Credentials of Excellence: Accreditation, Recognition, and Licensure

Licensed Proprietary Program for Ayurvedic Education

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

Proprietary School, Compliance and Transparency

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

Programs Offered:

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

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

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

The Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC)

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

Ayurvedic Accreditation Commission (AAC)

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

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

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

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

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

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

Educational Prerequisites: Applicants to the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program must have completed at least 4 credits of anatomy and physiology at the college level or possess an equivalent educational background.

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

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

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

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) Educational Competency Guidelines

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

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

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

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

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP)

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

Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) Educational Competency Guidelines

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board (NAMACB) 

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

NAMACB Board Certification

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

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) 

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

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

NAMA Membership

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

At Our Core - We're All About Connection

Connection lies at the core of our mission, shaping every aspect of our journey together. To discover if Yoga Veda Institute resonates with your Ayurvedic aspirations, we invite you to connect directly with our program director.