Ayurveda Is More Than A Profession - It's Your Calling

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and practical applications of Ayurvedic medicine. Deepen your understanding of Ayurveda, begin a new life path, and improve your health.  You are warmly invited to explore the spirit and essence of our program. Request a catalog to discover the full scope of our comprehensive AAC recognized curriculum and schedule a call to connect with our leadership.   

Where do you begin?  You simply begin. 

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Ayurvedic program overview 

At the Yoga Veda Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (YVIAM), we believe that Ayurvedic education thrives on deep personal connections. Our program was designed not only to equip you for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Board Exam (NAMACB) but to guide you on a fulfilling life path in Ayurvedic medicine that goes beyond the textbooks. We know that you are beginning a lifelong exploration of Ayurveda, and we are honored to be your guide on that journey.  As stewards of Ayurvedic wisdom, we hold that responsibility as sacred. That’s why here you’re not just a student — you’re family.

Inside OUR Program
What Sets Us Apart

We’re Different By Design

At the core of our philosophy is a commitment to an education that’s not just keeping pace with the digital era but is deeply rooted in it.  Since our very first cohort, our program has been designed for online delivery, making us pioneers in developing an unparalleled Ayurvedic learning experience tailored for the digital landscape. 

Tailored for Online Learners

While many schools experienced a sudden transition to online learning, our program was purposefully designed for the digital landscape from its inception. This intentional decision guarantees that our students benefit from a consistent, high-quality education, no matter where they are located. Unlike hybrid models that often prioritize in-person attendees, our approach ensures that every student is an equal participant in a dynamic, interactive online community. Through state-of-the-art digital platforms, our students receive full support and engagement, creating a truly inclusive and enriching learning environment.

Access to Global Thought Leaders

One of the most exciting advantages of our online-first approach is our ability to bring you leaders and innovators from around the world. While traditional schools might be constrained by geography, limiting their lecturers to those who can physically come to campus, we transcend these boundaries. This means our students are exposed to a diverse range of perspectives and expertise, learning directly from pioneers and thought leaders in Ayurveda. It’s a unique opportunity to engage with the best instructors, without the limitations of location.

A Rich, Interactive Learning Experience

Our students benefit from a curriculum that’s not just broadcast online but designed to leverage the strengths of the digital medium. Interactive coursework, dynamic discussion forums, and live sessions with instructors and peers create a learning environment that’s engaging, supportive, and conducive to deep understanding. This model ensures that every student, without exception, has access to the resources, attention, and support they need to succeed.

Flexible Clinical Opportunities

Recognizing the value of hands-on experience in Ayurveda, we offer our students the option to participate in in-person clinical experiences through our Gurukul Retreat Experiences. This blend of online theoretical learning with (optional for those not seeking NAMACB board certification) physical experiences provides a flexible pathway to gaining practical skills, without imposing it as a requirement for everyone. Our priority is to accommodate the diverse needs and circumstances of our student body, offering pathways to success that are as individual as the students themselves.

In shaping our programs, our focus has always been on what our students will gain: a comprehensive, engaging, and equitable education that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the future. By choosing to study with us, you’re not just enrolling in an Ayurvedic program—you’re joining a community that’s at the forefront of digital education, committed to providing an exceptional, personal, connected learning experience for every  student.

Health Counselor Curriculum Overview

AYURVEDIC HEALTH COUNSELOR (600 + hours)

12 Month – Part Time Program.  Designed with you in mind, move through this program as quickly, or as slowly as you like, taking up to 3 years from your enrollment date to complete the program with no additional tuition fees.

Online: 600+ hours
Live In-person Training: 60 hours (not a requirement for international or non-diploma seeking students) 

As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor you will focus on promoting health and preventing disease through lifestyle adjustments, diet, exercise, and the use of herbal remedies. You will learn to assess an individual’s health through the Ayurvedic lens of doshas (biological energies found throughout the human body and mind) and provide high level guidance on maintaining or restoring balance to these energies. Your expertise will lie in creating personalized wellness plans that address the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health, aiming to improve overall well-being and prevent imbalances before they manifest into diseases.  For the full scope of the program, browse our Ayurvedic Health Counselor Competency Guidelines.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Classes:

  • Āhāra: Foundations of Ayurvedic Nutrition, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Astānga Ayurveda: Sister Science Foundations, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Bhūtavidyā / Manovijñāna: Healing the Mind and Soul, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Chikitsa: Ayurvedic Therapies, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Conscious Business Design, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Dravyaguna: Foundations of Ayurvedic Herbalism, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Joytish: Vedic Astrology, asynchronous
  • Kaumarabhrtya: Science of Children’s Health, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Pañcamaya Kosah: Subtle Body Anatomy, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Prakrti Vikrti: The Art of Assessment, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Sacred Window: Birth & Beyond, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Vaidya Dharma: Professional Practice & Medical Ethics, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Vastu: Vedic Architecture, asynchronous
  • Vihāra: Principles of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Design, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Classical Sanskrit, AHC, live webinar (48 hours)
  • Spiritual Health & Healing, AHC, live webinar (76 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 1: Clinical Internship, live webinar (155 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 1: Retreat Experience, live in-person (60 hours)

REQUEST A COURSE CATALOG TO VIEW DETAILED CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Practitioner Curriculum Overview

AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER (900+ hours) 

12 Month – Part Time Program.  Designed with you in mind, move through this program as quickly, or as slowly as you like, taking up to 3 years from your enrollment date to complete the program with no additional tuition fees.

Program Hour Requirements

Online: 720+
Live In-person Training: 180 hours (not a requirement for international or non-diploma seeking students) 

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner you’ll have a deeper understanding of Ayurvedic principles and practices than an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, expanding your expertise in diagnosing and treating imbalances and diseases. You will know how to preform a detailed assessment of an individual’s health through pulse diagnosis, observation, and other diagnostic methods unique to Ayurveda. As an Ayurvedic Practitioner you will create personalized treatment plans that may include dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, yoga, meditation, detoxification programs (Panchakarma), and the use of herbal medicines. For the full scope of the program, browse our Ayurvedic Practitioner Competency Guidelines.

Ayurvedic Practitioner Classes:

  • Āhāra Chikitsa: Nutritional Therapy, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Ayurvedic & Western Medicine: Functional Health Coaching (24 hours)
  • Dravyaguna: Ayurvedic Herbalism for Healing, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Dravyaguna: Therapeutic Applications of Herbs (24 hours)
  • Panchakarma Theory, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Purva / Pacat Karma (24 hours)
  • Skin Care / Dermatology (24 hours)
  • Story of Disease I, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Story of Disease II, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Story of Disease III, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Surgery, asynchronous
  • Tonification (24 hours)
  • Toxicology (24 hours)
  • Tarka Tarang: Research Module 1, asynchronous
  • Tarka Tarang: Research Module 2
  • Women’s Health (24 hours)
  • Classical Sanskrit, AP, live webinar (48 hours)
  • Spiritual Health & Healing, AP, live webinar (76 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 2: Clinical Internship, live webinar (155 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 2: Retreat Experience, live in-person (60 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 3: Clinical Internship, live webinar (155 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 3: Retreat Experience, live in-person (60 hours)

REQUEST A COURSE CATALOG TO VIEW DETAILED CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Dual Certification Curriculum Overview

DUAL CERTIFICATION (1500+ hours) Ayurvedic Health Counselor to Ayurvedic Practitioner

24 Month – Part Time Program. Designed with you in mind, move through this program as quickly, or as slowly as you like, taking up to 6 years from your enrollment date to complete the program with no additional tuition fees.

Online: 1320+ hours
Live In-person Training: 180 hours (not a requirement for international or non-diploma seeking students) 

If you already know that the Ayurvedic Practitioner program is where your calling in Ayurveda lies, the Dual Certification program seamlessly combines the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) and Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) programs into an integrated, comprehensive curriculum designed for deep immersion into the world of Ayurveda. This path will guide you from the foundational principles of Ayurveda to the advanced practices and clinical applications all the way to NAMACB Board Certification.  The benefit of joining this program is in the integrated curriculum, seamless transition from Ayurvedic Health Counselor to Ayurvedic Practitioner, shorter overall program duration, and in tuition savings.  For the full scope of the program, browse our Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic Practitioner Competency Guidelines.

Dual Certification (Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Ayurvedic Practitioner) Classes:

  • Āhāra: Foundations of Ayurvedic Nutrition, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Astānga Ayurveda: Sister Science Foundations, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Bhūtavidyā / Manovijñāna: Healing the Mind and Soul, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Chikitsa: Ayurvedic Therapies, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Conscious Business Design, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Dravyaguna: Foundations of Ayurvedic Herbalism, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Joytish: Vedic Astrology, asynchronous
  • Kaumarabhrtya: Science of Children’s Health, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Pañcamaya Kosah: Subtle Body Anatomy, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Prakrti Vikrti: The Art of Assessment, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Sacred Window: Birth & Beyond, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Vaidya Dharma: Professional Practice & Medical Ethics, prerecorded (24 hours)
  • Vastu: Vedic Architecture, asynchronous
  • Vihāra: Principles of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Design, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Tarka Tarang: Research Module 1, asynchronous
  • Āhāra Chikitsa: Nutritional Therapy, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Ayurvedic & Western Medicine: Functional Health Coaching (24 hours)
  • Dravyaguna: Ayurvedic Herbalism for Healing, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Dravyaguna: Therapeutic Applications of Herbs (24 hours)
  • Panchakarma Theory, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Purva / Pacat Karma (24 hours)
  • Skin Care / Dermatology (24 hours)
  • Story of Disease I, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Story of Disease II, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Story of Disease III, live webinar (24 hours)
  • Surgery, asynchronous
  • Tonification (24 hours)
  • Toxicology (24 hours)
  • Tarka Tarang: Research Module 2
  • Women’s Health (24 hours)
  • Classical Sanskrit, AHC, live webinar (48 hours)
  • Classical Sanskrit, AP, live webinar (48 hours)
  • Spiritual Health & Healing, AHC, live webinar (76 hours)
  • Spiritual Health & Healing, AP, live webinar (76 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 1: Clinical Internship, live webinar (155 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 1: Retreat Experience, live in-person (60 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 2: Clinical Internship, live webinar (155 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 2: Retreat Experience, live in-person (60 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 3: Clinical Internship, live webinar (155 hours)
  • Gurukul, Level 3: Retreat Experience, live in-person (60 hours)

REQUEST A COURSE CATALOG TO VIEW DETAILED CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Time Commitment

Our Ayurvedic Programs are mindfully structured for your success as a student.  We recognize that the way you approach your education in Ayurveda should be tailored to your personal life.  We have thoughtfully structured our program so that you can approach it in a way that fits seamlessly into the ebbs and flows of your life.  In truth, each students path in our program is unique, and just right.

Spanning over four trimesters for the Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic Practitioner programs, and eight trimesters for the Dual Certification, each trimester unfolds across a 12-week term, with three trimesters offered each year in the Fall (October), Winter (January) and Spring (April).   Summers are periods of academic rest that you will have to pause your studies.  There are no live classes to commit to over the summer.

To accommodate you and the different rhythms of life that will surly arise for you as a student during your time with us, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic Practitioner students have up to three years, while Dual Certification students are given up to six years to complete your program of study with no additional fees.

You may choose to take 1 to 3 classes per trimester, aligning your academic growth with personal commitments. For optimal learning, we recommend setting aside roughly 10 hours per week per class that you choose to take.

Here, you’ll not only immerse yourself in Ayurvedic wisdom but you’ll also be invited to apply it through interactive study and practical experience, all tailored to your individual pace.

If you’d like to see a high level overview of the class schedule for the coming year, please refer to our course catalog.

 

Certification & Titles Upon Graduation

Our Ayurvedic program offers you two distinct paths: a formal certification with in-person training, recognized by the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC) qualifying graduates for the NAMACB board exam, and an online-only route leading to a Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies. Both pathways maintain the same rigorous curriculum and are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Ayurvedic principles and practices.  Most students in our program join the online-only route, and many choose at a later time to participate in the in-person training.  You may at any time in your online-only program, choose to join the formal certification path.

  • Formal Certifications (With In-Person Training):
    • Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Ayurvedic Practitioner programs require 600 and 1500 hours of study, respectively, including in-person training.
    • Graduates are eligible to sit for the NAMACB board exam.
  • Online Certifications (Without In-Person Training):
    • Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner offer fully online coursework for 600 and 1500 hours, respectively.
    • Graduates receive a Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies.

The choice between these paths depends on your personal goals, with both providing a solid foundation in Ayurveda. Formal certification is recommended for those seeking board certification, while the online certificate offers flexibility for those who prefer a fully remote learning experience.

 

Program Completion Titles (AAC/NAMACB)

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

  • Requirements: 600 hours of study, including level 1 in-person components.
  • Outcome: Eligibility to sit for the NAMACB board exam.

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

  • Requirements: 1500 hours of study, including levels 1 – 3 in-person training.
  • Outcome: Qualifies graduates to sit for the NAMACB board exam.

 

Alternative Certifications for Online Study (Not AAC / NAMACB Recognized)

 

Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (AWC)

  • Requirements: 600 hours of fully online study.
  • Outcome: Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies without in-person training.

Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner (AWP)

  • Requirements: 1500 hours of fully online study.
  • Outcome: Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies, excluding in-person components.

Both educational tracks ensure a deep dive into Ayurvedic medicine, tailored to fit different learning styles and career aspirations. Whether you’re seeking formal certification or prefer the convenience of online study, our programs are mindfully designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of Ayurveda.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite

 

Anatomy & Physiology Co-requisite

All AAC Recognized Ayurvedic programs require all students to have completed 6 college-level credits of Anatomy and Physiology prior to graduation.  Important to note that this is not a pre-requisite and is not required to complete before you enroll, but must be completed before you are able to apply for graduation.

Typically recognized as Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II in the USA, this equates to a combined total of 90 hours of classroom instruction from an accredited institution, whether through a community college or virtual campus. These credits must be explicitly earned in courses titled “Anatomy & Physiology” at the collegiate level.

To fulfill the co-requisite for the Ayurvedic program, you will be required to provide official documentation—either a certificate or transcripts—confirming the completion of 6 college-level credits or 90 hours of classroom instruction in Anatomy & Physiology. This documentation should clearly state your name, the specific course title as “Anatomy & Physiology,” and the credits or hours that you completed.

Please note, completion of a Yoga Training Course, even if it includes content on Anatomy & Physiology, does not meet this co-requisite. Fulfilling this requirement within your program’s timeframe is essential for graduation.

If you have not yet completed any formal training in Anatomy and Physiology, you can enroll in our Integrated Anatomy & Physiology program at any time during your educational journey.

 

How You'll Learn
  • Dynamic Live Web Conferences
  • Accessible Lesson Recordings
  • Exclusive Student Portal Access
  • Vibrant Audio Lectures & Interactive Slides
  • Extensive PDF Library & Bonus Content
  • Downloadable Interactive Workbooks
  • Thriving Alumni Network
  • Continued Career Support
  • Guided Gurukul Preceptorship & In-Person Training
Class Schedule

Relationships are at the heart of our program, and that’s why at YVIAM, we prioritize live, interactive classes. We believe in the value of real-time  instruction, which is why the majority of our classes are offered live.

Our live classes are scheduled Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

We recogize that you will need flexibility, so you have the freedom to choose up to 200 hours to be used your discretion to watch the classes in their recorded format at a time that fits your life.

This approach allows you to customize your learning experience to fit your schedule.

Would you like to see what our typical class schedule looks like?  Check out our class calendar to browse what students are learning this trimester.

Academic Calendar

Enrollment is open to you year-round.  You can begin today with our Ayurvedic Foundations Suite of on demand classes including; Sister Science, Ayurvedic Nutrition Foundations and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Foundations.   That way, you’ll be ready to dive into the live classes which start three times a year: in the Fall (October), Winter (January), and Spring (April).  There are no live classes offered over the Summer season.

Registration Deadlines:

  • Winter Trimester (January Cohort): December 31st
  • Spring Trimester (April Cohort): March 31st
  • Fall Trimester (September Cohort): August 30th

Your registration must be submitted by these dates to participate in the respective upcoming cohort.  Enroll early to meet with your personal student advisor, get started on your foundation level classes, and get your home classroom in order to begin the upcoming live classes.  You may even want to join in the current live classes as an observer, to see what all the fuss is about.  We warmly invite you to get started, the first step is to schedule a call and get all your questions answered.

Gurukul Clinical Preceptorship

At Yoga Veda Institute, we revere the Gurukul tradition, where the sacred bond between a teacher and student is central to the transmission of Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom. This tradition is more than an educational exchange; it is the heartbeat of Ayurveda, nurturing the spiritual core and stweardship of Ayurvedic wisdom.

Through this time-honored approach, we offer a genuine Ayurvedic education that weaves the threads of age-old knowledge with the vibrant potential of modern application. Within these Gurukul clinical experiences, you are shepherded by devoted preceptors who are not just educators but custodians of Ayurveda’s enduring legacy, dedicated to empowering you as a healer of tomorrow.

For our students, the preceptorship is an integral component of their educational experience. Ayurvedic Health Counselors are required to complete 60 hours, while Ayurvedic Practitioners must fulfill an additional 120 hours of preceptorship (180 hours total). These hours are a portal to hands-on learning and a deeper immersion into the practical aspects of Ayurveda.

Options for engaging with a preceptor are diverse:

  • Gurukul Clinical Preceptor Program:  Participate in our Gurukul Preceptor Retreat Experiences.
  • Pre-Approved Preceptor Programs: Work with one of our approved preceptors that combine mentorship with clinical practice.
  • Volunteer Positions: Offer your service in exchange for invaluable learning and mentorship at your chosen location with a pre-approved preceptor.
  • Paid Positions: Work in a professional environment, gaining experience while earning compensation with an approved preceptor

*Please note that the Preceptor Program Tuition is not included in the course tuition and will vary depending on the students selected option.

Preceptorship is required for students pursuing NAMACB board certification through our AAC recognized program.

International students and students who are not planning to sit the board exam are not required to complete in person study.

These students have the option to complete the full curriculum of study through our comprehensive weekly clinical internship class, conducted on our virtual campus.

This adaptable approach ensures that our program meets the diverse needs and goals of our international student community.

For a detailed understanding of our preceptorship requirements and the rich educational pathways available, be sure to visit our Preceptor FAQ

Tuition & Fees

 Tuition Investment:

Ayurvedic Health Counselor:

Tuition Cost: $8,000

Payment Options:

  • Interest-Free Installments: Monthly payments of $125 for a duration of 64 months.
  • Full Payment Discount: Save 30% ($2,400) by paying the full amount of $5,600 at the time of enrollment (or 2 quarterly payments of $2,800).

Ayurvedic Practitioner:

Tuition Cost: $8,000

Payment Options:

  • Interest-Free Installments: Monthly payments of $125 for a duration of 64 months.
  • Full Payment Discount: Save 30% ($2,400) by paying the full amount of $5,600 at the time of enrollment (or 2 quarterly payments of $2,800).

Dual Enrollment (Both Programs):

Tuition Cost: $15,000 (Includes AHC and AP levels)

Payment Options

    • Interest-Free Installments: Monthly payments of $250 for a duration of 60 months.
    • Full Payment Discount: Save 30% ($4,500) by paying the full amount of $10,500 a the time of enrollment (or 3 quarterly payments of $3,500).

Scholarship Applicants: Scholarships are available for our Dual Certification program. Qualified applicants may receive up to 50% off the total tuition and is applicable to both pay in full tuition rate and payment plan.

 

What Your Tuition Covers:

  • All coursework and instruction.
  • Access to virtual campus and online learning resources.
  • Academic advising and technical support.
  • Evaluation and examination fees.
  • Certification upon successful program completion.

 

Additional Costs:

Books and Supplies: All required materials will be provided to you.  Some students prefer to purchase the hard copy of recommended textbooks, this is not required.
Preceptor Tuition, Room & Board: In person study is not applicable for international students or those not seeking NAMACB Board Certification.
Extension Fee: Charged for students exceeding the 6-year program completion window, based on current rates per class or trimester.

Our Promise:

When you experience our program, we are confident you’ll become a student for life.  However, if for any reason, it’s not a good fit for your needs we offer a full refund within 30 days of access to our virtual campus. After 30 days, all tuition payments are non-refundable.
Application Process

We are pleased to offer an open Admissions Policy for our Ayurvedic Medicine Program. Applications are open to anyone interested, subject to availability within the program. To ensure your place in the upcoming cohort, we encourage you to submit your application and registration as soon as possible. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register today and receive immediate access to our Foundations Suite of classes. This early access is a significant advantage, allowing you to begin exploring the foundational aspects of Ayurveda at your own pace right away before the live lessons start at the beginning of the trimester. We strongly recommend early enrollment to make the most of these valuable on-demand Foundations modules.

For more in depth information, visit our Application Process FAQ page.

Transfer Student Requirements

At Yoga Veda Institute, we value the distinctive backgrounds and goals each transfer student brings.  We have an Ayurvedic Certification Bridge Program in place and are able to welcome students from all Ayurvedic schools, creating a path to NAMACB Board Certification.

Our admissions process is crafted to be adaptable and personalized, ensuring your unique story and aspirations are fully considered.

Personalized education is at the core of our philosophy, and we’re dedicated to supporting your transition, whether you’re moving from a different institution or seeking to realign your educational trajectory.

Connect with our Admissions team to discuss your aspirations, academic history, and how Yoga Veda Institute can support a seamless transition. We’re committed to your academic path and eager to assist you in fulfilling your educational goals.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

At Yoga Veda Institute, our purpose is to make Ayurvedic education accessible to all who feel called to be stewards of this ancient wisdom. We firmly believe that financial limitations should never stand in the way of your Ayurvedic education. Our base tuition is thoughtfully priced to be the most accessible in the nation at our level of education.  Even still, many come to us in need of financial aid. 

We provide a range of supportive options to ensure our courses remain affordable and within reach to you. Your drive for knowledge and personal growth is what matters most to us, and we are here to support your journey. 

Our Scholarship recipients commit to pay 35% of the total tuition costs.  The remaining 65% is covered by our student scholarship fund.  

We understand that even among our most dedicated students, the 35% commitment may remain challenging due to factors such as currency exchange rates, financial constraints, and other personal limitations. To accommodate those students, we also offer extended payment plans with low monthly payments.

Apply for a Scholarship & Register Today

Testimonials

We deeply appreciate and celebrate the voices of our students. Their experiences and insights play a pivotal role in refining our programs and upholding the exceptional quality of education we’re known for. We invite you to peruse the testimonials of those who’ve journeyed with us, gaining a firsthand account of the transformative experience at Yoga Veda Institute.

For a more personal connection and to hear directly from our students, join our Yoga Veda Community group. Engage with our members, ask questions, and truly understand the impact our institute can have on your educational and personal growth.

Your path to enlightenment begins with their stories.  Join Our Admissions Community

 

Student Conduct & Expectations

At the heart of Yoga Veda Institute’s curriculum lies a commitment to a lifestyle steeped in mindfulness, consciousness, and compassion. We expect students to weave these core values into every facet of their learning journey, extending beyond the classroom into daily life.

The ethos of our course demands integrity, honesty, and a profound respect for truth and compassion. Therefore, we hold our students to the highest standards of academic integrity. Any deviations are subject to review by the Administrative Board and could lead to serious consequences, such as suspension, dismissal, or revocation of certification.

Students at Yoga Veda Institute are anticipated to embody responsibility and honesty, engaging with peers and faculty respectfully within our community. Self-management in terms of assignments, class schedules, program tracks, and curriculum engagement is a student’s responsibility. Active participation is crucial; this includes punctual and consistent class attendance, online engagement, timely coursework completion, and exam participation.

Web-conference classes should mirror the decorum of an on-campus classroom—professional conduct, respectful communication, and appropriate attire are expected, along with a suitable learning environment. The use of offensive language or behavior is strictly prohibited.

For optimal interaction in web-conference sessions, students must use a camera and microphone, unless advised otherwise by the instructor. Attending classes while driving is prohibited, and participation should occur in a quiet space, ideally with a computer to ensure full engagement—some class activities may not be suitable for mobile devices.

Disclaimer

At Yoga Veda Institute, we strive to equip our students with precise and up-to-date information to guide them through their academic and professional endeavors. Should you encounter any discrepancies between staff-provided information, either written or verbal, and the details on our website, we urge you to contact us without delay for clarification and resolution.

We encourage you to actively engage with our website, which is your go-to resource for current policies and program details, recognizing that updates may occur.

In instances of inconsistency, please note that the Institute’s Directors, Staff, and Faculty do not have the authority to alter any program policies, structures, requirements, or guidelines. All program aspects are stringently regulated by the National Ayurvedic Medical Accreditation Council and are immutable to ensure equity and maintain the integrity of our educational standards. It is this adherence to regulatory guidelines that guarantees the high quality and fairness of the educational experience for all our students.

Still Have Questions?

Still pondering your path forward? Let’s bring your aspirations into focus. Discover which of our programs resonates with your ambitions and promises to guide you to your professional aspirations.

Reach out for a conversation with an admissions representative to illuminate the way.

Schedule your Ayurvedic Pathways Discovery Call

 

Designed for Success

 

 

Designed to be online from our inception, Yoga Veda Institute’s Distance Program is designed for the Ayurvedic student that needs the freedom from location and time flexibility that distance education offers. As valuable as this freedom is to the needs of many students, many students find that they need certain elements of structure in order to be successful in their program.

Students are most likely to be successful in the YVI distance program if they:

  1. Are self-directed learners
  2. Are able to work independently
  3. Have access to local clinical opportunities
Freedom of Location

Students are able to complete their academic studies wherever they live in the world. Students must have access to the internet (high-speed options highly recommended), and have word processing and printing capabilities.

Clinical Training 

Students complete their clinical training by participating our Gurukul Retreat Experience and through our online internship program. Students may wish to identify appropriate clinical training options prior to entering the YVI program. For those students who find travel to be an impossibility – various other options are available including transferring clinical studies from another recognized institution, working with a pre-approved faculty preceptor, or graduating as a non-certificate seeking student.

Time Flexibility

Students are able to complete academic and clinical work on their own time schedules. Students begin courses at the same time throughout the year; however, a student may find that they need extra time to complete a course. Students are encouraged to finish their courses within a trimester but may extend a course if necessary. Instructors, preceptors, and school mentors are available to support each student’s success in reaching their goals and moving through the program.

Major Maps

Major Maps are course completion schedules that students develop with the YVI Student Advisor. Major Maps allow students to see what course work must be completed within each trimester to meet the student’s graduation goal date. Major Maps give structure to the flexibility of YVI course work.

Financial Options & Incentives

YVI students do not need to worry about gathering a large sum of tuition all at once in order to finance their education. YVI offers students reasonable extended payment plans to make this program accessible.

The tuition covers all credits enrolled in at the beginning of each trimester.

Students can take as few or as many credits as they wish each trimester.

The Ayurvedic Practitioner program is designed to be completed in 2 years (8 trimesters). Students may take up to 6 years (18 trimesters) to complete the program with no additional fees.

Students who opt to pay in full at the time of enrollment will benefit from an additional 30% Pay In Full Savings.  There are no additional fees.  Additional payments will only be billed should the student take longer than the allotted time frame to graduate, at which time will be billed at the published trimester tuition rate for each additional enrolled trimester.

ACCESSIBLE

Students can take as few or as many credits as they wish each trimester of enrollment.

Because the tuition covers all of the credits students who wish to take more credits will progress through the program faster.

THREE TrimesterS

The YVI  academic year is divided into three trimesters.
Winter — January through March
Spring — April through June
Fall — October through December

Students may begin at any time throughout the year.  Live classes commence at the beginning of each trimester. This encourages students to complete course work by the end of the trimester so that they can enroll in additional courses for the next trimester. The trimester system also allows students to begin new courses with other students at the same time, making student study groups more effective.

Personal Coaching

Personal coaching is a unique service that YVI offers students enrolled in the distance program. Students have access to a student advisor throughout their program. Student advisors can help students identify and overcome progress challenges, suggest Major Map changes, and provide accountability and support through the student’s program.

Peer Groups

For some distance education students, isolation is a concern. YVI strives to mitigate isolation through healthy learning communities and peer-led support groups. An affinity group of peers creates relationships and a culture of accountability to each other. YVI is providing Ayurvedic education wherever there is an internet connection!

Our students are building electronic communities across platforms and geographies!

World-Renowned EDUCATORS
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.

Explore our commitment to excellence by reviewing our Faculty Qualifications Policy and delving into the professional biographies of each faculty member.

Credentials of Excellence: Recognition, and Licensure

Licensed Proprietary Program for Ayurvedic Education

Yoga Veda Institute stands as an accredited proprietary institution dedicated to the advanced study of Ayurveda. Fully licensed under the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) in Michigan, we take pride in offering private ownership’s focused attention and specialized curriculum. Our establishment provides two meticulously structured Ayurvedic programs, each crafted to deliver comprehensive understanding and practical proficiency in the field of Ayurvedic healthcare.

Proprietary School, Compliance and Transparency

Yoga Veda Institute is recognized as a proprietary educational institution, privately owned and distinct from the public school system. Our proprietary status allows us the flexibility to design specialized programs that provide targeted, practical training to meet our students’ unique needs. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of compliance and transparency. Our license to operate as a proprietary school, granted by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, affirms our dedication to educational integrity and excellence. We ensure that any modifications to our programs, locations, or institutional name are duly reported and sanctioned, upholding the quality and consistency of the education we offer.

Programs Offered:

  • Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program: Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide individuals towards balanced health as a skilled Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

  • Ayurvedic Practitioner Program: This advanced program delves into the intricate principles and practices of Ayurveda, preparing you for a deeper level of practice as an Ayurvedic Practitioner.

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

The Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC)

The Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC) is a specialized accrediting body dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of education in the field of Ayurvedic medicine within the United States. By providing accreditation to Ayurvedic medical programs that voluntarily undergo evaluation and meet the AAC’s rigorous standards, the commission plays a pivotal role in ensuring the excellence and integrity of Ayurvedic medical education. The AAC’s comprehensive standards evaluate several critical areas of educational provision, including the qualifications of faculty, the efficacy of student services, the availability and management of information resources, the stability of financial practices, and the effectiveness of administration, all of which are vital for the delivery of superior educational programs in Ayurvedic medicine.

Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC)

Yoga Veda Institute is honored to be recognized as a candidate for accreditation, a testament to our adherence to the preliminary criteria set by the Commission and our commitment to align with their rigorous standards and policies. This candidacy status is more than a milestone—it’s an assurance that we are actively progressing toward full accreditation.

In the journey ahead, which may span up to three years, we are devoted to continuous improvement and refinement of our curriculum and institutional practices. Our aim is not only to meet but to exceed the quality standards established for accreditation. This period of candidacy is one of growth and dedication, reflecting our pledge to deliver an educational experience of the highest caliber.

During this dynamic phase, we will engage in an in-depth process to ensure that every aspect of our offerings meets the Commission’s stringent requirements. Our pursuit of accreditation is driven by our mission to provide an exceptional educational foundation for our students.

We look forward to sharing updates on our progress. Upon achieving full accreditation, we will proudly update this page to reflect our standing, providing transparency and reassurance to current and prospective students that our programs meet the distinguished standards of the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission. Only fully compliant and accredited programs will be showcased, maintaining the trust and high regard we hold within the Ayurvedic educational community.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

Under the purview of the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission, the designation of Ayurvedic Health Counselor is reserved for professionals who have been extensively trained in the preventive and promotive aspects of health care, emphasizing dietary and lifestyle guidance.

Educational Prerequisites: Applicants to the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program must have completed at least 6 credits of anatomy and physiology at the college level or possess an equivalent educational background.

Training and Clinical Experience: To qualify for this category, candidates are required to complete a minimum of 600 instructional hours. Additionally, they must engage in a minimum of 50 supervised consultations with clients to gain practical, hands-on experience in the field.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

Our institute is proudly in the candidacy phase of accreditation, having fulfilled the essential prerequisites and demonstrated considerable adherence to the established standards and policies of the Commission at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor level. This status reflects our commitment to academic excellence and marks a significant milestone on our journey to securing full accreditation.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) Educational Competency Guidelines

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

The Ayurvedic Practitioner level as recognized by the Accrediting Commission denotes individuals who have attained comprehensive clinical training in understanding disease pathology from an Ayurvedic perspective. These practitioners are adept in fostering health and preventing disease by emphasizing dietary and lifestyle modifications.

Prerequisites for Entry: Applicants must have completed at least 6 credits of college-level anatomy and physiology, or an equivalent course of study, prior to enrollment.

Program Requirements: To qualify as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, candidates are required to complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of rigorous training. This may encompass prior educational hours achieved in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program. Additionally, a minimum of 150 supervised clinical interactions are mandated, potentially including client encounters accrued during the Ayurvedic Health Counselor training.

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

Yoga Veda Institute is presently in the candidacy phase for accreditation, having fulfilled the required eligibility prerequisites and exhibited considerable adherence to the accrediting Commission’s standards and policies for the Ayurvedic Practitioner level. This status underscores the institution’s ongoing journey towards achieving full accreditation.

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) Educational Competency Guidelines

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB) 

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board is a certifying body for Ayurvedic professionals in the United States. Earning a certification from NAMACB signifies that an individual has proven their foundational proficiency in their practice area by successfully finishing a course approved by NAMA and excelling in a comprehensive certification examination. It also indicates a commitment to professional development through continuous education and related endeavors. Impressively, all Yoga Veda Institute graduates who have chosen to take the NAMACB board examination have achieved a passing score.

NAMACB Board Certification

Achieving certification from the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB) marks a considerable milestone for Ayurvedic professionals in the United States, where the practice is still gaining recognition as an emerging healthcare profession. The NAMACB certification stems from educational competencies and standards crafted by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, making it the pioneering credentialing system for Ayurvedic medicine within the country. This certification serves as a vital benchmark for clients, healthcare institutions, governmental bodies, and other stakeholders to verify the qualifications and expertise of Ayurvedic practitioners.

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) 

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) serves as the leading voice for the Ayurvedic community in the United States. NAMA is dedicated to safeguarding, nurturing, and advocating for the ancient, awareness-based principles, wisdom, science, and practice of Ayurveda, aiming to enrich the lives of all individuals.

The Association’s mission is to steer the Ayurvedic profession with integrity and foresight and to disseminate a vision of Ayurveda that underscores its comprehensive approach to health and wellbeing. Our commitment is to realize this mission through the development and execution of a robust strategic plan that will support the flourishing and efficacy of Ayurveda as a professional practice.

NAMA Membership

NAMA is rapidly becoming the preeminent hub for Ayurvedic practitioners, educators, and enthusiasts both within the U.S. and internationally. Offering membership categories for Professionals, Organizations, General enthusiasts, and Students, NAMA welcomes anyone involved or interested in the field of Ayurveda – whether you are a seasoned practitioner, a business contributing to Ayurvedic practices, an ally of the Ayurvedic philosophy, or a student in the discipline. As a member, you will gain access to a suite of professional resources and benefits, contributing to the collective effort to elevate and propagate Ayurveda as a highly regarded form of healing. Join NAMA today and be part of this vibrant and growing community.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply to join a community committed to inclusivity and the proliferation of Ayurvedic wisdom. By uniting through this ancient practice, we contribute to a global upliftment of health and wellness. Take this step towards change—both personal and universal. Your path in Ayurveda begins here. Submit your application today and become part of our dynamic collective.

Registration Deadlines

  • Winter Trimester (January Cohort): December 31st
  • Spring Trimester (April Cohort): March 31st
  • Fall Trimester (September Cohort): August 30th

Registration must be fully completed by these dates for enrollment in the respective cohort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Study Ayurveda with the Yoga Veda Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine?

At the Yoga Veda Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, we are custodians of the ancient Ayurvedic tradition, imparting wisdom that has been cherished and preserved across countless generations. Here, the roots of Ayurvedic practice are not just studied—they are lived.

Distinguished Faculty: Our institute is not limited to a single lead instructor; instead, we celebrate a rich tapestry of seasoned experts, each a master in their specialized domain. Under their tutelage, you'll gain not just knowledge but a profound understanding of Ayurveda’s therapeutic practices and diagnostic wisdom.

Rich and Varied Curriculum: With a curriculum that spans the breadth of Ayurvedic science—from the delicate balance of the doshas to the potency of herbs and the integration of lifestyle practices—you'll emerge with a holistic education that's both deep and wide.

Hands-On Experience: Your academic journey is interwoven with practical training, offering you real-world experience through internships and case studies. This blend of theory and practice prepares you to confidently step into your role as an Ayurvedic professional.

Synergy of Yoga and Ayurveda: True to our name, Yoga Veda Institute celebrates the symbiotic relationship between Yoga and Ayurveda. You'll explore the confluence of these sister sciences, crafting a unified approach to well-being and personal evolution.

Supportive Community: Becoming a student at Yoga Veda Institute means joining a community where passion for Ayurveda is the common thread that binds. It's a space where friendships and professional networks blossom, offering support that extends beyond the classroom.

Recognized Certification: Upon completion, you'll be awarded certifications that are respected across the Ayurvedic community, bolstering your reputation and opening doors to a spectrum of career paths in Ayurveda.

Choose the Yoga Veda Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine for an educational experience that goes beyond acquiring knowledge—it's a journey of transformation, where you're empowered to bring healing to the world.

Why Study the Spiritual Aspects of Ayurveda with Yoga Veda Institute

At Yoga Veda Institute, the union of Ayurveda and Yoga forms a transformative journey that honors the spiritual heritage of these ancient disciplines. Our holistic educational approach transcends physical wellness, inviting you into the deeper realms of mental and spiritual well-being.

Harmonizing Mind, Body, and Spirit: In our teachings, the fusion of body, mind, and spirit is paramount. We guide you through the spiritual facets of Ayurveda to cultivate a comprehensive wellness that nurtures every facet of your being.

Time-Honored Traditions: Our curriculum opens a gateway to the sacred wisdom of both Ayurveda and Yoga, preserved through millennia. Embracing their spiritual dimensions unveils a path to profound personal transformation.

Pathways to Self-Discovery: The spiritual practices integral to Ayurveda and Yoga serve as tools for self-exploration, leading to self-realization. Engage in meditative and mindful practices that elevate self-awareness and inner tranquility.

Cultivating Inner Equilibrium: Ayurveda's insights into the delicate balance of life inform practices that restore equilibrium, paving the way for a harmonious existence that resonates with the rhythms of nature.

Embracing Sacred Rituals: Adopting the sacred rituals of Ayurveda and Yoga enriches your daily life, fostering spiritual growth and nurturing the essence of these ancient teachings.

Unity of Being: Our institute underscores the seamless integration of mind, body, and spirit, fostering an alignment that manifests as true health and vibrancy. This unity is the foundation of a spiritually attuned life.

Journey to Elevated Consciousness: Discover the paths laid out by Ayurveda and Yoga towards higher consciousness. Through spiritual inquiry and practice, you can access a state of expanded awareness and universal connectivity.

Choosing Yoga Veda Institute for your spiritual exploration in Ayurveda and Yoga is more than an education—it's an awakening to a life of enriched purpose, balance, and connection to the divine tapestry of existence.

Is it legal to practice Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, the time-honored system of holistic healing, is recognized and can be legally practiced across all 50 U.S. states. Graduates of Yoga Veda Institute's certification program are well-positioned to become board-certified practitioners, enabling them to consult with clients legally within the United States.

It's crucial to acknowledge, though, that Ayurveda's legal status is under continuous development outside of its birthplace, India. Regulations governing the practice of Ayurveda vary from one country to another. We advise those practicing internationally to diligently research and adhere to the local laws and guidelines specific to Ayurvedic practice in their respective countries. Consulting with local authorities or national Ayurvedic organizations can provide clarity and guidance.

Staying abreast of the evolving legal framework for Ayurveda ensures that you can confidently and lawfully offer its profound benefits to those seeking holistic health solutions in your community. Engage with the tradition of Ayurveda within the scope of your region's regulations and contribute to the growth of this ancient practice in the modern wellness landscape.

Is Yoga Veda Institute Accredited?

As an alum of Yoga Veda Institute's program recognized by the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC), you will be eligible to take the National Ayurvedic Medical Certification Board (NAMACB) Board Exams. We take pride in the fact that every Yoga Veda Institute graduate who has opted for the NAMACB Board Exam has passed, earning the prestigious title of board-certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

The AAC is the authoritative body overseeing recognized professional Ayurvedic educational programs in the USA. Being AAC-recognized signifies that our curriculum has been rigorously reviewed and meets high standards, preparing our graduates to be well-equipped professionals in the field of Ayurveda and providing transparency and assurance to prospective students and the public.

Yoga Veda Institute is honored to be a recognized member school of the AAC, with our Ayurvedic Practitioner Program receiving their esteemed acknowledgment.

For detailed insights on AAC program recognition and its significance for your career in Ayurveda, click here.

 

What is the Importance of Accreditation?

In the competitive realm of education, accreditation is not just a badge of honor—it's a beacon of quality and a testament to an institution's commitment to excellence. However, the landscape is varied, and not all accreditations carry the same weight.

Some institutions may showcase accreditations that lack rigorous oversight or even tout credentials of questionable legitimacy. This is where discernment is key, especially when considering the significance of accreditation from esteemed bodies like the Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC).

Accreditation: The Benchmark of Excellence

Accreditation is the result of a voluntary, rigorous review process that educational institutions undergo to ensure they meet comprehensive standards of quality education. It's a seal of approval that signals to students, employers, and the wider community that the institution adheres to high-quality educational practices and is committed to ongoing improvement.

AAC: A Standard of Trust

The AAC is a pillar in the Ayurvedic educational community, recognized for its stringent accreditation standards. The AAC's exhaustive review process examines all facets of an institution's offerings—from its curriculum and faculty credentials to its learning resources and institutional support. This ensures that AAC-accredited programs are not only up to par with current educational standards but are also poised to prepare students for professional success in Ayurveda.

The Pitfalls of Unverified Accreditations

On the flip side, there are institutions with unverified accreditations that could potentially mislead students. These may involve minimal oversight or none at all, where the "accreditation" is granted upon payment rather than a substantive evaluation of standards. Such practices dilute the value of accreditation and potentially jeopardize the quality of education delivered.

Ongoing Assessment: The Heart of Accreditation

True accreditation involves continuous reassessment and renewal. Organizations like AAC don't just assess once; they maintain a cycle of regular reviews to ensure institutions continue to meet evolving educational standards and industry demands. This ongoing scrutiny fosters institutions' growth and adaptability, ensuring that the education provided keeps pace with the dynamic field of Ayurveda.

Why It Matters for Your Future

The implications of accreditation extend far beyond the classroom. Graduating from an AAC-accredited program can significantly enhance your professional credibility and open doors to employment opportunities that would otherwise remain closed. Employers and professional bodies often look for this accreditation as proof of a candidate's competent background.

As you navigate your educational choices, remember that AAC accreditation is more than a formality—it's a promise of quality and an investment in your future as a professional in the world of Ayurveda. So choose wisely, with the assurance that an AAC-accredited education is designed to propel you toward success and fulfillment in your Ayurvedic practice.

What are my future career opportunities?

The increasing pursuit of balance and holistic health in our dynamic world has heightened the appeal of Ayurveda, with more people than ever turning to its ancient wisdom for natural wellness solutions.

This growing interest has created an array of professional pathways for those trained in Ayurvedic medicine.

Ayurvedic Practitioner: As a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, you’ll have the opportunity to offer tailored consultations, craft herbal remedies, and suggest dietary and lifestyle changes in line with Ayurvedic philosophy. This role is pivotal in guiding clients towards a harmonious state of health across body, mind, and spirit.

Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant: In the role of a Wellness Consultant, your expertise will serve to enlighten individuals on the benefits of Ayurvedic living, whether it’s through workshops, written works, or digital content. Your guidance can lead others to embrace Ayurvedic principles as part of their daily regimen for enhanced wellness.

Spa and Wellness Centers: The allure of Ayurvedic spas and wellness centers is flourishing, with a wealth of services rooted in Ayurvedic therapy such as Abhyanga and Shirodhara. Professionals in these serene environments offer a fusion of Ayurvedic and complementary treatments, delivering a holistic respite for health and relaxation.

Ayurvedic Product Development: With a surge in demand for Ayurvedic products, from herbal concoctions to nourishing skincare, your insight into Ayurvedic ingredients could spearhead innovation in product development. Whether through established brands or your own entrepreneurial ventures, this path enables you to infuse the market with genuine Ayurvedic goods.

Research and Education: If your passion lies in the academic and scientific exploration of Ayurveda, opportunities abound in research and teaching. Your work could shape the future of Ayurvedic medicine, from conducting impactful research to nurturing the next wave of Ayurvedic practitioners.

The scope for Ayurvedic professionals is vast and expanding, mirroring the broader shift towards integrative approaches to health. Whatever direction you choose—be it direct client interaction, education, product innovation, or research—Ayurveda offers a rewarding career, ripe with the potential to enhance the well-being of society at large.

What is Yoga Veda's academic approach?

Ayurveda's recent rise in popularity reflects an increasing global shift towards holistic health and wellness. In response, numerous institutions now offer Ayurvedic education, each with its unique approach. Some assert a narrow focus on Ayurveda’s medicinal aspects is superior, criticizing institutions like Yoga Veda Institute for integrating yoga, spirituality, astrology, and Hindu philosophy into our curriculum. However, such a perspective overlooks the holistic essence of Ayurveda.

Yoga Veda Institute’s Comprehensive Approach:

Ayurveda is inherently holistic, encompassing the intricate balance of body, mind, and spirit, and our relationship with the cosmos. Reducing Ayurveda to merely its medicinal component overlooks the rich tapestry of holistic knowledge that is essential for a thorough understanding of this ancient science.

Embracing Interdisciplinary Synergy:

At Yoga Veda Institute, we recognize the synergistic relationship between Ayurveda and disciplines like yoga, astrology, and Hindu philosophy:

  • Yoga and Ayurveda: These sister sciences offer complementary perspectives on health. Our curriculum integrates yoga to deepen the understanding of the mind-body connection and promote healing practices that align with Ayurvedic principles.

  • Astrology: Far from mere fortune-telling, astrology in the context of Ayurveda offers insights into an individual’s constitution and health predispositions, enabling personalized Ayurvedic care.

  • Hindu Philosophy: The philosophical underpinnings of Ayurveda are rooted in Hindu thought, which informs the ethical, moral, and spiritual dimensions of healing practices.

Beyond Mediocrity:

The assertion that a broad curriculum leads to mediocrity is a misconception. At Yoga Veda Institute, our curriculum is meticulously structured to integrate these disciplines without sacrificing depth or academic rigor. Our students graduate with a rich understanding of Ayurveda's multifaceted nature, well-prepared to apply this knowledge holistically.

Holistic Understanding and Application:

While some may prefer an exclusively clinical focus, the true power of Ayurveda lies in its holistic application. A comprehensive education in Ayurveda, enriched with yoga, astrology, and philosophy, equips our graduates with a profound toolkit that enhances their practice and offers a well-rounded approach to health and wellness.

At Yoga Veda Institute, we are committed to honoring the depth and breadth of Ayurveda. Our graduates emerge not only as skilled practitioners but as custodians of a tradition that harmonizes the physical with the spiritual, the individual with the universal—a holistic vision for a healthy and balanced life.

Is this course designed for self-directed learning, and will I have the opportunity to engage with my teachers?

Yes, our course is thoughtfully designed to provide you with a rich, interactive learning experience, complete with ample opportunities for feedback and engagement. Here's how our course structure facilitates this:

Interactive Live Classes: Our curriculum features live classes that are not just lectures but interactive sessions where you can engage with instructors in real-time. These classes offer a platform to ask questions, discuss concepts, and receive immediate feedback, enhancing your learning process.

Homework and Assignments: Homework is an integral part of the coursework. Upon submission, your assignments are meticulously reviewed, providing you with personalized feedback that highlights your strengths and areas for improvement.

Teacher Engagement: Our instructors are dedicated to your academic growth. Active participation in classes allows for ongoing dialogue with teachers, ensuring you receive focused feedback that is specific to your educational journey.

Peer Learning: Learning at our institute is a collaborative experience. You'll benefit from peer interactions, gaining fresh insights and alternative perspectives that can broaden your understanding of the subject matter.

Diverse Teaching Methods: Recognizing that each teacher brings their unique style to the classroom, our courses are diverse in their approach to providing feedback. Whether through continuous assessment or cumulative reviews, feedback is an integral component of every course.

University-Like Experience: Mirroring a university setting, your presence and participation in live classes are crucial. Regular attendance is the key to benefiting fully from the course and securing the comprehensive feedback you need to excel.

In sum, our course goes beyond self-paced study; it's a dynamic and supportive learning environment. Your proactive engagement is vital to receiving the full spectrum of feedback and guidance we offer, ensuring a rewarding educational experience.

Why Study Ayurveda Online?

The educational landscape has experienced a profound evolution, with the advent of online learning platforms reshaping the approach to knowledge acquisition. This shift has significantly impacted the field of Ayurveda education, offering a myriad of advantages that can greatly enhance the learning experience.

Accessible and Inclusive Learning:

Our online Ayurveda courses dismantle geographical constraints, making it possible for students globally to access teachings from distinguished Ayurvedic professionals. This inclusivity ensures that distance is no longer a barrier to receiving comprehensive Ayurvedic education.

Flexible and Tailored Schedules:

The flexibility of online learning allows you to integrate your Ayurveda studies into your unique lifestyle. Our courses cater to the varied schedules of working professionals, caregivers, and those with personal commitments, providing the convenience of engaging with course materials on your own terms.

Cultivation of Discipline and Motivation:

Online learning nurtures essential qualities such as self-discipline and motivation. The autonomy required to navigate our courses encourages you to develop a structured approach to your studies, cultivating the persistence needed to excel in your Ayurvedic education.

Interactive and Collaborative Experience:

Far from being an isolating experience, our online courses are designed for high engagement, utilizing interactive tools like video content, live discussions, and collaborative projects to create a dynamic learning environment. This interactive model ensures active participation, fostering a sense of community among students and faculty alike.

Rich Repository of Educational Materials:

Our online platform grants you access to a vast repository of Ayurvedic resources, enabling you to delve into a comprehensive range of study materials. The digital format allows for continuous updates and additions, ensuring that you're learning with the most current and relevant information in the field.

Global Networking and Community Building:

Engaging with our online Ayurveda courses opens doors to a worldwide network of peers and mentors. These connections offer invaluable opportunities for exchange, collaboration, and ongoing support, enriching your educational journey and professional growth.

In embracing online learning for your Ayurveda studies, you're not just receiving an education; you're joining a global movement towards holistic health. Our platform is designed to provide you with a robust, flexible, and engaging learning experience, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the world of Ayurvedic practice.

How is your program the most affordable on the market?

Yoga Veda Institute is at the forefront of Ayurvedic education, demonstrating that affordability and quality can coexist harmoniously. We debunk the myth that lower costs equate to lesser quality by offering competitively priced programs while ensuring unparalleled student support, instruction from world-renowned faculty, and rigorous feedback mechanisms.

Strategic Pricing Without Compromise:

At Yoga Veda Institute, we believe that high-quality Ayurvedic education should be within reach for everyone. This belief is central to our mission. Our strategic approach to pricing reflects a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing the pillars of our educational philosophy.

Efficiency Through In-House Technology:

Leveraging our in-house technology expertise, we have developed proprietary platforms that streamline our operations and reduce costs. These savings are passed on to our students, enhancing the learning experience without the financial strain typically associated with higher education.

Unwavering Student Support:

Affordability does not come at the cost of student support at Yoga Veda Institute. We maintain a robust support system, with a team dedicated to nurturing students' academic journeys, ensuring every learner has the tools and resources needed for success.

Esteemed Faculty from Around the Globe:

Our faculty is our pride, comprising esteemed practitioners and scholars who are leaders in their fields. Despite offering competitive pricing, we invest in securing instructors who bring depth, experience, and global perspectives to our programs, enriching the educational experience for all.

Focused on Feedback and Growth:

Critical to our educational model is a rigorous system of feedback and assessment. Yoga Veda Institute ensures that every student receives personalized attention and detailed feedback, fostering an environment where growth is measured and mentorship is paramount.

Yoga Veda Institute stands as a testament to the fact that exceptional education can be both accessible and outstanding. Our model is proof that with thoughtful management, innovative technology, and a commitment to support and quality instruction, an institute can offer affordability alongside excellence. Students embarking on their journey with us are assured of an enriching, supportive, and comprehensive education that paves the way for a fulfilling career in Ayurveda.

How do I choose an Ayurvedic Program?

The global resurgence of Ayurveda as a holistic wellness system has sparked a renewed interest in Ayurvedic education. For those drawn to its healing philosophy and eager to delve deeper into its practices, selecting the right school is a pivotal decision.

Here are key considerations to help you choose an institution that will provide a rich and authentic learning experience in Ayurveda:

Accreditation and Recognition: Research schools that have earned accreditation from reputable Ayurvedic authorities. Accreditation is more than a formality; it's an assurance of educational excellence and adherence to high standards. Confirm the school's credentials, the legitimacy of the accrediting bodies, the experience of the faculty, and the depth of the programs offered.

Comprehensive Curriculum: A robust curriculum is the backbone of quality Ayurvedic education. It should encompass not only the core principles of Ayurveda but also offer extensive insights into its diagnostic and treatment modalities, pharmacology, nutrition, and practical application. The best programs blend rigorous academic inquiry with hands-on practice.

Qualified and Experienced Faculty: Instructors should be more than academics; they should be seasoned practitioners with a wealth of clinical experience. Their expertise will enrich your education, providing real-world context and invaluable mentorship. Investigate their professional backgrounds to ensure you'll be learning from the best.

Practical Training: Ayurveda is a practice-oriented discipline. Ensure the school offers ample clinical training opportunities, where you can apply classroom learning to actual patient care under expert supervision. These experiences are crucial for honing your skills as a practitioner.

Reputation and Alumni Network: The school's standing within the Ayurvedic community and the success of its alumni are strong indicators of program quality. Seek out alumni testimonials and career outcomes to gauge the school's impact on its graduates' professional lives.

Flexible Learning Options: Whether you need a full-time, part-time, or online learning format, the school should accommodate your personal circumstances without compromising educational integrity. For online programs, verify that they provide interactive, engaging learning experiences equivalent to in-person instruction.

Nurturing Educational Environment: A supportive atmosphere can significantly enhance your academic journey. Small class sizes, favorable student-to-teacher ratios, and individualized attention contribute to a nurturing environment. The school should encourage collaboration, inclusivity, and active student participation.

Choosing the right Ayurvedic school is a step toward a successful and fulfilling career. By carefully considering accreditation, curriculum breadth, faculty expertise, practical training, institutional reputation, flexible learning formats, and the overall learning environment, you'll find an institution that not only meets your educational needs but also aligns with your passion for Ayurveda.

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