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Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program (AWCP)

Level 1: AWCP Foundational Training

With James Bailey, LAc, Dipl OM, Dipl Ayu, ERYT500 & Sevanti Wellness Institute Founder
CEs: 120 (contact hours) + 80 (non-contact hours)


When: July 28-Aug 2 & Aug 14-19, 2018
Time: 8-6pm daily + optional yoga practice 7-8am daily
Cost – Payment in Full*: $2675 ($2975 after May 28, 2018)

*Payment Plan Details: $250* non-refundable deposit to hold your spot; then pay off your balance in installments. Pay In Full by the dates above to secure the Early Bird rate. Please choose this option if you think you will be applying any other discounts.


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Level 1 Course Description

For: ANYONE looking to refine personal and family wellness, and for those looking to pursue a career as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. Ideal for yoga teachers, teacher trainees, acupuncturists, nutritionists, massage therapists, and other allied health professionals.

Sevanati Institute’s Website has ALL the details and more. Please get familiar with the Level 1 (as well as Level 2 and 3) program here:

In this 200-hour Level 1 training you will:

• Begin the journey to becoming a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor (AWC) as well as a NAMA recognized Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC)
• Acquire the skills needed to conduct traditional Ayurveda assessments for private clients
• Learn to conduct professional level dosha assessments and pulse analysis
• Learn to apply Ayurveda lifestyle, nutritional, cleansing, herbology and oil therapies
• Be prepared to teach yoga with a deeper understanding of Ayurveda in asana practice
• Qualify to advance to Level 2 AWCP Advanced Certification Training

Level 1 Details
AWCP Foundation Training: open to anyone interested in learning about Ayurveda wellness for self care and family wellness; taught in five core sections AWC 1-5. The first four of the core modules, AWC 1-4 are offered at the host yoga school, while the fifth module, AWC 5, involves personal assessments to be done at home with one case report. The sixth module, AWC 6, is an optional trip to India to experience personal healing work and first hand how Ayurveda is practiced there.

Module AWC 1: Principles of Ayurveda Wellness | 30 hrs
This principles course will explore the working theories of Ayurveda, but particularly the lifestyle inner teachings of Ayurveda as a grounding for those living a yogic life. The fundamentals of the Vedic 5 Element and Tridosha Theories will be used throughout the preceeding courses. The focus of this course is enlightened self knowledge and self care (swasthavritta), self study (svadhyaya), yogic lifestyle and yoga teachers as healing resources, pure sattvic living, living true to ourselves (sadvritta), and the uniqueness of our own constitutional nature (prakriti).

Module AWC 2: Ayurveda Wellness Methods | 30 hrs
Many of the wellness methods taught in the AWC 2 section are considered routine lifestyle practices in yogic and ayurvedic life. Efficacy of these methods lay in making them authentic, ie customized, to the individual’s unique constitution (prakriti) and condition (vikriti). The course will focus on the healing modalities that are shared between the ayurveda wellness counselor and client. These include lifestyle counseling, nutrition, basic herbology and use of culinary spices for healing, topical oil therapies, and how to create a customized ayurveda cleanse for each client. Our bodies are designed by nature to heal on their own, they have the built in intelligence to do so, and a set of instructions to guide the process, known as svabhavoparamavadha. Healing results lay in the objective assessment of truth, the authenticity of our healing needs, and embracing the matter of factness of change. These are the tools of our healing work.

Module AWC 3: Ayurveda Wellness Assessment Theory and Practice | 30 hrs
This course will cover assessment theory and practice from the Swasthavritta tradition of ayurveda. Students will learn how to measure each of the dosha’s dynamic movements through another’s bodymind, what signs and symptoms reflect their presence, and the deduction of doshic patterns. Basic pulse, tongue and tissue analysis will be covered. This is the most practical aspect of counseling, where students will determine the appropriate method of healing, as taught in AWC 2. Students will practice all assessment methods on themselves and other students in small groups. This material is the heart of the assessment skills that generates deep insights into the workings of life and lifeforce (prana) from the ayurvedic perspective.

Module AWC 4: Ayurveda Wellness Counseling Practicum | 30 hrs
In the AWC 4 practicum we will learn the intake and interpersonal skills used in conducting an Ayurveda wellness assessment. We will conduct three traditional Ayurvedic assessments on volunteer clients who will share their lives and stories with the class. Under the guidance of Ayurveda practitioner, James Bailey, the group will collectively assess each client’s doshic constitution and conditional imbalances. Live time analysis of each client’s condition and health patterns will be demonstrated. Lifestyle and wellness methods will be recommended by the teacher and group. Afterwards, Q&A time will be allowed for each assessment to clarify questions and ambiguities in the assessment process. Rapport building and business management skills will be explored. We’ll also look at yoga asana classroom dynamics for patterns that effect the doshas of individuals in the room.

Skills taught include:
constitutional (prakriti) and conditional (vikriti) dosha assessment | pulse and tongue analysis | simple tissue analysis | ayurveda nutritional therapy | cleanse management | functional herbology | oil therapies | lifestyle counseling | subtle therapies | ayurveda in asana practice | client rapport | ayurveda psychology | business management

Other Helpful Info:
• The AWC 5 Home Study is required of all students planning to practice Ayurveda Wellness Counseling on friends and family prior to NAMA recognition
• Sevanti Institute supports early practice as an important part of experiential learning in preparation for NAMA exam
• To earn your AWCP Level 1, all students must conduct 1-3 Private Ayurvedic Assessments and write 1 case report on your most interesting case, 8 pages
• Students not planning to practice or take Level 2 training are not required to do the Home Study
Total AWCP Level 1 hours: 200 hrs, (120hrs in the classroom plus 80 hours of home study)

Module AWC 6: 2-week Journey to India Retreat
February 1-12, 2018 – 50 hrs credit
Optional, but highly encouraged (additional expense) – with James Bailey and Tanya Boigenzahn

Full Module & Program Details: SEVANTI Institute website details

About the Teacher
James Bailey
inspires an awakening to authenticity as the highest expression of faith in oneself on the path of yoga and healing. He is sought out by yoga schools for his vast knowledge in traditional eastern teachings and modalities and the gift to bridge them to modern day living and individual healing. He leads retreats to India annually with his Sevanti Adventures. He maintains a private practice in Pacific Palisades, CA between his travels.


Referral Discount: Enrolled students may receive a 15% Referral Discount for every referral a student registers into the program. Unlimited!
AYS Discount: Past AYS students may receive a 15% Discount for the program. Yes, you can also use Referral Discounts as well!
TA Discount: Save 25-50% off the training by signing up early, helping us promote the event, teaching daily yoga classes (need 2 years teaching experience) and assisting us during the training.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds. For AWCP trainings, a $250 non-refundable deposit reserves your space. Pay In Full by the dates above to secure the Early Bird rate. If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the beginning of the training, any payment, less the $250 deposit, will be credited to your account. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the training, you forfeit any payments made.

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