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AWC 3: Ayurveda Wellness Assessment

Course Description

Practical Tools

  • Learn to assess doshic imbalances
  • Learn to distinguish constitution from health conditions
  • Learn pulse and tongue diagnostic techniques
  • Learn the 6 stages of pathology (samprapti) and how to distinguish them
  • Assess whether Ama is involved in the condition

Course Objectives

  • To develop the student’s diagnostic skills and ability
  • To develop the student’s confidence in diagnosing a client’s Ayurvedic condition
  • To help our clients follow their authentic healing path

Required Reading

  • AWCP Course Manual: AWC 3 Manual

Covered Topics

– Authenticity as our Healing Path

– Diagnostic Use of the Mahabhutas and the Senses

– Assessing Doshas: Subjective Self Testing vs Objective Assessments

– Ayurveda Training and Standards: Palliative vs Shodhana

– Manas Prakriti: Our Mental Constitution: The Trigunas

– Rogakaarana, Gunas, and Ayurveda Psychology

– Manas Prakriti Self Test in Groups

– Parinam: The Natural Cycle of the Doshas

– Parinam Discussion in Groups

– Samprapti: The Six Stages of Pathology

– Khavaigunya: Inviting Pathology

– External Factors Affecting the Flow of the Doshas

– The Three Disease Pathways

– Diagnostics

– Vikriti: Dosha Imbalances and Common Vikriti

– Functional and Structural History

– Dosha Assessment

– Dhatu Assessment

– Ama Assessment

– Deduction of Patterns

– Roga Pariksha: Condition Assessment

– Pulse Analysis Introduction and Practice

– Tongue Analysis Introduction and Practice

– Practice Assessments on Other Students

– Krishnamacharya: Applying Swasthavritta Ayurveda to Yoga Asana Practice

– Asana Analysis: Reading Doshas in Asana Practice

Faculty Instructors

James Bailey, DASc, AD, LAc, E-RYT inspires an awakening to authenticity as the highest expression of faith in oneself on the path of yoga and healing. His teaching are eclectic and entertainingly provocative. He is sought out by yoga schools for his vast knowledge in traditional eastern teachings and modalities and the ability to bridge them to modern day living and individual healing. James is a third generation physician, Ayurveda and Oriental Medicine practitioner, Ayurveda and Yoga educator, and Yoga teacher trainer who has been living Yoga and Ayurveda for 30 years. His training includes 5 years (4000+ hours) of formal clinical studies in Oriental Medicine and training in Ayurveda under such luminary teachers as Dr. Vaijayanti Apte, Dr. Subash Ranade, Dr. Avinash Lele, Dr. Vasant Lad, and many Ayurvedic doctors and therapists in Kerala, south India where he spends time teaching and studying while on retreat. He heads Sevanti Institute and it’s signature Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program (AWCP), and leads retreats to India each February with his Sevanti Adventures.