Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification Program

We are delighted that you are interested in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) Europe program. This program  will be given by Kerala Ayurveda Academy. The faculty teams are Ayurvedic doctors (BAMS or Master/Ayurveda or Phd/Ayurveda) who live in the USA or in India. Founder of Shankha, July Huang, an Ayurvedic doctor in training, is your local contact and program mentor in Norway Europe.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification Program is also the first year of the Ayurvedic Practitioner Certification Program(in total 2.5 training years) and Ayurveda Doctor Certification Program(in total 5 training years) given by Kerala Ayurveda Academy.


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 studying path in the Ayurvedic field. You are welcome to schedule a brief discussion via phone call or zoom: info@shankha.no / +4745810618

SAMPLE AHC CLASS (Formerly titled AWC) 

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

Topic: KAA 101 AM Session - Essence of Ayurveda

Start Time : Oct 27, 2018 10:48


View AHC Class



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.


General Format 

The AHC program consists of: 

→ 1 Year – 600 Total Hours 

→ 11 Weekend Intensives – Live Streamed* 

→ 25 Recorded Virtual Classes - Live Streamed**

→ Online Recorded Lectures & Assignments 

→ 3-Day Practical Immersion – In-Class ***

*Weekend Intensives are all live streamed from India and recorded for later viewing. Internet connection required. 

**Virtual Classes are previously recorded and live streamed with live mentor interaction and support

The AHC program starts October 8, 2021. Please find the AHC class schedule attached below.

*** 3-Day Practical Immersion will be given in Vanvikan/Trondheim, Norway after the last weekend intensive in 2022.

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, please click here to learn more. The course can be taken online and costs $150.


AHC Fall 2021 Tuition and Payment Plans*

We offer several payment plan options:

Tuition for the program: $7,500

Pay-in-Full Discount: $7,300  - $200 savings

Bi-Annual Plan: 2 payments $3,750

12 monthly: $650 per month

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 centers, 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



You can do online enrollment directly here >> 
Or contact us for more information : info@shankha.no / +4745810618