Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor

Course Description:

Course Description: The Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor program is an intermediate 6 month in-depth transformational learning journey. The 6 month long program teaches a comprehensive Ayurvedic education and upon completion the students will be CAISH AWARDED as an Ayurvedic Counselor. Students will gain a strong knowledge of Ayurvedic philosophy, theory and principles incorporating the mind, body, spirit and senses for health and wellbeing.

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  • Study of Ayurvedic concepts of health and disease.
  • Understanding and determination of doshas (constitutions).
  • Practical application of Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle.
  • Be able to draw effective dietary plan and self-care recommendations.


Prerequisite: High School or pre-university or Yoga Training with ASCC program completion [or equivalent – 200 hour certification program in Ayurveda]

Tuition: $3,500 CAD plus applicable taxes.

Duration of  the Program: 6 months. Alternate weekend classes and 1 weekday evening class to assist with case studies and practical’s.

Hours of Study Breakdown: 300 Total Hours of which 240 are in class hours and 60 are home study/reading and independent case studies. In order to be certified students must complete 15 case studies.

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 admin@caish.ca 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 and provide them with a basic guideline using Ayurvedic knowledge (dietary and lifestyle changes). 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 AWC certification can apply for Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor program (AAWC) as well as Principles and Practices of Natural Medicine (PPNM) in order to obtain licensing through EBNMP Canada to practice professionally (private clinics etc.).

Students who are interested in Ayurvedic Therapies and body work can enroll in Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist Program (APT).

Total Hours Faculty Certification Dates Status
300 Hours Ismat Nathani, MSc, DNM
Jean Pierre Londono, BA, RYT
Sairupa Krishnamurti, BA
Certified as an
Wellness Counselor
March 2016

Wellness CounselorMarch 2016

History, Philosophy & Basic Principles of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology

Lifestyle Management

Ayurvedic  Herbology

Food and Nutrition

Diagnosis & Prognosis

Introduction to other allied Ayurvedic Therapies


Case Studies: 15

Click to check 2016 AWC schedule.

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