Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy 

 Join us and learn the traditional knowledge of healing through yoga and also learn how to design and teach classes to pacify each dosha of the body.


Upcoming Dates

Fall Dates

Part 1 – Online | Sept. 10 – 13, 2024
Part 2 – In Person | Sept. 16 – 19 & 21 – 24, 2024

Final Exam | October 1 -3, 2024

Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner Program


Students will learn the classical approach to Yoga Therapy and how the eight limbs of yoga can be utilized in the healing process.

Part 1 – Classical Yoga Therapy emphasizes the deepest knowledge of Yoga as it applies to healing body, mind, and consciousness. This is a four-day (28 classroom hours, 32 total hours) workshop held online. This workshop is ideal for counselors of any tradition to add Yoga Therapy into their counseling practices. 

Part 2Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy emphasizes learning how to teach dosha specific asana classes.  This is an eight-day ( 56 classroom hours, 68 total hours) workshop held on-campus (in-person). Students who attend part two must also complete three dosha specific yoga classes in their own communities or three private teaching sessions to receive their certificate.  This workshop is ideal for Yoga Teachers who have a background in Ayurveda. After completing this course, students  will be prepared to lead private Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy sessions or conduct dosha specific classes.

Classes and Curriculum


Part 1: Classical Yoga Therapy

  • Classical Yoga Philosophy as it Relates to Healing
  • Yamas and Niyamas as they Relate to Healing
  • Asana and Healing
  • Energetics of Asana
  • The Five Vayus in Asana
  • The Guruvadi Gunas in Asana
  • The Energetics of each Asana
  • Elemental Energies in Pranayama
  • The Energetic Impact of Various Styles of Yoga
  • Meditation and Healing

Part 2: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

  • Diagnosing Body Structure and Function
  • Asana and Pranayama Practice Classes
  • Asana Class Exploring the Vayus
  • Asana Class exploring the Guruvadi Gunas
  • Teaching Private Sessions and Studio Classes



Dr Marc Halpern
Dr. Marc Halpern

The founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda. An internationally-respected expert in the field of Ayurveda, Dr. Halpern received the award for Best Ayurvedic Physician from the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Ramdas. He is a co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Halpern created the #1 Best Selling Recording: Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. He is also the author of Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. Dr. Halpern is also a Sivananda trained Yoga Teacher.

Elle Walker Buckton
Elle Walker Buckton

Practitioner, teacher, and lifelong student of Ayurveda and Yogic Philosophy. Elle teaches Marma Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Workshops at the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City, CA. She is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, Marma Therapist, Ayurvedic Yoga Practitioner and Yoga Instructor. Elle truly believes in that an Ayurvedic and Yogic lifestyle is the foundation of a blissful existence that brings a sense of calm and wellbeing to body, mind and spirit. It is her dharma to share this ancient knowledge with her community with love and compassion.

Mariah Sunrae
Mariah Sunrae

A dedicated yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner, honed her expertise at the California College of Ayurveda and through immersive training in India. As the proud owner of a thriving yoga studio, Mariah specializes in guiding individuals through movement meditation. Her specialization lies at the junction of yoga and ayurveda, empowering her clients to reconnect with their bodies through intentional movement, breathwork, meditation, and visualization techniques. Through her teachings and personalized approach, Mariah provides a transformative experience, enabling her students to find inner peace, healing, and a deeper connection with themselves.


  • Part I – Classical Yoga Therapy:  This workshop is open to all students with a foundational background in Ayurveda. This can include the completion of the CCA Foundations of Ayurveda course, Ayurveda 101, or the orientation module of Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine. Students from other schools much show proof of foundational training.
  • Part II – Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy:  This workshop has the following additional prerequisites. Completion of Classical Yoga Therapy plus proof of completion of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Additional Requirements

Classical Yoga Therapy requires reading and homework to be performed outside of class.  An online final exam will be administered; a passing grade of 75% is needed to complete the course.

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy requires leading 3 Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy classes /sessions outside of class.


The combination of the 2 workshops = 100 hours


Dates & Times

Fall Dates

Part I – Online September 10th -13th 2024
Part II – Onsite September 16th -19th & 21st-24th 2024
Final Exam – October 1th -3rd 2024

 Fall Dates

Part 1 OnlineSeptember 10th – 13th 20248:30am-5:30pm PT
Part 2OnsiteSept. 16th – 19th & 21st – 24th 2024 8:30am-5:30pm PT
Final ExamOnlineOctober 1st – 3rd 2024Oct. 1st at 9:00am – Oct. 3rd at 11:59pm  PT


Final Exam

A final exam will be administered; a passing grade of 75% is needed to complete the course.

Additional Information

Travel: Students flying out following the last day of class should consider that the Sacramento International Airport is 90 minutes by car from the campus and that it is recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight. Students may not leave early from class to catch a flight.


Part 1 – Classical Yoga Therapy –  $600
Price includes a $250 non-refundable required registration fee.

Part 2 – Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy – $1000
A $250 deposit is required to hold your space in this class and you must speak with our Continuing Education Specialist to confirm your prerequisites.

Combined Registration – Parts 1 and 2 = $1,360. If you are wishing to combine registrations and receive the discount please make an appointment with our Continuing Education Specialist Samantha. See form below.

Available Discounts

Sign up for 2 workshops and receive a 15% discount off of both. Sign up for 3 or more workshops and receive 20% off each workshop. Any transferring or cancellation of registration voids all discounts.  To register and receive your discounts, please contact Samantha at Conted@ayurvedacollege.com or book an appointment to meet with her in the form below.


Book an Appointment with our Continuing Education Specialist Samantha



About The California College of Ayurveda and Refund Policy

About The California College of Ayurveda

About CCA

California College of Ayurveda (CCA) is a state-approved school registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. This agreement is legally binding when sent to the College over the internet and payment of the deposit is made. These actions indicate that you have been given reasonable time to read and understand this agreement and the Refund Policy listed below, that you agree to your rights and responsibilities, and that you have seen a brochure or announcement describing the seminar or course that you plan to attend and information about the College.

Any questions or problems concerning CCA which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school should be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, Department of Consumer Affairs, 2535 Capitol Oaks Avenue, SUITE 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (888) 370-7589 bppe@dca.ca.gov. This institution is not required to participate in the State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund for this seminar program.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement for this course of instruction, including books, materials and related goods or supplies, and obtain a refund. The institution, for all students, without penalty or obligation, shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less reasonable application and registration fees not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) if the notice of cancellation is made prior to or on the first day of instruction or by the seventh day after the date of enrollment, whichever is later.

How to Register

If you are registering for Classical Yoga Therapy click the corresponding “Register Now” button,
and if you are applying for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy click  the corresponding “Apply Now” button.
Please click the Register Now button below.

Part 1 – Classical Yoga Therapy

Part 2 – Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

If you are registering for 2 or more workshops, please contact Samantha
at Conted@ayurvedacollege.com to register and receive your discount.

You can also contact her via phone: +1-530-478-9100 Ext. 227
or toll free (USA only) at +1-866-541-6699.
Or Book an Appointment: Go to Booking Form