COURSE 10: HIAAYU10 – Allied Ayurvedic Bodywork therapies (Shirodhara and Katibasti)

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Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation HLT52615

Total number of units – 18

  1. HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice
  2. HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments
  3. HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies
  4. HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice
  5. HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition
  6. HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  7. HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  8. HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  9. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  10. CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  11. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  12. BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  13. CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  14. CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  15. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  16. CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  17. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  18. HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid


You will be required to attend the HIA Gold Coast campus on 4 occasions, to complete your practical training, which includes; Abhyanga, Kati basti, Shirodhara and conducting Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations.

  1. Three-day practical training – Abhyanga (massage). Gold Coast campus
  2. Three-day practical training – Kati basti and Shirodhara. Gold Coast campus
  3. Seven-day retreat – Nirvana Wellbeing retreat. Gold Coast
  4. Seven-day practicum – Ayurvedic consultations / treatments / assessment. Gold Coast campus


Course 10 – HIAAYU10

Allied Ayurvedic Bodywork Therapies. (Shirodhara & Katibasti)

Table of Contents


LESSON 10.1           Shirodhara   

Topic 10.1.1                Definition

Topic 10.1.2                Mode of action

Topic 10.1.3                Benefits

Topic 10.1.4                Indications

Topic 10.1.5                Shirodhara and doshas

Topic 10.1.6                Use of different liquids

Topic 10.1.7                Do’s and Don’ts (Pathya–Apathya)

Topic 10.1.8                Contraindications

Topic 10.1.9                Equipment

Topic 10.1.10                Liquids and oils

Topic 10.1.11              Precautions

Topic 10.1.12              Workplace health and safety

Topic 10.1.13              Snehana


LESSON 10.2            Katibasti

Topic 10.2.1                Definition

Topic 10.2.2                Areas covered

Topic 10.2.3                Benefits

Topic 10.2.4                Indications

Topic 10.2.5                Contra-indications

Topic 10.2.6                Environment

Topic 10.2.7                Equipment

Topic 10.2.8                Client privacy and instructions

Topic 10.2.9                Precautions

Topic 10.2.10              Workplace Health and Safety

Topic 10.2.11              Client information


LESSON 10.3            Swedana

Topic 10.3.1                Definition Topic 10.3.2                Types of swedana

Topic 10.3.3                Signs of appropriate fomentation

Topic 10.3.4                Contra-indications

LESSON 10.4             Assessment

Topic 10.4.01                 Assignment

Topic 10.4.2                   Exam