Join Mas and an international faculty for the Ayurveda Counselor Program at either our West or East Coast locations.
If you want to get started we encourage you to complete the registration form and complete the pre-requisites by beginning the Level One 50-Hour Foundations Program.
Experience the most comprehensive and integral Ayurveda counseling program for yoga teachers, healers, health and wellness enthusiasts, or medical practitioners. The Ayurveda Counselor Program (ACP) offers an in-depth experience of Ayurveda, in 3-parts. Each segment builds onto the next, after completion of the full program the student will receive certification as an Ayurvedic Counselor. All graduates of the 600-hour program can continue their education at the MA or PhD level at Ubiquity University.
♥Level One: FOUNDATIONS (50 HOURS) - Open Enrollment, Ongoing and Online at any time. Ideally, it is best to complete this course before beginning Level Two, however, it is perfectly fine to complete this course while also taking Level Two.
♥Level Two: CORE PRINCIPLES (400 HOURS) - See dates below, pre-registration has begun.
West-Coast Dates (Phoenix-San Diego): May 23rd - 26th 2024, June 27th - 30th, July 25th - 28th, Sept 26th - 29th.
East-Coast Dates (South Miami): April 25th - 28th, May 16th - 19th, August 22nd - 25th, Sept 26 - 29th.
♥Level Three: MOTHERLAND STUDIES (150 HOURS) - January 13th - 27th 2025 (This date is for students of the 2024 program.
Total Certification Hours: 600
Brief overview of the full program:
- This integral program is designed for yoga teachers, health practitioners, and anyone interested in lifestyle enhancement.
- The core principle training practically presents the ancient Ayurvedic wisdom to promote health and wellness. Explores the prevention of common health issues, and promotes the values of ayus or longevity through the right diet, harmony with the cycles of life, and synergy of the mind-body relationship. The focus is on the methods and philosophy of the sacred and eternal mind-body relationship of seasonal synchronicity (ritucharya), detoxification (pancha karma), and psychology (manasa shastra).
- The program presents a strong foundation of Ayurveda therapies combined with spiritual components, as found in the traditional form of Ayurveda taught in India.
- The Ayurvedic Counselor program provides a well-rounded educational experience of the core fundamental principles of Ayurvedic counseling, therapy, and lifestyle.
*Click here to view the complete Course Catalog! Take a few minutes to fill out the registration form to tell us about yourself and why you are interested in taking the program. Once the form is submitted you will gain immediate access to the catalog which includes the entire course curriculum.
Total Program Cost: $5,400 (Does not include the India 15-day Motherland Studies)
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Level One: FOUNDATIONS (50 HOURS)
The 50-Hour Online Foundations Ayurveda Program provides the foundational principles and overview for the Vedic Counselor certification. This program is a perfect fit for individuals seeking to understand Ayurveda for self-care, it is also available as an elective for the Soul of Yoga's therapy training program. For all students enrolled in the Vedic Counselor program, this is a required module.
The 50-hour immersion includes an overview of:
- the Sankhya & Vedanta Philosophies
- the gunas (attributes in nature)
- the doshas (mind/body types and imbalances)
- Ayurvedic dietetics, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)
- Yoga Therapy as per the Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sivananda lineages
- Introduction to Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)
Register & Pay
Complete the Registration Form
Pay for 50-Hour Program
Level Two: CORE PRINCIPLES (400 HOUR)
The Core Principle, 450-hour training is offered both online and in-person. This program is designed to educate and train Ayurvedic counselors. The core principles of Ayurveda are reviewed in in-depth classes taught by Mas Vidal and Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners from the USA and India.
Students experience hands-on practical training in various subjects of Ayurveda.
Live In-Person Classes (dates listed below) for 2024.
Encinitas, Calif Dates: May 23rd - 26th 2024 , June 27th - 30th, July 25th - 28th, August 29th to Sept 1st
Miami, Florida Dates: April 25th - 28th, May 16th - 19th, August 22nd - 25th, Sept 26 - 29th.
* All who are interested in this program are encouraged to audit the current course. Please email us to attend at:
Online Classes take place on the: 1st Four Wednesdays of the month, and 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month for five consecutive months.
Location of training:
In-person classes are offered in Encinitas, California, and Miami, Florida.
Pay for 450-Hour Program
Level Three: MOTHERLAND STUDIES (150 HOURS)
Participants have the opportunity to study Ayurveda in India to deepen their knowledge of this healing tradition, as it is practiced in the motherland. This truly unique experience enhances your understanding of Ayurveda in an in-depth and practical manner. For more information download our Vedic Counselor catalog.
As a program participant, you stay in a residential Eco-Village healing center just outside of the city of Pune. The daily program activities include yoga and meditation classes, three vegetarian meals, lecture classes, practical hands-on support at the clinic, observation of client cases, and learning about Vedic permaculture and organic farming practices.
Students have the option to experience panchakarma treatments as part of the course. However, if you want an extensive detoxification treatment series, this can be done after the program is completed. Unless you are attending as a non-participant in the program.
Get a Graduate Degree in Ayurveda
Dancing Shiva School of Ayurveda and Yoga has partnered with Ubiquity University, we are now offering graduate degrees in Integral Ayurveda and Ayurveda and Yoga (MA, PhD and MA/PhD).
Graduates of Dancing Shiva that have completed the 600-hour Ayurveda Counsellor program (certification) will qualify for the Ubiquity graduate degree program.
Learn more about the Ayurveda Graduate program
"I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to study Yoga and Ayurveda with Mas Vidal. This experience has provided a much deeper and meaningful practice in every aspect of my life. His own experience and example of the yogic lifestyle is refreshingly honest and inspiring. I would recommend the study program to anyone wishing to learn Ayurveda, yoga, and the integral wisdom of the Vedas.
~ Tracy Mandryk
As a graduate of Mas Vidal's Dancing Shiva programs, it has been so insightful and life-changing learning Ayurveda. Integrating the ancient knowledge of the Vedas into my daily life has been very healing and nourishing to my body, mind, and spirit.
~ Cecilia Romero
I have had the opportunity to learn integral Yoga and Ayurveda under the tutelage of Mas Vidal and it has brought a new sense of enlightenment into my life. Learning the essence of the ancient Vedas and how profoundly they tie into daily life is fascinating. Although ancient, these teachings are so relevant to today's day and age and through with his many years of life study, the wisdom dances with mindfulness that he taught me to entwine with my newly discovered awareness.
~ Kirsten McLaughlin
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