Ayurveda basics: Concepts and disease factors

Studying the "knowledge of life"

Studying Ayurveda, the knowledge of life, is an immersion in the holistic aspects of the philosophy, anatomy, physiology and pathology of traditional Indian medicine. Ayurvedic science is not only presented from the classical side of ancient Indian thought, but also in a modern form for integration into everyday life.

Using a wealth of examples, basic Ayurvedic knowledge of doshas, dhatus, srotas, agni, malas and other aspects of specialist terminology is conveyed in a lively way, always with a practical reference to your own life situation.
Learn to look at life from an Ayurvedic perspective and gain a new approach to health, illness and yourself.

The basic course is the basis for further training at the European Academy of Ayurveda. It consists of the two parts "Concepts and Disease Factors (ABK)" and "Constitution and Medicine (ABH)", which provide you with knowledge and orientation for your further path with Ayurveda. Comprehensive accompanying material complements the professional teaching.

The basic course includes comprehensive accompanying material. It provides in-depth knowledge and orientation for your further path with Ayurveda.

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- 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 soul
- 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)

For whom?

This seminar is suitable for anyone interested in Ayurveda


Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Dr. Martin Mittwede
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker

Price info

Seminar fee from € 520

Please note the price information for the respective module dates.

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.

Final payment

By invoice: Due 14 days before the start of the seminar

List of lessons in the e-Academy online seminar

Learn where and when you want! That is the motto of our eAcademy modules. Based on a varied eMagazine, they allow you to learn the various content in a fun way. Various videos, audios and a knowledge database allow you to delve deep into the topics. It will be exciting!

At the end, you will know just as much - and perhaps even a little more - as you would if you attended a face-to-face event. That's because we've included some videos from our symposium collection as bonus material in this online training course. And with the help of a learning check, you can test and secure your new knowledge and acquired skills.

Table of contents of the e-seminar

1 - The basics of Ayurveda
- What is Ayurveda?
- Basic principles of Ayurveda
- Microcosm & macrocosm - the Mahabhutas
- The classical scriptures of Ayurveda

2 - The concept of man in Ayurveda - body, mind and soul
- The cycle of life
- Body, Mind and Soul in Ayurveda
- The Origin of Life - Creation Process

3 - Functional Components of the Body
- The Doshas
- Doshas and their Disorders
- Agni, the Digestive Fire
- Agni and its Disorders
- Ama, undigested metabolic residues

4 - Structural components of the body
- The Dhatus and Upadhatus
- Dhatu-Parinama
- Disorders of the Dhatus
- The Srotas and their disorders
- Malas - excretory products
- Ojas - substantial life essence

5 - Health and disease in Ayurveda Health and disease in Ayurveda
- Roga - ayurvedic classification of diseases
- Svastha - definition of health
- Hetu - causes of disease
- Samprati - from health to disease
- Kriyakala - 6 stages of disease

- Module learning check

Learning check

This seminar concludes with a learning check in our digital eAcademy platform. With the help of multiple choice questions, you check whether you have achieved the learning objectives of this course. You can complete the learning check up to three times and if you get at least 70% of the answers correct, you have passed.

After the successful learning check, you will reap the rewards of your work: your certificate of attendance will be sent to you by email and is also available for you to download from the learning platform.

At a glance

Required prior knowledge:

3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs presence
3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs live-webinar
30 Lessons 45 learning hrs of which 5 hrs live-webinar

from € 520
Plus board and lodging if applicable

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