AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER TRAINING
The purpose of this program is to provide a formal education for the lay person and health professional seeking to integrate the principles and practices of Ayurveda into their personal lives and health care practice. Graduates of the program will be qualified to teach the basic principles of Ayurveda and conduct Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations. This program does not offer massage therapy training or preparation for the Florida board of massage exam.
The Ayurvedic Practitioner Training program is a 15-month curriculum offering the clinical study and practical application of Ayurveda. Covering all aspects of Ayurveda, the course of study is offered in 22 weekend sessions and includes Ayurvedic concepts in philosophy, anatomy, physiology and pathology. The program presents classical Ayurvedic teachings on elemental theory, daily regimens, lifestyle routines and evaluation methods. The student is taught to assimilate the principles and practices of Ayurveda into their own lives, so that they can effectively guide others toward balanced health and well-being.
15-month program – 22 weekend sessions, held every three weeks – Weekends cover 23 hours (+ 1 additional hour first class)
Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 pm / Saturdays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm / Sundays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Classroom hours – 507
Independent consultation hours – 50
Total certified hours – 557
Tuition – $6337 (payment options are available)
Application Processing Fee – $50 (non-refundable)
Required books – $170 approximate (available through independent retailers)
Supplies – $50
Program meets the 500-hour requirements to apply for the Practitioner Level membership of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Tuition does not include the application fee to NAMA. Applying for Practitioner level membership with NAMA is not a graduation requirement.
Admission Requirements / Prerequisites
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Minimum of high school diploma or general equivalency diploma – supporting documentation must be submitted with application
- Completed and approved admission application
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- Admission interview – in person or via telephone for long distance applicant