Professional Programs

Ayurveda Counselor 600 Hours


An Ayurvedic Counselor should be able to holistically assess and address dosha, manasa and Agni via biofeedback. . Based on the biofeedback, the Ayurvedic counselor may be able to suggest Ahara, Vihara, and Simple Dravya for these imbalances.

This program prepares students to provide basic Ayurvedic counseling, take detailed current and past personal and family health history, determine the causes of imbalance and assess the physical and mental constitution and current state of health using Ayurvedic methods. The Ayurvedic Counselor will provide public education regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda, and recommend specific foods for three doshas, lifestyle practices, daily routines, meditation, herbs, yoga, self-care strategies, etc. that pertain to doshas.


  • May 18th-Orientation, Classes begin June 1st, 2017
  • Sept 24th-Oreintation, Classes begin October 1st 2017
    2nd or 3rd week of March- Spring Break

    Course Schedule

The program is divided into four quarters with 12 weeks in each quarter.


A student may be given a credit for previous Ayurveda related education from a NAMA registered institute, for up to a maximum of 100 Hrs at the discretion of the college in Ayurveda Counselor program.


NAYA has not entered a credit transfer agreement with any other educational institution. In that regard, the transferability of credits the student earn at NAYA is at the complete discretion of the institution to which the student will seek to transfer.  In addition, acceptance of the certificate You earn at NAYA is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which You may seek to transfer.  If the credits and/or certificate are not accepted by that institution, student may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution.  In that regard, student is responsible for ensuring that Your attendance NAYA will meet your educational goals and/or career goals.

 Required Texts and Materials

The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles by Vasant Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 by Vasant Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 3 by Vasant Lad (if applicable)
Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole
The Ageless Woman: Nancy Lonsdorf MD
Ayurveda and The Mind: David Frawley
Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade
Essential Guide for Ayurveda Students part 1  Monica B Groover
Essential Guide for Ayurveda Students part 2  Monica B Groover (if applicable)
Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan,
Ebook -Ayurveda and the Consciousness-By Pandit Atul Krishna Das
Ebook -Samkhya Philosophy-Pandit Atul Krishna Das
Ebook-Ayurvedic Cooking by Pandit Atul Krishna Das
Ebook-Yogis Path-by Monica B Groover
Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles
Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, Dr Vasant Lad
Altars of Power and Grace-Michael and Robin Maestro
Vastu-Michael Mastro
Bhagavad Gita-By Srila Prabhupada

All School Manuals – in printed or soft copy
Podcasts and Lecture Recordings
Webex class streaming videos
Archived recordings of classes online
Quizzes and Workbooks (printed and/or in soft copy)
Posters and Study Aids (if applicable)
Sample Ayurvedic Herbs (if applicable)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 client encounters. This can be done online, via sharing client encounters via video software, or, any appropriate secure online software being used by college. The first of the 25 client encounters must be done under direct observation, in presence of a Practitioner student, or a (online or otherwise).  Once the supervised client encounters are completed, remaining 25 encounters may be done offline with students family, community, friends, or other students within the group, and completed encounters may be posted via mail to the schools physical address, or, via a secure email or secure cloud online.

Virtual Client Encounters online may cover the following:

1/  Observation: This is observing the teacher and another student working with a client
2.  Student/client encounter with direct supervision of teacher online or otherwise.
3.  Student/client one-on-one, in a more intimate