How to Start a Transformative and Succesful Career in Ayurveda that meets your Unique Needs

We are excited that you are exploring a career in Ayurveda!

Ayurveda is growing throughout the world as societies look for holistic, natural ways to stay healthy and manage chronic diseases. The California College of Ayurveda was the first college to offer a professional training program in Ayurvedic medicine. Our program began in 1995.

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About Us

staff at CCA boothThe California College of Ayurveda (CCA) offers the most comprehensive curriculum in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. The first established, and longest-running, state-approved Ayurvedic educational program in California, CCA is the premier educator for individuals seeking to make a difference in the world through a career restoring the natural balance of body, mind and spirit with the wisdom of Ayurveda.

Quality education is the foundation of preparation. Our founder, Dr. Marc Halpern, is a Western pioneer of Ayurvedic Medicine. He is also a Founding Director of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

CCA brings the healing wisdom of Ayurveda to the West. In addition to providing students with training in the fundamental principles and practices of Ayurveda, our students study disease management and receive the clinical training necessary to become successful in practice. In order to achieve these goals, our training program is offered in three levels at several locations – plus live internet and distance learning in the convenience of your own home. When you are ready to make Ayurveda your life’s work, CCA can help you turn your Ayurvedic passion into a successful profession.

Ayurveda Programs

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Here at the California College of Ayurveda, you can receive the most extensive training available in the field of Ayurveda in the United States.  Our main curriculum is divided into 3 levels.

Level I: Ayurvedic Health Education Certification

This program includes training in all of the fundamental principals of Ayurvedic medicine. More info

Level II: Clinical Ayurvedic Theory

This program takes level one training much deeper as you explore diseases associated with each of the systems of the body. Students study both the Ayurvedic and Western interpretations of disease. More info

Level III: Internships

There are two internship programs. The first is a 6 month internship in preventative medicine leading to certification as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner. The second is a 12 month internship (additional 6 months) in disease management leading to a certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. More info


In addition to our main curriculum, we offer a variety of seminars and workshops.

Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapy

This is hands on training taught in a 5 day intensive format. You will learn abhyanga (ayurvedic massage), shirodhara and svedana (herbal steam treatment). More info

Advanced Ayurvedic Body Therapies

These are variety of techniques that include marma therapy, facials and dough dams. More info

Panchakarma Specialist

This program is only open to students in level 2 or beyond of our training programs. Panchakarma is the purification practices associated with Ayurveda. More info

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist

Yoga and Ayurveda are integrally related. This certification program integrates the two sciences revealing how to utilize yoga in the healing process. This program is designed as advanced training for yoga teachers and ayurvedic practitioners. More info

Advanced Herbal Apprenticeship Program

This program, offered as an elective class in Grass Valley only, teaches students how to take an herb from seed to medicine. More info