Ayurveda Health Coach Diploma 2023 - 2024

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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.

Become an Ayurvedic Health Coach. 
This is much more than just a practitioner’s course.

You will learn how to ‘coach’ someone to their full potential of health and well-being, helping them to understand and make the correct choices for their unique constitution, mind-set and passions in life. Ayurveda recognizes that, for true health, it is just as important to help someone realize their inner nature or their authentic self, as well as eat correctly and follow an appropriate lifestyle.

‘Dis-ease’ in the body or the mind of a client can also be caused by not fulfilling one’s purpose in life, or achieving one’s goals or following one’s passions.

The science of Ayurveda uses natural methods to help a person live as long as possible and as healthily as possible so as to realise their unique potential. To be truly healthy one must consider not just physical elements, but also mental and emotional positivity, happiness, joy and, ultimately, attain one’s goals and inner peace. True health is a synergy of mind, body and spirituality.

On a practical level…
We walk you through every stage of the process so by the end of the course you will feel confident in your clinical skills (observation, questioning, tongue and pulse diagnosis, designing treatment plans etc) and nutrition skills (not just knowing what foods and herbs are beneficial for constitutions but translating that to actual recipes and meal plans for your clients).

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.

As an Ayurvedic Health Coach you can:

  • 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 professionals.

Course structure  

This highly practical and interactive course has a blended learning format with a mixture of:

  • online pre-recorded sessions
  • online manuals
  • live zoom sessions with the tutors
  • in-person practical teaching sessions. 


The Diploma course is open to graduates of the Ayurveda Foundation Course or Ayurveda Certificate Course only. If you haven't completed either of these, then please contact the team at ayurveda@druworldwide.com to discuss arranging to complete this before the Diploma course starts in May.

20th May 2023, 11:00 to 23rd Mar 2024, 17:00
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Deposit £100.00
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Dru Admin Region Wales and Cheshire
Global region UK & Eire
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Deposit £100
Please click the BOOK NOW button to secure your place on this course.

Special offer – if you book before the 30th of April....more details under Price section below.

This course awards 30 CPD Points

For more information please email the team -  ayurveda@druworldwide.com

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20 May 2023 - live zoom (11am - 1pm)
17 June 2023 - live zoom (11am - 1pm)

21 - 24 July 2023 - In-person module in Snowdonia, North Wales

19 Aug 2023 - Live zoom (11am - 1pm)
16 Sep 2023 - Live zoom (11am - 1pm)

20 - 23 Oct 2023  In-person module in Snowdonia, North Wales

18 Nov 2023 - Live zoom (11am - 1pm)
9 Dec 2023 - Live zoom (11am - 1pm)

17 Feb 2024 - Written exam - live zoom (11am - 1pm)
23 March 2024 - Live zoom (11am - 1pm)

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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 Pancha Koshic 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 kitcharee for each dosha

Vata, Pitta and Kapha in-depth (books 2, 3 and 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
  • Balance - dhatu sara – the excellence of the tissues
  • Imbalance -
    • dhatu vruddhi and kshaya – quantitative changes
    • dhatu dushti – qualitative changes
  • The 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 and 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
  • Blalancing 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 contra indications 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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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.


Frani Wylde
Physiotherapist, Australia


Vicky Copeman
Physiotherapist, Yorkshire


"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.
The training was exceptional, covering every aspect from the cellular level to the most practical application. We were conscientiously guided through every step,  with the perfect balance of theory and the experience of personally integrating the  Ayurvedic lifestyle. The tutors continuously inspired us through the pathways of this ancient life science with time in nature, yoga and meditation practices. There were therapies, tempting cooking demonstrations that resulted in authentic and delicious treats.  Once you have been immersed in the Ayurvedic lifestyle in this way, it is hard to go back, but super simple to gradually incorporate the principles into your life.
Having qualified as a Dru Ayurveda Health Coach 2 years ago, I have not only developed a much deeper appreciation of the ultimate way to look after my own health and wellbeing, I have inspired, empowered, and shared this gift with many yoga students and clients.  My practice is gradually expanding and my dentist enthusiastically invited me to be part of her team. This was partly due to being impressed with the accuracy and effectiveness of the  Ayurvedic application of tongue diagnosis that I had introduced to her.
I really can’t praise this training enough.  The course materials are beautifully designed and very thorough.  Each time I flick through my course books or refer to them, I am instantly inspired to take my journey another step deeper.  The manuals provide the ongoing revision, knowledge and reassurance needed and the tutors remain super supportive when needed.  The CPD is of an excellent standard too and the connection with the team never fails to not only motivate and spark my interest further but to touch my heart through the underlying devotion expressed so openly by all."
 Janice Styles, Dru Ayurveda Health Coach, and yoga teacher

"Thank you all so much! I love this life-enriching and balance-promoting wisdom." S.K. (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." L.B. (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." H.C. (therapist)

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Deposit £100
Please click the BOOK NOW button to secure your place on this course.

Fee schedule:

  • One payment of £1,895.00
  • 10 monthly payments of £189.50
    Monthly payments start on 11th May 2023 and will be taken on the 11th of each month thereafter.

Assessment fee
£80, which is due before the assessment date.  

The assessment fee will be waived for DPN members.

Special offer – if you book before the 30th of April...

- the final assessment fee (£80) will be waived

- 50% discount on our seasonal cleanse (ama pachana)
  (normally £295)

- on completion of the course you receive access to 6 CPD Ayurveda masterclasses (see below)

1 Ayurvedic perspective on Gut health and the microbiome
2 Understand ageing and approaching death through vata dosha
3 Ayurvedic psychological types - understand your Manas Prakruti
4 Ayurvedic approaches to mental health
5 How to work with addictions through Ayurveda
6 An Ayurvedic perspective on the use of non-Ayurvedic Supplements


Yoga training hours 0
Meditation training hours 0
Ayurveda training hours 100

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