Ayurveda For Yoga Teachers

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers Level 1 (online, live streamed)
January 7-9 2022
20 hours Yoga Alliance continuing education credits
Friday January 7 – 6-9pm
Saturday January 8 – 9am-1pm & 2-6:30pm
Sunday January 9 – 9am-1pm & 2-6:30pm

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers Level 2 (online, live streamed)
February 4-6 for level 2
20 hours Yoga Alliance continuing education credits
Friday February 4 – 6-9pm
Saturday January 5 – 9am-1pm & 2-6:30pm
Sunday September 6 – 9am-1pm & 2-6:30pm

Yoga & Ayurveda were always meant to be taught together (that’s why we offer lots of Ayurveda in the 200 h Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training). But somehow most of us lost the connection to Ayurveda in our modern yoga practice.

In my humble opinion, teaching yoga is challenging without a basic understanding of Ayurveda. Once I started to explore the deep wisdom of Ayurveda, I could offer my students the right yoga for the season of the year or the season of their life. I never had ‘no inspiration’ for a class as Ayurveda taught me what was needed that time of the day or season. It even helped me to design private classes to help heal imbalances.

But – maybe most importantly – it taught me how to be compassionate with myself and my students: we all have tendencies that might bother us or those around us, but by knowing our constitution, we understand these tendencies are simply expressions of our energetic makeup and that we have simple tools to ease our way back to balance.

As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and yoga teacher, I’m so thrilled to be offering Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers level 1 & 2! Two 20 hours of continuing education weekends that will deepen your teaching and create more wellbeing in your own life and the lives of your students.

Each course includes: 
  • 3 60 minute practices
  • 5 Ayurvedic lectures
  • 2 Integration Assignments
  • Manual
  • Closing Mantra, Restorative or Pranayama circles
  • 20 Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance
Topics covered in Level 1
  • basics of Ayurveda: elements, dosha theory and more
  • how yoga & Ayurveda relate and why you’ll need Ayurveda to teach balancing, safe and transformative classes
  • how any challenges you might experience in teaching yoga relate to your own Ayurvedic constitution and how Ayurveda can help overcome these challenges
  • how to recognise doshas or imbalances in students in class
  • adjusting your verbal and physical adjustments to different doshas or imbalances
  • sequencing for different doshas or imbalances, both for group and private classes
  • seasons of the year, times of the day and seasons of life and their related dosha
  • creating a healthy (teaching) schedule according to Ayurveda
  • simple daily cleansing & nourishing morning and evening routine to support you in your teaching and life
Topics covered in Level 2
  • subdoshas of vata, pitta & kapha
  • imbalances connected to the subdoshas
  • pranayama, asana, meditation & mantra to help heal these imbalances
  • how to adjust your instruction & cues for the doshas when teaching pranayama, asana & meditation (with gunas, subdoshas, etc.)
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle applications to help heal these imbalances
  • how to create a short questionnaire for private students in order to design a specific (sub)dosha balancing sequence for them

Requirements:

– you have either finished a Yoga Teacher Training, are currently enrolled in one or are an experienced yogi with at least 3-4 years of steady practice
– for Level 2: you have either completed level 1 or have taken the 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Lucy & me
– you are willing to explore your own constitution and tendencies first, before helping your students

Investment:

One training weekend (20 hours) with Early Bird discount €259 when paid in full before November 1st 2021
Both training weekends (40 hours) with Early Bird discount €499 when paid in full before November 1st 2021
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How to join:
– Please send me an email via eliza.coolsma@gmail.com as a confirmation of your attendance
– Make a bank transfer of your full discounted payment or first instalment to M.E. Coolsma, Madrid, IBAN: NL31 INGB 0009 2721 77, SWIFT: INGBNL2A
– OR pay via www.paypal.me/ElizaCoolsma ticking box ‘paying for friends’ to avoid any additional fees

I’m looking forward to sharing this amazing wisdom with you!