Ayurvedic Health Counselor–Next Session Starts 10/7/17

We are starting another online year one Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification this October 2017. Class starts on Saturday, October 7th. Classes will be held in the online classroom every Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm CST. Contact the school director for more information: contact@rlyaa.com

AHC 2017-2018 Monthly Subscription

AHC Program Description

The in-class section gives students a thorough understanding of basic Ayurvedic concepts followed by an internship program which focuses on maintenance of health and wellness.

  • The approval process (including the internship) takes a minimum of 78 weeks (1.5 years) and maximum of 104 weeks (2 years) to complete.
  • 10 academic class modules + 2 internship class modules.

This program prepares students to provide basic Ayurvedic counseling, take detailed current and past personal and family health history, determine the causes of imbalance and assess the physical and mental constitution and current state of health using Ayurvedic diagnostic methods. The Ayurvedic Health Counselor will provide public education regarding basic tenets of Ayurveda and recommend specific foods, lifestyle practices, daily routines, herbs, yoga, self-care strategies, etc. that pertain to individual clients.

AHC’s refer clients to an Ayurveda Health Counselor Intern, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) or yoga teacher with Ayurvedic training for panchakarma, comprehensive examination of pathology, yoga therapy, etc.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and be fluent in verbal and written English. There is no minimum age for applicants. There is no entrance test for the Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda. A personal interview will be conducted with each student prior to acceptance as part of our selection criteria. Students must have reliable internet access in order to participate in the virtual classroom, keep up with class communications and have adequate access to research and study resources. Students must have basic computer skills including word processing. Patricia will hold training sessions in advance of the start of classes to make sure students understand how to use the virtual classroom technology.

Required Texts

The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles by Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole
Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade
Ayurveda and Aromatherapy by Dr. Light Miller
Eat, Taste, Heal by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan,
Business Mastery: A Guide for Creating a Fulfilling, Thriving Business by Cherie M. Sohnen-Moe
Radiant Living AHC ePacket and the Radiant Living Internship Packet.

All of these books except the packets are available at varying prices on the internet.


The AHC Internship program consists of two academic modules as well as 6-12 months of internship client counseling for a total of 150 clinical hours. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 client encounters with at least 25 in the first two settings as indicated below and 25 one-on-one.

This is the most frequently asked question: “Do I have to travel to San Antonio for the internship or can I complete it where I live?”

Answer: You complete it where you live, working with clients in your area. The school also broadcasts appointments in the online classroom and each virtual appointment you attend will count toward a patient encounter.

1.  Observation: This is observing the teacher/clinician working with a client in a classroom setting.
2.  Student/client encounter with direct supervision of teacher.
3.  Student/client one-on-one, in a more intimate setting with student doing complete intake, recommendations and follow-up; to be supervised directly or in externship.


AHC 100 Hours

To enhance in-class learning, students are required to complete 100 hours of training outside of class related to the theory and practice of Ayurveda. This can take the form of workshops, writing articles, doing research and reporting your findings, teaching workshops, etc. Students will obtain permission of the faculty before embarking on their projects. Participation in Radiant Living’s Lite program materials counts toward this 100 hours requirement.

Final Project

The final project will cover materials studied during months 1-10. The project will be given to students during month 9 and must be complete by the last class date of month 10. The final project will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who complete the case study showing the ability to examine a client’s pathogenesis, design a treatment program, and correctly answer questions showing proper Ayurvedic diagnosis receive a passing grade. If a student receives a failing grade, they will have the opportunity to complete an additional assignment to receive a passing grade upon approval of the instructor, to be completed and emailed to the instructor within one month from the final project due date.