Ayurveda continuing education for Therapists

In-service training for a manual therapist in Ayurveda (MAT) applies to alternative practitioner, therapists and people who are interested in Ayurveda. As part of a three years lasting continuing education they will learn a wide variety of manual exercises in Ayurveda.

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Curriculum of ayurvedic continuing education for Therapists

In the first study year of the extra–occupational advanced training for Manual Ayurveda Therapists (MAT) the following modules have to be completed:

Module 1: Basic Studies (100 hours, including 50 contact hours)

  • Historical overview – history of Ayurveda
  • Introduction to the Ayurvedic point of view (the elements, Pakruti, Vikruti, the six tastes)
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy – the concept of man, the eight branches of Ayurveda and the basic understanding of the therapeutic methods
  • Definition of disease and health, Dosha, Dhatu, Pakruti and Vikruti
  • Pathogenesis: the six stages of disease development
  • Overview of diagnostic and therapeutic methods
  • Prakruti vs. Vikruti: understanding the three Doshas and their sub-Doshas. Determining a person’s constitution-type
  • Constitution assessment, with practical examples
  • Restoring the harmony within an individual’s constitution-type
  • Constitution assessment, with practical examples
  • Restoring the harmony within an individual’s constitution
  • Anatomy and physiology in Ayurveda 1: Dhatus, Srotas and Malas
  • Prakruti vs. Vikruti: definition of the three Doshas and the seven sub-Doshas in detail, the ten possible constitution-types
  • Constitution assessment, with practical examples
  • Restoring the harmony within an individual’s constitution
  • Anatomy and physiology in Ayurveda 2: Marmas, Nadis and Kalas
  • The quality and classification of the 13 major Agnis
  • The role of Ama in the development of disease
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Ayurveda 2: Marmas, Nadis, Kalas
  • Function and definition of Ojas, Tejas and Prana
  • Diet and lifestyle in connection with one’s individual constitution and condition
  • The concept of time in relation to the time of day, the time of year and the stage of one’s life
  • Manasika Dosha – the mental constitution. Definition of the Manasika Gunas (mental qualities)
  • The 20 qualities (Guruvadi Gunas) and their relationship to the Doshas
  • Nutrition and the importance of the Gunas
  • Knowledge of the Gunas, practical examples
  • Pharmacology and the range of therapies (lifestyle, nutrition, manual therapies, etc.), with practical examples
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction into Ayurvedic physiotherapy
  • Traditional formulations

Module 2: Ayurvedic Diagnosics and Therapies (70 hours, including 20 contact hours)

Ayurveda – diagnostic methods, Roga Pariksha (the three, eight and 10 methods of diagnostics) and therapy (Chikitsa) in overview

Identification of disease – Darshana (observation), Sparshana (clinical examination) and Prashna (anamnesis)

Specific diagnostic methods, with practical exercise (methods for disease identification, diagnostic measures):

  • Pulse diagnosis: Pakruti-Vikruti and organ pulse diagnosis
  • Tongue diagnosis
  • Fingernail diagnosis
  • Eye diagnosis
  • Face diagnosis
  • Urine diagnosis
  • Stool diagnosis
  • Anamnesis sheet
  • Ayurvedic therapy

Module 3: Ayurvedic Nutrition and Dietetics (65hours, including 50 contact hours)

  • Basics of Ayurvedic cooking
  • The cook as mediator, cooking as meditation, cooking as an everyday culture
  • Prana and the modern view of nutrition
  • Ancient knowledge: the five elements, Gunas, Virya and Vipaka
  • Agni – cooking in tune with the Doshas and Gunas
  • Basic rules of Ayurvedic cooking: choice, preparation and consumption
  • Incompatible food combinations
  • Cooking practical
  • Constitution and time of year-specific cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Making Ghee and Vata-, Pitta- and Kapha-churna
  • Recipes for chutneys and Kitchari (tridoshic)
  • Ideas for Ayurvedic menus
  • Ayurvedic nutrition as a therapeutic measure for certain diseases
  • The GI Tract, liver and gall bladder, the cardiovascular, urinary and immune systems, eating disorders, metabolic syndrome, practical exercises and role play

Module 4.1: Introduction in Kaya Chikitsa (30 hours, including 30 contact hours)

  • The eight essential components of Ayurvedic healing, detailed overview: including nutrition, physical training, phyto–therapeutic treatment following the heritable Pakruti, course of disease (Vikruti), season, age of the patient, etc.
  • Shamana (balancing therapy) and Shodana (e.g., Panchakarma), with practical case studies

Module 4.2: Physiology, Anatomy and Dravayaguna (see 4.1)

Module 4.3: Dravayaguna (see 4.1)

  • Description of medical herbs in Ayurveda – their effect and use in therapies

Module 5.: Summer Intensive Seminar with Dr. Vasant Lad (5 days)

Further information you will find at the special website about the Ayurvedic summer camp at the Euroved Academy.

Module 6.1: Manual Ayurvedic Therapy (150 hours, including 100 contact hours)

Manual therapy forms in an atmosphere of stillness and inspiration. The treatment methods taught in this module all relate to the individual’s constitution, age, sex and out of balance state. Also taken into account are the environment, the time of day, the season and the type of treatment given.

  • Abhyanga (whole body massage in different positions)
  • Pada
  • Hasta
  • Shiro
  • Mukha
  • Triguna Abhyanga
  • Classical Kerala Abhyanga

Module 6.2: Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (see 6.1)

Basic principles of Ayurvedic yoga massage:

  • Use of different oil mixtures and calmus powder in consideration of bodily constitution
  • Meaning of the Purvakarma and the Snehana for the preparation of a Panchakarma cure
  • Practical exercises: back massage, leg massage

Module 7: Exam with external Investigator (approx. 4 hours)

Further information concerning the exam you will get at the beginning of the study year.

In the second study year of the extra–occupational advanced training for Manual Ayurveda Therapists (MAT) the following modules have to be completed:

Module 1: Basic principles 2 (60 hours, including 30 contact hours)

Basic principles including:

  • srotas
  • kalas
  • interplay between doshas, dhatus  and srotas
  • ama
  • swastha vrittam
  • swasta swasthasyam

Module 2: Ayurvedic Diagnostics and Therapies (85 hours, including 45 contact hours)

Diagnostic and Therapy

  • Samprapti and nidan panchaka
  • Trividh
  • Ashtavidh
  • Dasavidh pariksa
  • History

Module 3: Yoga (85 hours, including 45 contact hours)

  • Yoga applied to Ayurveda – Ayuryoga

Module 4: Dravayaguna 2 (25 hours, including 25 contact hours)

  • Rasa Shastra
  • gems

Module 5: Manual Therapies 2 (135 hours, including 80 contact hours)

  • Yoga Massage
  • Marma therapy
  • Netra tarpana
  • Karnau purana
  • Nasya
  • Lepas
  • Basti external
  • Mukhabhyanga
  • Chakra healing

Module 6: Ayurvedic texts and references (25 hours, including 25 contact hours)

Introduction to the texts and references of Ayurveda

  • Bhrt trayi
  • Laghu trayi
  • Material medica
  • AFI
  • Other authors and sources

Module 7: Exam with external Investigator (approx. 4 hours)

Further information concerning the exam you will get at the beginning of the study year.

In the third study year of the extra–occupational advanced training for Manual Ayurveda Therapists (MAT) the following modules have to be completed:

Module 1: Internal medicine (85 hours, including 45 contact hours)

Introduction of Internal medicine

  • Kaya chikitsa
  • Intro to treatment of simple decease with home remedies

Module 2: Ayurvedic Diagnostics and Therapies (85 hours, including 45 contact hours)

Diagnostic and Therapy

  • Manasika Prakruti/vikruti
  • Manasika gunas
  • Body-mind-spirit interaction
  • Holistic approach to Ayurveda

Module 3: Theory (65 hours, including 45 contact hours)

  • Sanskrit and Ayurvedic Terminology

Module 4: Theory (35 hours, including 25 contact hours)

  • Materia medica
  • Agad tantra (toxicology)
  • Legal status of Ayurveda

Module 6: Exam with external Investigator (approx. 4 hours)

Further information concerning the exam you will get at the beginning of the study year.

Module 5: Manual Therapies 2 (150 hours, including 90 contact hours)

  • Pancha Karma (theory and practice)
  • Purva karma
  • Karma and paschat karma
  • Shodhan
  • Shaman
  • Rasayana

Legal Requirements in Germany

Doctors – with substantiated knowledge and acquisition of all modules – are allowed to practice ayurvedic treatment. Certified ayurvedic alternative practitioner are allowed to practice most of them. Graduated massager and physiotherapists are enabled to offer manual treatment and are allowed to pass advices in the areas of stress reduction, nutrition, lifestyle, and vitality.
Healer are allowed to open their own Ayurveda-wellness- office, after passing the examination.
They are allowed to offer massage treatments as well as lifestyle- and nutrition sessions. Under supervision of a doctor, they are allowed to offer more ayurvedic treatments.