This course has concessions available

Introduction To The Ancient Principles Of Ayurveda

Ayurveda means knowledge of life, it is an Indian healing system that aims to bring balance to the mind and body to prevent dis-ease. This course explores some of the approaches and techniques of Ayurvedic medicine and how we can tailor our lifestyles to help us improve our health and wellbeing through food, exercise and hands on techniques such as marma point hand massage and tea blending.

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

Suitable for Beginners as well practitioners / No prior knowledge is needed
Students are required to give and receive massage - seated / clothed Ayurvedic Head massage

Please note:
Qualified complementary therapists can receive a 5 point CPD certificate for attending this course, a copy of your Massage qualification must be given to the tutor at the first day of the course.

Massage is generally safe for everyone but there are condtions when it is not suitable, such as in the first trimester of pregnancy. Please check with a health professional if you have any health concerns.

What does this course cover

The Ayurvedic tradition takes consideration of an individual's constitution and dosha type and uses a range of different treatments and approaches to restore balance among a person's physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. The course aims to look at some of the approaches and techniques of Ayurvedic medicine and how they can help the individual to improve their own health and well being.

A basic introduction to:
The concepts, principles and benefits of Ayurvedic medicine
Chakras and their association with the body and mind
Doshas (body constitution) and how to recognize your own dosha type
The foods of Ayurveda with a taster session
Introduction to traditional Ayurvedic hair oils and their benefits
Seated / clothed Ayurvedic Head massage with and without the use of oils
All students must be prepared to partake in the practical aspects of the course

Have a better understanding of the concepts and principles of Ayurvedic medicine
Perform a safe and effective Ayurvedic Head massage with and without the use of oils
Have a better understanding of chakras and perform a higher chakra balancing
Have a better understanding of Doshas (body constitution) and how to recognise your own dosha type
List the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine

What will it be like

Theory teaching methods include: Lecture / presentation / group work / discussion / questions and answers / fun quizzes
Practical: Students will work in pairs massaging each other, facilitated by the tutor verbally, through demonstration and direct hands-on.

At the start: You will be ask to complete a Health and Safety form
On the course: You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate.
At the end: You will be ask to complete a course evaluation form.

What else do you need to buy or do

Bring 1 hand towel and wet wipes. As this is a practical course, students may want to bring a cotton t-shirt to change into.

What this course could lead to

Students can enrol on further courses in Aromatherapy, Massage, Indian Head massage, Anatomy, Herbalism or Diet and Nutrition. Tutor to advise

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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