Intro to Ayurveda

Join Amber for another offering of this course at Satsanga as a way to share some of the wonderful wisdom that Ayurveda brings forth into our modern day of living. This course has been put together from Amber's personal experience and study of Ayurveda over the last 7 years with various teachers and programmes and is designed as an informal tuition on the fundamentals of Ayurveda. The course will be particularly useful for those wishing to gain insights into this ancient healing science, as well as to integrate Ayurvedic wisdom into their daily practices so as to create harmony with their inner and outer environments, living naturally and holistically No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is necessary. This six week programme will cover the fundamentals for entering into a deeper relationship with Ayurveda; advance study is also possible for future courses.


Course Outline:

The course will be taught as one module for 6 weeks in duration. Class will take place weekly (Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9:30pm), and each class will include lecture, discussion, homework and pre-reading material for the next class. Estimated out of class hours for this course is 1-2 hours per week of study. 


Course Dates:

Wednesdays, 12th Aug - 23rd Sept 2015 (no class on 26th Aug)

7:30pm to 9:30pm


Course Fees:

$325 per person for the 6-weeks course; minimum of 3 persons required to run the course.

Registration and payments are due at the start of the Module (unless you need to be on a payment plan, which can be arranged). There are no prorated fees for missed classes or classes you cannot attend. Additionally, no refunds are possible once the Module commences.  If the group agrees, we can reschedule class times to fit our schedules if we need to. The course fees include a 100-page bound manual put together by Amber.


Course Curriculum:

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Lesson 1: Background of Ayurveda; Five-Elemental Theory & 20 Attributes

Lesson 2: Five Great Elements, Three Doshas, Six Tastes

Lesson 3: Discovering Your Constitution & Imbalances

Lesson 4: Digestive Health (Agni/Ama), Nutrition of the Seven Tissues

Lesson 5: Ritual of Eating, Constitutional Diets, Cleanses & Balancing

Lesson 6: Daily & Seasonal Routines for Healthy Living


Course Venue:

Satsanga, 7A Cambridge Road, 219683.


Course Materials: Recommended that you purchase Prakriti by Dr. Svoboda (below). It is a great intro book to have for Ayurveda.

The below book can be ordered from Kinokuniya:

Prakriti Your Ayurvedic Constitution

By Svoboda, Robert E.

ISBN : 9780965620833
Published Date : 2002/04

BookWeb Price : S$ 24.12
Kinokuniya Privilege Card member price : S$ 19.30

Availability Status : In stock at the Fulfillment Centre.
Usually dispatches within 5 working days.


 All other materials will be given.


* First reading assignment: Chapter 1, pages 1 - 14.


Additional books recommended, but not necessary for the course:

1. Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles by Vasant Lad * This is an excellent textbook to have on Ayurveda if you want to really take your studies deeper. If you do continued studies with Amber, we will use this book.

2. Ayurvedic Healing: A comprehensive guide by Dr David Frawley

3. Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. V. Lad

4. Practical Ayurveda: by Atreya

5. Ayurveda Nature’s Medicine by Drs. Frawley and Ranade

6. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad (this is a great book to have on hand)


Course Registration

Please email Amber ( by 3rd June if you will be joining this course. Feel free to share with friends that you think might be interested! We can have a maximum of 6 students.


If interested to register for this course, please contact Amber at or sms 96359247.



Course Instructor:

Amber Sawyer, PhD, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Yoga Instructor, Active Meditation Facilitator

With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and more than a decade of cumulative study in the areas of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing & self-discovery through the combinatorial influence of Scientific and Ancient Wisdom. Regarding Ayurveda, she completed a 1.5 year apprenticeship with Ayuryoga, Singapore from Sept 2007 to Dec 2008 under a traditional Ayurvedic Vaidyar. Subsequently she completed certification as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor (300 hours) with the American Institute of Vedic Studies instructed by Dr. David Frawley in 2010 and with the European Institute of Vedic Studies (750 hours) in 2011 taught by Dr. Sunil Joshi and Atreya Smith, as well as an additional 300 hours with the Living Ayurveda Course by Cate Stillman (2012). Amber offers one to one Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling, as well as private & group yoga, breathwork and active meditation techniques involving dance, movement, sound, breath & silence.


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