Ayurvedic Herbalist Program

3-Pillar Professional Curriculum:



  • Learn in-depth Ayurvedic Herbal Materia Medica
  • Learn Ayurvedic Herbal Formulating & Advanced Formulating Techniques
  • Learn to heal imbalances naturally using herbs, diet, and lifestyle 
  • Learn Ayurvedic Imbalance Mangement of all Bodily Systems
  • Design Customized Ayurvedic Herbal Formulations
  • Learn to use Traditional Ayurvedic Herbal Preparations (ie, wines, jams, ghritams, etc) for healing specific imbalances
  • Practice Making Herbal Medicines for your clients
  • Includes: 2-Day Ayurvedic Herbal Medinine Making Immersion & Herb Harvest: Hands-on making of over 10 traditional herbal medicines (such as herbal churnas, decoctions, oils, ghritams, wines, james, etc)
  • Heal Yourself with Ayurvedic herbs, traditional medicines, foods, lifestyle, and two group guided self-detox sessions (spring and fall)




  • Gain Confidence and Experience
  • Get the Practice & Expert Support You Need to Uplevel Your Skills to  the next level
  • Master Ayurvedic Constutitional & Imbalance Assessment Skills
  • Start Offering Ayurvedic Health Consultations
  • Benefit from Case-Discussions with our expertly trained Ayurvedic Practitioner staff in both 1-on-1 & group consultation format
  • Begin Buildig Your Client List
  • Design Your Client Health Package
  • Learn Client Psychology
  • Optimize Client Results
  • Up Your Impact
  • Streamline Your Income
  • Fine-Tune Your Communication Skills
  • Learn hands-on Clinic & Client Management Skills

* Both Onsite and Distance Formats Offered

Program Bonuses:

Program Details:

Your Career Paths...

Your 9-Month Experience Includes:

Weekly Videos

Weekly Online Classes (1 Night a Week) 

Monthly Community Clinics (1 Saturday a month, in-person or live-streamed) 

9-month Ayurvedic Internship (onsite or at a distance)

Downloadable PDFs

Suggested Homework, Reading Materials & Quizes will be discussed in class

*All classes are recorded. You can access the recordings at any time.

Monthly Modules:

Introduction to Ayurveda & Ayurvedic Herbalism

Ayurvedic Disease Process & Imbalance Management

Herbs & Healing of the Digestive System and the Gut

Herbs & Healing of the Nervous System & Psychological Imbalances

Herbs & Healing of the Endocrine System (thyroid, adrenals, etc)

Herbs & Healing of the Immune System (auto-immune imbalances)

Herbs & Healing of Chronic, Geriatric and Late Stage Imbalances

Herbs & Healing of the Sense Organs & Misc (skin, eyes, teeth, sinuses, ears)

Herbs & Healing of the Female Reproductive System

Herbs & Healing of the Male Reproductive System, Urinary Imbalances & Blood Sugar Imbalances

Herbs & Healing of Respiratory, Cardiovascular & Blood Imbalances


Meets: March-November, 2020

Deadline:  February 19, 2020

Space is limited to 20 students!  Early Registration Advised.

Monthly Payment Plans Now Available!


OR, not sure if the program is the right fit for where you're going?

$7,596 Total Value!

FREE Monthly Ayurveda Health Consultations with our expert Ayurvedic Practitioners

Includes a 1.5 hour initial sesssion followed by 8 monthly one-hour sessions

These can be done in person or online ($950 Value!)

9-Month Clinical Ayurvedic Herbal Internship

Students will observe, be observed and offer one-on-one private consultations to both the Institute's clients as well as their own clients as they begin to build their practice while in session.  Offered Onsite and/or Live-streamed (Value $2,500)

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

Held in person at our Arcata center or recorded for distance learners ($350 Value!)

Ayurveda Constitution & Imbalance Assessment Skills Immersion:

Students will learn traditional Ayurvedic & Constitutional assessment skills during our additional clinic hours the first two months of class ($250 Value!)

2-Day Ayurvedic Self-Care Immersion:

Destress, build community and re-connect to yourself in our annual self-care immsion. Students are encouraged to retake the self-care immersion each year to reboot.  

($197 Value!)

2-Day Aromatherapy Immersion (weekend 1) FREE  ($349 Value!)

2 x 30-Day Gentle Group Guided SVAyurvedic Self-Detox ($3,000 Value!)

Spring and Fall Group Guided Detox Included!



"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." ~ A.H., Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurveda Life Mastery & Ayurveda Herbalist Program Graduate


"The Ayurvedic Herbalist 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."   ~  L.H., Ayurvedic Practitoner, Ayurveda Life Mastery Ayurveda Herbalist Program Graduate, Arcata, CA

Some students who complete our 9-month professional Ayurvedic Herbalist Program may wish to create their own product line as some of our students have done, others may wish to open an ayurvedic herbal consulting practice, yet others may want to continue their studies to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Our Ayurvedic Herbalist Programwhen combined with our Ayurveda Life MasteryTM program meets or exceeds national Ayurveda educational standards as set forth by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) for professional Ayurvedic Practitioner certification eligibility.  Upon successful completion of both our Ayurvedic Herbalist Program, along with our Ayurveda Life MasteryTM program, graduates will be eligible to apply for their national Ayurvedic Practitioner certificate through NAMA.




  • Students will continue to heal themselves by receiving FREE monthly one-on-one sessions with the Institute's expert graduate Ayurvedic Practitioners.
  • Students will have the one-on-one time with their Inter Supervisors to ask any questions or address any concerns they may have
  • Fine-Tune Your Communication,  Observation and Assessment Skills
  • Both Onsite and Distance Formats Offered

Register Below:

Option 1

Pay In Full


Monthly Payment Plan 

How it Works: 

Pay Initial $500 Deposit Today.

Your 8 monthly payments of $250 will deduct automatically starting the second month of class.

Program Total:  $2,500


Option 2

The Northwest Institute of Ayurveda offers a 9-month comprehensive professional Ayurvedic Herbalist training online or online/in-person at our center in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California.  This program is for the creative, conscious person who is interested in going deep into ayurvedic herbalism, traditional ayurvedic herbal preparations, ayurvedic imbalance management and wants to establish a professional career in the Ayurvedic industry. Students will experience a 9-month clinical herbalist internship training where specific imbalances are addressed using herbal, nutritional and lifestyle tools of Ayurveda.  This program launches with a one-month deep dive into ayurveda basics before we begin looking at each bodily system & addressing its specific imbalances through the lens of Ayurveda.