APPLYING THE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES OF AYURVEDA IN YOUR LIFE,
YOUR YOGA PRACTICE AND YOUR TEACHING
“He, who indulges daily in healthy foods and activities, who discriminates (the good and bad of everything and then acts wisely), who is not attached (too much), to the objects of senses, who develops the habit of charity, of considering all as equal (requiring kindness), of truthfulness, of pardoning and keeping company of good persons only, becomes free from all diseases.”
– Astanga Hrdayam Ch 4:36
AYURVEDA – THE SCIENCE OF LIFE
Ayurveda, the system of medicine native to India, is one of the oldest healing systems of medicine. Often called yoga’s sister science, its theory is based on the balance of nature, and on our relationships with ourselves and with the environment around us. This course is for yoga teachers who want to create holistic lifestyle changes for themselves, and support their students in doing the same. program is intended to foster self-inquiry and deep personal transformation. You will also gain a deeper understanding of how Ayurvedic theory is applied in practice. The material covered in the course balances classical perspectives with modern concepts of lifestyle change, health management and food as medicine.
In this course, you will learn:
- The meaning and origin of Ayurveda
- The significance of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, the 3 energies in the body that promote balance in both body and mind
- The basic Ayurvedic framework for health and disease
- The importance of the Six Tastes.
- Using the Six Tastes to explore relationship between Ayurveda and food, as it relates to basic doshic imbalances and seasonal change.
- The physical and mental qualities of the doshas and how yoga impacts the doshas
- The relationship between the gunas and yoga-the exploration of gunas on the mat and in everyday life
- Asana, pranayama, and meditation for different Ayurvedic constitutions
- Dinacharya or daily routines to promote sleep, optimal energy levels, and an overall state of health and well being
- The basics of agni and the importance of digestion on health and longevity
- Ayurvedic seasonal routines and detox strategies
- Tools for creating Ayurvedically inspired class sequences for different age groups, stages of life, constitutions, seasons, times of day and basic doshic imbalances
- Practical techniques to support healthy dietary habits and lifestyle choices
Completion of a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course.
All classes meet at Yoga Yoga North
Fridays: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
WEEKEND 1: August 16-18
WEEKEND 2: September 13-15
WEEKEND 3: October 4-6
Course Length: 50 hours
Teaching Faculty: Clarissa Smith & Jenny Orona
For questions or registration, please contact our Teacher Training Admissions Counselor at (512) 326-2273. Yoga Yoga Teacher Training Core Course Cancellation Policy.