Advanced Ayurvedic Studies CEAAS

Instructor: Nitin Shah MD (Ayurveda)

This course is a more in depth exploration of Ayurvedic principals. Ayurveda is both an art and science of health and well-being. The wisdom and practical knowledge can be a holistic complement to Holistic nutrition. While still focusing on Ayurvedic pathology, physiology and psychology, this course will teach practitioners how to use diagnostic techniques and traditional methods of one of the oldest healing systems in the world.

Practitioners will then learn how to combine both holistic health and Ayurvedic treatment protocols using nutrition, herbology, Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenative therapies. By the end of the course students will be able to determine individual constitutions based off of specialized intake protocols. They will be educated in both Prakriti and Vikriti assessment styles. Practitioners will successfully learn how to structure daily life with the natural rhythm according to the tridoshas and how to successfully tailor a nutritional program to suit individual needs. They will learn the factors that can aggravate one’s tridosha, signs and symptoms of an imbalanced dosha and then how to successfully restore balance using Ayurvedic techniques. There will also be special attention placed on spiritual nutrition and tailoring a diet in accordance to its relationship with a Yogic diet. Ayurveda looks at digestion in a way that is similar to the holistic stance in that it is the cornerstone of health and overall wellbeing. Similarly to other courses in the program there will be a focus on digestion, but with a specific focus on the Ayurvedic principle of Agni or the digestive fire.

Practitioners will learn how to use what they have in their own kitchen cabinet and be able to turn it into their own medicine cabinet. This will include instruction on some of the most important Ayurvedic herbs and formulations. Also included will be instruction on Ayurvedic massage techniques, such as Abhyanga, Marma and Sirobhyanga. It will be an educational experience on how to listen to your own body and the bodies of others as a diagnostic tool in practice.

Location: Mississauga Campus
Sessions:  17 Fridays FEB. 3 – JUN. 30, 2017  10:00 – 4:00 pm
(30 min. Lunch)
*No classes on Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 14 & May 19
Fee: $1, 750 + HST
Required Course Notes: $35 + GST
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2017