Advanced Studies in Yoga and Ayurveda
Scott Blossom is a traditional Chinese medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic consultant. He has been studying yoga for more than 20 years and teaching for 13. His primary teachers are Shandor Remete, founder…
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Larissa Hall Carlson, RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, prenatal yoga teacher, and Yee Yoga teacher. She directs 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings and teaches pranayama and Ayurvedic…
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For those with a thorough introduction to Ayurveda and yoga (see prerequisite below).
At the heart of any integration of yoga and Ayurveda is the understanding of how prana (life force) and agni (internal fire) support each other for health and healing—prana kindles agni, and agni liberates prana from the tissues, endowing it with light and intelligence.
Developing an intuitive understanding of which postures and practices encourage the circulation of prana and nurture a balanced internal agni is the cornerstone of effective Ayurvedic yoga therapy. Through daily yoga practice, lectures and partner work, this program will explore the dynamics and sequencing of yoga practices, meditation and pranayama for balancing the elements, doshas, and gunas. Special emphasis will be placed on creating seasonal flows and adapting yoga for addressing constitutional and current imbalances.
Prerequisite This 9-day intensive for 200-hour certified yoga teachers is part of the 500-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certification offered through the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and builds on the requisite Foundations of Ayurveda, the Ayurveda Home Study Course for Yoga Teachers, or equivalent study in yoga and Ayurveda. Contact Hilary Garivaltis, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, at email@example.com with questions about equivalencies. Those who have not completed Foundations of Ayurveda at Kripalu may attend the intensive (prior Dean approval required) for personal study, but will not receive an Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certification.
Required reading David Frawley, Yoga and Ayurveda: Self Healing and Self-Realization (Lotus Press). Recommended reading Shandor Remete, Shadow Yoga Chaya Yoga (North Atlantic Books).
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Online registration is not available for this program. Please call 866-200-5203 to register.
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $1,077 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $1,644 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More