Ayurveda Practitioner Training

The Delight Yoga Academy

Year IV

Ayurveda in full Healing Practice

Perfecting your practitioner qualities through experience and internships

Perfecting your practitioner abilities through experience and internships 

Complex Medicines, Advanced Treatments and Clinical Experience


Program Year IV:

In the fourth APT year, we will work towards a completion of your training to become an Ayurveda Practitioner. The focus will be on putting theory into practice, both through practical modules and assignments, a final thesis and exams.


This year includes an internship in India, the Ayurvedic cradle of our world! You will travel with a group of students to India, where you stay at Sreekrishna Ayurveda Chikitsa Kendram in Kerala, South-India. This clinic is owned by dr. Vijith and dr. Vidya who are leading Ayurvedic doctors in India . The focus of the internship will be on Balancing Vata dosha plus a specific disease group, subject to changes each year. Dr. Vijith & Dr. Vidya will teach you the different and typical Indian Pancha Karma treatments. The perfect way to put your gained Ayurvedic knowledge and experience into practice!


In this final year, learning how to interpret and understand classical Ayurvedic texts will continue to play an important role, with a special series of video classes on clinical case studies. As before, this includes singing Ayurvedic Sutras (verses from classical books) and expanding your understanding of basic Sanskrit terminology used in Ayurveda.


You will again receive some home study assignments on herbology and diseases, to expand your database on Ayurvedic herbs and increase your own home and practice pharmacy. You will make a parallel between Western anatomy, physiology and pathology, while bridging western medical concepts to the Ayurvedic basic principles. In this year you will develop your business and marketing skills, guiding you to tap into your true potential as a practitioner. 



Year IV will consist of 28 full class days, taught both in weekends and in 3 or 4 day modules running from Thursday or Friday to Sunday and a 4-week internship in India. There will be a series of online classes just like in the previous years. You will receive a homework Log book, making it easy to track your assignments online which will guarantee your swift learning process- together with our online Learning Management System.



In the last study year, you will be asked to write a thesis on a specific Ayurvedic topic of your choice. You will be guided in this process during the study weekends.



Year IV - Subjects:

  • Various pathologies
  • Western anatomy, physiology & pathology connections
  • Pathology and treatment connections
  • Thesis preparation & writing
  • Continued patient evaluation and Ayurvedic diagnosis
  • Western anatomy, physiology & pathology connections
  • Treatment planning
  • Clinical lifestyle & nutrition treatment
  • Clinical yoga therapy & psychology options
  • Medicinal treatment
  • Thesis preparation & writing
  • Thorough study of and work with case studies
  • Seminars on specific diseases
  • A Year IV set of 8 common diseases
  • Ayurvedic & western explanations
  • Ayurvedic remedies
  • The science of Ayurvedic Pharmacology (Dravyaguna)
  • Application of Dravyaguna in clinical practice
  • Classical formulas and their application
  • A Year IV set of 8 common single herbs used in Ayurveda
  • A Year IV set of 8 common formulations used in Ayurveda
  • Pharmacological explanation & scientific research sources
  • Clinical application of massage & related modalities
  • Continued advanced massage instructions & practice
  • Marma treatments in clinical practice
  • Video classes on the seven Dhatus (home viewing)
  • Online real classes on above home viewings
  • How to work as an Ayurveda Practitioner
  • Professional competences & skills
  • Monthly: a Year IV set of important Ayurvedic Sutra’s from classical texts
  • Monthly: growing the database of Ayurvedic Sanskrit terminology
  • Business: How to start your own practice?
  • Marketing strategies & methods
  • Coaching regarding professional intervision methods
  • 3-Monthly intervision meetings
  • Case studies
  • Supportive clinical assistance assignments
  • Clinical internship India