Why Join NAMA?
NAMA continues to establish itself in the U.S. and around the world as the premier home for Ayurvedic professionals, Ayurvedic educators and their allies. NAMA offers four levels of membership: Professional, Organizational, General and Student. If you are an Ayurvedic professional, business supporting Ayurveda, ally or student, won’t you join us? In return, you will enjoy the professional support and benefits NAMA provides—and help to further grow and support Ayurveda as a sought after healing art. Some of the benefits of membership are:
- Free monthly Seminars in Ayurveda
- Eligibility to participate on NAMA committees
- Updates on professional developments
- Discounted conference registration fees
- Access to educational publications
- Being a part of a community of professionals
- Professional recognition
- Listing in NAMA's professional directory
- Discounts from Ayurvedic vendors and schools
- Access to continuing education
NAMA is committed to establishing and maintaining the highest Ayurvedic education standards. The highest standards are a necessary step for the recognition and acceptance of the Ayurvedic profession and Ayurveda as a healing art. A core part of NAMA’s educational effort involves requiring that NAMA’s Ayurvedic professionals have met established educational competencies.
Additionally, NAMA maintains the Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education (PACE) Program to support the continued development of its professional members. PACE resources include a substantial library of courses, including previously recorded Seminars in Ayurveda.
NAMA Professional Members are Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselors, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioners and Certified Ayurvedic Doctor professionals. Likewise, NAMA-recognized schools stand behind their educational program as meeting NAMA’s standards. Similarly, PACE course providers promote their continuing education courses as NAMA-recognized.
Professional Members are listed in a searchable public directory in the Find an Ayurveda Professional platform. Every Professional Member can build a robust online profile with the capability to upload photos, files and other documents that promote your services. Additionally, NAMA-recognized schools and continuing education providers are promoted as providing professional level training.
Regular communications are sent to members keeping them informed of topics of interest, such as: continuing education opportunities, conference, leading-edge articles about the current state of Ayurvedic research and practice, and the newest member developments.
Your membership directly supports NAMA’s mission to preserve, protect, promote and advance the consciousness-based philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of all beings. As an IRC § 501(c)(6) corporation, NAMA relies on significant volunteer engagement with limited paid staff.
As a member, you have the opportunity to participate in the governance of the association by participating in committees, voting during annual board elections, and working to shape the federal and state policies that govern the practice of Ayurveda in the U.S.
Enjoy member-only discounts on NAMA’s events and conferences. In addition, Professional Members enjoy valuable discounts and special offers for their practices from like-minded partners who support NAMA’s mission and goals.