California College of Ayurveda celebrates 20 years |

California College of Ayurveda celebrates 20 years

The College of Ayurveda is hosting a 20th anniversary celebration with Marc Halpern, Founder/President.
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From a small office in a garage, to a compact training center and then an expanded 13,500-square-foot facility, set in a jewel-like garden, California College of Ayurveda has stayed true to its founding concepts of teaching the ancient wisdom and practices of Ayurveda for wellness, healing and longevity.

Today, more than ever, medical practitioners and those seeking careers in healing are looking to this well-recognized ancient path for wellness and holistic living.

Ayurveda, which literally means “The Science of Life,” is the traditional healing science of India. More than 5,000 years old, the time-honored traditional knowledge of Ayurveda is just as relevant to modern society today and has helped millions of individuals to return to optimal health.

More than 1,500 graduates have completed advanced studies at California College of Ayurveda.

The college is hosting a 20th anniversary celebration Aug. 28-30 at its campus, 700 Zion St., Nevada City, and nearby locations. There will be many events, including an open house, introductory classes, Puja ceremony and concert. Most events are free and open to the public. Call 530-478-9100 for more information.

“Our 20th anniversary celebration and open house is intended as a gesture of gratitude and an open invitation to learn more about Ayurveda and integrated, holistic healthy living practices,” founder Marc Halpern said.

The college offers a comprehensive curriculum, with four levels of programs leading to certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.

California College of Ayurveda’s Ayurveda School also offers a variety of shorter length workshops and seminars for yoga teachers, massage therapists and the general public. In addition, CCA’s healthcare clinic provides health consultations, Ayurvedic spa therapies, and Panchakarma.

Halpern founded the California College of Ayurveda in 1995. As the first state-approved college of Ayurveda, it is widely regarded as the finest institution for the study of Ayurvedic medicine in the United States.

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