Expanding Your Practice

Level Two Professional Training

Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner (C-AP)

Over 1700 Hours of Academic Excellence and Clinical Supervision

The Certificate - Āyurvedic Practitioner Program significantly builds on the foundational AHC Program. It is an exploration into classical texts, traditional clinical treatments, practices, and formulations, guiding the student to a deeper understanding of the 5,000 year old art and science of Āyurvedic medicine and philosophy.

Experience a full and rich immersion into the “science of life,” with extensive training, clinical experience, and a scope of practice well beyond what is first studied in the Āyurvedic Health Counselor Program.

Students enjoy a rich and stimulating educational environment while receiving in-depth academic instruction in disease management, herbal medicine, mother and child care, geriatric health, rasayana therapies, subtle healing modalities and counseling skills, and an introduction to research. Yoga and Sanskṛit study continue as important aspects of the curriculum. Clinical expertise deepens through internships and externships.

Our C-AP course is offered in a HyFlex format which allows students the flexibility of completing the course either entirely online or through a hybrid of in-person and online modules. For more information please contact ayurveda@mountmadonna.org or call (408) 846-4060.

Goals & Aims

C-AP graduates continue to focus on preventive healthcare and health promotion through diet and lifestyle management with their clients, however the C-AP scope of practice is significantly expanded to include pathophysiology, disease management and herbology, well beyond that of the Āyurvedic Health Counselor. As Graduates have had extensive supervised clinical internships and externships during their program, they have the confidence and capacity to fully engage in an independent or joint clinical healthcare practice.

Graduates may apply for professional membership in NAMA as Āyurvedic Practitioners, and are well prepared to join staff in some hospitals offering complementary or integrative healthcare modalities.

They may work independently as Ayurvedic Practitioners under the California Health Freedom Act or join the staff of medical clinics or hospitals offering complementary modalities.

Program Highlights

This program is designed to fit the busy schedule of professionals from all walks of life.

Classes are held online in the following format:

  • Thursday 5 pm through Sunday 6pm
  • 3 day weekend Thurs – Sun (yoga & coursework, integration): 30 hrs
  • 3 Monday nights a month (3 hours each) coursework & Integrations: 9 hrs
  • 2 hours Sanskrit (Friday mornings): 2 hrs

There is an opportunity to do clinical work onsite in June and August 2021 for those who are able to travel.

After the completion of the class work, students are engaged in supervised externships and clinical observations for 4 months.

Here is the typical daily schedule (subject to change)

Per Month CourseTimeHrs.
Day 1
Integration6:00 - 8:00 pm2
Day 2
Yoga6:30 - 8:00 am
Course 19:00 - 12:30 pm3.5
Course 22:00-6:00 pm4
Day 3
Yoga6:30 - 8:00 am1.5
Course 1
9:00 - 12:30 pm3.5
Course 2
2:00-6:00 pm4
Day 4
Yoga6:30 - 8:00 am1.5
Course 19:00 - 12:30 pm3.5
Course 22:00-6:00 pm4
Monday evening 1Course 1
6:00 - 9:00 pm3
Monday evening 2Course 2
6:00 - 9:00 pm3
Monday evening 3Course 36:00 - 9:00 pm3
Friday morning MONTHLY8:30-10:30 am2
Total40 hrs.

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Academic Program Calendar for C-AP 2020-2021 Cohort*

Start date October 8, 2020

Oct 8-11, 2020 ONLINE Only

Nov 12-15, 2020 ONLINE Only

Dec 10-13, 2020 ONLINE Only

Jan 14-17, 2021 ONLINE Only

Feb 11-14, 2021 ONLINE Only

Mar 11-14, 2021 ONLINE Only

April 8-11, 2021 ONLINE Only

May 6-9, 2021 ONLINE Only

June 10-13, 2021 HiFlex (ONLINE + Onsite)

July 15-18, 2021 ONLINE Only

Aug 12-15, 2021 HiFlex (ONLINE + Onsite)

Sept 16-19, 2021 ONLINE Only

Oct 21-24, 2021 ONLINE Only

Final Exam (Date TBD)

Clinical Work (From Nov 2021 to Feb 2022. Supervised clinical work that students do on their own time after completing the course work to satisfy the NAMA AP credentialing requirements. After completion of this work, students are eligible to write NAMA AP Board Exam and register as NAMA AP professional member).


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