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 4th Annual Ayurvedic Workshop - Rishikesh, India 2019

  • 7-day course: Principles and the Physiology of Ayurveda, Nov. 9th - 15th.

AYURVEDIC HEALTH-CARE TRAINING FOR WESTERNERS

By Vaidya 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 internationally renowned Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care. 

About workshops

These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic health-care

Certificate Course in Ayurveda

Upon the completion of the course a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT will be provided issued by Planet Ayurveda and signed by Khabir, Dr. Vikram Chauhan and Dr. Amrit Raj in behalf or Maa Yoga Ashram.

 

Fundamental Principles and the Physiology of Ayurveda

- Nov. 9th to 15th, 2019

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Note: This course should be taken before other courses to understand the tridoshic system, sub doshas, gunas, dhatus (tissues), srotomsi (systems), agni (digestive fire), ojas (immunity and inner strength) and ama (toxins and undigested food) and other essential aspects of Ayurvedic anatomy and functionality of the body according to Ayurveda. 

Course objectives:

  1. Develop a good foundation in Ayurveda by understanding the Ayurvedic perspective of the human body: Anatomy and Physiology;

  2. Learn to view the human body, its functions, and imbalances in terms of the doshas (body types), sub-doshas, dhatus (tissues) and srotamsi (systems), waste products (mala), prana (life force), ojas (immunity), etc.

This practical and intensive 7 day course will establish the foundation to proper Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment skills (since Ayurveda anatomy is very different from the western system).  Ayurvedic therapies are based on Ayurvedic anatomy and energetics so it is essential to learn before proceeding with diagnosis skills, herbology (dravya guna), dietary counseling (ahara chikitsa), panchakarma (5 types of detoxification) and rasayana (rejuvenation or nutritional therapy).

Course Outline:

Part 1: Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda 

  • Understanding the 5 elements – Akash (Space), Vayu (Air), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire) and Prithvi (Earth) and their attributes (gunas).
  • Understand clearly the Tridosha theory (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and the 15 Sub Doshas, their locations and qualities.
  • Learn how every physical characteristic, mental capacity and the emotional tendency of a human being can, therefore, be explained in terms of the tridoshas.

Part 2: Ayurvedic Anatomy and Energetics 

  •  Learn about the concepts of Prakruti (your original "body type") & your Vikruti (current imbalances)*.
  •  Understand Agni (digestive fire) - Understating the roles and functions of Agni, the main types of Agni, trikhsa agni (high), visham agni (variable), manda agni (dull), sama agni (balanced), and the subtypes of Agni.
  • Learn about Ama (metabolic toxins) and Malas (body's waste products): Understand the three primary malas being Purisa (feces), Mutra (urine) and Sweda (sweat), types and causes of Ama.
  • Learn about the 7 Dhatus (body tissues): the Rasa (fluid) Dhatu,  Rakta (blood) Dhatu, Mamsa Dhatu (muscle tissue), Meda (fat) Dhatu, Majja Dhatu (bone marrow tissue and nerves) and Shukra Dhatu (reproductive tissue).   Learn how Dhatus form the pillars of the body that form the means of nourishment and growth while providing support to the body as well as the mind.
  •  Learn about 14 Srotamsi [essential for clinical practice] (channels or systems): 3 channels that revive food, prana (energy) and water; 7 bodily channels which nourish and maintain the body's tissue (dhatu); 3 eliminating channels for feces, urine and sweat; the manovaha srotas (the channel of the mind).
  •  Learn about the qualities and functionality of Prana (energy), Tejas (metabolic fire) and Ojas (immunity).
  •  Understanding the three gunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas (states of mind)- and their  essential components or energies of the mind.

Part 3: Review and apply knowledge of Ayurveda anatomy

  • Each participant will describe their individual:
    • Prakruti (original body-mind type) and vikruti (current imbalanced doshas) and sub-dosha imbalances
    • State of agni and ama
    • State of each dhatu (tissue) and the respective srotamis (channels)
    • State of prana, Tejas and Ojas
    • State of mind based on the gunas: Satwa, Rajas, Tamas.

* Daily reading material is provided the day before each course from the text book.   Sanskrit words that are important in clinical Ayurveda will be thoroughly explained. 

Schedule of course

Costs: 

US$550 for the 7-day workshop

Includes breakfast, dinner, accommodation for 6 nights, certification for 40 hours of study including 25 hours of instruction by Khabir.   Price includes a private "cottage" with an attached bathroom, 1 evening dinner on the first day and breakfast on the last day. The course also includes an herbal shopping tour, herbal teas for 7 days, handouts, room cleaning service, lectures by guest speakers, access to Panchakarma treatments at reduced rates, close-by shopping and musical entertainment some nights.  

* Bring extra money for a yoga class in the morning, Panchakarma treatments, private consultations with Ayurveda doctors, herbal products, indian clothes and gifts.  Transportation can be arranged from New Delhi, Chandigarh or Dehradun, India by taxi (6 hours, 5 hours or 1.5 hours respectively).

* Textbook Anatomy and Physiology in Ayurveda is an additional $16 (Amazon price without shipping)

Payment

Pay $150 deposit (Balance is due before September 1st, 2019)

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Pay $450 and SAVE $100 before May 30th.

Terms and conditions

Payment signifies accepting of the terms and condtions.   

Additional details

AYURVEDIC MEALS

Vegetarian dinner will be provided in Maa Yoga Ashram a beautiful private ashram close to the ganges river in Laxman Jhula area, Rishikesh India.

* Dinner and teas are included in the cost of the workshop. 

SUPPORTING INSTRUCTORS

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.

  

* 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 

Certificate presentation at end of course 

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

Video Testimonials from 2018

 

     

Video Testimonials from 2017

 

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

Limited to 12 participants - Register ASAP.

  

  

The beautiful and peaceful Maa Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh India 

MORE TESTIMONIALS

"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:

Tours of India and extra days in Rishikesh can be arranged.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS

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).

CONTACT: Khabir at 805-308-3480 for more information.

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