450 Hour //  12 month COURSE


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Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Diploma 

The Āyurvedic Yoga Teacher (AYT) is a professional with additional training in lifestyle management and ayurvedic nutritional therapy beyond that of the typical yoga teacher. These professionals also practice preventive healthcare and health promotion, using dietary and lifestyle therapies according to Ayurvedic principles.

This comprehensive diploma offers much more than a Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.  Experience the difference an internationally recognized diploma in Ayurvedic Yoga Teaching can make in your Yoga Teaching career with Yoga Veda Institute.


The Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Diploma is a comprehensive 12 month // 450 Hour (virtual) course that includes the following (9) courses offered as a mix of on demand and live intensive classes.  Each class is approximately 50 Hours // 4 Weeks in length with new courses beginning each month.  

In addition to the subject courses – students engage in a weekly virtual classroom support group. This class is ongoing and meets weekly for the duration of the program (excluding scheduled school breaks and holidays). 

These required courses are not necessarily in order, please check our Calendar for up the upcoming courses.

  1. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Foundations (on demand)
  2. Yogic Philosophy (on demand)
  3. Pranayama Intensive (live web conference)
  4. Ayurvedic Nutrition (on demand)
  5. Meditation Intensive (live web conference)
  6. Yoga Nidra (live web conference)
  7. Prenatal & Natal (on demand)
  8. Re/Framing Addiction (on demand)
  9. Yoga & Behavior modification (live web conference) 

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

Selfless Service through Karma Yoga is an important part of our teachings and our program.  This program was created with the intention of empowering YOU to Pay It Forward.

How it works: We keep our tuition prices to a minimum and in exchange, each of our students commits to volunteering 100 Hours of karma service in their community to “Pay it Forward”.  We recommend you commit to donating your time to free community yoga classes or Ayurvedic Yoga Consultations post/during training to get some practice in AND make the world a better place.


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 of 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.


There are no prerequisites for this 450-hour yoga diploma program.  Beginners to yoga and Ayurveda are not only welcome but encouraged to join.


Yoga Veda Institute is listed as a private, post-secondary religious institution with the Florida Department of Education and “meets the requirements found in Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001, Florida Administrative Code and is not under the jurisdiction or purview of the Commission for Independent Education and is not required to obtain licensure.”

Yoga Veda Institute offers students educational programs in the areas of Ayurveda and Yoga that prepare students for vocations such as minister of yoga (Siromani of Yoga), Ayurvedic counselors or professionals (Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Practitioner), Vedic educators (Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist) or otherwise as Ayurvedic social workers in a related field.   

Yoga Veda Institute is a supporting member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Yoga Veda Institute is a supporting member school of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and our program has been reviewed and is recognized as providing training at the professional membership level of Ayurvedic Practitioner.


$1997 USD

Tuition does not include 200 hour onsite intensive price (not required for graduation).  Contact us for upcoming Intensive information. 

“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)