In this Issue: 
Embodying the 
Principles of Ayurveda 
in Yoga TherapyMOD8 
May 3-10th, 2015

An intensive program that focuses on the relationship between Yoga and Ayurveda. In this program, students gain an in-depth understanding of the philosophical basis for Yoga and Ayurveda practices within the Samkhya system. 

Through an exploration of Ayurvedic principles, the five elements, and the methods and techniques of Yoga, students learn how to unite these two complementary systems into a methodology for reestablishing balance in their work as Yoga therapists.

Dhanvantari, diety of healing and patron of ayurvedic medicine

In this program, students explore the first two pillars of health in Ayurveda: ahara (food) and vihara (lifestyle), and learn to integrate these pillars with the bahiranga (external) limbs of Yoga. They also explore the third pillar of health, aushadi, which is the use of herbs in food preparation and common formulations to support Yoga therapy practices. Students' skill in the practical application of Ayurveda is augmented through the learning of pulse diagnosis, tongue reading, working with the six tastes, including food combining, and the Integrative Yoga Therapy protocol for balancing the mind using Ayurvedic psychology. This program is taught by Cathy Prescott and Maria Mendola. 


"This training weaves in the fundamentals of Ayurveda, while expertly guiding participants in its uses within a yoga therapy milieu.  Mostly experiential, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy is a great course to step in and apply the concepts of this Ancient format in a modern yoga therapeutic session." ~Maria Mendola, IYT Faculty                                   
Congrats to our students who just completed Module 1 in February in Austin, TX !!
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Module 2: Yoga Therapy in Practice
June 8-21st at the Ancient Yoga Center in Austin, TX! 
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Ellen Schaeffer, IYT's Director of 200 Hr Programs, shares her favorite mudras to balance vata: She likes to use Bhu mudra for its grounding earth energy, Hakini mudra for its strong sense of integration, and Dharmadhatu mudra (pictured) during meditation.  

Dharmadhatu Mudra ~ Gesture of Tranquility

"Following the rhythmic flow of the breath, the mind finds a natural place to rest." 

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Dr. Ananda was one of the people Joseph and Lilian visited and interviewed while in India in 2014. Here, Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani briefly explains the 12 Yogic diagnostic tools (Dwadasha Rogalakshana Anukrama) that have been given by Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, one of the foremost authorities on Yoga in the 20th century.

India Joseph and Lilian have returned from another epic journey through India, exploring Indian history, the roots of yoga therapy as well as its future. Read about their visits to the Soukya International Holistic Healing Center, the Yoga Institute, Moraji Desai, Patanjali Yogpeeth and more! 
Visit our 
Yoga Therapy Resources page for the whole series on Joseph and Lilian's travels in India

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Trainings Calendar 2015 Schedule 
Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda
Mary 3 - 10, 2015
Ancient Yoga Center, Austin, TX.
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Module 2: Yoga Therapy in Practice 
June 8 - 21, 2015
Ancient Yoga Center, Austin, TX. 
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Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy 

July 27 - August 9, 2015

Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, MA.
Call Kripalu to register:
(800) 741-7353 / (413) 448-3152
Module 2: Yoga Therapy in Practice 
August 10 - 23, 2015
Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, MA.

Mudra & Pranayama Yoga Therapy Applications

December 1 - 8, 2015  

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