And Imbalance

  • Customize His/Her Own Wellness Program With Proper Use Of Diet, Lifestyle Routine, Yoga And Meditation

  • Apply Protocols For Restoring Balance And Wellness For Common Health Conditions

  • Diagnose Using Pulse And Tongue For The Early Detection And Understanding Of Imbalances In The Different Areas Of The Body

    1. Ayurvedic Philosophy & Ayurvedic Anatomy (Padarth vigyan and Rachana sharir)  
      •    history and philosophy of Ayurveda
      •    introduction to the basics of the three Gunas, five elements, and three doshas
      •    the concept of prakruti (individual constitution) and vikruti (imbalanced state)
      •    the principals of Sankhya philosophy and cosmology
      •    introduction to Ayurvedic anatomy: doshas,dhatus, malas, and strotas

    2. Ayurvedic Physiology (Kriya sharir)
      •    in-depth study of the sub-doshas of Vata, pitta, and kapha
      •    study of sevendhatus (tissues), three malas (wastes), and sixteen srotas (pathways)
      •    explore the effect of sattva,rajas, and tamas (three gunas) on the mind and emotions
      •    symptoms of doshic imbalance
      •    function and importance of Agni (digestive ability) and its role in maintaining health

    3. Ayurvedic Psychology (Manas Vigyan)
      •    study of the mental doshas: origin, location, and function
      •    study of the human psyche and its components
      •    the five sheaths, kundalini, seven chakras and the three Gunas
      •    exploration of the different mental constitutions

    4. Ayurvedic Nutrition & Dietetics (Ahara Poshana Vigyan)
      •    the importance of daily routine (dinacharya) and seasonal routines (ritucharya)
      •    importance of the six tastes of food in establishing doshic balance
      •    client diet evaluation and recommendations
      •    understanding the digestive process

    5. Evaluate constitution, Pathogenesis& Diagnosis (Prakriti, Vikrati Vigyana & Roga Nidana Vigyana)
      •    taking patient history and evaluating constitution
      •    Pulse diagnosis
      •    Tongue diagnosis
      •    diagnostic techniques including physical observation
      •    study of the various stages of disease and their classifications
      •    aggravation and alleviation of the doshas
      •    the study of ojas and its importance to the immune system

    6. Ayurvedic Detoxification (Pancha Karma Vigyan)
      •    theoretical and practical studyofPancha karma
      •    learn various therapeutic treatments
      •    preparation of herbal concoctions used in panchakarma
      •    study of Rejuvenative therapies and incorporate Marmatherapy

    7. Ayurveda Herbology (Dravya Guna Vigyan)
      •    clinical preparation and application of major Ayurvedic herbs
      •    herbal energetics: rasa,virya, vipaka, and prabhava
      •    learn to combine healing herbs
      •    the therapeutic use of spices in cooking for establishing and maintaining balance
      •    the use of spices in the therapeutic treatment of disease

    8. Diagnosing and Managing Disease Part 1 (Chikitsa Vigyana)
      •    client examination, Ayurvedicdiagnosticsand etiology
      •    study of various diseases of the respiratory and digestive systems
      •    imbalances of the doshas,dhatus, and malas
      •    dietary management

    9. Diagnosing and Managing Disease Part 2 (Chikitsa Vigyana)
      •    the study of cardiovascular, urinary and skin disorders
      •    aggravation of doshas,dhatus, and malas
      •    treatments for cardiovascular, urinary and skin disorders

    10. Diagnosing and Managing Disease Part 3 (Chikitsa Vigyana)
      •    diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of gynecological diseases
      •    study of the diseases of the ear, nose, and eye
      •    treatment of the above diseases

    11. Review and Final Comprehensive Exam
      •    review of course materials
      •    practical clinical workshop
      •    final exam includes written,  interview and clinical

Program Length: 150 hours

This course will qualify you as a first rate Ayurveda Spa Technician, capable of offering numerous authentic Ayurvedic therapy sessions with herbal oils customized to your clients’ body-mind type and needs. On completion of this 150 hour program, the technician will be able to:

  • Perform Several Marma Therapy Protocols For Various Imbalances

  • Give An Ayurvedic Head Massage And Shirodhara

  • Complete A Luxurious 1 ½ Hour Full Body Abhyanga

Subjects Covered

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Ayurveda Dosha type Evaluation

Principles of Ayurveda Panchakarma

Indian Head Massage

Facial Massage



Swedana (Herbal Sauna)

Use of Dosha oils and Marma oils


“Very soothing, calming experience that leaves me with a sense of well being. I like that the therapy sessions and oils are tailored to my own body-type.”
Jeff M.
Edmonton, AB
“This Abhyanga and Shirodhara session gave me an overall feeling of well being, of being stress-free. I am leaving very focused and floating out the door. The staff is very knowledgeable and know what they are doing. Thank you!”
Nila K.
Ottawa, ON
"More than met expectations with lots of information, great practice sessions, and calm atmosphere. The experience of the workshop was really aimed at work that you can take home and practice immediately."
Robert W.
Montreal, QC

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