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AYURVEDA FOUNDATION

PRACTICAL AYURVEDA TRAINING

Learn health-enhancing principles that you can easily apply to your life.

Unlock the power of nature and reconnect with your original vibrant and joy-filled Self.


Learn how to apply the vast benefits of practical Ayurveda into your daily habits so that your digestion improves, your mind clears, you avoid burnout and your charisma shines.  
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Course Details

Dates:  Saturday 12th, 19th and 26th November and Saturday 3rd December 2022
(Registration open until 20th November 2022)

Price:   Full cost of the course - £395

Early bird:  Reduced price of £330 until 18th October 2022

DPN (Dru Professional Network) members: £330

(If you require a payment plan for either of the amounts above, please email hello@druworldwide.com).

The cost of the course includes tuition, recorded and live sessions and an online version of the illustrated course manuals (hard copies available at extra cost) and full access to online community platform. 

For more information:
Please email Cathy Cummins:  ayurveda@druworldwide.com.

 Saturday 12 November 2022

  • Introductory  Live session on Zoom (11.00am - 1.00pm).
  • Online workshops to watch in your own time over the next seven days (about five hours needed to watch all videos of week one)
  • Regular interactive online engagement with the group and tutors
  • Wednesday evening tutorial, 16 November 2022 (6.30 - 7.30pm)

Saturday 19 November 2022

  • Live session on Zoom (11.00am - 1.00pm).
  • Online workshops to watch in your own time over the next seven days (about five hours needed to watch all videos of week two).
  • Regular interactive online engagement with the group and tutors. 
  • Wednesday evening tutorial, 23 November 2022 (6.30 - 7.30pm).

Saturday 26 November 2022

  • Live session on Zoom (11.00am - 1.00pm)
  • Online workshops to watch in your own time over the next seven days (about four hours needed to watch all videos of week three)
  • Regular interactive online engagement with the group and tutors.  
  • Wednesday evening tutorial, 30 November 2022 (6.30 - 7.30pm).

Saturday 3 December 2022

  • Final live session on Zoom (ca. two hours - 11.00am - 1.00pm). 

Wednesday 7 December 2022 (optional)

  • Tutorial on Zoom (ca. 1 hour - 6.30pm -7.30pm). 

Also Included:

  • Regular interactive online engagement with the group and tutors.
  • Online fully illustrated course materials (hard copies are available at extra cost).
  • Replays are available of all live and pre-recorded sessions for twelve months.

Dru Professional Network (DPN) members will be able to accrue 15 hours of CPD (continuing professional development) for attendance on this foundation course. If you are not a member of the DPN you should check with your own professional organisation for qualifying points/hours to add to your CPD record.

Immerse yourself in Ayurveda, learning health-enhancing principles which you can easily apply to your life. The curriculum will include:

  • the five elements;
  • the three doshas (find out which dosha you are);
  • the three gunas;
  • the twenty gunas;
  • Vata, Pitta and Kapha in-depth;
  • food plans for Vata, Pitta and Kapha (and how to adjust a menu according to needs of different doshas);
  • information on how to correct imbalances through diet;
  • information on faulty food combining;
  • information on agni and ama;
  • different types of agni in the body - the forty fires;
  • ama pachana (a simple detox, the ayurvedic way);
  • panchakarma;
  • the dhatus and the process of digestion;
  • the healing power of herbs and spices (your kitchen is your medicine chest);
  • how to correct imbalances through lifestyle;
  • dinacharya (a daily routine to keep you vibrant);
  • seasonal changes;
  • prana, tejas and ojas;
  • six stages of disease.

Bonus material:

  • Practical issues - cooking your ayurvedic meal for the seasons.
  • Yoga for the doshas.
  • Simple tongue diagnosis.
  • Overview of ayurvedic therapies.

Shona Sutherland  
De-mystifying Ayurveda 
Shona has studied Ayurveda with different experts in India and the UK over many years. She has worked in the NHS as a nurse. She is an exceptional Ayurveda practitioner and therapist and is now pioneering the Dru Ayurveda Health Coach Course. Her unique skill is in adapting this ancient science to modern lifestyles.

Mansukh Patel  
Optimal health through intelligent lifestyle 
Mansukh is co-founder of Dru and the World Peace Flame initiative. He has authored 15 books and DVDs and is the subject of 49 documentaries. With a doctorate in cancer toxicology, Mansukh combines his scientific knowledge with Osteopathy, Dru Yoga & Ayurveda to develop a vibrant approach to health. 

Annie Jones  
Co-founder of Dru, Annie has over 30 years of experience in yoga, health and nutrition, Annie’s skill is in teaching how Ayurveda influences spiritual and physical evolution. She is a specialist in Live Blood Analysis and Dry Blood Analysis—where you can see your doshas in action from a tiny drop of blood!

André Hartwich  
Bridging yoga, meditation and Ayurveda
André has studied with many yoga masters and brings a unique depth to his teaching. He will help you gain a clear understanding of how to get the most from the ancient sister sciences of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.

Keith Squires  
A master of ‘Anna yoga’—the yoga of food
Keith combines his background in nutrition, Ayurveda, herbalism and cookery with over 30 years as a plant-based chef. Author of cookbook ’Cooking with Love’ his cookery lessons are legendary. Teaching around the world, his events are hugely entertaining and full of practical knowledge on cookery and how to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. His popular blog is full of free resources: keithonfood.com

Janey Fitzgerald  
Body-mind connection 
A GP for 30 years, Janey also practices Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. She has taught GPs throughout her career, and now teaches medical students about complementary therapies. She lectures and trains in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda around the UK. Janey bridges ancient and modern approaches to health and healing.

Katharina Albers  
Living with the laws of nature
Katharina has studied and trained as a specialist in Ayurveda with various renowned schools and teachers in Germany, Switzerland, the US and the UK. With her expert guidance and her fascination for nature’s perfection, she brings a powerful insight on how to create health and harmony in our busy western lives.

Barbara Worrall  
The spiritual laws of food
Barbara applies her knowledge of yoga and meditation in the kitchen to create a recipe for total healing. She trains students in Ayurvedic cooking, and in adapting recipes for a range of different dietary needs. She has run vegetarian cafes in London and Wales for many years and will help you to discover the healing and spiritual power of your food.

Anita Goswami  
Ayurveda and spirituality
Anita is a specialist in balancing the more subtle doshas of the mind 
and emotions. She is the author of a number of books on yoga, health 
and well-being, and she brings insight and depth to your understanding 
of Ayurveda.

Sandra Leary  
Relax and heal your body
Sandra is an experienced Ayurveda masseur, and has profoundly healing energy. She has a great insight into medicated oils and how they can support the healing process of Ayurveda. Sandra is also a trained yoga teacher and brings this skill to the Ayurveda courses.

QUESTIONS?

Ask Cathy Cummins:
ayurveda@druworldwide.com 

"I have learned so much to take on board and implement. When I came I had erratic energy with little motivation. Leaving now with boundless energy and infinite motivation. Thank you, thank you."  

Mark Carr

"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 course was amazing. It was educational and fun. I learned loads which I can put in to practice straight away. Thank you."

H.C. (therapist)

Course Manuals

Enjoy beautifully illustrated in-depth course manuals to help your learning.

Sail gracefully through life


Re-connect with the vibrant joy of your original nature and navigate from your own 'true north'.

The power is in your hands to create a new and abundant future.
Experience radiant health and boundless energy.


Reclaim your natural joy

FAQs

No, the good news is that this course is for anyone who wants to learn about Ayurveda and how to apply it to their everyday living.  Anyone can do this course – whether you are a yoga teacher, a therapist, a health professional, or simply have a love for health and nature and want to understand yourself better.

  • 15 hours in total of pre-recorded sessions (the session lengths are between 10 minutes to 45 minutes (depending on the content).
  • 11 hours in total of live sessions with the tutors. 
  • self-study optional – flexible timing depending on what you can allocate.
  • An international tutor team.
  • Access to a wealth of knowledge on the live Q&A sessions with the tutors.
  • Four content-rich manuals online (accessible with password). Hard copies are available at extra cost.
  • Online community chats with tutors and other students (within a private network where the course will be run).
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion.
  • The opportunity to continue on to the Diploma course if you wish to become an Ayurvedic Health Coach.
  • Each week – 1 x 2-hour  live session with the tutors 11.00am - 1.00pm.
  • 1 x weekly Zoom tutorial group 6.30 - 7.30pm.
  • Plus, online workshops to watch in your own time over a seven day period (about five hours needed to watch all videos each week).
  • Regular interactive online engagement with the group and tutors (you will need to download Zoom if you haven’t got it already).

Yes. During the three weeks of the course, you will be allocated to a tutorial group with tutor support to help you with any questions you may have.

You have access for the following twelve months after the course has ended.

  • You will have a deeper insight into your unique constitution. 
  • You will have the ability to apply the correct diet, lifestyle, yoga and meditation, therapies and kitchen herbs and spices to optimise YOUR health and well-being.
  • As well as a stand-alone course in its own right, this course is a pre-requisite for the Dru Ayurveda Health Coach diploma course.

No. To become a safe practitioner you have to do the Dru Ayurveda Health Coach Diploma course (this foundation course gives you access to this).

Yes, all the sessions are uploaded to a private online network. You can ask questions in the chat and to the tutor in your buddy group. If you would like a question answered in the live sessions, then you just need to pose the question beforehand and watch the recording afterward.

Ayurveda is an ancient science that recognises that everything outside of us affects what goes on inside - the food we eat, the supplements we take, the seasons, the environment, the type of exercise we do and the therapies we receive. All of these influences have a particular type of impact on your body, mind and emotions. As you understand yourself better, you will notice how your health, relationships and quality of life improves.  

According to the healing science of Ayurveda, every living and non-living thing in the universe is made up of a combination of five basic elements – space, air, fire, water and earth. Our human body is also made up of these five elements in various compositions. They manifest in the human body as three basic principles, or subtle energies, known as doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Space + air combine to form Vata.
 Fire + water combine to form Pitta.
Water + earth combine to form Kapha.

This is why everything outside of us can affect what goes on inside of us. We can be so affected by the food we eat, the herbs or supplements we take, what we drink, the seasons of the year, the environment around us. Even what type of exercise we do and therapies we have, have a particular type of impact on our body, mind and emotions. Knowledge of the five elements and the three doshas is essential in order to lead happy and healthy lives. When they are in balance, we are able to function at our highest level as human beings. By understanding the positive and negative aspects of each element and dosha, we can design our life in such a way that we can live the life we want to - healthy, happy and fulfilled. 

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Immerse yourself in Ayurveda, learning health-enhancing principles that you can easily apply to your life. This course will give you the tools to create an optimum diet and lifestyle unique to your individual make-up, promoting excellent health and wellbeing. 



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As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.


David Frawley