Ayurvedic Correspondence Course

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We offer an 1000 page correspondence course in four books available for $395 includes homework revision and grading. They include all information required to give a consultation. However, if you are serious about becoming a practitioner there are a few classes that you would need to take in a classroom setting, so we can be assured you are capable. The required classes are Aromatherapy, Herbology, and Pulse Diagnosis. There is an additional charge of $300 for each of these classes.

In the US, this field is growing tremendously. Medical doctors are hiring Ayurvedic practitioners. The professions of aromatherapy and massage therapists using essential oils are also growing at an increasing rate.

In order to be certified with various Ayurvedic associations you must have 350 classroom hours and 150 peripheral. Because the correspondence course is not done in this setting it would only be accountable for your peripheral hours. Therefore in order to be qualified, you must set aside 1 week time for the final exam, in which time you will study personally with both of us, so as to be certain you are capable of consulting. There is an additional charge of $150 dollars for the final exam. The hands-on classes, the final exam, and a requirement of 60 case studies would account for your 250 classroom hours. Another way to obtain your hours would be to go with us on a vacation with applicable learning hours. Check out our schedule for dates and more information on these trips.

We also offer a Gurukula Apprenticeship Program for those who qualify.

Contact us at 941-806-7760 or email Earthess@aol.com to get started today.

Blessings-
Bryan and Light Miller

Ayurvedic Study Course

Table of Contents

Module  I

Lesson  –  Introduction

  •              Introduction            2
  •              Goals of this Study Course            4                                                 
  •              Course Format            5
  •              Ayurveda for Western Society            6
  •              Why add Ayurveda to Your Practice?            7
  •              Definition of an Ayurvedic Practitioner            9
  •              Student Commitment and Responsibilities            10
  •              Diary            12
  •              Daily Checklist            15  
  •              Dream Journal            17
  •              Point of view            20  
  •              Disclaimer            21
  •              Books Required            22
  •              Recommended Basic Library            23 
  •              -Review and Queries            24  

 Lesson  1  –  History, Cosmology, Philosophy

  •                History of Ayurveda            25
  •              Cosmology         31
  •              Chart of 4 Levels of Cosmos       35
  •              Philosophy       36
  •                 -Review and Queries            39

Lesson  2  –  The Gunas and The Elements

  • The Prime Qualities:  Gunas             41
  • The 5 Elements and 3 Gunas             43
  • The 3 Biological Doshas and 3 Gunas             44
  • The 3 Gunas Questionnaire             45
  • The 5 Element Theory             47
  • Attributes of The Elements             48
  • Body Governance and The 5 Elements            49
  • -Review and Queries             50

Lesson 3  –  The Three Doshas

  • The 3 Doshas:  Vata, Pitta and Kapha Forces            52           
  • Changing Forces            54
  • Attributes and Effects on the Tri-Dosha System            55
  • Vata:  Activities, imbalances, illnesses, emotions, diet, sites     58
  • Pitta:  Activities, imbalances, illnesses, emotions, diet, sites     59
  • Kapha:   Activities, imbalances, illnesses emotions, diet, sites   60
  • Body Types:           
  • – Vata, Pitta, Kapha            61
  • – Mixed Types            64
  • -Review and Queries            66

 Lesson 4  –  Factors of Living

  • Climatic Influences            68
  • Seasons and Dosha Balance            69
  • Life Stages            70
  • Ayurvedic Cycles of the Day            71
  • Daily Application of Dosha Theory            73           
  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha
  • Dharma            77
  • Review and Queries           

Lesson 5  –  Examination

  • Things Which Do Not Change Questionnaire (Prakriti)            83
  • Things Which Do Change Questionnaire (Vikriti)            85
  • Mind Questionnaire            87
  • Emotions Questionnaire            88
  • Summary of Questionnaires            89     
  •  Examination Introduction            90
  • Questioning            90
  • Touch & Basic Pulse            91
  • Observing            94
  • Facial Examination            95
  • Eye Examination            96
  • Speech Examination            97
  • Tongue Examination            98
  • Saliva Examination            102
  • Nail Examination            103
  • Malas (body wastes)
  • Stool            104
  • Urine            106
  • Perspiration            108
  • Sputum            109
  • Review and Queries            110

Lesson 6  –  The Sub-Doshas

  •       Sub-Dosha Introduction            112     
  •       The 5 Forms of Vata          113
  •       The 5 Forms of Pitta            118
  •       The 5 Forms of Kapha           123
  •       The Sub-Doshas and The 5 Elements            128
  •       The Sub-Doshas and Forces of Movement            129
  •       Coordinating the Sub-Doshas with the Primary Doshas            130
  •       The Sub-Dosha Survey            131
  •       Review and Queries            132

 Lesson 7  –  Vikriti & Disease

  • Vikriti                        134
  • Ama Toxins & Disease            135
  • Diagnosis of Ama Conditions            136
  • Ama Questionnaire            137
  • Physical Imbalances            138
  • Lack of Exercise           
  • Environmental
  • Diet
  • Contagious Diseases
  • Emotional Imbalances            142
  • Relationships
  • Addictions
  • Mental Imbalances            145
  • Spiritual Imbalances            148           
  • Karmic Imbalances            149
  • Review and Queries            151

Lesson 8  –  The 6 Tastes

  •        The 6 Tastes            153
  •       The 5 Elements  –  6 Tastes  –  4 Attributes            155
  •       The Forms of the Tastes            157
  •       Proportions of Tastes Needed for Dosha Health            159     
  •       Over-Consumption of Tastes on Emotions & Organs            160
  •       Tastes and Dosha Changes            160
  •       The Post Digestive Factor  (Vipaka)            161
  •       -Review and Queries            162

MODULE  II   
FOODS
Lesson 9  –  Foods & Diet
  • Lifestyle Regimes             164

               – Vata                     – Pitta                      – Kapha Foods – Introduction 167

  • Food Preparation             170
  • Food Combining             173
  • Restaurant Eating             174
  • Diet for Reducing Vata Imbalance             176
  • Diet for Reducing Vata-Kapha Imbalance             178
  • Diet for Reducing Pitta Imbalance             179
  • Diet for Reducing Pitta-Vata Imbalance             181
  • Diet for Reducing Pitta-Kapha Imbalance             182
  • Diet for Reducing Kapha Imbalance             183
  • Review and Queries             185

Lesson 10  –  Fruits

  •  Fruits  –  General Considerations            186 -221

Lesson 11  –  Vegetables & Seaweed

  • Vegetables – General Considerations            222 – 256
  • Seaweed – General Considerations            257 – 266  

Lesson 12  –  Beans & Grains 

  • Beans – General Considerations           267 
  • Grains – General Considerations            278 

Lesson 13  –  Oils, Nuts, Seeds

  • Oils            293
  • Nuts & Seeds             300
  • Review and Queries

Lesson 14  –  Dairy, Fish, Meat  pg. 314

  • Dairy/Fish/Meat
  • Poultry
  • Other Meats
  • Review and Queries

Lesson 15  –  Beverages, Condiments, Spices  pg. 336

  •  Beverages  Condiments Spices      
  • Review and Queries

Lesson 16  –  Vitamins & Minerals   pg. 368

  • Vitamins
  • Macro Minerals Trace Minerals      

 

Module III

Lesson 17  –  Anatomy & Western Physiology

  • Introduction            405
  • Cells, Tissues, Organs, Systems            407
  • Physiology and Histology of the Skin            414
  • Circulatory System            423
  • Respiratory System            432
  • Nervous System            435
  • Endocrine System            439
  • Excretory System              441
  • Urinary System            441
  • Liver             442
  • Digestive System            442
  • Skeletal System            443
  • Muscular System            447
  • Review & Queries            452

 Lesson 18  –  The Dhatus

  • Review of Tridosha Theory            454
  • Dhatu Overview            455
  • Chart of Dhatus            456
  • Function of Dhatus            457
  • Doshas in the Dhatus            464
  • Dhatu Nutrition            471
  • Review and Queries            473

Lesson 19  –  Srotas

  • Srota Definitions            475
  • Excess Flow
  • Deficient Flow
  • Obstructed Flow
  • Flow into Wrong Passage
  • Overview of the Sixteen Srotas           476
  • 3 Supply Srotas            477
  • 7 Tissue Supply Srotas            479
  • 3 Waste Transporting Srotas            484
  • 2 Female System Srotas            486
  • To Keep A Healthy Mind            488
  • Chakras            489
  • Review and Queries            490

 Lesson 20  –  Subtle Forces

  • Agni  –  Four Varieties:      492
  •             – Master Fire and Five Elemental Agni
  •             – Five Pitta Sub-dosha Agni
  •             – Seven Dhatu Agni
  • Tejas/Prana/Ojas            496 & 697
  • Review and Queries      498

 Lesson 21  –  Herbal Therapies

  • Why Use Herbs?            500
  • Herbal Constituents            502
  • Herbal Therapeutic Properties            503
  • Ways to Use Herbs            505
  • Culinary Herbs            516
  • Management of Vata With Herbs & Essential Oils            517
  • Management of Pitta With Herbs & Essential Oils            518
  • Management of Kapha With Herbs & Essential Oils            519
  • Special Herb Listing Begins            521
  • Review and Queries            584

 Lesson 22  –  Aromatherapy

  • Aromatherapy            586
  • Mini Monographs            591
  • Review and Queries            597

Lesson 23  –  How To Do A Consultation

  • Consultation            599
  • Advanced Pulses            604
  • How To Use The Pulse Diagnosis Chart            605
  • Pulse Diagnosis Chart            606
  • Ayurvedic Consultation Chart            607
  • Client History            609
  • Medical History Form            610
  • Client Log            611
  • Client Evaluation            612
  • Review and Queries            615

 Lesson 24  –  Ancient and Traditional Healing

  • Abyangha Massage            618
  • Mantra            619
  • Meditation            622
  • Channeling            625
  • The Aura            626
  • The Chakras            628
  • Review and Queries            632

Lesson 25  –  Successful Business Practices

  • A Six-Step Guide to Breaking the Unhappiness Habit            634
  • Prosperity            635
  • Goal Setting            639
  • The Barnes Creed           650
  • Marketing Yourself as a Healer and Ayurvedic Consultant            651
  • Ethics              655
  • Review and Queries            656

Module IV

Lesson 26 – Conditions and Treatments

  • How To Use The “Conditions & Treatments” Section            2
  • Conditions & Treatments Begin           4
  • How To Make An Herbal Brew            152
  • How To Make An Herbal Salve            152

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