Psychological Ayurveda consultant

  • Learn the psychological and spiritual therapies of Ayurveda in a lively, practical and everyday way.

  • Support people in their personal development and in overcoming life crises.

  • Use Ayurvedic treatment methods for holistic support with psychological complaints, including anxiety, burnout and strengthening self-esteem

Do you know the key that Ayurveda uses to help you achieve more happiness, success and mental health? By training to become an Ayurveda psychological counselor, you will find the answers to life's essential questions.

Thanks to the outstanding personality and charisma of our team of lecturers, the training in Ayurveda psychology has a very special effect: The Ayurveda experts and therapists, who have been practicing and teaching for many years, combine practical teaching units with holistic personality training and deep self-awareness.

You will learn Ayurvedic talk therapy and life coaching with integrated training in spiritual Ayurvedic therapies and discover the true nature of the human being on the basis of Ayurvedic constitutional teachings. While learning techniques for sensitive perception, energy work, meditation and conversation, you will combine self-awareness and psychological counseling skills for your coaching practice.

Learning objectives

The training to become an Ayurvedic psychological counselor is a well-founded and practice-oriented training in applied psychology and counseling according to Ayurvedic tradition. You will gain access to the philosophical and psychological concepts of Ayurveda and receive effective techniques of counseling and therapy to strengthen people
their mental health. Spiritual personality training will support you in your own development process.

As an Ayurvedic psychological consultant, you will learn
- how to coach people according to their type and support them in overcoming stress-related and psychosomatic complaints.
- how to analyze their physical and mental constitution and coach them according to their type.
- how to use professional counselling concepts with Ayurvedic diagnosis, psychological counselling and holistic methods of self-empowerment.
- to recognize the true causes of exhaustion, burnout and depression and to treat them preventively with the help of a mentally strengthening diet and lifestyle.
- to provide sensitive life coaching and support with the help of the psychological and spiritual therapy methods of Ayurveda.
- to use Ayurvedic psycho-dietetics, spices and herbs for mental strengthening.
- to release inner blockages through early childhood developmental psychology and inner child work according to Ayurvedic psychology
- to professionally advise and accompany people in conflict situations or when making decisions.


The training to become an Ayurveda Psychological Counselor comprises 8 training modules and can be completedin two stages:

  1. Specialist course to become an Ayurveda Mental Coach - also possible completely online
  2. Postgraduate course to become a certified Ayurveda Psychological Counselor
    with 4 intensive seminars on Ayurvedic psychology, therapy and self-awareness


Seeing with the heart - Ayurvedic 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

Touching the soul - Psychology and philosophy of Ayurveda
- Approaches to psychotherapy based on classical texts of yoga and Ayurveda
- Layered model of the psyche: Manas, Ahamkara, Buddhi and Self
- Psychological concepts of Indian philosophy: Samkhya (identification), Vedanta (projection) and Yoga (complex formation)
- Depth psychology in comparison with Yoga and Ayurveda
- Meditation and mindfulness as methids for strengthening and stabilization, with practice exercise and intensive discussion of experiences
- Crises and risks that can arise on the spiritual path
- Counselling and crisis management
- Practice of psychological consultation including depth psychological aspects, with demonstration and feedback round

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 Healing
- 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

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
- Type-appropriate Ayurvedic coaching, 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 the context of counseling
- Practical practice of Ayurvedic-inspired conversation techniques including spiritual Ayurvedic therapies (meditation, Mantra, Sankalpa)
- Case studies and supervision

Treatment of psychological disorders according to Ayurvedic tradition
- Traditions of Ayurvedic psychology and psychotherapy
- Manas-Prakriti - the mental constitution
- Definition and treatment approaches of psychological complaints and psychopathologies
- Application of meditation, spiritual and psychological Ayurvedic therapies
- Medhya Rasayana - herbs and formulations for the treatment of psychomental disorders
- Case studies and practical therapy strategies

Ayurvedic psychotherapy and modern neuroscience
- The functions of the mind explained ayurvedically and neuroscientifically
- Brain functions, Mano Vaha Srotas and the glymphatic system
- Ayurvedic psychosomatics in connection with Rasa- and Majja-Dhatu
- The microbiome as a cause of mental disorders
- Use of Pancakarma in psychotherapy
- Strategies and possible applications of Ayurvedic psychotherapy for
- neurotic disorders
- depressive moods
- anxiety
- sleep disorders
- traumatic experiences
- eating disorders and addictions
- a brief look at psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorders, psychoses etc.
- Integration of native medicinal plants in Ayurvedic psychotherapy

Ayurvedic developmental psychology and early childhood imprints
- Clinically relevant basic concepts of Ayurvedic developmental psychology
- Childhood experiences as a key to psychological and psychosomatic complaints
- Encounter with different personality aspects and their integration
- Practical and hands-on introduction to holistic process work

Final exam PAB - written/oral


Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Dr. Martin Mittwede
Porträt Kalyani Nagershet
Dr. Kalyani Nagersheth
Kerstin Rosenberg Porträt
Kerstin Rosenberg
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Sascha Kriese Ayurveda
Sascha Kriese
Porträt Ulrike Kienzle
Dr. Ulrike Kienzle
Porträt Stephanie Bunk
Stephanie Bunk


Training fee from € 4,750

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 no later than one month before the start of the training (immediately for eLearning modules so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately.)
b) As an option for participants from Germany and Austria, we also offer payment in installments. You can find your individual installment plan (depending on the duration of your training) in the booking process. 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, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins with eAcademy modules, the activation is provisionally carried out immediately after receipt of the down payment, regularly after receipt of the first monthly installment.


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For whom?

Especially recommended as
- further training, mindfulness and personality training for all those who want to provide holistic advice and type-appropriate coaching
- further training for Ayurveda nutritionists, masseurs and yoga teachers to expand the range of therapies with psychological Ayurveda (life) counseling
- further training for psychologists and people from counseling and helping professions

Information on Ayurveda psychology

Kerstin Rosenberg introduces Ayurvedic principles and therapies on YouTube. Use traditional knowledge to better understand yourself and others:

Learning checks and exams

During this training, you will demonstrate in the following way that you have internalized the knowledge from this course.

- Learning checks: Each module ends with a learning check to assure you and us that you have achieved the learning objectives. It contains 20 multiple choice questions and must be passed with at least 70%. You can take the learning check a maximum of three times.

- Qualification test: After completing the ABK, ABH, APE and AKO modules, you will be activated on the learning platform for a qualification test as an "Ayurveda Mental Coach". You will be asked 8 multiple choice questions. You have two attempts to answer them correctly. If you pass, you will already have your first certificate in your pocket.

The Ayurveda Mental Coach exam consists of 4 parts.

- Practical case: Case documentation of an anamnesis and counseling interview with a client

- Written final paper on an Ayurveda psychology topic of your choice

- Written final exam (digital) with 50 multiple choice questions, duration: 1.5 hours. The exam is passed with 70% correct answers. Thanks to our online learning database, you can prepare yourself optimally for this day.

- Final oral exam: feedback discussion on your homework and practical case as well as in-depth and interlinked questions on your specialist topic.

The written and oral final exams take place on the same day on one of the official exam dates. You register in advance. You must submit your practical case and your written thesis at least 4 weeks before this date.

The final examination is deemed to have been passed if all parts of the examination have at least been passed. The exam or individual parts of it can be repeated a maximum of 2 times.

Have you done everything? Then you can look forward to receiving your final certificate by post.

At a glance



Required prior knowledge:


Examination with degree: Certified Psychological Ayurveda Counselor

565 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 8 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 405 hrs
-> 1 Module Exam (incl. preparation) 160 hrs

Standard period of study 12-15 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
e.g. 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 (30 e-lessons in free time management with 5 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 4 of 8 modules as e-learning
Maximum 7 of 8 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 4.750
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

Seeing with the heart - Ayurvedic psychology according to type

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda basics: Constitution and Healing

3 days 3 days 39 lessons

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended in advance

Touching the soul - the psychology and philosophy of Ayurveda

3 days 3 days

Communication and Coaching for the Ayurvedic Counseling Practice

3 days 3 days

Treatment of mental disorders according to the Ayurvedic tradition

3 days 3 days

Ayurvedic psychotherapy and modern neuroscience

3 days 3 days

Ayurvedic developmental psychology and early childhood imprints

6 days

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of training

Final exam PAB - written/oral

1 day

Introductory seminars

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