Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist Program [APT]

The Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist Program is an experiential program focused on understanding the fundamental principles and practices of panchakarma therapy. The program teaches both the theoretical and practical aspects used in this traditional Ayurvedic detoxification and healing modality.

Learning outcomes include:


The program focuses on the principles and practices of Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Detoxification Process).


Students will learn Panchakarma therapies with plenty of hands-on practice. (Only practices that are legally allowed in Canada will be taught.)


Diploma in Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor or 1500 hours of equivalent studies from a reputable institute in USA/Canada.


$6,950 CAD plus applicable tax.

Duration of the Program:

Seven to eight months, depending on start date, holidays, etc. Alternate weekend classes.

Hours of Study Breakdown:

550 total hours, of which 240 are in-class hours, 160 hours are independent clinical practice and 150 hours are home study/reading for exam and clinical practices. Students must submit 30 case studies and a dissertation for certification.

Application Process:

Apply Here

Scope of Practice:

Graduates will be able to identify doshic (constitutional) imbalances in relation to health and illness and create a therapeutic treatment plan based on the Panchakarma therapies. 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 Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist (APT) certification can apply for Ayurvedic Clinical Practitioner (ACP) as well as Principles and Practices of Natural Medicine (PPNM) level 2 in order to obtain licensing through EBNMP Canada to practice professionally (private clinics, etc.). Students can also apply for Ayurvedic Nadi Vigyan program.

Total HoursFacultyCertificationDatesPayment
550 Hours with Clinical Practice Case StudiesIsmat Nathani, MSc, DNM Bhavna Mehta, BAMS India, RNPCertified as an Ayurvedic Panchakarma TherapistTBDAPPLY NOW
  • Introduction to Panchakarma
  • Physiology and Disease Etiology
  • Ahar and Bihar – Dietary Recommedation for Panchkarma
  • Dravyaguna – Drug Substances
  • Post-Panchakarma Management
  • Therapies:
    • Snehakarma (preparation before panchkarma)
    • Abhyanga
    • Shiro Chikitsa
    • Basti and Nasya
    • Swedna

Case Studies: 10 case studies per therapies