Ayurvedic Certification 2018-10-17T17:34:36+00:00

Certification Courses

Course dates

July 30 – August 3, 2018

Overview

week of immersion in Ayurveda and yoga. Experience Ayurveda  presented and taught by our Ayurvedic doctors and team of Ayurvedic practitioners and yoga teachers. Learn how to take care of your body and mind according to this holistic system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5000 years.

Course Description

Introduction to Ayurveda (Dr. Vishnu)

Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of the Vedic culture from India. It is said to be 2000 to 5000 years old; therefore, it has stood the test of time. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that translates as “the wisdom of life” or “the knowledge of longevity.” In this lecture, we will introduce some basic concepts of Ayurveda.

Discover your Ayurvedic Constitution (Dr. Sonal Bhatt)

Learn about your body and mind’s personality through the Ayurvedic perspective on the three Doshas and Gunas. Prakriti, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘nature, ‘creativity,’ or ‘the first creation,’ is the physical and psychological constitution of an individual determined by three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and three Gunas (Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva). In this lecture, we will discuss the composition of the three Doshas and Gunas and how the balance between them defines an individual’s physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual state.

The Importance of Agni/Digestive Fire (Dr. Vishnu)

The Ayurvedic concept of digestive fire, or agni, is critically important to our overall health. Agni is the force of intelligence within each cell, each tissue, and every system within the body. In this way, agni is the gatekeeper of life. The majority of disease is the result of a malfunctioning agni and we will explore how this may manifest in our own lives in this interactive workshop.

The Importance of Panchakarma/Cleansing Treatments (Dr. Vishnu)

The miracle of the human body is that it has a natural healing intelligence, which is capable of constantly rejuvenating itself. However, when we have a doshic imbalance and weakened digestive system, toxic impurities can form and block body’s body’s natural capacity to heal. To remedy this situation, we use Panchakarma (various cleansing treatments). Through these processes, the body is purified of foreign substances, freeing it to return to its restorative state. Participants will be able to ask questions and to further learn about these treatments.

Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking Workshop for Self- Healing (Dr. Sonal Bhatt)

Ayurveda, the ancient healing science of longevity, teaches us that food plays an important role in a healthy life and makes a vital contribution to continued good health. Learn how to cook well-balanced, nutritious  tri-doshic recipes based on Ayurvedic principles and made from grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, dairy products, spices and herbs.

Ayurvedic Yoga Classes

Ayurveda promotes a holistic approach to health by creating harmony between the body and mind. In these classes, we will look at the 12 basic asanas (postures) from an Ayurvedic perspective to offer a balanced practice.

Shiro Abhyanga

Try head massage that nourishes and strengthens the hair roots and the skin of the scalp, improves circulation to the head, and relaxes the muscles and nerve fibers. Shiro Abhyanga refreshes both the body and mind, relieving tension and fatigue and improving the complexion. It also helps to relieve tension headaches and insomnia and brings clarity and strength to the senses.
Complimentary 10-15 minute Ayurvedic head massage will be available.

Daily Schedule

  • 6-7:30 AM: Morning Satsang
  • 8-10 AM: Yoga Class
  • 10-10:45 AM: Vegetarian Brunch
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: Karma Yoga (selfless service)
  • 12-1:00 PM: Ayurvedic Lecture/Workshop
  • 1-1.30 PM:  Questions and Answers session;  Ayurvedic Head Massage
  • 4-6 PM: Yoga Class/Ayurvedic Yoga class
  • 6 PM: Vegetarian Dinner
  • 8 PM: Evening Satsang

Teachers

Dr.P.R. Vishnu is a resident doctor at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram in Kerala (Sivananda Institute of Health). He oversees and teaches Ayurvedic Wellness Courses and Abhyanga Massage Courses and conducts Panchakarma Detoxification programmes. He is also a consulting doctor and co-ordinator of the Sivananda Medical Camp Program. The programme offers free Ayurvedic medical services for the local community, and provides treatement to 1000 patients per month.

Dr. Sonal Bhatt is a highly qualified Ayurvedic physician and Panchakarma specialist from one of the leading Ayurvedic universities in India, Jamnagar Ayurvedic University. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant from CSNN Toronto. She has been practicing as an Ayurvedic consultant, Panchakarma specialist, teacher, and researcher in India, Canada, and North America for over 25 years. Dr. Bhatt has been invited to many famous institutions as an expert to express her knowledge on subjects like Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Panchakarma Therapy, Diabetes, Stress Management etc. A lifetime member of all India Ayurvedic Congress and Gujarat Ayurvedic Congress India, she was a regular guest host as an Ayurvedic Doctor on all India radio and had her own Ayurvedic herbal pharmacy in India, which offered pure and effective herbal remedies for various disorders. Dr. Bhatt is currently practicing and teaching in Ayurveda and offering holistic health services in Toronto.

Dr Vishnu, & Dr Bhatt will be accompanied by a team of Ayurveda practitioners and yoga teachers to help you discover the world of Ayurveda.Team of Ayurveda practitioners and Yoga teachers.:Ajita, Gopan, Sandhya, Veena and Mayavan

Accomodation

Single Room: $360 |Double Room: $400 |Shared Quad: $320 |Dorm: $240 |Cabin: $220 |Camping: $180

The cost of accommodation includes lodging for the whole stay, all weekend activities (unless otherwise specified), scheduled meals, yoga classes, access to ashram amenities, and satsangs.

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Course dates

August 14 – 20, 2018

Overview

This seven-day intensive course is designed to give students a sound understanding of the Ayurvedic nutrition and food combinations that empower health and digestion. Students will learn how to plan well balanced, nutritious vegetarian meals made from grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, dairy products, fat, spices and herbs, based on Ayurvedic principles. Ayurveda, a traditional holistic, natural healing science of health from India, has been practiced for over 5,000 years and teaches us how to live a healthy, balanced life. Ayurveda emphasizes diet as the most essential part of a healthy life. This course is open to everyone including yoga teachers, yoga practitioners; those who want to become healthy vegetarians and would like to learn about balanced food according to the principles of Ayurveda.

Teacher

Dr. Sonal Bhatt M.D. (Ayurveda) is a highly qualified Ayurvedic physician and Panchakarma specialist from one of the leading Ayurvedic universities in India, Jamnagar Ayurvedic University. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant from CSNN Toronto. She has been practicing as an Ayurvedic consultant, Panchakarma specialist, teacher and researcher in India, Canada and North America for over 20 years.  She is currently practicing and teaching in Ayurveda and offering holistic health services in Toronto.

Accommodation

Single Room: $1040 |Double Room: $1100 |Shared Quad: $980 |Dorm: $860 |Cabin: $830 |Camping: $770

The cost of accommodation includes lodging for the whole stay, all weekend activities (unless otherwise specified), scheduled meals, yoga classes, access to ashram amenities, and satsangs.

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Course dates

August 5 – 14, 2018

Overview

Open to everyone including yoga teachers, yoga practitioners and other wellness practitioners. This course is designed to provide students with a profound foundational understanding of Ayurveda theoretically and practically, in order to develop their own healthy life style. Students will design balanced Ayurvedic health programs for themselves and others, with tools that include daily health regimens, diet therapy, nutrition and herbal remedies. Students will further learn how to apply Ayurveda therapeutically within a yogic life style.

The course acknowledges the successful student’s expertise to perform as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor who can assess Ayurvedic constitutional types to help family, friends and others progress towards balance by using an Ayurvedic health regime and lifestyle suggestions. The course is open to everyone who is searching for a deeper understanding of Ayurveda and yoga wellness, as well as those who are involved in other healing arts and would like to share Ayurvedic principles with others to empower health and fitness. The course is not for the purpose of any diagnosis, treatment, prevention or cure of any diseases. If you have any serious, acute or chronic health concerns, please consult your family physician or primary health care provider.

Course description

-Introduction of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda including the five basic elements theory, Tridosha theory, and Sankhya philosophy.

-Concept of Ama, Agni, Ojas, Seven Tissues (Dhatu), and Channels (Srotas).

-Determine your own body type based on Tridosha theory Guidance on how to pursue Ayurvedic preventive methods such as daily (Dincharya) and seasonal routine (Ritucharya).

Overview of disease cause and manifestation:

-Introduction to some ancient Ayurvedic examination techniques such as tongue and nail observation Importance of Ayurvedic home remedies in doshic imbalance and prevention

Information on other Ayurvedic healing treatments :

-Panchkarma Overview on self massage and oil massage(Abhyanga)

-Information on the use of common Ayurvedic herbs and spices

-Overview on Ayurvedic nutrition

-Practical session overview

-Preparation of Ayurvedic home remedies

-Sample session for preparation of Ayurvedic digestive formulas

-Introductory session for Ayurvedic cooking of Tridoshic recipes

-Practical of Ayurvedic massage: the basic points of self massage.

Teacher

Dr. Sonal Bhatt M.D. (Ayurveda) is a highly qualified Ayurvedic physician and Panchakarma specialist from one of the leading Ayurvedic universities in India, Jamnagar Ayurvedic University. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant from CSNN Toronto. She has been practicing as an Ayurvedic consultant, Panchkarma specialist, teacher and researcher in India, Canada and North America for over 20 years.  She is currently practicing and teaching in Ayurveda and offering holistic health services in Toronto.

Accommodation

Single Room: $1960 |Double Room: $2050 |Shared Quad: $1870 |Dorm: $1690 |Cabin: $1645 |Camping: $1555

The cost of accommodation includes lodging for the whole stay, all weekend activities (unless otherwise specified), scheduled meals, yoga classes, access to ashram amenities, and satsangs.

Register Now

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