Free Webinar: Ayurvedic Doctor Program Overview

with Suzanne Otterbein, National Enrollment Advisor
and Vrinda D’Sa, Enrollment Advisor & Student Mentor


In this webinar, we overview:
  • Kerala Ayurveda Academy’s unique & authentic heritage
  • The Ayurvedic Doctor scope of practice
  • AD program format, curriculum, clinical specialty and internship options, coursework and faculty
  • Tuition, payment plans + how to apply
  • Alumni benefits with KAA


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Do you wish to expand your scope of practice as an Ayurvedic professional?

The level III – Doctor certification expands upon the level II – Practitioner scope of practice with extensive clinical training at the level of disease management and protocol.

Kerala Ayurveda Academy’s Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) certification program meets the competencies of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association’s competencies for Ayurvedic Doctor membership. It includes curriculum and skills training offered by leading Ayurvedic universities in India. Whether you’re a KAA alum or a graduate from another school of Ayurveda, our AD program can help you advance your scope of practice with a traditional curriculum, flexible format, plus hands-on and clinical experience. Additionally, our Ayurvedic Doctor students receive mentored guidance in their clinical specialty of choice.


Kerala Ayurveda Academy offers the authentic and traditional teachings for modern living

The level III – Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) certification program is structured to align with classic Ayurvedic texts as tools for study and reference, providing an authentic and traditional foundation.

We don’t water down our teachings – you’ll study the principles just as they are outlined in the root Vedic texts.

Classes are offered at our academy in Milpitas, CA and live streamed, formatted in convenient weekend & evening schedules. Whether you study with us in person or at home, you receive all of the same materials and academic support.

In person attendance is required for our Clinical Internship and Apprentice requirements,  with multiple format options to best suit your needs.


Learn more in our informational webinar!

Free Talk: Introduction to Ayurveda – Connect with Your Inner Healer

Join us for a free event to learn:
  • What is Ayurveda and its ancient connection to Yoga?
  • Foundational principles of Ayurveda and the concept of individual constitution
  • Meditation’s role in self-healing for reduced stress and self connection
  • Practical, personalized tips and rituals for daily wellness


The ancient health systems of Ayurveda and Yoga are complementary sister sciences from the ancient Vedic period of India offering profound potential for healing when combined. In this free talk, be introduced to Ayurveda by Dr. (Vaidya) Jayarajan, a Vedic scholar, experienced clinician and educator from Kerala, India.

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to wellness for total mind, body and spirit wellness. The title, “Vaidya” attributed to Ayurvedic practitioners refers to “the healer.” According to the ancient Vedic texts, we can all invoke this unique Vaidya, or healer within us. By aligning with nature, performing daily and seasonal practices personalized to our constitution, and incorporating meditative practices to connect with self, we may learn to empower our inner healer instead of our imbalance.


No registration required. This is a free, all levels event.


About the instructor

Dr. Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath (BSc, BAMS) is the Vice President and Academy Director of Kerala Ayurveda USA. He is an experienced Ayurveda scholar and clinician with a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He is also a leader trainer for domain experts in Ayurveda with rich experience in creating Ayurvedic programs internationally. He headed the Ayurveda Expert team in new research project development at Kerala Ayurveda on Efficacy, Safety and Standardization of Ayurvedic Wellness solutions. He is an Expert Curriculum Committee member at Bastyr University, Seattle for Masters in Ayurveda and a Board Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Strengthen your system for autumn

As autumn approaches it brings a unique energy to the pace of life – kids are back to school, the holiday season builds, the to do list tends to grow bigger than ever. This “season of change” ushers in a quality of movement, which along with colder temperatures and a drier climate, makes it notorious for taking a hit on our immune systems.

Yet autumn doesn’t have to be a one track season to imbalance if we are equipped with seasonal practices to strengthen our system.


Ritucharya: the Ayurvedic way of aligning and balancing with nature

The primary goal of Ayurveda is to preserve health and prevent disease by aligning ourselves with nature. We call seasonal practices or regimens, Ritucharya. While you cannot control the change in seasons or the unique mind-body constitution you were born with, you can adjust your daily choices to help yourself adapt to weather patterns. You change your wardrobe for the weather, right? It’s the same principle with Ritucharya, but with all aspects of your lifestyle.


Detecting the true elements of autumn and how they uniquely affect you

The calendar does not dictate the seasons according to Ayurveda; Nature does, of course. From an Ayurvedic perspective, autumn is marked by seasonal qualities such as:






The summer’s qualities of Pitta (sharpness, heat, lightness) continue to linger into the fall calendar season, so one of the first key steps to balancing during autumn is checking in with the weather each day and adjusting accordingly.

Once you are certain fall weather is upon you, you can make simple adjustments to your diet and daily routines to counter the effect fall’s qualities in your system. Depending on your unique constitution, you may require more or less countering. For example, if you already have a high level dryness such as dry skin, brittle hair and constipation, fall is likely to be particularly aggravating for you. Other constitutions who have a problem of too much moisture and oil may benefit from the additional dryness in the climate.