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Ayurveda Certification Courses Begin in October

Somesh Kaushik

Dr. Somesh Kaushik will begin offering certification courses for Ayurvedic Health Counselor (CAHC) and Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP), starting in October. Certification will be awarded by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Certification Board. The application deadline is August 30.

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 curriculum consists of lectures, clinical practicum, self-study and case reports. Travel to India to participate in health clinics is part of the clinical practicum for the CAP program and optional for the CAHC program.

NAMA certification includes four areas of concentration: foundations of Ayurveda, including history and philosophy; concepts of Ayurveda; skills and competencies; and recommendations, treatment and other interventions. The certification programs are for anyone 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 has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 35 years. He received his training as an Ayurvedic physician at Kurukshetra University in India, and as a naturopathic doctor at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He also holds master’s degrees in public health and public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

For more information, call 914-875-9088 or 646-670-6725, email [email protected] or visit

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