Ayurvedic Specialist Certification in Pittsburgh

Become an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist in this 4-Part Certification

Join us for our 2017 program.  Following are the dates:

AYS 1- The Macrocosm & Microcosm of Ayurveda & Yoga: September 22-24
AYS 2 Psychology of Ayurveda and the Physiology of Yoga: Online
AYS 3 Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions: November 3-5
AYS 4 Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga: December 1-3

Weekend Schedule:
Friday 1pm- 8pm
Saturday 11:30am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 4 pm

Become an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. After completing each of the 4 units and participating in optional Case Study sessions, you will have the knowledge and skill to create a specific dosha balancing yoga practice, use food with awareness, and create a basic lifestyle plan for yourself and for your clients based upon their needs and goals. You’ll be able to offer basic Ayurvedic consultations, “Ayurveda” 101 programs, and you will have access to additional training and supervision from the Himalayan Institute “Graduates Only” case supervision sessions.

This program has been recognized and is listed with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) All dedicated yoga students and teachers are invited to take this training, but certification will only be given to students who have 200-hour yoga certification from an accredited school (YTT program).

Note: Sessions 1 to 3 can be taken as independent workshops and must be completed before registering for Unit 4. All four sessions are required for certification.

About the Certification

Students will learn

  • How prana (life force) and ojas (deep vitality) can be cultivated to regulate and support agni (digestive fire) for optimal health
  • A deeper knowledge of the ayurvedic maps: doshas (constitutions), gunas (psychological tendencies), vayus (winds or movement of prana), and koshas (sheaths)
  • How to adapt asana (postures) and pranayama to kindle our agni and better circulate prana for efficient energy management
  • The alchemy of yoga and ayurveda along with diet and lifestyle adjustments to adapt to daily, seasonal, and stage-of-life changes
  • How to identify typical constitutional imbalances and know how to address vikruti (imbalances) through asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, meditation and diet, cleansing, and lifestyle adjustments.

Cost: $399 per session.  If all 4 sessions are purchased together, save $200.  Total cost for all 4 programs $1396.  Payment options available.

Required Reading

Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume One: Fundamental Principles by Dr. Vasant Lad
Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley

These books will be available for purchase on-site and are not included in the cost of tuition.


AYS Sessions