Online AHC and AP Certifications

 AHC and AP Program Descriptionsrlyaa photo 1

The Texas Workforce Commission approved this program on 1-23-15. These programs have also been reviewed and approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

The next online Ayurvedic Health Counselor program is starting on September 8th, 2016. Email the school director to express your interest: Patricia Wickman contact@rlyaa.com. We hope to see you this fall!

 

AHC Program Description

Our level One Ayurveda Health Counselor program consists of a total of 13 modules and gives students a thorough understanding of basic Ayurvedic concepts followed by an internship program focusing on maintenance of health and wellness. The approval process (including the internship) takes a minimum of 78 weeks (1.5 years) and maximum of 104 weeks (2 years) to complete including the internship. There are 10 academic class modules followed by 2 internship class modules. The 13th module is the internship. Successful completion of Level One prepares students to provide basic Ayurvedic counseling, take detailed current and past personal and family health history, determine the causes of imbalance and assess the physical and mental constitution and current state of health using Ayurvedic diagnostic methods. The Ayurvedic Health Counselor will provide public education regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda and recommend specific foods, lifestyle practices, daily routines, herbs, yoga, self-care strategies, etc. that pertain to individual clients. AHC’s refer clients to an Ayurveda Health Counselor Intern, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) or yoga teacher with Ayurvedic training for panchakarma, comprehensive examination of pathology, yoga therapy, etc.

Required Texts

The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles by Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Medicine The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole
Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade
Ayurveda and Aromatherapy by Dr. Light Miller
Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan,
Business Mastery: A Guide for Creating a Fulfilling, Thriving Business by Cherie M. Sohnen-Moe
Radiant Living AHC ePacket and the Radiant Living Internship Packet. All of these books except the packets are available at varying prices on the internet.
Admission or Entrance Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and be fluent in verbal and written English. There is no minimum age for applicants. There is no entrance test for the Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda. A personal interview will be conducted with each student prior to acceptance as part of our selection criteria. Students must have reliable internet access in order to participate in the virtual classroom, keep up with class communications and have adequate access to research and study resources. Students must have basic computer skills including word processing. Patricia will hold training sessions in advance of the start of classes to make sure students understand how to use the virtual classroom technology.

RADIANT LIVING ONLINE SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA
SYLLABUS AND CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Ayurveda Year One Course Outline
Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Module 1 Introduction, history, Samkhya philosophy and foundational principles of
Ayurveda, 10 pairs of qualities

Module 2 Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology: Elements, doshas, subdoshas, prakriti,
vikriti, akruti pariksha (structural assessment); trividha pariksha,
ashtavidha pariksha (the three-fold and eightfold diagnostic
methodologies), introduction to nadi pariksha (pulse diagnosis)

Module 3 Ahara vijnana: Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, six tastes, qualities of
food, categories of food, guidelines for healthy eating, gratitude practices,
food as medicine, food preparation, menu preparation, dietary
coaching. Business Development: Create a strong foundation

Module 4 Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology II: Pachana (digestion), agni, malas,
ama, jihva pariksha (tongue diagnosis), digestive herbs, diet, lifestyle and
herbal recommendations for healthy digestion. Business
Development: Boost Career Longevity

Module 5 Dravya Guna Shastra: Introduction to Ayurvedic herbalism, herbal
energetics, herbal actions, common preparations, anupanas, maximizing
the absorption of herbs, proper administration, developing customized
client formulations; yoga therapy. Business Development: Intentional
excellence

Module 6 Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology III: The dhatus, upadhatus, dhatu
malas, srotamsi, kalas—introduction to pathology, etiological factors
(nidana), the six stages and three pathways of pathology development,
prognosis, diet, lifestyle and herbal recommendations for the first three
stages of pathogenesis, taking vital signs, palliation and tonification
strategies. Business Development: Business Beginnings

Module 7 Dinacharya I: Making healthy lifestyle recommendations, chronobiology,
natural development of the doshas, dashavidha, pariksha (10 fold
diagnostic methodology), ayurvedic daily care of the skin and the mouth
including diet, lifestyle and herbal recommendations. Business
Development: Business Operations

Module 8 Dinacharya II and rtucharya (seasonal routines), ratricharya (night
routines), ayurvedic care of the eyes, ears, and nose; chromotherapy,
sound therapy, aromatherapy, jyotish (Ayurvedic astrology), gem therapy,
vastu shastra (similar to feng shui). Business Development: Financial
Management

Module 9 Ayurvedic psychology I:  Manasa shastra, gunas, manas prakruti and
manas vikruti, the mental constitution and its imbalanced state,
sympathetic arousal, breath awareness, diet, lifestyle, and herbal
recommendations for mental & emotional Stability. Perinatal and children’s
health Business Development: Marketing Mastery

Module 10 Ayurvedic Psychology II: Subtle psychology, subtle body physiology—the
three Bodies, the five koshas, the chakras, the nadis, the subtle
doshas—prana, tejas, ojas; meditation, hatha yoga, tantra.  Business
Development: Review of months 1-9

AHC INTERNSHIP

The AHC Internship program consists of two academic modules as well as 6-12 months of internship client counseling for a total of 150 clinical hours. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 client encounters with at least 25 in the first two settings as indicated below and 25 one-on-one.

This is the most frequently asked question: “Do I have to travel to San Antonio for the internship or can I complete it where I live?”

Answer: “You complete it where you live, working with clients in your area. The school also broadcasts appointments in the online classroom and each virtual appointment you attend will count toward a patient encounter.

1.  Observation: This is observing the teacher/clinician working with a client in a classroom setting.
2.  Student/client encounter with direct supervision of teacher.
3.  Student/client one-on-one, in a more intimate setting with student doing complete intake, recommendations and follow-up; to be supervised directly or in externship.

Ayurvedic Health Counselors are able to evaluate the patient’s constitution and imbalance (prakriti and vikruti) and focus on the prevention of disease by recommending proper dietary and lifestyle changes. Ayurvedic Health Counselors work with herbal formulas to enhance the digestive system, immunity, the mind and emotions.  Counselors are trained to confidently provide a Report of Findings to clients and to provide follow-up care. AHC client internship costs are $145 for the initial consult, Report of Findings visit, and first two follow-up visits. Additional follow-up visits are $50. All fees are paid directly from the client to Radiant Living. If the internship minimum requirements are not met within 12 months, interns must pay an additional $800 and re-attend the internship classes in October and November of the following year before continuing their internship.

Module 11 Internship fundamentals, client management, client psychology,
practice management

Module 12 Case discussion, business management, internship support

Module 13 Internship

AHC 100 Hours

To enhance in-class learning, students are required to complete 100 hours of training outside of class related to the theory and practice of Ayurveda. This can take the form of workshops, writing articles, doing research and reporting your findings, teaching workshops, etc. Students will obtain permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects. Participation in Radiant Living’s Lite program materials counts toward this 100 hours requirement.

AHC Final Project

The final project will cover materials studied during months 1-10. The project will be given to students during month 9 and must be complete by the last class date of month 10. The final project will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who complete the case study showing the ability to examine a client’s pathogenesis, design a treatment program, and correctly answer questions showing proper ayurvedic diagnosis receive a passing grade. If a student receives a failing grade, they will have the opportunity to complete an additional assignment to receive a passing grade upon approval of the instructor, to be completed and emailed to the instructor within one month from the final project due date.

Registration Fees, Tuition, Cost of Books and “Extras

AHC Tuition:

Full tuition is $5,000 and must be paid in monthly installments (at no monthly interest). An initial payment of $600 must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class (1/27/15). Eleven remaining payments of $400 each will be electronically withdrawn from your bank account on the first of each month.

Tuition discounts are available if you opt for the quarterly payment plan or to pay tuition in full upfront.

Quarterly Tuition Plan = 5% Discount: An initial payment of $1150 must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class (1/27/15). Three remaining payments of $1200 each will be electronically withdrawn from your bank account at the beginning of each new quarter (March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st). Total Tuition: $4,750 (at no monthly interest).

Full Tuition Upfront = 10% Discount: A full payment of $4,500 must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class (1/27/15).

All initial payments include a $50 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class.

Academic Catalog 2015 TWC 1-23-15 Final

AP PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Year Two Ayurvedic Practitioner program consists of a total of 13 modules and gives students a thorough understanding of clinical Ayurvedic Medicine followed by an internship program focusing on application of clinical Ayurvedic principles. The approval process (including the internship) takes a minimum of 78 weeks (1.5 years) and maximum of 104 weeks (2 years) to complete including the internship. There are 10 academic class modules followed by 2 internship class modules. The 13th module is the internship. Successful completion of Year Two prepares students to clinically analyze each client through the lens of Ayurvedic medicine with regards to the digestive, nervous, endocrine, immune, respiratory, urinary cardiovascular, women’s reproductive, men’s reproductive systems, etc. This additional training prepares practitioners to understand pathology and disease management beyond that of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Practitioners also practice health promotion by preparing custom-fit Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle programs, detox and rejuvenation plans and herbal formulas for their clients. Practitioners who wish to be certified to administer pancha karma body therapies will need to register for the Certified Panchakarma Therapist program which is separate from both the AHC and AP programs.

Year Two Required Texts

  • Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 2, by Vasant Lad
  • Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 3, by Vasant Lad
  • Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, by Dr. Claudia Welch
  • Madava Nidanam, by Madhava Kara and translated by K.R. Srikantha Murthy
  • Women’s Power to Heal, by Maya Tiwari
  • Ayurvedic Healing, A comprehensive Guide, by Dr. David Frawley
  • Herbal Contraindications and Drug Interactions: Plus Herbal Adjuncts with Medicines, 4th Edition, by Francis Brinker
  • Radiant Living Pre and Post Class Materials, by Patricia Wickman with excerpts from various sources
  • Radiant Living Internship Packet, by Patricia Wickman

AP Admission Requirements

Students must have the equivalent of an Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification. If a student would like to transfer from another ayurvedic school and has not yet completed an AHC internship, the student will need to do that with Patricia Wickman as her/his mentor currently while doing the Ayurvedic Practitioner course work. Students must also have a high school diploma or the equivalent and be fluent in verbal and written English. There is no minimum age for applicants. There is no entrance test for the Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda. A personal interview will be conducted with each student prior to acceptance as part of our selection criteria. Students must have reliable internet access in order to participate in the virtual classroom, keep up with class communications and have adequate access to research and study resources. Students must have basic computer skills including word processing. Patricia will hold training sessions in advance of the start of classes to make sure students understand how to use the virtual classroom technology.

RADIANT LIVING ONLINE SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA

SYLLABUS AND CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Ayurveda Year Two Course Outline

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Module 1–February: Introduction to pathology and clinical practice; review of pathogenesis;ayurvedic care for the digestive system and liver (anavaha srotas): ajīrṇa, aruci/arocaka, cardi/chardi, amlapitta, ānāha, udara śūla, kṛmi, grahaṇi, atisāra, arśha, gulma Herbs: dandyaka, ela, hingu, jatiphala, jiraka, lasuna/lavanga, methika, misreya, rajika, aindhava, sunthi, tavaksiri

Module 2–March:  Ayurvedic care for the skin, eyes, lymph and blood (rasavaha srotas, raktavaha srotas and twak—skin):  raktapitta, dāha, vātarakta, kāmala, visarpa, kaṇdu, kuṣṭha, jvara, pāṇdu. Herbs: amalaki, bhringaraj, bhumyAmalaki, guduchi, kalamegha, kumari, manjistha, nimba, rakta chandana, shankapushpi, tila. Review of the pulse.

Module 3–April: Ayurvedic care for the brain and nervous system and ayurvedic psychology (majjavaha and manovaha srotamsi): pakṣāvadha, akṣepaka, kampavāta, apasmāra, gṛdrasi/gridhrasi, unmāda, smṛtibhramṣa. Herbs: ashwaghadha, brahmi, gotu kola, jatamansi, jyotismati, kapikacchu, tagar, vacha. Subdosha pulse integration.

Module 4–May: Ayurvedic care for the female reproductive/endocrine system (artavavaha srotas): Yonivyāpat, pradara, rakta pradara, galaganda, gandamala. Herbs: Ashoka, padmaka, raktapushpi, shatavari, taruni, vidari, kutki, shatavari, bhumiamalaki, chitraka, guggulu and compounds. Dhatu pulse.

Module 5–June: Ayurveda for the childbearing and rearing years (artavavaha and stanyavaha srotamsi): Stanya rogas; diet, lifestyle and herbs for pre conception, pregnancy, postpartum: ayurveda and fertility, pre-conception (embryology), perinatal illnesses/imbalance: postpartum mother care—42 day sacred window, lactation, care and troubleshooting for newborns and children of all ages. Herbs: herbs for pregnancy, contraindicated herbs; preparations for postpartum. Intuition in the pulse.

Module 6–July: Ayurvedic care for the endocrine and immune systems; autoimmune wellness: Gulma, arbuda. Herbs: Amalaki, guduchi, ashwagandha, kutki, shatavari, bhumiamalaki Pulse: Subdosha/dhatu connections in the pulse.

Module 7–August: Ayurvedic care for the cardiovascular and respiratory systems (rakta and pranavaha srotamsi): Hrid roga, kāsa, svāsa hicca. Herbs: arjuna, punarnava, eranda, haridra, tulasi, pippali, yasti madhu, sitopaladi, talisadi, trikatu, kutaja, vidanga, sallaki vasaka. Overview of the ayurvedic preparations: tablets, decoction, ghee, tincture wine, jams/jellies, etc. Pulse: Relationship between annavaha and pranavaha srotas

Module 8–September: Ayurvedic care for the musculoskeletal system (asthivaha and mamsavaha srotamsi): Granthi, asthigata vāta, aandhigata vāta, ama vāta. Herbs: View of the western herbs used for the musculoskeletal (willow bark, cramp bark, devil’s claw) and western approach and treatment; the oils of ayurveda.

Module 9–Sept/Oct : Ayurvedic chikitsa (types of therapy): purva karma, padhana karma, pancha karma, samana (palliation), shodhana (detox/reduction), rasayana (rejuvenation), tonification, head and neck region, five senses therapies. Herbs: bilva, haritaki, psyliium husks, senna, bhibitaki, triphala, avipatiikar, dashamula, hingwastaka, anantamula, daruharidra, devadaru, lodhra

Module 10–Oct/Nov Ayurvedic care for male reproductive system, urinary tract and  kidneys (shukravaha srotas, mutravaha srotas and vrukka): Klaibya, aśmari. Herbs: gokshura, musta, shilajit, usira, ajwain, ajmoda, kiratatika, twak

AP Internship

The Level Two AP Internship program follows successful completion of Year I Ayurvedic Health Counselor internship and the Ayurvedic Practitioner program.  The Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Internship consists of 100 patient encounters over and above the 50 of the AHC internship. Twenty-five of these encounters are observation, 25 are under direct supervision and 50 completely one-on-one with direct or indirect supervision. Patient encounters can be completed in a minimum of 6 months with a maximum of 12 months. Once 6 months have passed and the intern has completed the minimum number of patient visits, the intern may practice privately as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. AP client internship costs are $200 for the first 4 appointments and $50 for additional FUVs. Half of these fees are paid to the  Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda.

Module 11 Advanced herbalism and subtle therapies. Herbs: Overview of drug herb

December interactions, using drop dose prescribing instead of material dose

Module 12 Internship Preparation: counseling skills, patient management, assessing

January client strengths and challenges, case discussions; developing research

skills; referral to adjunct therapies of Jyotish, yoga therapy, Vastu

practitioners, western medicine and various CAM modalities

AP Final Project

The final project includes compiling and presenting a case study that involves the use of clinical Ayurvedic skills. The student will demonstrate her/his ability to examine a client’s pathogenesis (by using Ayurvedic diagnostic strategies) and design a customized treatment program for their client. The student will present this case study to the entire class.

Year Two Registration Fees, Tuition, Cost of Books and “Extras”

AP Tuition:

Full tuition is $5,500 and must be paid in monthly installments (at no monthly interest). An initial payment of $550 must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class (2/2/16). Eleven remaining payments of $450 each will be electronically withdrawn from your bank account on the first of each month.

Tuition discounts are available if you opt for the quarterly payment plan or to pay tuition in full upfront.

Quarterly Tuition Plan = 5% Discount: An initial payment of $1400 must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class (2/2/16). Three remaining payments of $1275 each will be electronically withdrawn from your bank account at the beginning of each new quarter (March 1st, June 1st, and September 1st). Total Tuition: $5,225 (at no monthly interest).

Full Tuition Upfront = 10% Discount: A full payment of $4,950 must be received at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class (2/2/16).

All initial payments include a $50 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class.

2016 Calendar

AHC Program: Starting on September 8, 2016. Classes will be every Thursday evening from 6:00pm-9:15pm CST and every second Saturday of the month for one year excluding some holidays. Contact the school director for details: Patricia Wickman contact@rlyaa.com

AP Program: Currently in Session

End of Live Web Classes for current AP program: Tuesday 1/31/17

Breaks and Mealtimes: There are no official breaks or mealtimes. We will do stretching and breathing periodically throughout class sessions.

Instructor Office Hour: Wednesdays 10-11am except during vacations. Day and time may vary.

Start of AP Internship: Monday 2/1/17— The Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Internship consists of 100 patient encounters over and above the 50 of the AHC internship. Twenty-five of these encounters are observation, 25 are under direct supervision and 50 completely one-on-one with direct or indirect supervision. Patient encounters can be completed in a minimum of 6 months with a maximum of 12 months. Once 6 months have passed and the intern has completed the minimum number of patient visits, the intern may practice privately as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. If the student does not meet the internship minimum requirements within 12 months, she or he must pay an additional $800 and repeat the internship classes before continuing the internship.

Deadline to complete internship: 12/31/17

*Vacation

**Vacation make-up days

***Make Up Class—Special Topics. You may also use these extra classes toward your 100 hours of outside work

This schedule is in Central Standard Time

11/1/16-4/2/16 Enrollment Period
Tuesday 2/2/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 2/9/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 2/16/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 2/23/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 2/27/16 9-12:16pm

3.25

Tuesday 3/1/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 3/8/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Spring Break 3/8/16-3/22/15
Tuesday 3/22/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 3/26/16 9-12:16pm

3.25

Tuesday 3/29/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 4/5/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Extra Saturday 4/9/15 9am-12:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 4/12/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 4/19/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 4/23/16 9am-12:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 4/26/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 5/3/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 5/10/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 5/17/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 5/24/16 9-12:16pm

3.25

Saturday 5/28/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 5/31/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 6/7/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 6/14/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 6/21/16 9-12:16pm

3.25

Saturday 6/25/16 9am-12:15pm

3.25

Tuessay 6/28/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 7/5/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 7/12/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 7/19/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Summer Vacation* 7/20/16-8/1/16
Tuesday 7/26/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 7/30/16 9am-12:15pm

3.25

Saturday 8/2/16 9-12:16pm

3.25

Tuesday 8/9/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 8/16/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 8/23/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 8/27/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 8/30/16 9-12:16pm

3.25

Tuesday 9/6/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 9/13/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 9/20/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 9/24/16 9am-12:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 9/27/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 10/4/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 10/11/16 9-12:16pm

3.25

Tuesday 10/18/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Tuesday 10/22/16 6-9:15pm

3.25

Saturday 10/24/16 9-12pm

3

Tuesday 10/27/16 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 11/1/16 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 11/8/16 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 11/22/16 6-9pm

3

Thanksgiving Break* 11/22/16-11/30/16
Tuesday 12/6/16 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 12/13/16 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 12/20/16 6-9pm

3

Saturday 12/19/16 9-12pm

3

Christmas Break* 12/20/14-12/28/16
Tuesday 12/29/16 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 1/3/16 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 1/10/17 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 1/17/17 6-9pm

3

Tuesday 1/24/17 6-9pm

3

Saturday 1/28/17 9am-12pm

3

Tuesday 1/31/17 6-9pm

3

Total Contact Hours

200.75


NOTICE

STUDENT COMPLAINT POLICY

Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda

Dear Students:

This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The TWC-assigned school number is: S4684.

The school’s programs are approved by TWC, as well as the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school’s grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the school’s published catalog. If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management.

Students dissatisfied with this school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable.

Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s Career Schools and Colleges Website at http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/.