Kerala Ayurveda Academy
- Our authenticity and heritage - Kerala Ayurveda Academy is part of Kerala Ayurveda Ltd (KAL), an award-winning India-based, seed-to-shelf company. Kerala's global footprint spans academies, clinics, hospitals, products, research and resorts. We teach the traditional principles straight from the Vedic texts with a comprehensive curriculum overseen by Academy Director Vaidya. Jayarajan Kodikannath, a Kerala native from an Ayurvedic family. Our faculty is comprised of Indian Doctors and highly experienced practitioners. Learn more about our unique heritage here.
- Our flexibility - we call it "deep roots, modern voice" - our programs are designed to be convenient for the modern professional. Our robust elearning system and live streaming technology enables students to attend classes online, and all classes are recorded & can be viewed later.
- Our alumni benefits - We offer the most generous alumni benefits you will find! We wish to welcome students into the Kerala family and support their continued learning - our students are for life. Alumni receive continued access to course content, including live access to the Weekly Virtual Classes. Discounts on continuing education short programs, wellness services and products. Learn more on our Alumni Services page.
- Our commitment to advanced professional education - we offer all three levels of professional training in Ayurveda according to U.S. competency standards by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as NAMA-approved "PACE" programs for continuing ed (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education). Students have an opportunity to study in the birthplace of Ayurveda at all levels through our India Immersions and Internships.
Short Programs, Online Series & Continuing Education
- Several of our short programs have no prerequisite required, including: Ashtanga Hridayam, Introduction to Sanskrit for Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Skin & Beauty and our India Immersion trips.
- For Ayurvedic Assessment & Pulse Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Formulation Making, and Vedic Formulations: Clinical Applications, students are required to have a knowledge of the fundamentals of Ayurveda including Subdosha (equivalent to KAA 101 & KAA 102 in our AHC program).
- Clinical Case Discussion webinars for Practitioners is appropriate for currently enrolled students or graduates of a level II Ayurvedic certification program (equivalent to our AP program).
- Holistic Ayurvedic Coach (HAC): $3,950*
- Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC): $8,750*
- Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP): $9,950* + the tuition for the Clinical Internship.
- Ayurvedic Doctor (AD): $14,125* + the tuition for the Clinical Internships and any required Allied Programs.
- Panchakarma Technician: $2,795
If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
If a student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:
- The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
- The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
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Level I - 1 year - 600 hours
Level II - 1.5 years - 910 hours (Cumulative: 2.5 years, 1,510 hours)
Level III - 2.5 years - 2,500 hours (Cumulative: 5 years, 4,010 hours)
- Our basic certification, Holistic Ayurvedic Coach (HAC) can be taken entirely online with an option to attend some sessions in-class.
- Our level I Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) certification program includes an option to attend entirely online. To qualify for professional membership with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), some in-class attendance is required.
- Our level II Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP), level III Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) and speciality Panchakarma Technician certification programs require partial in-class attendance.
- For all of our certifications, students are required to possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- For the basic certification, Holistic Ayurvedic Coach (HAC) and level I Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) certification programs, no licenses or certifications in any field are required. KAA welcomes level I students from all educational backgrounds, without any degrees, licenses or certifications in any other field.
- For the level II Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) certification program, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) certification or equivalent is required.
- For both AHC and AP programs, a college degree is not required.
- For the level III Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) certification program, a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is required.
- The Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP), and Ayurvedic Doctor (AD) require the equivalent knowledge of a 6 credit college course on Anatomy & Physiology as a corequisite. This means that the A&P requirement can be fulfilled during the course and must be completed prior to completion to meet the graduation requirements.
Attendance is monitored via attendance taken in-class and during live streamed sessions. Program-specific attendance policies are as follows:
Holistic Ayurvedic Coach (HAC)
- Student must attend at least 150 hours of in-person and/or live synchronous sessions together (live synchronous refers to live streaming attended in real time).
- If the student intends to advance to Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) and become a professional member of NAMA must attend the 6-Day Practical Immersion in person.
- Student must attend at least 300 hours of in-person and/or live synchronous sessions together (live synchronous refers to live streaming attended in real time).
- Students must attend one of two AHC Practical Immersions in person.
- If the students intends to qualify for NAMA professional member, all 3 AHC Practical Immersions must be attended in person.
- Student must attend at least 545 hours of in person and/or live synchronous sessions together (live synchronous refers to live streaming attended in real time).
- Student must attend all three AP Practical Immersions in person at KAA’s U.S. location (81 hours).
- Student must complete the 200-hour in person Clinical Internship.
Practice of Ayurveda in the U.S.
We might say that Ayurveda’s current status in the U.S. is analogous to the Chinese medical profession during its early years in the 1970s. While each state does not regulate the practice of Ayurvedic medicine itself, some aspects of Ayurvedic practice may fall within the scope of professions that are regulated. Students and graduates of the academy should be careful not to allow their practice to overlap one of those regulated professions unless they are licensed in that particular profession. Please contact your local state representative for more information about regulations in your area.
While none of the U.S. states currently have Ayurvedic practitioners or physicians as primary care physicians, many of these well-trained professionals utilize their education and skills in combination with other healthcare related credentials.
Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapists, Registered Nurses, Nutritionists/Dietitians, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors and other healthcare professionals are recognizing and utilizing the benefits of educational training in Ayurveda.
The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) is currently working on developing educational standards, scope of practice, and related materials to support future licensing initiatives throughout the US.
Many Academy graduates use their Ayurvedic education to enhance pre-existing professional careers.
Student & Alumni Services
Upon request, KAA can provide contact information of students for networking or informational purposes. Many of our students and alumni are happy to talk to prospective students and share their experiences. Please contact +1 (888) 275-9103 x20 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
KAA is soon to announce an online database for alumni services and information to assist community interaction and promote alumni practices to the public.