|IWE Distance Learning Courses|
Distance Learning Programs:
There are two groups of correspondence courses listed on this page. The first group are those offered directly by the Institute. They are set forth in detail on this page.
The second group are those offered by American Institute of Vedic Studies. You may also choose to visit his institute directly at this link American Institute of Vedic Studies. Otherwise, see the specific course links below. Note that this link will take you to an independent site.
Distance Learning Courses Offered by IWE:
COURSE OFFERING #1
AYURVEDIC HOME STUDY COURSE
This comprehensive, practical program is offered by the Institute in order to train people in the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, and their use in everyday life. The course is divided into four parts, comprising eight sections.
PART I comprises SECTION A: BASIC FOUNDATIONS AND PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA, and SECTION B: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FROM AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE (AN INTRODUCTION)
PART II comprises SECTION C: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FROM AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE (CONTINUATION), and SECTION D: AYURVEDIC ETIOLOGY, SYMPTOMOTOLOGY, AND THERAPEUTICS, including PANCHA KARMA THERAPY.
PART III comprises SECTION E: AYURVEDIC NUTRITION, and SECTION F: AYURVEDIC HERBOLOGY.
PART IV comprises SECTION G: STRESS MANAGEMENT, and SECTION H:HEALTH, LONGEVITY, AND THE DISEASE PROCESS.
In this course one learns the science of body-type, and the many pillars of therapeutics which relate to keeping your body-type in balance, and maximizing your health and longevity. One learns how to use food, herbs, exercise, and life style factors, and purification measures as tools for health. This course can finally give you that sense of self-empowerment in health-care that you've long sought. This is Ayurveda's gift to the world.
This comprehensive, practical program is offered by the Institute for those students who have completed the first year program in Ayurveda, and wish to study the disease process, and the various diseases themselves, in even greater depth, and yet without the chaotic complexity of the modern day classification of diseases. Unfortunately, modern day Ayurvedic education has adopted our modern way of looking at disease even though a more wholistic Vedic and Ayurvedic model of disease exists. We have restored this ancient model in this course, and we feel it will be a valuable addition to the whole science of Ayurveda as now practiced throughout the world.
There are three parts to the course. PART I comprises SECTION I: THE DISEASE OF LIGHTNESS AND NOURISHING THERAPY, and SECTION II: THE DISEASE OF HEAVINESS AND LIGHTENING THERAPY.
PART II compries SECTION III: THE DISEASE OF DRYNESS AND OLEATION THERAPY, and SECTION IV: THE DISEASE OF OILINESS AND DRYING THERAPY, AND SECTION V: THE DISEASE OF HEAT AND ASTRINGENT THERAPY.
PART III comprises SECTION VI: THE DISEASE OF COLDNESS AND FOMENTATON THERAPY, and SECTION VII: THE MULTIPLE ATTRIBUTE DISEASES AND PANCHA-KARMA AND RASAYANA THERAPY, and SECTION VIII: FURTHER EXTENSIONS OF THERAPEUTIC KNOWLEDGE.
This course is suitable for professional Doctors, Chiropractors, Nurses, Massage Therapists, and others who want to go deeply into the Ayurvedic understanding of pathology and vibrant health.
COURSE OFFERING #3
THE HIDDEN SCIENCE BEHIND HATHA YOGA
We have devoted two correspondence courses to the subject of Ayurvedic Medicine, and its use as a wholistic health modality. The Yoga which relates to the use of the body for spiritual purposes is Hatha Yoga. Although this Yoga has been taught in the west for many years, only certain, more superficial, physical aspects have been brought to light. How to relate postures to the various aspects of personality through the Vedic science of the stars (Jyotish) has not been explored or even touched upon. This course seeks to rectify this situation, and is divided into three parts:
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION, and POSES RELATING TO THE SUN, THE MOON, AND MARS IN THEIR RAJASIC, SATTWIC, AND TAMASIC FORMS.
PART II: POSES RELATING TO MERCURY, JUPITER, VENUS, AND SATURN IN THEIR RAJASIC, SATTWIC, AND TAMASIC FORMS.
PART III: PUTTING THE POSES TOGETHER INTO A PROGRAM; and USING POSES THERAPEUTICALLY.
Photographs on a CD Rom showing maximum and minimum stretching radius for each pose are included and this should be most helpful for those who have felt intimidated by traditional pictures of adepts in difficult poses.
This course in most valuable for a beginning student in Hatha Yoga all the way up to the advanced teacher. In fact this course may affect the way Hatha Yoga is taught in this country in the future.
COURSE OFFERING #4
Psycho-Bio-Cosmosis is a discipline founded by one of our faculty, Edward F. Tarabilda, which is a modern day extension of Vedic knowledge and in particular Gnana Yoga, the Yoga of Intellect, and its sister science, Vedic Astrology. Psycho-Bio-Cosmosis is a study of the fundamental principles of creativity and intelligence which underlie all knowledge, and the purpose of this course is to not only explore each primciple, but to show the inter-relationship of each principle to all of the major Oracles: "The I'Ching", "The Tarot", "The Secret Dakini Oracle", Vedic Astrology, Numerology, and the Kabbalah.
This course gives you the fundamental principles for using any of the major Oracles. It is truly ground-breaking knowledge in the field of esoteric study and application.
PART I: EXPLORES THE FIRST TEN PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE PLANETS IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY AND EACH OTHER ORACLE.
PART II: EXPLORES PRINCIPLES ELEVEN THROUGH TWENTY-TWO AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC AND EACH OTHER ORACLE.
PART III: EXPLORES PRINCIPLES TWENTY-THREE THROUGH SIXTY-TWO AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE LUNAR MANSIONS AND HOUSES OF ASTROLOGY AND EACH OTHER ORACLE.
PART IV: EXPLORES PRINCIPLES SIXTY-THREE THROUGH SEVENTY-EIGHT AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE SIXTEEN MAJOR SUB-HOROSCOPES IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY AND EACH OTHER ORACLE.
PART V: EXPLORES THE RAMIFICATIONS OF EACH OF THE SEVENTY-EIGHT PRINCIPLES TO THE FIELD OF EDUCATION.
COURSE OFFERING #5
A DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE
Gnana Yoga, the Yoga of Knowledge or Intellect, is one of the seven great traditions of Vedic spirituality. Up to now one has had to try and glean this material from many different, and sometimes obscure and difficult to get ahold of texts. Now we are offering a course is the basic principles of this spiritual path, and a step-by-step approach to the practice of this Yoga through a synthesis of the knowledge given by many of the great teachers of this tradition: Sankara, Mahavir, J.R. Krishnamurti, Rudolph Steiner, Jean Klein, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and others.
In the spirit of Gnana Yoga the course uses questions as entry-points into various basic issues, and the answers to these questions are also treated as initial, vertically directed pointers to a reality which lies beyond verbal description and purely mental understanding.
But there is also expository material which seeks to lay out the fundamental steps to the practice of Gnana Yoga in a manner which is easy to assimilate and use in one's own quest.
Because of the intimate nature of this process, it was felt that questions and interchange should be done directly between student and faculty rather than through formal correspondence course type questions. Our faculty are available by phone (or letter if you live abroad) at any time to explore further the material set forth in this course.
The course is not divided into parts like most of our courses, but the price for the entire course is not prohibitive for anyone.
THE INSTITUTE FOR WHOLISTIC EDUCATION
The Institute for Wholistic Education is a non-profit corporation incorporated in the state of Wisconsin with its main office in Racine, Wisconsin.
The Institute seeks to promote wholistic knowledge from all the great traditions: Vedic, Chinese, Egyptian, Mayan and Astec, American Indian, and modern western approaches to knowledge. But its closest focus tends to be on the Vedic traditon since many of the participants in the Institute are well-versed in this ancient knowledge, and feel strongly that it holds valuable keys for the field of wholistic education.
In fact one of the faculty members has started his own discipline called "Psycho-Bio-Cosmosis" (tm) in which he attempts to revitalize, update, and transform Vedic knowledge for modern day people. Many other members continue to follow more traditional approaches to Vedic knowledge, or other innovative approaches such as as the work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. At the same time attempts are always made to incorporate the best knowledge from all ancient and modern approaches.
Donations to the Institute are always welcome and we appreciate any support you can give us. You are also welcome to become members of the Institute, and participate in any way you deem useful.
There are no prerequisites to the taking of any of our courses, but we recommend that you be at least high school graduates or with equivalent life experience and education.
Since course fees change from time to time, we recommend you contact our main office in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin for details regarding each course, but we have tried to keep the course fees low so that everyone can partake of this valuable knowledge.
Certificates of Completion are granted for each course if the student wishes to receive such a document for whatever purpose.
New course offerings will appear each year and we recommend that you keep updated on these developments by contacting the main office of the Institute (see front cover of brochure).
More and more meaningful education is taking place outside the convines of traditional academic institutions, and we hope that our work in wholistic education helps create new life strategies for the public, and at the same time offers new approaches to self-sufficiency in wholistic health and living.
For further information please write: Institute for Wholistic Education,
3425 Patzke Lane, Racine, WI 53405, USA. or EMAIL
Distance Learning Courses Offered by American Institute of Vedic Studies ( David Frawley):
David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a recognized authority in the fields of ayurveda, yoga and vedic astrology in both India and the West. He is the author of numerous books on these and related aspects of Vedic knowledge that have been published worldwide over the last twenty years. His courses are regarded as among the best in their fields and serve as the basis for various longer training programs in classroom and tutorial instruction. The courses reflect David Frawley's popular books like Yoga and Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Healing, Yoga of Herbs and Astrology of the Seers, taking their presentation to a deeper level of instruction.
Information on the below listed courses is supplied directly by David Frawley's website at the following places. These courses are not offered by IWE and all inquiries about them should be made directly at the links supplied. Going to either of these links will take you away from the Institute's site.: