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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Become a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and naturopathic physician, will begin offering a yearlong certification course in Ayurvedic Health Counseling (AHC) starting in February, 2023. “This course follows the curriculum of the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, which represents the finest in education of traditional Ayurveda,” says Kaushik. The curriculum consists of a series of lectures, clinical practicum, self-study and case reports. Four main concentration areas will be covered: the concepts of Ayurveda, its history and philosophy, skills and competencies, as well as recommendations, treatment and other interventions.

An AHC is trained in preventive health care with a specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic principles and practices. For those interested in expanding their current health practice or looking to obtain additional health knowledge and resources for friends and family, this course is invaluable. Meetings will be held online one weekend a month, with additional weekends if necessary. An internship is advised to complete the course.

Kaushik received his training as an Ayurvedic physician at Kurukshetra University, in India, and as a naturopathic doctor at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. In addition, he holds a dual MA in public health and public administration from the University of Alabama. He has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 35 years and has taught Ayurvedic medicine at the University of Bridgeport, the National University of Natural Medicine and The Graduate Institute. He has also lectured on Ayurveda throughout the U.S. He recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.

Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic is located at 792 Rte. 35, Cross River, NY. For application and tuition information, call 646.670.6725 or email [email protected].