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Karyn Marie Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT, Owner of SAMA

Karyn Marie Chabot, M.Ay, LMT, RYT, Owner of SAMA

Dr Vasant Lad & Karyn Marie Chabot

Dr Vasant Lad & Karyn Marie Chabot

Purchase Book #1 Here

Purchase Book #2 Here

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Testimonial

Dear Karyn,
Thanks for the NAMA advice! Also glad to hear mercury's shadow is waning!
I look forward to the exam as a culmination of a beautiful journey and a celebration of new pathways to travel...in my heart I am certain I chose the right school, the right lady and her team to ignite my ayurvedic fire to burn brightly evermore! I can only pray to have half as much passion, creativity and innovation as you do in this vast field of ayurveda...you are a true gift and inspiration to all that cross your path....namaste...I bow to the light within you!
With Infinite Gratitude and Love,
April Kalyani

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Ayurveda Health Counselor Training Online

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Self-Paced Online Ayurveda Health Counselor Program


Start anytime. The only prerequisite is a passion for the healing arts. SAMA is state regulated school by the RIOPC and approved as an Organization Member by the CBTMB. Provider # 155301-00.

“Health is equilibrium of the dhatus. Health is happiness, disease is unhappiness.”   
Charaka Samhita Su 9/3

Our Registered Ayurveda Health Counselor Program at SAMA 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 Word Health Organization in Atlanta, Ga. View the Online Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Course that is the highlighted specialty of our AHC online program and included free. Karyn Marie Chabot is the owner of SAMA 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 Marie Chabot, M. Ay, LMT, RYT

Program Length

7-Month Option: This is a 500-hour program including homework, webinars, yoga, SAMA library, internship and independent study hours. This is considered an “Intensive” and very affordable program. If requirements are not met by the end of the 7th month, students will incur an extension fee of $200/month due on the 1st day of the 8th month. SAMA 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.

12-Month Option: This is a 650-hour program including homework, webinars, yoga, SAMA library, internship and extended independent study hours. For this more relaxed, comprehensive, extended program, students may enroll for 1 year for an additional $750. If students still need more time after that first year, students may stay enrolled for an additional $200/month. After 18 months, based on the date of the student’s initial application, students are required to re-enroll and will be subject to new parameters and tuition rates. This is the same exact curriculum, but at a slower pace.

The Student Orientation date is considered the start date for the allotted 7-month option and 12-month option. All requirements must be met before this date, except for the Gurukulum Internship. Students have up to 2 years to fulfill their Gurukulum requirements based on their Orientation Start Date.

Reading & Exam Requirements 

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.  Some students take between 2-4 hours per week for homework and yoga requirements and some can get by with only 1 hour of study per week depending. Everyone learns at a different pace.  Chapter quizzes are located here.

SAMA Media Library Requirements

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

Internship Requirements

Students are required to attend SAMA's Supervised 2-day Internship to witness various Ayurvedic consultations with Karyn and other experts before graduation. 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). Twenty-five unsupervised consultations are required 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 twenty-five clients with a signature.

 Satsang

Students meet once per month for 2 hours 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 SAMA graduate mentor for an additional $20/hour.

 Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) Online Course Requirements

The ABS online course is included free as part of the AHC program. 75% Passing Score. The ABS Online course can be found here.

SAMA’s Anatomy & Physiology Online Course

Book sold separately. This online course is available to non-SAMA students also. A & P requirements can be waived with transcripts proving the student’s proficiency in this topic, though there is no tuition reduction. We have developed our own online A & P self-paced course, exclusive to SAMA. It is an open-book, self-paced program where you can take the online exams (two exams: 84 multiple choice questions) a maximum of 3 times if you like and your grade will be instantly and automatically presented upon completion. Click here to securely enter your credit card to purchase the book. 75% Passing Score.

25 Unsupervised Client/Counselor Interactions

Due upon graduation. Students should find 25 mock clients for practice and report on this. The required forms will be attached to the 22nd auto-generated email from SAMA.

Ten-Question Phone Exit-Exam

Schedule an appointment with Karyn or another qualified expert after all other requirements have been met at this link:  https://theyogicmystic.com/services

Yoga Requirements

 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. SAMA’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. 

Recommended Electives 

·      SAMA’s “Live” ABS weekend program in Newport. $2,900.
·      Dr. John Doulliard’s Pulse Course at a SAMA student discount price.
·      SAMA’s Intro to Jyotish Vedic Medical Astrology 8-week Program. $470

Grading

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: 15%

  •  SAMA Media Requirements: 10%

  • Yoga Requirements: 10%

  • Anatomy & Physiology Requirements: 10%

  • Verbal Exit Exam: 10%

  • Online ABS Exam: 15%

  • Internship: 20%

What Sets Us Apart?

Karyn Marie Chabot, M. Ay, LMT, RYT, Owner of SAMA, 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. View the Online ABS Course Here.

Click here to read Karyn's article on Ayurveda published in Natural Awakenings Magazine Sept 2018.

 Our Online AHC Program Includes

  • SAMA’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-SAMA students also.

  • Access to SAMA’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 SAMA’s previous AHC programs as well.

  • Dr. Vasant Lad’s Textbook 1 & 2. Books sold separately at the link to the left.

  • SAMA’s Anatomy & Physiology Online Course. Book sold separately. This online course is available to non-SAMA students also. A & P requirements can be waived with transcripts proving the student’s proficiency in this topic.

  • 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.

  • Hand-outs include sample client profiles, doshic diets, recipes and other printed doshic remedies, medical astrological documents, mantras and helpful counseling tools.

  • 2-day Internship in Newport with 5 supervised client/counselor interactions per day at the end of the program. (Exceptions can be made for distance students.)

  • 10 Question Phone Exit Exam with me (Karyn).

  • Access to 2 emails per week with Karyn to help deepen your studies.

  • Access to SAMA’s Class Liaison anytime for questions and guidance.

 Recommended Electives 

View Sample Webinars From Our Past Programs

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. SAMA’s 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 SAMA students as part of the Online Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Program. SAMA’s 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. The book is an extra cost of approximately $11 purchased separately on Amazon.com.

3 Easy Steps to Enroll

1. Call or email us with any questions you have. 401-680-3934 or  karyn(at)sacredstonehealing.com
2. Fill out the online application form and submit the $50 application fee
3. Receive your Official Student Acceptance Letter via email

Two Tuition Options:
Same curriculum, but the 7-month program is shorter and more intensive. The 12-month extended program allows students more time to learn the same material.

Intensive 7-Month Program
$2,200 if paid in full with a check or money order.
$2,300 if paid in full with a credit card.
$2,400 Installment with a check or money order: Two installments: First payment of $1,200 is due 2 weeks before orientation. Second payment of $1,200 is due 90 days following.
$2,500 Installment with a credit card. Two installments: First payment of $2,150 is due 2 weeks before orientation. Second payment of $1,250 is due 90 days following.
Personal checks or money orders can be sent to 26 Mumford Ave Newport, RI 02840, payable to SAMA. Or use this secure link after you have applied and received your acceptance letter.

Extended 12-Month Program
$3,500 if paid in full with a check or money order.
$3,600 if paid in full with a credit card.
$3,600 Installment with a check or money order: Two installments: First payment of $1,800 is due 2 weeks before orientation. Second payment of $1,800 is due 90 days following.
$3,700 Installment with a credit card. Two installments: First payment of $1,850 is due 2 weeks before orientation. Second payment of $1,850 is due 90 days following.
Personal checks or money orders can be sent to 26 Mumford Ave Newport, RI 02840, payable to SAMA. Or use this secure link after you have applied and received your acceptance letter.

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

Testimonial

"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

Required Books

Dr. Vasant Lad's Textbook Volume 1
Dr. Vasant Lad's Textbook Volume 2
 Approximately $60 total if purchased used on Amazon
If you need to do the Anatomy & Physiology online self-paced course, the book will cost an additional approximate $50 new or $9 used. Click on the picture to the left to purchase the book. The rest of the A & P course comes free with the AHC program. Otherwise, many students transfer those credit hours into the program, though there is no cost reduction for that. 

Recommended Books:
Sebastian Pole's Ayurvedic Medicine
Sonia Masocco's Plant's With Healing Power
Hart DeFouw's Light on Life

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

12-Month Curriculum Total Hours: 650

  • Sankhya Philosophy (Sankhya Darshana)

  • 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

  • Independent supervised study

Breakdown of Hours in the 7-Month Program

258 hours: Ayurvedic Concepts/Theory
44 hours: Weekly Independent Study & SAMA Media Library Exploration
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
12 hours in Newport, RI to include the 5 hour of Supervised Client/Counselor Consultations.
Total Hours: 500

Breakdown of Hours in the 12-Month Program

258 hours: Ayurvedic Concepts/Theory
44 hours: Weekly Independent Study & SAMA Media Library Exploration
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
12 hours in Newport, RI to include the 5 hour of Supervised Client/Counselor Consultations.
150 hours Independent Supervised Study
Total Hours: 650

Operating Legally

 SAMA 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 SAMA in writing 15 days prior to the agreed upon orientation (first day), a full refund will be provided minus a $108 processing fee. The $50 application is not refundable.

  • 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 SAMA.

  • No refunds or credit will be issued for canceled/postponed seminars for inclement weather. Every effort will be made to reschedule such training sessions.


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