Ayurvedic Health Education Services provides high quality training in Ayurvedic wellness programs as well as Ayurvedic bodywork trainings. We have designed our programs to bring them to you. Our partnerships range from retreat centers to yoga or massage schools.
ADVANCED AYURVEDIC CLINICAL TRAINING: Accepting Applications for 2017 - Dates for 2017: January 20-23/March 3-6/May 26-29/July 21-24/September 22-25 AND MORE
Credits from program is approved for PACE credits as a professional member of NAMA
Advanced Āyurvedic Clinical Training
This program is designed for the western trained Ayurvedic Practitioner that is seeking more education and clinical experience in order to support their client base more effectively and deepen the Practitioners skills and experience while training the practitioner in working in a complimentary capacity with the conventional western medical community.
The program design provides the Ayurvedic Practitioner with a deeper knowledge base of Ayurvedic diagnostics and treatment protocols as well as an integration of the western medicine tradition to expand their educational base and clinical experience. The main focus is Ayurveda with peripheral focus on the western viewpoint.
At the conclusion of all or part of this program the Ayurvedic Practitioner will have advanced their skill set for clinical evaluation, therapeutics and long term client management from an authentic and classical Ayurvedic approach.
The program will be broken down into four components:
1. Kriya & Racana Śārira – Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology of the specific system with brief overlay of western aspects.
2. Roga Vijñana – Etiology and Physio - pathogenesis of disease
3. Western Medical overlap – diagnostic criteria and common management (where applicable)
4. Ayurvedic Chikitsa – Therapeutic management of various disease to include single herbs, complex formulas, treatment measures such as bodywork and pañca karma procedures where indicated supplemented with prescribed diet and lifestyle.
Each module will be a stand-alone module and will last two months (the first 3 modules set the groundwork in order to have a complete understanding of the Ayurvedic understanding of the body and disease and must be taken in order), consisting of:
· Pre-requisite video’s or webinars
· Four day workshop
· Three 1.5 hour live webinars (follow up to 4 day workshop)
· Two 1.5 hour Group Case Study Reviews- Webinar
· One 1 hour personal mentoring session
Unless otherwise noted the systems listed below will cover anatomy, pathology, therapy and follow up.
1. January 20-23, 2017 - Annavaha Srotas – Gastro Intestinal tract and related disorders
Ayurveda has a unique approach to digestion. The concept of agni – digestive fire plays a key role in the understanding of breakdown, absorption, assimilation and excretion of metabolic wastes. Considering the oral route for administration of food, herbs or medicines comprises the majority of Ayurvedic intervention methods, a deep understanding of the process of digestion is essential to successful treatment. This approach also addresses the variation in digestion as per individuals.
In this module we will discuss the normal functions, structure and associated organs of digestion as well as the pathologies that arise from changes in the regular processes. We will explore issues such as ama and its role in formation of disease conditions such as grahini, ama shola, sthoulya etc. as well as its treatment measures.
Hippocrates is quoted as saying “let medicine be thy food and food thy medicine” enforcing the role of diet in health. One major avenue to achieve health then is the gastrointestinal system. In addition we will carefully review the development of Dhatu and mahasrota. The focus will be on common disorders related to the digestive system.
2. March 3-6, 2017 - Vata Vyadhi 1– Disorders related to the Nervous System
The control center of the body is considered to be the brain with its associated peripheral connections. This system is complex with both gross and subtle characteristics.
Nervous perception can be broken down to the basis of transference or movement of information from one structure to another. These movements work through the functions of vata and the structure of majja dhatu, according to Ayurveda. We will be exploring the factors which result in the variation of this basic transference resulting in the impairment of the nervous system. Although many disorders associated with the nervous system are not labeled in classical Ayurvedic texts, the understanding of such diseases goes back to variation of normal functions of vata and majja dhatu.
3. May 26-29, 2017 - Vedic Psychology with Satya Narayana Dasa and Jessica Richmond from the Jiva Institute, Vrindaven, India
4. July 21-24, 2017: Vata Vyadhi 2 & Sandhi Roga– Disorders related to the Musculoskeletal System
The musculoskeletal system serves to provide mobility and protect essential organs. Multiple components are responsible for this system to function with stride. Vata dosha resides over all movements in the body where as kapha dosha is responsible for strength and structure. The tissue elements involved in the musculoskeletal system are mamsa, medas and asthi dhatus. This module will address all elements responsible for motility as well as the disorders that arise from abnormal changes in the corresponding elements.
Aside from these important roles we will delve into the role of the Asthi Dhatu from the Ayurvedic lens and evaluate how Western medicine can play an important role in diagnosis and treatment.
*These next two modules are quite complex and will require the previous three modules to obtain a complete and thorough understanding.
5. September 22-25, 2017 - Endocrine system – Role of Rakta, Majja, and Sukra in hormonal functions.
According to Sushruta the definition of health opens with Sama Dosa, sama agni ca, sama dhatu, malakriyaha. Hence, the role of balance, or homeostasis remains central to the maintenance of wellness. This module explores the systems in place for balance beginning with the hypothalamus and looks at how to correct imbalances from an Ayurvedic perspective with attention to current Western views. The Endocrine system is one of the many body systems that is essential to balance.
6. November 3-6, 2017 - Hrid Roga & Rakta Capa - Cardiovascular system including heart disease and hypertension.
The cardiovascular system is the source of the greatest number of diseases in western culture. The central organ, the heart, demonstrates abnormalities of imbalance in a variety of ways which are often manifested in the periphery. This module will address the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of this system incorporating both Ayurveda and western concepts with the addition of recent research on the power of para ojas. While the gross manifestations of abnormality will be explored the subtle actions of the heart will not be neglected.
7. January 5-6, 2018– Bheṣajya Kalpana & Dravya Guna – Herbology and Ayurvedic Medicine preparation
All physical matter is comprised of the five elements as understood in Ayurveda. Assessment of any physical or psychological disorder is assessed by the abnormal variation of dosas which are the functional aspects of the five elements in the body. We can determine which factors in nature such as food, herbs, or other natural resources are suitable by assessing its innate elemental composition. Dravya Guna (Ayurvedic herbology) is the science that describes these factors present in all substances in our environment. Upon acquiring the appropriate substance, it then needs to be processed and transformed to a suitable formula for consumption. Bheṣajya Kalpana is the science that describes various methods of processing herbs and food as medicine. This module will cover concepts of herbology as well as Ayurvedic medicine preparation.
8. March 2-5, 2018– Tvak Roga - Skin Disorders
Skin is the largest organ in the body and its structure and function is closely related to Pitta dosa, rasa and rakta dhatus. Its is said that chances in either one of those factors immediately manifest changes in one’s skin such as variation of color, luster, glow and metabolism. This module will cover the Ayurvedic concepts of skin physiology, anatomy, pathology as well as factor that influence the normal functioning of the skin. Common skin disorders and the management through diet, lifestyle, herbs and procedures will also be discussed.
Total Hours: (First module must include videos, and mentorship. Following modules to include wknd/Webinar/Case study w/ mentorship option.
§ Videos – 6 – ½ hour videos to include: 1. East meets west, genral concepts on pathology, energetics of healing, 2. Agni – functions, causes for abnormality, Ama and its relation with the doshas, 3. Dosha and Dhatus – normal and abnormal functions, 4. Sad Kriya Kalas and Pancha Nidana – Ayurvedic perspective to pathogenesis, 5, medical terminology and diagnostic tools, . Dasha/Ashta vidha pariksha – aspects of patient examination
§ Weekend – 27 hours
§ Webinars - 4 - 1.5 hour sessions= 6
§ Case Study Webinar sessions – 2 - 1.5 hour sessions = 3
§ Mentorship -1 – one hour session by phone
Total 40 hours
Pre-requisite: Video Series – 3 total hours
· January 20-23, 2017
· March 3-6, 2017
· May 26-29, 2017
· July 21-24, 2017
· September 22-25, 2017
· November 3-6, 2017
· January 5-8, 2018
· March 2-5, 2018
Webinars: Webinar’s set for the 1st 5 Wednesday nights following the module weekend
Mentorship: Mentorship hour is scheduled individually between modules
Location: Hilary Garivaltis’s Home– Florida, MA. Housing at local hotels. Modules may shift to different retreat centers around New England as well.
Tuition: $600 (per module). Entire program $4,800(not including housing)
Mentoring session included in tuition. Mentoring required for first four sessions and optional for the last four. Tuition without mentoring is $500/module.
Satya Narayana Dasa
Fundamentals of Ayurveda: Tools for Healthy Living™
This course is an introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of Ayurveda, including its philosophical approach and its practical applications. Students are immersed in study and practice as a way of integrating the principles into their personal and professional lives.
The course is designed for three types of students:
1. Yoga teachers and depth practitioners of yoga interested in deepening their personal practice.
2. Individuals on a professional track in holistic health and wellness.
3. Anyone interested in improving their health and general well being.
Expected student learning program outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Understand Sankhya and Yoga philosophy as it relates to Ayurveda
- Understand the 20 gunas or qualities
- Understand the doshas ,the sub-doshas and overview of dhatus and srotamsi
- Understand prakriti (individual nature) and vikriti (current state of being)
- Understand the malas(bodily waste products) and their role in health
- Understand all states of agni(digestive fire) and their role in health
- Understand the digestive process both the Ayurvedic and Western view
- Understand how to prepare and choose foods to balance the doshas
- Master the skills necessary for cleansing of the senses
- Master the skills necessary for maintaining flexibility and strength of the body
- Master the skills needed to design meals to balance the doshas
- Master the skills in designing and implementing a personal well being daily and seasonal routine
- Master 3-4 pranayama techniques for balancing the doshas
- Become skilled in a meditation/jappa practice
The course will be offered in a variety of formats from weekends to immersion modules depending on the partner school or institution. At least 160 hours of the 200 hour course will be delivered in a live classroom. There will be both on-line and distance learning components of 20-40 hours of the curriculum.
- History and Philosophies of Ayurveda – 19.5 hours
- Sanskrit overview (vocabulary and chanting) – 11.5 hours
- Ayurvedic Lifestyle – 42 hours
- Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology – 28.5 hours
- Digestion and Nutrition – 21.5 hours
- Yoga and Ayurveda/ Ayurvedic Psychology – 50 hours
- Simple Home Remedies for health and prevention – 4.5 hours
- Student practicum/presentations – 22.5 hours
- Ayurvedic basics for Yoga Teacher Trainings. The training can range from 2-7 day offerings depending on the curriculum needed.
- Ayurvedic Bodywork training. I offer 2-5 day trainings for this category as well. Feel free to check out my upcoming programs and contact me directly for a customized option as well.
Write for more details. We are able to customize all programs to your needs.
Events for 2016/2017:
December 15-16, 2016
Ayurvedic Bodywork: Vishesh
Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa
Contact Hilary for more details
ADVANCED AYURVEDIC CLINICAL TRAINING 2017 - January20-23/March 3-6/May 26-29/July 21-24/September 22-25
Program for practicing Ayurvedic Practitioners - application necessary
February 17-20, 2017
Ayurvedic Bodywork: Vishesh
Kripalu Ctr for Yoga and Health
Fundamentals of Ayurveda: Tools for Healthy Living - 200 hour program in 10 weekend format
Boston Ayurveda School
May 26-29, 2017
Vedic Psychology Training for Advanced Practitioners: Satya Naryana Dasa and Jessica Richmond
Boston area - location TBD
June 18-23, 2017
Ayurvedic Bodywork: Marma Balancing and Shirodhara
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health