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August 23-27, 2023 plus 7 online only webinars 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21

Live stream, in person, and recordings available! 

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. Each modality employs different, but completely complementary healing and health interventions designed to bring about a state of optimal balance and wellness.

While the combination of Yoga and Ayurvedic practices are incredibly beneficial, merging the two practices can sometimes be overwhelming and other times confusing. This course is the perfect meeting point between the two sciences. Participants will learn to use Yogic techniques of asana, pranayama and mudra through the healing lens of Ayurvedic understanding; doshas, guna, prana, agni and marma.

Yoga professionals will learn to apply the deep and powerful healing wisdom of Ayurveda to their professional scope of practice; broadening their skill set with competence and confidence. This course offers helpful self care practices as well as a greater understanding of the power of Yoga to serve therapeutic intentions.

   An invitation from Indu Arora:

How much Ayurveda does a Yoga practitioner need to know? Conversely, how much Yoga does an Ayurveda counselor/practitioner need to know? Consider this…from which eye do you prefer to see? I’m guessing your answer is “both!” I agree. Each eye offers a slightly different perspective. It’s the same with Ayurveda and Yoga. Each has its sweet spot, where it seems to offer the perfect solution, but like closing one eye, you might be surprised at how well the other modality addresses a challenge while providing its own twist (and unexpected benefits). In fact, Yoga and Ayurveda are like different sides of the same coin. It’s easy for modern Yoga practitioners and Yoga therapists to default to asana, or in the case of Ayurveda counselors, to get stuck on dosha, herbs and panchakarma.

But we need to move on. There is such an empowerment in knowing both of them in the light of each other. What if you could see all Yoga practices in the light of dosha, prana, agni and diet?
What if you could use the concepts of marma, Samkhya Dharshan and gunas to live and practice your Yoga?

It is possible and that is what the heart of this training is. To make you live your Yoga and Ayurveda, to make it accessible, understandable and applicable, be it for yourself, maintaining your health and wellbeing, in Yoga therapy or the classes and workshops you lead. Ayurveda is the thesis on Yoga, and Yoga is the practicum on Ayurveda.

In 20 years of my work as a Yoga Educator, sincere seeker, Yoga and Ayurveda therapist, I have seen this seemingly clear gap between Yoga and Ayurveda that needs to be bridged. It will make practitioners of either philosophy thrive, feel empowered and understand themselves in the light of fullness. If you have ever felt a sense of incompleteness in your Yoga practice, or perhaps have a lingering query on what should I practice and how do I modify it as per seasons, time of the day or situation, this training is for you.

The 50-hour Essential Ayurveda Training is designed to build upon your current knowledge and understanding of Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. Join me and learn about applied ayurvedic studies. You will not only learn but fall in love, like I did when I first learnt it from my teacher.

Format: In Person or Virtual/ Online Streaming
6 hours per day (10am-6pm PST – in person or live stream)
7 webinars: 3 hours each (12pm-3pm PST – live stream only)

Main Topics covered: 

  • Ayurveda, 5 Elements, Tri Dosha and Self-Care Rituals (AM/PM)
  • Dwadasha (12) Prana and triangles of 5 Prana, 5 Pitta and 5 Kapha in Practice
  • Yoga for Seven Tissues, Ojas, Tejas and Agni
  • Samkhya Philosophy and its application through Yoga Practices
  • Marma Points in Yoga
  • Concept of Sensory therapy through Yoga- Tanmatra Chikitsa
  • 3 Main Principles of Living Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda and Yoga for seasonal Change
  • Ayurveda and Diet Principles

Click here to see daily schedule and topics covered along with webinar flow and topics

Takeaways:

  • Vedic Meditation Practice to live in the present moment
  • How to identify dosha and guna imbalance
  • A practical approach to our own constitution
  • Core principles of Ayurveda (20 qualities, 3 doshas, 5 elements and triguna
  • 10 crucial practices of Self Care (Dinacharya and Ratricharya)
  • 5 Prana Meditation
  • Practices to strengthen ojas, tejas and prana
  • How to balance Agni through asana, pranayama and diet
  • Main Asanas for maintaining metabolism
  • Yoga practice for 7 tissues
  • Yoga practice based on time of the day
  • Polarity Practice of Prana and Apana
  • Mudras for balancing 5 elements and 5 pranas
  • Body as Yantra meditation
  • Yoga for 5 senses
  • Guided Relaxation for 7 tissues
  • Nishreni Pranayama for balancing 7 tissue agni
  • Deepen sleep through 31-point shavasana
  • 18 Point Marma Meditation
  • Surya Namaskara Practice with Marma Points
  • Principle of diet in Ayurveda and dosha balancing diet
  • 24 Tattvas of Samkhya
  • Importance of spices and diet in seasonal changes
  • 15 Yoga Practices Sessions (3 per day) based on Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
  • Discussion of Case History
  • Worksheets to assimilate the theory
  • Yoga Practice log chart

CEU CREIDTS: 51 CEU’s through Yoga Alliance, NAMA and IAYT (Submitted through Soul of Yoga)

Course Objectives:

  • How to live Ayurveda in the light of Yoga and Yoga Therapy
  • Tools to make Ayurveda Accessible
  • To identify dosha balance and imbalance markers in self and others
  • Understanding the concepts of dosha, gunas and agni in Yoga practice
  • Learn the 10 crucial everyday practices of self-care
  • How to eat according to dosha, season, time of the day and agni
  • Deepen sleep and strengthen digestion through Yoga
  • The importance of sensory organs, sensory input, its qualitative and quantitative imbalance in everyday life
  • Learn how to improve the health and acuity of the 5 sensory organs
  • Understand the Sankhya philosophy of creation
  • Understand the 3 pillars of health in Ayurveda
  • Learn 15 Yoga Practices for self-empowerment, balance doshas and strengthen Ojas
  • How to choose a practice that is right for your dosha, time of the day, season and goal
  • How to modify the practice for self and others (in one of one setting or group) to support dosha and guna balance
  • To empower the Yoga student, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist with Ayurveda wisdom, to do/lead the practice with confidence, clarity and awareness.
  • Walk away with tangible, doable, supportive Yoga practices of asana, pranayama, mantra, kriyas, asanas, relaxation, and meditation to balance doshas
  • Understand the role that diet, practice and circadian rythms play in aggravating and supporting your dosha and guna

Required Books and Tools (all available on Yogsadhna.com)

  1. Yoga Ancient Heritage Tomorrow’s Vision Book by Indu Arora (available here: https://www.yogsadhna.com/shop/details/yoga_ancient_heritage_tomorrows_vision)
  2. SOMA 100 Heritage Recipes for Self-Care (available as eBook through Amazon, Kindle, Google play, Kobo) (Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NF6YY37?tag=publishdriv01-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1#customerReviews)
  3. Tongue Scraper bundle (https://www.yogsadhna.com/shop/details/tongue_scraper_bundle) and Marma Stick (https://www.yogsadhna.com/shop/details/marma_stick)
  4. Recommend Books and Tools for Dinacharya (Self Care Morning Ritual), available on Yogsadhna.com
  5. Mudra The Sacred Secret Book by Indu Arora (https://www.yogsadhna.com/shop/details/mudra_the_sacred_secret)
  6. Yogis Glow Herbal Powder (https://www.yogsadhna.com/shop/details/yogis_glow)
  7. Copper Neti Pot (https://www.yogsadhna.com/shop/details/tamba_neti_pot)
  8. Dosha balancing bracelet/mala (https://www.yogsadhna.com/shop/list/for_your_body)

FAQ for Essential Ayurveda Training

1. Are there any prerequisites for this training?

A seeking heart is the only requirement. Come and fill your cup.

2. Who is this training for?

This course is for anyone seeking insight into Ayurveda, deepen Yoga Studies and have a better understanding of the role of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy. It will benefit anyone from a yoga seeker, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, Ayurveda counselor, energy healer, or curious learner.

3. Is this course suitable for all levels of physical ability?

Yes, most of the practices are simple to do and do not require extreme physical flexibility, strength, or even a large amount of time. This course is designed for current times where time is of the essence and accessibility is a must. Apart from this, the participant will learn a variety of techniques and have access to diverse tools. This is to make sure that we start from where we are comfortable and ready. The trainer’s philosophy is “The participant is welcome at their own pace.”

4. Is it a specific style of Yoga that will be taught in the course?

Indu Arora, the trainer of the course, is equipped with the knowledge and practice of Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, Kashmir Shaivism, Bhakti Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. She combines the wisdom of all these streams in her trainings, workshops, and courses.

5. Will I be able to apply this information to my classes or sessions if I am a yoga teacher or yoga therapist?

Absolutely, you can. That is the goal—to learn, apply, and share in this order. It is crucial and suggested that we first apply the teachings to understand and support our own growth and emotions. This allows us to share with integrity, truthfulness, and from a place of realization.

6. How much time do we dedicate to practice versus theory in this course?

Each session will include 3 practice sessions, the morning session is typically 60 minutes, mid-day and afternoon sessions are about 30 minutes each. The remaining time is divided between theory and real-time Q and A.

7. Will this training accommodate different time zones?

We’ve selected times that will hopefully accommodate participants in various time zones, though it’s impossible to make the time ideal for everyone. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, you can watch each session’s recording.

8. Can I get contact continuing education hours if I’m a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance?

Yes! Currently, Yoga Alliance is accepting all continuing education completed online. This includes both contact and non-contact hours.

9. What tools will I need for attending this course?

Yoga mat, any props (as needed), journaling notebook, and mediation cushion. Check the required books and tools in the course description section.

10. Are any books suggested as a part of the course?

There are two books suggested as recommended reading/corequisites by Indu Arora. The titles are Yoga: Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision and SOMA 100 Heritage Recipes for Self-Care. Both books are available for purchase at the author’s website (www.yogsadhna.com).

11. Will there be any handouts, reading material, resources included in the price of the course?

Participants will be provided with handouts/worksheets as a part of the course. Indu Arora will also guide the participant toward important resources for reading, watching, and listening.

12. Is there any test/assessment involved?

The worksheets are provided to the participants as a guideline. There is no formal submission of assignments for 300 Hour Soul of Yoga Students or those that take this course as a stand alone offering.

Students in the Soul of Yoga IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy program will be required to complete and submit 1 Case Study.

Schedule: August 23-27, 2023 plus 7 online only webinars 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21 (In Person for first 5 days & Live Stream)

Tuition: Included in Yoga therapy Training, Elective in 300 Hour Advanced Training,
A la carte: $1,395 Early Bird, $1,545 after July 23, 2023


Indu Arora, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist considers herself a student for lifetime. She has been sharing about Yoga philosophy, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda since 1999. She is inspired by and taught under Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga, Kashmir Shivaism and Sivananda Yoga lineages. She has studied both Yoga and Ayurveda in a traditional Guru paramapara setting.

Her teaching style is rooted in empowering and inspiring students to awaken the inner Guru. Her core philosophy is, ‘Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but Self!”

Authored:
Mudra: The Sacred Secret
Yoga – Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision (known as The little Red Book on Yoga)
SOMA – 100 Heritage Recipes for Self-Care

www.yogsadhna.com

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