Practitioner Course

Ayurveda and Digestive Health

Unlock the role of digestive health in balancing and optimizing all your body systems from an Ayurvedic perspective.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total


Manjiri Nadkarni

About this course

You probably know that Ayurveda focuses on strong digestion as the key to good health. Your agni or digestive fire is present not only in the gut but in all of your cells.  Agni drives all types of transformation, digests thoughts and emotions, and coordinates countless physiological processes—including the digestion, absorption, and assimilation of foods, sensations, and experiences into energy. Agni maintains the bodily tissues, overseeing their creation, renewal, as well as their breakdown and destruction.  It gives our skin its luster, and our eyes their sparkle. When agni is compromised, ama or toxins begin to accumulate, blocking the flow of nutrients and energy and starting the disease process.

In this class we will explore different Ayurvedic concepts related to digestion with Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni, MD (Ayurveda), RHN, CBAC.  We will begin with an introduction to the concept of Agni, which will involve exploring the 13 subtypes of Agni and the role of these sub-types in the digestion and metabolism of food. We will also explore the impact of the Doshas on Agni.

Then we move into further categorizing Agni on the basis of its functionality, by exploring the 4 types of Agni- Sama (Balanced), Vishama (Erratic), Manda (Sluggish) and Tikshna (Sharp). Dr Nadkarni will then take you on a deep dive into the impact of these 4 types of Agni on the 7 body systems. The class will conclude with case studies, which illustrate practical dietary and lifestyle strategies to correct any imbalances. In this course you will discover how to restore balance to your patient's Agni to bring them new vitality.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Explore the fundamental concept of  "Agni "and 13 subtypes from a physiological standpoint
  • Learn about the physiology of Ayurvedic Digestion and Metabolism
  • Understand the Impact of Doshas on Agni 
  • Learn the functional categorization of Agni- 4 types- Sama (Balanced), Vishama (Erratic), Manda (Sluggish) and Tikshna (Sharp)
  • Understand the impact of the 4 types of Agni on the 7 body systems
  • Practical dietary & lifestyle strategies to correct digestive imbalance and restore balance

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Manjiri Nadkarni

Dr Nadkarni completed a BAMS ‘Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery’ from R A Podar Medical (Ayu) College. She then studied in an intensive MD program at the top Ayurvedic University in India- Institute of Post Graduate Training & Research Ayurveda, Jamnagar Gujarat. The Institute only accepts 15 students from thousands of applicants.

Manjiri moved to Canada in 2010 and soon realized that the Western World needed Ayurveda more than ever to undo the damage created by the ‘Standard American Diet’, busy lifestyle and being disconnected from themselves. To understand the North American diet she studied Nutrition and graduated top of her class with honours from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in 2014. To complement her practice, she studied BASE Allergy.

Dr Nadkarni is the past president of Ayurveda Association of Canada (May 2017- June 2019). She has been awarded the Charaka Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching for 2016 by AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America). She has a clinical practice at Bluewater Nutriton Clinic in Sarnia, Ontario.