Joyful Ayurveda



600-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Online Certification Program

Taught by Professor Angela Perger, Ayurveda Practitioner with a Master of Science in Education and 20+ years of teaching experience

Join for a Fun, Personalized, Transformational, Supported Experience

Embodied education rooted in Vedic teachings, neuroscience + scientifically proven educational strategies to help you understand and integrate Ayurveda fully into your life and your work

You won't just KNOW Ayurveda, you will FEEL it in your bones.

Program Details

One year of personalized, hands-on learning

Two additional years to finish all certification requirements (optional)

Lifetime access to course material

Optional 5-day in-person practicum in Tampa, Bay Florida in early 2024

(additional charge, flight + accommodations not included)

The Simple Ayurveda Health Counselor Training Program combines self-paced learning with group support and one-on-one mentoring sessions to make learning accessible for real life.

There are limited spots in this intimate program.


Supported Learning For Real Life

Your training program includes audio lectures (like a podcast). This is intentional to allow you to listen while you walk around your neighborhood, commute to work, clean the house or lay down in Savasana. You'll be provided with written notes, self-study questions, self-reflection prompts, guided practices and suggestions for integration.

Your assignments include group discussion posts to connect with other students, client case studies and a project of your choosing.

One Year of Personalized Support

The year is broken down into four three-month quarters. Each quarter you meet with Angela for a personalized session. The first session is an Ayurvedic consultation. The following three sessions can be used for Ayurvedic counseling, mentoring or a combination of both.

Certification Requirements

Four Online Quizzes

Written Discussion Posts

Client Case Studies

Four Personal Consultations including a Live Final Exam with Angela

Twelve Group Check-Ins

Seva Project

Live sessions with Angela must be completed within one year. Quizzes, posts, case studies and the final exam must be completed within three years of Program start date.


There are two ways to register:

  • Pay in full via the button below
  • Begin the payment plan via the button below

(Monthly payments automatically deducted on the same day each month.)

Business Support

Upon graduation, you're able to share your contact information on the Simple Ayurveda website. You'll also be provided with templates you can edit with your own logo for working with clients.

Personalized Suggestions

You'll receive customized dietary recommendations from Angela. You'll gain an intimate understanding of food from the Ayurvedic perspective and from a place of personal experience you will be able to offer tailored suggestions for your own clients.

Real Life

You can't teach what you don't practice. You'll learn the traditional recommendations, but more importantly the WHY behind each one so that you can guide clients into a realistic lifestyle routine based on what would benefit them most.

This course is closed for enrollment.

Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Online Certification Program

Scope of Practice:

An Ayurveda Health Counselor educates students and clients in the area of prevention and health promotion with an emphasis on diet and lifestyle. Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Assess prakriti and vikriti
  • Provide lifestyle counseling
  • Support clients with tailored recommendations: yoga, meditation, pranayama, home remedies and Ayurvedic practices

What students are saying...

"It was absolutely everything I could have dreamed of. Before signing up for the class last year, I was hesitant that I would not have the time and energy to commit to the course. However, Angela made it so simple to listen to the audio lessons just like I would listen to a podcast. So for example, while walking 30 minutes to pick my son up from school, I would pop on an audio lesson. Or while cleaning up the dishes/prepping breakfast for the following day, I would put a video lesson on my laptop and listen to the class while getting my housework done. It made it very simple to learn new information while also staying committed to the ins and outs of everyday life and responsibilities. If anyone in the future is on the fence about the course (wondering how they'll squeeze an additional 600 hours in...!), I would say that the class actually makes it EASIER to make to and stick to good Ayurvedic habits--especially since every meditation, pranayama, and Ayurvedic dish cooked COUNTS towards the 600 hours. Brilliant!"

"I have a deeper connection with mother nature, the Divine, and my Self which I felt a connection before, but now that connection is much deeper and stronger."

"I debated waiting a few years until family life calmed down, but honestly I think the program HELPED family life to calm down by putting me in a more balanced state, and more equipped to handle whatever life throws at me."

"Life changing! I feel like I have tapped into my dharma, of being able to share this sacred knowledge with others."


The following reviews are from an anonymous survey administered by a public university where Angela taught Ayurveda as part of the School of Health Sciences.

"Professor Perger is a wonderful instructor who exhibits much passion for Ayurveda and holistic health in general. She was always willing to answer questions and explain the course content in further detail as needed. She also provided many opportunities to apply Ayurvedic practices outside of class and reflect our experiences through our assignments. I would absolutely recommend taking this course to anyone interested!"

"I wish they could clone this professor."

"Professor Perger is absolutely amazing. She always provided notes in video form or by use of PDF. She always answered any emails on time with any questions one may have. Her assignments were always very engaging and quite interesting. I adored this class and I would definitely take it again!"

"Professor Perger was an amazing professor. Her course was very well organized and she was readily available for any questions/concerns. I would definitely take another course taught by her. I took this class for my minor which I was moderately interested in, and this course definitely ignited my passion for holistic health."

In-Person Practicum

Tampa Bay, Florida

Four days in February 2024

February 1st-4th, 2024

The in-person practicum is optional and not included in the cost of your Ayurveda Health Counselor program.

Practicum includes:

Yoga classes

Pranayama practice

Dinacharya instruction

Hands-on cooking classes

Introduction to Herbal Formulation

Time in nature