Ayurvedic 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. No. 194, Federal Law BGBl. I No. 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 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 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 will be able to determine the constitution of your clients and develop suitable lifestyle concepts for them.
- You learn to develop and conduct Ayurveda offers (lectures, courses, workshops).


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

  • Module 1: Ayurveda Health and Nutrition Trainer
    24 training days | € 3,910
  • Module 2: Ayurvedic 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 for a flexible training schedule, 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: Ayurveda 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 profound knowledge about 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 competences 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 your already acquired Ayurvedic competencies. 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 exam includes a practice case documentation, a written exam and a supervised project presentation. To be eligible for the exam, students must demonstrate the following:

  • 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 license
In order to subsequently obtain the restricted trade license 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 Ayurvedic Wellness 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, 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 counseling 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 to complete the training
F = Advanced (partial training must be completed)


Ayurvedic nutrition according to 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
- Design Ayurvedic menu and meal plans according to the chronobiological bio-clock
- Type-appropriate recommendations for dosha balancing and agni strengthening

Ayurveda Basics: Concepts and Factors of Disease
- 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 Man: 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), transport 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
- Rtucarya: Recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition and food science

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda
- Fundamentals of Ayurvedic spice and herbology (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of spices Balancing the psyche (sattva, rajas, tamas) to balance doshas, constitution and digestion (Agni)
- type-appropriate and practical application 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 ailments
- Basics of Ayurvedic Women's Medicine
- The 3 Dosha life cycles in Ayurveda
- Nutritional and health recommendations to improve female well being
- Individual health recommendations during pregnancy, for menstruation and during menopause
- Viewing women's ailments from an Ayurvedic perspective and providing holistic guidance
- Detailed discussion of selected Ayurvedic herbs for women according to their properties and qualities
- Ayurveda for mental health and balancing stress-related ailments

Dietetics, Purification, 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
- Selection of foods according to type, preparation 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 Ayurvedic principles

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

Anamnesis, counseling and practice strategies with case examples
- Psychological dimensions of Ayurvedic nutritional and health counseling
- Anamnesis, diagnosis and counseling skills: Ayurvedic constitution determination and findings survey in practice
- Agni analysis based on tongue and excretions
- Gaining consultation competence through practical work with subjects, case studies
- Selecting and applying type-appropriate consultation 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-
whole body massage
basic techniques and application of the Kalari Ayurveda whole 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

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 integrative 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)
- Explanations, 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
- Explanations, 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 Emotional 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 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 - deepening techniques of Ayurvedic back massage with pack
- Kati Basti and Griva Basti - technique and practice of local back therapy and pads, 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
- Specific techniques for working on the Marma Nadi system (Marma
uzzhichil), overlays (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 of 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 for opening the Marmas and stimulating the Nadis
- Massage sequences and treatment techniques in different
starting positions
- Deepening techniques and formulations of overlays, 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 diagnosis and treatment practice with supervision
- 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 exam
- deepening techniques, herbal and oil knowledge, patient documentation and practice management
- practical examination Ayurveda therapist

Seeing with the heart - type-appropriate Ayurveda psychology
- personality structures of the physical and mental constitution types
- type-appropriate reaction patterns and blockades
- Seeing with the heart - energy work and solution approaches in the work with
the body shells (Koshas)
- approaches of traditional Ayurveda psychotherapy on the basis of mental needs and causes of illness (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Mosksha)
- Nutritional recommendations and strengthening measures for mental
- Practice of type-appropriate Ayurveda coaching

Communication and coaching for Ayurvedic counseling practice
- Strengthening of 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 Ayurveda coaching, to transform weaknesses into strengths
- Distance and closeness in holistic work with clients
- Selecting appropriate Ayurvedic interventions for mental health and anchoring them with effective techniques
- Use of creative media and spiritual techniques in the context of counseling
- Practical practice of Ayurvedic-inspired conversation with the inclusion of spiritual Ayurvedic therapies (meditation, Mantra, Sankalpa)
- Case studies and supervision

Practice techniques of anamnesis, diagnosis and therapy planning
You will be able to:
- perform an anamnesis with all aspects independently and mindfully
- determine the basic Ayurvedic constitution (prakriti) and the mental-emotional constitution (sattva)
- perform the Ayurvedic examinations (rogi pariksha) i. e.i.e. to perform the three-, eight- and ten-fold diagnosis safely. 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 the Ayurvedic practice
- Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha - the keys for a fulfilled life
- Artha: Making 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 into (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

School Medicine Supplement Well-Being Practitioner Austria - external
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
- Heart and Circulation
- Skin and Sensory Organs
- Immune and Nervous Systems
- Hygiene

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

Final exam AMA - written/oral

Case documentation, hygiene, legal issues, presentation techniques

Internship / Practical Wellness
- Practice and deepen the treatment procedures and technical subtleties to perform the Ayurvedic full 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 Porträt
Kerstin Rosenberg
Karin Bachmaier
Karin Bachmaier
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Maria Büdel
Maria Büdel
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Petra Wolfinger Porträt
Petra Wolfinger
Win Silvester Porträt
Win Silvester
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
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
Stefan Pachinger Porträt
Stefan Pachinger
Mag. Marion Malle
Porträt Brigitte Ferencz
Brigitte Ferencz
Sandra Anliker Massage
Sandra Anliker
Simone Peer


Training fee from € 11,670

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

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. 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.

Payment method

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eLearning modules, so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately).
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debit) of the monthly installments will be made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the beginning of the training booked here, for 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?

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

The exam includes practice case documentation, a written exam, and a supervised project presentation.

At a glance


Required previous knowledge:


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

1185 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 22 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 950 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 7 of 22 modules as e-learning
Maximum 10 of 22 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 11.670
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 195

plus room and board, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks in each case in online or in presence or also in own work.

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Ayurvedic Nutrition and Constitution

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