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. Students who complete the entire program will earn an Ayurveda Health Counselor Certificate. Your instructor K.P. Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), A.D., D.N.-C, R.H. is one of the most well-regarded teachers of holistic medicine in America and brings over 50 years of experience incorporating Ayurveda into modern life.
All 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 program right for me?
This program is perfect for…
- Individuals who wish to start a new career as an Ayurvedic Wellness Advisor
- 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
Need Flexibility? You got it. The program is organized for maximum flexibility for your schedule. Each course topic includes online classroom experience, self-study and hands-on practice client sessions.
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 Wellness Advisor.
What Will I Learn?
In this one-year comprehensive training program, you 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 Winter Term. which starts on January 29.
Winter Term Courses
- Diet and Nutrition
- Life Practices and Regimes
- Ayurveda Herbal Therapy
Spring Term Courses
- The Mind in Ayurveda
- Client Procedures
- Ayurveda Energetics in Disease
Summer Term Courses
- Wellbeing and Illness in Ayurveda Energy Systems
- Integrative Ayurvedic Therapies
- Disease Development Process in Ayurveda
Fall Term Courses
- Systems Organization and Activity in Ayurveda
- Evaluation and Disease Progression
- Cooking, Food and Herbs
Winter Term Dates & Times
January 29-March 30
8 Weekday Classes (Tue) 12:30PM-4:30PM PCT
4 Weekend Classes (Fri/Sat/Sun) 8:30AM-6PM PCT
Cost Per Term:
$2,500 $1999.99 (Discount Extended)*
*Discounted price will be applied to all terms.
Winter Term Overview
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 Winter 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.
Ayurvedic Nutrition Course
Ayurvedic nutrition, including food combining, eating habits and food energetics, as well as the Ayurvedic view of nutritional constituents. Learn diets for doshas, individual health and using foods therapeutically.
The practice of using food for good health—nutrition and diet—is fundamental to Ayurveda. This class will explore the principles of proper nutrition and therapeutic use of food for improving health, including food combining, eating habits and food energetics, and Ayurvedic view of nutritional constituents. Learn diets for body energies, individual daily health and using foods therapeutically.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Course
Healthy lifestyle (vihara) is the core of Ayurvedic practice. Daily and seasonal routines, relaxation, meditation, sleep, stress management, personal habits and behaviors, exercise, relationships and goals for health maintenance are all core parts of an Ayurvedic education. Students will explore ways of counseling clients to maintain balance of mind, body and consciousness through proper diet and lifestyle choices.
This class will include Pacification of the doshas (Shamana) and Tonification (Bruhana). Prenatal, Natal, Postnatal Care (Kaumarabhrtya), food for Children’s Health (Balavastha) and the care of children prior to puberty.
Ayurvedic Herbalism Course
Herbs are one of the core therapies of Ayurveda, used in almost every situation. Learn the principles, qualities, actions and therapeutic profiles of herbs, foods and other natural therapeutic substances to maintain health and address health imbalances. Focus on herbal properties, preparations, Ayurvedic energetics, phytochemistry and clinical indications for herbs in treating a wide variety of health issues. Learn Grandma herbs for the kitchen, and potent herbs for health adjustments. Keep yourself, your family and your clients healthy with herbal medicine.
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 NAMA Secretary (NAMA is National Ayurvedic Medical Association) Dr. Mikulis is now the president of NAMA
“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 Dipasqualc, ND Chair. Botanical Medicine Department Bastyr University spelled Dipasquale
“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