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At The California College of Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner
Deepen Your Teaching with Ayurvedic Training
An Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner (AYP) is a Yoga Teacher with a solid background in Ayurveda who knows how to conduct dosha specific classes and individual sessions and is able to integrate the fundamental principles of Ayurveda into their teaching. An Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner is one part Yoga Teacher and one part Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Ayurvedic Health Counselor
Ayurvedic Theory & Preventative Medicine
An Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) is a specialist in preventative and lifestyle medicine. This important program is the foundation of the practice of ayurvedic medicine and provides you with the tools necessary to support patients in preventing disease and transforming their life toward harmony and health. This program also provides a solid foundation from which to explore the deeper, clinical applications of Ayurveda.
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Continue Your Studies Learning Clinical Theory and Skills
Becoming a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) is the next step in Ayurvedic practice. This intermediate program includes the study of the classical ayurvedic understanding of disease within each system of the body as well as an overview of the Western understanding. At this level, you will gain extensive knowledge of panchakarma and herbal medicine, including herbal formula design, and how to treat existing mild, moderate, or serious diseases.
The Highest Level of Clinical Training Available
The Ayurvedic Doctor Program (AyD) has been approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. During this advanced program, you will be attending classes as well as seeing patients. You will come away with a deep knowledge of Ayurveda and have the ability to integrate aspects of Western medicine into your practice, allowing you to act as a bridge between the two in order to gain a deep understanding of each patient’s condition.
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Workshops & Intensives in California
In addition to our main curriculum, we offer a variety of seminars and workshops.
Ayurvedic Massage & Bliss Therapy
This is hands on training taught in a 5 day intensive format. You will learn Abhyanga (ayurvedic massage), Shirodhara (oil treatment), and Svedana (herbal steam treatment).
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Advanced Ayurvedic Body Therapies
These workshops provide a variety of training in techniques that include marma therapy, facials, and dough dams.
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This program is only open to students in Level II or beyond of our training programs. Panchakarma is the purification practices associated with Ayurveda. More info »
Ayurvedic Herbal Apprenticeship
The CCA is proud to be the first Ayurvedic college in the west to provide its own teaching herb garden, home to over 80 different species of plant medicines from around the world. While working in the garden under the guidance of our Director of Herbalism, Dr. Brenda Krulikowski, students study plant identification and cultivation techniques while deepening their connection to the plants used in practice. More info »