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Enhance Your Yoga Practice & Teaching with
the Wisdom and Healing Power of Ayurveda

50 CEUs and Certification for Yoga Teachers.
Yoga Alliance & Integrative Yoga Therapy Approved Course.

46.5 CEUs for LMTs, Provider #1192.


with Chaya~Sharon Heller

October 13-15, 2017
October 27-29, 2017
November 10-12, 2017
Friday Evening 7-9pm
Saturday 7am-6pm
Sunday 7am-12:30pm

This training offers experienced Yoga students and teachers advanced training in Ayurvedically-based yoga, and focuses on the integration and application of Ayurvedic education for informing optimum yoga and yoga therapy and the complimentary diet and lifestyle that supports it.

Components include practical and experiential modules for understanding and accessing the internal logic and causal theory of yogic science, its associated medical discipline, Ayurveda, to form a whole systems Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy approach that is powerful and relevant to its comprehensive definition of health and teaching methodology.

Students will learn to tailor individual sessions to help people develop a personal yoga practice suited to their unique circumstances and goals, as well as format group classes according to special needs and conditions. They will also learn about Ayurvedic Diet and the role of agni/ama, panchakarma and rejuvenation for ideal outcome.

The program is presented in a 3 weekend module format, over 3 months for a total of 50 hours.

  • Foundations of Ayurveda
  • Philosophy & Practices
  • Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology
  • Elements, Doshas, Sub-Doshas
  • Yoga for your type; Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Practical Applications for Yoga Therapy
  • Solar & Lunar Channels &  Breath
  • Ayurvedic Psychology
  • Basic Sanskrit
  • Ayurvedic Diet, Nutrition/Digestion & Cooking Instruction
  • Immersion in Ayurvedic Lifestyle
  • Rejuvenation and Healthy Aging
  • Assessment of Common Conditions & Imbalances
  • Understanding the Disease Process & Root Causes of Disease
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Pulse Reading & Tongue Diagnosis
  • Marma Therapy (chikitsa)
  • Panchakarma & Cleansing Practices
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • Agni Hotra/Sacred Fire Ceremony with chanting and closing ceremony
Main Topics:
  1. Customization of yoga sessions for balancing the doshas, according to the season and time of day, with appropriate sequencing, structure, frequency, intensity, duration, based on Ayurvedic Anatomy, both gross and subtle, physiology, psychology, and through the 8 limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. 
  2. Appropriate and adaptive asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation and yoga nidra to address imbalances.
  3. Practice Teaching including approaches to teaching one on one sessions adapted for the individual, and methodology for teaching groups for specific doshic conditions.
  4. Assessment tools and techniques, and the role and importance of sub-doshas and dhatus to balance prakruti and vikruti.
  5. Yogic Diet, agni/ama, the role of Panchakarma and rejuvenation practices.
  6. Cosmology and the history, evolution, and philosophies of Ayurveda and Yoga and basic Sanskrit.
Learning Objectives:
  1. To use Ayurvedic tools to assess the complete state of one’s health in terms of physical conditioning, emotional state, energetic balance, attitude, dietary and behavioral patterns, personal associations, relationships, and the environment, with the eye on root cause medicine, the Ayurvedic definition of health, disease, and pathology.
  2. Customize, and teach one on one yoga classes appropriate for the individual and their specific constitution, condition and goals.
  3. Customize, and teach group classes appropriate for their specific condition.
  4. Implement appropriate daily and season diet and lifestyle to support optimal yoga practice and healthy agni.
  5. Understand and implement appropriate diet, lifestyle, panchakarma and rejuvenation practices to support optimal yoga practice.
Early-Bird Discount: $650, paid in full by September 13, 2017
(Includes 50 hours of course-work, course manual, certificate & 50 CEUs)

  46.5 CEUs for:
LMTs (provider #1192) available for
Massage Therapists, NCBTMB, PACE
50 CEUs for:
Yoga Teachers, (Approved by the
Yoga Alliance (RYT),
Ayurvedic Consultants and Ayurvedic Practitioners (approved by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA),
Integrative Yoga Therapists (IYT), and Discovery Yoga's 300-hour Master Yoga Teacher Certification.


All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.
If you drop out of the program after the start date, there will be no refund.

Chaya~Sharon Heller, BA, IYT, CAP, LMT, E-RYT-500 and Sr. Kripalu Teacher, is passionate about the ancient, integrative and complimentary approach of Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, and Massage. It is the most widely practiced comprehensive and inclusive holistic science of health and rejuvenation, and is over 5,000 years old.  Practiced continuously, this synergistic science of healing and longevity, reduces stress, and impurities of the mind and body, opening the doors of perception, purifying the senses, and allowing us to live with spontaneous clarity in every action.

Chaya brings over 25 years of experience as a Holistic Health Educator, Performing Artist and Spiritual Teacher, specializing in Ayurvedic Medicine, Nutrition, Yoga Therapy, Massage, Panchakarma, Purification, Rejuvenation, and transformational programs. She was the founder and director of The Chaya for Life Center, an Ayurvedic, Massage, Yoga and Healing Arts Studio, and works with groups and individuals to facilitate health and well-being.

Chaya is the author of Yoga of Action; Holistic Lifestyle and Adaptive Yoga for People with MS and Similar Conditions, she is featured in Kripalu Yoga; A Guide to Practice On and Off The Mat, and Yoga International Magazine, and teaches at prominent venues and teacher trainings throughout the country, including Kripalu Center, Omega Institute, Canyon Ranch, Amrit Yoga, The Ayurveda Health Retreat, and Integrative Yoga Therapy, and contributes to the Integrative Medicine Department at Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.

Chaya is a graduate of Queen’s College with a BA in Food and Nutrition, and was a graduate dietitian at St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC. Certified from The Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Professional Level Yoga and Holistic Health Education, with advanced certifications from Integrative Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, and Jiva Ayurvedic Institute, Chaya studies with world renowned educators in her field, like Doctors Vasant Lad and Pratap Chohan, and inspired by spiritual masters, Swami Kripalu, Satya Narayana Das, Yogi Amrit Desai, and Mickey Singer. Chaya is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and certified from Kripalu Massage and Bodywork.

Chaya, has garnered testimonials for her life changing work, and is dedicated to her mission and vision to educate and empower people through the practice of Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga and Massage, so they can find their inner balance and ultimate joy. Her vision of health and the journey to wellness take into consideration the total lifestyle and constitution of the whole person to support healing and living a life of balance, by learning to return to our natural state,  access our highest intuition and truth, and unlocking our human healing potential.

Client Testimonials From Previous Programs

"I have gained a greater understanding of myself and a greater sense of power and control over my disease.
I feel it will change my life by helping me to continue to discern what a holistic lifestyle means to me."
-Carey Esposito, Greenfield, MA

It was an honor to meet and work with and learn from Chaya. She is a special teacher with many gifts;
patient, articulate, compassionate, balanced, wonderful teacher, lovely smile."

Chaya is amazing, knowledgeable and sensitive. This may be the life changing experience I’ve been waiting for!
-Ana Rabatin

"This class has helped me understand Ayurveda more. Enough so I will bring it into my life."
-Beth Costa, Bantom, CT

“Chaya’s capacity to reach in for the spiritual pertinence was at moments, breathtaking”.
Jane Schaeffer

I gained a much deeper understanding of Ayurvedic principles and philosophy than from my self study.
The instructor, Chaya was so knowledgeable of her subject and her teaching methods are excellent.

Namarada Deborah Houser, Medical Assistant, St. Augustine, FL

I gained improved well being and gained understanding on how to better care for myself and my health.” 
Ratna Chandra, Orlando, FL

To find out more about Chaya and her programs or schedule an appointment, visit:
www.ChayaVeda.com, or call (561) 330-2929
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