How do I apply for the program?
Through YVI’s “Open Enrollment Initiative,” prospective Ayurvedic students have the opportunity to enroll in our Ayurvedic Program risk free for 14 days. Experience what it means to be a student at Yoga Veda Institute, try out our program, meet your student advisors, attend an orientation, and browse our online class library (risk free) for 14 days.
Choosing the right school for your Ayurvedic Education is one of the most important decisions you will make in your Ayurvedic career. At YVI, we recognize that deciding which school to attend for the duration of your Ayurvedic educational journey is no small feat. To honor that journey, we invite you to experience our program (risk free) for 14 days.
When does registration open?
Registration is open year round. When you enroll through our “Open Enrollment Initiative,” you begin on the day of enrollment with our Ayurvedic Foundation program risk free for 14 days. It is recommended that you enroll prior to the trimester start dates in January, April and October to guarantee your space in the upcoming trimester. Space is limited to 30 new students per trimester. Enroll early to reserve your space in the program. Once space is full, we will open a waiting list for the next trimester start date.
Why is a NAMAC recognized diploma in Ayurveda important?
YVI offers a program that is recognized by NAMAC in order to support students in obtaining the firmest foundation possible in a dynamically changing field. No one knows what will happen in Ayurveda within the next ten years, but we can be sure that many changes, both politically and professionally, can be expected. When changes come, a recognized program offers our students a step ahead of those without. If you ever expect to relocate from one state to another, a recognized program will give you additional help in meeting upcoming licensing requirements. A certificate from YVI can be a symbol of credibility as you develop relationships with clients and other health care professionals throughout your career. A recognized program ensures your education is robust and holistic. A certification with YVI, a NAMAC-recognized institution, assures that there are no gaps in your Ayurvedic education. You will graduate with confidence in your ability to pass the NAMACB exam and strive to become a Ayurvedic Professional of Excellence.
Am I likely to be successful at YVI?
Students are most likely to be successful in the YVI professional program if they:
- are self–directed learners,
- engage actively in our caring and enthusiastic learning community,
- are able to work independently in an online learning environment,
- have access to local clinical opportunities, and/or
- Identify as a “self-starter”.
- Want a distraction-free environment that prioritizes action and results.
- Are an independent learner who doesn’t need a lot of handholding to get things done.
- Trust yourself to experiment and learn by doing.
- Have reliable internet access
Who is not right for this program?
Yoga Veda Institute isn’t right for everyone. We care about our students’ success and want you to make the best decision for you.
- Prefer one-on-one coaching,
- Need personal guidance before taking action,
- Are looking for personal advice on Ayurveda,
- Need individualized feedback after each class,
- Are looking for a “quick certification” in Ayurveda,
- Do not have regular, reliable internet access (live classes are presented virtually and while class recordings are available for most lectures, it is not possible to download classes for offline viewing),
- Are not “good” with self study or do not posess the ability to keep yourself on track in an online learning environment,
then Yoga Veda Institute may not be the right fit.
What personal support is provided for students?
We have the following support for all enrolled students:
- Student Support 1:1 Calls. Students may, at any time, schedule a 1:1 support call with their dedicated student advisor.
- Weekly Office Hours. Students may join our weekly office hours that take place throughout the week to connect with a student advisor.
- Unlimited email support and guidance.
- Personal Guidance & Counseling.
- Business Development Support & Coaching.
Will attendance in person ever be required?
In person training is mandatory for all students seeking board certification under the National Ayurvedic Medicial Association umbrella. The travel requirement may be waived for students who are working locally with a YVI pre-approved preceptor (More information about our preceptor program can be found under “NAMAC Program Overview” under “Clinical Placement”).
Twice (2x) during the AHC program and four times (4x) during the AP program students have the option to attend an intensive clinical training program. This is not two or four times per year, but two or four times during the course of the program.
In person training programs are held each spring & fall during the last week in April and the first week in November at the Kashi Ashram in Sebastian Florida. All 2022 trainings have been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 2023 training dates forthcoming.
In person requirement may be waived when working with a local, pre-approved faculty preceptor. More information on our Preceptor program is outlined on our website under the “Clinical Placement” section of the Program Overview tab. Contact us for more information regarding our clinical placement or our preceptor program.
What if I am unable to travel due to personal circumstances?
Students may complete the full program 100% online through our distance learning program if working with a local (pre-approved) faculty preceptor or by working in a clinical setting outside our network as a transfer student. Please contact our admissions department to learn about working with a pre-approved regional faculty preceptor in your geographical region.
Does this program meet the requirements for Ayurveda licensure in my state?
Yes. At this time there are no licensing requirements for Ayurveda in any of the 50 states. As states adopt licensing in the coming years attending a school that has been reviewed and recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association will be essential to that process. Students of YVI are on track to be leaders in the field and can expect an easy process and path to licensing when that becomes necessary. At this time, graduates of YVI are eligible to sit for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB) exam and are paving the way for licensure of the Ayurvedic Profession in the future.
What percentage of graduates have passed the NAMACB exam?
Since the inception of the NAMAC board exam, 100% of YVI graduates who sat for the NAMACB exam have passed. Eighty-one percent of our graduates are working as Ayurvedic Professionals and 31% are working in a health-related field.
I have earned a certificate in Ayurveda, but it wasn't a NAMA approved program. Can I skip the Health Counselor portion of the training?
It depends. We review all transfer credit requests on a case by case basis. If you are not yet a NAMA certified health counselor, you would apply and begin with the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program. This program prepares students to become Ayurvedic Practitioners. The Ayurvedic Practitioner Program is only for individuals who are already certified Ayurvedic Health Counselors through NAMA. Transfer credits may apply. Life experience credits may apply.
How competitive is entry into AHC and AP programs at YVI?
- We accept a maximum of 30 new students per trimester. Once that enrollment is reached, a waitlist will be created.
- Our Open Enrollment Initiative allows all students with Ayurvedic Aspirations to enroll into the program. We do not discriminate entry into our program, and all who feel called to Ayurveda are welcome to join. If our registration form is accepting new students, you may register for the program and begin today.
- We generally have 300+ certificate seeking students at any given time at various levels of the program.
What will I need for my YVI registration?
- Proof of high school graduation: diploma or transcript, proof of completion of GED, or homeschool transcript (waived if you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary academic institution, evidenced by official transcripts sent directly from the school);
- Government issued photo ID;
- ALL transcripts for previously attended post-secondary education (college, trade schools, tech schools, universities, etc.). All transcripts MUST be submitted, even if you feel transfer credit will not apply. Official transcripts must be sent for transfer credit evaluations; however, unofficial transcripts will suffice if transfer credit evaluation is not needed/desired by the applicant.
- Native English speaker, or a TOEFL score of at least 88 or a Duolingo English Test score of at least 110;
- Engagement in the Admissions process and prompt response to communication requests from the Director of Admissions.
Will YVI conduct an interview with all new students?
No. Not all new students will be required to participate in an interview. However, the Director of Admissions may request a 1:1 interview and if so, participation is mandatory.
- If a student is a “no-show” for their scheduled interview. No follow up interviews will be permitted.
- On rare occasions, a follow-up interview may be requested.
Where should I have my previous school send my transcripts?
Your official transcripts from an accredited college must be sent directly from the institute and may be sent (in order of preference) to:
- Electronically emailed to email@example.com
- or they may be mailed to: Yoga Veda Institute, 2805 School Drive, Palm Bay, Florida, 32905
What is the Refund Policy?
After the 14 day trial period has expired and once a matriculated student has enrolled in their first course and logged into the online student portal any Tuition, Quarterly and Monthly Installment payments are always non-refundable and non-transferable.
At the time of enrollment into the program you agree to abide by our refund policy. Due to a finite number of students we are able to accommodate each trimester, at the time you are accepted into the program, or awarded a scholarship, you agree to pay your tuition in full. When you withdraw from the program without completing your financial agreement, you not only deprive yourself of the Ayurvedic education you seek, you also deprived another student from receiving acceptance to the program. At the time you enroll you agree to fully participate in the program, and if you determine at a later date that you would like to discontinue with the program, you acknowledge that there are no refunds to any tuition payments made, for any reason.
Determine if this program right for you prior to enrolling. No refunds will be awarded after registration.
- Research local, state and National Ayurveda bodies in your local geographical region. It is the sole responsibility of the student to do the necessary research into local, state, and national regulations surrounding Ayurveda in their geographical region. We offer free clarity calls for this purpose. Refunds will not be provided for students who later determine they are unable to practice in their geographical location.
- Familiarize yourself with the required pre and co-requisites, case study & preceptor expectations, class calendar and course load. We offer prospective student info sessions for this purpose. It is the sole responsibility of the student to become familiar with the required pre and co-requisites, class calendar, and course load prior to enrolling in the program. No refunds will be provided to students who determine at a later date that they are unable to complete the course work for any reason.
- Participate in our community classes, free foundation classes, and other open enrollment offerings to get familiar with our school to see if its a good fit for your learning style. It is the sole responsibility of the student to be familiar with online learning, our school, teaching style, and program organization prior to enrolling into the program. We offer an abundance of free and open offerings for this purpose. Our “Open Enrollment Initiative” allows students to effectively enroll and test our professional; program, attend live classes, meet your student advisor, and create a major map prior to full registration & payment. No refunds will be provided to students who determine at a later date that our program or online learning is not a good fit for their learning style.
There are no exceptions to our no refund policy.
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Classes begin April 17th
Through YVI's "Open Enrollment Initiative" prospective Ayurvedic students have the opportunity to enroll in our NAMAC recognized Ayurvedic Program risk free for 14 days. Learn what it means to be a student at Yoga Veda Institute as you experience our foundation program, meet your dedicated student advisor, attend an orientation, observe live classes and browse our online class library.