Our Professional Memberships
NAMA is the leading voice of the Ayurvedic profession in the United States. NAMA’s professional membership is open to Ayurvedic professionals who meet previously established qualifying criteria. Together we can drive the future of Ayurveda in the United States!
All persons seeking to apply for Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) or Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) Professional Membership must first pass their respective NAMACB certification exam. The Ayurvedic Doctor exam is expected in early 2019. Those seeking to become an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT) or a Panchakarma Technician (PKT) must first be an AHC, AP or AD Professional Member before seeking these add-on recognition.
In addition, every two years Professional Members are required to take an ethics exam and submit 30 continuing education credits to maintain their membership.
Ayurvedic Doctor (AD)
Ayurvedic Doctors use the same diagnostic tools and therapeutic methods as the practitioner, but with greater depth of knowledge and breadth of experience. The doctor has a much deeper understanding of the history, classical texts and pathology. $250 Annual Dues. AD Educational Competencies →
Professional Member Add on recognition
The Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and Panchakarma Technician "add on" recognitions are available to qualified NAMA Professional Members.
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT)
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist is for someone who has at least the Ayurvedic education of an AHC and the training, practice and principles of yoga based on the Ayurvedic understanding of the nature of patient, the nature of imbalance and the nature of therapies, to promote healing and achieve a harmonious state of body and mind with respect to individual consciousness. $25 addition to Professional Member dues. AYT Educational Competencies →
Panchakarma Technician (PKT)
Panchakarma Technician is for someone who has at least the education of an AHC. More information coming soon. $25 addition to Professional Member dues.