Discover the fundamental history and philosophy of the ancient science of Ayurveda. Begin learning how to perform Ayurvedic body therapies and study the sciences of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Your esthetic training begins with the fundamentals of skin, including dermanalysis, facial manipulations and equipment. You will be introduced to Sanskrit, mindfulness, the doshas, digestion and nutrition. From classroom learning to hands-on workshops, you’ll gain practical knowledge and experience. You will also learn the proper safety and sanitation requirements.
Increase your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, daily routines, Ayurvedic body therapies and other esthetic techniques as you gain practical experience. Your education in esthetics, mindfulness and Sanskrit will continue, and you will be introduced to aromatherapy, chromotherapy, gem therapy and herbalism. You will begin working in a clinical setting under the supervision of instructors, obtaining extensive hands-on experience.
Refine your skills as you expand your understanding of the human body and start to perform lifestyle consultations. Explore ayurvedic psychology, all of the systems of the body, with emphasis on the digestive, nervous and women’s reproductive systems. You will learn how to manage Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the digestive, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Continue your education of esthiology, herbalism, detoxification and consultation skills. Preparation for the workplace is achieved by developing your own plan of action for employment. Your progress is evaluated through projects, practical skills and tests. The final examination tests your knowledge of practical skills, theory, anatomy and physiology. Upon graduation, you will receive an Ayurveda Esthetic Certificate from Aveda Institute Madison. You will have met the requirements to apply to become a licensed esthetician in the State of Wisconsin, as well as, be eligible to apply for a membership with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) as a Registered Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.