Courses: All Programs

Kerala Ayurveda Academy specializes in traditional and professional training, offering both in-class and online formats, with convenient weekend and evening schedules. Our programs are approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.


Anatomy and Physiology

Corequisite for Professional Certifications
Self-paced – online

To support our students in achieving the highest caliber of professional competency, Kerala Ayurveda Academy offers an Anatomy and Physiology partner program to satisfy the corequisite requirement for our professional programs (AWC, AWP, AD). Learn more about this requirement and how to satisfy it.



Ashtanga Hridayam

The Keys to Balanced Doshas and Vitality

15 sessions – live streamed
Next session begins: Feb 13, 2019
PACE credits: 23

Study the Ayurvedic principles straight from the source! The authentic teachings are revealed as we chant the slokas together, experiencing the richness of the beautiful ancient verse.


Ayurvedic Assessment and Pulse Diagnosis

3 days – in-class and live streamed
Next session: Oct 4-6, 2019
PACE credits: 21

Train in the ancient assessment techniques and learn how to identify subtle disease conditions, discern between constitution and imbalance, plus map the Ayurvedic etiopathogenisis (Samprapti).



Ayurvedic Doctor Program

LEVEL III – 2.5 years – in-class plus live streamed
Next session begins: 2019 dates tba
Students from all schools of Ayurveda are welcome! Expand your scope of practice at the highest level of Ayurvedic practice in the U.S. We are finalizing this program format – stay tuned for updates and registration in September 2018 for our 2019 program.




Ayurvedic Formulation Making

3 days – in-class and live streamed
Next session: Feb 1-3, 2019
PACE credits: 21

Learn the Ayurvedic principles of herb combining and how to make the 14 most popular formulations and healing oils with step-by-step instruction.



Ayurvedic Skin and Beauty

2 days – in-class & live streamed
Next session: Jun 15-16, 2019
PACE credits: 14

Uncover the ancient Ayurvedic beauty secrets for radiant, natural beauty. You’ll explore the definition of beauty from the perspective of this timeless holistic science, learning lifestyle recommendations and therapeutic remedies for common imbalances influencing the appearance of the face, hair, skin body and feet.


Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Program

LEVEL I – 1 year – 625 hours – in-class, live streamed & online study
Next session begins: April 22, 2019

Gain the tools and knowledge you need to ignite the healer within you. Our level I program is both an educational journey and personal transformation with profound professional potential. With flexible in class and online formats, you’ll study a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide the individual in-depth knowledge and understanding in the philosophy, principles, theory and practical application of Ayurvedic preventive care.


Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner Program

LEVEL II – 1 year – 1,000 hours – in-class, live streamed & online study
Next session begins: May 6, 2019
Students from all schools of Ayurveda are welcome! Expand your scope of practice with clinical study of the disease process according to the traditional science of Ayurveda as outlined in the ancient Vedic texts. You’ll learn the etiological factors which contribute to the nature and structure of any disease and management techniques for the various disease stages.



Clinical Mentoring Webinars for Counselors

4 sessions – live streamed
Next session: to be announced
PACE credits: 1.5

This interactive webinar is an opportunity to learn from your peers, review assessment and protocol strategy, plus pick up new tips for practicing as a level I Ayurvedic professional.



Clinical Mentoring Webinars for Practitioners

4 sessions – live streamed
Next session: Dec 18, 2018
PACE credits: 1.5

Join our experienced clinicians in review of disease management with real cases. You’ll have the opportunity to submit your challenging cases and receive the expert guidance you need at the level II Ayurvedic Practitioner scope of practice.



India Internship

15 days – in-class at our centers in Cochin and Bangalore, India
Next sessions begin: 2019 to be announced
PACE credits: 18 AHC, 38 AP/AD

Train with Kerala Ayurveda India’s medical team and discover the Ayurvedic industry from seed to shelf at our clinics, herbal gardens and award-winning resort. Studying in the birthplace of Ayurveda is a one-of-a-kind experience which we make available to both KAA level II students and Ayurvedic practitioners from other schools.


Introduction to Ayurveda

Free online program

Be introduced to Ayurveda at the beginner level. In this free online series, our highly experienced Ayurvedic clinicians and educators will introduce you to the essential principles of Traditional Indian Medicine and how you can apply them in your own life.



Introduction to Sanskrit for Ayurveda

Dietary Guidelines and the Impact of Foods on the Mind-Body

20 sessions – live streamed
This program is currently unscheduled – please stay tuned

Study the ancient language of Sanskrit so you can read Ayurvedic texts such as the “Ashtanga Hridayam”! This course focuses on listening, reading, and writing Sanskrit, as well as an introduction to spoken Sanskrit.


Panchakarma Technician Program

11 months – 250 hours – in-class, live streamed & online study
Next session begins: March 2, 2019

Panchakarma is a purification process of the mind-body system. Using various bodywork techniques, client-customized oils and special diets, Panchakarma therapies are customized for individuals based on their unique constitution and health conditions. This program enables Ayurvedic students of all levels the opportunity to learn the traditional Panchakarma philosophy and methodologies.


Short and Specialty Programs

Custom formats – in-class, live streamed & online study

Study a professional and authentic Ayurvedic curriculum customized to your area of interest! Our short and specialty programs enable students to begin their studies with no prerequisite, and all credits transfer to our level I: Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (AWC) certification program.



U.S. Clinical Internship

5 days – in-class at our Academy & Wellness Center in Milpitas, CA
Next session: Feb 18-22, 2019
PACE Credits: 18 AHC, 38 AP/AD

Immerse yourself in a week of Ayurvedic practice with our dynamic Wellness Center team managing a wide variety of cases and disorders.