Beginning Your Āyurvedic Studies

Level One Education

Āyurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) Program

Over 730 Hours of Professional Training

Become a NAMA approved professional Āyurvedic Health Counselor or simply enjoy exploring the longest surviving holistic system of healthcare for yourself, family, friends and your community!

Immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom and foundational healthcare principles, history, and philosophy of Āyurvedic medicine. Learn individual body-mind constitutional assessment, food and nutrition as medicine, lifestyle management, herbal wisdom, yoga practices, introductory counseling skills, and engage in clinical internship and externships in preparation for a professional career as an Āyurvedic Health Counselor.

“Āyurveda is for freeing the mind which is trapped in the body. Yoga is for freeing the soul which is trapped in the mind.” - Baba Hari Dass -

Goals & Aims

The Āyurvedic Health Counselor’s scope of practice encompasses a focus on preventive health care and health promotion utilizing the experience and knowledge of appropriate diet and lifestyle practices and recommendations for the unique individuals in a clinical practice. Graduates may become professional members of the National Āyurvedic Medicine Association (NAMA), start a clinical practice independently, join the staffs of yoga studios or spas, work in health resorts, and join integrative healthcare practices as diet and lifestyle counselors.

Program Highlights

This program is designed to fit the busy schedule of professionals from all walk of life. Classes are held at Mount Madonna Center one 3-day weekend a month for 12 months that includes supervised clinical internships. A typical weekend starts on Friday 9.30am and ends on Sunday 5pm. After the completion of the class work, students are engaged in supervised externships and clinical observations for 4 months.

The next program begins on Jan 31, 2020


Academic Programs Calendar

NEW AHC 2020 Class Begins February 2019! (Enrollment Now Open)

Feb 8-10, 2019
AY 101 - Introduction to Āyurveda

Mar 15-17, 2019
AY 102 - Āyurvedic Anatomy, Biology, and Physiology 1

Apr 12-14, 2019
AY 104 - Yoga & Āyurveda; Sister Sciences

May 10-12, 2019
AY 103 - Āyurvedic Lifestyle Management

Jun 14-16, 2019
AY 105 - Āyurvedic Nutrition 1

Jul 19-21, 2019
AY 107 - Āyurvedic Herbology 1

Sept 13-15, 2019
AY 106 - Āyurveda and the Mind 1

Oct 18-20, 2019
AY 110 - Āyurveda Diagnosis & Pediatrics

Nov 15-17, 2019
AY 120 - Āyurvedic Internship 1

Dec 13-15, 2019
AY 160 - Subtle Energies; Jyotish, Hasta and Vastu 1

Jan 10-12, 2020
AY 112 - Āyurveda Therapies Theory

Feb 14-16, 2020
AY 111 - Ethics, Counseling and Western Interface 1

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