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Ayurveda at Yoga Veda Institute

Why Study Ayurveda with Yoga Veda Institute

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to health and well-being.

If you are considering studying Ayurveda, Yoga Veda Institute is an excellent choice.

Here’s why:

  1. Traditional Knowledge: Yoga Veda Institute is dedicated to preserving and teaching authentic Ayurvedic wisdom passed down through generations. By studying at YVI, you can access the traditional knowledge and practices of Ayurveda in its purest form.

  2. Experienced Faculty: The institute boasts a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable Ayurvedic practitioners and educators. You will learn from experts who have deep insights into Ayurveda’s principles, therapies, and diagnostic techniques. Where most schools have a single instructor, our faculty is made up of a diverse experts in their area of expertise.

  3. Comprehensive Curriculum: Yoga Veda Institute offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of Ayurveda. From understanding the doshas to learning about Ayurvedic nutrition, herbs, lifestyle practices, and therapeutic modalities, you will receive a well-rounded education.

  4. Practical Training: Studying Ayurveda at Yoga Veda Institute includes hands-on practical training. You will have opportunities to apply your knowledge through clinical internships, case studies, and experiential learning, preparing you for real-world Ayurvedic practice.

  5. Integration of Yoga and Ayurveda: As the name suggests, the Yoga Veda Institute emphasizes the integration of yoga and Ayurveda. You will explore how these sister sciences complement each other, allowing you to develop a holistic approach to health, wellness, and self-transformation.

  6. Community and Support: Joining Yoga Veda Institute means becoming part of a vibrant and supportive community. You will connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for Ayurveda, fostering lifelong friendships and professional networks.

  7. Certification and Accreditation: Upon successful completion of your Ayurveda studies at the Yoga Veda Institute, you will receive certifications that are widely recognized in the field. These credentials will enhance your professional credibility and open doors to various Ayurvedic career opportunities.

By choosing to study Ayurveda with Yoga Veda Institute, you embark on a transformative journey that not only enriches your life but also equips you with the skills to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of others.

Why Study the Spiritual Aspects of Ayurveda with Yoga Veda Institute

Integrating the spiritual aspects of Ayurveda with Yoga is a profound and transformative journey. When you choose to study these interconnected disciplines at Yoga Veda Institute, you gain a comprehensive understanding that goes beyond the physical aspects.

Here’s why studying the spiritual aspects of Ayurveda is essential:

  1. Holistic Approach: Ayurveda and Yoga recognize the inseparable connection between body, mind, and spirit. By delving into the spiritual aspects of Ayurveda, you gain a holistic approach to wellness that addresses not only physical health but also mental and spiritual well-being.

  2. Ancient Wisdom: Yoga Veda Institute provides access to the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga, which have been practiced for thousands of years. Understanding the spiritual dimensions of these practices allows you to tap into their profound transformative potential.

  3. Self-Exploration and Self-Realization: Studying the spiritual aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga enables you to embark on a journey of self-exploration and self-realization. You will delve into practices like meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and mindfulness that cultivate self-awareness, inner peace, and connection to a higher consciousness.

  4. Inner Balance and Harmony: Ayurveda teaches that imbalances in the body and mind can lead to disease and disharmony. By incorporating the spiritual aspects, you learn to restore and maintain inner balance, allowing for a more harmonious and fulfilling life.

  5. Sacred Lifestyle Practices: Ayurveda and Yoga offer a rich tapestry of sacred lifestyle practices that nurture the body, mind, and spirit. Studying these spiritual aspects with Yoga Veda Institute empowers you with knowledge of rituals, mantras, ceremonies, and daily routines that promote spiritual growth and well-being.

  6. Integration of Mind, Body, and Spirit: Yoga Veda Institute emphasizes the integration of mind, body, and spirit, recognizing that true wellness arises from aligning all aspects of our being. By studying the spiritual aspects, you learn to create harmony and unity within yourself and cultivate a deep sense of connection to the world around you.

  7. Higher Consciousness and Transcendence: Ayurveda and Yoga offer paths to transcendence and higher consciousness. Through meditation, contemplation, and spiritual practices, you can expand your awareness, tap into your inner wisdom, and experience a deeper connection with the universal consciousness.

By studying the spiritual aspects of Ayurveda with Yoga Veda Institute, you embark on a profound journey of self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual growth. You gain a holistic understanding of Ayurveda and Yoga, allowing you to live a more balanced, purposeful, and spiritually enriched life while sharing these ancient wisdom traditions with others.

Is it legal to practice Ayurveda?

Are you curious about the legal status of practicing Ayurveda in the United States? Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system, is currently legal in all 50 U.S. states. By completing Yoga Veda’s Ayurveda certification courses, you can become a board certified practitioner and legally see clients within the United States.

However, it’s important to note that the practice of Ayurveda is still evolving in most countries outside of India.

Each country may have its own regulations and policies regarding Ayurvedic practice. To ensure compliance with the most up-to-date laws in your country, we recommend checking the local regulations and consulting with relevant authorities or professional organizations.

Be sure to always stay informed about the legal landscape of Ayurveda in your neck of the woods and explore its vast potential in promoting well-being. Embrace the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda while navigating the legal boundaries of your practice.

Is Yoga Veda Institute Accredited?

As a graduate of our NAMAC Accredited program you will qualify to sit for NAMACB Certification Board Exams.  As a future student you may appreciate that 100% of Yoga Veda Institute graduates who have sat for the NAMACB Board Exam have successfully passed and are currently board certified Ayurvedic Practitioners. 

The National Ayurvedic Medical Accreditation Council (NAMAC) provides oversight over all recognized professional Ayurvedic educational programs within the USA.

NAMAC recognition status indicates that programs administer an approved course of study, thus ensuring well-trained professionals, and provides greater transparency for prospective students and the general public.

Yoga Veda Institute is a supporting member school of the The National Ayurvedic Medical Accreditation Council (NAMAC) and our Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Ayurvedic Practitioner programs are NAMAC Recognized.

Click here for more information on NAMAC program recognition and why it matters.

What is the Importance of Accreditation?

In today’s competitive educational landscape, accreditation serves as a critical marker of quality and excellence. However, not all accreditations are created equal.

While some institutions proudly display their accreditations, others tout unmonitored and dubious credentials.

There is an important significance to accreditation, particularly through reputable bodies such as the National Ayurvedic Medical Accreditation Council (NAMAC). Accreditation is crucial and schools with unmonitored accreditations may fall short.

Accreditation: Ensuring Quality and Standards

Accreditation is a voluntary process through which educational institutions subject themselves to external evaluation against predetermined standards. It provides an assurance to students, employers, and the public that the institution meets or exceeds the established criteria of quality education. Accreditation acts as a quality control mechanism, promoting continuous improvement and accountability.

NAMAC: A Trustworthy Accrediting Body

When it comes to Ayurvedic education, the NAMAC has established itself as a respected and rigorous accrediting body. The NAMAC accreditation process involves a comprehensive evaluation of an institution’s curriculum, faculty qualifications, facilities, and resources. It ensures that accredited programs meet high standards and prepare students for successful careers in the field.

The NAMAC accreditation process is not a mere formality. It is a multi-step, in-depth evaluation conducted by a team of experts in the field. These experts assess the program’s objectives, content, pedagogy, assessment methods, and outcomes. They thoroughly review the faculty’s qualifications, ensuring that they possess the necessary expertise to deliver quality education.

This meticulous evaluation guarantees that the program meets industry standards and is continuously improving to stay abreast of advancements in the field.

The Dangers of Unmonitored Accreditations

Unfortunately, some educational institutions seek shortcuts by obtaining pseudo or unmonitored accreditations.

These “accreditations” often involve nothing more than paying a fee or submitting a brief application, without any rigorous evaluation of the institution’s quality standards. Such practices undermine the credibility of accreditation as a whole and jeopardize the education received by students.

Institutions with unmonitored accreditations may lack the necessary infrastructure, qualified faculty, or up-to-date curricula required to provide a high-quality education.

Students who enroll in these programs may find themselves ill-prepared for their professional careers, as the curriculum may not align with industry standards or adequately equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge. In addition, students who enroll in these programs may not be eligible to become board certified in the future and may need additional training.

The Importance of Ongoing Evaluation

Accreditation through reputable bodies like NAMAC emphasizes ongoing evaluation and improvement. These accrediting bodies conduct regular site visits, follow-up assessments, and comprehensive reviews to ensure that accredited programs maintain their quality standards. Continuous evaluation enables institutions to adapt to evolving industry needs, incorporate technological advancements, and provide students with the best possible education.

Moreover, accreditation offers benefits beyond the immediate educational experience. Many employers, professional organizations, and licensing boards require candidates to have graduated from an accredited program. Accreditation demonstrates that graduates have met the industry-recognized standards, enhancing their employability and professional opportunities.

Accreditation through reputable bodies like NAMAC  plays a vital role in distinguishing educational institutions that meet rigorous standards from those that claim unmonitored accreditations. NAMAC’s comprehensive evaluation process ensures that accredited programs in Ayurveda offer high-quality education and produce competent professionals.

While unmonitored accreditations may appear tempting, a little research can reveal their lack of substance and credibility. Choosing an accredited institution through a recognized body like NAMAC  guarantees that students receive an education that meets or exceeds industry standards, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their chosen field.


Why do you have 2 programs - a Nationally Recognized Program and an International Program - for Ayurveda certification?

Yoga Veda Institute is committed to providing accessible and high-quality education in Ayurveda to students around the world. The distinction between our Nationally Recognized Program and our International Program is designed to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of aspiring Ayurvedic practitioners.

Nationally Recognized Program: Our Nationally Recognized Program adheres to rigorous standards and requirements set by the relevant accreditation bodies in our country. This program ensures that students receive education and training of the highest quality, meeting stringent guidelines for curriculum, faculty expertise, facilities, and other key factors. Graduates of this program are eligible to pursue board certification through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB). This program is particularly suited for students who prioritize accreditation and board certification and are able to attend in-person classes.

International Program: Recognizing that not all aspiring Ayurvedic practitioners can attend in-person classes due to geographical constraints, our International Program offers a flexible and accessible option. While the curriculum in the International Program is identical to that of the Nationally Recognized Program, the International Program allows students to complete their education entirely online, making it an ideal choice for international students and those who prefer a remote learning experience. Graduates of the International Program have the opportunity to gain certification in Ayurveda, even if they choose not to pursue board certification through NAMACB. This program empowers students from across the globe to engage with Ayurvedic studies and enhance their expertise in a convenient and flexible manner.

It’s important to note that our institution is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of education across both programs. The dual-program structure reflects our commitment to inclusivity, enabling students to select the path that aligns with their goals, location, and preferences.

Please be aware that not all institutions offering Ayurveda education provide such options. Our accreditation status underscores the quality of education you will receive, regardless of the program you choose. We’re proud to offer a comprehensive and adaptable educational experience that empowers students to embark on a rewarding journey in the field of Ayurveda.

What are my future career opportunities?

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, people are increasingly seeking holistic approaches to healthcare and well-being. Ayurveda is gaining significant popularity as individuals embrace its natural and holistic principles.

This surge in interest has created a plethora of career opportunities for Ayurvedic professionals. 

  1. Ayurvedic Practitioner:

As a certified Ayurvedic practitioner you can work directly with clients, providing personalized consultations, herbal remedies, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle modifications based on Ayurvedic principles. This role allows you to help individuals achieve balance and harmony in their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

  1. Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant:

As an Ayurvedic wellness consultant, you can educate and guide individuals on incorporating Ayurvedic practices into their daily lives. This can involve conducting workshops, giving lectures, writing articles or books, and even offering online courses. By sharing your knowledge and expertise, you empower others to make informed choices for their health and well-being.

  1. Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness Centers:

The popularity of Ayurvedic spa and wellness centers is on the rise, offering a wide range of Ayurvedic treatments, therapies, and relaxation techniques. As an Ayurvedic professional, you can work in such establishments, providing treatments like Abhyanga (Ayurvedic oil massage), Shirodhara (oil pouring on the forehead), and Panchakarma (detoxification and rejuvenation therapies). These centers often combine Ayurvedic practices with other holistic modalities, creating a unique and soothing experience for clients.

  1. Ayurvedic Product Development:

The market for Ayurvedic products, including herbal supplements, oils, skincare items, and dietary supplements, is rapidly expanding. With your knowledge of Ayurvedic principles and ingredients, you can venture into product development and formulation. Whether working for a company or starting your own business, this career path allows you to contribute to the creation of authentic and effective Ayurvedic products.

  1. Ayurvedic Research and Education:

For those passionate about advancing the field of Ayurveda, opportunities exist in research and academia. You can contribute to scientific studies, clinical trials, and research projects focused on validating and expanding the understanding of Ayurvedic principles and practices. Additionally, teaching Ayurveda at educational institutions or conducting workshops and seminars can help spread awareness and educate future generations of Ayurvedic professionals.

The career prospects for Ayurvedic professionals are diverse and promising. Whether you choose to work one-on-one with clients, educate and inspire others, contribute to the growth of Ayurvedic products, or delve into research and academia, Ayurveda offers a fulfilling and meaningful career path. As the demand for holistic healthcare continues to grow, the opportunities for Ayurvedic professionals will continue to expand, allowing you to make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and communities. Embrace the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and embark on a rewarding career that combines passion, healing, and personal growth.

What is Yoga Veda's academic approach?

Ayurveda has gained significant popularity in recent years. As more people seek to embrace its principles and benefits, various educational institutions have emerged to offer courses and certifications in Ayurveda.

Some of these institutions are unfortunatly asserting to provide a unique and effective approach to teaching Ayurveda by focusing solely on its medicinal aspects claiming that this approach is superior to schools such as Yoga Veda Institute because we incorporate elements such as yoga spirituality, astrology, and Hindu philosophy into our Ayurveda courses.

Yoga Veda Institute Provides a Well-Rounded Understanding of Ayurveda:

Ayurveda, as a holistic system, encompasses more than just medicinal practices. It encompasses a comprehensive understanding of the human body, mind, and spirit, as well as the interconnectedness of individuals with their environment. By narrowing the focus exclusively to the medicinal aspects, some schools intentionally ignore the broader principles that contribute to a complete comprehension of Ayurveda.

Interdisciplinary Connections:

The integration of yoga spirituality, astrology, and Hindu philosophy in Ayurveda courses offered at Yoga Veda  recognizes the interconnectedness of these disciplines.

Yoga and Ayurveda have long been recognized as sister sciences that complement and enhance each other’s practices. The inclusion of yoga spirituality within an Ayurveda curriculum allows students to explore the mind-body connection, meditation techniques, and breathwork, all of which play a vital role in Ayurvedic healing.

Similarly, astrology, as a system that examines the influences of celestial bodies on human life, can provide valuable insights into an individual’s constitution, temperament, and potential health issues. Understanding astrological influences within an Ayurvedic framework empowers practitioners to tailor treatments and lifestyle recommendations to individual needs more effectively.

Hindu philosophy, deeply rooted in Ayurvedic principles, explores concepts such as the interconnectedness of all beings, the role of karma, and the pursuit of spiritual growth. Incorporating these philosophical teachings within an Ayurveda course not only enhances students’ understanding of the underlying principles but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the cultural and historical context of Ayurveda.

Avoiding Mediocrity:

Contrary to some that claim schools offering a broader curriculum end up with mediocrity, a well-structured program can effectively integrate multiple disciplines without compromising the quality of education.

Yoga Veda recognizes that Ayurveda, as a holistic system, benefits from a comprehensive approach that acknowledges the diverse facets of human well-being.

A balanced curriculum that includes yoga spirituality, astrology, and Hindu philosophy within an Ayurveda course provides students with a more profound understanding of the interconnectedness between the physical, mental, and spiritual realms. Rather than diluting the quality of education, this interdisciplinary approach enriches students’ knowledge and equips them with a more holistic toolkit to serve their future clients.

While a singular focus on the medicinal aspects of Ayurveda may appeal to some individuals seeking a strictly clinical approach, it is important to recognize the limitations of this narrow perspective.

Ayurveda is a profound and comprehensive system that goes beyond medicine, encompassing the integration of yoga spirituality, astrology, and Hindu philosophy.

By embracing a holistic approach that acknowledges the interconnectedness of these disciplines, Yoga Veda provides students with a more comprehensive understanding of Ayurveda’s principles and applications. Such an interdisciplinary education empowers aspiring Ayurvedic practitioners to offer a more holistic and well-rounded approach to their clients’ well-being.

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

Yes, the course is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience with ample opportunities for feedback. While the curriculum may involve self-paced learning, it is not a solitary endeavor devoid of feedback. Here’s how the course ensures meaningful feedback:

  1. Live Classes with Homework Submission: The course includes live classes where instructors deliver lectures, answer questions, and provide real-time guidance. During these sessions, you can interact with teachers and fellow students, clarifying doubts and deepening your understanding. Homework assignments are a crucial component of these classes. You’re encouraged to submit your homework, which is then reviewed by teachers. This process allows instructors to identify areas where you might need further assistance.

  2. Teacher Interaction: Just like in a traditional university setting, active participation in live classes is key to receiving personalized feedback. When you engage with the material, ask questions, and share your thoughts, instructors can gauge your understanding and tailor their guidance accordingly.

  3. Peer Interaction: In addtion to instructor feedback, you also have the opportunity to learn from your peers. Participating in discussions, group projects, and collaborative activities can enrich your understanding by exposing you to diverse perspectives and approaches.

  4. Unique Teacher Approaches: It’s important to note that each teacher has the flexibility to structure their course in a way that suits their teaching style and the subject matter. While some teachers might provide feedback for each lesson or topic, others may choose to consolidate feedback in the form of a final assignment or assessment. This diversity in approach ensures that you receive feedback in a manner that aligns with the specific goals of the course.

  5. Similar to University: Much like at a university, if you choose not to attend lectures or participate in live classes, you might miss out on crucial feedback. Attending live classes is essential for maximizing the benefits of the course and obtaining timely guidance.

The course goes beyond mere independent learning by offering structured live classes and assignments that facilitate feedback. Your active participation in these aspects is essential for receiving guidance tailored to your needs and ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.

Why Study Ayurveda Online?

The field of education has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, with online learning platforms revolutionizing the way we acquire knowledge.

This paradigm shift has extended to various domains, including the ancient science of Ayurveda. There are an abundance of reasons why students can effectively learn through online Ayurveda courses and we believe that this approach will only enhance your educational journey.

  1. Accessible Learning: One of the primary advantages of online Ayurveda courses is the accessibility we offer. Traditional classroom-based learning often limits participation to those residing in close proximity to the educational institution. However, our online courses break these geographical barriers, enabling students from all corners of the world to enroll and learn from renowned Ayurvedic experts they would not otherwise have access to. This enhanced accessibility ensures that anyone with an internet connection can benefit from the wisdom of Ayurveda and our expert international faculty.

  2. Flexibility and Convenience: Online Ayurveda courses provide unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to customize their learning schedules to suit their individual needs. Whether they are working professionals, full-time parents, or have other commitments, learners can access course materials at their own pace. This flexibility not only removes the time and location constraints associated with traditional education but also ensures that students can balance their studies with their personal and professional lives.

  3. Enhanced Self-Discipline and Self-Motivation: Embarking on an online Ayurveda course demands self-discipline and self-motivation, essential skills in any educational pursuit. Without the physical presence of instructors or peers, online learners must take personal responsibility for their progress. This autonomous learning environment fosters self-discipline, as students must adhere to set deadlines and complete assignments independently. Through online platforms, individuals cultivate the self-motivation required to stay engaged and actively participate in their Ayurveda journey.

  4. Interactive Learning Experience: Contrary to misconceptions, online Ayurveda courses can provide an interactive and engaging learning experience. Virtual classrooms utilize cutting-edge technologies such as video lectures, live webinars, discussion forums, and interactive quizzes to facilitate active student participation. Our platforms encourages students to ask questions, engage in meaningful discussions, and collaborate with fellow learners from diverse backgrounds. The digital realm offers opportunities for real-time interactions with instructors and peers, fostering a vibrant community of Ayurveda enthusiasts.

  5. Abundance of Resources: Through our online Ayurveda courses we are able to provide students with an extensive array of learning resources. From e-books and research articles to recorded lectures and case studies, learners have access to a wealth of information at their fingertips. The online format also enables instructors to curate and update course content regularly, ensuring that students receive the latest insights and developments in Ayurveda. This abundance of resources empowers students to deepen their understanding of Ayurvedic principles and apply them effectively.

  6. Global Networking Opportunities: By embracing online Ayurveda courses, students can connect with like-minded individuals worldwide, fostering a global network of Ayurveda enthusiasts. Discussion forums and social media groups associated with these courses serve as platforms for sharing knowledge, experiences, and ideas. Engaging in such networks not only broadens students’ perspectives but also provides opportunities for collaboration and mentorship, enhancing the overall learning experience.

The advent of online learning has revolutionized the educational landscape, enabling students to learn Ayurveda conveniently and effectively. By leveraging the accessibility, flexibility, interactivity, and abundant resources provided by our online platform, students can embark on a transformative journey into the world of Ayurveda.

As technology continues to advance, Yoga Veda Institute and our online Ayurveda courses will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in making this ancient wisdom accessible to learners worldwide.

How is your program the most accessible?

Yoga Veda Institute has emerged as a beacon of excellence in the field of yoga education, offering competitive pricing for our programs without compromising on essential aspects such as student support, world-renowned faculty, and valuable feedback.

Contrary to the belief that affordable programs inherently lack quality, Yoga Veda Institute has found a way to strike the perfect balance, providing students with a transformative learning experience.

There are many factors that contribute to  theYoga Veda Institute’s ability to offer competitive pricing while maintaining high standards.

  1. A Thoughtful Approach to Pricing:

Yoga Veda Institute recognizes the importance of making Ayurvedic education accessible to a broader range of individuals.  It’s our mission, and why we exist.  Our founder brings a unique perspective that emphasizes the significance of providing quality education at an affordable cost.

By carefully assessing their expenses and implementing efficient processes, Yoga Veda Institute has managed to keep our program costs significantly lower than many other schools.

  1. In-House Technology Development:

A distinct advantage that Yoga Veda Institute possesses is their founder’s expertise in technology development. By building all their technology in-house, the institute saves costs associated with outsourcing or licensing third-party platforms. This allows us to allocate resources towards enhancing the learning experience and ensuring a high level of student support, rather than being burdened by excessive expenses.

  1. Emphasis on Student Support:

Contrary to the notion that affordable programs sacrifice student support, Yoga Veda Institute places great importance on providing comprehensive assistance to their students. The institute employs a dedicated support team that is readily available to address any concerns, clarify doubts, and guide students throughout their learning journey. This personalized approach ensures that students receive the necessary guidance and encouragement, enhancing their overall experience and facilitating their growth as yoga practitioners.

  1. World-Renowned Faculty:

Yoga Veda Institute prides itself on its faculty, composed of highly skilled and renowned experts from around the world. The institute’s commitment to quality education is reflected in their rigorous selection process for faculty members, ensuring that students are exposed to diverse perspectives and receive instruction from experts who have made significant contributions to the field. By nurturing a faculty team that is deeply invested in the curriculum and student outcomes, Yoga Veda Institute ensures that students receive top-notch instruction and mentorship.

  1. Valuable Feedback and Assessment:

Feedback and assessment play a vital role in the learning process. Yoga Veda Institute understands this and incorporates a robust system for grading, feedback, and evaluation. Students receive constructive criticism, personalized guidance, and ongoing support to enhance their understanding and refine their skills. By providing regular feedback, the institute helps students track their progress and ensures that they derive maximum value from their educational investment.

Yoga Veda Institute stands out as a shining example of an institution that offers competitive pricing without compromising the quality of our programs. Through a thoughtful approach to pricing, in-house technology development, a commitment to student support, a world-renowned faculty, and valuable feedback mechanisms, the institute has created an environment where affordability and excellence coexist harmoniously. Aspiring practitioners can confidently choose Yoga Veda Institute, knowing that they will receive an exceptional education that is accessible, supportive, and transformative.

How do I choose an Ayurvedic Program?

Ayurveda has gained popularity worldwide for its holistic approach to health and wellness.

If you’re passionate about Ayurveda and want to deepen your knowledge and become a practitioner, choosing the right Ayurvedic school is crucial.

With numerous options available, it’s essential to consider certain factors to ensure you receive high-quality education and training. Its important to find an Ayurvedic school that aligns with your goals and values.

  1. Research and Accreditation: Start by conducting thorough research on Ayurvedic schools and their accreditation. Look for institutions that are recognized and accredited by reputable Ayurvedic organizations or regulatory bodies. Many schools will say that accreditation is not necessary, however, accreditation ensures that the school meets specific standards of education and maintains quality. Verify the credentials and reputation of the school, their accreditation bodies, its faculty, and the programs they offer.

  2. Curriculum and Course Offerings: Evaluate the curriculum and course offerings of each school you’re considering. A comprehensive curriculum should cover foundational Ayurvedic principles, Ayurvedic anatomy, diagnosis, treatment methods, herbology, nutrition, and practical training. Assess if the school provides a well-rounded education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience, as hands-on training is essential for developing Ayurvedic skills.

  3. Experienced Faculty: A reputable Ayurvedic school should have experienced and qualified faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. Look for faculty members who have extensive practical experience as Ayurvedic practitioners, as they can offer valuable insights and mentorship. Research their backgrounds, credentials, and teaching experience to ensure you’ll receive quality instruction.

  4. Practical Training Opportunities: To gain proficiency in Ayurveda, practical training is indispensable. Inquire about the school’s approach to practical learning and whether they offer opportunities for clinical internships or externships. Practical training allows students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings and interact with patients under the guidance of experienced practitioners. Such experiences significantly enhance the learning process.

  5. School Reputation and Alumni Success: Consider the reputation of the Ayurvedic school within the industry and among its alumni. Look for reviews, testimonials, and success stories from former students. A strong reputation and a history of producing competent Ayurvedic professionals indicate the quality of education and the school’s commitment to student success. Reach out to alumni to learn about their experiences and career trajectories after graduating from the school.

  6. Flexibility and Course Format: Consider your lifestyle and personal commitments when selecting an Ayurvedic school. Some schools offer full-time, on-campus programs, while others provide part-time or online options. Determine which format aligns best with your schedule and learning preferences. Online programs can be convenient if you have other responsibilities or live in an area without nearby Ayurvedic schools. However, ensure that online programs maintain high standards and offer interactive learning experiences.

  7. Supportive Learning Environment: A supportive learning environment can significantly enhance your educational experience. Consider the school’s class size, student-to-faculty ratio, and the level of individual attention provided. Smaller class sizes often allow for more personalized instruction and meaningful interactions with instructors. Additionally, explore if the school fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning environment that encourages student participation and engagement.

Choosing the right Ayurvedic school sets the foundation for a successful career in this ancient healing science. Through diligent research and evaluation, consider factors such as accreditation, curriculum, experienced faculty, practical training opportunities, reputation, course format, and a supportive learning environment. By selecting a school that aligns with your goals and values, you’ll embark on a fulfilling educational journey that equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a proficient Ayurvedic practitioner.

Getting Started

How can I reach out to someone at Yoga Veda Institute?

5 ways for you to connect with Team YVI

1. For Student Related and Access Questions:

Send an email to : Email inquiries are answered within 2 business days.  Keep in mind that the team works Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm EST.

2. For Account Related Questions:

Send an email to : Account updates are processed bi-monthly.

3. For personal program guidance and to plan your Major Map:

Schedule a 1:1 Call with your Student Advisor

4. For all your quick questions:

Join one of the Weekly Office Hours

5. For your Ayurveda & Yoga Thearpy Related Questions:

Ask our Facebook Community and connect with other students.

Best Practices “do’s” and “don’ts”: 

  •  Do avoid sending emails of the same inquiry to multiple email addresses.  This will delay response time. 
  • Don’t ask access related questions inside the Facebook Community.  For example;  “Does anyone have the link to X Class?” or “I am locked out of my account”. The Facebook Community is for everyone in the wider Yoga Veda Institute community. The Facebook moderators are unable to assist you with any course related questions.  In addition, other students well intentioned responses may not be accurate, as students do not have the same requirements depending on your date of enrollment.  Follow 1-4 above for personal assistance.  All posts of this nature will be removed without notice or comment from the Facebook group.
  • Do know our team is here for you Monday – Thursday, 9am to 4pm EST.
  • Do practice patience and loving kindness with your YVI support and admin team.
  • Don’t expect instant replies at all hours of the night, or on weekends.
  • Do remember we are a school of Conscious Living and this is reflected in all that we do, including the hours we set for our administrative team. Our small dedicated team is made up of amazing women who are passionate about Ayurveda and who are each doing their very best to raise conscious connected children.  Outside of work hours, we are living our Ayurveda. We hope you will do the same.


What is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP), and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT)?

An AHC is trained specialist in diet, nutrition, and lifestyle choices from an Ayurvedic perspective.  They focus on preventative healthcare and are able to work within the first three stages of samprapti.

The AP is a professional with training in preventive healthcare, pathology and disease management and can treat specific manifestations using diet, herbal, and other Ayurvedic therapies.

An AYT may design, implement, demonstrate, and instruct a yoga therapy program to help with an individual’s healing process.


If I am enrolled in the AP or AYT program, is it possible to receive an AHC certificate?

Students will only receive their certificate at the end of their diploma program.  

Students who have paid in full for their final program destination and who have completed all course requiremetns may formally request a complimentary certificate of any program within the final program.  For example, a student who is enrolled and has paid in full for the Ayurvedic Practitioner program and has met all Ayurvedic Health Counselor graduattion requirements may request a certificate of completion at the level of Ayurvedic Health Counselor.  There is a processing fee of $40 for each digital certificdate request.  

Students will not receive an AHC certificate midway if the student is enrolled in the AP or AYT programs. 

What is the Anatomy & Physiology requirement?

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association requires a minimum of college-level credits (or equivalent) of Anatomy & Physiology in order to receive a certificate of completion for either the AHC or AP programs (view full NAMA A&P guidelines here).

Please note that it is not a prerequisite to enroll in any of our diploma programs and students have up to one year upon completion of their diploma program to meet these requirements. Please note that while students have up to one year to complete this co-requisite, YVI will not issue a certificate of completion until this requirement is completed.

It is the students responsibility to contact prospective schools at the time of enrollment to assure that their A&P program issues a college level, or equivalent, A&P course.  

Yoga Veda Institute may choose to not accept certifications from schools previously accepted as standards are updated.  For this reason, it is paramount that students reach out to prospective schools directly to guarantee that the school is positioned to offer a certification confirming completion of credits (1 credit=15 course hours) of college level anatomy & physiology or equivalent at the time of enrollment.

To meet the requirements for the Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) course, it must fulfill the following criteria:

  • It should have a minimum of 90 contact hours in its entirety.
  • Alternatively, it should offer at least 6 college credits at the USA level.

If you have previously completed an A&P course with fewer contact hours or credits, it is not sufficient to take a mini-course to make up the difference. Instead, you will need to enroll in a new, comprehensive A&P course that meets the entirety of these requirements.

Please note that disciplines such as Yoga Teacher Training, bodywork/massage training, or dance typically do not fulfill these necessary requirements.

If you choose not to use a pre-approved provider on our list, you need to:
1. Contact your chosen service provider and request email confirmation that their course meet the outlined specifications.
2. Once they confirm, you should request their brochure (showing which bolidy systems are covered in their course) and forward Yoga Veda Institute their confirmation email with brochure attached to

Review the Anatomy & Physiology requirements.

Registration for Classes

I just enrolled in the program. Now what?

Upon enrollment, you will receive your Welcome email, your login information and access to our self-paced models, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Foundations and Ayurvedic Nutrition. 

These are the first two modules and are required curriculum for ALL programs. 

Your Welcome email will list your required curriculum based on your specific enrollment date. Please note that all students are on different paths so please contact if you have any questions about your specific course. 

Which classes are pre-recorded and self-paced and which classes must I complete live?

When you first enroll in the program, you have access to Yoga Veda Institute’s foundation courses that serve as prerequisites for most other coures in the AHC, AP, and AYT programs.  These courses are Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Foundations and Ayurvedic Nutrition.  Both of these courses are pre-recorded and self-paced.

You may notice that you have access to other courses included in your program with recorded lessons posted.  These are old courses that you must take live once they are offered again.

The only pre-recorded, self-paced courses that you may take are:

  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Foundations
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition
  • Art of Assessment (prerequisite: Subtle Body Anatomy)

Everything else must be taken when it is offered live and completed before the term ends.  Please review our course calendar for dates.

How do I know which classes I still need to complete/how many classes I have left in order to graduate?

It is each student’s responsability to take charge of their own educational journey. Please refer to your personal welcome letter for your own list of gladuation requirements so that you can cross-reference that list with the courses marked complete (“Yes”) on your dashboard checklist.

From the Student Portal, you will find three drop down menus: Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP), and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT).  There, you will find all of the courses needed to complete in order to graduate, and next to each one is a “Yes” or “No.”  Yes means you have completed that specific requirement and No means you have not yet completed it.

How do I register for live classes?

You are no longer required to register for classes each term.

Our new system will automatically grant you access to your required classes based on your enrollment date.

If I enroll in AHC, can I move into the AP program?

Students can enroll in our AHC program and then move into the AP program at any time.  If a student is enrolled in our AP program and has completed AP courses, the student cannot drop down to the AHC program.

If you are enrolled in ANY of our diploma programs and feel that the program is not for you, you can cancel your monthly tuition payments at any time. There are no contracts, however, we do not provide any refunds for monies previously paid. If you wish to withdraw, you may request to do so here. If you withdraw and decide to re-enroll at a later date, we will credit your account with your previous payments, however, a $108 re-enrollment fee will be applied and you will be held to the current requirements to graduate which may be different from when you originally enrolled.

Can I graduate from the AP program early?

Because our Ayurvedic Practitioner program is approved by National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and NAMA requires all Ayurvedic Practitioner programs to be a minimum of 2 years, we are unable to issue certificates of completion at the level of Ayurvedic Practitioner in less than 2 years.  Because of this, we encourage students to map out their graduation path when they first enroll in the AP program and only take the necessary courses each term.

Book a call with a guidance counselor by clicking the “Speak w/ a Guidance Counselor” above right.

What is expected of me during my program?

Please review your Welcome email to familiarize yourself with your required classes.

If you need to change your payment information at any time, please click on “Account” located on your student dashboard. If you enrolled with a scholarship, you may see the original tuition price on your dashboard, however, when the payment is being processed, it will adjust the price with your scholarship discount.

Please review the Policy Page located on your student portal.

Please review the course calendar.

When the live course begins, please review the “Start Here” tab located on the course dashboard. Please note any due dates for homework submissions and note that we do not accept any late homework assignments. 

While we require students to attend as many live lectures as possible, we understand that scheduling conflicts can arise and therefore a recording will be available on your student dashboard within 48 hours after the live class. To access the class recording, log in to your student dashboard, click the class, and scroll down to the lesson to locate the recordings. 

Based on the instructor, you may be required to complete multiple-choice quizzes, midterm, or final exam. The exams are pass/fail and you can take them as many times as you need until you pass it.  You may also be required to submit homework assignments which are also graded on a pass/fail basis.  Late homework/exam submissions will not be accepted. 

1 month after the end of the term, we will tally grades and mark the student portals complete. 


Where do I submit my homework?

Unless specified by your Instructor, submit all homework assignments to

If you instructor requests that the homework assignments be sent to them directly, please cc This helps us keep track of your homework assignments.

What are the Homework Submission Guidelines?

In the subject line, please list the course, lesson number, and your name.

For example, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Lesson 1, Mary Grace

We will only accept assignments submitted in a word or pdf document.

If you do not have software to create documents on your computer, you can create a Gmail account and use google docs and “download as pdf.” Google docs are free.

Please note that while all assignments are submitted to Yoga Veda Institute, it is the student’s responsibility to keep track of their homework submissions. We highly suggest that students keep a copy of their homework assignments on their computer.

Please note that we review all homework assignments.

Do you accept late homework assignments?

Please note that as part of our program policy and student’s scholarship agreement, we do not accept late homework submissions.

Please review the “Start Here” located in the course dashboard to confirm due dates.

What is the Student's Scholarship Agreement?

As part of your scholarship agreement, students are required to attend as many live lectures as possible and submit all homework assignments and exams on time.

Students must pass all final exams and complete the homework requirements for their live lecture by the due dates posted. Please review the course calendar and note the last day of the term.

If you have any questions about your scholarship agreement, homework submissions, the course calendar or the final exams, please email

Will my homework be posted for other people to see?

Yoga Veda Institute does not share your homework submissions with anyone.  Only your Instructor or homework staff will review your homework.  We understand that some homework responses can be very personal and we value your privacy.

Live Classes

Where can I find the syllabus for my live classes?

Please review the “Start Here” located on the dourse dashboard in your Student Portal

In the “Start Here” section, you will find a syllabus (if available), required and optional textbooks, additional reading material,  slides, handouts, homework assignments and due dates, and information regarding a final exam/assessment.

Please note that many instructors do not provide this information until the first day of class.

What if I am unable to attend a live lecture?

While we require students attend as many live lectures as possible, we understand that scheduling conflicts can arise and therefore a recording will be available on your student dashboard within 48 hours after the live class. To access the recording, log in to your student dashboard, click the course module, and then scroll down to the lesson to locate the recordings. 

Please note that attendance is required for the Online Clinical Internship and therefore we do not post recordings of these sessions.

Reliable internet access is mandatory. Most classes are recorded, and some modules are offered as pre-recorded lessons, it is not possible to download classes for offline viewing.

Will there be a final exam for each class?

Every instructor is different and has different requirements.  You can find the requirements for each course located in the “Start Here” second on the course dashboard.

How do I know if I completed the class?

On the student portal, under “Graduation Requirements” there will be a “YES” next to the class once the student has passed the class.

While we try and update the student portals as quickly as possible, we cannot promise that they will be updated by any specific date. Please note that if you submitted 100% of your homework and passed the exam(s) with a 70% or higher, you can expect to pass the class.

What happens if a new class has been added to the program?

Please review your Welcome email to confirm your curriculum requirements based on your enrollment date.  You can also find a list of your requirements on the Student Portal.

As we continue to add classes as NAMA updates their standards, current diploma students will have the option to particpate in the courses at no additional fee.

Please note that these newly added courses may not be required for you to graduate.
Therefore, when planning your class schedule each term, make sure you’re planning on completing your required courses first; taking additional classes if time and space in your schedule permits.

If you have any questions about your curriculum requirements based on your enrollment date, please review your Student Portal or email

Client Encounters & Internships

What is a Client Encounter?

Definition of Client/Patient Encounter (PE):

A client/patient encounter refers to each encounter: initial and follow-up.

Students are encouraged to provide the opportunity for long-term follow-up by which students can experience outcomes.

A client/patient encounter is defined as a combination of the following:

  1. Experience histories and/or outcomes of clients/patients in order to acquire significant clinical knowledge and experience. This experience can be gained in a variety of ways, including observation, internship, externship, small group work, or apprenticeship (working under and alongside the practitioner in a graduated responsibility model).
  2. Carrying out procedures such as history taking; prakti and vikti assessment; pulse, tongue and nail diagnosis; and other appropriate methods in order to gain assessment fluency. This experience cannot be acquired by passive observation, but can be gained in a variety of settings, including internships, small group work, or apprenticeships (working under and alongside the practitioner in a graduated responsibility model).
  3. Carrying out clinical application of Ayurveda as per category designation. *Refer to the “Scope of Practice for the Ayurvedic Profession,” “Ayurvedic Health Counselor: Educational Outline for Competency,” “Ayurvedic Practitioner: Educational Outline for Competency,” and “Ayurvedic Doctor: Educational Outline for Competency” documents for details.

A Client Encounter (CE) refers to each encounter with a client that follows the current CE requirements: initial or follows up.

All client encounters must be reviewed by a teacher or an approved provider.

Click here to view Current Client Encounter Requirements for Yoga Veda Students.


What are the settings for Client Encounters?

There are Three Settings for Client/Patient Encounters

  1. Observation: Witness preceptor working with a client/patient with limited student involvement
  2. Student/client encounter with direct supervision of preceptor. This type of encounter includes working one on one or in small groups of two or three.
  3. Student/client one-on-one, in a more intimate setting with student doing complete intake, recommendations, and follow-up; to be supervised directly or via externship. All but five initial encounters should be in person. It is acceptable to experience follow-up encounters through a HIPAA-compliant medium such as VSee (

What are the Client Encounter Requirements by Category?

Client/Patient Encounter Requirements by Category

Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Requires a minimum of 50 client/patient encounters.

A minimum of 25 client/patient encounters must take place in a one-on-one setting*

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Requires a minimum of 150 client/patient encounters.

  • A maximum of 50 client/patient encounters conducted at the AHC level of training may be added toward the 150 client/patient encounter requirement.
  • A minimum of 50 client/patient encounters that take place in a one-on-one setting* must be completed in addition to the 25 one-on-ones required for AHCs (for a total of 75 one-on-one encounters)

Ayurvedic Doctor

Requires a minimum of 150 client/patient encounters beyond the AP level.

A minimum of 125 client/patient encounters in a one- on-one setting* that are reviewed by senior faculty and/or senior Doctor of Ayurveda

*One-on-ones may include groups of two or three students, all of whom are fully engaged in all aspects of diagnosis and chikitsa, as long as each student provides a chikitsa plan reviewed by faculty.

Only the “primary” students plan will be offered directly to the client.

What is the definition of "Supervision" of Client Encounters?

Every client/patient encounter a student has is supervised by one or more of the methods outlined below.

At YVI we offer a variety of valid methods of supervision, including but not limited to the following:


1. Preceptor present in Clinical Internship Class

2. Use of approved mentors affiliated with the program

3. Preceptor physically present in Clinical Residency Gurukul

4. Preceptor physically absent and checks student work afterward via Online PE Submissions Module

How can I complete my Client Encounter requirements?

If you enrolled in the program after May 1, 2022:

  • Attend Yoga Veda Institute’s in-person clinical residency and/or
  • Work with a preapproved faculty preceptor

If you enrolled in the program before May 1, 2022:

  1. Start at the beginning of your program by participating in the Online Clinical Internship as an Observer.
  2. Find a local mentor who can support you on your journey.
  3. Attend the Online Clinical Internship weekly and submit Observation Client Encounters.
  4. Schedule Initial Consultations and Follow Up Consultations with clients in your local community. Submit these 1×1 Client Encounters through the PE Submissions Module. Students enrolled in the AHC may submit up to 25 Client Encounters through the PE Submissions Module and AP students may submit up to 50 Client Encounters through the PE Submissions Module.
  5. Complete Art of Assessment.
  6. Apply to Present in the Online Clinical Internship. Presenting is not guaranteed to everybody. The internship is designed for you to get observation case studies.
  7. Submit a zip file or shared Google drive of all of your Client Encounter writeups (numbered and labeled Observer or 1×1) to before applying to graduate.  While students submit each Client Encounter throughout their studies, they are required to submit all Client Encounters to Yoga Veda Institute before graduating from their program. We highly suggest students keep their Client Encounters on a cloud service in the event that their computer is lost, stollen, or breaks.
  • AHC students must complete 50 Client Encounters (minimum 25 1×1 encounters that may be completed through the PE Submission Module, Presenting in the Online Clinical Internship, or working with an approved providor; maximum 25 observation enencounters that may be completed through the Online Clinical Internship)
  • AP students must complete 150 Client Encounters (minimum 50 1×1 encounters that may be completed through the PE Submission Module, Presenting in the Online Clinical Internship, or working with an approved providor; maximum 100 observation enencounters that may be completed through the Online Clinical Internship)

We offer students 3 ways to complete their Client Encounter (CE) requirements:

Online Clinical Internship / Clinical Theater: Class participants come together and present their case studies in grand rounds format under the supervision of an approved Ayurvedic Practitioner.  The first day of the Online Clinical Internship includes an orientation.  Please note that students must complete Ayurvedic Anatomy in order to participate in this course. It is recommended for students to take this class throughout their program at YVI beginning in the first trimester.  

Distance Mentorship: Students can submit their 1×1 patient encounters (25 at the level of AHC and an additional 25 at the level of AP) via the PE Submissions module and a member of the YVI will review their case study.

Work with an Approved Provider: Students may work with a YVI approved provider by clicking the button “Find A Mentor” to the right on their student portal or click here. Please note that students must notify YVI before working with an approved provider, preapproved or not.

Students must submit ALL of their case studies to in order to receive credit.   

How do I submit a record of my Client Encounters?

As a student, you are responsible for tracking your own Client Encounters and ensuring that your cases are saved in a safe place.  While all Client Encounter submissions are sent to Yoga Veda Institute (either through email or the PE Submission Module) for review and feedback, it is your responsibility as a student to prepare the following for graduation:

  1. Track how many Client Encounters you have completed. We suggest you create an Excel spreadsheet showing the date, if you were the PRESENTER/OBSERVER, your case study number and whether you worked with a mentor (include their contact details), and whether you sent the encounter via the PE Submissions module or as a PDF or Word doc to
  2. Submit all Client Encounters (see required number on your personal welcome letter) to Yoga Veda Institute in one file (numbered) when you apply for graduation.

We highly suggest that you keep all of your Client Encounters in one folder on a cloud drive, such as Google Drive, in the event that your computer crashes, is lost, or stolen.  Yoga Veda Institute is not responsible for filing, tracking, and documenting your personal case study submissions.

You will need to submit a record of your client encounters before we can mark your dashboard off as complete.  Please send YVI a folder of all of the case studies (numbered) via email once you meet this requirement.

What are the Client Encounter Best Practices?

While we take great care to provide students with the above resources to meet case study requirements, doing so is ultimatly up to the student.  

Students who neglect to complete their case studies in a timly manner may find that they have completed all required classes and still have a number of case studies to complete in order to graduate.  

To avoid this, we highly recommend students engage in each of the above resources from the start of the program.  

Doing so will assure students are prepaired for graduation and have met the case study requirement upon completion of required classes.

We recommend that students utilize their student advisor and create a major map, with action plan to be sure they are meeting important benchmarks and have a plan for case study submissions.

Ultimatly, case study completion is the students responsibility and YVI is not responsible for providing additional resources to students who neglect their case studies until the middle or end of the program.

Students who do not engage in the above resources for the duration of the program may find that additional mentorship or outside support is needed to graduate in a timly manner.  

To avoid this, we recommend students take advantage of the Online Clinical Internship and the Online Submission Portal starting in trimester 1 of the program.


When can I graduate?

AHC students can complete their program within one to three years.  Because our AHC program is approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and NAMA requires the AHC program to be a minimum one year in length, students enrolled in our AHC program are unable to receive their certificate of completion in less than one year.

AP students can complete their program within two to five years.  Because our AP program is approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and NAMA requires the AP program to be a minimum two years in length, students enrolled in our AP program are unable to receive their certificate of completion in less than two years.

AYT students can complete their program within two to five years.

What is required of me to graduate?

Students must complete the following in order to graduate:

  • Pass all of the classes that are required within the required time frame 
  • Complete the necessary prerequisite or corequisite for their program:
    • AHC corequisite: 6 college-level credits of Anatomy & Physiology
    • AP corequisite: 6 college-level credits of Anatomy & Physiology
    • AYT prerequisite: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Complete Patient Encounter requirements for the AHC or AP or Giving Yoga Therapy requirements for the AYT
  • Pay tuition off in full
  • Submit a record of your Patient Encounters in one folder (can be a shared google drive or zip file) of all of the case studies (numbered) that you’ve completed
  • Apply to graduate before the due date listed on the Apply for Graduation application

When will I receive my certificate of completion?

If you applied to graduate before the graduation deadline and have met all of your requirements, you will receive a confirmation of graduation by email within 30 days of the last day of the trimester. At this time, you will have access to your student dashboard for 30 (thirty) days, after which your dashboard will be disabled.

Within 6 weeks after you receive the confirmation of graduation, graduates will receive a certificate of completion.  A single paper certificate is sent to new graduates free of charge and are mailed via regular US Post.

Additional certificates may be sent and a $30 fee is applied for each additional certificate requested.

Express (DHL, FedEx or USPS) with parcel tracking is available for our international students for an additional shipping fee.  Contact us for more information.


Account Amendment Requests

Student account amendment requests (cancellations, amendments, upgrades, downgrades etc) are processed bi-monthly.  Once a formal request has been submitted our accounting department will review and process requests (usually in 7 to 10 business days) from the date of receipt. Processing times may be extended during periods of high traffic such as open enrollment times and new trimester start periods.

Requests to Modify / Change Programs

​​Students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Practitioner program may request a downgrade to the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program within the first calendar year (3 Trimesters) of enrollment in the program as long as no Ayurvedic Practitioner level classes have been completed.  Once a single Ayurvedic Practitioner Class has been accessed, or more than 12 months have passed, the student is responsible for the full tuition amount due, regardless of the decision to downgrade to the AHC program.

All enrollments are considered final, including our dual certification offers which are exclusive special offers provided to students participating in dual enrollment. It is essential to understand that once a student chooses to downgrade their program, refunds will not be issued or pro-rated. 

In our program, if a student decides to withdraw or downgrade their program entirely, they are allowed to do so. However, please be aware that refunds will not be provided or pro-rated for the portion of the program that has already been completed or any services that have been rendered. 

Nevertheless, we recognize that students’ circumstances can change, prompting a desire to pursue an alternative program that better aligns with their goals. In such cases, students are welcome to withdraw from their current program and re-enroll in the program of their choice at the published tuition rate. 

We maintain a commitment to maintaining fairness and transparency in our policies, ensuring that students have the necessary flexibility to make informed decisions while also acknowledging the dedication of resources and efforts invested in their education.

Students who have been awarded a scholarship over 50% of the total tuition for the Ayurvedic Practitioner program should bear in mind that the maximum allowance for Ayurvedic Health Counselor Scholarships is 50% of the total tuition.  

Students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Practitioner program on a scholarship who qualify to downgrade to the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program will be set up with a new scholarship offer not greater than 50% of the tuition cost published at the time of the amendment request.  Scholarships awarded are based on numbers enrolled at the time, and we do not guarantee that the maximum scholarship of 50% for AHC will be available at the time of downgrade.  Students on scholarships should keep this in mind when requesting to downgrade.

Program and scholarship applications are approved at the time of enrollment based on the total number of available seats in each program cohort.  Students who request to downgrade are not guaranteed a place in the program. Ultimately, the decision to approve a downgrade is up to the Dean of Education and is taken on a case by case basis.



Payment Plan Account Status

Students on Scholarship Payment Plans and students on Tuition Payment Plans remain in DEFAULT status on the 1st day of every month will have their access to the student portal restricted until the outstanding tuition payment is received. A a $35 USD account reinstatement fee will be applied and added to the outstanding balance of the student account.   

Students who remain in default on the 1st of the month will be required to set up a new payment plan and may have to wait until the next billing cycle to re-gain access to their student account. 

Students who allow their account to be in default for more than 2 billing cycles will be automatically withdrawn from the program.   Once withdrawn, students will be required to re-apply and re-enroll in the program.

Pausing Payments & Withdraws

Students on payment plans who would like to pause their studies may do so for up to one trimester each year with no penalty as long as payments continue as agreed at the time of enrollment.  In order to stay in good standing students must maintain enrollment and continue with their payment agreement even when taking a trimester break.  Doing so you are still on track and may pick up studies after your trimester off.
Students who pause payments for an extended time (longer than 3 months) or stop payments entirely will be formally withdrawn from the program.  Should you decide to return to your studies, you will be credited the classes you’ve completed and the payments you have already made will be credited to your account.  You will be billed the new tuition rate at the time you re-enroll in the program, and will be held to the new program (NAMA) requirements.
Students who have previously defaulted on installment agreements (payment plans) are not eligible for future installment agreements and tuition must be paid in full at the time of re-enrollment.
Yoga Veda Institute reserves the right to deny former students re-admission to the program after a formal withdraw at the sole discretion of the Dean of Education.  Yoga Veda Institute is not liable for any refunds of tuition after a pause or withdraw from the program.  Yoga Veda Institute does not guarantee re-admission after a formal pause or withdraw.
Requests to pause payments or withdraw from the program will be processed on the last day of the calendar month.  For example, if you request to withdraw from the program on the 5th of the month, and your payment is due on the 6th, your payment will continue to be processed and your student account will be disabled and no longer be accessible on the last day of the month.  No refunds will be provided for payments made on the last month of enrollment, regardless of account activity.

Student Refunds & Reimbursements


All tuition payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.  There are no exceptions to this no-refund policy.

Cancelation of Program:

You may cancel your program or use of the services at any time, but  you will not  be entitled to a refund for any past payments or future payments due.  You are responsibe for the full amount due at the time of enrollment.

If you cancel at the end of your program, you will be charged for the entire remaining balance and fees.

No certificate of completion and/or transcripts will be issued until the entire outstanding balance has been paid in full.

Account Reimbursements:

Account reimbursements requests are processed at the end of each trimester billing cycle and are awarded at the sole discretion of the accounts department.  Our billing cycle ends on the 25th day of the first month of the new trimester start date.  Approved Reimbursement Requests will be offered a “program credit” which may be used on your elective program of choice within 24 months.  No cash reimbursements will be awarded.  Students should take this into consideration at the time of enrollment to avoid enrolling in error.

Reimbursement approvals are calculated based on the published tuition rates at the time of the request and are not based on, nor may they be applied to special tuition offers.


Students who initiate a chargeback through their bank for non-refundable tuition payments will be considered in breech of our student policies and code of conduct and will immediately be withdrawn from the program.  No refunds will be awarded, and no reimbursement credit will be applied.  Refer to “Pausing Payments and Withdraws” above for a detailed explination of what happens when withdrawn from the program.

Students who take this action may no longer be eligible for scholarships or payment plans in the future regardless of the chargeback outcome.

Students who wish to re-enroll after initiating a chargeback will be able to do so according to published policies for re-enrollment after withdraw. Students will be credited the classes completed and the payments already made will be credited to the student account.  The student will be billed at the published tuition rate at the time of re-enrollment into the program, and will be held to the new program (NAMA) requirements.

Students who have been withdrawn pending chargeback resolution who are entitled to a reimbursement must first await a chargeback resolution from their banking establishment.  If the chargeback is decided in favor of the Institute, the Institute will initiate a reimbursement in line with the timeline for our student account reimbursement policy (outlined above) at the sole discretion of the Dean of Education.

Students who would like to re-enroll must follow the steps of a new student by submitting a new application to the program, signing a new student agreement, and must adhere to the new program, curriculum standards, and published tuition structure.  Admission is not guaranteed to a student after being formally withdrawn from the program.

Tuition fee changes:

Yoga Veda Institute reserves the right to change prices at any time. Students remain responsible for payment of the full tuition amount as agreed upon at their date of enrollment. No negotiations whatsoever will be entered into regarding refund requests when the school offers special prices/sales, or lowers tuition fees. Should tuition rates decrease in a future academic year, students are still liable for the full price as agreed upon at their time of enrollment and no refund requests for the difference will be considered. Should tuition prices increase, students on payment plans will not be held liable for additional fees, as long as their accounts are in good standing.

There are no exceptions to this policy.

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