Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion Made Easy

 
WELCOME TO JOYFUL BELLY'S

SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA

Whether you wish to enhance your career through Ayurveda, live healthier, or gain deeper wisdom and insight into your unique body, one thing is absolutely certain - we’ll help you become an Ayurvedic master.
We offer three types of distance learning classes. They include our Certification Classes, Group Classes, and Self-Guided Courses, all of which are taught completely online. Browse the options below to find what suits you. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us at anytime. We’re here to support you!

Become an Ayurvedic expert with our

Professional Certification Programs

 
Ayurveda Health Counselor Certification
A 750-hour certification program covering all Ayurvedic fundamentals so you can begin meeting with clients and educating your community as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

Starts Aug 2017.
2 year online program starts August 30th.

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Mastering Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition
A 500-hour advanced certification course for Ayurvedic practitioners, other health & wellness professionals, and those wishing to specialize in digestion and nutrition.

Starts Oct 2017.
10 month online program starts Oct 10th.

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Or, bring health and balance to your life with our listen-at-home, online courses.
 
EXPLORE YOUR HUNGER WEIGHT LOSS CLEANSE
No more fads or diet trends, just a pure and balanced way of eating right for your body. If you've been struggling with losing weight and want to learn to love and trust your own body again, then this course is perfect for you.
8 Presentations at Your Own Pace
Save $62 until Sat Jul 15
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BASICS OF AYURVEDA FOOD, DIET & LIFESTYLE - SUMMER EDITION
Feeling confused about how to eat healthy and your diet in general? This 8 week program will help you plan healthy food choices that heal your body, improve your energy levels, and restore brightness to your life.
8 Presentations at Your Own Pace, Enrollment Ends July 15th
Save $62 until Thu Jun 8
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Or, learn the basics of your body type & create a healthy lifestyle through these self-guided courses
Choose the course below that matches your unique body type, Kapha, Pitta, or Vata. Don't yet know your body type? Take our free quiz here to find out!

Balance Your Kapha
Diet in a Week

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Balance Your Pitta
Diet in a Week

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Balance Your Vata
Diet in a Week

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What People are Saying

"I loved the class..great information..thank you very much!"

Ayurvedic Healer - Montreal, QB

"Hi John! The lecture was fabulous! So interesting and informative!!! I really LOVED it! It was very useful info. I am running a weight loss workshop and was able to share so much with them from your teachings. I would love another call on detoxing the body.
Peace and light,
Anonymous
"

Medford, NJ

"Hi, John! I'm the studio manager of Heartland Yoga in Iowa City, Iowa. I listened to your teleseminar yesterday and found your teaching so clear and practical. I think many of our yoga students are ready to learn about how they can incorporate Ayurveda into their daily lives. Would you be interested in teaching a seminar at Heartland?"

Reiki - Iowa city, IA

"I love your classes, John! I find you very inspirational. You have a glowing passion and simple wisdom about you. I love that your business is called Joyful Belly. That goes back to that cosmic giggle thing. I feel like your smile and enthusiasm is like a joyful belly - the radiance makes others smile and laugh! Your ability to pinpoint reality and human nature is just amazing. True medicine, and I truly appreciate you sharing!"

Ayurvedic Healer - Asheville, NC

"John, I really enjoyed your cooking class and would be happy to attend more like it."

Asheville, NC

"Thank you, John, for another fabulous class!!! I'm learning so much right now and love how these changes are impacting my body, my experience. I very much appreciate all that you are sharing with us and look forward to learning more. The food was awesome and I feel great today!"

Asheville, NC

"thanks so much for the wonderful class last night! Learned a lot and it's good right now for me to hear some things again and again, it's sinking in. You have a very light and playful way of presenting and you're funny! Makes the material, especially in an evening class, very easy to digest (hey, nice pun, eh?)!"

Asheville, NC

"I wish to expand upon our conversation regarding you as a teacher.

You are a good instructor because you create an atmosphere where the student wishes to learn; this is the mark of a great teacher. Good teachers are born, not created. You add humor to your classes making it easier to remember some of the details. Your presentations are concise, to the point, and in a good order for better understanding. Going off the subject occasionally with a short story relieves the brain, a thing some instructors forget about.

You're a good person, John, and a good instructor; lord knows I've had enough of them along with professors. I expect details, explanations, and fullness of the subject matter and permission to speak up with questions. The idea of teaching is for people to understand to the point they no longer need you.

Be kind to yourself and
Know you are loved,
-Anonymous
"

Nutritionist - Hot springs, NC

"John did a wonderful job in presenting completely new concepts to a varied group of students, answering questions patiently and clearly. I felt like a whole new world opened up for me, one in which my body can and will be healthy. It is attainable more easily than I initially believed. It brought back the knowledge of wholeness which can so easily slip further and further into the background with our busy lives and non-supportive patterns we find ourselves in. John's teachings about balance also reminded me that the responsibility to heal myself is in my own lap, no excuses!"

Asheville, NC

"John's passion for food, cooking, and assisting others is absolutely contagious and his kind, gentle way of teaching the principles of Ayurvedic cooking make it easy to fall in love with them. I personally was very inspired by the workshop and look forward to continuing this process of learning and getting well."

Asheville, NC

"Thank you so much for last night's class. The food was absolutely delicious and the wonderful chutney you made topped it off. Thank you for making and sharing that! Your teachings are so insightful and passionate, it is obvious that you walk your talk. I'd probably attend the same class again, it was a really, really good introduction overall."

Asheville, NC

"Yes! I throughly enjoyed the Ayurveda Workshop and look forward to more. The material was relevant and comprehensive to my goals. I found the material concrete and practical. I think you are skilled and informative regarding Ayurvedic teachings. I am thankful to have people like yourself commited to helping and teacing this fine medicine. I have already pasted the information to others to come to learn more. Thank you and we will meet again..."

Massage Therapist - Gloucester,

"Hey John! I just want to thank you again for the really awesome class yesterday. You really helped put things in a great perspective for me, and it's truly opened up a whole new level of healing and being for me. Thank you so much! You are very inspirational, motivating and grounding!"

Ayurvedic Healer - Asheville, NC

"You make ayurveda fun. It is easier to learn when fun. A big thank you. This is the sign of a good teacher. Thank you also for making me laugh."

Asheville, NC

What is Joyful Belly?

Browse recipes and hundreds of other ingredients on this extensive educational website. Joyful Belly helps people confidently choose food that restores their healthy glow, using the ancient technique of Ayurveda. Our extensive collection of online recipes, ingredients, and articles makes health easy. To get started, take the free dosha quiz to find your Ayurvedic body type.

What is Ayurveda?

Learn about Ayurveda from the author of this article and founder of Joyful Belly,
John Immel.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information and products on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.