Ayurvedic Assessment & Pulse Diagnosis

Train in the ancient methodologies of Ayurvedic assessment

3 Days - in person & Live Streamed


Course Information

Earn Continuing Ed Credits: Students are encouraged to submit their program to the National Ayurvedic Medical Association for PACE credits upon completion.

Who should take this course?


Ayurvedic students and professionals are welcome. 

An existing knowledge of the following concepts is required: 
Doshas, Subdoshas, Dhatus, Malas and Agnis (equivalent to our Principles of Ayurveda course – available for purchase in our Prerequisite Bundle).

Student stories

How can I apply assessment & pulse diagnosis knowledge?

  • This program is designed to support Ayurvedic students and professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge of assessment methodologies.
  • You can use these techniques during 1-on-1 consultations to assess your clients.
  • Some assessment techniques are emphasized at different scopes of practice. We’ll answer your questions during the training to guide you on how to apply your knowledge as an Ayurvedic professional.
  • If you are new to Ayurveda, you’re welcome to join the program for general knowledge, so long as you complete the prerequisites listed above.

Schedule & Format


Friday, October 4 from 8am-6pm Pacific

Saturday, October 5 from 8am-6pm Pacific

Sunday, October 6 from 8am-6pm Pacific

There will be a 1-hour lunch break each day of class.

How can I attend class?

In Person

Join us in person at our Academy & Wellness Center in Milpitas, CA.

You’ll receive elearning access to all your digital course materaials as well as access to the class recordings.

Live Streaming

Join us 100% online! You’ll receive access to our robust elearning center with all your digital course materials, as well as access to join our live Zoom class sessions.

Our Academy & Wellness Center

In person classes are offered at our flagship U.S. Academy and Wellness Center located in the heart of Silicon Valley, nestled between the golden-green East Bay Hills, majestic Santa Cruz Mountains and beautiful San Francisco Bay.

The Kerala Ayurveda office is located on the second floor and includes a spacious classroom for lectures, conference room, consultation and Panchakarma rooms, Wellness lounge for our clients and Panchakarma kitchen/restrooms for treatment use. Our building offers additional conference and auditorium spaces.

Amenities include free wifi, tea and spring water station, break room and ample parking spaces. The center is located near several hotels, restaurants and shopping centers, with widely available ride sharing options. Nearby airports include: San Jose International (SJC), San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK). Our Student Support team can provide more information and local guidance for planning your visit.

Live streaming technology

We introduced live streaming technology to our Ayurvedic education in 2015. Our classes are currently conducted using Zoom and provide students an opportunity to study live and interact with faculty.

Zoom can be accessed on mobile, tablets, laptops and desktop devices. Class moderators support our larger class sessions to provide a smooth technical experience. All live streamed classes are recorded for later viewing in our elearning system.


Our courses are powered by a robust elearning system that connects our global community of students and faculty. The elearning portal is where students may access all of their course information, materials and curriculum, including: course syllabus, schedule, course manual PDFs, class slide decks, class notes and links to live streaming class sessions. The elearning portal is also where tests and assignments are conducted, and where students may submit questions.


It’s our mission to preserve the traditional teachings of Ayurveda. This course includes assessment techniques as shared in classical Ayurvedic texts, offering an authentic education in the traditional Vedic system of knowledge. 


Ayurvedic Assessment Methodologies

Learn the traditional methods as documented in the ancient texts for assessing Constitution (Prakriti) and Disease (Vikriti), as well as how to differentiate between the two.

Methods include: Three Step Assessment (Trividha Pareeksha), Eight Step Examination (Ashtavidha Pareeksha), Ten Step Assessment (Dasavidha Pareeksha).

Pulse Diagnosis

You’ll explore the various layers of the pulse, methods for evaluating Prakriti and Vikriti, as well as hands-on, practical assessment of live cases.

Tongue Diagnosis

Learn the art of tongue assessment for assessing various systems disorders, understanding disease conditions based on the tongue's appearance. You can practice your tongue assessment skills with live cases.

Eye, Skin, Nail and more

Additional assessment points are covered including: Eye (Netra), Skin (Twak), Nail (Nakha), Hair (Kesa), Stool (Mala), Urine (Mutra), Voice (Sabda), and Structure (Akriti).

Mapping the Disease Pathway

Consolidating the assessment outcome and mapping the Ayurvedic etiopathogenesis is the final goal of the assessment process. Learn how to map the disease pathway (Samprapti) step-by-step with live cases.


Vaidya. Jayarajan Kodikannath (BSc, BAMS)

Vaidya. Jayarajan Kodikannath is a classically trained Ayurvedic Doctor and an accomplished teacher representing a lineage of Ayurveda practitioners from Kerala, India currently working as the Executive Vice President of KAL India and CEO of Kerala Ayurveda (USA).

Suffused with expertise in Traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurveda) practices especially Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification), a specialty of Kerala Ayurveda tradition, Vaidya. Jayarajan worked as the Chief Medical Officer of the award-winning Ayurvedic Health Resort, Ayurvedagram in Bangalore, India for more than 10 years before relocating to the U.S. in 2010.

He is currently the President of the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA). He is an accomplished teacher for the advanced courses in Ayurveda and the resource person for various training programs conducted in traditional Ayurvedic therapies and medicine. He was on the Board of Directors of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and on the Curriculum Board of Bastyr University to create the Masters in Ayurveda program. His corporate sessions and workshops on applications of Ayurveda in daily life, stress management and BMS (Body, Mind & Soul) are immensely popular.

Vaidya. Jayarajan is actively involved in various research projects of Kerala Ayurveda. He has presented several papers on Ayurveda in national and international seminars. His debut publication The Parent’s Complete Guide to Ayurveda can be found wherever books are sold.

Student & Alumni Benefits

At Kerala Ayurveda Academy, we value the bond with our students – that’s why we call ourselves the Kerala Family! As part of the Kerala Family of students, you’ll receive expert support and guidance throughout your program.

Support during the Assessment & Pulse Diagnosis program

  • During the live streamed classes, online students can interact directly with class moderators and faculty.
  • Student Support is available anytime to assist with educational service planning and tuition management.

Join the program


New students to KAA
$545 $495
KAA Students & Alumni

HAC, AHC, AP, ACS/AD and PKT Programs

$495 $445

Includes Principles of Ayurveda

$640 $590