200 Hour Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training

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.

Sushruta sutra, Chapter 15, verse 41

समदोषः  समाग्निश्च समधातुमलक्रियः | 
प्रसन्नात्मेन्द्रियमनाः स्वस्थ इत्यभिधीयते ||४१|| 

An individual that maintains a balanced state of the main elements of the body (including dosha and dhatu), adequate digestion (agni), proper excretion (mala kriya), blissful condition of soul (atma), satisfied senses (indriyan) and a happy state of mind (manas) is called a swasthya or healthy person.



What is Yoga? Yoga means a 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 on 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:



  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, Kapal Bhati (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 (shoulder stand), 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

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 on 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.


Classes take place Monday – Saturday 6 am – 7 pm

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

Sundays are always days of rest.



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.


Accomodation IS provided in the Tuition Cost. The price is based upon shared accomodation. Private accomodation is available upon request for an additional cost.

Meals are NOT provided in the Tuition Cost. Most meals will be shared communal dining, ashram style, ayurvedically balanced meals, shared cooking, and one week of kitchari cleansing is optional, but enjoyed by all.


There are no prerequisites for this 200-hour yoga training program.  Beginners not only welcome but encouraged to join.

In order to get the most out of the program and begin to speak the language of Ayurveda it is highly recommended that prospective students complete one or both of our “Gateway” programs::

Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher

Ayurvedic Nutrition



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


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.


This 200 Hour Teacher Training may be applied as credit towards the following Advanced Diploma Courses::

  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training {300 Hour}
  • Ayurvedic Wellness Educator
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist

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

Enrollment Opens January 8, 2018.


{Price DOES include Shared Accommodation. Price DOES NOT include Meals or Travel Expenses}

Charaka sutra sthana, Chapter 1, verse 46

सत्त्वमात्मा शरीरं च त्रयमेतत्त्रिदण्डवत्| 
लोकस्तिष्ठति संयोगात्तत्र सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितम्||४६|| 

The tripods of life are Satva (mind), Atma (soul) and Shareera (body). The world is sustained by their combination. They constitute the basis for everything.

This is known as Tridanda in Sanskrit.

“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)

Your Yoga Veda Journey Begins Today

Samskara saksat karanat purvajati jnanam. Through sustained focus and meditation on our patterns, habits, and conditioning, we gain knowledge and understanding of our past and how we can change the patterns that aren’t serving us to live more freely and fully.” ~ Yoga Sutra III.18

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