February 21-May 30, 2018 - 15 Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm Pacific
Approved PACE program by NAMA: 18 AHC, 20 AP/AD credits
Study the ancient principles of nutrition - straight from the source
Ashtanga Hridayam, the “Heart or Essence of all the Eight Branches of Ayurveda,” is one of the fundamental ancient root texts of Ayurveda. It is written in a poetic form with beautiful Sanskrit verse, making it easier for a student to remember important subjects in a concise form. Today the Ashtanga Hridayam continues to serve as a root source for Ayurvedic philosophy and protocol, providing clear guidelines in all aspects of health, including nutrition.
As an Ayurveda student, practitioner or enthusiast, you know how important it is to use the authentic teachings of the ancient Vedic texts, though acquiring this information can seem like a daunting task. In this course, you will be guided through the Ashtanga Hridayam by Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath word-by-word, illuminating the deepest aspects of the Ayurvedic principles. Chanting the slokas together, you'll experience the richness of the beautiful ancient verse and feel the healing vibration of the words - the heart of Ayurveda! If you are new to Ayurveda, this course will set a stellar foundation for your studies. If you have already commenced your studies in Ayurveda, journeying into the root text will allow you to immerse yourself further and become truly outstanding in the field.
The Ashtanga Hridayam series is offered in 15 session segments progressing through the text chapter-by-chapter. Students are welcome to join any part of the series with no prerequisite, and the recordings of previous segments are available (see below for more details on purchasing recordings).
In the next session, studying Chapters 6, 7 and 8 of the text, you’ll learn about:
Natural medicinal ingredients
Protection of food and how to identify toxicities
Incompatible foods and food combinations
Meet the Instructor, Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath
Please note tuition is due at time of registration.