The program offered via the distance learning program is being offered by the California College of Ayurveda in 2013.
Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India. Ayurveda means in Sanskrit "knowledge or wisdom of life". While a medical science, its scope enters into the realms of the spirit and the transformation of consciousness. Its fundamental philosophy is that disease is the end result of living out of harmony with the environment. It believes that in order to re-establish optimal health, the individual must discover where we are living out of harmony and then adopt a life style which brings them back into harmony.
The Ayurveda Foundations course for self-knowledge (50 credit hours) can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapy courses. In order to complete the program, the student has to submit a series of reading comprehension questions and a variety of self-healing and self-exploration exercises.
The course covers the following subjects:
Introduction to history, philosophy, mythology of Ayurveda
Five element theory
Fundamentals of determining a client's constitution
The California College of Ayurveda is the first state-approved college for the study of Ayurvedic medicine in the West. The Ayurveda School offers a variety of training programs. For more details please visit AyurvedaCollege.com or call 530 478 9100.