Imagine having the clarity, confidence, personal transformation and skillsets necessary to REALLY make a difference not just a living!

A few months from now, you'll look back at this moment as the best decision you ever made for your personal growth and your impact!

The education of your dreams...

How to Live & Thrive in Body, Heart, Relationship & Abundance

This is the education you wish you had received...After working with 1,000s of clients and students from around the world over the past 20 years, we are proud to be empowering the next generation of healers who are changing the health and consciousness of the planet. Our curriculum is based on the 5,000 year old time-tested healthcare system of Ayurveda combined with cutting edge psychology, habit change, life-skills and Ayurvedic lifestyle design.

Graduates of our school are leading the change by empowering their clients to heal their lives through this new health-optimization system known as "Ayurveda Health & Life Coaching".  Ayurveda Health and Life Coaches are at the forefront of this planetary shift combining ancient and modern life-mastery skills to change the way we approach healthcare, and life in general.

About Our Online & In-Person Programs:

The Ayurvedic Living School (formerly Northwest Institute of Ayurveda) was founded in 2006 in the city of Arcata, in Humboldt County, California, land of the  majestic redwood trees.  NIA offers both Ayurveda self-healing and professional Ayurveda training programs online and in-person in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California and online anywhere in the world. 

Programs We Offer:


More than just a career, Ayurveda health and life coaching is a way of orienting towards life which creates continuous personal and professional growth and evolution.  It is Self-Empowering total life healing. 



"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 MasteryTM trainings graduate & Ayurveda Herbalist trainings graduate

"The Ayurveda Herbalist trainings have provided me with many valuable skills that I use both in my personal and work life.  After completing the Ayurveda Life Mastery trainings and Ayurveda Herbalist trainings, 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 trainings have given me a plethora of practical knowledge that I continue to utilize in my practice."  ~  L.H., Ayurvedic Practitoner,  Ayurveda Life Mastery trainings graduate & Ayurveda Herbalist trainings graduate, Arcata, CA 

"Don't miss out on an opportunity to spend time with Traci while she immerses you in Ayurvedic lifestyle medicine, her specialty and my favorite aspect of the Ayurvedic canon. Love you Traci!" ~ S.R. (Ayurveda Life Mastery trainings graduate

"I could write a novel about everything I learned in the Ayurveda Life Mastery trainings. The love, support and intimate experience that I had in all of the NIA programs would be impossible to get in larger schools." ~ A.H.


Giving Back

We put our money where our heart is.  Healing the planet, animals, children, women, veterans and people in need is a priority for us! Each year the Institute gives 10% of its profits to charitable organizations which are in alignment with the vision we hold for the future.  This means that the trainings you take through the Institute not only enrich your life and that of your family, and community, but our planet at large.  

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot;

together we can do great things. ~ Mother Teresa