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Five Day Ayurveda Immersion

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Take part in an integrated Ayurvedic curriculum designed to enhance your yogic studies, whether you are just beginning to dive deeper or you are a long-time student.

This four-day intensive with Sachi will cover the core concepts of Ayurveda, specifically its applications for asana, pranayama, mantra, and the subtle body. The course will provide you with a solid foundation from which to apply Ayurveda to all aspects of life. Though not limited to yoga teacher-trainees and active teachers, this course will emphasize how to bring these ancient teachings to students, including customizing yoga classes to be dosha-balancing and teaching seasonal flows as well as classes that are designed by time of day.

The sister science of yoga, Ayurveda literally means science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It is an approach to living in harmony with the universe -- with nature’s cyclical rhythms -- in order to achieve optimum mind-body health. Understanding its main tenants, then, heightens our connection to self while giving us the confidence to bring this 5,000 year old technology to friends, family, and students alike.

Highlights of study topics:
• History & Philosophy of Ayurveda
• The Ayurvedic Clock & Dosha Balancing
• Prana and the Physiology of Subtle Energy
• Psychology from an Ayurvedic Perspective
• Ayurvedic Body Maps—Vayus, Nadis, Doshas, Gunas, etc.
• Dinacharya—Purifying Routines for Health and Well-being
• Healing Mantras

Required Reading:
• Ayurveda and the Mind by Dr. David Frawley

This course provides 32 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF's 300 Hour Program [32 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].