In the last decade, especially with studies on casein, and, many people developing sensitivity to Lactose, a sugar found within milk, or, problems digesting milk proteins; milk has developed a bad reputation in United States.
I get asked constantly in my Herb class, if Almond milk, or, soymilk is okay to substitute for dairy when using as an anupana for delivery of herb. The answer is NO. It is not the Ayurvedic way.
When I am talking about using milk as an anupana (a vehicle that increases the efficacy of the herb, and, delivers it deeper into the dhatus, increases kapha, decreases vata and pitta) then only actual dairy will do. This usually means cows milk.
First the amount of milk we are using for delivery of herb is 24 ml, or less than an oz. Perhaps 2 oz. If someone cannot digest dairy, then we suggest ghee instead. (All milk solids which include casein and lactose have been removed!)
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Self Support Program
Bring self awareness to your life, and learn secrets of ancient Ayurveda and Yoga therapy, Pranayama in this short 24 hour program designed for personal growth. May 2017.
Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Practices-150 Hrs. This program is specifically designed for Yoga Teachers who want to dive into Ayurvedic Principles, or, anyone who wants deepen their practice of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy as a support tool. This is our most popular program. May 2017
Ayurveda Counselor 600 Hrs October 1st, 2017
NAMA Reviewed Professional 600 Hour Ayurveda Counselor program, offered via distance learning and online live classes.
Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours (Ayurveda focus),
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INTERNSHIP July 29 and July 30
Ayurvedic Pulse or Nadi is famous for its feedback it gives to vaidyas. We will be introducing students to the concept of Nadi, and, the feedback we get from the body on a daily, monthly and a seasonal basis.
Community Workshop (Open to Public)
October 7, 2017
Excerpts from Ronnie Meyers-Student of Ayurveda Level 1 Course
Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years. It has been passed down and translated. The more I learn about it the more I see Ayurvedic concepts everywhere, just in other “languages”. I will continue studying, and ultimately I hope to be part of a movement that brings Ayurvedic practice into the main healthcare system as well as corporate culture.
However, a big obstacle in this linear culture is that American culture focuses on happiness being “within reach” but still outside of you. People are brainwashed by big corporations and mass movements. Also, because Ayurveda is rooted in spirituality, it may pushe people away or creates initial skepticism and/or controversy, just like the implementation of yoga into our school district. Unless it is received by mainstream, highly advertised and accepted by well know “brands”, it is easily rejected.
Despite that rigid mentality of “mainstream”, Ayurveda is growing and the need to veil it or reword it to be accepted is reducing. In fact, just like the city I live in that has embraced and supports yoga and Ayurveda, we create a demonstrative example of why it should and can be accepted. The visual proof it a healthy lifestyle with active and involved people. It is a community development that grows because it works.
As I go deeper into my studies, the more I learn the more I realize I have yet to learn. I still work with investments, but now I am working for a “holistic and comprehensive” firm. I hope to offer Ayurvedic concepts and clinics for our clients to complete a “health is wealth” concept and am slowly introducing this idea. I am confident that as my knowledge and confidence in that knowledge grows, so will the reception.
How is Ayurveda different in India, compared to USA?
Ayurveda is a stand alone Medical System in India whereas in USA is only considered a complimentary medicine.
Indian students are considered Medical students and are governed under Indian Medical laws. The Indian Ayurveda students are allowed to treat and diagnose disease. Ayurveda is taught like Medicine and students are working with real time patients.Foreigners and outsiders are not allowed to touch the Indian patients and only allowed to watch them. Foreign students are demonstrated Panchakarma massage therapies by some mom and pop establishments like Abhyanga, Udvartana by many of these colleges. Students wont be allowed to practice in USA without a State Massage License.
Practice and teaching of Ayurveda as a modality in USA is different. There are no patients–only clients and practitioners can counsel them and work within their state laws. FDA does not recognized Ayurveda. In USA –Ayurveda is a complimentary health system rooted in Vedas and and Ayurvedic Practitioners are NOT allowed to practice medicine that includes diagnose, treat any disease. Ayurveda is integrated with Medical education in India, and Indian Ayurveda Students study 8 years in a university.
This is why, if you are not a medical doctor or a health professional we see Internships in India as not viable for our students. (At this point)