We have great news to share with you today: We have updated our 400-hour Ayurvedic health counselor certification program to 600 hours! This greatly strengthens the clinical focus of the program and sets graduates in line with certification requirements through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
We’ve updated the manual with deeper information in many areas, including working with children, tongue and pulse analysis, marma point therapy and more. We’ve added an additional required text and included a capstone project that will significantly add to your ability to begin working with clients upon graduation. We’ve created a library of 25 consultation videos with real Hale Pule clients. Students will grow their ability to assess imbalances by seeing how people present them and creating treatment plans as if they were their own clients. This experience will be of great benefit when you begin your clinical work.
Learn more about the updated 600-hour program and sign up to become an Ayurvedic health counselor today!
What does this change mean?
While not a prerequisite to working with clients, certification by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) is considered the hallmark of a well-trained Ayurvedic health counselor. NAMA requires counselors to attain at least 600 hours of training in Ayurveda in order to qualify. By adding additional and deeper content to our existing program, we have set you on the path to being recognized by NAMA and the clients who look for that certification when selecting an Ayurvedic counselor.
Graduates of the 600-hour program (or any equivalent program) are also eligible to enroll in our new clinical mentoring program. This self-paced program is a way to strengthen your clinical practice by working with a Hale Pule practitioner who will provide oversight and guidance in 25 client consultations. Think of it as having a trusted guide as you begin your career as an Ayurvedic health counselor. Even if you do not wish to pursue NAMA certification, this program will exponentially deepen the quality of your offering.
We also offer supplemental or continuing education through our Ayurvedic chef and treatment certifications or professional mentoring. No matter what path you choose, we offer many ways to begin spreading the light of Ayurveda.