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 offers 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 are able to determine the constitution of your clients and to work out suitable lifestyle concepts for them.
- You learn to develop and conduct Ayurveda offers (lectures, courses, workshops).


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 type. 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.


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



AWP Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner

Ayurveda-Basis - Concept and Constitution


Ayurveda-Basis - Disease Factors and Healing Science


Ayurvedic nutrition according to type

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

Kalari full body massage


Partial body massage for foot, hand and head

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

Garshan and Udvarthana - Vitalizing dry massage


Back massage and pack, oil and product knowledge

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

Curative special treatment of Pancakarma


Mukabhyanga - Ayurvedic facial massage and cosmetic treatment


Yoga, breathing and relaxation techniques, meditation


Ayurveda-Psychological and Personality Development

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

Determination of constitution, diagnostic findings, therapy planning


Strategies for success, practice management, legal situation


Case documentation, lecture and presentation techniques.

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)


Ayurvedic nutrition accordingto type
- 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 Agni states according to type, including tongue observation
- Designing Ayurvedic menu and food plans according to the chronobiological bio-clock
- Recommendations according to type for Dosha balancing and Agni strengthening

Ayurveda basic course part 1: Concepts and Factors of Disease
- Introduction to History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential Features and Literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine versus Modern Science
- Nature of Man: Differentiation of body, mind and soul
- 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 and 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 (prakriti)
- 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 aging 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:
- introduction to pancakarma therapies

spices, herbs and oils in ayurvedic therapy
- basics of ayurvedic spices and herbs (dravyaguna)
- classification of spices balancing the psyche (sattva, rajas, tamas), for balancing doshas, constitution and digestion (agni), for the improvement of the food compatibility (Karana)
- type-fair and practical application of the spices in the everyday life
- detailed discussion 21 selected Ayurveda spices according to their characteristics and welfare effect
- detailed discussion 12 selected Ayurveda herbs according to their characteristics and welfare effect.Herbs according to their properties and healing properties
- Detailed discussion of 13 selected Ayurvedic oils according to their properties and healing properties
- Therapeutic application of spices in dietetics

Ayurveda for women and stress related ailments
- Basics of Ayurvedic women's medicine
- The 3 Dosha-Life Cycles in Ayurveda
- Health Recommendations in Pregnancy
- Ayurveda Health Recommendations for Menstruation
- Ayurveda Health Recommendations for Women during Menopause
- Detailed Discussion of Selected Ayurvedic Herbs for Women According to Their Properties and Healing Effects
- Health Recommendations for Improving Female Well-Being in Female Ailments
- Ayurveda for Mental Health
- Dietary Measures to Balance Stress-Related Ailments

Dietetics, Purification, Food Science
- Basics and individual concepts of Ayurvedic dietetics for balancing physical and mental ailments
- Classification of foods according to Ayurvedic nutritional therapy
- Detailed discussion of selected foods according to their properties and healing effects
- Therapeutic use of healing foods, preparation of food plans
- Panchakarma diets and healing recipes (Manda, Peya, Vilepi, Kichari)
- Conception, Planning and implementation of Ayurvedic purification and fasting diets

Nutrition as therapy
- Anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract
- Ayurvedic nutrition therapy and counselling strategies for the digestive system and intestinal health
- Ayurvedic nutrition therapy and counselling strategies for ailments of the immune system, of the respiratory system and skin
- Structure of Ayurvedic nutritional counselling based on detailed case analysis and preparation of a therapeutic concept

Anamnesis, counselling and practice strategies with casestudies
- Psychological and psychosomatic dimensions of Ayurvedic nutritional and health counselling
- Anamnesis, diagnosis and counselling skills: Ayurvedic constitutional assessment and findings in practice, tongue diagnosis
- Recognizing dosha and agni disorders, assessing and assigning srota blockages and dhatu disorders
- Gaining counseling skills through practical work with subjects, case studies
- Selecting type-appropriate therapy strategies, health recommendations, spices and dietary tips
- Ayurveda as a profession: Basics of Practice Management, Marketing, Networking and Dealing with Social Media
- Developing Successful Ayurveda 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
- 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, tailored 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
- 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 addition well-being practitioner Austria - extern
bases of the anatomy and physiology
- heart and cycle
- skin and sense organs
- immune and nervous system
- hygiene

case documentation, Hygiene, legal issues, presentation techniques

- 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 support
- Therapy planning based on case discussions


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
Anja Berger
Stephanie Albert
Anica Schmid
Stefan Pachinger
Dr. Claudia Pillai
Mag. Marion Malle
Brigitte Ferencz


Training fee from € 10,675

plus examination fee € 195
minus 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.


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:


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

66 days
495 hours attendance (equivalent online)
990 learning hours

Training fee from € 10.675

plus examination fee € 195

if necessary plus board and lodging

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Basic modules

Ayurvedic nutrition according to type

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 Healing Science

3 days 3 days 39 lessons