Transmit the healing qualities of Ayurveda

Ayurveda Practitioner Studies

A four-year 200 EC study program with Bachelor level accreditation

Study guide

All information about the APS in one handy guide

Year II

Ayurveda as Preventive Medicine

Understanding imbalance: a year of exploring disease and how to approach imbalance in an ayurvedic way.


Main overview
In the second APT year, tuition continues around the basic principles of ayurveda with an emphasis on ayurvedic nutrition, massage and yoga, while the student slowly develops tools to become an ayurvedic health counsellor in these fields. Students continue to expand their database of simple ayurvedic herbs and remedies. There will be additional focus on the qualities required of an ayurveda and healing counsellor so as to evaluate and advise clients. Students will start to work with practical cases and real clients. Students will continue to dive into basic classes in western anatomy and physiology, bridging western medical concepts to the ayurvedic basic principles. 


Working with imbalance
You will receive many practical tips and guidelines to help you live your life in a more ayurvedic way and how to apply your knowledge in assisting and supporting others, especially when there is an imbalance. We will continue to approach you as a future Ayurveda Practitioner, preparing you to become an all-round advisor in the field of prevention. Prevention means: ‘Treating and curing diseases before they appear’ which is key in ayurveda and carried out particularly with a healthy lifestyle, daily routine, nutrition, and exercise (including yoga). 


More therapy-oriented
The practical modules this year aim to deepen your understanding of the basic principles of ayurvedic nutrition and how to apply these in consultations – with both study cases and live clients in class. You will be taught more about ayurvedic massage, including some advanced techniques. In the ayurvedic yoga module, you will continue to explore practice and psychology – learning how to guide clients and yoga students. 


Additional modules 
You will be introduced to a number of home remedies and to ayurvedic herbology in special modules on this subject – consisting of theory and practice: preparing some of your own remedies on the spot. The residential module in this Year II will be about assessment principles: Rogi and Roga Pariksha. Learning how to interpret and understand classical ayurvedic texts is once again an important aspect of your studies, which will be supported by the video classes with online teachings from the Ashtanga Hridayam Samhita. This includes chanting ayurvedic sutras and expanding your understanding of basic Sanskrit terminology used in ayurveda. Continued Collect & Learn You will receive home study assignments on herbology and diseases – in order for you to expand your database on ayurvedic herbs and increase your own home pharmacy, now also with a little more complex disorders.



Year II - Subject Overview:

  • Continued ayurvedic basic principles
  • Rhythm of Doshas
  • Kriyakala and Dosha Gata
  • Vikriti Pariksha
  • Langhana / Brimhana
  • Lifestyle therapies
  • Residential Roga & Rogi Pariksha
  • Western anatomy, physiology & pathology
  • Parallels western and natural (eastern & western) medicine systems
  • Parallels ayurvedic & western medicine
  • A Year II set of 8 common diseases
  • Ayurvedic & western explanations
  • Ayurvedic remedies
  • A Year II set of common herbs, formulations and oils
  • Pharmacological explanation & scientific research sources
  • Home remedies
  • Dravyaguna in-depth herbology
  • Continued classical ayurvedic nutrition & lifestyle application
  • Nutritional remedies for the seven Dhatus
  • Live clients in class 
  • How professionalise nutritional consultations
  • Deepening of ayurvedic massage modalities
  • Advanced massage instructions & practice
  • An introduction to advanced treatments
  • Deepening of ayurvedic yoga
  • Ayurvedic yoga therapy for imbalance
  • Psychology in ayurveda & yoga
  • Yoga for the seven Dhatus
  • Asana & pranayama instructions and practice
  • Video classes Ashtanga Hridayam chapter 8 - 15 (home viewing)
  • Online real classes on above home viewings
  • How to become an Ayurveda Practitioner
  • Professional competences & skills
  • Coaching regarding professional intervision methods
  • One intervision meeting
  • A Year II set of important ayurvedic sutras from classical texts
  • Growing the database of ayurvedic Sanskrit terminology

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Workshops & Courses

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