Ayurveda Counselor- 600 Hours

Ayurveda Counselor

The Ayurveda counselor is divided into five terms each. There are 12 Academic class modules and 142 Lessons equaling 600 Hours.

Description and Scope

The scope of practice for this seminar course is focused on a general well person's constitution, (Prakruti and Vikruti), and basic imbalances of dosha, agni, āma and dhātu. After the successful completion of this seminar, students will be able to create recommendations to address imbalances using dietary, lifestyle and contemplative practices like meditation, herbs, yoga, self-care strategies to encourage a lifestyle of balance The Ayurvedic Counselor will be able to educate the general public regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda. National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a self-regulating membership organization has guidelines that require 600 Hours of Ayurveda training in order to apply for a professional membership Association. Our Ayurveda Counselor meets competencies required for professional membership at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor with NAMA.

*If planning to take the NAMA certification board exam, NAMA may require a mandatory in person internship Seminar Subjects: The seminar is divided into five quarters of 10 weeks each. The course units or subjects are as follows:


Training Delivery Synchronous classes via zoom, and live stream, and asynchronous training via Canvas Learning management system, Slack, or Teams.


Title                                         Course ID     Hours      Lessons                   

Introduction to Ayurveda

AC 101



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni

AC 102



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Introduction to Tridoshas

AC 103



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

AC 104



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind Body and Spirit)    

AC 105



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Ayurvedic Concept of Mind

AC 106



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or, live-streamed

Ayurveda  Internship




*Online (synchronous, and, asynchronous)

*Intensive weekends in person

*internship on last Monday of  most months

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs

AC 108



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or, live-streamed

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors

AC 109



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Intensive weekend in person

 11 Marma PK Mantra Chikitsa

AC 110



*Online (asynchronous)
Intensive weekend in person

Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111



*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Jyotish and Vastu (Vedic Astrology)

AC 112


Total: 600 Hrs


Total: 142 Lessons

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)


Please note that Ayurveda is not recognized by FDA, and remains a holistic health modality, recognized as a complimentary medicine in only some states in USA. Ayurveda and its practitioners are not meant to treat, diagnose or assess any disease


Introduction to Ayurveda
Course Number- AC101 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Foundation in Ayurveda Principles & Philosophy, A Birdseye complete overview of basic Ayurvedic Principles for self-balancing. Student will be have an introduction to Ayurveda as a modality, with focus on self-evaluation and balancing protocols for self doshas.

Lesson 1 Overview foundation of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 2 History & Mythology of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 3, Dosha Test, finding our own natural constitution
Lesson 4 Comparison of Ayurveda to other Holistic Modalities
Lesson 5 Six Philosophies, Samkhya and 24 Tattvas
Lesson 6 Sensory Therapy and Ayurveda
Lesson 7 Five elements and 20 Gunas
Lesson 8 Introduction to Agni and Digestive Fire
Lesson 9 Reasons for imbalance and Suffering (Hetus and Kleshas)
Lesson 10 Svastha Vritta (Day, Night and Seasonal Routines)
Lesson 11 Introduction to Prana, Tejas and Ojas
Lesson 12 Daily and Seasonal routine for doshas

Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
Course Number- AC102- 50 Hrs /18 Lessons

Synopsis: Student will be able to list the six tastes, food groups, fruits, beverages, grains that support the three doshas, and, explain the concept of agni and effect of food on the mind.

Lesson 1 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
Lesson 2 Ayurvedic MyPlate and Nutrition Label
Lesson 3 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
Lesson 4 Homeostasis: Digestive System and the GI Tract
Lesson 5 Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins & Vitamins
Lesson 6 Concept of Prana
Lesson 7 Ayurvedic Concept of Fruits, Vegetables, legumes and Grains
Lesson 8 Shad Rasas
Lesson 9 Concept of Agni, the states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
Lesson 10 Anupana and Beverages
Lesson 11 Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Churnas and Chutneys
Lesson 13 Concept of Ama
Lesson 14 Viruddha (Incompatible), Rasayana and Vajikarana Food groups
Lesson 15-Dietary guidelines for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 16-Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
AC103-- 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Student will be able to list the three doshas, location of sub doshas, their function and their importance. Student shall understand Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas-functional and structural differences and will be able to use this to fill a dosha assessment form. for different populations

Lesson 1 Introduction to Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Srotas
Lesson 2 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 3 Different Types of Prakrti and Vikrti and its gunas
Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
Lesson 5 Rugna Patrakama (Client Assessment Form)
Lesson 6 Malas and 3 types of Ama; manifestation, aggravation and support
Lesson 7 Introduction to Hetus (Causative Factors)
Lesson 8 Threefold reasons for imbalances- Improper use of Indriya, Urges, Age and Seasons
Lesson 9 Ayurveda and Women-Menstrual Cycle, PMS, Menopause
Lesson 10 Self-support therapies for women
Lesson 11 Herbs for three dosas
Lesson 12 Introduction to marma points
Lesson 13 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 14 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 15 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 16 Preventative therapies for Tridoshas
Lesson 17 Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 18 Manifestation of gunas in Female prakṛti and Client Encounters

Introduction to Yoga Therapy
AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Student shall be able to define and apply 8 principles of Yoga to Ayurveda and devise a yoga counseling plan for the three doshas.

Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
Lesson 2- Yama and niyama application in yoga therapy
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 4- pranayama and respiratory system
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi application in yoga therapy
Lesson 6 Yoga Books
Lesson 7 Musculoskeletel System and Yoga Asanas
Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis Student shall be able to list, explain and understand workings of the body, mind and spirit (Sharira Rachna) including 7 Tissues or dhatus, upadhatus and srotas. Student will also learn about imbalances associated with dosha and dhatu interplay, increase or decrease of dhatus.

Lesson 1-.Three stages of digestion and creation of Dhatus
Lesson 2-, Overview of 7 Dhatus, Sub Dhatus, Mala, Secondary Dhatus
Lesson 3: Rasa Dhatu and Rasavaha Srotas: Lymphatic System
Lesson 4- Raktachapa (Hypertension) and Cardiovascular system
Lesson 5 – Imbalances of Skin, Artavavaha Srotas, Stanyavaha srotas: Reproductive System and Lactiferous Ducts
Lesson 6- Rakta Dhatu and Raktavaha Srotas: Pandu (Anemia), Spleen and Liver
Lesson 8- Mamsa Dhatu and Mamsavaha Srotas,Anatomy of Musculoskeletal system
Lesson 8- Meda dhatu and Medavaha Srotas; Kidneys and Omentum
Lesson 9- Asthi Dhatu and Asthivaha srotas: Bones, Bone Marrow
Lesson 10- Majja Dhatu and Majjavha srotas; Endocrine and Nervous System
Lesson 11- Shukra dhatu and Shukravaha Srotas; Reproductive and Uro Genital system
Lesson 12- Disorders of Prana, Ojas and Tejas; Concept of Immunity
Lesson 13- Pranavaha, Svedavaha, Purishavaha and Udakavaha Srotas; Respiratory and Kidneys
Lesson 14 Dusthi and 4 types of imbalances in Srotas
Lesson 15- Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part1
Lesson 16 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part2
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Support for dhatu and srota imbalances
Lesson 18 Client Encounters

Ayurvedic Concept of Mind
AC106 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall be able to understand the philosophical concept of mind, consciousness, soul the seven chakras and five layers called five koshas. Student shall be able to assess the prakrti of the mind-situated in Sattva, Tamas and Rajas.

Lesson Outline
Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda's perspective on Manasa
Lesson 2 Location, Function of manas and manohava srotas
Lesson 3 Soul or atma Consciousness-in living beings
.Lesson 4 Manasa Prakrti-Sattva, Rajas, and Tamasa
Lesson 5 Doshas and the Mind
Lesson 6- Meditation and its benefits. Application of meditation,
Lesson 7- textual study, Ayurvedic, spiritual or psychological counseling
Lesson 8- chanting, imagery, prayer, and ritual to meet the needs of the individual.
Lesson 9 Seven Chakras and Prana Koshas
Lesson 10 Ahara and Vihara Cikitsa for Manasa,
Lesson 11 Interview and meditation techniques
Lesson 12 Herbs and Pranayama support for the mind

Ayurveda Internship
AC107 100 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall be able to teach and educate their clients in an efficient ethical manner, understand their scope of practice and utilize forms, questionnaires and tools needed for their own practice. Part of this module may be covered in onsite internship.

Lesson 1 Ethics
Lesson 2 Scope of Practice
Lesson 3 HIPPAA and FDA Laws
Lesson 4 Use of forms and questionnaires
Lesson 5 Ayurveda Counseling Skills
Lesson 6 Client Encounters Observation and Demonstration
Lesson 7 Business Skills
Lesson 8 Demonstration of parikshas
Lesson 9 Demonstration of ahara recipe creations
Lesson 10 Different client demographics
Lesson 11 Writing up Cikitsa plan for clients
Lesson 12 Client Follow up

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
AC108 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Student shall be able to list energetics, benefits of 25 principle Ayurvedic Herbs, and, 10 kitchen spices. Students shall be able to identify and suggest the best supportive herb for three doshas, seven dhatus, and, Agni imbalances for a well person with mild imbalance.

Text BoxLesson Outline
Lesson 1- Principles of Ayurvedic Herbology
Lesson 2- Herbs for 3 Doshas
Lesson 3- Herbs for Dhatus
Lesson 4- Herbs that support Notification and Detoxification
Lesson 5- Herbs for Srotas
Lesson 6- List of Herbs with their energetics
Lesson 7- Rasayana Herbs
Lesson 8 Anupanas
Lesson 9 Herbal Chikitsa
Lesson 10 Ayurvedic Aromatics and oils
Lesson 11: Sourcing of Ayurvedic Kitchen Spices and Herbs
Lesson 12-Rasa Pancadi- Virya, Vipaka, Guna, Karma and Prabhava

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors
AC109-50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Student shall be able to define Ayurvedic Nidan and list the Hetus and Causative factors in Roga Nidan for dosha, dhatu imbalances. Student will be able to understand the biofeedback principles used in Ayurveda called dashavidha pariksha and Trividha Pariksha.

Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurvedic Roga Nidan
Lesson 2 Vyadhi and its classification
Lesson 3: Jihva and Mukha Pariksha
Lesson 4: Nadi Pariksha
Lesson 5- Causative Factors and Hetus for imbalances
Lesson 7- Stages of progression of imbalance (nidan panchak, Samprapti, Shata Kriya Kala and Hetus)
Lesson 8- , Dasha Vidha Pariksha (Tenfold biofeedback) part 1
Lesson 9- Asta Vidha Pariksha
Lesson 10- Concept of Kaya Cikitsa
Lesson 11- Final Research Project guidelines and discussions
Lesson 12- Client Encounter Observations

Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 40 Hrs/8 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall learn Ayurvedic support (chikitsa), the theory of 108 Marma Points and apply these principles of Cikitsa and Ayurvedic Support for specific imbalances using knowledge of Marmas. (Part of this module may be covered in onsite internship.)

Lesson 1 Introduction to 108 Marmas
Lesson 2 Application of Marmas in your practice
Lesson 3 Marmas of Back, Legs and and Feet
Lesson 4 Marma, Chakras and Crystals
Lesson 5 Energy Healing of Marmas
Lesson 6 Marma and Nadis
Lesson 7 Practicing Marma Cikitsa on self and clients
Lesson 8 Marma and Herbal Oils (tailams) and Herbal Pastes (Lepas)

Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111 30 Hrs/5 Lessons

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Sanskrit script-devanagari, enunciation and pronunciation. Sanskrit terminology and Sanskrit verses used in Ayurveda Counselor Course

Lesson Outline
Lesson 1 Basic introduction to Sanskrit script-
Lesson 2 Letters of the Devanagari script -part 1
Lesson 3 Enunciation of Devanagari script -part 2
Lesson 4- Sanskrit Terminology from Ayurveda
Lesson 5-Sanskrit Verses

Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 40 Hrs/6 Lessons

Synopsis: Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu, the origin of feng Shui

Lesson 1 Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa
Lesson 2 The traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu
Lesson 3 Principles of Vastu and their effect on health and wellbeing
Lesson 4 The 12 houses, constellations and zodiac
Lesson 5 Vastu principles for a home
Lesson 6 Vastu Tools
This comprehensive online seminar course provides indepth study of foundational concepts needed to become an Ayurveda Counselor.


Grading and Evaluation

All assignments must be completed, with a successful passing grade in order to receive a certificate of AYURVEDA COUNSELOR or AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER, the following requirement must be completed.
Minimum 90% cumulative attendance.

C Grade or 70% marks in all quizzes, assignments, projects, and client encounters

Transfer grades, and, Final Research Project grades are not used in the computation of grade point average but are used in the determination of satisfactory progress and fulfillment of graduation requirements.

Students must meet course requirements as outlined on the individual.


A Pass with 90%-100%
B Pass with 80%-89%
C Pass with 70%-79%
F Fail
P Pass
W Withdrawal
T Transfer
I Incomplete
R Repeat
PO* Pass(Online)
PI* Pass(In-person)

*For Client Encounters Grade given is Pass or Fail with online/in-person participation specified.

How to submit Online Assignments?

Essays, blogs, and discussion assignments - may be posted on our online forums.

Quiz shared with the student in a pdf format may be completed by using any prereader, or handwritten. Then, the quiz can be shared via email, physically posted to our address, faxed, or, scanned and email to us. (See instructions)

• Completed Quizzes and Final Research Project can be faxed to us OR, shared via Google Drive in a PDF or a WORD format. Alternatively, the Final Research Project and Completed Quizzes may be posted to our admin office.

• Client Encounters are only accepted in person, or, via Physical Post, and, will not be accepted via email.

• Online Workbooks (if applicable to the course) are ebooks with some notes section. These may be used to determine your attentiveness during online class. They may also be used in online class, to type in notes, do group assignments, or note your observations or during group discussions. A pdf copy may be emailed to us.

Or, you can print and physically post to us, emailed to us, or the scanned portion of classwork and notes may be emailed to the instructor.

• Online Workbook may also be shared by the instructor from their google drive account with the student’s email address for live collaboration between instructor and student, or for assignments. Example- create an online dosha test form or create a meditation and lifestyle recommendation plan for a mock client with vata imbalance. These should be completed in Google Drive itself. It can also be downloaded, printed and posted to us at at our admin office

Admission Requirements

Here are the requirements that we look at for admissions.

Admission & Enrollment Requirements


Minimum age to join this seminar is 18 years old before the first day of class.

Language and Education

Students must have a high school diploma, some college education and basic English language skills. If there is no college education, additional knowledge or training in any healing modality example yoga, reiki, energy medicine, aromatherapy etc. may suffice. The high school diploma may be a US or International High School English Language Arts with minimum 60% scores.
Alternatively, if you did not have English in your high school, then TOEFL iBT® test taken within 2 years of date of application will suffice. Minimum acceptance TOEFL iBT® scores should be between 17-23 for listening skills, 15-21 for reading and writing skills. Speaking skills may be 10-17. Read more at https://www.ets.org/toefl and https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/

Equipment Requirement

Students must have a laptop or a desktop computer, a webcam, a headset, and, a reliable internet access with internet speeds upto 3.1 Mbps - 6 Mbps to participate in the distant learning online course. This will help the student keep up with class communications and access to research and study resources. In addition, basic Students must have basic computer skills including word processing determined via a computer quiz. Students do not need to buy any software. However, students maybe required to have a free gmail or google account, dropbox account, PDF reading software to download and view Slideshows. Students would need to download Zoom FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes via their smart-phones, or, tablets.

Computer Quiz

This is determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available online from our website at https://www.ayurveda-wellness-center.com/ayurveda-seminars, or, you can request a PDF copy via email director@naya-ayurveda.com.


Ayurvedic Counselor :


Tuition Fees- $3550 may be paid in monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• E-Materials- 240*
• Tools/Herbs- $100*
• Shipping- Calculated as per USPS priority
• Internship-$included
• $100 -Application fees
• Total $4010
*** Electronic Course Materials (these are NOT textbooks)

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount): Full tuition payment can be made for a 10% discount in the tuition. . There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan of student’s choice for 6 months, or, in full.

Quarterly Tuition Plan (5% discount): An initial quarterly payment must be received at least 15 days prior to the first scheduled class. Two more equal payments will be withdrawn from credit card on file before the next term or from your bank account . There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan every four weeks, or, coordinated with the school.

Monthly Payment Plan: 13 flexible payments payable over 12 months. (The School Materials fee and the first payment of $240 due 15 days before first day of class. Rest may be paid via 11 flexible payment plans of equal payments.). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan every four weeks, or, coordinated with the school.

• All initial payments include a $100 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class.

• Course Material Payment is due before the first day of class.

• *If the student chooses to buy any textbooks themselves from Amazon, or directly from the publisher then, the cost is prorated. Please note that the price of textbooks is subject to change from publishers.

Cost of Ayurveda Practitioner:

*Tuition: $2450 - Maybe paid monthly at $350 at no monthly interest in seven installments. (10% discount if paid in advance, and, 5% discount if paid every 3 months)

*Books and materials: $300 apx. (prorated if student buys books directly from amazon or the publisher)

*Application Fees- $100 (Due only after the student has been accepted into the program)

*Total: $2900

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY for Counselor and Practitioner Program

1. A student can cancel within 72 hours for a full refund. An administrative fees of $100 will be charged.

3. If a student withdraws or is otherwise terminated, the school or college may retain not more than $100 in administrative fees charged for the entire program. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the course or program.

4. A student may not collect a refund if the student has completed or started 90 percent of the lessons for which the student has been charged on the effective date of withdrawal or termination. (Applicable to Counselor and Practitioner Program, not to Yoga programs. Yoga program fees is not refundable after 2 months of enrollment.)

4. Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies are handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees.

5. A student who withdraws for a reason unrelated to the student’s academic status after the 60 percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade of “incomplete” and permitted to re-enroll in the course or program during the 12-month period, for a fees of $100. After the 12 month period, the student's re enrollment in the program is at the full discretion of the college.

School Policies

School Policies


If student has not paid installments on time, it may result in automatic suspension, and/or limited course access by our online learning management system (LMS).

Students can request a grace period for upto 1 weeks for delaying flexible payment plan by writing an email to admissions office. The grace period MUST be approved by the admissions.

Any student who is a no show for more than two weeks online, or, on the classes, and, has not paid is considered to have forfeited their admissions and forfeited the course.


For flexible payment plans, workshops, and, webinars there are no refunds. Please check carefully before you pay. One month notice is required before opting out of the course. If a student requires a transcript or record of classes attended, they must have paid their dues and 1 month notice.

For students who have paid all their dues in advance, refunds are available upto 3 business days, as long as the material has not been shared online, or, shipped, and/or the student has not been given access to online resources. All distant learning materials are non returnable.

If there is an act of God, or a medical emergency, a life or a death situation, a pro rated refund may be given at the discretion of the college for $24 per session attended online and $100 for each day of onsite class attendance, and, $150 for Level 1 Materials, $350 for Level 2 Materials.

3. Restart Policy:

All students who are not able to complete their course on
time, must re enroll if they wish to start the classes.

Students of certain course programs may put their enrollment on 'hold' or 'freeze' temporarily for medical or emergency reasons. However, this must be approved by the college. (They may restart with the next group provided there is a course and a new group starting)

There may be a penalty fees from $50-$300 depending on the course, if the students needs to re enroll again. The re-enrollment is dependent on the college, and, if there is space in the new group. If the fees of the course has increased in the new enrollment group or new year when restarting-then student must pay the balance.

Please note that re-starting the classes is at at the discretion of the college.

3.Payment Methods

We usually keep a credit card on file, or, invoice via paypal or square.

We will also hold your credit card information on file. Failure to pay will automatically result in suspension from enrollment, till all dues are paid.

Cheque If opting to pay by cheque, please send monthly Payments payable to SAN DIEGO COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA and, send to SDCOA Admin Office in Austin, TX

Please first send the front and back photo of the cheque to admissions info@ayurveda-california.org so we can process your enrollment while waiting for the cheque in transit.

CREDIT CARD over the Phone

We can process a credit card over the phone. Please specify in the application how you would like to be billed.

Compared to other Ayurveda Colleges, our course fees is fraction of the price. Course fees start from $500 onwards.

4. SDCOA has the right to refuse admissions to any student unenrolling, or reenrolling in a new course, or, the next level.

5. Any kind of unwanted behaviors via email, phone, web, or bullying against other students, or, teachers, or the school itself will be grounds for suspension.

6. In order to get transcripts, an entire course unit must be completed, and, all payments must be paid.


Suggested Texts and Materials

The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2003 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 3 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2012 by Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole Copyright (c)2006, 2013 Sebastian Pole
The Ageless Woman: Nancy Lonsdorf MD Copyright © 2004 MCD Century Publications, LLC
Ayurveda Secrets of Healing: Maya Tiwari Copyright(c)1995, Lotus Press
Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade Copyright(c)2001, Lotus Press
Essential Guide for Ayurveda Students part 1, Monica B Groover Copyright 2017 by Monica Groover
Ayurveda and the Feminine, Monica B Groover, Copyright 2020
Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan, Copyright 2006 by Five Elements Press
Altars of Power and Grace-Michael and Robin Maestro Copyright 2004(c) Michael and Robin Mastro
The way of Vastu (available on kindle-online edition)-Michael Mastro Copyright 2006(c) Michael Mastro
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles. Copyright(c)2006 by Lotus Press
School Manuals for Ayurveda Counselor Program (AC101,AC102, AC103, AC104,AC105,AC106,AC107,AC108,AC109, AC110, AC111, and AC112) Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover
School Manual BK101 Copyright(c)2017 Monica B Groover
School Manual PK101 Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover

Ayurveda Counselor Internship

Internship Dates (virtual due to pandemic) 2021
*Times posted individually to students

Feb 25, 2021
March 4, 2021
March 11, 2021
March 27, 2021
March 29, 2021
April 26, 2021
May 29, 2021
May 30, 2021
June 28, 2021
August 27, 2021
August 28, 2021

Ayurveda Counselor Internship

Our client encounter seminar fulfills an INTERNSHIP requirement (AC107) in-house that can be completed online, or, in person in Austin, TX.* (

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of internship. A portion of this is done via client encounter observation Another portion of the internship is one in person, or online via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any appropriate secure online video software being used by school.


Client Encounters online may cover the following:

Method 1:

Observation: Student observes the teacher, or, an advanced Practitioner student with a client in person* during internship*, or, online via video. Students get a chance to ask questions post interview. Twenty-five client encounters are done via direct observation.*

Method 2:

Student/client one-on-one, may be done in person during onsite internship*, OR, *offline with student's family, community, friends, or other students within the group.

All paperwork regarding the clients and completed encounters may be posted via mail to the school's physical address, or, sent via secure software. Up to 25 client encounters must be devoted to the client one to one. The student is required to note client interview time in each report sent. Feedback on client encounters is given to the student in person, via phone, or, online meeting software.

*Do note that if you are planning to take the NAMA Certification Board exam, they may need you to do client observations in person. Please check with NAMA website directly. The transcript will reflect if the internship was done online or in person. If a student is planning to attend in person in Austin, they must bear the cost of airfare, travel, and hotel. The weekend internship is held twice a year at St Edwards University, South Congress, or a yoga studio.In addition, there are half-one day internships that happen once every three months.

Final Research Project

To enhance in-class learning, students are required to complete a final project outside of class related to the theory and practice of Ayurveda related to any of the class units.(AC101 thru AC112) This shall be facilitated by the class instructors. The project can take the form of workshops arranged by the school for the community, visiting Ayurveda shops or spas in your area, or, and/or writing articles for the school blog, and/or, doing research and reporting your findings, and/or conducting free Ayurveda seminars in their own community, etc.

Students will obtain permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects.

Final research project will include writing a FINAL REPORT or PAPER on your project with an introduction, conclusion and Primary and secondary references.


Ayurvedic Counselor Cost 2019-2020 :


Tuition Fees- $3570 may be paid in 14 monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• Electronic Course Materials- 240*
• Tools/Herbs- $100
• Shipping- Calculated as per USPS priority

* School Manuals, Handouts, Study Aids (NOT TEXT BOOKS)

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount apx.): Full tuition payment can be made for apx 10% discount in the tuition. (A discount of $357). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan of three installments.

Monthly Payment Plan: 14 flexible payments of $255 payable over 14 months. Money is withdrawn from the credit card on file on the 15th of every month.

(The School Materials fees, application fees & the first payment of $255 due 15 days before first day of class. Rest may be paid via flexible payment plans of equal payments).

• All initial payments include a $50 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class. Credit card must be on file for flexible payment plans.

• Application fees and Course Material Payment is due before the first day of class.