The primary goal of Institute of Ayurveda, Ayur Ashram, under the guidance of Vaidya, Smaja Safić Gupta is to get acquainted with the traditional Ayurvedic system as one of the oldest and natural systems in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Upon completion of your studies you can offer this traditional knowledge and skill in your environment. The great importance of learning is to help you offer people a designed and feasible therapeutic process recognized worldwide as a way to achieve a good psychophysical-mental state. To truly feel and experience Ayurveda, you as students should begin this journey on your own with your practical experience, completely within yourself, where the change happens, from the one who ignores to the one who begins the quest. It is also important to mention that the student receives a kind of reward through raising awareness of their own creative growth / work through which they achieve inner satisfaction. Through legal regulations within the World Health Organization (WHO), Ayurveda is recognized as a traditional system, and has harmonized legal documents with documents from which Ayurvedic knowledge comes under the Indian Ministry of Traditional Medicine (AYUSH) – Inauguration of Ayur Ashram (Consortium India, 28.8.2014).

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Education within the Institute of Ayurveda, Ayur Ashram is intended for all those involved in some kind of therapeutic work, and who would like to become closer to the traditional Ayurvedic approach in their work: manual therapy practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, nutritionists, medical staff and technicians, doctors, psychologists but also other people who would like to under the expert guidance of Institute of Ayurveda, Ayur Ashram / Dr. Gupta (or some other expert from Institute of Ayurveda, Ayur Ashram) embark on the journey of education, development and helping other people in their environment. Ayurvedic staff is in high demand in medical institutions and practices, hospitals, spa and wellness centres (tourism), beauty salons and holistic centres (body and soul services), psychological and nutritional counselling (lifestyle, nutrition). The goal of education and training is determined by the student and the education provider (mentor) during the first online interview in which they agree on the type of missions they should work on after obtaining a diploma and certificate.

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Welcome to distance education (creating an individualized learning program), which means that the client receives written materials to a personal email registered when creating a personal account (with code and PIN number). This personal account (PA) is opened for the purpose of learning the theory related to the web and materials on the Internet. Before opening a personal account for initial education, it is necessary to attach a curriculum vitae (CV – Curriculum Vitae, in English) to the email address info@ayur-ashram.in with a scanned personal photo of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm due to the opening of the Student Portfolio. The student receives the help of their selected mentor based on the CV submitted by the student, thus setting the goal of the education between the mentor and the student for the specific learning / knowledge chosen by the student to study. Through practical work, the student is guided towards accepting and developing a sense for people, which is the basis of therapeutic work. While using our educational web site and during our interaction, the Institute of Ayurveda, Ayur Ashram team will collect information about you, including your personal identifying information such as: name, surname, address, telephone number, email, Skype profile name, Facebook profile, etc., and later a bank account number for the purpose of paying for the program. Personal information such as enrolment portfolio or certificate or diploma number will also be considered your personal information. We will protect your personal data in accordance with all provisions and regulations relating to the storage of personal data. You can always request that your personal data be deleted after you have provided it to us. We may share your personal information with third parties for the purpose of improving your education, for example when your mentor deems it necessary because of your education – another complementary mentor or other inquiries into our business (such as accounting). However, it is not possible to guarantee 100% security on the Internet, so we cannot offer or guarantee the total security of your personal information that you submit when opening an account. Like many other sites, we use automated data collection tools such as cookies and browsers.

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The time period of training for an Ayurvedic therapist / practitioner is divided proportionally 800: 800 (credit points) which means that each month the student pays 100 euros per education account (theoretical material approved within 10 questions is equal to 100 credit points). In this theoretical process the student gets 10 questions that they must answer within at least 3 to 5 days, which is the deadline. Upon completion of 800 credit / theory points, i.e. after acquiring additional knowledge of 50 hours of practical work, students (who request the educational program) receive a Certificate. Practical work can be done by the student in their own space in their country or at the Ayur Ashram Centre in India for 60 days upon agreement (under the guidance of a mentor / professor / Ayurveda doctor). All transportation and accommodation costs are borne by the client (if the students travel to India, they bear the costs of their travel and accommodation, and if the students organize their practical work in the place of residence then the students bear the travel and accommodation costs of the mentor). The educational program includes areas: anatomy and physiology, psychology, communication & listening skills, several types of rubbing massage techniques & marma therapy, yoga & meditation. As an Ayurvedic staff, you will use your knowledge to develop an adequate therapeutic program, directing the client to a diet program through a daily / seasonal routine depending on the client’s current condition – vikruti.

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Learning for an Ayurvedic Pancha karma practitioner / engineer (1000 academic credits) includes theoretical “distance” education on the Internet (written material for learning the theory provided by a mentor) and mandatory compulsory training in India for 90 days upon agreement (before that the student must collect 800 points). Academic credit points within Institute of Ayurveda, Ayur Ashram education can be used in India for further studies. The educational program includes the following areas: Ayurvedic psychosomatics and diagnostics, basic principles of Ayurvedic treatment, manual and manipulative therapy, nutrition with appropriate practice with medicinal plants and spices with emphasis on the digestive system. As an Ayurvedic staff, you will use your knowledge in every chapter that deals with pathology. Ayurvedic medicine describes numerous healings after applying the Pancha karma therapeutic program. Therefore, it is not surprising that the interest of scientists and doctors, in India and around the world, rises for this traditional therapeutic form – prevention, as well as curative. The processes are focused on fats flowing through the veins and lymphatic system. The primary goal of the Pancha Karma therapeutic program is to cleanse the body of all impurities (toxins), and nourish the tissues, thus ensuring old age without chronic diseases.

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Learning Ayurvedic Medicine (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery – B.A.M.S.) is a academic Indian medical degree awarded after a classic 4 + 2 year study period. After concluding as an Ayurvedic Therapist and Pancha Karma Engineer, you are welcome to be educated at “distance” first, which means that the student receives written materials to learn the theory and by agreement with their mentor / professor comes for a great deal of the practice in India. The initial internship is taught to the student through observation of how mentors implement processes on patients with the goal for the learning practice to provide better memory and better visual information about the progress of the future physician’s therapeutic work. For the enrolment (B.A.M.S.) it is advisable, and it is logical that a student truly proves that she or he is capable of performing a practical learning process. Learning is a complex psychological process of behaviour change based on acquired knowledge / experience and is already seen through lesson-studies within Institute of Ayurveda, Ayur Ashram. Students must be aware that the learning-study process for an Ayurvedic doctor is very demanding and that it is necessary to complete practical training in India with a specific mentor and at an institution approved by the Consortium and in accordance with AYUSH standards.

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Learning Ayurvedic psychosomatics for recognizing psychosomatic illnesses – Homo homini medicamentum est – Human is a cure for a human! Ayurvedic psychotherapy is the movement of the Soul towards ways of being in which one will feel whole and complete. Support to this process is the creation of a healing interpersonal relationship. Searching for a healing climate, the client and a graduate Ayurvedic psychotherapist exchange thoughts and emotions, hopes and fears, experiences and knowledge. The teaching and work of an Ayurvedic psychotherapist is based on mutual respect and equality with which the client is therapeutically provided / achieves a happy life. Learning focuses on the mental states that lead to, i.e. provoke problems / weaknesses and difficulties in the person, while they neglect optimism / hope and satisfaction / happiness which are very important for the normal daily functioning of the person / life. What is the student’s motive and goal of learning is very important for the learning process? The period of learning depends on the “student himself” – what he or she does / practices (what is their passion in life), what academic / school knowledge they have acquired. The Ayurvedic Psychotherapist’s Certificate / Diploma is aimed at providing adequate, professional support to people in order to develop a more positive, happier and more satisfied life.

In addition, the educational program for a “happy life” is intended for people who are in the process of Ayurvedic / naturopathic therapeutic program in order to improve the quality of their lives. The goal of the program is for the client to reach a state of happiness and joy, i.e. to get rid of fear and tension. Neurotransmitters are synthesized in nerve endings (sympathicus), and in the brain they act as transmitters of electrical signals between neurons. They create a feeling of pleasure that directly affects the immune and hormonal system, and thus the whole body. Therefore, the body does think as well! It is actually a network (Shruti) of impulses of intelligence that constantly communicate with each other, i.e. structure the body. Shruti are quantum fluctuations in the field that the ancient Rishis (wise people) experienced as sounds. To be in harmony with the quantum body (Shruti) means to remember it constantly (Smriti). Having perfect health means maintaining the memory of a proper quantum body pattern that is immutable and eternal. The way we “metabolize” our reality is especially important. Ayurveda knows a number of methods that help to “remember” and one is through the senses – smell, taste, touch, seeing and listening. It is one of the methods that we “pack” into the body as essential information and as energy that we “digest” and include in our being. The educational program directs each individual through calming the senses, applying special exercises, daily routine and diet, to heal their body and if it is old to rejuvenate it.

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The experience of Ayurvedic psychotherapy is that cognition in man reveals an unchanging, healthy, divine essence, which creates an extremely constructive mood and gives great motivation for problem solving and healing. In their development, a person should indulge in the guidance of natural intelligence and not allow it to be suppressed by the external influences of samskaras – deep-rooted patterns in the mind or by the overly egoistic part of us – the illusion (Maya). These adverse influences take our original nature, prakruti, out of balance and cause disharmony, vikruti, which blocks the healthy development of a person. Otherwise, by nature a person develops harmoniously and healthily. The mind is always united with the soul, which is consciousness itself. Thus, the perception of the mentioned object became a conscious act. Then the soul sends an impulse to the motor-bodily organs (karmendriyas), these organs connect with the object in question and perform a certain bodily action. Feelings are interdependent, from someone or something. Expectations are natural in all people, if they do not exceed certain limits. Strong emotions block the power of reason and spirit. The six main mental illnesses in Ayurveda are: Kama (excessive desires); Krodha (anger, aggression); Lobha (greed); Moha (attachment); Mada (selfish pride); Matsarya (jealousy, envy). The feelings that most affect the psychosomatic state of each individual are: Harsha (euphoric joy or anger); Kama (sensual desires and wishes); Shoka (sadness, grief);