Schools and Programs
Member Schools are Organizational Members of NAMA. These schools have actively contributed financially to support the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the growth of Ayurveda in the U.S. Additionally, these schools offer education and training programs in Ayurveda which have been submitted to NAMA for review.
The Review Process
The programs listed have been submitted to NAMA for review to ascertain
what each program offers. NAMA does not attempt to endorse or ensure
the quality of instruction, facilities, nor does it assess the financial
viability of any school.
NAMA has confirmed to the best of its ability that these schools:
- Meet the current minimum requirements set by NAMA
- Assure all information communicated to students, perspective students, and the public at large is consistent throughout the application, including between the school website, print advertising, and state documentation
- Are operating legally in every state where programs are offered as defined by the respective state regulations governing post-secondary and vocational schools; i.e., the operation of the school is not violating state laws governing schools or programs.
The programs are currently grouped into two (2) basic categories:
- Professional Qualifying Programs (PQPs) meant for graduates to qualify as NAMA Professional Members at either the Ayuvedic Health Counselor (AHC) or Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) level.
- Peripheral/Supporting Programs which are supplemental to PQPs or as stand alone workshops (e.g., yoga or sanskrit course). These include:
- Programs that are in the format of seminars or intensives with 50 hours or less
- Programs that are in the format of correspondence courses
The NAMA Standards Committee has developed revised minimum guidelines for education in Ayurveda in the US, as well as Scopes of Practice for varying levels of Professional Membership requirements. Please review the related documents for a fuller understanding of the various levels.
You can review the requirements for Professional Membership here.