Certificate IV Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant - HLT 41212
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Become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant
Guide people into natural health.
The Health Institute School of Ayurveda offers rich resources to help you move in step with the universe.
Ayurveda teaches us the importance of linking to nature’s cues and aligning with the rhythms of the seasons.
Let this spring inspire you to plant your own seeds for your future. If you’re in a place of change and are thinking about a new career or direction, and if the idea of creating a healthy life and community inspires you, you might consider becoming an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant.
Studying Ayurveda is an increasingly attractive proposition, given the growing acceptance of natural therapies by mainstream society and the medical profession.
The Health Institute offers unique training for those who are drawn to holistic health and well being. Our program brings together the world’s finest disciplines into an immersion learning, small-class format. Our teachers combine the wisdom of this ancient science with its modern applications for today’s health challenges. Become a part of the growing field of preventive medicine with the original mind-body system, Ayurveda.
Next course commences: March 2014.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, the science of life, health and healing, is a holistic approach to healthcare that relies on:
- preventative health education and practices
- natural therapies and traditional healing methods, together with
- medication and
The Ayurvedic approach looks to maintain the health and vitality of a person by providing the necessary support in health as well as when illness or disease is present. While conventional medicine treats the symptoms of an illness, ayuredic medicine is more concerned with a patient's overall health. Ayurveda makes use of a number of natural therapies and approaches, including counselling, dietary advice, herbal remedies and massage, yoga and meditation, amongst others. Practitioners are typically accredited by national associations, which ensure that they have undergone the required training, and comply with the highest standards of Ayurvedic practice.
Ayurveda Study Options
There are a number of different paths to achieving the necessary skills and qualifications to become accredited in ayurveda. These include full time, part-time and distance based qualifications with diplomas, advanced diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate courses available. While full time education is often the first choice for many aspiring students, distance or correspondence learning has been transformed by the online world, with access to libraries, tutors and other students all available via the web. This option is also a more attractive option for those who choose to learn while they earn, or for communities not served by an educational outlet. Ayurvedic training typically touches on the medical sciences as well as modalities such as herbalism, homeopathy, massage and nutritional science.
Formal qualifications in ayurveda can be obtained from: The Health Institute, which is a private college that offers diploma courses (Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda) that can lead to entry into established Australian universities offering recognised Bachelor level degrees.
Courses are evaluated and ratified by professional associations, which graduates can join once they have graduated. Once a student has completed their qualification they typically need to work under a qualified practitioner for a certain number of hours to gain the required clinical experience.
Questions to Consider
Before enrolling on a course to study ayurveda it is sensible to run through some practical issues and considerations to ensure that you have all the necessary information and are sure of your intended vocation. These include:
- Do you know what it entails to be practising ayurveda?
- What is the full cost of the course being offered?
- Is the study full or part-time, or available via distance learning?
- Is the institution reputable?
- Is the course recognised by potential employers and/or the government?
- What career opportunities are available to me after graduating?
- What level of income can I expect?