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Learn to create wellness naturally

  • Integrate Ayurvedic knowledge with modern health science
  • Join the only accredited bachelor’s in Ayurveda in the US
  • Receive hands-on clinical training
  • Engage with a supportive community of like-minded students
  • Graduate as an Ayurveda consultant

Also available: Online BA in Ayurveda and Integrative Health

Learn the secrets of Ayurvedic health

The food you eat, what you do during the day, when you go to sleep: these are just some of the daily choices that contribute to your overall well-being, and some will definitely make you feel better than others.

What choices can you make to create optimal health? In our BA in Ayurveda Wellness and Integrative Health, you’ll learn exactly how to create wellness for yourself and those around you through Ayurvedic techniques.

What is Ayurveda?

“Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered a complementary health approach.”

Is Ayurveda effective?

“Ayurveda can have positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with standard, conventional medical care.”

Creating wellness naturally

Ayurveda — which means “science of life” — is a traditional, prevention-oriented system of medicine that addresses the body, mind and environment of the individual in order to provide a holistic health solution.

We teach the Maharishi AyurVedaSM health system – the modern, scientific revival of complete Ayurveda. Maharishi AyurVeda includes balancing the deepest value of mind – consciousness, which is the basis of balancing the body. It incorporates all aspects of mind, body, behavior, and environment in a scientific framework.

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Study health from the inside-out

Understanding wellness starts with being healthy yourself. As a student, you’ll practice the Transcendental Meditation technique daily. This evidence-based technique reduces stress, improves health, and helps the brain to function optimally, allowing you to learn in a whole new way.

Our dining hall provides nutritious, organic, vegetarian meals, and our daily routine allows plenty of time to study without the stress of a packed class schedule.

Full immersion in each subject

From clinicals to academic subjects, you’ll be fully immersed in only one course per month, diving deeply into each topic and connecting the knowledge to your own life.

Our professors have years of experience in the field of Ayurveda and will provide you with personalized attention, helping you to grow as a wellness consultant and as a person.

Become an Ayurveda consultant

Along with your BA degree, you’ll become an Ayurveda wellness consultant. You can practice independently as a health consultant in some states and with a licensed practitioner in others. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Maharishi AyurVeda, ready to help the world become a healthier place.

MIU is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Completion of our program satisfies NAMA’s competencies to be recognized as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

Featured Alum

Varsha Khatri, founder of popular London health practice Illuminated Health, utilizes Maharishi AyurVeda, yoga, nutrition and herbal medicine to help her clients achieve optimal health and wellness. She is currently working on a book that brings together Maharishi AyurVeda with modern nutrition for everyday living.

“The need is very real for a new paradigm of health which is more effective at solving health issues,” says Varsha, “I like that Maharishi AyurVeda combines ancient wisdom with modern science.”

Featured classes

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Maharishi Yoga Asanas

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You’ll study yoga postures in theory and through your own experience, experiencing the deep relaxation, stress release, and expansion associated with daily yoga practice.


Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition


How we metabolize food and drink directly affects the strength, vitality, immunity, and longevity of the body. In this course, you’ll learn what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat to maintain or restore balance to the physiology.


Ayurveda wellness consultant practicum


You’ll earn practical experience in consulting with clients, building your confidence in a clinical setting. Students take turns leading consultations and discussing case studies under the supervision of experts, tying everything they’ve learned together in a final capstone project.




In this course, you’ll study the history and basic principles of aromatherapy. You’ll learn the therapeutic properties of aromatic molecules, the chemical structure of essential oils and hydrosols, the therapeutic effects of aromas on physiological states, and more.

Faculty profile

Professor Liis Mattik, PhD is a natural, holistic, preventive healthcare practitioner, educator, and scientist. She has been teaching, training, educating, overseeing curricula, and consulting people in methods of Maharishi AyurVeda for over 20 years in university and public sectors. She has been giving individualized recommendations for maintaining or improving health and preventing or reversing aging by utilizing pulse assessment, diet, digestion, nutrition, herbs, minerals, essential oils, color therapy, yoga asanas — body postures, pranayama — breathing therapies, prevention of disease, seasonal purification program including Pancha Karma, and the Transcendental Meditation™ technique.

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