AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE EDUCATION PROGRAM
IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY
SHANTI INSTITUTE OF AYURVEDA
Shanti Institute of Ayurveda (SIA) envisions to build a sustainable society without sickness and suffering where people live together happily in a natural environment of love, compassion and peace. The mission is to teach Ayurveda lifestyle princi-ples, balanced diet, livelihood and basic life skills to the children, families and communities to prevent illness, nurture health, restore balance and increase happiness and self-reliance in everyday life. Ayurveda lifestyle principle is a simple, cost-effective and preventive healthcare solution that benefits humanity all aspects of life.
Balanced diet and lifestyle change is the best ways to live a disease-free, happy and healthy life. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician believed “all disease begins in the gut”. According to Ayurveda concepts, 90 % of all disease is associated with stomach. Maharishi Vagavata says, if you want to be healthy – know your body and understand your foods. This much of knowledge is enough to take care of almost all ailments. Whether you’re a lifestyle practitioner, wellness lover or simply need to detoxify and de-stress, Shanti is committed to provide you ancient and authentic natural healing service from India, known as the land of Ayurveda to ensure “your health is in your hands”.
Over time, people have started to realize that the sickness is the result of unhealthy lifestyle. Everything related to the metabolic dysfunction that happens with wrong diet and lack of rhythms of life. It is health which is the real wealth and the source of all happiness. In Ayurveda, a daily routine is called Dinacharya. Dinacharya is considered as the central to happi-ness and health. It is the key to success in managing health, improving immunity and preventing diseases. Learn Ayurveda lifestyle to manage your health rather than manage your illnesses which according to Ayurveda are nothing more than imbalances created by the environment, diet and inappropriate daily routine.
At Shanti, we are committed to provide the highest quality, ancient Indian Gurukula system of traditional and authentic Ayurveda lifestyle education to every child, every family and every community in the world to develop every aspect of life for becoming good human beings and productive member of the society. Shanti integrates Ayurveda philosophy and prac-tices with Yoga, indigenous healing disciplines and locally available herbs for a healthy living.
Ayurveda, the ancient science of life that teaches us how to live our life in harmony with nature and in oneness with the universe. Ayurveda lifestyle can be learned by those who may or may not have existing background in Ayurveda. Shanti Ayurveda Institute presents a unique opportunity for you to learn Ayurveda lifestyle principles from Vagbhata Sutra and become an “Ayurveda Lifestyle Practitioners” and share it to your children, family and the community service to live a long, healthy and happy life. Your life-transforming holistic health journey with Ayurveda begins here.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Course Includes the Following Modules:
- I. Ayurveda Lifestyle Practitioner Training
- II. Tridosha In Ayurveda – Understand Your Body & Know Your Food
- III. Ayurveda Home Remedies
- IV. The Seven Dhatus (Tissues) In Ayurveda
- V. Ayurveda Cooking
- VI. Balanced Diet – Food, Nutrition, Digestive Fire and Metabolism
- VII. Ayurveda Lifestyle Retreat
- VIII. Ayurveda Massage Therapist Training
- IX. Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training
- X. Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist Training
Prevention is better than cure
In Ayurveda, body, mind and consciousness work together in maintaining balance. Ayurveda defines disease as any disturbance in equilibrium and on other side the state of their equilibrium is health. Prevention has always been the first and major goal of ayurveda. According to the ancient Ayurveda text, Charakacharya Samhita, only when the physician fails in the first goal then he or she needs to resort to the second goal — which is cure.
Ayurveda – as an ancient medical science in the world has gained its recognition as an evidence based natural healing and well-being. Ayurveda Lifestyle is a preventive holistic health education to establish ‘rhythms in life’ for those people who want to live a healthy and happy life. It aims to enable people to gain systematic training to become an Ayurveda lifestyle practitioner. It also provides you the unique opportunity to learn the fundamen-tal principles and essential practices in self healthcare in Ayurveda and its potentials today.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Program covers historical and philosophical origin of Ayurveda, Panchamahabhuta (the five basic elements of life) theories, Doshas (humours) assessment, home remedies, kitchen pharmacy and herbal gardening, 7 dhatus (tissues), balanced diet, Ayurveda massage, panchakarma, Yoga, Pranayama and meditation.
There will also be Ayurveda cooking demonstration for healthy home-cooked food preparation using spices from your kitchen and vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden at your backyard.
Yoga – Ayurveda’s ancient twin will be taken up in the course, and practiced as part of a healthy lifestyle. This involves basic Yoga asanas or postures, pranayama or yogic breathing and mediation, as tools for healing and restoring health and balance. It is a gateway into the world of yoga for healing and wellbeing beyond asana and beyond the studio.
Panchakarma Therapy training will teach all aspects of Ayurveda massage therapies and treatments. This course involves both theoretical studies and extensive practical to understand the traditional Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies practiced in India.
Every graduate is encouraged to practice Dinacharya (daily routine) from Vagbhata Sutra to establish ‘rhythms of life’ and expand every aspect of life to become an “Ayurveda lifestyle practitioner” and share it to your family and the community service for building a happy and healthy society free from sickness and sufferings.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Education Program is a preventative, simple and cost effective solutions to our health prob-lems. The solution cost practically nothing. Shanti Institute of Ayurveda believes that you can transform the vi-cious cycle of ill-being into a virtuous cycle of well-being by making food not medicine, kitchen not pharmacy, natural not chemical, home not hospital by learning and practicing Ayurveda lifestyle principles. Hence, at Shanti, we are committed to empower you with Ayurveda lifestyle knowledge to ensure “your health is in your hands”.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Education Program is open to the following individuals:
Ayurveda lifestyle can be learned by those who may or may not have existing background in Ayurveda. It also offers a genuine opportunity to yoga teachers, lifestyle practitioners, health professionals, life coaches, healthcare professions, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and bodywork therapists who wish to learn, prac-tice and intend to apply these theories into professional lifestyle teaching practice for holistic healing and healthy living. A certificate will be provided to you after successful completion of the course.
Conduction approach and methods.
The state of the art methodological approach of the course conduction is founded on the concept of ‘experiential learning’ and hands-on, the bridging of theory and practice. Participants will be encouraged to reflect upon their own experiences with the inputs provided by the facilitating resource persons. The courses will follow both a sequential flow of contents and iterative reflections. The synthesis of learning by the participants – both individ-ually and in teams – are employed to help participants on determination of meaning based on their own context. The courses will use a variety of participatory methods including presentation, individual and group exercises, demonstration, guided field practicum, practical exercise, task specific work groups, informal setting reflections, case study and role-plays, video show, storytelling and other methods effective to ensure active participation and sharing.
Duration: 2 Days • Cost: Php 6,000/Person
Tridosha defines the three fundamental energies or principles that create structure and form in our body. Each element is said to represent a specific kind of energy which governs the function of our bodies on the physical and emotional level. The three energies are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each individual has a unique balance of all three of these energies. For instance, Ether or Space is nuclear energy which represents consciousness. Air, which gives movement through the sensory and motor organs, is electrical energy. Water is chemical energy and in the body is present in plasma, cytoplasm, cerebrospinal fluid, vitreous humor, glandular secretions, saliva, pleural secretions, gastric mucosal secretions, sweat and urine. The Fire element is radiant energy. It is responsi-ble for all bodily transformations and is responsible for all metabolic processes such as digestion, absorption and assimilation which lead to the transforming of food into tissue layers. It also regulates body temperature and creates knowledge by transforming our experiences through the senses and the mind. Earth is mechanical energy and is a condensed form of all the energies.
The concept and the Principle of Ayurveda depends on the theory of Panchamahabhoots, the five basic elements of life that constituents our body. These five elements are Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jala), Fire (Agni or Tej), Air (Vayu) and Ether or Space (Akash).
Ayurveda understands body, mind and spirit likewise. It divides the constitution of people into three categories—Vata (ether/air), Pitta (fire/water) and Kapha (water/earth). These are three basic energies or life forces that are the biological derivatives of the five elements and they govern all the function and structure of the body or its existence as a whole. According to Ayurveda, what exists in the Universe also exists in the internal body of every individual. The Panchamahabhuta or the five fundamental elements take origin from this Doshas or the immate-rial qualities.
We are the five elements. We are all interconnected beings, not only with other humans, but with nature also. What happens in nature, happens in us. Ayurveda system of medicine in all its aspects is largely dependent upon an understanding of the significance and nature of three humors – Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which is supposed to activate and govern the entire biological process from conception to death. The definition of Ayurveda is the dynamic state of balance of body, mind and spirits. Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the three Doshas of the body. Perfect balance of three Doshas leads to health, imbalance in Tridosha leads to diseases. Each type of Dosha has a unique set of characteristics and the body type of a person depends on their physical and emotional attributes.
Ayurveda follows the concept of understanding the Doshas in order to practice suitable Ayurveda Diet, exercise and lifestyle pattern for healing and balancing of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Know Your Body (Dosha) and Understand Your Food
Maharishi Vagbhata says if you want to be healthy, “Know your body and understand your food. This much is enough to prevent almost all ailments”. One who knows the food requires no doctor. Personal analysis of Dosha helps you to prepare a diet chart according to the requirements of your body to maintain optimum health. Know-ing your Dosha can also help you to know how an imbalance is likely to occur in yourself. It will help you to maintain a good and balanced personal, family and professional life.
Dosha Assessment Workshop (Ayurveda body type)
Learning content in this workshop:
› Panchamahabhoots (the five elements) and interconnection
› Understand your Dosha (Ayurveda body type) & Know your food
› Prepare your diet chart according to your body type
Duration: 2 Days • Cost: Php 6,000/Person
Inadequate knowledge of preventive healthcare is the root cause of many common diseases among the popula-tion. Knowledge of herbal medicinal plants is part of our culture and tradition. Most of the civilizations have their own signature practices based on medicinal plants and it has been serving as a primary health care management for many centuries. It has been estimated that many households in the past were able to make home remedies for more than 30 to 40 indications but we have lost that knowledge during our journey from traditional way of living to modern living.
Kitchen Pharmacy is the Ayurveda’s gift to the world for health, healing and wellbeing. You will learn how to set up “kitchen pharmacy” at your home, make your own spice kits spices and the following staple ingredients on hand: mung beans, whole grains such as rice, barley, quinoa, or couscous; ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, fresh veg-etables, yogurt, wheat flour etc. You will also learn the use of Ayurveda healing spices like turmeric, cumin, cori-ander, fennel, mint, asafetida (hing), black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, nutmeg, cayenne, ginger pow-der etc. that enhance digestion and metabolism, cleanse Ama from the body and prevent digestive disorders
such as gas, bloating etc. and nourishing all the seven Dhatus/body tissues for healing and maintaining health and balance in every aspect of life – body, mind and spirit.
Since early times a small plot near to the house has been used to produce varied and nutritious crops of vegeta-bles, beans, herbs and fruits according to the season for use in the kitchen. The idea of having it as close to your back door as possible is that you will walk by it often and be continuously harvesting from it. In this way, you are encouraged to eat something from your home garden every breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner each and every day.
How To Start Kitchen Garden
Planting and growing Vegetables, herbs and spices can be started from seed or planted as plants. Planting vege-tables and herbal plants are easier than starting them from seed but starting herbs from seeds is not that difficult. Once you have planted plants in your garden, make sure that it gets good sunshine, water and natural compost. By starting a kitchen garden at your backyard and growing Vegetables, herbs and spices, you can add beauty to your garden and flavor to your kitchen. It’s very satisfying and you can enjoy home-grown vegetables and herbs all year round. Furthermore, the course will teach you the food preparation and use of herbal medicinal plants for common health sickness.
Benefits of the Kitchen Garden
You can eat healthy, fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits from your kitchen garden all year. At the same time, you will save the cost of buying vegetables and herbs. You can collect kitchen wastes for making compost for fertility and water for irrigation. Your home garden will be a very effective means of disposing kitchen wastes and it would be self-sustainable as well. The feeling of harvesting home grown veggies, herbs, flowers or some fruits are no match to anything.
› Children and family health issues
› 30 home remedies you should know.
› Ayurveda kitchen pharmacy
› Kitchen Garden
› Introduction of Panchakarma treatments
Duration: 2 Days • Cost: Php 6, 000/Person
The Seven Dhatus (tissues) in Ayurveda
Dhatu means tissue. The Seven Dhatus – rasa, rakta, mamsa, medas, asthi, majja and shukra are the seven types of tissue that make up the human body. The health of the seven Dhatus is paramount to the health of a person. When the seven Dhatus are functioning normally, they allow the body to expand.
Pathology of the Dhatus results in either an excess or deficiency of tissue. A Dhatu becomes either deficient or excessive when a Dosha invades the tissue. Hence, it could be stated that the Dhatu is the site of the disease and the Dosha is the cause. When Vata enters a tissue, the tissue becomes lighter. Hence, it becomes deficient. When Kapha enters a tissue, the tissue becomes heavier and hence excessive. When Pitta enters a tissue, the tissue becomes overheated and burns up.
Ayurveda Perspective on Food
You are what you eat! Eating good-quality food is an essential part of health and longevity. The quality and quan-tity of our foods directly relate to the health our bodies systems and thus our psychic mechanism. In Ayurveda, the physiological and psychological functions of the body are interwoven. Ayurveda proposes that matter does not exist without energy, and that matter is essentially energy.
Food grows in the earth, within rich, nutritious soil that absorbs all the other elements— water, fire, air, and ether—in order to thrive. Every time you eat foods, you bring the elements into your body and they become your body. From an Ayurvedic perspective, it takes about 30-35 days for the foods you eat today to transform into your seven tissues (Dhatus). This range of time is assuming that you are able to digest what you eat without creating Ama (toxic sludge, slimy obstructions). At the end of the 30-35 day cycle, you will come to appreciate how and why you are what you eat.
Ayurveda and the Seven Dhatus (Tissues) Transformation
Crucial to the development and nourishment of the body, the Dhatus unfold successively as follows, starting with the nourishment derived from the product of digestion. The Dhatus are the basic bodily tissue elements. Like the Doshas, they too are formed from the five elements of space, air, fire, water and earth. With the help of the digestive fire, the Dhatus form the protective biological system of the body.
The flow of tissue (Seven Dhatus) transformation
Rasa (fluids): The first layer of your tissues that is formed is called Rasa which contains nutrients from digested food and subsequently nourishes all tissues, organs, and systems. It is the main fluids in your body such as plasma and lymph, and for women their breast milk and menstrual blood. Rasa keeps the body juicy! And if the body is well hydrated, it will make you feel satisfied on a deep psychological level.
Rakta (blood): Healthy Rasa leads to healthy blood and will make you feel invigorated rather than tired or anemic (which are indicators of vata (depletion) in your blood). Rakta (blood) governs oxygenation in all tissues and vital organs and thus maintains lifefunction.
Mamsa (muscle): Mamsa (muscle) covers the delicate vital organs, performs the movements of the joints, and maintains the physical strength of the body. It Invigorates blood supports new muscle tissues. With healthy mus-cles, a person tends to feel courageous and self-confident to take on physical challenges.
Medas (fat): After Mamsa come fatty tissue development, an essential component for our well-being and offers oiliness and lubrication to the tissues of the body. When medas is healthy, a person may notice ease in both giving and receiving love. Meda (fat) maintains the lubrication of the tissues and serves as an insulating material to protect the body’s heat.
Ashti (bone): Asthi (bone and cartilage) gives support to the body’s structure. Bone strength is based on all the tissues that develop before it does. With strong bones, you will feel the urge to stand tall, maintain good posture, and learn some bone strengthening activities to prevent the typical diseases that come from over- or underuse.
Majja (nervous system): Majja (bone marrow and nerves) fills up the bony spaces, carries motor and sensory impulses, and facilitates communication among the body’s cells and organs. The integrity and strength of your nervous system is directly related to your food. If you eat foods with low nutrient value, your nervous system will not do well under stress. Foods with higher nutrient content will help build more resilient tissue to deal with the stress of day-to-day living. A sign that your majja is healthy is that you find it easy to relax and remain calm.
Shukra (Reproductive fluids): Shukra and Artava (male and female reproductive tissues), the last phase of trans-formation produces the pure essence of all bodily tissues for sustaining life or can create a new life.
Each Dhatu is dependent on the previous one. If the raw materials of digestion are inadequate, or if there is a problem in any stage, each successive Dhatu will not receive the nourishment it needs and the respective tissues or organ systems will suffer. So for good health, all seven Dhatus must develop and function properly. The three waste products (malas) are faeces, urine, and sweat. The body must be able to produce these in appropriate amounts and to eliminate them through their respective channels.
Ojas In Ayurveda
In Sanskrit, “Ojas” means “Vigor.” According to Ayurveda food is transformed into 7 Dhatus or tissues from properly digested, nourishing food, sequentially the final product is called “Ojas” ! Ojas is the essential energy for the body and mind that is gleaned from eating pure and nourishing (sattvic) foods, practicing Dinacharya (Ayur-veda daily routine) and establishing “balance in life”. The seat of Ojas within the body is at the heart.
It gives life and energy to the cells in the body. In the practice of Ayurveda, Ojas is responsible for vitality, strength, health, long life, immunity, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Preservation, Procreation and Expansion
Self-prevention is a natural instinct. Your physical body knows self-preservation which is good for your existence. When you take food, your body is converted one physical energy to another physical form. Food conversation is a natural process – preservation, procreation and expansion.
You want to enter from physical to another dimension of life which is not physical – moving from bound to bound-less. You need a vehicle to transcend from bound to boundless. You create Ojas for smooth passage. It is a non-physical energy with its own form.
Physical has a boundary. You want to become boundless. Ojas is the vehicle to travel from physical to nonphysical dimension. Your life will become well rounded circular when you create enough Ojas around you. When your existence will become circular, you will have least resistance. Your passage will be clear and your life will sail smoothly towards boundless.
Ama In Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda the opposite of Ojas is “Ama”. Weak digestion, consuming nonsattvic (unhealthy) foods and harboring destructive habits or emotions produce Ama in your body which is a toxic residue in the cells that promotes disease.
Ojas is the pure substance that is accumulated from properly digested, nourishing food. Non-sattvic foods, like meat, processed foods, oily foods, reheated foods and foods that aren’t freshly prepared, are close to impossible for the body to convert into Ojas.
You can counteract Ama by repairing your Ojas
You can invigorate, repair and protect your Ojas by following a sattvic diet, practicing meditation and promoting balance in all aspects of your life. During yoga practice, individuals can practice heart-opening, restful asanas in order to fortify and increase their Ojas.
Duration: 2 Days • Cost: Php 6,000/Person
Food and Nutrition in Ayurveda
Everything cannot be food. A substance can be food only if it can supply some nutrients to the body. We feel hunger when the cells of the body are hungry. The hunger of the cells is the craving for nutrition. Hence, only substances containing nutrition can function as food.
Food is a substance (dravya) and all substances are made up of the five existents (panchamahabhuta). Nutrition plays a central role in balanced diet. Ayurveda places special emphasis on Anna (food) as a means to good health and happiness. According to the concept of food in Ayurveda, materials may be broadly classified into
wholesome substances and unwholesome substances. Wholesome food is conducive to health, nurtures the health of the tissues and nourishes the mind, body and soul and unwholesome food will generate diseases.
Ayurveda has classified the food into three categories or Gunas (Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic)
• Sattvic or light food: such as fresh vegetables, rice, milk, butter, honey, fruits, nuts when eaten in right quan-tity will balance all three doshas, bring mental harmony and evoke conscious awareness.
• Rajasic or rich food: such as garlic, coffee, and wine, fried food, too spicy or too hot will stimulate fantasy, jealousy, and ego. Although these emotions may appear as negative aspects, some of these emotions are needed to lead a normal life. Rajasic food should be included in the diet with modesty.
• Tamasic or dull and sluggish: contain frozen food, certain root vegetables, left-over and meats that may need more energy to digest. Such food may enhance emotions like ignorance, greed and laziness. This food cate-gory may be included in the diet with caution.
Your body needs nutritious and well-balanced diet
To quote one of the great legends of ancient Indian Ayurveda, Maharishi Vagbhata, 90% of diseases originate from our stomach. Hundreds of years later, this statement particularly holds true in our times. A sedentary life-style and lack of proper nutrients have led to an increased incidence of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hyperten-sion, heart disease, asthma, cancer, obesity etc. A nutritious and a well-balanced diet are essential for a healthy body.
To get proper nutrition, follow a balanced diet. Essential nutrients and vitamins like zinc, manganese, vitamin C, protein, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus provide the required stimulus for improving immunity against infections. A daily diet should contain fresh leafy greens and colored vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products, all in their proper proportions. Healthy food helps keep our mind sharp, body active and promotes a healthier lifestyle.
“When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is right medicine is of no need”.
– Sage Charaka, Charaka Samhitha BC 200
Balanced Diet – The Six Tastes of Ayurveda
The growth and development of your body depends on nutritious and a well-balanced diet. The diet should be balanced by including all Six Tastes (Rasas) – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Each of which has a vital role to play in our health, emotion and wellbeing. In Ayurveda food is considered as the central to health and happiness! Incorporate all the Six Tastes in your meal to keep your digestion regulated.
While right dietary practices can give you good health, wrong dietary practices can give sickness. For proper nutrition of the body, sufficient amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, water, vitamins and minerals are es-sential for balanced health. As no single food staff gives this, it is necessary that a good diet should contain all these principles in correct portions and in adequate quantities. Such a diet which ensure supply of all the essential nutrients is known as “Balanced Diet”. So consume natural grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber, low in fat and rich in nutrition.
Include all Six Tastes at every meal for a balanced diet: The Six Tastes (Rasas) is made from the same five elements that make up the Doshas: space, air, fire, water and earth. And each taste has an effect on Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. When your Doshas are out of balance, these six tastes can help you repair this imbalance. In order to balance your Doshas, regulate digestion and feel satisfied after eating, it is critical to include at least a small portion of each of the six tastes in every meal. Below are a few examples of foods that might be found in each taste category
Digestive Fire (Agni) and Metabolism
According to Ayurveda digestion of food is more important than eating it. Digestion refers to how the body pro-cesses food in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and eliminates food waste via the intestines. Your digestive system is directly impacted by the foods you eat and the lifestyle you live.
Agni which means digestive fire turns the foods you eat into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth and cell repair. You also expel toxins that otherwise accumulate in Ama, or toxic sludge, that is the basis for many diseases and slows down your body and mimd. By taking steps to improve your digestive fire, you’ll help your digestive system and metabolism to function more efficiently, improving your health and happiness.
Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals
Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity.
Body’s immune system is strengthened by nutritions, carbohydrates, protein, fats, hormone, fibre, vitamins and minerals in vegetables, fruits and beans. Multivitamins can never be a substitute for adequate nutrition. Those who actually excludes fruits, vegetables, beans and grains from his/her diet, chances are he/she may have weak immune system. Popular as a “super food”, vegetables and beans are the great source of protein – mung beans, peas, soybeans, sprouts, spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, artichokes, asparagus, corn etc. The course will orient you on the rare immunity boosting nutritional and delicious Ayurveda food.
Healthy nutrition is essential for maintenance of good health. Nutrition of the body means supply of the essentials nutrients in adequate quantities and in proper portions to all the cells and tissues of the body so as to keep the structure and the functions of the body sound state.
The basic components of food are proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Vitamins don’t give any calories but they are indispensable in regulating the chemical processes in the body metabolism.
Minerals also play a vital role in the body metabolism. As a general rule, one can remember that diet which is otherwise adequate in proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins will provide all the minerals in sufficient quan-tities. Three basic components of the food proteins, fats and sufficient quantities of carbohydrates should be included in your diet to make up the total daily caloric requirements. Minerals also play a vital role in the body metabolism. As a general rule, one can remember that diet which is otherwise adequate in proteins, fats, carbo-hydrates and vitamins will provide all the minerals in sufficient quantities. Three basic components of the food proteins, fats and sufficient quantities of carbohydrates should be included in your diet to make up the total daily caloric requirements.
Balanced Diet principles to improve your digestive fire and metabolism
• Fix time for your meals: Jatharaagni / digestive fire is at highest for 2 ½ hours after sunrise. This is the time to have the biggest meal of the day. So have your morning meal / breakfast / lunch / 2 ½ hours from the sun rise and the dinner has to be taken 48 minutes before sunset (have lunch at around 9 am and dinner at around 6 pm). Morning meal should be the heaviest meal of the day. It’s best to have your meals on fixed time every day for maximum benefit.
• Consume food within 48 minutes of cooking – eat fresh and warm food: Any food should be consumed within 48 minutes of cooking. The body is best able to utilize the nutrition from food when it is consumed in this time frame. Warm cooked food needs less digesting. A meal of warm foods makes you feel satisfied with what you eat, and you are more likely to fully digest it.
• Do not skip your meals – fix time for your meals: Skipping meals is never a good thing, but is especially harmful to Vata types and Vata imbalances. Eating three healthy meals a day at proper times. Skipping meals will inevita-bly lead to anxiety, spaciness, dizziness, low energy, depletion, restless thoughts, sleep issues, and other Vata disorders.
• Chew you food 32 times. Eat your food slowly.
• Partake of food and drinking only sitting on the floor in Sukhasana.
• Fix time for your sleep: You need a good night sleep every night.
• Exercise regularly: Regular exercise helps keep foods moving through your digestive system, reducing constipa-tion. Exercise can also help you maintain a healthy weight, which is good for your digestive health.
Learning content in this Class:
› The Six Tastes of Ayurveda
› Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals
› Alkaline and Acidic food
› Food classification in Ayurveda
› Digestive fire (agni) and metabolis
Duration: 5 Days • Cost: Php 50,000/Person
Ayurveda Lifestyle Retreat is a transformational program that allows participants to experience the journey into self-awareness, discovering inner harmony and peace in life. Time spent at this retreat allows professionals, yoga teachers, nurses, public health workers, caregivers, teachers, lifestyle educators and holistic health practitioners to bond deeply with each other and undertake in-depth personal development. This Ayurveda Lifestyle Retreat is an exciting and wonderful event as it carves the Journey into the world of holistic health as a life transforming experience.
What to expect?
• Learn Ayurveda and Yoga practices to manage weight, stress and pain through yoga, meditation, and a healthy eating plan.
• As you detox your body, you will have more energy, sleep soundly, and heal physically and emotionally.
• Ayurveda and yoga therapy treatments.
• Feel empowered to improve your health and reduce pain.
• Learn to care for yourself by learning Ayurveda lifestyle and making healthier choices specific to your body’s needs.
• Receive Ayurveda dietary and lifestyle recommendations specifically designed for you, taking into consideration any imbalances in your body.
• Learn Dosha, your unique, individual Ayurveda constitution.
Included in the Retreat:
• 4 Nights accommodation
• Yoga & Meditation class
• Ayurveda lifestyle class
• Ayurveda cooking class
• Ayurveda meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Duration: 2 Days • Cost: Php 6,000/Person
Whatever is beneficial for worldly happiness, whatever pertains to Vedic practices and whatever action leads to spiritual upliftment is said to be established in food
– Caraka Samhita
Would you like to integrate Ayurveda lifestyle into your daily routine at home? Are you interested in heathy food to cook some Ayurveda recipes? This is easier than you might think! In the Ayurveda cooking it is generally im-
portant to ensure that the various constitutional types Kapha, Vata and Pitta use different kinds of foods. There-fore, always pay close attention to what Dosha you are, and accordingly, which Ayurveda foods are best suitable for your health as well as healing!
The science of Ayurveda cooking
You are what you eat. For centuries, this has been the basis of most cuisines across the world. But it was Ayur-veda, which first introduced the art of ‘personalized cooking’ based on the understanding of the unique combi-nation of Vata (Ether), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water) that constitutes the human body and balances its life forces, the Ayurvedic cuisine encompasses dishes made with such combination of food that optimizes these elements in the human body. In fact, it went a step further by demonstrating how not only what you eat makes a difference but how it is cooked also makes a difference.
The Art of Ayurveda Cooking
It is not enough to provide a balanced diet, but the food should be palatable and enjoyed by the people. The art of preparation of healthy food and appetizing food has no limit. One of the golden rule is to eat varieties of food which not only avoid monotony, but ensure better nutrition. The principles of nutrition and the art of Ayurveda cooking, are essential for longevity, health and happiness.
The Six Tastes of Ayurveda
In Ayurveda there are 6 tastes: sweet, astringent, sour, salty, pungent and bitter. Just like the Doshas, each taste is composed of two elements. For instance, the sweet taste is composed of earth and water, the sour taste of fire and water. We have already seen that each element has certain gunas (qualities); for instance, the gunas (qualities) of water include heavy, cold, moist, liquid, slow. By carefully studying the elements of certain tastes and the corresponding gunas (qualities) you will quickly understand what the influence of those tastes is on your mental and physical condition.
Madhura (sweet), Amla (Sour), Lavana (Salt), Tiktan(Bitter), Katum (Pungent), Kashaya (Astringent) are the six types of Rasa. They are successively lower in energy. That means, Sweet taste imparts maximum energy to body and the astringent, the least. In the list of tastes, the first three, i.e. sweet, sour and salt mitigates Vata and increases Kapha. The last three, i.e. bitter, pungent and astringent tastes mitigates Kapha and increases Vata. Astringent, bitter and sweet taste mitigates Pitta. Sour, salt and pungent tastes increase Pitta.
Some food items are hot in nature and some food items are cold in nature. Generally, substances that have astringent, bitter and sweet tastes are coolant in nature and sour, salt and pungent tastes are hot in nature. While eating and during digestion, the first, second and third part are dominated by Kapha, Pitta and Vata re-spectively. A balanced diet that includes grains, dal or beans, vegetables and the yogurt drink should take only about 30 minutes for preparation and cooking. You will enjoy a home-cooked Ayurveda meal that is fresh, whole-some, nutritious and balanced.
The art of lactic fermentation – yogurt and ghee, vegetarian food, soups, raw food diet, par boiled food, steam cooking, payesh (a dish that combines the fat in milk with the starch in rice to boost energy) were Ayurveda inventions. Often considered as the father of Indian vegetarian cuisine, thanks to its plants and plant produce’s heavy usage, Ayurveda in its journey to evolve dishes that create the perfect balance in the body has also intro-duced most of the cooking styles that are termed healthy today, like pan frying, roasting, steaming and blanching. What also lends Ayurveda cooking its unique identity aside the cooking method used for each food and the good use of local ingredients, is the use of certain herbs and spices. Adding Ayurveda spices to your daily food is a great way to prevent disease and optimize health.
The Benefits of Home Cooking
Studies show that when you eat together, your kids and family are much healthier. Eating together is linked to less obesity, kids doing better in school, less tension and brings more happiness within the family. Involving your children in cooking is not only a fun thing to do, but also a great way to teach them healthy eating habits.
Learning content in this Cooking Class:
› History of Ayurveda Cooking
› The Six Tastes of Ayurveda
› Ayurveda spices for digestion
› Ayurveda cooking recipes
Duration: 2 Weeks Certificate Course • Cost: Php 36,000/Person
Ayurveda massage derived from the ancient texts of Ayurveda Medicine and lifestyle Sutras for the mind, body and soul. As in any holistic medicine, inner and outer radiance and aging are closely related. The more we nurture ourselves, the more radiant we become mentally, spiritually and physically and emotionally, regardless of our particular body shape or proportions. The secret in retaining youth and beauty is ensuring the proper circulation of vital life fluids and the regular discharge of waste materials through message therapies. Nothing helps the body more than a routine care and nurturing through tools such as Abhyanga massage. In the Ayurveda tradition, massage is considered just as essential to overall health and beauty as good diet and positive lifestyle. The training program includes theoretical and practical session on Ayurveda massage techniques and therapies like Abhyanga, Takradhara, Udvarthana, Nasya, Patra Pinda Sweda and Ayurveda Beauty Therapies.
Abhyanga (oil massage)
Duration of the treatment: 45 minutes
Abhyanga is an ancient Indian Ayurveda Massage therapy for cleansing, healing and balancing of body, mind and spirit. This particular Ayurveda Massage involves gentle, choreographed, rhythmic strokes using a variety of tech-niques, including Marma point (vital energy centers) stimulation to enhance skin tone and revitalize your entire body so to induce deep relaxation. This Ayurveda detoxification and rejuvenation therapy is performed with herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of medicated oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to according to individual Dosha type. A daily Abhyanga massage practice promotes better sleep at night, delays aging, removes fatigue, improves eye sight, boosts immune system, improves skin complexion, increases physical strength, helps you lose weight and enhances longevity.
Padabhyanga : Foot Massage
Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes
Ayurveda has given more stress on the preservation of the health and curing of disease. To get a perfect physical and mental health it is essential to follow a prescribed regimen everyday which includes personal hygiene, care of various organs and exercise. Padabhyanga is Ayurveda foot massage (Pada means foot and Abhyanga means massage) which is soothing, revitalizing, calming and balancing various disturbances of the autonomic nervous system. It is basically explained as a daily ritual especially before retiring at night. Ayurveda says that five marmas (vital areas) out of 107 marmas are located in each foot. The feet are very important part in our body as it contains many nerve endings. Padabhyanga releases negative energy from these marmas. So Padabhyanga is central to our health and wellbeing. Foot massage holds a sacred place in Ayurveda and Indian culture as touching the feet shows deep respect for elders. Sesame oil is most commonly used for foot massage. Sesame oil is a powerful antioxidant, is easily absorbed and is very nourishing for the skin. Depending on the condition of the person medicated oil or medicated ghee can also be used.
Benefits of Padabhyanga
• Relaxes and revitalizes the central nervous system
• Relieves sprains, cramps, numbness of the feet and legs
• Improves peripheral circulation
• Removes fatigue of the lower limbs
• Helps prevent sciatica
• Removes contraction of the ligaments, vessels and muscles of the feet
• Provides sturdiness to the limbs
• Helps maintain eyesight and hearing
• Promotes quality sleep
• Helps to calm and maintain the “Vata Dosha” which, when present in excess, is regarded as the major cause of illness.
Shiroabhyanga : Indian Head Massage
Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes
A soothing head, neck and shoulder massage using a combination of medicated warm herbal oils to suit the condition of your hair and scalp and/or head-related ailment. This treatment relieves insomnia, eases neck/shoul-der pain, cools the eyes, relieves headaches and migraine, removes dandruff, and stops premature greying, hairloss, dry scalp and itching. Is used commonly for complaints like frozen shoulder, spondylosis and whiplash inju-ries. Also available without head massage
Benefits of Siroabhyanga
• Profoundly soothing and relaxing
• Soothes and calms the mind
• Can be targeted to relieve muscle spasms and stiffness
• Good for promoting brain function
• Relieves headache, migraine and other head-related issues
• Nourishes the scalp and hair
• Oils selected according to the specific need, thus yielding targeted results
• Can be combined with a number of other beneficial therapies
• Insomnia, brings sound sleep
• Cooling to the eye
• Pre-mature graying & hair loss
Takradhara : Buttermilk Drip
Duration of the treatment: 45 minutes
The Takradhara treatment is a form of Shirodhara, a purifying and rejuvenating therapy designed to have a bal-ancing effect on the brain. By pouring medicated buttermilk on top of the forehead in a rhythmic manner, it eliminates toxins, enhances blood circulation, relieves stress, improves sleep and increases mental clarity and concentration. Medicated buttermilk together with herbs has tremendous cooling properties and helps recenter and balance your mental health and wellbeing.
Udvarthana (Ayurveda Powder Massage)
Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes
Udvarthana treatment is special therapeutic deep tissue massage using herbal powders. This massage involves upward stroking, where the powder is rubbed forcibly on the body. The massage is done in the opposite direction to hair follicles by two therapists. Followed by warm water bath. Benefits indicated in obesity, diabetic neuropa-thy, paralysis, skin diseases, sciatica, indigestion and sclerosis of blood vessels.
Patra Pinda Sweda (leaf bundle massage)
Duration of the treatment: 45 minutes
It is one of the major sudation process in which fomentation is done by the application of medicinal leaves pro-cessed in medicated oil. These are made into bolus which are warmed by dipping in medicated oil and applied over body. ailments affecting bones, joints and nervous system, give relief for body pain, arthritis, backache, muscular diseases, neuritis, neurological disorders, myalgia, chronic back pain, sciatica, spondylosis, lumbar spon-dylitis, cervical spondylitis, sprains and cramps, neuralgia and sports injuries.
Nasya (nasal medication)
Nasya therapy is a process where herbal oils and medicines are administered through the nostrils. Since nose is the gateway of the head, the therapy is highly effective in curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head and nervous system, facial paralysis, frozen shoulder, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism, shoulder pain, sinusitis and stammering stiffness in the head, neck, teeth and jaw.
Ayurveda Beauty Therapies
Ayurveda – a holistic approach to health based on the belief that health and wellness beauty depends on finding a balance between body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda approach towards the beauty in not only external but it is deeply rooted inside the body. Ayurveda firmly believes that true beauty comes from within. Along with external treatment it puts more emphasis on internal approach. The ancient wisdom offers beautiful enhancement treat-ments which are purely natural and free from toxic chemicals like modern cosmetics that contain skin irritants and carcinogenic ingredients.
There are beauty treatments derived from the ancient texts of Ayurveda Medicine and Yoga Sutras for the mind, body and soul. As in any Holistic medicine, inner and outer radiance and aging are closely related. The more we nurture ourselves, the more radiant we become mentally, spiritually and physically and emotionally, regardless of our particular body shape or proportions.
The secret in retaining youth and beauty is ensuring the proper circulation of vital life fluids and the regular discharge of waste materials through therapies such as Panchakarma and Kaya Chikitsa. Nothing helps the body more than a routine care and nurturing through tools such as massage.In the Ayurvedic tradition, massage is considered just as essential to overall health and beauty as good diet and positive lifestyle.
An Ayurveda facial massage activates deep centers of the brain, reflex points and facial circulation to totally soothe the body. Tensions in the neck, shoulders, and face are freed and energy is rebalanced from head to toe. Herbal extracts and essential oils are to be added for their additional healing properties and pleasant fragrances.
Using the Ayurveda Diet to keep beautiful
Ayurveda diet is high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and other naturally fiber rich and wholesome food that not only provide lasting energy throughout the day, but keep the boy toned and radiant. Fiber helps maintain a healthy digestive tract by providing bulk, which in turn helps eliminate toxins and waste. When the intestines are regularly cleaned, the body does not become overloaded with digested material that would otherwise seek elimination through the skins. Thus, having a balanced and healthy diet ensures that our inner glow shines through our outer radiance.
Learning lessons in this beauty therapy workshop:
› Ayurveda MukhSoundarya (Face) – A facial beauty treatment to improve color and complexion of the skin using gentle Ayurveda face packs, face wash and cream.
› Ayurveda KeshaSoundarya (Hair Care) – Conditioning treatment for your Hair using various herbal powders and pastes.
› Ayurveda PadaSoundarya (Feet) – An Ayurveda foot treatment using various herbal pastes, decorations and creams.
› Ayurveda HasthaSoundarya (Hands) – An Ayurveda herbal treatment for enhancing the youthfulness of your hands and arms performed using various herbal pastes, decoctions and creams
Ayurveda lifestyle in day-to-day life
There is a strong relationship between lifestyle and health. The type of lifestyle one leads, affects their health. If a balanced lifestyle promotes good health, an unhealthy lifestyle causes diseases.
There will also be Ayurveda lifestyle class for the therapists that refers to their day-to-day lives, activities, habits, values and attitude. It includes food choices, sleeping patterns, resting, physical activities and exercise and coping with stress among others to prevent illness, restore health and balance, create more joy and freedom. Like in any profession, healthy body and mind promotes better job productivity.
Certified Ayurveda Massage Therapist Training Course is open to the following individuals:
“Ayurveda Massage Therapist Training Course” is designed for wellness centers, spas, resorts, estheticians, well-ness therapists, nurses, care givers, yoga teachers and those willing to work in the field of Ayurveda healthcare services. The training program used in this course are based on traditional and ancient ayurveda principles from India, known as the land of Ayurveda. It provides students theoretical and many hands on practicals in the field of Ayurveda massage therapy. The course is highly beneficial to enhance both personal and professional skills in the field of Ayurveda massage and Ayurveda lifestyle management for healthy living.The course will teach you Abhyanga, Padabhyanga, Siroabhyanga, Takradhara, Patra Pinda Sweda, Nasya, Udwarthanam and Ayurveda Beauty Therapy.
Dinacharya (daily routine) class for the students that will benefit them in all aspects of life. The course offer genuine opportunity to any one; especially for the therapists, nurses, health workers and professionals in health and wellness services and industry. A certificate will be provided to you after successful completion of the course or workshop.
Certified Ayurveda Massage Therapist
• For “Certification” to Practice Ayurveda massage therapies and apply the principles of Ayurveda in their own communities as a public or private health professional – participants must have completed a medically-related degree such as, but not limited to, nursing, midwifery, physical therapy and medical technology.
• For “Completion” to practice the principles of Ayurveda Therapist – participants are any interested individuals who wish to learn and practice Ayurveda day-by-day and apply as a special skill for work and in their own homes or with circle of friends. Each course participant shall be individually evaluated by our panel of Experts and our
Program Director to being qualified as “Certified Ayurveda Massage Therapist” prior to being given the ex-pressed permission to work with communities and clients.
• Ayurveda Massage Therapists are qualified for local and international platform. This is your chance to get a deep understanding of Ayurveda and acquiring in-depth knowledge in massage techniques according to traditional and authentic Ayurveda in India. Attend the course and learn to acquire the skills, gain expertise, enrich your experience and become a “Certified Ayurveda Massage Therapist”
› Introduction to Ayurveda
› Panchamahabhuta doctrine
› Prakriti (body type) and Tridosha principle
› Ayurveda lifestyle class – daily routine
› Introduction to Ayurveda Panchakarma
› Practical training of Ayurveda massage
› Abhyanga (oil massage)
› Padabhyanga (foot massage)
› Siroabhyanga (head massage)
› Takradhara (buttermilk drip)
› Patra Pinda (leaf bundle massage)
› Nasya (nasal medication)
› Udwarthanam (Ayurveda Powder Massage)
› Ayurveda Beauty Therapy
› Basic introduction to Ayurveda herbs, therapeutic oils and powders
› Spa aesthetics & grooming standards
› Ayurveda wellness products & services
› Treatment Room & Tray Preparation
› Theory and Practical Examination
Duration: 500 hours Certificate Course • Cost: Php 150,000/Person
The Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training Course is a 500-hour training sessions based on the principle that it is possible to thrive yourself physically, emotionally and economically while sharing your deepest heart’s passion. This course combines well with our Yoga and our Ayurveda Massage training, providing a deeper foundation from which to practice.
This program will give you all the basics of Ayurveda lifestyle principles, Ayurveda massage, Yoga, Meditation as well as the business principles needed to be an effective Ayurveda lifestyle teacher. It is an intensive course include both Ayurveda and Yoga theory and practical session. It is a gateway into the world of Yoga for healing, beyond asana and beyond the studio. This training program will introduce the vast body of knowledge of life that is Ayurveda, and explain the basic theoretical principles, stating with philosophical foundation, leading up to the theories of traditional Ayurveda health science and Yoga therapy.
The Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training Course is designed for full expression of life to realize your dream, and follow the path on where you want to be. With this training you will create harmonious relationship with inner-
self and your family while serving the society – in effect will contribute overall transformation as well-rounded human beings.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Principles
Ayurveda Teacher Training Course introduces Ayurveda, its philosophy, history and the branches, with focus on Vagbhata Sutras (Ayurveda lifestyle principles), Dinacharya (daily routine), Ritucharya (seasonal regimen), Dosha assessment and Ayurveda clinic observation for the students to observe and assist the doctors and therapists for Ayurveda Panchakarma treatments and the Ayurveda management of few common non-communicable diseases, which includes natural home remedies, home care, and self-help therapies and healing methods. Knowledge of essential medicinal plants, then how to use home spices and local herbs as healthy and healing food. There will also be Ayurveda cooking demonstration of proper and healthy food preparation.
Yoga, Ayurveda’s sister science, and they both act as an integrative statement for healing, bringing awareness to your consciousness, and transformation to all levels of your existence. Yoga will be taught and practiced as part of a healthy lifestyle. This involves basic Yoga asanas of postures that include the full sequence of surya namaskar or sun salutation, plus Mediation and Pranayama or Yogic breathing, as tools for holistic healing, nurturing health and restore balance. It is a gateway into the world of Yoga for healing, beyond asana and beyond the studio.
Asanas is Yoga posture or position that aims to make the body healthy and strong and to keep mind peaceful and focused. It increases the awareness of the body parts, focusing on stressed joints and mussels and maintaining awareness of the breathing. Ashtanga Yoga defines Asanas as steady and comfortable pose. A healthy and peace-ful body is the starting point for Yoga Asanas practices.
The benefit of the Yoga Asanas include increasing flexibility, stamina, and endurance of various body parts. Yoga Asanas positions increase efficiency of digestive system, and various digestive organs, respiratory system and make efficient promoting abdominal and relaxed breathing. Asanas also have positive effect on reproductive system, excretory system. Most important is Asanas balance nervous system and hormones. Nervous system and hormonal balance is good for overall well-being.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra has explained 8 limbs of yoga (Ashtanga yoga). Those are – Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Pra-nayama. Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan and Samadhi. “Prana” is Breath or vital energy in the body and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath”. One can control the rhythms of life force with Pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind. Patanjali in his text of Yoga Sutras mentioned Pranayama as means of at-taining higher states of awareness, he mentions the holding of breath as important practice of reaching Samadhi (enlightenment).
According to Patanjali Meditation (Dhyan) means – The spontaneous concentration of the mind on the object is Meditation. Meditation takes the conscious, sub conscious & unconscious states to universal consciousness. Dhyan (meditation) is the study of deep concentration, calmness and tranquility of the mind. It is the study of attaining complete control over one’s mind.
Learning competency, the scope of practice on completion of this course and the Graduates of “Ayurveda Life-style Teacher” is able to:
› Identify common health issues, preventable diseases, family and community members are commonly exposed to and its adverse effects on their health, livelihood, family and social life.
› Explain the changes in lifestyle & relationship with the emerging health issues including fast food, drug addic-tion, alcoholism, smoking, and excessive use of IT.
› Conduct Ayurveda lifestyle consultations
› Prepare Ayurveda lifestyle chart – daily routine & diet according to dosha
› Learn how to set up Ayurveda kitchen pharmacy and kitchen garden
› Conduct Ayurveda cooking class & explain balanced diet
› Offer guidance on Ayurvedic home remedies & Yoga Asanas
› Conduct “Ayurveda Lifestyle Class” to educate individuals, families and communities
Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training Course is open to the following individuals:
Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training Course targets primarily yoga teachers, healthy lifestyle practitioners, healthcare professions, physicians, nurses, life coaches, physical therapists and bodywork therapists who wish to learn, practice and intend to apply these theories into professional Ayurveda Lifestyle teaching practice for self-healthcare, holistic healing and healthy living. A certificate will be provided to you after successful completion of the course and workshops.
Every graduate is encouraged to setup, promote and facilitate “Ayurveda Lifestyle Class” that would lead people to apply the concepts and principles of Ayurveda preventive health. Continuous support services will be provided to the students on Ayurveda lifestyle education and training, business development and marketing networking to upgrade their knowledge and skills
Each course participant shall be individually evaluated by our panel of Experts and our Program Director to being qualified as “Certified Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher” prior to being given the expressed permission to work with families, communities and clients.
• Ayurveda Philosophy and the purpose of life
• Panchamahabhoots (the five elements) and interconnection
• Tridosha In Ayurveda- learn Dosha, your unique, individual Ayurveda constitution
• Learn Ayurveda lifestyle principles- daily regimen and seasonal regimen
• Ayurveda home remedies
• Ayurveda cooking, balanced diet, nutrition, digestive fire and metabolism
• Ayurveda Massage Therapy
• Yoga Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation
• Learn Ayurveda dietary chart according to Dosha
• Learn to facilitate Ayurveda Lifestyle Class
Duration: 300 hours Certificate Course • Cost: Php 90,000/Person
Pachakarma is Ayurveda’s most effective mind-body healing and rejuvenation experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and overall well-being. It cleanses the body thor-oughly from harmful substances (toxins) that have settled in the body brought about by stress, disease, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Panchakarma means “Five therapies”. These 5 thera-peutic treatments eliminates toxin from the body, they are: Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Rak-tamokshana. The series of these five therapies help remove deep rooted stress and illness-causing toxins from the body while balancing the doshas energies that govern all biological functions. It is recommended on a sea-sonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness.
The training aims to provide a professional training for those who are aspiring to become Panchakarma Therapists of Ayurveda. The training will teach Panchakarma Therapy covering all aspects of Ayurveda massage therapies and treatments. This course involves both theoretical studies and extensive practical to understand the tradi-tional Ayurveda therapies practiced in India. The course targets primarily nurses, physical therapists, life coaches, bodywork therapists and Ayurvedic lifestyle practitioners who wish to learn this ancient Ayurvedic therapy sys-tem and intend to apply these theories into professional practice
The Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist Course is a 300-hour training sessions that introduces Ayurveda, its history and the branches, with focus on Panchakarma treatments: Panchakarma massages therapies, biology, different Ayurvedic massage therapies pathology and pharmaceuticals in Ayurveda, different uses of medicinal herbs, preparation of oils and Ayurveda medicines, identification of different constitution of the body and correspond-ing treatments.
There will also be a kitchen demonstration of using home spices and local herbs for proper and healthy food preparation and the Ayurveda management of few common non-communicable diseases, which includes Ayur-veda home remedies, Yoga therapy, food and nutrition. Each Therapist will learn Ayurveda Panchakarma treat-ment to handle each ailments. This is opportunity for you to learn a new set of skills and new perspective. Hands on Panchakarma massage steps will mould you into a professional Ayurveda Therapist.
Each course participant shall be individually evaluated by our panel of Experts and our Program Director to being qualified as “Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist” prior to being given the expressed permission to work with com-munities and clients.
Certified Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist
• For “Certification” to practice Ayurveda Massage and Panchakarma therapy and apply the principles of Ayur-veda in their own communities as a public or private health professional- participants must have completed ac medically –related degree such as, but not limited to nursing, midwifery, physical therapy and medical technol-ogy.
• For “Completion” to practice the principles of Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapyparticipants are any interested individual who wish to learn and practice Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment and apply as a special skill for work and in their own homes or with circle of friends.
Each course participant shall be individually evaluated by our panel of Experts and our Program Director to being qualified as “Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist” prior to being given the expressed permission to work with cli-ents and communities.
› Introduction to Ayurveda and its Principles
› Introduction to Ayurveda Panchakarma
› Theory and Practical Training on Ayurveda Panchakarma
› Theory and Practical Training on Ayurveda Massage
› Ayurveda lifestyle class – daily regimen & seasonal regimen
› Treatment Room & Tray Preparation
› Pharmacy Operations
› Theory and Practical Examination
Training fee includes:
Certificate: Certificate upon completion of the course
Trainers: Our faculty is composed of highly qualified team of experienced Ayurveda doctors, academic back-ground as BAMS from India and Ayurveda lifestyle teachers in designing and conducting participatory active learning approach. We provide complete training material including reading materials, books, herbs and oils.
Gurukula System: Shanti Institute of Ayurveda is the lifestyle school which is committed to provide you the high-est quality, ancient Indian Gurukula system of teaching. We provide training on different aspects of Ayurveda both at the beginners and advanced level for common people as well as health professionals. At Shanti, we have designed Ayurveda lifestyle education program with a highly practical approach to bring true transformation to every aspect of your life. We offer this lifestyle program to anyone who is interested in acquiring more knowledge and skills in Ayurveda. The course is designed to
sessions to deepen your understanding of Ayurveda and the various techniques, daily routine, healthy diet, treat-ments and massage therapies.
Training Venue: Ayurveda lifestyle education program can be customized training organized at the venue pro-vided by group sponsors. For detail information on Ayurveda lifestyle training, please visit our web-site:https://shantiayurveda.ph
Note: Accommodation isn’t included in the price.
Duration: 100 hours • Cost: Php 30,000/Person
Prevention is better than cure. Ayurveda defines disease as any disturbance in equilibrium and on other side the state of equilibrium is health. Prevention has always been the first and major goal of Ayurveda. According to the ancient Ayurveda text, Charakacharya Samhita, only when the physician fails in the first goal then he or she needs to resort to the second goal — which is cure.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Practitioner Training Course is a 100-hour training sessions that will provide systematic train-ing and enable you to learn the Ayurveda lifestyle principles and apply them in your own life. Living Ayurveda is the best way to learn Ayurveda.
Out of all the Ayurveda texts, Vagbhata Sutra teaches Ayurveda lifestyle rules which aims to empower you to ensure “your health is in your hands”. Learn Ayurveda lifestyle principles from Vagbhata Sutra and become an “Ayurveda lifestyle practitioner”. This is the real way to start transforming your life.
As an Ayurveda lifestyle practitioner, you will take home a new set of self healthcare knowledge and lifestyle principles that you can use to guide you and your family in everyday life for prevention of diseases, nurture health, restore balance and create more joy and freedom in life.
There are three main proponents of Ayurveda in ancient times. They are Sushruta, Caraka and Vagbhata. Maha-rishi Vagbhata who tested and retested Ayurveda medicines and spread it among common people so they could make use of this divine knowledge. He introduced one of the most important Ayurveda methods for daily routine known as “Dinacharya” which guides you to establish rhythms of life to optimize your health from the moment you awake to the time you sleep each day with detailed guidance on food, sleep, sex, exercise, yoga, pranayama, meditation and more inspiring practices.
Ayurveda Dinacharya (daily routine) creates a sense of regularity throughout the day, which bolsters natural hun-ger at regular intervals, and prepares the agni (fire) to receive food, having good sleep and exercise at consistent times. Embracing Dinacharya can also help you to maintain a balanced mental state and is considered an im-portant aspect of health in Ayurveda.
You can start practicing Ayurveda Dinacharya (daily routine) with something simple, aim to wake up at about the same time each morning, eat your meals at about the same time each day, do exercise regularly on time and go to bed at about the same time each night and become an “Ayurveda lifestyle practitioner”.
“Realization of righteousness (dharma), wealth (artha) and happiness (sukha) depends on the long
life. Hence, a person desirous of long life should keep the lessons of Ayurveda in the highest esteem”. -Astanga Hridaya of Vagbhata
Ayurveda is the oldest healthcare system in the world that originated in India several thousand years ago. Ayur-veda comes from the words “ayu”, which means life or longevity and “veda”, which means knowledge or science — thus, Ayurveda is the “science of life”. The aim of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of healthy person and cure the diseases of sick people. Ayurveda asserts that science, philosophy and spirituality are necessary aspects for a healthy living. Ayurveda is considered not only a comprehensive medical system but also a way of life.
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah,
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu, Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet !
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !
Let everybody be happy,
Let everybody be free from all ailments,
Let everybody see the bright side of everything,
Let nobody be forced to undergo any suffering!
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti (Peace) !
The Purpose Of Life:
Dharma- following the path of righteousness,
Artha- earning money in a right way
Kama- fulfilling our desire
Moksha- achieving Salvation
According to Ayurveda, to achieve this purpose of life, one should concentrate on having a long life. To learn the science of Ayurveda, which explains how to achieve this purpose, Obedience’ (vidheya) is the most important quality. Do not engage yourself in things that are devoid of four pursuits Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (pleasure), and Moksha (salvation). You should carry on the occupation without going contrary to them (dharma, artha, kama and moksha). The life span of a human is one hundred years. Dividing that time, he should attend to the aims of life in such a way that they support, rather than hinder each other.
Dinacharya (Daily Routine) from Vagbhata Sutras
Dinacharya that is in harmony with the cycles of nature harmony is absolutely necessary to maintain balance of your body, mind and spirit. It guides you for self-healthcare management on what, how much, and when to eat and drink, food nutrition and food contraindications for preventing sickness, nurturing health, restoring balance and enhancing longevity of life.
Ritucharya (Seasonal Regimen)
According to Ayurveda the constitution or Dosha of the body and the seasons are intimately related. Your health is affected by the qualities of the climate you live in; your outer environment influences your inner world. For example, when the air is damp, cold and wet it increases these qualities in your body. Hence there is an increase in mucous, catarrh and colds in winter. There are various environmental factors like temperature, humidity, wind, rain, clouds and atmospheric pressure and sunlight, etc that affect our health.
Seasonal regimen will help you in achieving balance of Doshas. Follow the seasonal routine to avoid changing stress of the seasons and associated diseases. Seasonal routine helps in achieving good benefits of the atmos-phere. Practice of Dinacharya combined with Ritucharya will lead you to experience and enjoy a long, healthy and happy life.
The Ayurveda Clock (Biological Clock)
In life, we can go with or against the current of nature’s natural rhythms. Our diurnal rhythms and hormonal fluctuations are tied to the natural cycles and, when these are all in harmony with each other, life seems a lot easier – like swimming downstream instead of upstream. According to Ayurveda, the stress of living against these natural cycles is a fundamental violation of healthy lifestyle. Emerging science suggests that each cycle of the day as described in Ayurveda supports different activities. Living in harmony with nature’s cycles is a powerful lifestyle tool to de-stress the body and mind and begin to enjoy life.
The Circadian Rhythm of the Body
In nature, there are two 12-hour cycles that are each divided into three smaller cycles. Each 4-hour cycle is linked to certain bodily functions governed by Vata (air and space), which controls the nervous system, Pitta (fire), which controls digestion and metabolism, and Kapha (earth and water), which controls immunity and structural strength. Understanding how to connect a daily routine to these cycles is powerful medicine in Ayurveda. Ayur-veda recognizes that lifestyle has a profound effect on your health, and recommends many helpful suggestions for how you can adapt to your daily routine these person specific suggestions. One lifestyle or diet does not suit everybody as people have different constitutional make up. Ayurveda emphasizes on the maintenance of good health through a balanced daily routine (Dinacharya), seasonal routine (Ritucharya) and a balanced diet to make your body immune enough to adjust to those changes and stay healthy without medicine.
It is a life transformation experience.You will walk away with an understanding of Vagbhata Sutra to increase your awareness that supports your success and wellbeing goals. Inclusion of Ayurveda lifestyle principles from Vagbhata Sutras into your daily life, will help you to go beyond the body and mind, to the true nature of bliss !
› Philosophy of Ayurveda.
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› Modern lifestyle vs Ayurveda lifestyle
› Vagbhata Sutra : Ayurveda lifestyle principles
› Dinacharya (daily routine) – Circadian Rhyme
› Ritucharya (seasonal regimen)
› Personalized Ayurveda diet and lifestyle chart
“In Ayurveda, the secret of success lies in Dinacharya (daily routine). You start your daily life with something sim-ple, aim to wake up at about the same time each morning, eat your meals at about the same time each day, do your exercise at about the same time each day and go to bed at about the same time each night. It is compas-sion, courage and confidence, everybody can do it. Your health is in your hands”.
– Sona Roy