Kripalu School of Ayurveda

Ayurveda, yoga's sister science, is the oldest continually practiced health-care system in the world. Kripalu makes this time-honored system accessible and relevant to contemporary life.

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Ayurveda Trainings

Comprehensive study and professional certifications. Empowering, effective, and natural—inspired by the wisdom of nature.

Admissions

General Requirements

Applicants for all Kripalu School of Ayurveda programs must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Display English-language competency
  • Have received a high school diploma or GED
  • Exhibit the ability to contribute to a safe and cohesive learning environment
  • Demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional preparedness to fully participate in all required aspects of the program.
    The Kripalu certification programs have an intensive schedule (approximately 10.5 classroom hours per day) and curriculum that is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. To be admitted, you must demonstrate medical and mental health and readiness to fully participate in the demands of the program. Additionally, an applicant must be able to support the group learning process and may be denied if it is determined that his/her participation would in any way compromise a safe and cohesive learning environment. The Kripalu School of Yoga Admissions Committee may require your medical provider to furnish a note confirming the training is suitable for your capabilities.

Additional Admissions and Certification Requirements

200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda

  • Admissions Criteria
    • Previous exposure to Ayurveda
  • Certification Criteria
    This program does not offer professional certification. In order to receive a letter of completion and continue on to the Ayurvedic Health Counselor training you must complete the following:
    • 100% attendance
    • Active class participation
    • At-home assignments completed on time
    • Attend at-home webinars in between Foundations of Ayurveda parts 1 and 2
    • 70% or higher on final exam

300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training

  • Admissions Criteria
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience practicing yoga
    • Successful completion of a Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour program from a Yoga Alliance-registered school. Must provide proof of completion with either a copy of your 200-hour certificate or a copy of your RYT-200 Yoga Alliance registration card
    • Letter of recommendation from either a yoga student or a yoga teacher
  • Certification Criteria
    • Successful completion of Foundations of Ayurveda followed by Uniting Yoga and Ayurveda: Balancing the Doshas (formerly Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching) and one of the approved elective Kripalu 300-hour modules. Must be completed within 5 years.
    • 100% attendance in all modules
    • Active class participation
    • At-home assignments completed on time
    • Demonstrate teaching competency and proficiency
    • Maintain safe space for teaching and practicing yoga
    • Demonstrate professional behavior and ethical conduct

650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training

  • Admissions Criteria
    • Letter of recommendation
    • A telephone interview is required for anyone applying for certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. If you have completed the Foundations of Ayurveda and wish to continue towards certification, you must complete an add/drop form and have an interview.
  • Certification Criteria
    • Successful completion of four Ayurvedic Health Counselor modules. Must be completed in order and in the same semester unless special permission is granted by the Dean.
    • 100% attendance in all modules
    • Active class participation
    • At-home assignments completed on time
    • Attend at-home webinars in between modules
    • 70% or higher on final exam
    • Two semesters or 100 hours of college-level anatomy and physiology, preferably prior to program start. Courses must be taken for a letter or percentage grade and coursework completed with a minimum grade of a C- or a 75%. A&P coursework may be taken concurrently with the Ayurvedic Health Counselor training and must be completed to receive certification.

    Successful completion of the Foundations of Ayurveda will be determined by the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, at its sole discretion, based on demonstrated command of the skills necessary to meet the requirements listed above.

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200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda Training

300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training

650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training

Scholarship Application
Please note To submit this scholarship application, you must also submit a program application or have already been accepted into a program. Scholarship applications will not be reviewed until the applicant is accepted into a program.

Faculty

All faculty have either a bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) degree or five years of study with a qualified Ayurvedic scholar, and have been teaching or practicing Ayurveda for at least four years. The designation of RYT indicates that the individual is a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher as well.

Registration

In order to register for a Kripalu professional training, you must first receive an acceptance decision from the Kripalu Schools of Ayurveda. Once you have been notified of acceptance into your program, contact Kripalu Registrations at 866.200.5203 to confirm your space in the training and reserve your accommodations.

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

Payment Policy

50 percent of the total program cost (tuition and housing/commuter fee) is due at the time of registration to reserve program space and housing. The remaining balance is due five days before program start date.

Refund and Cancellation Policy*

Refunds (less a $50 processing fee) will be given according to the following schedule: for cancellations two or more days prior to the start of the program, 100 percent of monies paid will be refunded. Less than two days prior to and up to completion of 25 percent of the program, 75 percent of the program cost will be refunded. Up to completion of 50 percent of the program, 50 percent of the program cost will be refunded. Up to completion of 75 percent of the program, 25 percent of the program cost will be refunded. No other refunds or credits are available. The standard cancellation policy applies to all other charges.

Notes on Terms

For programs offered in two 12-day sessions in which both parts are required for program completion, program cost refers to the total cost of both program parts. Refunds are based on full program length (24 days not 12 days), according to the terms of the cancellation policy above.

For other programs with multiple modules, program cost is determined based on one module at a time. Program start date refers to the start of each module.

Method of Payment

Acceptable forms of payment are

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Personal checks (US dollars)
  • Money orders (US dollars).

Note If you prefer to pay your application fee by check, make checks payable to Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and indicate the program and date you applied for on the check.

*If you are an international student traveling to Kripalu for a training and you are unable to obtain a visa to allow you entrance into the United States, we will refund in full all monies paid toward tuition and housing, including the $50 processing fee. Application fees are nonrefundable.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the following:

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda1
  • 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training2
  • 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training2
  • Yoga Teacher Specialist Training2
  • 650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification3

Scholarship applications will be reviewed only after an applicant has been accepted into the training. Your training application and scholarship application may be submitted together, however. You will receive notification of your scholarship decision approximately two to four weeks after your acceptance date.

1Foundations of Ayurveda Parts 1 and 2 are awarded as one scholarship since these trainings must be taken together.

2Scholarships for the 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, the 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, and the Yoga Teacher Specialist Training are awarded per module date. You may apply for up to four module dates at a time. Please indicate the start date of the modules for which you are applying.

3Scholarships for the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification modules are awarded for the entire program.

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