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Ayurveda is known as the “Science of Life”. In ancient India, Ayurveda and its sister sciences, yoga and meditation, were the means for individuals to ensure a healthy body and mind to allow for the pursuit of their spiritual practices.

Today the principals of Ayurveda are being employed by many people who seek to find balance and healing through its specific diet, herbal and life style prescriptions.

You will become aware of how Ayurveda can keep your body/mind healthy. You will achieve a keen awareness of the subtle bodies through the experience of your denser physical body. Yoga teachers and health practitioners alike will find Ayurvedic tools valuable for supporting the health and well-being of your clients and students.


Dates TBA 2019

Must have taken P1 & P2 to participate


Upon completion of this course you will:

Understand the fundamental principals of Ayurveda.

Understand the concepts of disease management from an Ayurvedic perspective.

Be prepared to apply Ayurvedic principles of nutrition and diet.


Course Syllabus:

Section 1

Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda & Tridosha Theory:

Sankhya Philosophy
Prakruti (Constitutional type)
Universal  Attributes
Shakti Marga movement meditation

Section 2

Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology Disease Management: 

Prana, Tejas & Ojas (subtle essences)
Dhatus (tissues systems)
Srotas, (Bodily channels)
Samprapti (Pathogenesis of Disease)
Vikruti (imbalances)
Emotional Release Breathwork

Section 3

Digestion & Nutrition:  

Six Tastes
Energetics of Food
Diet Guidelines for the Doshas
Food Combining
Agni (digestive fire)
Ama (results of indigestion)
Malas (bodily waste)
Chakras and the Endocrine System
Basic Pulse
Final Exam


Required Reading:

Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad, TAP press



Elective for 300 Hour and Yoga Therapy Training

Upon completion you will be eligible to register 100 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance (YA).



VijayacropVijaya Stern is a highly recognized teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda who has served as a Board of Directors for the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

She is a highly recognized teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda. She has practiced in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada and New York. A graduate of Clayton College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1993, she has devoted her main course of study to Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM since 1982. Vijaya has also studied with Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr. Ranade, Lopsong Rapgay, Deepak Chopra and Vajra Ma & Nita Rubio,(Sacred Dance), Parvathi Nanda Nath (MahaVidya Wisdom), Hart deFouw (Jyotisha and Vastu Shastra) along with advanced Ayurvedic studies in India. Vijaya has taught Ayurveda and PanchaKarma (ayurvedic rejuvenation) at several Yoga Studios,  Massage Schools, New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda.  Other areas of study include Emotional Breathwork, Sanskrit Chanting, Tantric Mysticism and several forms of Yoga. She is the originator of Shakti Marga Tantric Movement Therapy, which incorporates Ayurveda, Tantra, Yoga and Breathwork into a form of self-healing.