“To fully understand yoga, you must have some understanding of Ayurveda,” Yogarupa Rod Stryker
Understanding yoga as a holistic system for overall wellbeing – physically, mentally and spiritually is the starting place. Ayurveda gives you more technologies to assure success in your spiritual pursuits. It is the medicine side to your personal unfoldment – the medicines being your diet, your lifestyle and your thoughts. If any or all of these are not aligned with your true nature, you will fail in your pursuits.
The study of Ayurveda assists you in identifying your imbalances, how they present and how to mitigate them. Simple lifestyle and diet changes can make a world of difference. There is not one-size-fits-all in Ayurveda, we are all truly unique. Thus, fad diets will affect each of us differently – some favourably, others not so much. Even yoga practices, particularly those with static sequencing can be harmful rather than helpful.
You must know what your needs are then live and practice accordingly.
You will leave this module with a deep understanding of your own constitution, the factors that influence it favourably and unfavourably, practices that support aligning your current condition to your true nature, and the ability to identify imbalances (physically, mentally and spiritually) in yourself and others. You will be well on your way to applying yoga and Ayurveda practices in a manner that is truly healing.
This workshop provides 20 continuing education credits and credit to your 300-hour yoga training and teacher certification.
What you’ll learn at Ayurveda – Yoga’s Sister Science:
- history of Ayurveda
- Sankhya philosophy
- tridosha – biological humours
- constitution (prakriti) and condition (vikruti)
- gunas – mental doshas
- subtle doshas – prana, tejas, ojas
- pairs of opposites
- aggravated doshas and their symptoms
- balancing doshas
We look forward to your participation!