Ayurveda Fundamental Course for Beginners

Anahata – The Ayurveda Kutir presents to you the Ayurveda fundamental course. This course is for everyone who wants to learn the ancient science of health and wellness. It will provide an opportunity to explore Ayurveda from the core. The basic principle of Anahata- The Ayurveda Kutir is to spread the elixir of happiness through better health and improved quality of life. 

It is said that Brahma imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda to Prajapati and he continued teaching the same to his disciples. 

ब्रह्मा स्मृत्वा आयुषो वेदं प्रजापतिमजिग्रहेत्सो अश्विनौ 

तौ सहस्राक्षं सो अत्रिपुत्रादिकान्मुनीन्ते 

अग्निवेशादिकांस्ते टु पृथक् तन्त्राणि तेनिरे

Following the same goal, we aim to teach Ayurveda basics to seekers from all around the globe. This course is best for all Ayurveda enthusiasts and students. To cater to the needs of all our students from different lifestyles, Anahata- The Ayurveda Kutir has established three means to be a part of this course: Online LIVE classroom course, offline classroom course and pre-recorded online course. 

Objectives of the Course

  • This Ayurveda Fundamental Course is designed for students who want to learn the ancient science of health and wellness and unearth the natural and holistic means of living a healthier and happier life.
  • The modern lifestyle has disconnected us from the nature surrounding us. The main objective of this course is to understand health from a holistic viewpoint and learn the ways to connect our lifestyle with the rhythms and patterns of nature.
  • This course will provide a deeper understanding of the connection that exists between the body, mind and spirit. Understanding this will help us to connect better with ourselves and lead a better quality of life. 
  • The goal of this Ayurveda course is to help students to understand not just the theoretical concepts of Ayurveda but also the practical application of the science through the study of Tridoshas, Prakriti Parikshan, Ritucharya, the use of oils and much more.
  • This course aims to provide knowledge to students in a way that they are able to use Ayurveda to improve their lifestyle as well as that of their families and friends. 

Online Course

Offline Course

Pre-recorded Course

In this course, you will gain theoretical knowledge of the 3000-year old text of Ayurveda through live online classes with our instructors. This course is best for students who are located in different parts of the world but can attend the session virtually at the allotted time. 

What Will You Learn in This Course? 

  • Introduction to Ayurveda:

In this section of the course, you will learn about the origin and history of Ayurveda, gain a complete overview of the 5000-year-old scripture, understand the objectives and goals of Ayurveda, study the definition of health as explained in Ayurveda, and understand the importance of health and longevity. 

  • Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda:

Ayurveda is a science of health and wellness. There are certain fundamental principles around which the entire Ayurveda functions and progresses. Understanding these concepts will give us a better and deeper understanding of Ayurveda and make us more proficient in this science.

  • The Concept of Tridosha:

According to Ayurveda, diseases and disorders are caused by an imbalance in Tridoshas. Tridoshas form the core of Ayurveda principles. The entire Ayurveda revolves around these three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Without a deep understanding of this concept, one can never comprehend Ayurveda. 

  • The Concept of Body Type or Prakriti:

Each person has a dominant Dosha or a combination of dominant Doshas. This unique projection of Doshas form different body types, called Prakriti. Prakriti Parikshan or identification of body types is the first step in any treatment involved in Ayurveda. In this section, you will learn about different body types and the ways to identify them. 

  • The Concept of Panch Mahabhoot (Five Elements Theory):

The human body, the surrounding nature and this entire universe are formed from five elements: Air, Water, Earth, Sky and Ether. In this section, you will gain an overview of all these five elements that form the base of the body.

  • Study of Use of Different Oils:  

Abhyanga is one of the most important methods of detoxification and treatment. It involves massage done from warm oils. Oils are an important component of many Ayurveda therapies. More than 500 methods of oil preparation exist for different therapeutic uses. In this section, you will learn about the use of four most important base oils that can be used for the treatment of a variety of problems.  

  • Dosha based Ahara (Diet based on Dosha):

A balanced diet is one of the three pillars of Ayurveda. But a balanced diet varies from person to person and depends mostly on the Dosha constitution of the person. In this section, you will learn about the diet suitable for different Dosha imbalance.

  • Kitchen Pharmacy:

Indian kitchens and Indian cooking are full of spices and herbs. These natural spices, if used in a specific way, can help us deal with many problems. In this section, you will explore the pharmacy that exists within the confines of your kitchen and learn to use spices with better health objectives. 

  • General Medicines for Common Diseases:

In this section, you will learn about the Ayurveda medicines used for the treatment and prevention of common health disorders.

  • The Concept of Ama:

Toxins in Ayurveda are called Ama. According to Ayurveda, toxins accumulation is the reason behind most diseases. Therefore, detoxification is one of the major methods of treatment involved in this practice. In this section, you will understand the concept of Ama in Ayurveda and learn about the Ayurveda methods to remove toxins from the body. 

  • Mechanism of Fasting:

In this section, you will learn about the concept and benefits of fasting. You will also explore the different methods of fasting. 

  • Therapeutic Study of the Mudras:

Mudras are poses that have healing and therapeutic effects on the body and the mind. In this section, you will learn about the various mudras discussed in Ayurveda and their benefits and scope in dealing with disorders.  

  • Study of Ritucharya or Seasonal Regime:

According to Ayurveda, your lifestyle should be modified and your diet should be regulated with seasonal variations. In this section, you will understand the concept of Ritucharya and the fundamental principles involved in it. 

  • Study of Dinacharya or Daily Regime:

Daily routine affects the balance of body, mind and spirit, which is one of the underlying principles of Ayurveda. In this section, you will understand the concept of a daily regime and also learn about the ideal daily regime. 

  • Ayurveda Superfoods:

Certain herbs and foods mentioned in Ayurveda can be consumed regularly for their many medicinal properties. They can treat and prevent an array of diseases. In this section, you will study these superfoods and also learn about their medicinal properties. 

Other Details 

Duration: 30 hrs of online training (20 classes)

Days: Mondays, Wednesday and Friday

Time: 7:30 pm IST to 9:00 pm IST

Session: 90 minutes /session

Mode of Payment: Bank transfer and Gpay

Included in the Course: All material required for the study for indefinite use.

For more details, e-mail to us at [email protected]

The team at Anahata- The Ayurveda Kutir also presents to you an offline course on Ayurveda for the seekers who wish to learn not just theory but also practical skills and art of Ayurveda. It is best for students who can manage to come for a few weeks to Rishikesh, the land of Yoga. This course will constitute not only theoretical knowledge but also the practical application of many important concepts of Ayurveda.

What Will You Learn in This Course?

THEORY SYLLABUS

  • Introduction to Ayurveda:

In this section of the course, you will learn about the origin and history of Ayurveda, gain a complete overview of the 5000-year-old scripture, understand the objectives and goals of Ayurveda, study the definition of health as explained in Ayurveda, and understand the importance of health and longevity. 

  • Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda:

Ayurveda is a science of health and wellness. There are certain fundamental principles around which the entire Ayurveda functions and progresses. Understanding these concepts will give us a better and deeper understanding of Ayurveda and make us more proficient in this science.

  • The Concept of Tridosha:

According to Ayurveda, diseases and disorders are caused by an imbalance in Tridoshas. Tridoshas form the core of Ayurveda principles. The entire Ayurveda revolves around these three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Without a deep understanding of this concept, one can never comprehend Ayurveda. 

  • The Concept of Body Type or Prakriti:

Each person has a dominant Dosha or a combination of dominant Doshas. This unique projection of Doshas form different body types, called Prakriti. Prakriti Parikshan or identification of body types is the first step in any treatment involved in Ayurveda. In this section, you will learn about different body types and the ways to identify them. 

  • The Concept of Panch Mahabhoot (Five Elements Theory):

The human body, the surrounding nature and this entire universe are formed from five elements: Air, Water, Earth, Sky and Ether. In this section, you will gain an overview of all these five elements that form the base of the body.

  • Study of Use of Different Oils:  

Abhyanga is one of the most important methods of detoxification and treatment. It involves massage done from warm oils. Oils are an important component of many Ayurveda therapies. More than 500 methods of oil preparation exist for different therapeutic uses. In this section, you will learn about the use of four most important base oils that can be used for the treatment of a variety of problems.  

  • Dosha based Ahara (Diet based on Dosha):

A balanced diet is one of the three pillars of Ayurveda. But a balanced diet varies from person to person and depends mostly on the Dosha constitution of the person. In this section, you will learn about the diet suitable for different Dosha imbalance.

  • Kitchen Pharmacy:

Indian kitchens and Indian cooking are full of spices and herbs. These natural spices, if used in a specific way, can help us deal with many problems. In this section, you will explore the pharmacy that exists within the confines of your kitchen and learn to use spices with better health objectives. 

  • General Medicines for Common Diseases:

In this section, you will learn about the Ayurveda medicines used for the treatment and prevention of common health disorders.

  • The Concept of Ama:

Toxins in Ayurveda are called Ama. According to Ayurveda, toxins accumulation is the reason behind most diseases. Therefore, detoxification is one of the major methods of treatment involved in this practice. In this section, you will understand the concept of Ama in Ayurveda and learn about the Ayurveda methods to remove toxins from the body. 

  • Mechanism of Fasting:

In this section, you will learn about the concept and benefits of fasting. You will also explore the different methods of fasting. 

  • Therapeutic Study of the Mudras:

Mudras are poses that have healing and therapeutic effects on the body and the mind. In this section, you will learn about the various mudras discussed in Ayurveda and their benefits and scope in dealing with disorders.  

  • Study of Ritucharya or Seasonal Regime:

According to Ayurveda, your lifestyle should be modified and your diet should be regulated with seasonal variations. In this section, you will understand the concept of Ritucharya and the fundamental principles involved in it. 

  • Study of Dinacharya or Daily Regime:

Daily routine affects the balance of body, mind and spirit, which is one of the underlying principles of Ayurveda. In this section, you will understand the concept of a daily regime and also learn about the ideal daily regime. 

  • Ayurveda Superfoods:

Certain herbs and foods mentioned in Ayurveda can be consumed regularly for their many medicinal properties. They can treat and prevent an array of diseases. In this section, you will study these superfoods and also learn about their medicinal properties. 

SYLLABUS FOR PRACTICAL STUDY

  • The Basics of Ayurveda Cooking:

In this section, you will learn the recipe to dishes, elaborated in Ayurveda, that can effectively maintain the perfect balance in the body with the optimum selection of the six Rasas.

  • The Recipe of Herbal Teas:

In this section, you will learn the recipe of teas made from various herbs of Ayurveda, that can balance each Dosha effectively. You will also learn the recipe for herbal teas that can help in the treatment of five common problems.

 

  • Training in Full Body Massage:

In this section, you will gain deep knowledge about the anatomy of the body and learn the art of massage under the guidance of Dr Shreejit Ghadigaonkar and the esteemed therapists of Anahata. This training is extremely deep and will constitute many major segments.

  • Head Massage and Neck Training:

In this section, you will learn about: 

  • The various methods of the massage
  • General anatomy of the head 
  • Important Marma points 
  • Important oils for joints, especially neck
  • Common issues related to the neck and how to encounter those problems.
  • Back Massage:

In this section, you will learn about:

  • The methods of massage on the back.
  • General anatomy of the back and the spinal cord
  • Important oils for the back relief
  • Common issues related to the knee and how to encounter those problems.
  • Legs Massage: 

In this section, you will learn about:

  • The various methods of leg massage
  • General anatomy of the legs and knee joint
  • Important oils for the knee joint
  • Common issues related to the knee and how to encounter those problems.
  • Face Massage: 

In this section, you will learn about:

  • The various methods of face massage
  • General anatomy of the face
  • Important oils for the face
  • Common issues related to the face and how to encounter those problems.
  • Various Body Positions for Massages:

In this section, you will learn about various body positions elaborated in Ayurveda along with their suitability and benefits for different treatments. 

  • Detailed Study of Nasyam Therapy:

According to Ayurveda, the nose opens the doors to the brain. Learning the art of Nasyam will enable you to solve many health problems and disorders by administering medication through the nostril. In this section, you will explore Nasyam Therapy in detail. You will also learn the practical knowledge of Nasyam Therapy.

  • Brief Knowledge of Swedana:

Herbal steams can be extremely effective to remove toxins or Ama from the body. In this section, you will explore the knowledge of the steam therapy called Swedana.

Other Details:

Duration: 50 hrs of offline training (15 working days)

Days: Monday to Friday

Dates: Offline course will commence in October, February and March 

Included in the Course: All material required for the study including the material required for practical lessons. 

For more details, e-mail to us at [email protected]

This course is suitable for people who cannot spare time on a regular basis but want to gain knowledge of Ayurveda. At Anahata, they can follow their passion and learn the ancient science of health and wellness through pre-recorded sessions at their own pace and time. This course will be divided into three levels. After completion of each level, the student can move up to the subsequent level. However, the certification for the beginner’s course in Ayurveda will only be granted after the completion of all three levels. The best part about this Ayurveda course is that every month, the founder of Anahata will host a live Q&A session for all the students to address their queries. 

What Will You Learn in This Course?

LEVEL 1 : 

  • Introduction to Ayurveda 
  • History of Ayurveda 
  • Introduction to the Basic Principles of Ayurveda:
  • Importance of Longevity in Ayurveda (Chaturtha Purushratas)
  • Introduction to the Concept of Three Doshas
  • Deeper Knowledge on the Influence and Predominance of Tridoshas in our Body 
  • Understanding the Concept of Agni in Ayurveda Science 
  • The Study about the Four Kinds of Agni in Ayurveda
  • A Brief Understanding of the Science of Kostha (gastrointestinal tract)
  • The concept of Three Qualities of Mind: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
  • The Four Secrets of Water
  • The Four Rules of Agni
  • The Study of Agni-imbalance and Methods to Correct them

 

LEVEL 2:  

  • The Study of Five Elements in Ayurveda.
  • The Study of Mudras and Their Therapeutic Uses
  • The Study of Ama or toxins 
  • Methods to Remove Toxins from the body
  • The Study of Oils: Sesame Oil and Mustard Oil
  • The Study of Oils: Castor Oil and Coconut Oil
  • The Study of Prakriti in detail
  • The Study of Vata Dosha in detail
  • The Study of Pitta Dosha in detail
  • The Study of Kapha Dosha in detail
  • The Study of Fasting 

LEVEL 3: 

  • The Study of the Characteristics of Vata, Pitta and Kapha
  • The Study of Important Factors for Body Type Analysis 
  • The Study of Six Tastes or Rasas in detail  
  • The Influence of the Taste on the Dosha
  • The Concept of Virya and Vipaka in Ayurveda
  • A Detailed Study of Dinacharya
  • A Brief Study of Ritucharya
  • The Study of 10 Fruits Most Beneficial for Health
  • The Study of Preventive Herbs in Ayurveda
  • Importance of Diet and Lifestyle in Ayurveda

Other Details: 

Duration: 10 hrs each level

Total Classes: 20 classes each level

Duration to Complete the Course: 3 Months each level

Included in the Course: All material required for the study and a monthly live Q&A session 

Add-On: You may also ask queries during the course through e-mail

Mode of Payment: Bank transfer and Gpay

For more details, e-mail to us at [email protected]

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