Incorporating Ayurveda in your yoga teaching

Are you a yoga teacher, and looking to go deeper with your students outside of weekly classes?

An Ayurveda Yoga Specialist certification will open new doors and revenue streams in your yoga teaching and healing practice by laying the groundwork for you to support individuals in managing their lifestyles for optimum health. Because Ayurveda has so many avenues for kick-starting the healing process, you will have a number of tools (in addition to asana) to support your clients in creating optimal health.

The Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, Torchbearer and Graduate School training programs, are certified through the 5000 year tradition from the Himalayan Institute and National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

“Who we are is the result of how we live and act on a daily basis. Our daily actions reflect our prime values and motivations.”

― David Frawley, Yoga for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (AYS)

The AYS program is a NAMA-approved 120 hour course that provides yoga teachers with a complete Ayurvedic tool-kit. Upon successful completion of the 4 AYS modules, you will be certified in providing Ayurveda counseling and lifestyle enhancements to your students and individual clients.

Upcoming AYS workshops

AYS 1 – The Macrocosm & Microcosm of Ayurveda & Yoga

AYS 2 – Psychology of Ayurveda and the Physiology of Yoga

AYS 3 – Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions

AYS 4 – Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga


Torchbearer provides “on-the-job” support for certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialists. Through regular calls with fellow Ayurveda Yoga Specialists and your Ayurveda mentors, you’ll have the supervision and mentoring you need to create a deep and thriving professional career in Ayurveda yoga and nutrition.

In your regular Torchbearer calls, you will have the support to find simple “next steps” for complex client issues by presenting difficult cases for mentor and peer feedback.
Learn more about Torchbearer here.


Torchbearer Enrollment Form

Torchbearer enrollment fee (certified AYS only)

5-pack of Torchbearer calls (certified AYS only)

Purchase individual calls (certified AYS only)

Ayurvedic Health Counselor at AYS Grad School

Register for Upcoming Ayurvedic Health Counselor Units here!

The Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Graduate School is a series of courses available to all AYS graduates and to grads from NAMA recognized programs equivalent to our AYS program. To fulfill requirement for the NAMA certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor students are required to pass the NAMA exam and have 50 client contact hours. The Torchbearer Program and hours in our HI AYS Student Clinic help to fulfill that requirement.

Upcoming Online Ayurvedic Health Counselor Webinars

All calls are from 7-9 PM EST.

1&2 (Advanced Digestion and A&P 1)

Feb 27/28
March 13/14
March 27/28
April 10/11
April 24/25
May 8/9
May 22/23
June 5/6

3&4 (A&P 2 and Etiology and Pathology)

September 18/19
October 2/3
October 16/17
October 30/31
November 6/7
November 20/21
December 4/5
December 18/19