International School for Ayurveda (ISA Kiental)
What does Ayurveda stand for? The term Ayurveda is composed of Ayus and Verda. Ayus is a Sanskrit term and means “life”. Veda also comes from Sanskrit and means “knowledge”. So Ayurveda means the wisdom of life and is a at least 3000 year old holistic system for keeping people healthy.
Health is harmony – Ayurveda is based on the basic assumption that the entire cosmos, including man, his food and his environment, is composed of five elements in varying proportions: ether (space), air, fire, water and earth. These elements also determine the three basic energies or doshas in their mixture: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These Tridoshas regulate all physiological and mental processes in a human.
Education in Ayurvedic Massage
Learning in harmony with nature
We believe that prospective therapists deserve the best possible training. We are convinced that we
offer the ideal environment for comprehensive, concentrated and practice-oriented learning.
Leading in theory and practice
In the theoretical part, experienced lecturers introduce the history and philosophy of Ayurveda and
explain the constitution determination (Doshas) and the treatment strategy based on it. In the practical part the students learn and experience the techniques and treatment procedures of Ayurvedic oil massage. In a separate course, Ayurvedic nutrition is taught theoretically and practically (see below).
Modular training with diploma
The extra-occupational training Ayurveda Massage Practitioner is recognized by EMR and ASCA (health insurance registration offices). It comprises 1 basic course of 4 days each (AyurBasic – this course is to be attended first) and 5 blocks of 5 days each, spread over one year. Arrival always the evening before. In the 5th block you will assist in an Ayurveda cure at the Kientalerhof and thereby acquire the important skills of the cure practice.
Together with the course Ayurveda Nutritional Advice you can register at the EMR for the new method No. 57 “Ayurveda Massage and Nutrition”. A small version of the Tronc Commun (271 h) is additionally required for this. Any previous training (e.g. medical basics and/or psychology and/or conversation skills can be credited).
With all our training courses you are well prepared to qualify for a degree in Complementary Therapy Method Ayurveda Therapy.
Our Ayurveda massage and nutrition courses are federally funded. You will be reimbursed 50% of the course costs by the federal government after attending the Higher Specialist Examination Complementary Therapy Method Ayurveda Therapy (all courses from 1.1.2020, max. Fr. 15’500.-).