Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor

The Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor program continues with higher and deeper levels of Ayurvedic care for prevention of disease, health management and treatment of symptoms. This 6 to 7-month program is designed to advance the learning and application of Ayurvedic care for Ayurvedic Wellness Educator program graduates or equivalent graduates, building on their skills and training them in clinical aspects of treatment processes.

Ayurvedic anatomy-physiology and disease formation with advanced learning of the co-relationship of Dosha-Dhatu-Mala between Agni (digestive fire) and Ama (toxins) will be the focus of this program.
Emphasis will be on competence with the three primary assessments tools.
Appropriate use, preparation and proprietary qualities of Ayurvedic herbs, diets and natural factors along with psychological balance.
Deeper understanding of core Ayurvedic principles with accurate application.


Ayurvedic Self & Community Care and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Level 1 from CAISH or an equivalent 500 hours of previous Ayurvedic training from another school or institution.


$5,900 CAD plus applicable taxes.

Duration of the Program:

Six to seven months, depending on start date, holidays, etc. Alternate weekend classes and one (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 hours are home study/reading for exam and clinical practices.

Application Process:

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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 the 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 Payment
TBA Ismat Nathani, MSc, DNM Bhavna Mehta, BAMS India, RNP Certified as an Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Fall 2018 APPLY NOW
  • Determining Prakruti and Vikruti
  • Assessment & Prognosis in Ayurveda
  • Co-relation between Doshas, Sub Doshas, Dhatus 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