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3 Wisdom Traditions – Wellness Coach Learning Lab with Kathryn Templeton

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 06:00 to Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 03:00
Event Presenter(s): 
Kathryn Templeton
Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh
500 Beverly Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
United States
Event Description: 
An affordable and accessible Wellness Coach Certification Program that Integrates the Sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda and Psychology – earn Yoga Alliance, NAMA and NASW CE credits

This training is for anyone who works in the fields of mental health, ayurveda, or yoga, and for anyone who simply wants to explore the therapeutic applications of these three powerful healing disciplines. With a better understanding of all three fields, you can create comprehensive treatment plans to more fully support yourself or others. Plus, if you’ve been wanting to explore or grow a profession in the wellness arena, this training is the first step toward becoming a certified 3 Wisdom Traditions Wellness Coach!

Event Description: 

To sustain healthy functioning we need resilience, adaptability and interpersonal support. Everyone has challenges in life and sometimes needs support to manage these challenges. Often, the tools of yoga therapy, ayurvedic medicine and traditional clinical psychotherapy are called upon to bring us back into balance in our true nature.

The 3 Wisdom Traditions (3WT) training is designed to support your recovery from imbalances with a wrap around treatment plan to support you as you work toward self-evolution, or support your client in between sessions as you work on clinical issues.

Creating a baseline of support is critical. Building practices to build resilience and adaptability, along with attachment for healthy relationships and communities are what the 3 Wisdom Traditions Wellness Coaches are trained to do.

Step 1 is Core Concepts, online from Yoga International for 11.5 CEUs for $249

  • Explore how yoga is a bridge to ayurveda and learn about the concept of agni (internal heat or fire) and how it affects you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • See how ayurveda can work conceptually and pragmatically with psychological tools offered in the areas of self-regulation, adaptability, and resiliency.
  • Explore the roots of Western and Eastern psychology and how they relate to each other and the modern world.
  • Learn more about how we experience trauma, and why people respond differently to the same traumatic event.
  • Gain an understanding of psychological, yogic, and ayurvedic terms to help you better get to know each discipline and how they relate to each other.   

Step 2 is the 3WT Learning Lab in Pittsburgh,  15 CEUs in person for $349

Step 3 (can be done before or alongside Step 2) Enjoy the 3WT Mentoring Program – listen to case studies from 3WT Wellness Coaches, presenting cases for discussion and mentoring with Kathryn Templeton.


6-9pm Friday

11am-6pm Saturday – (break at 3:00-3:45) 

11am-3pm Sunday 

How to register:

About this Presenter: 

Kathryn Templeton, MA, RDT/MT, E500RYT, AYT, C-IAYT, and Ayurveda Practitioner was voted Editors Choice for 100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda from Spirituality & Health Magazine.

She has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kathryn is a Master Teacher in the field of Drama Therapy and continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with anxiety, depression and complex trauma. As an E-500 RYT, NAMA-registered Ayurvedic practitioner and Senior Para Yoga teacher, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga, ayurveda and clinical psychology. Kathryn is currently a faculty member at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. She is founder of the Himalayan Institute Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist program (HIAYS), Torchbearer Mentorship program, and their AHC Program. Kathryn just launched The Three Wisdom Traditions: Integrating yoga,psychology and Ayurveda forProfound Healing. She is an Adjunct Professor of Human Development and General Psychology in the Connecticut Community College system. Kathryn is a contributing writer, and educator for Yoga International website, a Banyan Botanicals Ambassador, and a guest blogger on several healthcare websites. She holds memberships with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance, the National Association of Drama Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

What to Bring: 

Your texts and notes from Core Concepts

Contact Information: or 

Click here to fill out the contact form for Three Wisdom Traditions Core Concepts

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New Hatha Yoga Class for Men with Susan Volkar

Yoga Sequences designed specifically for men

Weekly Class

Begins Monday, May 6th

from 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Here are a few reasons why men should do yoga:

  • Extends range of motion
  • Helps build muscles
  • Increases flexibility
  • Enhances productivity
  • Is a stress reliever
  • Improves sexual health
  • Improves breathing
  • Alleviates pain and injuries
  • Helps improve overall health
  • Helps to sleep better
  • Creates a balanced body and mind

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Ayurveda Share

June 11th 1-2 pm

No Charge!

Ayurveda is a vast science but can be implemented in small steps in your daily

life. Even these small steps can start to move your towards wellness and have a

big impact. Join us for this monthly gathering to ask questions and build your

experiences with Ayurveda. We will have different experienced Ayurvedic

professionals available at each share to talk about seasonal changes, answer your

questions and offer ideas and strategies to help you feel healthier and happier!

These shares will be held on a monthly basis and will we will rotate between day

and evening times to make them available to people with different schedules.

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Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools – Faculty Training

WHEN: August 5 – 9 (Mon – Fri) from 1-5 pm

WHERE: 300 Beverly Road Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (412) 344-7434


The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh is committed to serving schools and educational facilities. We provide support to educators and students by offering yoga and mindfulness training in different modules. This program is designed to help teachers understand how the breathing and relaxation exercises affect physiology and how to teach them to their students.

Students feel better and perform better when they have techniques to manage stress and anxiety. Join us to learn how to bring these techniques into your classroom. This program includes:

  • A framework to understand the objectives of mindfulness and yoga
  • Breath Training – Understand how it brings balance to the system and how to teach it
  • Movement – Learn to lead a class through basic movements
  • Relaxation Techniques – Learn the components and how to teach them

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Monthly Community Meditation

Our Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh is a peaceful community, welcome to all. In these turbulent times…let us come together, drop within and meditate…or maybe you have never meditated? You could simply sit in silence. Let’s create a positive energy that will promote peace and carry us throughout our world.

Our Summer Community Meditations:

The 2nd Friday of each Month

Dates:  July  12th,  August 8th,  September 13th

~No Fee

~Time: 7pm – 8pm.

Door will be open at 6:30.

It’s simple.   We just come and “sit” together in the beauty of silence. If you have even the slightest interest, please come and “sit” with us.

You can use a chair, or come early and learn to prop for ease in sitting.  You can stay for 5 minutes.  You can stay the hour. 

We provide chairs, mats, bolsters and blankets for your support.


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Beginner’s Yoga

Beginners Image

Sunday Evenings  7:30 – 8:45 pm with Jennie Bolas
Ongoing: please come anytime and use your class pass

More and more people are discovering the benefits of yoga.  Whether you are interested in flexibility, strength, stress reduction or balance, it helps to learn the fundamentals of yoga in a systematic, non-threatening way.

This class will cover the basics of breath awareness and different types of yoga postures (asanas).  Throughout the session we will encourage a healthy connection between breath and posture, increasing body awareness, and ease in movement.  The class will also explore relaxation techniques to increase your sense of well being and balance.

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Book Discussion Group

1 – 2:30 pm

Join us for this special discussion group.  As a group, we decide together on a book to read and discuss.   In each session, we read aloud and discuss how the ideas in the book relate to our own lives.  Rather than just being intellectual, this is an organic way to get heart of the spiritual teachings into your own life.

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