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Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program, Module 8

NURTURE YOUR EXCEPTIONAL SKILLS

The Integrative Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program combines yoga’s most powerful tools with leading research across a variety of disciplines, creating a curriculum designed to help you guide your clients and students on their journey toward balance, health, and happiness. 

In this intensive program that focuses on the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, you will

  • Understand the history and philosophy of Ayurveda 
  • Incorporate Ayurvedic principles into yoga therapy sessions  
  • Distinguish between the allopathic and Ayurvedic categorization of illness and pathways to wellness 
  • Demonstrate Ayurvedic assessment tools and implement balancing mechanisms.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the philosophical basis for yoga and Ayurveda practices within the Samkhya system. Through an exploration of Ayurvedic principles, the five elements, and the methods and techniques of yoga, you learn how to unite these two complementary systems into a methodology for re-establishing balance in your work as a yoga therapist.

Explore the first two pillars of health in Ayurveda: ahara (food) and vihara (lifestyle), and learn to integrate these pillars with the bahiranga (external) limbs of yoga. Your skill in the practical application of Ayurveda is augmented through working with the six tastes, including food combining, and the Integrative Yoga Therapy protocol for balancing the mind using Ayurvedic psychology.

Prerequisites Modules 1 and 2.


The Schedule

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Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Advanced
Suitable For
Deepener
Program Theme
All Yoga

Presenter(s)

Erin Casperson is lead Kripalu faculty and the former dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.

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Freedom Cole, AP, C-IAYT, is an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga therapist whose research and teaching focus on cultivating the body’s innate wisdom.

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Tam Terry, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a graduate, mentor, and faculty member of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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Jaime Boswell, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a graduate, mentor, and faculty member of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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Mary Northey, C-IAYT, Dean Emeritus of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, has a yoga therapy practice in her hometown and brings yoga therapy to populations in need.

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