AP Series #1 with Preceptor Kim V. Povey

Genesis Spritutal Life Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085

2 reviews
Nov 6 - 11, 2023
Group size: 14 - 22
AP Series #1 with Preceptor Kim V. Povey
Genesis Spritutal Life Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085

2 reviews

Nov 6 - 11, 2023
Group size: 14 - 22

About this trip

Theme: Manas Vigyan, Satvavajaya Chikitsa

Join us for a transformative journey into the realm of Ayurvedic Psychology. At this retreat, you will explore:

  1. Assessment of psychological disorders from an Ayurvedic Perspective;
  2. Determination of Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas predominance in specific conditions;
  3. Harnessing the power of Sattvavajaya chikitsa to enhance the health of the body and mind;
  4. Identifying psychosomatic imbalances and their associated pathologies;
  5. Trauma-informed counseling techniques;
  6. Shabda Pariksa: The therapeutic potential of sound.


This week is dedicated to building greater confidence as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. You will develop counseling skills, refine your counselor toolkit, take practice exams, and prepare for the NAMA board exam by studying terminology, selecting classical references, and working with selected ausadhas from the AP herbal formulary.

The residential week offers you the opportunity to be in community. Cultivating sattva under

the guidance of Kim Valeri Povey is a transformative theme throughout the week. She will

guide you in sattvic practices that begin each day at yoga practice and are woven during meals

and throughout the day, both in and out of the classroom.

The retreat is comprised of twenty-five hours spent on your NAMAC competencies, and twenty hours are dedicated to working on five supervised clinical cases. 

Client Encounters

 This retreat is part of an 8-retreat series tailored to the following students:

  1. Students already enrolled in an Ayurvedic Health Counselor program with a NAMA-recognized school or not.
  2. Students or graduates from any Ayurveda school who wish to continue their education in a topic-specific retreat or clinical encounter internship.
  3. Students who wish to prepare for the NAMA Board Exam 
  4. Students who want to refresh their learning with a Preceptor. 

The complete series (#1-8) includes all 360 hours of in-person requirements, of which 125 are curricular about topic-specific material relevant to NAMA's competencies and exam preparation.

There are 4 retreats per academic year and it takes two years to complete this preceptorship.

The complete series exceeds the 150 minimum requirements of clinical hours by offering 235 clinical hours in-person and exceeds the 45 residential encounter requirements by giving 75 residential encounters.

NOTE: If you choose to complete all of your residential hour requirements through these retreats, eight (8) retreats are required to meet the NAMAC track for the AP level. (Each week is 45 hours (5 days). These Internship weeks are divided into two formats: Five (5) are topic specific, and three (3) are clinical Intensives.

Kim Valeri Povey

 Kim Valeri Povey CAP, CHW, AYT, CIAYT, is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Therapist, and a 2024 candidate for Doctor of Ayurveda Medicine (A.D.) with a specialty in Ayurvedic Psychology.

Kim Povey has been training Ayurvedic Wellness Professionals, Yoga Therapists, and Yoga Teachers for decades through prestigious schools around the Country. As a mentor for others in the profession, she is shaping the next generation of natural health professionals to impact the direction of complementary healthcare outcomes. She is passionate about Ayurveda’s role in integrative healthcare.

She is a leader in the field of Ayurveda and is passionate about making Ayurveda accessible in the community. With forty years in the industry, Kim is the Founder and Owner of Yogaspirit Studios, the former C.E.O. of Kerala Ayurveda Academy, U.S.A, former Academic and Clinical Director of Boston Ayurveda School, and Founder of KV Institute of Health and Wellness.

Kim’s client-centered care, lifestyle guidance, Ayurvedic traditional herbal preparations, and yoga therapy protocols support the individuals and families at her clinic, Veda Vita Family Health and Wellness. Her team delivers the interconnected body, mind, and spiritual, holistic healing that society and the modern world need now.

What’s included

  • 5 Client Encounters
  • Completion Certificate
    25 Currcula
  • 20 Clinical Hours
  • Housing
  • Meals

Available Packages

Deposit: $500

Available options

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KV Institute
2 reviews
KV Institute of Health and Wellness is a learning and development organization that offers residential, educational retreats for yoga and Ayurveda professionals and is the home of Yogaspirit®—founded by Preceptor Kim Valeri Povey, CAP, CIAYT, AYT, CHW.


The week was very rich in learning and client experiences. We started each day with yoga and every day was very full of information, experiential and work with practice clients. The kitchen staff went out of their way to make our meals as Ayurvedic as they could and they put a lot of love in to the food. Thanks for the great time
By Josephine C for AP Series #1 with Preceptor Kim V. Povey on Nov 20, 2023
This was a great retreat, I learned so much and the accommodations were clean, comfortable and affordable. The food was delicious as well! I highly recommend this program!
By Robin L for AP Series #1 with Preceptor Kim V. Povey on Nov 13, 2023