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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 workshop 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.

What students are saying about ChayaVeda's

Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Certification:

“It gave me a better understanding of Ayurveda and how to apply it to my daily life. Recognizing imbalance, and how to apply diet and lifestyle changes to return to harmony. I’ve learned how much Yoga and Ayurveda compliment each other and learned so much about Ayurveda, I’d need a lot of pieces of paper to begin to write them”.
Tina Reed, RN, Land O’Lakes, Florida


“My experience of this program was “beautiful”. Chaya emanated “love,” “beauty” and “passion” in her lessons with life experiences, in a brilliant and unique way. This program offered reinforcement to my intuition.
It was a life altering experience”.
Ophelia, Educator, event planner and yoga instructor, Palm Coast, Florida


“ChayaVeda was a life changing experience! The experience is about looking at yourself through the mirror of Ayurvedic science, and looking at the world around too with the mirror is fascinating! I feel like I can, with this knowledge and discrimination, choose better, what I eat. I learned how both sister sciences complement each other and how to integrate both paths for a better lifestyle, diet, exercise, herbs, etc…. I will integrate what I’ve learned into helping others to choose better, depending on constitution . I feel more knowledgeable than before in this subject”.
Viviana Collazo, Spritual Counselor, Yoga and meditation teacher, Orlando, Florida


“My understanding of Ayurveda was deepened through the comprehensive approach to yoga, to include the use of mudrasmantras and affirmations in an Ayurvedic Yoga Practice. I began paying more attention to my dietary choices, a few changes that are making a significant difference in my digestion. After being a student of yoga for 12 years, and Ayurveda for almost as long, I have learned I could study for the rest of my life and still be a student. This workshop provided a context of yoga as a part of Ayurveda and broadened the study to include many parts of yoga that are often omitted in the west. I have been integrating Ayurveda into my personal life for several years, and will continue to integrate the information from this course as it makes sense in my life. Professionally, as a yoga teacher, I will be trying to get a better sense of what my students “need” in their practice based on their general constitutions and season and try to provide a balanced practice”.
Jaime Boswell, Environmental Scientist and Yoga Teacher, Bokeelia, Florida


“This program was exciting….diving into a very layered and complicated subject with a really good navigator! The depth of the subject of Ayurveda, philosophy, gunas, the process of getting to the root causes were most valuable. I have noticed more self awareness, understanding human nature, and others habits, fears and patterns, and about how interconnected they are. I’m integrating daily routine to my day and encouraging others. Also when teaching, to bring some aspect of Ayurveda to light. Chaya, you covered so much, I don’t think you could add more”. Thank you!
Kathy Fotterall, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Vero Beach, Florida and Belfast, Maine


“The program was challenging, overwhelming, too much, too vigorous, too hard and exactly what was needed. The food and self-realization was most valuable for me and I noticed more attention to affects of foods.
I learned more than I can describe”.
Roberta Lacefield, Mathematician, farmer and yogini, White Springs, Florida

“A blessing to be together with you, Chaya, to learn about a subject I was interested in but knew little and with such a lovely group. I’ve noticed I am more grounded and noticing just a little different way of looking at myself- less critical”.
Dottie, Yoga teacher, White Springs, Florida


“Loved the workshop. All three weekends. I learned more in the first weekend than all other Ayurveda workshops combined. I’m much more aware of my eating habits and other things I do that are harmful to me. Yoga and Ayurveda when used together are very powerful and healing. I’ve also learned how to apply my teaching of yoga and Ayurveda.
I loved all of it!! Thank you!!”
Micki Padma Higgins, Yoga Teacher, Palm Coast, Florida

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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