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Education HighlightsYour choice of Ayurveda school plays a large part in determining the quality of practitioner you will become. How does Joyful Belly stack up on the top questions for quality Ayurveda educators?
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Engage in weekly body awareness, food, and herb experiments so you experience Ayurveda's benefits and discuss them with the class.
Assignments are designed using active learning methods so students engage with and apply what they've learned.
Use of multimedia makes online learning more effective than traditional in-person classroom settings, where the teacher may be more than 50 feet away from the students.
Your teachers are hand selected not only for great Ayurveda knowledge, but also their great teaching and communication skills.
All of our teachers receive ongoing pedagogy traiing (teacher training) customized to medical education.
We train our teachers in active learning methods and mutliple intelligences and learning styles. We've organized assignments using these pedagogy tools.
Study after study proves great teaching is essential to learning outcomes and competency.
The founder of our school graduated from Harvard, and his academic qualities infuse the whole school to a higher quality education.
Clarity & Depth
The mark of a truly great teacher is the ability to explain complex topics simply, without alot of jargon or mysticism.
Joyful Belly takes a natural, common sense approach to Ayurveda education so that people in your community can related to your future clinical practice and engage in your services.
Patient centered care focuses on the culture of the client, not the medicine.
Your journey will not only be profound, it will also make sense.
Effective & Comprehensive
Titles and certifications mean nothing if you are an ineffective clinician. There are no shortcuts to quality education.
Our quality oriented courses do not rush education. 2 years is the minimum to understand the full scope of Ayurveda. An additional 2 years is required for advanced level practice.
Our courses are more challenging, but build more confidence and results.
Avoid comparing schools based on price. Instead compare clinical outcomes. Don't skimp on education. Focus on your lifetime career, not on 'geting a deal' today.
Harvard is not the cheapest school, but you can actually have a successful career and your lifetime earning potential makes it worth it.
When you graduate from Joyful Belly, you are investing in a high-quality, in-depth education, your future clinical confidence, and a lifetime of achieving your goals.
Clinical Mentoring & Support
Receive extensive clinical tools and apps that 1) enhance learning, and 2) provide accurate remedies at your fingertips during your clinical appointments.
Receive mentoring throughout your clinical practicum from experienced senior teachers that stay with you throughout the program. Grow with each appointment.
Receive your own customized fully functional clinic that you can use to promote your practice, unique products and services.
Receive extensive business and career training.
Gain experience running your clinic and business while in the course.
Once you graduate, you are already setup for practice.
Marketing & Promotion
Receive, develop and execute your marketing plan step by step.
Receive expert 1-1 guidance from business advisors at Joyful Belly.
Homework assistance calls and student support ensures you are on track and confidently moving forward, while increasing your competency during each step of the course.
Accuracy Checks & Grading
Improve performance as you receive evaluations on every assignment from our team of graders.
Assignments include both multiple choice questions and written work that graders analyze and offer corrective feedback.
Your accuracy is ensured and developed every step of the way. Gaps in your understanding are identified and remedied.
This feedback will give you confidence in yourself and your knowledge.
Frequent buddy assignments and assessment greatly enhance learning and create strong bonds in the program.
Student chat groups are lively, insightful, and rich with ideas. Our support staff monitors these groups so you can ask questions anytime throughout your learning process.
Team Based - Not Self-Paced
Self-paced courses improve sales but are scientifically shown to produce poor quality clinicians and to undermine educational quality.
You can't become a clinician just by studying on your own.
Self-paced and open enrollment 'by modules' don't work.
Here, all students start at the same time and grow together as a class. You are joining a community and you will learn from each other. Expect to make lifelong friends and colleagues.
Our students are leaders with busy lives. We DO offer flexibliy for any life events or plans you have during the school-year. Contact us for details.
Teachers Know You
Our dedicated teachers are committed to your success and will know your name. Teachers stay with you thoughout the program.
Our active alumni community will invite you to clinical and business reviews so students benefit from long term membership in a community.
Alumni Business Advisors
Alumni have lifetime access to business support so they remain effective as practitioners in the years after they graduate.
Your education goes far beyond the textbook. Joyful Belly is a pioneer in the Ayurveda profession. Our expertise is demonstrated through hundreds of novel research studies with tens of thousands of participants. We don't just teach Ayurveda, we study and develop it.
It is essential you learn from a school with comprehensive mastery of Ayurveda and leadership in the field.
The scope of knowledge you will receive is demonstrated by the thousands of articles we have published on the website and the many free tools we offer to the public.
Great schools of Ayurveda study Ayurveda themselves.
Generosity & Accessibility
Joyful Belly's values and commitment to public health & wellness are demonstrated by the vast free content we offer to the public.
State licensing is a demanding process that requires schools to operate according to best practices and stable financials. While many schools seek exemption from this process we have embraced it and thus have the legal status of a college in our state.
Food & Digestion
Joyful Belly is a renowned resource and pioneer for all subjects regarding Ayurvedic food and digestion.
We avoid alliances to Ayurveda associations and clubs that do not focus on the clinical success of practitioners, but instead exist to protect their donor schools and increase the cost of education.
Under the guise of protecting Ayurveda, such associations make Ayurveda exclusive to certain religious groups, limit innovation, and prevent the advancement of Ayurveda as an integrative medicine. They have no legal authority with the government.
Unlike associations, state school licensing boards conduct regular audits. Associations do not audit schools for actual competency. State school licensing is a much better measure of quality.
Instead, associations greatly increase costs while offering little to no benefits to our graduates.
Associations frequently scare students by convincing them they have authority. However, Ayurveda employers largely ignore association membership when hiring. Instead they look at years of clinical practice and education level.
No hidden costs / travel
The cost of tuition and materials are the only costs in the program. There are no hidden costs to receiving your certification.
There is no travel required in the program.
Make the best choice for your future by reading the guide below.
About our Online Ayurveda School
Why Joyful Belly?
The Joyful Belly school is the right program for students who want to build a successful clinical practice. The hands-on, convenient format teaches you the clinical Ayurvedic approach step by step. Weekly live class discussions will enhance your learning of the material. Exercises will supplement presentations, ensuring you have a firm grasp of Ayurveda's methods. Personal mentoring sessions will fine-tune your assessment & recommendation skills.
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What People are Saying
"Everything that I have experienced made so much sense in my body and in my mind."
Pacific grove, CA
"I have enjoyed this course so much, it's been a life changer and so glad I did the step to take it."
Yoga Instructor - Shenzhen, HAMPSHIRE
"John, it's Kate and I just wanted to reach out today to say thank you and let you know how grateful I am for the invaluable knowledge I'm learning in this course. Today I was doing my homework on six tastes and I felt so inspired and passionate about everything I am learning and finally connecting all the dots with everything I have learned over the past 13 weeks. You're truly an amazing teacher and I simply wanted to tell you how grateful I am to have found Joyful Belly. You simply know you're on the right path when you are inspired daily to learn more and feel passionate and inspired daily! I am enjoying every moment of this journey and life is changing in ways I've never imagined. I feel on some days I'm a Harvard student being pushed beyond my limits but know at the end I will be truly grateful and prepared to share this knowledge and wisdom with others. Thank You!"
West yellowstone , MT
"I loved the course, especially the development of felt senses, practical experiences offered, and herbal remedies. I was amazed by my experiences. John, you have a fabulous way of getting folks like me to think differently and I am deeply grateful for what I have learned from you."
"I have a better understanding of my place in the world. Cultural paradigms are illuminated in a new light through Ayurveda. Ayurveda provides the nature that I have always been drawn to. It has always been a truth for me and learning through the framework of this course has laid a new foundation for being."
Other Health / Wellness Professional - San francisco, CA
"So i just watched John's business class and am feeling really so much clearer on my business plan."
Cundletown, NEW SOUTH WALES
"I am enjoying my new awareness with my studies. My husband who is supportive and skeptical in many ways told me that I look more \"vibrant\" in his words than ever in our 21 years together.
I feel like I am bursting with bodily awakening. This is so powerful!
At this time of year, I want to share my gratitude for being a part of this cohort and transformative education!"
Ayurvedic Healer -
"The course has been one of the best "gifts" I have ever gifted myself, as in the past I have had a complicated, not so healthy relationship with food. Iíve often said to myself, if I could overcome this one obstacle, I could rule the world. My biggest inspiration comes simply from listening to the stories of the diverse voices on the lectures, both students and instructors. My second inspiration comes from implementing the concepts into my daily life. Thank you once again for accepting me at last minute. I appreciate you."
Yoga Instructor - Shallowater, TX
"It's like my intuition is being reexplained in depth. It's overwhelming in a good way because I'm so interested in what we're learning! I'm so inspired by the daily routines and rituals that Ayurveda practices. "
Marstons mills, MA
I would like to thank you for an amazing program. it was challenging for me because of my personal situation but I really enjoyed it.
I officially finished all the assignment yesterday night and I am very happy. Part of me wanted it to last forever, but everything has to have an end.
If by any chance, you are passing by Virginia, you have an open invitation for you and your family to stay with us.
Have a wonderful day,"
Bland , VA
"Iím really enjoying the setup of the herbal experiments. The reading assignment, experiment and review of last week's herb. It has a nice flow."
Ayurvedic Healer - Sydney, NS
My friend asked me what online school is like, I responded and said I think it depends on the teachers because despite having never met my teachers or the other students, I never feel as if I'm alone. With whatever concern we have we're heard, and we're heard quickly.
Much gratitude to this wonderful program you've created."
Ayurvedic Healer -
"I just wanted to personally thank both of you for the awesome program you guys put on and for the fantastic information you've provided. This program was above and beyond what I expected and opened my eyes to a whole new world of medicine, I still consider myself a beginner in this field but wanted to thank you both for all that you've done!"
Physical Therapist / Trainer - Yuba city, CA
I have loved every minute of the course, and it has truly changed my life. It is exciting to be learning something so completely new, yet intuitive to some degree. My biggest challenge is simply slowing down to pay attention. Itís a big shift, but the time has come...
Thank you so much; Iím thrilled that I found you and Joyful Belly."
Ayurvedic Healer - Breman, ME
"I really just wanted to let you all know that I learned SOOOO much the last 3 years (AHC and MID included). My client consult reviews are showing/proving that I _have_ learned A LOT. Thank you for everything! I'm loving doing my 25 client consults and cannot wait to build my business and continue my Ayurveda work as a Health Counselor! I cannot thank you enough for both of Joyful Belly's certification programs!!!"
Yoga Instructor - Bellevue, NE