Ayurveda, which literally translates into “the science of life,” is considered Yoga’s sister science, as both were born from Samkhya philosophy. In ancient India, Yoga and Ayurveda arose as complementary approaches to wellness. Yoga was classically taught as a practice of spiritual advancement toward Self-Realization, or matter returning to Absolute Consciousness, while Ayurveda was oriented toward body/mind wellness.
Today Ayurveda is recognized as one of the most important practices in mind-body medicine. Yet it is more than merely a medical system aimed at the treatment of disease. Ayurveda forms the foundation for a healthy and natural way of living through preventing illness and developing one’s highest potential.
This comprehensive training introduces Ayurveda as a practice of self-inquiry and healing. It emphasizes viewing ourselves and our students through Ayurveda’s unique lens to add both depth and dimension to our yoga teaching.
Through the integration of Yoga and Ayurveda, we will learn to design sequencing templates for all three doshas (body-types) that accentuate proper pacing, drishti, asana modification and appropriate pranayama. Theses Ayurvedic Yoga principles will be woven into our own bodies as we practice; once embodied and assimilated, they can be taught seamlessly, adding distinctive value and appeal to all classes and private sessions.