Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing, integration and transformation on all levels of our being. Traditional Ayurveda focuses more on the treatment side of this process (Chikitsa) for body and mind, while Traditional Yoga aims more at self-development and Self-realization (Sadhana).
Modern Yoga has sometimes tried to create a therapeutic model, but this is largely apart from Ayurveda or restricted to asana only. Such a model is limited and seldom reflects the greater Yoga tradition or the Ayurvedic ramifications of Yoga philosophy and psychology. This course aims at providing a more traditional model of Yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, the medical aspect of the Yoga tradition. Ayurveda is now recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine available and its popularity is spreading throughout the world.
This comprehensive program covers the main Ayurvedic concepts and language of the doshas, subdoshas, dhatus(tissues), malas (waste products), srota-systems (physical channels) and agnis (digestive capacity of the body and mind).
This is a thorough, foundational course for students based on the books and distance learning programs of Dr David Frawley and taught in the Sivananda yoga tradition. The course is designed for students of all kinds. There is no required medical background for those wishing to take the course. You may already have a background in Yoga, such as gained by graduates of our TTC or some kind of previous Yoga training.
Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Overview, Ayurvedic Yoga therapy, History and Philosophy of Ayurveda, 3 Gunas, 5 elements, 3 doshas, 20 Qualities, 10 pairs of opposites, 5 Subdoshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, Subtle Doshas - Prana, Tejas and Ojas, Tissue formation, Digestion (agni), and waste elimination (mala), Constitutional Examination, Mental Nature, Disease Proces
8-9-45am Hatha Yoga personal practice OR Yoga Philosophy
10.45 – 11.45 Karma Yoga
12 – 3pm Ayurveda class
3-4pm Free time
4 – 5.45pm Hatha Yoga - Ayurvedic application of asana and pranayama
$1000 Tuition + Price of Accommodations
Dormitory (3 to 5 people) $25/day
Double room (2 people) $35/day
Single (one person) $45/day
A/C additional $5/day
Swami Sitaramananda has a PhD from Open International University and a Master degree from University of Montreal, Canada. She is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and an experienced teacher in Meditation and Yoga Pschychology for more than 25 years. She is the director of the Sivananda ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA, USA and is the main teacher of the Teachers Training courses program in Grass Valley as well as in Vietnam, her native country.
Durga Leela has been involved with Yoga and Ayurveda for 10 years and has developed the "Yoga of Recovery" program. She has led retreats internationally since then. She has completed both the Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course and the Advanced Yoga Training and is also extensively trained in meditation and Vedanta. She is the Director of the Ayurveda programs at the Yoga Farm in California