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Ayurveda Diploma

National Institute’s 16 months (1500 hours) extensive Ayurveda science program which provides you with in- depth training and hand – on practical experience in this traditional Indian Medicine.


Our program is designed for you to become an Ayurveda practitioner recognized by the Ontario Herbalist Association.


Registered Herbalist are in high demand and the industry is increasing rapidly due to the need for alternative medical services for body and mind healing. As an Ayurveda practitioner you would:

You can work in variety of settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Private Clinics
  • Medical Spas
  • Health & Wellness Spas
  • Cruise Lines
  • Resorts
  • Private Home Care
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity

What’ll You Learn (Course Highlights)

Module 1

History of Ayurveda

Ayurveda evolution, ancient practices, history of Ayurveda. Special branches in Ayurveda Genealogy of teachers, chronology of ayurvedic authors and commentators.

Fundamental Concepts in Ayurveda. General concepts of Universe and its basic elements, building blocks of existence, samkhya philoshophy, Panchabhutas (five elements theory).

Introduction to human Physiology
Detailed study of skin anatomy, skeletal system, muscular system, other connective tissue anatomy, alimentary canal, respiratory system, cardiac and circulatory system. Nervous system, Endocrine and reproductive system.

Module II

Philosophy of Ayurveda

Matter Principle (Prakriti), gunas (qualities), Inner organs ayu concept), ego, atma, objective Manifestation of being.

Ayurvedic Physiology

Tridosha concept( bio-regulating principles),classification of human temperaments, physical properties of tridosha, location, function of tridosha, subtypes of tridosha, causes of derrangements of trodohsas, functions of deranged tridoshas, abnormal symptoms. Accumulation of doshas., diseases caused by doshas derangement.

English equivalents of diseases, disorders and symptoms. Concepts of Digestive processes and interior of the body, agni, dhatus, srotas, mals, nourishment of the body including, dhatus, relationship among doshas, datus and malas.

Ayurvedic Herbology- 1

Understanding ayurvedic herbology principles, dravyaguna science(ayurvedic Pharmacognosy),padarath vigyan(Metaphysics), charachtristics of dravya ( herbs), Principles of panchabhutas on herbs and their selection.
Classification of herbs with botanical names and other details.

Module III

Ayurvedic Herbology-2

The classification itself will divide the herbs in group; students will learn different groups of herbs for single particular groups of diseases.

Ayurvedic pathology
Definition of the disease (roga), ayurvedic view of disease, classification of diseases (sushruta’s concept)
Adhyatmika, adhibhautika, adhidaivika., ayurvedic etiology, ayurvedic pathogenesis, ayurvedic six steps of disease., spiritual aspect of disease.

Module IV

Ayurvedic diagnostic methodology: nidana Charka’s diagnostic method:
Pratyaksha (observation),Anumana (Inference) and Aptopadesh (accordingly to ayurvedic classics), five diagnostic aspects, ashtavidh pariksha

1. Ayu pulse reading
2. Tongue
3. Voice
4. Skin and touch
5. Sight
6. Akriti appearance
7. Urine (theoretical explanation only)
8. Feces (theoretical explanation only)

Professional Accreditation

After Succesful graduation from National Institute, you can register with Ontario Herbalists Association and become a “Registered” Herbalist. As a Registered Herbalist you can practice anywhere in Ontario.

Your Benefits with National Institute

At National Institute , all our activities are focused to provide you the best education and practical hands – on professional experience in Ayurveda Science that will make you a successful Register Herbalist. Shaping your career is our one and only priority! Check out how we look after your interest:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • One of Grade 11, 12 or OAC Advanced Level Science Credits (Biology, Kinesiology, Chemistry, or Physics) is strongly recommended.
  • English Proficiency must be demonstrated through an English comprehension test if English is not the applicant’s first language.
  • Successful completion of entrance evaluation.
  • Medical Form.

Scholarship, Financing & Payment Methods

At National Institute, we strive to help you find the best suited financing solution to match your unique circumstances. Your Financial Aid options include :

  • National Institute’s 0% interest financing
  • Ontario Second Career Funding
  • Student Line of Credit and Loan by major banks and credit unions
  • RRSP Loan under Life Long Learning Program
  • Registered Education Saving Plan Withdrawal
  • National Institute Scholarships
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Employment Ontario

For further information on your best suited financing option, please fill out our contact form or Call us at 905 463 2006

Payment Methods

We accept:

  • Credit cards, Visa and Master
  • Debit cards
  • Bank draft or Cheque
  • Cash
  • PayPal Payment

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