Frequently Asked Questions


1- How much time does it take to complete Ayurveda Counselor?
Ayurveda Counselor is 600 hours, and, it takes 12-13 months to complete Ayurveda Counselor online. If you are opting for Hybrid with some in-person mentorship, it may take longer.

2- Are you recognized by Ayurveda Accreditation Commission?

Yes, we are recognized by the Ayurveda Accreditation Commission. (Scroll down to see the recognized programs listed on their website)

3-I want to take the NAMA Certification board exam. Does your school prepare me for this

Yes, our course curriculum does prepare you for the exam to a certain extent. You still need to study on your own. Do note that in order to take the NAMA certification exam, they may require you to take in person classes. (30 percent of in-person contact hours are mandatory in order to qualify for NAMA membership or exam).

4-Can I continue my studies after Ayurveda Counselor?
Yes, once you have completed the 600 hours Counselor certification, you can apply for the 900-hour Ayurveda Practitioner. This is a 16-18 month time frame. The total hours required by NAMA for those wanting to take the NAMA are 1500 hours for Ayurveda practitioners.

5- How long does it take to finish the course?

We offer two tracks. Online only track and Hybrid track. If you wish to take the NAMA exam, then we advise the students to choose the Hybrid track. The hybrid track requires 180 hours of in-person mentorship/internship and may take up to 14-15 months to finish. Online only finishes within 12-13 months.

6-Do you offer any internships?

Yes, we offer internships both via in-person and online track.

Students have to CHOOSE the option of the ONLINE track or HYBRID track. The online track is discounted to a thousand dollars and can be done completely online without zero traveling. This track lasts apx 12-13 months. NAMA certification board requires 180 hours of in-person classroom instruction under an instructor as per NAMA standards. This track can last 14 months or so.(If you cant travel, you can also choose an externship option-talk to us directly about that)

The hybrid track is not discounted.


Online track students complete their internship via video conferencing. The student logs in and observes during a presentation of a client encounter, or, a live appointment via zoom or Microsoft Teams with a client. Students may also observe other students/teachers conduct these appointments, or discuss paperwork. There are a total of 6 terms. Each term has different requirements for what the online student is required to do. Students get a discounted rate compared to Hybrid track. (There is a discount of $1000 for online only students bringing the tuition fees to a very affordable 13 or 14 monthly payment)

7 - Can an online track person attend in person day

Yes, it is possible only if we have space available. The online student can attend for a rate of $100 per day provided we have availability. (1 internship day is 8 hours minimum. So, if you attend half a day-it will be $50. If you attend 2 days it will be $200 and so on)


For students who choose to do hybrid track-they attend online classes and also attend in-person internships. Students must RSVP and let us know in advance they are coming so we can hire an appropriate location. Internship in person costs $1000 which includes all internship days spread over 14 months, however if you miss even one weekend or session, you have to make up for that session which can increase the time duration of hybrid track sometimes. If you miss a day, you can make up either by attending online or in person. Do note that if you are planning to take the NAMACB exam-they require a certain number of in person hours.

Hybrid track students attend online classes, and, then travel to Austin on the scheduled internship dates. This track costs extra compared to the online track. The internship dates usually are from 9 am to 6 pm each day.

Students are informed of the internship location and time beforehand so they can book a hotel etc. Students have to book their own accommodation and travel expenses.

8 - Can I switch from Hybrid to online?

You can sign an addendum that you are switching and the pro-rated fees for internship days attended will be $100 per day. So, if you have attended 3 days-you'd owe a balance of 300.

9-What is the Tuition 2021-2022

Total Fees for monthly payment for the ONLINE track is $3910.
Full payment in an advance discount for ONLINE Track is $3553
Total Fees for monthly payment for the HYBRID track is $4910.
Full payment in the advance discount for Hybrid $4553.

10 - Can the students choose which classes to attend

Classes are FIXED either on Saturday OR on Sunday and some weekdays. Students cannot pick and choose. Each term has different sessions.

For example:

Term 1, Term 2 Sessions
Thursday evening 7 pm- 8.30 PM
Sunday mornings 8 am- 12-noon app.
Internship weekends- 9 am to 6 pm- (Last weekend of the month)

Term 3 and Term 4 Sessions
Saturday mornings. 8 am - 12 noon
2 day Term 3 may only have Saturday mornings. Please check the calendar. (Begins from November)
Internship weekend 9 am to 6 pm- (Last weekend of the month*)

*Not every month has an internship weekend. For example, July or December-there is no internship. This may vary from cohort to cohort.

11- Is your distance education on rolling admission (begin anytime)?

No its not. Classes for professional Ayurveda programs start three times a year.

12 - Can I transfer credits into the program?

Yes, you can transfer credits up to 100 hours into the program. You must show proof of prior education and training in order to request a credit transfer. This reduces a student's class/homework time and gives them a cost-benefit as well.

13-Can I still attend the classes for the course I got credit for?
Technically by transferring credits, a student has opted out of the course and not signed for it. A student cannot attend classes for a course they did not sign up, or, paid for. Once a credit is transferred, a student cannot attend classes in that unit of the course and will not be given access to Canvas materials.

14- Attendance Policy

What is Cumulative Attendance for ONLINE course?

Ayurveda Counselor ONLINE track attendance is not calculated in a traditional format. The class hours are completed

1. Attending live classes via zoom in real-time. The teacher(s) mark the attendance, or, it is marked with our system.
2. Watching recorded classes in your own time. The system automatically marks it as complete via Video tracking.

2. Reading in your own time on our Learning management system and any reading or activity done on the learning management system marks it automatically completed
2. Reading your course material and books and marking it on the workspace. This is marked complete by the system.
3. Discussions on the forums with your peers. Attendance is automatically marked by the system.
5 Finishing assignments, and, quizzes. Marked complete by the system, or, the teacher.
6. Attending the onsite internship in Austin, Texas. Or, watch it online.
7. Internship attendance is counted by a number of client encounters observations (recorded by school) and a number of client encounters and the time spent (by the students).

15- What if I am not able to attend a live online class? Is there a makeup class

We have two types of makeup classes. A regular makeup class is when you miss a live session. When you are not able to attend, you can watch the class recording, and, then email or call us with your questions. For some topics, you may be asked to finish a written assignment to prove that you have understood.

Please note that not all classes are recorded. Class quizzes are given at end of the quarter, or, client encounters may not be recorded. In that case, you may have to take the quiz at another time or schedule an offline time to present your client encounter.

16- What is a remedial make up class?

Remedial makeup class is especially meant for students who are not passing the course, or, are not demonstrating satisfactory progress, Or, late by more than 30 days in the submission of assignments may be asked to do remedial work. Or, If a student requires extra tutoring or makeup classes in different subjects these may be given at $10 per hour. For in-person internship, make up is charged at $100 per internship day (8-10 hours)

17- Can I repeat a course?
A student who is enrolled and needs to repeat one course only, due to attendance purposes, or, because they are failing a class may do so for a flat fee of $100 for administration charges.

18- Can I get some extra tutoring?

Or, If a student requires extra tutoring, or makeup classes in different subjects these may be given at $10 per hour.

Withdrawal Policy

You can withdraw from the classes by writing an email to the OFFICIAL email address, and, then copying the email and also sending it to us via post. Last day of withdrawal is considered either the last day of attendance of a live session and/or last day you logged in to Canvas LMS and Slack. Do note that you cannot withdraw by sending a text or DM via slack or Instagram. You must write an email of withdrawal to the official email address of the school.

A student who has not attended for 8 consecutive weeks, nor logged into Canvas LMS will be automatically terminated by the school.

Leave of absence
You can request a leave of absence if you will be traveling. The length of the leave has to be under 8 weeks. You will be required to make up all the live sessions you missed.