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Kripalu School of Ayurveda

500-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training

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Program Overview

This training focuses on the basic principles of Ayurveda as they relate to yoga. Learn to integrate Ayurveda into a yoga class,and give students a deeper understanding of their body type as well as how the basic concepts of Ayurveda relate to everyday life. As a graduate you will also be prepared to offer private sessions to help people develop a personal yoga practice suited to their unique circumstances.

The 500-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training is comprised of Foundations of Ayurveda followed by Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching plus one elective 9-day module, either Advanced Techniques for Teaching and Assisting Asana or Exploring the Energy Body: Teaching Pranayama and Meditation. The curriculum builds on existing knowledge of posture, pranayama, and other yogic techniques. Prerequisite 200-hour yoga teacher certification from a Yoga Alliance-approved training.

What will you learn?

Highlights of what you will study during this training include how to

  • Customize yoga classes for balancing the doshas
  • Teach one-on-one yoga sessions applying Ayurvedic principles
  • Use yoga, meditation, and pranayama to address imbalances
  • Teach seasonal flows, especially for the transitions between the seasons
  • Teach classes that are designed by time of day.