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                           Ayurveda Counselor & Ayurveda Practitioner Certificate Seminars

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                                         Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy
                                             10317 English Oak Drive, Austin 78748
                                                  Phone 512-761-7563
                                                       CATALOG#10
                                                        Volume#10

                                            Published: August 2021
                                          August 31 2021-July 31 2022

           APPROVED AND REGULATED BY THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION, CAREER SCHOOLS
           AND SCHOOLS, AUSTIN, TEXAS.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
           HISTORY                                                        5,6
           ABOUT US                                                       5
           GOALS & PHILOSOPHY                                             5
           WHAT IS AYURVEDA                                               5
           MEMBERSHIPS, APPROVALS AND HISTORY                             6
           SPACE AND FACILITIES                                           7
           HOW DOES ONLINE TRAINING DELIVERY WORK?                        7
           COURSE CONTENT                                                 7
           DIRECTOR, STAFF & OWNER                                        8,9
           School Calendar, Enrollment Periods & Hours of Operation       10
           When does the course begin?                                    10
           When can students sign up?                                     10
           Upcoming sessions                                              10
           Class Hours, Admin Office Hours                                10

           AYURVEDA COUNSELOR SEMINAR                                     11
           SEMINAR DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE                                  11
           SUBJECTS TAUGHT WITH CLOCK HOURS                               11
           ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS                          12

           PRE-REQUISITES
            AGE                                                           12
            LANGUAGE                                                      12
            EQUIPMENT                                                     12
            COMPUTER QUIZ                                                 13

           CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE          12
           SCHOOL POLICY ON SATISFACTORY PROGRESS                         13
                   SEMINAR LENGTH                                         13
                   GRADING PERIOD AND GRADING SCHEDULE                    13
                   UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULE                                10
                   WHEN CAN A STUDENT SIGN UP                             14
                   SUBJECT AND SYLLABI DESCRIPTION WITH LESSON OUTLINES   15-20
                   REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS                           21
                   ONLINE CLIENT ENCOUNTERS (INTERNSHIP)                  22
                   FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT                                 22
                   AUDITING OPTIONS                                       22
                   TUITION                                                23
                   GRADING AND EVALUATION                                 24
                   HOW TO SUBMIT ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS?                      24

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AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER SEMINAR                                 25

           SEMINAR DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE                                25
           ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                       25
           REQUIRED TEXTS                                               25
           CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE        25
           ONLINE CLIENT ENCOUNTERS (INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP)             24. 25
           COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT                                         25
           SUBJECTS TAUGHT WITH CLOCK HOURS                             29-35
           SCHOOL POLICY ON SATISFACTORY PROGRESS                       27
           SEMINAR LENGTH                                               25
           GRADING PERIOD AND GRADING SCHEDULE                          32,33
           CLASS SCHEDULE                                               29
           WHEN CAN A STUDENT SIGN UP                                   26
           TUITION AND FEES                                             35
           GRADING AND EVALUATION                                       13, 37
           CANCELLATION                                                 35, 39

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           REFUND POLICY
           WITHDRAWAL                                              37
           INCOMPLETE                                              37
           SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICY                                38
           REMEDIAL WORK & MAKE UP POLICY                          38
           POLICY FOR TERMINATION AND READMITTANCE                 38
           REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION                             39
           SCHOOL POLICY REGARDING STUDENT CONDUCT                 38
           STUDENT GRIEVANCES                                      40
           True and Correct Statement                              40

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HISTORY

                                                              About us

                                                              Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga Academy (NAYA) provides
                                                              comprehensive instruction in ancient Ayurvedic and Vedic
                                                              healing practices. Our online workspace and optional
                                                              onsite internship makes hybrid learning affordable and
                                                              flexible 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 complementary,
           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

           Goals and Philosophy
           Support healing through an organic plant-based vegetarian diet principles.
           To cultivate in our students -love of nature, environment, and earth, and inner harmony.
           To conduct affordable, Ayurvedic Yoga therapy and meditation workshops based on Vedic Principles,
           rooted in mother nature
           To conduct affordable Ayurvedic certificate courses that fulfill NAMA. (National Ayurvedic Medical
           Association) a requirement for Ayurveda Practitioner and Ayurveda Counselor
           *To mobilize the students of our certificate courses to conduct onsite workshops, education, and coaching
           as a spiritual and Ayurvedic counselor in their own community.
           *To mobilize the students of our certificate courses to conduct onsite workshops, education, and coaching
           as a spiritual and Ayurvedic counselor in their own community
           *To create Ayurveda and Yoga course materials, books and manuals

           Philosophy
           Wholeness: Living in harmony with nature and earth
           Humility: Practicing humility through surrender to nature's intelligence, and, teaching that to the
           community
           Ahimsa: Living in Harmony with nature and a plant-based diet that does not harm the environment and
           other creatures.
           Giving Back: Committing to give back to earth by using organic foods, recycling, and restoring nature.
           Meditation: Practicing Sadhana, (daily Practice) Restoring balance by meditation
           Consciousness: Cultivating inner awareness and knowingness

           What is Ayurveda
           Ayurveda, an ancient healing art, philosophy, and science from India. Ayurveda is often called sister science
           to yoga. Practices of Yoga and Ayurveda wellness go hand in hand. Ayurvedic Philosophy and practices may
           assist an individual in a healthy practice for their physical body, mind, and spirit. For each of us to develop
           as practitioners, experiencing this tradition and all its components help to expand our inner awareness is
           important.

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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 seminar online, use the latest online training software
                                                       and tools, offer flexibility by eliminating the need for travel by students,
                                                       yet maintain the integrity of the curriculum.
                                                       AYURVEDA SEMINARS ARE APPROVED AND REGULATED BY THE TEXAS
                                                       WORKFORCE COMMISSION, CAREER SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS, AUSTIN,
                                                       TEXAS.

                                                       Level 1- AYURVEDA COUNSELOR (600 Hrs)
                                                       Level 2- AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER (900 Hrs.)

                                                       Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy is also
                                                       an educational member with TAPAS (Texas
                                                       Ayurveda Professional Organization)

                                                       Ayurveda Counselor and Ayurveda
                                                       Practitioner have been reviewed by NAMA
                                                       (National Ayurvedic Medical Association).
                                                       Graduates of the seminar should be able to sit for the qualifying
                                                       examination for

           Ayurveda Counselor with NAMA Certification Board, Please note that NAMA is not an accrediting agency. They review and
           approve the school curriculum guidelines, so students can get professional membership. Recently NAMA has established an
           accreditation council for Ayurveda that will start overseeing schools from Jan 1, 2022. They require that students may need an In
           person hands on training or in person internship in order to sit for their certification exam. Read more.
           https://www.ayurvedicaccreditation.org/..

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SPACE AND FACILITIES

           Regular Ayurveda onsite internship may take place at a local south Austin facility like St. Edwards University, South
           Congress Road, Austin, Texas, or at yoga studios hired for the day. Some Internships may also be broadcast or done
           "live" via zoom.

           Our Ayurveda Seminars are ONLINE and DISTANCE LEARNING and in-person internships, onsite labs, and workshops.
           The students may attend intensive internships in person with us, which is held at the above locations. All classes are
           online except for our internship intensive weekends, community events, onsite workshops (see page 9 for more
           information).

           How does Hybrid Training Delivery work?

           Most of our classes are online via Zoom. Internship and labs are offered both as a hybrid—combination of online lab
           sessions and in person in Austin every couple of months for a weekend. (See space and facilities above). Hybrid
           training is being used by schools all over the country and is the most popular education delivery. Instructors can
           teach online more naturally by using high-definition video or, use multimedia presentations, whiteboard, share files,
           collaborate in real-time and allow students to take live online quizzes, or, do classwork by doing collaborative
           groupwork open assignments'. Onsite Labs and internships in person allow students to have the best of both worlds.
           Online courses make traveling obsolete and allow students and instructors to participate sitting right in front of their
           using personal computers, iPhones, tablets, or smart-phones. The practicum portion of the course and internship is
           partly done online and partly in person. In person internship will resume this year in 2021.

           ONLINE APP and Software- For live online lectures, we use either Zoom meetings or related software. We also use
           Canvas Learning Management System for asynchronous learning. We use SLACK groups to chat and talk to students
           for asynchronous class discussions, class announcements, etc. We use Vimeo for archived recordings and class
           videos. We may also give podcast links for supplemental audio classes or discussions. We use Google Drive to share
           all E-Learning material, and Dropbox Details are shared with the students during an online orientation session.
           The benefits of hybrid and online training are:
           Most classes are recorded and available for viewing (for a limited time).
           Online live classes may offer live quizzes, polls, collaborating on documents, and online attendance.
           Automatic offline attendance reports, test results, and evaluations via Canvas LMS
           Students can log into our online class meetings (webinars), or online sessions without leaving their home or work.
           Secure software for sharing confidential information during client encounters.
           Limited travel time and in person class time for demonstration of labs and/or internship in Austin Texas.

           We use CANVAS LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS). Canvas works as a virtual campus and student
           workspace. It makes the grading of assignments, grade reports, progress reports efficient and easy for both
           teachers and students. All the classes, presentations, e-books, manuals, message boards, assignment due dates are
           posted here. Students sign onto Canvas with username and password provided by the school. Canvas also tracks the
           asynchronous progress of the students as they go through the course material, the progress and time spent on
           different activities is recorded by the LMS.

           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. The
           curriculum focus is on traditional Ayurveda principles from these ancient texts.

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DIRECTOR, STAFF, AND OWNERS

                              Monica B Groover Ph.D., AD, ERYT 200
                              Owner, Director, and Instructor:
                              Ms. Groover is a known Ayurveda Practitioner, has been on board of National Ayurvedic
                              Medical Association. She is currently on the board of TAPAS (Texas Association of Ayurveda
                              Professionals). Ms Groover comes from a heritage of Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and Herbal
                              healing. She finished her academic education and Ayurveda studies in India. She has also
                              studied extensive Ayurveda from her Guru in India. Ms. Groover is the founder of Narayana
                              Ayurveda & Yoga Academy. She had been the director of education for Ayurveda Wellness
                              Institute Inc. in CA for nearly 4 years. She has taught at Kerala Ayurveda Institute and prepared
                              Ayurveda curriculum for graduate courses for yoga and Ayurveda schools.

           A professional NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), member at the Ayurveda Doctor Level; Ms.
           Groover's research and articles have been published in India, as well as in the US. Her articles have been published
           in Light of Ayurveda Journal, and her curriculum has been used by Universities. She is on the editorial board for
           Journal of Homeopathy and Alternative Medicine. She was also a proud member of the NAMA sub-committee for
           board exam preparation. Her book Ayurveda and the Feminine was published in 2020. Her book-Essential Guide to
           Ayurveda, A textbook for Ayurveda Counselors will be published in 2021.

                                Dr Aparna Dandekar, DO, AP
                                Instructor
                                Dr. Aparna Dandekar received both her Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit as well as her Bachelors of Science in
                                Zoology from the University of Washington, Seattle ('96). She received her doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
                                from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA ('02), and did her residency in Family
                                Medicine at the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Medical Center ('05).Dr.
                                Aparna Dandekar is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and graduated from San Diego
           School of Ayurveda as Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner and is a professional member of NAMA. She practices Ayurveda in Oakland
           and offers Home Visits as well.

                                Henry Groover AP (Pandit Atul Krishna Das)
                                Chief Technical officer, owner and Instructor - Vedic Astrologer, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and
                                Sanskrit Pundit - Henry Groover teaches Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Seminars.
                                Subjects taught include Sanskrit, Yogic Texts and Jyotish. Henry is a Vedanta pundit of Vaishnava
                                Vedic Philosophy, Samkhya Philosophy and Sanskrit, Pundit Krishnaji has translated and edited
                                several ancient Sanskrit texts including Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Sri Brahma Samhita, Hitopadesha,
                                Origin of Ratha Yatra and various Stotrams. He has also composed various Sanskrit verses and
           stotrams.

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Dr Priyanka Rajan, BAMS

           Priyanka Rajan comes from a prestigious family of Ayurvedic Physicians and Vaidyas in India.
           Priyanka Rajan got her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine from Tamil Nadu MGR Medical School
           in India. She lives in New Jersey, and, has taught Ayurveda courses at Ayurveda Wellness
           Institute Inc. at California.

             Monika Singhal, Ayurveda Practitioner
             Monica Singhal attended one of the most prestigious Medical schools in New Delhi India-All
             India Institute of Medical Sciences. After specializing in Dermatology, she decided not to
             pursue Western Medicine, and, instead decided to focus all her attention to Ayurveda and
             holistic medicine. Ms. Singhal completed her Ayurveda Practitioner seminar San Diego College
             of Ayurveda. She practices out of San Diego, California.

             Dr Janardhana V Hebbar

             Dr Janardana Hebbar, BAMS, MD(Ayurveda) Dr. Janardana Hebbar finished his Bachelors in
             Ayurvedic Medicine from Bapuji Ayurvedic Medical College in Karnakta. He finished his
             Masters and Doctorate in Ayurveda from ALN Rao Ayurveda College in Karnataka in South
             India. He runs the famous website easyasyurveda. He has served as an Associate professor of
             Ayurveda in Alva Medical College, India.

             Pradeepa Rayasam, Ayurveda Practitioner

             Ms Rayasam completed both her Ayurveda Counselor and Ayurveda Practitioner program
             through San Diego College of Ayurveda and Narayana Ayurveda under the direct mentorship
             of Dr Monica Groover.
             She also studied with Dr Vasant Lad. Pradeepa furthered her studies in India when she immersed
             herself in Ayurveda internships and Panchakarma at Sharada Hospital India under Dr J.V Hebbar. In addition
             to Ayurveda, Ms Rayasam is a yoga teacher and a classically trained Indian Dancer.

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SCHOOL CALENDAR, ENROLLMENT PERIODS AND HOURS OF OPERATION

     When do the classes begin?
     Ayurveda Counselor seminar begins three times a year, and Practitioner begins once a year.

     When can students Sign up?
     Students must submit the application form and complete application formalities 21 working days (4 weeks) before the start
     of the first class. The application opens 1 month before the start of a new session. So, to start in Jan, student can complete
     application and enrollment by 2nd, week of December.

     Ayurveda Counselor Upcoming Sessions:
     * Winter Session- November 2021 & Jan 2022. (In person internship in Nov, Dec. Online classes start Jan 2021)
     *Spring Session- May 2022
     *Summer Session- September 2022

     ONLINE CLASS Hours- Ayurveda Counselor-
     Term 1 & 2- Sundays*- 8 am Central (Apx. 4-5 hr sessions),
     Term 3-6-Saturdays*-- 8 am Central (Apx. 3-4 hr sessions),
     Electives-7 Pm Thursdays,
     Labs/online internship- Saturdays every other month at 9 AM, Thursdays, 7 PM
     in person internship- one day every other month +4 weekend sessions in 6 terms.(see page 10)

     Ayurveda Practitioner Upcoming Sessions:
     * Winter Session- JAN 2022
     *Classes: Saturdays at 10 am Central, Wednesdays at 7 pm Central, Fridays at 8 AM Central, Labs/internship online once
     a month, and 6-weekend workshop(s) cum private and/or group internship(s)in Austin. Onsite Workshop schedule (see
     above)

                                                 *Class Length may slightly vary, depending on the lessons being taught."

       Onsite Workshop cum Internship Schedule
       Calendar link: https://www.ayurveda-wellness-center.com/events

       *Internship Days in Austin, TX every other month on the last Saturday OR Sunday of the month . (These are not
       broadcast, but may be recorded for viewing later for students opting to do the internship online)
       * Client Encounters Internship on last Monday of some months at an Ayurveda or a yoga studio or Online for those who
       are unable to travel. May be broadcast or recorded.
       *Practicum 1 day workshops, OR in-person lab days in Austin, TX at an Ayurveda or Yoga Yoga Studio that may take
       place in person. It may be broadcast via via live streaming. (dates vary for each group)
       *Besides, students are encouraged to do short and free community events twice a year in their own area as part of their
       training.
       Admin office hours - Open Monday to Thursdays- 8 am – 3 pm Central.. Due to classes on weekends and evenings, we
       won't be able to answer any calls at this time. However, students can leave a message or email us. Please call during
       morning hours. Emails are answered during office hours.

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AYURVEDA COUNSELOR- 600 HOURS

            Seminar Title: Ayurveda Counselor

            The Ayurveda counselor is divided into six terms of 9-10 weeks each. There are 12 Academic class modules and
            142 Lessons equaling 600 Hours. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of internship and 50
            client encounters. Students have the OPTION to complete the internship onsite at Austin, TX (extra fees applies)
            or choose to do Ayurveda Counselor 100% online.

            Description and Scope
            The scope of practice for this seminar course is focused on a general well person's constitution, (Prakrti and
            Vikrti), basic imbalances of doshas and, agni. After the successful completion of this seminar, students will be
            able to create simple recommendations using dietary, lifestyle and contemplative practices like meditation, herbs,
            meditation, recipes, self-care strategies to encourage a lifestyle of balance. The Ayurvedic Counselor will be able
            to educate the general public regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda and suggest some daily routine or seasonal
            routine practices. Our Ayurveda Counselor meets competencies required for professional membership at the
            Ayurvedic Health Counselor with NAMA. Students can choose to do a portion of the internship in person to
            qualify for NAMA Certification board exam, or, do it 100% online if they do not plan to take this certification
            exam. The internship stats online or onsite is reflected in students transcripts.

            Seminar Subjects: The course units or subjects are as follows:
            Subject Title                      Course ID Hours       Lessons              Training Delivery
             Introduction to Ayurveda        AC 101     50           12            *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
             Ayurvedic Concept of            AC 102     50           18            *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
             Ahara & Agni                                                          **5-hour lab- offered both onsite and online
             Introduction to Tridoshas       AC 103     50           18            *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
                                                                                   **5-hour lab- offered both onsite and online
                                                                                   *Workshop/Labs-In person and/or live
                                                                                   streaming
             Introduction to Yoga Therapy AC 104        40           9             *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
                                                                                   *5-hour lab- offered both onsite and online
             Ayurveda Kriya Sharira          AC 105     50           18            *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
             (Workings of Mind Body and
             Spirit)
             Ayurvedic Concept of Mind       AC 106     50           12             *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
                                                                                    *5-hour lab- offered both onsite and online
             Ayurveda Internship             AC107      100          12             *Online (synchronous, and, asynchronous)
                                                                                    * Intensive internship days scattered
                                                                                    throughout the year in-person OR online
             Introduction to Ayurvedic   AC 108         50           12             *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
             Herbs                                                                  *5-hour lab- offered both onsite and online
             Ayurvedic Nidan and         AC 109         50           12             *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
             Causative Factors
             11 Marma PK Mantra Chikitsa AC 110         40           8              *Online (asynchronous)
                                                                                    *10-hour lab- offered both onsite and online
             Introduction to Sanskrit        AC 111     30           5              *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
             Jyotish and Vastu (Vedic        AC 112     40           6              *Online (synchronous & asynchronous)
             Astrology)                                 Total:       Total: 142     *5-hour lab- offered both onsite and online
                                                        600 Hrs      Lessons

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Admission & Enrollment Requirements

            Age Minimum age to join this seminar is 18 years old before the first day of class.

            Language: Students must have a high school diploma, some college education and basic English language skills. If
            there is no college education, additional knowledge or training in any healing modality example yoga, reiki, energy
            medicine, aromatherapy etc. may suffice. The high school diploma may be a US or International High School English
            Language Arts with minimum 60% scores. Alternatively, if you did not have English in your high school, then TOEFL
            iBT® test taken within 2 years of date of application will suffice. Minimum acceptance TOEFL iBT® scores should be
            between 17-23 for listening skills, 15-21 for reading and writing skills. Speaking skills may be 10-
            17. Read more at https://www.ets.org/toefl and https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/

            Equipment Requirement: Students must have a laptop or a desktop computer, a webcam, a headset, and, a reliable
            internet access with internet speeds upto 3.1 Mbps - 6 Mbps to participate in the distant learning online course.
            This will help the student keep up with class communications and access to research and study resources. In
            addition, basic Students must have basic computer skills including word processing determined via a computer quiz.
            Students do not need to buy any software. However, students maybe required to have a free gmail or google
            account, dropbox account, PDF reading software to download and view Slideshows. Students would need to
            download Zoom FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes via their smart-phones, or, tablets. (see HOW DOES
            ONLINE TRAINING WORK below and on page 23)

            *NAMA Certification

            National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), a self-regulating membership organization has set guidelines for
            students who will begin their professional Ayurveda Counselor training post July 1st, 2021 that state that an Ayurveda
            Counselor who plans to take the certification exam or apply for professional NAMA membership must include some
            hands on training, OR in-person internship. Without this component, the student may not qualify to take NAMA
            Certification Board exam or apply for membership. NAMA certification board may not allow online only Ayurveda counselor
            students to take this exam. So, taking the course 100% Online option is suggested for international students or those who do not
            wish to take this exam or apply for professional membership. Read more directly at their website- https://www.namacb.org/

            Computer Quiz

            Our students should be moderately tech savvy as most of the training is delivered via online software.
            Computer savviness may be determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available online from our
            website at https://www.ayurveda-wellness-center.com/ayurveda-seminars, or, you can request a PDF
            copy via email director@naya-ayurveda.com. Alternatively, you can request a 15 minute live session with
            us where we determine if you have the online skills in front of an instructor or a teachers assistant.

            CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE
            .
            A student may be given credit for previous Ayurveda related education from a NAMA registered institute, for up to a
            maximum of 150 contact hours at the discretion of the school. In addition, If unable to attend the onsite internship,
            internship from another NAMA reviewed school(s) can be transferred 100% into the seminar.

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NAYA has not entered a credit-transfer agreement with any other educational institution. In that regard, the
            transferability of credits the student earns at NAYA is at the complete discretion of the institution to which the
            student will seek to transfer. Besides, acceptance of the certificate You earn at NAYA is also at the complete
            discretion of the institution to which You may seek to transfer. If the credits and/or certificate are not accepted by
            that institution, student may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. In that regard,
            student is responsible for ensuring that Your attendance NAYA will meet your educational goals and/or career
            goals.

            School Policy on Satisfactory Progress

            SEMINAR LENGTH The seminar is divided into six terms of 9-10 weeks each. There are 12 Academic class modules, 1
            internship module, and 142 Lessons which make up 600 contact hours.
            A grade of C or 70% is considered satisfactory progress by the student.

            A total of 70% is considered Satisfactory progress.
            Online and asynchronous homework assigned at this time must be completed by week 10 or end of first term
            In person Internship assignments or labs may be submitted later
            Pass Percentage: 70%.
               (70% is considered satisfactory progress)

              Example of Class Progression for fall students. (The actual number may differ slightly depending on the
              schedule)
                 Term 1                               AC101 , AC-102* , AC107**
                 Hours: 110                            *1 day lab/workshop
                                                      ** Internship
               Term 2                                  AC102* , AC107**, AC103*
               Hours: 110                              * 1 day lab/workshop
                                                      ** Internship
               Term 3                                  AC105 ,AC106*, AC104* AC107 **,
               Hours: 110                              *1 day lab/workshop
                                                      * *Internship
               Term 4                                  AC106, AC-112, AC107 **, AC110*
               Hours: 110                              * 1 day lab/workshop
                                                      ** Internship
               Term 5                                 AC110*, AC107**, AC109*
               Hours: 100                             1 day lab/workshop
                                                       ** Internship
               Term 6                                   AC108*, AC111 AC107**
               Hours- 60                               *1 day lab/workshop
                                                      ** Internship

              Grading Period and Schedule

              Grading Period: Grading Period is every 12 weeks. We calculate the grades and suggest remedial measures if
              necessary, to get the grade to satisfactory level of 70%.
              Grading Schedule: Below is the schedule of how we determine progress. Students must complete all
              requirements of the subject being taught every quarter along with assignments, quizzes, tests, classwork with
              70%. The classes and lessons for these subjects may run concurrently in each quarter. All lessons for that subject
              are completed within 12 weeks.

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*The client encounters during in person internship are the very outcome of the seminar. Students learn how to do
              an Ayurveda coaching session with actual clients by observation. Eventually students demonstrate consultation
              interviews and techniques. (See Page 20, Client Encounters and Internships)

            All major US holidays are followed, as well as Hindu holiday of Divali (festival of lights).

            Dates school will be closed.

New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents' Day Good Friday Memorial
Mothers Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Janamashtami- Appearance of Sri Krishna
 Dipavali- Hindu Festival of Lights
Thanksgiving Weekend- (Thurs thru Sun)
July 1-31st 2021- Summer Break
Dec 18th,-Jan 5th, 2022- Winter Break
Holi-Hindu Festival-Full moon in March 2022
April 2022-Spring break (same week as AISD spring break)

            When can a student sign up?

                                                                        Students can sign up to 2 months in advance
                                                                        before the seminar starts. For example, if the
                                                                        seminar begins April, students can sign up from
                                                                        Feb onwards. Student can sign up online using
                                                                        application form at our website. Last day of online
                                                                        sign up is 15 days prior to beginning of the first day
                                                                        of class. Late sign ups must contact us personally
                                                                        at director@naya-ayurveda.com. Payments must
                                                                        be completed by the first day of class

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SUBJECTS
                                                                    Introduction to Ayurveda
                                                               Ayurveda101-50 Hrs./12 Lessons
                                                                     Course Number- AC101
                                                         Prerequisites-Admission in Ayurveda Counselor

                                                                     Lesson Outline:
                                         Synopsis: Foundation in Ayurveda Principles & Philosophy, A Birdseye
                                          complete overview of basic Ayurvedic Principles for self-balancing.
               doshas.                   Student will be have an introduction to Ayurveda as a modality, with
                                               focus on self-evaluation and balancing protocols for self

            Lesson 1 Overview foundation of Ayurvedic Medicine
            Lesson 2 History & Mythology of Ayurvedic Medicine                                   Total Lessons: 12
            Lesson 3, Dosha Test, finding our own natural constitution                           Grades: 70% pass.
            Lesson 4 Comparison of Ayurveda to other Holistic Modalities                         Quizzes- 25%
            Lesson 5 Six Philosophies, Samkhya and 24 Tattvas                                    Discussions and Articles-
            Lesson 6 Sensory Therapy and Ayurveda                                                25%
            Lesson 7 Five elements and 20 Gunas                                                  Create Daily & Seasonal
            Lesson 8 Introduction to Agni and Digestive Fire                                     routine-20%
            Lesson 9 Reasons for imbalance and Suffering (Hetus and Kleshas)                     Prakrti Test for self and two
            Lesson 10 Svastha Vritta (Day, Night and Seasonal Routines)                          other individuals)-25%
            Lesson 11 Introduction to Prana, Tejas and Ojas
            Lesson 12 Daily and Seasonal routine for doshas

                                                       Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
                                                            AC102- 50 Hrs /18 Lessons
                                                                Prerequisites-AC101
               Synopsis: Student will be able to list the six tastes, food groups, fruits, beverages, grains that support the three
                                  doshas, and, explain the concept of agni and effect of food on the mind.

       Lesson Outline
       Lesson 1 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
        Lesson 2 Ayurvedic MyPlate and Nutrition Label
       Lesson 3 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
       Lesson 4 Homeostasis: Digestive System and the GI Tract
       Lesson 5 Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins & Vitamins
       Lesson 6 Concept of Prana
       Lesson 7 Ayurvedic Concept of Fruits, Vegetables, legumes and Grains
       Lesson 8 Shad Rasas
       Lesson 9 Concept of Agni, the states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
       Lesson 10 Class Lab- Anupana and Beverages
       Lesson 11 Class Lab Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
       Lesson 12 Class Lab-Churnas and Chutneys
       Lesson 13 Concept of Ama
       Lesson 14 Viruddha (Incompatible), Rasayana and Vajikarana Food groups
       Lesson 15-Dietary guidelines for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
       Lesson 16-Class Lab- Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
       Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
       Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics                                                        Total Lessons: 18
                                                                                                          Grades: 70% to Pass
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Quizzes- 50%
                                                                                       Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
                                                                                                             Practicum-25%

                                               Introduction to Tridoshas and Women Support
                                                            Prerequisites-AC 101
                                                         AC103-- 50 Hrs/18 Lessons
            Synopsis
            Student will be able to list the three doshas, location of sub doshas, their function and their importance. Student shall understand
            Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas-functional and structural differences and will be able to use this to fill a dosha assessment form. for
            different populations

            Lesson Outline:
            Lesson 1 Introduction to Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Srotas
            Lesson 2 Location, Function of 5 sub doshas of vata, Pitta and Kapha
            Lesson 3 Different Types of Prakrti and Vikrti and its gunas
            Lesson 4 Threefold Biofeedback- Darshanam, Sparshanam, Darshanam
            Lesson 5 Rugna Patrakama (Client Assessment Form)
            Lesson 6 Malas and 3 types of Ama; manifestation, aggravation and support
            Lesson 7 Introduction to Hetus (Causative Factors)
            Lesson 8 Threefold reasons for imbalances- Improper use of Indriya, Urges, Age and Seasons
            Lesson 9 Ayurveda and Women-Menstrual Cycle, PMS, Menopause
            Lesson 10 Healing marma and self-support therapies for women
            Lesson 11 Prenatal and Postnatal Ayurvedic Support
            Lesson 12 Children and Ayurveda
            Lesson 13 Lifestyle Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha women; Mock Client Encounters
            Lesson 14 Manifestation of gunas in Female prakṛti and Client Encounters
            Lesson 15 Class Lab-1
            Lesson 16 Class Lab-2
            Lesson 17 Class lab-3
            Lesson 18 Class Lab-4

            Total Lessons: 18
            Grades: 70% to Pass
            Quizzes- 40%
            Essays, Discussions and Articles- 25%
            Client Encounters-25%
            Labs/Practicum- 10%

            Introduction to Yoga Therapy AC104 -40 Hrs/9 Lessons

            Prerequisites-Admission in Ayurveda Counselor
            Synopsis: Basic introduction to Yoga Therapy with emphasis on Ayurveda. Student shall be able to define and apply
            8 principles of Yoga to Ayurveda and devise a yoga counseling plan for the three doshas.

            Lesson Outline:
            Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
            Lesson 2- Yama and niyama application in yoga therapy
            Lesson 3 Asana, classification of Asana for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
            Lesson 4 pranayama and respiratory system

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Lesson 5- pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi application in yoga therapy
          Lesson 6 Yoga Books
          Lesson 7 Musculoskeletel System and Yoga Asanas
          Lesson 8: Asanas for different populations
          Lesson 9 -Bhagavad Gita

          Total Lessons: 9 Grades- 70% to Pass
          Quizzes- 50%
          Discussions- 30%
          Lab/practicum-20%

          Ayurveda Kriya Sharira (Workings of Mind, Body and Spirit)
          AC105 50 Hrs/18 Lessons
          Pre-requisites: AC101

          Synopsis Student shall be able to list, explain and understand workings of the body, mind and spirit (Sharira Rachna)
          including 7 Tissues or dhatus, upadhatus and srotas. Student will also learn about imbalances associated with dosha
          and dhatu interplay, increase or decrease of dhatus.

          LESSON OUTLINE
          Lesson 1 Three stages of digestion and creation of Dhatus
          Lesson 2 Overview of 7 Dhatus, Sub Dhatus, Mala, Secondary Dhatus
           Lesson 3 Rasa Dhatu and Rasavaha Srotas: Lymphatic System
          Lesson 4 Raktachapa (Hypertension) and Cardiovascular system
          Lesson 5 Imbalances of Skin, Artavavaha Srotas, Stanyavaha srotas: Reproductive System and Lactiferous Ducts
          Lesson 6 Rakta Dhatu and Raktavaha Srotas: Pandu (Anemia)
          Lesson 7 Spleen and Liver
          Lesson 8 Mamsa Dhatu and Mamsavaha Srotas,Anatomy of Musculoskeletal system
          Lesson 8 Meda dhatu and Medavaha Srotas; Kidneys and Omentum
          Lesson 9 Asthi Dhatu and Asthivaha srotas: Bones, Bone Marrow
           Lesson 10 Majja Dhatu and Majjavha srotas; Endocrine and Nervous System
          Lesson 11- Shukra dhatu and Shukravaha Srotas; Reproductive and Uro Genital system
          Lesson 12- Disorders of Prana, Ojas and Tejas; Concept of Immunity
          Lesson 13 Pranavaha, Svedavaha, Purishavaha and Udakavaha Srotas; Respiratory and Kidneys
           Lesson 14 Dusthi and 4 types of imbalances in Srotas
          Lesson 15 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part1
          Lesson 16 Imbalances associated with all dhatus- part2
          Lesson 17 Ayurvedic Support for dhatu and srota imbalances
          Lesson 18 Client Encounters

          Total Lessons: 25
          Grades; 70% to Pass
          Essays, articles and Discussions- 40%
          Final Quizzes-50%
          Mock Client Encounters- 10%

          Ayurvedic Concept of Mind AC106 50 Hrs/12 Lessons
          Pre-requisites: Admission in Ayurveda Counselor

          Synopsis: Students shall be able to understand the philosophical concept of mind, consciousness, soul the seven
          chakras and five layers called five koshas. Student shall be able to assess the prakrti of the mind-situated in Sattva,
          Tamas and Rajas.

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          Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurveda's perspective on Manasa
Lesson 2 Location, Function of manas and manohava srotas
            Lesson 3 Soul or atma Consciousness-in living beings
           .Lesson 4 Manasa Prakrti-Sattva, Rajas, and Tamasa Lesson 5 Doshas and the Mind
           Lesson 6- Meditation and its benefits. Application of meditation
           Lesson 7- textual study, Ayurvedic, spiritual or psychological counseling
           Lesson 8- chanting, imagery, prayer, and ritual to meet the needs of the individual. Lesson 9 Seven Chakras and
           Prana Koshas
           Lesson 10 Ahara and Vihara Cikitsa for Manasa,
           Lesson 11 Interview and meditation techniques
           Lesson 12 Herbs and Pranayama support for the mind

           Total Lessons: 11
           Grades: 70% to Pass
           Essays, articles and Discussions- 40%
           Quizzes-25%
           Interview Techniques- 25%
           Meditation Practicum- 10%

           Ayurveda Internship AC107 100 Hrs./12 Lessons Pre-requisites: AC101
           Synopsis: Students shall be able to teach and educate their clients in an efficient ethical manner, understand their
           scope of practice and utilize forms, questionnaires and tools needed for their own practice. Part of this module may
           be covered in onsite internship.

           Lesson Outline
           Lesson 1 Ethics
           Lesson 2 Scope of Practice Lesson 3 HIPPAA and FDA Laws
           Lesson 4 Use of forms and questionnaires Lesson 5 Ayurveda Counseling Skills
           Lesson 6 Client Encounters Observation and Demonstration Lesson 7 Business Skills
           Lesson 8 Demonstration of parikshas
           Lesson 9 Demonstration of ahara recipe creations Lesson 10 Different client demographics
           Lesson 11 Writing up Cikitsa plan for clients Lesson 12 Client Follow up
           Grades: Pass or Fail. (In person or Online participation is specified in Transcript)

           Introduction to Ayurvedic Herbs
           AC108 50 Hrs/12 Lessons
           Pre-requisites: AC101
            Total Lessons: 5

           Synopsis: Student shall be able to list energetics, benefits of 25 principle Ayurvedic Herbs, and, 10 kitchen spices.
           Students shall be able to identify and suggest the best supportive herb for three doshas, seven dhatus, and, Agni
           imbalances for a well person with mild imbalance.

          Lesson Outline
          Lesson 1- Principles of Ayurvedic Herbology
          Lesson 2- Herbs for 3 Doshas
          Lesson 3- Herbs for Dhatus
          Lesson 4- Herbs that support Notification and Detoxification
          Lesson 5- Herbs for Srotas
          Lesson 6- List of Herbs with their energetics
          Lesson 7- Rasayana Herbs
          Lesson 8 Anupanas
          Lesson 9 Herbal Chikitsa
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          Lesson 11: Sourcing of Ayurvedic Kitchen Spices and Herbs
          Lesson 12-Rasa Pancadi- Virya, Vipaka, Guna, Karma and Prabhava
Total Lessons: 12
            Grades: 70% to Pass
            Essays, articles and Discussions- 25%
             Final Quizzes-50%
            Labs/practicum-25%

            Ayurvedic Nidan and Causative Factors
            AC109-50 Hrs/12 Lessons
            Pre-requisites: AC101

            Synopsis: Student shall be able to define Ayurvedic Nidan and list the Hetus and Causative factors in Roga Nidan for
            dosha, dhatu imbalances. Student will be able to understand the biofeedback principles used in Ayurveda called
            dashavidha pariksha and Trividha Pariksha.

            Lesson Outline
            Lesson 1 Introduction to Ayurvedic Roga Nidan
            Lesson 2 Vyadhi and its classification
            Lesson 3: Jihva and Mukha Pariksha
            Lesson 4: Nadi Pariksha
            Lesson 5- Causative Factors and Hetus for imbalances
            Lesson 7- Stages of progression of imbalance (nidan panchak, Samprapti, Shata Kriya Kala and Hetus)
            Lesson 8- , Dasha Vidha Pariksha (Tenfold biofeedback) part 1 Lesson 9- Asta Vidha Pariksha
            Lesson 10- Concept of Kaya Cikitsa
            Lesson 11- Final Research Project guidelines and discussions
            Lesson 12- Client Encounter Observations

            Total Lessons: 12
            Grades; 70% to Pass
            Quiz- 10% Client Encounters-70%
            Demonstrations/practicum-20%

            Marma Chikitsa
            AC 110- 40 Hrs/8 Lessons
            Pre-requisites: AC 101

            Synopsis: Students shall learn Ayurvedic support (chikitsa), the theory of 108 Marma Points and apply these
            principles of Cikitsa and Ayurvedic Support for specific imbalances using knowledge of Marmas. (Part of this module
            may be covered in onsite internship.)

            Lesson Outline
            Lesson 1 Introduction to 108 Marmas
            Lesson 2 Application of Marmas in your practice Lesson 3 Marmas of Back, Legs and and Feet Lesson 4 Marma,
            Chakras and Crystals
            Lesson 5 Energy Healing of Marmas
             Lesson 6 Marma and Nadis
            Lesson 7 Practicing Marma Cikitsa on self and clients
            Lesson 8 Marma and Herbal Oils (tailams) and Herbal Pastes (Lepas

            Total Lessons: 8
            Pass or Fail No grades
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Introduction to Sanskrit
            AC 111 30 Hrs/5 Lessons
            Pre-requisites: Admission in Ayurveda Counselor
            Synopsis: Basic introduction to Sanskrit script-devanagari, enunciation and pronunciation. Sanskrit terminology and
            Sanskrit verses used in Ayurveda Counselor Course

            Lesson Outline
            Lesson 1 Basic introduction to Sanskrit script
            Lesson 2 Letters of the Devanagari script -part 1
            Lesson 3 Enunciation of Devanagari script -part 2
            Lesson 4- Sanskrit Terminology from Ayurveda
            Lesson 5-Sanskrit Verses

            Total Lessons: 5
            Grades; 70% to Pass
            Sanskrit Enunciation- 70%
            Quiz-20%
            Discussion-10%

                                                Jyotish and VASTU (Vedic Astrology) AC112 40
                                                                 Hrs/6 Lessons
                                               Pre-requisites: Admission in Ayurveda Counselor
            Synopsis: Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa, the traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu, the origin of
            feng Shui

            Lesson Outline
            Lesson 1 Brief introduction to principles of Jyótisa
             Lesson 2 The traditional Hindu Vedic astrology and Vastu
            Lesson 3 Principles of Vastu and their effect on health and wellbeing
            Lesson 4 The 12 houses, constellations and zodiac
            Lesson 5 Vastu principles for a home
            Lesson 6 Vastu Tools

            Total Lessons: 6

            Grades; 70% to Pass
             Quiz-25%
            Forum Discussions - 25%
            Practicum-50%

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Required Texts and Materials

            The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
            Marma Points of Ayurveda: The Energy Pathways for Healing Body, Mind, and Consciousness with a Comparison to
            Traditional Chinese Medicine by Vasant Lad and Anisha Durve Copyright (c) 2008, 2015 Vasant Lad and Anisha
            Durve
            Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan, Copyright 2006 by Five Elements Press
            Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole Copyright (c)2006, 2013 Sebastian Pole
            Essential Guide for Ayurveda: A Textbook for Counselors and Students, Monica B Groover Copyright 20 by Monica
            Groover
            Ayurveda and the Feminine, Monica B Groover, Copyright(c)2020
            Atuls Kitchen; Ayurvedic cookbook, Henry Groover, Monica Groover Copyright 2020
            School Manuals for Ayurveda Counselor Seminar (AC101,AC102, AC102 Cooking Handout and workbook, AC103,
            AC104,AC105, AC106, ,AC108, AC109, AC110, AC111, and AC112) Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover

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CLIENT ENCOUNTERS (Internship)

            INTERNSHIP requirement (AC107) may be completed completed online, or, in person in Austin, TX*

            Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours and 50 client encounters during internship done via
            client encounter observation, and participation. This can be completed in person by choosing the hybrid option. Or,
            students can choose to do internship completely online, via live or recorded broadcast appointments, or, any
            appropriate secure software being used by school.

            One part of the Internship may include some lectures like ethics, scope of practice, labs (how to create spice mixes,
            or interviewing techniques), demonstration of biofeedback (nadi, face etc.) or creating paperwork, or materials for
            clients. It may also include arranging, and actively participating in appointments with clients. The internship may
            also include in person or virtual appointments, and post discussions, paperwork, and planning. If this is done in
            person, it will be “recorded” for viewing later for online students.

            Client Encounter portion schedule

            Term 1-3: During terms 1 thru 3, student observes the teacher, or, an advanced Practitioner student with a client in
            person* during internship* in person, OR, online via video. Students get a chance to ask questions post interview.
            Twenty-five hours client encounters are done via direct observation. *

            Term 3-6: At the end of term 3, students are ready to start seeing clients more actively and independently instead
            of just watching and observing. Student/client one-on-one may be done in person during onsite internship with a
            teacher or Practitioner student helping out with paperwork and creation of client protocols or herbs. Online students
            may do this one to one client encounter asynchronously with student's family, community, friends, or other students
            within the group. All paperwork regarding the clients and completed encounters may be posted via mail to the
            schools physical address, OR, sent via secure HIPAA compliant software, example online only students may need to
            subscribe to professional HIPAA compliant software like jotform, or, dropbox with password and expiration date-if
            they want to share client details and paperwork digitally. Up to 25 client encounters must be devoted to the client
            one to one. Online Student is required to note client interview time in each report sent. Feedback on client
            encounters is given to the student in person for those attending in person. Online students are given feedback via
            video, or, online meeting software. Please note that students who will NOT be attending in person for active client
            participation          may           have          to          arrange           their          own            clients.

            *Do note that if you are planning to take the NAMA Certification Board exam, they may need you to do client observations in
            person. Please check with NAMA website directly. Transcript will reflect if internship was done online or in person. If student is
            planning to attend in person in Austin, they must bear the cost of airfare, travel and hotel. Weekend internship is held twice a year at St Edwards
            University, South Congress or a yoga studio.In addition, there are half-one day internships that happen once every three months.

            Final Research Project

                  To enhance in-class learning, students are required to complete a final project outside of class related to the
                 theory and practice of Ayurveda related to any of the class units.(AC101 thru AC112) This shall be facilitated by
                 the class instructors. The project can take the form of workshops arranged by the school for the community,
                 visiting Ayurveda shops or spas in your area, or, and/or writing articles for the school blog, and/or, doing
                 research and reporting your findings, and/or conducting free Ayurveda seminars in their own community, etc.
                 Students will obtain permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects. Final research project will
                 include writing a FINAL REPORT or PAPER on your project with an introduction, conclusion and Primary and
                 secondary references.

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Auditing Options

                If you would like to audit the classes purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration, we have some
                audit options that are very affordable. Student would be able to attend classes for $9 per lecture. (Our class
                sessions may have more than one lecture) No homework is given to audit students. Audit students are not given
                access to course material, Learning Management System and are NOT awarded a Certificate.

            TUITION

                Tuition Fees- $3570 may be paid in 14 monthly installments (AT NO MONTHLY INTEREST).
                      Electronic Course Materials- 240*
                      Lab Materials/Tools/Herbs (in person internship)- $225 (not applicable for online students)
                      Onsite Internship- $775 (not applicable for online students)
                      Shipping- Calculated as per USPS priority (if applicable)
                      Application fees-$100
                         Total
                          $3910 for online only students.
                         $4910 for students for hybrid students (ONSITE internship in Austin)
                     * School Manuals, Handouts, Study Aids billed separately

            Full Tuition Upfront (10% Discount apx.): Full tuition payment can be made for apx 10% discount in the tuition. (A
            discount of $357). There are no discounts for onsite materials, or in person internship, and, that maybe paid either in
            full or in flexible payment plan of three installments, the first installment of which must be paid before attending
            their first onsite internship.
            Monthly Payment Plan: 13 flexible payments of $274.61 (Two hundred and seventy four and sixty one cents)
            payable over 13 months. Money is withdrawn from the credit card on file on the 15th of every month. (The School
            Materials fees, application fees & the first payment of $255 due 15 days before first day of class. Rest may be paid
            via 13 flexible payment plans of equal payments.). There are no discounts for materials, and, that maybe paid in
            flexible payment plan of three installments.
            Internship fees: 25% of internship fees and lab materials ($250) must be paid before attending the first day of onsite
            internship, and, rest is payable either in full or by 3 additional installments of $250. This does not apply to online
            only students.
                  • All initial payments include a $100 application fee. All payments must be received on the first day of the
                       month in order for the student to be allowed to attend class. Credit card must be on file for flexible
                       payment plans.
                  • Application fees is due before the first day of class.
                  • *Please buy textbooks from Amazon, or directly from the publisher.

            Grading and Evaluation

            All assignments must be completed, with a successful passing grade in order to receive a certificate of AYURVEDA
            COUNSELOR or AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER, the following requirement must be completed. .

            Minimum 90% cumulative attendance.
            C Grade or 70% marks in all quizzes, assignments, projects and client encounters
            Transfer grades, and, Final Research Project grades are not used in the computation of grade point average but are
            used in the determination of satisfactory progress and fulfillment of graduation requirements.

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            Students must meet course requirements as outlined on individual

             Grade                                 GPA Equivalent                         Percentage
             A                                     4.0                                    A- 90-94% A 95% A+ 96-100%
             B                                     3.0                                    B-80-84% B 85% B+86-89%
             C                                     2.0                                    C- 70-74 % C 75% C+ 76-79%
             F                                     0.0                                    69% and below
             P                                     Pass                                   Not Calculated
             W                                     Withdrawal                             Not Calculated
             T                                     Transfer Credit                        Not Calculated
             I                                     Incomplete                             Not Calculated
             R                                     Repeated                               Not Calculated
             PO                                    PO-Pass(Online)                        For Client Encounters Grade given is
             PI                                    PI-Pass(In person)                     Pass or Fail with online/in person
                                                                                          participation specified.

            How to submit Assignments?

            Quiz, Essays, blogs and discussion assignments - may be posted on our Canvas Learning Management System online.
            Lab reports shared with the student in a pdf format may be completed by using any prereader, or handwritten
            and share via s Slack, Dropbox, Canvas, Google drive or handed over in person.. For online students, Labs or
            practicums like creation of spice mixes maybe turned in as a video recording and shared via Slack, vimeo,
            youtube or dropbox.

            Internship reports and paperwork may be handed over in person, or mailed to us, or shared via digitally HIPAA
            Compliant cloud software like jotform, dropbox etc.

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AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER - 900 HOURS

            Seminar Description and Scope: This is an experiential course that builds on the Ayurveda Counselor with Labs and
            practicums, community engagement, onsite internship and/or externship, online virtual classes every week,
            livestreaming of events, as well as self-paced seminar classes. This hybrid training delivery seminar prepares the
            student to prepare more comprehensive Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle, spiritual, and Ayurvedic Herbal formula
            recommendations to remove imbalances and restore health as defined in Ayurvedic tradition. Practitioners also
            practice health promotion by preparing custom-fit Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle seminars, detox and rejuvenation
            plans and herbal formulas for their clients.

            Compared to Counselor seminar, this seminar includes deeper instruction in Sanskrit, Ayurvedic pharmacology;
            herbal formulations for specific imbalances; foundation in Anatomy & Physiology related to Ayurveda, Ayurvedic
            Nidan & Cikitsa, Client communication; therapeutic modalities; Pancakarma detoxification theory and practice. The
            Counselor can suggest ahara (basic diet) according to dosha and Lifestyle coaching for people with mild disorders. In
            comparison, the Practitioner can work with someone who has a chronic disorder and work with their acupuncturist,
            or, naturopath, or massage therapist to create an herbal recommendation, dosha, and coaching plan

            NARAYANA AYURVEDA AND YOGA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY JOB PLACEMENT OR JOB ASSISTANCE

                •    The seminar takes 7 terms of 10 weeks each to complete. There are 10 Academic class modules and 161
                     Lessons. All lessons with the exception of internship and some labs/workshops is online. Students are
                     either required to complete a minimum of 100 client encounters and three internships cum
                     labs/workshops in Austin or finish the client encounters via an externship. (see page 26)

            Canvas Learning Management System

            See page 7

            Admission Requirements

                •    Age Minimum age to join this seminar is 18 years old before the first day of class.
                •    Language: Students must have a high school diploma with basic English language skills. This maybe a US or
                     International High School English Language Arts with minimum 60% scores. Alternatively, if you did not
                     have English in your high school, then TOEFL iBT® test taken within 2 years of date of application will
                     suffice. Minimum acceptance TOEFL iBT® scores should be between 17-23 for listening skills, 15-21 for
                     reading and writing skills. Speaking skills may be 10-17. Read more at https://www.ets.org/toefl and
                     https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/understand/
                •    Equipment Requirement: As this is an online course, Students must have a laptop or a desktop computer, a
                     webcam, a headset, and, a reliable internet access with internet speeds up to 3.1 Mbps - 6 Mbps to
                     participate in the distant learning online course. This will help the student keep up with class
                     communications and access to research and study resources. Students do not need to buy or download any
                     software. However, students may be required to download a FREE APP if they wish to login to live classes
                     via their smart-phones, or, tablets.
                •    Computer Quiz This is determined by an open quiz, a Computer Skills Test available online from our website
                     at https://www.ayurveda-wellness-center.com/ayurveda-seminars, or, you can request a PDF copy via

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email director@naya-ayurveda.com Alumni and existing students of Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga
                     Academy applying to this seminar need not take the computer skills test.

                     Education Students must have the equivalent of an Ayurvedic Counselor 600 Hrs certification from
                     Narayana Ayurveda and Yoga Academy, or, any NAMA reviewed school.

                     Personal Interview: A personal interview will be conducted with each student prior to acceptance as part of
                     our selection criteria.

            Textbooks

            *The Textbook of Ayurveda: Part 2 Vasant Lad. Copyright(c) 2003 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
            *Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, Dr Vasant Lad Copyright 2002 by Vasant Dattaray Lad
            *Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments by Mark Stephens, Copyright (c)2017 North Atlantic
            Books
            *Essential Guide for Ayurveda: A Textbook for Counselors and Students, Monica B Groover Copyright 20 by Monica
            Groover
            *Ayurveda and the Feminine, Monica B Groover, Copyright(c)2020
            *Atuls Kitchen; Ayurvedic cookbook, Henry Groover, Monica Groover Copyright 2020
            *Todd Caldecott-Ayurveda, Divine Science of life Copyright(c) Elsevier limited 2006
            *Ayurvedic Medicine for Westerners: Pathology & Diagnosis in Ayurveda by Vaidya Atreya Smith, Copyright(c)2206
            by Chowkambha Publications
            *Ayurvedic Medicine for Westerners: Application of Ayurvedic Treatment by Vaidya Atreya Smith- Copyright(c)2206
            by Chowkambha Publications
            108 Sanskrit Flash Cards with CD By Nicolai Bachman, MA. MS, copyright© The Ayurvedic Press
            School Manual BK101Copyright(c)2017 Monica B Groover
            School Manual PK101Copyright(c)2015 Monica B Groover
            School Manual AP108 Copyright©2018 Monica B Groover
            School Manual AP109 Copyright©2018 Monica B Groover

            CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE
            A student may be given a credit for previous Ayurveda related education from a NAMA registered institute, for up to
            a maximum of 200 Hrs at the discretion of the school in Ayurveda Practitioner seminar.

            Internship/Externship

            Internship options include 100 client encounters, which must be completed in person in Austin, or via an
            externship. There are NO ONLINE options for our Practitioner Seminar. In addition there is a community
            engagement requirement, as well as some theory portion as well as well. Please note that if you plan to take
            the NAMA CB exam, you must fulfil their in-person requirement.

            Client encounters must be completed by the last day of the last term. Students are required to complete a minimum
            of 100 client encounters. (The student is not be required to buy a software. The video software or web conference
            software is provided by the school) *The student bears the cost of airfare, hotel and travel to Austin).

                                                                                                                 Client Observations:
   Students to observe Practitioners conduct an interview, discuss client records, and view client sessions as an observer of 100
  clients and prepare reports based on their observation. Practitioner students may also buddy up with Counselor students and
     observe and peer review their findings, while they are proctored by the teachers. This is done in real time in person, and/or
                                                             livestreamed online. If unable to attend, recordings are available.**

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•     Internship in Austin:

            The second format requires active participation where students observe clients in person during an interview,
            may now conduct pariksas and, interviews under the direct observation of their teachers. Students now fill out
            intake forms, and, may suggest lifestyle and herb interventions under the direct supervision of a Practitioner
            or a teacher. The internship happens in separate weekends in Austin. If you are planning to take the NAMA
            Certification board exam, NAMA may require you to attend this in person. If you are unable to travel, we also
            allow an externship option for students outside the USA.

            •     Externship option

            for international students who cannot attend internship in United States, or, those unable to travel, an
            externship option may be available. The school may contact Practitioners and help arrange externship for
            international students only.

            If you are a local student, or live within USA, and, do not wish to travel to Austin due to health reason and wish
            to take the externship route, we expect the student must find a local Ayurveda Doctor or Ayurveda
            practitioner themselves, ideally a professional NAMA member. We will furnish a letter and paperwork for
            mentorship both to the student and the mentor on how to finish the externship. The Ayurveda practitioner or
            doctor undertaking mentorship will have to go asynchronous 1 hour orientation to understand the externship
            process.

            The externship schedule and timing must be coordinated directly between the Practitioner and student.

            •     Community Engagement As part of the internship, the Practitioner students are required to complete 50
            hours in community engagement as part of AP 110 with any of the listed activities. The students can teach
            Ayurveda to the public, do activities for their local community, use Ayurveda to support and help others. The
            project can take the form of educating the public about Ayurveda, teaching some foundation Ayurveda classes
            as a teaching assistant under class instructors, doing free seminars, talks arranged by the school for the
            community, visiting schools, yoga studios, conducting an Ayurveda engagement activities for the youth, running
            an online Ayurveda book club and/or writing articles for the school blog. Students will obtain permission of the
            faculty before embarking on their projects. Final research project will include writing a FINAL REPORT on how
            they used Ayurveda for community engagement.
            Zoom- online preparation and discussion of client encounters with peers via zoom. Theory portion like ethics is done as a
            live online class

            SEMINAR OUTLINE

                   Course       Course Title                            Hours             Lessons      Delivery
                   Number
                   BK101        Bhaishajya Kalpana                     75                 17           Synchronous and
                                                                                                       Asynchronous, Labs (onsite
                                                                                                       and/or livestreamed)

                   PK102        Panchakarma Planning                   50                 12           Synchronous and
                                                                                                       Asynchronous
                                                                                                       Labs (live and/or
                                                                                                       livestreamed)

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