In this post, we look back at June and July 2020, when Shigeko Sleeper completed a 120-hour Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program! Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of holistic medicine, considered an example of “complementary” or “alternative” medicine in Western cultures. James Bailey taught this program, which was offered online through Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville, and contributes toward Shigeko’s 300-hour yoga teacher training program at Sanctuary.
The program’s four core modules, 30 hours each, covered these topics:
- principles of Ayurveda
- Ayurveda wellness methods
- Ayurveda wellness assessment
- Ayurveda wellness counseling practicum.
Shigeko reports that she was interested to learn how the Ayurveda system is both similar to and different from Traditional Chinese Medicine, a discipline she has already studied. She notes that both fields emphasize the importance of preventative medicine and remind us “we have to be aware of what we eat and how we manage our mind and spirit.”