YOGA VEDA TEACHER TRAINING

A Loving Karma Service Centered 200 Hour Intensvie

When it’s time to take your yoga to the next level join Yoga Veda’s Teacher Training Course.

This Ayur-Yoga Teacher Training is a Karma Service Centered Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training Course {RYT 200} in Traditional Hatha Yoga that incorporates the timeless teachings of Ayurveda.  

But Really::

:: It’s a journey of personal transformation with an amazingly supportive community of people from all over the world who come together to learn, to love, to grow and to heal.

:: It’s a gateway into the world of yoga for healing, beyond asana & beyond the studio.

We offer a broadly based scope of knowledge that takes you beyond asana and into the less explored world of Ayurveda and Yoga as Therapy. 

This program offers students a broad based foundation to the greater system of Ayurveda & yoga education.

Yoga Veda’s goal is to provide our community with a wide variety of topics in the context of Yoga & Ayurvedic Philosophy including extensive practices of Meditation, Breath Work and an intense personal practice of Self Inquiry to facilitate personal transformation. Most importantly, we’re making this program accessible to our global community of international aspirants regardless of financial ability.

Pay It Forward Initiative

Our intent is to make our world class Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course available at a sliding tuition scale that is accessible to everyone regardless of financial ability or location.  We are able to do this due to the generous contributions of students like you who share the belief that by “Paying it Forward” we truly can make a difference in the world. 

How it works ::

We invite everyone regardless of financial ability to attend our 200 Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training Course.

:: Minimum Deposit Requirement :: A (non-refundable) $500 USD deposit payment is required to secure your space in this sought after program.

:: Tuition You Can Afford.  We offer our tuition on a flexible sliding scale in exchange for Karma Service {in your community or ours}.  Our “Pay What You Can” tuition makes this program accessible to anyone regardless of financial ability.  

  • $0.00 Full Scholarship {100 Karma Service Hours}
  • $500 – $1200 Partial Scholarship {35 Karma Service Hours}
  • $1201 – $1700 Partial Scholarship {25 Karma Service Hours}
  • $1701 – $2500 Partial Scholarship {15 Karma Service Hours}
  • $2501 – $3499 Partial Scholarship {8 Karma Service Hours}
  • $3500 Full Tuition + Ayurvedic Health Counselor {1 Year / 600 Hour Diploma Online Course}
  • **Interest Free Payment plans are available. Deposits are non-refundable but transferable.
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INSIDE THE COURSE ::

CURRICULUM

What is Yoga? Yoga means union of the mind, body and spirit with the Divine and while this refers to a certain state of consciousness both individual and Universal, it is also a method to help one reach that goal.

We teach a traditional, exact and easy-to-learn system that aims at naturally achieving the goal through creating a healthy body and mind that leads to spiritual evolvement.

Based in the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda summarized the yoga philosophy in 5 principles or the Five Points of Yoga which make the complex teachings of yoga easier to understand:

 

FIVE POINTS OF YOGA

  1. Proper Exercise (Asanas) – Yoga poses help develop a strong, healthy body by enhancing flexibility and improving circulation.
  2. Proper Breathing (Pranayama) – Deep, conscious breathing reduces stress and many diseases.
  3. Proper Relaxation – Helps keep the body from going into overload mode, easing worry and fatigue.
  4. Proper Diet – Eating simple, healthy and vegetarian foods that are easy to digest notably have a positive effect on the mind and body, as well as the environment and other living beings.
  5. Positive Thinking (Vedanta) and Meditation (Dhyana) – These are the true keys to achieving peace of mind and eliminating negativity in our lives.

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics::

  • Samkhya Philosophy
  • Yoga Sutras in daily practice
  • Bhagavad Gita in daily practice
  • Yamas & Niyamas in depth
  • Concepts of Prakruti & Vikruti
  • Prana, Tejas, Ojas
  • Sattva, Rajas, Tamas (3 Gunas)
  • Pancha Mahabhutas, Gunas (20 Opposing qualities of Ayurveda)
  • Ayurvedic Diet, Lifestyle, Herbs, Branches of Ayurveda
  • Tri-Dosha Theory (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), and their 15 Sub Doshas, their locations, qualities, common disorders
  • Paths of Yoga in depth (Karma, Jnana, Bhakti, Raja)

Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology::

  • Dhatus (bodily systems)
  • Srotasami (bodily channel systems), Anavaha Srotas, Pranavaha Srotas
  • Nadis & Marmas
  • Chakras
  • Agni (digestive fire)
  • Ama (toxins)
  • Mala (waste)

Techniques, Training & Practice::

  • Daily Meditation Instruction, advanced theory & extensive practice
  • Tratak (gazing), Mantra (chanting), Mudra (positioning)
  • Pranayama; Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing), Full Yogic Breath, Kappalbhati (breath of fire), UjjayiBasic Sivananda Asana Class, Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), Savasana (final relaxation), Opening & Closing Prayers
  • Warm Up Exercises (neck exercises, eye exercises, leg raises)
  • 12 Basic asanas and their variations & application of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy: Sirshasana (headstand), Sarvangasana (shoulderstand), Halasana (plough), Matsyasana (fish), Paschimothanasana (forward bend), Bhujangasana (cobra), Salabhasana (locust), Dhanurasana (bow), Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist), Kakasana (crow), Mayurasana (peacock), Pada Hasthasana (standing forward bend), Trikonasana (triangle)
  • Savasana (final relaxation)
  • Thai Yoga adjustment & assisting techniques
  • Application for various imbalances according to Ayurveda
SPIRITUAL LINEAGE

We teach a traditional, exact and easy-to-learn system that aims at naturally achieving the goal through creating a healthy body and mind that leads to spiritual evolvement.

Based in the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda summarized the yoga philosophy in 5 principles or the Five Points of Yoga which make the complex teachings of yoga easier to understand:

Swami Sivananda
(1887 – 1963)

The spiritual strength behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. Swami Sivananda taught a synthesis of all the formal doctrines of Yoga. Author of more than three hundred books on Yoga and health, Swami Sivananda was a medical doctor before renouncing worldly life for the spiritual path. The essence of his teaching::serve, love give, purify, meditate, realize.

Swami Vishnudevananda
(1927 – 1993)

Sent to the West in 1957 by his Master Swami Sivananda to spread the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta, Swami Vishnudevananda remains a world authority on Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga. Founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, he worked tirelessly to spread his visionary message of world peace. He authored the bestsellers The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga and Meditation and Mantras. His teachings and energy remain the backbone of the TTC programs.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Classes take place Monday – Saturday 6 am – 7 pm

Sufficient time is provided for personal meal preparation, self study, homework, etc.

Sundays are days of rest.

 

DAILY {SAMPLE} CLASS SCHEDULE

6:00 – 7:00 Ayurvedic Self Care Routine

7:00 – 8:30 Meditation & Pranayama Theory & Practice

8:30 – 10:00 Asana Theory & Practice

10:00 – 11:00 Break for Breakfast

11:00 – 1:00 Spiritual Health & Healing Class

1:00 – 3:00 Lunch Break {Includes Ayurvedic food exploration assignments}

3:00 – 4:30 History & Philosophy Lecture

4:30 – 6:00 Asana Theory & Practice

Occasionally we will also have evening {required} yoga inspired documentary films.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

ACCOMMODATION

Shared or Private Accommodation is available in the village in various price ranges. Contact Us for details.

MEALS

Meals are not provided.

We suggest that students budget (approx) $50 USD a week to spend in the local fresh foods markets.  Ayurvedic cooking exploration, fresh food preparation & and energetics of foods are an integral part of the course.  Community cooking & menu design is inspired through this integral process of daily preparation of healing foods.

PREREQUISITE

Sister Science :: Applications of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy :: Yoga Veda Institute requires all students to have a minimum foundation level of Ayurvedic knowledge before taking part in any of our immersion programs.  Our Sister Science course is available {Online} and 100% Free to our students.

This course is an Introduction to Ayurveda, Yogic Philosophy and Personal Transformation.  No minimum number of Asana practice hours are required.

ACCREDITATION

YOGA VEDA INSTITUTE

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Yoga Veda Institute.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA ALLIANCE

Our Ayurveda & Yoga 200 Hour Intensive Immersion exceeds the guidelines set forth by the International Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour {Registered Yoga Teacher} Level.  Upon successful completion students may register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour Level to receive the RYT200 designation.

CALENDAR

April 2 – 22, 2017 Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

August 6 – 27, 2017 Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

November 18 – December 9, 2017  Lake Chapala,Jalisco, Mexico

View the full Course Calendar by Term >>>

APPLY THIS CERTIFICATE TOWARD A DIPLOMA

This 200 Hour Foundation Course may be applied as credit towards the following Advanced Diploma Courses ::

  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
  • Ayurvedic Wellness Educator
  • Clinical Yoga Therapist
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist
INVESTMENT

$500 USD {Non-Refundable} Deposit Payment is required to reserve your space in this sought after program.

COURSE TUITION :: $2995 USD Pay What You Can!  Tuition is based on a sliding scale of Karma Service.  Register before April 1st to secure your “pay what you can” tuition.

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GETTING STARTED

Fill our the Enrollment Questionnaire and register for course.

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Your Yoga Veda Journey Begins Today

“The teachers are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of yoga and Ayurveda and lead by example. They provided us with a wealth of information which was delivered at a pace which was easy to digest and offered an abundance of optional continued recommended reading/education. They encouraged us to never stop learning and were very humble. Their experience is apparent and their teaching style is relaxed, yet thorough. They made plenty of time for each and every one of us on an individual basis providing support, answering questions and offering feedback. I have nothing but praise and respect for the work they do. It changed my life and for that I can’t thank them enough.”

Clair (Ireland)

“I really enjoyed the training at Yoga Veda School. The teachers are awesome and know how to train new students in an efficient way. They make me feel so comfy during my stay. They took always the time to answer all our questions and if it was necessary they explained it again and again. They taught us patient and self-confidence. I loved the mix between practice Yoga and in that way we learned teaching in the end. Amazing. Also after the training Yoga Veda School will support you always and stays in touch with you. That is really nice. Jacky still answer all my questions and support me from a distance. I am super grateful that i found that school and that i met these amazing teachers! THANK YOU!”

Laura (Germany)

“Yoga Veda’s intention in the Teacher Training Course is very clear, staying loyal to the traditions of yoga. Understanding the benefits of yoga from a holistic viewpoint and balancing the mind and body. If your focus is purely on learning how to teach a dynamic powerful asana class this isn’t the course for you, if you want to learn how to use yoga to create a happier lifestyle and be able to share this knowledge with others than this is the right place.  They are truly passionate about creating good yoga teachers and making sure the practice is understood as it was intended, going above and beyond to provide support to all of their students on their journey to becoming teachers.”

Rochelle (UK)

“The course was special because it was holistic.  Sharing and giving the students the tools to not just deliver asana or be an asana teacher but to be supported and understanding what yoga is, spiritually and also the science which supports it.  Overall, my experience was absolutely soulful, uplifting and nurturing.  The knowledge and love shared by the teachers is evident in all they do.  If looking for an integrated curriculum than this is the right fit.” 

Candace (Alberta)

“The program incorporating Ayurveda has been a fulfilling, intensive time; delving deep, physically and emotionally.  The Ayurveda has been truly wonderful, really inspires me and is assisting me in changing and cleaning my daily habits, diet and practices.  I feel truly inspired.”

Natasha (England)

MINI TRAININGS
Advanced Practice Workshops + Mini Trainings

Inside the program you will find various advanced practices and workshops designed to compliment the teachings and allow you to put the skills that you learn into practice.

WEEK 1

Ayurvedic food exploration is an integral aspect of our course.  Our local fresh foods markets provide a wealth of new and exciting fresh food exploration opportunities. Students are encouraged to engage in food preparation through required course assignments and shared cooking opportunities.

WEEK 2

As we become more familiar with Ayurveda and Yogic cleansing techniques and practices in week 2 we begin to introduce the traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma {Kitchari} cleanse and practices.  Students will engage in a {optional} Ayurvedic cleanse from 3 to 5 days.  We’ll also begin to introduce some basic Ayurvedic cleansing therapies, dietary and herbal recommendations too!

WEEK 3

Thai yoga massage offers a unique approach to safely assisting and adjusting inside our asana practice.  The basic “palm press” Thai Massage technique offers a wonderful alternative to some more aggressive assisting practices.  We will explore the more subtle energies involved in adjusting inside asana practice as well as the chakras and nadis {energy centers}  involved.  Students learn the art of loving assists.

OUR VILLAGE

We’ve absolutely fallen in love with this town!  Ajijic is a truly representative example of the typical Mexican pueblo with its narrow cobblestone streets and central plaza.  This 450 year old village has colorful buildings along the main street from the highway to the lake and surrounding the plaza are home to a wide variety of shops where you will find jewelry, clothing, unique art galleries, corner stores, gift shops, and many fine restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine from all over the world.

Ajijic is a village of greenery and flowers. The main plaza is a shaded oasis on a hot day. Many streets are tree-lined. Some very old trees have grown to be giants. Bougainvillea cascades over garden walls, shading sidewalks.  It’s not rare to see a local cowboy riding by, or a cultural parade pass by in the town square.  Local fresh produce markets are abundant and allow for delicious dining – at a great budget price.  No cars are needed – this is a town for walking and simply enjoying the slower pace of life.

The training in Ajijic with Yoga Veda was one of the best things I have ever done! The village has this amazing artsy cultural sacred feel to it, the energy there is really really great! Local farmers markets, nature, very walkable, historic, beautiful and friendly. The training is amazing! At times it can seem like a lot because it is an intensive course but when you leave there you will have gained so much knowledge and it will really change your entire life! It’s such an amazing beautiful safe place to explore, to learn and grow, and to bring balance, health and wellness into your mind, body and soul. Beautiful people, beautiful place, beautiful energy!

Jaime (Michigan)

Your Yoga Veda Journey Begins Today

“The training in Ajijic was magical! What a wonderful opportunity to learn from two incredible people who embody their teachings beautifully have SO much to share. I am so grateful to have learned so much, expanded my practice, and gained the tools to share it. The Yoga Veda teachers are truly healing cells in the body of the planet and spread their loving light far and wide. Thank you thank you!!”

Julia (California)

“I wasn’t quite sure what my next direction in life was, so I randomly decided to go to Ajijic for a month and earn my yoga certification. It was the perfect way and place to reset. I was able to just be, and not be bothered with the daily grind. Everyday I felt accomplished and on my way to finding my new direction in life. The teachers are an incredible and supportive team. They shared ample amounts of knowledge in yoga, Ayurveda, and most notably life itself. I was given many new tools to use in life, and an unforgettable month of beauty.”

Serissa (Colorado)

We have created a page just to showcase our students praise.  View all of our testimonials HERE.

Want to learn more about Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy?  

Sign up for Sister Science, a {100% Free} course by Yoga Veda Institute.