WISE EARTH AYURVEDA NUTRITION: FOOD BREATH & SOUND

Level One Course
75 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
25 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS

CREDIT POINTS: 100

Course Curriculum:
History of Ayurveda: rooted in Atharva Vedas
Six Schools of Vedic Philosophy

  • Uttara Mimamsa Philosophy: Brahman (Ultimate Reality); Isvara (efficient and material cause of the creation); Maya (creative force of manifestation); Jiva (living being)
  • Samkhya Philosophy: Prakṛiti/Purusha (consciousness and matter)
  • Nyaya
  • Vaisheshika
  • Yoga
  • Karma-Mimamsa
  • Ayurveda’s first Dharma, Ahimsa
  • Cosmic Anatomy
  • Experiential, Cognitive & Cosmic Memory
  • Physio – Subtle  Anatomy
  • Doṣas, Sub-doṣas, Dhātus, Srotas
  • Agni, Ama, Malas
  • Prāṇa, Tejas, Ojas
  • The Ayurveda Body Types

Ahar: Sadhana of Food, Breath & Sound

  • Reclaiming the Limbs of Sadhana
  • The 6 Tastes-Food Energetics
  • The Six Seasons
  • Lunar/Solar Influences on Food/Mind/Body

Wise Earth Sadhana Practices

  • annavidya, pranavidya, and mantravidya
  • The Ahara Rasa of the grain, bean, vegetable, fruit, seed, milk & ghee
  • Pranayama – Lunar/Solar Breath
  • Sanskrit -Vedic Chants for Daily Living

Learning Outcomes
WEA Practitioner’s Daily Ablutions
WEA Teaching & Counseling Skills
WEA Practitioner Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

 


Wise Earth Ayurveda: WOMEN’S HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY: AYURVEDIC HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN

Level One Course
75 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
10 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
15 HRS CLINICAL APPLICATION
CREDIT POINTS: 100         

Course Curriculum:

Svasthavṛitta ~ Promoting Self-Health

  • Daily Vedic Prayers & Meditation
  • Ablutions – Daily cleansing and strengthening of sense organs
  • Pranayama for Women’s Health & Prosperity
  • The Healing Passes ~ Sound/Yoga for Women’s Healing

WEA Diagnosis: Template One

  • First Triad for Diagnosis -Trividha Pariksha:
  • General Examination of the person
  • Observation/Darshana, Touch/Tactile/Sparshana & Questioning/Prashna

Learning the Lunar Cycles for Reproductive Wellness & Shakti Restoral

  • Uttara Vasti (UV) ~ Wise Earth Ayurveda has restored this long-lost therapy/practice back to present-day practice of Ayurveda
  • forgotten Lunar Cycles that controls nourishing and strengthening the womb; while restoring a woman’s Shakti power.

Sadhana-Based Therapies for Women’s Vitality

  • Shirobhyanga (head massage)
  • Padabhyanga (foot massage)
  • Hastabhyanga (hand massage)
  • Ginger Compress Therapy
  • Pichu Therapy
  • Hip massage for women
  • Lunar Ritual-Treatment for women recovering from sexual abuse, abortion, miscarriage

Learning Outcomes
WEA Practitioner Ablutions
WEA Teaching & Counseling Skills
WEA Practitioner Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

Clinical Application
Clinical Application of WEA Diagnosis and treatment of course content, specifically reproductive related disorders
15 Atithi/Patient Encounters under guided supervision in a small group


Wise Earth Ayurveda: PANCHA KARMA (PART I)

Level Two Course: Intermediate

75 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
25 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
25 HRS CLINICAL APPLICATION
100 CREDIT POINTS

What is Pancha Karma?

Seasonal Influences on Ayurveda & Pancha Karma Therapies

  • Northern & southern Movement of the Sun
  • Daily & Seasonal Cycles of Mother Nature
  • Daily & Seasonal Cleansing Routines for Each Dosha
  • Relationship between Doshas & Seasons

Wise Earth Ayurveda’s Rejuvenative Sadhana Therapies

– Introducing Abhyanga & Snehana

– The Marma Map of the Body – Charting the Course for Abhyanga

  • Observation & Preparation for Abhyanga Therapy
  • Sadhana Approach to preparing the Oils, Ingredients , Utensils and Materials for Abhyanga
  • The Practice of Abhyanga ~ The Whole Body in sequence rhythm- with four therapists and with 2 therapists.

Learning Outcomes
WEA Practitioner’s Daily Ablutions
WEA Teaching & Counseling Skills
WEA Practitioner Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

Clinical Application

25 Atithi/Patient Encounters under guided supervision by WEA Practitioner in a small group (with five one-to-one patient encounters under observation by WEA Practitioner and/or Qualified Guest Practitioner.)


Wise Earth Ayurveda: PANCHA KARMA (PART II)

Level Two Course : Intermediate

75 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
20 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
25 HRS CLINICAL APPLICATION
100 CREDIT POINTS

Wise Earth Ayurveda ~ Love Therapies

Snehana & Svedana ~ Preparatory Treatments prior to Pancha Karma

  • Observances for Guest Patient before starting Snehana Therapy
  • Applications of Snehana Therapies
  • Snehana Therapy & Marma Points for the Head
  • Routine Cleansing of the Sense organs
  • Nasya Therapy (nasal insufflation for excellent Prana)
  • Observances for Guest Patient before starting Svedana Therapy
  • Application of Svedana Therapies
  • Ayurveda Steam Therapies

Learning Outcomes
WEA Practitioner’s Daily Ablutions
WEA Teaching & Counseling Skills
WEA Practitioner Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

Clinical Application

25 Patient Encounters under guided supervision of WEA Practitioner in a small group (with ten one-to-one patient encounters under observation by WEA Practitioner and/or Senior Vaidya -WEA Guest Faculty.)


PANCHA KARMA (PART III)

Level Three Course: Advanced *

100 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
50 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
100 CLINICAL APPLICATION
CREDIT POINTS: 250  
Prerequisite: 6 credits of college level anatomy & physiology

Mandala of Healing Therapies
Pancha karma is the core of a vast mandala of therapies, which are the best means for preventing disease and promoting excellent health. In this mandala, there are two main categories, shodhana and shamana. Shodhana refers to Pancha Karma’s five main cleansing and elimination procedures, while shamana encompasses the supporting therapies that are the preparation and post-therapy measures for pancha karma proper. Both groups of therapies are explored at length in Wise Earth Ayurveda. However, the Pancha Karma III (Advanced Level) studies consist of only of the shodhana therapies.

Study of Shodhana, the central and primary action in the mandala of treatments, includes five major therapeutic procedures:

  • Vamana (therapeutic emesis),
  • Virechana (therapeutic purgation),
  • Vasti Karma (Anuvasana Vasti and Niruha Vasti),
  • Anuvasana Vasti (therapeutic oily enema) and
  • Nasya (therapeutic nasal insufflation)

Study of Seasonal Influences on Pancha Karma Therapies

Clinical Application
100 Patient Encounters consisting of: 50 one-to-one patient encounters + 25 patient observations with direct supervision + 25 supervised observations and interactions.

Criteria for assessment:
Under the guidance of a Master Vaidya, students observe the results of each therapy given to patients. Observation is assessed on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms in accord with Ayurveda’s classical forms of diagnosis. Functional capacity of patients will also be assessed.


Wise Earth Ayurveda:  The Healing Diet for Recovery

Level Three Course: Advanced
55 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
20 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
25 HRS CLINICAL APPLICATION
CREDIT POINTS: 100

Wise Earth Ayurveda’s Healing Diet is designed specifically for recovery from illness and is predominantly sattvic in nature. The sages have proven that peaceful and nourishing foods form Mother Nature can heal our worse illness. The Healing Diet is prepared for all metabolic types by restoring agni, digestive fire, and allowing the body to adjust to its newly attuned state of revitalization. In addition to use during illness and the seasonal junctions, The Healing Diet may be used as a light, rejuvenating regimen to reduce fatigue, excess weight, and stress from time to time throughout the year.

According to the classic Ayurvedic text known as the Sushruta Samhita, a sattvic diet gladdens the heart, nurtures the body, revives memory, and brings our inner rhythms into proper alignment with the cosmic rhythms. Emotions, activities, or foods may be referred to as sattvic when they reflect the qualities of peacefulness, purity, and harmony. When they reflect the qualities of transformation, dynamic progress, and stimulation, they are rajasic; when they bring forth the qualities of inertia and dullness, they are tamasic.

As a general rule, sattvic foods should make up the greater part of the dietary recommendation for Pitta (fire) types, and to a large extent for Vata (air) types. Some rajasic foods and, to a lesser extent, tamasic foods are also necessary for these two types to maintain vital function within the body. Kapha (water) types fare best when the greater portion of their diet is made up of rajasic food and, to a lesser extent, sattvic and tamasic foods.

This diet should not be used as a mainstay year-round, however, since the body is made up of all five elements and needs the stimuli of the universe’s three gunas (cosmic energies that create and sustain life): Sattva (peace-producing energy),rajas (activity-producing energy), and tamas (restproducing energy).


Wise Earth Ayurveda: INNER MEDICINE EDUCATION
SADHANA APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS

Level Two Course: Intermediate

75 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
20 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
25 HRS CLINICAL APPLICATION
100 CREDIT POINTS

The determination for each individual’s state of health, wellness and happiness is made through the non-invasive application of an eightfold process for diagnosis, or Astha Vidha Pariksha. They are as follows: Pulse, (nadi), Urine (mutra), Fecal matter (mala), Skin/Touch (sparsha), Eyes (drik), Tongue (jivha), Voice/Speech (shabdha), Body Appearance (akriti). (We will do an in-depth exploration of the ageless diagnostic art of the Pulse, Nadi Pariksha in the Physio-psychic Anatomy & Energy Diagnosis Course.)

Classical Four-Part Diagnosis System:
Template One
First Triad/Diagnosis: Darshana, Sparshana & Prashna

Template Two
Second Triad/Diagnosis: Aptopdesha, Pratyaksha & Anumana

Template Three
Krikala: Appropriate timing for treatment/care

Template Four
Ayurveda’s Classical Eight-Fold System of Examination/Ashta Vidha

Pariksha

Learning Outcomes
WEA Practitioner’s Daily Ablutions
WEA Teaching & Counseling Skills
WEA Practitioner Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

Clinical Application
20 Atithi/Patient Encounters under guided supervision of WEA Practitioner in a small group (with 10 one-to-one patient encounters under observation by a Senior Vaidya -WEA Guest Faculty.)


Wise Earth Ayurveda: SHAKTI MEDICINE – WOMEN’S ANATOMY, HEALTH & WELLBEING

Level Two Course: Intermediate

75 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
25 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
25 HRS CLINICAL APPLICATION
100 CREDIT POINTS

Part 1: Introduction to Wise Earth

  • Ayurveda: Physical Diagnosis
  • Daily Course of Organs & Doshas
  • Excess & Deficiency
  • Tongue Diagnosis: Charts 1 & 2
  • Facial Diagnosis Chart
  • Keys to Facial Diagnosis
  • Marmas: Cursory Study

Part 2: Wise Earth Ayurveda ~ Psychic Anatomy/Energy Diagnosis

  • The Lunar Cycle: 16 Notches’ Effects on A Woman’s Organs/Tissues
  • Shakti Lunar Remedial Cures

Part 3: Strengthening Shakti ~ Inner Medicine: Pranayama & Mudras

  • Bhramari/Bumblebee Breath
  • Shakti Mudra
  • Yoni Mudra
  • Shiva Linga Mudra

Part 4: Firing Up the Shakti
Goddess Maha Tripurasundari: Lunar Applications & Meditations of 16 Nityas/Emissaries of Mother Moon Phases

The 16 Nityas/Moon Phases and their Application for Health, Harmony and Happiness
Kameshvari Nitya; Bhagamalini Nitya;
Nityaklinna Nitya; Bherunda Nitya; Vahnivasini;
Nitya; Mahavajreshvari Nitya; Duti Nitya;
Tvarita Nitya; Kulasundari Nitya; Nitya Nitya;
Nilapataka Nitya; Vijaya Nitya; Sarvamangala Nitya;
Jvalamalini Nitya; Chitra Nitya; and Sadakhya Nitya

Learning Outcomes
WEA Practitioner’s Daily Ablutions
WEA Teaching & Counseling Skills
WEA Practitioner Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

Clinical Application

25 Patient Encounters under guided supervision in a small group (with 5 one-to-one patient encounters under observation by WEA Practitioner and/or Senior Vaidya – WEA Guest Faculty.)


Wise Earth Ayurveda: PHYSIO-PSYCHIC ANATOMY
& ENERGY DIAGNOSIS *

Level Two Course: Intermediate

(* This Course is conducted by a Senior Vaidya ~ WEA Guest Faculty)

75 HRS ONSITE CONTACT
20 HRS GUIDED HOME ASSIGNMENTS
25 HRS CLINICAL APPLICATION
100 CREDIT POINTS

An in-depth study of the Subtle Channels, including: 13 stotras and 14 nadis, five afferent sensory nerves and five motor nerves. In this course, we pay special attention to the ageless awesome diagnostic art of the Pulse, Nadi Pariksha

Review of the Classical Four-Part Diagnosis System
Template One
First Triad/Diagnosis: Darshana, Sparshana & Prashna

Template Two
Second Triad/Diagnosis: Aptopdesha, Pratyaksha & Anumana

Template Three
Krikala: Appropriate Timing for Treatment/Care

Template Four
Ayurveda’s Classical Eight-Fold System of Examination/Ashta Vidha Pariksha (with special emphasis on Nadi Pariksha)

Nadi Pariksha: Pulse Diagnosis in Depth

  • Reading Pulse Accurately: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
  • Size or volume of the pulse
  • Number or rapidity of the pulse
  • Rhythm or regularity of the pulse
  • Method of examining the pulse
  • Variations of the pulse

A Sadhana Clinic:
Pulse practice on 15 candidates with varying health issues

Clinical Application:
25 Patient Encounters under guided supervision of a WEA Practitioner in a small group (with 20 one-to-one patient encounters under observation by a Senior Vaidya/WEA Guest Faculty).

Learning Outcomes
WEA Practitioner’s Daily Ablutions
WEA Teaching & Counseling Skills
WEA Practitioner Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)

* This Course is specifically for participants who have successfully completed WISE EARTH AYURVEDA: SADHANA APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS (Level Two Course: Intermediate)


Section II: Wise Earth Ayurveda Peripheral Courses


Wise Earth Ayurveda: LIVING AHIMSA MEDITATION

Level One Course
50 CREDIT POINTS

Living Ahimsa Meditation is a profound practice for witnessing consciousness. In this practice we cultivate awareness, strengthen inner harmony, and discover that everything is sacred. We sit in practice to deepen our code of Ahimsa within. This is a meditation practice is intended to prevail each and every waking moment of our daily life.

You will learn:
The Process:

  • In reciting the mantra, you are creating a continuum of sound vibration that invokes awareness that flows from the mudra to mantra and back again to the sound of the mantra.
  • The vibrational field created by reciting the mantra keeps the mind in stillness.
  • To attain a deep state of serenity and a foremost commitment to Ahimsa. In the process we extinguish negative karmas.

The Mantra Evokes Consciousness:

  • Om Namah Shivaya (“My reverence unto Shiva—the dissolver of ignorance and false perceptions”)
  • This Practice transforms the mind, thoughts, and emotions into the positive energy of rasa, joy.
  • We remember the harmonious use of our words/speech

The Mudra:

  • Hand Posture for Living Ahimsa Meditation,
  • Shift the mind into its state of awareness by invoking the Five Elements
  • Helps us to remember the harmonious use of our limbs.

Note: Participants are required to bring a prayer mala, rosary, to class.


Wise Earth Ayurveda: LIVING AHIMSA MEDITATION

Level One Course
50 CREDIT POINTS

Living Ahimsa Meditation is a profound practice for witnessing consciousness. In this practice we cultivate awareness, strengthen inner harmony, and discover that everything is sacred. We sit in practice to deepen our code of Ahimsa within. This is a meditation practice is intended to prevail each and every waking moment of our daily life.

Rooted in the Vedic ancient form of meditation called Ajapa-Japa (that infers putting an end to the cycles of birth), this practice helps us

You will learn:
The Process:

  • In reciting the mantra, you are creating a continuum of sound vibration that invokes awareness that flows from the mudra to mantra and back again to the sound of                      the mantra.
  • The vibrational field created by reciting the mantra keeps the mind in stillness.
  • To attain a deep state of serenity and a foremost commitment to Ahimsa. In the process we extinguish negative karmas.

The Mantra Evokes Consciousness:

  • Om Namah Shivaya (“My reverence unto Shiva—the dissolver of ignorance and false perceptions”)
  • This Practice transforms the mind, thoughts, and emotions into the positive energy of rasa, joy.
  • We remember the harmonious use of our words/speech

The Mudra:

  • Hand Posture for Living Ahimsa Meditation,
  • Shift the mind into its state of awareness by invoking the Five Elements
  • Helps us to remember the harmonious use of our limbs.

Note: Participants are required to bring a prayer mala, rosary, to class.


Wise Earth Ayurveda: VEDIC SANSKRIT CHANTING

Level One Course
50 CREDIT POINTS

Vedic Sanskrit Chanting covers a special compilation of classical Vedic Chants, which Wise Earth School recognizes as key to evoking personal and spiritual sound. Rhythmic speech holds tremendous power to evoke our inner song, the source of awareness and intelligence. In essence, the primordial sounds of Sanskrit, when chanted with its appropriate meters, carry potent effects for healing the heart in its deepest space. These chants and their melodies are produced, arranged and taught in meticulous form. This practice is taught to help you merge sound with breath, breath with movement, and movement into sacred action.

You will learn:

  • A specific compilation of Vedic Chants to address your daily needs
  • To evoke your personal, spiritual sound
  • To merge sound with breath, breath with movement, and movement into sacred action

Vedic Chanting/Sanskrit Study includes:

  • Cursory review of the Sanskrit Alphabet
  • Cosmic meaning/application of Vedic Mantra
  • The Sruti Practice (correct Pronunciation) of Vedic Chants
  • The meaning of each Vedic Chant & its daily application
  • Vac Tapasya – Awareness in speech

WISE EARTH HEALING PASSES: YOGA

Level One Course
50 CREDIT POINTS

Wise Earth Healing Passes is a unique methodology of yoga developed by Maya Tiwari to counteract the hastening pace of modern life. Combining micro-pranic movement with Vedic primordial sound, Wise Earth Healing Passes Yoga methodically slows the prana, and enriches our immunity of the primordial sound. Healing Passes represents a complete practice of yoga, wherein each posture fortifies a specific major prana. The body’s subtle strength, memory and intuition are evoked, moving the practitioner into harmonic flow with universal awareness. This practice is a must for each and every person who intends to recapture harmonious alignment with Mother Nature’s cyclical rhythms.

You will learn:

  • How to integrate posture, breath and movement in one fluid action
  • How to resonate your internal bija mantras with the specific lunar power held in each of the five vital pranas of the body
  • How to align the body and mind with its intuition and cognitive memories, thereby arousing our deepest sense of wellness

You will practice:

  • the Five Postures representing Major Cosmic Directions & Lunar Phases
  • the Five Major Pranas of the Body
  • the Seven Bija Mantras/Chakras