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Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Teacher Training

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Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Teacher Training


Ayurvedic Living Nutrition is the first course of its kind to be presented in the western world. Combining the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with the power of Live-Food Nutrition, the trainings offer a dynamite resource for ultimate health.

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old body/mind practice from India. Through a constitutional approach to healthy living, Ayurveda teaches us how to successfully tailor a nutritional program to suit individual needs.

This teacher training integrates Ayurvedic Medicine and Living Nutrition. How it can greatly enhance the health of body, mind and spirit. For anyone who has struggled with one-size fits all diet, exercise, or psycho-emotional fads, this training offers a welcome relief with its comprehensive approach to nutrition and lifestyle practices. Ayurveda is nature's wisdom the world's oldest natural system, with over 5,000 years of traditional healing wisdom. In this course we integrate a live-food approach and Ayurvedic Medicine.

This course address the ecological perspective and helps deepen your connection with the bioregional diversity of nutritional plants and spices through plant walks and wild edible foraging. In addition to the study of plants from an energetic approach we will look at the nutritional scientific understanding of plants and see where the two approaches meet. 

The diploma program focuses on the ancient roots and practical hands-on skills of Ayurvedic understanding and wisdom. We will explore what solutions emerge out of the oldest medical system on the planet. Discover what this system has to offer us today to support us in creating a local, abundant, regenerative and fulfilling life. 


Having studied and integrated the various aspects of Ayurvedic Living Nutrition you may feel called to share what you have learned with others.

At the end of this in-depth study course, you will have the knowledge and ability to go out and make a difference in your neighbourhood as a community Ayurvedic Living Nutritionist.  

Previous culinary or Ayurvedic experience is not required. This unique educational process is for people from all walks of life who are enthusiastic about bringing the Ayurvedic Living Foods lifestyle into their own lives and to their communities.

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Process


A Three Part Process

Completion of our Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence Course 

Completion of our Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Mentorship

Completion of a Thesis Paper & Research Project

Integrating a high-level of living foods into your cuisine and regular practice of the Live-Food Lifestyle.

Part 1: Correspondence Course

The Correspondence course is divided into 10 chapters and presented as an Adobe DVD Reader with the essential material to provide you with the information and instructions needed to become an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator.

In addition, you will receive reference books from the leaders in the field of Ayurveda and Live-Food Nutrition as essential parts of your study. Upon completion of each chapter you will be asked to submit the lesson for examination and feedback.

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Mentorship Program:

Weekend 1 - June 24-26
Ayurvedic Medicine & Living Nutrition: 
Ancient Wisdom Modern Science

Weekend 2 - Aug 5-8
Resilient Vegan & The New Human Ecology

Weekend 3 - Oct.  7-10
Nourishing Wisdom: Nutrition for a Changing World

Weekend 4 - Dec. 2-4
Spiritual Nutrition: A World Peace Diet

Design Project Presentations & Graduation Ceremony
January 27 & 28, 2018

Your presentation is to ensure that you have clearly understood and integrated the course material into your life and are ready to share this information with others. Qualified participants will receive thorough instruction, practice and evaluation in the various aspects of Ayurvedic Medicine, Energetic aspects of Whole Food Nutrition: Edible Wild Plants, Regenerative Ecological Design Practices and Earth Wisdom Teachings. Teaching and speaking skills will be reviewed and support given to develop the expertise needed to facilitate the nutritional knowledge from this course. 

The course can be completed in a two year period.

Part 3: The Completion of a Thesis & Research Project

This includes four One-to-One Tutorial Sessions 

Six One-to-One Tutorial Sessions are offered as an essential aspect of this course to both support and guide you in deepening your advanced nutritional studies. You pick a specific topic/aspect of nutritional medicine that you desire to understand and articulate as a written thesis as well as a research project that you can offer to your community.

Upon completion of this uniquely designed educational process you will have the opportunity to become an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator. As a certified instructor your will become part of The Living Arts Institute network of teachers. 

Course Hours

This 400 hour diploma course will consist of instruction in core nutritional subjects such as a nutritional plant materia medica, nutritional therapeutics, spice and tea pharmacy, history and philosophy of plant medicine, herbal energetics, botany, field studies, plant identification and ecosystem ecology.

124 Mentorship Classroom & Hands-On Hours through our Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Mentorship Program

120 Correspondence Course Study Hours

150 Thesis and Research Hours

4 One-on-One Tutorial Sessions


400 Total Hours

A Career in Ayurvedic Living Nutrition

Are you looking for a career that is leading edge, exciting, challenging, rewarding and responsible?

If you are enthusiastic about the Live-Food Lifestyle and would like to learn more about the transformational power of Living Nutrition, and how to share this leading edge information with others, then the Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Course is for you. 

Discover how to teach and empower others to become healthier, more radiant and environmentally supportive through our mentorship program and individual one-on-one tutorial sessions. 

Imagine ... making a living doing what you love, while supporting others and the planet. Upon completion of your training you will be a Ayurvedic Living Educator. Career opportunities include:  

  • The Nutrition Industry
  • Teaching and Education
  • Consulting Services
  • Natural Health Centers and Spas
  • Health Food Stores
  • Wellness Centers
  • Conference and Retreat Centers
  • Include in your already existing wellness practice

Is this Program for You?

If you agree to more than five of the following statements then The Living Arts Institute Living Nutrition course may be for you!

1.    I want to start a successful practice as an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator Salsa Fiesta
2.    I want professional training that will help me implement the skills and techniques to motivate and inspire others in the benefits of an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Lifestyle.  
3.    I want access to the leading-edge up-to-date education from live-food nutrition's foremost thinkers and authors 
4.    I want to be around radiant, healthy and motivated people - who want to support others to be healthy and reach their optimal potential 
5.    I believe that live-food nutrition is the most natural way to live and a common sense approach 
6.    I believe a natural wholesome lifestyle is the key to happiness 
7.    I could enhance my current educational background with a natural nutritional lifestyle approach 
8.    I can benefit from personal growth and development 
9.    I see myself as a nutritional health educator


When will I receive the Correspondence Course?

Whenever you wish to begin.  What you learn in the Mentorship program will enhance your understanding of the Correspondence material, and visa vera. It's recommended that you begin the Correspondence course at the same time as the Mentorship or a little before to get a head start.

How long will it take to become certified?

All participants will have two years to complete the program after receiving the Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence Course. An extension is available for those who need it.

What does it mean to be a Living Arts Institute Educator? 

Upon completion of the correspondence course, mentorship program and thesis you will have the opportunity to become an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator.

We will provide ongoing support including suggestions for promoting your services.

Founders & Directors of The Living Centre


Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. and Lorenna Kacera are founders and directors of The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute. Together they blend their over 40-years each, of experience to offer programs that support individuals in the practice of conscious living.

Through The Sevenfold Path to Peace, Ayurvedic Teachings, and a Live-Plant-Food-based lifestyle they support those with a passion to live healthier, happier & more spiritually fulfilled lives.

Lorenna and Shantree are internationally celebrated visionaries, authors, educators, nutritional researchers and world peace workers.

Shantree is an Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Therapeutic & Shamanic Herbalist, and Constitutional Iridology Educator with 40-years experience in the Natural Healing Arts. He is the founder and co-director of The Living Centre (1983), and Living Arts Institute. Learn more>

Radio Interview with Shantree about Ayurveda his book Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis

Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera is an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition instructor with 47 years on a wholistic path, offering eco- spiritual lifestyle consultations.

She is the co-director with her husband Shantree of The Living Centre (est.1983). Lorenna is the founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, a Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator and Sevenfold Path of Peace coach with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels. 

A study into the mysteries of life and how to invoke the primal Elements of nature have shown her that human and Nature are one force, interconnected in all ways. Her teachings support the reclaiming of our birthright as ecological beings, and with it ourselves and our future. She believes that everything we need to know about how to live extraordinary lives we can find the answers to in Nature.   Learn more>

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Dates & Tuition

Total Value - $4500

Your Price - $3250

- 8-month Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Mentorship Program
- The Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence course
- Four one-on-one sessions (to be in person or by phone)
- A thesis project
- All course materials. 

Does not include tax, travel or accommodations  

All meals will be provided the first weekend. During subsequent weekends potluck meals will be organized for the first 2 days of the weekend. This will support your knowledge and experience in Ayurvedic living cuisine. On the last days of each weekend we will forage and prepare meals as a group for our lunches. 

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