HOW TO APPLY

Step into the world of Ayurveda with our easy-to-navigate application process. Simply click the link to initiate your application and become an integral member of our community, dedicated to spreading the profound wisdom of Ayurveda. Together, we’re elevating health and wellness on a global scale. Your journey in Ayurveda starts here. Apply today and join our vibrant collective.

Application Deadlines:

  • Winter Trimester (January Cohort): November 15th
  • Spring Trimester (April Cohort): February 15th
  • Fall Trimester (October Cohort): August 15th

Applications must be fully submitted by these dates for consideration in the respective cohort.

Application Process FAQ

How do I apply?

Applying to our program is a simple and straightforward process:

  1. Begin an application on our website.
  2. Request a program brochure to get a comprehensive overview of the course curriculum. This will help you understand what to expect and how our program aligns with your educational and career goals.
  3. For any questions or guidance through the application process, schedule a call  with our admissions team. Our team is here to support you every step of the way.

We look forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a part of the Yoga Veda Institute community!

 

When does enrollment open?

Enrollment opportunities arise multiple times a year, yet to guarantee your place in the next trimester, it’s best to register prior to our application submission dates:

Application Deadlines

  • Winter Trimester (January Cohort): November 15th
  • Spring Trimester (April Cohort): February 15th
  • Fall Trimester (October Cohort): August 15th

Applications must be fully submitted by these dates for consideration in the respective cohort.

We cap each trimester at 30 new students to maintain an intimate and effective learning environment. To ensure you’re among them, we suggest applying as soon as possible.

Should the class reach capacity, we will establish a waitlist for the following trimester. To avoid the wait and confirm your spot, early enrollment is key.

Begin by requesting a brochure, and take the opportunity to speak with one of our enrollment advisers for a smooth start to your educational journey with us.

Why is an AAC recognized diploma in Ayurveda important?

Yoga Veda Insttitute provides a renowned program designed to support students in establishing a strong foundation in the rapidly evolving field of Ayurveda.

The future of Ayurveda may hold unpredictable changes, both politically and professionally. By enrolling in our recognized program, our students gain a significant advantage over others. Should you ever plan to relocate to a different state, completing a recognized program will aid you in meeting the upcoming licensing requirements.

A certificate from Yoga Veda Institute holds substantial credibility, facilitating the development of valuable relationships with clients and healthcare professionals throughout your career.

Our AAC recognized curriculum ensures a comprehensive and holistic education, leaving no gaps in your Ayurvedic knowledge. With a certification from YVI, you can be confident in your readiness to excel in the NAMACB exam and strive to become an Ayurvedic Professional of Excellence.

Am I likely to be successful at YVI?

To excel in the YVI professional program, students are more likely to achieve success if they possess the following qualities:

  1. Self-directed learners: The ability to take initiative and guide their own learning journey.
  2. Active engagement in a caring and enthusiastic learning community: Willingness to actively participate and contribute to a supportive learning environment.
  3. Proficiency in working independently in an online learning environment: Capability to thrive and progress in a virtual setting.
  4. Access to local clinical opportunities: Opportunities to gain practical experience and apply learned knowledge.
  5. Identify as a “self-starter”: Demonstrating a proactive and motivated approach to tasks and challenges.
  6. Preference for a distraction-free environment that values action and results: Focused on achieving goals with minimal disruptions.
  7. Independence as a learner, requiring limited handholding to complete tasks: Self-reliant in their academic pursuits.
  8. Trust in oneself to experiment and learn through hands-on experience: Willingness to learn by doing and explore new approaches.
  9. Reliable internet access: Ensuring consistent connectivity for seamless participation in online activities.
    Who is not right for this program?

    Yoga Veda Institute may not be the ideal fit for everyone. We prioritize our students’ success and encourage you to make the best decision for your needs and preferences.

    Yoga Veda Institute may not be suitable for you if:

    1. You prefer one-on-one coaching over group learning.
    2. You require personal guidance before taking action.
    3. You seek personalized advice on Ayurveda to meet your specific needs.
    4. You need individualized feedback after each class.
    5. You are looking for a “quick certification” in Ayurveda, as we emphasize comprehensive learning.
    6. You lack regular, reliable internet access, as live classes are presented virtually, and offline viewing is not available for class recordings.
    7. You struggle with self-study or find it challenging to stay focused and on track in an online learning environment.

    If any of the above points resonate with you, Yoga Veda Institute may not be the best match for your learning goals. However, if you are ready for self-paced and group-oriented online learning, we are here to support your journey in Ayurveda.

    What personal support is provided for students?

    We are committed to providing comprehensive support to all our enrolled students. Here are the support services we offer:

    1. Student Support 1:1 Calls: Our students have the flexibility to schedule personalized 1:1 support calls with their dedicated student advisor at any time.
    2. Weekly Office Hours: We hold weekly office hours, providing opportunities for students to connect with a student advisor on various days throughout the week.
    3. Unlimited Email Support and Guidance: Students can reach out to us at any time through emails to receive prompt and unlimited support and guidance.
    4. Personal Guidance & Counseling: We understand the importance of personal growth, and our team is here to offer individualized guidance and counseling to help students succeed.
    5. Business Development Support & Coaching: For those pursuing entrepreneurial ventures, we provide specialized support and coaching to assist in the development of their business ideas.

    At our institute, your success is our priority, and we are dedicated to offering the support and resources you need to thrive in your journey with us.

      Will attendance in person ever be required?

      Preceptors at Yoga Veda Institute

      At YVI we acknowledge the vital role that preceptors play in the educational journey of our students. As an institution, we do not require students to seek NAMACB board certification; hence, the in-person training requirement is waived for some our students.

      However, we understand that for those seeking board certification under the NAMACB umbrella, in-person training becomes mandatory.

      In such cases, students are typically required to travel for training purposes. However, we offer an alternative option for those who prefer local training opportunities.

      Our students have the opportunity to work with YVI pre-approved preceptors. These preceptors serve as invaluable mentors and guides, providing essential hands-on experience and guidance in clinical settings. By working closely with preceptors, students can gain practical insights and develop a deeper understanding of Ayurvedic practices.

      For students who prefer not to travel or have limitations in doing so, the in-person requirement can be waived when working with a local, pre-approved faculty preceptor. Our preceptor program aims to facilitate a more accessible and convenient learning experience for students who opt for this pathway.

      Should you require additional information about our clinical placement or preceptor program, please feel free to contact us. We are committed to providing our students with comprehensive support and guidance throughout their Ayurvedic education journey.

      What if I am unable to travel due to personal circumstances?

      International students and studnets not seeking NAMACB Board Certification have the flexibility to complete the full program 100% online. 

      The program allows students to work with a local (pre-approved) faculty preceptor or gain clinical experience in a setting outside our network as a transfer student.

      If you wish to explore the option of working with a pre-approved regional faculty preceptor in your geographical region, we encourage you to contact our admissions department. They will be delighted to provide you with further information and guidance on the preceptor program to ensure a smooth and enriching learning experience tailored to your preferences and needs. We are committed to supporting our students in every step of their Ayurvedic education journey.

      Does this program meet the requirements for Ayurveda licensure in my state?

      Currently, there are no licensing requirements for Ayurveda in any of the 50 states. However, as states begin to adopt licensing in the upcoming years, attending a school that has been reviewed and recognized by the Ayurvedic Accreditation Council (AAC) will become crucial for that process.

      Students of Yoga Veda Institute (YVI) are well-positioned to become leaders in the field, with an easy and clear path to licensing when it becomes necessary. Our graduates can expect a smooth process towards licensure, thanks to the comprehensive education they receive at YVI.

      Currently, graduates of YVI are eligible to sit for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB) exam. By doing so, they are laying the foundation for the future licensure of the Ayurvedic Profession. We are committed to providing our students with the best education and preparation possible, ensuring they are at the forefront of the field and ready for any future developments in Ayurvedic licensure.

      What percentage of graduates have passed the NAMACB exam?

      Since the introduction of the NAMAC board exam, we are proud to share that 100% of YVI graduates who have taken the NAMACB exam have successfully passed. This accomplishment is a testament to the quality of education and preparation our students receive.

      Furthermore, we are delighted to see the positive impact our graduates are making in their careers. Currently, 81% of our alumni are working as Ayurvedic Professionals, utilizing their knowledge and skills to promote health and wellness through Ayurveda. Additionally, 31% of our graduates have found rewarding positions in various health-related fields, further contributing to the broader healthcare community.

      At YVI, our commitment to providing a top-notch education, paired with our students’ dedication and passion, leads to exceptional outcomes and success in the field of Ayurveda. We take immense pride in our graduates’ accomplishments and look forward to continuing to support their journey towards becoming Ayurvedic Professionals of Excellence.

       

      I have earned a certificate in Ayurveda can I apply that towards a portion of the training?

      At Yoga Veda Institute, the acceptance of transfer credits depends on each individual case. We carefully review all transfer credit requests on a case-by-case basis to ensure a fair evaluation.

      For individuals who are already certified Ayurvedic Health Counselors through the NAMACB, we offer the Ayurvedic Practitioner Program. This advanced program builds upon their existing knowledge and expertise.

      Transfer credits may be applicable based on prior academic achievements or relevant coursework, while life experience credits may also be considered depending on individual experiences and qualifications.

      We are committed to supporting our students in their educational journey and recognizing their prior accomplishments to create a personalized learning path that aligns with their goals and aspirations in Ayurveda.

      How competitive is entry into the AP program at YVI?

      We have a limited capacity and accept a maximum of 30 new students per trimester. Once this enrollment capacity is reached, a waitlist will be created for future openings.

      Our Open Enrollment Initiative ensures that all students with Ayurvedic aspirations can enroll in our program. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all, and there is no discrimination in the admission process.

      Anyone who feels called to Ayurveda is warmly welcomed to join our program. If our enrollment form is currently open and accepting new students, you can enroll today and embark on your Ayurvedic journey.

      At any given time, we typically have over 300 certificate-seeking students at various stages of the program. This diverse and dynamic community fosters a rich learning environment where students can interact, collaborate, and grow together as they progress on their Ayurvedic path.

      What will I need for my YVI enrollment?

      To enroll, you may be asked to provide the following documents:

      1. Proof of high school graduation: This can be in the form of a diploma, transcript, proof of completion of GED, or homeschool transcript. If you hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary academic institution, you can submit official transcripts directly from the school to waive this requirement.
      2. Government-issued photo ID: Please provide a valid photo ID for identification purposes.
      3. ALL transcripts for previously attended post-secondary education: This includes transcripts from colleges, trade schools, tech schools, universities, etc. All transcripts must be submitted, regardless of whether you believe transfer credits will apply. Official transcripts should be sent for transfer credit evaluations, but if you do not require or desire a transfer credit evaluation, unofficial transcripts will suffice.
      4. Language proficiency: If you are a native English speaker, no further action is needed. However, if English is not your first language, you must submit a TOEFL score of at least 88 or a Duolingo English Test score of at least 110 to demonstrate your English language proficiency.
      5. Active engagement in the Enrollment process: We highly value your commitment and engagement during the admissions process. Promptly respond to communication requests from the Director of Admissions to ensure a smooth application experienceBy submitting these required documents and actively participating in the admissions process, you can take the first step towards joining our Ayurvedic program and embarking on an enriching educational journey.
      Will YVI conduct an interview with all new students?

      Not all new students will be required to participate in an interview. However, in some cases, the Director of Admissions may request a 1:1 interview, and if such a request is made, participation becomes mandatory.

      If a student scheduled for an interview fails to attend without prior notice (“no-show”), no follow-up interviews will be permitted.

      On rare occasions, a follow-up interview may be requested if deemed necessary by the Director of Admissions. Rest assured, any interview process will be conducted with the utmost consideration and professionalism, ensuring a fair and thorough evaluation of applicants.

        Where should I have my previous school send my transcripts?

        Please submit your official transcripts from an accredited college directly to Yoga Veda Institute. You can send them using one of the following methods (in order of preference):

        1. Electronically email them to admissions@yogavedainstitute.com

        Please ensure that your transcripts are sent directly from the institute to expedite the processing of your application. We look forward to receiving your documents and considering your application for admission to our institute.

          What is the Refund Policy?

          Understanding Our Refund Policy and 30-Day Risk-Free Period

          Before taking the transformative step of enrolling in our program, we ask that you carefully review and accept our refund policy. Considering the exclusivity of our trimester cohorts and the impact of scholarships, we require the tuition to be paid in full upon acceptance. The commitment to the tuition agreement is established at the time of enrollment.

          We understand the importance of certainty when making such an impactful decision, which is why we offer a 30-day risk-free period after enrollment. Should you decide within those first 30 days that the program does not meet your expectations or align with your goals, we will issue a full refund of any tuition paid.

          Beyond this period, as you immerse yourself in our community and coursework, we consider your enrollment as a commitment to full participation in the program. Should you choose to withdraw for any reason after the risk-free period, please understand that refunds cannot be issued for tuition payments already made.

          We urge you to utilize our clarity calls, information sessions, and community classes to ensure that our program, with all its prerequisites, case study requirements, and course structure, is aligned with your professional goals and educational needs. It’s crucial to investigate the regulatory environment for Ayurveda practice in your area and to become comfortable with our online learning format and instructional style.

          Please note that our no-refund policy is firm, and by enrolling, you agree to these terms. Our priority is to support you on this educational journey, and we encourage a thorough evaluation to confirm that Yoga Veda Institute is the perfect fit for your aspirations.

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