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4th Annual Ayurvedic Workshop - Fort Kochi, Kerala, India 2019

 8-day Course

Herbology and Dietary Treatments of Ayurveda

Nov. 24th to Dec. 1st, 2019

AYURVEDIC HEALTH-CARE TRAINING FOR WESTERNERS

Presented by Vaidya Khabir Southwick of Natural Healing Consultants of Ojai; supported by Dr. Arun Ambu Kakkathara of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala 

*  Prior training or knowledge of Ayurveda is required.

 About the Workshops

These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic health-care.  "This teaching format is for those who want an authentic and substantive hands-on training in Ayurvedic health-care (kayachikitsa) that can be used in clinical practice.  Most courses on Ayurveda are unclear about clinical applications, overly detailed or just too academic.  For those who don't know Sanskrit traditional courses on Ayurveda can also be confusing.  The goal of these workshops is to help [western] students and practitioners of Ayurveda to better grasp the functional and clinical applications of Ayurveda.  The classes are straightforward and clear without much Sanskrit terminology or references to ancient texts."

"In this course, we immerse in herbal formulas, by discussing, giving examples, tasting and even trying each formulas.  To know an herb you have to feel it, and this type of immersion creates a feeling that won't be forgotten"  Khabir

Certificate Course

Khabir Southwick, in collaboration with Dr. Arun Ambu Kakkathara of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala, is pleased to provide this formal certificate course of study in Ayurvedic Health-care. This course endeavors to provide a comprehensive and authentic professional education for the health professional seeking to incorporate Ayurvedic medical principles into their self-care regimen or existing practice in caring for others.  A personalized certificate will be presented on the last day for graduates.*

Hosted at Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala, Fort Koch, Kerala, India. 

 

Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala is run by a team of expert and adept physicians to diagnose and provide apt treatment and therapies for ailments of all kind. Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala is equipped and mastered to provide all the modules of treatments envisaged in the ancient texts.

Various aspects of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala treatments are proper administration and application of herbal medicines, Nutritional advice and guidance, Exercise therapy, Meditation and other special purification therapies for rejuvenation. We help the patients to imbibe the Ayurveda way of living for a healthy life.

Situated in the pristine backwaters of Kerala, Dr. Ambu and tea at Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala care for our in patients, who can avail the well furnished rooms, and homely food during the process of the treatment.

INSTRUCTOR

Khabir Southwick, Ayurvedic Practitioneris an international Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care.  For over 25 years, Khabir has helped thousands of people to naturally overcome a wide range of health conditions with Ayurvedic dietary changes, India and western herbal medicine and traditional home remedies.  Khabir formulates and provides his own herbal teas and Ayurvedic formulas to address most health conditions.  When in Ojai, Khabir maintains his health-care practice with local, national and international clients.  He has provided hundreds of classes and workshops in Southern California and internationally in France, Morocco, the UAE and India.  He also travels regularly to India for person study, these Ayurveda courses and detoxification (panchakarma) retreats which he leads. 

Sponsor 

Dr. Arun Ambu Kakkathara of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala well-known Ayurvedic doctor with a large clinic in Fort Kochi, India.  Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala, was established back in the 1960s by the Famous Kakathara Raghavan Vaidyar, who acquired the extensive Traditional Ayurveda medicine knowledge directly from the Masters who practiced Ayurveda through the Gurukula System of Education prevailed in ancient period.

Herbology and Dietary Treatments of Ayurveda 

- Nov. 224th to Dec. 1st, 2019

Note: This is an advanced class that requires an excellent knowledge of the fundamentals of Ayurveda including the knowledge the tridoshic system, sub doshas, gunas, dhatus, srotomsi, agni, ojas and ama and other essential aspects of ayurvedic anatomy and functionality of the body according to Ayurveda.  Basic knowledge and experience of Ayurvedic diagnosis by observation, questioning and touching is also required.  It is highly recommended to take the first two courses before attending this course unless prior knowledge and experience exist. 

The main objective of this course is to understand the attributes (gunas), actions (karma) and taste (rasa) of most vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and other food items, and learn to form diets to therapeutically address specific health condtions (ahara chikitsa).  Additionally, we will study 50 of the most common traditional ayurvedic herbs  and simple formulas to address doshic imbalances and the subdoshas.  Participants will role play daily to practice prescribing dietary and herbal formulas [based on the herbs as per the days lesson. 

Course Outline:

Part 1: Using food as medicine (ahara chikitsa)

  • Balancing Vata with food and eating habits
  • Balancing Pitta with food and eating habits
  • Balancing Kapha with food and eating habits
  • Variations for kapha-vata, pitta vata, kapha-pitta, etc

Part 2: Principles of Ayurveda Pharmacology (drava guna)

  • Type of herbal substances (dravyas)
  • The 20 gunas (qualities of herbal substances)
  • Tastes and energetics of herbal substances: rasas, vipak, veeya, prabhav
  • Actions of herbal substances: Karma

Part 3: Treatments for imbalances of dosha, dhatu, mala (Shamana Chikitsa)

Specific herbs to balance:

  • Prana, udana, apana, samana, vyana vayu (vata)
  • Panchaka, ranjanka, bhrajaka, sadhaka, alochoka pitta 
  • Kledaka, avalambaka, bodhaka, tarpaka, shlesshaka khapa
  • Manda, tikshan, vishama and sama agni
  • Prana, tejas and ojas 

Dietary and herbal treatments for: 

  • The respiratory system (prana vaha sroto)
  • The digestive system (anna vahu sroto) 
  • The water system (Ambu sroto) 
  • Conditions of the lymph (rasa sroto & dhatu)
  • conditions of the blood-liver-speen (rakta sroto & dhatu)
  • Conditions of the muscles (mamsa sroto & dhatu)
  • Conditions of fat tissue (meda sroto & dhatu)
  • Conditions of the joints and bones (ashti sroto & dhatu) 
  • Conditions of the nervous system (meja sroto & dhatu) 
  • Conditions of the reproductive system male/female (shukra/Artava sroto & dhatu) 
  • The colon (purisha sroto)
  • The sweat glands (sveda sroto)
  • The urinary system (Mutra sroto) 

Daily Schedule Times

Costs

US$750 for the 8-day workshop

Terms and conditions

Includes Accommodation for 8 nights, certification for 55 hours of study (30 hours of small group training, 15 hours of self study) and discussion by Khabir twice a day.   Price includes a private private room with an attached bathroom, an evening dinner on the first day and breakfast on the last day. The course also includes an herbal shopping tours, handouts, room cleaning service, lectures by guest speakers, access to Panchakarma treatments at reduced rates, close-by shopping and entertainment.  

* Bring extra money for a yoga class in the morning, Panchakarma treatments, private consultations with respected India ayurveda doctors, herbal products, indian clothes and gifts.  Transportation can be arranged from Fort Kochi International airport only 1 hour away by taxi. 

* Textbook required: Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume Three: General Principles of Management and Treatment by Vasant Lad (new at $64 online

 Payment links

Pay $150 deposit by credit card - Balance is due before September 1st.

Pay $650.00 - SAVE $100 before May 30th, 2019

Travel details

Terms and conditions

Limited to 12 participants - Register ASAP.

 

Teachings are based on classical teachings and not westernized but simplified without much use of sanskrit except for essential words.

Video Testimonials from 2018

 

     

Video Testimonials from 2017

 

 

Testimonials from 2016

"Khabir has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Ayurveda to cement the textbook learning" Robert Linson, El Dorado, CA, USA

"Thanks your Khabir for teaching us in a clear and practical "western" style about such a subtle eastern science" Corinne, France
 
"I found Khabir's method and choice of supportive material thorough and expansive. I look forward to learning more from Khabir in the future." Benard Bennett, Austin Texas, USA
 
"I am extremely excited for this year's class [in 2017 because] the 2016 class was a great experience and loved everything we learned. . ."  Deysi Mir, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
 
 
"The Ayurveda course [in 2016] was exceptional. " Sanjana, Rajaskraran, Ojai, CA.

Remaining course 

Part 4: Herbal Formulation and Treatment of Ayurveda

4th Annual Ayurvedic Workshop - Rishikesh, India 2019

7-day course:

Diagnosing Methods and Skills of Ayurveda

Nov. 15th - 21st.

AYURVEDIC HEALTH-CARE TRAINING FOR WESTERNERS

By Vaidya Khabir Southwick, supported by Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) and Dr. Amit Raj.

 Held at Maa Yoga Ashram, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India. 

Sponsored by Planet Ayurveda, India.

  

  * No prior training or knowledge of Ayurveda is required.

Presenter and Organizer 

Khabir Southwick, Ayurvedic Practitioner, is an international Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care.  For over 25 years, Khabir has helped thousands of people to naturally overcome a wide range of health conditions with Ayurvedic dietary changes, India and western herbal medicine and traditional home remedies.  Khabir formulates and provides his own herbal teas and Ayurvedic formulas to address most health conditions.  When in Ojai, Khabir maintains his health-care practice with local, national and international clients.  He has provided hundreds of classes and workshops in Southern California and internationally in France, Morocco, the UAE and India.  He also travels regularly to India for person study, these Ayurveda courses and detoxification (panchakarma) retreats which he leads.

About workshops

These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic health-care.  "This teaching format is for those who want an authentic and substantive hands-on training in Ayurvedic health-care (kayachikitsa) that can be used in clinical practice.  Most courses on Ayurveda are unclear about clinical applications, overly detailed or just too academic.  For those who don't know Sanskrit traditional courses on Ayurveda can also be confusing.  The goal of these workshops is to help [western] students and practitioners of Ayurveda to better grasp the functional and clinical applications of Ayurveda.  The classes are straightforward and clear without much Sanskrit terminology or references to ancient texts."

Certificate Course in Ayurveda

Upon the completion of the course a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT will be provided issued by Planet Ayurveda and signed by Khabir, Dr. Vikram Chauhan and Dr. Amrit Raj in behalf or Maa Yoga Ashram.  The instructors and sponsors are pleased to provide this formal certificate course of study in Ayurvedic Health-care. This course endeavors to provide a comprehensive and authentic professional education for the health professional seeking to incorporate Ayurvedic medical principles into their self-care regimen or existing practice in caring for others.  A personalized certificate will be presented on the last day for graduates.*

Diagnostic Methods and Skills of Ayurveda

- Nov. 15th to the 21st, 2019

Note: Before taking this workshop you should have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Ayurveda, including knowledge the tri-doshic system, sub-doshas, gunas (qualities), dhatus (tissues), srotomsi (systems), agni (digestive fire & power of transformation), ojas (immunity, vitality and inner strength) and ama (toxins and undigested food/waste)--as well as other essential aspects of Ayurvedic anatomy, and functionality of the body as per Ayurveda.  It is highly recommended to take the first course before attending this course unless prior knowledge of the Ayurvedic fundamentals exist. 

Course objective:

  • Developing diagnostic skills through 'questioning, observing and touching.' 

Course Outline:

Part 1: Diagnosis Methods

  • Questioning skills – Asking about health history, symptoms, diet and digestion (Prashana) Followed by role play practice with other students 
  • Observation skills - Reading the face, nails, eyes, skin and body (Darshana
  • Touching skills - Reading the pulse, skin and organs (Sparshana

Part 2: Diagnosing Dosha, Dhatus (tissues), & Malas (wastes)

  • Diagnosing doshic imbalances: Vata, Pitta, Kapha (Dosha Vriddhi)
  • Understanding the 6 stages of disease (Kriyakala)
  • Diagnosing digestion (Agni)  
  • Diagnosing toxins (Ama) by observing the tongue Followed by role play practice with other students 
  • Analysis of the 3, bodily wastes (Malas)
  • Diagnosing by observation of the skin, nails, face Followed by role play practice with other students 
  • Analysis of 10 body systems (Srotamsi)
  • Diagnosing by the surface and deep pulse (Nadi Pariksha)  Followed by role play practice with other students 
  • Understanding the rhythms of the doshas

Part 3: Review and apply knowledge of Ayurvedic diagnosis

  • Each participant will diagnosis other students: 
    • Prakruti (original mind-body constitution) and Vikruti (current state of imbalance) and sub-dosha imbalances
    • Agni and Ama
    • Each Dhatu (tissue) and the respective Srotamsi (channels)
    • State of Prana, Tejas and Ojas
    • State of mind based on the gunas: Satwa, Rajas, Tamas.

* Daily pre-reading material is provided the day before each course from the required text book.  Sanskrit words that are important in clinical Ayurveda will be thoroughly explained. 

Teachings are based on classical teachings and not westernized but simplified without much use of sanskrit except for essential words.

Daily Schedule times 

Costs

US$650 for the 7-day workshop

Terms and conditions

Includes dinner for 7 nights, accommodation for 6 nights, certification for 50 hours of study including 30 hours of small group training and lecture & discussion with Khabir twice per day.   Price includes a private "cottage" with an attached bathroom, 1 evening dinner on the first day and breakfast on the last day. The course also includes herbal shopping tours, herbal teas for 7 days, handouts, room cleaning service, lectures by guest speakers, access to Panchakarma treatments at reduced rates, close-by shopping and musical entertainment some nights.  

* Bring extra money for food, an optional yoga class in the morning, Panchakarma treatments, private consultations with respected India Ayurveda doctors, herbal products, Indian clothes and gifts.  Transportation can be arranged from New Delhi, Chandigarh or Dehradun, India airports by taxi (6 hours, 5 hours or 1.5 hours respectively).

* Textbook Pathology & Diagnosis in Ayurveda is an additional $26 (Amazon price without shipping)

Payment links

Pay $150 deposit by credit card - Balance is due before September 1st.

Pay $550 - SAVE $100 before May 30th. 

Travel details

Terms and conditions

Payment signifies accepting of the terms and condtions.   

Additional details

AYURVEDIC MEALS

Vegetarian dinner will be provided in Maa Yoga Ashram a beautiful private ashram close to the ganges river in Laxman Jhula area, Rishikesh India.

* Dinner and teas are included in the cost of the workshop. 

Sponsor 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan BAMS, MD (AYURVEDA) well-known Ayurvedic doctor with a large clinic in Chandigarh, India, and owner of Planet Ayurveda worldwide distributor of quality Ayurvedic products support and is sponsoring this course. Dr. Vikram prepares and signs the certificate. 

  

* More speakers to be announced.

Certificate presentation at end of course 

"Another wonderful Ayurveda workshop at Khabir's! Everyone would benefit from this well organized workshop . . . .  Thank you Khabir for sharing your amazing knowledge."  Ilse Oliver, Ventura, CA 

Video Testimonials from 2018

 

     

Video Testimonials from 2017

 

 

MORE TESTIMONIALS

"Khabir has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Ayurveda to cement the textbook learning" Robert Linson, El Dorado, CA, USA

"Thanks your Khabir for teaching us in a clear and practical "western" style about such a subtle eastern science" Corinne, France
 
"I found Khabir's method and choice of supportive material thorough and expansive. I look forward to learning more from Khabir in the future." Benard Bennett, Austin Texas, USA
 
"I am extremely excited for this year's class [in 2017 because] the 2016 class was a great experience and loved everything we learned. . ."  Deysi Mir, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
 
 
"The Ayurveda course [in 2016] was exceptional. " Sanjana, Rajaskraran, Ojai, CA.

 4th Annual Ayurvedic Workshop - Rishikesh, India 2019

7-day course:

The Principles and Physiology of Ayurveda

Nov. 9th - 15th, 2019

AYURVEDIC HEALTH-CARE TRAINING FOR WESTERNERS

By Vaidya Khabir Southwick, supported by Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) and Dr. Rakesh Argwal of Maa Yoga Ashram.

 Held at Maa Yoga Ashram, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India. 

Sponsored by Planet Ayurveda, India.

  

  * No prior training or knowledge of Ayurveda is required.

Presenter and Organizer 

Khabir Southwick, is an international Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care.  For over 25 years, Khabir has helped thousands of people to naturally overcome a wide range of health conditions with individualized Ayurvedic herbal & dietary protocols, Indian and western herbal medicines and traditional home remedies.  Khabir formulates and provides his own herbal teas and Ayurvedic formulas to address most health conditions.  When in Ojai, Khabir maintains his health-care practice with local, national and international clients.  He has provided hundreds of classes and workshops in Southern California and internationally in India, France, Morocco and the UAE.  He also travels regularly to India for personal study, to organize these Ayurveda courses and  his annual detoxification (panchakarma) retreats.

About workshops

These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic health-care.  "This teaching format is for those who want an authentic and substantive hands-on training in Ayurvedic health-care (kayachikitsa) to be applied in clinical practice.  Most courses on Ayurveda are more focused on theory than clinical application, or too academic and detailed, requiring understanding of Sanskrit terminology.   The goal of these workshops is to help [western] students and practitioners of Ayurveda to better grasp the functional and clinical applications of Ayurveda.  The classes are straightforward and clear without much Sanskrit terminology."

Certificate Course in Ayurveda

Upon the completion of the course a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT will be provided issued by Planet Ayurveda and signed by Vaidya Khabir Southwick, Dr. Vikram Chauhan and Dr. Rakesh Argwal on behalf or Maa Yoga Ashram.  The instructors and sponsors are pleased to provide this formal certificate course of study in Ayurvedic Healthcare. This course endeavors to provide a comprehensive and authentic, professional education for the health practitioner seeking to incorporate Ayurvedic medical principles into their existing practice, and those looking to enter the field of traditional Ayurvedic healthcare.  A personalized certificate will be presented on the closing day for graduates.*

 

Fundamental Principles and the Physiology of Ayurveda

- Nov. 9th to 15th, 2019

Note: This course should be taken before more advanced courses, in order to understand  fundamental concepts such as the tri-doshic system, sub-doshas, gunas (qualities), dhatus (tissues), srotomsi (systems), agni (digestive fire & power of transformation), ojas (immunity and inner strength) and ama (toxins and undigested food/materials) and other essential aspects of Ayurvedic anatomy and functionality of the body according to Ayurveda. 

Course objectives:

  1. Develop a thorough foundation in understanding Ayurveda by learning about the Ayurvedic perspective of the human body: Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Learn to view the human body, its functions, and imbalances in terms of the doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha), sub-doshas, dhatus (tissues) and srotamsi (systems), waste products (mala), prana (life force), ojas (immunity), etc.

This practical and intensive 7 day course will establish the foundation to proper Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment skills (since Ayurvedic anatomy is very different from the western system).  Ayurvedic therapies are based on Ayurvedic anatomy and energetics so it is essential to learn these fundamentals before proceeding with diagnostic skills, herbology (dravya guna), dietary counseling (ahara chikitsa), panchakarma (five types of detoxification therapies) and rasayana (rejuvenation or nutritional therapy).

Course Outline:

Part 1: Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda 

  • Understanding the 5 elements – Akasha (Space), Vayu (Air), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire) and Prithvi (Earth) and their attributes (gunas).
  • Understand clearly the Tri-doshic theory (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), and the 15 Sub Doshas, their locations and qualities.
  • Learn how every physical characteristic, as well as one's mental capacity and emotional tendencies can, be explained in terms of the doshas.

Part 2: Ayurvedic Anatomy and Energetics 

  •  Learn about the concepts of Prakruti (original constitution or "body type") & Vikruti (current doshic imbalances)*.
  •  Understand Agni (digestive fire) - Learning about the roles and functions of Agni, the main types of Agni, tiksna agni (high/sharp), vishama agni (variable), manda agni (dull), sama agni (balanced), and the subtypes of Agni.
  • Learn about Ama (metabolic toxins) and Malas (body's waste products): Understand the three primary malas being Purisha (feces), Mutra (urine) and Sveda (sweat), types and causes of Ama.
  • Learn about the 7 Dhatus (body tissues): the Rasa Dhatu (fluid),  Rakta Dhatu (blood), Mamsa Dhatu (muscle tissue), Meda Dhatu (fat/adipose tissue), Majja Dhatu (bone marrow and nerves) and Shukra Dhatu (reproductive tissue).   Learn how Dhatus successively nourish each other, and how the state of each tissue forms a pillar of health, or when imbalanced deteriorates the body's ability to maintain homeostasis.
  •  Learn about 14 Srotamsi  (channels or systems) [essential for clinical practice]: 3 channels that receive food, water and prana (life-force energy); 7 bodily channels which nourish and maintain the body's tissues (dhatus); 3 eliminating channels for feces, urine and sweat; the manovaha srota (the channel of the mind).
  •  Learn about the subtle qualities and functionality of Prana (life-force energy), Tejas (metabolic fire) and Ojas (immunity).
  •  Understanding the three gunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas (states of mind and being), and their essential components or energies.

Part 3: Review and apply knowledge of Ayurveda anatomy

  • Each participant will describe their individual:
    • Prakruti (original body-mind type) and Vikruti (current doshic imbalances) and sub-dosha imbalances
    • State of Agni and Ama
    • State of each Dhatu (tissue) and the respective Srotamsi (channels)
    • State of Prana, Tejas and Ojas
    • State of mind based on the gunas: Sattva, Rajas, Tamas.

* Daily reading material is provided the day before each course from the text book.   Sanskrit words that are important in clinical Ayurveda will be thoroughly explained. 

Schedule of course

Costs: 

US$550 for the 7-day workshop

Includes dinner, accommodation for 6 nights, certification for 40 hours of study, including 25 hours of instruction by Khabir.   Price includes a private "cottage" with an attached bathroom and available room service, arrival and introductory dinner on the first day, and conclusory breakfast on the last day. The course also includes an herbal shopping tour, handouts, lectures by guest speakers, access to Panchakarma treatments at reduced rates, close-by shopping and musical entertainment some nights  

* Bring extra money for food, an optional yoga class in the morning, Panchakarma treatments, private consultations with Ayurvedic doctors, herbal products, Indian clothes and gifts.  Transportation can be arranged from New Delhi, Chandigarh or Dehradun, India airports by taxi (6 hours, 5 hours or 1.5 hours respectively).

* Textbook Anatomy and Physiology in Ayurveda is an additional $16 (Amazon price without shipping)

Payment

Pay $150 deposit by credit card - Balance is due before September 1st.

Pay $500 by credit card or Paypal and SAVE $50 before May 30th.

Travel details

Terms and conditions

Payment signifies accepting of the terms and condtions.   

Additional details

AYURVEDIC MEALS

Vegetarian dinner will be provided in Maa Yoga Ashram, a beautiful private ashram close to the Ganges river in Laxman Jhula area, Rishikesh India.

* Dinner and teas are included in the cost of the workshop. 

Sponsor 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan BAMS, MD (AYURVEDA) a well-known Ayurvedic doctor with a large and busy clinic in Chandigarh, India; owner of Planet Ayurveda - worldwide distributor of high-quality Ayurvedic products. Dr. Vikram is a highly experienced Ayurvedic doctor whose had great success in treating many advanced health conditions with his herbal products.  He and Khabir designed the course together, and his expertise in clinical Ayurvedic practice adds to the value of the certificate.

  

Certificate presentation at end of course 

"Another wonderful Ayurveda workshop at Khabir's! Everyone would benefit from this well organized workshop . . . .  Thank you Khabir for sharing your amazing knowledge."  Ilse Oliver, Ventura, CA 

Video Testimonials from 2018

 

     

Video Testimonials from 2017

 

 Testimonials  from 2016

"Khabir has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Ayurveda to cement the textbook learning" Robert Linson, El Dorado, CA, USA

"Thanks your Khabir for teaching us in a clear and practical "western" style about such a subtle eastern science" Corinne, France
 
"I found Khabir's method and choice of supportive material thorough and expansive. I look forward to learning more from Khabir in the future." Benard Bennett, Austin Texas, USA
 
"I am extremely excited for this year's class [in 2017 because] the 2016 class was a great experience and loved everything we learned. . ."  Deysi Mir, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
 
 
"The Ayurveda course [in 2016] was exceptional. " Sanjana, Rajaskraran, Ojai, CA.

 4th Annual Ayurvedic Workshop Series, 2019.

Rishikesh & Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. margin-right

Ayurveda, “Science of Life,” has historical roots in ancient India dating back thousands of years ago. The study and practice of Ayurveda is still growing and flourishing worldwide today.  This continuous growth of Ayurveda amongst societies comes from a sophistication and depth in understanding about the root causes of disease, and precise, intricate treatments encompassed in this science. 

In the near future, the world will need more skillfully trained Ayurvedic Practitioners, and the purpose of these workshops is to help fulfill this growing need.  This year, our 4th annual series, the first two workshops will be held in both the magical city of Rishikesh in north India, and the third and fourth workshops will be in Fort Kochi, Kerala, South India--the home of Ayurveda.  Organized and instructed by Vaidya Khabir Southwick, supported by Dr. Vikram Chauhan of Planet Ayurveda,  Dr. Arun Ambu Kakkathara of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala, and other skilled Vaidyas and Doctors of Ayurveda. 

These courses are for those who want to immerse themselves in Indian culture, and delve into the roots of Ayurveda, while learning practical clinical applications of this ancient science.

Travel details

Terms and conditions

AYURVEDIC HEALTH-CARE TRAINING FOR WESTERNERS

  * No prior training or knowledge of Ayurveda is required.

Presenter and Organizer 

Khabir Southwick, Ayurvedic Practitioner, is an international Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care.  For over 25 years, Khabir has helped thousands of people to naturally overcome a wide range of health conditions with Ayurvedic dietary changes, India and western herbal medicine and traditional home remedies.  Khabir formulates and provides his own herbal teas and Ayurvedic formulas to address most health conditions.  When in Ojai, Khabir maintains his health-care practice with local, national and international clients.  He has provided hundreds of classes and workshops in Southern California and internationally in France, Morocco, the UAE and India.  He also travels regularly to India for person study, these Ayurveda courses and detoxification (panchakarma) retreats which he leads. (details)

About workshops

These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic health-care.  "This teaching format is for those who want an authentic and substantive hands-on training in Ayurvedic health-care (kayachikitsa) that can be used in clinical practice.  Most courses on Ayurveda are unclear about clinical applications, overly detailed or just too academic.  For those who don't know Sanskrit traditional courses on Ayurveda can also be confusing.  The goal of these workshops is to help [western] students and practitioners of Ayurveda to better grasp the functional and clinical applications of Ayurveda.  The classes are straightforward and clear without much Sanskrit terminology or references to ancient texts."

"Being a small group and eating together provides an excellent environment for questions and open discussion.  With panchakarma and prominent guest speakers each workshop is a deep immersion in Ayurveda."  Khabir

Certificate Course in Ayurveda

Khabir Southwick, in collaboration with Dr. Vikram Chauhan of Planet Ayurveda, Dr. Rekesh of Maa Yoga Ashram and Dr. Ambu of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala are pleased to present this four part course in clinical Ayurvedic Health-care. This course endeavors to provide a comprehensive and authentic professional education for the health professional seeking to incorporate Ayurvedic medical principles into their self-care regimen or existing practice in caring for others.

The Course in Ayurveda is comprised of 4 four workshops and extensive home study with individual evaluations.

The required courses in his certified program:

  1.  Fundamentals and Physiology Of Ayurveda (7-days, Rishikesh)
  2.  Diagnosis methodes and Skills Of Ayurveda (7-days,Rishikesh)
  3.  Herbology and Dietary Treatments Of Ayurveda (8-days, Fort Kochi, Kerala)
  4.  Herbal Formulation and Treatments  Of Ayurveda (8-days, Fort Kochi, Kerala)

In addition to substantial home study, 5 books are required reading to complete all four courses. 

Upon the completion of each course a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT will be provided. Upon the completion of all four courses a certificate as an AYURVEDIC HEALTH CONSULTANT will be issued by Khabir Southwick. 

Testimonial regarding the program by Dr. Vikram 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan BAMS, MD (AYURVEDA) well-known Ayurvedic doctor with a large clinic in Chandigarh, India, and owner of Planet Ayurveda worldwide distributor of quality Ayurvedic products.

    

Flyer of Rishikesh courses

Student Testimonials from 2018

     

  Video Testimonials from 2017

 

More testimonials 

"Khabir has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Ayurveda to cement the textbook learning" Robert Linson, El Dorado, CA, USA

"Thanks your Khabir for teaching us in a clear and practical "western" style about such a subtle eastern science" Corinne, France
 
"I found Khabir's method and choice of supportive material thorough and expansive. I look forward to learning more from Khabir in the future." Benard Bennett, Austin Texas, USA
 
"I am extremely excited for this year's class [in 2017 because] the 2016 class was a great experience and loved everything we learned. . ."  Deysi Mir, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
 
 
"The Ayurveda course [in 2016] was exceptional. " Sanjana, Rajaskraran, Ojai, CA.  
 

"Another wonderful Ayurveda workshop at Khabir's! Everyone would benefit from this well organized workshop . . . .  Thank you Khabir for sharing your amazing knowledge."  Ilse Oliver, Ventura, CA

Additional written and video testimonials from past participants

Teachings are based on classical teachings and not westernized but simplified without much use of sanskrit except for essential words. 

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  • India 7-day Course: Principles & Physiology of Ayurveda
  • India 7-day Course: Diagnosis Methods & Skills of Ayurveda
  • India 8-day Course: Herbology & Dietary Treatments of Ayurveda
  • India 8-day Course: Herbal formulation & Treatments of Ayurveda

CONTACT:

Khabir at 805-308-3480 for more information.

 An informative video of this magical ancient holy city - Rishikesh.  

                                                                       

Pictures of the ashram where the classes are held in Rishikesh. 

  

  

The beautiful and peaceful Maa Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh India 

Past graduate class with certificates. 

 

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