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Certification Courses in Ayurveda Enrolling for Fall

Somesh Kaushik

Dr. Somesh Kaushik of Cross River, New York will begin offering certification courses in Ayurveda starting in September. Certification will be awarded by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) certification board and include certificates in Ayurvedic health counselor (CAHC) and Ayurvedic practitioner (CAP). 

    A CAHC is trained to focus on preventive health care as well as health promotion, with a specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic medical science principles and practices. Completion of the intense, in-depth CAHC program will constitute eligibility for the CAP program.

The Ayurveda curriculum will consist of lectures, clinical practicum, self-study and case reports. Travel to India to participate in health clinics will be part of the clinical practicum. NAMA certification includes four areas of concentration: foundations of Ayurveda (history and philosophy); concepts of Ayurveda; skills and competencies; and recommendations, treatment and other interventions.

“This program is for those who would like to deepen their knowledge of health for their own and their family’s well-being, and for those who wish to pursue Ayurveda, the world’s oldest healing system, as a profession,” Kaushik says.

Kaushik has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 35 years. He received his training as an Ayurvedic physician with a bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery at Kurukshetra University, India, and as a naturopathic doctor at the University of Bridgeport. He also holds master’s degrees in public health and public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has taught Ayurvedic medicine at the Graduate Institute, University of Bridgeport and National University of Natural Medicine, and has lectured about Ayurveda throughout the U.S. 

The application deadline is August 24. For more information, call 646-670-6725 or email [email protected]. Location: Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Route 35, Cross River, New York. See ad, page 5.

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