The Most Comprehensive
Curriculum of Ayurvedic Medicine
in the West

Students entering CCA

Welcome to the World of Ayurvedic Medicine

At the California College of Ayurveda, you have access to the highest quality education, healthcare and research in the field. Since 1995, CCA has been training students to become the doctors of the future.

In addition to California State-approved programs in Ayurvedic Medicine, CCA operates a community Ayurvedic Healthcare Center as well as an Ayurvedic Day Spa incorporating panchakarma, rejuvenation, yoga, meditation, and lifestyle counseling.

Ayurveda Education

CCA offers certificate programs in Ayurvedic Medicine for Ayurvedic Health Counselors, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialists and Ayurvedic Doctors.

We also offer training through our series of Ayurveda short courses, as well as evening and online seminars. Convenient online and Distance Learning options are available for out-of-state and international students.

Start Studying Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Healthcare

Using both preventative medicine and clinical disease management, the Ayurvedic Healthcare Center can help you maintain your health, rejuvenate your energy, and heal from disease.

Start your healing process with a comprehensive evaluation of your individual health and lifestyle. Then, receive a personalized treatment plan that’s designed to treat your condition and balance the energies in your body and mind.

Take the First Step Towards Healing

Ayurvedic Spa

The Ayurvedic Spa at the California College of Ayurveda is a place to relax and to be nurtured.

Using a combination of traditional Ayurvedic & Western treatments, we restore your sense of balance and well-being, returning you to the level of energy you desire.

Spend a day, a week, or a month and leave stronger, grounded and centered, with renewed vigor and a commitment to life.

Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate


California College of Ayurveda
is a member of the National Association of Ayurvedic Education, National Council on Ayurvedic Education, International Alternative Medicine Association, and the Council of Holistic Health Educators.

CCA is proud to be associated with the following organizations

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork | Proud To Be A Board Approved Provider
Yoga Alliance - YACEP
National Association of Ayurvedic Schools and Colleges
Counsel of Holistic Health Educators
IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
California Board of Registered Nurses
Yoga Unify - YU-QP4 - Adept
International Alternative Medicine Association

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, which literally means “The Science of Life” is the traditional healing science of India.

More than 5,000 years old, the time-honored traditional knowledge of Ayurveda is just as relevant to modern society today and has helped millions of individuals to return to optimal health.

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A Shirodhara treatment

About The California College of Ayurveda

The California College of Ayurveda was founded in 1995 by Dr. Marc Halpern, one of the pioneers of Ayurvedic education in the West. The first state-approved school for Ayurvedic medicine, CCA has become both the largest and most recognized center for Ayurvedic education in the United States.

CCA is dedicated to providing the highest-quality education, healthcare, and research in the field of Ayurveda, while striving to express the principles of harmony in every action we take. We train our students to be compassionate practitioners dedicated to understanding each patient as a whole person, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Experience Ayurveda

The California College of Ayurveda is the premier place to study, heal and rejuvenate with Ayurveda.

Let the majestic splendor of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Foothills enfold you in it’s ever-present beauty during your stay here.