Ayurveda Wellbeing 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 with Ayurveda to their holistic balance.

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

The team of lecturers consists of top-class Ayurvedic doctors and experts with many years of teaching experience and teaches the theory and practice of Ayurvedic massage, nutrition, lifestyle and counselling 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 implement Ayurveda entrepreneurially successful in the massage, coaching and course area in their own practice or in the upscale spa segment.

Learning objectives

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

Structure

The accredited further training in Ayurveda wellness practice lasts a total of 3 years and includes 765 training hours and a hospitancy.

  • Module 1: Ayurveda Health and Nutrition Trainer
    24 training days | € 3,910
  • Module 2: Ayurveda Massage
    27 training days | € 4.315
  • Module 3: Well-being practice
    Coaching, strategies for success, practice management + 100 hours of e-learning (complementary to traditional medicine)
    15 training days | € 2,610

The modular training structure allows a flexible training process, adapted to the life situation and time possibilities of the participant. We are happy to advise you!

 

Module 1: Nutrition and Health Trainer
In Ayurveda, a balanced diet that is appropriate to the constitution is considered an essential building block for bringing the physical and mental constitution into balance. You will learn to use the effects of spices and foods according to your type and to accompany your clients according to the principles of Ayurvedic lifestyle. In addition, you will receive valuable impulses for your own lifestyle as well as for your nutrition and cooking.
The module Nutrition and Health Trainer can also be booked separately:
To the training Ayurveda Nutrition and Health Trainer

 

Module 2: Ayurvedic Massage
In this module you will develop the ability to perform traditional massage and oil application with hand and heart. A variety of demonstrations and practical exercises with corrections will teach you how to apply Ayurvedic massage techniques precisely, sensitively and according to constitution. In addition, you will acquire a sound knowledge of the philosophy, healing science and constitutional theory of Ayurveda, which will give you a holistic understanding of the applications.

In a modified form, the massage module can also be booked by lateral entrants without prior knowledge of Ayurveda. The training then corresponds to the Birsteiner model. Please note that attending the massage module alone does not entitle you to practice a trade in Austria. In this case, you can only use your skills in Ayurvedic massage privately, unless you are authorized to practice massage as a member of a health profession.

 

Module 3: Well-Being Practice
The Well-Being Practice module adds knowledge of Ayurvedic psychology and diagnosis to the Ayurvedic skills you have already acquired. You will also learn strategies for successful practice management.

People without previous medical knowledge additionally take part in an e-learning course, which teaches you the basics of traditional medicine in 100 hours. The online course is offered in cooperation with our partner EPWA.

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

  • A 50 hour internship at the Rosenberg Ayurveda Spa Center or another accredited Ayurvedic practitioner or hotel.
  • 100 hours of anatomy with completed examination
  • First aid certificate, not older than 5 years

 

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

  • complete attendance of all training modules
  • a passed final examination
  • 50 supervised applications during the massage module
  • independent documentation of 100 applications

 

BLOCK* TRAINING BLOCK TOPICS (*) LE à 50 min.
  AWP Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner  
E-ABK EBA

Ayurveda-Basis - Concept and Constitution

30,6
E-ABH EBA

Ayurveda-Basis - Disease Factors and Healing Science

30,6
E-AEI EBA Ayurvedic Nutrition & Constitution 30,6
E-SMV EBA Western and Ayurvedic digestive physiology 30,6
E-APH EBA Spice and herbal lore, home pharmacy 30,6
E-AFS EBA Ayurveda for women, children and stress related ailments 30,6
F-ERT EBA Dietetics for nutrition-related complaints 30,6
K-AKO EBA Communication and Counselling Practice 30,6
E-DRK EBA Dietetics, purification, kitchen practice 30,6
E-APH EBA Food, spices and herbology 30,6
E-ABY AWP Abhyanga full body massage 30,6
E-KAL AWP

Kalari full body massage

 
E-AFM AWP

Partial body massage for foot, hand and head

30,6
E-SMB AWP Orthodox complementary massage - musculoskeletal system, skin 30,6
E-AGG AWP

Garshan and Udvarthana - Vitalizing dry massage

30,6
E-ARM AWP

Back massage and pack, oil and product knowledge

30,6
K-KAP AWP Sirodhara and Pind sveda - oil pouring and herbal bag massage  
E-MTH AWP

Curative special treatment of Pancakarma

 

30,6
E-AKS AWP

Mukabhyanga - Ayurvedic facial massage and cosmetic treatment

30,6
E-PYM AWP

Yoga, breathing and relaxation techniques, meditation

30,6
E-APE AWP

Ayurveda-Psychological and Personality Development

30,6
E-SME AWP Conventional medicine supplement, hygiene, emergency medicine (1,2,3) 100
F-ADT AWP

Determination of constitution, diagnostic findings, therapy planning

30,6
F-AUH AWP

Strategies for success, practice management, legal situation

30,6
K-PPP AWP

Case documentation, lecture and presentation techniques.

30,6
    Practicum: Practical training with supervision (approx. 10 days).  
    Total hours: 765 training hours + internship 765
E = Entry possible K = Competency module for
completion of training
F = Advanced (partial training must be completed)  

Contents

Ayurvedic diet accordingto type
- general rules of Ayurvedic diet based on 8 factors of nutrition, 4 forms, 12 food groups
- individual tuning of diet to constitution, metabolism, seasons, daily rhythm, age and psyche
- recommendations according to type for dosha balancing and agni strengthening
- designing Ayurvedic menu and meal plans according to the chronobiological bio-clock

Ayurveda basic course part 1: Concepts and Factors of Disease
- Introduction to History, Philosophy, Essential Features and Literature of Ayurveda
- Constitution of Man: Differentiation of body, mind and spirit
- introduction to anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda:
- five elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- 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)
- health and disease in Ayurveda:
- Definition of Health (svastha)
- Causes (hetu) of Health
- Causes (hetu) of Physical and Mental Diseases
- Process of Etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- Stages of Etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Ayurveda Basic Course Part 2: Constitution and Healing
- theoretical and practical introduction to the concept of Ayurvedic constitutional theory (prakrti)
- introduction to diagnosis 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
- rtucarya: Recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- rasayana: measures to counteract the ageing process
- vajikarana: measures to increase potency and improve the quality of eggs and sperm
- introduction to Ayurvedic food science
- introduction to Ayurvedic symptomatology:
- symptoms of doshas
- symptoms of tissues (dhatu), excretory products (mala), transport spaces (srotas), digestive power (agni)
- introduction to the rational, psychological and subtle therapeutic approaches (yuktivyapashraya, sattvavajaya, daivavyapashraya) of Ayurveda:
- detailed breakdown of rational therapy
- introduction to pancakarma therapies

Agni chikitsa - western and ayurvedic digestive physiology
- theory and practice of ayurvedic phytotherapy (dravyaguna); Classification of spices and herbs according to properties and medicinal properties
- Home recipes from Ayurvedic herbal cuisine for the treatment of everyday ailments
- Ayurvedic Spice Lore

Spices, Herbs and oils in Ayurvedic therapy
- Basics of Ayurvedic herbs and spices (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of spices according to their use for balancing the doshas (constitution), gunas (psyche), digestion (Agni) and food tolerance (Karana).
- Detailed discussion of selected Ayurvedic spices and herbs according to their properties and medicinal properties for Ayurvedic cooking and medicine cabinet

Ayurveda for women and stress-related ailments
- Ayurvedic women's medicine: recommendations for menstrual and menopausal complaints, women's disorders and pregnancy and childbirth
- Use of Ayurvedic herbs, remedies and special diets
- Ayurveda against stress: Dietetics and prevention of stress-related complaints such as nervousness or sleep disorders

Dietetics, cleansing, food science
- Individual nutritional concepts and diets to balance physical and mental complaints
- Food science: Properties, effects and therapeutic use of healing foods, preparation of dietary plans
- type-appropriate use of Ayurvedic detox and fasting forms, Panchakarma diet and healing recipes (Manda, Peya, Vilepi, Kichari)

Ayurvedic dietetics in practice


Anamnesis, consultation and practice strategies with case examples
- Ayurvedic constitutional determination and diagnosis in practice, tongue diagnosis
- Dosha and Agni disturbances recognize, Srota blockades and Dhatu disturbances estimate and assign
- consultation authority win by practical work with test persons, case examples
- type-fair therapy strategies, health recommendations, spices and nourishing Tipps select
- Ayurveda as occupation: Basics for Practice Management, Marketing and Developing Successful Offerings

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

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 different grips, dynamic strokes and sequences
- practical practice of the Kalari massage with integrated Marma therapy
- definition of Marma, Nadi and five Marma groups
- indication and application forms of the ayurvedic sweating therapies (Svedana), Svedana practice with hot compresses


partial body massages of foot, hand and face with hand-Shirodhara
- effect, Application possibilities and treatment techniques of the ayurvedic partial body massages
- Padabhyanga - ayurvedic foot and leg massage
- Mukabhyanga - ayurvedic face massage
- Hastabhyanga - ayurvedic hand massage
- Demonstration and practice of the Hand-Shirodhara (oil forehead cast), as an integral part of the facial treatment
- Indications, contraindications and intensive practical practice of the 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)
- Explanation, demonstration and practical practice of the Pristhabhyanga back massage with procedure, grips and strokes
- 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 variations appropriate to the type.
- Ayurveda and Detox: Indications, contraindications and application of metabolism stimulating, weight reducing and emotionally releasing treatment techniques


Pinda and Shiro - Stamp massages, oil pours and head treatments
- Pinda sveda - Theory, Practice and guided practice of massage techniques with the traditional herbal bag and expelling lemon coconut bag (Sastik Sali, Jambira)
- Shastika Pinda sveda - indication, contraindication and demonstration nourishing rice bag
- Shirodhara: Theory, practice and guided practice of Ayurvedic oil forehead pouring
- 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 Ayurvedic 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
- Pristabhyangalepa - in-depth techniques of Ayurvedic back massage with pack
- Kati Basti and Griva Basti - technique and practice of local back therapy and packs, incl. Pre and post treatment
- Nabhi Marma - Massage techniques and practice work of Ayurveda abdominal massage, Marmas and Chakras on the trunk


Marma massage for musculoskeletal system I
- Localization and qualification of Marmas
- Possible uses of specific Marma manual therapies, spices, powders
and oils for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system
- Specific techniques for the treatment of the Marma Nadi system (Marma
uzzhichil), overlays (Lepa) and stretching techniques
- Treatment variations of the Marma manual therapy for specific
complaints of the musculoskeletal system (cervical spine / thoracic spine / lumbar spine)
- Practical techniques for the assessment of findings in the 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 for opening the marmas and stimulating the nadis
(adangals)
- Massage sequences and treatment techniques in various
starting positions
- In-depth techniques and formulations of compresses, spices and powders
for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints of the upper and
lower extremities
- Manual therapy treatment strategies for tension, pain
and hardenings in joints, muscles and tissues
- techniques for the treatment of Marma blockades
- case studies and supervision

in-depth treatment practice & supervision of Ayurveda therapy
- individual treatment sequences and series, adapted to physical and psychological needs and complaints, case studies
- massage supervision and individual coaching to optimize personal touch and treatment quality, practical final examination
- in-depth techniques, herbal and oil studies, patient documentation and practice management

Seeing with the heart - Ayurvedic psychology according to type
- personality structures of the physical and mental constitution types
- reaction patterns and blockades according to type
- Seeing with the heart - energy work and approaches to solutions in the work with
the body sheaths (Koshas)
- approaches of traditional Ayurvedic psychotherapy on the basis of mental needs and causes of illness (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Mosksha)
- Dietary recommendations and strengthening measures for mental
stability
- Practice of Ayurvedic coaching according to type

Communication and coaching for Ayurvedic counseling practice
- Communication and questioning techniques according to the principles of Ayurvedic psychology
- Listening, summarizing, questioning, feedback; Exercises for the Ayurvedic
oriented counselling process and good time management
- counselling concepts and prevention models for burnout and stress-related
complaints; dealing with mental abnormalities; demarcation and
protection rituals
- distance and closeness when working with clients
- strengthening the counsellor personality and self-reflection
- practical practice of conducting conversations, case studies and supervision

Classical techniques of anamnesis and diagnosis, therapy planning
You are able to:
- conduct an anamnesis with all aspects independently and mindfully.
- to determine the ayurvedic basic constitution (prakriti) and the mental-mental
constitution (sattva).
- to perform the Ayurvedic examinations (rogi pariksha) i.e. the threefold, eightfold and
tenfold diagnosis incl. pulse and tongue diagnosis
- to recognize the Ayurvedic pathophysiological disorders (vikriti).
- to apply the ayurvedic principles and to proceed systematically.


prevention and success strategies for Ayurvedic practice
- Ayurveda and Yoga at work:
- Health tips for working people
- Compensatory exercises for workplace-related complaints
- Type-appropriate communication and burnout prevention
- Conversation management and coaching
- Health concepts with Ayurveda and yoga for occupational groups with special requirements as well as physical and mental overload situations
- Potentials and professional application of the legal basis for prevention, BGM and BGF

School medical supplement Well-being practitioner Austria
Basics of anatomy and physiology
- Heart and circulation
- Skin and sense organs
- Immune and nervous system
- Hygiene




Case documentation, Hygiene, legal issues, presentation techniques


Internship
- Practice and deepening of the treatment procedures and technical subtleties for the implementation of Ayurvedic whole and partial body treatments
- Sirodhara, Pinda sveda and Bastis in clinical application
- Patient support with health strengthening measures, herbs and psychological care
- Therapy planning based on case discussions

Lecturers

Kerstin Rosenberg
HP (Psych) Karin Bachmaier
Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Maria Büdel
Dipl.-Päd., Heilpraktiker Oliver Becker
Petra Wolfinger
Win Silvester
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Stephanie Bunk
Heilpraktikerin Léini Siebenaller
Heilpraktikerin Theresa Sita Rosenberg
Anja Berger
Stephanie Albert
Vaidya Ram Manohar
Stefan Pachinger
Dr. Claudia Pillai
Mag. Marion Malle

Prices

Training fee from € 11,115

plus examination fee € 195
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. For your overnight stay during the training you can choose from rooms of different categories. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Method of payment

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum with a 100 EUR discount at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eAcademy modules, otherwise at the latest one month before the booked start of the training).
b) Monthly instalments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debiting) of the monthly instalments takes place on the 1st of the month, starting from the month of the booked beginning of the training, in case of eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins with modules of the eAcademy, the activation takes place provisionally immediately after receipt of the deposit, regularly then after receipt of the first monthly installment.

Provider

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

For whom?

Particularly recommended for
- people who want to become self-employed with a recognised wellness profession and open their own practice in Austria
- all those who want to touch with the high-energy and individually adapted massage techniques of Ayurveda
- wellness trainers and beauticians, lifestyle consultants and hotel staff

At a glance

Required previous knowledge:
none

Closing:

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

Scope:

69 days (equivalent online)
637.5 hours attendance
1185 learning hours


Training fee from € 11.115

plus examination fee € 195

if necessary plus board and lodging

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Basic modules

Ayurvedic nutrition according to constitution

3 days 3 days 42 lessons

Ayurveda Basic Course Part 1: Concepts and Factors of Disease

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda Basic Course Part 2: Constitution and the Art of Healing

3 days 3 days 39 lessons

Agni chikitsa - western and ayurvedic digestive physiology

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda therapy

3 days 3 days 59 lessons

Abhyanga full body massage

3 days

Kalari full body massage

3 days

Partial body massages of foot, hand and face with hand shirodhara

3 days

Seeing with the heart - Ayurvedic psychology according to constitution

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended beforehand

Ayurveda for women and stress-related complaints

3 days 3 days 47 lessons

Dietetics, cleansing, food science

3 days 3 days

Ayurveda dietetics in practice

3 days

Ayurvedic back and dry massage

3 days

Pinda and Shiro - stamp massages, oil pours and head treatments

3 days

Curative Ayurveda treatments and back therapy

3 days

Marma massage for the musculoskeletal system I

3 days

Marma therapy for the musculoskeletal system II

3 days

Communication and coaching for the ayurvedic consulting practice

3 days 3 days

Classical techniques of anamnesis and diagnosis, therapy planning

3 days

Prevention and success strategies for the Ayurveda practice

3 days

Conventional Medicine Supplement Well-Being Practitioner Austria

30 lessons

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of the training

Anamnesis, counselling and practice strategies with case studies

3 days 3 days

Deepening treatment practice & supervision of Ayurveda therapy

3 days

Case documentation, hygiene, legal issues, presentation techniques

3 days

Internship/feel-good internship

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