Our Standards

AyurvedaFirst sets the gold standard for Ayurvedic practice at all levels. Our standards for practice for health prevention and maintenance are rooted in the authentic methods and combine the most effective applications for the current times.

For Individuals

Ready to add a little Ayurveda to your life? Start off in the right way with AyurvedaFirst. Learn the fundamentals to make Ayurveda simple and effective for maintaining health and living your best life.

For Professionals

A career in Ayurveda can be exceptionally rewarding. Working within the AyurvedaFirst model of sustainable healthcare makes it even more effective. Learn the principles, skills and tools to positively impact you, your family and community.

AyurvedaFirst is a Public Benefit Corporation that aims to promote Ayurveda as a first means of preventive health care and disease management. We currently do this through public and professional-level education based on the AyurvedaFirst model for sustainable health care.

We believe that when individuals are better equipped with the right knowledge, they can provide the most powerful health support they need - the right self-care at the right time.  And to promote the safe and efficacious practice of authentic Ayurvedic Medicine, we train professionals using the authentic and practical knowledge of Ayurvedic Medical Science supported by reliable and valid, evidence-based practices.

We are also working towards the future goal of obtaining recognition for Ayurveda as a stand-alone, mainstream health care discipline in the US (rather than a "Complementary or Alternative" modality) through practical demonstration. We are training professionals to be successful in this new, sustainable health care model and be prepared to obtain the highest standard of certification outside of India. To promote quality standards, we are developing internationally recognized guidelines for education, standards of practice and standards of care to provide effective, personalized health care services today at a fraction of current US costs.

For individuals

We are delighted to offer our first educational program, Total Health Tune-up in 12 weeks with Ayurveda and Functional Medicine.  This program is open to all and designed to educated participants so they can apply the practical knowledge of Ayurveda in a personalized, healthy way.

This program is a unique collaboration between authentic Ayurveda and Functional Medicine in an easy-to-use, practical format, without complicated terminology. Each participant experiences the benefits of a personalized approach focusing on prevention. Experience authentic Ayurvedic with simple, low-cost lifestyle adjustments and effective remedies.

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For professionals

Svastha Acharya Certified Course

This course has been completely designed from the ground up to effectively train students to apply the fundamental core of classical Ayurveda to maintain and promote health. It is based on the corpus of authentic knowledge combined with the latest scientific and evidence-based advances from top Ayurvedic medical universities. Graduates are trained to work independently and in a team-based approach within the AyurvedaFirst model of sustainable health care. This course is the starting point for all professional-level Ayurvedic education. Apply early for admission into our inaugural batch which begins in August 2017.

Paricharaka Certified Course

The one-year Paricharaka Certified Course allows for two levels of training that includes body-work therapies, medicinal formulations, meal preparations and training to provide Panchakarma assistance. This course is available to graduates of the Svastha Acharya Certified Course.