Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I study with the Ayurveda Institute?
The Ayurveda Institute of Europe is possibly the largest college in the UK teaching ayurvedic massages and therapies. Over 4000 therapists have gone through its doors.

Its directors Ravi Bhanot and Sushma Bhanot, Directors of The Ayurveda Institute of Europe, are considered authorities in ayurvedic massages and therapies. Their best seller book How to do Ayurvedic Massages …Head to Toe is an essential guide for any ayurvedic masseur. The Institute have an experienced team of trainers, most Indian trained, dedicated in ensuring students get the best training.

The courses are registered with The Ayurveda Institute of Europe. Some are also registered with The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

The courses are organized for students and therapists alike.

The long distance Ayurveda course is aimed at professionals who want to help their clients and themselves to prevent and treat certain health conditions so as to enjoy the best health–mentally and physically. You will have a good foundation in the general aspects of Ayurveda (see Syllabus) and be confident in advising on dietary plans, Ayurvedic herbal medicines and optimum life style changes for you and your clients. At the end of the modular course there are two days of practical training. Our team of educators at the Institute are dedicated to helping you and your clients. We will direct enquiries to local Practitioners who have studied with us. To be able to obtain Professional and Mal–practice Indemnity insurance the two-day practical is compulsory. Successful students will receive a Diploma in Ayurveda and will be able to use the title of Dip. (Ayurv.) After completing any of our Ayurvedic massage or therapy workshops students would be able to obtain Professional Indemnity Insurance through insurance companies such as Towergate.

Why should I learn from the Ayurveda Institute?
Our dedicated tutors are committed to helping you with any course that you choose. The courses have been designed such that they are useful to you as an individual or if you want to use them in your practice. We will guide you so that you can incorporate what you learn easily and practically. Being possibly the largest Ayurvedic college in Britain teaching ayurvedic massages and therapies we can help therapists and those just interested in learning more about Ayurveda. We are authorities on Ayurvedic massages and therapies. Please in the Book Section our Book and DVDs Secrets of How to do Ayurvedic Massages …Head to Toe.

How are the courses structured?
Some of the courses are one day some three day and some are on line.

The short courses are easy to understand and are mostly hands on, learning step by step.

The long courses are either modules or are practical workshops. Each module has its own test paper at the end. This has to be completed before moving on to the next module. The amount of time each module takes depends on the module. As a guide each module should take around 3/5 weeks. If requested it may be possible to give the next module for research purposes only, whilst your previous work is being assessed. Our workshops on Ayurvedic massages and therapies focus on the relevant theory and practicalities on how to do the individual Ayurvedic treatments. Workshops are carried out at salons nationally. Email us at info@ayurvedainstitute.org if you would like training in your area.

Can I combine courses?
Yes you can combine courses – sometimes this helps you understand one subject better and quicker.

Can I study on-line?
Yes the long courses can be studied online.

The day courses can be done on line too, after having followed our DVDs. You will need Microsoft Word (or equivalent) and a PDF reader to be installed on your computer. Your coursework can be sent as an email attachment using Microsoft Word (or equivalent. If you use a program other than Microsoft Word, please ensure you save the file in Word format [.doc or .docx]). Any diagrams can be scanned in (in .jpg or .png format) and emailed or faxed to us. If you prefer you can still receive all your study by post.

Do I require previous qualifications?
To learn any of our courses there are no specific entry requirements other than have a genuine interest and self-motivation for the subject.