Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor

The Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor program continues with higher and deeper levels of Ayurvedic care for prevention of disease, health management and treatment of symptoms. This 6 to 7-month program is designed to advance the learning and application of Ayurvedic care for Ayurvedic Wellness Educator program graduates or equivalent graduates, building on their skills and training them in clinical aspects of treatment processes.


Ayurvedic anatomy-physiology and disease formation with advanced learning of the co-relationship of Dosha-Dhatu-Mala between Agni (digestive fire) and Ama (toxins) will be the focus of this program.


Emphasis will be on competence with the three primary assessments tools.


Appropriate use, preparation and proprietary qualities of Ayurvedic herbs, diets and natural factors along with psychological balance.


Deeper understanding of core Ayurvedic principles with accurate application.


Ayurvedic Self & Community Care and Ayurvedic Health Educator Level 1 from CAISH or an equivalent 500 hours of previous Ayurvedic training from another school or institution.


$6,300 CAD plus applicable taxes.

Duration of the Program:

Six to seven months, depending on start date, holidays, etc. Alternate weekend classes and one (1) weekday evening class to assist with case studies and practicals. In order to obtain certification, students must complete 20 case studies.

Hours of Study Breakdown:

500 total hours, of which 240 hours are in-class hours, 160 hours are independent clinical practice and 100 hours are home study/reading for exam and clinical practices.

Application Process:

Once your completed application form and admission fee of $100 received, the registrar will contact you via email to confirm your acceptance.
Important** Space cannot be reserved without completed CAISH admission form, non-refundable application fee & $500 non-refundable deposit and a payment agreement of balance course fees.
The official transcript must be submitted before the commencement of the program (if applicable). It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that CAISH receives an official transcript from respective school to receive consideration for course credits before program deadlines.

Scope of Practice:

Knowledge gained from this program can be applied when seeing clients. Recommendations for dietary changes/nutritional counseling, herbal supplements, Ayurvedic therapies and lifestyle changes can be provided. CAISH will guide students to acquire liability insurance as well as discuss the scope of practice in detail during class.

What’s Next?

Students who are awarded the AAWC certification can apply to obtain appropriate insurance in Canada to be in the workplace.
CAISH does not guarantee employment for any student who successfully completes a certificate program offered by CAISH


Total HoursFacultyCertificationDatesCredits
500Ismat Nathani, MSc, DNM Bhavna Mehta, BAMS India, RNPCertified as an Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness CounselorOct13th 202091
  • Determining Prakruti and Vikruti
  • Assessment & Prognosis in Ayurveda
  • Co-relation between Doshas, Sub Doshas, Dhatus and Srotas
  • Agni, Ama and Malas – Advanced Learning
  • Advanced Review of Prana, Tejas and Ojas
  • Etiological Factors (Nidāna) – Causes of Disease
  • Pathogenesis (Samprāpti)
  • Rog &Rogi Parisksha [Assessments and Disease Management]
  • Chikitsa and Therapeutic Planning
  • Developing Counseling Skills

Case Studies: 20


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