Postgraduate Diploma in Yogic Science & Ayurveda

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This university-level course is a remarkable opportunity to deepen your practice and expand your knowledge in the field of traditional Yoga and Ayurveda. Both sciences combined give great insight into the wide field of holistic health in today’s world.

Nowadays, Yoga is often misunderstood as a form of exercise, however, the true essence of Yoga is far beyond the physical realm: developed thousands of years ago, Yoga is a path of liberation and self-realization. Through postures, breathing techniques, mudras, purification techniques, bandhas, and meditation, ancient Yogis sought to understand the Self and the Universe. 

Around the same time, they developed Ayurveda, the Science of Life. Ayurveda is a system of holistic medicine that creates health, balance, and longevity through diet, natural herbs, and a wholesome lifestyle. Its principles are based on the theory of the five elements and three body constitutions (Doshas)

In the 21st century, people are turning toward a holistic approach to well-being. The sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda are the right choice in this era: they detoxify and balance both body and mind, establishing overall health and happiness.

What makes this program special?

This Postgraduate Diploma is the only academic course in the world today which combines the traditional practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. It lays the foundation for anyone seeking a career in the field of health and wellness — in yoga, fitness, hospitality, or academics. After successful completion of the course, you are eligible to work as a yoga teacher and a wellness consultant

This course is suitable both for experienced practitioners and those who are new to Yoga and Ayurveda. The lectures are taught by experienced professors working in different universities and colleges of Yoga and Ayurveda in India. The program is headed by the course coordinator and visiting professor Dr. Adrish Brahmadatta.

As a special benefit, you will get 30-day free access to One Yoga Online Studio to help you keep up your practice, any time, anywhere thanks to our Yoga & Meditation App, featuring over 900 classes, courses, and challenges.

Final Certification

The course takes 26 days, with 20 teaching days. After every six days of teaching, there will be a break with one day off.

After the course, you have two months to write your thesis, followed by an online thesis interview with Mahidol University.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma from the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures in Asia, Mahidol University. 

In order to receive your certificate, you must pass the written and oral exams at the end of the course, the thesis, and the thesis interview.

Healthy Food

Every day, you’ll get to enjoy three healthy and delicious meals buffet style. All meals are plant-based, with some vegetarian options. Start your day with a nutritious breakfast, such as tropical fruit with coconut yogurt and granola or hearty scrambled tofu.

Lunch and dinner buffets include a variety of healthy dishes like salads, curries, and other Thai, Indian, and Western-inspired meals.

***REMOVE DIV TAG TO SHOW***Additional information

Arrival and check-in on Sunday, July 16th. The first teaching day is Monday, July 17th. Saturdays, July 22nd and 29th, are detox days where you will practice yogic purification techniques (Shatkarma) from 6:30 am to 12:30 pm. The second half of the day is for resting. Sundays are off-days for resting, plus an extra rest day on Saturday, August 5th. Check-out is on Thursday, August 10th.

A $500 deposit is due upon reservation and the rest of the balance is due 1 month before the course start date.

The daily schedule

06:30 - 08:00
Hatha Yoga Practice
08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast Break
09:30 - 11:00
Theory Lecture
11:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00
Yoga Nidra & Meditation
14:00 - 15:00
Tea Break
15:00 - 16:00
Theory lecture
16:15 - 17:15
Practical / Art of teaching
17:30 - 19:00
Dinner break
19:00 - 21:00
Self study / Relaxation

Typical daily schedule. Sundays are your day off!

What you will learn

Curriculum to be covered



  • Definition of Yoga and its role in daily life
  • Introduction to Maharishi Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Detailed study on Hatha, Bhakti, Jnana, Karma and Raja Yoga
  • Understanding Yogic Psychophysiology (Chakra, Kosha, Nadi, and Vayu)
  • Discussion on four Purushartha of Yoga
  • Discussion on four Ashram life of Yoga
  • Discussion on the role of Guru and the Guru-Disciple relationship
  • Introduction to Samkhya Darshana
  • Study on Yogic Gunas (Satva, Raja and Tamas)
  • Discussion on Yogic diet, the Gunas and the importance of vegetarianism
  • Study on the effect of Mantra and Japa and its proper use in life
  • The role and importance of Yoga in the 21st century
  • Concept of disease and its management
  • Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep) and its scientific relevance
  • Meditation: Kayasthairiyam, Ajapa Dharana
  • Shatkarma (cleansing techniques) and its physiological effect



  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Origin and history of Ayurveda
  • Basic principles of Ayurveda – Study on five basic elements and Tridosha
  • Ayurveda body constituents
  • Body constituents and the role of the six tastes
  • Discussion on Ayurveda Dinacharya & Ritucharya
  • Ayurvedic balanced diet including Pathya-Apathya
  • Study on the role of 30 important herbs (and their Guna, Virya, Vipaka)
  • Study on the role of 30 important medicinal wellbeing products in daily life
  • Panchakarma – Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation
  • Discussion on Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy: Treatment of high blood pressure,
    arthritis, gastritis, acidity, constipation, cold, cough, memory, stress condition,
    menstruation problems, etc.
  • Significance of Ayurveda in Indian tradition, life and society


Modern Theory

  • Understanding of Anatomy and Physiology: Skeletal System, Gastro-Intestinal
    System, Muscular System, Endocrine System, Nervous System, etc.
  • Practice and Teaching Methodology
  • Practical class conduct and teaching methodology
  • Discussion on discipline, conduct and responsibility as a Yoga teacher
  • Class training on Hatha Yoga (Beginners Class, Asana & Pranayama, Surya Namaskar, Yoga Therapy), Meditation, Shatkarma



  • Pawan Mukta Asanas series I, II, III
  • Standing Asanas
  • Sitting Asanas
  • Balancing Asanas
  • Surya Namaskar Asanas
  • Chandra Namaskar Asanas
  • Vajrasana Group Asanas
  • Padmasana Group Asanas
  • Front Bending Asana
  • Backward Bending Asanas
  • Twisting Asanas
  • Inverted Asanas


Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)

  • Abdominal, Chest, and Clavicular Breathing, Yogic Breathing, Nadi Shodhana
  • Pranayama, Kapalbhati Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama


Mudra (Gestures)

  • Gyana Mudra, Chin Mudra, Pran Mudra, Vipareeta Karani Mudra


Bhanda (Yogic Locks)

  • Jalandhara Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Moola Bandha, Maha Bandha



  • Yoga Nidra, Kaya Sthairam, Ajapa Japa


Mantra Chanting Practice

  • Gayatri Mantra, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, Shanti Mantra


Bhakti Yoga – Kirtan

  • Guru Kirtan, Deva Kirtan, Shakti Kirtan


Satkarma (Internal Body Cleansing)

  • Neti, Dhauti, Nauli, Vasthi, Kapalbhati, Trataka

2,199 USD

The course fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on all teaching days.

Available dates

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Lead Teacher

Ayurvedic Doctor & Yogic Scholar Dr. Brahmadatta

Dr. Brahmadatta is an Ayurvedic Doctor and Yogic Scholar, and one of the world’s highly accomplished leading professionals in the fields of Ayurveda, Yoga, meditation and holistic wellness. He is currently working as a visiting professor at CBS, RILCA, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Brahmadatta has a BAMS graduation degree in Ayurveda from the Sambalpur University of India, a master’s degree in Applied Yogic Science from the Bihar Yoga Bharati (the first yoga university in the world) and is currently a PhD scholar at Sri Sri University, India.

Amongst being a visiting professor at Mahidol University, working as the wellness doctor at award-winning urban luxury resort The Siam Hotel,Bangkok, Thailand. Also, He is the Director of Atharva Wellness and Ayurvedic doctor at Suananda Ayurveda Wellness, Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Brahmadatta is also involved in several wellbeing wellness programs for prisoners with the Thai government contributing his expertise to four central prisons and training thousands of inmates in Thailand.