International Accreditation Authority

Virtual Training and Hands-on Practicum Program

Virtual clinical training:

20 webinars, each 5 hours, total 100 hours

Time: 1:30 pm – 6:30 PM EST

Practical Hands-on Training at Ayurveda Wellness Center, Coopersburg (Near Allentown), Pennsylvania

Tuition: $3500 includes tuition, webinars, clinical practicum with meals, conference registration with meals.

 Excludes travel expenses and accommodation.

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: 200 hours of yoga, meditation, allied health professional training is required.

Outlines of Training

Virtual Webinars on Various topics - 20, each 5 hours total 100 hours

Client assessment and case presentations - 25, each 2 hours total 50 hours

Followup client assessment and case presentations - 10, each 1 hour total 10 hours

Practical hands-on training in Pennsylvania - 7 days, each 10 hours total 70 hours

Projects, community reach, conference - 200 hours

Home study and documentation - 220 hours

Questions & Answers session - 150 hours

Yoga, allied health training (Pre/co requisite) - 200 hours

Webinar Schedule

Overview of ALC Program and review and protocols

History and Philosophical and Spiritual aspects of Ayurveda  (Samkhya Philosophy) 

Dosha and clinical explanation 

Sub Doshas and clinical explanation

Dhatus and clinical explanation 

Malas and clinical explanation 

Agni and Importance and clinical explanation 

Aama and simple home detoxification 

Importance of Food and Nutrition 

Daily Routine and clinical application 

Seasonal Routine and clinical application 

Satva, Rajas and Tamo Gunas and clinical application 

Personal, Social and Industrial Hygiene, and Communicable diseases 

Koshas and clinical application 

Ayurvedic Psychology and clinical application 

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy 

Dosha Balancing Yoga postures and Breathing Techniques 

Ayurvedic Home Remedies 

Quantum Breath Meditation, Relaxation and Subtle therapies 

Business Aspects and Quizzes and Q & A session 

ALC - Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Certification, provided by International University of Yoga and Ayurveda, Florida, USA. This training program is based on the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) Benchmarks for training in traditional / complementary and alternative medicine: benchmarks for training in Ayurveda & Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), New Delhi, India. (Reference Number: D.O. NO. 480 /Adviser (Ayurveda) / 2009, May 1st, 2009), and is approved by  Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), Inc. 

Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and literally means science of life. It is an approach to living in harmony with the universe, the seasons, and nature in order to achieve optimum health. Developed around 1500 BC, this ancient science is built on solid theoretical and experiential foundations, which provide a profound understanding of the physical and biological laws that govern human physiology.

The Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant (ALC) Certification Program is a 1000-hour course, divided into three modules, which take place over a period of 4 months and include classroom training and home study.

This course is offered as a precursor to advanced training in our Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP).

This program will provide 150 hours of classroom training, 24 hours of webinar instruction, 30 hours of education at an ayurveda conference, and 96 hours of home study, quizzes, assignments, and projects, complying with the requirements of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Certificate Course as outlined by  Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Inc. (AAPNA).


Completion of certification in a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour Teacher Training or any other health professional training to ensure understanding of basic fundamental principles of ayurveda, yoga and health.

Upon completion of this certification course, participants will -

  • Know the basic principles of ayurveda and how to apply these principles and practices to their own lives.
  • Be able to make recommendations to clients regarding modifications in their lifestyles, exercise routines, yoga practices and nutrition according to their individual constitutions to restore balance to their lives.
  • Be eligible to apply these credits toward the upcoming Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) course to be offered in 2018-19 (CAP requires a total of 1000 hours of ayurvedic study and a clinical internship in India).
  • Be eligible to apply these credits toward becoming a Registered Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Inc. (AAPNA). Yoga Therapy Certification will be as determined by International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Yoga Alliance (YA).

Webinar Topics:

ALCW 1 - Doshas and their practical significance

ALCW 2 - Concept of Agni and Ama and application in practical setting

ALCW 3 - Daily and seasonal routine for healthy living

ALCW 4 - Dhatu and their practical significance

ALCW 5 - Srotas and their practical significance

ALCW 6 - Malas and their practical significance

ALCW 7 - Prana, Ojas, Tejas and their importance for health

ALCW 8 - Eating out on road, food incompatibility

ALCW 9 - Digestion and properties of spices

ALCW 10 - Six tastes and  importance and effects of tastes on emotions

ALCW 11 - Physiology of sleep and sleep hygiene

ALCW 12 - Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda

ALCW 13 - Ayurvedic Psychology 

ALCW 14 - Mudras, chakras, koshas and kundalini

ALCW 15 - Understanding of Basic Medical Astrology

ALCW 16 - Understanding of Basic Vastu (Architecture)

ALCW 17 - Spiritual Aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga

List of Webinars and Questions
  1. Concept of Agni and Ama and application in practical setting
  2. Dhatus and their practical significance
  3. Srotas and their practical significance
  4. Malas and their practical significance
  5. Prana, Tejas, Ojas their importance in health
  6. Eating out on the road, food incompatibility
  7. Digestion and properties of spices
  8. Six tastes and importance and effects of tastes on emotions
  9. Physiology of sleep and sleep hygiene
  10. Yoga therapy and Ayurveda
  11. Mudras, chakras, koshas and kundalini


The total numbers of questions are given to the ALC students are 70.  Students are responsible to all the questions in detail.



1. Explain the main function of Agni

2. Which Agni pertains to the 7 tissues? Name the 7 tissues.

3. Explain Tikshna Agni: causative factor, its symptoms, tongue color, emotional imbalances and disorders

4. Explain Ama - include what it is, its signs, its symptoms, its effects

5. What are the reasons for Ama accumulating in the body?

6. How can you reduce or 'manage' Ama?



1. Briefly explain what the dhatus do ?

2. Explain Sara and Kitta.

3. Explain Rasa Dhatu - include inter-relation with Kapha, formation, classification, elements, Rasagni, treating Rasa Dhatu

4. Explain Asthi Dhatu - include inter-relation with Vata, formation, classification, elements, Asthiagni, treating Asthi Dhatu 5. What element of Shukra Dhatu makes it different from the other dhatus?



1. Describe ' Srotas'.

2. List and explain the Internal Srotas.

3. List and explain the External Srotas.

4. What colors are the srotas?

5. How many parts does a srotas have? What are they called?

6. What are the functions of the Srotas?

7. What is the practical significance of Srotas?



1. Explain the concept of Mala.

2. Explain the formation of Mala.

3. Explain Ahara Mala and Dhatu Mala.

4. Explain the practical significance of Mala and why it is important to eliminate waste products.

5. What are some of the symptoms of Ama in the body?

6. What is a good daily routine?



1. Explain Prana, Tejas & Ojas in terms of Primal Life Force, Inner Radiance, Primal Vigor.

2. Explain the functional aspects Prana, Tejas & Ojas in the 4 systems (nervous system, reproductive system, endocrine system, immune system)

3. What are the Ojas disorders?

4. How can you balance Prana, Tejas & Ojas?

5. Why is it a good idea to meditate before working with a patient?



1. What should you consider before eating out on the road?

2. What are the 8 factors when regarding food?

3. What are the eating rules of Ayurveda?

4. Explain what each dosha should choose in a restaurant, include spices and food types.

5. What is the first reaction on the body when eating foods which are incompatible?

6. Give some examples of incompatible foods.

7. Give some examples of diseases caused by incompatible foods. 8. Give some examples of signs of incompatible foods.

9. What can you do to alleviate/reduce the effects of these poor combinations?



1. What season are the heating spices best for? What would be the reason for this?

2.What is Fenugreek good for?

3.What properties does Turmeric have?

4. Which tastes (rasa) reduce Vata, Pitta, Kapha?

5. Which tastes are drying and which tastes are moistening?

6. Which tastes have a Pungent Vipaka?



1. Explain which tastes decrease which dosha.

2. Where are the tastes located on the tongue?

3. Choose 3 tastes and discuss their elements, their properties, which dosha(s) they pacify, some food examples of the taste, and their psychological effects.

4. How many effects does virya have and what are they?

5. How do Black Pepper an Long Pepper differ?

6. Can you explain Prabhava?



1. What are some acceptable indications of day sleep?

2. If one does not sleep properly during the night for a specified period, how much time should they sleep during the day to make up for it?

3. Why is it unhealthy to sleep during the day?

4. What are some methods to induce good sleep?

5. What happens in a 90-minute sleep cycle?

6. What are some practices to overcome insomnia?



  1. What is Yoga?
  2. What are the similarities between yoga and ayurveda?
  3. Who is the father of yoga and how many limbs are there?
  4. What are the benefits of practicing yoga?
  5. Explain how a Vata, Pitta and Kapha person each should approach practicing yoga.
  6. What is Pranayama?
  7. Explain what pranayama exercises a Vata, Pitta and Kapha person should practice.



1. What are Mudras?

2. What types of Mudras are there and why are they important?

3. What di Vaidya Priyatarssini Balamurugen say about the importance of meditation?

4. What can you access by practicing Mudras and why?

5. What are Koshas and which ones do we usually operate in?

6. What di Vaidya Priyatarssini Balamurugen say the significance of the Chakras is?

7. Why should the Kundalini be raised?