Ayurveda Counselor- 600 Hours

Ayurveda Counselor

The Ayurveda counselor is divided into six terms of 9-10 weeks each. There are 12 Academic class modules and 142 Lessons equaling 600 Hours. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of internship and 50 client encounters. Students have the OPTION to complete the internship onsite at Austin, TX (extra fees apply) or choose to do Ayurveda Counselor 100% online.

Description and Scope

The scope of practice for this seminar course is focused on a general well person's constitution, (Prakrti and Vikrti), basic imbalances of doshas and, agni. After the successful completion of this seminar, students will be able to create simple recommendations using dietary, lifestyle, and contemplative practices like meditation, herbs, meditation, recipes, self-care strategies to encourage a lifestyle of balance. The Ayurvedic Counselor will be able to educate the general public regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda and suggest some daily routine or seasonal routine practices. Our Ayurveda Counselor meets the competencies required for professional membership at the Ayurvedic Health Counselor with NAMA. Students can choose to do a portion of the internship in-person to qualify for the NAMA Certification board exam, or, do it 100% online if they do not plan to take this certification exam. The internship status (in person or online) will be reflected in students' transcripts.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE for November Cohort :
ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE Nov 2021-Dec 2022
Nov & Dec 2021- Thursday- 7 PM, Friday- 7 PM, Sunday- 8 AM
Jan, Feb & March 2022- Sundays-8 AM Central, Thursday- 7 PM
April thru Dec 2022- Saturdays-8 AM Central, Thursday-7 PM

IN-PERSON ONSITE LABS and INTERNSHIP
(recorded or streamed live for online students)

Weekend 1- Sat/Sun Jan 29, Jan 30 (Nutrition and Ahara)
Weekend 2- Sat/Sun March 26, March 27 (Marma Cikitsa)
Weekend 3- Sat/Sun April 23-24 (Yoga Therapy, Parikshas)
Weekend 4- Sat/Sun May 28-29 (Ayurvedic Herbology, Parikshas)
Weekend 5- Sat/Sun June 26-27 (Vastu, Jyotish, Parikshas)
Weekend 6- Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun July 28, 29, 30, 31
(Trividha Pariksha, Dashavidha pariksha)
Weekend 7- Sat/Sun Sept 17-Sep-18 (Manas and Meditation, Counseling)
Weekend 8- Sat/Sun Oct 22-23 (Ayurveda Home remedies support)

*Please note that the dates may be subject to change.
INTERNSHIP will be offered both Online and In-person starting Jan 1st, 2022.

Training Delivery Synchronous classes via zoom, and live stream, and asynchronous training via Canvas Learning management system, Slack, or Teams.

 

Title                                         Course ID     Hours      Lessons                   

Introduction to Ayurveda

AC 101

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni

AC 102

50

18

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Introduction to Tridoshas

AC 103

50

18

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

AC 104

40

9

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live streaming

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind Body and Spirit)    

AC 105

50

18

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Ayurvedic Concept of Mind

AC 106

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or, live-streamed

Ayurveda  Internship

AC107

100

12

*Online (synchronous, and, asynchronous)

*Intensive weekends in person

*internship on last Monday of  most months

Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs

AC 108

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Workshop/Labs-In person and/or, live-streamed

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors

AC 109

50

12

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

*Intensive weekend in person

 11 Marma PK Mantra Chikitsa

AC 110

40

8

*Online (asynchronous)
Intensive weekend in person

Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111

30

5

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

Jyotish and Vastu (Vedic Astrology)

AC 112

40

Total: 600 Hrs

6

Total: 142 Lessons

*Online (synchronous & asynchronous)

DISCLAIMER:

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

Curriculum

Introduction to Ayurveda
Course Number- AC101 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

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

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Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
Course Number- AC102- 50 Hrs /18 Lessons

Synopsis: Students 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 the effect of food on the mind.

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Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
AC103-- 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis
Students will be able to list the three doshas, the location of sub doshas, their function, and their importance. The 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

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Introduction to Yoga Therapy
AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Students shall be able to define and apply 8 principles of Yoga to Ayurveda and devise a yoga counseling plan for the three doshas.

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Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis Students shall be able to list, explain and understand the workings of the body, mind, and spirit (Sharira Rachna) including 7 Tissues or dhatus, upadhatus, and srotas. Students will also learn about imbalances associated with dosha and dhatu interplay, increase or decrease of dhatus.

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Ayurvedic Concept of Mind
AC106 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall be able to understand the philosophical concept of mind, consciousness, soul the seven chakras and five layers called five koshas. Student shall be able to assess the prakrti of the mind-situated in Sattva, Tamas and Rajas.
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Ayurveda Internship
AC107 100 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall be able to teach and educate their clients in an efficient ethical manner, understand their scope of practice and utilize forms, questionnaires and tools needed for their own practice. Part of this module may be covered in onsite internship.

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Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
AC108 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Student shall be able to list energetics, benefits of 25 principle Ayurvedic Herbs, and, 10 kitchen spices. Students shall be able to identify and suggest the best supportive herb for three doshas, seven dhatus, and, Agni imbalances for a well person with mild imbalance.

Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors
AC109-50 Hrs/12 Lessons

Synopsis: Student shall be able to define Ayurvedic Nidan and list the Hetus and Causative factors in Roga Nidan for dosha, dhatu imbalances. Student will be able to understand the biofeedback principles used in Ayurveda called dashavidha pariksha and Trividha Pariksha.

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Marma Chikitsa
AC 110- 40 Hrs/8 Lessons

Synopsis: Students shall learn Ayurvedic support (chikitsa), the theory of 108 Marma Points and apply these principles of Cikitsa and Ayurvedic Support for specific imbalances using knowledge of Marmas. (Part of this module may be covered in onsite internship.)

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Introduction to Sanskrit

AC 111 30 Hrs/5 Lessons

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Sanskrit script-devanagari, enunciation and pronunciation. Sanskrit terminology and Sanskrit verses used in Ayurveda Counselor Course

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Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology)
AC112 40 Hrs/6 Lessons

Synopsis: Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu, the origin of feng Shui
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AC101-Introduction to Ayurveda

Course Number- AC101 50 Hrs/12 Lessons

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

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- 25%
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Create Daily & Seasonal routine-20%
Prakrti Test for self and two other individuals)-25%

AC102-Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara and Agni

Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
Course Number- AC102- 50 Hrs /18 Lessons

Synopsis: Students 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 the effect of food on the mind.

Lesson Outline

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 Class Lab- Anupama and Beverages
Lesson 11 Class Lab Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Class Lab-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-Class Lab- Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50% Essays
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Practicum-25%

AC103-Tridoshas & Women Support

Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
Prerequisites-AC 101
AC103-- 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Synopsis

Students will be able to list the three doshas, the location of sub doshas, their function, and their importance. The 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 Outline:
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 and its gunas
Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
Lesson 5 Rugna Patrakama (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 Healing marma and self-support therapies for women
Lesson 11 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
Lesson 12 Children and Ayurveda
Lesson 13 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha women; Mock Client Encounters
Lesson 14 Manifestation of gunas in Female prakṛti and Client Encounters
Lesson 15 Class Lab-1
Lesson 16 Class Lab-2
Lesson 17 Class lab-3
Lesson 18 Class Lab-4

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 40%
Essays, Discussions and
Articles- 25%
Client Encounters-25%
Labs/Practicum- 10%

AC104-Yoga Therapy

Introduction to Yoga Therapy AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons
Prerequisites-Admission in Ayurveda Counselor

Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Students shall be able to define and apply 8 principles of Yoga to Ayurveda and devise a yoga counseling plan for the three doshas.

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 Musculoskeletal System and Yoga Asanas
Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

Total Lessons: 9

Grades- 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50%
Discussions- 30%
Lab/practicum-20%

AC105-Kriya Sharira

Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
AC105 50 Hrs/18 Lessons

Pre-requisites: AC101

Synopsis

Students shall be able to list, explain and understand the workings of the body, mind, and spirit (Sharira Rachna) including 7 Tissues or dhatus, upadhatus, and srotas. Students will also learn about imbalances associated with dosha and dhatu interplay, increase or decrease of dhatus.

LESSON OUTLINE

Lesson 1-Three stages of digestion and creation of Dhatus
Lesson 2- Overview of 7 Dhatus, Sub Dhatus, Mala, Secondary Dhatus Lesson 3- Rasa Dhatu and Rasavaha Srotas: Lymphatic System
Lesson 4- Raktachapa (Hypertension) and Cardiovascular system
Lesson 5– Imbalances of Skin, Artavavaha Srotas, Stanyavaha srotas: Reproductive System and Lactiferous Ducts
Lesson 6- Rakta Dhatu and Raktavaha Srotas: Pandu (Anemia), Spleen and Liver Lesson 8- Mamsa Dhatu and Mamsavaha Srotas, Anatomy of Musculoskeletal system Lesson 8- Meda dhatu and Medavaha Srotas; Kidneys and Omentum
Lesson 9- Asthi Dhatu and Asthivaha srotas: Bones, Bone Marrow
Lesson 10- Majja Dhatu and Majjavha srotas; Endocrine and Nervous System
Lesson 11- Shukra dhatu and Shukravaha Srotas; Reproductive and Uro Genital system
Lesson 12- Disorders of Prana, Ojas, and Tejas; Concept of Immunity
Lesson 13- Pranavaha, Svedavaha, Purishavaha, and Udakavaha Srotas; Respiratory and Kidneys
Lesson 14 Dusthi and 4 types of imbalances in Srotas
Lesson 15- Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part1
Lesson 16 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part2
Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Support for dhatu and srota imbalances
Lesson 18 Client Encounters

Total Lessons: 25

Grades- 70% to Pass
Essays, articles and Discussions- 40%
Final Quizzes-50%
Mock Client Encounters- 10%

Assignments

Grading and Evaluation

All assignments must be completed, with a successful passing grade in order to receive a certificate of AYURVEDA COUNSELOR or AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER, the following requirement must be completed.
Minimum 90% cumulative attendance.

C Grade or 70% marks in all quizzes, assignments, projects, and client encounters

Transfer grades, and, Final Research Project grades are not used in the computation of grade point average but are used in the determination of satisfactory progress and fulfillment of graduation requirements.

Students must meet course requirements as outlined on the individual.

Grade

A Pass with 90%-100%
B Pass with 80%-89%
C Pass with 70%-79%
F Fail
P Pass
W Withdrawal
T Transfer
I Incomplete
R Repeat
PO* Pass(Online)
PI* Pass(In-person)

*For Client Encounters Grade given is Pass or Fail with online/in-person participation specified.

How to submit Online Assignments?

Essays, blogs, and discussion assignments - may be posted on our online forums.

Quiz shared with the student in a pdf format may be completed by using any prereader, or handwritten. Then, the quiz can be shared via email, physically posted to our address, faxed, or, scanned and email to us. (See instructions)

• Completed Quizzes and Final Research Project can be faxed to us OR, shared via Google Drive in a PDF or a WORD format. Alternatively, the Final Research Project and Completed Quizzes may be posted to our admin office.

• Client Encounters are only accepted in person, or, via Physical Post, and, will not be accepted via email.

• Online Workbooks (if applicable to the course) are ebooks with some notes section. These may be used to determine your attentiveness during online class. They may also be used in online class, to type in notes, do group assignments, or note your observations or during group discussions. A pdf copy may be emailed to us.

Or, you can print and physically post to us, emailed to us, or the scanned portion of classwork and notes may be emailed to the instructor.

• Online Workbook may also be shared by the instructor from their google drive account with the student’s email address for live collaboration between instructor and student, or for assignments. Example- create an online dosha test form or create a meditation and lifestyle recommendation plan for a mock client with vata imbalance. These should be completed in Google Drive itself. It can also be downloaded, printed and posted to us at at our admin office

Admission Requirements

Here are the requirements that we look at for admissions.

Admission & Enrollment Requirements

Age

Minimum age to join this seminar is 18 years old before the first day of class.

Language and Education

Students must have a high school diploma, some college education and basic English language skills. If there is no college education, additional knowledge or training in any healing modality example yoga, reiki, energy medicine, aromatherapy etc. may suffice. The high school diploma may be a US or International High School English Language Arts with minimum 60% scores.
Alternatively, if you did not have English in your high school, then TOEFL iBT® test taken within 2 years of date of application will suffice. Minimum acceptance TOEFL iBT® scores should be between 17-23 for listening skills, 15-21 for reading and writing skills. Speaking skills may be 10-17. Read more at https://www.ets.org/toefl and https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/

Equipment Requirement

Students must have a laptop or a desktop computer, a webcam, a headset, and, a reliable internet access with internet speeds upto 3.1 Mbps - 6 Mbps to participate in the distant learning online course. This will help the student keep up with class communications and access to research and study resources. In addition, basic Students must have basic computer skills including word processing determined via a computer quiz. Students do not need to buy any software. However, students maybe required to have a free gmail or google account, dropbox account, PDF reading software to download and view Slideshows. Students would need to download Zoom FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes via their smart-phones, or, tablets.

Computer Quiz

This is determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available online from our website at https://www.ayurveda-wellness-center.com/ayurveda-seminars, or, you can request a PDF copy via email director@naya-ayurveda.com.

Payment

Ayurvedic Counselor :

TUITION

Tuition Fees- $3550 may be paid in monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• E-Materials- 240*
• Tools/Herbs- $100*
• Shipping- Calculated as per USPS priority
• Internship-$included
• $100 -Application fees
• Total $4010
*** Electronic Course Materials (these are NOT textbooks)

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount): Full tuition payment can be made for a 10% discount in the tuition. . There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan of student’s choice for 6 months, or, in full.

Quarterly Tuition Plan (5% discount): An initial quarterly payment must be received at least 15 days prior to the first scheduled class. Two more equal payments will be withdrawn from credit card on file before the next term or from your bank account . There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan every four weeks, or, coordinated with the school.

Monthly Payment Plan: 13 flexible payments payable over 12 months. (The School Materials fee and the first payment of $240 due 15 days before first day of class. Rest may be paid via 11 flexible payment plans of equal payments.). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan every four weeks, or, coordinated with the school.

• All initial payments include a $100 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class.

• Course Material Payment is due before the first day of class.

• *If the student chooses to buy any textbooks themselves from Amazon, or directly from the publisher then, the cost is prorated. Please note that the price of textbooks is subject to change from publishers.

Cost of Ayurveda Practitioner:

*Tuition: $2450 - Maybe paid monthly at $350 at no monthly interest in seven installments. (10% discount if paid in advance, and, 5% discount if paid every 3 months)

*Books and materials: $300 apx. (prorated if student buys books directly from amazon or the publisher)

*Application Fees- $100 (Due only after the student has been accepted into the program)

*Total: $2900

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY for Counselor and Practitioner Program

1. A student can cancel within 72 hours for a full refund. An administrative fees of $100 will be charged.

3. If a student withdraws or is otherwise terminated, the school or college may retain not more than $100 in administrative fees charged for the entire program. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the course or program.

4. A student may not collect a refund if the student has completed or started 90 percent of the lessons for which the student has been charged on the effective date of withdrawal or termination. (Applicable to Counselor and Practitioner Program, not to Yoga programs. Yoga program fees is not refundable after 2 months of enrollment.)

4. Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies are handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees.

5. A student who withdraws for a reason unrelated to the student’s academic status after the 60 percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade of “incomplete” and permitted to re-enroll in the course or program during the 12-month period, for a fees of $100. After the 12 month period, the student's re enrollment in the program is at the full discretion of the college.

School Policies

School Policies

1. NON PAYMENT OF FEES

If student has not paid installments on time, it may result in automatic suspension, and/or limited course access by our online learning management system (LMS).

Students can request a grace period for upto 1 weeks for delaying flexible payment plan by writing an email to admissions office. The grace period MUST be approved by the admissions.

Any student who is a no show for more than two weeks online, or, on the classes, and, has not paid is considered to have forfeited their admissions and forfeited the course.

2. REFUND POLICY:

For flexible payment plans, workshops, and, webinars there are no refunds. Please check carefully before you pay. One month notice is required before opting out of the course. If a student requires a transcript or record of classes attended, they must have paid their dues and 1 month notice.

For students who have paid all their dues in advance, refunds are available upto 3 business days, as long as the material has not been shared online, or, shipped, and/or the student has not been given access to online resources. All distant learning materials are non returnable.

If there is an act of God, or a medical emergency, a life or a death situation, a pro rated refund may be given at the discretion of the college for $24 per session attended online and $100 for each day of onsite class attendance, and, $150 for Level 1 Materials, $350 for Level 2 Materials.

3. Restart Policy:

All students who are not able to complete their course on
time, must re enroll if they wish to start the classes.

Students of certain course programs may put their enrollment on 'hold' or 'freeze' temporarily for medical or emergency reasons. However, this must be approved by the college. (They may restart with the next group provided there is a course and a new group starting)

There may be a penalty fees from $50-$300 depending on the course, if the students needs to re enroll again. The re-enrollment is dependent on the college, and, if there is space in the new group. If the fees of the course has increased in the new enrollment group or new year when restarting-then student must pay the balance.

Please note that re-starting the classes is at at the discretion of the college.

3.Payment Methods

We usually keep a credit card on file, or, invoice via paypal or square.

We will also hold your credit card information on file. Failure to pay will automatically result in suspension from enrollment, till all dues are paid.

Cheque If opting to pay by cheque, please send monthly Payments payable to SAN DIEGO COLLEGE OF AYURVEDA and, send to SDCOA Admin Office in Austin, TX

Please first send the front and back photo of the cheque to admissions info@ayurveda-california.org so we can process your enrollment while waiting for the cheque in transit.

CREDIT CARD over the Phone

We can process a credit card over the phone. Please specify in the application how you would like to be billed.

Compared to other Ayurveda Colleges, our course fees is fraction of the price. Course fees start from $500 onwards.

4. SDCOA has the right to refuse admissions to any student unenrolling, or reenrolling in a new course, or, the next level.

5. Any kind of unwanted behaviors via email, phone, web, or bullying against other students, or, teachers, or the school itself will be grounds for suspension.

6. In order to get transcripts, an entire course unit must be completed, and, all payments must be paid.

Counselor FAQ

AYURVEDA COUNSELOR FAQ

Do you offer any internships?

Yes, we offer internships both via in-person and online track.

Students have to CHOOSE the option of the ONLINE track or HYBRID track. The online track is discounted and can be done completely online without leaving your home. The hybrid track requires 30% or 180 hours in person. (If you can't travel, you can also choose an externship option-talk to us directly about that)

ONLINE TRACK

Online track students complete their internship via video conferencing. The student logs in and observes during a presentation of a client encounter, or, a live appointment via zoom or Microsoft Teams with a client. Students may also observe other students/teachers conduct these appointments, or discuss paperwork. There are a total of 6 terms. Each term has different requirements for what the online student is required to do.

HYBRID TRACK

For students who choose to do hybrid track-they attend online classes and also attend in-person internships in Austin Tx. Students must RSVP and let us know in advance they are coming so we can hire an appropriate location.

Hybrid track students attend online classes, and, then travel to Austin on the scheduled internship dates. This track costs extra compared to the online track. The internship dates usually are from 9 am to 6 pm each day.

Students are informed of the internship location and time beforehand so they can book a hotel etc.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the in-person internship?

Students are required either to be vaccinated or provide a covid test within 3 days of internship.

What is the Tuition 2021-2022

Total Fees for monthly payment for the ONLINE track is $3910.
Full payment in an advance discount for ONLINE Track is $3553
Total Fees for monthly payment for the HYBRID track is $4910.
Full payment in the advance discount for Hybrid $4553.

Can the students choose which classes to attend

Classes are FIXED either on Saturday OR on Sunday and some weekdays. Students cannot pick and choose. Each term has different sessions.

For example:

Term 1 Sessions
Thursday evening 7 pm- 8.30 PM
Sunday mornings 8 am- 12-noon app.

Term 2 Sessions
Saturday mornings. 8 am - 12 noon
2 day Term 3 may only have Saturday mornings. Please check the calendar. (Begins from November)

Is your distance education on rolling admission (begin anytime)?

No its not. Classes for professional Ayurveda programs start three times a year.

Can I transfer credits into the program?

Yes, you can transfer credits up to 100 hours into the program. You must show proof of prior education and training in order to request a credit transfer. This reduces a student's class/homework time and gives them a cost-benefit as well.

Can I still attend the classes for the course I got credit for?
Technically by transferring credits, a student has opted out of the course and not signed for it. A student cannot attend classes for a course they did not sign up, or, paid for. Once a credit is transferred, a student cannot attend classes in that unit of the course and will not be given access to Canvas materials.

Attendance Policy

What is Cumulative Attendance for ONLINE course?

Ayurveda Counselor ONLINE track attendance is not calculated in a traditional format. The class hours are completed

1. Attending live classes via zoom in real-time. The teacher(s) mark the attendance, or, it is marked with our system.
2. Watching recorded classes in your own time. The system automatically marks it as complete via Video tracking.

2. Reading in your own time on our Learning management system and any reading or activity done on the learning management system marks it automatically completed
2. Reading your course material and books and marking it on the workspace. This is marked complete by the system.
3. Discussions on the forums with your peers. Attendance is automatically marked by the system.
5 Finishing assignments, and, quizzes. Marked complete by the system, or, the teacher.
6. Attending the onsite internship in Austin, Texas. Or, watch it online.
7. Internship attendance is counted by a number of client encounters observations (recorded by school) and a number of client encounters and the time spent (by the students).

2) What if I am not able to attend a live online class? Is there a makeup class

We have two types of makeup classes. A regular makeup class is when you miss a live session. When you are not able to attend, you can watch the class recording, and, then email or call us with your questions. For some topics, you may be asked to finish a written assignment to prove that you have understood.

Please note that not all classes are recorded. Class quizzes are given at end of the quarter, or, client encounters may not be recorded. In that case, you may have to take the quiz at another time or schedule an offline time to present your client encounter.

3) What is a remedial make up class?

Remedial makeup class is especially meant for students who are not passing the course, or, are not demonstrating satisfactory progress, Or, late by more than 30 days in the submission of assignments may be asked to do remedial work. Or, If a student requires extra tutoring or makeup classes in different subjects these may be given at $10 per hour.

4) Can I repeat a course?
A student who is enrolled and needs to repeat one course only, due to attendance purposes, or, because they are failing a class may do so for a flat fee of $100 for administration charges.

5) Can I get some extra tutoring?

Or, If a student requires extra tutoring, or makeup classes in different subjects these may be given at $10 per hour.

Textbooks

Suggested Texts and Materials

Ayurveda and the Feminine, Monica B Groover, Copyright 2020
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2003 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 3 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2012 by Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole Copyright (c)2006, 2013 Sebastian Pole
The Ageless Woman: Nancy Lonsdorf MD Copyright © 2004 MCD Century Publications, LLC
Ayurveda Secrets of Healing: Maya Tiwari Copyright(c)1995, Lotus Press
Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade Copyright(c)2001, Lotus Press
Essential Guide for Ayurveda Students part 1, Monica B Groover Copyright 2017 by Monica Groover
Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan, Copyright 2006 by Five Elements Press
Altars of Power and Grace-Michael and Robin Maestro Copyright 2004(c) Michael and Robin Mastro
The way of Vastu (available on kindle-online edition)-Michael Mastro Copyright 2006(c) Michael Mastro
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles. Copyright(c)2006 by Lotus Press
School Manuals for Ayurveda Counselor Program (AC101,AC102, AC103, AC104,AC105,AC106,AC107,AC108,AC109, AC110, AC111, and AC112) Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover
School Manual BK101 Copyright(c)2017 Monica B Groover
School Manual PK101 Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover

Ayurveda Counselor Internship

Ayurveda Counselor Internship

INTERNSHIP requirement (AC107) may be completed online, or, in-person in Austin, TX*

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours and 50 client encounters during internship done via client encounter observation, and participation.

Students can complete the lab and internship requirements in person by choosing the hybrid option. Or, students can choose to do internships completely online, via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any appropriate security software being used by the school.

One part of the Internship may include some lectures like ethics, the scope of practice, labs, demonstration of biofeedback , or creating paperwork, or materials for clients. It may also include arranging and actively participating in appointments with clients. The internship may also include in-person or virtual appointments, and post discussions, paperwork, and planning. If this is done in person, it will be “recorded” for viewing later for online students.

schedule

Term 1-3: During terms 1 thru 3, the student observes the teacher, or, an advanced Practitioner student with a client in person* during internship* in person, OR, online via video. Students get a chance to ask questions post-interview. .*

Term 3-6: At the end of term 3, students are ready to start seeing clients more actively and independently instead of just watching and observing. Student/client one-on-one may be done in person during an onsite internship with a teacher or Practitioner student helping out with paperwork and creation of client protocols or herbs. Online students may do this one-to-one client encounter asynchronously with the student's family, community, friends, or other students within the group.

Up to 25 client encounters must be devoted to the client one to one. Online Student is required to note client interview time in each report sent. Feedback on client encounters is given to the student in person for those attending in person. Online students are given feedback via video, or, online meeting software. Please note that students who will NOT be attending in person for active client participation may have to arrange their own clients.

*Do note that if you are planning to take the NAMA Certification Board exam, they may need you to do client observations in person. Please check with NAMA website directly. The transcript will reflect if the internship was done online or in person. If the student is planning to attend in person in Austin, they must bear the cost of airfare, travel and hotel.

NOTE

National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a self-regulating membership organization has set guidelines for students who will begin their professional Ayurveda Counselor training post-January 1st, 2022 that state that an Ayurveda Counselor who plans to take the certification exam or apply for professional NAMA membership must include hands-on training, OR in-person internship.

Without this component, the student may not qualify to take the NAMA Certification Board exam or apply for membership. NAMA certification board may not allow online-only Ayurveda counselor students to take this exam. So, taking the course 100% Online option is suggested for international students or those who do not wish to take this exam or apply for professional membership. Read more directly at their website- https://www.namacb.org/

Final Research Project

To enhance in-class learning, students are required to complete a final project outside of class related to the theory and practice of Ayurveda related to any of the class units.(AC101 thru AC112) This shall be facilitated by the class instructors. The project can take the form of workshops arranged by the school for the community, visiting Ayurveda shops or spas in your area, or, and/or writing articles for the school blog, and/or, doing research and reporting your findings, and/or conducting free Ayurveda seminars in their own community, etc.

Students will obtain the permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects.

Final research project will include writing a FINAL REPORT or PAPER on your project with an introduction, conclusion and Primary and secondary references.

Cost

Ayurvedic Counselor Cost 2021-2022 :

ONLINE TUITION

Tuition Fees- $3570 may be paid in 14 monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• Electronic Course Materials- 240*
• App fees- $100
• TOTAL- $3910

HYBRID TRACK TUITION

Tuition Fees- $3570 may be paid in 14 monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
• Electronic Course Materials- 240*
• In-person Internship- $1000 (Paid in 4 monthly installments)
App fees- $100
TOTAL: $4910


* School Manuals, Handouts, Study Aids (NOT TEXTBOOKS)

Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount apx.): Full tuition payment can be made for apx 10% discount in the tuition. (A discount of $357). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in flexible payment plan of three installments.

Monthly Payment Plan: 14 flexible payments of $255 payable over 14 months. Money is withdrawn from the credit card on file on the 15th of every month.

• All initial payments include a $100 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class. Credit card must be on file for flexible payment plans.

• Application fees and Course Material Payment is due before the first day of class.