Foundations of Ayurveda
February 9 @ 9:00 am - February 12 @ 6:00 pm| $950
Join us for a 50 hour Foundations of Ayurveda course, which is the perfect fit for individual student’s self care, as an elective for the Soul’s Yoga Therapy Training, or as the Foundational portions for the upcoming Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program beginning in the Spring of 2019. This course will be a deep immersion in Sankhya Philosophy, the gunas (attributes in nature), the doshas (mind/body types and imbalances), the six tastes in foods, and how they affect the digestive system. Also covered is the ten pairs of opposites, and how diet, climate season and age impact the gunas (qualities). We will be discussing daily and seasonal routines for each constitutional type, and the difference between Prakruti (individual nature)and Vikruti (imbalance). A yoga component will also be presented to demonstrate how the practical tools of hatha yoga can be used to create an integral approach to balancing the doshas. Additional insights will be given on yogic techniques for managing the mind, senses and intellect to gain victory over the most common obstacles to health and wellness. Ayurveda and Yoga together provide for the ultimate foundation for healing and attaining true inner happiness.
February 9-12 & Additional Webinar Hours
Cost: Early Bird $850 until December 29, 2018 $950 Thereafter
February 9-12 , 9-6 pm at Soul of Yoga Institute (located at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. Suite A70 Encinitas, CA 92024)
Tuesday’s 4-6:00pm PST, 7-9:00pm EST: 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 (Taught by Vijaya Stern)
Thursday’s 4-6:00pm PST, 7-9:00pm EST: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 (Taught by Mas Vidal)
Required for Yoga Therapy Training and Elective for the 300 Hour
Required coursework for the 600Hr Ayurveda Counselor Course
Upon completion you will be able to register 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance.
Vijaya Stern, CMT is a highly recognized teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda, who has served as a Board of Directors for the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). She has practiced in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New York and Bali. Vijaya’s advancement in the art of Nadi Vijyanam (pulse diagnosis) draws an international clientele. She uses it to determine not only one’s Prakruti (mind/body type) but can assess the present state of imbalances in the tissue systems, organs, and sub-doshas. The mind, vital essences and hormones are also assessable in the ancient system of healing. Herbal compounds are formulated to assist in the alignment with one’s Self.
She has devoted her main course of study to Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM since 1984. 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 is also a graduate of the Clayton College of Natural Healing in 1993.
Mas Vidal ~ Yogi, mystic, and practitioner of Ayurveda, Mas has become one of the most influential yoga and Ayurveda teachers in the world and offers unique certification training programs throughout the USA, Mexico, Asia, and India. Mas enjoys teaching integral yoga classes, offering health and wellness lectures and giving workshops that embrace core Ayurvedic principles. His work is primarily influenced by the lineage-based traditions of India, with prominence to the teachings of Yogananda and Sivananda. In 2014 he appeared in the triumphant film “Awake, The Life Of Yogananda” and as an Ayurvedic practitioner, he maintains an active international counseling practice that includes yoga and Vedic astrology. He is the founder/director of Dancing Shiva Yoga Ayurveda, an international non-profit educational organization and center based in Southern California.