Now, one and a half years out of school, my education is still continuing.

I am grateful for the solid foundation found through BVI."

                                                                        -Austin Peltier, Student of BVI, 2017-2018

About our Course of Study



The BVI School of Ayurveda Program for the Ayurvedic Health Consultant (AHC) Certificates began the last weekend of August 2020 and courses will continue through the third weekend of August 2021. After all courses have been completed students are allowed approximately four weeks to complete their Final Exam, an additional month to complete their Final Case Study Project, and only afterwards does the required Internship conference (AYV 113C) and the ayurvedic internship (AYV 113 and AYV 114) begin for those seeking the Ayurvedic Health Consultant (AHC) Certificate.


Students who successfully complete this Program, including all of the requirements, the final examination, and the Project Paper, within the allowable time period specified in the BVI Catalog, will be awarded an “Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate” (Request our Catalog for detailed information).


The BVI School of Ayurveda is a professional School of Ayurveda licensed by the State of Michigan. BVI is also a professional membership of AAPNA, the Association of Ayurvedic Professions of North America. BVI Program Graduates are qualified to enroll in AAPNA as Ayurvedic Health Counselors/Lifestyle Consultants (AHCLC).BVI Ayurveda is also an Organizational member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). 


Ayurveda is not a licensed health-care profession in any of the fifty United States or in Canadian provinces. Consequently, there are currently no national, state or provincial standards for this curriculum. At the present time, a number of professional organizations, such as NAMA and AAPNA) have established standards of approval for Ayurvedic training programs and for certification of Ayurvedic practitioners and consultants. The Bodhananda Vedic Institute School of Ayurveda has either implemented or has as its goal to meet or exceed all such standards. 




AYV 100 - Foundations of Ayurveda: History & Philosophy

AYV 101 - Introduction to Sanskrit for Ayurveda Students

AYV 102 - Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology 

AYV 103 - Ayurvedic Principles of Nutrition and                                Food Science 

AYV 104 -
The Ayurvedic Understanding of Mind 

AYV 105 - Introduction to Subtle Therapies

AYV 106 - Ayurveda and Yoga 

AYV 107 - The Ayurvedic Science of Herbs 

AYV 108 - The Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Preventative Care 


AYV 109 - Ayurvedic Pathology 

AYV 110 - Ayurvedic Assessment Techniques & Pulse Reading

AYV 111 - Panchakarma, Ayurvedic Therapies & Detoxification      

AYV 112 - Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Common Ailments

AVY 113C - Practical Guidance in Developing an Ayurvedic

                  Practice (3 hr. evening conference)


AVY 113 - Developing an Ayurvedic Practice, Level 1 (16 hrs.

AYV 114 -  Developing an Ayurvedic Practice, Level 2  (16 hrs.)

NOTE: All Courses are 15 hours unless otherwise stated.



Individuals who successfully complete the Level 1 Program of instruction, 

along with all its requirements, will be awarded

the Professional Level 1 "Ayurvedic Consultant Certificate"

Individuals who successfully complete all the requirements of the program  

(sans the Internship component) will be awarded the

Non-Professional “Ayurvedic Self-Care and Family Health Certificate."


Estimated 300 Total Program Hours  


The AHC Program consists of 223.5 Contact Hours. Additional hours include

Coursework, Asynchronous On-Line Learning, Individual Conferences,

Final Project and Presentation, and the Supervised Internship 

for Ayurvedic Consultants. Includes Client Contacts  

Estimated 300 hours of independent Study

for an approximately Total 600 Program Hours 

CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2020 - 2021 Course Syllabus

for BVI's Professional Ayurvedic Health Consultant Program

*NOTE: The majority of our courses during 2020-2021 

are being held via live webinar. Those courses requiring

students to be involved in practical applications have generally been held at the Sambodh Center ashram

located in Kalamazoo, MI.


*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


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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