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Graduate Degrees in Ayurveda and Yoga

Ubiquity University is partnering with The Dancing Shiva School of Ayurveda and Yoga to offer graduate degrees in Integral Ayurveda and Ayurveda and Yoga (MA, PhD and MA/PhD). Graduates of Dancing Shiva that have completed a minimum study of 250-300 hours of study (certification) in Yoga & Ayurveda will qualify for the Ubiquity graduate degree program.

Our western health dilemma continues to perpetuate fragmentation of the mind-body relationship

As our western health dilemma continues to perpetuate fragmentation of the mind-body relationship, there has never been a better time to study and practice Ayurveda. This sister science to yoga, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary system, has been used for thousands of years to harmonize health and vitality on an individual, collective and environmental level.

Ubiquity University, in partnership with The Dancing Shiva School of Ayurveda and Yoga, is delighted to offer this MA/PhD program in Ayurveda and Yoga. We recommend that you begin your program with Ubiquity’s Creative Journey to Dissertation course, which will give you the tools to shape, and eventually write, your thesis or dissertation. You’ll then complete your core program with Dancing Shiva, and return to Ubiquity for the higher education elements of the program.

There are two routes to the higher education credential: The Ayurveda Counselor Program Certification (600 hours) and the Ayurveda and Yoga Certification (250 hours).

Ayurveda Counseling Certification

(600 hrs)

Students who have enrolled in or completed Dancing Shiva’s 600 hour Ayurveda Counseling Program (ACP) Certification will be eligible to pursue graduate degrees in Integral Ayurveda.

Based on the pioneering work of Dancing Shiva Founder Mas Vidal, this course provides education on the core principles of Ayurveda, consistent with the standards taught in the first two years at Ayurvedic Universities across India. The scope of the program is broad because the curriculum includes wisdom from Ayurveda and its sister sciences, Yoga, Jyotish (Vedic astrology), Vaastu (original Feng Shui) and Vedanta, the premier philosophy of India’s spiritual heritage.

The program supports lifestyle enhancement through improvement of one’s own mind-body relationship. Students and participants are encouraged to apply disciplines related to Ayurvedic daily and seasonal routines, along with a strong emphasis on positive psychology as per the Yoga and Vedanta teachings.

The ACP provides a well-rounded educational experience in Ayurveda’s fundamental principles that embraces counseling, therapeutics, herbology, diet, lifestyle, and an introduction to Ayurveda’s clinical application as per classes and internship at India’s eminent Ayurvedic University, D.Y. Patil University (DPU).

The program also includes a 15-day intensive that takes place at our affiliate Institutes in Pune, India.

Those who complete the 600 hour Ayurveda Counselor Program (ACP) offered by the Dancing Shiva School will be able to counsel clients towards a life of health and wellness, namely to:

For full program details, please click here

Want to learn more about these graduate programs?

Attend an information session on

Feb 29th 09:00 AM Pacific

Those who have enrolled in or completed either of The Dancing Shiva School’s ACP certification may begin the process of enrollment with Ubiquity by clicking below.

Apply in three simple steps!

Ayurveda and Yoga Certification

(250 hrs)

Students who have enrolled in or completed the 250 hour Yoga and Ayurveda Certification will be eligible for graduate degrees in Yoga and Ayurveda.

This special 250 hour program provides a comprehensive education through a well-balanced yoga practice and Ayurvedic lifestyle and strongly adheres to an experiential approach to learning.

Philosophical teaching is typically demonstrated through exercises and rituals, drawn from The Dancing Shiva School of Ayurveda and Yoga faculty’s many years of experience. Each day is equally divided into yoga asana practicum and wisdom lectures as well as daily group meditations. Students learn to practice yoga and create a lifestyle according to what is best for their dosha type (body-mind constitution).

One of the most important themes of the program is based on the principle of individuality. By learning to adapt to a lifestyle routine and yoga practice that is unique to your specific needs or mind-body type, it encourages the student to be creative and dynamic as they develop naturally into a teacher.

The course also serves to prepare a person how to teach others. You will learn not just asana (postures), but an integral approach to yoga that includes other components such as breath-work, mantra and meditation and knowledge of Ayurvedic principles. This program provides for a truly holistic approach to teaching or becoming a yoga and Ayurveda wellness counselor.

The program is offered on an annual basis in southern California and other affiliate locations in USA, Mexico, and Asia. 

Those who complete this Ayurveda and Yoga certification will:

For full program details, please click here

Want to learn more about these graduate programs?

Attend an information session on

Feb 29th 09:00 AM Pacific

Those who have enrolled in or completed either of The Dancing Shiva School’s 250 hr certification in Ayurveda and Yoga may begin the process of enrollment with Ubiquity by clicking below.

Apply in three simple steps!

Are these programs for you?

These programs are ideal for anyone in the health and healing fields who would like to integrate Ayurveda as part of a comprehensive approach to natural living, longevity and spiritual evolution. The Integral Ayurveda Program presents a progressive approach to ancient principles taught in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. This course is unique because it combines Ayurveda with its sister sciences, yoga, vedic astrology, vaastu (original feng shui) and Vedanta (original Indian wisdom philosophy). This course is also ideal for anyone wanting to enrich their lifestyle and promote evolutionary and optimal living. In simplest terms, the course teaches you “how to live” according to universal natural principles.

About the Dancing Shiva School for Ayurveda and Yoga

The Dancing Shiva integral Ayurveda and Yoga center that began in Los Angeles, California in 2001 has now extended its operations online through numerous branches and affiliations throughout southern California, Florida and abroad. This includes an active program presence in southern California as well as Asia, India, Mexico, and Europe. Additionally, the Dancing Shiva school shares numerous affiliations with many yoga centers, philanthropic organizations aligned with health & wellness, animal advocacy groups, children’s education, and other Hindu-Vedic organizations. Dancing Shiva is committed to improving the quality of life in all individuals regardless of race, religion, or cultural identity through the universal teachings of integral Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedantic philosophy and Vedic astrology.

MA Degree in Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda and Yoga Coursework

Creative Journey to Dissertation

PhD Degree in Ayurveda and Yoga

Practicioner Path Coursework

Creative Journey to Dissertation

Chartres Academy

Great Books

MA/PhD Degree in Ayurveda and Yoga

Certificate Coursework

Creative Journey to Dissertation

Chartres Academy

Great Books

For each of the degree options available, students have the options of breaking their payments into parts. Please see the table below for this breakdown.

MA Degree

$5000

PhD Degree

$15000

MA/PhD Degree

$16600

$2000

1st installment – upon admission and before enrolling in Creative Journey course

$1500

2nd installment – before selection of Major Advisor

$1500

3nd installment – upon submission of final thesis/dissertation

$5000

1st installment – upon admission and before enrolling in Creative Journey course

$5000

2nd installment – before selection of Major Advisor

$5000

3nd installment – upon submission of final thesis/dissertation

$5000

1st installment – upon admission and before enrolling in Creative Journey course

$5000

2nd installment – before selection of Major Advisor

$6600

3nd installment – upon submission of final thesis/dissertation

Save up to
$750
paying full

Ubiquity offers a discount for students that are able to make the full payment up front. That means you save $250 on a Masters, $500 on a PhD and $750 on MA/PhD.

Program Faculty

Mas Vidal (Maheshananda)
Director and Founder of the Dancing Shiva School

Dr. Supriya Gugale

Dr. Abhijit Jinde

Professor Gunvant Yeola
Principal and Head of the Department at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurveda and Research Center

Dr Abhijeet Shirkande
Associate Prof. Dr. D Y Patil College of Ayurveda & Research Center

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)
Founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science

Michael Mastro
North America’s leading expert of Vastu Shastra

Dr. Mahesh Sabade
Ayurveda Consultant with a specialization in Panchakarma

The Ubiquity Graduate Degree

The Ubiquity Graduate Program combines the US and European designs of graduate programs with a blend of taught learning with research and writing. The thesis or dissertation must demonstrate excellence at every level. It must show awareness of the history of the literature in your particular area; demonstrate careful analysis and understanding of the field in question; and, most importantly, show how your insight can be applied to the real world. The dissertation must be scholarly and utilize extensive bibliographical data and footnotes. It should, in other words, be an impeccable work of research.

The Creative Journey to Dissertation -
Finding Your Voice, Making your Mark

The “Creative Journey to Dissertation” is a 1-week intensive designed by our Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo. The course is a critical part of the dissertation writing process and is a requirement for all MA/PhD candidates.

Support during your Graduate Program

During your graduate dissertation writing you will be supported by a Major Advisor of your own choosing, as well as optional writing courses and writing mentorship.

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Dr. Mahesh Sabade

Dr. Mahesh Sabade (BAMS and MD) is an accomplished Ayurveda Consultant with a specialization in Panchakarma. He is successfully running an Ayurveda clinic in Pune along with working as an Honorary consultant at SPP Pune University Health Centre for the last fourteen years. Under the banner of IAA, he, along with a team of doctors of IAA, is successfully running a residential Ayurveda – Panchakarma treatment Centre in the outskirts of Pune. He heads the activities at the Ayurvedic restaurant at the center. Dr. Sabade also completed the tenure of Honorary Ayurveda Consultant on the Panel of doctors for the State Governor of Maharashtra.

To his credit are many articles, research papers and case reports published in India and abroad. He is also the co-author of a book – Ahaar the Scientific Diet. He has propagated Ayurveda in the form of practice/education/presented papers in Brazil, Hong Kong, USA (Vedika Global), Israel (Broshim Univ) and more.

Dr. Sabade is the proud recipient of awards such as Dharam Hinduja Scholarship, International Educators Award (USA), Ayurveda Bharati etc.

Michael Mastro

Michael Mastro is North America’s leading expert of Vastu Shastra. For over 40 years, Michael has used Vastu for his clients worldwide to align their home and workspaces to optimize productivity, success and wellbeing. He designed and built the first Microsoft building and many buildings for The Boeing Company, employing the principles of Vastu. Corporate clients include The World Bank, NASA, Oracle, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Amazon, Boeing and Intel.

Michael has been a teacher of yoga and meditation techniques since the early 1970s. He has co-authored three award-winning books on Vastu: Altars of Power and Grace (Balanced Books Publishing), The Way of Vastu (Balanced Books Publishing), and Making Room for Mr. Right (Simon & Shuster/Atria).

Besides presenting Vastu at the United Nations, he has taught Vastu courses at the Chopra Center and Bastyr University. Michael presented Vastu on the Doctor Oz Show and co-authors articles on the Doctor Oz Expert site and on Chopra.com. Michael was named one of the Top 100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda in the World by Spirituality and Health Magazine.

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)

He is the author of “Yoga and Vedic Astrology” and “The Ascendant-108 Planets of Vedic Astrology”. He is the founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science – which offers level 1-3 Certification programs in Vedic Astrology. Currently, the Academy has more than 120 students enrolled. Sam is certified level 1 and 2 through ACVA and CVA and was hired by Dattatreya Shiva Baba to teach the first Astroved Vedic Astrology Certification Program in 2010.

Dr Abhijeet Shirkande

He is the owner of Shri Vishwangad Ayurved, Panchakarma and Yoga Clinic, Sahakar Nagar, Pune. He is an associate Prof. Dr. D Y Patil College of Ayurved & Research Center, Pimpri, Pune, and was recently appointed as the Secretary for the International Academy of Ayurved. He has been invited as a guest speaker for international seminars several times and was invited as a guest speaker and chairperson for UNESCO conference March 2021, Portugal.

Professor Gunvant Yeola

Professor Dr. Gunvant Yeola is the Principal and Head of the Department of Kayachikitsa (Ayurved medicine) at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved and Research Center, Pune, India. He is Director of International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, India. He is a Consultant at TanMan Ayurvedic Research Center, Bhukum, Pune. He is an MD with a Ph.D. in Kayachikitsa (Ayurved) from Pune University and an MA in Sanskrit. He has 20 years of teaching experience and is a Post Graduate teacher/guide. 15 students completed Post Graduate programs under his guidance and 6 students are doing research work.

Dr. Abhijit Jinde

An ardent follower of Ayurveda and clinical practitioner for more than a decade, Dr. Jinde inherited the interest of medicine from his father, who is an allopathic Pediatrician. He is a strong follower of the core principles of Ayurveda and strongly believes that the future of medicine for humanity will be Integration of the conventional and traditional system to offer what is best as per the stage and condition of the disease. He graduated and completed his B.A.M.S from the University of Pune; M.D. (Ayurveda) Utkal University He is the Director and chief physician at Sukhayu Ayurveda Clinic-Specialized practice in musculoskeletal disorders, cancer care, lifestyle diseases and skin disorders. He is the Ayurveda Consultant for DSD Care (Diabetes, Skin & Digestive disorders) at Vishwanand Kendra, Pune’s first Yoga Ayurveda Naturopathy multi-speciality clinic. He’s also Strategic Project Advisor and Chief Consultant at Tanman Ayurvedic Research center, Bhukum, a residential retreat and hospital facility integrating an organic food restaurant, Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and much more. Dr. Jinde is visiting faculty at Vedika Global, Emeryville, California, USA. He’s a Consultant for the Ayurvedic department at Seokjeong Wellpark Hospital, Gochang, South Korea. He also conceptualized and designed the entire project incorporating Ayurveda in the rehabilitation of cancer patients. Dr. Jinde is a member and senior teaching faculty of the International Academy of Ayurveda and teaching faculty & Coordinator to the University of Pune in conducting Diploma courses In Proficiency in Panchakarma.

Dr. Supriya Gugale

Dr Supriya Gugale has practiced in Pune as an Ayurveda consultant in Women’s Health and Pregnancy for the last 23 years. She has a special interest in pregnancy and antenatal care, Beejasanskara and Garbhasanskar and post-natal care, Baal sanskar. Dr. Supriya Gugale is an internationally-certified labor Doula. She is a former visiting faculty lecturer at The Israeli Centre of Ayurveda, TelAviv. She presented a research paper on Garbhsanskar in the World conference of Ayurveda and Yoga in Dubai, London and Leiden. She recently visited Brazil twice and conducted workshops on women’s health and Garbhasanskar. Dr. Supriya Gugale has been conducting workshops for would-be mothers for the last 18 years. Almost 3100 women have benefited from this workshop. Dr. Supriya has arranged Tanushree Garbhsanskar Snehmelava every year for the last 9 years. Almost 9000 people have attended this event and benefitted from the real values of love, happiness and peace. For her PhD a special project on mothers who have a history of abortions has been worked out. The best award achieved is a smart, healthy, intelligent, sanskari child in every mother’s lap

Mas Vidal (Maheshananda)

Director and Founder of the Dancing Shiva School in 2001, Mas is a mystic and practitioner of Ayurveda with over twenty year’s clinical and counseling experience and practice of medical astrology. Maheshananda has become an influential teacher, speaker, and author of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedantic philosophy. His diverse background includes athletics, therapeutics, science and ecology, all of which he integrates into a dynamic synthesis that has led him to become an innovative voice in the field of integral yoga and Ayurveda. His approach is influenced by the lineages of Paramahansa Yogananda of the Self Realization Fellowship and Swami Jyotirmayananda, the last direct disciple of Swami Sivananda. In 2017 his innovative work in the field was published; Sun, Moon & Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga & Ayurveda and is now available in over 15 countries and continues to inspire many to live an evolutionary life. Mas has appeared in notable documentary film projects such as the triumphant film Awake, The Life of Yogananda and The Natural Law.

As CEO of MoreLife Market, a premium Ayurveda products and superfoods company for yoga practitioners and lifestyle enthusiasts, he enjoys designing new products, procuring new sources for organic herbs, and helping many find greater health and wellness.

Gyorgyi Szabo PhD

Core faculty of Dissertation Writing

Gyorgyi is Dean of Graduate Studies at Ubiquity University. She was a Co-Founder and Academic Dean of the ‘Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study’ (ELCAS). She served as the Director of Research and Development of the Center’s Exploratoria Program. She was co-creator of the WorldShift International Foundation, and the WorldShift 2012 organizations, and currently serves as the Executive Director at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Memnosyne Foundation. She lectures worldwide and has published two books; papers in The Scientific and Medical Network’s Review, The Shift Network, and World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. Gyorgyi Szabo holds a PhD in Sociology – Summa Cum Laude awarded by the Sorbonne, University of Paris. She is also a trained Reiki and Reconnective Healing practitioner. Her holistic approach to metaphysics and interest in conscious evolution serves as foundation for her work in facilitating cooperative evolution toward a peaceful and regenerative world.