Basics of Ayurveda


Tuition: $625/$563(EB)
38 (Therapy Training credit: 26 contact, 12 non-contact; Teacher Training: 38 non-contact)
Duration: 11 online webinars over 10 weeks. All of our online webinar courses are conducted in real time with live faculty-student interaction. Attendance during the live webinar, as scheduled,  is required.

Prerequisites: None
Required Reading: Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom by Acharya Shunya

Abhaya (Abby) Geyer

This course has been specially designed for students, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, or anyone interested in an experiential introduction to the practices and theories of Ayurveda.

As we cultivate body awareness through our yoga practice, the desire to learn more about ourselves begins to emerge. In this course you will experience how to discern imbalances, apply that knowledge to life and restore balance. Ayurveda gives us a deep understanding of any imbalances we may experience and how to address our unique needs for a healthy and vibrant life.

Using the Phoenix Rising educational process – experience, explore, and discern, to source informed choice –  this course will focus on practical application as well as upon building an introductory level knowledge base.

In this course, the asana practice will use the principles of Ayurveda to bring about balance in both doshas and gunas.  Mudras, pranayama and Yoga Nidra will also be explored

Study includes but is not limited to:

    • History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
    • The 5 Elements
    • The Gunas and the Doshas
    • Food and Dis-ease
    • The Six Tastes
    • Dinacharya
    • Asana practice with pranayam and mantra
    • Cooking class

This course contains 38 hours of the Ayurvedic required course study for the 954hr IAYT Accredited Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Certification Program. It can also be taken independently for continuing education credits, personal interest and development or in conjunction with another yoga therapy school’s program, with that school’s permission.


Fall 2019 – Dates TBD
Schedule will be relatively similar to 2018’s below.

2018 Schedule
Intensive Opening Weekend:

  • Friday September 7, 8:00-9:30pm ET
  • Saturday September 8, 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-2:30pm ET
  • Sunday September 9, 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:00-2:30pm ET

Regular Weekly Meetings:

  • Sundays, 10:30am-1:00pm ET from September 16 through November 11; we will be skipping October 14 and 21


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If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 288-YOGA(9642) or (802) 453-6444.