Best online Ayurveda Training Centres

Online Ayurveda Training Centres are located in many parts of the world to learn Ayurveda as distance learning. These online courses are short-term or diploma and even degree courses.

What is Ayurveda? It is a medicine and healing system practiced widely in India and Nepal. Ayurveda therapies include herbal medicines, special diets, yoga, meditation, massages, and other various kinds to heal the body, mind, and soul. Mentioned in Vedas the Indian holy books, it is one of the oldest forms of holistic approach (3000 years old) to any body pain, disease, or otherwise. The Hindu God of Ayurveda is Dhanvantri who is revered and respected as one of the great Ayurvedic physicians.

Through well-understood processes of modernization and globalization, Ayurveda has been adapted for Western consumption, notably by Baba Hari Dass in the 1970s and Maharishi Ayurveda in the 1980s according to Wikipedia.

In Ayurveda texts, Dosha balance is emphasized, Vata, Pita, and Kapha, and suppressing natural urges is considered unhealthy and claimed to lead to illness. Ayurveda treatises describe these three elemental doshas viz. vāta, pitta, and Kapha, and state that balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance (viṣamatva) results in disease. Ayurveda treatises divide medicine into eight canonical components.

Ayurveda has eight ways to diagnose illness and these are called Nadi (pulse), Mostra (urine), Mala (stool), Jihva (tongue), Shabda (speech), Sparsha (touch), Druk (vision), and Aakruti (appearance).  Ayurvedic practitioners approach diagnosis by using the five senses. 

Ayurvedic medicine is considered pseudoscientific because its premises are not based on science. Both the lack of scientific soundness in the theoretical foundations of Ayurveda and the quality of research have been criticized.

Where can you learn Ayurveda in Asia?

Ayurveda is widely practiced in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal where public institutions offer formal study in the form of a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree. In certain parts of the world, the legal standing of practitioners is equivalent to that of conventional medicine.  

  • In India, research in Ayurveda is undertaken by the Ministry of AYUSH through a national network of research institutes.
  • In Nepal, the National Ayurvedic Training and Research Centre (NATRC) researches medicinal herbs in the country.
  • In Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine looks after the research in Ayurveda through various national research institutes

Where can you learn Ayurveda in Australia?

The Australasian Institute Of Ayurvedic Studies institute was founded in 1999 in Auckland New Zealand and is offering recognized Ayurvedic qualifications in both Australia and New Zealand.

Best Online Ayurveda Training Centres

There are many institutes where you can do online Ayurvedic training in Australia and from other parts of the world. The best and most popular ones for such distance learning are as follows:

1. The Shakti School

The Shakti School
The Shakti School

Katie Silcox’s Shakti school is a  ‘feminine form’ Ayurveda with a large focus on women’s health and well-being and as Katie comes from a tantric lineage it also incorporates that into women’s spirituality. You can sign up for the free webinars/mini-courses to get to know more about the online courses.

Shakti Ayurveda School’s level 1 training is a 300-hour yearlong deep dive into Katie’s signature Divine Feminine Ayurveda teachings and weaves in their faculty’s varied backgrounds in functional medicine, psychology, neuroscience, and more. This course is for heart-centered souls who want to expand their understanding of healing, women’s wisdom traditions, and holistic medicine.

This Ayurveda training is 100% online and the classes are held via live streaming and they’re recorded. Every lecture will be available to watch and re-watch from their intuitive online classroom. The program runs from mid-January to mid-December. ​

2. YogaVeda Institute

Yoga veda
Yoga Veda

YogaVeda Institute Ayurvedic Health Counselor professional level NAMA recognized program offers students the ability to do up to 300 of 660.5 hours of the program via class recordings;  328 hours via live webinar classes; 92.5 hours of the pre-recorded webinar and 240 hours in their onsite residential program. The hybrid program allows you to study from home for 420 hours of the program and only have to travel two times (2x) to their residential facility.

The Ayurvedic Practitioner professional level NAMA recognized program offers students the ability to do up to 660 of 1,506.5 hours of the program via class recordings; 718 hours via live webinar classes; 92.5 pre-recorded webinar and 696 hours in their onsite residential program. The hybrid program allows you to study from home for 960 hours of the program and only have to travel six times to their residential facility.

Yoga Veda Institute offers students educational programs in the areas of Ayurveda and Yoga that prepare students for vocations such as minister of yoga (Siromani of Yoga), Ayurvedic counselors or professionals (Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Practitioner), Vedic educators (Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist) or otherwise as Ayurvedic social workers in a related field.

Yoga Veda Institute is a supporting member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

3. BradHay

Brad Hay
Brad Hay

Brad Hay is an Ayurvedic Specialist and a leading Senior Yoga & Meditation Teacher in the Himalayan Masters Lineage.   ​ Brad offers a unique blend of both extensive Tantric Hatha Yoga knowledge and Ayurveda to give depth and effective guidance for the modern Yoga practitioner. He is a teacher’s teacher and leads trainings and intensives in Australia and Internationally that combine these ancient systems making them accessible and practical without diluting the traditional teachings.

You can join his online classes and there are different options for completing the 300hr Training Online. Participate in each 5-day module taught live online by Brad Hay in AEST (Sydney Aust Time zone). Or you can participate partially live and partially via the training recordings.

 Also lean by watching the recordings in entirety. The 50hr Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Levels 1 & 2 trainings taught by Brad Hay do NOT certify students as Ayurvedic practitioners. An official Ayurvedic Practitioner program is 2 years full time study and requires far greater knowledge and experience is what he recommends.

4. Aligning Health Retreat

Aligning Health retreat
Aligning Health retreat

Aligning Health work with the modalities of Yoga and Ayurveda to bring you a Classical System of Health Care and you can join online ayurvedic training. This centre offers Diploma in Ayurvedic training, Ayurveda Day Spa Therapist, Yoga Teacher Training as well.

The training is comprehensive and taught in a way to help you progress through your studies building on your knowledge.

The Ayurveda Yoga Specialised Units have a combination of smaller assessment tasks such as quizzes, short question and answer and small group work. Each Ayurveda Yoga Specialised unit will conclude with a major assessment task.

The courses are recognize by yoga Australia. Also you can apply to study a Dual Diploma and qualify as both a Yoga Teacher and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant.

5. HalePule


At HalePule there are many short term courses and online training in Ayurveda. You can select from 200 hour Ayurvedic health advisor training, 600 hour ayurvedic health counselor training. Also there are other Ayurvedic courses like online Ayurvedic mentoring program. Hale Pule offers a simple way of life that integrates healing practices for the whole person: mind, body and spirit. They build they have professional training and clinical practices on the combined power of Ayurveda and Yoga. Their classically-based programs are designed to provide students with practical tools that they can integrate into their daily lives..

Hale Pule offers online study for all levels in Ayurveda and Yoga including Ayurvedic health counselor certification, and clinical mentorship in Ayurveda as mentioned above.

6. Yoga Healer

Yoga Healer
Yoga Healer

Cate Stillman is the Founder of Yogahealer, Master of You, Yogidetox and you can take her online Ayurvedic course. This course is divided into 3 trimesters. Each trimester is 3 months long. Cate developed the course curriculums and mentoring community for Body Thrive, Master of You, Living Ayurveda Course and Yoga Health Coaching.

Various other online Ayurveda training centres

  1. Wise Earth School
  2. AIAS Australia
  3. Modern Ayurvedic
  4. Ayurvedic College Australia
  5. Nature care college Australia

Make a choice and learn the ancient art of healing with natural therapies and treatments through Ayurveda.

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