Ayurvedic Health Counselor In-person Practicum

Begins July 2024

Ayurvedic Health Counselor In-person Practicum

Deepening Wisdom with Practice

This program includes two 10-day in-person practicums on our beautiful mountain campus, plus monthly online integration sessions and clinical follow up hours. The AHC Practicums program is open to students who have completed a minimum of 378 hours in Ayurvedic Foundational studies (upon transcript approval).

During the program, students will apply theory to practice through a variety of hands-on learning experiences in Ayurvedic Diagnosis, Nutrition, Herbology, Lifestyle Practices, Yoga, Chanting/Sanskrit, Ayurvedic Therapies, Jyotish, Professional Practices, Case Study and Client Interactions.

  • Applied Yoga & Ayurveda (31 hours)
  • Food as Medicine (14 hours)
  • Clients & Interpersonal Relationship (9 hours)
  • Sense Therapy & Self Care (17.5 hours)
  • Diagnostics (17 hours)
  • Hasta & Vastu (7 hours)
  • Sanskrit & Chanting (7 hours)
  • Clinical Internship (67 hours)
  • Integration (38.5 hours)
  • Case Study Presentations (14 hours)

Session 1: July 8-17th, 2024

Each transformative day unfolds a new layer. Immerse yourself in daily yoga classes, clinical diagnostics, and herbology. Experience the resonance of Sanskrit Chanting, delve into the intricacies of interpersonal connections, and explore the profound impact of Sense Therapy & Self-Care. As you hone your clinical skills, engage in six client consultations.

Session 2: September 8-17th, 2024

Continue your journey with an immersion into advanced concepts and practical applications. Elevate your practice with daily yoga classes, delve into case study presentations for enriched learning, and resonate with the ancient art of Sanskrit Chanting. Expand your expertise in Sense Therapy & Self-Care, while exploring Hasta (hand) and Vastu (space) as integral components of Ayurveda. In this session, amplify your practical skills with eight client consultations.

*If you completed a beginning Ayurveda program in another school, you may be eligible to join us for this practicum and gain invaluable in-person training.

Tuition & Fees:

$5220 + Meals & Lodging


In-Person at Mount Madonna

  • Session One | July 8-17
  • Session Two | September 8-17

Online Integrations (5:00-7:00pm PT)

  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 27
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12

Clinical Follow Up Sessions

  • TBD

See full schedule here

180 hours in person + 42 hours synchronous online

Application deadline: June 15, 2024


Presented by


Dr. Rucha Kelkar, BAMS, PT, DPT is the Chair of Mount Madonna Institute- College of Ayurveda. She is the founder and director of Ayurbliss Wellness Center for- Ayurveda, Physical Therapy and Yoga. Dr Kelkar has a doctoral degree in Ayurveda and Physical Therapy and is a certified yoga therapist. Dr. Kelkar is an accomplished clinician, educator, speaker and writer with an experience of over 20 years. She has an extensive clinical knowledge base in Ayurveda and Physical Therapy. She is a faculty and has been a presenter at multiple National Ayurveda Conferences. She serves as a NAMA Board of Director.

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