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.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit 7: Ayurvedic Herbology II

In this unit we continue our study of ayurvedic herbology, also known as dravya guna karma shastra. We will take a deeper look at ten commonly used traditional herbs of ayurveda and focus on the rasa (taste), virya (potency), vipaka (post digestive effect), and prabhava (unique substance) of each. We will also look at how these ayurvedic herbs balance the doshas and support agni (digestive fire), the dhatus (tissues), and the major organs of the body.

In this session you will:

  • Study the individual rasa (taste), virya (potency), vipaka (post digestive effect), and prabhava (unique substance) of 10 traditional ayurvedic herbs
  • Review the common medicinal usage as well as therapeutic benefits of each of these 10 ayurvedic herbs
  • Learn about which herbs to use for the pacification of vata, pitta, and kapha
  • Understand how herbs support and nourish the dhatus (tissues)
  • Consider the role herbs play in stimulating agni
  • Become familiar with ayurvedic herbs that support the major organs of the body
  • Contemplate the role of ayurvedic herbs in the management of the disease process

You will learn how to incorporate the herbs of ayurveda safely and effectively into your practice 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.