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18-Month PRogram

Ayurveda Training & Certification Program

18-Month Professional Training & Certification

Program Schedule:

August 2023 - December 2024

The School of Ayurveda Training & Certification program is an 18-Month training program that has both online learning and in-person clinical studies. The program is covered in 4 Parts and will take you from the foundations of Ayurveda, to being able to practice as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.

Program Details

-18-Month Program
- Online Course
- 900 HR (Theory, Practicum and includes On-Site Training)
- 6 Day On-Site Clinical Training
- Student Practicum


- Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Certification
- Fully Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)

Program Overview

The School of Ayurveda provides a well-rounded overview of Ayurveda’s foundations, history, and philosophies, in both theory and practice. Whether you seek the wisdom of Ayurveda to complement your life, launch a professional career, or enhance an existing holistic practice, this 18-month training & certification program is where you need to be!

The goal of the program is to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to practice Ayurveda and to be able to provide yourself and your community with practical, actionable advice on how to improve their health. If you are new to Ayurveda, it will be a time to immerse yourself in its language and philosophies from both a theoretical and practical standpoint.

The 18-month program also reinforces the clinical focus of Ayurvedic practice, combining classroom learning and supervised time in the clinic. Successful completion of this 18-month program qualifies an individual as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.

As qualified Practitioners, individuals can focus on advanced theoretical principles of Ayurveda, methods of diagnosis, disease pathology, internal medicine, clinical assessment and consultation, advanced treatment plans, herbal formulas, along with supporting studies of Panchakarma and subtle energies. The successful completion of this program is frequently a precursor to having one's own holistic health practice, and at the very least, is a catalyst for improvements in one’s professional and personal pursuits.

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Who is this for?

If you are inspired by the wisdom of Ayurveda, this 18-Month Program provides you with the foundational and in-depth knowledge you need to form the basis of your journey.

Our students are healthcare professionals, holistic therapists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, estheticians, dietitians, nutritionists, and energy workers, and anyone who desires to pursue a career path in practicing Ayurveda.


The only requirement necessary for participation in the 18-month program is the successful completion of an online or in-person Anatomy & Physiology Course.

Completion of the A&P studies needs to take place by Part II of the 18-month program.

Any completed course is excepted by the program.

Program Segments

Online Study

Part I: Foundational Studies

This program is the primary educational component of professional Ayurvedic Practitioner Training and is the precursor to the Clinical Studies that take place in this 18-month Training & Certification Program. It is the first of a four-part program.

The Foundational Studies component provides a well-rounded overview of Ayurveda’s foundations, history, and philosophies, from both a theoretical and practical standpoint.  

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Online Study

Part II: Advanced Studies

The Advanced Studies component builds on the fundamentals, individual learning, and core concepts covered in Part I and provides further education exploring Ayurvedic advanced theories, academic principles, internal medicine, and clinical Ayurvedic studies.

In Part II, students will continue to learn how to provide counsel on nutritional therapy, lifestyle adjustments, stress reduction techniques, herbal recommendations, and holistic health remedies that will help to bring harmony in the lives of others.

In-Person Training

Part III: Summer Intensive

The 18-Month Training & Certification Program includes a 6-Day In-Person Ayurvedic training that facilitates and gives students hands-on experience and guidance for working with clients in the clinical field.

The Summer Intensive programs provides students with hands-on study as well and learning specific skills for their practicum. This summer study program takes place on-site in Illinois.

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Remote Study & Practicum

Part IV: Clinical Studies & Practicum

The final portion of student study involves four monthly classes that include additional study of the systems of the body, illness and diseases along with treatment protocol. Students will also be participating in classroom case studies. Part IV takes place from August - December, 2024 and has the students actively participate in their own practicum. Students will be required to complete 45 client visits (including assessments and consultations).

Program Highlights

Case Studies

Continued Education

Led by an Ayurvedic Doctor, students will review and analyze Case Studies of common diseases and create a treatment protocol. Direct learning along with textbook theory will be applied to real-life scenarios.


Guided Practice

Applying their education in the professional setting, students will experience 45 client visits during their Practicum and gain the experience needed to become the best Ayurvedic Health Practitioner possible.


1-on-1 Support

Obtaining one-on-one guidance, students will expand their knowledge and skillset with direct support from their Mentor who is proficient in the field and can guide the student through client challenges and roadblocks while supporting the student to the best of their abilities.
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Students will experience a diverse education from knowledgable and expert practitioners who will assist in teaching during the 18 Month Program.

Kathryn L. Stoerzbach

Ayurvedic Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, & Founder
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Mary-Alice Quinn

Ayurvedic Doctor & Clinical Herbalist
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Carol Prentice

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist & Advisor
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Neeshee Pandit

Ayurvedic Practitioner & Vedic Astrologist
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Judea Star

Psychic Intuitive & Sound Healer
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Rachael Schmoker

Ayurvedic Health Educator & Yoga Therapist
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Seva Van Why

Holistic Educator & Ayurvedic Body Therapy Instructor
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Leah Kaplan

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
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Additional Resources

Community Forum

Privately Hosted

We will provide access to you along with all of our other students to a privately hosted Community Forum where any topic related to Ayurveda and holistic health can be discussed, and students can interact with each other and the teachers outside of the classroom.

Student Study Groups

Collaborative Communication

Students will have a weekly study group. This study group will provide a 2-hour window for students to study together, review material, discuss homework and curriculum topics, and create a connection outside of the classroom.

Personal Q+A

1-on-1 Support

Obtaining one-on-one guidance, students will expand their knowledge and skillset with direct support from their Mentor who is proficient in the field and can guide the student through client challenges and roadblocks while supporting the student to the best of their abilities.
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Student Testimonials

The School of Ayurveda has been an expansive certification program. I believe is one of those programs that change your life for the better. the staff is very understanding and flexible with allowing you to study and absorb the information at your own pace. Both Kathryn and Rachael are super knowledgeable, loving and caring. I recommend anyone that will like to deepen their knowledge on Ayurveda to take this certification.

- Veronica Cruz, Florida

The School of Ayurveda takes the vastness this ancient holistic science and simplifies it into language so easy to digest it feels like opening one’s eyes to reality. Head Instructor and school founder Kathryn Stoerzbach distills esoteric concepts to elementary foundations of elements, tastes, and senses. Throughout the program I saw expansion into the broad language of Ayurveda, followed by a condensation into foundational language. It has made it so I feel confident in my professional massage practice to incorporate Ayurvedic language to my clients, bringing their oftentimes confusing pathologies to easily understood elemental principles. The School of Ayurveda’s Level 1 program is a wonderfully intimate setting with a compassionate, humorous, wise and beautifully human teacher who gently guides the student to proficiency. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to broaden their understanding of the world through a holistic and ancient lens.

Nathalie Aguirre
L.M.T.; Certified Ayurvedic Health Coach

The School of Ayurveda is a really good option for those interested in learning such a rich lifestyle. You'll learn from well prepared teachers and you will have a lot of fun! It was a great experience. I can't wait until next time to start the next level! It is worth every penny.

- Nicole Corpion, Florida

Attending the School of Ayurveda is the best thing I could have done. Not only is the program full of information but the instructors come with a wealth of knowledge and experience. They take something that is complex and make it easy to understand. Best of all they make Ayurveda come to life and have meaning so that it becomes that much easier to integrate the practices into everyday life for myself and my clients.

- Pam Collins, Colorado

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Training & Certification Program

The School of Ayurveda Training & Certification program is an 18-Month training program that has both online learning and in-person clinical studies. The program is a 900 Hour training and certification program that is covered in 4 Parts and certifies graduates as Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.

Full Price: $12,888

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18 Month Program

$550 Deposit + 12 Monthly Payments of $850

Enrollment Deadline: July 7th, 2023