WELCOME TO YOGA VEDA INSTITUTE Student-centered, affordable, education programs for current and future AYURVEDIC PROFESSIONALS.

Our comprehensive and accessible online courses bring you the essence of Ayurvedic knowledge, expertly crafted to meet the demands of the digital era.

Unlock the secrets of Ayurveda with our well-structured and engaging curriculum, curated by seasoned practitioners and scholars. Whether you’re a health enthusiast, a wellness professional, or simply someone seeking to enhance their life with natural healing, our courses cater to all levels of expertise.

Welcome to Yoga Veda Institute.


Ayurvedic Education Made Accessible

Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and well-being with our highly esteemed Ayurvedic Foundations program, thoughtfully designed to accommodate a sliding price scale, ensuring access to all. Start Here.

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

Engage in self-inquiry as you grow in your understanding of self through an Ayurvedic perspective as you engage in in-depth study of advanced Ayurvedic assessment, clinical diagnosis and pathology. Learn More.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

Integrate the practical, philosophical, and spiritual insight of Ayurveda to become a professional capable of serving others in realizing their true nature and the expression of it in their daily life. Learn More.

Mission Driven

Our Mission:

Our Mission is to bring quality Ayurvedic Medicine & Yoga Therapy education to our global community regardless of financial ability. Ayurveda is universal, opportunity is not. Yoga Veda Institute (YVI) provides an educational structure and an integrated learning environment for individuals to become Ayurvedic experts of technical expertise, professional excellence, and personal greatness – namely Ayurvedic Practitioners of Excellence at a tuition price that is accessible to our global community.

Our Vision:

Our Vision is to change the face of medicine by educating a global community in a complete system of mind-body medicine that is unlike any other in the world.  

Our Culture:

Our Culture is inspired by the Ayurvedic Model of Care, reflecting philosophies, skills and behavior in both the way we model and train our students.   What we teach and how we teach exemplifies what it means to be a Ayurvedic Practitioner of excellence who is self-actualized and values courageous conversations and relationships built upon honesty and trust.  YVI delivers an Ayurvedic Model of Education; ultimately inspiring Ayurvedic students through their educational journey and beyond.

Expert, World-Renowned Faculty
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D.

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D.

Khalsa is President Emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, Director Emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and your mentor in Ayurvedic Herbalism for Self Healing.

Terra Raffael

Terra Raffael

Terra Rafael is a positive and inspirational holistic women’s health practitioner, writer, and instructor on women’s health, focused on helping women find balance and your mentor in Self Healing for Women's Health.

Dr. Resmi BAMS

Dr. Resmi BAMS

Dr. Resmi practices Ayurvedic Gynecology & Pregnancy Care and has published research papers in renowned journals. She specializes in Yoga & Naturopathy and is your mentor in Panchakarma & Ayurvedic Detoxification.

Dr. Poilan BAMS

Dr. Poilan BAMS

Hailing from a 180 yrs old Ayurvedic family and having an experience of 34 yrs in Ayurveda. He currently is the owner and director of a well known nursing home, hospital and teaching facility in Kerala, India. Doctor Poilan is your mentor in Ayurvedic Sciences.

Kate O'Donnell

Kate O'Donnell

Kate O’Donnell is the author of three Ayurvedic Cookbooks, including The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care, The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook and is your mentor in Ayurvedic Nutrition for Healing.

Marek Sawicki

Marek Sawicki

Marek Sawicki is a professional instructor and a highly trained and experienced clinician. His comprehensive education includes being a graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute of Albuquerque, N.M. under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad. Marek is your mentor in Ayurvedic in clinical assessment.

Kaya Mindlin

Kaya Mindlin

Kaya is an IAYT certified Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Teachers’ Teacher. She’s logged over 10,000 hours credentialed study and wor k in Vedic therapies – Restorative Yoga Therapy, Clinical Ayurveda. Kaya is your mentor in Ayurvedic Nutrition.

Dr. Scott Roos ED.D

Dr. Scott Roos ED.D

Teacher Scott studied upper division Sanskrit at UC Berkeley and Ayurveda at the Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in New Zealand and the Ayurvedic Institute under Dr. Vasant Ladd. Teacher Scott is your mentor in Sanskrit and Mantra for Ayurvedic Practitioners.

Christine Devlin Eck

Christine Devlin Eck

Christine is the Director Sacred Window Center founded by the late Ysha Oaks. She has a background as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Educator, Group Facilitator and Birth and Postpartum Doula and is your mentor in Ayurvedic Pregnancy, Birth and the Sacred Window.

Mission Driven.  Student Centered.


At Yoga Veda Instiute , our mission is clear and unwavering: to make the profound benefits of Ayurveda accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or constraints.

We’ve crafted a unique educational experience that embodies affordability, flexibility, and empowerment, ensuring that our students can embark on a transformative journey at their own pace.

Our commitment to accessibility is reflected in every facet of our program. We’ve redefined affordability by offering the most reasonably priced program at our level without compromising on the quality of education. With a recognition of the importance of financial feasibility, we’ve set the bar for accessibility at an unprecedented level.

Gone are the days of overwhelming upfront costs. We’ve introduced a low monthly payment structure that eases the financial burden, making the path to Ayurvedic knowledge more accessible than ever before.

We understand that life’s demands can be unpredictable, which is why we’ve designed a location-independent curriculum. No longer constrained by geographical boundaries, our students have the freedom to learn from any corner of the world, allowing them to seamlessly integrate their studies into their busy lives through our revolutionary preceptor program.

Yoga Veda takes a fresh approach to education, offering live classes. Unlike traditional schools that often offer a significant amount of their program through pre-recorded lectures, we have opted for a more interactive approach. Our live classes foster real-time interaction and dynamic learning. This innovative approach ensures that our students receive the best in Ayurvedic education – engaging live instruction and the flexibility to revisit core concepts at their convenience.

At Yoga Veda, we recognize that a rigid timetable can be a barrier to learning for many. Therefore, we’ve revolutionized education with a moderately self-paced approach. Our students have the flexibility to choose the number of live classes to complete each trimester, aligning their education with their personal schedules and commitments.

Yoga Veda stands as a beacon of inclusivity, where anyone with a passion for holistic well-being can join our community and thrive. Join us in this revolutionary approach to education, where Ayurveda becomes a transformative force in your life, on your terms.

AAC Recognized Program with clear path to Board Certification

A leader in Ayurvedic Distance Education

Live classes taught by expert world-renowned faculty

Ayurvedic education done your way with our flexible track program

The nations most affordable recognized Ayurvedic curriculum

Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Licensed Proprietary School for Ayurvedic Education

Yoga Veda Institute is a licensed proprietary school specializing in Ayurvedic education.  We are proud to be a privately-owned institution licensed by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) in Michigan.  Our institute offers two approved Ayurvedic programs that are designed to provide in-depth knowledge and expertise.

Proprietary School, Compliance and Transparency

Yoga Veda Institute falls under the category of proprietary schools. These educational institutions are privately owned and operated, distinct from public schools. As a proprietary school, we have the flexibility to focus on specialized programs and offer hands-on training tailored to the needs of our students. At Yoga Veda Institute, we pride ourselves on compliance and transparency. Our license permits us to operate as a proprietary school has been approved by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Any changes to our programs, location, or school name are reported and approved, ensuring the integrity and quality of our education.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor: This comprehensive program equips you with the necessary skills to become a proficient Ayurvedic health counselor.

Ayurvedic Practitioner: For those seeking advanced training, our Ayurvedic Practitioner program, delves deeper into the principles and practices of Ayurveda.

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Proprietary School License ID number 86050001

Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC)

The Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC) is a programmatic accrediting agency for clinically focused Ayurvedic medical programs. As such, it serves to ensure the high quality of Ayurvedic medicine education in the United States through the granting of accreditation to programs in Ayurvedic medicine that voluntarily seek AAC accreditation and meet AAC’s standards. AAC’s accreditation standards cover a range of educational and organizational aspects necessary to support the delivery of quality programs, including faculty, student services, information services, finances, and administration.

Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC)

Yoga Veda Institute is currently a candidate for accreditation, having met the necessary eligibility criteria and demonstrating substantial compliance with the Commission's accreditation standards and policies. This acknowledgment signifies that the institute is on the path to becoming a fully accredited program. During this candidacy period, which can last up to three years, Yoga Veda Institute will work diligently to refine and enhance its offerings to meet the high standards required for accreditation. This status is a significant step in the accreditation process, as it indicates the program's dedication to providing quality education and aligning with the Commission's guidelines. As they continue to progress and prepare for the initial accreditation review, Yoga Veda Institute is committed to reaching the necessary benchmarks for full accreditation. 

This page will be updated as programs achieve AAC accreditation. Only programs in good standing with AAC standards and policies will be listed to the public.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

The Ayurvedic Health Counselor category under the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission represents an entire field of Ayurvedic professionals versed and educated to serve the community in the area of prevention and health promotion with a focus on diet and lifestyle. Pre/Co-requisite: 4 credits of college level anatomy & physiology or equivalent.
Contact Hours: AHC applicants must undergo a minimum of 600 hours of training and a minimum of at least 50 supervised client encounters.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

Yoga Veda Institute is currently a candidate for accreditation, having met the necessary eligibility criteria and demonstrating substantial compliance with the Commission's accreditation standards and policies at the level of Ayurvedic Health Counselor. This acknowledgment signifies that the institute is on the path to becoming a fully accredited program. 

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) Educational Competency Guidelines

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

The Ayurvedic Practitioner category under the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission represents the Ayurvedic professional with full clinical training in disease pathology, as seen through the Ayurvedic model. These professionals also practice prevention and health promotion through the focus on diet and lifestyle.
Pre/Co-requisite: 6 credits of college level anatomy & physiology or equivalent
Contact Hours: AP applicants must undergo a minimum of 1,500 hours of training (can be inclusive of AHC graduated curriculum) and a minimum of 150 supervised client encounters(can be inclusive of AHC client encounters)

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

Yoga Veda Institute is currently a candidate for accreditation, having met the necessary eligibility criteria and demonstrating substantial compliance with the Commission's accreditation standards and policies at the level of Ayurvedic Practitioner. This acknowledgment signifies that the institute is on the path to becoming a fully accredited program. 

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) Educational Competency Guidelines

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB) 

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board is an Ayurvedic certification organization in The United States of America. Obtaining a NAMACB certification means that the candidate has demonstrated the entry-level competencies for his/her category of practice by completing a NAMA-approved course of study and passing a rigorous certification exam, and is engaged in ongoing training as a professional through continuing education and other activities.  100% of Yoga Veda Graduates who have elected to sit for the NAMACB board exam have passed. 

NAMACB Board Certification
Earning NAMACB certification represents a significant professional achievement. As an emerging healthcare profession in the U.S., Ayurvedic medicine is not yet widely recognized. Building off of educational competencies and standards developed by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMACB certification is the first well-established credentialing process for Ayurvedic medicine in the U.S.; as such, it provides one of the few means by which clients, healthcare entities, government agencies and others can determine whether individual practitioners are qualified.

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) 

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) represents the Ayurvedic profession in the United States of America, NAMA seeks to preserve, protect, promote and advance the consciousness-based philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of all beings.

The purpose of the Association is to provide leadership within the Ayurvedic profession and to promote a positive vision for Ayurveda and its holistic approach to health and wellness. We will carry out our mission by creating and implementing a dynamic strategic plan to ensure the professional growth and success of Ayurveda.

NAMA Membership

NAMA continues to establish itself in the U.S. and around the world as the premier home for Ayurvedic professionals, Ayurvedic educators and their allies. NAMA offers four levels of membership: Professional, Organizational, General and Student. If you are an Ayurvedic professional, business supporting Ayurveda, ally or student, you may join NAMA. In return, you will enjoy the professional support and benefits NAMA provides—and help to further grow and support Ayurveda as a sought after healing art. Become a NAMA member today.

“You will learn so much more than just Ayurveda. I truly wish that every person could experience this deep expression of self-discovery.”


Curated Educational Experiences

Our dedicated team of Ayurvedic professionals carefully curates the most conscious & meaningful educational experience for our students through conscious connection and authenticity.

Conscious Global Community Network

At YVI we are more than a school.  We are a global network of likeminded Ayurvedic enthusiasts  from around the globe who come together to learn, grow, and share in our passion for Ayurvedic healing.

Expert Instructors in our Live Virtual Classroom

Decades of passion and experience are hallmarks of each member of our carefully selected faculty.  We connect experts to students in our live & interactive virtual classroom for a personal educational experience.

Lifetime Career Support & Guidance

A career in Ayurvedic Medicine is as unique as you are.  Just like everything in Ayurveda - your unique Dharma (calling) is no different.  All students receive lifetime career support & guidance to help you pave a unique path.

Study from Anywhere at Anytime

Take as many or as few classes as you like each trimester.  Watch live, or savor the recorded lessons later.  At Yoga Veda Institute you can study at your own pace, in your own time, no matter where your life takes you.  We are here.

Affordable Tuition & Flexible Payment Options

Accessible Ayurvedic Education is our #1 purpose.  Where other schools place roadblocks - we build bridges.  We offer the most affordable tuition in the nation, with additional flexible payment options and a robust Scholarship Initiative.  

“The curriculum was the main reason that I chose this program, and I have not been disappointed.”

Invest in Your Future Wisely

Enroll in Our Affordable and Recognized Program for Lasting Success

At the heart of our mission is the belief that every student deserves the opportunity to build a better future through education. We understand the financial challenges that many students face and have endeavored to offer an affordable program without compromising on the quality of education.

“I feel respecting the teachings is essential. It’s important for me to honor the lineage. I love your program.”


How We Pay It Forward

Ayurveda is universal, opportunity is not.

Ayurveda transforms lives.  We are committed to making the world a better place by curating a high quality, internationally recognized Ayurvedic experience that is accessible to our global community.  If you’re familiar with our work, you know that we believe Ayurveda should be accessible to everyone. 

All are welcome to apply for our Scholarship Program.  

“I learned more in Yoga Veda’s Foundation Courses than I had in a whole year at another school.”

Welcome to Yoga Veda Institute 

Now Accepting New Students

Discover your true calling in the realm of holistic wellness, whether you're deeply passionate about it, eager to delve into Ayurvedic medicine, or aspire to make a meaningful impact in global communities. Our comprehensive programs seamlessly blend timeless wisdom with modern relevance, offering an extraordinary learning experience.