The Northwest Institute of Ayurveda offers a comprehensive two-part professional "Ayurvedic Practitioner" training each year online or online/in-person at our center in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California.

You're a passionate, conscious person who desires to assist others along their healing path while establishing a professional career as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. You wish to see Ayurveda at the forefront of modern health care practices and believe in preserving its traditional integrity for future generations. 

Ayurvedic Practitioner Program

3-Pillar Professional Curriculum:



  • Learn Ayurvedic Imbalance Mangement of all Bodily Systems  using special traditional herbal formulations & customized herbal formulations, specific foods and lifestyle therapies
  • Master Imbalance  Assessment Skills
  • Learn In-Depth Ayurvedic Herbal Materia Medica
  • Learn, Practice and Get Support designing & making customized Ayurvedic herbal formulations
  • 2-Day Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine Making Immersion & Herb Harvest: Hands-on making of over 10 traditional herbal medicines (such as herbal churnas, decoctions, oils, ghritams, wines, james, etc)




  • Get the Practice & Expert Support You Need to Uplevel Your Skills to Professional Level
  • Start Offering Ayurvedic Health Consultations
  • Benefit from Case-Discussions with our expertly trained  certified Ayurvedic Practitioner staff in both 1-on-1 & group consultation format
  • Build your Client List
  • Design Your Client Health Package
  • Optimize Client Results
  • Up Your Impact
  • Streamline Your Income
  • Gain Confidence and Experience
  • Fine-tune your client communication skills
  • Learn hands-on Clinic & Client Management Skills

* Both Onsite and Distance Formats Offered


Ayurvedic Practitioner Program Details:

National Compliance:



"To say that the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda has transformed my life would be an understatement.  I came to Ayurveda broken, fragile and scared. I emerged happy, healthy and confident. From the bottom of my heart, I highly recommend all of the NIA programs." ~ Anne Hoffweber, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurveda Life Mastery/Ayurvedic Health & Life Coach Training Program & Ayurvedic Practitioner Program Graduate, Founder of Lunar Shakti Healing


"The Ayurvedic Practitioner Program has provided me with many valuable skills that I use both in my personal and work life.  After completing the Ayurvedic Practitioner Program, I developed the confidence to launch an Integrative Health Program at my work place. I now offer holistic consults, and prepare personal ayurvedic herbal formulas for to my patients. I have an active practice in medicine as a Nurse Practitioner in a Community Health Center and am required to see 16-20 patients per day addressing simple and complex health problems. I have studied many alternative health modalities over the years, but my knowledge of Ayurveda has allowed me to identify and treat the dosha out of balance and look more deeply at the root issues. The program gave me a plethora of practical knowledge that I continue to utilize in my practice."   ~  Lisa Hoyt FNP, Ayurvedic Practitoner, Ayurveda Life Mastery/Ayurvedic Health & Life Coach Training ProgramAyurvedic Practitioner Program Graduate, Arcata, CA

  • 17-Month Professional Ayurveda Practitioner Program
  • 2,434-hour Program Includes: Ayurveda Life Mastery (9 months/800 Hours) + Ayurvedic Practitioner Program (8 months/1,634 Hours)
  • Our program meets or exceeds national "Ayurvedic Practitioner" educational standards set forth by NAMA and AAPNA and our graduates are eligible to apply to NAMA for their Ayurvedic Practitioner certificate.

8-Month Ayurvedic Practitioner Program Experience:

* Weekly online class + monthly clinic day

*Weekly videos and PDFs

*Suggested Reading Materials

*8-Month concurrent clinical internship experience completed onsite or at a distance

Ayurvedic Practitioner Program Modules:

Client Psychology (East/West) & Designing Client Health Packages that Optimize Client Results

Healing the Digestive System and the Gut

Healing the Nervous System & Psychological Imbalances

Healing the Endocrine System (thyroid, adrenals, etc)

Healing the Immune System (auto-immune imbalances)

Healing Chronic, Geriatric and Late Stage Imbalances

Healing the Senses (skin, eyes, teeth, sinuses, ears)

Healing Female Reproductive System

Healing Male Reproductive System / Urinary Imbalances & Blood Sugar Imbalances

Healing Respiratory & Cardiovascular & Blood Imbalances


Ayurveda Life MasteryTM

(9-month Ayurveda Life MasteryTM Health & Life Coach Training Program)


March 12-October 26, 2019


Weekly Class: Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm, online

Monthly "Clinic Day": 4th Saturdays (except April meets 2nd Saturday, & Nov & Dec meet 3rd Saturday), 9am-5pm for clinical internship (in-person at our Arcata center, or live-streamed to your living room). You will be both observing professional ayurvedic health consultations in action, and offering ayurvedic health consultations in group and 1-on-1 format in our clinic in a supervised professional setting followed by case-discussion and review.



Incudes 6 Months of Bonus Material to Help You Build & Sustain Your Thriving Wellness Business!

6 Bonus Modules Include:

  1. "Business Basics & Healing Your Money Mindset"
  2. "Unlocking Your Specialty Niche"
  3. "Signature System Design"
  4. "Signature System Creation"
  5. "Which Online Marketing Platform is for You?"
  6. "Which Online Hosting Platform is for You?"

* See Below to Learn About Your 5 Additional Bonuses!

Bonus Modules: "Modern Business Skills for Coaches & Consultants"

"Business Basics & Healing Your Money Mindset", "Unlocking Your Specialty Niche", "Signature System Design", "Signature System Creation", "Which Online Marketing Platform is for You?", "Which Online Hosting Platform is for You?"  Through this bonus module you will be developing a supportive relationship with money and discovering your limiting beliefs, developing your Business Values and Mission, Defining Your Niche, Designing and Creating Your Client Offering/"Signature System", Discover which Online Marketing and Hosting Platforms are right for you.  *This is a 6-month long bonus program which you will be benefiting from alongside the practitioner program starting month two of the practitioner program. Includes: videos, PDFs, worksheets, meditations, and suggested reading materials

2-Day "Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine Making Immersion & Herb Harvest":

Held in person at our Arcata center or recorded for distance learners

1-Day Clinical Ayurveda Assessment Skills Immersion:

Students will learn traditional Ayurveda imbalance assessment each month of the program during clinic hours and beyond, along with a special day-long immersion on imbalance assessment the first day of clinic.

2-Day Ayurvedic Self-Care Immersion:

enjoy a weekend of community building, destressing, fun and yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic lunches & daily self-care rituals

2-Day Aromatherapy Immersion (weekend 1) FREE

30-Day Gentle Group Guided SVAyurvedic Self-Detox:

enjoy the support and inspiration of doing a spring and fall group guided self detox