AWC Program – Practical Immersion

The Practical Immersion is a 4-day hands-on learning experience designed to supplement the level I Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification program curriculum for distance learning students.

The immersion includes the AWC Weekend Intensive Module KAA 111 – Clinical Management, Review and Closing Ceremony, plus with two additional days covering material from previous modules in the program. 

 

Who should take this program


Prerequisites & Enrollment Policy

  • The program runs twice per year and is open to AWC students enrolled in our Distance Learning program.
  • Each Practical Immersion is scheduled in association with a specific AWC session and is designed to provide optimal hands-on learning to complement the studies of the online learner.
  • Priority registration is initially limited to students from that Practical Immersion’s respective AWC session. After the priority registration deadline ends, AWC students & alumni from previous AWC sessions may register.

 

Tuition

  • Students who enrolled in the AWC program after the Fall 2016 session may attend at no additional cost to their tuition
  • Students & alumni who enrolled prior to the Fall 2016 session may join at the tuition rate of $500

 

 

Program Details


Schedule

Thursday & Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am-6:00pm (AWC Weekend Intensive Module KAA 111)

 

Topics

 

Applied aspects of Ayurvedic Assessment and Counseling

  • Nutrition & Cooking
  • Ingredients
  • Cooking process

 

Herbs & Formulations

  • Single herbs
  • Making formulations

 

Yoga, Breathing, Meditation

  • Customization based on Ayurvedic principles
  • Breathing
  • Meditation

 

Ayurvedic Bodywork Techniques

  • Types of techniques include: Rukshana, Snehana, Swedana, Sodhana, Udwartana
  • Specific techniques include: Abhyanga (Head, Face, Feet, Body), Kati Vasti, Shirodhara, Lepa, Pichu, Upanaham, Choornasweda

 

Assessment

  • Asking questions
  • Observation: skin, eye, tongue, nail, hair, structure/stature
  • Touch: Pulse

 

Counseling

  • Counselor-rogi interactions
  • Do’s and Don’ts during counseling
  • Tone/information/reasoning

 

Clinical Guidance/Referral

  • Clear understanding about the Scope of Practice
  • Differentiating when to refer to Ayurvedic Practioner/Doctor

 

Live Cases

  • Observation
  • Consulting/counseling under supervision