Ayurveda Health Coach Diploma AUS Sept 2021

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Promote health and wellbeing from an Ayurvedic perspective—by giving individual consultations and treatment advice to clients on diet, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, herbs, spices and Ayurvedic therapies according to their specific constitutions or imbalances.

This Diploma course is ONLY open to graduates of Dru Foundations of Ayurveda or Dru Ayurveda Certificate Course

For UK Registrations please Click Here >

This diploma course qualifies you as a Dru Ayurvedic health coach.
Promote health and wellbeing from an Ayurvedic perspective—by giving individual consultations and treatment advice to clients on diet, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, herbs, spices and Ayurvedic therapies according to their specific constitutions or imbalances.

  • Offer seminars, workshops and presentations to groups
  • Develop your own private practice
  • Add knowledge of Ayurveda to your current list of therapies
  • Work alongside other health professionals in an integrated therapy clinic
  • Know your professional capacity—when to treat and when to hand on to the medical or other health professions.


‘For me, this training was such a rare opportunity and one of the most valuable investments I have made.  Whether one chooses to incorporate this learning into their practice or to treat themselves to the possibility of greater health, happiness, and longevity, it is impossible for life not to be enriched through this wisdom.‘  Janice Styles, Dru Ayurveda Health Coach, and yoga teacher


Dr Donn Brennan, MB BCh BAO, MRCGP, MScAyu

Donn Brennan is the founding member of the Ayurveda Practitioners Association in the United Kingdom, which is the representative body of Ayurvedic practitioners and is currently assisting the government on proposals to regulate standards and practice in the UK.  He is also the Director of the European Herbal Practitioners Association.

Donn says;

” ... so listen to them and follow their advice, they are guiding you to a better life.!”



Frani Wilde

Physiotherapist, Australia





Vicky Copeman

Physiotherapist, Yorkshire




Course syllabus

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Course structure  

A blended learning course with a mixture of: live zoom sessions at Australian friendly time with the UK tutors, online pre-recorded sessions, 6 comprehensive fully-illustrated manuals, interactive zoom tutorials with the Australian tutors and face-to-face practical teaching sessions (COVID restrictions allowing). 

For more information 


12th Sep 2021, 20:00 through 24th Jul 2022, 17:00
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee $ 450.00
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Dru Admin Region Australia
Global region Australasia
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Price & Booking

This Diploma course is ONLY open to graduates of the pre-requisite Dru Foundations of Ayurveda or Dru Ayurveda Certificate Course, or equivalent Foundation course

Registration Fee $AUD 450.00

Please click the BOOK NOW button on the right to secure your place on this course and then follow the instructions to set up your 'Course payments'.

Already paid your Registration fee?      Go to Course Payment set up >


Course fees

The balance can either be paid in one payment of $AUD 3,440.00

or can be spread over 10 monthly payments of $AUD 344.00

How to set up your balance payments

  • Click the Book now button to pay your registration fee

  • You will then be taken through the steps to set up your one-off or monthly payments

  • You will also be requested to agree to the Ayurveda Diploma Terms & Conditions

Assessment fee

There is an additional assessment fee of $AUD 160, which is due before the assessment date. 

We will give you more details on how to pay this nearer to the end of the course.

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Sunday 12 September 2021, 8pm 

•    The course starts with a live zoom session with the tutors. This opening session will be streamed live from the UK 

•    Manual 1 (pre-recorded sessions)

Between each live zoom session with the UK tutors:

•  time to watch the pre-recorded content of the teaching sessions covering the content of the manuals.

•  a 90 min interactive zoom tutorial with the Australian tutors to discuss the content of the teachings to date.

Thursday 23 September 2021, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 1 

Saturday 25 September 2021, 8pm 

•    Live zoom with tutors 

•    Manual 2 (pre-recorded sessions) 

Thursday 14 October 2021, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 2 

Saturday 16 October 2021, 9pm 

•    Live zoom with tutors 

•    Manual 3 (pre-recorded sessions) 

Thursday 4 November 2021, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 3 

Saturday 6 November 2021, 10pm

•    Live zoom with tutors 

•    Manual 4 (pre-recorded sessions) 

Thursday 9 December 2021, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 4

 Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 December 2021

•    Face to face (if covid allows) tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, observation skills 

•    Manual 5 (pre-recorded sessions) 

Thursday 27 January 2022, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 5

 Saturday 29 January 2022, 10pm

•    Live zoom with tutors 

Thursday 3 March 2022, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 6

 Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 March 2022

•    Face to face: consultation/coaching skills, case studies (online if COVID restrictions in place)

 Thursday 24 March 2022, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 7 

Saturday 23 April 2022, 8pm

•    Live zoom with the tutors 

TBC May 2022, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 8

•    One-on-one support

 Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 June 2022

•    Face to face: case studies, pulse diagnosis, Q&A (If covid restrictions allow)

TBC June 2022, 2pm 

•    Tutorial 9

•    One-on-one support

 Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July 2022

•    Face to face—final assessment

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Foundation Principles (book 1)

  • Introduction and overview of the course

  • Doshas, dhatus, agni, malas, mind and senses, soul

  • Balances and imbalances

  • Historic background

  • Where Ayurveda fits in to the vedic sciences

  • Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vaastu, Yoga

  • The 4 main vedas

  • The 6 vedic philosophies (incl. Samkhya)

  • The main ayurvedic scriptures—greater triad and lesser triad

  • Chatuspada—the 4 pillars of the ayurvedic medical system

  • Mind, body, soul tripod

  • The panchakosha model: vata, pitta and kapha

  • The dominant principle, properties, characteristics, location, general functions and actions of vata, pitta and kapha 

  • Stages of life—Childhood, Mid-life, Growing old

  • The organs of the body

  • Therapeutics

  • The effect the 6 tastes have on the tissues

  • Chikitsa

  • Shodana and Shamana—categories of treatment

  • The therapeutic qualities of a plant—roots, bark, leaves, seeds, flowers

  • Creating the perfect kitcheri for each dosha

Vata, pitta and kapha in-depth (books 2, 3, 4)

  • Sub-doshas and their relationship to each other

  • Signs of balanced and imbalanced vata, pitta and kapha

  • Excess and deficiency

  • How to treat bi-dosha and tri-dosha

  • Diet and lifestyle for vata, pitta and kapha

  • Designing a meal for vata, pitta and kapha using the 6 tastes

  • How to adjust the meal for the other doshas

  • Herbs and spices for vata, pitta and kapha

  • Non-suppression of natural urges

  • Prana vayu mudras 

  • How the seasons and the times of the day affect the doshas

  • Lifestyle recommendations for each season 

  • Beneficial therapies for vata, pitta and kapha

  • The 20 gunas

  • Virya, vipaka and prabahva

  • Herbs and spices—forms of preparation 

  • Creating dosha pacifying recipes, food and meal plans

  • European cooking styles in relation to Ayurveda

  • Cooking with loving awareness

  • Nidana panchakam models for classifying illness 

  • Therapeutic skills

  • Observation skills

  • Categories of diagnosis: 3 fold, 6 fold, 8 fold; time as a diagnostic tool

  • Tongue diagnosis revisited

  • Consultation skills 

  • Practical therapeutic recipes and cooking for vata, pitta and kapha

  • Creating an ayurvedic assessment form 

Dhatus, srotas and malas (book 5) 

  • Dhatu vijnanam—understanding the dhatus

  • rasa—plasma

  • rakta—blood

  • mamsa—muscle

  • meda—fat

  • asthi—bone

  • majja—bone marrow and nervous system

  • shukra and artava—male and female reproductive system

  • dhatu balance—dhatu sara—the excellence of the tissues

  • dhatu Imbalance

    • dhatu vruddhi and kshaya—quantitative changes

    • dhatu dushti—qualitative changes

  • Doshas in the dhatus

  • Symptoms and treatments

  • Herbs and spices for the dhatus

  • The srotamsi—vital channels

  • Mula, marga and mukha—root, pathway, opening

  • The sixteen srotas

  • Sroto dushti—imbalance in the srotas—excess, deficient, blocked flow or wrong flow

  • The Malas—excretory systems

  • Balance and imbalances

Ayurveda for mental & emotional health (book 6)

  • Ayurveda and the mind

  • The 3 gunas and their disease tendencies

  • The 4 goals of life—the purusharthas: dharma, artha, kama and moksha

  • The 4 aspects of the mind: citta, manas, buddhi, ahamkara

  • Karma—living with what happens

  • Non-suppression of emotions

  • Balancing mind and emotions through the senses

  • Balancing mind and emotions through the doshas

  • Prajnaparadha—crime against wisdom

  • Nourishing the mind and the emotions—treatments

  • Developing sattva

  • Diet

  • Lifestyle

  • Ayurvedic herbs

  • Therapies

  • Pranayama

  • Vedic astrology

  • Vastu

  • Life purpose

  • Mantra and meditation

  • The scientific principle

  • Power of words as mantras

  • Mantra and meditation therapy

  • Mantra and meditation to nourish the elements

  • Advanced mantras and meditation

  • Mantra to nourish the dhatus

  • Gayatri mantra

  • The practitioner’s scope of practice

  • Therapeutic skills

  • Pulse diagnosis

  • Pulse & dhatus

  • Pulse & organs

  • Establishing a pulse diary

  • Food diaries

  • Consultation skills, role play, case studies

  • Creating a consultation form

  • Panchakarma

  • Massage therapies—summary of indications and contraindications of massage therapies for each dosha

  • Specific diseases and their treatment

  • How to run an ayurvedic business

  • Methods to deepen intuition  

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‘Thank you all so much! I love this life-enriching and balance-promoting wisdom.’ SK (personal assistant)

‘I have really enjoyed learning about another approach to lifting my level of health up higher. The teaching team make it very accessible and interesting as well as interactive. Thank you.’ LB (shop manager)

‘This module was amazing. It was educational and fun.I learned loads which I can put in to practice straight away. Thank you.’ HC (therapist)

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