Introduction to Ayurveda Course Announced by the California College of Ayurveda, Recognized Ayurvedic School in the West

The program offered via the distance learning program is being offered by the California College of Ayurveda in 2014. 

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. For more information, please visit: /ayurveda-foundations-course.

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 program is also available in Spanish through Escuela de Ayurveda de California (

The course covers the following subjects: 

Introduction to history, philosophy, mythology of Ayurveda 
Five element theory 
Tridoshic theory 
Sensory therapies 
Ayurvedic psychology 
Fundamentals of determining a client’s constitution

Established in 1995, the California College of Ayurveda is the longest running, State-approved college offering professional training programs for the study of Ayurvedic Medicine in the West. The Ayurveda School is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and health care in the field of Ayurveda. For more details about the therapies and consultations offered, please visit or call 530 478 9100.