Embodied Āyurveda and Yoga

A 200+ hour Course including Ayurveda, Yoga, Culinary Arts and Sanskrit
(Eligible for NAMA/PACE credits)

Why Embodied Āyurveda & Yoga?

This year-long online course combines in-depth studies of Ayurveda and Yoga, and an introduction to culinary arts and Sanskrit, with teachers who have decades of experience, and professional practice.

Immersing in these subjects is a unique opportunity for novices and experienced students alike. Even those who have studied some Ayurveda or Yoga previously will find rich learning here.

Our experientially-grounded curriculum is designed to support your personal journey of discovery, and plant seeds of living wisdom about how bodies and minds are structured, organized, challenged, and nourished. We emphasize integrating deep, authentic knowledge into your daily life.

The convenience of on-demand video lessons provide in-depth learning while allowing flexibility to do the course at your own pace on a schedule that works for you.

This course provides a foundation to transform your physical and mental health, incorporate Ayurveda concepts into a Yoga practice or an established medical practice, or go on to pursue clinical study in Ayurveda.

Dr. Robert

Dr. Claudia




Dr. Anuradha

Experienced Faculty

Several decades ago, finding any information on Ayurveda and Haṭha Yoga in the Western world was a challenging task. However, today, we are confronted with a different dilemma. There is an abundance of educational resources available, making it overwhelming to identify trustworthy programs that are accurate, authentic, and well-organized.

It has taken Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. Claudia Welch, and Scott Blossom L.Ac. years to acquire, assimilate, practice, and structure the knowledge they are now presenting as a unified program. The strength of this course lies in its concise yet comprehensive delivery of profound, genuine information and expertise.

Together, Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svoboda possess over half a century of experience in practicing and teaching Ayurveda. They have taught a wide range of students, from those with no prior knowledge of Ayurveda to advanced students, practitioners, and medical doctors, covering introductory, advanced, and clinical materials.

Scott Blossom has been teaching about the integration of Haṭha Yoga and Ayurveda for more than twenty years. He presents the teachings on yoga practices in a way that is coherent with the teachings on Ayurveda so students can digest and integrate the material. Scott is a longtime faculty member at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and developed their Ayurveda and Yoga program.

Emily Glaser, RN is a lifelong student of Ayurveda and Jyotiṣa – the ancient Indian art of divination. Emily was trained by mystical doctors and healers who guided her to fine tune her capacity to perceive the many levels of reality that make up our human experience. Her whole-being enrichment approach to healing bridges the East-West paradigm.

Dr. Anuradha Choudry is a multilingual Sanskritist, she works in the areas of Indian/Yoga Psychology, Philosophy and Culture and is a resource person for national and international organizations.

Every faculty member in the course has been actively teaching or practicing in the field of Ayurveda or Yoga for at least a decade and brings a wealth of relevant experience to their teaching and facilitation.


Course Components

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Foundations of Āyurveda
Studies in Prana
Kitchen Alchemy

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This course may be a good option for you if:

  • You are new to Āyurveda and Yoga and are eager to embark on an extensive exploration of these disciplines. Your goal is to integrate them into your personal and family life or possibly consider incorporating Āyurveda or Yoga into your existing healthcare practice. This course is designed to be immersive.
  • While you are already acquainted with the course’s learning outcomes, you are keen to acquire fresh perspectives and insights, and perhaps revisit topics that you may not feel entirely confident about. You can achieve this by enrolling in the full course or selecting individual lessons that cater to your specific needs. It’s worth noting that even individuals who have completed rigorous two-year, in-person programs in Āyurveda have reported significant benefits and a deepening of their knowledge through this course.
  • The teachers bring a blend of traditional and innovative approaches to the material, which even experienced practitioners have found valuable. Below, you’ll find testimonials from students who have taken this course in various forms. This course has proven beneficial to those who have previously attended respected two-year schools and institutes specializing in Āyurveda.

One year from the start date of the program.

You will have additional access to the recordings of the course materials for six months beyond the end date of the course.

What is included-

  • 100+ hours of pre-recorded Ayurveda classes with 50 hours of weekly live support for the coursework
  • 51 hours of pre-recorded Yoga classes, lectures and Q&A with Scott
  • 25 hours of pre-reorded culinary classes and lectures
  • 10 hours of pre-recorded Sanskrit classes

Access to all the course materials is granted when you registeron the first day of the program.

$2700. If you pay in full, you get $200 off the course price, making it $2500

Yes. Payment plans available. We offer the flexibility of a 9 month payment plan.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for Embodied Ayurveda & Yoga, based on financial need. If you need assistance, kindly contact us, with a paragraph describing your need, and what you could afford. Kindly submit your scholarship request to [email protected]

The course is delivered through Kajabi, which is quite user friendly. Iif you need technical support with the website or course, please contact [email protected]..

No. This is a streamable video course.

There are quizzes and 2 exams in the Foundations of Ayurveda courses. A passing grade is required on those if you wish to receive a certificate. They are not tricky questions. All questions relate to the stated objectives listed for the course or are directly from the course material. A passing grade is 80%.

If you don’t want a certificate, you can skip the exams and quizzes.

Yes. Once you have successfully completed the course and passed the exams and quizzes, you will have the option to print out a certificate that will include your name, the name of this course and the number of course hours. Please download, save and print out your certificate before your access to the course expires. Even if you don’t want it now, you might want it later. If you don’t download your certificate before your access to the course expires, you can request it in the future but we may no longer have access to it and, even if we do, it takes some fiddling and time to get one for and to you, so there will be a $50 administration fee for this service.

At this time we are not pre-approved CEU providers for health care professions other than the field of Āyurveda. However, you will have your certificate of completion, which will provide the title of the course, your name, and course hours. This may or may not be sufficient for the organization requiring your CEUs. We encourage you to contact your organization to determine what we could do to support you getting CEU credits for the program. If there is additional documentation that you need, we’d be happy to support you with this for a nominal fee. What that nominal fee would be, depends on the documentation you would need. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about this.

Refunds may be granted under the following conditions:

  • You have canceled your enrollment within seven days of purchase.
  • You have faced significant technical difficulties preventing you from accessing the course, and we are unable to rectify the issue.

To seek a refund, please contact [email protected], detailing your purchase and the reason for the refund request. We will review your request and notify you of our decision as promptly as possible.

This course is eligible for PACE continuing education credits and can be applied to our partner organizations

Laws differ, not only from country to country, but often between states, provinces, or other localities. We are unable to provide information about the laws where you reside. Laws and regulations change or are updated frequently, and we are unable to keep current on that information. Each of us needs to educate ourselves about the laws that apply in our own location, and determine if and how our chosen subject or field can be practiced legally and safely there.

Just because an organization, school or online program or course may issue a diploma, certificate of completion, or a degree in a particular subject, it may not come with legal recognition. 

If you are a citizen of the United States, for example, there are currently no recognized governmental legal requirements for being an Ayurvedic practitioner or provider. However the practice, or indeed even the advertising to practice of any type of healthcare is regulated in every state no matter whether it is conventional healthcare or one of the many complementary and alternative disciplines, like Ayurveda. The regulations vary widely from state to state and penalties for illegal practice can be grave. There are only a few states where the individual practice of Ayurveda is allowed under certain conditions. Please take the time to educate yourself as to the regulations for healthcare practice in the state you intend to practice in.

While not legally recognized, one of the current standard-setting organizations in the US is the National Āyurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). They have designated and set educational requirements for three levels of Āyurvedic professionals, in order of increasing educational requirements and scope of practice: Āyurvedic Health Counselor (AHC), Āyurvedic Practitioner (AP), and Āyurvedic Doctor (AD). 

If you are a US citizen  interested in an educational path that meets NAMA’s professional requirements, it is important to first know what each level signifies. In particular, you should be aware of the difference in scope of practice for each level. It is neither practical nor effective for us to stay up to date with changing policies and requirements for NAMA.  For more information about NAMA defined professional levels, educational requirements, or requirements, please consult NAMA.

Ayurvedic Certification: What do you want & need?

Each of our online courses provides you with a Certificate of Completion, indicating the date you took the course and passed the final examination. If you are considering the study of Ayurveda, you may be thinking about what you want to do with this Ayurvedic education or certificate. For example: incorporate it into your life for personal reasons, incorporate it into a yoga practice, counsel people on lifestyle and diet issues or work towards full clinical training. Each one of these goals would be best served by varying courses of action. 

Applying our courses towards certification in one of NAMA’s Levels of Ayurveda Professionals:

No matter where you live or what your goals, our Embodied Ayurveda and Yoga online course provides a solid foundation. While it is natural to incorporate what we learn into our lives, and to want to share it with others, it is important to have sufficient knowledge, education and training– through at least the National Āyurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) “Āyurvedic Health Counselor” (AHC) level, before providing Ayurvedic health counseling to others. While our Embodied Ayurveda & Yoga course is an intensive, in-depth course on the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and Yoga, if you are interested in working clinically or offering consultations or teaching yoga, it is important to study Ayurveda and Yoga in greater depth.

If you would like to use this course, or our other classes as part of your education towards one of  NAMA’s three levels of certification, here’s how that could work:

  • If you are looking for AHC level certification, you can take our online courses and then go on to complete your requirements through an institution we’ve partnered with that not only will accept our credits as transfer credits, but that provides further education within a program that is NAMA-recognized for providing education up to at least the AHC level. If you would like a list of our partner institutions, kindly contact us. Some of those institutions are NAMA recognized. If you find a school or institution to which you would like to transfer our credits but that school is not on our list of partner institutions, you could provide them a list of objectives covered in our classes (you can find these on the landing pages for those courses on this website, and inquire from them if they would transfer our credits in. If we don’t have any partner schools for the AP or AD levels, or don’t have any you are interested in, you could check NAMA’s website for lists of schools that do offer that level of education and approach those schools to see if they would be willing to transfer in our courses. (Please check with the school you are interested in transferring into to make sure they are NAMA-recognized if that is important to you, and that they will accept the credits of the course you wish to take with us.)

NAMA PACE continuing education: If you are already a NAMACB board certified professional, you may be interested in taking courses that count towards your PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) requirements to maintain your board certification. To see if one of our courses may qualify for PACE credits, kindly check with NAMA regarding how to determine that. Some of our courses may be more than 28 hours long but NAMA may only provide 28 PACE credits for them. This is because, at the time of this writing, for any given course in a 2-year cycle, 28 credits is the maximum amount awarded by NAMA.

It might be worth noting that many students and practitioners of Ayurveda that have previously covered the objectives taught in our Embodied Ayurveda & Yoga course have found it very useful to review or be introduced to the perspective on these objectives that this course offers. 

We are aware it can be daunting to figure out what you need to study, how you might be able to do it in a way that works for you within your local regulations, and that inspires you. You can join programs or institutions that already have all the programs, credits and classes required for NAMACB or some other board certification (we are not one of those programs) or you can choose some courses and credits from one source (like ours) and some from another (like from our partner institutions). Whichever way you choose, you are a pioneer charting a course for your life and education. Maybe it entails picking up your life and moving somewhere, or maybe you do part of it from your living room. It can be courageous and fun (and, yes, possibly sometimes tedious) to figure out what combination of online or in-person programs, which country (countries) you may want to study in and what direction appeals to you. Once you have a solid theoretical background, we highly recommend in-person clinical training under the supervision of experienced physicians of Ayurveda. Vaidyagrama, one of our partner institutions, can provide that. Just contact them if you would like to know more about that.

We wish you all success.

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