AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 

AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Ayurvedic Yoga therapy is a discipline that focuses upon using hatha yoga postures, Ayurveda principles and meditational yoga practices to promote health and ameliorate psychological and physiological disorders. Students learn how to perform Ayurvedic diagnosis and constitutional analysis, and use these profound understandings of the intricate relationship among the body, the life force or prana, the mind, and the spirit, to create individualized therapeutic yoga programs for their clients and themselves. Yoga Therapy cultivates body-mind integration and a sense of harmony with life. It promotes the innate healing resources of the body and mind, helping to restore the proper functioning of various bodily systems and the psyche. Yoga Therapy is applicable to a great variety of conditions, including anxiety, low back pain, arthritis, hypertension, heart conditions, hyperventilation, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Medical research provides increasing evidence that yoga therapy is effective. Graduates may practice as Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists within the parameters of the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of this catalog).


 
Format: Weeknights

Hours: 660

Units: 39

Cost: $8,950

Payment Plans: Payment plans available.



 
Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses

 WS 025: Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Units)

 WS 030: Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Units)


 
Requited Courses

 AY 010: Introduction to Ayurveda (2 Units)

 AY 015: Introduction to Ayurveda Pathophysiology & Diagnosis (4 Units)

 AY 020: Ayurvedic Philosophy & Meditational Yoga (2 Units)

 AY 025: Ayurvedic Marma Points & Acupressure (4 Units)

 AY 040: Ayurvedic Nutrition (2 Units)

 AY 045: Hatha Yoga for Health and Disease (2 Units)

 AY 050: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine (4 Units)

 AY 055: Ayurvedic Rasayana and Rejuvenation (2 Units)

 AY 065: Ayurvedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling (2 Units)

 AY 066: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy I (4 Units)

 AY 067: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy II (4 Units)

 AY 090: Practice Management and Ethics (2 Units)

 AY 096: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Internship (5 Units)

WS 025: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4 UNITS)

Course No: WS 025

Department: Western Basic & Clinical Sciences

Units: 4

   

Description: This course provides students with a study of human anatomy and physiology, including the organization of the body and the skeletal and muscular systems, and the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems

WS 030: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4 UNITS)

Course No: WS 030

Department: Western Basic & Clinical Sciences

Units: 4

   

Description: This course provides a study of the anatomy and physiology of the human urinary, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine systems and a discussion of fluid and electrolyte balance, genetics, and growth and development.

AY 010: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 010

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course introduces students to Ayurveda (India's 5,000-year-old medical tradition), its aims and objectives, methods of examining patients, and diagnostic and treatment methods. Students will gain a solid foundation of basic Ayurvedic principles with an appreciation of the art and science of Ayurvedic medicine.

AY 015: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 015

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: This course examines disease process in Ayurvedic medicine, including the causes of disease, stages of manifestation disease pathways, classification of diseases, prognoses, and changes in the doshas and tissues in disease processes. Students will learn diagnostic methods of Ayurveda and the process of performing constitutional analysis, pulse diagnosis and urine analysis.

AY 020: AYURVEDIC PHILOSOPHY & MEDITATIONAL YOGA (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 020

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course explores the philosophical and spiritual foundations of Ayurvedic medicine. Students will investigate its roots in the Atharva Veda, one of the four ancient sacred canons of Hindu philosophy, which provides treatments for benefitting health and alleviating disease. Students will examine Ayurvedic cosmology and philosophy as embodied in Sankhya, one of the six classical schools od East Indian philosophy. The ancient art of meditational yoga, integral to the development of a healthy lifestyle and to the fulfillment of life's purpose according to Ayurveda, will also be introduced.

AY 040: AYURVEDIC NUTRITION (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 040

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course provides a comprehensive study of the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and the use of diet and nutritional programs in health and disease. Students will learn various Ayurvedic nutritional programs appropriate to the various doshas and various diagnoses.

AY 045: HATHA YOGA FOR HEALTH AND DISEASE (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 045

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course teaches the practice of Hatha Yoga and its benefits in health and disease. Students will be required to perform postures in at least one major approach to Hatha Yoga.

AY 050: AYURVEDIC HERBAL MEDICINE (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 050

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: In this course, students will learn about herbs as they are used in Ayurvedic medicine. Students will study Ayurvedic herbal philosophy and practices, acquiring a beginning knowledge of major Ayurvedic herbs and how they are used to benefit physical, psychological, and spiritual health and ameliorate disease.

AY 055: AYURVEDIC RASAYANA AND REJUVENATION (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 055

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course provides an introduction to the special rejuvenation procedures called Rasayana. Students will learn strategies for using Rasayana with nutritional support, herbal formulas, and rejuvenating daily routines, to work toward the goals of delaying or reversing aging and preventing disease.

AY 065: AYURVEDIC PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFESTYLE COUNSELING (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 065

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course introduces students to Ayurvedic recommendations for cleansing the body, developing healthy lifestyles, adjusting to natural forces, and using the senses, the mind, and the self in an appropriate way. Students also will learn about the energetics of consciousness, Ayurvedic therapies for the mind, and spiritual techniques used in Ayurveda.

AY 066: AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY I (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 066

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: This course provides an intensive study of psychological and physical disorders within Ayurvedic internal medicine and the treatment of these conditions by the use of various yoga therapies. Students will learn in-depth knowledge about the doshas, dhatus, shrotas, malas, nadis, and marmas affected by various yoga postures and meditational techniques.

AY 067: AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY II (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 067

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 4

   

Description: This course provides additional intensive study of psychological and physical disorders within Ayurvedic internal medicine and the treatment of these conditions by the use of various yoga therapies. Students will learn in-depth knowledge about the doshas, dhatus, shrotas, malas, nadis, and marmas affected by various yoga postures and meditational techniques.

AY 090: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND ETHICS (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 090

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 2

   

Description: This course covers professional ethics and business aspects relevant to an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner practice. Students will learn how to develop referral sources, maintain and release records, communicate with clients, build public relations, and manage finances.

AY 096: AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY INTERNSHIP (5 UNITS)

Course No: AY 096

Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

Units: 5

   

Description: This internship provides students with an opportunity to practice Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy methods and procedures learned in the classroom in a supervised clinical setting. Students are required to complete 150 hours of Ayurvedic internship, in which they complete treatments with at least 20 different patients.

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