At the Joyful Belly School of Ayurvedic Diet and Digestion we offer two professional Ayurvedic certification programs, a professional certification as an Ayurveda Health Counselor or an Ayurveda Digestive Health Coach.
As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor you will be qualified to assess your client's constitution and imbalances and offer education about physical and mental wellness tailored to the client using Ayurveda's paradigm. As an Ayurveda Digestive Health Coach you focus specifically on assessing a client's diet & digestive imbalances to optimize their Ayurvedic diet & digestive health.
Upon completion of either of these courses, you can legally start your Ayurveda consulting practice serving clients. Most practitioners open a private clinical practice. And, there are a variety of professional opportunities & venues where you can support clients as an Ayurvedic Counselor or Coach such as in local health clinics or spas. You can also spread the knowledge of Ayurveda through teaching, writing or hosting workshops and retreats.
Here at Joyful Belly, our courses include business training. We provide every one of our students with a functioning online clinic. We also guide and advise our graduates in setting up your clinic, as well as developing and promoting your business. We show you how to build awareness and credibility for your services.
For a first hand experience of our courses, you can see what our graduates have to say.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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