Torchbearer Program


Carrying the torch of Ayurveda + Yoga to your clients’ daily lives

Once you’ve completed an AYS certification, your journey of teaching and supporting people to implement balanced lifestyles has just begun. By walking the path of the torchbearer, you strengthen your ability to provide sustainable healing support to all of your students and clients.

Ayurveda Yoga Specialists can go on to support clients and students suffering from long-term illnesses and chronic symptoms that impede their way of life. In your regular Torchbearer calls, you will have the support to find those simple “next steps” by presenting difficult cases and getting feedback from Kathryn and your peers.

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


  • AAYS Level I — (20 hours towards NAMA certifications: AHC, Ayurveda Therapist, upon completion you will be AAYS or Torchbearer) –We call this the Torchbearer “baseline”. As you begin your 1-1 AYS sessions, you will start running into roadblocks and questions in applying the practices of AYS that you didn’t encounter when learning the theory of working with your clients. Your fellow Torchbearers and AYS teachers are here to help you talk through practical ways to support your clients’ healing strategies.

  • AHC Track, Level II — (30 hours towards NAMA AHC certification upon completion) — AHC Torchbearer (part of Ayurveda Health Counselor Graduate School). Building a relationship to clinical application of AHC theory.

  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Track, Level II – (30 hours towards NAMA Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists and Three Wisdom Traditions) Applying Psychology, Ayurveda, and yoga to develop healing strategies (more to come!)

Torchbearer Tools


For new Torchbearers:

Torchbearer Enrollment Form

Torchbearer enrollment fee (certified AYS only)

Purchase and prepare for calls:

5-pack of Torchbearer calls (certified AYS only)

Purchase individual calls (certified AYS only)

Torchbearer Case Call Presentation Form


For upcoming call dates and purchasing call visit the Torchbearer shop page by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Torchbearer Program Requirements?

This program can be completed from wherever you are! It is comprised of:

  • Ten monthly case study teleconferences
  • Two case presentations during a case study teleconference
  • Two advanced practice HI AYS or 3WT Retreats (on-site at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, or online at
  • A full clinical write up on a client case

Can I purchase all the calls at once?

Yes! just select each call you’d like to participate in, and you’ll have the added bonus of reserving your spot! Please register as soon as possible for the calls as enrollment is capped.

When during the AYS program should I enroll for Torchbearer?

Wait until you graduate to enroll. Only graduates of the AYS program can enroll in Torchbearer.

How long do I have to complete all the requirements of the Torchbearer program?

You have two years from the date you enroll in the program. We use the date according to the enrollment form you fill out.

How do I present a case?

Step 1 — Send Kathryn the call you’d like to present during, and then you will be on the schedule

Step 2 — Fill out the case presentation form in advance. Click here to download this form.