Based on Dr. David Frawley's American Institute of Vedic Studies Ayurvedic Healing distance learning course presented in a classroom setting with Ed Zadlo, D.Ay

The 2018/2019 training has begun! Stay tuned for details on the next training....

Fee: $3,500. A non-refundable $500 deposit is needed to register. (Payment plans are available; Please also see our policy regarding deposits/refunds under Schedule & Fees)


No pre-requisites required in order to participate in this course.


The Ayurvedic Healing Course provides teachings and guidance that one cannot get through books alone,with a tremendous, experienced teacher and friends in a classroom setting, which was the greatest gift for me.

The course covered extensive material and touched on every aspect of the healing practices and Ayurvedic life style. It is evident that you practice what you preach!
You have a lifetime of resources to draw from and possess first-hand knowledge from your experiences with David Frawley. Without your expertise and inspiration, we would not have had such a rewarding experience. Even for me, coming into this course with very little background in yoga and virtually no knowledge of Ayurveda, I have reached a pivotal point for a thirst to learn more on this vast subject. Your direction and enthusiasm made it all possible. It was a wonderful and rewarding experience.

It has changed how I interact with myself and with others, and has completely transformed my yoga practice...

Honestly, having Ed Zadlo lead the correspondence class brought it all to life and he has an excellent guide book based on his vast knowledge & practice of Ayurveda (& studies with David Frawley) called Heal Thyself that is the best reference.

The most important thing I have learned from this course is the importance of surrounding myself with people who vibrate on a higher level. I think I learned more from just being in the presence of Ed and soaking in his positive spiritual vibrations than from the actual reading, even though the reading was very enlightening. Namaste, Ed!

The path of Ayurvedic Sadhana integrates healing Ayurveda, Pranayama, Mantra, Yoga Asana and Meditation into our everyday life; reflecting a transformative well being into our family and community.

The Ayurvedic Healing course will allow you to gain certification as an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor and options for further training and study in Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences. This comprehensive course covers Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, diagnosis, nutrition, herbal therapy, aromas, yoga, Ayurvedic psychology, spiritual methods and much more. It follows the approach of Dr. Frawley's important book, Ayurvedic Healing, lauded by noted author Deepak Chopra as a "modern classic of Ayurveda, one of the most important new Ayurvedic treatment manuals." This special course - already taken by more than 5,000 people worldwide over the last 20 years - is part of Ayurvedic programs taught in the U.S, South America, Russia and Europe. A modified version of our course forms the basis of upcoming special Ayurvedic training with the Chopra Center.

The course does provide extensive training in Ayurveda and is not just an introduction to the subject for the general audience. It aims at providing the necessary foundation so that the student is able to take additional specialized study programs in Ayurveda, including clinical programs. The course includes most of the material covered in two-year Ayurvedic programs given in the West, and that devised for two-year programs for foreign students in India.

The Ayurvedic Healing course is primarily a course in healing. It is not specifically allied with any religious teacher, religious group or spiritual discipline, though it does stress the importance of meditation and yoga. It is allied with Ayurveda in the broadest sense as the Science of Life and recognizes the value of a diversity of Ayurvedic approaches. We do not believe in dividing up Ayurveda into brand names but try to teach the system in its broadest and most classical sense. We teach Ayurveda as a whole, not one particular form of it. The teaching is rooted in classical Ayurvedic texts but also sees the need to adapt Ayurveda for our changing times and circumstances, which are very different and present many new health challenges.

Ayurveda is not just a medical system that treats the physical body and its ailments; it also includes psychology and spirituality. These topics are presented in depth throughout the course. They are part of a holistic system of healing that considers our entire nature as body, mind and spirit. They reflect certain spiritual perceptions about life, like the law of karma, rebirth and the evolution of higher consciousness in humanity.

Although Ayurveda emphasizes the validity of the spiritual life, it can be applied on a purely physical and psychological level, though this may not allow us to understand the full scope of the system. Even as a physical medicine, Ayurveda has much to offer in terms of natural living guidance and natural health care methods.

CERTIFICATION AS AYURVEDIC LIFE-STYLE COUNSELOR- The foundation for all Ayurvedic practice is to first be able to function as an "Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor." Such an individual is equipped with the fundamental knowledge of Ayurveda and understands its basic principles. He or she should be capable of ascertaining the following Ayurvedic information about a client:

· Constitution of the individual

· Constitutional factors behind any disease condition the individual may have.

He or she should be able to recommend the following remedial measures and explain them clearly and thoroughly:

· Diet per constitution

· Lifestyle recommendations per constitution

· General herbal remedies per constitution

· Generally recommendations to deal with primary doshic imbalances

In other words, the chief factor that characterizes an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor is the ability to determine imbalances relative to the Doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha of the Ayurvedic system. This is the basis of all Ayurvedic treatment. Without having this capacity, one cannot go far with Ayurveda. On the other hand, once having mastered this knowledge, all other approaches of Ayurvedic healing become accessible to the student because all treatment ultimately consists of balancing these fundamental biological forces on more intricate levels.

The Ayurvedic Healing course aims primarily at helping the student to become an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor, which is how those who successfully complete the course can see themselves. Individuals can learn to become Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselors without having previous training or licensure in any medical practice (though naturally this is very helpful). However, as this is a distance learning program, we cannot guarantee that students who complete it are competent in their application of Ayurveda. For this additional study is always advisable, particularly in the clinical application of Ayurveda.


The course provides the fundamental knowledge necessary for any deeper pursuit of Ayurveda. It aims at providing the basic background of Ayurvedic knowledge useful for all Ayurvedic practice. The main topics include:

· Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology — Doshas, subdoshas, dhatus, srotas, malas, Agni etc.

· Ayurvedic Psychology — Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta

· Determination of Constitution — Both physical and mental

· The Disease Process — Stages, symptoms, prognosis

· Diagnostic Methods — Pulse, tongue, abdomen, analysis of dhatus and srotas etc.

· Treatment Methods — Diet, herbs, aromas, colors, gems, pranic methods, mantra and meditation.

The course is most specifically aligned with the herbal and nutritional approach of the books Ayurvedic Healing, A Comprehensive Guide and The Yoga of Herbs. Ayurvedic Healing supplements the course with the differential diagnosis of disease conditions and outlines the treatment of common diseases Ayurvedically. The course also includes much information on Yoga, Prana and the Mind. These are topics addressed in Ayurveda and the Mind, and Yoga and Ayurveda. Ayurveda, Nature’s Medicine provides additional support material. The student who finishes the course should have a good knowledge of the background of Ayurveda along with keys to its dietary, herbal, yogic and psychological therapeutic approaches.

Required reading list (all books authored by Dr. David Frawley):

Please note these books are not included in the tuition. They are readily available on amazon.com!

1. Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide

2. The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

3. Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness

4. Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization

5. Ayurveda, Nature's Medicine

Schedule for 2018/2019 training:

All Saturday and Sunday classes run from Noon - 7:00PM

Saturday, June 30th 2018- Introduction and Orientation

Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th- Historical and Spiritual Background of Ayurveda

Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd- Anatomy and Physiology 1

Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th- Anatomy and Physiology 2

Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd and 4th- Diagnosis 1

Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd - Diagnosis 2

Saturday and Sunday, January 5th and 6th, 2019- Yogic and Ayurvedic Psychology 1

Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd- Yogic and Ayurvedic Psychology 2 - Ayurvedic Asana

Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th- Food and Dietary Therapy

Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th- Herbs and Herbal Therapy

Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd- Advanced Ayurvedic Therapies

Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30th-Subtle Healing Modalities and Mantra Therapy

Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th- Advanced Treatments and Sub-Doshas

Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th- Pranayama and Prana Therapy

Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th- Vata, Pitta, Kapha Meditation - Course Summary

Sunday, October 20th- Graduation


Ed Zadlo D.Ay  (Acharya Premanand) is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Integral Yoga-Ayurveda Therapist and Acharya of Yoga/Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic Dharma.  He has had an Ayurveda practice for over 14 years, and has offered trainings in Ayurveda, Meditation and the Inner Practices of Yoga for over 25 years. He began his study of Ayurvedic Healing with Dr. David Frawley (Pundit Vamadeva Shastri) director of The American Institute of Vedic Studies in 1986, is also a graduate of their Ayurvedic Intensive Training, Yoga and Ayurveda Advanced Course and IYTA Teacher Training and was certified by Dr. Frawley in 2008 as an Ayurveda Yoga Acharya with 1200 hours of advanced Integral Yoga/Ayurveda study.

He graduated from The New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine in 1996 where he also became a faculty member.  He completed advanced clinical study at the Rishikesh College of Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India in 2000 and 2001.  He is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.  Ed was ordained to teach in the Yogananda Kriya Yoga tradition in 1980 and lives near Sumneytown, PA where he has his full time Integral Ayurveda Yoga practice.

Ed Zadlo (Acharya Premananda) is one of the most experienced teachers of Yoga in its broader and deeper applications that one can find in America today. He can guide his students through classical Yoga and traditional Ayurveda, along with special usages of pranayama, mantra and meditation aimed at self-healing, psychological well-being and Self-realization.  - Dr. David Frawley, Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies

The hours of this study program are approved for certification by The American Institute of Vedic Studies, Dr. David Frawley, director.

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