Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Intensive (AYTi)

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Intensive Course (263 hours)

Overview: Students learn how Ayurveda applies to the eight limbs of yoga with an emphasis on asana and pranayama. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy can be adapted to any tradition or style of yoga practice. Also, students will learn the philosophy, mythology, science, and practice of Yoga Nidra and be prepared to lead classes for others. All students will leave with an evidence-based packet to bring into conventional settings.


  • Students must have already completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training course or received recognition by the International Association of Yoga Therapists or Yoga Unify

Classes and Curriculum: The course is taught in an online and in-person intensive format. The first part consists of three days of online lecture and discussion. The second part is taught in-person, on-campus in a 12-day format with a focus on practice and teaching. This 263-hour course consists of 109 classroom/instructional hours and 154 hours dedicated to completing extensive specialized projects/assignments outside of class.

Part I: Online Curriculum

  • Yamas and Niyamas in Healing
  • Asana and Healing
  • Energetics of Asana
  • The five Vayus in Asana
  • The gurvadi gunsas in Asana
  • The five elements in Asana
  • The energetics of various poses
  • Elemental energies in pranayama
  • An exploration of styles of Yoga Asana and how they influence the energies of the body
  • Samyama and Healing

Part II: In-Person Curriculum

  • Diagnosing body structure and function
  • Asana practice
  • Practice class exploring the vayus
  • Practice class exploring the gurvadi gunas
  • Practice class exploring the elements
  • Dosha pacifying classes
  • Teaching vata, pitta and kapha pacifying classes
  • Mythology, history, and physiology of Yoga Nidra
  • Science and evidence-basis for Yoga Nidra
  • Using Yoga Nidra for self-healing
  • How to teach Yoga Nidra in group and private settings

Additional Requirements: Students are required to complete related projects and assignments outside of class.

Time For Completion: Full-Time Format: The Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner Program takes about 9 months to complete. Weekend Format: The Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner Program takes about 12 months to complete.

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

More Information on Education Formats

Program Start Dates:

Course #1 PAM 10/12/21 – 5/5/2022
Course #2 AYTi 6/5/2022 – 7/25/2022

Weekend, Spring – February 26, 2022-2024

Course #1 PAM 2/26/2022 – 1/11/2023
Course #2 AYTi Spring or Fall 2023

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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