Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner Overview


An Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner (AYP) is a
Yoga Teacher with a solid background in Ayurveda who understands how to apply the classical practices of Yoga to the healing process. Based on the classical yoga texts, this program trains the practitioner of Yoga to be a healer capable of restoring balance to the body and mind while restoring wholeness to consciousness. The Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner utilizes this knowledge to design dosha specific classes and individual sessions.

Students in the Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner program study knowledge with its roots in six classical texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Siva Samhita, Goraksha Samhita, Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This curriculum was designed by our founder Dr. Marc Halpern, a classical yoga teacher in the Sivananda tradition who was awarded the title “Yoga Adept (YU-4) by the Yoga Unify organization signifying his deep commitment to the highest knowledge and standards of Yoga. Students will learn how Ayurveda applies to the eight limbs of yoga with an emphasis on asana, pranayama, mudras and bandhas.

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy can be adapted to any tradition or style of yoga practice. Graduates of the AYP program can use their education to provide dosha specific classes, provide private Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy sessions, and provide introductory Ayurvedic education in studios and on yoga retreats. Some students go on to merge this program with the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program allowing graduates to also provide one-on-one Ayurvedic health consultations.

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Program Hours: 890

Pre-requisites: Students must have completed an approved 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course prior to attending this program.

Required Courses & Curriculum
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Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine (PAM)
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Intensive (AYTi)

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* Payment options and scholarships are available. Inquire with your Admissions Advisor for details.

Program Start Dates:

Full Time Fall- October 12,2021-July 25,2022

Course#1 PAM 10/12/21-5/5/2022
Course#2 AyTi  6/5/2022-7/25/2022

Full Time Spring – May 3, 2022-2024

Course#1 PAM 5/3/2022-10/27/2022
Course#2 AYTi  Fall 2022 or Spring 2023

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Distance Learning (DL) – DL classes start on the 1st and 15th of each month.

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