Evolving over the last 5 millennia on the soil of what is now known as India, Ayurveda is a natural science and a universal health science. Ayurveda recognises that all living beings, are intimately connected with and are a part of Nature. All living beings respond to and are affected by their environment in predictable ways. The knowledge that Ayurveda studyprovides, is knowledge of oneself and the understanding of how any and all qualities in nature impact (whether positively or detrimentally) on living beings. This understanding provides relevance with respect to human health and illness.
Although Ayurveda hails from a distant land, the knowledge is Universal – applicable to all human beings no matter their individual background, ethnicity, location or the times in which they live – because we are all a part of Nature. Being based upon the immutable laws of Nature, the theory and application of Ayurveda is necessary, easily applicable and adaptable in the current age and in any culture. The study of Ayurveda is a fascinating, enriching and rewarding engagement, one worthy of deep consideration and respect. Most students comment that, after studying Ayurveda, they don’t know what their lives would be like without it.
Could Ayurveda be the missing link, the health model that offers key insights as to how to live in the world and experience positive vibrant health and purpose? We, at A.I.A.5, believe so. As a healing discipline, Ayurveda focuses on the ways in which we can maintain good health, better manage ill health and improve our state of wellbeing beyond the norm. This is achieved by a deep understanding of how our lifestyles, dietary choices, herbal plants, our thoughts, our behaviours, the seasons and our vocation, can impact upon our unique body type (known as our Prakruti). Ayurveda introduces unique remedial methods ranging from specialized Massage therapies, Herbal treatments, Ayurvedic Counselling, Ayurvedic Nutrition and cooking and Ayurvedic Emotional healing programs, to improve health outcomes.
Ayurveda’s most valuable contribution is with regards to the need for each of us to understand our unique body type or Prakriti. so that any recommendations made are with respect to each individual’s unique requirements. Ayurveda offers a very personalized and individualistic form of health care.
Until recently, the only study option for students of Ayurveda was the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), a six year degree course only available in India. However, the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies is pleased to provide the following qualifications for those interested in a career as an Ayurvedic Practitioner:
Students of the Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation receive entry level training in Ayurveda to assess the health status of a client and provide simple but very effective health management strategies to assist them toward a state of balance.
This qualification covers the skills needed to work as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and offer remedial treatments including Ayurvedic herbal medicine, Ayurvedic massage and Ayurvedic nutritional advice.