About Yoga veda

Our Vision

Our Vision is to change the face of medicine by educating a global community in a complete system of mind-body medicine that is unlike any other in the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to bring quality Ayurvedic Medicine & Yoga Therapy education to our global community regardless of financial ability.  Apply for a scholarship.


Founders Jacky Rae & Andy were called to India for a spiritual journey.  A chance encounter with an Ayurvedic Vidya while immersed in yogic study in the Himalayan village of Rishikesh, India was the beginning of Yoga Veda Institute.



Upon return, Yoga Life was born at the Hotel NaBalam on Isla Mujeres, a small island in the Mexican Caribbean.  It was here that our founders first offered daily yoga classes and brought international teachers to host yoga teacher training courses.


Drawn to Thailand, Andy and Jacky managed and developed Monte Vista Retreat Center on the Thai island of Koh Phangan.  Panchakarma programs, detox retreats, wellness programs and sacred breath retreats were offered year round.


It was during their time in Thailand that they began to notice a deep misrepresentation in the yoga world of what it means to have a balanced body & mind.  Ayurveda was a missing.  Yoga Veda Institute was born.


Compelled by a deep feeling of responsibility to share Ayurveda with the world, Jacky and Andy began offering a 200 Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training course at their panchakarma center in Thailand.  When their 2nd son was born, they decided to move their family (and school) back to Mexico.


Back in Mexico Jacky and Andy continued to offer a 200 Hour Ayur-Yoga Teacher Training course in Mexico throughout the year.  But their international students wanted to go beyond the asana training program and expand their knowledge.  


Yoga Veda Institute launched a new (online) training program for their students from around the world.  Students anywhere could continue their studies in a new online course format.  


Yoga Veda’s Online Ayurvedic Practitioner Diploma program is Recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medicial Association.


Yoga Veda  raises the bar for Ayurvedic yoga professionals, launching a curriclum that is in alignment with both the National Ayurvedic Medicial Associaiton and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.  


Yoga Veda Institute is a leader in online Ayurvedic Education.  Brining quality Ayurveda, exceptional instructors, and affordability to our global community.  


Yoga Veda Institute continues to be a leader in the field of Ayurvedic education and yoga therapy.  Our By Donation Ayur-Yoga Teacher training aims to bring quality Ayurveda and Yoga education to our global community, regardless of financial ability.

our story


Yoga Veda Institute began as a small project inside our Ayurvedic Panchakarma Detox & Retreat center in 2010. It was then that the center began to host yoga teacher training programs from all over the world. It was during these month long intensive training courses that we really got to know the teachers and the students taking part in these programs.

We began to see that there was a huge gap between what was being taught in the training programs and the lifestyles that were being promoted, the authentic spiritual teachings and the depth of the study. Something was drastically missing from EVERY SINGLE ONE of these training programs. And that something was really easy to see, it was AYURVEDA.

Ayurveda has always been at the heart of our teachings, and we know the importance for professionals. How could yoga teachers not see that yoga is not one size fits all? 

Fast forward to today…

We have created one of the only holistic Ayurveda + Yoga Training programs in the world today that follows the curriculum guidelines set out by both the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association while still adhering to the traditional spiritual & philosophical roots.

Our students are not only teaching better classes with confidence but they are inspiring people to live more healthy, connected, heart centered lives with the tools that Yoga and Ayurveda provide. Yoga Veda’s Alumni are from all corners of the globe. They are making waves in their communities, they are offering yoga + Ayurveda group, private classes and workshops. They are guiding their communities on a path to total well being.

More importantly, they are making the world a better place, one beautiful soul at a time.

Are you ready embark on a path less traveled?

We provide students with courses covering a range programs in Traditional Hatha Yoga that incorporates the timeless teachings of Ayurveda.  Ranging from our {free} online certificate course to our advanced programs in Ayurvedic Medicine & Yoga Therapy.

We offer 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. 

We offer students a broad based scope of knowledge beyond asana and into the less explored world of Ayurveda and Yogic Philosophy as a spiritual practice.

Yoga Veda was born out of the growing demand in the global yoga community for higher educational standards. We are fully committed to the continued growth of each one of our students.

We’re here to…

:: change the way that yoga therapy is taught and practiced. Rather than a one size fits all mentality, we are offering a unique approach that takes each individual into account using the time tested guidelines clearly provided in Ayurvedic teachings.

:: say enough to low educational standards and YES to higher level training programs.

:: encourage existing yoga students to move beyond the current standards & limiting paradigm and into a world of yoga and Ayurveda as a spiritual study.

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