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Essential Ayurveda for Yoga Professionals

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$1,395 8 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Aug 25, 9:00am - Nov 10, 4:30pm Pacific Time (12 sessions)

Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Indu Arora

What you'll learn in this yoga class:

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. Each modality employs different, but completely complementary healing and health interventions designed to bring about a state of optimal balance and wellness.

While the combination of Yoga and Ayurvedic practices are incredibly beneficial, merging the two practices can sometimes be overwhelming and other times confusing. This course is the perfect meeting point between the two sciences. Participants will learn to use Yogic techniques of asana, pranayama and mudra through the healing lens of Ayurvedic understanding; doshas, guna, prana, agni and marma.

Yoga professionals will learn to apply the deep and powerful healing wisdom of Ayurveda to their professional scope of practice; broadening their skill set with competence and confidence. This course offers helpful self care practices as well as a greater understanding of the power of Yoga to serve therapeutic intentions.

How much Ayurveda does a Yoga practitioner need to know? Conversely, how much Yoga does an Ayurveda counselor/practitioner need to know? Consider this…from which eye do you prefer to see? I’m guessing your answer is “both!” I agree. Each eye offers a slightly different perspective. It’s the same with Ayurveda and Yoga. Each has its sweet spot, where it seems to offer the perfect solution, but like closing one eye, you might be surprised at how well the other modality addresses a challenge while providing its own twist (and unexpected benefits). In fact, Yoga and Ayurveda are like different sides of the same coin. It’s easy for modern Yoga practitioners and Yoga therapists to default to asana, or in the case of Ayurveda counselors, to get stuck on dosha, herbs and panchakarma.

But we need to move on. There is such an empowerment in knowing both of them in the light of each other. What if you could see all Yoga practices in the light of dosha, prana, agni and diet?
What if you could use the concepts of marma, Samkhya Dharshan and gunas to live and practice your Yoga?

It is possible and that is what the heart of this training is. To make you live your Yoga and Ayurveda, to make it accessible, understandable and applicable, be it for yourself, maintaining your health and wellbeing, in Yoga therapy or the classes and workshops you lead. Ayurveda is the thesis on Yoga, and Yoga is the practicum on Ayurveda.

In 20 years of my work as a Yoga Educator, sincere seeker, Yoga and Ayurveda therapist, I have seen this seemingly clear gap between Yoga and Ayurveda that needs to be bridged. It will make practitioners of either philosophy thrive, feel empowered and understand themselves in the light of fullness. If you have ever felt a sense of incompleteness in your Yoga practice, or perhaps have a lingering query on what should I practice and how do I modify it as per seasons, time of the day or situation, this training is for you.

The 50-hour Essential Ayurveda Training is designed to build upon your current knowledge and understanding of Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. Join me and learn about applied ayurvedic studies. You will not only learn but fall in love, like I did when I first learnt it from my teacher.

Main Topics covered: 

  • Ayurveda, 5 Elements, Tri Dosha and Self-Care Rituals (AM/PM)
  • Dwadasha (12) Prana and triangles of 5 Prana, 5 Pitta and 5 Kapha in Practice
  • Yoga for Seven Tissues, Ojas, Tejas and Agni
  • Samkhya Philosophy and its application through Yoga Practices
  • Marma Points in Yoga
  • Concept of Sensory therapy through Yoga- Tanmatra Chikitsa
  • 3 Main Principles of Living Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda and Yoga for seasonal Change
  • Ayurveda and Diet Principles


  • Vedic Meditation Practice to live in the present moment
  • How to identify dosha and guna imbalance
  • A practical approach to our own constitution
  • Core principles of Ayurveda (20 qualities, 3 doshas, 5 elements and triguna
  • 10 crucial practices of Self Care (Dinacharya and Ratricharya)
  • 5 Prana Meditation
  • Practices to strengthen ojas, tejas and prana
  • How to balance Agni through asana, pranayama and diet
  • Main Asanas for maintaining metabolism
  • Yoga practice for 7 tissues
  • Yoga practice based on time of the day
  • Polarity Practice of Prana and Apana
  • Mudras for balancing 5 elements and 5 pranas
  • Body as Yantra meditation
  • Yoga for 5 senses
  • Guided Relaxation for 7 tissues
  • Nishreni Pranayama for balancing 7 tissue agni
  • Deepen sleep through 31-point shavasana
  • 18 Point Marma Meditation
  • Surya Namaskara Practice with Marma Points
  • Principle of diet in Ayurveda and dosha balancing diet
  • 24 Tattvas of Samkhya
  • Importance of spices and diet in seasonal changes
  • 15 Yoga Practices Sessions (3 per day) based on Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
  • Discussion of Case History
  • Worksheets to assimilate the theory
  • Yoga Practice log chart

CEU CREIDTS: 51 CEU’s through Yoga Alliance, NAMA and IAYT (Submitted through Soul of Yoga)

Course Objectives:

  • How to live Ayurveda in the light of Yoga and Yoga Therapy
  • Tools to make Ayurveda Accessible
  • To identify dosha balance and imbalance markers in self and others
  • Understanding the concepts of dosha, gunas and agni in Yoga practice
  • Learn the 10 crucial everyday practices of self-care
  • How to eat according to dosha, season, time of the day and agni
  • Deepen sleep and strengthen digestion through Yoga
  • The importance of sensory organs, sensory input, its qualitative and quantitative imbalance in everyday life
  • Learn how to improve the health and acuity of the 5 sensory organs
  • Understand the Sankhya philosophy of creation
  • Understand the 3 pillars of health in Ayurveda
  • Learn 15 Yoga Practices for self-empowerment, balance doshas and strengthen Ojas
  • How to choose a practice that is right for your dosha, time of the day, season and goal
  • How to modify the practice for self and others (in one of one setting or group) to support dosha and guna balance
  • To empower the Yoga student, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist with Ayurveda wisdom, to do/lead the practice with confidence, clarity and awareness.
  • Walk away with tangible, doable, supportive Yoga practices of asana, pranayama, mantra, kriyas, asanas, relaxation, and meditation to balance doshas
  • Understand the role that diet, practice and circadian rythms play in aggravating and supporting your dosha and guna

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
Refund Policy for Training Programs: 

Notice of Cancellation or Withdrawal from any training or portion of training must be submitted in writing or email. Students canceling registration prior to attending first day of training will be liable for: 1) the non-refundable deposit valued at 25% of total tuition and 2) payment plan administrative fees when applicable. Students withdrawing from training prior to completing 50% of the training program will be liable for: 1) withdrawal fee of 50% of total tuition  2) payment plan administrative fees when applicable 3) A La Carte tuition for all courses taken. Students withdrawing after completing over 50% of the training program shall be charged 100% of tuition for that program.

Refund and Reservation Cancellation Policy for Training Course/Module/Sessions:  

Notice of Cancellation or Withdrawal from any training or portion of training must be submitted in writing or email. Students cancelling registration more than 45 days before the first day of training are liable for 1) the non-refundable deposit valued at 25% of the total tuition 2) payment plan administrative fees when applicable. Students cancelling registration less than 45 days before the first day of training are liable for 100% of the a la carte tuition for that program and a $25 late cancellation fee. In some cases the student may be able attend the training at a later date although the Soul of Yoga cannot guarantee this privilege. The course may not be rescheduled, the teacher may not return, the teacher may not grant permission, the course may be full and/or other events may occur which will prevent The Soul of Yoga from granting a reschedule. Reschedule permission is granted on a case by case basis.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora 12 $1,395
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Aug 26 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Fri, Aug 27 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Sat, Aug 28 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Sun, Aug 29 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Wed, Sep 22 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Wed, Sep 29 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Wed, Oct 13 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Wed, Oct 20 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Wed, Oct 27 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Wed, Nov 03 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora
Wed, Nov 10 9:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time Indu Arora

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