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Principles of Ayurveda Series: Ayurveda Yoga Chikitsa (Therapy)

Ayurveda (Science of Life) is the missing link to Yoga’s (Union to Sacred Self) complete approach to healing based on recognizing the need for a customized and individualistic approach to practice and lifestyle choices.

Yoga Chikitsa is a traditional term used to describe Yoga methods used in a therapeutic model. It is founded on recognition that our physical condition, emotional states, attitudes, diet and behavioral, lifestyle and personal associations, along with the environment in which we live and work are all intimately linked to each other and to the state of health.

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The Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy: Ayurveda Yoga Chikitsa (Therapy) Series is designed for anyone interested in Yogic and Ayurvedic healing. It is especially helpful to Yoga teachers, Yoga teachers-in-training or serious students of Yoga. The program provides a consistent methodology from which Yogaspirit®'s Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification is built upon.

The Yoga Chikitsa Series is transferable (AYC01: Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy: Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Part 1 and AYC02: Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy: Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Part 2).

Upon successful completion of the Yoga Chikitsa Series, graduates will be eligible to apply their credits towards the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification Program and become eligible for a tuition discount.

series options

Our program is divided into three series options which can be taken stand-alone or as credits transferred into longer-term certification programs.

  • Intro to Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Workshop (3 Hours)
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Course (5 Day)
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Practicum (10 and 20 Hour Options)

transfer options

Series Option

Prerequisites & Credits

Intro to Ayurvedic
Yoga Chikitsa
Workshop

(3 Hours)

Prerequisites: none

Credit: 3 credit hours towards Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Course (5 Day)

Ayurvedic Yoga
Chikitsa Course

(5 Day)

40 hours prepare for Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification (AWC)

Ayurvedic Yoga
Chikitsa Clinical
Practicum
(10 or 20 Hours)

Prerequisite: Any of the following: Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Course (5 Day), enrolled in or graduate of Kerala Ayurveda Academy's Ayurveda Wellness Counselor or Practitioner certification programs, enrolled in or graduate of the yogaspirit Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program

Credit:
10 Hour Program: 10 credit hours towards Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Internship*
20 Hour Program: 20 credit hours towards Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa Internship*

*Part of the yogaspirit Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Program


current yogaspirit® ayurvedic yoga chikitsa programs:

MASSACHUSETTS

ayurvedic yoga chikitsa program curriculum covers:

  • Ayurvedic principles that outline the fundamental structure of the human system: mind-body and consciousness
  • Effects of the Gunas on the mind-body
  • Effects of the  elements (Maha Panchabhutas) on the mind-body
  • Principles of Prakrti and Vikrti: constitution and imbalances expressed in the mind-body
  • How undigested food and emotions create Ama and accumulate in the mind-body
  • Metabolism, internal fire(s), the 13 Agnis and their contribution to health
  • Significance of the Pancha Vayus and indications of disturbance (Prana Prakopa)
  • Principles of expansion (Brmhana) and contraction (Langhana) & their effects on mind-body
  • The Nadi system and the principles of Surya & Chandra (sun & moon) on mind-body
  • Tools (Upaya) that can be used in Yoga Therapy to treat symptoms (Heya), understand root cause (Hetu) and establish goals (Hana)
  • Six stages of disease (Samprapti) - pathogenesis of disease
  • Setting priorities to manage both acute and chronic symptoms through pacification (Shamana) and purification (Shodhana) 

“Yoga is the moment when you realize you exist in the wholeness of life between breaths. Liberation is living your life from this awareness. Love, heal, connect, interact, be you!” -Kim Valeri
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