Ashtanga Hridayam

Properties of Food Ingredients, Healing Herbs, Food Combining & Preserving

Live Streamedwith Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath

September 11 -December 18, 2017 on Monday evenings from 6-7:30pm

It's not too late too join! Previous sessions are recorded

Approved PACE program by NAMA: 18 AHC, 20 AP/AD credits



Ashtanga Hridayam, the “Heart or Essence of all the Eight Branches of Ayurveda,” is one of the fundamental ancient root texts of Ayurveda. It is written in a poetic form with beautiful Sanskrit verse, making it easier for a student to remember important subjects in a concise form. Today the Ashtanga Hridayam continues to serve as a root source for Ayurvedic philosophy and protocol, providing clear guidelines in all aspects of health, including nutrition.


Kerala Ayurveda Academy is pleased to offer the unique opportunity of studying the ancient verses in our Ashtanga Hridayam program series, offered in 12-15 week course parts which journey through the text, chapter by chapter. Students are welcome to join any part of the series with no prerequisite, and the recordings of previous segments are available (see below for more details on purchasing recordings).


Study the ancient principles of nutrition - straight from the source

As an Ayurveda student, practitioner or enthusiast, you know how important it is to use the authentic teachings of the ancient Vedic texts, though acquiring this information can seem like a daunting task. In this course, you will be guided by Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath word-by-word, illuminating the deepest aspects of the Ayurvedic principles.


Studying Chapters 6 & 7 of the text, you’ll discover:

  • Qualities, health benefits and methods of utilizing food ingredients
  • Properties of healing herbs
  • How to protect and preserve food as well as signs of contamination
  • Principles of food combinations


Deepen your knowledge and become outstanding in the field

Chanting the slokas together, you'll experience the richness of the beautiful ancient verse and feel the healing vibration of the words - the heart of Ayurveda! If you are new to Ayurveda, this course will set a stellar foundation for your studies. If you have already commenced your studies in Ayurveda, journeying into the root text will allow you to immerse yourself further and become truly outstanding in the field.



Meet the Instructor, Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath




Please note tuition is due at time of registration.


It's not too late to join! Previous sessions are recorded.


$325 KAA Students & Alumni
$370 General Public



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Visit the earlier chapters of the Ashtanga Hridayam

Watch the archived class recordings for Chapters 1-4!

It is not required to complete previous parts of the Ashtanga Hridayam season. Students are welcome to pop into the series at any time.

Please note: NAMA PACE credits are not available for students who study archived class recording materials for this course.


Part 1: The Quest for Longevity: Foundational principles of Ayurveda - $75: Register


Part 2: Daily Regimen for Health and Longevity - $75: Register


Part 3: Seasonal Regimen and Guidelines for Disease Prevention - $75: Register


Part 4: Ayurvedic Principles of Nutrition  - $150: Register

Save an additional 50% on Part 4 if purchased when you sign up for the upcoming live class!

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