Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training Course
November 27 – November 30
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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.
Tuition & Accommodation
Regular Rate: $440.00
Registration: All registration is handled by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. To register, click here.
Pre-requisites: Prior yoga experience.
Continuing Education Credits: 22 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: Not available at this location.
Upcoming Courses: June 21-24, 2019 in Union, Maine.
Visit the Sivananda Ashram website for all registration info.