The Ayurveda Esthetic course at Aveda Institute Madison focuses on training students not only in a traditional esthetics education, but in the ancient Ayurvedic traditions that so many are looking for. This 1000-hour course is a personal journey that focuses on the balance of mind, body and spirit as well as the holistic wellness practices that fuel these ancient practices in methodology.

Not only can you leave our program with the esthetics training you need for licensure, but you will also gain the foundations of holistic principles and beliefs of Ayurveda.


Aveda Institute Madison’s Ayurveda Esthetic program is founded on the ancient practices of preventing and healing imbalances within the body. Guided by instructors that have been trained in traditional Ayurvedic practices, you will gain the opportunity to learn, and understand the fundamental history of this beautiful field.

Beginning with the foundations of esthetics such as the fundamentals you will then dig deeper and introduce many Ayurvedic principles including Sanskrit, mindfulness, the doshas, digestion and chakras.

In addition to an iPad to help you through this journey, all Aveda Institute Madison students gain access to continuing education opportunities that will help see through each step of your future in the industry.


Your Ayurvedic education infused both your personal and professional life in both modern practice and ancient tradition, bringing Aveda rituals into your every day.

In addition to the traditional Esthiology education foundations, you will learn many of the these Ayurvedic principles:

  • Ayurveda Wellness Counseling Training
  • Ayurvedic Psychology
  • Manage Vata, Pitta and Kapha (the 3 Doshes) in the digestive, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems
  • Herbalism
  • Detoxification Methods
  • Esthiology training
  • Ayurvedic Body Therapy Training
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology

Once you have received your Ayurveda Esthetic Certificate from Aveda Institute Madison you will have met the requirements to apply to become a licensed esthetician in the State of Wisconsin. As one of the first schools in the nation to offer this course, we are also proud to help our students apply for a membership with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) as a Registered Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

  • Small Student-to-Instructor Ratio provides individualized training.
  • We are committed to technology as part of our mission in educational excellence. Learn more, here.
  • Student Leadership Council meets monthly to provide business and management skill training.
  • Student Assemblies provide monthly recognition and communication to students, showing the value of positive team meetings.
  • Multiple Career Fairs introduce you to prospective employers and allow you to gain confidence interviewing with salons and spas while still in school.
  • Student Fashion Shows provide you with the opportunity to exercise creativity in makeup, hair, choreography, fashion design, teamwork and community awareness.
  • Photo Shoots provide you with the opportunity to learn photographic hair and makeup techniques.
  • An Advisory Board of Industry Leaders annually review the school’s curriculum and offerings.
  • The Education Fund provides you with the opportunity to learn demonstrated skills from Aveda Global experts, as well as nationally recognized industry leaders.

AIM is more than a beauty school, it’s a family. I was pushed to be the best that I could be every day and due to my teachers commitment to me, I left feeling confident and ready to succeed! Cosmetology Graduate, Becca

My experience at AIM was more than learning how to cut and color hair. It was learning about personal growth, leadership, passion and caring for the world we live in. Thank you Aveda Institute Madison. Cosmetology Graduate, Shannon


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Our online curriculum system, called LearnAveda, is filled with training options and updates that can see you through graduation. When you enroll at the Aveda Institute Madison you will receive your very own iPad to access this amazing platform as well as access to help your skill stay fine-tuned and in demand. We strive to be environmentally conscious and digital learning helps reduce the use of paper and other materials.


The Institute campus is in the heart of the city, nestled among museums, shopping, restaurants, outdoor venues, nightlife and near the UW Madison campus.


We utilize an educational methodology that is unique to the Aveda Institute Madison. We feature a module program that assists you in mastering the practical skill in our Aveda Clinic Lab as you are learning the theory and lecture element of each milestone. When incorporated with our smaller class sizes, this type of module program can allow you to hone your skills faster than you would have believed possible.

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