-- BASIC CERTIFICATION --
This one year program offers a unique opportunity to understand and apply Kayakalpa therapeutic modalities to achieve supreme health, beauty and longevity. Students will be certified Kayakalpa Vatatapika practitioners based on successful completion of both written and practical exams.
The Certificate Program is divided into 8 sections:
- History and Origins of Kayakalpa
- The Science of Rejuvenation
- Human Nature and Imbalance
- Therapeutic Modes
- Therapeutic Nourishment
- Freeing Organic Energy
- Applied Alchemy
- Treatment and Cure
History and Origins of Kayakalpa
An in depth look at the ancient roots of Kayakalpa with a focus on the legacy of the Siddhas. The Siddhas were masters of medicine and meditation and founders of the alchemical tradition transmitted from India to the Greeks, which formed the basis of Hermetic alchemy in the west. The object of their practice was to attain Siddhi or perfection. In order to achieve this created the art and science of Kayakalpa. We will discover the work of some prominent Siddhas such as Agasteya, Tirumular, Bogar and Nagarjuna etc.
The Science of Rejuvenation
Within the existing medical systems of Ayurveda and Siddha, Kayakalpa is a complete system, which stands unique within itself. It removes degenerative conditions, and enhances regenerative chemistry by freeing organic energy to attain harmony in intelligence, desire and action. This section discusses the basic principles of the Science of Rejuvenation; the two different modes of Kayakalpa, Vatatapika and Kutipraveshika, (with a focus on Vatatapika Kayakalpa) the requirements for each mode and suitability of the participant desiring Kayakalpa.
Human Nature and Imbalance
The crisis of energy blocks our ability to manifest our dreams and desires, causing unhappiness, psychological armor, premature aging and disease. This section deals with the crisis of energy, how it manifests, and its effect on our body mind and creativity. We deal with anabolic and catabolic imbalances and discuss the chronic diseases related to these imbalances.
An overview of restorative and curative and transformative approaches of Kayakalpa, this section deals with balancing the dualistic nature of cell and psyche through purification and nourishment. Therapeutic purification is divided into 3 parts.
Purification of the organs of consciousness, knowledge and action. These organs are: Mind (organ of consciousness), Eyes ears, nose, tongue, and skin (organs of knowledge); Kidney, liver, lungs, colon and heart(organs of action) .
Therapies dealt with in this section include:Nasal therapy (Nasya) Skin therapy (Alepa) Oleation therapy( Sneha) Emesis Therapy (Vaman) Enema Therapy (Basti) Purgative therapy (Virechan)Mind therapy (Sirodhara).
(Note: these therapies will be demonstrated and learnt by students in the practical study section of the program.)
Food and herbs as diet. How to satisfy the six tastes responsible for metabolic balance and seasonal adaptations of these tastes according to the six seasons affecting the body mind and energy temperament.
Also discussed are subtle nutrition to affect the mind and energy such as sound , gems metals aromas, color and Yantras.
Here we will discuss the therapeutic principles, composition, preparation and application of ethno-botanic herbo-mineral pharmacopoeia and alchemical compounds in Kayakalpa.
Freeing Organic Energy
Here we will discuss the correlation of Breath and transmutation of Energy.
Cathartic, nurturing and enkindling Breathing patterns.
The release of armor. Slowing the duration of breath.
Creating a relaxed state of mind allowing organic energy to ﬂow into its fullest form destroying, decay disease and negative life patterns and awakening the optimum creative potential of the individual.
Treatment and Cure
The removal of degenerative conditions is a pre- requisite for Kayakalpa. There is a vast Kayakalpa pharmacopoeia to address these. Here we discuss 108 secret, scientific, time tested formulations for degenerative conditions and everyday use.
-- STUDENT GUIDELINES --
All applicants must submit a resume of their educational qualifications and professional experience. Prior knowledge of holistic health is not mandatory, but is a plus. Minimum requirements are a high school degree or its equivalent. Two passport-sized photos in color or black & white photographs and copy of valid ID.
Statement of Purpose
All applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose of 500 words explaining in detail and with clarity their purpose in studying Kayakalpa. The Statement of Purpose must be submitted along with all supporting documentation BEFORE the application is accepted.
Registration and Program Fees
Registration fees are $108.00. Program fees are $400.00 per month for the 12 month duration of the program. Students paying fees in advance receive a discount of 200.00 off the total cost of the program.
Registration fees should be submitted along with application materials to:
Kayakalpa Alchemy Foundation,
4901 Warm Springs Rd
Glen Ellen CA 95442
Refund & Student Attendance Policy
Registration fees will be not be refunded in case the student decides not to take the course.
Students are responsible to complete attendance of the course including completion of all required practical study hours. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED TO STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO ATTEND, However exceptions will be made to students who can demonstrate a genuine emergency.
Scholarships and Work Study Programs
A limited number of work study programs may be available to students who demonstrate exceptional potential and genuine financial need. Determinations are made using the website contact form.