Ayurvedic Gurukul Residency

Your Pathway to Becoming an Ayurvedic Health Counselor

12 Months (180 hours)

Centennial, Colorado

Program Overview

The Ayurvedic Gurukul Residency program is designed to provide comprehensive education and practical training in Ayurvedic principles, assessment techniques, and counseling skills. Through a blend of theoretical instruction, hands-on practice, and experiential learning, students will gain the knowledge and proficiency necessary to guide clients towards optimal health and wellness using Ayurvedic approaches.

Educational Competency Requirements

The program covers a wide range of educational competency requirements, including:

  • Trividha, Darśana, Sparśana, Praśna
  • Aṣṭavidha, Nāḍī Parīkṣā, Mūtra Parīkṣā, Mala Parīkṣā, Jihvā Parīkṣā, Śabda Parīkṣā, Sparśa Parīkṣā, Dṛk Parīkṣā, Ākṛti Parīkṣā, Daśavidha parīkṣā, Dūṣyam, Deśam, Balam, Kālam, Anala, Prakṛti, Vayas, Sattva, Sātmya, Āhāra
  • Assessment of Malas, Agni, Āma, Dhatus, Prāṇa, Tejas, Ojas, Doṣas, Sub-doṣas, Upadhātus, Srotāṃsi
  • Vital Signs assessment: Samhanana, Pramāṇa, Blood pressure, Pulse, Respiration

Program Delivery Format

  • Weekend Intensives: Twelve weekend intensives will be conducted, each spanning 15 hours over two days. These intensives will cover foundational topics such as Ayurvedic Nutrition, Herbalism, Birth & Beyond, and Women’s Health.
  • Weekly Meetings: In addition to the weekend intensives, weekly study halls will be held throughout the program. These meetings will provide in-depth instruction on assessment techniques, including pulse diagnosis, tongue examination, and observation skills. Each weekly meeting will last for 2 hours.


Awakening the Union of Body, Mind, and Spirit

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Weekend Dive into the synergy of Ayurveda and Yoga, exploring therapeutic practices to harmonize body, mind, and spirit over 15 transformative hours.

Intensive Ayurveda Immersion Weekend

Exploring the Essence of Ayurvedic Nutrition Immerse yourself in the essence of Ayurvedic nutrition, unraveling the secrets of holistic wellness through ancient dietary wisdom in this 15-hour intensive.

Journey into the Subtle Body

Ayurvedic Anatomy Intensive Embark on a profound journey into the subtle body through the lens of Ayurvedic anatomy, unraveling the mysteries of inner health and vitality over 15 immersive hours.

Unveiling the Healing Power of Herbs

Foundations of Ayurvedic Herbalism Weekend Intensive Discover the potent healing potential of herbs in Ayurveda, delving into foundational principles and practical applications over 15 enriching hours.

Mastering Ayurvedic Clinical Assessment

Weekend Intensive Master the art of clinical assessment in Ayurveda, honing your diagnostic skills and deepening your understanding of individual constitution over 15 intensive hours.

Embrace Radiant Living

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Design Weekend Immersion Embrace radiant living through Ayurvedic lifestyle design, empowering yourself with tools for holistic well-being over an immersive 15-hour weekend.

Sacred Transitions

Ayurvedic Birth and Beyond Weekend Intensive Explore the sacred journey of birth and beyond in Ayurveda, honoring the transformative power of life’s transitions over 15 insightful hours.

Weekend Intensive on Women’s Health

An Ayurvedic Perspective Gain profound insights into women’s health from an Ayurvedic perspective, delving into holistic approaches to well-being over an enriching 15-hour weekend.

Weekend Intensive on Spiritual Entrepreneurship

Launching Your Business in a Virtual World Launch your entrepreneurial journey with spiritual wisdom, navigating the virtual landscape with purpose and authenticity over 15 empowering hours.

Weekend Immersion on Chikitsa

Ayurvedic Treatment and Management of Doshic Imbalances Immerse yourself in the art of Ayurvedic treatment and management of doshic imbalances, exploring ancient healing modalities over 15 transformative hours.

Weekend Immersion: Conscious Kids – Kids’ Health Through an Ayurvedic Lens

Illuminate the path to conscious parenting and children’s health through Ayurvedic wisdom, unlocking holistic well-being for the younger generation over an enlightening 15-hour weekend.

Weekend Immersion: Exploring the Yoga Mind – Ayurvedic Psychology

Delve into the depths of the yoga mind and Ayurvedic psychology, unraveling the mysteries of consciousness and inner healing over 15 immersive hours.

Your Facilitator

As the founder of the Rocky Mauna School of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Mysticism, Lisa M. Gunshore brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the realms of holistic wellness, spiritual guidance, and transformative healing modalities. With a diverse background spanning tantric yoga, quantum coaching, and functional Ayurveda, Lisa’s journey is deeply rooted in her commitment to promoting non-violence, compassion, and vitality in both individuals and communities.

Lisa’s multifaceted approach to healing encompasses various modalities, including mediumship, shamanism, and genetic transformation, all aimed at supporting the holistic well-being of her clients. With a focus on addressing issues such as MTHFR, mold exposure, Candida overgrowth, and parasites, Lisa offers guidance and support in shifting towards natural, nourishing lifestyles.

In addition to her extensive experience in Ayurveda and yoga, Lisa is also a certified yoga instructor, specializing in compassion-centered practices that prioritize self-care and alignment. Her dedication to empowering others is further evidenced by her certifications as a YogaSHRED instructor and Block Therapy instructor, utilizing innovative techniques to release tension and improve posture.

As a member of esteemed organizations such as the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) and Yoga Alliance, Lisa upholds the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in her practice. With ongoing pursuits in Ayurveda certification and yoga teacher training, Lisa continues to deepen her knowledge and expertise, ensuring that she remains at the forefront of holistic wellness practices.

Through her work and teachings, Lisa endeavors to help individuals find balance, harmony, and freedom from suffering, embodying her own principles of compassion and non-violence. Her mission is to empower others on their transformational journeys, guiding them towards a path of healing, self-discovery, and spiritual

Program Schedule

Awakening the Union of Body, Mind, and Spirit: August 10-11, 2024

Intensive Ayurveda Immersion Weekend: Dates
Journey into the Subtle Body: September 14-15, 2024

Unveiling the Healing Power of Herbs: October 12-13, 2024

Mastering Ayurvedic Clinical Assessment: November 9-10, 2024

Embrace Radiant Living: December 14-15, 2024

Sacred Transitions: January 11-12, 2024

Weekend Intensive on Women’s Health: February 8-9,. 2025

Weekend Intensive on Spiritual Entrepreneurship: March 8-9, 2025

Weekend Immersion on Chikitsa: April 12-13, 2025

Weekend Immersion: Conscious Kids: May 10-11, 2025

Health Through an Ayurvedic Lens: June 14-15, 2025

Weekend Immersion: Exploring the Yoga Mind – Ayurvedic Psychology: July 12-13, 2025

Weekend Schedule


9:00 am – 10:30 am: Workshop Session 1

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Morning Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Workshop Session 2

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshop Session 3

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Afternoon Break

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm: Workshop Session 4

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Evening Stretch and Reflection

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Q&A, Discussion, and Wrap-up


9:00 am – 10:30 am: Workshop Session 5

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Morning Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Workshop Session 6

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshop Session 7

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Afternoon Break

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm: Workshop Session 8

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Evening Stretch and Reflection

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Q&A, Discussion, and Wrap-up

This schedule allows for a balanced distribution of workshop sessions with breaks included for rest, refreshment, and reflection. Adjustments can be made as needed to accommodate specific topics and participant needs while ensuring the overall integrity of the learning experience.

Tuition Options

  1. Pay in Full: $2,998 (Save $266)
  2. Monthly Payment Plan: 12 monthly payments of $272

Complete Your Certification

Extend your Gurukul Residency into a full Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification by adding the online Ayurvedic Health Counselor component:

  1. Pay in Full for Ayurvedic Health Counselor + Gurukul Residency: $6,998
  2. Combined Payment Plan for Ayurvedic Health Counselor + Gurukul Residency: Continue with $272 per month for the Gurukul Residency, plus 16 monthly payments of $312.50 for the online program

What’s Included

  • Education at the Facility: Access to all in-person workshops, lectures, and training sessions conducted at the Rocky Mauna School of Ayurveda, Yoga & Mysticism.
  • Manual: A comprehensive manual provided to each student, containing essential course materials, reference materials, and resources to support learning and practice.
  • Online Resources: Access to online resources such as recorded lectures, supplementary materials, and additional learning resources available through the school’s online platform.
  • Community Engagement: Participation in community forums, discussion groups, and networking opportunities with fellow students and instructors, fostering collaboration, support, and shared learning experiences.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate certificate from Yoga Veda Institute, marking your achievement in mastering foundational Ayurvedic practices during our intensive 180-hour in-person training.

What’s Not Included

  • Required Textbooks: Students are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks or supplementary reading materials specified for the program. These may include textbooks on Ayurveda, yoga, holistic health, or related subjects.
  • Accommodations: Accommodations for students attending in-person workshops or intensives are not included in the program cost. Students are responsible for arranging their own lodging arrangements if required.
  • Meals: Meals and refreshments during in-person workshops or intensives are not included in the program cost. Students are responsible for their own meals and dietary needs during the duration of the program.

The training facility is situated in Centennial, Colorado, within a vibrant community space called the Work, Wellness, & Event Space. This modern facility offers a versatile environment designed to promote productivity, wellness, and community engagement.

Learn More

If you’d like to delve deeper into this retreat experience or have questions for your facilitator, we invite you to explore further on their website at licensedfacilitatorwebsite.com. There, you can find additional information and even connect directly with your YVI licensed facilitator.