NAMA Recognized Ayurvedic Health Counselor Programs

The following member schools' programs have been reviewed and are recognized as providing training at the professional membership level of Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Click on logo or title to contact the schools directly for information about their programs.


Regionally Accredited Universities


Maharishi University of Management

The Bachelor’s in Ayurveda Wellness – in-residence or distance education program prepares students to become health consultants and educators. This program integrates Maharishi Ayurveda with modern science and includes meditation, pulse diagnosis, yoga asanas, diet, purification methods, aromatherapy, medical astrology, architecture, and herbology. 

Program: BA in Ayurveda Wellness


Southern California University of Health Sciences

Ranked number one by universities.com, SCU’s Ayurveda programs provide everything you need to be a successful Ayurvedic healer. SCU provides immersive coursework, expert faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities to put students on the path to success.

Program: Ayurvedic Wellness Educator


Other Schools


Ananda Ayurveda Academy

The first authentic Ayurveda school in the Chicago area, Ananda Ayurveda Academy offers classical Ayurveda multiple level programs. Our mission is to provide classical Ayurveda education for the modern era by experienced practitioners and Vaidya faculty through extensive hands-on and experiential learning.

Program: Ayurveda Wellness Counselor


Asheville School of Massage & Yoga

Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, our school is a rich and nurturing space for Ayurveda education. We offer a comprehensive 600-hour Ayurveda Wellness Counselor program that is designed to maximize contact hours with a variety of instructors.

Program: Ayurveda Wellness Counselor


Ayurvedic Institute, The

ASP1 is a full-time, immersive, transformative program that is academically challenging and includes real-time clinical supervision. We value student-teacher lineage and the indivisibility of body-mind-spirit and believe the development of a skilled AHC goes hand in hand with self-healing and unfolding of inherent wisdom.

Program: Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant


Bastyr University Continuing Education

Whether you want to immediately pursue a certificate, or just explore the world of Ayurveda, this affordable one-year program is for you! Begin with Introduction to Ayurveda, which offers a broad overview as well as a solid groundwork to jump start your journey into the ancient practice of Ayurveda.

Program: Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant


Belly Mind Institute

Our program is customized for students to study in a manner that supports their lifestyle, dreams, and goals. Classes and materials are online and live. To support you we provide mentorship with a master teacher to facilitate integration of the course material.

Program: Ayurvedic Consultant


Boston Ayurveda School

This classical-text-based course will take 12 months and total a 665 hours of training. This class will have a five-day immersion scheduled at the end of the course and will include hands-on training, clinical observation, and a case study project. 

Program: Ayurvedic Consultant


BVI School of Ayurveda

BVI's AHC Certificate Program provides a foundation of knowledge and practice to healthcare educators and professionals, wellness practitioners, yoga teachers, massage therapists, chiropractors, and individuals whose interests lie in providing holistic-health alternatives either for themselves, their friends and families, or their clients. 

Program: Ayurvedic Consultant


California College of Ayurveda

The California College of Ayurveda is dedicated to transforming human consciousness by providing the highest quality education, health care, and research in the field of Ayurveda, while striving to express the principles of harmony in every action we take. 

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor


Florida Academy of Ayurveda

The level I program is a 16-month curriculum offered in 23 weekend sessions and includes Ayurvedic concepts in philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and pathology. The experiential program presents classical Ayurvedic teachings on elemental theory, daily regimens, dietary practices, lifestyle routines, and evaluation methods.

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor


Hale Pule Ayurveda & Yoga

A self-paced, online program that offers a practical, clinical focus grounded in ancient wisdom and real-life experience. Learn from practitioners that actively counsel clients and understand the modern application of Ayurveda. Prepare for NAMA certification with our supplemental advanced clinical mentoring program.

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor + Clinical Mentoring


Himalayan Institute

Deepen your knowledge of the science of Ayurveda. Learn about more complex concepts of digestion, Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, dhatussrotas, and the disease process according to Ayurveda. Explore Ayurvedic herbs and experience hands-on practicums for Ayurvedic therapies and cooking. 

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AYS/AHC Grad School)


Institute of Beauty and Wellness, The

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness offers six main programs plus an instructor program: cosmetology, barbering, esthiology, massage therapy, manicuring, and Ayurveda Esthetic, which combines holistic teachings of Ayurvedic with esthiology. Additionally, we offer advanced trainings for professionals to build their skills.

Program: Ayurveda Esthetics


Kerala Ayurveda Academy CA

Our level I program is an educational journey and personal transformation with profound potential. With in-class and online formats, you’ll study a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide the individual in-depth knowledge and understanding in the philosophy, theory, and practical application of Ayurveda.

Program: Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor


Ki-Atsu Institute for Vedic Sciences

Ki-Atsu Institute presents the Ayurvedic Health Consultant program with a strong focus on the fundamentals and building blocks of Vedic sciences. By understanding how Atmais cloaked at the time of birth via the eyes of the Vedas, Saṃkhyāphilosophy is explained. 

Program: Ki-Atsu Ayurvedic Health & Lifestyle Consultant


Kripalu School of Ayurveda

The Kripalu School of Ayurveda educates our students to empower communities toward health with the practices of Ayurveda. Our nine-day immersion modules are taught by world-class faculty. We offer Ayurvedic Health Counselor, 300-hour Ayurveda Yoga Teacher training, and PACE programs. 

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor


Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda

Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda has been educating Health Counselors to use Ayurveda to transform individual and community well-being since 1978. AHC program includes 12 three-day residential weekends, with renowned master faculty providing theoretical and clinical education rooted in the classics.

Program: Ayurveda Health Counselor


Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga Academy

A traditional, classical-text-based Ayurvedic college, offering in-depth education using modern and hybrid training delivery: live online classes, distance learning, and in-person training. We use open source learning. Our teaching staff combines traditional Ayurvedic vaidyas, Western physicians, and Sanskrit/Vedic scholars.

Program: Ayurveda Health Counselor


New World Ayurveda

New World Ayurveda is the premier online training school, offering both live online and independent study training. Our focus is clinical, physician-directed, case-based, and consciousness-based training that prepares students for practicing Ayurveda in this culture.

Program: Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (Note: this program is recognized by NAMA at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor level.)


PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala

The expertise of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor includes promoting health and assisting in preventing disease. You will learn the principles of Ayurvedic medicine to educate your clients in diet and lifestyle modifications best suited for the individual’s constitution and its state

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor


Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda

The Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda provides a vibrant internet-based community where Ayurvedic experts gather with students to train them as Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselors and Practitioners. An Ayurvedic Doctor program is coming soon. Director Patricia Wickman warmly welcomes you!

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor


Sai Ayurvedic College

Miami-based school offering up to three years of authentic Ayurvedic programs with a satellite school in Puerto Rico (classes offered in Spanish). Programs offered by classroom/live webcast and online distance learning. An approved Department of Veterans Affairs school for veterans’ educational training.

Program: Ayurvedic Health Wellness Consultant


Sampoorna College of Ayurveda & Holistic Studies

Sampoorna emphasizes comprehensive course studies and superior practical training. We pledge to match student’s enthusiasm with knowledge to help them meet their goals. We welcome future practitioners to help us raise awareness and expand the availability of this most precious science.

Program: Certificate in Ayurvedic Medicine