Your membership directly supports the mission of NAMA to preserve, protect, and promote the practice of Ayurveda. As a 501(c) 6 nonprofit corporation, NAMA relies on significant volunteer engagement with limited paid staff support.
As a member, you have the opportunity to participate in the governance of the association by voting during the annual board elections, as well as shaping the national and state policies that govern the practice of Ayurveda in the U.S.
A significant benefit to joining NAMA is the connection and community with fellow Ayurvedic professionals and enthusiasts. The association provides multiples avenues and opportunities to engage with other members, such as serving on the board or joining a committee, accessing colleagues via our online membership platform, and participating in member-only events.
NAMA is committed to advancing the recognition and professionalization of Ayurveda as a health care practice. Part of this effort involves the development of educational competencies for Ayurvedic professionals. Additionally, the association has recently launched the Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education (PACE) Program to support further development of the skills and knowledge of our members. Online educational resources for members include a substantial file library of previously recorded Seminars in Ayurveda presentations.
Professionals and schools increase their credibility as a member of NAMA, an association dedicated to enhancing the standards of Ayurvedic practice in the U.S. Professional members can identify themselves as Ayurvedic Health Counselors or Ayurvedic Practitioners with a NAMA-recognized badge. Likewise, schools are able to identify their program according to the level of professional training they provide. PACE Providers are able to promote themselves as NAMA-approved for continuing education credits.
Members are listed in a searchable directory with professional members highlighted in NAMA’s Find An Ayurveda Professional search platform. Every member has the option to build a robust online profile with the capability to upload photos, files and other documents that promote your services and other offerings. Additionally, schools and continuing education providers can submit their credentials to be recognized as providing professional level training. As a NAMA member, you have the opportunity to reach potential clients, colleagues and students!
Regular communications are sent to members keeping them informed of topics of interest, such as educational competencies for professional members, continuing educational opportunities, leading edge articles about the current state of Ayurvedic practice in the U.S., and membership developments.
Enjoy member-only discounts on NAMA’s events and conferences as well as valuable discounts and special offers from like-minded partners who support NAMA’s mission and goals. Current member discounts include, 20% off Banyan Botanicals online retail orders, up to 40% off Organic India products, 15% off accommodations at the Himalayan Institute, and up to 30% off annual subscriptions to the Ayurveda Journal of Health.