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 4-5 month beginner’s program is a prerequisite for all other Ayurveda and its allied Medicine programs. 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.

Course fee:


High school Diploma or post-secondary education or Yoga Training. Note that this program is a REQUIRED prerequisite for the Ayurvedic Health Educator (AHE) 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:

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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 Ayurveda Health Practitioner.




Total Hours Faculty Certification Start Date Payment
200 Hours Ismat Dhala-Nathani, DNM

Leena Athparia, ND

Certification of Completion and credit towards Advanced Programs. September 17th , 2019 APPLY NOW
  • 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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