Imagine, in only 9 months, you will have the clarity, confidence and skillsets to make a difference no just a living!

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

You are about to embark upon a totally unique, life-changing educational experience...

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

Programs We Offer:


More than just any career, Ayurveda health coaching is one of the most fulfilling careers you can choose. It is Self-Empowering Education to heal yourself, transform your life, and uplevel your impact while Empowering Your Clients to optimize the most important aspects of their lives - their health, happiness, relationships and impact! We believe that by combining the ancient wisdom sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga with cutting edge life-mastery skills we will change the world and the healthcare system as we know it.

There are so many types of healing out there.  However, many of them only scrape the surface in their attempt to heal by piecing together discongruent philosophies and therapies.  We believe in training masterful Ayurveda health coaches and practitioners who are steeped in the 5,000 year old time-tested healthcare system and medical science of Ayurveda.  We also believe in preserving Ayurveda's integrity for future generations. We combine the very best of ancient and modern life-mastery skills and mindset to create a unique one-of-a-kind health-optimization system of Ayurveda Health & Life Coaching which is accessible to all and which provides deep and lasting transformation. 



"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 TM Ayurveda Health & Life Coach Training Program (formerly Ayurvedic Living Program) & Ayurveda Herbalist Program Graduate

"Thank you for teaching this Ayurvedic Self-Care Immersion class. I am so happy to have the tools to create a healthy life for myself and my family. The information I received is invaluable. I will definitely recommend this class to my friends"

"I am so happy to have the tools to create nutritious meals for my family.  The information I received is invaluable.  I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Thank you!" Ayurveda Cooking Immersion ~K.G.

"The Ayurveda Herbalist Program has provided me with many valuable skills that I use both in my personal and work life.  After completing the Ayurveda Life Mastery and 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 (formerly Ayurvedic Living Program) & Ayurveda Herbalist Program 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. (Ayurvedic Self-Care Immersion & Ayurveda Life Mastery)

"Thank you for offering this class. I am so excited to get this glimpse into this beautiful system. I feel this body of knowledge to be what I have been searching for. Thank you so much!" ~ J.L.

"I could write a novel about everything I learned in the Ayurveda Life Mastery. 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.


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

together we can do great things. ~ Mother Teresa

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 the vision we hold for the future of the planet.  This means that the courses and programs you take through the Institute not only enrich your life and that of your family, but also your community and the planet at large.