The California College of Ayurveda recognizes that a variety of educational formats are needed to meet the needs of differing student situations. The College offers students the opportunity to study Ayurveda at a distance and receive the same credit toward all certifications.
The Level 1 (Ayurvedic Health Educator program) may be completed in five to six months. The Level 2 (Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Part 1 program) may be completed in about an additional six-seven months. Classes are held mid-week and are available in Nevada City (Northern California). Level 3 and 4 internships are completed in 6 months each. Thus, it takes approximately 2 years to attain the highest level of certification and become a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.
The Level 1 (Ayurvedic Health Educator program) may be completed in approximately eleven to twelve months meeting one weekend each month. The Level 2 (Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Part 1 program) may be completed in an additional 13 - 14 months. Weekend programs are held at our Nevada City location and are broadcast live over the internet. Level 3 and 4 internships are completed in 6 months each. Thus, it takes approximately 3 years to attain the highest level of certification and become a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.
All classes (weekend and full time) held in Nevada City are broadcast live over the internet using Vedaweb™ technology. This format enables students to be fully participating members of the class – to see and be seen by the instructor, to ask questions, to view class materials, to participate in class discussions – all in real time. This format is ideal for students who live at a distance but who still want to be a part of the classroom community. [Frequently Asked Questions]
Distance Learning Program The College's Distance Learning Program is a revolutionary program that integrates home schooling, classroom education and a one-to-one relationship with a Master Teacher who guides the students’ education. Distance Learning is available up to the beginning of internship and continues at that time in the form of field-internship and live-internet classes. At that time, the student joins with interns from the classroom program.
The Level 1 (Ayurvedic Health Educator program) may be completed in approximately one year meeting once a month with the Master Teacher. The Level 2 (Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Part 1 program) may be completed in approximately one additional year. Level 3 and 4 internships are completed in 6 months each. Thus, it takes approximately 3 years to attain the highest level of certification and become a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
If a Distance Learning student wants to continue to internship level 3, AHP they can apply for field internship. Ayurvedic Health Practitioners kick off their internship with a ten day Intensive in Nevada City at the College with an instructor in a small group study session in order to gain hands-on experience in diagnostics and participate in group discussions. The College can assist students in making local housing arrangements. The fees and credits for each level of the training program are the same as in the classroom programs.
The College's Distance Learning Program is the preferred format for our international students looking for online ayurveda training.
Dr. Halpern discusses the various educational formats offered at CCA, such as Classroom, Vedaweb(TM) (live over the internet) and Distance Learning. The talk is followed by a Q&A session.
At CCA we recognize that not everyone has the ability to put their life on hold, pick up the family, and move to California. This is especially true for international students. With our Distance Learning Program, those limitations no longer have to hold you back from fulfilling your dreams of becoming an Ayurvedic Health Educator or Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.
What makes our Distance Learning Program the Gold Standard in Ayurvedic Education?
• Monthly conferences with your own personal instructor to keep you motivated, connected, and on target to reach your goals.
• The CCA Distance Learning Program combines the best of home schooling, mentorship, and classroom education.
• Limited space in the program ensures a premium education strengthening your confidence and ability to succeed while enriching your life of healing others.
• Monthly start dates let you control your schedule and enjoy a program that fits your life.
• Certificate presentation at each level of completion lets the world know you are an expert in your field.
•Full graduation ceremony for Level 2 graduates shares your accomplishments with friends and family recognizing your success.
We invite you to join us and become a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator or Practitioner in the comfort of your home.
Let us show you how it is possible to support your family while still having time to enjoy them.
The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to offer
VedaWeb Program access!
In order to help you better understand our VedaWeb classroom, please read the following:
The VedaWeb classroom is intended to provide you with virtually the same experience as our students in the classroom. This is NOT a distance learning program--this is live, in the classroom. The teacher will be able to see you and you will be able to see the teacher. You'll also see all presentation materials and be able to ask questions just like any other student in the class.
You must have a broadband connection (DSL, cable or satellite). Dial-up is just too slow. Wireless can be used, but it may be unreliable.
You can use either a PC or Mac to join the VedaWeb Classroom. The technical requirements vary depending on the type of computer:
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista
Intel x86 (Pentium 400 MHz +) or compatible processor
32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Mozilla 1.6 or later, Netscape Communicator 7.x, Firefox 1.0 or later
Mac OS 10.4
Flip4Mac 184.108.40.206 or higher
QuickTime Player 7.2 or higher
Safari 2.0 or Firefox 2.0
What other equipment do I need?
Telephone – The audio portion of the meeting will be conducted via telephone conference call. You will be provided with a telephone number and access code to join in the conference. Long distance charges will be applied to your phone bill. It is preferable you use a land line and a headset when you join the audio conference. Mobile and cordless phones may pick up static. Speakerphones are not permitted as the interference from them is significant.
Webcam - You will need to have a webcam attached to your computer. Be sure to plug in your camera before opening the meeting software.
Once you are enrolled in a class, an invitation to attend will be sent via email. A new email will be sent for each class. There will be a link in the email that takes you to the classroom. The email will also contain the password for your class. You will be required to enter your name and email address in order to enter the classroom. The email will provide you with the telephone number for the audio portion of the class. The phone number is also displayed as you enter the VedaWeb Classroom.