200 Hour Certification Course

14 Day Intensive Immersion Experience

Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training Mexico 14-Day Immersion Intensive

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

This Ayur-Yoga Teacher Training is recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (PACE) and registered with the International Yoga Alliance.

Tuition for this program is kept to a minimum through our “Pay it Forward” Initiative, a karma service centered program that encourages students to “pay it forward” in their communities through free or donation-based yoga and Ayurveda classes after their training to complete the certification process.

Our 200 Hour program forms the foundation of our 2 year – 1600 Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Diploma Course.  We are much more than a Yoga Teacher Training School.  Experience the difference an internationally recognized diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine can make in your Yoga Teaching Career with Yoga Veda Institute.


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 “Pay It Forward” 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”.  Inside your application, you’ll detail how you intend on making the world a better place through your Karma Service Commitment.  We recommend you commit to donating your time to free community yoga classes or Ayurvedic Yoga Consultations post 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.


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.


5 Elements Retreat Center is our private venue in the small lakeside community of Ajijic, nestled in the beautiful mountains of Lake Chapala, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The center is located just 40 minutes south of the International Airport in Guadalajara, Mexico.


This training is All Inclusive.  Students stay in our purpose built retreat center in double occupancy/ shared suite accommodation.  Each suite has a private bath and full kitchen space.  Students are placed with one other student of the same gender unless otherwise specified. Private accommodation is available at an additional charge of $60 USD per night per person.

Meals are provided twice a day at Brunch and Dinner.  Meals are simple, sattvic, vegetarian, Ayurvedic style dining.


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



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


Yoga Veda Institute is a National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Certified School.  Upon graduation students will automatically be enrolled as Student Members with NAMA as well as presented with a certificate from Yoga Veda Institute, “Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher”. 


Yoga Veda Institute is a school registered with the International Yoga Alliance in good standing.  Upon completion of this course, students may register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour “Registered Yoga Teacher” RYT designation.


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December 30 – January 13, 2019 (apply) filling

February 3 – 17, 2019 (apply) waitlist

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May 5 – 19, 2019 (apply)

June 2 – 16, 2019 (apply)

July 7 – 21, 2019 (apply)

August 4 – 18, 2019 (apply)

September 1 – 15, 2019 (apply)

October 6 – 20, 2019 (apply)

November 3 – 17, 2019 (apply)

December 1 – 15, 2019 (apply)

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

  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training {300 Hour}
  • Ayurvedic Health Counselor
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist

Would you like to hear what our students have to say?

Browse our Student Testimonials or better yet, ask them yourself inside our Private Sister Science Community.


Early Bird (90 days or more before start date) $2497

$2997 Paid in full (Best Value)

3 Monthly Installments of $1100 USD

12 Monthly Installments of $299 USD


Step 1: Fill out the application here.

Step 2: We will send you an email once we accept your application (please allow 2-4 business days).

Step 3: Complete your registration by sending in your tuition deposit or payment (we’ll send you instructions in your acceptance letter).


A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.  It just blooms.

“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)

Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.

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