Ayurveda Assessment and Clinical Internship Retreat

AHC Level Retreats

Whether you are currently enrolled in the AHC program or just beginning your first year of the AP program, it’s time to sharpen your assessment skills. Experience transformative growth by participating in one of our AHC Level Ayurveda Assessment and Clinical Internship Retreats.

AP Level Retreats

Are you currently enrolled in the AP program? Enhance your assessment skills and delve into a more profound understanding. Embark on an enriching journey by joining one of our AP Level Ayurveda Assessment and Clinical Internship Retreats.

November 6 - 11, 2023: AHC Topic Specific Residential Retrea

This retreat is part of an 4-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 4 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 4 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda

  • Exploring the profound teachings of Sankhya philosophy and its practical applications in Ayurveda
  • Unveiling the significance of doshas and their specific impact on physiology
  • Mastering the art of assessing the intricate structure and functions of Ayurvedic anatomy
  • Gaining insights into the various types of Agni (digestive fire) and comprehending their effects on the body
  • Acquiring the skills to identify and evaluate ama (toxins) and comprehending their role within the body
  • Delving into the intricate realm of Vital Essences: Prana (life force), Tejas (inner radiance), and Ojas (vital energy) – understanding their nature and assessing their presence

November 12 - 18, 2023: AP Topic Specific Residential Retreat

This retreat is part of an 8-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 8 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 8 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Manas Vigyan, Satvavajaya Chikitsa

  • Comprehensive assessment of psychological disorders through the lens of Ayurveda
  • Analyzing the balance of Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas in specific conditions to determine their predominance
  • Harnessing the power of Sattvavajaya chikitsa for enhancing overall well-being of the body and mind
  • Proficient identification of psychosomatic imbalances and recognition of associated pathologies
  • Empathetic counseling approach informed by trauma-sensitive practices

January 9 - 14, 2024: AP Topic Specific Residential Retreat

This retreat is part of an 8-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 8 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 8 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Dosha Gati, Rogamarga & Sampraprti

  • Gaining profound insights into nidana (causative factors), purva rupa (premonitory symptoms), and rupa (clinical signs) in pathologies
  • Harnessing the power of Upasaya (beneficial factors) and Anupasaya (harmful factors) as valuable tools for influencing lakshanas (manifestations) and pathologies
  • Deepening your understanding of roga marga (pathways of disease) and the threefold path leading to illness
  • Exploring the concept of sad kriya kala (six stages of disease progression) and acquiring the ability to map all stages of samprapti (pathogenesis)
  • Mastering the art of Nadi Pariksa (pulse diagnosis) for comprehensive assessment and diagnosis

March 18 - 23, 2024: AP Topic Specific Residential Retreat

This retreat is part of an 8-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 8 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 8 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Ayurvedic Principles of Trayopasthamba & Svasthavritta

  • Empowering clients through comprehensive counseling on the three foundational pillars of life
  • Offering practical guidance on adapting Ahara (diet) and Vihara (lifestyle) to support dinacharya (daily routines) and rituacharya (seasonal routines)
  • Equipping counselors with essential skills in effective communication, food combining, and facilitating the evolution of healthy habits
  • Providing practical applications and personalized recommendations for incorporating vyayama (exercise) and sadvritta (regimen) into daily life
  • Sharing health promotion methodologies and introducing the concepts of samana (palliative measures) and svastha vriitta chikitsa (maintenance of health) for holistic well-being

March 24 - 29, 2024: AP Clinical Intensive Retreat

This retreat is part of an 8-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 8 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 8 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Clinical Intensive Retreat

  • Practical applications of Trividha, Astavidha, and Dasavidha Parksa
  • Assessing Prakriti, Vrikriti, Ama, Agni, Mala, Dhatus, Prana, Tejas, Ojas, Dosha, Subdosha, Upadhatu, Srotamsi
  • Practical applications in taking Vital Signs: physical body, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
  • Practical applications in rugna patrakam: personal and family health history using consultation assessment tools.
  • Acquire the skills to convey ideas, information, and factors causing imbalances, educate the client to make positive change, active listening, and gain rapport in counseling.
  • Determining appropriate chikitsa: samana, sodhana, ahara, vihara, swasthavritha, rasayana, satvavajaya, and aushadhi based on sat kriya kala and the rogi and rogam.

What is included:

  • 15 Supervised Client Encounters
  • Completion Certificate 25 Curricula
  • 45 Clinical Hours

June 17 - 22, 2024: AHC Topic Specific Residential Retreat

This retreat is part of an 4-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 4 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 4 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Ayurvedic Assessment concepts: Etiology and Pathology

  • Deepening your understanding of Prakriti (constitution) and Vikriti (imbalance) in Rogi Pariksa (patient assessment) within Ayurveda
  • Skillfully assessing the pacification or aggravation of lakshanas (manifestations) to gain insights into the patient’s condition
  • Exploring the causes of disease while proficiently evaluating the fivefold causative factors known as nidana pancaka
  • Uncovering the intricate influences of the mind through Manas Vigyam (mental assessment) and understanding their impact on pathology
  • Mastering the art of Sad kriya kala (six stages of disease progression) and acquiring the ability to map the early stages of samprapti (pathogenesis)

September 14 - 19: AHC Clinical Intensive Retreat

This retreat is part of an 4-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 4 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 4 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Clinical Intensive Retreat

  • Practical applications of Trividha, Astavidha, and Dasavidha Parksa
  • Assessing Prakriti, Vrikriti, Ama, Agni, Mala, Dhatus, Prana, Tejas, Ojas, Dosha, Subdosha, Upadhatu, Srotamsi
  • Practical applications in taking Vital Signs: physical body, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
  • Practical applications in rugna patrakam: personal and family health history using consultation assessment tools.
  • Acquire the skills to convey ideas, information, and factors causing imbalances, educate the client to make positive change, active listening, and gain rapport in counseling.
  • Determining appropriate chikitsa: samana, sodhana, ahara, vihara, swasthavritha, rasayana, satvavajaya, and aushadhi based on sat kriya kala and the rogi and rogam.

What is included:

  • 15 Supervised Client Encounters
  • Completion Certificate 25 Curricula
  • 45 Clinical Hours

September 20 - 25, 2024: AP Topic Specific Residential Retreat

This retreat is part of an 8-retreat series tailored for the Practitioner program. It’s crucial to note that students are not required to attend all 8 retreats. They have two options to consider:

  1. They can choose to participate in one or more retreats and collaborate with a preceptor.
  2. Alternatively, they can decide to complete the entire series of 8 retreats, led by Kim Povey.

Theme: Nantamja Vyadhis & Herbology I

  • Proficiently identifying, comprehensively reviewing, and categorizing vyadhis (diseases) #1-26 based on the NAMA reference book
  • Thoroughly examining and studying the formulary list of AP (Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics) ausadhas (medicinal formulations)

Kim Valeri Povey

Kim Valeri Povey CAP, CHW, AYT, CIAYT, is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Therapist, and a 2024 doctoral candidate for Doctor of Ayurveda Medicine (A.D.) with a specialty in Ayurvedic Psychology.

Kim Povey has been training Ayurvedic Wellness Professionals, Yoga Therapists, and Yoga Teachers for decades through prestigious schools around the Country. As a mentor for others in the profession, she is shaping the next generation of natural health professionals to impact the direction of complementary healthcare outcomes. She is passionate about Ayurveda’s role in integrative healthcare.

She is a leader in the field of Ayurveda and is passionate about making Ayurveda accessible in the community. With forty years in the industry, Kim is the Founder and Owner of Yogaspirit Studios, the former C.E.O. of Kerala Ayurveda Academy, U.S.A, former Academic and Clinical Director of Boston Ayurveda School and Founder of KV Institute of Health and Wellness.

Kim’s client-centered care, lifestyle guidance, Ayurvedic traditional herbal preparations, and yoga therapy protocols support the individuals and families at her clinic, Veda Vita Family Health and Wellness. Her team delivers the interconnected body, mind, and spiritual, holistic healing that society and the modern world need now.

Client Encounters:

AHC Retreats:

The series includes all 180 hours of in-person requirements, of which 75 are curricular about topic-specific material relevant to NAMA’s competencies and exam preparation.

Exceeds the 75 minimum requirements of clinical hours by offering 105 clinical hours in-person

Exceeds the 15 residential encounter requirements (out of 30 supervised required, 15 can be online) by giving all as 30 residential encounters.

NOTE: If you choose to complete all of your residential hour requirements through these retreats, a total of four (4) retreats are required to meet the NAMAC track for the AHC level. Each week is 45 hours (5 days). These Internship weeks are divided into two formats: Three (3) are topic specific, and one (1) is clinical Intensive.

AP Retreats:

The series includes all 360 hours of in-person requirements, of which 125 are curricular about topic-specific material relevant to NAMA’s competencies and exam preparation.

Exceeds the 150 minimum requirements of clinical hours by offering 235 clinical hours in-person

Exceeds the 45 residential encounter requirements by giving 75 residential encounters.

NOTE: If you choose to complete all of your residential hour requirements through these retreats, a total of eight (8) retreats are required to meet the NAMAC track for the AP level. (Each week is 45 hours (5 days). These Internship weeks are divided into two formats: Five (5) are topic specific, and three (3) are clinical Intensives.

Tuition:

Retreat Pricing:

  • Each retreat is priced at $950.
  • Housing and meals costs may vary depending on the location.

Tuition prices for each retreat can be found within their respective sections listed above. Please note that at the moment, we only have pricing information available for the first retreat.

Disclaimer:

Minimum Participant Requirement

Please note that the success and viability of the retreat you are considering are contingent upon meeting a minimum participant requirement. In order for the retreat to move forward, a minimum of 14 participants must enroll within the specified time frame.

While every effort will be made to promote and gather the necessary number of participants, we cannot guarantee the retreat’s execution if the minimum requirement is not met. Consequently, if the minimum participant threshold is not achieved, the retreat may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling.

Sample Schedule

6:30 – 9:00: Ayurvedic Yoga, Breakfast, get ready for the day
9:00 – 12:00: Academic Session 1
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 3:00: Academic Session 2
3:00 – 3:30: Break
3:30 – 5:30: Academic Session 3
6:00 – 7:00: Dinner
7:30 – 8:30: Learning Circle