Ayurveda Courses

Below is a list of Ayurveda courses offered at Pacific Rim College.

Foundations of Ayurveda (AYU101/102)

Ayurveda, Sanskrit for the “Science of Longevity”, is a traditional medical system native to India dating back thousands of years. This course examines the general background, cultural context, philosophy, history, and current practices in Ayurveda. Students develop skills in basic Ayurvedic energetic medicine as it relates to maintaining overall balance by regulating the humours (vata, pitta, and kapha), food and herbs, applying energetic models of taste (rasa), hot/cold (virya), post-digestive qualities (vipaka) and special properties (prabhava). This course is most suitable for students in the first or second semesters of study although it can be taken at any time.

Prerequisites: – –    Semester: Winter    Credits: 6    Hours: 90

Ayurvedic Nutrition (AYU201)

Nutrition is of utmost importance in Ayurvedic tradition. This course explores the background, history and philosophies of Ayurvedic nutrition that is part of Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. The philosophies of Ayurvedic nutrition are integrated into modern context and into the modern practice of nutritional therapy.

Prerequisites: AYU101/102    Semester: Summer    Credits: 3    Hours: 45

Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices (AYU211)

This course examines the cultural context of various herbs and spices employed in Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine and their modern uses in present day nutritional practices. Students gain an understanding of the energetic constituents and applications of herbs and spices, both as food and as medicine, for the purposes of maintenance, detoxification, antidoting, healing and rejuvenation.

Prerequisites: AYU201    Semester: Fall    Credits: 3    Hours: 45