Nationally Recognized Programs in Ayurvedic Medicine

Āyurvedic Health Counselor

660+ Hour Distance Education Program

The Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), is the foundation of the educational programs offered at Yoga Veda Institute. Students acquire a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle, Sanskrit, Ayur-yoga therapy, subtle body anatomy and physiology, and client relationships. While participating in the AHC program, it is also considered a time to increase self-awareness, self-nurturance, community building, and rigorous study of Ayurvedic knowledge and practices. In each week of this program, an estimated 15-20 hours is dedicated to lecture, class, study, and practice including applied application outside of the classroom.This program is NAMAC Recognized.


Āyurvedic Practitioner

1600+ Hour Distance Education Program

The Ayurvedic Practitioner program is the next step in the educational program offered at Yoga Veda Institute.  You will build upon the knowledge gained in the AHC program now with an emphasis on increasing depth and breadth of knowledge and application in a clinical setting. Graduates are competent in a scope of practice that includes being able to assess an individual’s unique constitution and elements of physiological imbalance according to dosha, agni, ama, gati, and srotas.

Graduates of the Ayurvedic Practitioner program are able to create recommendations using dietary, lifestyle and contemplative practices along with customized herbal protocols and Ayurvedic treatments to encourage healing and a lifestyle in balance with nature. They will also be able to work with other healthcare professionals to develop recommendations and implement treatments for clients with established pathologies. This program is NAMAC Recognized.


Āyur-Life Academy

Self Paced Distance Ayurvedic Education

Intended for students focused on their own personal enrichment or who are seeking a reputable continuing education program.  Ayur-Life Academy students take all of the same classes as the Professional Track students. Students are also under the same standards and guidelines however they do not receive NAMAC recognized certification at the AHC or AP level.

Ayurvedic Studies students may choose to “specialize” in a given area, such as Ayurvedic Prenatal and Postpartum care, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Psychology, or Ayurvedic Meditation & Breathwork Coach and may receive a certificate of completion at the level of studies completed from the Ayur-Life Academy.

This is a more accessible, and more affordable option for our students who may wish to study Ayurveda for personal or professional reasons and are not interested in NAMAC recognition at this time.


Certification, Accreditation & Licensure
Professional Recognition

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. The National Ayurvedic Medical Accreditation Council (NAMAC) provides oversight over all recognized professional Ayurvedic educational programs. NAMAC recognition status indicates that programs administer an approved course of study, thus ensuring well-trained professionals, and provides greater transparency for consumers and the general public. Graduates of this program qualify to sit for NAMACB Certification Exams. Click here for more information on NAMAC program recognition

Yoga Veda Institute is listed as a private, post-secondary religious institution with the Florida Department of Education and meets the requirements found in Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001, Florida Administrative Code and is not under the jurisdiction or purview of the Commission for Independent Education and is not required to obtain licensure in our state according to Florida state law.

Yoga Veda Institute offers students educational programs in the areas of Ayurveda and Yoga that prepare students for vocations such as minister of yoga (Siromani of Yoga), Ayurvedic counselors or professionals (Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Practitioner), Vedic educators (Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist) or otherwise as Ayurvedic social workers in a related field.

Yoga Veda Institute is a supporting member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Now Accepting New Students

Apply now for our April 2023 Cohort
Classes begin April 17th

Through YVI's "Open Enrollment Initiative" prospective Ayurvedic students have the opportunity to enroll in our NAMAC recognized Ayurvedic Program risk free for 14 days. Learn what it means to be a student at Yoga Veda Institute as you experience our foundation program, meet your dedicated student advisor, attend an orientation, observe live classes and browse our online class library.