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3rd Annual Ayurvedic Workshop - Rishikesh, India 2018

  • 7-day course: Diagnosing Methods and Skills of Ayurveda, Nov. 12th - 18th.

AYURVEDIC HEALTH-CARE TRAINING FOR WESTERNERS

By Viadya Khabir 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.

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Presenter and Organizer 

Khabir Southwick, Ayurveda Practitioneris an internationally renowned Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care.  For over 22 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 including Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito and Goleta; and internationally in France, Morocco, the UAE and India.  He regularly travels to the UAE to meet clients and conduct workshops.  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."

"Being a small group and eating together provides an excellent environment for questions and open discussion.  With pancha karma available and prominent Ayurveda Doctors speaking to us,  each workshop is a deep immersion in Ayurveda ."  Khabir

Certificate Course in Ayurveda

Khabir Southwick, in collaboration with Dr. Vikram Chauhan, Planet Ayurveda and Maa Yoga Ashram 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.

The Course in Ayurveda is comprised of three workshops 1) Fundamentals and Physiology, 2) diagnosis, 3) Herbology and Dietary Treatments in addition to substantial home study. Upon the completion of each course a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT will be provided and upon the completion of all three courses a certificate as an AYURVEDIC HEALTH CONSULTANT issued by Planet Ayurveda and signed by Khabir, Dr. Vikram Chauhan and Dr. Amrit Raj in behalf or Maa Yoga Ashram.  

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Diagnosing Methods and Skills of Ayurveda

- Nov. 12th to the 18th, 2018

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Note: Before taking this workshop you should have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Ayurveda including the knowledge the tridoshic system, sub doshas, gunas, dhatus (tissues), srotomsi (systems), agni (digestive fire), ojas (immunity and inner strength) and ama (toxins and undigested food) and other essential aspects of ayurvedic anatomy and functionality of the body according to Ayurveda.  It is highly recommended to take the first course before attending this course unless prior knowledge of the Ayurveda fundamentals exist. 

Course objective:

  • Developed and develop diagnostic skills through questioning, observing and touching. 

Course Outline:

Part 1: Diagnosis methods

  • Questioning skills – Asking about health history, symptoms, diet and digestion (Prashnana) 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, dhatsu (tissues), & mala (waste)

  • 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 (mala)
  • 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 body-mind type) and vikruti (current imbalanced doshas) and sub-dosha imbalances
    • Agni and ama
    • Each dhatu (tissue) and the respective srotamis (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. 

Costs

US$650 for the 7-day workshop

Includes breakfast, dinner, accommodation for 6 nights, certification for 50 hours of study, 30 hours of small group training and discussion by Khabir twice a 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 an herbal shopping tours, herbal teas for 7 days, handouts, room cleaning service, lectures by guest speakers, access to Pancha Karma treatments at reduced rates, close-by shopping and musical entertainment some nights.  

* Bring extra money for a yoga class in the morning, Pancha Karma 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 by taxi (6 hours, 5 hours or 1.5 hours respectively).

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

Payments

Pay $150 deposit (Balance is due before September 1st, 2018)

Send deposit by PayPal

Pay $650 and SAVE $100 before May 30th. 

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AYURVEDIC MEALS

Vegetarian Ayurvedic meals will be provided in Maa Yoga Ashram a beautiful private ashram close to the ganges river in Laxman Jhula area, Rishikesh India.  *Breakfast, dinner and teas are included in the cost of the workshop. 

SUPPORTING INSTRUCTORS

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.

  


Dr. Munni Lal Maurya 
of HEMADRI AYURVEDA CENTER in Rishikesh will be our guest speaker.

* More speakers to be announced.

"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

SCHEDULE for workshop

OPENING - 1st day: Evening program

  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  • Introduction to the course - 7:00 pm by Khabir
  • Question and answer session

* Puja ceremony on the morning of the first day

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 7:30 Yoga class (available)
  • 9:00 Breakfast (included) 
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm class with Khabir (with a 30-minute break)
  • 1:00 pm Lunch (not included, free time)
  • 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Free time
  • 4:30 to 6:30 class with Khabir
  • 7:00 pm Dinner (included) 
  • Evening events, guest speakers and music. 

CLOSING DAY

  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 Providing individual certificates to each participant; closing words from Khabir and hosts. 

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

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 Video Testimonials from 2017

 

 * Panchakarma, massage, private consultations and other treatments sold separately by Maa Yoga Ashram and associates of Khabir.

Limited to 12 participants - Register ASAP.

  

  

The beautiful and peaceful Maa Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh India  

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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.

 

ADDITIONAL:

AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS

Tours of India and extra days in Rishikesh can be arranged. Ayurvedic treatments like Ayurvedic Massage/abhyanga, Shirodhara, panchakarma (vamana, verecharna, basti, nasya and rakta moksha) and herbal products can be purchased from the sponsors at a discounted rate. *

Does not include:

  • Personal travel costs to India and health insurance.
  • Cost of Visa (Please apply in advance it is very easy). For a 10 year multiple entry visa go here (recommended).  For just a 30 day on-time visa go here.
  • Travel from the airport to Rishikesh but can be arranged for about $120 paid in India (see below).

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

$150 deposit is Non-Refundable. Balance due by September 1st 2018.  (Your payment of the deposit for the workshop signifies your agreement with this policy.)

For updates and informal RSVP see the Facebook page here.

CONTACT:

Khabir at 805-308-3480 for more information.

AIR TICKETS & TRAVEL

For a recommended travel agent to purchase tickets call AAKASH TRAVEL at 310-806-2923. They specialize in discounted tickets to India. Shahdeen is aware of this tour and can make recommendations for what flights are best and can book your ticket. 

**Travel arrangements and tickets can be provided by Aakash Tours, Los Angeles.

 

A TAXI FROM NEW DELHI AIRPORT, DEHRADUN OR CHANDIGARH TO RISHIKESH, MAA YOGA ASHRAM can be arranged by Khabir. 

REMAINING COURSES

Part 4: Detoxification and Purification (Pancha Karma) - Body Work and Steam Therapy (Snehana-Swedhana), Shirodhara (Mind Therapy), Rakta Moksha (Blood Letting), Basti (Enemas), Therapeutic Vomiting (Vamana). Rejuvenation and Tonification Protocols and Treatments.

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