Nutrition 3 | Ayurvedic Energetics & Constitutions

Develop the ability to recognize various energetic constitutions and imbalances in order to prevent and offer nutritional choices, using Ayurvedic, TCM, and Iridology principles.


Length: 3.5 hours

Instructor: Sarada Pranav Jagannath | AWP, CPSY

This course is within the following program

  • Holistic Nutrition Online

    Certificate Program

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Need to know

Who is this course for?
Course length (start & watch when you want)
Lifetime access · Certificate of completion

Meet your course instructor

Sarada Pranav Jagannath | AWP, CPSY

Sarada is an Ayurvedic wellness practitioner, a counselling psychologist, and a certified yoga teacher. She has 17 years of experience teaching yoga and Ayurveda wellness in India, the USA, and Canada.  She grew up in India and has been drawn to yoga and Ayurveda since her childhood as she was inspired by her grandfather, an Ayurvedic doctor. This physical and spiritual practice has been woven in throughout her life ever since. She has learned many different styles from multiple teachers. She believes yoga and Ayurveda are great instruments of union, balance, and joy and her passion is to teach Ayurveda as a way of life.

Course description

This course will introduce the energetic Ayurvedic model of medicine. You will learn about the history of Ayurveda, key terms and theories, the tridoshas and gunas, how to recognize one’s constitutional dosha, how to make lifestyle suggestions for dosha imbalances, and how to use foods to balance.

At the end of this course, you’ll watch a complete patient assessment to see an example of an informal intake, including an assessment and the offering of nutritional recommendations.

By the end of this course, you will feel confident in assessing doshas and tendencies and applying Ayurvedic energetics concepts to support loved ones.

Lesson plan

Section I | Introduction to Ayurveda

1. Introduction

2. Origin & background

3. Panchamahabhutas: the five great elements

4. Troidoshas: three organizations

5. Gunas: qualities of the five great elements 

6. Prakruit & vikruti

Section II | Constitutional types: trishodas

7. Vata dosha: Air & Space

8. Pitta dosha: Fire & Water

9. Kapha dosha: Water & Earth

Section III | Tissues & digestion

10. Sapta dhatus: seven tissues

11. Agni, Ama and their functions

Section IV | Approaching & modifying diets

12. Rational approach therapy

13. Dinacharya: daily routines

14. Ritucharya

15. The six tastes and their effects on doshas

16. Virudhahara: incompatible foods

17. The life cycle

Section V | Examination & assessment

18. Understanding imbalances

19. Dosha assessment

20. Conclusion & course summary