Only a Few Spots Left, Become a Conference Sponsor Today!

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As you know, the conference registration is under way. At this time, we would like to invite your business or organization to be a part of our National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference being held April 24, 2020, at The Art of Living Retreat Center. The conference has two full days of educational sessions, a Research Poster event, and presentations by featured speakers. There are many opportunities for networking and socializing within the community.


Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy For Spiritual Wellness

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with Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, C-IAYT, CAHC, D.Litt. (Yoga), AYT-NAMA

Sunday, April 26th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dilip is a retired vascular surgeon turned yoga acharya, Certified Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, and Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor. He serves on local and national healthcare boards, such as the American Heart Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, VA, and Life in Yoga Institute. In January 2019 he was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree in Yoga by the best yoga university in the world, SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anushandhana Samsthana) of Bengaluru, India. His latest book was published in 2017, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, and Western Medicine: A Healthy Convergence. Dr. Sarkar is a lifetime member of NAMA.


New Ways to Earn PACE: Please Read!

Namaste NAMA Professional Members!

Thank you all for your efforts to fulfill your continuing education requirements and to keep Ayurveda alive and evolving in the United States.  We have been working with the NAMACB to develop new ways to recognize your ongoing contribution to the progress of Ayurveda.  From today to the end of the year, you can take advantage of the following alternative methods of earning your PACE credits:

What’s New

Topics in Sister Sciences 

            You may earn up to 15 credits for completing courses in jyotish, vastu, and/or yoga.

Teaching Ayurveda (Non-professional) 

You may earn up to 15 credits for teaching courses on a specialized area of Ayurveda (e.g., addiction, depression, herbalism) to the general public or your community. Classes that provide a general introduction to Ayurveda do not qualify for PACE credits.

Teaching Ayurveda (Professional) 

You may earn up to 15 credits for teaching any Topics in Ayurveda course to Ayurvedic professionals, medical professionals, or students in an academic program.

Publishing in Ayurveda

You may earn up to 28 credits for publishing written works on Ayurveda. The following publications are eligible for credits:

  • Textbooks on Ayurveda

  • Non-textbooks (i.e., books for a general audience) on Ayurveda

  •  Peer-reviewed articles (i.e., articles published in scholarly journals) on Ayurveda 

  • Non-peer reviewed articles (i.e., articles published in general interest periodicals such as magazines and newspapers) on Ayurveda

  • Chapter of a textbook on Ayurveda 

  • Chapter of a non-textbook on Ayurveda  

Please note that the number of credits awarded varies according to the type of publication you’ve authored. For more information, please check out the PACE submissions page.

Professional Service

You may earn up to 28 credits for at least six months of volunteer service with any international, national, state, and/or local healthcare-related organization; for example, serving on boards of directors, committees, editorial boards, review boards, task forces, and medical missions. 

Board Exam

You may earn up to 28 credits for taking (or re-taking) and passing the NAMACB board exam. Please note that this type of credit will no longer be available as of January 1, 2020. 

What’s Staying the Same

Topics in Ayurveda

You may earn up to 28 credits for completing  NAMA-recognized courses on Ayurveda, including conference sessions, NAMA Seminars in Ayurveda, and those that appear in the NAMA-approved PACE listings. 

Topics in Wellness

Up to 30 percent of your PACE requirement can be earned by completing courses on subjects outside of the realm of Ayurveda that are nevertheless relevant to the goals of Ayurvedic practitioners, such as courses on topics in other healthcare disciplines (e.g., Western medicine, Chinese medicine) and courses that support an Ayurvedic practice (e.g., business strategies, insurance, web development). 

For more information about PACE, please refer to following resources:

    *The PACE home page

    *The PACE FAQ PDF

    *The PACE FAQ web page

Vastu to Improve the Success of your Ayurvedic Business

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Because we are nearing the end of the PACE cycle and the holidays, mark your calendars for two special Seminars in Ayurveda, which have been added in November and December to help Professional Members who are trying to complete their PACE requirements.

November 11, 2019, with Michael Mastro

Vastu tips on how to make your spa, office or clinic more successful.

During this presentation you will learn powerful tips, based on scientific research that:

  • Increase productivity and reduce expenses

  • Attract more clients

  • Improve relationships within the clinic or spa

  • Reduce stress and strengthen health of your clients

Michael Mastro, Vastu Consultant (Indian Feng Shui sister science to Ayurveda). His corporate clients include Microsoft, Boeing, NASA, World Bank, and Intel, as well as individuals worldwide. He was a featured guest on Dr Oz and presented Vastu at the United Nations. 

2020 Conference Featured Presenter

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AYURVEDA SADHANA: AWAKENING YOUR INNER MEDICINE POWER TO NOURISH AND HEAL

with Maya Tiwari

Saturday, April 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Maya Tiwari is an Ayurveda pioneer and best-selling author working in the field for more than 30 years. She established one of the first Ayurvedic school in North America in 1981, the Wise Earth School. Through her humanitarian work of Living Ahimsa and Peace Mandala, participants are taught to create inner harmony. Maya is a regular Featured Speaker at the Parliament of World Religions and other inter-faith conferences worldwide.

New NAMACB Exam Material Available for the AHC and AP National Exams!

The NAMACB has revamped its educational resources to help candidates for the AHC and AP national exams optimize their preparation. We know studying for an exam is stressful, and we want to make sure your doshas feel grounded and balanced during your efforts to attain NAMA board certification.

Revised Study Guides: The new AHC and AP Study Guides have been streamlined and aligned with the outline that the developers of the national exams used! Topic by topic, these materials communicate the incentives and core principles you need to absorb to succeed on the exam. The guides also have sample questions, which will help familiarize you with the style and wording of the questions you’ll encounter on the exam. 

Detailed Reference Guides: To further support your efforts, we’ve developed two detailed Reference Guides that complement the Study Guides with a Sanskrit glossary and other helpful information.

Please find these resources on the NAMACB website, under Exam Resources!

Only 3 Sponsorship Spots Left for the 2020 Annual Conference, Register Today!

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As you know, the conference registration is under way. At this time, we would like to invite your business or organization to be a part of our National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference being held April 24, 2020, at The Art of Living Retreat Center. The conference has two full days of educational sessions, a Research Poster event, and presentations by featured speakers. There are many opportunities for networking and socializing within the community.

We only have 3 sponsorships open. Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity and register today!

Purchase the 2019 Conference Videos

Did You Miss the 2019 Conference? No Worries, Buy the Videos!

Each year our board, committee, staff, and volunteers work diligently to bring an annual event that delivers an abundance of valuable tools and education to NAMA members and the community at large. Last year’s event was a significant achievement, with the highest number of attendees to date. If you were unable to make it, we have made it easy for you to watch the programs on-line.

Professional Members Earn PACE Credits for Watching!

Professional Members can earn a credits for watching the conference videos. Each video has different credit hours given based on the duration of the program. Get your PACE credits competed today!

2020 NAMA Conference Featured Presenter

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THE NATURE OF REALITY

with Deepak Chopra MD, FACP

Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 pm - 8:30 PM

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, Founder of The Chopra Foundation and Cofounder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing and Jiyo.com, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century." Dr. Chopra is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and is the host of the podcast "Deepak Chopra's Infinite Potential" (March 18, 2019). Dr. Chopra is recognized as a prolific author of over 86 books translated into over 43 languages, with 26 books reaching the status of New York Times bestsellers.

Members, Have You Read the 2018-2019 Annual Report?

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Our 2018-2019 annual report has been released. As a valued member, we encourage you to read the report to get a scope of all of the great things NAMA continues to accomplish. With the support of our members, sponsors, and media partners NAMA represents the Ayurvedic profession and community across the United States. Our annual report provides an opportunity for our members and the general public to understand the efforts put forth by NAMA during our 2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019). We hope you find this report valuable, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Ayurvedic profession and community in years to come.

As we move forward into our next year, we hope to improve our website, offer more continuing education opportunities for all our professional categories, develop enriching conferences and support more Ayurveda throughout the United States.

— Hilary Garivaltis, Executive Director