CATALOG               Individual Course Study v2.4                      Special Interest          Ayurvedic Courses for We...
Table of Contents  Mission, Purpose & Commitment ............................................................................
Mission, Purpose & Commitment          urpose    ommitmentOur mission: To integrate traditional Ayurvedic wisdomand healin...
AyurvedaKerala Ayurveda Academy invites you on a great life adventure…The Kerala Ayurveda Academy is the first institute i...
Why Choose Kerala Ayurveda Academy for MyAyurvedic Training?      Authenticity              We offer the highest level of ...
Program OverviewIndividual & Bundled Course StudyE-Learning ‘Special Interest’ CoursesThe Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, ye...
•   Ayurvedic Physiology - KAA i102    Instructor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar    The Ayurvedic Physiology course extends the bas...
•   Ayurvedic Herbs & Therapeutic Uses - KAA i106    Instructor: Dr. Anjali Paranjpe    Herbology extends Nutrition into t...
• Ayurvedic Management of Diseases - KAA i110    Instructor: Dr Jayarajan Kodikannath    Disease Management will describe ...
Ayurveda for the Medical Practitioner - KAA b106                                  Practitioner**                    Fundam...
Faculty                                                                           Faculty TestimonialsThe goal of Kerala A...
Registration Process  How to Register      1. Online Registration: The Registration process is found by going to our websi...
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Knowledge of Ayurvedic science in today’s world is essential.

Ayurvedic science is aimed at the preservation of health and prevention of disease by establishing balance and harmony through nutrition, herbs, meditation, and daily routines. Ayurvedic science provides knowledge to unfold the reality beyond the physical body and achieve harmony of Body, Mind and Spirit. The World Health Organization recognizes Ayurveda as a complete natural health care system.
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  1. 1. CATALOG Individual Course Study v2.4 Special Interest Ayurvedic Courses for Wellness, Naturally E-Learning
  2. 2. Table of Contents Mission, Purpose & Commitment ................................................................................................................. 3 Ayurveda ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 Why Choose Kerala Ayurveda Academy for My Ayurvedic Training? .......................................................... 5 Program Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 6 Individual Course Study (ICS) ........................................................................................................................ 6 Bundled Course Study ................................................................................................................................... 9 Tuition & Fees ............................................................................................................................................. 10 Recommended Reading .............................................................................................................................. 10 Faculty ......................................................................................................................................................... 11 Board of Advisors ........................................................................................................................................ 11 Registration Process.................................................................................................................................... 12 Kerala Ayurveda Academy 4210 Stone Way N Seattle, WA 98103 Academy Director Sales Manager Academy Administrator Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath Rick Roux Leslie Gallaher Toll Free: (888) 275-9103 Toll Free: (888) 353-7252 Toll Free: (888) 275-9103 x1 © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academydirector@ayurvedaacademy.com sales@ayurvedaacademy.com admin@ayurvedaacademy.com 2 Page
  3. 3. Mission, Purpose & Commitment urpose ommitmentOur mission: To integrate traditional Ayurvedic wisdomand healing with scientific research.Our purpose: To serve as an authentic source ofAyurvedic education, research and community healthcare.Our commitment: To bring the highest caliber ofacademic excellence to the US and abroad.Welcome to the Kerala Ayurveda AcademyThe Kerala Ayurveda Academy (KAA) invites you to embark on ajourney into the world of Ayurveda, where you will discover aprofound potential for health and well well-being offered by a time-proven, harmonious and holistic healthcare system.Healthcare in the United States is changing. Health science hasevolved to encompass our beliefs, our emotions, our behavior, our thoughts, our family and cultural systems, aswell as the environmental context in which we live. All of these elements are relevant to our hea health. Ayurveda is a5000 year old Indian system of healing that encompasses these aspects while offering solutions to achieveharmony at the level of Body, Mind and Spirit. Join us and get involved in this pioneering work that is transforming stand reshaping our healthcare industry to a newer model of holistic health care for the 21 century.Kerala Ayurveda Academy is committed to offering the highest quality of education and services to our students sothat they become the finest Ayurvedic health practitioners and educators for the future. Our aim is to maintain theauthenticity of Ayurveda in the United States States.The KAA curriculum is based on an Ayurvedic educational curriculum from Indian universities and is academically hechallenging and rewarding. Students will find studying at KAA intellectually stimulating and competitive. The .programs encompass all fields of Ayurveda including Ayurvedic philosophy, herbology, psychology, Ayurvedic AyurvedaDosha imbalance management, research, clinical practice, and clinical application.We have assembled the most qualified and experienced faculty to teach Ayurvedic principles. Most f facultymembers have Ayurvedic degrees from prestigious universities in India and 15 to 30 years of clinical experience. yearsFeel assured that you will receive an aut eel authentic Ayurvedic education.We congratulate you on your decision to become part of an inner cir circle ofAyurvedic practitioners who promote healing, well being and wellness. well-being © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academy THE KERALA AYURVEDA ACADEMY TEAM 3 Page
  4. 4. AyurvedaKerala Ayurveda Academy invites you on a great life adventure…The Kerala Ayurveda Academy is the first institute in the US to provide authentic Ayurvedic programsthroughout the country. We currently offer classroom programs in the states of California andWashington and online programs for the distant learner.Upon completion,graduates will be able Ayurveda, the science (Veda) of life (Ayus), is a part of the worlds oldestto: and most well-documented comprehensive healthcare system. According Determine and analyze a to Ayurveda, harmony at the level of the Body, Mind and Spirit is true client’s unique Body health. Ayurveda emphasizes the individual rather than a disease. The Constitution concept of body constitution distinguishes Ayurveda from many other Perform Ayurvedic Nutritional consultations healing sciences. Knowledge of Ayurvedic science in today’s world is Perform Ayurvedic essential. Conventional medicine has its strength in disease management lifestyle consultations Teach Pranayama and and treatment. Ayurvedic science is aimed at the preservation of health and Meditation prevention of disease by establishing balance and harmony through Offer special Ayurvedic nutrition, herbs, meditation, and daily routines. Conventional medicine is a therapies and home remedies science that takes care of the physical body and its systems. Ayurvedic science provides knowledge to unfold the reality beyond the physical body and achieve harmony of Body, Mind and Spirit. The World HealthTestimonial Organization recognizes Ayurveda as a complete natural health careMy experience… has been system.nothing short ofwonderful… Educational, This is the perfect time to learn about Ayurveda. There is a uniqueenjoyable, practical and opportunity in this day and age to lead successful lives by assisting family,indispensable…I watched friends and clients in creating healthier bodies and lifestyles, thusmy relationship with family,friends and myself blossom eventually lowering healthcare costs. Licensed health care practitioners canto levels I never could haveutilize their Ayurvedic knowledge to enhance their current practice.imagined. KAA has taught Massage therapists and body workers can open Panchakarma centers.me that Ayurveda is truly a Students interested in health and beauty might start Ayurvedic spas, beautyway of life, a balanced lifeand a better life. centers, or wellness centers. Freelance writers may start AyurvedicKari publications. Research savvy students may get involved in Ayurvedic research projects. The Office of Alternative Medicine funds many research projects in holistic health care. Business entrepreneurs might develop © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda AcademyAyurvedic herbal products, food packages, or even Ayurvedic cosmetics. Students in academics may getinto teaching or may want to deepen their education, pursuing more in-depth studies. The possibilitiesare endless. KAA offers advanced classes to further their education and also offers programs at ourKerala Ayurveda Academic Facilities in Cochin and Bangalore, India. 4 Page
  5. 5. Why Choose Kerala Ayurveda Academy for MyAyurvedic Training? Authenticity We offer the highest level of Ayurvedic training outside of IndiaComprehensiveness Includes course manuals, study guides and interactive testing Leading Experts Several of the world’s leading academicians and physicians Flexible State of the Art E-Learning system - Courses available onlineTake Pride in Knowing… You are part of a globally recognized and highly respected Ayurvedic lineage which is experiencing spectacular growth in the West… You are a part of one of the largest student bodies in the country… Kerala Ayurveda Academy is backed by its parent, Kerala Ayurveda Limited (KAL), which has hospitals, clinics, academies and spas throughout Southern India… KAL is a 65-yr old full spectrum Ayurveda company and has touched more than a million lives with its authentic products and services… KAL is from Kerala, referred to as God’s own country, the land that cherishes the practice of Ayurveda in its purest and most authentic form… KAL and KAA have embarked on a journey to make Ayurveda a global choice for better health… KAL’s mission is to “Evolve Ayurveda” with substantial investments in research so that Ayurveda is promoted globally in an authentic manner for the benefit and wellness of humankind KAL is a part of Katra Life Sciences, which aims at providing “Wellness Naturally” to all Kerala Ayurveda Academy supports the Asha Foundation in India, an organization dedicated to the service of child welfare and rehabilitative assistance, especially in the areas of autism and cerebral palsy. At the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, you will benefit from KAL’s partnership with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Research and Education for authentic Ayurvedic herbs and treatments. BHU is an internationally reputed University founded in 1916 – it is a premier institution hosting © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academy schools in medicine, science, technology, social science and performing arts with over 20,000 students and 2500 scholars. 5 Page
  6. 6. Program OverviewIndividual & Bundled Course StudyE-Learning ‘Special Interest’ CoursesThe Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, year long, 500 hour-program offers the student a full and diverserange of topics in Ayurveda. The AWC program covers topics such as Vedic philosophy, Ayurvedicnutrition, special bodywork techniques, home remedies, prevention of disease and much more. ThisAWC program in its Ayurvedic emphasis on diet and lifestyle can have a profoundly positive impact forthose who practice this ancient science. Since many health professionals and lay-persons are interestedin specific areas of Ayurveda, we at Kerala Ayurveda have made each of the courses in the AWC programavailable through the ‘Individual Course Study’ (ICS) program. This allows for the specialized andfocused study on specific topics of interest. These courses are not only offered individually but arebundled into three topic specific programs or can be customized into your own program to suit yourneeds. The courses are conveniently offered through our E-Learning system and can be taken atanytime, anywhere.Each course contains video instruction, a course manual, study guide, the opportunity to test yourknowledge with an interactive quiz and is available on our E-Learning system for a period of 30 days. Acertificate of completion is granted at the end of the course.The first course, Fundamentals of Ayurveda – An Introduction to Ayurveda is prerequisite to all otherindividual courses. This requirement serves to ensure that there is a foundational understanding for theselected course. If the student is interested in taking multiple individual courses, Fundamentals ofAyurveda is not required to be retaken. In special cases where the student has attended a courseequivalent in an established Ayurvedic school, the course can be taken without the Fundamentals ofAyurveda prerequisite. The student must provide a school transcript outlining the courses attended thatfulfill this prerequisite.Individual Course Study (ICS) • Fundamentals of Ayurveda - KAA i101 Instructor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar The Fundamentals of Ayurveda course introduces students to the basic concepts of Ayurveda, including its philosophical origins, the five elements, three governing energies and twenty qualities that comprise all living things. Fundamentals of Ayurveda also provides an introduction to the three qualities of consciousness and their role in the process of creation. © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academy Prerequisite: none 6 Page
  7. 7. • Ayurvedic Physiology - KAA i102 Instructor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar The Ayurvedic Physiology course extends the basic information provided by Fundamentals of Ayurveda into the physiological structures of the body, revealing the five sub-energies of the three biological humours, seven physical structures and three waste processes. Physiology also provides an in-depth exploration of individual constitution and simple tools to accurately identify it in every person you meet. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda• Ayurvedic Psychology - KAA i103 Instructor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar Psychology provides insight into the illuminating principle of the physical world: The mind and the subtle body. Each of the mental qualities is explored in depth, along with the various states of mind, mental illusions or sheaths, energetic bodies, energy centers or Chakras and subtle energies. Psychology also provides practical tools to create psychological balance strengthen the life force and begin to live more actively in the present moment. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda• Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking - KAA i104 Instructor: Dr. Rucha Kelkar Nutrition begins the healing process with our food or nutrition. We are introduced to the unique concept of Agni, or the digestive fire, as well as the six tastes and their effect on the body. This class also provides students with the qualities, elements and energetic properties of over 150 fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, oils, animal products and sweeteners. Additionally, Nutrition discusses the importance of the five senses in the nutritional experience and describes over 35 well-loved Ayurvedic recipes with an interactive classroom cooking demonstration. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda• Ayurvedic Daily Routines & Prevention - KAA i105 Instructor: Dr Jayarajan Kodikannath The Prevention course carries into our environment to explain the energetic and elemental operation in the world around us. Prevention also provides detailed daily, nightly and seasonal routines tailored to the seasons, life cycles and phases of the day that will boost your immunity and increase vitality. © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academy Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda 7 Page
  8. 8. • Ayurvedic Herbs & Therapeutic Uses - KAA i106 Instructor: Dr. Anjali Paranjpe Herbology extends Nutrition into the realm of therapeutic herbs. Comprehensive analysis of most modern and traditional herbs as well as the concepts of taste, potency, post-digestive effect, their qualities and effects on the body and how they can dramatically benefit your health. Herbology also describes several Ayurvedic. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda• Ayurvedic Yoga & Yoga Therapy - KAA i107 Instructor: Mas Vidal Yoga therapy describes several practices to bring the physical body into total alignment. Topics covered in-depth include postures to balance each body constitution and the science of breathing and mantra. The student will learn a comprehensive approach to the science of Yoga including its many branches and modalities. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda• Ayurvedic Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork - KAA i108 Instructor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar Bodywork provides a host of healing therapies that nourish the body and nurture the mind and spirit. These practices include Ayurvedic head, foot and body massage, sound therapies and aromatherapy. Ayurvedic bodywork identifies the different energy points and channels of the body and how their stimulation leads to healing and a host of health benefits. This class also describes how to prepare several therapeutic oil and herbal decoctions using ingredients from your own home. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda• Disease Process & Ayurvedic Assessment - KAA i109 Instructor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar Disease Pathology describes how diseases form and progress. Topics will include: o The Ayurvedic energies and structures (Dosha, Dhatu, Mala) and their role in the disease process. o Simple ways to identify warning signs long before they become full-blown symptoms. © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academy o How to analyze the various systems and structures of the body and identify potential warning signs: Tongue, pulse and mala diagnosis. o In-depth examination of case studies. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Ayurveda 8 Page
  9. 9. • Ayurvedic Management of Diseases - KAA i110 Instructor: Dr Jayarajan Kodikannath Disease Management will describe how to address various disease manifestations and how to prevent their progression. Topics will include: o The Ayurvedic energies and structures (Dosha, Dhatu, Mala) and their role in various etio-pathogenesis. The evolution of diseases through various dosha stages reaching the final degenerative phase. o Simple ways to identify warning signs long before they become full-blown symptoms and methods of arresting the disease progression. o Mapping of various stages of etio-pathogenesis to arrive at a treatment protocol. o Tools and techniques including simple herbal treatments and dietary & lifestyle changes to restore and maintain equilibrium. o Various methodologies involved in Palliative (Shamana) and Purification (Shodhana) treatments. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of AyurvedaBundled Course Study Introduction to Ayurveda - KAA b101 Fundamentals of Ayurveda Ayurvedic Physiology Ayurvedic Psychology Ayurveda for Vibrant Health - KAA b102 Fundamentals of Ayurveda Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking Ayurvedic Daily Routines & Preventive Ayurveda for the Nutritionist & Dietician - KAA b103 Fundamentals of Ayurveda Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking Ayurvedic Herbs & Therapeutic Uses Ayurveda for the Massage Therapist - KAA b104 Fundamentals of Ayurveda Human Physiology & Ayurveda Ayurvedic Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academy Ayurveda for the Yoga Practitioner - KAA b105 Fundamentals of Ayurveda Ayurvedic Physiology Ayurvedic Yoga & Yoga Therapy 9 Page
  10. 10. Ayurveda for the Medical Practitioner - KAA b106 Practitioner** Fundamentals of Ayurveda Ayurvedic Physiology Ayurvedic Herbs & Therapeutic Uses Disease Process & Ayurvedic Assessment Ayurvedic Management of DiseasesTuition & FeesIndividual Course Study $600Bundled Course Study $1500Extended Bundled Course Study** $2500Recommended ReadingThe following list of books is for additional reading.Frawley, Dr. David Yoga and Ayurveda; Ayurveda and the Mind; The Yoga of HerbsJoshi, Dr. Sunil Ayurveda and PanchakarmaLad, Dr. Vasant Secrets of the Pulse; Textbook of Ayurveda (Two volumes)Lele, Dr. Avinash Secrets of Marma; Panchakarma and Ayurvedic MassageRanade, Dr. Subhash Health and Disease in Ayurveda and Yoga; Natural healing through AyurvedaSvoboda, Dr. Robert Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic ConstitutionApte, Dr. Jay Delicious and Healthy - Cuisine of AyurvedaYarema, Dr. Thomas Eat-Taste-Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living Heal:Prof. Dr. P. Sreekumar Ashtanga Hrudayam Suthrasthanam Hrudayam- © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academy 10 Page
  11. 11. Faculty Faculty TestimonialsThe goal of Kerala Ayurveda Academy is to offer authenticAyurvedic courses by experienced Ayurvedic Doctors. Many Dr. Suhas [Kshirsagar] could not beof our faculty members are established Ayurvedic physicians any more kind, knowledgeable or funny.who have received degrees from renowned Universities inIndia – the “Holy Land” of Ayurveda – and have more than15 years of experience in Ayurvedic practice and teaching. Mas [Vidal] is an incredible teacher.They are eager to share and hand over this ancient wisdom He brings synthesis to all the elementsto our enthusiastic students. of Yoga & Ayurveda. His presence in the classes, in addition to his wealthTeri Adolfo, MTCM, LAc, CAP of knowledge, is inspiring and informative.Dr. K. Jayarajan, BAMS Academy Director AnonymousDr. Rucha Kelkar, BAMS, M.PT I really enjoyed and appreciated the high level of interaction Rucha KelkarDr. Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) provided… her teaching was fantastic… and inspiring!Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, LMT, DYA AnonymousMamta Landerman, CAS, PKS Mamta [Landerman] is an excellent and gifted teacher.Dr. Anjali Paranjpe, BAMS, MD (Ayurved) RenéeDr. Ram Tamang, BAMSMas Vidal, BABoard of AdvisorsDr. K. Anil Kumar, BAMS, Director and FounderDr. K. Anil Kumar, Executive Director of Kerala Ayurveda Ltd is now the elected member of the Central Council ofIndian Medicine (CCIM) – the Apex Body of the Government of India for the Indian System of Medicine. He was thePresident of the Ayurvedic Medical Association of India and is a former Joint Secretary of the Ayurvedic DrugManufacturers’ Association of India. He is currently Executive Member of the Ayurvedic Medicine ManufacturersOrganization of India.Dr. K. Sasidharan, BAMS, Medical SuperintendentDr. K. Sasidharan is the Medical Superintendent at the Kerala Ayurveda Hospital at Kochi. He is a BAMS, MD (Ayu)and during his career he has held key positions in various Universities. He was the hospital medical superintendentand vice principal in The Ayurveda College, Coimbatore; a reader of Ayurveda, in the prestigious SreeSankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kaladi; a member of the senate, in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore; a © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academymember P G board of studies in Sree Sankaracharya University, Kaladi; board member of studies AmruthaAyurveda Medical College, Vallikavu, Kollam and Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College, Chennai. 11 Page
  12. 12. Registration Process How to Register 1. Online Registration: The Registration process is found by going to our website: www.ayurvedaacademy.com and clicking on ‘Apply Online’. Kerala Ayurveda Academy 4210 Stone Way N Seattle, WA 98103 Academy Director Sales Manager Academy Administrator Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath Rick Roux Leslie Gallaher Toll Free: (888) 275-9103 Toll Free: (888) 353-7252 Toll Free: (888) 275-9103 x1 275 © 2011 Kerala Ayurveda Academydirector@ayurvedaacademy.com sales@ayurvedaacademy.com admin@ayurvedaacademy.com admin@ayurveda 12 Page

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