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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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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 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 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


Ayurveda Health Counselor Training Online

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Start Anytime! Self-Paced Online Ayurveda Health Counselor Program $2,200 Tuition. 7 Months.

SAMA is state regulated school by the RIOPC and approved as an Organization Member by the CBTMB. Provider # 155301-00.

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. Karyn has 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 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

We are offering on-going enrollment in 2019! Our next big orientation is January 28th, 2019 fro 6p-9p EST on If you can’t make this date, contact us and we will match you up with at least one other student to be your “Study Buddy” and arrange another orientation. Students that excel at this program are intrinsically self-motivated and independent.

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.

This is a self-paced, self-taught 7-month program where students read the chapters of Dr. Lad’s books 1 & 2 (see photos of the books to the left) and take the chapter quizzes online, which are auto-corrected. See other homework requirements below. There are no deadlines for the quizzes or the chapter assignments. Students are allowed to proceed at their own pace. Students meet on the last Monday of each month on from 6p-9p to review what they read, ask questions, get to know one another, and deepen their knowledge with Karyn or another master instructor. At the end of the program, students are required to attend a total of 2 days of "on-campus-live-internship" in Newport, Rhode Island. If distance is an issue, there are exceptions where students may ‘shadow” under a qualified registered Ayurvedic local counselor instead.

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 will be available to non-SAMA students also. A & P requirements can be waived with transcripts proving the student’s proficiency in this topic.

  • 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.

  • Weekly Yoga Requirements as described below..

  • Receive many educational hand-outs, sample client profiles, doshic diets and other printed doshic remedies, mantras and helpful counseling tools.

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

  • 25 unsupervised client/counselor interactions will be due upon graduation. Students will be provided forms and instructions.

  • 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.

  • Upon meeting all the requirements listed above and passing online quiz grades, SAMA’s AHC & ABS Certification is awarded!

 Recommended Electives 

Karyn’s online Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) course is included, along with a traditional anatomy and physiology online course and SAMA’s robust media library filled with amazing, inspirational videos and audios with some of the world’s most famous Ayurvedic doctors. This is an excellent adjunct to any healing arts career, especially yoga teachers and Shamans. To add to your skill set, it is suggested to also enroll in Karyn’s 6-mo Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist Program ($2,900) in Newport, as well as her Ayurvedic Astrology 8-week Webinar. Sessions will be recorded to watch later if needed. ($470)

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

Ayurveda is an evidence-based, medical and holistic science of longevity, time-proven over 5,000 years. According to the ancient scholars and scientists of Ayurveda, we embody the five great elements of nature and inherently have the ability to heal ourselves through proper food, drink, environment and elevated thinking. Ayurveda teaches us that each of us is unique, so that there isn't one food or one drink that is good for us all. Learn the skills at SAMA to discern your unique constitution and the specific food, lifestyle, drink, environment and mantra that will support health and balance in your life.


Students will meet online with Karyn via the last Monday evening of each month from 6p-9p to ask questions, review the material and deepen their knowledge. Sessions will be recorded, but it’s preferred students attend “live”.

How long? 

7 months total. 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. For a more relaxed, comprehensive, extended program, students may enroll for 1 year for an additional $750. After that first year, based on the date of the student’s initial application, students may stay enrolled for an additional $150/month. After 2 years, 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.

3 Easy Steps to Enroll

1. Call or email us with any questions you have. 401-680-3934 or  karyn(at)
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.


"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

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

Anatomy & Physiology Requirements

This course is part of the AHC program, but the book  ($25) is not included in the price. Students may also transfer credits from a previous anatomy course. We have developed our own online A & P self-paced course, exclusive to SAMA, which is  user-friendly and more comprehensive, though not more difficult. 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.  If you need to do the Anatomy & Physiology online class because you don't have those hours to transfer into the program, the book will cost an additional $25. Otherwise, many students transfer those credit hours into the program, though there is no tuition reduction for that. Students are responsible for completing this course before graduation. Click here to view the A & P Online Course. Price included in the AHC tuition minus $25 book fee.  Click here to securely enter your credit card to purchase the book. Follow up with an email requesting the book with your mailing address to karyn (at) 

Yoga Requirements

Students should be doing a one 1-hour yoga class in their homes via a DVD or in a classroom setting per week, 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 on the 1st of each month and should be submitted to the class liaison via email. *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) Course Requirements

Visit this link for more information. The ABS online course is a portion of and included free as part of the AHC tuition.

Internship Requirements

Aug 17 & 18, 2019 from 10am-6pm in Newport, RI. Students are required to attend SAMA's Supervised 2-day Internship to witness 5 consultations with Karyn at some point 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). Another 25 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. For this, students only need supply the name and date of their 25 clients with a signature.

Homework Requirements 

Students are required to read 23 chapters in Dr. Vasant Lad’s first two textbooks and take 23 short multiple-choice online exams over the course of 7 months, as well as complete their anatomy/physiology, yoga, internship and ABS online course requirements. Each exam is approximately 25 multiple choice questions and is auto-corrected immediately. It is “Open-book-honor-system” to help release any exam phobias but maintain 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.

SAMA Media Library Requirements

Our audio/video selections are experienced in the privacy of the student's home. Students are responsible to report on 11 of their favorite audio or video media from the SAMA library for graduations requirements. Students may choose any selection they are drawn to and are required to prepare one paragraph on their favorite part. This should be submitted via email to the class liaison before graduation. Renee:

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


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.  All students must graduate with at least 75%. After passing the online exam, students must click on VIEW RESULTS blue button at the end or lose their work and re-do the exams.

  • Chapter Quizzes: 30%

  • Verbal Exit Exam: 20%

  • Online ABS Exam: 20%

  • Internship: 20%

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

Breakdown of Hours

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

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

  • 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 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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