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 Doshas and Disease Management

15 sessions – live streamed
Current session: Sep 4-Dec 18, 2019it’s not too late to join
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 2-4, 2020 – Milpitas, CA & online
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).

Level III: Ayurvedic Doctor Program

2.5 years – in-class plus live streamed
Next session begins: Aug 24, 2019 – Milpitas, CA & online

Students from all schools of Ayurveda are welcome! Fulfill your potential as an Ayurvedic professional with advanced clinical training at the highest level of certification in the U.S.

Ayurvedic Formulation Making

3 days – in-class and live streamed
Next session: Feb 14-16, 2020 – Milpitas, CA & online
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 Herbs & Formulations: Clinical Applications

12 sessions – live streamed
Next session begins: Sep 14, 2020

The success of an Ayurvedic Practitioner or Doctor is paramount to their expertise in selecting and combining herbs and formulations. There are thousands of formulations documented in the Ayurvedic root texts. In this series, improve your knowledge of how to select, combine, prepare and apply the most broadly used herbs and formulations in clinical scenarios.

Ayurvedic Skin and Beauty

2 days – in-class & live streamed
Next session: Jun 27-28, 2020
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
Fall session begins: Oct 15, 2019 – Milpitas, CA & online – it’s not too late to join!

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 – 1.5 Years – 1,000 Hours – in-class, live streamed & online study
Fall session begins Oct 24, 2019 – Milpitas, CA & online
Early bird special available – save $300!

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 Case Discussion Webinars for Practitioners

90min – live streamed
Next session: Oct 22, 2019 on Arthritis
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 Immersion: Journey to the Roots of Ayurveda and Yoga

21 days trip
Jul 14-Aug 4, 2020 – India
All levels welcome

You’re invited to embark on an adventure into the world of Ayurveda and Yoga. Explore the landscape and culture of origin of the sister Vedic sciences, study their timeless principles and experience their healing power firsthand.

Advanced India Internship (Level II)

15 days – in-class 
Next session begins: Oct 14, 2019 – Cochin and Bangalore, India
Prerequisite: level II student or graduate
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. Continuing education PACE credits from NAMA are available to KAA alumni (AWP graduates) or students from other institutions.

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

20 sessions – live streamed
Next session begins: Jan 20, 2020
PACE credits: 28

Enhance your Ayurvedic studies with the power of its mother language! This course will introduce you to Sanskrit starting with the basics. It focuses on foundational skills required for reading and writing Sanskrit, plus a preface to spoken Sanskrit.

Panchakarma Technician Program

11 months – 250 hours – in-class, live streamed & online study
Next session begins: March 7, 2020 – Milpitas, CA

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.

Advanced U.S. Clinical Internship (Level II)

5 days – in-class
Next session: Sep 23-27, 2019 – Milpitas, CA
Prerequisite: level II student or graduate
PACE credits: 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. In addition to satisfying our level II AWP requirements, this internship is open to all Ayurvedic Practitioners for continued education and training. Continuing education PACE credits from NAMA are available to KAA alumni (AWP graduates) or students from other institutions.