"Let food be thy medicine;

thy medicine shall be thy food."                                     Hippocrates


The BVI School of Ayurveda

for the 2020 -2021 Academic Year

Important Dates for Program Applicants

  • Application for Admission Period:  February 10, 2020 – August 15, 2020

  • Deadline for Application Submissions:  Continuing until August 15, 2020

  • Student Enrollment Agreement:  Due within 10 days of Acceptance Letter             

* Late Applications are accepted and, if the program is full, applicant will be placed

 on a waiting list until space is available. 


Our Ayurveda Monthly Weekend Courses 

are held either via Live, Interactive Webinar

or as On-Site Courses

1 weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday)

along with an addition Wednesday evening

Course Continuation Conference (CCC),

for additional instruction, review, and Q&A.

The CCC 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: https://www.youtube.com/user/ZoomMeetings

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Our Weekend Course take place either On Site or via live,

interactive, real-time Webinar (generally one or the other). 

See the BVI Catalog for Exceptions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Live Webinar Weekend Courses for 2020-2021

Saturdays and Sundays: 

 AYV 101; AYV 102;  AYV 104; AYV 105; AYV 107;

AYV 109, AYV 110, AYV 111, AYV 112, & AYV 113C (Wed.)

Instructor's Option* and On-Site

Weekend Courses in 2020-2021

Saturdays and Sundays: 

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


Internship: AYV 114

with our Affiliate and always On Site

NOTE: AYV 113 is held on Wed., May 6, 2020 as a final conference session, and takes place via Webinar (3 evening hrs.)

NOTE: The Sanskrit short course will be held for 3 hours.

The date will be determined

*Course Location is the instructor's Option, 

either on site or via live web-confereneing.

NOTE: Weekend Courses requiring practical experiences are held "On-Site" at the Sambodh Center for Human Excellence. 

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;  and

        Aug. 11 (AYV 113 Wed. evening conference). 

Other Important Dates

  • A 3-hour Conference Course in Sanskrit for Ayurveda - Date & Time TBA

  • 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 the

AYV 114 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

  • ​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. 

Many Thanks Caitlin!

CREDITS: Website Design: Caitlin Mimsey, 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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