The Foundations of Ayurveda
Ayurveda offers a complete path of healing that can enhance our lives in profound and lasting ways. The wisdom of Ayurveda is supremely practical. It only really comes alive when you actually start to live by its advice and experience for yourself its power to transform us! It truly is living wisdom.
Ayurveda’s emphasis on preventive care and creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle are particularly valuable in our Western lives and in our pursuit of health and longevity. While Ayurveda’s sister science, yoga, continues to flourish, Ayurveda’s mind-body principles are becoming increasingly sought after. Ayurveda’s relevance as a practical and effective complement to our modern health care system is becoming recognized, while an ever-expanding volume of scientific research is verifying Ayurveda’s extraordinary wisdom and knowledge.
“As is the human body, so is the cosmic body.
As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.
As is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm.
As is the atom, so is the universe”
– The Upanishads
Objectives of the Course
The Foundations of Ayurveda Course has been created for those interested in exploring the healing wisdom of Ayurveda and learning its practical tools – precious gifts for guiding us to living a healthy and balanced life. Our intent is to share the inspiration, philosophy, concepts, principles and practical applications of this extraordinary path of health.
The course is suitable for many different groups of people; it offers an introduction for lay people who want to learn Ayurveda to establish a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families; it offers a foundation for yoga practitioners and teachers, and health professionals including herbalists, nutritionists, body workers, polarity therapists and aromatherapists, who wish to integrate its principles of health and longevity into their practice.
The essential knowledge of Ayurveda is presented as a structured course for experiential study and also as a reference guide for living a healthy lifestyle, now and throughout the rest of life. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required.
Online Learning Course
We have designed the course to enhance the digestion and assimilation of the core concepts of Ayurveda through the practice of mindfulness meditation and multi-sensory experiential exercises. The course is clear and easy to follow, laid out in 8 modules, followed by simple exercises, activities and reflection. This design nurtures many learning styles and allows students to integrate the teachings into their daily life and self-care routines. This inspires each student to truly live the teachings of Ayurveda and be deeply transformed by them.
Benefits of The Foundations of Ayurveda Course
- Download over 700 course pages as your reference guide for life
- Learning to live a healthy and balanced life and help others on that path
- Learn in an online format from anywhere in the world on your laptop or device
- Finding tools to develop your spiritual practice
- Integrating Ayurveda into yoga practice and teaching
- Integrating Ayurvedic principles into current health care practice
- Learning about Ayurvedic nutrition and herbs
- A gateway to a professional training and career in Ayurveda
- Learn with the support of the community forum and the creators of the course
- Study all 8 modules of material from the Living Wisdom website (approximately 700 pages)
- Do approximately 360 hours of study and integration
- Complete all modules, lesson quizzes and experiential exercises in 18 months
- Take part in the Living Wisdom Course Forum
There may be the option of attending a webinar, study group or practical workshop during your year of study.
On Completion of the Foundations of Ayurveda Course
Once you have studied all 8 modules of material, and completed the experiential exercises, short essays, questions and answers at the end of each chapter you will have finished the course. You will be awarded a certificate of completion and will have had an opportunity to learn and integrate the knowledge of Ayurveda, while enhancing your health and well-being. You will have deepened your understanding of your place in the cosmos and opened yourself more fully to the possibility of moksha! You now have a strong foundation in ayurveda and the life long learning continues.
The Ayurveda Foundation Course is not intended to stand alone as a course of study that qualifies an individual to offer professional services.
More advanced courses will be available in the future for those who wish to study further. Course topics include Ayurveda and the Mind and Ayurveda and Women’s Health. Webinars, audio recordings, workshops and retreats with Anne and Gina are also in process!