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Certification Course Offered in Ayurvedic Health Counseling

Ayurvedic physician and naturopathic doctor Somesh Kaushik will offer a year-long certification course in Ayurvedic Health Counseling (AHC) starting the weekend of October 16-17. Certification will be awarded by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Certification Board.

“An AHC is trained to focus on preventive health care and health promotion, with a specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic principles and practices,” Kaushik says.

The AHC curriculum is 650 hours and consists of lectures, clinical practicum, self-study and case reports. The course will meet online one weekend a month (Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.). Additional weekends may be needed, and an internship is advised for completion of the course. 

NAMA certification includes four areas of concentration, including Foundations of Ayurveda: History and Philosophy; Concepts of Ayurveda; skills and competencies; and recommendations, treatment, and other interventions.

A practitioner for more than 35 years, Kaushik received his training as an Ayurvedic physician at Kurukshetra University, India, and as a naturopathic doctor at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He also holds master’s degrees in public health and public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has taught Ayurvedic medicine at the Graduate Institute, University of Bridgeport, and the National University of Natural Medicine, and has lectured about Ayurveda throughout the United States. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.

For application and tuition information, call 646.670.6725 or email  [email protected]

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