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Classical Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy™ can take your yoga classes to a whole new level!

Are you a yoga teacher? Ready to bring the healing wisdom of Ayurveda into your Yoga classes – and take things to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL? 


If so, read on and learn how  CLASSICAL AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY can open up a whole new world for you!


“Yoga becomes a powerful therapeutic tool when the principles of Ayurveda are properly applied to it” ~ Dr. Marc Halpern


Ayurveda and Yoga, as you’ve probably heard by now, are sister sciences. Yoga is the spiritual side of Ayurveda; Ayurveda is the healing side of Yoga. Together, these ancient sciences address body, mind and soul. 


In the early days of Yoga and Ayurveda, it became clear that each individual is unique, with unique needs, and as a result, each individual needs to be understood uniquely. But how to do that? Ayurveda shines the way! Ayurveda understands each of us according to our individual energetic nature. This allows us to make individualized choices about the best foods to eat, the best lifestyle practices to engage in, the best herbs to take, and even the best yoga practice. According to Ayurveda, there are few “one size fits all” solutions!


In Classical Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, your yoga practice becomes your medicine, and is understood in terms of the three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.  What poses (asanas) are right for you? This depends on three things; the nature of your constitution; the nature of any imbalances that you may have; and the nature of each individual pose. For example, if your nature is Vata, and you are experiencing Vata imbalances (such as anxiety, insomnia, or constipation), the best yoga practice for you is one that balances Vata. Your yoga practice becomes the ideal “medicine” to balance your Vata! And optimal health is dependent upon balanced doshas.


In March 2016, Dr. Marc Halpern and Marisa Laursen will teach Classical Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy at the Sivananada Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. In this class, you will learn the energetics of various yoga poses and what affect the poses have on the doshas. From this understanding you will be guided to design and teach a vata-pacifying yoga class, a pitta-pacifying yoga classes, and a kapha-pacifying yoga class, all within your own yoga tradition. With this understanding, you will be well equipped to return to your community and teach Vata, Pitta and Kapha yoga classes, either in a group setting or as private yoga instruction, all aimed at healing at the deepest level. 


We welcome you to come join us, and learn how to bring the ancient, profound healing wisdom of Ayurveda to your yoga practice.  Become a healer - or expand your current healing practice - and share this amazing wisdom with your students, using Yoga as your healing tool!


In the Classical Ayurvedic Therapy course you will learn:


Foundational Ayurvedic Principles & Philosophy

Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Psychology

Nadis, Chakras & the Five Vayus

The 5 Koshas and Healing

The 3 Gunas and Healing

Prana, Tejas & Ojas and Healing

Energetics of Asana and Pranayama

Vata, Pitta and Kapha Yoga Asana Classes

Pratyahara & Meditation as Healing Tools

Introduction to Yoga Nidra


This program is designed exclusively for:


Yoga Teachers

Yoga Therapists

Ayurvedic Practitioners with a background in Yoga


This 13 day residential program provides the skills to:


Customize yoga classes to balance the doshas

Create unique Ayurvedic Yoga workshops

Practice or teach asana, pranayama, and meditation for healing based on Ayurvedic principles

Offer private classes addressing the specific needs of the individual

Explore your own Ayurvedic constitution

Create and inspire in others a lifestyle that leads to inner peace and healing


This program qualities students to receive 120 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits. 
Course graduates will receive certification from Dr. Marc Halpern and the Sivananda Yoga Organization. 


To register and learn more: