Master Weekends: Ayurvedic Yoga Immersions

These are stand alone weekends, you do not need to take them all at once.

For questions or to sign up, please contact us.


 

AYS 1 – The Macrocosm & Microcosm of Ayurveda & Yoga – May, 4-6 2018

Total Hours:

20 Hours in Classroom & 10 Hours of Home Study

Prerequisites:

For Personal Practitioners (non-certification) — None
For Certification Track – 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (or currently enrolled)

Course Overview:

The AYS Level 1 workshop is the foundation for all Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist modules, and where you’ll begin your journey of using the tools of Ayurveda and yoga to make the desires from your spiritual consciousness take form in reality. Our focus will be the 6 systems of Indian philosophy (shad darshan) that comprise the basis of Ayurveda.

Upon completion of AYS 1 you will understand the following concepts:

  • Purusha (pure consciousness) and prakriti (universal nature).
  • The elements that manifest in the body and mind (koshas and doshas).
  • The 3 doshas of the body (vata, pitta, kapha).
  • The Ayurvedic clock (time of day, seasons, and stages of life).
  • How to determine your physical type (dosha prakriti), and your current imbalance (vikriti).
  • What are the energetics of asana and how classes can be structured from an Ayurvedic perspective.
Homework for this Module:
  • Create your own dinacharya – 30-40 day practice of daily Ayurvedic routines.
  • 10 Open-ended questions designed to help you integrate the material and prepare for AYS 2.
  • Outline chapters in books (Books titles to be sent with course materials).
  • Designing yoga classes for pacification of the doshas.

AYS 2 – Psychology of Ayurveda and the Physiology of Yoga – Online

Total Hours:

20 Hours in Classroom & 10 Hours of Home Study

Prerequisites:

For Personal Practitioners (non-certification) — None
For Certification Track – 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (or currently enrolled)

Course Overview:

In AYS 2, you will learn the technical aspects of the bio-pscyho-spiritual connections in Ayurveda. Our primary focus will be on the architecture of the mind, its energies (gunas), and the body-mind’s vital essences (prana, tejas, ojas). We’ll dig deep into asana, pranayama, and meditation from the sub-dosha perspective of Ayurveda.

Upon completion of AYS 2, the student will understand the following concepts:

  • The architecture of the mind and its energies or gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas).
  • The subtle essences of the doshas (ojas, tejas, and prana) and their manifestation in the body.
  • Creating practices to help maintain balance during seasonal changes.
  • The key practices to address vata, pitta, and kapha imbalance.
  • Sub-doshas (knowledge is a pre-requisite for AHC Grad School).
Homework for this Module:
  • Complete open-ended questionnaire as your take-home test.
  • Additional assignments to work on home yoga practices to balance the doshas (individual dinacharya).
  • Honing daily routine, creating specificity to the usefulness of practices for you as an individual.
  • Using online support (yogaInternational.com) to practice dosha balancing

AYS 3 – Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions – September 7-9, 2018

Total Hours:

20 Hours in Classroom & 10 Hours of Home Study

Prerequisites:

For Personal Practitioners (non-certification) — None
For Certification Track – 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (or currently enrolled)

Course Overview:

In AYS 3 you will put the historical and technical knowledge from AYS 1 and 2 to work in body, thought, emotional and psychological practices. We’ll look closely at factors affecting digestion and assimilation in the body and the mind and practices to regulate our physical, mental, and spiritual digestive fires (agnis).

Upon completion of AYS 3, you will be able to put the following concepts into practice:

  • Using the 6 tastes to create a proper diet.
  • Use internal and external practices to regulate agni or digestive fire.
  • Develop clinical awareness of asana, pranayama, meditation and diet/lifestyle as it relates to digestion and assimilation.
  • Make ghee, kitchari, seasonal veggies, churnas, and medicinal teas essential to Ayurvedic practices.
Homework for this Module:
  • Start preparing to apply principles from AYS 1-3 in a client setting by taking yourself and your lifestyle through the process and asking yourself how you would do so for a client.
  • Hands-on work in the kitchen learning to make the staples of an Ayurvedic lifestyle (ghee, kitchari, seasonal veggies, churna, and medicinal teas).
  • Reviewing your food sadhana according to Ayurveda:
    -Can you identify the six tastes?
    -The subtle essences of the doshas (ojas, tejas, and prana) and their manifestation in the body.

AYS 4 – Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga  – November 2-4, 2018

Total Hours:

20 Hours in Classroom & 10 Hours of Home Study

Prerequisites:

For Personal Practitioners (non-certification) — None
For Certification Track – 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (or currently enrolled)

Total Hours:

20 Hours in Classroom & 10 Hours of Home Study

Prerequisites:

All students will have completed Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Modules 1, 2 and 3.
For Certification Track – 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (or currently enrolled)

Course Overview:

In AYS 4 we will apply the science of the first 3 Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (AYS) courses in the context of clinical use with training clients.
We’ll review physiology, psychology, Ayurvedic treatment plans, dinacharya, lifestyle, and subtle body practices of yoga, and you will be introduced to the use of tongue and pulse diagnosis with individuals.

Upon completion of this module, you will graduate as a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. This NAMA recognized Aurvedic education will work as a wrap-around to your existing yoga teaching business and an extension to teaching students in a one-on-one setting.

A Certified Ayurvedic Yoga specialist is able to:

  • Design and implement Ayurvedic yoga classes to support pacification of doshic imbalance.
  • Add in Ayurvedic practices in one to one sessions as a wrap-around support to your yoga clients’ healing program.
  • Offer Ayurveda 101 educational programs.
  • Create individual treatment plans for clients as a Certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist.
  • Create seasonal cooking and seasonal cleansing programs.
  • Begin the Torchbearer program to support your work in using Ayurveda as part of your healing tools.

Pricing:

$399 per weekend

$1396 if all four weekends are purchased at once  (Savings of $200!)  Weekend 1, 3 & 4 must be accomplished at Yoga Secrets for this rate to apply.

Cancellation Policy a full refund minus a processing charge of $25 for a single weekend or $100 for the package up to 6 weeks prior to start date.  No refunds after that date.

Contact us for questions or to sign up.

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