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Rishikesh, India


Part 1 of a 4 part certificate course on Ayurveda Health-care Consulting

* No prior training or knowledge of Ayurveda is required

Nov. 26th to Dec. 4th, 2016

By Khabir Southwick - Internationally recognized Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist, public speaker and author with over 20 years of clinical experience. This course is presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic heath-care.

Khabir southwick

"This course is my response to the many people over the years who have requested authentic and substantive hands-on training in Ayurvedic health-care (kayachikitsa). Most courses on this subject are often unclear about clinical applications, overly detailed or just too academic. For those who don't know much Sanskrit traditional courses on Ayurveda can also be confusing.

The goal of these workshops are to help [western] students and practitioners of Ayurveda to better grasp the functional and clinical applications of Ayurveda. The classes are straight-forward and clear without much Sanskrit terminology or references to ancient texts.?

Being a small group and having 3 meals a day together provides an excellent environment for questions and open discussion. Combined with Ayurvedic meals and prominent guest speakers each workshop will be a deep immersion in Ayurveda ." Khabir

For updates see the Facebook page here.


Fundamental Principles and Physiology of Ayurveda - according to classical teachings.

The subject is explained to:

  • Developed and improve clinical diagnostic and treatment skills (not to provide an academic review);
  • Develop a good foundation in Ayurveda by understanding the Ayurvedic perspective of the human body: Anatomy and Physiology;
  • Learn to view the human body, its functions and imbalances in terms of the doshas (body types), dosha sub-types, dhatus (tissues) and srotamsi (systems), prana (life force), ojas (immunity), etc.

This practical and intensive workshop will establish the foundation to proper Ayurvedic diagnosis and ultimately proper treatments. (Ayurveda anatomy is very different from the western view). Ayurvedic therapies are based on Ayurvedic anatomy and energetics so it is essential to learn before proceeding with diagnosis skills, herbology (Dravya Guna), dietary counseling (ahara chikitsa), pancha-karma (5 types of detoxification), rasayana (rejuvenation or nutritional therapy), etc.

Ayurvedic meals


cooking class

Vegetarian Ayurvedic prepared meals will be provided in Ayurpak, a small guest house with an Ayurvedic restaurant using herbs growing on the grounds, in Laxman Jhula area, Rishikesh India.


Ayurvedic cooking class will be provided by the restaurant chef and owners of Ayurpak.


Dr. Vikram Chauhan BAMS, MD (AYURVEDA)

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.

Dr. Munni Lal Maurya of HEMADRI AYURVEDA CENTER in Rishikesh will be our guest speak on the evening of the 27th after dinner, and may join us for dinner.

* More speakers to be announced.


Participants will receive A certification for 60 hours (40 hours of classroom study and 20 hours of self study) of completed study in AYURVEDA FUNDAMENTALS AND ANATOMY. After completing all 4 courses totally 300 hours a graduation certificate will be provided and you will be certified as a AYURVEDIC HEALTH CONSULTANT.

For updates see the Facebook page here.

Introduction to the course


OPENING - Nov 26th:

  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Introduction to the course by Khabir
  • Talk: Common Misunderstanding of Ayurveda
  • Question and answer session


- For 7 days from Nov. 27th until Dec. 3rd

  • 7:30 Yoga class (optional)
  • 8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 1:00pm class with a 30 minute break
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm class with a 15 minute break
  • 4:30 to 5:30 Ayurvedic cooking class*
  • Free Time
  • 7:00 pm Dinner
  • 8:30 Evening events and various guest speakers.
Khabir southwick

CLOSING DAY (Dec. 4th)

  • 8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:30 Providing of certification; feedback and comments from participants; final closing words from Khabir.


Part 1: Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda

  • Day 1, part 1: Understanding the 5 elements – Akash (Space), Vayu (Air), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire) and Prithvi (Earth) and their attributes (gunas).
  • Day 1, part 2: Understand clearly the Tri-Dosha theory (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and the 15 Sub Doshas, their locations, qualities and common disorders.
  • Learn how every physical characteristic, mental capacity and the emotional tendency of a human being can therefore be explained in terms of the tridoshas.

Part 2: Ayurvedic Anatomy and Energetics

  • Day 2: Learn about the concepts of Prakruti (your original "body type") & your Vikruti (current imbalances)*.
  • Day 3: Understand Agni (digestive fire) - Understating the roles and functions of Agni, the main types of Agni, trikhsa agni (high), visham agni (variable), manda agni (dull), sama agni (balanced), and the subtypes of Agni.
  • Day 4: Learn about Ama (metabolic toxins) and Malas (body's waste products): Understand the three primary malas being Purisa (feces), Mutra (urine) and Sweda (sweat), types and causes of Ama.
  • Day 5: Learn about the 7 Dhatus (body tissues): the Rasa (fluid) Dhatu, Rakta (blood) Dhatu, Masma Dhatu (muscle tissue), Meda (fat) Dhatu, Majja Dhatu (bone marrow tissue and nerves) and Shukra Dhatu (reproductive tissue). Learn how Dhatus form the pillars of the body that form the means of nourishment and growth while providing support to the body as well as the mind.
  • Day 6: Learn about 14 Srotamsi [essential for clinical practice] (channels or systems): 3 channels that revive food, prana (energy) and water; 7 bodily channels which nourish and maintain the body's tissue (dhatu); 3 eliminating channels for feces, urine and sweat; the mano vahya srotas (the channel of the mind).
  • Day 7, Part 1: Learn about the qualities and functionality of Prana (energy), Tejas (metabolic fire) and Ojas (immunity).
  • Day 7, Part 2: Understanding the three gunas - Satwa, Rajas and Tamas (states of mind)- and their essential components or energies of the mind.

* English translations are simplified. In the workshop through explanations, examples and handouts will be provided to explain each of these Sanskrit words that are important in clinical Ayurveda diagnosis and treatment.



INCLUDES: 9 days, 8 nights and 7 days of teaching, 35 hours interactive teaching with Khabir and approximately 15 hours of evening lectures. Includes handouts and material with a certification for 50 hours of completed study of Ayurveda fundamentals and anatomy. Includes 3 meals a day for 7 days, yoga instruction in the morning and 6 Ayurvedic cooking classes. Dinner on the first night (Nov. 25th) and breakfast on the last day (Nov. 3th) are included.



- For 8 nights from Nov. 26th to the morning of the 4th

  • Shared room [in Ayurpak]: $85 (limited)
  • Double room for couple [in Ayurpak]: $150 (limited)
  • Private Delux room [in small hotel next door]: $100
  • Private Super Delux room [in small hotel next door]: $140
  • Payable before Oct. 1st 2016; a $250 deposit will reserve your room and attendance.


  • $545 for the complete workshop:Includes all 7 days of training twice a day, all evening events, 3 meals a day meals and drinks, 6 cooking classes and 7 yoga classes, dinner on the 26th of Nov. and breakfast on Nov. 4th. (Plus cost of accommodation as indicated above)
  • $395 for attendance only of workshop: Includes all 7 days of training twice a day, all evening events and certification. Excludes meals, drinks, cooking class or yoga class.
  • $250 deposit to confirm a room and attendance; $100 deposit to confirm attendance only. Balance payable before Oct. 1st 2016.

Limited to 12 participants, preferably 8-10 - Register ASAP.


Please pay the $250 deposit to reserve your attendance for the complete workshop with meals and a room.

Please pay the $100 deposit to reserve your attendance only.

Ask about other options and group rates.



Tours of India and extra days in Rishikesh can be arranged. Ayurvedic treatments like Ayurvedic Massage/abhyanga, Shirodhara, panchakarma (vamana, verecharna, basti, nasya and rakta moksha) and herbal products can be purchased from the sponsors at a discounted rate. *

Does not include:

  • Personal travel costs to India and health insurance.
  • Cost of Visa (Please apply in advance it is very easy. Details are here)
  • Travel from the airport to Rishikesh but can be arranged for $75 paid in India:

A DRIVER FROM NEW DELHI AIR PORT TO RISHIKESH, AYURPAK GUEST HOUSE - Contact Yusuf Khan by phone or text at +91 94-18-465586 or by Whatsup at +91 82619 75521. You can pay him $100 and he will wait for you IN the airport with a sign and take you right to the guest house in Rishikesh (about a 5 to 6 hour drive).

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

$250 deposit is Non-Refundable. Balance due by Sep. 1st, 2016. Prior to Oct. 1st a 90% refund excluding the $250 Deposit will be provided; No Refunds after Oct. 1st 2016 for any reason including illness, weather, travel issues or other acts of God, etc. In case of cancellation after Oct 1st, credit for payment (minus the $250 deposit) will be provided for the same workshop the following year, 2017. (Your payment of the deposit for the workshop signifies your agreement with this policy.)

For updates and informal RSVP see the Facebook page here.


Khabir at 805-308-3480 for more information or send a message.


For a recommended travel agent to purchase tickets around the word call AAKASH TRAVEL at 310-838-6786. They specialize in tickets to India. Shahdeen is aware of this tour and can make recommendations for what flights are best and can book your ticket. (I, Khabir, purchase all my tickets with her).

**Travel arrangements and tickets can be provided by Aakash Tours, Los Angeles.

Travel arrangementsTravel arrangements

A DRIVER FROM NEW DELHI AIR PORT TO RISHIKESH, AYURPAK GUEST HOUSE. Contact Yusuf Khan by phone or text at +91 94-18-465586 or by Whatsapp at +91 82619 75521.

*You can pay him $100 and he will wait for you IN the airport with a sign and take you right to the guest house in Rishikesh (about a 5 to 6 hour drive).


  • The Art of Diagnosis - Methods and Techniques, Pulse, Tongue, Abdomen, Skin, Eyes, Nails and Questioning the Patient.
  • Herbology (Dravya Guna) - Use of Herbs, Herbs For Digestion, Herbs for Digestive Strength, Herbal combinations, Medicated Aloe, Use of Honey, Herbal medicines in different forms.
  • Detoxification and Purification (Pancha Karma) - Body Work and Steam Therapy (Snehana-Swedhana), Shirodhara (Mind Therapy), Rakta Moksha (Blood Letting), Basti (Enemas), Therapeutic Vomiting (Vamana). Rejuvenation and Tonification Protocols and Treatments.

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