Ayurvedic Studies Programs (ASP)

Highly respected around the world, The Ayurvedic Institute has been teaching Ayurveda since 1984. Steeped in Vedic tradition, our Ayurvedic Studies Programs (ASP), now in their 35th year, are full-time immersive journeys into Ayurveda.

Ayurveda states that the purpose of life is to realize our true nature, and to express this in one’s daily life. The Ayurvedic Studies Programs (ASP) integrate the practical, philosophical, and spiritual insight of Ayurveda into professional training programs that support you in becoming an Ayurvedic professional capable of serving others in realizing their true nature and the expression of it in their daily life.


Ayurveda is the science of self-healing. Here, we recognize, that in order to support others in their healing, we must authentically engage in our own. As a student at The Ayurvedic Institute you will be asked to engage in self-inquiry, grow in your understanding of self through an Ayurvedic perspective, and apply what you are learning to your own life. It is a program that will transform who you are, support you in realizing your true nature, and help you express that nature in the world.

Study In Person or Online

Our full-time Ayurvedic Studies Programs (ASP1 & ASP2) will be available for both in person and a partially online study in the Fall of 2022!

Study to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (ASP1) and an Ayurvedic Practitioner (ASP2) from the comfort of your own space for a portion of the program (there will be a minimum in person requirement for all programs).

What’s the difference between online and in person study?

Not much! All classes will be live-streamed and students will have the ability to ask questions, observe best practices, and be a part of the larger student community. The standard cost of tuition includes materials that will be sent to your home and our online students will be required to  visit the campus in Asheville to attend a portion of their classes in person. See details here

Our online study experience mimics the classroom – so your faculty will guide you through hands-on applications where necessary, while offering feedback remotely. We will also take a novel approach to some portions of the clinical training through this system and will share more on this during the application process.

A note about online attendance

Just like any school or college course, it is important for prospective students hoping to study online to know that you will be required to attend the live-stream of all classes. Unfortunately, classes will not be recorded. This is to keep the integrity of our training and ensure important questions can be addressed in the immediacy of the class itself.

If you are interested in studying online please begin your application process and when you speak with an admissions counselor you can indicate your interest in online study.

Please note that the following in-person attendance hours are required for all online students:
  • ASP Level 1: a minimum of 180 hours must be attended in person in Asheville, NC. 
  • ASP Level 2: a minimum of 360 hours must be attended in person in Asheville, NC.
  • See the details of the classes and date requirements for the in person component at the campus in Asheville here
For more information on our courses, or to request a schedule of which classes are required to attend in-person, please email admissions@ayurveda.com.