As a member of the general public you can take many of the University's regular academic courses, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites. You can either audit classes or take them for credit. Most are 11-week classes, held on weekdays, and are available through the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs. Registration is handled through the Office of the Registrar.

For more information or to register, please call (425) 602-3010, send email, or download, print out and mail in the registration form (.pdf) to "Attn: Mike Hall, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966."

Parkinson's Disease School - Spring Break 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Before registering, please note that due to the intensive and communal nature of this program, and because the majority of our participants are considered "high-risk" for the virus, we are requiring ALL participants, partners, students, staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus at Bastyr University.
Proof of vaccination will be required upon registration.
If you have already registered, please send a photo of your vaccination card to pdschool@bastyr.edu
If you are registered and don't intend to get vaccinated, please contact pdschool@bastyr.edu to arrange a partial refund before December 31, 2021 (After December 31, 2021 no refunds will be given)

 

NOTE: This is a rescheduled event (originally scheduled for Summer 2021). New dates for PD Spring Break: March 27-April 1, 2022


Why Attend PD School?

  • Data driven: Strategies will be biological plausible and supported by the published, peer-reviewed literature. 
  • Translational: Moving from the lab to PwP.
  • Pragmatic: Immediately relevant to PwP, go home with real-world solutions.
  • Patient-centered: Recommendations catered to your priorities/symptoms/situation.
  • Integrative: We'll provide you with a copy of our suggestions to your physicians detailing the strategies, along with explanations

Lab Work

PD School partipants are asked to complete a series of lab testing for Dr. Mischley and her team to evaluate and provide recommendations tailored to each individual's needs. Lab work is included in the course fee and is non-refundable once kits are mailed out. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: International participants and participants from Alaska, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island should contact us before registering. The lab processes are different for these areas. Please call 425-602-3295 or email PDSchool@Bastyr.edu.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Please note: Our policy indicates a processing fee will be charged for any cancellations and or refunds.
If you were previously registered for our postponed Summer 2021 PD School, please contact us at pdschool@bastyr.edu for cancellation policies. 

  • 50% refund until February 1, 2022 or upon receipt of your lab kits whichever is first.
  • Cancellations and refunds after February 1, 2022 will be handled on a case by cases basis
  • No Refunds after February 15, 2022.
  • Previously registered participants who do not plan to be vaccinated can request their partial refund ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2021. After this date no refunds will be given due to non-compliance with our vaccination requirements. 

    Registration Info: 

    For registration assistance or questions call: 425-602-3152

    Registering a partner? Use Promo Code: PDPARTNER2022 for the $1250.00 rate.

    For details about the program, including daily schedule, faculty, and accommodation options, click here.

    For questions related to the program content please call: 425-602-3152 or email us at: PDSchool@bastyr.edu

    You will be contacted shortly after registration for more details, including information about how to complete your lab work. 

    Having issues registering? 

    If you do not receive a confirmation email right away, please contact your credit card company as the payment might be declined due to Single Transaction Limits of some credit card accounts.

    Please contact us at PDSchool@bastyr.edu if you have any questions or need to make alternate payment arrangements.

    Craniosacral Therapy Certificate- Level 1 (Spring 2022)

    Please Note: This is a live course held at the Bastyr Kenmore Campus. Per Bastyr University's Covid-19 Health and Safety policies, all participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and must provide proof before being allowed on campus. If participants are not vaccinated, proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the session start date may be accepted. Masks will be required at all times on campus. A representative from the Continuing Education department will contact attendees prior to the start date to confirm vaccine status and approve you for attendance. 

    Course Notes

    Dates & Time: Friday, February 4, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 
    Saturday February 5,2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m 
    Sunday February 6, 2022, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m 
    CEU Credits: 21 CEUs

    Prerequisites

    Participants must be licensed health care practitioners who are licensed to touch. We can also accept students who are training in those fields.

    Course Description

    The fascial system and its critical role in health and well-being will be discussed, from the specific to the whole body (including the membranes of the head). You will learn to recognize and assess the craniosacral rhythm at various points in the body, and to use it as an assessment tool. Learn to perform the still-point technique and dural tube glide, and explore the role of these techniques in normalizing tensions throughout the body. Additionally, we will cover the importance of the various membranes within the craniosacral system, including ways to assess restriction within the membrane system, and recognize its implications on general well-being and health. The seminar includes a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. There are 23 in-class hours plus 5-10 hours of pre-reading assignments.

    Health care practitioners who complete Level 1 may immediately incorporate these techniques in their practice, as well as go on to take Levels 2 and 3. 

    Course Objectives

    • Describe the function of the fascia.
    • Treat fascial restrictions unsing direction of energy technique.
    • Assess and treat restrictions in the muscles, joints and extremities.
    • Assess and treat restrictions for the body diaphragms.
    • Describe the basic elements of the craniosacral (CS) system, including the meninges and cranial membranes.
    • Assess the CS rhythm.
    • Induce a still point in the CVS rhythm.
    • Describe the structure and function of the tentorium and falx.
    • Assess and release the tentorum using the sphenoid and temporal bones.
    • Assess and release the falx using the frontal and parietal bones.
    • Describe the structure and function of the sacral base.
    • Release the joints of the sacral base (sacroiliac and lumbo-sacral).
    • Perform a dural tube glide.
    • Assess when it is appropriate to make referrals to other health care or mental health professionals.

    CEU Credits: (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs for the following professions:)

    • ND (licensed in WA)
    • ND (licensed in OR) (pending)
    • MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
    • ARNP & RN - Category II (licensed in WA)
    • LAc - NCCAOM PDAs (pending)
    • LMT - NCBTMB CEs
    • PT & OT (licensed in WA) (pending)

    Interested in the Full Certificate Program? Here is what is required:

    Courses: Successfully complete Levels 1, 2 and 3
    Supervised Practice Sessions: Attend a minimum of 10 practice sessions (total of 20 hours)
    Two-Way Trades: Complete at least 10 trades with another participant (total of 20 hours)
    Client Treatment Sessions: Complete a minimum of 100 hours
    Personal Treatment Sessions: Receive craniosacral treatments from a Certified Practicioner (minimum of 10 hours)
    Practical Test & Written Exam: Pass with 80% or higher

    Textbook Requirements

    It is recommended that you register at least two weeks prior to class start in order to complete the reading assignments. 

    On-Campus Expectations

    • Covid-19: All attendees are required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the first day of the session. Masks are required at all times and locations on campus, except during lunch breaks. Social distancing while in close quarters will also be enforced, however due to the bodywork nature of this course, may not always be possible. 
    • Please Bring: A blanket, pillow and both required books. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).
    • Meals: One hour lunch break – due to Covid-19 there are no food services available on campus. Please bring your own meals. If the Bookstore is open during your class, snacks will be available for purchase.
    • Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
    About the Instructor

    Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D earned her first doctorate from the Hebrew University  in Jerusalem in 1997. She conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006 she graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Arian has been practicing naturopathic medicine in Seattle, with an emphasis on craniosacral therapy and homeopathy.

    She studied craniosacral therapy in Bastyr’s continuing education program under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Soliven, completing the certification program at the Diplomate level from Integrative Body Institute (IBI). In 2007 she began working as a teaching assistant for IBI, and also completed IBI’s teacher training and mentoring program. Dr. Arian has a private practice in North Seattle where she sees people of all ages, including many pediatric patients.

     

    View cancellation policy here: https://bastyr.edu/continuing-education/course-information

    If the course must be cancelled or postponed due to an unforseen spike in the Covid-19 virus, participants will be offered a refund (minus processing fees). Thank you for keeping our BU community safe and healthy!

     

    Utilizing CBD in Clinical Practice

    Course Description

    This course is designed to reduce confusion and educate Naturopathic Doctors with regard to the clinical application of CBD and hemp-derived CBD products. You will explore utilizing CBD in a clinical practice with an evidence-based approach to clinical research investigating both CBD (substantive, but still emerging) and hemp-derived CBD products (limited). This activity does not discuss “marijuana”, other than to contrast it with hemp from a regulatory perspective. Important aspects of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, methods of administration and dosage will all be covered. The goal is to help clinicians understand the various indications for CBD, including, and especially, FDA-approved preparations of CBD for seizure disorders, schizophrenia and anxiety.


    Course Learning Objectives

    1. Outline FDA’s concerns
    2. Review the current regulatory environment for CBD
    3. Understand various MOAs and pharmacokinetics
    4. Introduce the endocannabinoid system
    5. Describe the pharmacology of CBD
    6. Examine tolerability & safety studies
    7. Review drug interaction mechanisms and DDI studies
    8. Evaluate clinical trials w/ a focus on dosage
    9. Learn how to evaluate CBD products

    Course CE Completion Requirements (1 CEU)

    • You must complete the course materials by April 1, 2022. 
    • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
    • You must complete the course evaluation.
    • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

    About the Instructor

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    Jamie Corroon, ND, MPH is the founder and Medical Director of the Center for Medical Cannabis Education. Dr. Corroon is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and clinical researcher. In addition, Dr. Corroon advises dietary supplement and Cannabis companies regarding science, regulation, and product development. Dr. Corroon is well published in the peer-review literature, with recent publications that investigate the clinical and public health implications of the broadening acceptance of Cannabis in society.

     

    Online Ayurvedic Health Advisor Certificate Program- Fall 2022

    Course starts: Friday August 19, 2022- 6:30 - 9:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday August 20-21, 2022-  8:00 - 6:00pm
    Course runs once a month August-November for the Fall quarter 


    Prerequisite to this course:
    Introduction to Ayurveda

    Students have one calendar year from the start date of their first module (not including the Intro course) to complete the certificate program. You will have an additional 6 months after completion of the final module to submit your client hour logs to finalize your certificate.

    Fall Quarter for the Ayurveda Health Advisor Certificate Program includes the following modules:

    • Module 8: Client Interactions & Health Program Procedures (August 19-21, 2022):

    Focus of this course is Ayurvedic assessment skills of by delving into multi-faceted examination, including interview and communication, techniques, physical exam, lifestyle assessment and developing a protocol, including client adherence issues.

    • Module 9: Pathology of Body Energy and Disease (September 23-25, 2022):

    Fine-tune your understanding of disease states and pathology in Ayurveda. Learn about dosha imbalance as well as causes of disease (such as genetic, constitutional and seasonal) for selected body systems, including three major assessment agendas.

    • Module 10: Ayurvedic Body Systems Structure and Function (October 21-23, 2022):

    Focus on additional concepts of Ayurvedic body structure, including a deeper understanding of doshas, organs, systems and energy channels. Explore the depth of the three attributes (Satva, Rajas and Tamas) in addition to how each governs the mind and emotions. Expand your understanding of metabolic energy, types, function and importance in health and disease. Study ojas(natural vitality, vigor, and immunity) and its importance and function.

    • Module 11: Complementary Modalities (November 18-20, 2022):

    Immerse yourself in yoga philosophy and Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. Understand the effect yoga hason the doshas, energetic principles and bodily functions. Focus on the Ayurvedic application of yoga for health and constitutional balance. Explore Vedic astrology, introductory Sanskrit, bodywork, color therapy and interior design,exterior environments and introductory conventional medical approaches.

    *Homework will be assigned by the instructor and must be completed by the due date assigned- approximately one month after each live session

    Course Notes
    Each 52-hour module must be completed within a 4-week period. Each module includes 20 hours of live webinar, 12 hours of recorded supplemental instruction available online, 10 hours of self-study, and 10 hours of client sessions. If you're interested in purchasing the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program you can purchase the entire program (includes Introduction to Ayurveda at no additional cost to you) for the amount of $4250.00. Full Certificate Program

     *Price does not include supplemental materials* 

    Ayurvedic Advisor Certification
    To earn a Certificate of Competency, you must complete all 12 courses (which include at least 50 client sessions) and pass the open-book exam at the end of each course.

    Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here. If you purchase the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program that includes the free Introduction to Ayurveda (price valued at $415), and cancel your subscription to the webinar course within 14 days as per the cancellation policy, the Introduction to Ayurveda is non-refundable and the valued amount of $415 will not be reimbursed upon cancellation.  

    About the Instructor

    Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa (K.P.Khalsa)

    KP Khalsa, Yogaraj, AD, DN-C, RH, is one of the today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with 50 years in the natural health field, KP has a wealth of experience in the use of healing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal foods in real life situations. Khalsa, the national president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism and health.
    He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition and is featured in several distance learning courses. Khalsa trained in herbalism and food therapy with an Ayurvedic mentor for 35 years. He holds a doctorate in Ayurveda, is a state certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist. Khalsa is on the Bastyr faculty and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

     

    Online Nutrition CE: Integrative & Functional Nutritional Approach to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

    Course Notes
    This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.

    Access start date: July 1, 2020
    Course Length: 1 hour recorded material (1 CEU).
    Participants have 1 year access to materials or until July 13, 2022 (whichever comes first)

    Course Description

    The incidence of the autoimmune condition “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis”, which accounts for the majority of hypothyroidism cases, is fast growing.  Not only is this condition potentially preventable, but it can be addressed and well managed with dietary and lifestyle shifts.  Dietitians are well positioned to help support patients who may not be aware of how poor dietary patterns and a fast-paced lifestyle may affect autoimmunity and specifically the thyroid. This “food and lifestyle as medicine” themed presentation will provide insights into numerous elements of thyroid and immune function, discuss signs and symptoms and provide guidance on addressing and tackling potential root causes such as dietary insufficiencies and systemic imbalances as well as stressful lifestyle habits.

    Course Learning Objectives

    1. Describe the basic physiology and biochemistry of thyroid function
    2. Identify signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as well as diet/lifestyle factors that may contribute to exacerbation of the condition.
    3. Implement easy and effective dietary, lifestyle and supplemental strategies that support both thyroid function and the immune system.

    Course CE Completion Requirements

    • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or by July 13, 2022 (whichever comes first)
    • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
    • You must complete the course evaluation.
    • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

    Approved CEUs

    • NDs (AANP approved)
    • RDs (CDR approved)
    • MDs (category III)
    • RNs (category III)

    Don't need CEU's? 

    Non-CEU Discount Code: NOCEU5 (Recieve $5 off the course price. Please note: you will not be eligible for CEU's or a certificate of completion if you use this code)

    About the Instructor

    Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, holds a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. Previously she worked at the wellness company, Arivale, as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead training coaches, as well as providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using a personalized medicine approach. She was in private practice for 8 years as well as a Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic, working with hundreds of patients on a variety of health issues. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and was Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Mary’s Nutrition Show”, and is the author of the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods", and the forthcoming “The Microbiome Reset Diet.”

    Online Nutrition CE: Addressing PMS With Diet & Lifestyle

    Course Notes
    This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.

    Access start date: August 1, 2020
    Course Length: 1 hour recorded material (1 CEU).
    Participants must complete the course within 1 year or before July 31, 2022. 

    Course Description

    Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is experienced by over 90% of women, some of whose lives are greatly disrupted by this condition, whether through pain, mood or missed workdays.  Not surprisingly, a woman's monthly cycle is a complex orchestration of hormones that can be affected and even dictated by diet and lifestyle patterns. Health providers are primed to help make a difference for many women who may be struggling to find relief from these symptoms.   This presentation will provide a variety of integrative strategies that may help to ease this time of the month, from vital foods to include and minimize,  healthy and supportive habits around sleep, stress, and exercise, as well as potentially helpful supplementation and supportive body, work like massage and acupuncture.

    Course Learning Objectives

    1. Discuss the basic physiology behind a woman's monthly cycle
    2. Identify diet and lifestyle patterns that may exacerbate PMS and dysmenorrhea
    3. Implement several diet and lifestyle strategies that support a reduction of PMS symptoms and dysmenorrhea

    Course CE Completion Requirements

    • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or by July 31, 2022 (whichever comes first)
    • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
    • You must complete the course evaluation.
    • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

    Approved CEUs

    • NDs (AANP approved)
    • RDs (CDR approved)
    • MDs (category III)
    • RNs (category III)

    Don't need CEU's? 

    Non-CEU Discount Code: NOCEU5 (Recieve $5 off the course price. Please note: you will not be eligible for CEU's or a certificate of completion if you use this code)

    About the Instructor

    Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, holds a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. Previously she worked at the wellness company, Arivale, as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead training coaches, as well as providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using a personalized medicine approach. She was in private practice for 8 years as well as a Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic, working with hundreds of patients on a variety of health issues. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and was Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Mary’s Nutrition Show”, and is the author of the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods", and the forthcoming “The Microbiome Reset Diet.” 

    Online Nutrition CE: Your Brain on Food

    Course Notes
    This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.

    Access start date: September 1, 2020
    Course Length: 1 hour recorded material (1 CEU).
    Participants have 1 year access to materials or until August 31, 2022 (whichever comes first)

    Course Description

    Brain disorders like memory loss and mood issues are increasing every year. Science has shown that nutrition has a powerful effect on the brain and health practitioners are well positioned to help prevent and address these major health concerns. This presentation will highlight specific foods and phytochemicals that support brain health and those that may promote deterioration. It will examine the potential adverse effects of nutrient deficiencies, as well address how inflammatory and cardiovascular issues can negatively affect the brain. It will educate on relevant bio markers, present research on potentially beneficial supplements, and touch on the negative impact of several commonly used medications. Practical ideas on helping patients implement brain-supportive dietary and lifestyle strategies will be provided.

    Course Learning Objectives

    1. Identify key foods to include/avoid that help support optimal brain health.
    2. Interpret pertinent blood labs which may help to assess risk of neuro- degeneration
    3. Discuss the potential impact of micronutrient deficiencies on mood, cognition and memory Implement dietary and lifestyle strategies to help patients support mental health and reduce the risk for cognitive decline

    Course CE Completion Requirements

    • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or before August 31, 2022 (whichever comes first)
    • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
    • You must complete the course evaluation.
    • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

    Approved CEUs

    • NDs (AANP approved)
    • RDs (CDR approved)
    • MDs (category III)
    • RNs (category III)

    Don't need CEU's? 

    Non-CEU Discount Code: NOCEU5 (Recieve $5 off the course price. Please note: you will not be eligible for CEU's or a certificate of completion if you use this code)

    About the Instructor

    Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, holds a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. Previously she worked at the wellness company, Arivale, as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead training coaches, as well as providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using a personalized medicine approach. She was in private practice for 8 years as well as a Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic, working with hundreds of patients on a variety of health issues. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and was Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Mary’s Nutrition Show”, and is the author of the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods", and the forthcoming “The Microbiome Reset Diet.” 

    Online Integrative Health CE: The Missing Dental Connection

    This course is online only. It is a recorded, self-paced course.
    Access Start Date: September 1, 2020
    Course Length: 8 hour recorded material (8 CEUs).
    Participants have 1 year access to materials

    "This is an excellent course! Every ND should take this course, as it has incredibly important implications for systemic health and naturopathic medicine." -- ND student at Bastyr University

    “I loved Dr. Rubin's passion for the subject and his teaching style, the images from his personal practice, and his passion to collaborate with [physicians]" - Previous course participant

    Course Learning Objectives

    • Develop a practical knowledge of basic dental anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology
    • Understand some common dental procedures, their indications, their limitations, and some of the systemic implications
    • Understand the wide range of connections between oral/dental infections and systemic disease
    • Learn the perspective of “biological” dentistry vs “traditional” dentistry
    • Learn how the dentist and physician can work cooperatively to improve patient outcomes
    • Learn to recognize and screen for some signs of oral/dental pathology in your physical exam and patient questionnaire
    • Increase patient referrals from dental colleagues, and understand when to appropriately refer your patients for dental evaluation
    • Learn how to work effectively to support patient health in areas of mercury fillings, root canals, cavitations, periodontal infections and more
    • How to find and evaluate qualified biological dentists

    Course CE Completion Requirements

    • You must complete the course materials within 1 year of purchase or course launch date (if purchased before the course is live).
    • You must complete the course exam with a 75% or higher to pass.
    • You must complete the course evaluation.
    • To receive a CE certificate, you must have a approved credential.

    Approved for CEUS

    • NDs licensed in WA (pending AANP approval in other states)
    • MDs Category 3
    • RNs Category 3

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Paul Rubin, DDS, MIAOMT has been in private practice of holistic dentistry in the Seattle area for over 40 years. He  has networked with naturopathic physicians and other holistic health practitioners, and learned what is missing in their knowledge and training about the oral and systemic health connections and about dentistry in general. He has created this course to bridge that gap. He has taught this same course as a “live” elective class for clinic level ND students as well as practitioners at Bastyr for the last three years, where it received overwhelmingly positive reviews  He has worked for over three decades with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, where he has been awarded as both Fellow and Master of the IAOMT, and brings that experience and knowledge also to the content of this course.

    Introduction to Ayurvedic Health Advisor

    Please Note: This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Certificate, Community and Continuing Education Department. To read about the program's course sequence, requirements and fees, click here.

    Course Description
    Learn about the historical periods of Ayurveda, the foundational texts and their authors, and prominent schools of thought. Starting with an overview of the origins and development of Ayurveda from the Vedic period to modern time, we will discuss the Samkhya philosophy of life science. We will apply special focus on the principle of the individual constitution – the three doshas. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the three doshas are the energetic principles that govern our physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. Class discussions will also address the Ayurvedic principle of living in harmony with nature and the environment.

    Course Objectives

    • Define and discuss at least four of the major areas of Samkhya philosophy
    • Define the five elements and their qualities
    • Identify at least five major timeline points in the history of Ayurveda
    • Define and explain the Ayurvedic definition of life
    • List the three doshas and define the physical, psychological and emotional elements of each
    • Describe the role of doshas in the Ayurvedic tradition
    • Discuss the concepts of health and disease through the lens of the Ayurvedic tradition

    Supplemental text

    Ayurveda Science of Self Healing by Vasant Lad 

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD-Ayurveda, BAMS, CYEd is a naturopathic doctor, ayurvedic expert, professor and best-selling author. He is the founder and director of the Natural Medicine Clinic, Academy & Wellness Spa which has two clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Shanbhag specializes in integrating Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine and yoga to treat acute and chronic diseases.

    For more than 30 years, he has successfully run various Ayurveda institutions in India and the U.S. He was founder and director for 17 years of AYU Academy & Clinic, Seattle. In 2006 he sold this successful institution to Kerala Ayurveda. During 1991-96, he was chairman of the Ayurveda Department of Bastyr University. During 1985-88 he was head of the Ayurvedic Research Institute, Pune.

    Dr. Shanbhag is currently on the faculty of Bastyr University, MMI Ayurveda College, Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Vedika Global. He is the best-seller author of Beginner’s Intro to Ayurveda by Keats Publishing. In 1988 he was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD-Ayurveda research thesis. In 2010 and again in 2013, he won International Awards for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching and Practice. He has also been a sought-after keynote speaker at national and international conferences in the fields of Ayurveda, naturopathic medicine, yoga, wellness and nutrition.

    Online Ayurvedic Health Advisor Certificate Program- Spring 2022

    Course starts: Friday April 22, 2022- 6:30 - 9:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday April 23-24, 2022-  8:00 - 6:00pm
    Course runs once a month April-July for the Spring quarter (see dates below)


    Prerequisite to this course:
    Introduction to Ayurveda

    Students have one calendar year from the start date of their first module (not including the Intro course) to complete the certificate program. You will have an additional 6 months after completion of the final module to submit your client hour logs to finalize your certificate.

    Spring Quarter for the Ayurveda Health Advisor Certificate Program includes the following modules:

    • Module 4: Ayurvedic Psychology  (April 22-24, 2022)

    Learn the Ayurvedic concept of structure and function of the mind. Immerse yourself in a range of observation and interviewing skills, including observation of behavior, listening, objective questioning, setting appropriate boundaries and motivational interviewing, all in the context of Ayurvedic psychological assessment.

    • Module 5: Pathology of Disease Stages (May 20-22, 2022):

    Learn disease pathology in the Ayurvedic context, including the stages of disease (such as accumulation,aggravation, and augmentation) for selected body systems. Deepen your knowledge of how disease is approached in Ayurveda. Learn therapy approaches and remedies for pathologies.

    • Module 6: Ayurvedic Body Systems in Health and Disease (June 17-19, 2022):

    Focus on additional concepts of Ayurvedic body structure, including a deeper understanding of doshas, organs, systems and energy channels. Explore the depth of the three attributes (Satva, Rajas and Tamas) in addition to how each governs the mind and emotions. Refine your understanding of metabolic energy, types, function and importance in health and disease. Study ojas(natural vitality, vigor, and immunity) and its importance and function.

    • Module 7: Assessment and Disease Development (July 22-24, 2022):

    Fine tune yourunderstanding of disease states and pathology in Ayurveda. Learn about doshaimbalance as well as causes of disease (such as genetic, constitutional andseasonal) for selected body systems, including 3 major assessment agendas.s.  

    *Homework will be assigned by the instructor and must be completed by the due date assigned- approximately one month after each live session

    Course Note
    Each 52-hour module must be completed within a 4-week period. Each module includes 20 hours of live webinar, 12 hours of recorded supplemental instruction available online, 10 hours of self-study, and 10 hours of client sessions. If you're interested in purchasing the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program you can purchase the entire program (includes Introduction to Ayurveda at no additional cost to you) for the amount of $4250.00. Full Certificate Program

     *Price does not include supplemental materials* 

    Ayurvedic Advisor Certification

    To earn a Certificate of Competency, you must complete all 12 courses (which include at least 50 client sessions) and pass the open-book exam at the end of each course.

    Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here. If you purchase the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program that includes the free Introduction to Ayurveda (price valued at $415), and cancel your subscription to the webinar course within 14 days as per the cancellation policy, the Introduction to Ayurveda is non-refundable and the valued amount of $415 will not be reimbursed upon cancellation.  

    About the Instructor

    Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa (K.P.Khalsa)

    KP Khalsa, Yogaraj, AD, DN-C, RH, is one of the today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with 50 years in the natural health field, KP has a wealth of experience in the use of healing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal foods in real life situations. Khalsa, the national president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism and health.
    He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition and is featured in several distance learning courses. Khalsa trained in herbalism and food therapy with an Ayurvedic mentor for 35 years. He holds a doctorate in Ayurveda, is a state certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist. Khalsa is on the Bastyr faculty and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

     

    Online Ayurvedic Health Advisor Certificate Program- Winter 2022

    Course starts: Friday January 21, 2022- 6:30 - 9:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday January 22-23, 2022-  8:00 - 6:00pm
    Course runs once a month January-March for the Winter quarter (see dates below)


    Prerequisite to this course:
    Introduction to Ayurveda

    Winter Quarter for the Ayurveda Health Advisor Certificate Program includes the following modules:

    • Module 1: Ayurvedic Lifestyle (January 21-23, 2022)
      Discover Ayurvedic lifestyle: daily and seasonal routines, relaxation, meditation, sleep, stress management, personalhabits and behaviors, exercise, relationships, and goals for maintaining your health. Explore ways in which to counsel clients to maintain balance of mind,body and consciousness through proper diet and lifestyle choices. (52 Hours)

      Module 2: Ayurvedic Nutrition (February 18-20, 2022)
      Focus on Ayurvedic nutrition,including food combining, eating habits and food energetics, as well as the Ayurvedic view of nutritional constituents. Learn diets for doshas and individual health and using foods therapeutically. (52 Hours)

      Module 3: Ayurvedic Herbalism, Culinary and Dietary Therapy (March 18-20, 2022)
      Discover the principles, qualities, actions and therapeutic profiles of herbs, foods and other natural therapeutic substances. Focus on herbal properties, preparations, Ayurvedic energetics, phytochemistry and clinical indications for herbs treating major energy imbalances. (52 Hours)

    *Homework will be assigned by the instructor and must be completed by the due date assigned- approximately one month after each live session

    Course Note: Each 52-hour module must be completed within a 4-week period. Each module includes 20 hours of live webinar, 12 hours of recorded supplemental instruction available online, 10 hours of self-study, and 10 hours of client sessions. If you're interested in purchasing the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program you can purchase the entire program (includes Introduction to Ayurveda at no additional cost to you) for the amount of $4250.00  Full Certificate Program

     *Price does not include supplemental materials* 

    AYURVEDIC ADVISOR CERTIFICATION: To earn a Certificate of Competency, you must complete all 12 courses (which include at least 50 client sessions) and pass the open-book exam at the end of each course.

    Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here. If you purchase the full Ayurvedic Certificate Program that includes the free Introduction to Ayurveda (price valued at $415), and cancel your subscription to the webinar course within 14 days as per the cancellation policy, the Introduction to Ayurveda is non-refundable and the valued amount of $415 will not be reimbursed upon cancellation.  

    Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa (K.P.Khalsa)

    KP Khalsa, Yogaraj, AD, DN-C, RH, is one of the today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with 50 years in the natural health field, KP has a wealth of experience in the use of healing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal foods in real life situations. Khalsa, the national president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism and health.
    He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition and is featured in several distance learning courses. Khalsa trained in herbalism and food therapy with an Ayurvedic mentor for 35 years. He holds a doctorate in Ayurveda, is a state certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist. Khalsa is on the Bastyr faculty and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.