Heart Of England Ayurveda

Ayurveda Living Course, 2024

An Accredited Diploma In Ayurveda Lifestyle, Nutrition and Inner Transformation

This course will give you a comprehensive training in the timeless  wisdom of Ayurveda and the confidence to coach others.

At the end of the course, you will be equiped to guide your clients and students in 1-1 and group settings, aiding them to enrich their lives with a new self-understanding. 

The course will teach you how to help people make positive, empowering changes for greater well-being in body, mind and spirit through nutrition, lifestyle, breath,meditatoin and awareness practices.

The knowledge you will be given will teach you about your individual metabolism and will be transformational for your physical, mental-emotional and spiritual well-being, as well as valuably expanding your professional skillset. 

This course is recognised Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) and the Complementary Medical Association. 

“As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and with our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.” 

Dr David Frawley 

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the Ayurveda Living Course…. I found it extremely informative for changing the way we view not only our diet, but the bigger picture of life in general. It has certainly changed some of my habits for the better”. 

Ayurveda Life Course participant

On this course you will learn:

  • the foundational principles of Ayurveda anatomy and physiology
  • Ayurveda cosmology 
  • the meeting point of Ayurveda and Yoga
  • diagnositic and asessment skills for identifying Ayurveda types and their imbalances
  • how to prescribe dietary, lifestyle, breath. meditation and sound protocols to help restore equilibirum to body and mind
  • the effects of the seasons in Ayurveda, how to navigate them personally, and how to guide others through them. 
  • the importance of seasonal junctures and seasonal cleansing in Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda recipes and how to set up an Ayurveda Kitchen
  • kitchen medicine
  • the healing power of mantra, pronunciation and how to prescribe for healing.
  • how to prescribe breath, sound and meditation practices for dosha (humour) balance
  • workshop structures for guiding groups through the fundamentals of Ayurveda

You will also experience Ayurveda Yoga and meditation classes throughout the duration of the course.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • adapt your personal dietary and lifestyle choices according to the seasons, your stage in life, and your Ayurveda type for greater balance, health and longevity all-year round, and for life.
  • assess the Ayurveda dosha and metabolic type of others
  • recommend nutritional, lifestyle, breath, sound, meditation practices for each Ayurveda metabolic type to help restore and maintain balance and reduce symptoms.
  • understand how Ayurveda type influences each psychology and be able to recommend suitable dietary, breath, sound and meditation practices to help balance mind as well as body.
  • safely advise on the use of typical kitchen herbs, spices foods and  a handful of prominent Ayurveda herbs to support balance in body, mind and heart. 


On graduation from the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance and detailed break down of aspects of Ayurveda covered in your studies. You will be eligible for registration with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association) as an Ayurveda Lifestyle and Nutrition Advisor. 

We believe this course also meets the Ayurvedic Professionals Association requirements for APA member Ayurveda Lifestyle and Nutrition advisor registration. We will confirm this shortly.

You will not yet be eligbile to diagnose and treat disease states, however we are offering further training towards this end. 



On graduation from the Ayurveda Living Course, you will have completed  over 100 hours of study and training. 

The Ayurveda Living Course is a complete training in itself and the first rung on our ladder of further trainings coming soon. 

If you would then like to take your training even further, then we are offering Yoga Ayurveda Therapist supplemental trainings. Additionally, we are collaborating with an esteemed Academy and lineage of Ayurveda vaidyas (doctors) in Kerala India, to support you through further study, including Ayurveda body treatments training, and Ayurveda Therapist 500hr training.

These courses take place via a mix of both online livestreamed classes,and in-person immersions in the UK and Kerala, India. 

This cross-cultural collaboration will qualify you as an Ayurveda Therapist, able to offer clinical 1-1 consultations advising and treating with nutrition, body treatments, Yoga Therapy, lifestyle, breath, and sound.

The Ayurveda teachers and doctors that we are collabrorating with are internationally respected and are passionate about safe-guarding and conveying responsible and authentic, in-depth Ayurveda training. 


The next course starts  on 4th September, 2024 and will run until December 18th 2024. Classes will be a mix of  livestreamed and pre-recorded sessions. If you can’t make the livestream, a recording will be available. A written assessment and case study paper will be due by late January, 2024. 

There will be weekly homework and weekly live Q&A sessions via Zoom on Wednesday evenings.


The course runs for 14 lessons across 16 weeks and costs £1200.00.

 Pay in full by July 31st for early bird fee of £900.00.

Or please contact us for a monthly payment plan. 

Participants should also budget for Ayurveda kitchen utensils which can come to approximately £100.00 and also for special foods such as wholegrains, legumes, spices, and various flours for the kitchen practical classes and homework.

Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a full course programme, and list of utensils and foods needed for the Ayurveda Kitchen modules.

The Course Teachers:

Main Teacher:

Sara Palmer is the main course teacher and the founder of the Heart of Ayurveda Academy. She is an Ayurveda Practitioner, and a Senior Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and meditation teacher. 

She is passionate about the capacity of Ayurveda to empower each one of us with new levels of self-understanding, and whole person tools for transformation of body, heart and mind. 

She has been teaching Ayurveda as a way of life in workshops, retreats and courses for more than twelve years and is held to be inspiring, generous and dedicated in sharing the wisdom of Ayurveda. 

When not teaching she runs an Ayurveda clinic for 1-1 consultations and rejuvenation programmes, and loves cooking up new Ayurveda recipes and walks in nature with her lovely Spanish rescue dog. 

Guest Teacher:

Manish Vyas is a composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, He also assigns part of his time to teaching to a few earnest students. As a composer, he has composed hundreds of pieces, mainly in the devotional, mystical, folk, instrumental and Sufi genres. 

Carrying Indian music in his heart, one of his missions is to maintain the roots of Indian music. He is dedicated to transmitting the deep roots and core of the tradition and how it has been used in India for thousands of years, conveying with sincerity and authenticity the true meaning of Mantra Yoga.

We are honoured to have Manish join as a co-teacher on the Ayurveda Living course. He will introduce you the essential teachings on the practice of Mantra Yoga and the healing power of mantra, used frequently in Ayurveda. 

Manish lives in Switzerland and regularly returns to India. We hope that he will soon visit us in the UK again to offer his spiritually powerful and transporting mantra workshops and retreats.

Guest Teacher:

Prasad Ragnenkar is a Yoga Educator based in India who has taught in over 15 countries for the past 28 years. He has been a practitioner of Yoga for the last 38 years, studying both, in traditional lineages, as well as academically, with a Master’s degree in Philosophy. 

He is the Founder-Director of Yogaprasad Institute and conducts Yoga and Meditation Teacher Trainings, mentorship sessions, retreats, and workshops to spread the wisdom of traditional Yoga. He is regularly invited to speak at Indian Embassies, The European Commission, Yoga conventions, Schools, Corporate  bodies, and Charity organizations.   

Prasad is a skilled teacher who conveys the essence of Yoga and it’s deeper teachings with ease and grace. 

We are delighted that Prasad will teach the philosophy part of this course to guide us through the fundamental princples at the root of Ayurveda’s understanding of this Universe and it’s workings.

We hope to welcome Prasad to the UK for further teaching in the near future.


Dr Narayanan Nambi

We are delighted that Ayurveda vaidya and University teacher of Ayurveda,  Dr Narayanan Nambi will give a closing address on this course and will introduce our further training opportunities for course graduates wanting to deepen their Ayurveda understanding under the guidance of a world-renowned Ayurveda academy and lineage of doctors in India.

Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a full course programme.

You will receive detailed PDFs ahead of each lesson that can be filed to create a manual for future  reference.