Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Wellness Counsellor from the Health Institute Australasia is a 600-hour Course. This course is designed for health seekers and is the foundational study course for Ayurvedic practitioners.
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COURSE STARTING DATES
2018 Course Starting Dates:
- Monday 22 January 2018
- Monday 16 July 2018
2019 Starting Dates:
- Tuesday 29 January 2019
- Monday 15 July 2019
2020 Starting Dates:
- Tues 28 January 2020
- Monday 13 July 2020
COURSE TERM DATES
- Monday 22 January - Thursday 29 March 2018
- Monday 16 April - Friday 29 June 2018
- Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September 2018
- Monday 8 October - Friday 14 December 2018
- Tuesday 29 January - Friday 5 April 2019
- Tuesday 23 April - Friday 28 June 2019
- Monday 15 July - Friday 20 September 2019
- Tuesday 8 October - Friday 13 December 2019
- Tues 28 January - Friday, 3 April 2020
- Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June 2020
- Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September 2020
- Tuesday 6 October - Friday 11 December 2020.
|Qualification||Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Wellness Counsellor|
|Delivery mode||On-campus full-time or by correspondence
(correspondence option is available for both domestic students and international students).
|Dates||See tab for “Start Dates, Timetable & Fees” above|
|Awarded by||Health Institute Australasia|
|Fee||Click here for forms, fees and policies|
|Entry requirements||IELTS score 5.5 is required for international students|
Our Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Wellness Counsellor course is designed to equip you with a firm understanding of Ayurvedic principles and their practical application in health care. On successful completion, you will be adept at Ayurvedic diagnosis, Ayurvedic relaxation massage, lifestyle and preventative health care guidance, Ayurvedic nutrition, and the use of potent herbs and oils.
This 600 hour course is designed for health seekers and is the foundational study for practitioners. Participants will be able to apply all principles in their daily life and practitioners can incorporate the content into their practice easily.
The Health Institute Australasia has been running the course for over 12 years.
- Understanding the true nature of your mind and body
- Proceedings of the cosmos, wisdom of the ages
- Discovering your Ayurvedic body type
- Defining the Ayurvedic body
- Ayurvedic Psychology
- Symptomatology and Disease
- Ayurvedic Nutrition & Eating Right without Dieting
- Ayurvedic Herbology and Materia Medica
- Virilification, Rejuvenation and longevity (rasvaj)
- Creating health through balance (SVRIT)
- Practical Tools for Health, Personal Development and Stress Management
- Revitalisation through Ayurvedic massage
… and includes actual experiential practices.
If you elect to study by correspondence, and you are a domestic student, you will be required to do some components of the course on campus such as Ayurvedic cooking, massage etc. However, the majority of your units can be completed via distance education with the facilities of online training, Skype tutorials, resource materials, homework and assignments.
The flexibility of correspondence allows you to start at any time. Correspondence can take advantage of our private 1-1 Skype tutorials with our lecturers (optional); these can be arranged at a mutually suitable time, 30 minutes once a month for a duration of 10 months. The duration of correspondence study is a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 1.5 years; this depends on how quickly you wish to complete your qualification.
Read more on our Distance Learning Ayurveda (by Correspondence) page.
What is included in this foundational course?
Ayurvedic Course Units
|Develop Ayurvedic practice|
|Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments|
|Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies|
|Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice|
|Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition|
|>Manage the prevention and control of infection||Online|
|Establish and manage client relationships||Online|
|Work with diverse people||Online|
|Manage legal and ethical compliance||Online|
|Reflect on and improve own professional practice||Online|
|Confirm physical health status||Online|
|Manage work health and safety||Online|
|Provide first aid. This unit to be completed externally. Not included in course fees.||External|
|Undertake small business planning||>Online|
|Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Online|
|Address the needs of people with chronic disease||Online|
|Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||Online|
|Work with people with mental health issues||Online|
Understanding the true nature of your mind and body
(Foundations of Ayurvedic medicine, fundamentals and history, AVAT, AYPHIL)
Overview and introduction to the unchanging nature of Ayurvedic science, with an experiential understanding of its utility as a healing science.
- The science (veda) of life (ayur)
- Origins and history (ithias) of Ayurveda and the philosophies of India
- Evolution of Ayurveda (avataran)
- Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Sanskrit and illustrate its calligraphy (practicum)
Proceedings of the cosmos, wisdom of the ages
(Basic principles of Ayurveda AYUPRIN)
Ayurveda recognises that whatever is present in the universe, is also being presented in the human body:
a. Central principles
– Creation theory: History and background concerning the origin of life and consciousness
– Macrocosm and microcosm
– Five great elements, panchamahabhootas
– Three qualities, gunas
– Three biological principles, doshas
b. Classical principles and practices
c. Relationship of Ayurveda to holistic health, mental health; life mission and success.
Discovering your Ayurvedic body type
(Constitutional analysis AYUPRKTI)
Students are introduced to the concept of the three doshas and how Ayurveda conceives the body-mind in health and disease.
a. Nature (prakruti)
b. Ayurvedic Body types
Defining the Ayurvedic body
Sharira: Snatomy and physiology (SHAR)
- Healthy Body – Western A&P TBA
- Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology I
– Knowledge that how the tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) work in our body
– the assessments of body types;
– understanding the physiology related to the sub-doshas.
– how to correlate qualities, functions and places of dosha in our body.
- Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology 2
– The sub-doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha that function within our body.
– Detailed understanding of prakruti and vikruti (essential and present condition).
– Assessment of doshic imbalances.
– Determination of subsequent methods to rectify imbalances.
– Clinical understanding of seven tissues (dhatus).
– Metabolic function of dhatus and their affect on well-being.
- Ayurvedic Physiology 3
– Working knowledge of channels (srotas) and their role in health and disease.
– The role of agni in clinical physiology and pathology.
– Knowledge of what is ama and how it takes form in our body
– Factors responsible for causing physical and mental ama.
Ayurvedic and Yogic approaches in working with the mind.
Co-requisites: Yoga and Meditation
Symptomatology and Disease
Students are more deeply grounded in how Ayurveda conceives the body-mind in health and disease and taken through the process of:
- Understanding the fundamentals and nature of health and disease
- Ayurvedic Clinical Diagnosis
- Ayurvedic Clinical Pathology
- Pulse Diagnosis
Ayurvedic Nutrition & Eating Right without Dieting
Aahar: Ayur Nutrition & Clinical Nutrition (AHR)
- Ayurvedic and Western views on Nutrition. AHR-1
Introduction to nutrition. Understanding ayurvedic and western food fundamentals and eating for health.
- Diet and Constitution AHR-2
– Eating for Health.
– The energetics of different types of food and recipes which then can selected after taking into account an individual’s diet and constitution.
- Ayurvedic Kitchen Herbs. AHR-3
– The use of medicinal fruits, vegetables and the study of 22 commonly available Ayurvedic kitchen herbs
– Their application in a clinical setting to bring about balance to the mind-body.
- Ayurvedic Cooking for Nutrition
The knowledge and skills to prepare Ayurvedic sattvic meals, recipes for different seasons and the significance of Ayurvedic cooking in Ayurvedic psychology, yoga and meditation sciences.
- Food and Mood AHR-5
– Food and subtle energy.
– Diet, mind and yoga.
- Ayurvedic Cinical Nutrition.
Food as medicine.
Treatment of various diseases and disorders using food articles as medicine. AHR-6
Ayurvedic Herbology and Materia Medica
Herbs are nature’s healing gift to human kind and have been used for their maintenance and curative purposes throughout history by almost all the cultures of our world.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica I: Introduction to Ayurvedic medicine.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica II: Anupana, & Herb preparation and usage in different conditions.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica III: Detailed study of tailam (medicated oil) and ghritam
(medicated ghee) and their preparation and selection for different conditions.
– Ayurvedic Herbology & Pharmacy
Virilification, Rejuvenation and longevity (rasvaj)
- Health, Longevity and the Disease process
- Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies (rasayana) RASVAJ-1
- Virilification and Aphrodisiacs (vajikaran) RASVAJ-2
- Introduction to the five physiological detoxification & purification processes, the 5 actions (Panchakarma therapy)
Creating health through balance (SVRIT)
- Ayurvedic Psychology and Spirituality 1 – non-physical aspects of ayus (life) that play a critical role in physical and mental health and enhance our consciousness.
- Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality II – Three gunas, antahkarana (mind, ego, intellect and consciousness) and life supporting diet, aahara, lifestyle, vihara and conduct, achara.
- Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality III – The psychological development of the Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. This period will include un-supervised clinical work wherein students will be required to continue with the therapies that they learnt in their practicum and complete a number of case studies for each therapy at their own location.
Improving your life using the wisdom of the ages
Practical Tools for Health, Personal Development and Stress Management
- Concept of exercise in Ayurveda.
- Stress management
- Fundamentals of Sanskrit – calligraphy (practicum)
- Purification and cleansing therapies
- Knowledge and skills to assess cases
Revitalisation through Ayurvedic massage
- Principles and fundamental techniques of massage. AYMAS1
- Ayurvedic massage principles. ABH1
- Relaxation Massage practicum AYMAS1
Your Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Wellness Counsellor Package Includes:
Inclusive in the fees for this course are the following:
All course materials
All course materials for Modules 1-10, common units, Ayurvedic cooking and Ayurvedic massage modules are included.
+ Course Manuals:
+ Contact journal
class attendance for your period of study
at the Health Institute Australasia as per the timetable
Weekly face to face tutorials.
+ Living Yoga:
8 DAY DETOX RETREAT AT NIRVANA WELLNESS RETREAT
Your course includes:-
- 8-day/7 night residential detox retreat (twin-share accommodation, all meals, medicines, lectures and program) in July or January at Nirvana Wellness retreat, Beechmont, Queensland.
Ayurveda is a science that has its roots in ancient Indian culture. It’s simple and extremely practical significance can be adapted to our culture and time. It is the ‘mother of all healing systems’ as it embraces all modalities. We have re-created the most idyllic Ayurvedic retreat, Nirvana Wellness Retreat on 70 acres, where you can attend tutorials, practicum and immersion programs.
Ayurvedic study tour to India with Shanti Gowans
Students have an annual opportunity to enjoy a cultural experience in India, visit Ayurvedic centres and pharmacies, tour a spice and herb farm and visit Ayurvedic hospitals, yoga retreats, places of pilgrimage and interest.
For tour prices and dates, please enquire at the Health Institute Australasia office or contact us online.
Professional Association Memberships
Graduates from The Health Institute are eligible for membership and encouraged to join professional associations relevant to their modality and location. Annual membership to AAPA is encouraged and necessary for insurance purposes. Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association has various levels of membership:
- Ayurvedic Practitioner $85
- Ayurvedic Clinical Consultant $55
- Ayurvedic Trainee $25
- Associate/Friend $25
Senior First Aid
Senior First Aid is compulsory for graduates who wish to join a professional association such as AAPA for insurance purposes. Students are required to pay for their own first aid course.
This course qualifies you to empower your clients to achieve optimum health and well-being through Ayurveda.
As a worker with this qualification, you may be titled an:-
- Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant
- Ayurvedic assistant
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the knowledge of life and health. It is Indian naturopathy which stems from the time of the Vedas. It is the oldest and most comprehensive system of medicine invented for humankind. The term Ayurveda means the ‘science of life’.
… Read more about ‘What is Ayurveda’
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