AYU – Level 1

Welcome to the world of Ayurveda!

At the Centre & Spa d’Ayurveda Holistique, we strive in giving a full first level
course for the practice of Ayurveda in Québec.

The Ayurvedic wellness system is a complete way of living that dates back over
5,000 years with it’s roots in India which focuses on living balanced lives on three facets: physical, emotional and spiritual. Ayurveda is celebrated the world over in growing in popularity in North America since the 1950’s.

The word Ayurveda translates as the science of living. In learning the practice of Ayurveda, individuals enhance their lives with living in line with their unique harmony. This sister practice to Yoga makes this a harmonious, stimulating, and a complete practice to making this a great life.

In this course lead by Anita Sharma, Vaidya from Vedic studies in India and fourth generation practitioner, students are taught to treat themselves before they can treat others on three facets; body, mind and spirit. The classes are given in small and intimate groups where students are encouraged to learn and grow. The course is thought as Gurukul practice where student and teacher have direct connection.

The course is recognized by the NAN Quebec

This course is a unique opportunity to dive into the world of Ayurveda and deepen one’s knowledge of themselves and the Ayurvedic way of life.

Course outline:

• Introduction to Ayurveda & history
• Main principles of Ayurveda
• Anatomy & physiology
• Spirituality & energy
• Dis-ease process
• Knowledge of assessment tools
• Doshas, sub-doshas, dhatus & srotas
• Gunas
• Psychology
• Nutrition
• Daily & seasonal routine
• Knowledge of main herbs & spices
• Chakra energy
• 8 limbs of Yoga
• Breathing & meditation
• Mudras
• Mantras
• Introduction to Vastu and Vedic astrology
• Introduction to Ayurvedic cooking
• Introduction to therapies
• Oil preparations
• Ayurvedic techniques
• Ethics
• Internship

This course outline contains some of parts taught in the program. Course program can alter without prior notice.

The sequence and duration of each section is subject to change.
All courses are given in English at this time.

See course outline.

• High school certificate and some collegial level courses
• Aged 18 and older

No prior knowledge of Ayurveda or Yoga is required.

Tuition fees are divided into the 4 main sessions of the course and are due at the beginning of each. These are non-refundable.

All payments made to the Centre d’Ayurveda Holistique for deposit and tuition fees are non-refundable. Tuition and registration do not include materials or books.

A full breakdown of the schedule is given at registration.

Duration & location
The next session begins in January 2019!
Tuition: $5000 + $100 for registration
Deposit: $500
Total number of hours: 500 hours

Dates are subject to change.
Classes are generally taught in the Studio of the Centre & Spa d’Ayurveda Holistique.

Attendance is mandatory for 85% of the total hours of the course.

The team of instructors strives to create a peaceful and proper environment to ensure the best learning atmosphere. Thus, we reserve the right to terminate a student’s eligibility to remain in class and graduate should there be continuous disturbance to the class and after 2 written warnings from the instructors.

In this course, students are taught theory as well as practice. Therefore comfortable and yoga-appropriate clothing is recommended as well as a yoga mat.

Pre-course required reading to be completed prior to course
• Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra
• Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramanhansa Yogananda
• Journey to Self-Realization, Paramanhansa Yogananda
• How to See Yourself as You Really Are, HH Dalai Lama

Required material
• Textbook of Ayurveda Fundamental Principals – Volume 1, Dr. Vasant Lad
• Notebook, binder & writing materials

Suggested material
• Yoga mat
• A good anatomy & physiology book

Various suggested readings will be added throughout the course.

Following successful completion of the course (with a minimum of 85% attendance), all assignments and theoretical and practical examinations, and full payment of tuition are required to be eligible to take part of the internship and the final exam.

We are registered with the National Association of Naturopaths (NAN). This certification does not however claim that you are a Vaidya or a doctor.

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