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Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurvedic Nutrition

Embrace Holistic Wellbeing with Ayurvedic Nutrition. Begin your journey with us to harness the power of Ayurvedic philosophy and customize your path to dietary wellness.

15 Hours
Date & Time

27 May 2024 - 26 June 2024

6:00 PM -7:30 PM IST

Every Monday and Wednesday


Course Fee: ₹5000
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
High school biology and keen interest in food, nutrition and dietetics.
One year from the end date of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
Contact Details



Embark on a journey where ancient wisdom converges with modern dietary science. Ayurveda, India’s revered medical tradition, provides a deeply personalized dietary framework for holistic health, aligned with the rhythms of nature. While its rich principles, articulated in classical Sanskrit, may seem distant from contemporary nutritional concepts, our transdisciplinary course in Ayurvedic Nutrition is designed to bridge that gap. This introductory program invites you to immerse yourself in Ayurvedic philosophy, terminology, and food-related ideas, with the aim to empower you to tailor your nutritional choices to your unique needs. Start your exploration with us and master the art of blending Ayurvedic philosophy with practical dietary strategies for optimal health.

Course Objectives

  • Uncover the eight essential principles of an Ayurvedic diet and their correlation with modern nutritional science.
  • Analyze these principles to discern the intersections and divergences between ancient Ayurvedic insights and contemporary dietary research.
  • Investigate the Ayurvedic scriptures for insights on food categorization, consumption patterns, and specific dietary practices, including the enlightening subjects of incompatible food pairings and fasting protocols.
  • Acquire foundational knowledge of digestive physiology from an Ayurvedic perspective, with an emphasis on the concept of agni (digestive fire).
  • Explore how Ayurvedic and current dietetic principles can be utilized to optimize brain and metabolic health.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to Ayurveda: Delve into basic concepts and participate in the ‘Upayoktha’ assignment.
  • Prakruti : Prakruti self-assessment, Prakruti and genomics, Prakruti and food.
  • Food Nature Analysis: Contrast Ayurvedic and modern views on the intrinsic qualities of food.
  • Food Processing Insights: Evaluate everyday foods through both ancient wisdom and contemporary viewpoints.
  • Seasonal Dietary Guidelines: Learn the importance of seasonal influences on food choices.
  • Holistic Health in Ayurveda: Discover ‘Swasthya’ for comprehensive wellness.
  • Digestive Physiology: Understand digestion through the Ayurvedic lens.
  • Dietary Guidelines: Explore fasting, appropriate food combinations, and alternatives such as milk substitutes and millets.
  • Cognitive Well-Being: Apply Ayurvedic dietary principles for improved brain health.
  • Diet Design Workshop: Take part in an interactive ‘Design-a-diet’ workshop.

Reading list

Participants will receive a specially prepared 90-page training manual, designed to enrich the educational experience.

Course Inclusions

  • Interactive Live Sessions: Engage with our dynamic and expert-led live lectures for an immersive understanding of Ayurvedic Nutrition.
  • Accessible Class Recordings: Flexibility is key. Access recorded sessions anytime to suit your learning style and schedule.
  • Recognized Certification: On successful completion, earn a 1-credit Certificate of Completion co-issued by INDICA and The University of TransDisciplinary Health Sciences and Technology. This certification is awarded upon the fulfillment of course requisites, including the submission of two designated assignments and the successful completion of five multiple-choice quizzes.

Course Dynamics

  • Engagement: While live attendance is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for an enriching educational experience.
  • Interactive Format: The course includes in-class activities, games, practical assignments, and quizzes to enhance understanding and retention of Ayurvedic concepts and Sanskrit terms.
  • Academic Focus: This course emphasizes the theoretical underpinnings of Ayurvedic nutrition and is not designed to provide practical culinary or clinical guidance.

*Post-completion, participants may be contacted for further information to help instructors refine course material, delivery and logistics, as well as how participants are using the course knowledge in their day-to-day lives.



Dr. Megha

Dr. Megha is a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Stony Brook University, New  York. She is presently serving as an Associate Professor at Centre For Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition at Trans-Disciplinary University. An active researcher in the area of childhood malnutrition, she has a keen interest in public health  nutrition and identifying how traditional food knowledge can be integrated with  modern biochemistry.


Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan

Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) is an Ayurveda teacher and 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. She is passionate about sharing knowledge from Ayurveda and over 5 years of teaching experience with different global audiences.