Virtual Training and Hands-on Practicum Program
Virtual clinical training:
20 webinars, each 5 hours, total 100 hours
Time: 1:30 pm – 6:30 PM EST
Practical Hands-on Training at Ayurveda Wellness Center, Coopersburg (Near Allentown), Pennsylvania
Tuition: $3500 includes tuition, webinars, clinical practicum with meals, conference registration with meals.
Excludes travel expenses and accommodation.
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: 200 hours of yoga, meditation, allied health professional training is required.
Outlines of Training
Virtual Webinars on Various topics - 20, each 5 hours total 100 hours
Client assessment and case presentations - 25, each 2 hours total 50 hours
Followup client assessment and case presentations - 10, each 1 hour total 10 hours
Practical hands-on training in Pennsylvania - 7 days, each 10 hours total 70 hours
Projects, community reach, conference - 200 hours
Home study and documentation - 220 hours
Questions & Answers session - 150 hours
Yoga, allied health training (Pre/co requisite) - 200 hours
Overview of ALC Program and review and protocols
History and Philosophical and Spiritual aspects of Ayurveda (Samkhya Philosophy)
Dosha and clinical explanation
Sub Doshas and clinical explanation
Dhatus and clinical explanation
Malas and clinical explanation
Agni and Importance and clinical explanation
Aama and simple home detoxification
Importance of Food and Nutrition
Daily Routine and clinical application
Seasonal Routine and clinical application
Satva, Rajas and Tamo Gunas and clinical application
Personal, Social and Industrial Hygiene, and Communicable diseases
Koshas and clinical application
Ayurvedic Psychology and clinical application
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Dosha Balancing Yoga postures and Breathing Techniques
Ayurvedic Home Remedies
Quantum Breath Meditation, Relaxation and Subtle therapies
Business Aspects and Quizzes and Q & A session
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and literally means science of life. It is an approach to living in harmony with the universe, the seasons, and nature in order to achieve optimum health. Developed around 1500 BC, this ancient science is built on solid theoretical and experiential foundations, which provide a profound understanding of the physical and biological laws that govern human physiology.
The Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant (ALC) Certification Program is a 1000-hour course, divided into three modules, which take place over a period of 4 months and include classroom training and home study.
This course is offered as a precursor to advanced training in our Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP).
This program will provide 150 hours of classroom training, 24 hours of webinar instruction, 30 hours of education at an ayurveda conference, and 96 hours of home study, quizzes, assignments, and projects, complying with the requirements of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Certificate Course as outlined by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Inc. (AAPNA).
Completion of certification in a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour Teacher Training or any other health professional training to ensure understanding of basic fundamental principles of ayurveda, yoga and health.
Upon completion of this certification course, participants will -
ALCW 1 - Doshas and their practical significance
ALCW 2 - Concept of Agni and Ama and application in practical setting
ALCW 3 - Daily and seasonal routine for healthy living
ALCW 4 - Dhatu and their practical significance
ALCW 5 - Srotas and their practical significance
ALCW 6 - Malas and their practical significance
ALCW 7 - Prana, Ojas, Tejas and their importance for health
ALCW 8 - Eating out on road, food incompatibility
ALCW 9 - Digestion and properties of spices
ALCW 10 - Six tastes and importance and effects of tastes on emotions
ALCW 11 - Physiology of sleep and sleep hygiene
ALCW 12 - Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda
ALCW 13 - Ayurvedic Psychology
ALCW 14 - Mudras, chakras, koshas and kundalini
ALCW 15 - Understanding of Basic Medical Astrology
ALCW 16 - Understanding of Basic Vastu (Architecture)
ALCW 17 - Spiritual Aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga
The total numbers of questions are given to the ALC students are 70. Students are responsible to all the questions in detail.
(I) CONCEPT OF AGNI & AMA, THEIR APPLICATION
1. Explain the main function of Agni
2. Which Agni pertains to the 7 tissues? Name the 7 tissues.
3. Explain Tikshna Agni: causative factor, its symptoms, tongue color, emotional imbalances and disorders
4. Explain Ama - include what it is, its signs, its symptoms, its effects
5. What are the reasons for Ama accumulating in the body?
6. How can you reduce or 'manage' Ama?
(II) DHATUS AND THEIR PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE
1. Brieﬂy explain what the dhatus do ?
2. Explain Sara and Kitta.
3. Explain Rasa Dhatu - include inter-relation with Kapha, formation, classiﬁcation, elements, Rasagni, treating Rasa Dhatu
4. Explain Asthi Dhatu - include inter-relation with Vata, formation, classiﬁcation, elements, Asthiagni, treating Asthi Dhatu 5. What element of Shukra Dhatu makes it different from the other dhatus?
(III) SROTAS AND THEIR PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE
1. Describe ' Srotas'.
2. List and explain the Internal Srotas.
3. List and explain the External Srotas.
4. What colors are the srotas?
5. How many parts does a srotas have? What are they called?
6. What are the functions of the Srotas?
7. What is the practical signiﬁcance of Srotas?
(IV) MALAS AND THEIR PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE
1. Explain the concept of Mala.
2. Explain the formation of Mala.
3. Explain Ahara Mala and Dhatu Mala.
4. Explain the practical signiﬁcance of Mala and why it is important to eliminate waste products.
5. What are some of the symptoms of Ama in the body?
6. What is a good daily routine?
(V) PRANA, TEJAS & OJAS
1. Explain Prana, Tejas & Ojas in terms of Primal Life Force, Inner Radiance, Primal Vigor.
2. Explain the functional aspects Prana, Tejas & Ojas in the 4 systems (nervous system, reproductive system, endocrine system, immune system)
3. What are the Ojas disorders?
4. How can you balance Prana, Tejas & Ojas?
5. Why is it a good idea to meditate before working with a patient?
(VI) EATING OUT ON THE ROAD FOOD INCOMPATIBILITY
1. What should you consider before eating out on the road?
2. What are the 8 factors when regarding food?
3. What are the eating rules of Ayurveda?
4. Explain what each dosha should choose in a restaurant, include spices and food types.
5. What is the ﬁrst reaction on the body when eating foods which are incompatible?
6. Give some examples of incompatible foods.
7. Give some examples of diseases caused by incompatible foods. 8. Give some examples of signs of incompatible foods.
9. What can you do to alleviate/reduce the effects of these poor combinations?
(VII) DIGESTION & PROPERTIES OF SPICES
1. What season are the heating spices best for? What would be the reason for this?
2.What is Fenugreek good for?
3.What properties does Turmeric have?
4. Which tastes (rasa) reduce Vata, Pitta, Kapha?
5. Which tastes are drying and which tastes are moistening?
6. Which tastes have a Pungent Vipaka?
(VIII) USE OF SIX TASTES OF FOODS FOR HEALTH
1. Explain which tastes decrease which dosha.
2. Where are the tastes located on the tongue?
3. Choose 3 tastes and discuss their elements, their properties, which dosha(s) they pacify, some food examples of the taste, and their psychological effects.
4. How many effects does virya have and what are they?
5. How do Black Pepper an Long Pepper differ?
6. Can you explain Prabhava?
(IX) PHYSIOLOGY OF SLEEP AND SLEEP HYGIENE
1. What are some acceptable indications of day sleep?
2. If one does not sleep properly during the night for a speciﬁed period, how much time should they sleep during the day to make up for it?
3. Why is it unhealthy to sleep during the day?
4. What are some methods to induce good sleep?
5. What happens in a 90-minute sleep cycle?
6. What are some practices to overcome insomnia?
(X) YOGA THERAPY & AYURVEDA
(XI) MUDRAS, CHAKRAS, KOSHAS, KUNDALINI
1. What are Mudras?
2. What types of Mudras are there and why are they important?
3. What di Vaidya Priyatarssini Balamurugen say about the importance of meditation?
4. What can you access by practicing Mudras and why?
5. What are Koshas and which ones do we usually operate in?
6. What di Vaidya Priyatarssini Balamurugen say the signiﬁcance of the Chakras is?
7. Why should the Kundalini be raised?