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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.

Ayurveda Consultant Program  

The two to four year program comprises two 7-day workshops in Rishikesh, India, two 8 day advanced workshops in Kerala and the study of five textbooks. These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic health-care.  A certificate of achievement is given after the complete of each workshop and after all four workshops are successfully completed an additional certification of Achievement of the Ayurvedic Health Consulting program will be provided.

"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."  Khabir 

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 

    

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 

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 and prior reading required:  Pathology & Diagnosis in Ayurveda is an additional $26 (on Amazon)

Payment:

Mail your check ($150 for the deposit or $550 for the complete course at this time) to 226 W. Ojai Ave. 101-177, Ojai, CA 93023 payable to Natural Healing Consultants of Ojai and note which course you're paying for.  Alternatively, we can send a online-printable invoice upon request. 

To pay by credit card or Paypal:

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

Pay $550 - SAVE $100 for the first 5 people to register and pay in full. 

Travel details

Terms and conditions

Payment signifies accepting of the terms and condtions.   

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.

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. 

  


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"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.

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Jeff Hoffman, Oak View, CA.

I have incorporated his diet plan into my life, and have lost twenty eight pounds. I feel more energetic and have a more positive outlook on life. Khabir is both knowledgeable and professional. Anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle and an alternative to western medicine can benefit from his advice.

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River, Ojai, CA

I have been working with Khabir since April and I have had some amazing improvements to my health. I have less pain in my body, my knees are feeling better and I've lost 30 lbs. I have found that his knowledge and support have been just what I needed.

Bonnie Daugherty, Santa Maria, CA

Just wanted to say thank you Khabir! I've decreased my insulin from 38 units 2 times daily to 28 units 2 times daily! My bowel movements are regular . . . I haven't needed any allergy medication and have gotten off my Advil. The best news is...I no longer need a pill to sleep or a pill to stay awake!

Julie Christensen, Ojai, CA

I got so much out of working with you on my weight loss. I don't always do it right, but when I do, I get results. I've lost 7 pounds that have really stayed off, and I have a much better relationship with food and food-based supplements and herbs. Thank you!

Nila S Goleta, CA.

I have been taking insulin daily for over 10 years. I started working with Khabir primarily to stabilize my blood glucose levels. After following his protocol for a few weeks, I had greatly reduced my need for the daily long acting insulin in much lower quantities. The day time rapid insulin has reduced to almost just a couple of time a week. Also to my surprise my weight has come down and my energy has improved. I notice a huge change in how I feel and my friends and family too have noticed and clearly see that I look more healthy and less tired. . . . Subsequently, I have reduced much of the medication I was taking before. I have recommended others to see him and have no hesitation to recommend him without any hesitation, especially those who are diabetic. His Ayurvedic herbs has benefited me immensely and has helped me so much.

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