1620 Hour Course

Includes 640 Hours of Live Virtual Classroom


The Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) is a professional with additional training in pathology and disease management beyond that of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor. These professionals also practice preventive healthcare and health promotion, using diet and lifestyle.

In addition to the subject courses listed below – students can engage in a weekly virtual classroom to complete their 150 patient encounters. Our Clinical Assessment, Distance Mentorship, & Internship class 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.  

These required courses are not necessarily in order, please check our Course Calendar for up the upcoming term courses.

  • Ayur-Yoga & Nutrition Foundations (on-demand, start the same day you enroll)
  • Ayurvedic Anatomy (20-hours live web conference)
  • Clinical Assessment (20-hours of prerecorded video)
  • Yogic Philosophy (20-hours live web conference)
  • Chitiksa (20-hours live web conference)
  • Herbology I (20-hours live web conference)
  • Herbology II  (20-hours live web conference)
  • Women’s Health (20-hours live web conference)
  • Postnatal Ayurveda (20-hours live web conference)
  • Spiritual Health & Healing (20-hours live web conference)
  • Panchakarma (20-hours live web conference)
  • Pathology I (20-hours live web conference)
  • Pathology II (20-hours live web conference)
  • Pathology III (20-hours live web conference)
  • Online Clinical Internship (80-hours live web conference)
  • Sanskrit for Ayurvedic Practitioners (20-hours live web conference)


The Curriculum is that of Ayurvedic Practitioner as outlined by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.


  • Principles of Ayurveda
  • Samkhya Philosophy


  • Three Doshas
  • Twenty Gunas
  • Prakriti & Vikriti
  • Three-fold Diagnostic Method
  • Eight-fold Diagnostic Method
  • Ten-fold Diagnostic Method
  • Six Tastes
  • Doshas, Sub-dosas, Dhatus, Srotas
  • Agni, Ama, Malas
  • Prana, Tejas, Ojas


  • Personal & Family Health History
  • Vital Signs: height, weight, pulse, blood pressure
  • Etiological Factors
  • Pathology
  • Pathogenisis
  • Counseling Skills
  • Client Strengths & Assets
  • Research Skills


  • Food/ Diet
  • Senses: aromatherapy, taste therapy, touch therapy, sound therapy, visual therapy
  • Herbs & Minerals (72 herbs, 8 formulas)
  • Psychiatry
  • Pacification
  • Elimination of Aggravated Dosas
  • Rejuvenation
  • Tonification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Types of Cikitsa
  • Prenatal, Natal, Postnatal
  • Children’s Health – all ages
  • ENT/Head and Neck Region


  • Yoga and Yoga Therapy
  • Jyotisa
  • Vastu Sastra
  • Sanskrit
  • Western Medical Approaches


  • Minimum of six months of supervised clinical experience
  • Minimum of 150 patient encounters
How You'll Learn
  1. 16 Courses of Comprehensive (Online) Content
  2. Live Web Conference Classes
  3. Lesson Recordings if you miss a live class
  4. Exclusive Online {Members Only} Site
  5. Audio Lectures & Presentation Slides
  6. PDF Resources, Lecture Notes & Bonus Resources
  7. Workbooks {Download}
  8. Weekly Discussions inside our Private Community Group
  9. A Supportive Community of other students from around the world to provide support – network – connect – and share your experience.
  10. Ongoing Support – Personal Guidance – Career Support – Internship Opportunities
Time Commitment

Each term is 10-lessons, approximately 13 Weeks in length. 

Students may complete the full program within 2-4 years, depending on their schedule.

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


College level anatomy & physiology or equivalent.

Anatomy and Physiology Course Requirements PDF



  • Yoga Veda Institute’s Practitioner program is recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.


  • Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Yoga Veda Institute at the level of Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Yoga Veda Institute is a private, post-secondary degree-granting institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Commission on Independent Education under the authority of Florida State Statutes, Section 1005.06 and is an approved Continuing Education Provider.  Yoga Veda Institute has been approved as a Professional School of Ayurveda by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

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

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We believe in making our program accessible regardless of financial ability.  If you would like to apply for a scholarship based on financial need please fill out the application here.

Tuition & Enrollment

Tuition Price : $5980 

If enrolling in the AP program only, please email a copy of your NAMA approved AHC transcripts to hello@yogavedainstitute.com

Full Ayurvedic Practitioner Program Tuition Price : $11,960 – Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC – year 1) AND Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP year 2).  We offer monthly payment plans and pay in full discounts. 

Click the link below to ENROLL in the Full Ayurvedic Practitioner Program


$108 re-enrollment processing fee 

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 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, 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 who are registered for a course and miss the first class meeting risk losing their place in the course. The Institute reserves the right to prohibit or cancel late registration by students who do not attend first class meetings. 

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.

Still Have Questions?

Yoga Veda Institute staff take great care to provide students with information and advice on courses, degrees, and policies. We want you to succeed in your academic and professional goals, so we strive to be accurate at all times. However, in the event that there is a discrepancy between written and/or oral staff communications and this website, please contract us so we can clarify right away. We encourage you to regularly review the website and to take ownership of your educational journey by familiarizing yourself with relevant policies, which may change.