Mysore Ayurveda Academy & Wellness Centre



The certificate courses offered at Mysore Ayurveda Academy and Wellness Center includes wide variety of topics to help aspirants to acquire the knowledge confined to the course precisely.

1. History, roots and evolution of Ayurveda as a healing science
2. Panchamahabhuta theory
3. Ayurvedic Tridoshic theory
4. Trigunas
5. Concept of prakriti
6. Analysis of individual prakriti
7. Understanding the concept of vikriti 
8. Analyzing the signs and symptoms of imbalanced state of each dosha
9. The three pillars of health – Food, Sleep, and Intimacy
10. Ayurvedic perspective of food and nutrition
11. Recommendations to promote sound sleep and balanced intimate life
12. Dinacharya/Daily routines to support health, balance, and vitality
13. Rutucharya/Seasonal recommendations and practices to harmonize your entire year 14. Ayurvedic home remedies for common ailments
1. Introduction to Ayurvedic food and nutrition
2. Panchamahabhuta theory and Tridosha theory
3. Trigunas and its relation with food
4. Concept of Prakruti and Prakruti analysis
5. Concept of Vikruti and Vikruti analysis/Determining imbalanced state of doshas
6. Biological Fire (Agni)
7. States of Agni and its relation with doshas
8. Metabolic error (Ama)
9. Concept of Rasa, Guna, Virya and Vipaka
10. Concept of balanced food
11. Balanced diet principles
12. Diet for Vata, Pitha & Kapha – imbalances
13. Bio-energetics of common kitchen herbs
14. Medicinal values of common kitchen herbs
15. Incompatible food combinations/Viruddha Ahara
16. Live demo of cooking tridosha balancing recipes
1. Introduction to Marma
2. Definition
3. History
4. Panchabhutik nature
5. Composition of marma
6. Why marmas are so vital?
7. Applicability of marma points
8. Classification and distribution of marma points
9. Marma therapy/marma chikitsa
10. Techniques used for marma therapy
11. The mode of action of marma therapy
12. Versatile effects of marma therapy
13. Marma and acupressure points
14. Marmas and chakra
Practical session includes:
1. Marmas and chakra
2. Procedure of marma therapy
Abhyanga course is outlined in four modules: 
Module I
1. Introduction to ayurveda
2. Objective of ayurveda
3. Panchamahabhuta theory
4. Tridosha theory
5. Functional outlook of tridoshas
6. Concept of prakriti
7. Importance of knowing prakriti
8. Types of prakriti
9. VPK test to identify the body type
Module II
1. Abhyanga – ayurvedic massage
2. Classification of abhyanga
3. Importance of abhyanga
4. Indications of abhyanga
5. Contraindications of abhyanga
Module III
1. Concept of marma
2. Composition of marma
3. Why marmas are so vital?
4. Classification and distribution of marma points
5. Techniques used for marma stimulation
6. The mode of action of marma massage
7. The benefits of marma massage
8. Marma and acupressure points
9. Marmas and chakra
10. Location of 107 marma points and the effect of abhyanga on them
Module IV
1. Practical guidance for abhyanga
2. The four rules to be followed by the therapists to obtain better results
3. Prerequisites to perform abhyanga
4. Type of oils recommended based on your body type
5. Temperature of oil
6. Quantity of oil to be taken
7. Time of abhyanga
8. Duration of abhyanga
9. Abhyanga table
10. Abhyanga room
11. Pre measures
12. Seven positions for abhyanga
13. Abhyanga technique:
14. Amount of pressure
15. Head massage
16. Neck massage
17. Shoulder massage
18. Facial massage
19 Chest massage
20. Abdomen massage
21. Hand massage
22. Leg massage
23. Abhyanga in different positions
24. Mode of action of abhyanga
25. Post-abhyanga measures

1. Introduction to concept of beauty in Ayurveda
2. Basic theories of ayurveda – Concept of Tidosha, Trigunas, Prakruti
3. Three pillars of health and beauty
4. Head and scalp care treatments -
  a. Marma points on head and neck
  b. Head Massage with vital marma point stimulation
  c. Herbal packs for scalp and hair
5. Face care treatments -
  a. Marma points on face
  b. Facial massage with vital marma point stimulation
  c. Herbal facials including steaming, scrub, and packs
  d. Fruit facials
  e. Special herbal facials with rice bags
6. Hand and foot care treatments -
  a. Marma points in hands and feet
  b. Hand and foot reflexology
  c. Hand and foot soaks
7. Role of Nasya in beauty problems
8. Management of common beauty problems
  a. Gray hairs
  b. Hair fall
  c. Dandruff
  d. Blackheads
  e. Acne
  f. Pimple scars
  g. Open pores
  h. Facial hairs
  i. Wrinkles
  j. Under eye circles
  k. Sunburn
9. Role of Achar Rasayana (behavioural medicine) to enhance inner beauty
Stress Management by meditation

Module I
  a. History of Ayurveda
  b. Indian Philosophy
  c. Basic Principles of Ayurveda
  d. Concept of Tridosha
  e. Concept of Trigunas
  f. Prakruti (Body type)
  g. Dhatu (Tissues)
  h. Mala or Waste products
  i. Ojas
  j. Digestion and Metabolism
  k. Srotas
  l. Agni (digestive fire)
  m. Ama (toxins)
Module II
1. Basic Principles of Ayurveda Herbology
  a. Rasa (Tastes)
  b. Guna (Properties)
  c. Veerya (Potency)
  d. Vipaka (Post digestive effect)
  e. Vipaka (Post digestive effect)
2. Introduction to 80 most used Ayurveda herbs
  a. Sanskrit Name, Latin name, synonyms, attributes, taste, potency,
  b. Post digestive effects, action on doshas and tissues
  c. Internal uses, external uses, chemical compositions
  d. Research material & commercial medicinal preparations
Module III
Ayurvedic Pharmacy (Pancha Vidha Kashya Kalpana- 5 basic fundamentals of medicine preparations)
All these courses are specially designed for the beginners. The courses are tuned to give the students a sound understanding of the core concepts of Ayurveda in the relating subjects


The certification course on Ayurveda is open to all graduates belonging to any stream. However it is more suitable for those who are fascinated by Ayurveda and interested to unfurl the underlying concepts of Ayurveda. It can be of great benefit for professional massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, nutritionists, or anyone who is dedicated towards improving health


The certificate is based on your classroom performance, discipline, and theory examinations. Certificate will be issued only if the teachers are satisfied with your performance. On certification, students will be able to focus on body-mind wellness and prevention of disease. They will be able to analyze and determine their own unique body constitution and teach and provide counseling on topics such as dinacharya, rutucharya, use of common herbs, and home remedies for simple ailments. Serious students can also become professional Ayurvedic masseurs.

Course Schedule

Mysore Ayurveda Academy & Wellness center,also offers individual training program in specific topics of Ayurveda and the course schedule (date, timings, and duration) is structured according to the individual's need to facilitate personal attention and optimum learning experience.