In this multi-media course, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch explore Ayurvedic perspectives on how our bodies and minds are structured, organized, nourished and operate, and how to cultivate diagnostic ability. We pick up where Foundations of Ayurveda Part I left off, applying the language and concepts we learned there in practical, tangible ways. Foundations of Ayurveda Part II provides an in-depth exploration of the intermediate principles of Ayurveda, such that both students new to, and practiced in Ayurveda can find them enlivened, expanded, or reinforced.
If you are able to fully understand and digest this course, together with Foundations of Ayurveda Part I, they are comparable to a semester of Ayurvedic in-person training and provide a comprehensive, strong foundation in the principles of Ayurveda. Completion of both courses prepares students to incorporate Ayurveda into a yoga practice, an established medical practice, or to go on to learn to apply them clinically.
While a couple decades ago, it was hard to find any information on Ayurveda in the West at all, today we face a different challenge. There are so many Ayurvedic educational resources that it can be daunting to find ones we trust to be accurate, authentic, and well-organized. It took years for Drs. Svoboda and Welch to obtain, assimilate, practice, and organize this knowledge in a manner that the Western mind may readily grasp. (The video on this page gives you a brief insight into their long journeys and varied experiences). The potency of this course lies in its enlivened, organized, concise delivery of in-depth, authentic information and knowledge, based in rich experience.