Course starts: Friday August 13, 2021- 6:30 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday August 14-15, 2021- 8:00 - 6:00pm
Course runs once a month August-November for the Fall quarter (see dates below)
Prerequisite to this course:
Introduction to Ayurveda
For the full details of how to become a Certified Ayurveda Advisor click here.
Note: Due to the nature of the program and the way it is organized, we highly encourage interested students to take the Intro to Ayurveda course during the Spring or Summer prior to the Fall program start date.
Students have one calendar year from the start date of their first module (not including the Intro course) to complete the certificate program. You will have an additional 6 months after completion of the final module to submit your client hour logs to finalize your certificate.
Fall Quarter for the Ayurveda Health Advisor Certificate Program includes the following modules:
Module 1: Ayurvedic Lifestyle (August 13-15, 2021)
Discover Ayurvedic lifestyle: daily and seasonal routines, relaxation, meditation, sleep, stress management, personal habits and behaviors, exercise, relationships, and goals for maintaining your health. Explore ways in which to counsel clients to maintain balance of mind, body and consciousness through proper diet and lifestyle choices. (52 Hours)
Module 2: Ayurvedic Nutrition (September 17-19, 2021)
Focus on Ayurvedic nutrition, including food combining, eating habits and food energetics, as well as the Ayurvedic view of nutritional constituents. Learn diets for doshas and individual health and using foods therapeutically (52 Hours)
Module 3: Ayurvedic Herbalism, Culinary and Dietary Therapy (October 15-17, 2021)
Discover the principles, qualities, actions and therapeutic profiles of herbs, foods and other natural therapeutic substances. Focus on herbal properties, preparations, Ayurvedic energetics, phytochemistry and clinical indications for herbs treating major energy imbalances (52 Hours)
Module 4: Ayurvedic Psychology (November 19-21, 2021)
Learn the Ayurvedic concept of structure and function of the mind. Immerse yourself in a range of observation and interviewing skills, including observation of behavior, listening, objective questioning, setting appropriate boundaries and motivational interviewing, all in the context of Ayurvedic psychological assessment. (52 Hours)
*Homework will be assigned by the instructor and must be completed by the due date assigned- approximately one month after each live session
Course Note: Each 52-hour module must be completed within a 4-week period. Each module includes 20 hours of live webinar, 12 hours of recorded supplemental instruction available online, 10 hours of self-study, and 10 hours of client sessions. If you're interested in purchasing the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program you can purchase the entire program (includes Introduction to Ayurveda at no additional cost to you) for the amount of $4250.00.
*Price does not include supplemental materials*
AYURVEDIC ADVISOR CERTIFICATION: To earn a Certificate of Competency, you must complete all 12 courses (which include at least 50 client sessions) and pass the open-book exam at the end of each course.
Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here. If you purchase the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program that includes the free Introduction to Ayurveda (price valued at $415), and cancel your subscription to the webinar course within 14 days as per the cancellation policy, the Introduction to Ayurveda is non-refundable and the valued amount of $415 will not be reimbursed upon cancellation.
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa (K.P.Khalsa)
KP Khalsa, Yogaraj, AD, DN-C, RH, is one of the today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with 50 years in the natural health field, KP has a wealth of experience in the use of healing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal foods in real life situations. Khalsa, the national president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism and health.
He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition and is featured in several distance learning courses. Khalsa trained in herbalism and food therapy with an Ayurvedic mentor for 35 years. He holds a doctorate in Ayurveda, is a state certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist. Khalsa is on the Bastyr faculty and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.