Overview – 4 Week Ayurveda Training Class
Ayurveda literally means the science of life. But figuratively it has been as being a lifestyle system. However, Ayurveda besides being a guide to your lifestyle is also a system of spirituality and bodily harmony and unlike other lifestyle systems, it does not go into generalization. It is very much an individual approach to healing and also maintaining wellness. As a guide to such individualistic principle of health, it begins with analyzing “Doshas”. These doshas are in varying proportions in individuals delineating those proportions serves as a guideline to various lifestyle approaches.
Ayurveda up till recent times remained unheard of, but as described in Ayurveda texts, the knowledge that resides in the Vedas remains unwithered even with the test of time. Ayurveda survived the test of time (many other systems of knowledge haven’t) and seem to be garnering more support from scientists as well as practitioners of herbal healing. As such, there is no better place to learn Ayurveda than at the region – Himalayas – which preserved its knowledge.
Nepal Ayurveda Home has served as a pedestal for the advancement of Ayurveda in accord to modern standards. At this Four Week Ayurveda Training, we will combine the best of both words – Ayurveda, its practice and modern research. For example, Triphala (three fruits) has been shown to help promote good gut bacterial growth (it serves as a pre-biotic), however, this knowledge was known to the Ayurvedic practitioners since the ancient time – hence the quote “don’t worry mother so long as I have Triphala”. Along with the great teaching standards, we are in an easily accessible location – Thamel, the heart of Kathmandu. Come be a part of this wonderful training that involves hands-on skills, Ayurveda checkup (marmas and pulse) and therapeutics, and once in a lifetime experience.
Highlights Of 4 Week Ayurveda Training Class
- Prakriti and Vikriti
- Panchakarma training
- Ayurvedic massages
- Oil mixing for optimum massages
- Full Ayurvedic energy centre (Marma) training
- Ayurveda cooking training
- Ayurveda lifestyle training
- Ayurvedic approach to yoga, pranayama, and meditation
- Ayurvedic herbs
- Ayurvedic tea
- Chakras and how to heal them according to Ayurveda
- Spinal care through Ayurveda
- Ayurveda relaxation training
- Two weeks of accommodation
- Ayurveda beauty training
- Doctor consultation
Ayurveda Training Curriculum
Nepal Ayurveda Home is a place for complete Ayurvedic medicine and lifestyle care. Be a part of this Ayurvedic family in a place which you can call your second home.
What is Taught in Ayurveda Training Classes?
1. Prakriti and Vikriti Training
Prakriti and Vikriti are the dichotomies that heavily influences Ayurveda. Prakriti means nature, the state of consciousness being in its utmost favourable state while Vikriti is when nature becomes altered. Vikriti does not necessarily have to mean something that is bad, it rather means that the body was altered from nature when it was exposed to the environment. A consistent trial of Ayurveda practitioner is to try and bring the Vikriti back to Prakriti, and this endeavour is what Ayurveda provides its teachings on. As such Prakriti and Vikriti are intricate subjects, get all the concepts elaborated exclusively at “Nepal Ayurveda Home”.
2. Panchakarma Training
Panchakarma is an Ayurveda procedure that is in its heart very much therapeutic. For such therapeutics, the whole process employs various methods – casually classified into pre-detox, detox and post-detox. This makes Ayurveda very unique in its process of therapeutics. It not only looks at the disease at hand but also pays close attention to the body, mind, and soul holistically. So even for similar diseases, the therapeutics employed may differ from person to person. The pre-detox involves getting your metabolism in a healthy state such that it can take the full brunt of detox and the body doesn’t grow too weak post-detox.
The detox also differs upon afflictions of different dosha. An affliction involving Vata would get an enema, Pitta would get purgation, and that involving Kapha gets emesis. Head detox involves Nasya – a unique process of putting oil in the nose. This is a detox of head and the throat.
The post-detox is all about food. In it we prepare Khitchari. The Khitchari is a special mono-diet which helps but the body back in shape after the detox. Learn each and every subtle aspect of Panchakarma, including but not limited to diagnostics aspects of dosha, pre-detox, detox, post-detox, and Khitchari cooking at “Four Week Ayurveda Training” at Nepal Yoga Home.
3. Ayurvedic Massage(Abhyanga)
The Ayurvedic massage is a unique process where we use therapeutic oils and powders to balance out the dosha. For example, in winter when Kapha becomes aggravated the seasonal oil to use is Olive oil – combining this with special lubricating oil like almond oil. Similarly in Summer – which is Pitta season – combining Coconut oil with sandalwood oil cools down the body and treats pitta. Also, different oil can be used depending on diseases, chakras, and body type. Painful areas can be rubbed with Mahanarayana oil as it helps in pacifying Vata and thus reducing pain.
Besides there are esoteric forms of massages that are very specific to Ayurveda and the indications of them are different depending on the afflictions. “Sand massage”, “Leaf bolus massage”, “Rice bolus massage”, “Salt bolus massage”, “Powder massage”, and “Seka massage” are some unique forms of Ayurvedic massage which can be employed on differing conditions. Learn about these massages and their indications at “Four week Ayurveda training” at Nepal Ayurveda Home.
4. Marma Training
Marma is one hundred and eight energy centres that are distributed in a specific location around the body (that is one of the reasons why you have to chant a mantra for 108 times). Think of these like Ayurvedic Acupressure points. Combining these marma points pressure in massage techniques provides a recipe for therapeutics as well as relaxation. Let’s try one marma – Sankha marma (the temple), massage both of your temple circularly first clockwise then anti-clockwise. For a person, without the headache, the massage of this marma provides deep relaxation while for someone with a headache this procedure immediately provides much relief to the headache. Learn about these vital 108 marmas exclusively at Nepal Ayurveda Home.
5. Ayurveda Cooking and Ayurveda Lifestyle Training
The Ayurveda lifestyle and cooking are oriented around six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent. The best way to cook food is through incorporating all six tastes such that it not only stimulates your taste buds but also so that the food balances the energetics of the body. Similarly, for mental health, Ayurveda talks about Satva, Rajas, and Tamas and provides a guideline for psychological well-being. This unique style of classifying works on the energetics of the food – called guna – as well as the energetics of the body – called Dosha. Learn about the proper way to manage and balance out these energetics in the body and the food so as to achieve optimum health.
6. Ayurvedic Herbs
There is a proper way of taking herbs. A BBC article published in 2016 talked about turmeric. The proper way of eating or supplementing turmeric is to combine it with something that is fatty. Fat increases its absorption. When turmeric is taken plainly it provides no additional benefits to the body. But when consumed with something fatty it reduces the risk of cancer, is anti-inflammatory, and also is beneficial in Allergies. This knowledge which was in Ayurveda for thousands of year seems to be lacking with practitioners of Herbal medicine. Similar things can be cited about other herbs such as Triphala, Liquorice, etc.
7. Chakra Healing
The combination of four chakra healing package – Shirodhara, chakra, Kati, and Greeva Vasti – is unique at Nepal Ayurveda Home. Within these four of your most important chakra sites – the third eye, the throat, the navel, and the sacral – are healed. The positive energy transmitted along these four chakra sites is healing and replenishing. Learn the techniques of Vasti, Shirodhara, and oil bath – used to stimulate chakras – exclusively in “Four weeks Ayurveda training” at Nepal Ayurveda Home.
8. Spinal Care
Combinations of Marma massages with bolus massages, Vasti (oil pool), and steam application is very beneficial for localized spinal problems. Good back health is important from numerous reasons – just to give you an example a good back posture (commonly referred to as high power poses) have been shown to lower stress hormones like cortisol and increase beneficial hormones like testosterone. The spine is also considered as one of the chief organs from health in Ayurveda. The spine is considered as a chief site of energy flow (Shushumna) and a healthy spine leads to good health. Learn the therapeutics for simple mechanical back pain to busted disc exclusively at Nepal Ayurveda Home.
9. Ayurveda Beauty Training
Facial and Bodial (exclusive to Nepal Ayurveda Home) offer a unique modality to cleanse your skin naturally. Firstly we provide special face packs and masks according to different body type. Also, the treatment of common skin problems involves exclusive herbs. Treatment for vitiligo, eczema, and acne is done using a special combination of herbs that can be easily found in every household. As such Ayurveda beauty care is cheap, chemical-free, and naturally curing to the skin. ). These practices enhance the three tenets of beauty – Roopa, Guna, and Vayastyag.
10. Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditative practices according to your body type
With the mantra that “what heals you is the best yogic practice for you”, at Nepal Ayurveda Home we have combined the knowledge and experience of some of the best yogis and Ayurvedic practitioners to formulate yoga, pranayama and mantra practice that is best for your body. Be a part of this unique experience exclusively in Four Week Ayurveda Training at Nepal Ayurveda Home.
At Nepal Ayurveda Home you not only get the ways around Ayurvedic retreat and herbalism but also a place where you can receive the most care, lovingness, and attention to details. Our doctors, staffs, and cooks ensure that what you receive is class apart and is of the highest standards.