AYURVEDIC HEALTH COUNSELOR

Curriculum

The Āyurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) is a professional that is trained in preventive healthcare as well as health-promotion with a specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic medical science principles and practices.

In addition to the subject courses outlined in our Course Catalog, students can engage in a weekly virtual classroom to complete their 50 patient encounters. Our Clinical Assessment & Internship classes provide students with the opportunity to present their patient encounters in a round table format under the supervision of an Ayurvedic Practitioner.  This class is ongoing and meets weekly for the duration of the program.

Get Started Right Away: Within 24-48 hours after enrollment,  our support team will send you your login information, instructions on accessing your student dashboard, and your first 2 modules, Ayur-Yoga Foundations & Ayurvedic Nutrition.

Download our Course Catalog for a comprehensive overview of the entire program.

How You'll Learn
  1. Live Web Conference Classes
  2. Lesson Recordings in case you miss a class
  3. Exclusive Online {Members Only} Student Portal
  4. Audio Lectures & Presentation Slides
  5. PDF Resources, Lecture Notes & Bonus Resources
  6. Workbooks {Download}
  7. Weekly Discussions inside our Private Community
  8. A Supportive Community Alumni
  9. Ongoing Career Support
  10. ***Optional live & in-person training in our designated Ashram facility in Sebastian, Florida

***Please note that onsite “live in-person” training is optional and is not included in the tuition price. 

June 30, 2021 NAMA Update (link) “For students enrolled in a NAMA-recognized program beginning on or after January 1, 2022, live in-person classes are required to be offered unless state and local public health guidelines mandate otherwise. In the instance that any further pandemic complications should arise, the program format may be adjusted accordingly. See our published schedule for details.”

August 10, 2020 NAMA Update (link) Onsite training will no longer be optional for students in our Professional programs as of July 1, 2021.  All students who enroll on or before June 30, 2021 are exempt from the Live in Person requirement. 

Time Commitment

Each term is 10 lessons, approximately 11 Weeks in length.

Students may choose to graduate within 1-2 years, depending on their schedules.

Students should plan to dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to each course.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite

6 college-level credits of Anatomy & Physiology or equivalent

Click here to view our Anatomy & Physiology course requirements PDF.

Recognition

Yoga Veda Institute’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor program has been reviewed and recognized as providing training at the professional membership level of Ayurvedic Health Counselor by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Graduates in good standing are eligible to sit for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board exam at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor level and upon passage may apply for NAMA professional membership.

At Yoga Veda Institute we value clear and accurate communication.  As an organization we recognize that prospective students seek out programs that have been reviewed and recognized by a recognition body.   The leading body that recognizes Ayurvedic programs in the USA is the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association is often imposing and updating standards apparently arbitrarily and often times at the last minute.

Yoga Veda Institute makes every effort to communicate these updates accurately and efficiently.  However, due to the unpredictable nature of the these updates, we publish all updates below for absolute transparency.   

We work hard to make sure that our program remains in compliance, and will continue to do so so you can relax, and enjoy your Ayurvedic Studies.

Latest Update: 

Published June 30, 2021 (click here to view update)

For students enrolled in a NAMA-recognized program beginning on or after January 1, 2022, live in-person classes are required to be offered unless state and local public health guidelines mandate otherwise. In the instance that any further pandemic complications should arise, the program format may be adjusted accordingly. See our published schedule for details.

Past Updates:

Published May 25, 2021 (click here to view update)

NAMA Program Hours Requirement for Programs beginning on or after July 1, 2021

Published May 11, 2021 (click here to view update)

New Client Encounter Requirements Effective July 1, 2022

Published May 4, 2021 (click here to view update)

For students enrolled in a NAMA-recognized program beginning on or after July 1, 2021, live in-person classes are required for Ayurvedic Health Counselor students. 

Published April 3, 2021 (click here to view update)

New Scope of Practice Finalized March 2021

Published August 10, 2020 (click here to view update)

New Onsite Training Requirements Compliance Requirements

Class Schedule

Web Conference Classes are offered both Live and Recorded for later viewing.  Classes are scheduled at times that can best accommodate all students enrolled in each module.  Please check the Course Catalog for specific class dates.

Calendar

Click here to download the Course Catalog and view the full class calendar by term.

Tuition & Fees

Download the Course Catalog for complete Tuition & Enrollment Details.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Our mission at Yoga Veda Institute is to make quality Ayurvedic education accessible, regardless of financial ability.  If you do not have the income to invest in this program, click here to apply for a scholarship.

Refund Policy

While we do not award refunds for previous monies paid or for payments made in full, there is no contract so students can cancel their memberships at any time.

Certificates will not be issued until tuition has been paid in full.

Testimonials

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Student Conduct & Expectations

Above and beyond all subject matter in this program, this is a lifestyle dedicated to mindful, conscious and compassionate living. We expect these primary principles to be applied to all aspects of the students’ learning experience inside and outside of the classroom.

Due to the nature of the subject of this course and to the high regard we put on living with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and compassion, Yoga Veda Institute expects students to understand and maintain high standards of academic integrity. Breaches of academic integrity are subject to review by the Admin Board and may be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including requirement to withdraw from the School and suspension of registration privileges or revocation of certification.

Students are expected to conduct themselves responsibly, honestly, and with due consideration for others while enrolled at Yoga Veda Institute as well as in all of their interactions and communications with members of the Yoga Veda community. 

Students are expected to take personal responsibility for their own assignment submissions and tracking, knowing class dates and times of class, understanding their personal track program, and requesting curriculum updates as needed.  Yoga Veda Institute expects students to be active and engaged participants. Students registered in a course must attend all classes and participate online, take all exams, and complete all coursework on time.

Students are expected to treat web-conference class meetings as if attending class on campus, which includes behaving professionally, treating others with courtesy and respect, refraining from using profanity or socially offensive language, wearing appropriate clothing, and avoiding inappropriate surroundings. 

Students are required to have and use a camera and microphone when attending web-conference class meetings unless otherwise specified by the instructor.

Students may not join a class while driving or riding in a car. Students are expected to join from a suitable, quiet location, with a device that permits full participation in the class activities. Many courses include activities that cannot adequately be performed on a mobile device. 

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Disclaimer

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