IIEI Ayurveda Health Counselor Program: Fall Term 2021


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What is the Ayurveda Health Counselor Program?

This is a one-year training program that will give you a solid education on the ancient science of Ayurveda with a modern approach that you won’t find anywhere else.

Lead instructor and class developer K.P. Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), A.D., D.N.-C, R.H. has over 50 years of experience training Ayurveda practitioners and is one of the most well-regarded natural healing and wellness teachers in North America. Course material is taught by K.P. Khalsa and I.I.E.I. faculty of trained professionals.

Lessons are pre-recorded. All weekend classes are live, with a recording of the class made available within 24 hours of the live class. You can find the recording in your account under My Courses

Is the AHC program right for me?

This program is perfect for…

  • Individuals who wish to start a new career as an Ayurveda Health Counselor
  • Professionals who wish to incorporate Ayurveda into their current practice: naturopathic physicians, medical doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, yoga teachers, nurses, acupuncturists
  • Persons who wish to use Ayurveda as self-care, or to care for family and friends

If you need flexibility, you’ve got it. The AHC program is organized for maximum flexibility for your schedule. Each course topic includes online classroom experience, self-study and hands-on practice client sessions. Weekly lessons are pre-recorded with 3 live class weekends per quarter.

Worried You Can’t Attend All Classes? 

Watch the replay! All live classes are recorded and will be added to your account, so you can catch up on your own by watching the replay.

Lack Experience? 

That’s okay. No prior related education or experience is required. We will include all the necessary skills and training to become a capable and confident Ayurveda Health Counselor.

What Will I Learn?

In this one-year comprehensive training program, you will take an Introduction to Ayurveda course plus 12 in-depth courses offered in a series of four terms: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each term you will complete 3 courses. Students who complete the entire program (600 hours over 4 terms) will earn an Ayurveda Health Counselor Certificate. You may enroll at the beginning of any term. Currently, we are enrolling students in the Fall Term. which starts on October 15.

Fall Term Courses

  • Systems Organization and Activity in Ayurveda
  • Evaluation and Disease Progression
  • Cooking, Food and Herbs

Fall Term Dates & Times

 Oct 15-17, Nov 5-7 and Nov 19-21

3 Live Weekend Classes (Fri/Sat/Sun) 8:30AM-6PM PCT

Cost Per Term: $1999 $1500 (Discount Extended)*

*Discounted price will be applied to all terms.

All other hours will be by recording.

Introduction to Ayurveda Course (New Students Only)

If you’re a new student registering for the first time, this course will be added to your account for free upon registration for the Fall Term. This is a pre-recorded, self-paced course that offers a broad overview as well as a solid groundwork to jumpstart your journey into the ancient practice of Ayurveda. This is where all new students will start their learning!  The Introduction must be completed before the end of the term.


About Your Instructor, K.P. Khalsa

With over 50 years of experience incorporating Ayurveda into modern life, K.P. Khalsa is one of the most well-regarded teachers in America.

“Karta Purkh Khalsa can accurately be described as one of the most influential teachers and practitioners of botanical medicine of our time. His breadth and depth of learning and experience encompass classical Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, European herbalism, modern Western science, yogic practices and physical therapies.” -David Crow, LAc, Floracopeia Founder and President, author of In Search of the Medicine Buddha: A Himalayan Journey

“A spirited speaker who has the ability to engage his audience, Mr. Khalsa offers a simple approach to understanding complex topics. From botanical medicine to Ayurveda, his audience can expect to return home with a plentiful array of clinical pearls.” -Dr. Margrit Mikulis, president of NAMA (NAMA is National Ayurvedic Medical Association) 

“As chair of the botanical medicine department at Bastyr University, it has been my great fortune to secure Mr. Khalsa as adjunct faculty in my department. His commitment to high-quality education and his communication skills within the classroom and as a colleague and faculty member make him an invaluable member of our teaching team.” -Robin Dipasquale, ND Chair. Botanical Medicine Department Bastyr University 

“He has been described by his students as a “world class teacher” who is “very knowledgeable, well organized, experienced, dedicated, possessing a wealth of knowledge and a great love for his students as well as the subject matter.” -Traci Webb, President and Director, Northwest Institute of Ayurveda

“Students have confidence in his teaching and are excited to return term after term. Further KP’s personal style and relationship-building skills foster a safe learning environment for his students that encourages out of the box thinking.” -Sheila Meserschmidt, Director, CLIMB Center for Advancement The CLIMB center is part of Portland Community College.


Ayurvedic Health Counselor program and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor course

A similar course to I.I.E.I.’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor program is being taught by K.P. Khalsa at Sevanti, titled: Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor program, but there are key differences in how each is structured and taught. Fall term content is not identical in the 2 programs. i.e. AWC through Sevanti is 4 accelerated weekends with Ayurveda basics. Certificate after those 4 weekends (Level 1) and continues with optional weekend classes, one weekend per month, for an additional year, for level 2. AHC program through I.I.E.I. is a one-year program, one weekend per month, plus recordings. Certificate at the end of the year.