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Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC) Online Program – 7 Month

    Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC) Online Program – 7 Month

    A Self-Paced Online Learning Experience…

    Enroll anytime in the comfort of your home and go at any pace. Students have 7 or 12 months to complete this course. Sacred Stone School Online AHC Program is a comprehensive ‘Life Coaching’ available for laypersons and healing arts professionals. Ayurveda is a body, mind and spirit system and a true science of longevity over 5,000 years old. Our program is unique because we specialize in ayurvedic bodywork, pancha karma modalities and medical Vedic astrology. The most successful online students are naturally self-directed and motivated. Prerequisite is a passion for the healing arts. Sacred Stone School is state regulated school by the RIOPC and approved as an Organization Member by the NCBTMB. Provider # 155301-00. Member: NAMA & APPNA

    AHC Program Catalog

    Sneak Preview class segments from the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program

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    As a student in the program… “I’M IN THE PROGRAM”…. , The Citrine AHC… Molly and Renee are unbelievable… I have never had such supportive, attentive and wise guidance in an academic program I was involved and or participating… THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! ”— Heidi Webber

    “I feel so different about my abilities since attending your schools, much more confidence in myself with so much more substance to offer people. I can’t thank you enough for this experience and all of your heart and soul that you poured into it. You shared experiences and knowledge of sacred subjects so willingly; working with you was a blessing and transferred so much light that I can now transfer to others. I will no doubt continue to expand and extract lessons from you, your teachers, and your other students as time goes on. Thank you <3” Nicole Paschar

    Karyn I am so amazed that I am able to study with SAMA. It’s magic to me, life and heartbeat and breath and faith all flowing seamlessly in streams within my consciousness, opening and pushing me beyond my traditional theories of medicine to higher levels of healing. I am grateful. Mother Teresa once said, “The miracle is not that we do this work. The miracle is that we love to do this work.” Aloha nui mahalo -Molly

    Click here to view testimonials from 2 students in the inaugural class of 2012 when we were located on Thames St in Newport, RI

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    10 Reasons to Enroll

    • Embrace a rewarding and lucrative career by serving others.
    • If you are a massage therapist, yoga teacher, or other health professional, becoming a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor can open another revenue stream for you.
    • Learn how to heal yourself, family and friends.
    • Meet other kindred spirits and life-long friends/colleagues.
    • Karyn Chabot, the owner of Sacred Stone is an approved practitioner and member with NAMA, AAPNA, NCBTMB & I-ACT
    • Radically transform your life and heal.
    • Sacred Stone School approved by the RIOPC and its individual courses are credentialed by the CBTMB for continuing education in massage therapy.
    • One of the most affordable, inspiring and comprehensive program on the market.
    • Study at home in your pajamas and receive weekly structured and insightful autogenerated emails every Monday keeping you on track.
    • Become an Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist and Health Counselor in one online program.

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    Health is equilibrium of the dhatus. Health is happiness, disease is unhappiness.
    Charaka Samhita Su 9/3  (Follow this link to a free version of Charaka Samhita)

    Our Registered Ayurveda Health Counselor Program at Sacred Stone School is approved and exempted by the RIOPC since 2012. Our ABS program is approved by the CBTMB for CEs in massage therapy as well.  We have graduated over 3,000 successful and happy students in the metaphysical healing arts. This advanced, comprehensive form of Life Coaching is now available for students, laypersons and professionals in the healing arts industry who are interested in learning Ayurvedic and counseling skills to enhance their yoga or massage practice, or their personal health as well and the health of others. The time-proven science of Ayurveda is founded on the concept of individuality, food as medicine, consciousness, metaphysics, sound healing, love, our genetic constitution and epigenetic principles. This is the science of self-healing from India and considered one of the three top medical systems in the world, according to the World Health Organization in Atlanta, GA.


    This is a self-paced online program where students need to be self-motivated and directed, happily working on their own from the comfort of their own homes. Our online audio and video library is robust and inspiring, featuring over 50 video recordings of the top Ayurvedic masters in the world, for example, Dr. John Doulliard, Marc Halpern, David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad. Karyn has over 6 instructional Ayurvedic Bodywork videos and manuals available to students as part of the Online Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Program. Our library has over 40 audio recordings from the National Ayurvedic Medical Associations annual conferences that come as part of your enrollment. Our AHC program also includes an online Anatomy and Physiology self-paced course with a multiple choice auto-corrected exam. View the Online Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Course that is the highlighted specialty of our AHC online program and included free. Karyn Chabot is the owner of Sacred Stone School and also offers Medical Vedic Counseling and Astrology Online Courses.

    “Disease is not spontaneously procured; it is always produced. It is acquired by a lifestyle that is not aligned with the laws of nature. Disease is not a question of exposure. It is the status of the individual’s inner ecology and immunity that gives rise to the vulnerability of contracting disease. If an external pathogen such as virus yeast, parasite and bacteria invade the body, the impact on our health will be minimal unless our inner ecology has become toxic, acidic, weakened, or congested. By applying the principles of the ancient, evidence-based, holistic science of Ayurveda to our daily modern living, the human condition will be supported by the laws of nature effortlessly. Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselors are trained to create the space and provide the tools for people to heal the body, mind and spirit by making simply daily choices based on your unique body type. More education, more meditation and less medication.”  –Karyn Chabot, M. Ay, LMT, RYT

    Two Study Options

    Dr Vasant Lad and Karyn Marie Chabot

    7-Month Option: This is an intensive course designed for students who wish to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor in conjunction to their current healing practice and/or to help their family and friends, rather than use it solely as their only vocation.

    This is a 500-hour program including homework, pre-recorded and live webinars, yoga, access to the robust Sacred Stone School media library, multiple choice exams, and independent study contact hours. Plan to dedicate about 12 hours per week of study, though I have witnessed many students squeak by with only 5-8 hours per week. Everyone learns differently and at their own pace. This course is self-paced with no deadlines for anything except requirement submissions must be delivered at least 1 week prior to the graduation date.

    If students are unable to complete their requirements prior to their 7th month graduation date, they have the option to pay $350/month due on the 1st day of the 8th month and on the 1st of every month until they reach the 12-month mark. Sacred Stone School offers a grace period of 2 weeks for payment. After that, students will need to re-enroll and pay the difference for the 1-year tuition as described below. Students always have the option to roll into the 12-month program once they have reached the 7-month mark for an additional monthly fee.

    However, graduation from this program does not meet the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) exam requirements. NAMA requires a minimum of 650-hours and this is a 500-hour program designed for students who do not wish to be credentialed with NAMA or pass the national exam.

    All students (7 & 12 mos programs) must conduct a minimum of 25 Health Encounters (Consults) and provide the required forms to SAMA for review. As part of the review process, students pay $50 per encounter (Consult) to SAMA and may ask for a donation from each mock client.

    Enroll in the 7-Month Program

    12-Month Option: This is a program where graduates earn the credential of Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor and are eligible to sit for NAMA’s national exam.

    This is a 718-hour program including homework, pre-recorded and live webinars, yoga, access to the robust Sacred Stone School media library, multiple choice exams, and independent study contact hours. Plan to dedicate about 8-10 hours per week of study, though I have witnessed many students squeak by with only 6 hours per week. Everyone learns differently and at their own pace. This course is self-paced with no deadlines for anything except requirement submissions must be delivered at least 1 week prior to the graduation date.

    As compared to the 7-mo program, this is a more comprehensive, extended program with more time to learn in a relaxed way. Graduation from this 12-month program holds the possibility of being eligible to sit for the National Ayurvedic Medical Exam and become a member of NAMA, along with full participation in the internship in-person program. Internship is offered at an additional cost and NOT included in the 7-month or 12-month tuition. However, internship is optional for students do not wish to sit for the NAMA’s national exam or become a NAMA member.

    If students need more time after their first year, they may stay enrolled for an additional $350/month. However, at the 18-month mark, based on the date of the student’s first tuition payment, students are required to re-enroll and will be subject to the current parameters and tuition rates. This 12-month program uses the same textbooks, exams and other curricula structure as the 7-month program, but at a slower, more relaxed pace. However, this program requires more independent study hours and homework requirements to fulfill the 718-hour mandate.

    All students (7 & 12 mos programs) must conduct a minimum of 25 Health Encounters (Consults) and provide the required forms to SAMA for review. As part of the review process, students pay $50 per encounter (Consult) to SAMA and may ask for a donation from each mock client.

    Enroll in the 12-Month Program

    *The date of a student’s first tuition payment is considered the official start date for the allotted 7-month option and 12-month option. All requirements must be met before the 7-month or 12-month date deadline, except for the Gurukulum Internship.


    Registered Ayurveda Health Counselor Program - approved and exempted by the RIOPC

    Students are required to read twenty-two chapters in Dr. Vasant Lad’s first two textbooks and take twenty-two short multiple-choice online exams over the course of their program. Each exam is approximately twenty-five multiple-choice questions and are auto-corrected immediately and require a 75% passing score. This “Open-book-honor-system” helps release any exam phobias while maintaining the highest and best learning standards.

    Our audio/video selections are experienced in the privacy of the student’s home. Students are responsible to report on eleven of their favorite audio or video from the Sacred Stone School Media library for graduations requirements. Students may choose any selection they are drawn to and are required to prepare one detailed paragraph on their favorite part. This should be submitted via email to the Class Liaison before graduation.

    Click here to see the contents of the Sacred Stone School Media Library.

    Visit this page to view some free videos on Ayurveda here.

    School courses - credentialed by CBTMB for continuing education in massage therapyInternship at SAMA may also be referred to as client encounters, client consults, client visits or gurukulum. Internship requirements differ in both the 7-mo and 12-mo programs. Students have up to 2 years to fulfill their Internship requirements based on their orientation start date. Internship requirements are mandatory if student’s wish to be eligible to sit for the NAMA exam. Otherwise, internship for the supervised encounters is considered an elective for SAMA’s 7-mo graduates. However, for SAMA graduates who wish to be eligible to sit for the NAMA exam, the 50 encounters within the internship is required and is an additional fee. SAMA may schedule annual retreats to meet internship requirements for the 12-mo program where supervision is mandated for each encounter. Such annual retreats are generally 5 days of dynamic observation of 25 supervised client/counselor interactions during a classic Ayurvedic consultation. Students who can’t attend in person have the option of interning with a local approved AHC Counselor and critically evaluate and summarize their findings (1 page per client). Additionally, another 25 unsupervised consultations done independently are required by NAMA and should be submitted on SAMA’s intern forms and signed by the client. This can be with friends, family, strangers, colleagues or anyone interested. Students only need supply the name and date of their 25 clients with a signature.

    Students meet once per month for 2 hours on (Webinar) for Satsang to review what they read in the required texts, ask questions, get to know one another, and deepen their knowledge with Karyn or another master instructor. Should a student require more one-on-one time, you can be set up with a qualified Sacred Stone School graduate mentor for an additional $20/hour.

    Students are required to do a one 1-hour yoga class per week in their homes via DVD or in a classroom setting, except while they are menstruating or ill. Sacred Stone School’s Online Media Library has many wonderful Yoga DVDs available. Student’s yoga experiences (one or two sentences) should be documented in a journal. Journal entries are due prior to graduation. *Exception: If the student is already a Certified Yoga Teacher through the IYS or the YA, the 1-hour yoga class or DVD requirement will be waived. Certified Yoga Teachers need to submit their certificates via scan or fax or hard copy in person.

    Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) Online Course Requirements - CBMTB eligible

    The ABS online course is included free as part of the AHC program. 75% Passing Score.

    The ABS Online course can be found here.

    Vedic Anatomy Physiology Yoga Online Course

    Start anytime. No prerequisites. This is a self-paced e-course based on the “Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology” textbook by Eldra Pearl Solomon, PhD. (4th edition) After reading the book, students must complete one multiple choice exam containing 100 questions. The course includes 17 extensive, comprehensive, robust Powerpoint presentations (one for each chapter of the textbook) that can be used as a study guide.

    This course meets the “Anatomy & Physiology” requirements for the following courses:

    • Sacred Stone Registered Ayurveda Health Counselor Course
    • NCBTMB continuing education requirements for massage therapists
    • Most Yoga Teacher Training and CEs

    It is also ideal for massage therapists and any other healing arts professionals looking to refresh their knowledge of anatomy & physiology.

    Click here to discover your state’s regulations regarding massage therapy and continuing education (CBTMB) requirements.

    Click here for more information about the Human Anatomy & Physiology Online Course.

    All students in our 7 & 12 month programs must conduct a minimum of 25 client encounters (consults) and provide the required forms to SAMA for review. As part of the review process, students pay $50 per Mock Encounter (consult)to SAMA and may ask for a donation from each mock client to help cover those costs. The required forms will be attached to the 22nd auto-generated email from SAMA and can also be found in the Forms Section of the Student Dashboard. Another 25 supervised encounters are required in the 12-mo program, totalling 50 encounters. Completed forms and the mock client encounter fee of $1,250 are due 1 week prior to graduation.

    Schedule a phone appointment at this link for your exam.

    The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest hers/his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” — Thomas Edison

    Recommended Electives

    Medical Astrology & Physcians


    Pass/Fail. All quizzes are open-book and about 25-30 multiple-choice questions per chapter using a pass/fail grading system once per week. Should this happen, the student should reach out to Karyn for an extension or we will reconsider re-enrollment for the next year.  75% Passing Score Required.

    •  Chapter Quizzes: 25%
    •  Sacred Stone School’s Media Requirements: 20%
    • Yoga Requirements: 10%
    • Verbal Exit Exam: 10%
    • Online ABS Exam: 25%

    Karyn Chabot, M. Ay, LMT, RYT, -Ayurvedic Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist & Yoga TeacherWhat Sets Us Apart?

    Karyn Chabot, M. Ay, LMT, RYT, Owner of Sacred Stone School, has been an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Nationally Certified Yoga Teacher since 1997. She brings years of teaching and experience in Vedic Astrology, Yoga, and Vedic Massage and Bodywork modalities to her students with a contagious passion and deep love for the ancient healing arts. She is also a Shaman, merging the indigenous healing system of Peru into her teachings. Local students will be learning Vedic bodywork in Karyn’s home on the weekends. Karyn’s Online ABS Course is the highlight of the AHC course and is included free as part of the program.

    Explore the Online ABS Course Here.

    Explore Our Robust Media Library Here.

    Our Online AHC Program Includes:

    • Sacred Stone School’s Online Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Course, which includes 6 instructional videos of many of the Vedic massage modalities, our ABS illustrated, copyrighted manual is 280 pages 8 X 11, practicum requirements (practicum exceptions for those taking the ABS course “live” in Newport) and an online final exam, all approved for CEs by the CBTMB. This online course is available separately for non-Sacred Stone School students also.
    • Access to Sacred Stone School’s Online Media Library, which is an extensive, robust and inspiring video and audio library from many of NAMA’s annual conferences, yoga teachers, the most revered Ayurvedic celebrities and doctors, featuring over 50 esteemed Ayurvedic and holistic learning topics to choose from. This library includes many recorded classes from Sacred Stone School’s previous AHC programs as well.
    • Dr. Vasant Lad’s Textbook 1 & 2. Books sold separately. (See links to purchase under Required Books section below)
    • Sacred Stone School’s Anatomy & Physiology Online Course. Book sold separately. This online course is available to non-Sacred Stone School students also. A & P requirements can be waived with transcripts proving the student’s proficiency in this topic.
    • 22 consecutive weekly auto-generated emails including lesson plans, hand-outs and eloquent, extensive and comprehensive Powerpoint presentations outlining the highlights of each chapter in Dr. Lad’s first two textbooks to inspire the student’s learning experience. This will make learning convenient and easy in case students are on travel and forget their hard copy books. View each weekly email below.
    • Hand-outs include sample client profiles, doshic diets, recipes and other printed doshic remedies, medical astrological documents, mantras and helpful counseling tools.
    • 10 Question Phone Exit Exam with me (Karyn).
    • Access to 2 emails per week with Karyn to help deepen your studies.
    • Access to Sacred Stone School’s Class Liaison anytime for questions and guidance.
    Karyn Chabot with Dr Vasant Lad - Ayurvedic Medical Doctor

    Karyn & Dr. Lad 2009


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    Click on the 22 auto-generated weekly emails below to preview the content students receive weekly to help them stay on track

    Q: Would my current hours suffice the anatomy and yoga hour requirements?

    A: Yes, if you are an occupational therapist, I understand you had to take A & P for that. If you can email your A & P transcripts, I can waive that requirement, though there is no discount for that.

    Q: What is the ultimate difference in the 7-month course vs the 12-month course?

    A: The curriculum is practically identical, but the 12-mo program includes 162 extra hours of independent guided study, ethics, and a 5-day clinical internship to cover 25 supervised client/patient visits which is an extra fee. There are also more video summary requirements for the 12-mo program, which is part of the 162 extra hours of independent study.

    Q: Can both be registered with NAMA?

    A: Only the 12-mo program meets the NAMA requirements and only those students would be eligible to sit for the national exam.

    Q: If I completed one of these courses, could it possibly count towards my 500-hour YTT?

    A: This is a question for Yoga Alliance or IYAC. My best guess is yes because my Sacred Stone School is a registered YA school, as well as I believe they are accepting online CEs this year due to covid-19. Your yoga requirements at Sacred Stone School would also be waived once you email a copy of your 500-hour YTT certificate.

    Q: Am I able to work at my own pace? Meaning, If I work diligently am I able to complete the course in a shorter amount of time?

    A: Yes, students may work at their own pace and get the course done more quickly. I offer clinical internship once per year—sometimes twice—so students in the 12-mo program would need to delay graduation until they have completed that piece. Although, students could get all their academic requirements done much sooner if they focused full time on the curriculum.

    Q: What happens if I need more time to graduate because my life got too busy or life threw an unexpected curve ball?

    A: The first month extension is free if a student is experiencing financial hardship. After that, extended tuition is $350 per month.

    7-Month Curriculum Total Hours: 500

    • Sankhya Philosophy (Sankhya Darshana)
    • 5 Elements (Panchamahabhuta Siddhanta)
    • 3 Doshas (Tridosha Siddhanta)
    • Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology (Sharira Rachana & Kriya Sharira)
    • Prana, Tejas & Ojas
    • 6 Tastes (Shadrasa)
    • Jyotish (Vedic Medical Astrology)
    • Ayurvedic Pediatrics, Geriatrics
    • Ayurveda Beauty & Health for Women
    • Vastu (Vedic science and art of architecture, home and design)
    • Daily Regimen (Dinacharya)
    • Seasons (Ritucharya)
    • Digestion & Diet (Agni Vyavahara & Ahara Vijnana)
    • Herbology (Dravyaguna Vijnana)
    • Pathology (Nidan & Vikriti Vijnana)
    • Disease Management (Kaya Chikitsa)
    • Diagnostics (Rogi Roga Pariksha)
    • Assessment/Evaluation (Atur Parikshan / Parichay)
    • Ayurvedic Psychology (Manovijnana & Manasaroga)
    • Panchakarma Theory (Panchakarma Chikitsa)
    • Yoga
    • 5 Sense Therapies (diet, herbs, aromas, sound, touch, color)
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Ethics
    • Unsupervised internship (25 patient encounters)

    Breakdown of Hours in the 7-Month Program

    260 hours: Ayurvedic Concepts/Theory

    54 hours:  Weekly Independent Study & SAMA Media Library Exploration with Summary Requirements

    25 hours: Allopathic Anatomy & Physiology (transferrable or asynchronous)

    108 hours: Online Pancha Karma Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) (options for live in Newport)

    28 hours: Yoga

    25 hours: Unsupervised Client/Counselor Consultations

    Total Hours: 500

    “What happens if I need more time to graduate because my life got too busy or life threw an unexpected curve ball?”  The first month extension is free. After that, extended tuition is $350 per month.


    Sacred Stone School is state regulated school by the RIOPC and approved as an Organization Member by the NCBTMB. Provider # 155301-00. Member: National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America ( APPNA). Earn 17 CEs from the NCBTMB.

    Operating Legally

    Sacred Stone School was granted permission in 2012 for exemption and is legally operating in the state of Rhode Island by the Rhode Board of Higher Education and insured by the ABMP.  Please visit our credentials page for details on what organizations were are approved by and affiliated with.

    Refund Policy for Both the 7-Month & 12-Month Programs:

    • If a student decides not to participate in our program and informs Sacred Stone School in writing 15 days prior to start date, a full refund will be provided minus a $108 processing fee.
    • If a student decides to withdraw from our program within 2 weeks of the first day of the program, $500 of the tuition is non-refundable. If a student decides to withdraw anytime starting 3 weeks after the first day of the program, the refund will be prorated at $78/week with a ceiling of $1K as the total amount refunded.
    • If a student decides to withdraw from our program within 24-hours of, on, or after the start date, a minimum of $800 of the tuition is nonrefundable. Any additional amount due/refundable will be calculated and prorated based on the date the letter of withdrawal was received by Sacred Stone School.
    • No refunds or credit will be issued for canceled/postponed seminars for inclement weather. Every effort will be made to reschedule such training sessions.

    Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC) Online Program - 7 Month


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