Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Ayurvedic Nutrition Course I

See also:

- Nutrition Internship INDIA

- Nutrition Course II


Buttoon Nutrition

Voor de Nederlandse informatie zie hier Ayurvedische Voeding en Voedingsleer I


Start: 09 September 2016
Diploma course: Nutrition Module I (60 contact hours)

This course is for those who wants to know what ayurvedic nutrition can mean for them in a modern western life. Going deeply into the basics of classical ayurvedic nutrition, this course translates this ancient knowledge into whatever is needed here and now in the west. This is a unique feature of this course: modern nutrition has gone haywire and presents a lot of difficult issues. Many of these issues will be addressed in this course from a modern ayurvedic perspective. The purpose of this course is to offer an in depth training in Ayurvedic nutrition.

voedingscursusThis course has originally been developed by Atreya Smith to train practitioners according to the Medical Association of Switzerland where he taught clinical ayurvedic nutrition to doctors and other medical practitioners. Hence, the orientation of this course is also to actually train professionals to use and become proficient in traditional nutritional medicine.

There are five written exams and one written case study required by the student. On completion a diploma of 180 study hours (60 contact hours) in Ayurvedic Clinical Studies will be awarded as ‘Ayurvedic Nutritional Advisor’.

If this is your initial course in this or in the Ayurveda field we strongly advise you to continue with more studies before actually starting professional advices. In this case the course does suffice - however - to give advice to friends and family.


Continuation on Module I:

Nutrition II - NL (30 contacturen) (also in Dutch language)

This course is meant as a practice-oriented follow-up for Nutrition Course I. The course is specifically dealing with practical case histories. More ayurvedic physiology will be taken into the discussion of the case studies at hand. Also advanced nutritional knowledge, such as nutrition for each of the Dhatus, will be taken into account. The course will also deal with nutrition as part of the treatment of certain diseases, such as initiated in Book 5 of Atreya Smith's material used in Nutrition Course I. Read more...



Nutrition class: first cookingday                                                                                                      Delicious..mmm Result !

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                    Coen van der Kroon

Ayurvedic Nutrition Course I


Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition

• Introduction to the Ayurvedic Medical System The Modern Nutritional Situation
• Biochemical Nutrition Uses a Mechanical Model
• The Holistic Nutritional Model

The Tri-Dosha Theory (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)

• Physical Profiles
• Psychological Profiles

Digestion and Food Assimilation
When to Eat – Understanding Time

• Seasonal Foods and Diets
• Daily Rhythms of Time

Environmental Issues

• Food Quality
• Local Food

How to Eat

• Food Combinations
• Order to Eat Foods as per Individual

Nutrition for the Individual

• Individually Structured Diets with Food Lists

Ayurvedic Diagnosis – Determining Constitution
Ayurvedic Pharmacology

• The Five Elements and Six Tastes

Toxic Accumulation and Metabolic Imbalance in Nutrition
Effects of Dieting and Poor Nutrition

• How to Correct Digestion and Metabolism

Descriptions of Foods by Category – fruits, veggies, grains, etc.
How to Cure Disease With Nutrition (Introduction only)

• List of Diseases with Food Cures

Clinical Practice (introduction only)

• Clinical work as an Ayurvedic Nutritional Counselor
• Practical Experience and Case Studies
• Case Study

Ayurvedic Nutrition Course I


Start: 09 September 2016 (see data below)

Language: English


Lessons: 10 theory lessons including 2 cookings days

Teaching days: Frydays

Teaching hours: 10.00 - 17.00 (lunch break 1 hour)

Study hours: 60 classroom hours - 120 self study hours

Teacher: Coen van der Kroon

Examination: 5 take home exams, class presentation, case study report

Costs: € 990 (incl. course book of Atreya Smith & other study material, diploma and practice days)


Required study & reading material Module I: 

Two textbooks to be purchased:

  • Dr Vasant Lad - Textbook Ayurveda Volume 1
  • Robert Svoboda - Prakriti  

Course book Atreya Smith will be handed out during first class.


Location: Delight Yoga: Weteringschans 53 - 1017 RW Amsterdam (Phone: +31204281091)

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Dates Year 2016: 

09 September 2016

23 September

07 October

14 October (Cooking Day)

21 October

04 November

18 November

25 November (Cooking Day)

02 December

16 December


Upon receiving your registration and fee of €100 on our bank account (its inclusive in the total price), your registration is final and your place is secured. At that moment your registration is binding.

For more information please call: + 31 6 24 32 16 25. Or leave a message and we call you back.

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Office hours:
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Postal Address:
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The Netherlands

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The Netherlands (Subdivision of European Institute of Vedic Studies)

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