AWC Program – Practical Immersion

The Practical Immersion is a 4-day hands-on learning experience designed to supplement the level I Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification program curriculum for distance learning students.

The immersion includes the AWC Weekend Intensive Module KAA 111 – Clinical Management, Review and Closing Ceremony, plus with two additional days covering material from previous modules in the program. 


Who should take this program

Prerequisites & Enrollment Policy

  • The program runs twice per year and is open to AWC students enrolled in our Distance Learning program.
  • Each Practical Immersion is scheduled in association with a specific AWC session and is designed to provide optimal hands-on learning to complement the studies of the online learner.
  • Priority registration is initially limited to students from that Practical Immersion’s respective AWC session. After the priority registration deadline ends, AWC students & alumni from previous AWC sessions may register.



  • Students who enrolled in the AWC program after the Fall 2016 session may attend at no additional cost to their tuition
  • Students & alumni who enrolled prior to the Fall 2016 session may join at the tuition rate of $500



Program Details


Thursday & Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am-6:00pm (AWC Weekend Intensive Module KAA 111)




Applied aspects of Ayurvedic Assessment and Counseling

  • Nutrition & Cooking
  • Ingredients
  • Cooking process


Herbs & Formulations

  • Single herbs
  • Making formulations


Yoga, Breathing, Meditation

  • Customization based on Ayurvedic principles
  • Breathing
  • Meditation


Ayurvedic Bodywork Techniques

  • Types of techniques include: Rukshana, Snehana, Swedana, Sodhana, Udwartana
  • Specific techniques include: Abhyanga (Head, Face, Feet, Body), Kati Vasti, Shirodhara, Lepa, Pichu, Upanaham, Choornasweda



  • Asking questions
  • Observation: skin, eye, tongue, nail, hair, structure/stature
  • Touch: Pulse



  • Counselor-rogi interactions
  • Do’s and Don’ts during counseling
  • Tone/information/reasoning


Clinical Guidance/Referral

  • Clear understanding about the Scope of Practice
  • Differentiating when to refer to Ayurvedic Practitioner/Doctor


Live Cases

  • Observation
  • Consulting/counseling under supervision