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Foundation of Ayurveda

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in learning Ayurveda. The course is also recommended as an introduction to anyone interested or planning to study Ayurveda formally and obtain a qualification and practice Ayurveda as an Ayurveda Practitioner.

Course Overview

This course explore the history and profound principles and philosophy upon which this 5000 years old medical system or health care system is formed. The course is delivered online over 10 weeks, with over 70 hours of recorded lectures and tutorials delivered during a live online environment. Power Points and learning resources are also provided.

Program Content and Outcomes

This course covers the history, philosophy and branches of Ayurveda. The major principles of Ayurveda – Panchamahabhoota (5 elements), tridoshas, gunas (qualities) prakruthi (individual Constitution), dhatus (tissues), malas (waste products), srotas (bodily systems), agni (fire) and ama (toxins) concepts / theories will be covered. Daily regimen (dinacharya), seasonal regimen (rtucharya) and basic dietary principles will be discussed. Applying the various principles and establishing a personal health strategy will be implemented. Various examination principles will also be discussed – trividha pariksha (3 fold examination); panchavidha pariksha (5 fold examination), ashtavidha pariksha (8 fold examination) and dashavidha pariksha (10 fold examination). Establishing prakruthi, health and lifestyle information and basic assessment principles will be discussed.


There is only one module for this course.

Meet the facilitator

Roopa Rao

Roopa is an Ayurveda practitioner graduated from Mangalore university in India and has been practicing in India, Singapore and in Australia since. She has over 20 years of experience as an Ayurveda practitioner and over 15 years’ experience as a lecturer/teacher in Ayurveda. Roopa’s infectious passion for Ayurveda has inspired many students both in Australia and overseas. She has been instrumental in development, coordination and delivery of Ayurveda units in Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda qualification at the AIHM/AIHFE.

Program Schedule

The course is delivered as an online self paced learning program and learners can learn at a time that suits them the best. There are over 70 hours of recorded lectures and tutorials delivered during a live online environment and learners should be able to complete the course over 10 weeks spending about 8 study hours per week. Learners can listen to the lecturers as many times as possible.