Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor

Course Description: The Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor is an six to seven month intense program continuing with a higher and deeper level of Ayurvedic care for prevention of disease, health management and treatment of symptoms. The program is designed to assist AWC graduates, building on their skills and training them in clinical aspects of a treatment process


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  • Ayurvedic anatomy-physiology, disease formation with advanced learning of the co-relationship between Agni (digestive fire) and Ama (toxins) will be the focus of this program.
  • Emphasis will be on competence with the assessments tools
  • Appropriate use, preparation and proprietary qualities of Ayurvedic herbs,  diets and natural factors along with psychological balance


Pre requisite: Ayurvedic Self & Community Care [ASCC] and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor [AWC]. Or students who have completed equivalent hours from another school or institution.

Tuition: $5,900 CAD plus applicable taxes.

Duration of  the Program: Six to seven months, depending on stat holidays etc. Alternate weekend classes and 1 weekday evening class to assist with case studies and practicals. In order to obtain certification, students must complete 20 case studies.

Hours of Study Breakdown: 500 Total Hours of which 240 hours are in class hours, 160 hours are independent clinical practice and 100 home study/reading for exam and clinical practices.

Application Process: Please click on Apply Now from the Status column below and download the application form. Attach all documents required with the application form and email us at or call us at 416 233 2049 to speak with our School Manager, Nahid Ameen.

Scope of Practice: Knowledge gained from this program can be applied when seeing clients. Recommendations for dietary changes/nutritional counseling, herbal supplements, Ayurvedic therapies and lifestyle changes can be provided. CAISH will guide students to acquire liability insurance as well as discuss the scope of practice in detail during class.

What’s Next?: Students who are awarded the AAWC certification can apply for Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist (APT) Program as well as Principles and Practices of Natural Medicine (PPNM) in order to obtain licensing through EBNMP Canada to practice professionally (private clinics etc.).

Total Hours Faculty Certification Dates Status
500 Hours
with Clinical Practice
Ismat Nathani, MSc, DNM
Bhavna Mehta, BAMS India, RNP
Certified as an
Advanced Ayurvedic
Wellness Counselor
October 2015 APPLY NOW

Determining Prakruti and Vikruti

Assessment & Prognosis in Ayurveda

Co relation between Dosha. Sub Doshas, Dhatu’s and Srotas

Agni, Ama and Malas – Advanced Learning

Advanced Review of Prana, Tejas and Ojas

Etiological Factors (Nidāna) – Causes of Disease

Pathogenesis (Samprāpti)

Rog & Rogi Parisksha [Assessments and Disease Management]

Chikitsa and Therapeutic Planning

Developing Counseling Skills


Case Studies: 20

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