College of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy UK

College of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy UK

Over 20 years of training Ayurvedic practitioners in the UK and Europe

Operating as usual

28/10/2023

Tomorrow we are holding our first ever Ratna Community Clinic at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Bedford.

All consultations are free and walk-ins are available!

10/10/2023

On this World Mental Health Day, explore Manasika Roga, Ayurveda's understanding of mental health. In Ayurveda, mind and body are inseparable. Manasika Roga includes various mental conditions. Ayurveda takes a holistic approach, addressing root causes. Balance daily routines, emphasize nutrition, meditation, Yoga, and mindful lifestyle choices.

🌿 Embrace mindful practices that soothe the mind and nurture the spirit.
🍃 Discover the power of Ayurvedic herbs and therapies in restoring balance.
🌞 Connect with your inner self through the transformative practice of Yoga.
🧘‍♀️ Cultivate self-compassion and mindfulness for a resilient mind.

💚 Let's remember that healing is not about erasing our unique essence but about finding harmony within ourselves.

Join us in celebrating Manasika Roga and the holistic approach to mental well-being. Together, we can create a world where mental health is cherished, nurtured, and celebrated.

If you want to find out more about Manasika Roga check out our blog https://ayurvedacollege.org/blog/manasika-roga

16/06/2023

At the College of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy we have started offering Short Courses alongside our Diploma in Higher Education (Ayurvedic Medicine) and MSc (Yoga Therapy). Each course is perfect for the right person and I hope you will get in contact if you have any further questions.

14/06/2023

The Art of Healthy Living is a College of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy short course written by Dr. Mauroof Athique and presented by Ione Ashmore. This course is designed to demystify the ancient science of life that is Ayurveda and to help everyone apply Ayurvedic principles of nutrition and lifestyle to their daily lives.

As an introductory offer we have reduced the price to £100! So sign up quickly as this offer will not last long!

Enrol now at https://collegeofayurveda.learnworlds.com/courses

This course does not enable you to practice Ayurveda, though it is a perfect introduction for students who are wishing to join us in our DipHE or MSc courses.

12/06/2023

Welcome to the College of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy!
🌿Discover the power of ancient wisdom to heal body, mind, and spirit.

Find our application at www.ayurvedacollege.org/enrol

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Discover the ancient practices of Ayurveda and unlock the secrets of healthy living with our new short course based on Dr. Athique's book 'The Art of Healthy Living'!

Launching on the 14th of June!

12/05/2023
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On the 21st of May at 2pm we will be hosting Dr Kulkarni’s talk on Mental Health Care through Ayurveda and Music Therapy.

Book your tickets at www.ayurvedacollege.org/music

During the session, Dr. Shubham Kulkarni will guide participants through a comprehensive program titled "Mental Health Care through Ayurveda and Music Therapy." The session will commence with the Omkar & Lord Dhanwantari Stavan Chanting, setting a serene ambiance. Dr. Kulkarni will then delve into the subject of mental health care, presenting references from the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, and Ayurvedic texts to underscore its significance.

The origins of Indian classical music will be explored, along with the application of music therapy in various health conditions, both in Ayurveda and modern science. In detail, Dr. Kulkarni will explain how to utilize and select appropriate music therapy techniques. The session will also focus on the Raga System in Indian classical music and its importance as a music therapy modality for diverse health conditions. Palliative care aspects through Ayurveda, specifically end-of-life care for cancer and neurological disorder patients, will be highlighted, emphasizing the role of music therapy for both patients and caretakers.

Dr. Kulkarni will share personal studies and research on music therapy based on Ayurvedic principles, showcasing the profound effects of ragas on mental and emotional well-being. To provide a practical demonstration, Dr. Kulkarni will sing selected ragas and explain how they can effectively address various mental and emotional factors for all participants.

05/05/2023

Enrol today in The College of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy and join our community of enthusiastic learners! Learn the traditional science of wellness and become a certified practitioner.

02/05/2023

We're excited to announce enrolment for September 2023 at the College of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy! Get ahead of the curve and make your dreams come true by studying the ancient art of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy.

28/04/2023

We’re excited to announce that enrolment for The College of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy is now open! Take the opportunity to get involved in this ancient form of health and wellbeing, and learn how to use Ayurveda and yoga to improve your way of life.

23/03/2023

Water is essential for our survival and well-being. In Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine from India, water is considered one of the five elements that make up the universe, alongside earth, air, fire, and space. Water plays a vital role in maintaining balance and harmony in our bodies and minds.

Drinking water is an important part of Ayurvedic self-care practices. Ayurveda recommends drinking warm or room temperature water, as cold water can disrupt the digestive fire and lead to imbalances in the body. Drinking water in the morning on an empty stomach can help stimulate digestion and elimination, and promote overall health and well-being.

In Ayurveda, water is also used in various therapies, such as steam therapy. Steam therapy, or swedana, involves sitting in a steam room or sauna to promote sweating and eliminate toxins from the body.

Ayurveda also recognizes the importance of the quality of water we consume. Water that is pure, clean, and free from contaminants is essential for maintaining good health. Ayurveda recommends storing water in a copper vessel, as copper has antimicrobial properties and can help purify the water. Additionally, Ayurveda recommends consuming water that is infused with herbs and spices, such as ginger, cinnamon, or fennel, to promote digestion and enhance flavor.

In conclusion, water plays a vital role in Ayurveda, both as an essential element for our health and well-being, and as a powerful tool for promoting balance and harmony in our bodies and minds. By incorporating Ayurvedic practices related to water, we can enhance our overall health and vitality, and cultivate a deeper connection with the natural world around us.

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Join renowned Dr. Ghanashyam Marda BAMS MD (AYUR) PhD in this fascinating workshop on the Ayurvedic Perspective of Covid and Long Covid 👨‍⚕️🙏🏽
The talk will focus on the following:
- Ayurvedic Perspective on COVID
- Ayuvedic Wellness Preparation for Long COVID (Practical)
- Q&A

Buy your tickets here

shorturl.at/arBCN

Timeline photos 05/05/2022

In Ayurvedic philosophy, it is believed that the 5 elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) are by-products of the 5 tanmatras/subtle energies (sound, touch, vision, taste and smell). The indriya touch (sparsa) produces the element vayu (air). How do you perceive air? By FEELING it, hence sparsa (touch) is linked together, you cannot have one without the other.

Manifestations of Sparsa (Touch) 👐:
Physical: Valance (strong, power, type of bonding in chemistry, movement is only caused by the force of vayu)
Chemical: H+ ion
Element: Vayu (Air)
Physical: Vacuum
Chemical: Oxygen
(Source: A Textbook of DravyaGuna Vijana- Dr Sastry & Dr Nesari)

Sparsa (touch) is a way that we interact with the world. A way sparsa manifests in the body is through the skin and our difference receptors: Thermoreceptors, Nociceptors and Mechanoreceptors. Thermoreceptors pick up temperature, nociceptors picks up pain and mechanoreceptors are a somatosensory receptors which relay extracellular stimulus to intracellular signal. For example, skin feels that it is cold and this feels uncomfortable which then relays the message to the brain. The result would be goosebumps to warm the body up again.

Timeline photos 02/05/2022

The College has always put a great level of importance on our residential weeks. Not only do they provide our students with indispensible hands on intensive practice but also a chance to bond as a team.

Our students always love the experience and we can't wait to get back to the wonderful weeks with them

Timeline photos 28/04/2022

In Ayurvedic philosophy, it is believed that the 5 elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) are by-products of the 5 tanmatras/subtle energies (sound, touch, vision, taste and smell). The indriya smell (Gandha) produces the element earth (prithvi). Particles travel to our nostrils to help us decide if we think something smells super yummy or vomit inducing

Manifestations of Gandha (Prithvi):
Physical: Neutron (provides the weight to the atom -earth being the heaviest of the elements)
Chemical: N-, C+
Element: Prithvi (earth)
Physical: Liquids, Solids
Chemical: Carbon
(Source: A Textbook of DravyaGuna Vijana- Dr Sastry & Dr Nesari)

Having a well-balanced sense of smell is important to a healthy digestive system! -yes you read that right! Smell is one of the first aspects to start your body’s digestive system off. When you smell some yummy food making, your body converts this to signals to your stomach to start preparing the digestive system (mouth- saliva/enzymes, stomach churning, intestines preparing) to eat, breakdown and process your food!!!! Smell has a lovely space in our memory too, we can recall memories just through a certain smell!!

Timeline photos 21/04/2022

In Ayurvedic philosophy, it is believed that the 5 elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) are by-products of the 5 tanmatras/subtle energies (sound, touch, vision, taste and smell). The indriya shabad (hearing) produces the element akaasha (space). How does sound travel? Through the space in the air!!

Manifestations of Shabad (hearing/sound):
Physical: Orbit (orbit movement within the atom)
Element: Akaasha (space)
Chemical: Hydrogen
(Source: A Textbook of DravyaGuna Vijana- Dr Sastry & Dr Nesari)

Hearing/Sound is a way that we can interact with the world. Sound waves (shabda), which take an ethereal form literally travel through the ether and vibrate our ear drums. The vibrations change into electrochemical signals, which travel to our brain to be interpreted by our minds.

Timeline photos 18/04/2022

For the last 6 years we have been conducting 75% of our classes online, this means that we were already really well versed with the world of online learning when the pandemic hit. However when the pandemic did hit, we decided to embrace the advances being made and move to Learnworlds.

Learnworlds is a platform that allows our students access to not only their online sessions but also exams, revision questions, resources and more!

To find out more, sign up with us today and join our 2022 class.

www.ayurvedacollege.org/enrol

Timeline photos 16/04/2022

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Timeline photos 14/04/2022

In Ayurveda, indriya refers to our senses - but not only when we're talking about our eyes, ears, tongue, nose and skin. Our senses are a source of perception and therefore a way of gaining knowledge of the world, raising our consciousness and helping us make decisions as we navigate the world. Therefore, sharpening our physical sense organs is not just good for the body, but also the mind and the soul. Bathe your eyes with cool water (not too hot or cold) in the morning to refresh them. Trataka meditation, the practice of staring into a candle flame, can also improve your eyesight. After a long day of working at the computer, place a slice of cucumber on each eye for a cooling effect!

Timeline photos 09/04/2022

Hayfever is a seasonal pain for so many people, but luckily there are a lot of treatments that you can do at home. One of the easiest to perform is marma pressure. The points outlined in the picture below are useful for reducing congestion or nasal dryness and relieving weepy, itchy or swollen eyes.

The easiest technique to perform marma chiktsa is 'snehana' or oleation. Apply a small amount of gentle oil (nothing mentholated or irritating as the skin is sensitive around the eye) to your fingertips and stimulate the points.

Take the time to treat yourself, focus on your breathing and keep yourself healthy this spring

Timeline photos 07/04/2022

What is a dosha? In Dr. Shantha Godagma's book 'The Handbook of Ayurveda' he describes the doshas as "bodily energies (sometimes called bio-energies) which influence all living matter and mental energies too"

Ayurveda teaches that there are three doshas that govern everyone and everything and that imbalance causes illness and disorders.

It is important to find out what your dosha is so that you can look at where your ailments are originating from.

If you want to find out what your dosha is we have a quick test that you can find here

https://lnk.bio/collegeofayurveda_uk

Timeline photos 26/03/2022

In Ayurveda, bathing is a sacred and healing ritual. The Caraka Samhita, one of the original texts of Ayurveda, says that “bathing is purifying, life promoting, a destroyer of fatigue, physically removes sweat and dirt, is resuscitative and a promoter of ojas or divine energy.” Bathing in warm/hot water is ideal for Vata and Kapha types, whereas cooler water is recommended for Pittas. However, as the weather is still cooler and we remain in Kapha season, a hot bath could be beneficial for all types. Light some candles, play soothing music, pop a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil. For Kapha season, we recommend eucalyptus oil, ginger oil, basil or cedarwood oil. Sink in, relax, and let the worries of the day melt away.

Timeline photos 25/03/2022

-----Enrolment Now Open-----
We are excited to announce that enrolment for 2022/23 is now open!

Please check out www.ayurvedacollege.org/enrol to start your application

Timeline photos 14/03/2022

This week at The College of Ayurveda, we ran an intensive week on Clinical Observations and Diagnostics! This week was focused more on the Western observational skills- soon we will explore Ayurvedic Observations and Diagnostics. Dr.Athique and Mrs M Athique (retired nurse) ran the intensive week with great enthusiasm and expertise.

The day was structured with theory in the morning on each system of the body such as the cardiovascular or the musculoskeletal system. In the afternoon students were given the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice using the relevant diagnostic tools! Students now know why when you go for a check up at the doctors, why they poke and prod you so much!!! 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ After this, Dr.Athique ran through case studies to challenge the students and apply what they have learnt! Clinical Observations plays a key role in client work, especially on the first session ☺️

The students finished the week with knowledge on how to use diagnostic tools such as:
• Stethoscope
• Oximeter
• Blood Pressure machine
and more! They spent the week listening, noting and studying what different sounds and feelings mean and how to put together a neat clinical file for client work!

When the students started working with stethoscopes, many listened to their own heart beat first. Many of the students reported feeling emotional, fascinated and grateful to be able to have the equipment to hear this powerful organ. It helped them all reflect on the life that has been given to us and how blessed we are that our bodies function the way they do ❤️

This intensive week brings a lot of knowledge but also a lot of bonding time for students across the years. We are grateful to be able to facilitate and connect our amazing lectuerers to our amazing students!! 🌄⚕️

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