What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda means the Science of Life, or Longevity. It is a profound wisdom tradition dating back 5-8,000 years. Ayurvedic nutrition offers us a powerful and proven pathway to wholesomeness, optimal wellness, radiant health and vibrant living. It is time-tested, nature-based, and rooted in the fundamental principle that you are what you eat; that the distinction between health and disease is the quality of your digestion.

What This Training Includes:

  • Saturday Modules

    Your training includes two 3-hour live classes with Laura via Zoom, plus 6 weekly pre-recorded classes, and 8 live Wednesday morning interactive mentoring sessions for a total of 36 hours of class time. All classes are recorded and available for review at your convenience with unlimited access.

  • Experientials

    Ayurveda is experiential, meaning our wisdom of this science deepens the more we have direct experiences of its benefits. This will be a core element of your training. Your success is not measured by tests or grades, but rather by your attention, engagement, integration and inspiration.

  • Home Study

    At home practices encourage you to cultivate a relationship with nature yourself to live Ayurveda naturally, to develop your own lived experience and wisdom. Prompts and suggestions include nature walks, kitchen creations, explorations of the healing qualities of herbs & spices, 5 element contemplations, and compassionate self-enquiry.

  • Online Community

    You will enjoy an exclusive, online community with your fellow students to share insights, explore techniques, pose questions, answer prompts, and discuss topics of interests, learn together and grow friendships. This training also gives you continuing education credits for students and teachers registered with Yoga Alliance.

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. Ayurvedic Integrated Nutrition

    1. AIN 1.1 Supplement - Sat Chit Ananda & PTO

    1. AIN 1.2 Energies, Elements & Attributes of Nature

    1. AIN 1.3: Pt 1: Harmony v Balance

    2. AIN 1.3: Pt.2: Symphony of Life

    1. AIN 1.4 Foundations of Healing

    2. Manual

    1. AIN 1.5 Essential Digestive Wellness

About this course

  • 21 lessons
  • 12 hours of video content
  • Weekly Live Classes- AIN 1 starts March 25 with a live class with Laura from 8:30am-11:30am PST. The First Wednesday Live is March 29 from 8:30am-11:30am PST.
  • Classes Schedule: All Wednesdays calls are live each week for 8 weeks. They are interactive learning and mandatory for certification. If one cannot make that class due to pure duties, it is recorded and can be reviewed after. We ask for an email follow your review with several sentences responding to the prompts from that class.
  • All subsequent classes are recorded and available each Saturday morning.


Saturday Modules: Supportive Hybrid of Live & Recorded Classes

March 25 * | April 1 | April 8 | April 15 | April 22 | April 29 | May 6 * | May 13 ~ *Live with Laura Classes March 25 & May 6, 8:30am Pacific Time. The rest drop Saturday morning for you to review at your convenience.

Wednesdays Live: Mentoring, Coaching, Interactive Learning

March 29 | April 5 | April 12 | April 19 | April 26 | May 3 | May 10 | May 17 :: 8:30-10am Pacific time

Bonus Teachings

We are so fortunate to also welcome Guest Instructors :

Gita Desai, director of the gorgeous film Ayurveda Unveiled; Sherri Silverman, artist and author of the book, Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature;  Erin Douglas & Emily Miller of Banyan Botanicals; and Kim & Lynne from Farmtrue.

Bonus material

Include additional content to your course curriculum to provide further value to your students.

  • My 4 Seasonal Cleanses

    $400 value

    Get all four of my seasonal cleanses, to download and share with your family, clients and students, plus instruction on how to lead seasonal cleanses so you can begin recouping your investment within months.

  • 10 Steps for Mindful Meals & I Am Love Meditation


    A Downloadable PDF of 10 steps into more mindfulness at meals, which you can share with your family, clients, your own teachings. Plus, an exclusive gift just for you, to thank you for joining me in this divine journey of sacred, nourishing wisdom - a 30 minute guided visualization to lead you to into deep relaxation so you can rest, digest, release, and transform.

  • Ayurveda Unveiled


    Exclusive access to the brilliant 6-hour educational film Ayurveda Unveiled, plus an engaging interview with Gita Desai, Director of the film.


Laura Plumb

Lead Faculty

Founder of Ayurveda Integrative Nutrition, author of the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, director of VedaWise, and creator of numerous courses and series on Ayurveda, Laura promotes sacred, sumptuous living through the Vedic sciences of Ayurveda, Jyotish, Mantra and Devi Sadhana. She has studied with some of the great masters of our time, practicing and sharing what she has learned from the heart-centered wisdom schools of the world. Her blog food-alovestory.com is an inspirational resource for Ayurvedic nourishment and delight.

Angela Sarah North

Senior Mentor

Angela Sarah is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Nutritionist, Folk Herbalist, Ayurvedic Body Therapist, Massage Therapist, Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra teacher & Mama of two beautiful adult daughters and lover of wild Beauty. Angela Sarah is a compassionate facilitator in our AIN programs.

Dawna Matthews

Student Services

is a Ceremonial Herbalist, Yoga Teacher, Akashic Guide and Ayurveda Integrative Nutrition Consultant.


“Such gratitude for the AIN classes! I learned so much, and am already beginning to offer workshops, and see clients for on-one-one consultations. It's exciting. Thank you!”


“Thank you Laura. I am loving this course. Ayurveda feels like a yin class for the digestive system. Thank you for these lovely, life-changing classes. ”


“I needed this. It’s been very grounding. I love the feminine energy, the nurturing. You make it so easy to learn. ”


“Such beautiful and nourishing wisdom, great energy, I am really loving it. ”


“Not only are these classes phenomenal, you give us so much! The clases, the bonuses, all of your cleanses, so much of your time. You make learning Ayurveda so joyful, and have really inspired me to share Ayurveda through teaching and consults. ”


“Thank you for this amazing course. I feel like I have come home. ”


“So grateful for our journey together! Thank you Laura for the soul food, deep nourishment. ”


“Thank you Laura for your wisdom and love. I am so excited about all I am learning, and can't wait to share it forward! ”


“I wanted to thank you for these beautiful classes. It was deeply inspiring and I am so, so grateful for this course and all the amazing support you give us throughout. ”