Ayurveda is India’s powerful healing science of life, it helps us return to a simple yet core idea: when we live in true harmony with the rhythms of nature and flow of life, we can experience authentic mind body and spirit health even in our fast-paced, modern lives.
As yogis and yoga teachers , we are all looking to deepen our practice and ignite it with more presence, intuition and power. With Ayurveda’s wisdom of self-knowledge, we receive the gift of more insight, sensitivity and understanding in our lives. In this way, the study of Ayurveda will transform our yoga practices and our health, as well as those of our students, allowing us to truly become healers while we share our own journeys of growth and evolution.
This course counts towards 50 hours for the Blissology Yoga 500-hour certification. Or you can earn 50 Yoga Alliance CEUs (in order to maintain your RYT status on Yoga Alliance, you need to report at least 30 hours of training every three years and this course will give you 50 hours towards that).
YOU WILL LEARN:
Understand the key principles of Ayurveda as related to diet, lifestyle, mental and spiritual health. Learn how to apply them to your life to create more well-being, balance and transformation. Intimately connect with your Prakriti: your unique, natal constitution and rediscover how you are meant to live, in harmony with our larger environment, in a way that is uniquely balancing for your body, mind and spirit. Use this knowledge to create a life of more purpose and bliss.
The three Doshas or constitutional mind-body types open the doorway to deeper understanding of our bodies, our minds and heart. With these tools, we begin to observe existing habit patters and effect lasting changes that move us to a different way of being. You will learn how to adapt the yoga practice to balance the impact of the time of day, seasons, the age of your students and bring more balance and healing. You will practice creating bespoke yoga routines that help to balance yours and your students’ individual constitution and learn how yoga can be powerful medicine when used wisely.
The movement of prana, or life force or energy is key in the yoga practice. Understanding the deeper principles of this life force energy via Ayurveda offers us insights into sequencing practices to address different energetic needs. We will discuss and practice yoga asanas through the Ayurvedic lens, to bring freedom, awareness and flow.
Digesting food well is crucial to our health according to Ayurveda and more recently Western Science. Learn how what you eat and when impacts us individually and how we can find more balance in our life through balancing our food. Create your own healing regimen using simple Ayurvedic recipes that you will use for life.
Maintaining “shukra” or juicy-ness is our mind-body’s way of signalling that we are vibrant and thriving. Here we’ll explore how we can use a daily routine of Ayurvedic self care practices, yoga and pranayama to effect energy, vitality and creativity in our life and practice as we age.
AT THE END OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL FEEL EMPOWERED TO: