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.
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 mentorship 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.
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Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma Program
Ayurvedic Living Nutrition
This teacher training is an exploration into an understanding of the integration of 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.
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
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 Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Mentorship
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.
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
Date to be announced - Winter 2018
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 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
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.
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
6 One-on-One Tutorial Hours
400 Total Hours
Upon completion of this uniquely designed educational process you will have the opportunity to become an Ayurvedic Living Nutrition educator.
What are the prerequisites before receiving the Certification?
• Incorporating the Practices and Ethics of the Path of an Ayurvedic Living Nutritionist into one's life-style.
• Attendance and Completion of:
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. An extension is available for those who who need it.
What does it mean to be a Living Arts Institute Educator?
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.
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. .
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>
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
Total Value - $3200.
Your Price - $2500
Early-Bird Price: $2250
SPECIAL - Take two Mentorship Programs Together for $4500
To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is limited to only 10 participants.
- Reviewing Participants for the Nutrition Mentorship Course - $1500
- Alumni or Full-Time Students - who have competed a six or more month Immersion, Mentorship Program or Four-Season Permaculture Course Graduates - $2000
- Partner/Spouse Discount - Partners who take the course together get the second tuition at an additional $250 off of the regular price.
- Full-time Students - $2000
- Work-Trade - Partial positions are available.
- Scholarships - Partial scholarships are available upon request
- A $500 deposit will guarantee your spot
- Register for the Mentorship Program and the Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Correspondence Course for a reduced price of $3000. A savings of $850 when taken together.
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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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