Applications Being Accepted for March Ayurveda Certification Courses in NY With Dr. Somesh Kaushik
Feb 27, 2020 08:50PM
● By Marilee Burrell
Dr. Somesh Kaushik lecturing
Dr. Somesh Kaushik will offer certification courses in Ayurveda starting in March. Certification is awarded by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Certification Board. The application deadlines are March 10 for Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) training, which starts March 14, and March 17 for Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) training, which starts March 21.
An AHC is a professional trained to focus on preventive healthcare and health promotion, with specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic principles and practices. An AP is a professional with additional training in pathology and disease management beyond that of an AHC.
The course curriculum will consist of lectures, clinical practicum, self-study and case reports. Travel to India to participate in health clinics is part of the AP 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.
“These programs are 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.
A trained Ayurvedic physician, Kaushik is also a doctor of naturopathic medicine and has master’s degrees in public health and public administration. He has taught Ayurvedic medicine at the University of Bridgeport and National University of Natural Medicine, and he lectures about Ayurveda throughout the United States. He recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences.