Basics of Ayurveda

Basics of Ayurveda provides a holistic model of Yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, the medical aspect of the Yoga tradition.

Course Description:

For everyone, especially Yoga teachers, therapists, and health professionals 

Basics of Yoga and Ayurveda – Online provides a holistic model of Yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, the medical aspect of the Yoga tradition.

Modern practitioners have tried to create therapies based on Yoga, but, until now, these therapies have not included Ayurveda or were restricted to asana (postures) only. Such models are limited, as they do not reflect the complete Yoga tradition or the Ayurvedic components of Yoga philosophy and psychology.

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing and transformation throughout all levels of our being: Ayurveda focuses on the treatment (chikitsa) of the body and mind, while the goal of Yoga is self-development and realization.

Ayurveda is recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine, and its popularity is spreading in the west. This foundational online course will introduce you to Ayurvedic concepts and language.

Topics of Study include:

  • Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • Fundamental Ayurvedic qualities of the universe: three gunas, five elements, three doshas, twenty qualities, five sub-doshas, and three subtle doshas: prana, tejas, and ojas
  • Digestion (agni) and elimination (mala)
  • Constitutional examination and mental nature

Training Information:

Prerequisites:

The course is designed for students of all kinds. There is no required medical background for those wishing to take the course. You may already have a background in Yoga, such as gained by graduates of our TT or some kind of previous Yoga training.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA): 50 hours for continuing education.
  • Integral Yoga 300-hour: 50 hours towards RYT 500 designation.
  • Yoga Therapy: This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist.
  • Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please email ce@iyta.org for details.

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