This training programme is delivered in English.

Aromatherapy & Ayurveda

4.5 excellent 4 opinions
The S.E.E.D. Institute
In Ash and Shaftesbury

VAT exempt
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Important information

Typology Intensive workshop
Location At 2 venues
Class hours 14h
Duration 2 Days
Start Different dates available
  • Intensive workshop
  • At 2 venues
  • 14h
  • Duration:
    2 Days
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Are you interested in Aromatherapy and Ayurveda? Even if you do not have any prior experience, The S.E.E.D. Institute offers a a two-day course, which will be adjusted to your level of knowledge. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that harmony is health and that the lack of disease is the main trait of well-being.

You will learn about the theory of creation and balance, the essential oils, the different doshas and many other topics.


Where and when

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Different dates available
Ash Hill Road, Ash, Aldershot, Surrey, GU12 5DP, Surrey, England
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Stour Row, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0QW, Dorset, England
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Starts Different dates available
Ash Hill Road, Ash, Aldershot, Surrey, GU12 5DP, Surrey, England
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Starts Different dates available
Stour Row, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0QW, Dorset, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Who is it intended for?

If you are interested in aromatherapy and ayurveda you can attend this course!

· Requirements

For Massage/Aromatherapists/Bodywork Therapists. This course is also open to those who want to use the technique on family/friends.

· Qualification

Certificate of Qualification awarded to successfully completing Students. Certificates of attendance awarded to non-therapists.

· What happens after requesting information?

On receiving your enquiry we will endeavour to contact you via telephone to give you the opportunity to discuss your requirements. If we are not successful in contacting you via phone we will e-mail you details of the course that you are interested in applying for, including a booking form should you wish to go ahead and book with us. We will also include our contact details.


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Reviews on this course

Anonymous K.
4.5 10/02/2016
What I would highlight: You will receive a workbook with a lot of information well presented. If you also use the recommended books for the course, you will find a lot of information on history, phylosophy and practical application of Ayurvedic therapies. The section with essential oils is really useful if you want to combine Ayurvedic principles with your massage routines. They were also very fast replying by email, they would usually answer me the same day. I was constantly receiving feedback, which made me feel confident that I was learning and that I was being guided to fields of knowledge that needed more study.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous H.
4.0 06/02/2016
What I would highlight: As Ayurveda is a very complex science, we went thorugh a lot of information in two days. I imagine it's difficult to put so much knowledge in only two days. The first time I read the booklet I was a bit overwhelmed. However, additional research made me achieve the assignments.
What could be improved: Very well organised for only two days! I cannot say anything negative.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anónimo A.
4.5 02/02/2016
What I would highlight: This course was ideal for me because I had no knowledge about Ayurveda. The structure of the course was very helpful regarding the contents and the way they lead the research on the internet. The information was also very interesting. This isn't the first time I've done a distance learning course. Other distance learning courses focus on intellectual essays and on writing, but in this course I was told that I could write what I felt was most useful to capture the essence of the subject. This encourages you to learn more passionately. I did not hesitate to ask many questions and they replied very quickly! I would highly recommend this course and I really look forward to doing other courses of this Institute in the near future.
What could be improved: Nothing. Everything was perfect!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous H.
5.0 02/01/2016
What I would highlight: Before taking this course, I was really uneasy about taking distance learning courses as I am usually a hands-on learning person. But I discovered that this way of learning is great if you have a busy lifestyle. You are the one who chosses when and how much you will learn. I loved the fact that this course challenges the western approach to health!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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Anonymous M.
5.0 04/01/2016
What I would highlight: Its structure was made, so that it is easy to learn. The right amount of information was given, neither overloading nor poor. It was the perfect combination for me and my busy lifestyle as I work full time. But it still turned out to be the most enjoyable experience. Even I was surprised to see how much I had learned. My tutor was really fast at marking my essays and I felt as he was there every moment. I really enjoyed that time and I learned a lto considering that I am a slow learner. Thank you!
What could be improved: I honestly think that you cannot change anything about this course.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Essential oils
Theory Balance
Pulse reading
Herbal Medicated Oils
Ayurvedic Hand Massage
Alternative Medicine
Ayurvedic Massage
Aromatherapy supplies
Aromatic Plants
Holistic therapy
Holistic Medicine
Ayurvedic Principles
Human Metabolism
Body Types
Ayurveda Compatibilities

Teachers and trainers (1)

Jane Rose
Jane Rose
Principal Tutor of The S.E.E.D. Institute

TSI Clinical Practitioner Diploma in Aromatherapy - 1997 Advanced Massage Techniques, Ayurveda, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Pregnancy, Babies & Children Massage, Chinese Foot Massage, Remedial & Sports Massage. PTLLS Teaching Certificate - 2012 CTLLS Teaching Certificate - July 2013

Course programme

Aromatherapy & Ayurveda

Charaka, a classical Ayurvedic writer, defines disease and health thus, "A disharmony among the constituents which support the body is known as disease; their harmony is called health, the state of normality. A sense of well-being is characteristic of the absence of disease, for disease is always associated with discomfort".

Ayurvedic practitioners believe that man does not need medicine - if the diet is right - and it is not medicine that is needed if the diet is wrong! They use, among other remedies, herbs, essential oils and massage in treating their patients.

Topics addressed during the course include:

  • Ayurvedic Theory of Creation and the Theory of Balance: The fundamental theory of Ayurvedic treatment is based on the theory of balance among the major bodily systems which are called the Three Systems or in Sanskrit the Tri Doshas. Each person's constitution is controlled by one or two of the three doshas. Doshas are not only the determinants of our constitutions but also of the type of disease to which we will succumb and they also determine the features that make us unique. The co-ordinated balance of these three systems is essential for health.
  • The Healer Within & The Restoration of Harmony: Neither Ayurvedic Medicine nor Aromatherapy consider the primary cause of disease to result from an onslaught of germs that invade the body. Both disciplines advocate and prefer to create an environment where the 'germs' cannot happily habituate.
  • The Power of the Wind, Fire & Cohesion: Classical Ayurvedic texts describe man as standing on the earth and being subjected to the wind, sun and the moon.
  • Five Basic 'Building Blocks: Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether: Ayurveda believes that everything in the Universe is made of 5 elements or building blocks. Their properties are important in understanding balance and imbalance in the human body.
  • Body-analysis using Ayurvedic Principles of Prakriti & Vikruti
  • Recognising & finding 'Body-Types': 'Vata', 'Pitta', 'Kapha': Each individual is born with a pre-determined basic pattern and the Tridoshas and character-type are part of this pattern. The balance is finely tuned and the equilibrium is easily disturbed. The imbalanced or overbalanced condition of these systems, in any part of the body, causes ill-health which manifests as the symptoms of disease.
  • Introduction to Pulse-Reading to determine health: The Ayurvedic Practitioners of India do not diagnose disease or imbalance 'from a void'. They are fully aware of the inter-cellular level of communications within the body. At the tissue-level, inter-cellular messages are communicated to the heart, via the blood-stream, in a comprehensive and precise, bio-chemical language.
  • Aromatherapy, & Ayurveda Compatibilities: Dr Badmajieff, the last of a line of Doctors who were both Lamas and Occidental Practitioners and lived strictly according to Lamic principles, died in 1923 at the age of 123 having said: "If it is possible to influence an individual from outside to the point of modifying his behaviour, it must be done by means of aromatic substances - and through the skin".
  • Ayurvedic Essential Oils Anthopogon, Artemesia, Kachur, Himalayan Cedar, Jatamansi, Nepalese Juniper, Neem, Sandalwood, Sugandhawal, Turmeric, Ushir
  • Common Essential Oils for the different Doshas
  • Carrier Oils & Herbal Medicated Oils
  • Plants, Tastes & Diet: Ayurveda prescribes six different flavours for the daily diet - the commonly acknowledged sweet, sour, salty and bitter tastes and two additional ones - pungent and astringent. In general, a well-chosen, balanced diet containing all six tastes is recommended.
  • Teas for the different Doshas
  • Ayurvedic Hand Massage: including Ubtans, Scrubs, Masks
  • Garshan: Silk Glove Massage: traditional Ayurvedic dry massage with a special silk glove that can be done as an alternative to an oil massage.

Please note that this course is a:

Post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence. Subject to the student already holding an appropriate therapy qualification, the assessment being satisfactory and the approval of the students' Governing Body and Insurance Company, it can be added to your list of qualifications.

Please note that on all 'Certificate of Qualification' Courses students are assessed either by Continuous Assessment, Case Studies or Examination.

Many Associations accept our Courses for CPD including the IFPA (12 Category A Points) Please note that it is the responsibility of the Student to check if their Association accepts this Qualification.

Certificate of Qualification awarded to successfully completing Students

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