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.

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 National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

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.

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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

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

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The Ayurvedic Healthcare Center

Located in Nevada City, the California College of Ayurveda provides holistic, preventative, and clinical treatment options.

In addition to preventative medicine, many of our patients come to us with a variety of health concerns ranging from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Ayurvedic doctors are able to treat the full range of physical and emotional ailments while also working closely with your western healthcare team.

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Ayurvedic Day Spa and Panchakarma Retreats

Guests from around the world travel to the California College of Ayurveda’s Spa and Pancha Karma (Panchakarma) Center for relaxation, rejuvenation, and purification.

Guests may stay for just a few days or up to a month. Your practitioner will help you decide which program will best meet your needs.

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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 become the doctors of the future: compassionate practitioners dedicated to understanding each patient as a whole person, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Ayurveda Life

Find high-quality, exclusive content on CCA’s official blog Ayurveda Life, featuring an Ayurvedic perspective on lifestyle & health, recipes, events, news, and more.

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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.