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Ayurveda Certificate Courses, Rishikesh India

3rd Annual Ayurvedic Courses - Rishikesh, India  2018

Ayurveda, “Science of Life,” has historical roots in ancient India from thousands of years ago.  Still today, the study and practice of Ayurveda is growing and flourishing. To bridge the gap of the Western mind and this ancient Eastern school of thought, we will come together this November in Rishikesh, India for our 3rd annual Ayurveda courses. Taught by Vaidya Khabir Southwick, supported by Dr. Vikram Chauhan of Planet Ayurveda, this is a course for those who wish to develop a deep and thorough fundamental understanding of this ancient science.


By Viadya Khabir supported by Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) and Dr. Amit Raj.

 Held at Maa Yoga Ashram, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India. 

Sponsored by Planet Ayurveda, India.


  * No prior training or knowledge of Ayurveda is required.


Presenter and Organizer 

Khabir Southwick, Ayurveda Practitioneris an international Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care.  For over 22 years, Khabir has helped thousands of people to naturally overcome a wide range of health conditions with Ayurvedic dietary changes, India and western herbal medicine and traditional home remedies.  Khabir formulates and provides his own herbal teas and Ayurvedic formulas to address most health conditions.  When in Ojai, Khabir maintains his health-care practice with local, national and international clients.  He has provided hundreds of classes and workshops in Southern California in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito and Goleta; and in France, Morocco, the UAE and India.  He regularly travels to the UAE to meet clients and conduct workshops.  He also travels regularly to India to study with his teachers, teach these Ayurveda courses and lead detoxification (panchakarma) retreats.

About workshops

These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in studying or actively practicing Ayurvedic health-care.  "This teaching format is for those who want an authentic and substantive hands-on training in Ayurvedic health-care (kayachikitsa) that can be used in clinical practice.  Most courses on Ayurveda are unclear about clinical applications, overly detailed or just too academic.  For those who don't know Sanskrit traditional courses on Ayurveda can also be confusing.  The goal of these courses is to help [western] students and practitioners of Ayurveda to better grasp the functional and clinical applications of Ayurveda.  The classes are straightforward and clear without much Sanskrit terminology or references to ancient texts."

"Being a small group and eating together provides an excellent environment for questions and open discussion.  With pancha karma and prominent guest speakers each workshop is a deep immersion in Ayurveda ."  Khabir

Certificate Course in Ayurveda

Khabir Southwick, in collaboration with Dr. Vikram Chauhan, Planet Ayurveda and Maa Yoga Ashram is pleased to provide this formal certificate course of study in Ayurvedic Health-care. This course endeavors to provide a comprehensive and authentic professional education for the health professional seeking to incorporate Ayurvedic medical principles into their self-care regimen or existing practice in caring for others.

The Course in Ayurveda is comprised of three workshops 1) Fundamentals and Physiology, 2) diagnosis, 3) Herbology and Dietary Treatments in addition to substantial home study. Upon the completion of each course a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT will be provided and upon the completion of all three courses a certificate as an AYURVEDIC HEALTH CONSULTANT issued by Planet Ayurveda and signed by Khabir, Dr. Vikram Chauhan and Dr. Amrit Raj in behalf or Maa Yoga Ashram. 

 Video Testimonials from 2017



Vegetarian Ayurvedic meals will be provided in Maa Yoga Ashram a beautiful private ashram close to the ganges river in Laxman Jhula area, Rishikesh India.  *Breakfast, dinner and teas are included in the cost of the workshop. 


Dr. Vikram Chauhan BAMS, MD (AYURVEDA) well-known Ayurvedic doctor with a large clinic in Chandigarh, India, and owner of Planet Ayurveda worldwide distributor of quality Ayurvedic products.


Dr. Munni Lal Maurya
of HEMADRI AYURVEDA CENTER in Rishikesh will be our guest speaker.

* More speakers to be announced.

"Another wonderful Ayurveda workshop at Khabir's! Everyone would benefit from this well organized workshop . . . .  Thank you Khabir for sharing your amazing knowledge."  Ilse Oliver, Ventura, CA

Teachings are based on classical teachings and not westernized but simplified without much use of sanskrit except for essential words.


 (click on on a link below for full details of each course

Principles and the Physiology of Ayurveda: Nov. 6th - 12th 

Diagnosing Methods and Skills of Ayurveda: Nov. 12th - 18th 

Herbology and Dietary Treatments of Ayurveda: Nov. 18th  26th

 * Panchakarma, massage, private consultations and other treatments sold separately by Maa Yoga Ashram and associates of Khabir.

Limited to 12 participants - Register ASAP.

 An informative video of this magical ancient holy city - Rishikesh.  

Pictures of he ashram where the classes are held. 



The beautiful and peaceful Maa Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh India 



"Khabir has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Ayurveda to cement the textbook learning" Robert Linson, El Dorado, CA, USA

"Thanks your Khabir for teaching us in a clear and practical "western" style about such a subtle eastern science" Corinne, France
"I found Khabir's method and choice of supportive material thorough and expansive. I look forward to learning more from Khabir in the future." Benard Bennett, Austin Texas, USA
"I am extremely excited for this year's class [in 2017 because] the 2016 class was a great experience and loved everything we learned. . ."  Deysi Mir, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
"The Ayurveda course [in 2016] was exceptional. " Sanjana, Rajaskraran, Ojai, CA.

Additional written and video testimonials form past participants




Tours of India and extra days in Rishikesh can be arranged. Ayurvedic treatments like Ayurvedic Massage/abhyanga, Shirodhara, panchakarma (vamana, verecharna, basti, nasya and rakta moksha) and herbal products can be purchased from the sponsors at a discounted rate. *

Does not include:

  • Personal travel costs to India and health insurance.
  • Cost of Visa (Please apply in advance it is very easy). For a 10 year multiple entry visa go here (recommended).  For just a 30 day on-time visa go here.
  • Travel from the airport to Rishikesh but can be arranged for about $120 paid in India (see below).

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

$150 deposit is Non-Refundable. Balance due by September 1st 2018. Terms of payment and agreement

Facebook pages

For updates and informal RSVP see the Facebook pages here.

India 7-day Course: Principles & Physiology of Ayurveda

India 7-day Course: Diagnosis Methods & Skills of Ayurveda

India 9-day Course: Herbology & Dietary Treatments of Ayurveda


Khabir at 805-308-3480 for more information.


Part 4: Detoxification and Purification (Pancha Karma) - Body Work and Steam Therapy (Snehana-Swedhana), Shirodhara (Mind Therapy), Rakta Moksha (Blood Letting), Basti (Enemas), Therapeutic Vomiting (Vamana). Rejuvenation and Tonification Protocols and Treatments.


For a recommended travel agent to purchase tickets call AAKASH TRAVEL at 310-806-2923. They specialize in discounted tickets to India. Shahdeen is aware of this tour and can make recommendations for what flights are best and can book your ticket. 

**Travel arrangements and tickets can be provided by Aakash Tours, Los Angeles.




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