Graduate Degrees in Ayurveda and Yoga

Dancing Shiva School of Ayurveda and Yoga has partnered with Ubiquity University. We offer graduate degrees in Integral Ayurveda and Yoga (MA, PhD, and MA/PhD).

Graduates of Dancing Shiva who have completed a minimum study of 250-300 hours of study (certification) in Ayurveda and Yoga will qualify for the Ubiquity graduate degree program.

There are two routes to the higher education credential:
The Ayurveda Counselor Program Certification (600 hours) and the Ayurveda and Yoga Certification (250 hours).

There has never been a better time to study and practice Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary system, that has been used for thousands of years to harmonize health and vitality on an individual, collective and environmental level.

The Dancing Shiva School of Ayurveda and Yoga in partnership with Ubiquity University, is delighted to offer this MA/PhD program in Ayurveda and Yoga.

Ayurveda Counselor Certification Program (600 hrs)

Take your Ayurvedic knowledge to the next level.

We're excited to announce our Integral Ayurveda Graduate Programs, a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in this ancient healing science.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Master the Core Principles of Ayurveda: Based on the groundbreaking work of Mas Vidal, Dancing Shiva founder, this program delves deep into the foundational principles of Ayurveda, mirroring the first two years of study at leading Ayurvedic universities in India.
  • Expand Your Ayurvedic Horizons: Our curriculum encompasses wisdom from not just Ayurveda, but also its sister sciences: Yoga, Jyotish (Vedic astrology), Vaastu (original Feng Shui), and Vedanta, India's premier spiritual philosophy.
  • Transform Your Life and the Lives of Others: Learn how to apply Ayurvedic principles to enhance your own well-being and guide others towards optimal health and harmony. Explore disciplines like Ayurvedic daily and seasonal routines, positive psychology from the Yoga and Vedanta traditions, and effective counseling techniques.
  • Gain Practical Experience: The ACP provides a comprehensive education that covers counseling, therapeutics, herbology, diet, lifestyle, and even an introduction to clinical Ayurveda. You'll gain valuable hands-on experience through classes and an internship at India's esteemed D.Y. Patil University (DPU).
  • Immerse Yourself in the Authentic Ayurvedic Tradition: Deepen your understanding through a 15-day intensive program at our affiliate institutes in Pune, India.

Empower individuals to achieve optimal health and well-being
by becoming a sought-after Ayurvedic Counselor

Complete the 600-hour Ayurveda Counselor Program (ACP) at Dancing Shiva, and gain the skills to:

  • Analyze your clients' unique constitutions (prakriti) and imbalances (vikriti) to craft personalized roadmaps to health.
  • Develop expert skills in client interviews, health history intake, and ongoing counseling sessions.
  • Recommend holistic dietary changes aligned with Ayurvedic principles for optimal internal balance.
  • Prescribe and integrate daily and seasonal practices from both disciplines to guide your clients towards physical and mental harmony.
  • Advise on the effective use of herbs, spices, and superfoods as natural complements to their well-being journeys. Provide insightful counseling on strengthening the mind-body connection for long-lasting well-being.
  • Teach natural beauty care practices that enhance skin, digestion, hair, and overall radiance.

Are you ready to begin your Ayurvedic journey?


Please complete our registation form to receive: The course catalog with detailed curriculum, plus our program coordinator will be available for questions.

Contact us today for questions about the Ayurveda Graduate Programs.

Ayurveda and Yoga Certification (250 hrs)

Students who have enrolled in or completed the 250 hour Yoga and Ayurveda Certification will be eligible for graduate degrees in Yoga and Ayurveda.

Why take Dancing Shiva's comprehensive 250-hour Yoga and Ayurveda certification program?

  • Experiential Learning: Immerse yourself in daily Yoga practice, philosophy, wisdom lectures, and meditation that solidify your knowledge.
  • Teaching Expertise: Learn to teach an integral approach to yoga that incorporates breath, mantra, meditation, and Ayurveda.
  • Ancient Wisdom: Ground your practice in an lineage of enlightened masters, accessing timeless knowledge.
  • Empowered Guidance: Offer support on Ayurvedic diet, herbs, lifestyle, and yoga integration.
  • Tri-Doshic Wisdom: Discover the wisdom of the doshas and know how to tailor a Yoga practice for optimal results.
  • Holistic Education: Learn about integrating yoga asana with Ayurvedic principles for deep mind-body understanding.
  • Global Expertise: Register with respected third party organizations, like Yoga Alliance.

The program is offered on an annual basis in southern California and other affiliate locations in USA, Mexico, and Asia.

Are you ready to begin your Yoga and Ayurveda journey?


Please complete our registation form to receive: The course catalog with detailed curriculum, plus our program coordinator will be available for questions.

Contact us today for questions about the Ayurveda Graduate Programs.

The key requirements for each degree.

If you've completed or are currently enrolled in Dancing Shiva's esteemed Ayurveda Counselor Program, you're eligible to apply for Ubiquity's Graduate programs!

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Graduate Program


MA Degree in Ayurveda and Yoga

• Ayurveda and Yoga Coursework
• Creative Journey to Dissertation*

PhD Degree in Ayurveda and Yoga

• Practitioner Path
• Coursework Creative Journey to Dissertation*
• Chartres Academy*
• Great Books*

MA/PhD Degree in Ayurveda and Yoga

• Practitioner Path
• Coursework Creative Journey to Dissertation*
• Chartres Academy*
• Great Books*

For each of the degree option available, Ubiquity offers students payment plans.

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*Ubiquity University programs

Ready to join the Graduate Program?

Plan your path to success! 
All applicants for degree programs, please follow these steps:

Application Process:

  • New Students: Register with Dancing Shiva for coursework and confirm registration with Ubiquity, cc'ing Dancing Shiva in the email.
  • Alumni: If you have completed the Ayurveda & Yoga training, submit your certificate of completion.
  • Documentation: Upload your resume/CV, Personal Statement Letter, and diploma/transcript to the Ubiquity website. Once you complete these steps, you will receive an acceptance letter to officially begin your program.

Course Requirements by Degree:

  • Master's Degree (MA): Complete the 5-day, 15-hour "Creative Journey to Dissertation Writing Course" with mandatory attendance.
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD): Complete the MA requirements above, plus:
    • Enroll in Chartres Academy (online or in-person).
    • Take the 3-credit "Great Books" course encompassing 6 books across 3 bundles.
  • Combined MA/PhD Program: Complete all requirements above, plus 8 credits of elective courses.

Thesis/Dissertation Phase:

After completing coursework, select a Major Advisor and enter the thesis/dissertation phase. Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Veronica Saldias, Registrar, will guide you.

Need Help?

If you have questions or need to schedule a call to discuss these details, contact us today for questions about the Ayurveda Graduate Programs.

We look forward to welcoming you to our program!

Are these programs for you?

These programs are ideal for any person in the health and healing field
that would like to integrate Ayurveda as part of a comprehensive
approach to natural living, longevity and spiritual evolution.

Dancing Shiva's Integral Ayurveda Counsellor Program, presents a progressive approach to the ancient principles of Ayurveda.

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We seamlessly integrate the sister sciences of Yoga, Vedic Astrology, Vaastu (Original Feng Shui), and Vedanta (Original Indian Wisdom Philosophy) alongside core Ayurvedic knowledge, offering a truly holistic approach to well-being.

This Program is deal for:

  • Practitioners seeking to elevate their skills: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness between Ayurveda and its sister sciences, empowering you to offer more holistic guidance.
  • Individuals seeking self-transformation: Discover practical tools and techniques to create a life aligned with natural laws, fostering health, happiness, and fulfillment.
  • Wisdom enthusiasts: Delve into the timeless knowledge of these Ancient disciplines, to unlock the profound insights and transformative potential.

Program Faculty

Mas Vidal (Maheshananda)

Director and Founder of the Dancing Shiva School

Dr. Supriya Gugale

Ayurveda consultant in Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Dr. Abhijit Jinde

Ayurveda and Clinical Practitioner

Professor Gunvant Yeola

Principal and Head of the Department at Dr. DY Patil College of Ayurved & Research Center

Dr Abhijeet Shirkande

Associate Prof. Dr. DY Patil College of Ayurved & Research Center

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)

Founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science

Michael Mastro

North America’s leading expert of Vastu Shastra

Dr. Mahesh Sabade

Ayurveda Consultant with a specialization in Panchakarma

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