Ayurveda wellness practitioner (Austria)

  • Official qualification for high-quality Ayurveda treatment in Austria

  • Invest in a profession with a future in the growing health market.

  • Help people find their holistic balance with Ayurveda.

The three-year training to become an Ayurveda wellness practitioner provides the professional and legally recognized basis for successfully offering Ayurveda as an outstanding coaching and wellness service in Austria. The well-founded practical training is based on the training profile of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Family (BGBI.II § 18 Abs. 1 der Gewerbeordnung 1994, BGBl. Nr. 194, Bundesgesetz BGBl. I Nr. 68/2008).

The team of lecturers is made up of top-class Ayurveda doctors and experts with many years of teaching experience and teaches the theory and practice of Ayurveda massage, nutrition, lifestyle and counseling according to proven teaching concepts and with extensive accompanying material. In addition to the many practical techniques and treatment procedures, new ways are shown to successfully implement Ayurveda in the massage, coaching and course sector in your own practice or in the upmarket spa segment.

Learning objectives

Gained competence
- You are able to perform first-class Ayurveda massages and cosmetic treatments.
- You can determine the constitution of your clients and develop suitable lifestyle concepts for them.
- You learn to develop and implement Ayurveda offers (lectures, courses, workshops).


The recognized further training in Ayurveda wellness practice lasts a total of 3 years and comprises 765 hours of training and an internship.

  • Module 1: Ayurveda health and nutrition trainer
    24 training days | € 3,910
  • Module2: Ayurveda massage
    27 training days | € 4,315
  • Module3: Wellbeing practice
    Coaching, success strategies, practice management + 100 hours of e-learning (conventional medicine supplement)
    15 training days | € 2,610

The modular training structure enables a flexible training schedule, tailored to the participant's life situation and time constraints. We will be happy to advise you!


Module 1: Nutrition and health trainer
In Ayurveda, a balanced, constitutionally appropriate diet is an essential building block for balancing the physical and mental constitution. You will learn how to use the effects of spices and foods according to type and how to guide your clients according to the principles of Ayurvedic lifestyle. You will also receive valuable inspiration for your own lifestyle, diet and cooking.
The nutrition and health trainer module can also be booked separately:
To the Ayurveda nutrition and health trainer course


Module 2: Ayurveda massage
In this module, you will develop the ability to perform traditional massage and oil applications with your hands and heart. A variety of demonstrations and practical exercises with corrections will show you how to apply Ayurvedic massage techniques precisely, sensitively and according to type. You will also acquire in-depth knowledge of the philosophy, medicine and constitutional teachings of Ayurveda, which will give you a holistic understanding of the applications.

The massage module can also be booked in a modified form for newcomers with no previous knowledge of Ayurveda. The training then corresponds to the Birstein model. Please note that attending the massage module alone does not entitle you to practise a trade in Austria. In this case, you can only use your Ayurveda massage skills privately, unless you are authorized to practice massage as a member of a health profession.


Module 3: Wellbeing practice
The Wellbeing practice module supplements the Ayurveda skills you have already acquired with knowledge of Ayurvedic psychology and diagnosis. You will also be given strategies for successful practice management.

People with no previous medical knowledge also take part in an e-learning course that teaches you the basics of conventional medicine in 100 hours. The online course is offered in cooperation with our partner EPWA.


The final examination includes a practical case documentation, a written examination and a supervised project presentation. The following achievements must be demonstrated for admission to the examination:

  • a 50-hour internship at Rosenberg Ayurveda Kurzentrum or another recognized Ayurveda practitioner or hotel
  • 100 hours of anatomy with completed examination
  • First aid certificate, not older than 5 years


Trade license
In order to subsequently obtain the restricted trade license for Ayurveda wellness practice, the following requirements must be met:

  • complete attendance of all training modules
  • pass the final examination
  • 50 supervised treatments during the massage module
  • independent documentation of 100 treatments



AWP Ayurveda wellbeing practitioner

Ayurveda basis - concept and constitution


Ayurveda Basis - Disease factors and medicine


Ayurvedic nutrition according to type

E-SMV EBA Western and Ayurvedic digestive physiology 30,6
E-APH EBA Spice and herbology, medicine chest 30,6
E-AFS EBA Ayurveda for women, children and stress-related complaints 30,6
F-ERT EBA Dietetics for nutrition-related complaints 30,6
K-AKO EBA Communication and counseling practice 30,6
E-DRK EBA Dietetics, purging, kitchen practice 30,6
E-APH EBA Food, spices and herbalism 30,6
E-ABY AWP Abhyanga full body massage 30,6

Kalari full body massage


Partial body massage for foot, hand and head

E-SMB AWP Conventional medical supplement - musculoskeletal system, skin 30,6

Garshan and Udvarthana - Vitalizing dry massage


Back massage and wrap, oil and product knowledge

K-KAP AWP Sirodhara and pind sveda - oil pouring and herbal bag massage

Special curative treatment of Pancakarma


Mukabhyanga - Ayurvedic facial massage and cosmetics


Yoga, breathing and relaxation techniques, meditation


Ayurveda-Psychological and personality development

E-SME AWP Conventional medical supplementation, hygiene, emergency medicine (1,2,3) 100

Determination of constitution, assessment of findings, therapy planning


Success strategies, practice management, legal situation


Case documentation, lecture and presentation techniques

Practical training: Practical training with supervision (approx. 10 days)
Total hours: 765 training hours + internship 765
E = Entry possible K = Competence module for
completion of the training
F = Advanced (partial training must be completed)


Type-appropriate Ayurvedic nutrition
- General rules of Ayurvedic nutrition
- Individual adjustment of food to the constitution and metabolism
- 8 factors of nutrition, 6 tastes, 4 forms, 12 food groups
- Recognizing type-appropriate Agni conditions, including tongue observation
- Design Ayurvedic menus and food plans according to the chronobiological biological clock
- Type-specific recommendations for dosha balancing and Agni strengthening

Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors
- Introduction to the history and philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential features and literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic medicine versus modern science
- Five elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- Nature of the human being: Differentiation of body, mind and spirit
- Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda
- Functional components: doshas (classification, properties, functions, seats) and agnis (classification, function, states)
- Structural components: dhatus, upadhatus , malas and srotas
- Process of tissue formation (dhatu-parinama)
- Definition of health (svastha)
- Causes (hetu) of health and physical and mental diseases
- Process of etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- Stages of etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Ayurveda basics: Constitution and medicine
- Theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional theory (prakriti)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic symptomatology:
- Symptoms of the doshas
- Symptoms of the tissues (dhatu), excretory products (mala), transportation spaces (srotas), digestive power (agni)
- Theoretical introduction to diagnostics in Ayurveda: Models of patient examination
- Three-fold examination (tri-vidha-pariksha)
- Six-fold examination (shad-vidha-pariksha)
- Eight-fold examination (ashta-vidha-pariksha)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic concepts of health maintenance (svasthavrtta):
- Dinacarya: daily routine measures and order therapy
- Ritucarya: recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition and food science
- Rasayana: Measures that strengthen
- Basic therapeutic strategies
- Introduction to Pancakarma therapies

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda
- Basics of Ayurvedic spice and herb teachings (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of spices Balancing the psyche (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) to balance doshas, constitution and digestion (Agni)
- Type-appropriate and practical use of spices in everyday life to improve food tolerance (Karana)
- Detailed discussion of 21 selected Ayurvedic spices according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 12 selected Ayurvedic herbs according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 13 selected Ayurvedicoils according to their properties and qualities

Ayurveda for women and stress-related complaints
- Basics of Ayurvedic gynecology
- The 3 Dosha life cycles in Ayurveda
- Nutrition and health recommendations to improve female well-being
- Individual health recommendations during pregnancy, for menstruation and during the menopause
- Viewing women's ailments from an Ayurvedic perspective and providing holistic support
- Detailed discussion of selected Ayurvedic herbs for women according to their properties and qualities
- Ayurveda for mental health and for balancing stress-related complaints

Dietetics, Cleansing Food Science
- Basics and individual concepts of Ayurvedic dietetics
- Classification of foods according to Ayurvedic dietetics
- Detailed discussion of selected foods according to their properties and qualities
- Type-appropriate selection of foods, creation of dietary recipes and meal plans
- Panchakarma diets and traditional healing recipes (Manda, Peya, Vilepi, Kichari)
- Conception, Planning and implementation of individual detox and fasting cures according to Ayurveda principles

Nutrition as therapy
- Anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract
- Ayurveda nutrition and counseling strategies for the digestive system and intestinal health
- Nutrition and counseling strategies for preventive health strengthening of the immune system, respiratory tract, musculoskeletal system and skin
- Structure of Ayurvedic nutritional counseling based on detailed case analysis and creation of a counseling concept

Medical history, counseling and practical strategies with case studies
- Psychological dimensions of Ayurvedic nutrition and health counseling
- Medical history, assessment of findings and counseling skills: Ayurvedic constitution determination and assessment of findings in practice
- Agni analysis based on tongue and excretions
- Gaining counseling skills through practical work with test persons, case studies
- Selecting and applying type-appropriate counseling strategies, health recommendations, spices and nutrition tips
- Ayurveda as a profession: Basics for practice management, marketing, networking and dealing with social media
- Developing successful Ayurveda offers

Abhyanga full body massage
- Abhyanga - full body oil massage: Practical practice of massage grips, strokes, sequences and variations
- Indications and contraindications, effects in theory and practice
- Individual adaptation and type-appropriate forms of Abhyanga
- Pre- and post-treatment of the client
- Emotional and therapeutic quality of touch, inner and outer attitude of the therapist
- Indication and use of Ayurvedic sweating therapies (Svedana)

Kalari full body massage
- Effect, Indications and contraindications of the Kalari Ayurveda
Full body massage
Basic techniques and application of the Kalari Ayurveda full body massage with its various grips, dynamic strokes and sequences
- Practical practice of the Kalari massage with integrated Marma therapy
- Definition of Marma, Nadi and five Marma groups

Partial body massages of foot, hand and face with hand Shirodhara
- Effect, Possible applications and treatment techniques of Ayurvedic partial body massages
- Padabhyanga - Ayurvedic foot and leg massage
- Mukabhyanga - Ayurvedic facial massage
- Hastabhyanga - Ayurvedic hand massage
- Demonstration and practice of hand shirodhara (oil forehead pouring), as an integral part of the facial treatment
- Indications, contraindications and intensive practical practice of massage techniques

Ayurvedic back and dry massage
- Effect, Application possibilities and treatment techniques of the Ayurvedic massage techniques Pristhabhyanga (back massage) and Garshan (silk glove massage)
- Explanations, demonstration and practical practice of the Pristhabhyanga back massage with procedure,
- Introduction to the treatment of local back marma points
- Release pent-up emotions via the back
- Explanation, demonstration and practical practice of the Garshan silk glove massage in type-appropriate variations.
- Ayurveda and detox: Indications, contraindications and application of metabolism-stimulating, weight-reducing and emotion-releasing treatment techniques

Pinda and Shiro - stamp massages, oil pouring and head treatments
- Pinda sveda - theory, Practice and guided practice of massage techniques with the traditional herbal bag and draining lemon-coconut bag (Sastik Sali, Jambira)
- Shastika Pinda sveda - Indication, contraindication and demonstration of nourishing rice bags
- Shirodhara: Theory, practice and guided practice of Ayurvedic oil forehead casting
- Nasya, Akshi Nehatarpana, Karna-Purana - Indication, contraindication and guided practice of oiling the sense organs and head
- Shirobasti - Indication, Contraindication and demonstration of therapeutic head treatment

Curative Ayurveda treatments and back therapy
- Individual application of therapeutic full-body and partial body massage
- Udvarthana - stimulating and draining dry massage with powder, flour and herbs, and herbs
- Pristabhyangalepa - in-depth techniques of Ayurvedic back massage with pack
- Kati Basti and Griva Basti - technique and practice of local back therapy and compresses, incl. Pre- and post-treatment
- Nabhi-Marma - Massage techniques and practical work of Ayurveda abdominal massage

Marma massage for the musculoskeletal system I
- Localization and qualification of the Marmas
- Possible applications of specific Marma manual therapies, spices, powders
and oils for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system
- Targeted techniques for the treatment of the Marma-Nadi system (Marma
uzzhichil), Lepa and stretching techniques
- Treatment variations of marma manual therapy for specific
complaints of the musculoskeletal system (cervical spine / thoracic spine / lumbar spine)
- Practical techniques for assessing findings in marma manual therapy,

Marma therapy for the musculoskeletal system II
- In-depth anatomy of the most important nadis and marmas, especially for the
area of the upper and lower extremities
- Advanced grips to open the marmas and stimulate the nadis
- Massage sequences and treatment techniques in various
starting positions
- In-depth techniques and formulations of compresses, spices and powders, spices and powders
for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints of the upper and
lower extremities
- Manual therapy treatment strategies for tension, pain
and hardening in joints, muscles and tissue
- Techniques for treating marma blockages
- Case studies and supervision

In-depth diagnosis and treatment practice with supervision
- Individual treatment sequences and series, tailored to physical and psychological needs and symptoms, case studies
- massage supervision and individual coaching to optimize personal touch and treatment quality, practical final examination
- in-depth techniques, herbal and oil knowledge, patient documentation and practice management
- practical examination as an Ayurveda therapist

Seeing with the heart - Ayurveda psychology according to type

  • Personality structures of the physical and mental constitutional types
  • Type-appropriate reaction patterns and blockages
  • Seeing with the heart - energy work and solution approaches in working with the body sheaths (koshas)
  • Approaches of traditional Ayurvedic psychotherapy based on mental needs and causes of illness (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Mosksha)
  • Nutritional recommendations and strengthening measures for mental stability
  • Practice of type-appropriate Ayurveda coaching

Communication and coaching for Ayurvedic counseling practice
- Strengthening the counselor personality and self-reflection
- Models of talk therapy for Ayurvedic coaching practice
- Communication and questioning techniques according to the principles of Ayurvedic psychology
- Ayurvedic coaching according to type, to transform weaknesses into strengths
- Distance and closeness in holistic work with clients
- Selecting suitable Ayurvedic interventions for mental health and anchoring them with effective techniques
- Using creative media and spiritual techniques in a counseling context
- Practical practice of Ayurveda-inspired conversation techniques including spiritual Ayurvedic therapies (meditation, Mantra, Sankalpa)
- Case studies and supervision

Practical techniques of anamnesis, diagnosis and therapy planning
You will be able to
- take an anamnesis with all aspects independently and attentively
- determine the basic Ayurvedic constitution (prakriti) and the mental-spiritual constitution (sattva)
- carry out the Ayurvedic examinations (rogi pariksha), i.e. the three-, eight- and four-part examinations (rogi pariksha).i.e. to carry out the three-, eight- and ten-fold diagnosis safely. incl. pulse and tongue diagnosis
- recognize the Ayurvedic pathophysiological disorders (vikriti)
- apply the Ayurvedic principles and proceed systematically

Prevention and success strategies for Ayurveda practice
- Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha - the keys to a fulfilled life
- Artha: Earning money with Ayurveda according to Vedic principles
- Avatar: What do I stand for? What is my Unique Selling Proposition
- Who is my target group? What do my customer avatars look like?
- New target groups and fields of activity:
- Ayurveda in workplace health promotion
- Ayurveda online
- Ayurveda & stress management / burnout prevention
- From vision to reality: first steps towards (partial) self-employment
- Marketing, sales & distribution:
- stay authentic and become successful
- The magic of direct, personal contact: The comeback of offline marketing from person to person
- Youtube, Facebook, Instagram & co: Understanding online opportunities
- Mental strength and resilience for self-employment

Written assignments - AWP final exam

Final exam AMW - practical
Practical final exam: demonstration of a 45-minute Ayurvedic massage incl. pre-treatment and post-treatment Final exam: demonstration of a 45-minute Ayurvedic massage incl. pre-treatment and post-treatment Pre- and post-treatment

Final examination AMA - written

Case documentation, hygiene, legal issues, presentation techniques

Final examination EBA - written/oral
- Homework: Case documentation/practical case on nutrition and health advice with complete medical history sheet, constitution determination, recommendation catalog and menu (approx. 5-8 pages/15.000 characters)
- term paper: written paper with an introduction to basic Ayurvedic terms and a freely selectable subject (approx. 10-12 pages/25,000 characters)
- written final examination on the examination day with 50 MC questions (70% correct = pass)
- oral final examination on the examination day (incl. feedback on the practical case)
The final examination is deemed to have been passed if all 4 parts of the examination have been passed as a minimum. The exam or individual parts of it can be repeated a maximum of 2 times.


Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Dr. Martin Mittwede
Sandra Anliker Massage
Sandra Anliker
Daniela Vogler
Simone Peer
Kerstin Rosenberg Porträt
Kerstin Rosenberg
Karin Bachmaier
Karin Bachmaier
Maria Büdel
Maria Büdel
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Petra Wolfinger Porträt
Petra Wolfinger
Win Silvester Porträt
Win Silvester
Porträt Ulrike Kienzle
Dr. Ulrike Kienzle
Porträt Stephanie Bunk
Stephanie Bunk
Porträt Leini Siebenaller
Léini Siebenaller
Porträt Theresa Rosenberg
Theresa Sita Rosenberg
Anja Berger
Anja Berger
Porträt Stephanie Albert
Stephanie Albert
Sigrun Haake
Sigrun Srikama Laepple Haake
Porträt Anica Schmid
Anica Schmid
Stefan Pachinger Porträt
Stefan Pachinger
Malle Marion Portrait
Mag. Marion Malle
Porträt Brigitte Ferencz
Brigitte Ferencz


Training fee from € 11,720

plus examination fee € 195
less discount for payment in one sum in advance € 100

plus accommodation and meals - only for attendance dates in Birstein

Guest houses are available on the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda. You can choose from rooms of different categories for your overnight stay during the training. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Method of payment

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one lump sum up to one month before the start of training at the latest (immediately for eLearning modules so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately.)
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of EUR 250 each by direct debit. Payment (direct debit) of the monthly installments is made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the start of the training booked here, immediately for eAcademy modules. If the training starts with eAcademy modules, the activation is provisionally carried out immediately after receipt of the down payment, regularly after receipt of the first monthly installment.


Rosenberg gGmbH - European Academy for Ayurveda | DE - 63633 Birstein (The seminars take place in Vienna and Klosterneuburg.)

For whom?

Especially recommended for
- people who want to become self-employed in a recognized wellness profession and open their own practice in Austria
- anyone who wants to touch with the energy-rich and individually adapted massage techniques of Ayurveda
- wellness trainers and beauticians, lifestyle consultants and hotel staff

Final examination

The examination comprises a practical case documentation, a written examination and a supervised project presentation.

At a glance



Required prior knowledge:


- Examination with qualification: Ayurveda wellness practitioner
- recognized professional training, entitled to practice the trade in Austria

1345 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 22 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 950 hrs
-> 2 Modules Exam (incl. preparation) 320 hrs
-> 1 modules internship hrs

Standard period of study 32-40 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
45 learning hrs of which
22,5 hrs presence (3 days)
45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs
live-webinar (3 days)
45 learning hrs (42 e-lessons in free time management with 5 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 9 of 22 modules as e-learning
Maximum 10 of 22 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 11.720
Parts of the training already completed will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 195

plus accommodation and meals, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised learning hours learning hours incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks either online or face-to-face or in self-study.

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Basic modules

Ayurvedic nutrition according to type

3 days 3 days 42 lessons

Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors

3 days 3 days 30 lessons