Program Tuition

Professional Programs - We have two professional track courses that are reviewed by NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association). These are:

1.Ayurveda Counselor

2. Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner

Yoga Studies

Introduction to Yoga Therapy
Takes apx. 2-3 months to complete.

Yoga Therapy-Level 2
Pre req: Must have completed level 1
Takes apx. 4 months to complete.

Yoga Teacher Training-200 Hrs Hybrid training delivery-Offered both online live classes and in person in Austin, Texas. Takes apx.8 months to complete.

Programs for Self Awareness and Self Support- 12 Hours online live classes, 12 Hours archived recorded classes.

ONSITE PROGRAMS with some online classes.


Ayurvedic YOGA therapy

Introduction to Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

September 24, 2017

This online foundation program is delivered with series of webinars that take place twice a week on Thursday nights and Sunday Mornings for apx 10-12 weeks.

This series fulfills all necessary per-requisite, remedial and makeup work for Ayurveda Yoga Therapy or those looking to integrate Ayurveda Principles, Herbs, and Yoga Therapeutics into their existing holistic health, or, yoga practice. This is our most popular program with 4-10 students joining every four months.


This series of webinars combine the principles of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy and student learns how to make a cikitsa protocols that include breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation, ayurvedic kitchen spices, herbs, ahara (diet) most suitable for themselves and the tridoshas. We talk about three different constitutions, their physical and mental characteristics-the principles of prakrti and vikrti and their agni. We further break it down and study the sub doshas.

Ayurveda believes that all imbalances begin from digestion. So, we also focus on Agni-or digestive fire and how to balance our agni with the right food, recipes, kitchen spices, lifestyle and yoga practices.

There is a focus on women support as well. We talk about what yoga asanas, the right form of meditation, vihara (lifestyle), ahara(diet) may be suited for a woman in different times of their lives- a post partum woman, her moon cycles, and, approaching menopause, or post menopausal. We talk about how we can apply the principles of asthanga yoga and ayurveda principles of daily routine and seasonal routine into our everyday life.

Benefits of this program:

1.Student can use thsi program as an audit. They can sample a quarter of an online program without committing themselves for 13 months of a professional program.

2. This program is not just theory, but, experiential as well. You are given actual tools that you can start integrating Ayurveda, and, Yoga Practices with your own practice. We have had students from all walks of life, especially yoga teachers, yoga studio owners, massage therapists, holistic nurse practitioners, even Physicians, Naturopath, Chiropractors. Twenty percent of the students who join the program are not full time yoga teachers, but, students of yoga, meditation, or some kind of healing arts.

3. These tools include learning deeper tenets of Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy from an Ayurvedic Perspective, learning to do prakrti and vikrti interview for yourself and your clients, a basic agni assessment form, a women assessment form, and learning some marmas, prana increasing techniques, and, the cikitsa protocols like pranayama, the right dosha balancing diet, the right asanas and the right kitchen herbs making a basic Ayurveda Yoga Therapy plan.

Materials Study Aids, DVD's, Printed Modules Workbooks, Slideshows and handouts supplied by College,archived video class recordings, Essential Guide -Part 1 by Monica B Groover, Textbook of Ayurveda Part 1, Eat Taste Heal, Thomas Yarema MD., Yogis Path, Monica B Groover
Classes- Live Online Classes on Sunday Mornings at 7.00 AM PST, and, Thursday evenings at 5.00 PM PST.
Training Delivery The program is 100% online. However, it is presented in a hybrid format which includes interaction with teachers through online live classes, and offline forum discussions and posts with peers and teachers, or, Skype to the teachers and peers at the end of the course.

The other component of the program is distance learning, as well as do all their assignments and required readings.

Course Delivery This course is intense, moves fast and we expect the students to have at least 4 hours of live classes, and, at least 3-4 hours of study time. Class recordings of online sessions are available if a student is unable to attend class for upto 1 week. Even though the student clinic is optional, we strongly suggest and recommend it.

Audience Suited for existing health practitioners, Yoga Teachers, or Yoga therapists who want to incorporate Ayurvedic Wellness Practices in their own Yoga practice. This course also serves as a strong and comprehensive foundation for Ayurveda counselor and Ayurveda Wellness practitioner courses. The program is experiential, and, students are given tools and take aways for their own practice.

** If the student is planning to pursue advanced programs in the future, this is great program sampler. All the hours of this program may be applied to advanced or professional programs, at the discretion of the college.

Please fill the Application Form to enroll.


Please note that Ayurveda is not recognized by FDA, and remains a holistic health modality, recognized as a complimentary medicine in only some states in USA. Ayurveda and its practitioners are not meant to treat, diagnose or assess any disease.


AC 101 Foundation in Ayurveda
Prerequisites-Admission to Program

Synopsis: Foundation in Ayurveda Principles & Philosophy, A Birdseye complete overview of basic Ayurvedic Principles for self balancing. Student will be have an introduction to Ayurveda as a modality, with focus on self-evaluation and balancing protocols for self doshas.

Lesson Outline:
Lesson 1 Overview foundation of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 2 History & Mythology of Ayurvedic Medicine
Lesson 3, Dosha Test, finding our own natural constitution
Lesson 4 Comparison of Ayurveda to other Holistic Modalities
Lesson 5 Six Philosophies, Samkhya and 24 Tattvas
Lesson 6 Sensory Therapy and Ayurveda
Lesson 7 Five elements and 20 Gunas
Lesson 8 Introduction to Agni and Digestive Fire
Lesson 9 Reasons for imbalance and Suffering (Hetus and Kleshas)
Lesson 10 Svastha Vritta (Day, Night and Seasonal Routines)
Lesson 11 Introduction to Prana, Tejas and Ojas
Lesson 12 Daily and Seasonal routine for doshas

Total Lessons: 12
Grades: 70% pass.
Quizzes- 50%
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Daily Routine and Seasonal routine-25%
Prakrti Test for self and two other individuals)-25%

AC 102 Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni -
70 Hours, Lessons-18

Synopsis: Student will be able to list the six tastes, food groups, fruits, beverages, grains that support the three doshas, and, explain the concept of agni and effect of food on the mind.

Lesson 1 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
Lesson 2 Ayurvedic Myplate and Nutrition Label
Lesson 3 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
Lesson 4 Homeostasis: Digestive System and the GI Tract
Lesson 5 Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins & Vitamins
Lesson 6 Concept of Prana
Lesson 7 Ayurvedic Concept of Fruits, Vegetables, legumes and Grains
Lesson 8 Shad Rasas
Lesson 9 Concept of Agni, the states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
Lesson 10 Anupana and Beverages
Lesson 11 Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Churnas and Chutneys
Lesson 13 Concept of Ama
Lesson 14 Viruddha (Incompatible), Rasayana and Vajikarana Food groups
Lesson 15-Dietary guidelines for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 16-Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Other Assignments-25%

AC 103 Introduction to Tridoshas

Introduction to Tridoshas
60 Hours, lessons-18
Prerequisites-AC 101, AC 102


Student will be able to list the three doshas, location of sub doshas, their function and their importance. Student shall understand Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas-functional and structural differences and will be able to use this to fill a dosha assessment form. for different populations

Lesson 1 Introduction to Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Srotas
Lesson 2 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 3 Different Types of Prakrti and Vikrti
Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
Lesson 5 Rugna Patrkama (Client Assessment Form)
Lesson 6 Malas and 3 types of Ama; manifestation, aggravation and support
Lesson 7 Introduction to Hetus (Causative Factors)
Lesson 8 Threefold reasons for imbalances- Improper use of Indriya, Urges, Age and Seasons
Lesson 9 Ayurveda and Women-Menstrual Cycle, PMS, Menopause
Lesson 10 Introduction to marma points of the face and hands
Lesson 13 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 14 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 15 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha women; Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 18 Female Client Encounters

Total Lessons: 18
Grades; 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
Client Encounters-25%


Yoga Therapy
40 Hours, Lessons9

Lesson Outline:

Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
Lesson 2- Yama and niyama application in yoga therapy
Lesson 3- Asana, classification of Asana for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Lesson 4- pranayama and respiratory system
Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi application in yoga therapy
Lesson 6 Yoga Books
Lesson 7 Musculoskeletel System and Yoga Asanas
Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

Total Lessons: 9
Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Other Assignments- 50%

Program Tuition

Program Tuition from January 1st, 2017

Track B -150 Hours Level 1-Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Practices


$1310 payable in five installments
Five Installments of $330, $245, $245, $245, and $245
(A total of $1310)

$300 Early bird full payment discount, if student signs up, 8 weeks before the course begins.
($1090*, if paid in advance 8 weeks prior to course start date. Does not apply to flexible payment plans.)

$200 discount, if paid in advance after EARLY BIRD EXPIRES.

($1190*, if paid after Early Bird Expiration date)

**Discounts valid only for Full payments.



Orientation: Thursday, May 18th 7 PM CENTRAL
Introduction. How to navigate the course online. Logging in, downloading, and, uploading files. Webex sessions. How to access classes, and, download recordings. FAQs, Setting Expectations. Course Assessments, Readings assigned week by week. Online Pre-Reading Homework assigned before the classes begin.

Access to Workspace and all three courses given

Live Class Schedule

Thursday, June 1st 7 pm Central
Sunday June 4th 9 am Central
Thursday, June 8th 7 pm Central
Sunday June 11th 7 am PST
Thursday, June 15th-7 pm Central
Sunday, June 18th 9 AM Central
Thursday, June 22th 7 pm Central
Sunday, June 25th 9 am Central
Thursday, June 29th-7 AM Central

July 1st- 21st, 2017- COLLEGE CLOSED-NO CLASSES. Homework assigned. Due Date- July 21st.

July 23rd Sunday 9 AM Central
July 27th Thursday 7 PM Central
July 29th-Workshop/Internship
July 30th- Workshop/ Internship
(8 AM-5 PM Central)
August 3rd Thursday 7 PM Central
August 6th Sunday 9 AM Central
August 10th Thursday 7 PM Central
August 13th Sunday 9 AM Central

Client Encounters August 14 thru August 31st Classes finish. Client Encounter presentations by Students privately to their teachers.
(Grading Report- July 27 and August 31st, 2017)

Online Workspace
Username and Password will be sent via email and/or by USPS

Thursday, May 18, 2017 5 PM PST Orientation
Introduction. How to navigate the course online. Logging in, downloading, and, uploading files. Webex sessions. How to access classes, and, download recordings. FAQs, Setting Expectations. Course Assessments, Readings assigned week by week. Online Pre-Reading Homework assigned before the classes begin
Thursday, June 1, 2017 Introduction to Ayurveda, Overview of Ayurvedic Medicine
History, mythology, and, Philosophical Perspective (karma, dharma, comparison with other health modalities
Sunday June 4, 2017 Ayurveda and Natures Cycles, Introduction to Samkhya Philosophy, Shad Darshana, Kitchen spices in Ayurveda.
Thu June 8, 2017 Introduction to Ayurveda Nutrition, Concept of Prana.
Sunday June 11th Dosa Test- Calculating Prakrti and Vikrti. Samkhya continued. Five Elements and 20 gunas.
Thu June 15 , 2017 Introduction to Vata Dosha. Balancing Vata.
Sunday June 18, 2017 Introducing Pitta Dosha How to balance pitta. Concept of Agni (Digestive Fire) Jatharagni and three states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni, Complete Agni Assessment Form.
Thursday June 23 2017 Concept of Ayurvedic Health, Balancing Kapha Doshas
Sunday June 25 2017 Dinacharya- Daily Routine Kapha Dosha. How to balance doshas by Daily Routine. Daily Routine for all three doshas. Calculating daily routine for your own prakrti
Thursday June 30, 2017 (LAST CLASS FOR TRACK A) Ritucharya- Seasonal Routine for all doshas. Balancing oneself through seasonal cleanses and detox programs.
Sunday July 23, 2017 * Agni Assessment Presentations by students. Introducing Annavaha Srotas-Ajirna, Vistambha and Amlapitta, doshas and Digestion
July 27 2017 Beverages,& Fruits in Ayurveda
July 29-30- WEEKEND INTENSIVE- Marma Points, Women Support, Panchkarma, Trividha Pariksha, Community Workshop (Student clinic)
Thursday August 3, 2017 Six rasas, Ama, Ayurvedic Vegetables and Grains
Sunday, August 6 2017- VPK Ahara Plans, Suppression of Natural urges, Prakrti and Vikrti in detail, Ahara for Children and Post Partum Moms
Thursday, August 10 2017Prana, Tejas and Ojas. Stress in Women, Prana Tejas and Ojas continued
August 13 How to do client encounters- darshanam, sparshanam and prashanam
August 14-August 30 Feedback, Client Encounter presentations by the students


Live Class Software- WEBEX, and/or Zoom
Please have headset with microphone.

Sign up for FREE WEBEX basic account, and, download the FREE APP if planning to join classes from mobile devices. Please wear a headset if possible.

Download Free Zoom Meetings
Some Classes may be recorded and available for upto 1 week for viewing. Live Class Assessments and make up classes are not recorded.

Technical Requirements

Equipment and software

A computer with Internet connexion (good quality), Smartphone or Tablet, Headset with microphone, and, a usb flash drive, for saving files locally.

Preferably a gmail account, and, a google drive account.

WebEx System Requirements and Compatibility Check

Anyone with a computer and internet access (broadband recommended to ensure best quality) can attend an online webcast provided their computer meets minimum system requirements. Please view the links below to learn more about computer requirements, software installation, as well as run a test webinar. We strongly recommend that you install the software and test your computer and browser prior to registering for the webcast or on-demand webinar.

Join Test WebEx Session

Webex APP download

Your computer system must have speakers or headphones in order to hear the audio. Audio will be delivered via your computer's speakers via integrated VoIP. Telephone-based audio feed is also available for this meeting.

Other requirements

Teachers may use Google Drive for assignment share with the students. It is suggested that students have a gmail account, and, a free google drive. It is not necessary-however, students using Google drive have a quicker feedback and response time. The teacher will give you their google drive information.

Here is some help:

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Pre-requisites

Track B Ayurveda Block 1

Pre - Requisite - High School Diploma

Track B Practitioner Program

Pre - Requisite - High School Diploma, however, Associate or Graduate Degree preferred.

Training Delivery

San Diego College of Ayurveda is an online and distant learning institution. Most courses are 100% online, and, all you need is a good internet connexion, a computer, and be adept at handing basic technology.

Some courses are 100% online. Some Track B courses use a hybrid format of distance learning and limited onsite campus classes. (The onsite intensives can be waived for international candidates and those unable to travel on a case by case basis).

Course Name Training Delivery Onsite Workshops
Block 1 Track A 100 Hours Online only none
Ayurvedic Nutrition Online only none
Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training Hybrid (80% online live classes) 2 Weekend Intensive workshop(s)
Ayurvedic Herbology Online only 1 Intensive workshop optional to attend
Block 1 Track B 150 Hours Hybrid (95% online) Optional Onsite Workshop
Ayurvedic Counselor 600 Hours Hybrid (80% online live classes) 1 or 2 Intensive workshop(s) onsite
Ayurvedic Practitioner 1100 Hours Hybrid (70% online live classes) Work Internship Model