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Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training- Online

October 15November 11

A line of yoga practitioners stand in Virabhadrasana II

Image Credit: Dorie Klein Photography

Monday – Sunday October 15 – November 11, 2018

Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian

Schedule: 4-week Online Certification Course.
Location: Online

Check back soon for Fall 2019 dates!

Join us for a 4-week (30-hour) online course to learn how to tailor your yoga teaching through the sublime healing system of Ayurveda, the sister-science to Yoga. Drawing its wisdom from thousands of years of practice, Ayurveda looks to the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, and space) as a foundation for experiencing balance both in the natural world and within our beings. The doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha), comprised of varying degrees of the five elements, are the 3 bodily humors that make up one’s mind/body constitution. In this certification course you will learn traditional Hatha Yoga practices such as pranayamas and asanas that are geared toward increasing or decreasing the 5 elements and in turn the 3 doshas.  Other practices such as mantra recitation, kirtan, and meditation are taught specific to each dosha as well.  Classes vary from gentle to moderate intensity depending on the elements/doshas being explored in each specific class. Learn how to choose a yoga practice that fits your individual body’s needs or that of a student’s, as well as the time of year and place in life. For example, some days certain body/mind types need grounding, warming, relaxing flows, while others benefit more from precise, mental focus, and cooling routines and still others are best served by invigorating, uplifting, dynamic sequences. We explore them all and participants have teaching practice assignments to learn how to make a yoga practice truly therapeutic for the body, mind, and spirit!

This course certifies yoga teachers (who have already completed a 200-hour YTT) to lead Ayurvedic-inspired yoga classes in both group and individualized settings and is also open to experienced yoga practitioners who would like to explore this field of study. Please note that this training incorporates Ayurvedic wisdom through doshic-specific asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting, and is not an Ayurvedic dietary course.


Online Format

The Online Ayurvedic YTT includes:

  • 1 Sadhana Video (pre-recorded) per week for 4 weeks, including a doshic-themed asana practice with some pranayama, meditation and mantra instruction (approximately 75-90 min/week)
  • 1 Ayurvedic Theory/Philosophy Video (pre-recorded) per week for 3 weeks (approximately 90-120 min/week)
  • 1 Ayurvedic Yoga Technique Video (pre-recorded) per week for 4 weeks (approximately 90-120 min/week)

There is also 1-2 homework assignments each week, including Ayurvedic-Yoga class designs, practice teaching and written prompts in response to the videos. This course also includes an opportunity to connect with other course participants on an online forum. The instructors are available throughout the course to answer questions online and offer weekly recorded Q&A sessions in response to participants questions each week. Allot about 7-8 hours/week for completion of all course material.


Tuition & Accommodation

Early Registration Rate: Registered by June 15, 2018: $295.00 USD

Regular Rate:  Registered by October 8, 2018: $395.00 USD

Registration: To register for the Online Ayurvedic YTT, submit the application below.

Pre-requisites: Prior yoga experience.

Continuing Education Credits: 28 non-contact CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Online Ayurvedic YTT.

Advanced YTT Credit: This course is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for October 2018 Online Course: October 8, 2018

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.

Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a PayPal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit. The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the training. The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.

Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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