The most important principle of nutrition in the Ayurvedic sense is that it should always be tailored to the individual person, their respective needs and the individual digestive power and living conditions.
The training to become an Ayurveda nutritionist
imparts extensive knowledge to understand the basics of Ayurveda, about the
Properties of foods, spices and herbs and their therapeutic use.
You will become familiar with Ayurvedic nutritional rules and recommendations and learn to control the balance of the doshas through nutrition and to develop nutritional concepts for the treatment of health impairments and nutrition-related diseases.
The focus is on sensitive advice based on case studies.
General theoretical principles
- Consolidation of the basics relevant to Ayurvedic nutrition
- Personality and Dosha: Determination of the Dosha type using a questionnaire, Prakriti and Vikriti, characteristics of the Doshas
- Basics: natural foods, sattvic, rajasic and tamasic foods, no-gos of Ayurvedic cuisine, healthy foods
- Ayurvedic food science: properties of food, gross and subtle effects of food, strengthening of Agni
- Ayurvedic herbs and spices: use of spices, coarse and subtle effects of herbs, forms of preparation, house recipes
- Ayurvedic routines: Ayurveda nutritional rules, guidelines for everyday life, Ayurveda nutrition in the course of the day and year, needs-based nutrition
Food and health
- Individual nutritional concepts to compensate for physical and mental complaints:
Food as medicine, fasting and cleansing of the body, Ayurvedic cure cuisine, tried and tested home remedies
- Event-related nutritional concepts: practical work with case studies, weight reduction, stress-related complaints (burnout, sleep disorders), digestive complaints, allergies and food intolerances, women's complaints (menstruation, menopause), pregnancy and childbirth, musculoskeletal disorders
Ayurvedic kitchen practice
- Buying and evaluating food and spices
- Ayurvedic menu planning, soups, starters, main courses, desserts, buffets, preparation and presentation, serving
- Get to know Panchakarma cuisine and other cooking styles
The aim of the training, together with an introduction to Ayurvedic culinary art, is to enable you to experience the world of herbs and spices with your own senses. This makes it easier for them to successfully apply Ayurvedic nutrition theory in practice in the form of individual consultations, lectures, cooking courses and seminars:
- Determination and analysis of the individual constitution
- Understanding the fine and coarse effects of food and spices from an Ayurvedic point of view
- Independent implementation of the theoretical basics in practice and making individual dietary recommendations
- Understanding the basics of Ayurvedic principles
- Basics of Ayurvedic cooking techniques and preparations
- Food preparation and use
- Creation of individual nutrition plans
- Indications and contraindications
- Limits of the Ayurveda Diet
- Advice and discussion management
Everyone who is interested in Ayurvedic nutrition for themselves or in health advice.
48h Ayurvedic Grundlagen
CHF 50.- for the cooking weekend for blocks 1-3 and for the entire training. This will be billed separately.
The examination fee is CHF 180 and is billed separately.
Alexandra Krahl (DE) is a holistic Ayurveda nutrition and health advisor as well as an Ayurveda cook. She completed her training in Switzerland, Germany and India. With "ayurresources" she gives lectures, gives cooking courses and advises companies in the field of workplace health promotion. She originally studied law and has 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry in various positions in human resources, including as a personnel manager on a national and international level in the pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical wholesaling.
Course dates 2022
From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. including breaks
Location: bollwerk Ayurveda, Bollwerk 21, 3012 Bern.
The cooking weekend takes place in Zurich.
Block 1/2/3: General nutrition
Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Sunday, November 6th, 2022
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
Saturday, January 14th, 2023
Sunday, January 15th, 2023
Block 4/5/6: Food as Medicine
Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Saturday, March 5th, 2023
Sunday, March 6th, 2023
Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Sunday, April 2nd, 2023