Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certification: For Ayurvedic Practitioners

March 23 - 31, 2015

Marc Halpern (Siva)

Marisa Laursen (Sri Devi)


The first four days of this training focus on foundational training in Ayurveda, including the essentials of its theory and practice. Students are then joined by Ayurvedic Practitioners for the rest of the training (March 23-31).

Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists play an integral role in the healing process of their students and can work by themselves or alongside Ayurvedic practitioners, medical doctors, and other health-care professionals. This certification course trains yoga teachers and Ayurvedic practitioners to provide personalized yoga therapy programs and to conduct dosha-specific yoga classes and individual sessions. The course curriculum includes the diagnosis of constitution (prakuti) and the current state of the doshas (vikruti). Students will study the energetics of each asana and pranayama through an understanding of the nadir, chakras, and vayus of the body.

Topics of study:

  • Foundational Ayurvedic principles and philosophy
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle
  • Ayurvedic psychology
  • Nadis, chakras, and the five vagus
  • The five koshas and healing
  • The three gunas and healing
  • Prana, tejas, and ojas and healing
  • Energetics of asana and pranayama
  • Vata, Pitta and Kapha yoga asana classes
  • Pratyahara as a healing tool
  • Meditation as a healing tool
  • Introduction to Yoga Nidra, the art of conscious deep relaxation.