Kripalu School of Ayurveda
650-Hour Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant
Curriculum and Content Hours
Take part in an integrated curriculum designed to make Ayurveda an exciting exploration that results in you feeling more connected to your self, others, and seasonal rhythms, while giving you the confidence to bring this ancient technology to your clients, friends, and/or family members. Participate in our teaching methodology, which provides a unique mix of didactic education and experiential sessions. Continue to practice the teachings in your own life through at-home study assignments in between sessions and discover your own natural rhythms and sources of wisdom.
This is a 536-hour course (plus180 hours of individual study time), inclusive of the following components:
Anatomy and Physiology for Ayurveda
The biological humors or doshas, including their qualities, actions, and sites; the 20 attributes; subdoshas; seven tissues; seven nutritive membranes; and the malas. Agni and its 13 forms; ama, the srotas and organs; and an introduction to the concepts of etiology and pathology.
Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition
The six tastes and the specific action of each as well as the potent energy of food and its postdigestive effects.
Ayurvedic herbalism and the science of substances and their qualities.
The seven methods of palliation, including snehana and sudation, and an overview of panchakarma, tonification, marma therapy, and Ayurvedic massage.
Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training
Practical Ayurvedic principles, including daily routines, seasonal routines, and disease prevention; yoga for everyday health, including lectures on nutrition for balancing the doshas.
Gain knowledge through this series that focuses on how different Ayurvedic practitioners conduct examinations, create diagnoses, recommend therapies, and manage different disorders.
Ethics and Business Management
Explore the ethics of the Ayurvedic profession, as well as opportunities for advancing one’s knowledge in the field.
Etiology and Pathology of Disease
Learn about etiology, digestion, assimilation, elimination, and the disease process.
History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
The historical connection to the Vedas, the ancient texts that form the basis of Ayurveda; the historical background of Ayurveda in India and how it evolved into modern schools; and the cosmology of Ayurveda and where it stands in relation to the other schools of yogic thought.
Psychology from an Ayurvedic Perspective
The biological humors; the three gunas—prana, tejas, and ojas—as they relate to the mind; and an introduction to spiritual therapies: meditation, mantra, gems, color therapy, aromatherapy, and Jyotish astrology.
The basics for assessing the state of the doshas, organs, and tissues; the stages of disease; and the mental state.
Training in the Sanskrit language, including the alphabet, rules, grammar, and use of Sanskrit dictionaries. Sanskrit is yoga for the mouth and the brain. It improves memory and exercises the neural pathways, which can help to retain brain function as we age and relieve stress. As a vibrational language, the way that words are spoken is integral to their healing properties—instruction in and knowledge of Sanskrit is necessary for the true integration of Ayurvedic knowledge.
Yoga and Ayurveda
Explore the doshas and how they relate to asana and pranayama practice.
|Foundations of Ayurveda|
|Anatomy and Physiology for Ayurveda||31 hours|
|Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition||21 hours|
|Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training||35.25 hours|
|History and Philosophy of Ayurveda||14 hours|
|Psychology from an Ayurvedic Perspective||13.5 hours|
|Yoga and Ayurveda||35.75 hours|
|Supervised Study and Review Sessions||35.5 hours|
|Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Module 1: Herbology, Etiology, and Pathology|
|Ayurvedic Herbalism||22 hours|
|Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training||10 hours|
|Etiology and Pathology of Disease||22 hours|
|Yoga and Ayurveda||10 hours|
|Supervised Study and Review Sessions||16 hours|
|Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Module 2: Pulse Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Therapies|
|Ayurvedic Therapies||26.5 hours|
|Clinical Skills||12.5 hours|
|Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training||7.75 hours|
|Pulse Diagnosis||11.5 hours|
|Yoga and Ayurveda||7.75 hours|
|Supervised Study and Review Sessions||14 hours|
|Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Module 3: Vata-Mind Management|
|Ayurvedic Therapies (Vata management)||35 hours|
|Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training||6.75 hours|
|Yoga and Ayurveda||6.75 hours|
|Supervised Study and Review Sessions||14 hours|
|Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Module 4: Clinical Training: Working with Clients|
|Clinical Skills||34 hours|
|Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training||9.5 hours|
|Ethics and Business Management||15.5 hours|
|Yoga and Ayurveda||9.75 hours|
|Supervised Study and Review Sessions||11.25 hours|