Student Testimonials

Being a student at CCA was completely life changing for me. The education I received changed how I view the world and how I live my life. From the beautiful setting/community in which the college is set to the wonderful instructors, my experience at CCA was more than I could have ever expected. I chose the college for the comprehensiveness of the program, and was not disappointed. My AHP internship really solidified my knowledge of the material, and I feel well equipped to continue into sharing my knowledge with others


I am incredibly grateful and blessed by the teachers and staff at CCA. Their knowledge, wisdom, support and guidance has been life changing and instrumental in my decision to become an Ayurvedic practitioner. Moving to Nevada City to attend CCA and pursue my passion has been a dream come true – thank you!


I am incredibly grateful and blessed by the teachers and staff at CCA. Their knowledge, wisdom, support and guidance has been life changing and instrumental in my decision to become an Ayurvedic practitioner. Moving to Nevada City to attend CCA and pursue my passion has been a dream come true – thank you!


Every day in my Ayurvedic practice I am so very grateful and inspired by this wonderfully inclusive science and for the depth of training I received from the California College of Ayurveda. My training has given me the opportunity to see the world in a new way and to help people recreate balance and harmony in their lives.


My education at CCA was outstanding. CCA’s complete instruction in Ayurveda enabled me to establish a successful clinical practice.


I was ready for a major change in my life. The study of Ayurveda has turned out to be a profoundly transformative process. I am studying and experiencing healing, joy, and connectedness on amazingly deep levels.


At CCA I gained access to the world of knowledge I was searching for: Ayurveda. I emerged as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, competent in my dharma as an ayurvedic practitioner and lifelong student of Ayurveda.


I chose CCA for two reasons. Their monthly classes allowed me to keep working while learning Ayurveda, and the hands-on training I received in the Pancha Karma Clinic, the Herb Lab, and the many workshops and seminars gave me personal insight into what my future clients will experience as they adopt an Ayurvedic lifestyle.


Academically challenging, CCA’s curriculum provides both a strong foundation for a future professional practice and an opportunity to get in touch with our own self healing abilities as we develop a healing relationship to Ayurveda in our lives.


Since graduating from the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist program in 2011, I have been doing a lot of traveling. Over a year in India studying Yoga and Ayurveda, and back and forth across the USA. Wherever I go, Ayurveda has helped and guided me. I have had the amazing opportunity to learn and share Ayurveda with so many people to the benefit of that person and myself. CCA helped me to begin to live my truth, a path I will always walk down


We were amazed at the depth and efficiency of Dr. Halpern; he is a brilliant, gifted, and hard working teacher. We got so much in so little time. What a blessing.

S. & S.C.

After moving to the United States, my thirty five years of Ayurvedic practice in India would have gone to waste if I had not done the C.A.S. program. Ayurveda has made my life purposeful.


Primarily, CCA allowed me to attend school and still work. Having reviewed other texts and compared with CCA workbooks and required reading, I believe CCA covered the basic understanding of Ayurveda without overwhelming the student. My PK training is very much appreciated and I feel totally qualified to practice my skills.


Ayurveda is the medicine of nature. It taught me how to care for the body, mind, and spirit. Through diet, herbs, and lifestyle choices, it brings you to health and higher yogic awareness. It is a divine blessing to mankind. The language of nature is a simple universal truth; close your eyes and hear its divine song.


Wonderful and inspiring teachers. Well organized material and lessons. I feel as though I received a very high quality and thorough Ayurvedic education. I feel confident that I am prepared to practice


The internship brought it all together.


All of my teachers have been Ayurvedic Inspirations. And Dr. Halpern’s text was concise, detailed and easy for a western-trained student to use.


The first day I could see that it was going to be a great week, because it was so well organized. I considered traveling [out of state] to take the training from [another teacher], but decided to support CCA because I really believe the school delivers what is promised. I’m never disappointed and always inspired.


The internship was the most important part for me. It was the part that tied theory to practice.


Each of the teachers had knowledge and experience and offered us a unique perspective in the classroom. Their ability to translate the world into the terms of Ayurveda was amazing and has helped me internalize the concepts.


My experience with the CCA has not only provided me with a solid foundation upon which my Ayurvedic career flourishes, but has also catalyzed deep healing and growth on a personal level. I appreciate that the teachers at the CCA are inspiring, and the entire staff committed the success of their students.


I have enjoyed my time at CCA so much. I feel I have transformed some of my old habits by learning about their roots, I have connected with a group of like minded and spirited people, and I am loving everything I’m learning! Ayurvedic theory is so simple, but when applied to the myriad imbalances people have, as they manifest differently in everyone, it becomes very complicated. And it all works, if we apply the principles! I am so grateful for my time here, not to mention the fantastic staff who contribute to the smooth running of the school.


The California College of Ayurveda has shown me a path to healing myself and the world at large. I am excited and forever grateful for all that I have learned and all the places this knowledge will take me.