CAP Class Outline:

Module 1: January 12 - 14, 2018 Internship Support and Ayurvedic Care for the Digestive System Part 1: Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Ajirna/Indigestion, Vistabdha / Flatus, Vilambika / Constipation, Amlapitta / Hyperacidity/Gastritis, Urdvarga Amlapitta / GERD, Grahani / Ulcers / Pancreatitis, Atisara / Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Module 2: February 9 - 11, 2018 Internship Support and Ayurvedic Care for the Digestive System Part 2: Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Udara Roga, Vatodara / Diverticulosis /Diverticulitis, Pittodara / Gallstones/ Celiac Disease, Kaphodara / Candida, Sannipatikodara / Food Poisoning, Pliodara / Yakridhalayudara / Hepatitis / Cirrhosis /Splenic Disease, Baddodhara, Chidrodara, Udakodara, Atyagni, Krimi / Intestinal Parasites

Module 3: March 9 - 11, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for the Respiratory System: Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Jwara / Fever, Arochaka / Anorexia, Chardi / Vomiting, Trisna / Thirst, Kasa Roga / Cough, Ksaya / Tuberculosis / Consumption, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Whooping Cough, Svarabheda / Sore Throat / Hoarse Voice / Pharyngitis, Common Cold, Influenza, Pneumonia, Svasa Roga / Dyspnea, Tamaka Svasa / Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hidma / Hikka / Hiccups

Module 4: April 6 - 8, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for the Urinary & Male Reproductive System:Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Mutragaha / Urinary Retention, Lower Urinary Tract Infections, Prostatitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pyelonephritis, Acute glomerulonephritis, Asmari / Urinary Stones, Seminal Stones, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Prameha / Diabetes Mellitus / Diabetes Insipidus, Enuresis, Urinary Incontinence, Hypoglycemia

Module 5: May 4 - 6, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for the Cardiovascular System: Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Hrdroga / Heart Disease, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction (MI), Orthostatic Hypotension, Valvular Heart Disease, Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, Congestive Heart Failure, Raynaud's Disease, Thrombophlebitis, Varicose Veins, Cerebral Ischemic Events (CIE): Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack

Module 6: June 1 - 3, 2018 Advanced Herbalism 1, Experiential and Theoretical: Review the Preparation of Churnas, Capsules, Decoctions, Infusions, Medicated Oils, and Medicated Ghees; Practice Formula Design for the Digestive, Respiratory, Urinary, and Cardiovascular Systems. 

Module 7: July 13 - 15, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for Women’s Health, Pregnancy and Pediatrics Part 1: Ayurvedic Evaluation of Embryology; Preparation for Pregnancy; Supporting a Healthy Pregnancy; Parturition Care; Postpartum Care; Pregnancy Complications: Malposition, Delayed Labor, Stillbirth, Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, Gestational Diabetes; Pediatrics: Carmadala / Dermatitis, Infantile Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Diaper Rash, and Colic

Module 8: August 10 - 12, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for the Female Reproductive System Part 2:Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Garbharoga / Uterine Fibroids / Ovarian Cysts / PCOS, Garbhabhasa / False Pregnancy, Yoni Vyapaad / Vaginal Disorders / Vulvovaginitis / Dysmenorrhea, PMS, Menopause, Amenorrhea, Abnormal Bleeding, Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Salpingitis, Female Infertility

Module 9: September 14 - 16, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for the Nervous System: Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Vata Vyadhi / Nervous System Disease, Headaches, Dementia, Seizure Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Movement Disorders, Demyelinating Disease, Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission, Muscular Disorders, Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System, Uncomplicated Nerve Root Compression and Nerve Compression Syndromes

Module 10: October 12 - 14, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for the Emotions and Mental Health: Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Addictions, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Impulse Control Disorders, OCD, Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa

Module 11: November 9 - 11, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for the Endocrine and Immune Systems: Ayurvedic Evaluation and Treatment of: Euthyroid Goiter, Euthyroid Sick Syndrome, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Cancer, Adrenal Hypofunction / Addison's Disease / Adrenal Fatigue, Adrenal Hyperfunction / Adrenal Virilism / Cushing's Disease / Hyperaldosteronism, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Allergic Pharyngitis, Allergic Asthma, Food Allergies, Urticaria, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Systemic Sclerosis and Scleroderma, Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Rheumatic Diseases, Vitiligo, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Module 12: December 14 - 16, 2018 Case Study Presentation and Ayurvedic Care for Cancer: Understanding Western Approaches to Treating Cancer, Classical Ayurvedic Interpretations of Tumors/Cancers, Patient Support Through the Stages of Cancer Treatment, Herbal Therapies to Reduce Cancer, Emotional and Spiritual Healing

Module 13: January 18 - 20, 2019 In-Class Group Case Study #1 and Introduction to Level 2 Internship: Understanding the processes, rules, and regulations of CAP Internship

Module 14: February 22 - 24, 2019 In-Class Group Case Study #2, Internship Support, Advanced Panchakarma Theories and Practices Part 1: Use of home cleanses, internal oleation, Understanding the use of the Therapies Abhyanga, Urdvartana, Svedana, Shirodhara, Katibasti, Hridbasti, Udarabasti, and Netrabasti in Purva Karma

Module 15: March 22 - 24, 2019 In-Class Group Case Study #3, Internship Support, Advanced Pancha Karma Theories and Practices Part 2: Designing Pancha Karma: Proper usage of the Therapies of Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya, and Rakta Mokshana in Pradhana Karma; and implementation of a Pascat Karma program / Rejuvenation

Module 16: April 19 - 21, 2019 In-Class Group Case Study #4, Advanced Herbalism 2, Experential: Traditional Formulations, Preparation of Herbal Juices, Herbal Jams, Pills, Moist Bolus, and Fermented Preparations

Module 17: May 17 - 19, 2019 In-Class Group Case Study #5, Internship Support, Business Management, and Case Presentations

Module 18: June 14 - 16, 2019 In-Class Group Case Study #6, Internship Support, Business Management, and Case Presentations 

Class Days and Times

Classes meet for two weekends in a row at Spirit Path, every other month. Each Module is one weekend class, Friday from 5-8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5:30pm. 
Additional Study Groups via webex seminar will take place between Modules 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 and 7, 8 and 9, 10 and 11, 12 and 13, 14 and 15. Webinars will take place at Spirit Path, and students are required to attend at least 6 of the 6 sessions. Seminars will take place on a Wednesday evening from 6 – 7:30pm.
Saturday and Sunday include class potlucks for lunch where students have the opportunity to practice new recipes and follow Ayurvedic healthy eating guidelines. 
Students are expected to spend approximately 30 hours per module on homework. Teaching includes gurukula style (knowledge passed down directly through teacher to student) and many small group activities, discussions, student presentations and hands-on experientials. There are routine quizzes to assure that graduates have a good grasp of all material covered before being certified.

 

The CAP Academic Program

Deepens the Ayurveda Health Counselor's knowledge in the understanding and treatment of diseases. Advanced knowledge of Ayurvedic understandings of Western Anatomy and Physiology are included, as well as Herbal treatments for the Dhatus and Srotas. Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Interns will have the necessary understanding to design a complete Panchakarma program for their patients and give long-term care for chronic illness. 
Each class will also continue exploring concepts of pulse diagnosis including knowledge of the dhatus in the pulse, subdosha connections and intuitive understanding. 
 

The Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner internship 

requires completion of 100 patient visits. 6 patient encounters are included as live group case studies during class time. Each student also completes 1 initial consultation/report of findings and 1 follow up visit on a classmate (totaling 3 patient encounters). A minimum of 91 additional patient encounters are required, including a minimum of 20 additional initial consultations with report of findings (totaling 40 patient encounters) and 51 additional follow up visits. Internship is to be completed in a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 20 months. 

During Level 2, interns are fully trained in taking complete Ayurvedic intake examinations, pulse and tongue diagnosis, making appropriate herbal recommendations according to the person’s condition, the qualities of the herbs suggested, and knowledge of any symptoms and body systems involved. 
All intern visits with patients will be supervised by the class instructor, or by another supervisor selected and trained by the class instructor, following the same format as the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Internship.