The Ayurvedic Foundation Programme provides fundamental knowledge and principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and holistic healing. It is the foundational component of our Ayurveda Therapist Level 1 course.

Learn how to heal and transform yourself using self awareness and profound Ayurvedic tools

Dates: 6–20 November 2024

Location: Ayuskama Ayurveda Institute, Bhagsunag, Dharamshala, India

Course structure: Monday–Friday 4 hours class time per day, Saturdays 2 hours, Sundays off

Eligibility: Interest in Ayurveda and holistic lifestyle management

Certification: At the end of the course, students are required to submit their notes in order to receive a certificate of completion

Online course: Access to the online Ayurveda Foundation Programme at a discounted price for one year.

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In the Ayurvedic Foundation Program, you will learn the fundamental concepts, philosophy, and principles of Ayurveda: the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, and earth), dhatus (tissues), agni (metabolism), mala (waste), ama (toxins) and how they manifest in the body and mind. You will also gain an understanding of the Ayurvedic approach to health and well-being by learning to identify the prakriti (contitution) and vikriti (imbalances) of an individual. These imbalances can be prevented with the knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition, daily and seasonal routines and other lifestyle practices as taught in this course.

Course highlights

  • Complete understanding of the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
  • Understanding the mind and how to be mentally healthy
  • How to live life in accordance with natural rhythms: daily and seasonal
  • Learn how to find out your true nature and how to keep yourself balanced
  • Gain a deep understanding of the human metabolism
  • How to nourish and detox yourself naturally
  • Learn how to come back to your Self

The program will cover topics such as Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, Indian philosophies and their impact on psychology, routines, nutrition and how to find out the constitution and imbalances of an individual. You will also learn about Ayurvedic dietary principles, cooking methods, and the role of food in maintaining balance and promoting health.

The Ayurvedic Foundation Program is typically designed to provide a solid grounding in Ayurveda before progressing to more advanced levels of study. It may serve as a prerequisite for further training or certification in Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic wellness counseling, or specialized Ayurvedic therapies.

This course is an outcome of Dr Arun Sharma’s experience as an Ayurvedic physician, influenced by his lineage and many other great teachers that he has studied with. It gives proper technique and approach to any student wishing to study this vast subject. It is refined from years of practice and teaching, and contains undiluted material taken from great masters like Charaka, Sushruta and Vagabhata.

Ayurveda is directly translated as the science of life. Dr Arun Sharma calls it “the science of common sense”. Ayurveda is a user’s manual for this life and teaches us to live with utmost clarity and awareness towards oneself, life, health, disease, mind and the universe.

Through our experience of teaching Ayurveda, we found many people try to learn Ayurveda in bits and pieces through various sources, resulting in fragmented knowledge. We follow a unique methodology and provide a solid foundation as well as a holistic picture for studying and applying Ayurveda.

“The understanding of the total nature of a subject does not arise from a fragmentary knowledge of it.”

Charaka Samhita (Vi 4/5-1500 B.C.E.) – ‘The Father of Ayurveda’

Ayurveda Therapist Level 1 Curriculum