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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner?

If you complete the course through our live online program you will become a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner in 12 months. The independent study program allows you to start and finish within a two-year period.

Do I need to relocate to complete the course?

No. New World Ayurveda is the first Ayurvedic school to provide online Ayurvedic studies to students around the world. All our courses are offered via live online weekly sessions. We also have an independent study option.

The Ayurvedic Cooking and Nutrition and Clinical 1 intensives can be done in person, live online, or via a recording. The Clinical 2 Intensive is required to be done in person. However, we will make exceptions on an individual basis.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Please see the Course Fees section on the Ayurvedic Practitioner Course and Ayurvedic Psychology Training pages.

Can I do this program while working a full-time job?

Yes, we understand you have a busy life so our courses are structured for you to attend one weekly five-hour live online session. Allow for an extra 10 – 12 hours per week to do you own study and complete assignments.

How do I know if becoming an Ayurvedic Practitioner is right for me?

If you are a Health Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, or Health Coach then Ayurveda may be the complementary modality you’ve been looking for to improve the health of your patients and clients. New World Ayurveda offers you the in-depth knowledge of Ayurveda, delivered in a modern way that suits your busy lifestyle and schedule. We are leading a movement to create a healthier world which begins with empowering health-conscious individuals around the world to become leaders in healing with Ayurveda. We invite you to join us.

I’ve already studied Ayurveda at another institution, will this be repetitive?

No. Some of our students have previously studied at other Ayurvedic Institutions. As the only Ayurvedic school led by a Western Physician, our fast-track curriculum covers Ayurvedic assessment, treatment, and practice with the added medical perspective, Vedic astrology, and spiritual counseling. We also teach you how to build a successful practice.

Do I have access to Dr Paul Dugliss?

Yes. You will have weekly access to Dr Paul Dugliss via live online Q&A sessions. Throughout the course you can engage in student-faculty conferences via telephone and communicate with Dr Dugliss via our online student forum and discussion group.

Are there any opportunities to meet with fellow students?

Yes, on top of engaging through our live-online Q&A sessions and our online student forum, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow students during the three Intensives (Ayurveda Nutrition Intensive, Ayurvedic Clinical Practice Intensive I, and Ayurvedic Clinical Practice Intensive II) held in various locations in the U.S.

What accreditations do your courses hold?

Currently there is no nationally recognized accreditation process for Ayurvedic training or Ayurvedic Education Institutions in the U.S.

The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) has developed its own requirements for Ayurvedic Training Programs and Schools and New World Ayurveda is a Recognized Ayurveda School (R.A.S.) with that organization. As a recognized Ayurvedic education provider students may use the hours accumulated with the New World Programs to apply to be a Recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner if they are a licensed healthcare provider, massage therapist or yoga instructor. Other students can combine other New World Ayurveda training programs to meet the 1000 hour requirement.

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) has developed requirements for “recognizing” Ayurvedic Health Counselors and Ayurvedic Practitioners and allowing them to join their organization at a higher level than general membership. However, they do not offer any credentialing process currently. Graduates of the New World Ayurveda Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Training Program can apply for NAMA status as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and be recognized by that organization as such.

New World Ayurveda School is a recognized NAMA professional program provider and is also recognized AAPNA professional program provider. New World Ayurveda School is a licensed private post-secondary school in the state of Maine.

How soon can I start?

Enrollment for our next Ayurvedic Practitioner Course begins September 12, 2016 and our Ayurvedic Psychology – Spiritual Counseling Training begins September 6, 2016. We also offer an independent study program for our Ayurvedic Practitioner Course which can begin anytime. Call 888-833-2108 to speak to a our enrollment staff to get started in your new career.