About AYU Academy

AYU Academy brings classical Ayurveda to modern Western health care.
Founded by Jessica Vellela, BAMS in 2015, AYU Academy consistently raises the bar of education and innovates clinical practice.
The Institution
AYU Academy upholds the authenticity of classical Ayurveda while scientifically applying it outside of India. AYU Academy was founded on bridging Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine as taught and practiced in India today with the modern, Western world.
AYU Academy is the first institution in the United States to
  • Require Sanskrit in Professional Ayurvedic curriculum from the start of professional programs

  • Include classical literature as mandatory training material

  • Teach students how to navigate classical literature from the start of professional programs

  • Require memorization of 250+ Sanskrit terms, meanings and concepts in the first year of study

  • Teach Sanskrit effectively for practical application

  • Innovate a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum for Western students

  • Teach students to extrapolate classical principles and adapt them scientifically

  • Teach the complexity of clinical diagnosis for application within the scope of Svastha Vrtta

  • Demonstrate that Western students can learn the foundations of the authentic science in one year


AYU Academy provides all core training for professional Ayurveda online so that it is affordable and accessible to serious students.

The Founder


AYU Academy


AYU Academy
Goals and Values


1. Classical science with modern practice
2. Competency-based



1. Online, flexible schedules

2. Cost

Explain fees, low cost methodology, high quality, high expectations

Cost should not be a barrier. Exceptional students can apply for full scholarships through AYU Academy.



1. Technology and tools