The Science of Life
Ayurveda Introductory Course Details
What can I expect from the Ayurveda Introductory course?
At the end of the full course, you will have a comprehensive overview of what Ayurveda is about and how you can incorporate it into your daily life.
Each module will be held in a lecture style - interactive with practical applications. Each participant will receive a copy of the power point and a certificate of completion for each module.
If your availability is limited, you can simply sign up for the modules that suit you.
If you wish to explore further on personal healing at Barberyn Resorts, it will also give you a fair view about the quality of services offered by Barberyn Resorts.
The Science of Life - Ayurveda Introductory Course
Ayurveda Barberyn Resorts & Luxe Nova Lifestyle Studio
Philosophy and Principles of Ayurveda
Module 1 - 9th FRI - 6pm to 9pm
The module will provide participants with basic concepts of Ayurveda with practical examples that are beneficial to participants.
- The history of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka.
- The basic Philosophy behind Ayurveda.
- The principles of the common origin of universe and man, Pancha Maha Butha theory, Tridosha (the body types), Prikriti, Dosha, Dhatu and Mala and Agni and Ama.
Prevention and curing of disease in Ayurveda
Module 2 - 10th SAT - 10am to 1pm
- What is a healthy human being?
- Introduction on the methods of diagnosis of Ayurveda that are used - Pulse, Tongue, Eyes, Nails, Skin, Urine, Stool – discussion on self-diagnosis.
- Treatments used in Ayurveda:
- Pre-treatment – Purvakarma – preparing a body for treatment
- Main treatments – Panchakarma
Ayurveda Pharmaceuticals and Ayurveda Oils
Module 3 - 10th SAT - 3pm to 6pm
- Ayurveda preparations – oils, brews, fresh juices, hot infusions, pastes, powders, pills, herbal tonics and medicated ghee
- More detailed section on oils – preparation, ingredients, the correct oil for certain ailments
- Self oil applications – presentation and practice
Food and Diet
Module 4 - 11th SUN - 10am to 1pm
- Introduction of Tridosha
- Beneficial and nutritional Foods – introduce vegetables and foods from Hong Kong markets
- Six Tastes
- Digestive Systems
- Diet Rules
- Diet According to Tridosha
- Home Remedies that can be used by participants from produce in Hong Kong
- The use of herbs, body purification procedures and food for good health
Ayurveda and Yoga
Module 5 - 11th SUN - 3pm to 6pm
This module is geared to provide participants practical tips to use in their daily lives and will focus on:
The complementary nature of Ayurveda and Yoga.
How they are both geared towards purification and balance of the body mind and spirit.
The nadis (subtle channels), main chakras (energy centers), five bodily sheaths and the kundalini shakti (energy).
The importance of the regular practice of pranayama and meditation and some actual practice.
Learn mantras for physical and mental health
About the Practitioners:
Dr. Damayanthi Fernando
Damayanthi Fernando has studied at the Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar, India, where she obtained her degree in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. She earned her Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Ayurveda, specialized in Panchakarma from the same University. She had been involved in clinical research at the University for 5 years. She has clinical medicine experience of over 10 years including Ayurveda teaching experience in India and Sri Lanka. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy form Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar and has been engaged in the teaching and practice of Yoga since then. She currently works as an Ayurvedic Physician and lecturer at Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts and the Institute of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine.
Asanga Rodrigo is a young medical professional and a Yoga enthusiast. He has earned his degree in Bachelor of Medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and graduated in 2015. He specialized in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina. He has practiced yoga from his childhood and mainly focuses on Hata style yoga. Asanga has worked as an intern at China Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing and the third affiliated Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine during his undergraduate studies. He is presently involved in clinical research at the Institute of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine. He is fluent in both Chinese Mandarin and English languages.
Thilakawathie Igala Hewa
Thilakawathie Igala Hewa is one of the pioneering therapists at Barberyn Reef and trained with traditional Ayurveda physicians and refined the Barberyn way of oil applications over the past 30 years. She also studied massage therapy in Thailand. She has also participated and demonstrated Ayurveda therapies in workshops held in Germany and Japan. She is the lead Therapist and Trainer at Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort and co-ordinates the individual Ayurveda treatment plans with the doctors ensuring effective services based on best practices. She is also engaged with the Institute of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine of Barberyn and regularly demonstrates and teaches at the Institute courses.