Ayurveda, the science of life

Ayurveda is the natural, traditional and holistic medicine system which originated thousands of years ago in India. Its recorded and living knowledge has been inspired by the wisdom of early Indian sages. It literally means 'science of life' and its science is based on unchanging natural laws which govern the movement of vital, life giving energy, both in nature and in the body. 
This natural, safe, gentle and effective form of therapy and medical care is the oldest, continuously practiced medical system in the world. Ayurveda has been in continuous practice for over 5000 years, with an extensive history of traditional use and proven track record of safety and clinical effectiveness.  It is the most well tested and thoroughly documented system of medicine on earth. 

As the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda plays a key role in the Shanti Yoga health Institute curriculum. These ancient holistic practices teach the importance of cultivating the subtle life force, or prana, and how to find balance in the body, mind and spirit.

Ayurveda is a complete healing modality that deals with preventative health, health improvement, health maintenance and the treatment of disease. It teaches you how to care for your health at all levels of your being. It utilises herbal, dietary and lifestyle modifications to facilitate healing and wellbeing. Its speciality and strength lie in the individualised approach it offers, and it treats the individual by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of the disease, stimulating the body's natural tendency to heal itself.  

The word Ayurveda means wisdom of life. Ayurveda is acknowledged by the World Health organisation (WHO) and is trusted by millions of people all over the world. The Health Institute offers clinical health, preventative and dietary consultations, treatments and study courses in ayurveda. 
  • Ayurveda, the Art of BeingCosmology, history and philosophy of Ayurvedic Medicine 
  • Eat, Taste, Heal. Digestive health, Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking. 
  • Creating Health and Harmony. Ayurveda for health and long life 
  • Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore. Basic principles of Ayurvedic treatment of diseases. 
  • The Good Life.  Get well. Stay well. 
  • Provide an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultation. Practice Management. 
  • Know your Body. Foundations of Ayurveda and introduction to Anatomy & Physiology.


25 September - 4 October 2015 with Dr. Manish patwardhan and Shanti Gowans. 10 day resiential training
23-25 October 2015 Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage - 3 days $995
3-10 January 2016 with Shanti Gowans. 10 day resiential training
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. Cert IV. Ayur. Guide people into Natural Health. 2 intakes a year


Unit 1: Understanding the true nature of mind & body $695

Unit 2. Proceeding of the cosmos, wisdom of the ages $495

Unit 3. Discovering your Ayurvedic body type  $695

Unit 4. Defining the Ayurvedic body $1980

    This unit consists of 4 parts:

    Know your body - Western A&P $495

    Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology I $495

    Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology II $495

    Ayurvedic Physiology III $495

Unit 5. Ayurvedic Psychology, Manasa Shastra $695

Unit 6. Symptomatology and disease $1980

    This unit consists of 4 parts:

    Understanding the fundamentals and nature of health and disease $495

    Ayurvedic Clinical Diagnosis $495

    Ayurvedic Clinical Pathology $495

    Pulse Diagnosis $495

Unit 7.  Organic Earth Basic eco-care and edible garden education. Nature as the classroom $1995 ADVANCED DIPLOMA ONLY

Unit 8. Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking, Ahara Vigyan and Eating Right without Dieting. $2970

    This unit consists of 6 parts.

    Ayurvedic and Western views on Nutrition. AHR-1   $495

    Diet and Constitution- Eating for Health. AHR-2  $495

    Ayurvedic Kitchen Herbs. AHR-3  $495

    Ayurvedic Cooking for Nutrition AHR-4   $495

    Food and Mood AHR-5  $495

    Ayurvedic Cinical Nutrition. Food as medicine. AHR-6  $495

Unit  9. Ayurvedic Herbology and Materia Medica $1980

    This unit consists of 4 parts.

    Ayurvedic Materia Medica I  $495

    Ayurvedic Materia Medica II $495

    Ayurvedic Materia Medica III $495

    Ayurvedic Herbology and Pharmacy $495

Unit 10.  Virilification, Rejuvenation and longevity (rasvaj) $1980 

    This unit consists of 4 parts.

    Health, Longevity and the Disease process $495

    Rejuvenation (Rasayana) RASVAJ-1 $495 

    Virilification and Aphrodisiacs (Vajikaran)  RASVAJ-2 $495

    The five actions. Introduction to 5 actions (pancha karma) $495

Unit 11. Creating health through balance (SVRIT) $1485

    This unit consists of 3 parts.

    Ayurvedic Psychology and Spirituality 1 $495

    Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality II $495 

     Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality III $495

Unit 12. Improving your life using the wisdom of the ages $495

Unit  13. Revitalisation through Ayurvedic massage $2185   

    This unit consists of 3 parts.

    Principles and fundamental techniques of massage. AYMAS1   $695

    Ayurvedic massage principles. ABH1  $495

    Relaxation Massage practicum AYMAS1   $995

Unit 14.  Ayurvedic therapeutics $4975 - ADVANCED DIPLOMA ONLY

Unit 15.  Treatment $695


  • Ayurvedic Practitioner Training. Adv. Dip. Ayur. Ignite your practice. Stoke your career.
  • Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching 
  • Ayurvedic Therapeutics. Traditional Ayurvedic products for Australian practitioners  
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Learn how to apply Ayurveda to your daily life

Ayurveda is:
Natural Health
Natural therapies
Natural Remedies
Natural Nutrition
Natural Living

Ayurveda which means the science of longevity is an ancient healing system from India. Refined and purified, your good food, thoughts and actions are metabolized into their properties, qualities, essence and waste. Nourishment benefits the cyclic and progressive formation of the next and previous property and the formation of Ojas (essence). The quality and quantity of nourishment and the structural quality and function improves microcirculation.
Every single individual benefits from personal understanding of this science.

With Ayurveda you will learn how to feel light and happy and take control of your life. Ayurveda offers advice on nutrition and dirt, vitamin therapy, special diets for arthritis, acne, bowel problems, losing weight, diabetes, eczema, dermatitis, nervous disorders and much more.


About Shantiji

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography

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