Ayurveda and Yoga
This event is a 300 Hour RYT Teacher Training module. They are open to all, though you will get the most out of them if you have some yoga experience. We consider these advanced yoga studies. You do not need to be working on 300 hour certification to take this training. Full attendance required for 300-hour credit.
Ayurveda and Yoga with Vishnu Dass and Shala Worsley
May 31 - June 2, 2019
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
Save $75 if you sign up by April 19, 2019
$325 with Early Bird Discount!
($400 after April 19, 2019)
Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:30pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 12:30pm
Join Ayurvedic Doctor, Vishnu Dass, and yoga teacher, Shala Worsley, as they introduce Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science. Both traditions have deep roots dating back to the Vedas of ancient India.
During this weekend you will receive a thorough introduction to the Pancha Mahabhutas (five great elements of Ayurveda), the three doshas, and signs and symptoms of their imbalance. You will learn how imbalances are detected and ways to manage those imbalances through daily and seasonal routines, Ayurvedic/yogic diet, cleansing and detoxification practices. Transform your personal yoga practice and your teaching style as you integrate the qualities of the 5 Great Elements into your approach to asana, pranayama, and meditation.
Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm
• Historical relationship between Ayurveda + Yoga
• Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda (philosophy, five elements, and doshic theory)
• Ayurvedic perspective on yoga therapy
• Dosha assessment
Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
• Wrap up of dosha assessment, volunteer answers
• Approaching asana from the perspective of the Pancha Maha Bhutas (5 Great Elements of Ayurveda)
• Vata pacifying yoga class
Saturday 9:00am -12:30pm
• Causes, signs, and symptoms of imbalance for each dosha
• How to detect dosha imbalance
• Kapha pacifying yoga practice
Saturday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
• General management of dosha from yoga teacher’s perspective
• Daily and seasonal routines to balance the doshas
• Pitta pacifying yoga practice
Sunday 9:00am – 12:30pm
• Comparative study of Ayurvedic and Yogic diets
• Ayurvedic practices for digestive health
• Yoga and Ayurvedic cleansing and detoxification practices
• Creating yoga classes with the 5 Vedic Elements in mind
Required Reading (click on book title to purchase): (do not need to bring):
Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Robert Svoboda
Recommend Reading (click on book title to purchase):
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Lad
Vishnu Dass AD, LMT, is recognized at the Ayurvedic Doctor level of Professional Membership by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has 17 years of full-time clinical experience. He is an Ayurvedic educator, yoga teacher, massage therapist, and herbalist. He received his Ayurvedic training under the guidance of world-renown Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Vasant Lad, and is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. He is also a graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics and the American School of Herbalism. Since 1992 he has been a student of yoga master Sri Baba Hari Dass. Vishnu Dass is the owner and director of Blue Lotus Ayurveda in Asheville North Carolina, where he maintains a full-time clinical practice.
Upon registration you will receive an immediate email confirmation containing details about the workshop and information regarding the studio. If you are currently enrolled in our 300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modular program, will receive immediate credit after attending the module. You do not need to do anything, however, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns.
100% attendance required to all 300 Hour modules.
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What are Advanced Study Modules?
We’ve built our Advanced Study Modular Program around the drop-in concept. There are 11 required modules you need to take, each lasting anywhere from 2-5 days long, generally over a weekend. Modules are taught either by one of our experienced staff members or an international yoga teacher. We bring some of the biggest names in the industry to our studio and programs. In this very flexible modular program, you get to decide which particular module you take, at what time and taught by whom. And you have 5 years to complete 11 modules (some students do it within 2 years though). Modules are generally open to the public as well, so you will be joined by experienced teachers as well as aspiring enthusiasts. Modules can be taken by someone not going after a 300 Hour Certification–though if they decide later to pursue the 300 Hour Certification, they can retroactively include the modules they’ve already taken in the past 12 months only.
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.