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Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Teacher Training

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Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Teacher Training

butterflyAyurvedic 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.

No more struggling with one-size fits all diets. The Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Training Course offers you a unique wisdom-based approach that promises a successful and dynamic nutritional lifestyle.

Having studied and integrated the various aspects of Ayurvedic Living Nutrition you may feel called to share what they have learned with others. Certified teachers will be able to facilitate this wisdom-centered course. Each of the trainings includes practical instruction you can apply into your life.

The Trainings can be taken individually or as a diploma course. 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 Live-Food lifestyle into their own lives and to their communities.

Please see our photo gallery of past living nutrition course trainings and events.

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Program

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This teacher training is an exploration into an understanding of 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 nutritional herbalism of wild edible plants.

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. 

This course will focus 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 on creating a local, abundant, regenerative and fulfilling life. 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. 

This course is an integrated part of the mentorship program, which runs from spring to fall. It is an empowering and hands-on experiential way to discover the world of Ayurveda here in a Northern temperate climate. Learn more>

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Process

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To qualify for the Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator Diploma Course, the following pre-requisites must be completed:

Regular practice of the Live-Food Lifestyle, integrating a high-level living food approach into your cuisine.

Completion of our Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence Course 

Completion of our Mentorship Program or
Attendance of Seven 3-Day Nutritional Trainings (check our Calendar for dates)
Completion of a Thesis Paper & Research Project

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Process is divided into three parts:

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.

After completing the Correspondence course you will be asked to complete a thesis paper and a research project to evaluate your competence and the practices and principles of Ayurvedic Living Nutrition. The estimated time for completion of the course is one to two years. 

Part 2: Completion of our Mentorship Program 

Completion of our Mentorship Program or
Attendance of Seven 3-Day Nutritional Trainings

The aspect of the course is to ensure that you have clearly understood and integrated the course material into your life and is ready to share this information with others. Qualified participants will receive intense 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 aspects of this course. 

The mentorship program can be completed in two years, it is offered once a year approximately one weekend per month from early spring to late fall each year at The Living Centre and can be taken at your convenience. See our Mentorship Program for training dates>

As mentioned above this program can also be completed by attending our 3-Day Trainings.

Part 3: The Completion of a Thesis & Research Project

This includes 10 One-to-One Tutorial Sessions 

The 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 relationship to The Living Arts Institute will be of the network of teachers.  

Course Hours

This 440-450 hours 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.

140 Mentorship Classroom & Hands-On Hours or Seven 3-Day Nutritional Trainings (150 Hours)

115 Correspondence Course Study Hours

150 Thesis and Research Hours

25 Field Study Hours

10 One-on-One Tutorial Hours
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440 - 450 Total Hours

Upon completion of this uniquely designed educational process you will have the opportunity to become an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition.

FAQ

What are the prerequisites before attending the Certification course?

• Incorporating the Practices and Ethics of the Path of an Ayurvedic Living Nutritionist into one's life-style.
• Attendance and Completion of:

Completion of our Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence Course

Completion of our Mentorship Program

Completion of a Thesis Paper & Research Project

  • • Writing a 5,000 word thesis
  • • Conducting a research project and presentation at the end of course of study.

When will I receive the Correspondence Course?

Some people realize that they want to become a Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator after reading an inspiring Live-Food cuisine or Ayurvedic book or perhaps attending an herb walk or garden tour. The Correspondence course can be applied once you know this is the direction you wish to take. The course provides you with foundational information that furthers your education you receive in the mentorship program, and therefore it is a good idea to be integrating into your course of study as soon as possible.

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.

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

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

We support you in teaching this course in a manner and frequency that suits your schedule. We will provide ongoing support including suggestions for promoting your services.

 

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. 

Become a part of the expanding Living Arts Institute network.

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 
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

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 group and individual one-on-one trainings. 

Become a part of the expanding Living Arts Institute network.

Upon completion of this course you may become a part of a network of folks working to make a change in our community. 

Founders & Directors of The Living Centre

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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>

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Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera is the founder of Shamanu Earth Wisdom Teachings. Her passion for self-realization and the awakening of consciousness has been the guiding force in her life. Her 45 years of being both student and teacher of spirituality, wholistic healing and the 'art of living' has gifted her with a diversity of healing modalities and wisdom which she is always deeply honored and delighted to share. Learn more>

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Dates & Tuition

Course Investment:

Standard Tuition Package is $4000. 
Discount package $3500.

Save $500 from the standard price when you pay the tuition in full upon registration

Tuition when paid in full - $3500. CAD.

Includes all mentorship hands-on weekends, 10 one-on-one tutoring sessions, handouts and and correspondence course material and textbooks. 

Does not include hst tax or accommodations in the diploma educational process. 

Please call for further information and to register: 
519-652-0230 or 519-652-9109

Payment can be made by certified cheque and is due prior to receiving the Correspondence Course or attendance of your first Training. Please make cheques payable and send to:

The Living Centre
5871 Bells Rd., London, ON.,Canada, N6P 1P3

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Upon completion of this uniquely designed program you will have the opportunity to become an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator. We will provide ongoing support including suggestions on promoting your services.

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