Ayurvedic Self and Community Care (ASCC) – Ayurveda 101

The Ayurvedic Self and Community Care program is a one-of-a-kind foundation course designed for people who are interested in pursuing Ayurveda for self-care or professional enhancement. This 4-month beginner’s program is a prerequisite for all other Ayurveda programs at CAISH. The program is for those who wish to incorporate the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda into daily living. It is a hands-on, self-developmental program that will teach you the fundamental principles and practices of Ayurvedic care in combination with its sister science, Yoga.


Holistic eco-spiritual approach of Ayurveda to all individuals who wish to learn Ayurveda for self-care and community care.


Focus of this program is the dosha (constitution/body type) analysis and teaches self-care practices with effective support for balancing all aspects of life.


High School or pre-university or Yoga Training. Note that this program is a REQUIRED prerequisite for the Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (AWC) Program.

Duration of the Program:

Total program duration is 4.5 months. One weekday evening class per week and ONE weekend per month.

Hours of Study Breakdown:

200 Total Hours of which 110 are in-class hours and 90 hours are webinars & home study time. Quiz acquire the Certification of Completion.

Application Process:

Please click on Apply Now from the Payment column below, download & fill the application form, and email it to: admin@caish.ca

Scope of Practice:

Knowledge gained from this program can be applied for self and community care. Focus on preventative care for self, friends and family is given during the program through dietary, lifestyle and herbal remedies.

What’s Next?

Students who want to pursue a career as an Ayurvedic Practitioner can apply for the next Ayurvedic Counselor Program [AWC].

Total Hours Faculty Certification Dates Payment
200 Hours Dr Sairupa Krishnamurti ND Certification of Completion and credit September 2017 APPLY NOW
Dr Dana Lerman ND towards Advanced Programs.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences
  • Shad Dharsan
  • Samkya, Panchmaha Bhutas, Indriyas
  • Tri Gunas – Sattva, Rajas, Tamas,
  • Prana, Tejas, Ojas
  • Introduction to the Tridosha Theory
  • Rasa, Virya and Vipaka
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition & Food Guidelines
  • Daily and Seasonal Routine
  • Pathway to Health and Prevention of Disease
  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Basics of Ayurvedic Herbology


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