CCA Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course

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Take Your Yoga Teaching to a Whole New Level!

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy is the application of Ayurveda to the practices of Yoga in an effort to support the healing of the body and mind. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy is the classical approach to Yoga Therapy.

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Classical Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy students

Course Overview

In this 14 day course, students will learn how to adapt yoga classes toward the specific needs of each individual, based on their unique nature (prakruti and vikruti). This program includes deep instruction on the energetics and use of asana and pranayama. The program also includes a discussion on each limb of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how each relates to the healing process.


  • Foundational Ayurvedic Principles & Philosophy
  • Determining Prakruti and Vikruti
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Psychology
  • Nadi, 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 14-day residential program provides the skills to:

  • Customize yoga classes to balance the doshas
  • Create unique Ayurvedic Yoga workshops
  • Create and inspire in others, a lifestyle that leads to inner peace and healing


Dr. Marc Halpern

Dr. Marc Halpern is 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. Marisa Jackson-Kinman (Sri Devi)

Dr. Marisa Jackson-Kinman (Sri Devi), Ay.D., P.K.S., A.Y.T., is the Lead Faculty at the California College of Ayurveda, where she is also involved in curriculum development. Marisa‘s certifications include Ayurvedic Doctor, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Pancha Karma Specialist, and Sivananda Yoga Teacher, among others.

Margaret Koblasova (Yogapriya)

Margaret Koblasova (Yogapriya) Ay.D,is the founder and director of Ananda Ayurveda LLC in Utah. She taught and worked as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist for the past 12 years leading workshops, cleanses, and retreats. She has recently graduated from CCA as an Ayurvedic Doctor.

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This workshop has been canceled.

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This class is open to Yoga Teachers and students and practitioners of Ayurveda who have a basic yoga background.

Student Testimonials


It was exceptional from beginning to end.

Terry Suess

New Depth

This course brought a new depth to my knowledge of the asanas and my practice which I can’t wait to share with my students back home.

Susannah Gust


I found this course to be inspiring and motivating.

Glenna Jordan

As a Yoga Teacher…

As a yoga teacher, I think this should be a part of every teacher training course.

Carla Olla

New Potential

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy has opened up a whole new potential for healing and self-discovery in my teaching and in my personal practice.

Ronnie Joe Grooms (Narayana)

Blew My Mind

This course blew my mind! I had so many a-ha moments that took me years to find answers to.

Reena Parikh


What I liked best about the course was the amount of information presented and the precision with which it was delivered.

Lilavata Papa

In Tune

The teachers were great. Their knowledge covered a wide spectrum and they were very in tune with each of us.

Raymond Thouin

Healing the World

I feel like what I was taught before was unskilled compared to what I know now. Our teachers has given us the tools to heal ourselves and the world.


Spiritual and Educational

This was a remarkable spiritual as well as educational journey.

Shakti (Jackie Ader)

Accessible, Useful, Understandable

It is rare to get the opportunity to learn from such authentic, knowledgeable teachers who have such a gift for making the wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga accessible, useful and understandable.

Krystyna Szadkwsi

Highest Praise

Only the highest praise for both teachers. I couldn’t imagine having more knowledgeable instructors.

Carin Cundey (Omkari)

Exceeded Every Expectation

As a yoga teacher of 8 years, this course was the answer to my prayer. Not only did it open my eyes to professional growth but it exceeded every expectation I had about growing personally and spiritually.

Kimberly Freesh

New Depth and Meaning

The course gave new depth and meaning to yoga practice which I have been doing for 36 years.

Joanne Lutz, MSW, LICSW

Enjoyed the Teachers

This was a very good course and I enjoyed both teachers. Every yoga teacher would benefit from taking this course.

Maryam Shironlou

An Essential Program

This is an essential program for yoga teachers who are looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga and healing.

Michelle Weiss

Very Practical

It was a deeply spiritual yet very practical experience.

Eileen Crone

Easy to Follow

I pretty much loved everything. This was a well thought out course and the presentation was easy to follow.

Ivy Berruca


This is an essential program for yoga teachers who are looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga and healing.

Michelle Weiss, Vinyasa Teacher

Quintessential Experience

The quintessential experience of integrating body, mind and spirit. I loved the experience.

Isha McCaskey

Personal Journey

This was more than an Ayurvedic Certification Course, it was a personal journey that will forever affect how I approach all of life. This class put a lot together for me.

Ashley Wayman


Dr. Halpern is very informed, experienced, passionate and uplifting. This was an amazing learning experience!

Ashley Lawrence

Great Teachers

The teachers were great. Their knowledge covered a wide spectrum and they were very in tune with each of us.

Raymond Thouin

Perfect Balance

Dr. Halpern and Sri Devi (Dr. Marisa Jackson-Kinman) were excellent and the perfect balance of Shiva and Shakti.

Stefani Chan

Enlightened My Path

This course for me was like a big bouquet of wildflowers, rich of diversity, colors and scents which filled all of my senses and enlightened my path.

Marie France (Sivapriya)

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Additional Information

Travel and accommodations are extra.

Course Credit

This program qualifies for 120 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credit.

Course graduates will receive a certification from the California College of Ayurveda and / or the Sivananda Yoga Retreat.

Course Fee


Refund Policy

The deposit for workshops & short courses is non-refundable. The Final Balance is due 14 days before the class start date. A student may choose to transfer his/her registration to another class for a fee of $150.00 if done prior to the final balance due date. The ONLY exception to this rule is a documented medical condition. On rare occasions, for reasons beyond CCA’s control, a short course can be cancelled. If you are registered for a short course that the College cancels, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. While all efforts will be made to avoid cancellations, the College will accept no liability for student losses that occur beyond deposit or tuition actually paid to the College (e.g., non-refundable airfare, time lost from work, equipment expenses).

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