"Let food be thy medicine;
thy medicine shall be thy food." Hippocrates
The BVI School of Ayurveda
for the 2019 -2020 Academic Year
Important Dates for Program Applicants
Application for Admission Period: March 29, 2019 – May 5, 2019
Deadline for Application Submissions: Continuing until June 20, 2019
Student Enrollment Agreement: Due within 10 days of Acceptance Letter
2019-2020 Program Has Begun: May 18-19, 2019
* Late Applications are accepted and, if the program is full, applicant will be placed
on a waiting list if space is not available.
Our Ayurveda Monthly Weekend Courses
are held either via Live, Interactive Webinar
or as On-Site Courses
from 9:30 a.m. -- 6:30 p.m. ET
1 weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday)
along with a 2-hour Wednesday evening Conference,
for additional instruction, review, and Q&A.
The conference generally occurs 10 days
prior to next Weekend Course.
The majority of our Weekend Courses are offered
via "ZOOM", a web-based Webinar Conferencing technology accessible from your laptop, PC or Apple computer and other electronic devices,
in the comfort of your home, office, and elsewhere.
To learn more about ZOOM's high quality, Video Webinar & Conferencing capabilities, visit:
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Our Weekend Course take place either On Site or via live,
interactive, real-time Webinar (not both, simultaneously).
On-Site* Weekend Courses in 2019-2020
Saturdays and Sundays:
AYV 104, AYV 106, AYV 107, AYV 109, and AYV 114.
Live Webinar Weekend Courses for 2019-2020
Saturdays and Sundays:
AYV 101; AYV 102; AYV 103; AYV 105;
AYV 107; AYV 108; AYV 110, AYV 111, & AYV 112 and, AYV 113
NOTE: AYV 113 is held on Wed., May 6, 2020 as a final conference session, and takes place via Webinar (2 evening hrs.)
NOTE: The Sanskrit short course will be held for 3 hours.
The date is not yet determined
*Weekend Courses requiring practical experiences are held "On-Site" at the Sambodh Center for Human Excellence. Often the On-Site portion of a course takes place on only one of the two weekend dates. In exceptional cases a student may be accommodated via Webinar in place of a scheduled On-Site course.
Weekend Course Dates for 2019-2020 Academic Year
2019: May 18-19; June 22-23; July 13-14; Aug. 10-11; Sept. 14-15;
Oct. 12-13; Nov. 16-17; and Dec. 14-15; and in
2020: Jan. 11-12; Feb. 8-9, Mar. 7-8; Apr. 4-5; May 6, and May 16-17.
Other Important Dates
A 3-hour Short Course in Sanskrit for Ayurveda - Date & Time TBA
Mid-Term Exam Period: Oct. 14 - Nov. 15, 2019
Final Course for ASC Students (AYV 112): April 4-5, 2020
Final 3-Hour Wed. Conference (AYV 113: May 6, 2020
Final Exam period: Apr. 6 - May 6, 2020
Final Project Conferences: May 7- 15, 2020
Final Weekend Course for AHC Students (AYV 114): May 16-17, 2020
AYV 115, Internship for AHC Students Begins: May 18, 2020*
Final Project period: May. 7 - June 15, 2020 (Due June 5th)
Graduation: Weekend of June 27-28, 2020, when Final Projects are shared with other BVI Ayurveda Program members
*NOTE: For the professional Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate Program,
AYV 115, Internship in Ayurveda, begins only after
the candidate has fulfilled all other course requirements.
The Institute will remain closed
on the following public holidays:
January New Year’s Day
January Martin Luther King Day
February Presidents’ Day
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