Short & Specialty Programs

Not ready to begin your level I Ayurvedic certification?
Try our short  and specialty programs

Study a professional and authentic Ayurvedic curriculum customized to your area of interest! Our short and specialty programs enable students to begin their studies with no prerequisite, and all credits transfer to our level I certification.

Our Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (AWC) certification program includes 11 weekend intensives, which compose the short and specialty programs. They are held in-class as well as live streamed.

 

General Format

Next sessions begin May 4-5, 2019
Coinciding with our next Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (AWC) certification program.

Classes are conducted as Weekend Intensives
In-class Milpitas, CA & live streamed*
Sat-Sun from 8am-6pm Pacific

Online Recorded Lectures, Manuals and Exams
Self-paced, hosted on our elearning platform*

 

*Internet connection required.

 

Short Programs


 

All short programs include

  • Weekend Intensives in-class & live streamed, Sat-Sun from 6am-8pm Pacific. Classes are recorded for later viewing.
  • Course Manual PDF*
  • Online Recorded Lectures*
  • Exam*
  • Certificate of Completion

 

*Require internet connection

 

Short Program Subjects

 

The Essence of Ayurveda: Tarka Sankhya and Sharir

Next session: May 4-5, 2019

$495

(KAA 101) Begin your Ayurvedic education with an introduction to the 5,000-year-old history and philosophy of Ayurveda.

Topics include
  • The three universal energies and five elements (Doshas and Mahabhutas) and their importance in health and wellness.
  • The key to health and the 20 foundational qualities of life (Gunas).
  • The concepts of physiological disposition (Prakruti), imbalance (Vikruti) and Dynamic Balance.
  • The fundamental tenets of an effective Ayurvedic health program. → The universe and humanity’s place within it: An Ayurvedic view.
  • The cosmology of the soul.
  • Comprehensive introduction to basic Ayurvedic concepts: Doshas, Dhatus, Malas, Marmas, Asthis, Sandhis, Srotas.

 

Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking: Ahara Vigyan

Next session: Aug 10-11, 2019

$495

(KAA 104) Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking places an emphasis on foods that ground the soul, nourish the body and delight the senses.

Topics include
  • Cooking for the five senses and six tastes.
  • Tools and techniques for maximum nutrient absorption.
  • The mechanics of satiation and its relationship to the tastes and senses.
  • When, where, what and how to eat.
  • Preparing simple, nutritious and sensually-gratifying meals.
  • The definition of health.
  • The importance of digestion and how to maintain a balanced digestive system.
  • Chaturvidha Ahara, Shatrasas, Ahara Vidhi Vishesha, the Guna Karma of spices & Ayurvedic cooking.

 

Prerequisite

The Essence of Ayurveda (KAA 101) or equivalent

 

Ayurvedic Herbology: Dravya Guna Shastra

Next session: Oct 12-13, 2019

$495

(KAA 106) Ayurvedic Herbology introduce the concepts of herbal energetics and how to identify the healing properties of household herbs. Special emphasis will be placed on over twenty different Ayurvedic herbs such as Amla, Brahmi, Neem and Shatavari.

Topics include
  • Herbs to boost the immune system, delay aging and improve the quality of life.
  • Comprehensive analysis of taste, potency, post-digestive effect and what they mean for your health.
  • How to maximize the absorption of particular herbs and medicines.
  • Preparing and administering specialized herbs and herbal concoctions.

 

Prerequisite

The Essence of Ayurveda (KAA 101) or equivalent

 

Specialty Programs


All specialty programs include

  • A combination of Weekend Intensives, offered live twice yearly, in-class & live streamed, Sat-Sun from 6am-8pm Pacific. Classes are recorded for later viewing.
  • Course Manual PDF*
  • Online Recorded Lectures*
  • Exam* for each module
  • Certificate of Completion

 

*Require internet connection

 

Specialty Program Subjects

 

Introduction to Ayurveda

$1,495

  • The Essence of Ayurveda: Tarka Sankhya and Sharir (KAA 101) – May 4-5, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Physiology: Dosha Dhatu Mala Vigyan (KAA 102) – Jun 8-9, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Psychology: Manasa Shastra (KAA 103) – Jul 6-7, 2019

 

Ayurveda for Vibrant Health

$1,495

  • The Essence of Ayurveda: Tarka Sankhya and Sharir (KAA 101) – May 4-5, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking: Ahara Vigyan (KAA 104) – Aug 10-11, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Prevention Science: Swastha Vritta (KAA 105) – Sep 14-15, 2019

 

Ayurveda for Nutritionists & Dieticians

$1,495

  • The Essence of Ayurveda: Tarka Sankhya and Sharir (KAA 101) – May 4-5, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking: Ahara Vigyan (KAA 104) – Aug 10-11, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Herbology: Dravya Guna Shastra (KAA 106) – Oct 12-13, 2019

 

Ayurveda for Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers

$1,495

  • The Essence of Ayurveda: Tarka Sankhya and Sharir (KAA 101) – May 4-5, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Physiology: Dosha Dhatu Mala Vigyan (KAA 102) – Jun 8-9, 2019
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic Bodywork: Panchakarma (KAA 108) – Dec 14-15, 2019

 

Ayurveda for Yoga Instructors & Practitioners

$1,495

  • The Essence of Ayurveda: Tarka Sankhya and Sharir (KAA 101) – May 4-5, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Physiology: Dosha Dhatu Mala Vigyan (KAA 102) – Jun 8-9, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Yoga: Yoga Vigyan (KAA 107) – Nov 9-10, 2019

 

Ayurveda for Medical Practitioners

 $2,495

  • The Essence of Ayurveda: Tarka Sankhya and Sharir (KAA 101) – May 4-5, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Physiology: Dosha Dhatu Mala Vigyan (KAA 102) – Jun 8-9, 2019
  • Ayurvedic Herbology: Dravya Guna Shastra (KAA 106) – Oct 12-13, 2019
  • Disease Pathology: Roga Nidan (KAA 109) – Jan 18-19, 2019
  • Disease Management: Kaya Chikitsa (KAA 110) – Feb 22-23, 2019

 

 

Distance Learning


Study with us online!

Your entire short or speciality program may be completed online by live streaming your classes. Distance learners join an online classroom environment where they may interact with their instructor and fellow online peers.

 

 

Faculty


Kerala Ayurveda Academy offers a premier faculty of doctors and practitioners with vast clinical expertise and experience in teaching, research and practice in several clinical settings, including Ayurvedic hospitals and centers in India.

For more information about our Faculty, please visit our Faculty page.

 

 

Register


Registration for Short & Specialty programs is conducted through Student Support. Please contact us with your programs of interest and we will assist you.

 

For registration assistance, contact Student Support
1 (888) 275-9103 x20
support@keralaayurveda.us