Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program

Program Begins October, 2022
Led by Ayurvedic Doctor Allison Morse


                       Payment Plan Available of 3 Payments of $2,398         

Live Session Dates: 

October 8-9 | November 5-6 | December 3-4 

February 4-5 (via Zoom) | March 4-5 (optional Zoom or in person) | April 1-2  

May 1-5 (5 day Session) | June 3-4 | July 8-9 | August 12-13 

September 9-10 | October 7-8 | November 6-10 (5 day Session) 


Saturdays 8:30-5:30 and Sundays from 8:30–3:30

5 Day Sessions 8:30-4:00

Bi-Weekly Wednesday Virtual Classes by Zoom 4:00-6:00 pm 



Call the clinic to schedule a free call with our Program Director to learn more!



Wisdom and Practices of Ayurveda

At The Mahatma School of Ayurveda through The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, our Ayurvedic Health Counselor training is unique, as it is run under a Panchakarma clinic and taught by a group of highly skilled practitioners, that are also educators. Our faculty includes Ayurvedic Doctors and Ayurvedic Practitioners including a Naturopath, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and a Western trained M.D. 


Our clinic is known nationally for its offerings and we continue to share our experience through education.

While studying to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, you will continue to support your own self healing as you become trained professionally to help others realize their own self healing. 


This 14 month program will train you to have the scope of practice to meet one-on-one with clients and address general imbalances within the Ayurvedic paradigm. Ayurveda is distinctively profound in addressing the individual with simple, safe and effective remedies with the guidance of a well trained counselor.


Those who complete our program will be awarded a certificate of completion allowing you to sit for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) certification exam. Graduates who pass the exam and meet NAMA’s requirements, may choose to register with NAMA as a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC). Students may continue their studies through advanced training and become an Ayurvedic Practitioner or Ayurvedic Doctor.


“Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. There is part of me that just wants to sign up and do the whole thing again. Thank you for including the class chants, It added depth, ritual, and sacredness to our learning. A deep bow and a heartfelt “Namaste” to the your entire team. My heart is full.”


“You have done a brilliant job in your offerings of this program. I really appreciate your compassion and encouragement during these trying Covid times. Ayurveda was truly the medicine we needed.”


“I feel so blessed to have learned from your teachings. this program was amazing. I am sad for it to end but yet so grateful. thank you, thank you, thank you.”


“I think every teacher has been incredible and incredibly variant in qualities offered. I’d ask for nothing different, really…thank you so much!”


“Thank you for such a unique and deeply profound training. It has changed my life. I have never been in a program that has connected back to a lineage as deep as this one. Integrating Dr. Lad’s teachings and wisdom is sacred.”


“I really loved the program and wish I could register for the next level. I think the teachers all had depth of knowledge and experience, they were all approachable and I felt I got a rich learning experience. Thank you so so much!”


The program was appropriately vigorous and beautifully designed. I appreciated the way the material was built over time and the way we were asked to engage with the material in many ways through reading, listening, art, experimentation, and discussion.”


Live Program

An Ayurvedic Health Counselor graduate will be able to:

  • Perform health, nutritional and lifestyle consultations
  • Conduct group setting educational counseling sessions
  • Understand and assess a client’s prakruti/vikruti (unique body constitution)
  • Recommend dietary and nutritional guidelines based on prakruti/vikruti
  • Recommend yoga, pranayama and meditation practices
  • Recommend individualized Ayurvedic therapies and home remedies
  • Recommend daily, seasonal and life-cycle routines
  • Recommend basic herbal formulas, teas and spices to balance agni and reduce ama
  • Serve your community in the area of prevention and health promotion with a focus on diet and lifestyle
  • Educate, motivate and counsel individuals and groups in implementing the principles of Ayurveda into their lives

Program Highlights:

11 Live Weekend Sessions

2 Five Day Live Intensives

Bi-Weekly (2 hour) Virtual Classes

Personalized Clinical Mentorship

Hands On Training

Case Studies and Clinical Practice


Completion of one of the following programs or equivalent: 

  • * The Mahatma School of Ayurveda’s AIP (Ayurveda Integration Program) or Kripalu’s  Foundation of Ayurveda program or Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svoboda’s Foundation of Ayurveda Part 1 and Part 2.
  • * If you are not a graduate from our AIP, students must take an entrance exam with a passing grade of 70% or higher (proctored exam cost $45).
  • * High School Diploma or equivalent
  • * Prerequisites to obtain Certification from NAMA but not necessary to practice:
  • In order to obtain certification from NAMA student’s must pass the certification exam and take a 4 credit Anatomy and Physiology course (we recommend taking Anatomy and Physiology I online through Straighterline.com, the cost is $59)Bi-


The Mahatma School of Ayurveda’s Student Manual $55

Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume 1: Fundamental Principles, by Dr. Vasant Lad $40

Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume 2: A Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment, by Dr. Vasant Lad $50

Ayurveda and the Mind, by David Frawley $13

The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well, by Kate O’Donnell $18

Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridayam (3-volume set) $45

Optional but encouraged: Secrets of the Pulse, by Dr. Vasant Lad $20


Improve and Grow Your Practice!

Gain an understanding of how the underlying imbalances in the body’s energy systems can cause chronic health issues, which will help you guide your clients and students towards appropriate balancing and healing practices.

Learn from multiple leaders in the field of Ayurveda all within one program.

Create opportunities to collaborate with other colleagues in the healthcare field.

Learn personal care to help you better serve your professional life.

Use the hours from this program as a prerequisite to continue your studies. 


Will Include

History & Philosophy | Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology | Lifestyle Practices & Seasonal Routines | Pranayama and Meditation | Ayurvedic Psychology | Herbology | Home Remedies  Cleansing and Detoxification | Ayurvedic Nutrition   Women’s & Men’s Health | Sanskrit | Ancient Texts  Business/Ehtics | Pulse  | Case Studies



Allison Morse
Ayurvedic Doctor

Dr. Margrit Mikulis
Doctor of Ayurveda,
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Claudia Welch
Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Richard Powell
Ayurvedic Practitioner

Dr. Renee Rossi, M.D.
Ayurvedic Practitioner

Adena Bright
Ayurvedic Practitioner

Things to Know


• VSAC approved: Vermont Students only—apply for a grant. VSAC.ORG

• Application Process: Applicants will need to fill out a simple online application. Once payment is made the application needs to be filled out and you will receive confirmation shortly thereafter.

• Cancellation Policy: Once payment is made student’s have 30 days to withdraw and receive full credit refunded. After 30 days of the first payment there are no refunds.

• Absence: You may miss one weekend of the course and still continue the program and receive a Certificate of Completion.