Deepen your knowledge of the science of ayurveda and become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor! In this exciting and comprehensive ayurvedic training program, you will expand upon the foundational ayurvedic knowledge you gained in the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist program. You will explore more complex concepts of the vast and engaging science of ayurveda and broaden your scope of practice.

Nationally recognized and certified by NAMA, the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program is only available to those who have completed the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training program or an approved comparable program. If you are looking to make ayurveda into a career or feel your dharma is in the supportive health care industry, this program is for you! As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor you will be able to work with preventative healthcare and the promotion of health, primarily through the suggestions of diet and lifestyle changes. The Ayurvedic Health Counselor program is a nationally recognized professional certification program that will open up new doors for your holistic health and wellness career.

New Format!

Unit 2 will be offered as 8 Zoom Webinars from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • April 24th, 2019
  • April 25th, 2019
  • May 8th, 2019
  • May 9th, 2019
  • May 22nd, 2019
  • May 23rd, 2019
  • June 5th, 2019
  • June 6th, 2019

After registration, you will receive instructions for how to join the Zoom Webinars from your remote location.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit 2: Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology I

In this unit, we will engage in a more in depth exploration of ayurvedic anatomy that goes beyond the doshas. In this session you will:

  • Understand the definition of health according to ayurveda and how we apply this understanding in our work with ourselves and our clients
  • Take a deeper look at doshas and subdoshas as life forces that are responsible for health as well as the formation of disease in the body
  • Become aware of how the doshas become imbalanced and then affect tissues, organs, and channels in the body
  • Consider the relationship between the human body and the external environment as critical to understanding and applying ayurvedic concepts
  • Be introduced to the concept of dhatus (tissues) and their role in supporting the structure of the body and containing the doshas
  • Learn more about the seven dhatus and how they are nourished in order to support life
  • Receive support with basic Sanskrit usage and pronunciation to assist with the integration of key ayurvedic terms

According to the Sushruta Samhita (ancient ayurvedic text), the definition of health is “One who is established in Self, who has balanced doshas, balanced agni, properly formed dhatus (tissues), proper elimination of malas (waste products), well functioning bodily processes, and whose mind, soul, and senses are full of bliss.” This is a fitting introduction to our study of ayurvedic anatomy and physiology. Together, we will explore what this means for us and for our clients in terms of supporting health, balance, and well being. You will be introduced to the concepts of dhatus (tissues) and malas (waste products), as well as their specific functions in the disease process, and learn how this understanding can be used to support healing.

Continue your journey toward an advanced career in ayurveda as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor!

*To fulfill the requirements for professional membership with NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, 50 supervised client contact hours are required.

Requirements for Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification:
  • Completion of all four units of the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist program, or comparable foundational program
  • Completion of the Torchbearer Program: 10 supervised case study phone calls
  • Completion of all eight units of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program
  • 50 supervised client contact hours obtained through the Torchbearer phone calls, on-site supervision, and Ayurvedic Health Counselor supervision phone calls
  • 200-hour yoga teacher certification from a Yoga Alliance recognized yoga school (participation in the program without this prerequisite is permitted, however 200-hour certification must be obtained before Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification may be issued)

This program has been recognized by and is registered with NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association).

Please contact our certifications department for more information about this and other recognized programs at [email protected].

*Accommodations are not included in the tuition price.