Master the teachings of Ayurveda with Deepak Chopra and renowned educators – from anywhere in the world
Apply now to be part of the training in September 2018!
The Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle certification program is the Chopra Center’s foundational teacher training in the principles and practices of Ayurveda and mind-body health. Established by Chopra Center co-founders Deepak Chopra M.D. and David Simon, M.D., the Perfect Health certification program is a deep immersion in Ayurveda and Vedanta, a timeless philosophy for living in balance, healing mind, body, and spirit, and moving from constriction to expansion.
For more than 15 years, participants from throughout the world have traveled to the Chopra Center to attend this renowned teacher training program and share these transformational teachings with their own communities. Now for the first time, we are offering the renowned Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle certification in an online format.
No matter where you are in the world, you will be able to deepen your own understanding of Ayurveda and learn to teach the practical tools that create physical health and emotional well-being.
As a certified instructor, you will be qualified to teach the beautifully designed five-lesson process of the Chopra Center’s signature Perfect Health program, which leads your students sequentially through the foundation and practical application of mind-body health and Ayurveda.
What Will I Learn?
The Perfect Health certification program provides a deep dive into the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and Vedanta. You’ll discover how to create healthier habits, heal your mind-body system from the inside out, and deepen your connection to spirit.
You’ll not only completely transform your life through these teachings, but get the tools to inspire your friends, family, and community to do the same – bringing you a sense clear purpose, greater meaning, and deep fulfillment each and every day.
Course Topics Include:
- Classical Ayurvedic principles
- The foundations of Vedic philosophy
- Ayurvedic lifestyle and daily routines
- In-depth study of the doshas and subdoshas
- Ayurvedic nutrition and herbs
- Pranayama (breathing exercises)
- Basic anatomy and physiology as it relates to Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic pathology and healing principles
- Detoxification and cleansing practices and therapies
- Introduction to Vastu (India’s holistic design and décor system)
- Chakras, nadis, and srotas
- Tools for emotional well-being
- Research and studies on Ayurvedic practices
- Sanskrit study
- Presentation and public speaking skills
- Teaching 1:1 sessions, groups, and workshops
- Teaching specialty groups
- Marketing and business development
What Is Included in the Training?
The training is comprised of sessions that include video, audio, and written materials; Q&A webinars with instructors; guided meditations; yoga and pranayama practices; reflection questions; student frequently asked questions; downloadable resources; interactive groups; and community discussion forums for participants to interact with each other and with instructors.
During the course, you will cultivate your own daily practices as you learn how to share the wisdom and practical tools of Ayurveda with your community. As a certified instructor, you will be qualified to teach the beautifully designed five-lesson process of the Chopra Center’s signature Perfect Health program, which leads people sequentially through the foundation and practical application of mind-body health and Ayurveda. You will be able to set up, market, and teach sessions and classes in a manner and frequency that works with your schedule.
- Multimedia lessons taught by Deepak Chopra and renowned Chopra Center educators
- Instruction in how to teach each of the five lessons in the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health course
- Access to a robust library of resources, including videos, articles, studies, and more
- Detailed overviews for each session, including key topics, important dates, and study guides and tips
- Live Q & A calls and video conferences to ask your questions
- Small online study groups to learn in a group setting
- A private Facebook Group and a Community forum to connect with your instructors and fellow students
- Marketing materials
- Ongoing training, marketing support, and business development
The course is divided into two tracks: the Enrichment Track and the Certification Track. Please read on to see which track fits your needs and desires.
The Enrichment Track
If you want to deepen your own meditative and Ayurvedic practices and be able to share these powerful teachings with friends and family, the Enrichment Track is an advanced-level course that was designed for you. Participants can select this track as a stand-alone option without advancing on to complete the Certification Track. The Enrichment Track is comprised of multiple sessions. Through the Enrichment Track, participants will learn about the origins and principles of Ayurveda, mind-body constitutions, Ayurvedic nutrition and herbs, detoxification, emotional well-being, basic anatomy and physiology, breathing techniques, mindful movement, aromatherapy, philosophy, meditation, and Sanskrit study. Participants will also explore scientific research on mind-body medicine and learn how to use and benefit from the practices of Ayurveda in their daily lives. Sessions will include guided meditations, yoga and advanced pranayama practices, reflection questions, student frequently asked questions, interactive groups, resources, and live Q&A calls. Each session includes content in video, audio, and/or written formats.
The Certification Track
If your desire is to become a fully certified Chopra Center Perfect Health instructor, ready to teach these practices to other people – the Certification Track was designed for you. The Certification Track includes the Enrichment Track and additional in-depth sessions and required testing and evaluations that will enable you to become a certified Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle instructor. In the Certification Track, participants will continue on from the Enrichment Track and learn how to teach the Chopra Center’s signature Perfect Health classes. The topics covered in the Certification Track include advanced Ayurvedic content, philosophy, and techniques; Ayurvedic pathology; vastu; chakras; Sanskrit study; the art of teaching; public-speaking skills; methods for facilitating group classes, workshops, retreats, and one-on-one consultations; teaching to specialty groups; and marketing and business best practices. Certification Track participants will also take part in exclusive live webinars with Advisory Board members and have access to certified instructor resources and benefits. Participants will be tested and evaluated on their knowledge of the lesson content and group presentations. Sessions will include guided meditations, yoga and advanced pranayama practices, reflection questions, student frequently asked questions, interactive groups, resources, and live Q&A calls. Each session includes content in video, audio, and/or written formats.
Requirements: Participants who select the Certification Track and want to become a certified instructor need to have a daily practice of the Primordial Sound Meditation technique before the start of the scheduled teacher training. They also need to be including daily Ayurvedic practices in their lives. In addition, those on the Certification Track are required to attend the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health live 6-day program within 12 months of starting the online teacher training.
Special package pricing is available for anyone who has not already attended the Perfect Health program and needs to as part of their Certification Track enrollment.
When you register for the Enrichment and Certification Track, you will have lifetime access to both the Enrichment Track and the Certification Track – for easy reference to any particular teaching and the ability to review content whenever needed.
We encourage you to apply for the Perfect Health online certification program—so you can start immersing yourself in the teachings of Ayurveda and Vedanta and be prepared when the online course begins on September 26, 2018.
What Can I Do with This Certification?
The graduates of our Perfect Health teacher training use their certification to teach in a wide variety of settings, including schools, corporations, universities, wellness centers, hospitals, and private clinics. Some certified Perfect Health teachers offer private, one-on-one instruction, while others teach large groups or lead retreats. Many instructors integrate the teachings and practices of Ayurveda into their existing professional offerings. For example, doctors, chiropractors, yoga instructors, life coaches, and therapists use the tools and teachings of Ayurveda to deepen and expand their work with patients and clients.
Many graduates have also shared how the certification has enriched their personal lives, allowing them to decrease stress and improve their own health and well-being. As you can see, there are many ways to apply the Perfect Health certification and benefit from its teachings in your life and work.
As a Perfect Health instructor, you will be able to set up, market, and teach classes in a manner and frequency that works with your schedule. Chopra Center Certifications provides ongoing training, marketing support, and business development. You will also receive guidance through our monthly webinars and newsletters, as well as access to our international referral service. In addition, certified instructors receive substantial discounts on all Chopra Center events, workshops, programs, and products.
If you want to take the next step in deepening your own daily practices, or you aspire to share these timeless teachings with your community, we are now accepting applications.
“I enrolled because I had an internal hunger to know more and to develop strong meditative and Ayurvedic practices in my own life that I could model to others. I walked away with a whole new level of understanding of what to do to get my own body in balance and the confidence to lead others in this lifestyle – plus, unexpectedly deep friendships with the like-minded souls I met along the way!”—April W.
“This opens up a whole new understanding about yourself and your health and well-being. It gives you new answers. It makes you so much more positive about your health and what you have to share with others. In a word, it’s empowering.”—Clara F.
“Working 17 years in the pharmaceutical research and development industry, I never imagined I would be here. My path, with all its twist and turns, has led me to a new awakening. I am so excited, as I have gained a new life of serenity and peace that I can now share with others.”—Ilvia P.
“The connection and constant support from everyone floored me. Expectations were high, but the safety nets and nudges of ‘You know this, you have studied, and you will succeed!’ made it less stressful and a fun experience for me. Everyone has a different style of learning and interacting, and there was support for everyone here!”—Jackson B.
Who Teaches the Course?
Throughout this extraordinary immersion in Ayurveda and Vedanta, you will receive instruction from world-renowned experts in mind-body medicine, including:
- Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P. – Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
- Sheila Patel, M.D. – Chopra Center Medical Director
- Suhas Kshirsagar, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayurveda)
- Valencia Porter, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.N.– Chopra Center Director of Integrative Medicine
- Mona Saint, M.D., M.P.H. – Chopra Center certified Perfect Health instructor
- Roger Gabriel – Chopra Center educator
- Eddie Stern – renowned instructor of yoga asana, pranayama, and philosophy
- Manjula Nadarajah – Chopra Center educator
The faculty also includes other Chopra Center educators and certified instructors.
The course includes extended multimedia lessons led by these teachers. You will also have many opportunities to interact with both the course instructors and other students.