Programs offerred

Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga Academy (NAYA) provides comprehensive instruction in ancient Ayurvedic and Vedic healing practices through online courses. Our online workspace makes distance learning at an affordable rate available for adult learners.
Our mission is to promote alternative, spiritual and holistic wellness education via Ayurveda, an ancient system from India for balancing the mind and body. Ayurveda is a collection of complimentary, holistic and alternative lifestyle practices whose aim is to balance the mind and body through the use of herbs, spices, cooking, meditation, yoga and seasonal cleansing.

Our courses are comprehensive yet designed for adult learners and offer flexibility and affordability. Training delivery is experiential and blended. We use online web-conferencing, and open source Learning Management System to create our virtual learning environment

Professional Programs

Level 1- AYURVEDA COUNSELOR (600 Contact Hrs)

Level 2- AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER (600 Contact Hrs of Counselor +408 Contact Hrs=1008 Hrs)

Our Professional Ayurveda PROGRAMS ARE APPROVED AND REGULATED BY THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION, CAREER SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS, AUSTIN, TEXAS.

Ayurveda Counselor and Ayurveda Practitioner have been reviewed by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association). The two online programs Ayurveda Counselor and Ayurveda Practitioner fulfill NAMA requirements for the number of total study hours (contact hours) required for registering for a Professional Membership.

Graduates of the program should be able to sit for the qualifying examination for Ayurveda Counselor with NAMA.
Please note that Yoga Alliance and NAMA are not accrediting agencies. They review and approve the school curriculum guidelines, so students can get professional membership.

YOGA- Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours. The school is a member of Yoga Alliance register of yoga schools in USA.

THE YOGA PROGRAM OFFERED AT OUR SCHOOL IS NOT APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION, CAREER SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS, AUSTIN, TEXAS.

YOGA PROGRAMS

1. Foundation program - Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Level 1 (150 Hrs)
2. Yoga Teacher Training-200 Hrs
3. Yoga Therapy- Level 2 (100 Hrs)
4.Self Awareness through Ayurveda Yoga Therapy-24 hrs

Onsite Yoga Teacher Training workshops may be conducted in local yoga studios, and/or Radha Madhava Dham at Austin, and/or Soma Vida at downtown Austin. Yoga teacher training is 25% online, and, 75% onsite workshops every two weeks for 5-6 months. Yoga Therapy is online except for one weekend workshop at Soma Vida Yoga Studio in Austin.

What is NAMA? The National Ayurvedic Medical Association is the premier organization representing the Ayurvedic profession in the United States of America. Founded in 1998, the organization's purpose is to provide leadership within the Ayurvedic community and to promote a positive vision for Ayurveda and its holistic approach to health and wellness. Its mission includes preserving, improving, and promoting the science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of humanity by promoting and setting educational standards for institutions providing professional training in Ayurveda and in elaborating standards for the scope and practice of Ayurvedic healing.

Read more about NAMA http://www.ayurveda-nama.org/

Course Content

Course Content is based on Ancient Ayurvedic Scriptures and Texts such as Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Samagraha, Bhava Prakasha, Sharangadhara Samhita, Bhaishajya Ratnavali. and Madhava Nidan. Curriculum focus is on Yoga, Samkhya and Vedanta Philosophy.

Memberships, Approvals and History

The school was created by Monica B Groover and Henry Groover who wanted to offer Ayurveda certifications in an online format, using their skills in technical fields and Ayurveda combined. The idea was to offer an affordable program online, use latest online training software and tools, offer flexibility by eliminating need for travel by students, yet maintain the integrity of the curriculum.