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Kerala Ayurveda Academy

You’re invited to embark on a journey into the world of traditional Indian medicine

Discover your innate potential for wellness and learn the tools you need to maintain health in all facets of living – whether you are a health seeker or professional student of Ayurvedic science.

What We Do

All-Level Programs
All-Level Programs

Whether you are new to Ayurveda or wish to deepen your knowledge, our programs offer an authentic foundation based on the traditional Vedic teachings

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Professional Certifications
Professional Certifications

Enhance your holistic career or launch a new one! Our in-class and online programs are approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

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Continuing Education
Continuing Education

Ayurvedic professionals from all schools are invited to continue their education at KAA with our PACE-approved workshops, clinical internships & webinars

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TESTIMONIALS

I loved doing all the schooling here at Kerala. It’s made a huge difference in my life. It has given me the ability to actually present wellness to other human beings which has been something I’ve wanted to do, and I’ve done it in kind of various ways, but now I’m actually graduated and I’m able to do this here. It’s been a great experience; it’s just it’s changed my life. Mot only can i start with their help other people but I can start with myself. I encourage you, if you’re interested in learning about wellness, learning about how to help other people, certainly come and check out our school.

Lois Kubota

AWP Graduate - Concord, California

Besides my Indian origin, my Dad’s love and passion for Ayurveda introduced me to this science at a very young age. I joined Kerala Ayurveda academy in 2010 for my first level of training as Ayurvedic wellness counselor wondering whether the teaching would be as authentic as if I studied in India. I was impressed by the highly trained, knowledgeable and passionate teachers at the Academy. All had clinical experience of more than 9 to 10 years and never hesitated to share their knowledge and wisdom. I continued my education with Kerala Ayurveda Academy for the next Practitioner level and today would highly recommend this Academy to all who are looking for authentic knowledge and hands-on practical and clinical based training straight from the Vedic wisdom.

Anjula Bhandari

AWP Graduate - Dental Specialist - Los Angeles, CA - Awarded by AAPNA as Best Student 2012

I’d like to express my high regard for the Academy. Their course curriculum is authentic classical Ayurveda. taught by instructors with competence in passing on their deep wisdom and understanding of Ayurveda. The amount of post-graduate support and continued learning opportunities are exceptional. I have recommended this school to others and all have thanked me later. If you are looking for valid, accessible schooling in America of the vast science that is Ayurveda, I recommend Kerala Ayurveda Academy.

Renee Davenport

AWP Graduate - Neurosoma Practitioner - Los Angeles, CA

am a proud graduate…. I can truly say that the timeless science of Ayurveda along with the brilliant panel of teachers at KAA, have influenced me greatly. Their continued efforts to enhance the programs for the students and alumni has set the standards for KAA as a leading school for Ayurveda study.

Karen Dubi

AWP Graduate - Nutritionist - Seattle, WA

Proximity and the option of distance learning made me choose the AWC program at Kerala Ayurveda Academy. I have finished my first year of AWC and am now beginning my AWP program secure that I made the right decision. What I trust most about this school is the level of faculty and staff member commitment . Even beyond our program, the greatest gift is the outstanding community support KAA has created where we can all come together and keep learning from each other. The e-learning system KAA provides is really a great tool. With this we can review class video materials and ask questions by chat or e-mail, and there are growing numbers of archived materials available to us. This is just one example of how KAA keeps evolving to offer better and better support to current and past students. There is in the true sense a feeling of family : that we support each other in learning this great science. I’m really happy that I’m part of it now. Namaste!

Izumi Hirayama

AWP Graduate - Ayurvedic Practitioner & Cooking Specialist - Fremont, CA

The authentic and unique education that I received at KAA has not only improved the quality of my own life and my understanding of how to maintain my own health, but has enabled me to become a confident, effective practitioner able to assist others. What is unique about this program is its foundational roots in classical Kerala-style tradition, emphasis on theoretical as well as practical knowledge (classes include demos and hands-on learning and an intensive clinical internship in India), parallel teaching of classical formulations as well as practical formulas (based on what is currently available), and an unrivaled commitment to the students and quality of education through the addition of seasonal workshops and weekly webinars. We are taught to be methodical, comprehensive, observant and caring practitioners and to take the entire person into account when conducting each consultation or therapy. The KAA staff take our education very seriously and it is obvious that they care deeply about Ayurveda and about the accurate sharing of the gifts it has to offer humanity. I never felt as if we were learning a pre-packaged model of Ayurveda that is so prevalent in the West. I am so grateful for everything this institution has given me. It is obvious that KAA is working to build an international network of competent Ayurvedic practitioners who can guide our future toward better health, happiness and sustainability based on this gift of ancient wisdom. I highly recommend this program for anyone serious about becoming an Ayurvedic practitioner and looking for a top quality, authentic educational experience.

Katherine Lahey

AWP Graduate - Herbalist - Hawi, Hawaii

As a nutritionist, implementing Ayurveda has enabled me to take my practice to a whole new level! I have found my true passion and focus on women’s health and fertility. I have not been able to find any course with such complete knowledge as the science of Ayurveda teaches. The continued support from KAA and its caring staff has been a true gift!

Anna Luque

AWP Graduate - Nutritionist - Los Angeles, CA

I’m originally from from a film background – I do film editing and filmmaking, and then many years ago a very bad accident brought me onto a different road and I started to to look into Ayurveda. I started to take some Ayurvedic formulations which decreased my pain 25%, and so I said, ‘Oh, this is something that I’ve got to look into.’ And then I found Kerala Ayurveda and the program that they doing, and I became an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, and I’m now on my way to becoming an Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner, and I have to say that this has really it has really enhanced my life. It has really changed my life. My pain is way down. Two years ago I went off pain medication completely, and I have chronic nerve pain, and this is all due to Ayurveda into what I’ve learned. So now I want to go on and spread it into the community by learning more and then by helping people consulting people in showing them how they can change their life without medication without having to you know go on these extensive treatments that really have all these side effects. Because the other great thing about Ayurveda is you can take all these herbs and you don’t have any side effects; you just have good benefits, basically. And the Kerala Ayurveda Academy is a fantastic program because it shows you authentic teachers it brings you authentic teachers and Ayurvedic doctors from India that teach you all this this Vedic knowledge that’s been around for so long, and that we all need to know. So I can only encourage you all to go on and study it also.

Rebecca Runze

AWP - Film Editor - Los Angeles, CA

My name is Dominica Allende, and I’m a doctor back at Mexico and I would actually recommend everyone to study this because it’s a way of really getting to know yourself, and by getting to know yourself you can make your life a better life – a life that you can really enjoy; a life that can be full of benefits, full of miracles. The more you know yourself and the more you know the persons that are surround you, the more benefits you’ll have. Each person is different according to Ayurveda; each person has a different pattern – a specific pattern; and by this – if you follow this – your life can change, because with this pattern with this specific confirmation, you can decide what to eat, what type of exercise to do, what type of life to live. And this will lead you to live a happy life, to have a healthy life – a life that’s really enjoyable. So, not only for the rest of patients you have, but for yourself – by knowing yourself and knowing the things you need, things your body needs. It helps you communicate with your body. So learning Ayurveda will give you this, will help you not only to the physical aspect but also to the mental aspect. So if you really want to have a spiritual, mental and physical science to help you, I would really recommend for you to study Ayurveda.

Domenica Allende

AWC Graduate - MD - Mexico City, Mexico

Ayurveda came into my life after I had gone onto a Kripalu Ayurvedic wellness retreat and I was just really taken aback with Ayurveda. It felt like a very intuitive holistic kind of science, and being a recent MBA graduate from a sustainable business school, I recognised the ability to bring this science into business. So, within two weeks I had enrolled into the Kerala Ayurveda program and I was attracted to this program because I feel like there is a really strong connection with the practice of Ayurveda, the teachers are from India; it seems like a very distilled program and I feel like it was very credible, well known and with a great network. I feel like it’s really gonna help propel me and the work that I do, so I’ve already begun doing individual wellness Ayurvedic counseling. I’m beginning working with companies applying Ayurveda, and I just feel like it’s really taken into my life in a way that I’m embracing nature, coming into harmony with who I am, the cycles of the planet and really understanding wellness at a very deep level. So, it’s been an amazing journey and I feel like Ayurveda is a science that is going to be more and more welcomed, as yoga has become popular. I believe Ayurveda is going to be science that comes into popularity because it makes so much intuitive sense. So if you’re interested in learning more about Ayurveda…it has been a great program for me and I really feel like there is a lot of great networking and wonderful programs… it’s been a great fit for me and I think it will continue to grow and flourish.

Marissa Gant

AWC Graduate

I love Ayurveda. when I discovered Ayurveda, it completely changed my life. Now I understand and I see people, and everything around me so much better and so much more. I really would love to enhance my life and the life of people around me, so if I can implement it in my life and help my family, my friends, people who I love, that would be the blessing. Ayurveda is just a wonderful tool to balance your life and it brings you to the moment where you just feel happiness.

Lana Arus

AWC Graduate - New York, NY

I’ve been in the high-tech industry for almost 25 years now, and I have believed in Ayurveda for almost all my life. Since my childhood I’ve been told that Ayurveda is the way to go, but I never studied personally, although I am a rogi [wellness client] for Dr. Jayarajan for the last three years or four years, now. But I never actually got the chance to study. Since I got an opportunity to be enroll in this Ayurveda Academy, I really looked forward for it. I joined it and I initially I didn’t think about that it will be such a big change. But once I joined it, I really realized that it’s really changed the way I am looking forward for the life around myself, around my profession and how I think about it. And everything is changing for me personally as far as Ayurveda is concerned. It’s definitely a big change in my personal life and I’m looking forward to continue after my graduation to be an Ayurvedic student and Ayurvedic practitioner, and I will change the life around me as well as the other people who are associated with me.

Sudhanshu Jane

AWC Graduate - Los Angeles, California

I joined this course to look after mine and my family’s health; and, if possible and practically viable for me, impart the information I gained to the larger community. Ayurveda is for everybody I am 74 years old. If I can do it everybody can do it!

Gurminder Sahasi

AWP Graduate, Clinical Psychologist - Fremont, CA

My main objective as a professional doctor is to educate my patients to help themselves, and that journey took me to Ayurveda. So Ayurveda, even though I’ve studied many different sciences has been the most comprehensive system of education in science that I’ve ever studied. It’s meant more to me as a sports scientist to really understand the overall body mechanics, nutrition and the entire philosophy of self helped for patient education. If you want to know more about my work you can go to www.drleroyperry.com…. But Ayurveda as a science is, as you know, one of the oldest sciences on earth. I believe that every sports science doctor every chiropractor every medical doctor, every podiatrist, every dentist should learn Ayurvedic medicine. This is the basis now from my practice and has given me more information ways to help my patients that any other signs I’ve ever studied.

Dr. Leroy Perry

AWP Graduate - Sports Scientist, Chiropractic Orthopedist, Inventor - Los Angeles, CA

My experience as a student of Kerala Ayurveda has been life changing. I am in the process of becoming a Practitioner and feel blessed to have come to the best school for learning Ayurveda. The authenticity of the teachers and their caring simplicity has made the learning process superb. I have also visited AyurvedaGram in Bangalore, India as an AWC Intern. I recommend it all immensely. I highly recommend KAA wholeheartedly.

Anu Bhutani

AWP Gradute, Yoga Practitioner - Seattle, WA

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Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath
Academy Director, Lead Faculty

Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSC, BAMS is the Academy Director of Kerala Ayurveda USA, responsible for all academic programs conducted internationally by Kerala Ayurveda.

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Meet Kerala Ayurveda Academy students, alumni and Academy Director Dr. Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath at the 2018 National Ayurvedic Medical Association’s annual conference

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