Foundations of Ayurveda Parts 1 and 2

Discover your own natural rhythms and sources of wisdom while learning how to bring the ancient technology of Ayurveda to your friends and family members. Our integrated curriculum provides a unique mix of didactic education and experiential sessions, making the study of Ayurveda an exciting exploration that leaves you feeling more connected to yourself, others, and seasonal rhythms. Continue to practice the teachings in your daily life through at-home study assignments between sessions.

Course includes 200 contact and non-contact hours in the following areas:

Ayurvedic History and Philosophy 15 hours
Anatomy and Physiology for Ayurveda 40 hours
Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition 20 hours
Dinachayra—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training 40 hours
Psychology from an Ayurvedic Perspective 20 hours
Sanskrit 10 hours
Yoga and Ayurveda 35 hours
Supervised Study and Review Sessions 20 hours

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This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program. If you wish to take this training as a standalone, please complete our Kripalu Yoga Trainings application.

The hours from this training may be applied toward your 1000-hour yoga teacher certification if you have not already applied the hours toward your 500-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certification.

Total tuition for both modules: $2,675

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Ayurveda


September 22–October 1, 2017

Scott Blossom is a traditional Chinese medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic consultant.

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September 22–October 1, 2017

Jyothi Bhatt, an Ayurvedic specialist and yoga therapist, received her training from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and SVYASA University, India. She practices and teaches Ayurveda and yoga in New York.

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September 22–October 1, 2017

Balarama Chandra Das, a certified Ayurvedic consultant, focuses his professional practice on Ayurvedic psychology and habit reformation through positive expression, yoga, breath, and diet.

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Gerard C. Buffo, MD, FACR, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, blends his 31 years of experience in Western medicine with Eastern practice, teaching students, treating patients, and researching ways to improve the delivery of care.

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