Basics of Ayurveda


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 instruction

This course contains 38 hours of the Ayurvedic required course study for the 900hr 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.

Tuition: $625/$563(EB)
38 (26 in webinars)
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. Phoenix Rising Essentials recommended.
Required Reading: Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom by Acharya Shunya

2020 – Summer/Fall – Discount Deadline: 6/7/20 
Intensive Opening Weekend:

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

Regular Weekly Meetings:

  • Sundays, 10:30am-1:00pm ET from August 16 through September 27; we will be skipping September 6, and adding an extra meeting on Saturday September 26, same time.


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