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 Ayurvedic Health Counselor 1 program may be completed in five to six months. The Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist 1 program may also be completed in about an additional six-seven months. Classes are held mid-week and are available in Nevada City (Northern California). Internships are completed in 6 months each. Thus, it takes approximately 2 years to attain the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist certification.
The Ayurvedic Health Counselor 1program may be completed in approximately eleven to twelve months meeting one weekend each month. The The Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist 1 program may be completed in an additional 15 months. Weekend programs are held at our Nevada City location and are broadcast live over the internet. Internships are completed in 6 months each. Thus, it takes approximately 3 years to attain the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist certification.
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.
TheAyurvedic Health Counselor 1 program may be completed in approximately one year meeting once a month with the Master Teacher. The Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist 1 program may be completed in approximately one additional year. Internships are completed in 6 months each. Thus, it takes approximately 3 years to become a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
If a Distance Learning student wants to continue to internship they can apply for field internship. All internships begin their internship with an 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 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.