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Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Certification Course

June 23June 26

A line of yoga practitioners stand in Virabhadrasana II

Image Credit: Dorie Klein Photography

Friday-Monday June 23 – 26, 2017

Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily
 Bliss Yoga & Healing Arts | Union, ME

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Join us for a 4-day intensive 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 will be taught specific to each dosha as well.  Classes will 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 will have daily teaching practice learning 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.  Each training day begins with a doshic-themed sadhana including asana, pranayama, mantra, and medtation with one of the instructors.  Then participants will learn about the philosophy and principles behind the time-tested art and science of Ayurveda.  Afternoons will be spent exploring the various yogic techniques that increase or decrease a dosha and how to lead classes to balance each of the doshas.  Students then practice leading a doshic-themed class daily.

This course is perfect for yoga instructors wanting to gain a new skill to offer to their students or desiring to make their classes more therapeutic. Please note that this training incorporates Ayurvedic wisdom through doshic-specific asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting, and is not an Ayurvedic dietary course.  Each day includes a 1-hour lunch break.

Tuition & Accommodation

Early Registration Rate: Registered by May 26, 2017: $425.00

Regular Rate: Registered by June 16, 2017: $475.00

Registration: To register, submit the application below.

Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200-hour YTT.  If you are an experienced yoga practitioner with teaching experience without a YTT certification, please contact us as exceptions are sometimes made.

Continuing Education Credits: 30 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Certification Course.  Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE’s.

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

Scholarships: $100 scholarships are available on a first come-first serve basis for participants in the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for June 2017 Course: June 16, 2016.

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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Krishna Peter Perry & Aiyana Athenian


Bliss Yoga & Healing Arts

51 South Union Rd




United States

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