What is Ayurveda?
The word Ayurveda originates from two sanskrit words; Ayur meaning "life" & Veda or Vedic meaning "knowledge" or "science." Translation into english brings us Life Science, or Life Knowledge. The word for health of perfect health is svasthsa which means "established in the self." Ayurveda helps bring us awareness of our personal Dharma, or life purpose.
Course Overview, Educational Philosophy and Objectives
Spirit Path Ayurveda Education, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner Program meets the highest level of educational standards approved by the National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (NAMA). This course leads the student through all of the foundational knowledge of Ayurveda and includes an internship program preparing graduates for a rewarding career as a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner upon completion of all requirements.
Upon completion of classes and internship requirements, graduates will be comfortable evaluating any patient that walks through the door in terms of the Ayurvedic constitution (Prakriti), imbalance (Vikruti), and designing an appropriate treatment protocol to bring the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) back into balance. The treatment protocols will include use of dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, herbal formulas, aromatherapy, color therapy, body therapies, mantra therapy, meditation, exercise, Pancha Karma, daily routines, plus creative support in other areas such as journaling, music, etc.
Education at Spirit Path focuses on the integration of concepts, successful completion of projects, and proper evaluation of patients. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis, and given several opportunities to show proper comprehension of the material.
The objective of Spirit Path is to graduate the highest-quality Ayurvedic practitioners in the United States. Ayurveda is best understood through classroom integration and use of the material at home. Homework assignments always include personal integration of concepts and making positive lifestyle changes. Students experience the process of self-healing and are therefore better equipped to share the knowledge with patients.
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