Enter the exciting and fast growing world of Ayurveda Wellness and Health Care in USA!
No previous experience necessary. However, Ayurveda is a wonderful addition to any existing health or allied health practice. Doctors, Massage Therapists, Yoga Practitioners and Teachers as well as any other modality can gain access to this 4000 year tradition of indigenous, traditional medicine.
SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner Certificate 525 Hrs
ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR: January, March, June and September 2014
The 508 Hour Certificate for the SomaVeda® Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner Program is based on Ayurveda’s holistic way of living and health and fulfills NAMA requirements for a 500+ Hour Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner.
The SomaVeda® AWP 525 program includes a comprehensive Ayurveda education that focuses on Ayurveda principles of Herbology, Nutrition protocols, daily routines, practices and preparations that maximize well-being.
Accredited and Authorized: We provide Legal Basis for AWP practice in all 50 states! (No Massage License Necessary!)
See our ONACS SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Recognitions! Register with confidence!
Course is 400 contact hours in class/ hands on and 125 hours Supervised Clinic, Instructor Review and practice.
Experiential, the course is highly interactive and dynamic learning experience.
Possible to do the course in only 3 months!
AWP Core Curriculum Hours: Total Course Hours: 525 hours
Core Curriculum: 350 Hrs: (All Core Classroom Hours are done in presence of and under the direct instruction of Certified Teacher)
Peripheral Courses: 50 Hrs (All Peripheral Classroom Hours are done in presence of and under the direct instruction of Certified Teacher)
Externship/ Case Studies: 100 Hrs+ 25 Hrs = 125 Hrs
The 18 Ayurveda Core Knowledge sets that a student completes for the AWP course:
2. Tridoshas 101
3. Ayurveda Kriya Sharir 101 and Chikitsa and Nidana
4. Samkhya Philosophy
5. Astrology or Jyotish (Thai Korosot/ Chakra Medical Astrology)
6. Ayurveda and the Mind (Manasa), and, Meditation
7. Sankhya philosophy, Sanskrit and Bhagavad Gita
8. Panchakarma101 and Aromatherapy
9. Yoga Therapy (SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies: Thai Yoga Therapy as Core Modality)
10. Ayurvedic Nutrition (Including Traditional Naturopathic Nutrition emphasizing Ayurveda principles)
11. Ayurvedic Herbology SomaVeda® and (Maharishi Ayurveda Resource)
12. Clinical Management of Ayurveda, as well as case studies and research (Maharishi Ayurveda Resource)
13. Legal Guide Lines for Vedic and Indigenous Medicine Practitioners
14. Clinic Ethics and business practices (How to Start an Ayurveda/ Yoga Therapy Business.)
15. Prana Yama, Yoga Kriya
16. Meditation (Shamatha, Vipassana, Tratak)
17. Kizhi (Nuad Prakhop Samun Prai: Steamed Herbal Compress Massage)
18. Hatha and Reishi Yoga
SomaVeda® Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner Program also includes intensive course work, lecture and practicum in the following subjects: Ayurvedic psychology, 5 elements, Tri Doshas, Prana, Tejas & Ojas, 6 tastes, Daily Regimen, Seasons, Digestion and Diet, Herbology, Vedic Assessment, Evaluation, 5 senses therapies (diet, herbs, aromas, sound, touch, color), Panchakarma theory, Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic health management through 5 sense therapies.
Along with this, there are 25 hours spent in the direct presence of a teacher and include classroom hours as well as apprenticeship. Live interactive video and audio class instruction (didactic and virtual classroom instruction) counts as instruction in the presence of a teacher.
Peripheral Subjects: 100 Hrs These are related subject material such as Ayurvedic concept of Anatomy & physiology, Sanskrit, Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic Astrology. (Peripheral Subjects are in-class, teacher directed hours.)
Externship/ Internship: 100 hours must be spent one on one with a client in consultation. An additional 8 hours of case management may be spent discussing cases with a supervisor or Certified SomaVeda Teacher.
The AWP Program is a residential based Ayurveda/ Yoga Therapy Practitioner Program and requires attendance in two ( 200 hour each, total 400 hours) 27 day intensives (CTP1, CTP2), plus 125 Externship hours.
NAMA Practitioner Level Membership (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) Graduates will qualify for NAMA Practitioner Level Membership however, not included and must be applied for on an individual basis as per NAMA rules.
SomaVeda® Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner (AWP) Program Tuition Cost:
$6,390.00 (Less any Tuition Scholarship!)
Important! Reduced Tuition Scholarships are available! It’s possible to qualify for tuition as low as $500.00! In addition to our generous scholarship programs, we also have liberal payment plans to work with your life and finances. (Current scholarship and or reduced tuition offers expires December 1st., 2013.)
Not Included: AWP Materials fee is $269.00 for CTP1 and $150.00 for CTP2 for all workbooks, Logbooks, textbooks, posters, Audio and DVD’s required. Food and Meals not included. Additional Text Book “Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing” by Dr. Vasant Lad, available at our bookstore. There is a separate meal plan available listed with housing. Electrical for Camping and or Kitchen use fee. Personal medical consultations and or treatments of any kind with Dr. Anthony James or other TYC staff. Personal medical or therapeutic treatments/ consultations are available by appointment at additional expense. See NWS Clinic Menu for details.
Special for currently enrolled TYC Students and or past graduates!
Can I add this AWP Certificate program to an existing SomaVeda® program I am already enrolled in such as CTP2, TCP and or DNM? Yes! We can combine the AWP program and Certificate qualifying you for NAMA Membership recognition for a very low fee. If your currently enrolled or a past graduate of the Thai Yoga Center Certification programs give us a call for some very good news! Eligible programs now include the AWP at little or NO additional tuition! Call TYC Today!
Please Note: On Site Housing is mandatory to qualify for eligibility for tuition scholarships. On-Site Housing is NOT required to attend TYC programs. Non residential students are considered Student at Large Registrations and may still qualify for special pricing based on date of registration and number of remaining available seats in any given class.
(Current scholarship and or reduced tuition offers expires December 1st., 2013.)
The State of Florida Department of Education
Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine (ONACS) operates under authorization, as a degree granting institution through exemption, by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education based programs.
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