Online Class Series for PACE Credits


Sonia Masocco Phytotherapy

Creating Delicious Dosha-Specific 
Tea Blends and Spice Mixes

Sipping herbal tea and using consitutionally appropriate spice mixes are two fundamental ways of maintaining or regaining optimal body, mind and spirit balance. The herbal teas provide a slow, gentle, daily detox and support for the liver and kidneys (as well as other vital organs) and the spice mixes enhance the bioavailability of nutrients from the food you consume. Both serve to improve overall gut health which, according to Ayurveda, is the foundation of longevity. 
This class includes worksheets, handouts, quizzes and ongoing access to the recordings of the classes. 
Students signing up at this point will gain access for the first class that was recorded on February 8th. 
Wednesday, February 8, 3-4:30pm CST–Vata
Wednesday, February 15, 3-4:30pm CST–Pitta
Wednesday, March 8, 3-4:30pm CST–Kapha
Wednesday, March 29, 3-4:30pm CST–Dual and Tridoshic
Wednesday, April 5, 3-4:30pm CST–Dosha specific teas for children, menarche, pregnancy, menopause, post-menopause, men, people going through cancer treatments, etc.
Cost: $180
Drug-Herb Interactions

Many health practitioners recommend herbal and supplement protocols, medical professionals prescribe drugs and individuals purchase many over-the-counter products. In this class you will learn about common pathologies, the mechanism of actions of selected cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychiatry, analgesic, neurology and condition-specific drugs and their herb or supplement interaction/contraindication as well as herbal and supplements adjuvants to specific conditions such as hypertension, asthma, depression and anxiety, diabetes, etc.  This 8-segment class is designed to teach the layperson as well as health care professional and the information provided can put to immediate use.

Student additional and optional reading: Herb Contraindication & Drug Interactions, Francis Brinker, ND, Eclectic Medical Publications

This course qualifies for Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education (PACE) credits

Includes worksheets, handouts and quizzes and ongoing access to the recordings of the classes. 
Wednesday, April 19, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, May 3, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, May 17, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, May 31, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, June 14, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, June 28, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, July 12, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, July 26, 3-4:30pm CST
Cost: $330
Ancient Texts and Sutras

The oral tradition of sutras has always been a vehicle for the transmission of knowledge in Ayurveda, and has been the thread that embroidered a massive body of healing work. In this class you will learn specific sutras, through speech and chanting, that will anchor your understanding of fundamental principles of both the science and philosophy of Ayurveda. The 6 week format will allow you to learn and discover the knowledge and art form and enable you to use the information acquired in a variety of ways such as personal recitation, passing along to family members and friends, workshops, yoga classes and appointments with clients.
Handouts with reference to the specific sutras will be provided.
This course qualifies for Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education (PACE) credits
Includes worksheets, handouts and quizzes and ongoing access to the recordings of the classes.
Wednesday, August 9, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, August 23, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, September 6, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, September 20, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, October 4, 3-4:30pm CST
Wednesday, October 18, 3-4:30pm CST
Cost: $225
About Sonia Masocco
After a very long tenure with a well-known Italian fashion company accompanied by years of international travel and maladies, Sonia Elisa Masocco has devoted most of her time in the study and practice of natural healing modalities starting in Hong Kong. An ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) qualified practitioner in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage Therapy, she continued studies in Clinical Aromatherapy and Herbology. A NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy) professional member, AHG (American Herbalist Guild) member, NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) professional member, and AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) member, she completed the Ayurvedic Studies Program at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico (U.S.A.) and the Ayurvedic Gurukula program in Pune, India. She teaches worldwide and at the University of New Mexico in addition to maintaining a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.