Enhance Your Yoga Practice, Teaching and Life, With the Wisdom and Healing Science of Ayurveda
Advanced training in Ayurveda and Yoga, for yoga practitioners and teachers wanting to enhance their practice and teaching, to up-level skills and gain credentials for leading Ayurvedically informed yoga, by accessing the internal logic and causal theory that form a mindful, whole system Ayurveda and yoga therapy approach.
Ayurveda and Yoga, combined is known as a system of Kayakalpa, a specialized field of practice revered within the Ayurveda and Siddha medical systems of India as the ideal treatment for health, vitality, longevity and higher consciousness. The name is from the Sanskrit kaya (body) and kalpa (rejuvenation). This synergistic application and practice of Yoga and Ayurveda, along with Ayurveda's diet and lifestyle, is a complete system and an ancient practice of applied alchemy that frees the vital energy by purifying and nurturing the body, mind and energy with specific medicinals, therapies and practices. In this process, the regenerative powers within are awakened, creating a magnetic and vibrant being whose consciousness is transformed for the fulfillment of their life purpose.
This training offers experienced Yoga students and Yoga teachers advanced training in Ayurvedically-based yoga, and focuses on the integration and application of Ayurvedic education for informing optimum yoga and yoga therapy and the complimentary science of self healing including constitutional diet and lifestyle that support it.
Components include practical and experiential modules for understanding and accessing the internal logic and causal theory of yogic science, its associated medical discipline, Ayurveda, to form a whole systems Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy approach that is powerful and relevant to its comprehensive definition of health and teaching methodology.
Students will learn to tailor individual sessions to help people develop a personal yoga practice suited to their unique circumstances and goals, as well as format group classes according to special needs and conditions. They will also learn about Ayurvedic Diet and the role of digestive condition (agni/ama), panchakarma and rejuvenation for ideal outcome.
1. Customization of yoga sessions for balancing the doshas, according to the season and time of day, with appropriate sequencing, structure, frequency, intensity, duration, based on Ayurvedic Anatomy, both gross and subtle, physiology, psychology, and through the 8 limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
2. Appropriate and adaptive asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation and yoga nidra to address imbalances
3. Practice Teaching including approaches to teaching one on one sessions adapted for the individual, and methodology for teaching groups for specific doshic conditions
4. Assessment tools and techniques, and the role and importance of sub-doshas and dhatus to balance prakruti and vikruti
5. Yogic Diet, agni/ama, the role of Panchakarma, cleansing and rejuvenation practices
6. Cosmology and the history, evolution, and philosophies of Ayurveda and Yoga and basic Sanskrit
1. To use Ayurvedic tools to assess the complete state of one’s health in terms of physical conditioning, emotional state, energetic balance, attitude, dietary and behavioral patterns, personal associations, relationships, and the environment, with the eye on root cause medicine, the Ayurvedic definition of health, disease, and pathology.
2. Customize, and teach one on one yoga classes appropriate for the individual and their specific constitution, condition and goals.
3. Customize, and teach group classes appropriate for their specific condition.
4. Implement appropriate daily and season diet and lifestyle to support optimal yoga practice and healthy agni
5. Understand and implement appropriate diet, lifestyle, panchakarma and rejuvenation practices to support optimal yoga practice
3 weekend module format:
Module 1: October 13-15 • Module 2: October 27-29 • Module 3: November 10-12
Location: Discovery Yoga, 3 Davis Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Program Schedule: Friday Evening 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm, Sunday 7:30am-12:30pm
Tuition: Includes: 200 page training manual and certificate : $650 early bird registration thru September 13th, $695 after September 13th.
To register: Use the link below. For low cost accommodations at Discovery Yoga, please contact
Module 1: February 2-4 • Module 2: February 16-18 • Module 3: March 2-4
Program Schedule: Friday Evening 6:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm, Sunday 7:30am-12:30pm
Location: Gainesville Retreat Center, 1551 SE 51 St, Gainesville, FL 32641
The Gainesville Retreat Center is located on 108 acres of pristine land and wildlife refuge with miles of hiking trails and a large swimming pool.
Tuition: Includes Saturday's Lunch, 200 page training manual and certificate: $650 early bird registration thru December 31st, $695 after December 31st.
To register: use the link below. For low cost accommodations at The Gainesville Retreat Center, please contact
CEU's For: LMT's, NCTMB Approved Provider #50-119283, NAMA Ayurvedic Consultants and Ayurvedic Practitioners, approved by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, PACE, and Yoga Alliance (YACEP).
Though designed as a Teacher Training, it is an immersion for practitioners as well, so it is not a pre-requisite to be a yoga teacher to attend.
What students are saying about ChayaVeda's Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Certification:
“It gave me a better understanding of Ayurveda and how to apply it to my daily life. Recognizing imbalance, and how to apply diet and lifestyle changes to return to harmony. I’ve learned how much Yoga and Ayurveda compliment each other and learned so much about Ayurveda, I’d need a lot of pieces of paper to begin to write them”.
Tina Reed, RN, Land O’Lakes, Florida
“My experience of this program was “beautiful”. Chaya emanated “love,” “beauty” and “passion” in her lessons with life experiences, in a brilliant and unique way. This program offered reinforcement to my intuition. It was a life altering experience”.
Ophelia, Educator, event planner and yoga instructor, Palm Coast, Florida
“ChayaVeda was a life changing experience! The experience is about looking at yourself through the mirror of Ayurvedic science, and looking at the world around too with the mirror is fascinating! I feel like I can, with this knowledge and discrimination, choose better, what I eat. I learned how both sister sciences complement each other and how to integrate both paths for a better lifestyle, diet, exercise, herbs, etc…. I will integrate what I’ve learned into helping others to choose better, depending on constitution . I feel more knowledgeable than before in this subject”.
Viviana Collazo, Spritual Counselor, Yoga and meditation teacher, Orlando, Florida
“My understanding of Ayurveda was deepened through the comprehensive approach to yoga, to include the use of mudras, mantras and affirmations in an Ayurvedic Yoga Practice. I began paying more attention to my dietary choices, a few changes that are making a significant difference in my digestion. After being a student of yoga for 12 years, and Ayurveda for almost as long, I have learned I could study for the rest of my life and still be a student. This workshop provided a context of yoga as a part of Ayurveda and broadened the study to include many parts of yoga that are often omitted in the west. I have been integrating Ayurveda into my personal life for several years, and will continue to integrate the information from this course as it makes sense in my life. Professionally, as a yoga teacher, I will be trying to get a better sense of what my students “need” in their practice based on their general constitutions and season and try to provide a balanced practice”.
Jaime Boswell, Environmental Scientist and Yoga Teacher, Bokeelia, Florida
“This program was exciting….diving into a very layered and complicated subject with a really good navigator! The depth of the subject of Ayurveda, philosophy, gunas, the process of getting to the root causes were most valuable. I have noticed more self awareness, understanding human nature, and others habits, fears and patterns, and about how interconnected they are. I’m integrating daily routine to my day and encouraging others. Also when teaching, to bring some aspect of Ayurveda to light. Chaya, you covered so much, I don’t think you could add more”. Thank you!
Kathy Fotterall, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Vero Beach, Florida and Belfast, Maine
“It was wonderful to get together with many long time friends and learn Ayurveda from such a knowledgeable teacher. The nutrition component and learning more detail about the doshas were valuable. I’m paying closer attention to diet and started writing again! It was a great foundation for future Ayurvedic learning and training. As a massage therapist I look forward to integrating the work into my clients well being”.
Pitta, Pitta, Pitta. St. Augustine, Florida
“The program was challenging, overwhelming, too much, too vigorous, too hard and exactly what was needed. The food and self-realization was most valuable for me and I noticed more attention to affects of foods. I learned more than I can describe”.
Roberta Lacefield, Mathematician, farmer and yogini, White Springs, Florida
“A blessing to be together with you, Chaya, to learn about a subject I was interested in but knew little and with such a lovely group. I’ve noticed I am more grounded and noticing just a little different way of looking at myself- less critical”.
Dottie, Yoga teacher, White Springs, Florida
“Loved the workshop. All three weekends. I learned more in the first weekend than all other Ayurveda workshops combined. I’m much more aware of my eating habits and other things I do that are harmful to me. Yoga and Ayurveda when used together are very powerful and healing. I’ve also learned how to apply my teaching of yoga and Ayurveda. I loved all of it!! Thank you!!”
Micki Padma Hoggins, Yoga Teacher, Palm Coast, Florida
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