"Let food be thy medicine; thy medicine shall be thy food."                                                                                                                 Hippocrates

Important Dates for Program Applicants:

  • Application for Admission Period:  Feb.10 – Aug.15, 2020

  • Deadline for Application Submissions:  Aug.15, 2020

  • Student Enrollment Agreement Due date: within 10 days after receiving your Acceptance Letter.

  • Late Applications: Accepted up to 10 days before AYV 102.

  • If our program is full, applicants will be places on our waiting list and notified when space becomes available.

   

Our Ayurveda Monthly Weekend Courses... 

  • are presently being held via Live, Interactive Webinar during and not as On-Site. 

  • take place one weekend per month (both Saturday and Sunday)

Weekend Course Dates for 2020-2021 Academic Year

 

  • 2020: Sep. 16; Intro to Sanskrit – date TBA; Oct 14; Nov. 11; & Dec 9; 

  • 2021: Jan. 13; Mar. 17; Apr. 14; May 12; Jun. 14; Jul. 14; & Aug. 11

      for the AYV 113 Wed. evening conference).

  • Monthly Conferences - Monthly 3rd Thursday, starting at 5 p.m.

Other Important Dates

  • A 45-minute Monthly Sanskrit Conference, 4th Thursdays, 7-8:00 p.m.

      [the date is set collectively between the students and the instructor]

  • Mid-Term Exam Period: January 25 - February 26. 2021

  • Final Course for ASC Students (AYV 112):  July 24-25, 2021

  • Final AHC 3-Hour Wed. Conference (AYV 113C):  August 11, 2021

  • Final Exam period: July 26 - August 20, 2021

  • Final Project Conferences: July 15 - August 10, 2021

  • Final Weekend Course for AHC Students (AYV 113):  Aug. 21-22, 2021

  • AYV 115, Internship for AHC Students Begins:  Sept. 29, 2021*

  • Final Project period: August 23 - September 28, 2021 (Due: Sept. 29th)

  • Graduation: Weekend of October 8-9, 2021​, when Final Projects will be shared with other BVI Ayurveda Program members and guests

    *NOTE: For the Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate Program Students:

     Your BVI Ayurvedic Internship will begin only after

     the candidate has fulfilled all other course requirements. 

 

Currently, during the pandemic, all of our courses are being offered via live interactive webinar using Zoom, a web-based Webinar Conferencing technology accessible from your laptop, PC or Apple computer  and other electronic devices, which you may access from the comfort of your home, office, and elsewhere. 

 

Post-Covid-19: Our Weekend Course may take place either On-Site or via live, interactive, real-time Webinar (generally one or the other). BVI is capable of accommodating students who cannot reasonably travel to attend our on-site courses. They will instead attend our courses via live webinar format using a link to Zoom    

Live Webinar Weekend Courses for 2020-2021

Saturdays and Sundays: 

 AYV 101; AYV 102;  AYV 104; AYV 105; AYV 106;

AYV 107; AYV 108; AYV 109, AYV 110, AYV 111, 

AYV 112, and AYV 113C on a Wednesday evening.

Post Covid, we will return to have the following courses in accord with the Instructor's Preference:

Saturdays and Sundays: 

AYV 103; AYV 106; AYV 108; and AYV 113.

 

Internship: AYV 113 and114

Preferably On-Site; Otherwise via Zoom web-conferencing.

The Institute will remain closed

on the following public holidays:

  • January           New Year’s Day

  • January           Martin Luther King Day 

  • February          Presidents’ Day

  • ​April                Easter Sunday

  • May                Memorial Day, and Mother's Day

  • June                Father's Day

  • July 4              Independence Day

  • September       Labor Day

  • November       Thanksgiving Day

  • December       Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

  • December       New Year's Eve

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*The Bodhananda Vedic Institute School of Ayurveda and it's Ayurvedic Health Counselor program (level 1) is an Organizational Member of NAMA. 

CREDITS: Website Design: Leah Schumaker, Grand Rapids, MI; Logo and Artwork by Liz Henderson, Kalamazoo.MI; 

Nature photos (all from the Sambodh ashram property), and Photos of Swamiji, by Ruth Small, Kalamazoo, MI; 

Webmaster: Ruth Small, BVI School of Ayurveda, Kalamazoo, MI

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Home Office and Mailing Address:

The Sambodh Society, Inc.,

BVI School of Ayurveda 

6363 North 24th Street

Kalamazoo, MI. 49004

Phone: (269) 381-4946

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