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November 2016 Newsletter of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association


President's Message



November is upon us and in just a few weeks we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. I would like to express my thanks to all of our staff members for their hard work, to all the different committee members and to the directors of the board for their valuable contribution to NAMA.


Most of all I would like to thank all of you, members and supporters of NAMA. I hope to see many of you in April at our annual conference. We encourage all of our members to join us at the conference where we as a community can not only increase our knowledge and skills within Ayurveda, but also build connections and network with one another.


The early bird registration for the annual conference in Chicago is open. Now is the time to register and save on costs! Register today!

With warm regards,

Dhaval Dhru, M.D., A.P.

President, NAMA Board of Directors

Executive Director's Message



We are happy to say we have now fully trained our new administrative assistant and have begun to catch up on our communications with all of you. Although we have a small, part-time staff, our goal is to respond as quickly as we can to your inquiries.


This is an exciting time for NAMA with growth in every area of our organization, and we're happy to serve you.


In addition to conference registration now being open, our big news this month is that registration for the Ayurvedic Health Counselor beta test starts December 4th. This is a crucial step in the process of creating a national certification exam for Ayurveda, and we hope that many of you will register. Be sure to read below for details.



Hilary Garivaltis, A.P.

Executive Director, NAMA

Registration to take the Ayurvedic Health Counselor beta test will be open from December 4, 2016 – January 6, 2017. The examination window will be from January 8 - January 25.


The beta test is open to recent graduates of AHC programs who want to apply for NAMA professional membership, as well as current NAMA professional members at the AHC level. Current members who take the beta test will receive 18 PACE credits for participating in the beta test. 


The test may be taken at centers convenient to your location all over the country during this time. We will have specific details available soon for how to register, so please keep an eye out in your email inbox.

The AHC beta test registration fee will be discounted down from the $275 test fee to $150 during this beta test period. We need to get 60-100 test takers to give NAMA good data to finalize the official exam.


The official exam will be available and required of all new Ayurvedic Health Counselor professional member applicants starting in April 2016. 

Early bird registration is now open for the 13th Annual National NAMA Conference! We are excited to reveal our revamped conference style to meet our members needs in terms of lower cost and ease of travel.



So why "Ayurveda and the Evolution of Modern Medicine" as our headlining theme?


In today's society, we see a trend in inclusion of both western, modern medicine, and ancient, holistic medicine. Many healthcare practitioners are open to bringing in all forms of wellness as preventative care and treatment: herbal protocols, yoga practices, and beyond.


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As members of the Ayurveda community, we recognize the power of Ayurveda's healing sciences and wish to expand its reach in modern times. Therefore, we bring you this conference and it's various topics on how Ayurveda finds it's place in modern medicine. 

Are you interested in volunteering at the 2017 Annual NAMA Conference?

We are now seeking current members who would like to volunteer at our conference. As a NAMA volunteer, you help the event flow smoothly and efficiently. All NAMA members are welcome to participate as volunteers.

The deadline for volunteering is February 28, 2017. Click here for all volunteer details and to apply.

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