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NAMA's 2016 national conference was a huge success! Thank you to everyone involved with the conference for your hard work and commitment.

We take great pleasure in inviting you to our 2016 national conference. This is NAMA’s most exciting event of the year.  Our conference committee, board and staff have worked tirelessly to present a varied program that provides professional development, time to connect with your Ayurveda community, and opportunities to celebrate the important work NAMA has accomplished thanks to your support and contributions.

The conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI from April 14-17, 2016.  An overview of the conference is included below. All of the information you need to plan your attendance and book your trip to Rhode Island is contained in our conference web pages.

If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Boldin, Conference Manager, at

Your presence at this conference is important to NAMA and our community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Presenters

Jay Apte, BAMS
David Frawley, D.Litt
 Vasant Lad, MASc
 Nancy Lonsdorf, MD
 Dilip Sarkar, MD

Full Conference Registration Includes:

  • Thursday dinner and Annual Membership Meeting with featured presenter, Dr. Jay Apte
  • Lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Saturday evening banquet with featured presenter, Dr. David Frawley

  • Plenary sessions each morning with featured presenters:

Friday:      Dr. Dilip Sarkar

Saturday:  Dr. Vasant Lad

Sunday:    Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf

  • Choice of 19 informative and educational breakout sessions
  • Optional morning yoga and meditation
  • Book signing with key authors
  • Sponsors and exhibitors with an array of Ayurvedic products and services
  • Poster Session with presentations of current research in the realm of Ayurveda
  • Opportunities to network with our community of Ayurvedic professionals, students, teachers, vendors and sponsors
  • Sixteen (16) Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education credits for full conference attendees who are NAMA professional members


Conference Rates

Online registration is closed. See details below for purchasing a Walk-in Day Pass.

Rates by
Registration Type/Date

December 15, 2015
February 29, 2016
March 1 thru
April 10, 2016




Student Members


Walk-in Day Pass

Walk-in day passes will be available for purchase at the conference registration table, however, NO meals will be included.  Members must bring a copy of their membership card to confirm their active membership in order to receive the member discount.

Passes purchased for Saturday include the Saturday evening presentation by Dr. David Frawley. Walk-in day pass attendees will join the assembly after dinner is cleared.

(NO meals)




Pre-Conference Professional Forum

Consider attending the Professional Forum prior to the start of the conference on Thursday, April 14, 2016. If you are a professional member, you earn six (6) Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education credits over and above the 16 credits received for attending the entire conference. That's 22 PACE credits for attending both the Professional Forum AND the entire conference!

Additional benefits from attending the Professional Forum:

  • Gain clinical insights during review of case studies presented by members of NAMA's Board of Directors.

  • Network with your fellow members during the catered forum lunch.

  • Receive in-depth updates on NAMA's continuing education program and the development of professional standards for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists and Panchakarma Specialists, as well as updates from the Legal Committee.

The Professional Forum requires a separate registration and an additional fee of $55 in advance (includes lunch); $65 at the door.

Hotel Information

Crown Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick (Airport)
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886




Backcountry Productions will record the conference sessions, which will be available for purchase at the conference ensuring that you can enjoy ALL of the presentations.

Nataraj Books will provide their unique offering of specialty books and other media for your perusal and enjoyment during the conference.


Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us by email at by March 15, 2016.  Cancellations received on or before that date will receive a refund of fees paid minus a $75 processing fee.  No refunds will be made after March 15, 2016.  Substitutions (transfer of your registration to another person) may be made by up to April 8, 2016 by notifying us by email.



A Very Special Thank You to Our 2016-2017 Annual Sponsors:
 Platinum Sponsor
Ojas Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors




2018-2019 Annual Sponsors

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8605 Santa Monica Blvd, #46789
Los Angeles, CA 90069-4109
(800) 669-8914

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