Balancing the Doshas

Date: 2-Week Training, August 21–25 and September 23–27, 2020
Length: 30.5 in-class hours per week
Faculty: Larrisa Hall Carlson and Kate O'Donnell
Tuition: $1,074

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Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences originally designed to be practiced together. Both are roadmaps that can lead us to the highest truth of our innermost self. In this training, you discover tools to enhance the quality of your yoga teaching, including potent ways to plan classes and design sequences guided by Ayurvedic principles.

This course deepens your knowledge of the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, with classes focused on cultivating prana (life force), agni (inner fire), and ojas (vigor). While here, you participate in daily sadhanas, carve silent time for self-study, and integrate your skills in insightful supervised practicums.

You also

  • Explore the relation between panchamayakosha and the eight limbs of yoga as they relate to Ayurveda
  • Learn key postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques for balancing the doshas (psychophysical constitutions)
  • Experience the different movements of prana, including prana, udana, samana, apana, and vyana
  • Cultivate useful Ayurvedic tools to adjust yoga class sequencing and personalize private sessions based on the season, time of day, season of life, and basic doshic imbalances.

Prerequisites 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or Foundations of Ayurveda

Curious About the Training?

Join a free information session webinar with Larissa Hall Carlson to learn more and ask questions about this training.
Date: August 10
Time: 6:30–7:30 pm EST


Learn more about the 300-Hour Kripalu Ayurveda Teacher Training and the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training.

Preview the Schedule

The 2-week training meets in a two-week structure.

Week 1 Meets Friday–Tuesday for 30.5 hours total
Week 2 Meets Wednesday–Sunday for 30.5 hours total

Download the Schedule.

About the Application Process

Admissions to the programs are determined on a rolling basis. Given high program demand and a maximum number of students per training, we strongly recommend that applicants submit applications as soon as possible. We rely on information provided in the application to make informed decisions about your capacity to fully participate in and benefit from all aspects of the program. Please answer the questions honestly and completely. The Kripalu Schools do not discriminate in admissions, administration, or educational policies with regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, creed, or religion.

Notes on your application:

  • Review information on program dates, costs, faculty, curricula, certification criteria, and general information about Kripalu on our website.
  • Complete the appropriate application for the program for which you are applying in its entirety, including the short-answer questions. Be sure to indicate your preferred program dates. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Kripalu reserves the right to require a phone interview or take other steps to supplement your application, if needed, in order to arrive at an informed admissions decision.
  • You will be notified of your admissions decision via email. If you do not have an email address, we will send your admissions decision by regular mail and also call you to inform you of your status.
  • If you are accepted in the training and the course you are interested in is full, you may register for the waitlist, which will remain open until the program’s start, or you may register for any training date within one year of your acceptance.

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OR CALL 866.200.5203

About the Faculty

Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, MA, former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations across the country. Learn more about Larissa.
Kate O’Donnell is an international lecturer and senior yoga teacher and author. Learn more about Kate.

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