Introduction to Ayurveda Dietetics – Online 5-hour basic course – August 2020

August 6, 2020 to August 9, 2020

Registrations are now closed!

Course Description

This course will provide information on what Ayurveda says about food, in terms of its classification and application to daily dietary habits. Where opportune, these will be discussed in the context of modern nutritional concepts.

Ayurveda dietetics are for the individual, based on each one’s personality, local context and age. We will provide an overview of the philosophy to understand this individuality, and a primer on how to use it to design a diet. This course will introduce you to the Sanskrit terms and classification system for food. It is only suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of Ayurveda, and wish to expand their theoretical foundations.


  1. This course will not cover medicinal aspects of Ayurveda such as herbs and formulations.
  2. This course will not provide recipes or cooking advice.
  3. You will not be able to use the knowledge for designing diets for commercial benefit.

This course is completely online and it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure adequate internet connection for participation. You will be provided with a handout that covers selected information and will be expected to make your own notes during the class. These are live sessions and are not being recorded.


Anyone with high school biology knowledge. This round is designed for working professionals who have an interest in food and nutrition. Please note that a separate subsidised course will be held for students of food, nutrition and dietetics in September.


Thursday, 6 August 2020 – Sunday, 9 August 2020


  • Day 1, 6th Aug: Introduction to Ayurveda, Doshas, Prakruti of Upayokta, Prakruti and genomics.
    Assignment #1 : Prakruthi self-assessment
  • Day 2, 7th Aug: Prakruthi self-assessment discussion, Rasapanchaka of food in relation to Doshas
  • Day 3, 8th Aug: Dietary rules, Ayurveda concept of nourishment: agni, dhatu; their relation to modern biochemistry,
    Assignment #2: Design-a-diet
  • Day 4, 9th Aug: Design-a-diet assignment discussion, Ayurveda dietetics, Agni and Dhatus

Course Output

Each participant will be given a letter confirming their attendance of the workshop along with the syllabus. To qualify for the letter, a participant must have 100% attendance and submit the two assignments within the prescribed times.

Course Lecturers

Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan

Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan MD (Ayurveda)

Consultant Ayurveda Paediatrician. She has a special interest in educating mothers about the advantages of Ayurveda techniques in the care of newborn. Her research interests include management of children with Cerebral Palsy. Currently practicing in Bengaluru.

Dr. Megha

Dr. Megha PhD

Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Stony Brook University, New York. Assistant Professor at Centre For Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition. Active researcher in the area of malnutrition, with keen interest in public health nutrition and identifying how traditional food knowledge can be integrated with modern biochemistry.


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