Introductory Course in Ayurveda (for our International Students)

Preamble: beginners

To accommodate the differences in need to study Ayurveda the Institute offers comprehensive short term Ayurveda training programs. These programs are rigorous enough to meet the needs of professionals wanting to incorporate Ayurveda principles into their health care practice and improve their quality of life.

Aims & objectives

The short term course aims to provide fundamental knowledge of Ayurveda and will enable the individual to promote the physical and mental health, longevity and help to lead the disease free life.

Admission qualification

Candidate shall have basic knowledge of English.

Duration of course: 4 weeks

Medium of instruction: English

Course learning schedule

Interactive lectures (Theory): 75 hrs
Practical/ Clinical Training: 50 hrs
Observation/ Evaluation:
Seminar/ Group Discussion: 25 hrs
Field visit (Ayurveda Hospitals & Ayurveda Manufacturing Units): 25 hrs
Total Learning hours: 200 hrs


1. The candidate will apply online directly to the or by post to Manager, Tharavad Ayurveda Retreat, Vellanchery, Trikkanapuram(P.O.), Malappuram(Dist.), Kerala. Pin code: 679573. Acceptance into the program is based upon application review.


The admitted candidates will be provided accommodation with moderate facility in the campus. Special accommodation in hotel/guest house can be arranged at the additional cost of the candidate on request.

Food facility

Indian style of vegetarian food is available in mess within campus.

Minimum Attendance

90% attendance of total theory and practical classes is required to appear for examination to be conducted at the end of course.

Examination & evaluation

At the end of the course an examination will be conducted in theory and practical separately. The Candidate securing minimum 50% marks in theory & practical examination will be declared successful.

Certificate to be awarded

“Introductory course in Ayurveda” Certificate will be awarded for successful candidates.

Course Contents:
Theory Classes 50 hrs (each interactive class of 2 hrs)

1. Introduction to Ayurveda for better living – Global perspective of Ayurveda, Cosmic and Panchamahabhoota theory, Prakruthi and its impact on healthy living
2. Basic principles of ayurveda.1 – Tridosha theory, five sub types of Dosha and their functional entity.
3. Basic principles of Ayurveda.2 – Saptadhatu, Upadhatu, Mala and Sroto sharira (Tissues and end products)
4. Applied anatomy in Ayurveda 1 – Sukshama and Sthula Sharira, Shadanga sharira, Anga pratyanga sharira and Marma vijnana (Micro and Macro Anatomy).
5. Applied physiology in Ayurveda – Dosha (bodily humors), Dhushya (tissues), Agni (digestive fire) variations and corrections.
6. Ayurvedic pharmacology – Dravya, Guna, Karma, Veerya, Vipaka and Prabhava (property, active principles and action of drug)
7. Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals – Panchavidha Kashaya Kalpana (Five types of pharmaceutical preparations)
8. Preventive & promotive aspects in Ayurveda 1 – Dinacharya (daily routines), 9. Preventive & promotive aspects in Ayurveda 2 – Ruthucharya (seasonal routines), Sadvritta (good conducts) and Achara Rasayana (Rejuenatives)
10. Preventive & promotive aspects in Ayurveda 3 – Patya and Apatya (Ayurvedic Dietetics)
11. Preventive & promotive aspects in Ayurveda 4 – Vihara (Life style)
12. Geriatric care in Ayurveda – Life style modification and Rasayana.
13. Ayurveda for better offspring and sexual health - Vajikarana (aphrodisiacs and concept adopted for healthy conceptions)
14. Diagnostic tool in Ayurveda 1 : Rogi Pariksha-Trividha – Astavidha - Dashavidha Pariksha and Pancha Vidha Roga Nidana (Five fold diagnosis of disease)
15. Diagnostic tool in Ayurveda 2 : Concept of Ama in etiology of disease and Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Diagnosis)
16. Diagnostic tool in Ayurveda 3 : Basic principles of treatment in Ayurveda – Nidana . Parivarjana, Shamana and Shodhana, Surgical and Para-surgical management. (Correction of causative factors, palliative – curative care)
17. Kitchen remedy for management of common disorders
18. Management of common disorders with locally (overseas) available Ayurvedic drugs 1 – GIT, Respiratory disorders.
19. Management of common disorders with locally (overseas) available Ayurvedic drugs 2 – Urinary tract, Genital tract and CNS.
20. Management of common disorders with locally (overseas) available Ayurvedic drugs 3 – Skin and Cosmetics
21. Pregnant care in Ayurveda – Pre- ante- post natal care
22. Baby care in Ayurveda – Physical and Mental Growth and Development
23. Woman care in Ayurveda – Menstrual cycle correction and menopause care
24. Ayurvedic care of Panchendriya – care of sense organs
25. Ayurvedic care for mental health


Tharavad Ayurveda Retreat
Vellanchery, Kuttippuram,
Malappuram Dt. – 679 573, Kerala.

Tel : 0494 2687 040
Mob : +91 9496 834 591
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