Ayurveda Health and Lifestyle Curriculum at NEIU


Ayurveda Health and Lifestyle Curriculum at NEIU


This Hybrid and Integrative Learning Program will be held in person one weekend per month for 10-months as well as two Thursday evenings per month online, Guided Home-Study, and a Self-Paced Practicum to put learning into action - beginning June 2020. Integrative Learning is deeply experiential, restorative, and intellectually stimulating which facilitates mastery in Ayurvedic Health Care for Self, Client, and Community. 

What You Will Gain:

· Gain Personal Well-Being and Improved Health

· Provide Professional Ayurvedic Wellness Coaching 

· Offer Ayurveda Preventive Health Education Classes on Diet and Lifestyle

· Be able to offer Ayurvedic Cooking Classes

· Offer Classes on Non-Pharmacological Ways to Improve Sleep

· Improve Digestion and Elimination

· Weight Balance for Individual Mind- Body type

· Learn Stress Reduction Tools for Mental Well-Being

· Practice How to Speak about Evidenced-Based Ayurveda 

· Ayurveda Herbal Pharmacy Education 

· Lineage Based Knowledge from a variety of Instructors

· Learn Marma Point Therapy to Balance the Mind and Body

· Introduction to Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis, called Nadi Vigyan

· How to Safely offer Ayurvedic Detoxification and Cleanses

· Learn how to Assess Body Types and Determine How to Treat Imbalances

· Learn about Leading Ayurvedic Practitioners in the USA and India

Classes are taught in person for 10 full Weekends (Sat/Sun 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm and online two nights per month. Classes are taught in a traditional Ayurvedic linage tradition to integrate both theoretical and practical application. Class starts with morning restorative yoga, meditation, and chanting to prepare the mind for knowledge. Lecture is followed by hands on practice to integrate the knowledge. Lecture and course discussions are facilitated by a variety of instructors. A guided self-paced practicum encourages students to put  knowledge into action what they learn from classes and home study..

2 online virtual classes twice a month via Zoom (Every other Thursday (6:30 pm  to 7:30 pm)

Self-Paced Practicum: Students are encouraged to integrate what they learn into class into action. Individual practicums with the help of faculty supervision may include: making presentations on an area of Ayurveda that you are drawn to. For example, if you are a Yoga teacher, creating mini classes that incorporate Ayurveda. Writing articles and submitting them to local newspapers or personal blog. Practicing doing health intakes and Ayuveda coaching for diet and lifestyle on friends, family, and colleagues. Practicum hours are to be recorded each month. Case studies will be offered once per month via zoom on a Thursday from 6:30 pm to 7:30pm. These calls will be recorded if one cannot make it in person. 80 hours of Practicum hours are required for graduation (Approximately 10 hours per month). 

Home-Study Hours – Students have guided self-paced study each month. This includes textbook reading, viewing suggested audio or videos, writing assignments. A minimum of 8 to10 hours is recommended per month. A minimum 80 hours of Home-Study Hours are required approximately 10 hours per month. If you are taking related classes elsewhere, credit will be extended with supervisor’s approval. Students are invited to research specialized areas of interest and choose additional study materials of their choice.

Two Thursday Evenings A Month - Virtual Class that is Recorded: We will meet as a cohort for one hour every other week. One evening is dedicated to case study. Students may present health intakes and ask questions about protocols. The other evening will feature current events in the field of Ayurveda, recent research, Who’s Who in the Field of Ayurveda or a presentation on an advanced topic such as Gemstone Healing, Color Therapy, Vedic Architecture, Panchakarma, or Vedic Astrology. 

2020-21 Course Schedule

June 6-7 Module 1: As is the Macrocosm so the Microcosm: Introduction to Vedic Science and Ayurveda Health and Lifestyle Program

The rich meaning and history of the Vedas, Seeking harmony in life and natural world, (individual life).  Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda: and Vedic Science.

· Welcome Ritual – Creating Intentions, Class Agreements, and Goal Setting

· Introduction Samkhya Philosophy 

· Sattva. Rajas, and Tamas – The Three Gunas

· The Doshas: Mind-Body Types 

· Introduction to Sanskrit Terms

· Introduction to Ayurvedic Anatomy

· Herbal Profiles of the Day: Benefits and Contraindications.

· Introduction to Self-Pulse Diagnosis – Nadi Vigyan

· Introduction to course reading materails

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA


July 11-12 Module Two: Dinacharya and Self-Care Ayurvedic Lifestyle – Living in Harmony with the Laws of Nature: 

· The Science of Mantra 

· Introduction to the 8 limbs of Yoga

· Self -Massage Abhyanga Demo

· Silk Glove Massage  for lymph

· Introduction to Marma Therapy

· Ayurvedic Oral Hygiene 

· RItucharya – Seasonal Routines. 

· Sun Salutation Yogic Excercise

· Pranayama Instruction

· Ayurvedic Herbal Profiles

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates tba

· Ayurvedic Anatomy – The Sub-doshas.

· Pulse Diagnosis Lesson and Practice

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

August 15-16  Module 3: Ayurvedic Diet and Cooking, Agni and Digestion

· The 6 tastes and their effect on Body and Mind

· The 3 Gunas in food and how they affect the mind and mood.

· Diet Recommendations for Body-MindType

· Food compatibilities and incompatibilities

· Food Etiquette in Ayurveda – When, where, what and how to eat

· Practical Application: Class cooks together

· Food as Medicine: Health Benefits of Spices

· Ayurvedic Food Qualities

· Pulse Diagnosis Lesson and Practice

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

September 12-13 2020 Module 4: Ayurvedic Detoxication

· Introduction to Pancha Karma Theory – Ayurvedic Detoxification Benefits and Contraindications

· Home Detoxification Instructions for a Safe Cleanse 

· Herbs and Food to safely cleanse Colon, Liver, and Blood

· Introduction to Class Project

· 4 types of Bodily Toxins called Ama

· Concept of Bodily Wastes and their Functions

· Concepts of Ojas- Essence of life

· Malas -How to Evaluate Toxins in the Body

· Pulse Diagnosis Lesson and Practice

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

October 10-11 2020  Module 5: Ayurveda and the Subtle Body

· Evaluation and Experience of Home Cleanse

· How to facilitate a cleanse for a client – benefits and contraindications

· The Subtle Body: Koshas

· The Nadi System and Prana

· Detox for the Subtle Body 

· Marma Theory and Instruction

· Nadi Massage for EMF

· The Chakras 

· Pulse Diagnosis Lesson and Practice

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

November 14-15 2020 Module 6th Introduction to Health Coaching and Practice:

· How to offer a Health Intake

· Confidentiality

· Working within Scope of Practice

· Herbal Profiles.

· Practice of Health Intakes in Class

· Communication Skills

· Ayurveda Anatomy – the Dhatus

· Practice of Pulse Reading

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

December 12-13 2020 Module 7: Ayurvedic Psychology - Sattvavijayanti 

· Identifying the 7 red flags of mental health indicators and when to refer to a medical doctor. 

· Learn tools to reduce anxiety and improve mental and emotional well-being.

· Practice of ayurvedic pulse taking, 

· Ayurvedic Pharmacy for maximizing mental ability and nourishing the emotions

· Ayurveda’s Approach to Grief, Depression, and Anxiety

· Improving Memory and Mental Focus

· Learn Focusing Techniques for Self-Referral Awareness

· Practice of Pulse Reading

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

January 16-17 2021  Module 8:  Ayurveda Protocols for Various Doshic Imbalances: 

· Protocols for Improved Sleep

· Protocols for Improved Digestion and Elimination

· Protocols for Stress Reduction

· Protocols for Weight Balance

· Continuation of Pulse Diagnosis Lesson

· Case Studies and Practicum Guidelines

· Practice of Pulse Reading

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

February 6-7 2021 Module 9: Ayurvedic Practice and Management

· Legal, Ethical Aspects of Ayurvedic practice

· HIPAA Compliance

· How to build and sustain an Ayurveda practice

· Working within Scope of Practice 

· Herbal Profiles

· Pulse Lesson and Practice

· Marketing Ayurveda – Wording and Legal Aspects

· Thursday Evening Online Class Dates TBA

March 6-7 2021: Module 10: Graduation Weekend

· Final Exam

· Overview of the Ayurveda Health Coaching Course

· Vedic Architecture, Vedic Astrology, Presentation on Ayurveda Advanced Learning Option.

· Presentation of Class Projects and Graduation Ceremony with Guest Speaker

Upon successful completion of the Ayurveda Health Coach Program, you will be awarded an Ayurveda Health and Lifestyle Coach Certificate

2 exams will be given, one mid-term and one final exam must be passed with 78% pass. Final Class Project and Practicum Hours must be completed before graduation. 

Practicum hours must be completed outside of the classroom and recorded: Individual intakes and evaluations, meeting with supervisor, and/or other hours may include classes given, articles, and PR work as a Community Health Educator. This is a 300- hour course, practicum hours, homework hours and class attendance need to add up to 300 hours. Approximately 5 hours per week or 20 hours per month are required to work on homework, practicum, and the end of the year class project. The Class Project is a minimum of 12 hours and maximum of 45 hours. Examples of prior class project: Video tutorial of some aspect of Ayurveda that you would like to post to youtube or website. Development of a food or herbal product to market and sell, Yoga class advanced Ayurveda class development, a cookbook, community garden with Ayurvedic vegetables or herbs, or other ideas are welcome. The end of the year class project incorporates what one has learned through out the year. It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate what you have gained from the 10-month program.

Cost of the 300-hour Program is $3000, payment can be made in full or paid in 2 parts. There is an additional materials fee: textbooks and other items needed for class  costs approximately $295 or less if you decide to purchase used textbooks. and materials fee is also required by first day of class June 6th. 

Student Materials List and Fees: Approximately $295

· Dr. Vasant Lad Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 1 https://www.amazon.com/Textbook-Ayurveda-Vol-Fundamental-Principles/dp/1883725070/ref=asc_df $42

· Sebastion Pole: https://www.amazon.com/Ayurvedic-Medicine-Principles-Traditional- Practice/dp/1848191138 $55

· Eat for How You Feel by Divya Alter $32

· Ayurvedic Quick Reference Guide https://www.amazon.com/Ayurveda-Reference-Handbook-Manisha-Kshirsagar/dp/0940676958 8,69

· Oil warmer 10.99 to be purchased anywhere (single cup coffee warmer)

· Ayurvedic Herbal Oil 8 ounces 12.00 www.banyanbotanicals.

· Ayurvedic Herbal Mouth oil 14.00 www.banyanbotanicals.com

· Ayurvedic Tongue Scraper $8 www.banyanbotanicals.com

· Ayurvedic Nose Oil $8 www.mapi.com

· Ayurvedic Silk Gloves $20 www.mapi.com

· Triphala for 30 days 19.95 www.mapi.com

· Transdermal Marma Roll-On Prana Flow: 12.00 purchase from instructor

· Transdermal Roll-On Samadi Set $27.00 to purchase from instructor or www.chandi.com

· Yoga Mat (purchase anywhere)

· Hot Water Thermus (purchase anywhere)

Meet the Instructor: Rose Carol, M.A. is a Professional Counselor and a Shaka Vansya Ayurveda Health Practitioner. She studied Vedic Science at Maharishi International University in the 1980’s and went on to study Ayurvedic Health Sciences directly with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. Tri Guna at Maharishi European University in Holland. Later she became a student of internationally renown Ayurvedic healer, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra and was invited to be one of his instructors. She has over 30 years experience administrating Ayurvedic Detoxification Therapy called Panchakarma, was an Ayurvedic Consultant at Indus Ayurveda Health Center in Mysore India, and developed and taught an Ayurveda Learning Curriculum at Healing Arts Institute in Sacramento California and Northeastern Illinois Unverisity. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute and offers Ayurveda as adjunct therapy bringing balance and mental well-being in her private practice in Highland Park, Il. You may reach her 847 636 2744 www.ayurvedahealthcoach.com