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Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification Program

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Shankha Ayurveda is delighted that you are interested in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) Europe program offered by



Founder of Shankha, July Huang, is an Ayurvedic Doctor in training with years of experience in Ayurveda and yoga in Europe. July has been studying at Kerala Ayurveda Academy since 2018  and you can read more about July’s background here >>

Due to the high interest in Ayurvedic learning, it’s our missions to bring authentic teachings to the European community. Students can study both online and in person with the support of  July, your local contact and program mentor in Norway, Europe.


The 600 hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) certification program is open to all levels - no prior Ayurvedic training is required. It is also the first level of the Ayurvedic learning path offered by Kerala Ayurveda Academy, which includes a level II Ayurvedic Practitioner certification program (1.5 years) and Ayurveda Doctor certification program (2.5 years). The AHC faculty are Ayurvedic Doctors (BAMS, Master/Ayurveda or Phd/Ayurveda) residing in the USA and India.

In Europe, every country has its own rule regarding Ayurvedic service providers., July has been working in Switzerland and Norway and will help you to build your own learning path in the Ayurvedic field. You are welcome to schedule a brief discussion via phone or Zoom: / +4745810618 


The following is a recording of an AHC class so you can get an idea of our program: 

Topic: Essence of Ayurveda

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The Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) certification program is based on the first goal of Ayurveda— Swasthasya Swasthya Rakshanam - to preserve the health of a healthy person. Students will gain the tools necessary to restore and preserve health and prevent disease. These tools include a comprehensive nutritional education (Ahara), daily routines and practices to maximize health (Vihar), as well as a clear understanding of the mind and thought processes (Vichara) and their relationship to well-being. Upon successful completion of the AHC course you will be awarded an Ayurvedic Health Counselor certificate.

All of the training classes are live streamed and recorded, so online students are able to tune into a live class and interact with fellow students and faculty.

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For detailed information on course curriculum, faculty, tuition and payment plans, our academy policies and frequently asked questions,

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General Format 

The AHC program consists of: 

→ 1 Year – 600 Total Hours 

→ 11 Weekend Intensives – Live Streamed* 

→ 11 Group Mentoring Sessions - Live Streamed

→ 7-Day Practical Immersion – In-Class **

→ 1-Day Clinical Practicum - Live Streamed

→ Online Recorded Lectures & Assignments

* Weekday Intensives are all live streamed from the USA or India and recorded for later viewing. Internet connection required.

** 7-Day Practical Immersion will be hosted in Trondheim, summer 2024.

AHC Prerequisite

A copy of a high school diploma or equivalent (or higher education degree) or transcript is a prerequisite to the program 

AHC Anatomy & Physiology Corequisite 

In alignment with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association's competencies for level I Ayurvedic Health Counselors, we require 72 hours of anatomy and physiology training for AHC graduates. If you have previously fulfilled this requirement, you can submit your transcript. 


If you need to complete it, we offer a partner course online. It is not required to complete the course prior to beginning the AHC program, and can be taken either prior to, or in conjunction with the AHC program. As a co-requisite, it must be completed for certification. If you are invested in taking this course. The course can be taken online and costs $150.

AHC Autumn 2023 Tuition and Payment Plans*

USD7,500- and payment plans are available. 

What is special about studying with KAA:


  • We offer an authentic, comprehensive Ayurvedic education rooted in Kerala, India, the birthplace of Ayurveda, it is where science has been best-preserved for 5,000 years.

  • We are a "seed to table" Ayurvedic company with deep roots in India: Kerala Ayurveda Academy USA is part of a larger organization based in India that offers educational programs, clinics, wellness centres, hospitals, resorts, products and cutting-edge research.

  • Our Director, Dr. Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath is a Kerala native from an Ayurvedic family, and he imparts the same traditions he grew up studying to our course curriculum and within his teachings and interactions with students.

  • Our faculty is top notch, including primarily Indian doctors with 10-30 years of experience.

  • We're committed to advanced education in the U.S. and India - we offer levels I, II and III Ayurvedic certifications, several short programs in continuing ed that are NAMA-approved “PACE” programs (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education). Our clinical internship requirements can be completed in the U.S., though we also have an India Internship opportunity at our own India-based clinics for students who wish to study in the heart of Ayurveda.

  • We offer the most generous alumni benefits you will find! We wish to welcome students into the Kerala family and support our students' continued learning - our students are for life. Alumni receive continued access to course content and several discounts on select programs, Ayurvedic therapies at our Wellness Center in Milpitas, CA, Ayurvedic consultations - which is also extended to family members, and products



Applications is now open for the spring 2023 program!



Contact us for more information: / +4745810618


Hear the inspiring stories of Kerala Ayurveda Academy’s students and alumni!

“In 2007 I knew for sure that Ayurveda was something I wanted to pursue on a much deeper and more informed level. I also knew that I wanted to be in a program that honored the ancient texts and yet made the information accessible for modern day application. After researching various academic options, Kerala Ayurvedic Academy was exactly the balance I was seeking…. The staff and instructors truly care about you as a person and future practitioner. Your success and increasing knowledge is part of their passion as they are aware you will impart this healing in your community. This community minded approach that Kerala Ayurveda Academy embodies makes the experience as a student unique and vital…. If you are looking for a place to learn in a systematic and comprehensive manner, while also being approached in a compassionate and clear way, Kerala Ayurvedic Academy is the place to start (or continue) your Ayurvedic Journey.” -Heather Van Dam


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