Ayurvedic Practitioner

Immerse yourself fully in this ancient science, learn every aspect of practice from the healing therapies, cleanses, cooking & nutrition, medicine making and clinical practice. This comprehensive course will leave you fully equipped to be an Ayurvedic practitioner.

18 months €5200 early bird price available €4800 until 30th September 2020

Please call/email for your application form. 

Our Diploma of Ayurvedic studies trains students in the use of Ayurveda as a health care modality. As part of this diploma students will learn 8 Ayurvedic therapies, be able to provide Ayurvedic lifestyle and dietary advice, dispense a range of Ayurvedic herbs and formulations and be qualified to treat clients using Ayurvedic protocol.

As part of this course participants will also implement Ayurvedic self care regimens, learn some meditation and Yoga techniques, study anatomy & physiology from an Ayurvedic perspective, learn about professional conduct and business awareness and complete 200 hours of supervised clinical training. 

On completion of this course, participants will be fully equipped to practice as an Ayurvedic practitioner

This diploma course is a part time course conducted over 18 months at Satmya Natural Medicine & Learning Centre, Killaloe, Co. Clare


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Diploma in Ayurvedic Studies. This will entitle you to successfully apply for indemnity insurance and enable you to practice Ayurvedic therapies and lifestyle consultations to the public.


Written and verbal fluency in English are a requirement for this course.

Participants must be 21 or over.


Anatomy and Physiology ITEC Level 3, QQI level 5 or equivalent.


Satmya Natural Medicine & Learning Centre, 3 Royal Parade, Killaloe, Co Clare.


Email:   Tel. 061 622751

Course Dates: January 2021

Days/Times:    Sat/Sun 10-6pm

Delivery methods: on site lectures, course notes, online lectures, handouts, workbooks, practical demonstrations, hands-on learning and supervised clinical practice.

Examination: There will be continuous assessment throughout the course with monthly quizzes & practical assessment. All units of this course will be examined at the completion of the course with both written and practical examinations.

Duration: 18 Months

Reg/Deposit: € 900 (non refundable)

Total Fee: €5200

The Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Definition of Ayurveda
  • Unique features of Ayurveda
  • Aims of Ayurveda
  • The concept of health according to Ayurveda
  • History and philosophy of Ayurveda
  • Branches of Ayurveda
  • The Pancha Mahabhuta concept
  • Tridosha theory (Vital energies)
  • Concept of Saptha dhatus (Body tissues)
  • Concept of Malas (Waste products)
  • Concept of Agni (Digestive fire)
  • concept of Ama (Toxins)
  • Concepts of Koshas (GIT)
  • Concept of Prakruti (Body type)
  • Concept of Vikruti (Imbalance)
  • Concept of Srotas
  • Ayurvedic diet & nutrition
  • Purva Karma (Preparatory process for Panchakarma)
  • Snehana and Swedana karma
  • Abhyanga (Ayurveda full body oleation/massage)
  • Shiro-abhyanga (Head Massage)
  • Mukha Abhyanga (Face massage)
  • Swedana Karma (Steam therapies)
  • Karana Purana (Massage & oil therapy for the ears)
  • Nabhi Vijnanam (Naval Pulse correction)
  • Mukha Ubtan (Ayurvedic Facial)
  • Nasya (Nasal treatment)
  • Katti Basti (Lower Back Treatment with oil)
  • Shirodhara (Stream of Oil on Forehead)
  • Ayurvedic detoxification (Panchakarma therapy) (benefits of Vamana, Virechana, Basti & Nasya will be discussed)
  • Shad Upakarmas & Shatkriyas
  • Dosha Management
  • Disease formation according to Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic herbs & formulations
  • Common Irish Herbal medicines and their Ayurvedic uses (New for 2018)
  • The Marma points
  • Ayurvedic Diagnostics – uses, benefits & application
  • Properties & uses of various oils and herbs for topical application
  • Nidana (Etiology of Disease)
  • Atyayik chikitsa (Emergency care)
  • Unmada (Insanity)
  • Jwara (Fever)
  • Grahani Vikaras (Digestive conditions)
  • Stri Roga (Female Disorders)
  • Vajikarana (Fertility Treatment)
  • Rasayana (Tonics)
  • Case Taking & Clinical skills
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Clinical studies & application of therapies
  • Anatomy & Physiology from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • Professional Conduct & business awareness
  • Introduction to Vedic astrology

Course cost does not include meals or accommodation. For more details please call or email.


“This is one of the best course I ever did as it caps all my studies I did do far, as Ayurveda helps you to guide diet and lifestyle changes, food combinations and  herbal formulations to highest level , I recommend every practitioner and individuals must do this course as it makes so much sense to guide you and your beings/ clients to right part of health, pamchakarma  therapies are best as it helps to do seasonal detoxification which is the best all should learn, practice themselves as well as do for others to get a clear mind and health towards long term benefits” 

Selva Prakash Jeyaram Naturopath, functional medicine practitioner, Herbalist  , Acupunturist, Nutritional Therapist, physiotherapist and Specialist manual therapist (Participant Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies)

“Thanks for all the wisdom, patience and opportunity”. T. (Participant Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies)

“An inspirational course delivered by your series effort over many years” D. (Participant Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies)

“Thanks for all the knowledge and craic over the past years” (Participant Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies)

“Huge thanks for bringing us on such a wonderfully rich Ayurvedic experience” A. (Participant Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies)

Thank you for everything. Our family has so much gratitude for everything you shared.” C. (Participant Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies)

“Thank you for the experience of Ayurveda” A. (Participant Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies)

“It was a wonderful course – the content was fascinating, the teacher was fantastic and the place itself was really welcoming -very positive energy. I have loved learning here. Thank you” (participant Shiro-Abhyanga Diploma)

“This is my second visit to Satmya & I love the venue, the informative & welcoming staff, the delicious food and the content of the course. Very Educational, very holistic. – I’d thoroughly recommend it!” (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

”Hello all, Satmya is welcoming & vast amount of education to be nourished from. As a shamanic practitioner & herbal student. Ayurveda is radically traditional medicine that I recommend anyone to learn or experience. With love Macha” (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

Doug has a very effective teaching style and made the course interesting & practical. Linda (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

“A great introduction to Ayurveda and one that will allow me to incorporate aspects in my own natural health clinic”.  Ashleigh, (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)

Super 2 days, presentations easy to understand & practical and makes me feel that I can include these Ayurvedic principals in my daily life. I will definitely be back. Carmel (participant Ayurveda for Health practitioners)