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Ayurveda Programs

Ayurveda Programs for Yoga Teachers, Health Practitioners and Others Interested

The programs below are not only open to all interested students, but also part of the Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program (AWCP) in partnership with Sevanti Institute and Devanadi Yoga. This is a full training program in the Minneapolis area that meets the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) education standards for certification as a Ayurveda Health Counselor (C-AHC). Get started with Weekend 1 or the 4-part Level 1 in person or online and/or continue your study with Level 2 and 3 online with Sevanti. All programs are open to the public.

Ayurveda Trainings Hosted at Devanadi

The Ayurveda Trainings at Devanadi are a multi-tiered approach to Ayurveda wellness education. Start with a weekend to gain knowledge and practical tools for self care, and/or join our full Level 1 programs that is part of of Sevanti Institute’s Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program (AWCP).

  • Principles of Ayurveda October 16-18, 2020 Learn More

    Principles of Ayurveda Wellness
    with Indu Arora

    Offered IN-PERSON at Devanadi Yoga or *ONLINE* via ZOOM

    WHEN: Fri-Sun, October 16-18, 2020
    TIMES: 8-6pm daily with optional yoga class from 7-8am

    COST: Payment in Full:
    $550 ($600 after Aug 15, 2020*)
    COST: Payment Plan – 2 payments: $600 total
    Deposit: $100 deposit secures your spot and is non-refundable.
    Balance Due: $500 is due Oct 15, 2020.

    Please read our Cancellation Policy below before enrolling.

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    Course Description:

    We will introduce the primary working theories of Ayurveda, particularly the inner teachings of an Ayurvedic lifestyle as a grounding for those living a yogic life. The profound principles of the Vedic 5 Element and Tridosha Theories will be expanded upon and used throughout subsequent courses, so it is crucial that we master them now. Students will be introduced to Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, the 15 subdoshas, the science of prakriti, our body constitution, the transformative power of agni in digestion and consciousness, how to maintain digestive balance, the seven tissues, the role of ama, or toxins in our health, and ojas, the sacred sap of life and longevity. The intention of this overview course is self knowledge (vidya) and an enlightened self care (swasthavritta). We achieve that through effective self study, yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyle integration, pure sattvic living, living true to ourselves (sadvritta), and the exquisite uniqueness of our own constitutional nature, karmas, and health journey. Wellness begins with self knowledge, new beginnings, and self care. This is the beginning.

    Practical Tools
    – Self-knowledge and self-care in Ayurveda
    – Understanding of the physiological systems of Ayurveda
    – A practical approach to our own constitution
    – Understanding how our digestion works
    – Longevity (rasayana) practices

    Course Objectives
    – Introduce students to the primary principles used within Ayurveda
    – Introduce the dosha system as the foundational matrix of Ayurveda
    – Deepen the student’s view of life, self, and self-care
    – Lay the foundation for Level 2 programs

    Required Reading: Course Manual Provided to all students

    NOTE: This training is included in the FULL Level 1 training in the Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program (AWCP) with Sevanti Institute details HERE.


    Cancellation Policy:
    No refunds, non-transferable. Cancellations 30 days prior to the training will receive studio credit less $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 30 days will receive no credit.

  • Level 1 Ayurveda Foundational Program Fall 2020 Learn More

    Ayurveda Foundation Program: Level 1
    with Indu Arora & James Bailey

    DATES: 4 Weekends
    AWC 1: October 16-18 | Indu Arora | @ Devanadi OR Online via Zoom
    AWC 2: November 6-8 | James Bailey | Online via Zoom
    AWC 3: November 20-22 | Indu Arora | @ Devanadi OR Online via Zoom
    AWC 4: December 4-6 | James Bailey | Online via Zoom

    TIME: 8:30am-6:00pm with a lunch break 12:30-1:30pm + all levels Ayurvedic yoga practice 12-12:30pm daily

    COST: Payment in Full: $2200 ($2400 after Aug 15, 2020)
    COST: Payment Plan – 3 payments: $2400 total
    Deposit: This $200 deposit secures your spot and is non-refundable.
    1st payment: 50% of Balance Due, $1100, is due Aug 15, 2020.
    2nd payment: Final Balance, $1100, is due Oct 15, 2020.

    Please read our Cancellation Policy below before enrolling.

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    level 1 ayurveda foundation program details

    Level 1 is open to all as a lifestyle immersion into the Ayurvedic view of life, health, and healing. You can just take this training (or just the first weekend – see above) or take Level 1 through Devanadi, and continue Level 2 and 3 online with Sevanti – details HERE.

    Devanadi is proud to offer the Sevanti Institute’s Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program’s (AWCP) Foundation Level 1 training. This program meets the education standards for certification as an Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC) and is taught by the institute’s founder and lead teacher, James Bailey, LAc, Dipl OM, Dipl Ayu, E-RYT 500, and long time Devanadi faculty teacher, Indu Arora.

    The objective of the Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program, or AWCP, is to provide the highest quality education available for those seeking to integrate a living Ayurveda into their lives and for those seeking the required professional training to practice as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor.

    • Level 1 Ayurveda Foundation Programs are open to all as a lifestyle immersion into the Ayurvedic view of life, health, and healing.

    • Level 1 begins the journey of healing others with the journey of healing ourselves and those closest to us.

    • Learn the fundamentals of Ayurveda wellness for life, for family, friends and community.

    • Open to anyone interested in a living practice of Ayurveda and a long life of natural health. To heal others we must heal ourselves.

    • 4 Core Modules:  Our Level 1 Core Modules (AWC 1-4) are taught over two 6-day sessions in the classroom environment hosted by RYS Yoga Schools.

    • 2 Elective Modules: AWC 5 is a supervised home assessment case report, required for early practice. AWC 6 is an annual February tour to lush and jungled Kerala in south India to experience one of the deepest Ayurveda traditions in all of India. These modules are offered exclusively with Sevanti – details HERE.

    • Format: live in-person instruction hosted by Devanadi Yoga, Minneapolis, MN or ONLINE (still register with Devanadi to be included in the Fall 2020 cohort)


    Level 1 Topics & Description

    The Level 1 Core Modules are essential principles of Ayurveda wellness that may be applied to oneself for self-care (swasthavritta), or to guide family or community. These topics are the keys to a balanced life and an initial stepping stone to a professional career as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor.

    Level 1 Core Modules introduce the information offered in Level 2, but at an introductory level. Sevanti Institute wants all students to be introduced to the depth of the Ayurvedic vision and to the workings of an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor while leaving greater depths of professional training to the Level 2 program.

    Level 1 Core Modules are required for Level 1 completion and are a prerequisite for admission to the Level 2 Advanced Ayurveda Program.

    Weekend 1: Principles of Ayurveda Wellness | 30 hrs
    OCtober 16-18, 2020 | Indu Arora @ Devanadi Yoga (or *ONLINE*)

    AWC 1 lays the foundation for the entire AWCP program. We will introduce the primary working theories of Ayurveda, particularly the inner teachings of an Ayurvedic lifestyle as a grounding for those living a yogic life. The profound principles of the Vedic 5 Element and Tridosha Theories will be expanded upon and used throughout subsequent courses, so it is crucial that we master them now. Students will be introduced to Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, the 15 subdoshas, the science of prakriti, our body constitution, the transformative power of agni in digestion and consciousness, how to maintain digestive balance, the seven tissues, the role of ama, or toxins in our health, and ojas, the sacred sap of life and longevity. The intention of this overview course is self knowledge (vidya) and an enlightened self care (swasthavritta). We achieve that through effective self study, yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyle integration, pure sattvic living, living true to ourselves (sadvritta), and the exquisite uniqueness of our own constitutional nature, karmas, and health journey. Wellness begins with self knowledge, new beginnings, and self care. This is the beginning.

    Weekend 2: Ayurveda Wellness Methods | 30 hrs
    NOvember 6-8, 2020 | James Bailey *ONLINE* via ZOOM

    AWC 2 introduces the powerful and natural methods used by Ayurveda wellness counselors in their work and in self care. These coveted methods are considered routine lifestyle practices in yogic and ayurvedic life. The efficacy of these methods lay in making them authentic, ie customized, to the individual’s unique constitution (prakriti) and condition (vikriti). Here we will focus on the healing modalities that are shared between the ayurveda wellness counselor and client. These include lifestyle counseling, Ayurvedic nutrition, Ayurvedic herbology, the use of culinary spices, topical oil therapies, rejuvenation techniques, subtle therapies, and customized ayurveda cleanses for each client. Each of these methods will be taught again at more advanced levels in Level 2, but we introduce you to them early so that you may begin to integrate them into your life and into the life of your family throughout your educational journey.

    Weekend 3: Ayurveda Wellness Assessment | 30 hrs
    November 20-22, 2020 | Indu Arora @ Devanadi Yoga (or *ONLINE*)

    The AWC 3 wellness assessment course empowers the student with the skills to see and better understand our imbalances and the imbalances of others. Only then can we heal. Students will begin to learn how to measure each of the dosha’s dynamic movements through the bodymind, what signs and symptoms reflect their presence, and the deduction of doshic patterns. Basic introduction to pulse, tongue and tissue analysis will be covered, as well as an introduction to Ayurveda psychology, the nature of imbalance (vikriti) and Ayurvedic pathology (samprapti), and an introduction to Ayurvedic diagnostics. Here we introduce students to the practical aspects of counseling, particularly how students determine the appropriate method of healing. Students will practice the assessment methods on themselves and other students in small groups. This material is the heart of the assessment skills that generates insights into the workings of life and life force (prana) from the Ayurvedic perspective.

    Weekend 4: Ayurveda Wellness Counseling Practicum | 30 hrs
    December 4-6, 2020 | James Bailey *ONLINE* via ZOOM

    The AWC 4 counseling practicum will introduce the initial client intake process and the interpersonal skills used in conducting an Ayurveda wellness assessment. Under the guidance of AWCP practitioner faculty, the group will collectively conduct three traditional Ayurvedic counseling assessments on volunteer clients who will share their lives and health stories. Real time analysis of each client’s condition and health patterns will be demonstrated. Lifestyle, nutrition and other 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 introduced. Students will complete the module by conducting a traditional Ayurveda assessment on another student in the group.


    Reading Materials

    The primary text for Level 1 is the AWCP Level 1 Manual. The manual has 4 sections, one for each Core Module 1-4 and is the only text required to be studied during Level 1 training. The manual will be handed out on the first day of training and no reading is required prior to training. That said, we offer a few recommend texts on our Reading List page to help reinforce the principles of Level 1 training, but they are not required reading. To purchase a book, go to Sevanti’s online Bookstore.

    Level 1 Manual. The manual has 4 sections, one for each Core Module AWC 1-4 and is the only text required to be studied during Level 1 training. The manual will be handed out on the first day of training and no reading is required prior to training. That said, we offer a few recommend texts on our Reading List page to help reinforce the principles of Level 1 training, but they are not required reading. To purchase a book, go to our online Bookstore.

    See the Course Catalog here.

    For Program Dates and to Register, and for details on the Level 2 and Level 3 programs, please visit Sevanti Institute.

    *To become a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor (C-AHC), students must meet NAMA standards and pass the NAMA Ayurvedic Health Counselor National Certification Exam to practice as an Ayurveda Health Counselor.

    TA Discount
    OPEN FOR 2020! Save 25% off the training by signing up early, helping us promote the event, teaching daily yoga classes (need 2 years teaching experience AND online teaching experience using ZOOM) and general assisting as needed during the training. Referral discount may ALSO be added!
    To apply: Contact us with your yoga resume, website, Facebook/IG links, 2 referral contacts, and a brief statement on how you plan to help us offer a healthy program at Devanadi for 2020.

    Referral Discount
    Enrolled students may receive a 25% Referral Discount for every referral a student registers & completes the program. Unlimited!


    Cancellation Policy:
    No refunds, non-transferable. Cancellations 30 days prior to the training will receive studio credit less $200 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 30 days will receive no credit.

More Details on the AWCP Full Program

  • AWCP Objectives

    The objective of the Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program is to provide the highest quality education available for those seeking to integrate a living Ayurveda into their lives, and for those seeking the required professional training to practice as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor.

    Level 1 Ayurveda Foundation Programs are ideal for self healing, family care, and helping those closest to us in our communities. Level 2 Advanced Certification Programs and Level 3 Clinical Supervision Programs are professional trainings, offering the required skills to become a board certified Ayurveda Health Counselor (C-AHC) recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

    Graduates will qualify to conduct traditional Ayurvedic assessments and prescribe the customized lifestyle and nutritional remedies needed to balance and heal the unique lives of their clients.

  • Skills You Will Learn

    Students will learn to conduct traditional Ayurvedic assessments, initial intakes, followup counseling methods, constitutional (prakriti) and conditional (vikriti) dosha assessment, Ayurvedic nutritional therapy, lifestyle counseling, pulse and tongue analysis, tissue analysis, Ayurvedic herbology, home cleansing, oil therapies, subtle therapies, client rapport, Ayurveda psychology, business management, and more.

    Our goal here at Sevanti Institute is to offer educational tools that awaken all of you to the greatest gift within you: self knowledge. Known as svavidya in the ancient Sanskrit language of Yoga and Ayurveda, there is no greater knowledge, or source of happiness and health, than the knowledge of who we are in this life.

    The deeper teachings of Ayurveda are vibrant life insights that offer profound self knowledge and personalized self healing tools that we would otherwise never learn in life. These experiential teachings are priceless. We believe that anyone can learn and benefit deeply from these teachings.

    You will also learn so much about life, the Vedic view of nature, healing others as well as yourself in the form of an enlightened self care. Sometimes we just like to say: This is your journey, just be you! Join us to hear more about that.

    For those already “in” for the 2019 training, James Bailey is so excited to meet you all and start the journey together. For those still considering the program, we hope you will join us for this amazing journey into natural wellness.

    Ayurveda offers insights and wisdom that we might otherwise never understand, both about ourselves and in helping others. Plan on some unimaginable and vibrant life changes to happen as a result of this training. If you are still unregistered, please feel free to contact us at Devanadi if you have any questions about the program. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

  • NAMA Certification

    To become a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor (C-AHC), students must meet NAMA standards and pass the NAMA Ayurvedic Health Counselor National Certification Exam to practice as an Ayurveda Health Counselor.

    Sevanti Institute offers an Early Practice Certification (ETC) that allows graduates of Level 1 training to practice as a Student Practitioner while in training with supervision.

    Please note that these programs are also highly recommended for anyone seeking study in Ayurveda, wellness, etc. and do NOT have to take the NAMA test to use the information.

    Continuing Study

    Once complete with Level 1 and 2, there is also a third level of clinical study to finish training and prepare for the AHC exam

    Sevanati Institute’s Website has ALL the details and more.
    For the most up-to-date details on this amazing program, plus to have many of your questions answered, please get familiar with the entire AWCP program here:
    Full AWCP Course Details