Certificate in Panchakarma Therapy and Yoga Basics


Ayurveda defines health as ‘Swasthya’, which can be explained as ‘state of balanced metabolism, equilibrium of physiological functions (vata, pitta, kapha), proper production & elimination of waste products, normal functioning of bodily tissues with contentment state of mind, sense & self (consciousness).’

The key to prevention of disease & to maintain balance in state of health, Ayurveda emphasises preventive and healing therapies along with various methods of detoxification and rejuvenation. These therapies are dealt under ‘Panchakarma’.

Panchakarma literally means five methods of body purification. These methods are employed in the healthy, to prevent diseases and in the diseased, to treat a number of diseases. These methods are also adopted as part of rejuvenation therapy (Rasayana). There are certain preparatory steps to be taken before the actual Panchakarma are performed. They are called as Poorvakarma. Also there are procedures advised after the actual Panchakarmas. These are called Paschatkarma. This course intends to train students in all these procedures, in a systematic and classical approach, and under the directions of a qualified physician.

Yoga is an integral part of ancient wisdom with coinciding principles with Ayurveda, and plays an important role in healthy living. This course also trains students in basics of yoga practice, so that they can help the physician in imparting yoga instructions to a patient. A skilled student can also demonstrate yoga techniques to a patient under the directions of a physician.

With the increase in awareness about Ayurveda and its non-surgical therapies, more people are opting for Ayurveda treatments. This has increased the demand for skilled Panchakarma therapists multifold.

I-AIM Healthcare has been a pioneer in training Panchakarma therapists for over six years and has successfully trained more than a hundred therapists from all across India. I-AIM Healthcare has almost 100% placement for therapists who have undergone this course.

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Be skilled in performing panchakarma therapies under the supervision of a physician.
  2. Have understanding of basic concepts of Ayurveda, anatomy and physiology in relation to practice of panchakarma therapy.
  3. Be able to identify plants used in panchakarma therapy and prepare herbal formulations for panchakarma procedures.
  4. Know the description and proper use of each instrument in relation to every panchakarma procedure.
  5. Adopt good hygienic standards, etiquettes and values.
  6. Learn basic nursing skills and first aid.
  7. Learn basic Yoga asanas.
  8. Learn house keeping of a panchakarma therapy unit in a hospital or wellness center.
  9. Develop communication and soft skills to fulfill the needs of a health care establishment.

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate should

  • Have passed 10th Std exams
  • Be above 18 years of age at the time of course completion
  • Have a functional understanding of English language
  • Have an aptitude to pursue a service oriented career as Panchakarma therapist

Medium of Instruction

English and one regional language


The faculty consists of more than 20 experienced clinicians of Ayurveda & Yoga, along with senior therapists, who are well versed in Theory, good clinical practice & patient interaction.


Section I – Foundation Course

  1. Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda
  2. Swasthavritta – Concepts of wellness
  3. Basic physiology of human body in Ayurveda (Sharir Kriya)
  4. Elementary structures and functions of human body (Sharir Rachana)

Section II – Medicinal Plants and preparations

  1. Dravyaguna – Basics of Ayurveda pharmacology
  2. Bhaishajya kalpana – Preparation of Panchakarma related Medicines

Section III – Panchakarma

  1. Introduction to Concept of Panchakarma
  2. Instruments used in panchakarma
  3. Guidelines for therapists
  4. Detailed understanding of Purvakarma (pre- operative Procedures)
  5. Detailed understanding of pradhana karma procedure (main procedures)
  6. Detailed understanding of Paschat karma (post operative procedure)
  7. Cosmetic care in Ayurveda

Section IV – Yoga

  1. Basics Of Yoga

Section V – Soft skills

  1. Personal hygiene
  2. Good Housekeeping
  3. Spoken English
  4. Developing personality skills

Section VI

  1. Basic First Aid methods
  2. Basic Nursing Procedures
  3. Hospital dynamics

Course Fees

For Indian Students: INR 50,000 (for 6 months course). Food & accommodation: Extra, as applicable at Hostel & Canteen.

Scholarship available for selected students. Please contact Dr. Girish Kumar for details.

Contact Details

For more information:

Dr. Girish Kumar V.
Senior Assistant Professor
Education Unit, IAIM, TDU.
Phone no: +91 9844 7939 64; 080-28567000; etxn. 479; 080-28568000
E-mail ID: dr.girish@tdu.edu.in;  dr.girish@iaimhealthcare.org

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