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International Accreditation Authority

2018 Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Certification
1000 hours training

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.

April 6 – 8, 2018 – Conference on Women’s Health, Allentown, Pennsylvania

April 9 – 15, 2018 – Hands- on Training in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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

Webinars – 5 hours each – 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm (EST)

Jan 28, 2018

Overview of ALC Program and review and protocols

Feb 4, 2018

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

Feb 11, 2018

Dosha and clinical explanation 

Feb 18, 2018

Sub Doshas and clinical explanation 

Feb 25, 2018

Dhatus and clinical explanation 

Mar 4, 2018

Malas and clinical explanation 

Mar 11, 2018

Agni and Importance and clinical explanation 

Mar 18, 2018

Aama and simple home detoxification 

Mar 25, 2018

Importance of Food and Nutrition 

Apr 6 – 8, 2018

Conference in Allentown, Pennsylvania – Women’s Health

Apr 9 – 15, 2018

Hands-on training in Pennsylvania (7 days) 

Apr 29, 2018

Daily Routine and clinical application 

May 6, 2018

Seasonal Routine and clinical application 

May 20, 2018

Satva, Rajas and Tamo Gunas and clinical application 

Jun 3, 2018

Personal, Social and Industrial Hygiene, and Communicable diseases 

Jun 10, 2018

Koshas and clinical application 

Jun 24, 2018

Ayurvedic Psychology and clinical application 

Jul 1, 2018

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy 

Jul 8, 2018

Dosha Balancing Yoga postures and Breathing Techniques 

Jul 15, 2018

Ayurvedic Home Remedies 

Jul 22, 2018

Quantum Breath Meditation, Relaxation and Subtle therapies 

Jul 29, 2018

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 International University of Yoga and Ayurveda and 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 International University of Yoga and Ayurveda (IUYA) and 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).

Core Faculty

Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla

Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MDAYURVED, LMT, Pennsylvania, USA is a classically trained Master Ayurvedic Specialist (Vaidya), licensed integrative bodywork and massage therapist, registered yoga instructor and certified Pranic healer who has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda worldwide since 1988. His passion and love for Ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of Ayurveda, including creating and implementing high quality education and training programs in the West. It is Shekhar’s mission to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of healing arts. Shekhar began his eight-year course of study in Ayurveda, first at Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh, India (1982-88) and then at Gujarat Ayurveda University in Gujarat, India (1988-91), where he earned his Doctorate Degree in Ayurveda. He is also a Licensed Integrative Bodywork and Massage Therapist (LMT) and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E.R.Y.T.-500) with the Yoga Alliance and an instructor of therapeutic Hatha Yoga, having completed training at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Center in India. Shekhar is also a certified Pranic Healer, a certified Reiki Healer and a certification in Energy Medicine. From 1992 – 1994, Dr. Shekhar worked as an Associate Professor at N.K.J. Ayurvedic College (Gulburga University), Bidar, Karnataka State, India. From 1994 – 2001, Shekhar has the opportunity to serve at Maharishi Vedic Schools and Universities in The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Trinidad, Guadeloupe, Jamaica (Caribbean Island), Colombia (South America), Canada, and the U.S.A. During his extensive travels, he delivered lectures and offered consultations on Ayurveda for health professionals and for the general public. He gave several newspaper interviews and radio talks on Ayurveda and was also interviewed on BBC’s Breakfast Television. Since 2002,  Dr. Shekhar has been the Founding Director of Ojas LLC, Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) (www.aapna.org). He is Founding Director of Global Ayurveda Conferences, LLC, USA. Shekhar served on the Board of Directors for National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) from 2005-2010. He has taught ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in the United States including University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Medicine & Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), Hershey Medical School, Jefferson Medical School, University of Penn Nursing School, and others. He was awarded the “Tathagat International Excellence Award 2011” in Dubai and received the award “Ayurveda Khandantara Sthapanacharya” Award for promoting ayurveda around the globe. He is on the editorial board for Light on Ayurveda Journal, MA, USA.

Dr. Vijay Jain

Vijay Jain, M.D. Florida, USA brings more than 30 years of experience in General Surgery and 10 years of focused study of integrative medicine to his engaging integration of traditional/Western medicine with ancient medicine and well-tried systems of healing from different cultures. He has studied mind/body medicine with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD; yoga therapy from Vivekananda Research Center in Bangalore, India; courses in Ayurveda medicine with Dr. Sunil Joshi in Nagpur, India; and courses in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil in Tucson, AZ.  In addition to his surgery practice, Dr. Jain lectures on Ayurveda principles and practices and how to create optimal health. Recently, he has become interested in the science of graceful aging as it relates to holistic practices. At present, Dr. Jain is the Medical Director of Mind Body Wellness Center and conducts all Panchakarma programs at Flaglar Beach, Florida. He is a founding director of International University of Yoga and Ayurveda. Dr. Jain is also Board member of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Inc. (AAPNA).

Online - Webinar Faculty

Dr. Ashlesha Raut

Ashlesha Raut, BAMS, MDAYURVED, Illinois, USA is a Consulting Ayurvedic Practitioner and Nutritional Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the field of ayurveda, healthcare and integrative medicine. She is a Registered Master Ayurvedic Specialist (RMAS). She earned the distinctive honor, a gold medal, for her thesis. Ashlesha completed her N.C. (Nutritional Consultant) and HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner) with high honors in the USA. She also completed her ‘Second Degree Reiki Program’ in the USA. Ashlesha has been presented with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America award of “Charaka” in recognition of her excellence in teaching ayurveda. Presently, she is a Director of Ayurveda at “Ayurveda For Healing” and “Main Street Yoga” where she practices ayurveda and is actively involved in promoting ayurveda globally.

Dr. Priyatassini Balamurugen
Priyatarssini Balamurugen, BAMS, MSc., DNYS, New Jersey, USA is a practitioner of ayurveda, marma, naturopathy, yoga & acupuncture and has successfully integrated all these systems in her practice for the past 15 years. She is faculty member at International University of Yoga and Ayurveda's psychology program. She presently serves as a Research Scientist at WISE (World Institute of Scientific Exploration), an organization for conducting, leading, and promoting groundbreaking scientific research and investigations in countries worldwide. She has presented papers and conducted workshops at universities like NJIT and written articles on ayurveda, ojas and conscious living. She is also a master and instructor in Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY), a scientific system of conscious living directed towards individual peace, leading to world peace, which she learnt directly from her guru, Vethathiri Maharishi over the last 20 years.
Dr. Dhanada Kulkarni

Dhanada Kulkarni, BAMS, Texas, USA is the Owner, Founder and Director of Soham Ayur Yoga and an experienced health practitioner, ayurvedic specialist, master yoga therapist, vedic astrologer and vastu consultant. She has been very active in promoting ayurveda and other ancient Indian vedic sciences at various forums in the USA over the last 9 years. She serves on the boards of several organizations including AAPNA, Kalidas Sanskrit University of Maharashtra, India. She has been honored with many international awards including Jivaka, Patanjali & Dhanwantari. Dhanada has been an international keynote speaker, presenter and integrated medicine panel expert for many organizations.

Dr. Devika Deshmukh

Devika Deshmukh, BAMS, MDAYURVED, California, USA is a second generation vaidya whose parents, Drs. Ramesh and Shubhada Deshmukh, run the renowned Kerala Ayurvedic Clinic in 3 locations in Mumbai. Her MDAYURVED research thesis was “Comparative study on the effect of nasya karma and greeva basti with ksheera bala taila in greeva hundanam with special reference to cervical spondylosis”. While working as a consultant for Kerala Ayurvedic Clinic in Mumbai, she taught Panchakarma at the University of Mumbai. She has taught Panchakarma classes to the students of Middlesex University, United Kindgom and done research presentations at ayurvedic seminars in Karnataka and in national conferences.

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Sneha Kalaskar, BAMS, MDAYURVED, California, USA has completed her under graduation (R. A. Podar-Mumbai) and masters (I.P.G.T. & R.A.-Jamnagar) from top most institutes of India. Her main field of work is in subject Dravyaguna i.e. Medicinal plants and their pharmacology. She completed MD-Ayurveda research thesis on Patala and its comparative phytopharmacological study with one of its substitute. Her research has been published in different international journals like Universal Journal of Pharmacy (UJP), American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research (AJPHR) etc. She has actively held poster and oral presentations in different institutes during her education.
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Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, California, USA graduated from Pune University, India with a Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. She also trained at the Indian College of Naturopathy and qualified as a Yoga Instructor from the renowned Kaivalyadham University in India. She is also a Licensed Esthetician in the USA. Manisha has been teaching ayurveda and yoga for more than 20 years. She specializes in women’s and infant’s health, skin care and natural beauty treatments. She offers ayurvedic and skin care consultations, panchakarma, and diet and lifestyle consultations. In addition, she offers regular workshops on ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, skin care, panchakarma and herbal formulations. She is the published author of Ayurveda: A Quick Reference Handbook and Enchanting Beauty: Ancient Secrets to Inner, Outer and Lasting Beauty. Currently, she is a Director of Ayurvedic Healing, a faculty member at Chopra Center, Kerala Ayurveda, MERU and Mount Madonna Institute.
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Suhas Kshirsagar BAMS, M.D. (Ayurveda), Jyotish Brihaspati , California, USA is an internationally recognized leader in the ancient sciences of ayurvedic medicine & jyotisha, which emphasize a comprehensive body-mind-spirit approach to health & well-being.  He is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, experienced clinician, researcher & an insightful medical astrologer, who adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike. He is currently the Director of Ayurvedic Healing, an Integrative Wellness Clinic in Santa Cruz, California.
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Andhrika Kondeti, BAMS, CMT, Virginia, USA has been practicing Ayurvedic medicine for over eighteen years. Andhrika Kondeti is a highly experienced Ayurvedic specialist trained in India. After completing a five and half year degree program, she graduated with honors and worked in several hospitals in India. Her focus was dermatology, Internal Medicine and Gynecology. Subsequently, Andhrika set up her own clinic where she improved the quality of life for numerous patients suffering from allergies, arthritis, tension headaches, migraines, sinusitis, insomnia, obesity, psoriasis, ADHD, skin disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, stress and other chronic medical conditions. After moving to US, Andhrika completed certification courses as Nutritional Consultant and Master Herbalist programs.  Andhrika graduated as a Certified Massage Therapist from the American Institute of Healing Therapies, Inc. with honors. Her specialties include Ayurvedic massage and bodywork- head and foot massage, Ayurvedic facial, post- delivery massages, marma point therapy, Abhyanga and Shirodhara. Andhrika is passionate about the positive effects of Ayurvedic therapies on the body, mind and spirit. Presently she works as an Ayurvedic Consultant and Massage Therapist at the American Institute of Healing Therapies, Inc. Wellness Center. Andhrika is a classical Indian dancer, who loves to paint and spend time with her two lovely daughters.
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Gauri Junnarkar, BAMS, MS, RD, LD, CDE, RAAP, Texas, USA is the founder of ‘Ayurnutrition’, an integrative nutrition practice. She is an Ayurveda Specialist and a Registered/Licensed Dietitian. She earned her BAMS Bachelor of Ayurveda degree from the University of Mumbai. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Her expertise includes Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Nutrition and Diabetes education. She integrates Ayurveda principles with Nutrition in her daily practice. Ms. Junnarkar teaches nutrition courses to undergraduate students and works as a Certified Diabetes Educator at diabetes center in Dallas Fort Worth area. Ms.Junnarkar’s background in Ayurveda inspired her to do her master’s thesis research on “Dietary Curcumin (phytochemical in Turmeric) and its effect in Melanoma (skin cancer)”, which was selected at the national conference on Experimental Biology under “Diet and Cancer” and also at the Texas Dietetic Association conference. Ms. Junnarkar has given a number of presentations on Ayurveda to faculty and students at Texas Woman’s University and various dietitian associations in Dallas. She is a faculty member at International University of Yoga and Ayurveda. Ms. Junnarkar is a committee member for AAPNA (Ayurvedic Professionals of North America). She also writes articles on Ayurveda and nutrition.
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Samina Ahmad, MBBS, RAP, graduate of the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan with a Medical Doctor degree, she began her medical career as an Internal Medicine Physician in the Senior Gastroenterology Department . Later she accepted an appointment with the National Institute of Child Health.Thereafter, she started her own practice – Family Practice Health Care Clinic for Women and Children. Comparable to a Martha Stewart of Pakistan, for many years, Dr. Ahmad hosted television programs on healthful cooking, family issues and nutrition. She has graduated as a Health Counselor and qualified for national certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  She also received a certificate of completion for educational outreach from the Teachers College of Columbia University. Dr. Samina is a Chopra University certified Perfect Health Consultant and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach and runs her Wellness Center called ”Samina’s Wellness” in New York. She recently graduated as an Ayurvedic Practitioner from Amrit Yoga Institute and received her Associate in Ayurvedic Science degree from IUYA [International University of Yoga and Ayurveda ] she also received certifications from Green’s Ayurveda in Panchakarma Therapy and Massage, in Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking and Ayurvedic Advanced studies. Dr. Samina Ahmad is presently the Business Manager for Junoon,  a highly acclaimed, internationally renowned, Pakistani rock band that specializes in Sufi music promoting peace throughout the world. Samina, along with her husband Salman have launched their New York based NGO the Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative.
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Meenakshi Gupta, Texas, USA an Ayurveda Vaidya, trainer and teacher of international repute, pursued her MD-Ayurveda from The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India. She is a gold medalist and a highly accomplished ayurveda and panchakarma specialist. She has been practicing ayurveda for the last 18 years. Her expertise includes ayurveda, panchakarma, diet, lifestyle recommendations and ayurveda wellness education. She integrates ayurveda principles with ayurvedic diet and lifestyles in her daily practice. She has done 3 years of intense clinical research on ayurvedic herbs in enuresis & more than 6 years of research on ADHD and learning disabilities in children. Her research experience includes literacy research as well as clinical trials with ayurvedic herbs on enuresis,. She has more than 15 years of extensive international experience in design & delivery of ayurveda courses as Ayurveda Cosmetology, Ayurveda Herbology, Medical Yoga, and Panchakarma Therapy. She organizes regular workshops & courses on various topics of ayurveda and training workshops for hands on training in panchakarma courses. Meenakshi has more than 5 years of extensive teaching experience at ayurveda colleges in India and 18 years of clinical experience with ayurvedic herbs & panchakarma. She has authored several papers and writes a regular column in various e-magazines and health magazines, along with giving various radio talks & writing newspaper articles. She is a member of the fellowship Board of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and NAMA and a member of Research Method committee for Council for Ayurveda Research. She is also Co-Editor, Director of Ayurveda Mantra Magazine and Senior Editor of Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM).
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Indu Arora, ERYT, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist, Illinois, USA is the author of the books Mudra: The Sacred Secret and Yoga – Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision. Her teachings are deeply rooted in her philosophy: “Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but Self.” In her words, “I am Indu Arora, student for a lifetime. I would like to share with you the yogic and ayurvedic wisdom which brings simplicity to our complex lives. I am here to share with you that the answer to every query and conflict lies within us. Living in harmony with our inner nature and nature itself is the key to health. Health is not an objective but a holistic approach where body and mind are integrated with the inner self.”
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Prof. Deepak Bakshi, M.Arch, Iowa, USA is an adjunct professor at Hindu University. He holds a Master's degree in Architecture and Environmental Design. He is President of Vastu Green Building Studio, USA and Director of Vastu Green Building Institute, USA. He is also chairman of“Jyotirmaya Institute of Research and Learning”, Ahmedabad, India.  Mr. Bakshi has designed 245 custom homes, six temples and a dozen light commercial projects throughout the world. For the last 10 years, he has been providing Green Vastu workshops and certificate and diploma courses in South America and Asia. Mr. Bakshi received the Iowa Energy Leadership Award from the the state of Iowa, USA (1994) and the“Viswakarma Award” from AAPNA, Inc., USA (2010).
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Sushma Jakkula, BAMS, LMT, Florida, USA is the president and founder of Ojas Ayurveda in Tampa. She provides Ayurvedic consultations and Panchkarma therapies. She organizes regular workshops on various topics of Ayurveda. She has a bachelor’s Degree in Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from India. She graduated in 2002 from NTR University of Health Sciences and has been practicing since then. She has undergone

Panchakarma training at Amrutham Ayurveda Hospital Kerala, India and is a Certified Panchakarma Therapist. She is in YTT-200 and she is a licensed massage therapist. She is the professional member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). 

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.

Please send your answers to –

Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla – doctorshekhar@gmail.com



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?

Our Alumni Students
2017 Students
36. Linda Dearheart, Florida
37. Jennifer Guyton, Pennsylvania
38. Aruna Rao-Beg, New Jersey
39. Heather Scogin, Florida
40. Deepti Suri, Illinois
41.Yvette Troupe, Oklahoma
42. Luke Wilkinson, Florida
43. Michele Gallant, LMT, RYT, Massachussetts
44. Sarah D'Angelo, Texas
45. Antonio Andrade, MD, Florida

2016 Graduates

28. Jaime Bellintani, LMT, Florida
29. Andrea Raslila College, RYT, Florida
30. Heather Indu Eilering, RYT, Florida
31. Nagesh Kasam, Georgia
32. Jon K. Phebus, RYT, Maryland
33. Gloria E Ruiz, RYT, Florida
34. Aysha Tenouri, RYT, Florida
35. Katrina Toppano, RN, Mexico

2015 Graduates
20. Jeeta Saxena, PhD, Florida
21. Suepriya Saxena, RYT, Florida
22. Karol Mowery, RYT, LMT, Florida
23. Mohan Govindappa, RYT, Florida
24. Stephanie Testa, RYT, Florida
25. Ravinder Johal, RYT, Canada
26. Brian Kenealy, RYT, New York
27. Patti Sohini Wellen, New York

2014 Graduates
1. Michele Jain, RYT, Florida
2. Samina Ahmad, MBBS, New York
3. Andrea Bickhoff Benjaman, RYT, Jamaica
4. Effie Branton, MD,  Louisiana
5. Soraya Daguillard, RYT, Florida
6. Janice George, RYT, MSW, Ohio
7. Sandra Gergler, RYT, New Jersey
8. Jenney Hannah, LMT, RYT, Florida
9. Donna Herring, RYT, Florida
10. Julie Hillman, RYT, Rhode Island
11. Laura Mantey, Florida
12. Nicco D'Agostino, RYT, New York
13. Leonor Reales, Florida
14. Debra Pettinto Ross, RYT, North Carolina
15. Meredith Smith, RYT, Florida
16. Tom Stodghill, LMT, Florida
17. Jana Strickland, OT, Louisiana
18. Phi Troung, RYT, Luisiana
19. Michael Zimbelman, RYT, Florida