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Ayurvedic Healing for Yoga Practice (50 hrs)

With Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

A 50-hour experiential training for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists &
experienced Yoga practitioners.


We are happy to offer you this special course -  organized in cooperation with The Yoga Therapy Institute - for you to apply Ayurvedic principles in your yoga teachings or practice. This course focuses on providing you with simple guidelines and remedies for healthy living and practicing, and for you to be able to apply these guidelines for your students, clients, friends and family. 


This Ayurvedic Healing for Yoga Practice course is a thorough introduction into the basic principles of Ayurveda and how to connect these to yoga. You will get to know the three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) and you will learn how they work and how you can use them in your daily life. We will dive into Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology and how this applies to Yoga practice. We will introduce the concept of agni, and how it relates to our lifestyle - our digestion as well as our thinking. Nutrition and cooking are intimately connected with agni, and we will also include a practical cooking demonstration in this module. 


We will bring into our practice what we learn: Applying vata, pitta, kapha and agni to Asana and Pranayama. You will learn how Ayurvedic and Yogic anatomy and physiology have their own ancient terminology and how this terminology relates to body, mind and soul. 


This module lays the foundations for a truly Ayurvedic understanding of ‘therapy’ and gives a framework for understanding and applying Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy tools in your personal practice, as a Yoga Teacher or as a Yoga Therapist.


Program Outline

•    The basic principles of Ayurveda
•    Sankhya Philosophy and the Five Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether)
•    The three Doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) and their physiology
•    The three Gunas – the three qualities of the mind
•    Incorporating the Five Elements in a Yoga practice
•    Deep understanding of Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology in yoga practice
•    Balancing guidelines and Yoga practices for each dosha
•    Meditation & Yoga Nidra
•    Agni, nutrition and digestion
•    Working with Agni in Yoga & Ayurveda
•    Ayurvedic cooking for health & happiness (practical cooking session)
•    Experiencing Ayurvedic daily routine
•    Integrating the Three Doshas, Agni and Dharana in simple Yoga practices (Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana)


The week will be partially held as a residential retreat. The course will be at Delight Yoga’s Prinseneiland studio from Monday to Thursday. Thursday afternoon you will travel to the beautiful and quiet retreat center ‘The Land of Now’ in Groningen, so you can go even deeper into experiencing living in an Ayurvedic routine.



Each morning starts with Meditation & Ayurvedic Yoga, followed by theory. In the afternoon, there will either be theory or a dosha balancing practice, ending every day with Meditation and/or Yoga Nidra for establishing and restoring. At the retreat center, the Meditation and Yoga Nidra will be done during the evening.

Monday to Wednesday the course takes place at Prinseneiland from 9:30 to 18:00. On Thursday, the class at Prinseneiland finishes at 13:30, after which there is time to travel to ‘The Land of Now’ in Groningen, where you are expected at 18:00. 



This course is developed for experienced yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, yoga therapy trainees and yoga therapists. Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour certification or at least 2 years of regular yoga practice (of minimum 3 times per week). If you are not sure if you are ready to participate in this course, please contact us at



The fees for the workshops are €675 and the retreat costs are €275, amounting to a total of €950. You can only book this workshop including the retreat. Included in the price is:

•    Course manual
•    Practical Ayurvedic cooking sessions
•    Three nights accommodation at ‘the Land of Now’ (based on double occupancy rooms)
•    Three daily delicious vegetarian meals at ‘The Land of Now’


Please note that transportation to Groningen is not included in the course price.

Terms & Conditions Article 17 (Cancellation of Participation in Retreat) apply for this workshop.

Date / Time




10 June 2019, 09:30 - 18:00


Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

11 June 2019, 09:30 - 18:00


Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

12 June 2019, 09:30 - 18:00


Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

13 June 2019, 09:30 - 21:00

The Land of Now, Groningen

Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

14 June 2019, 09:30 - 21:00

The Land of Now, Groningen

Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

15 June 2019, 09:30 - 21:00

The Land of Now, Groningen

Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

16 June 2019, 09:30 - 17:00

The Land of Now, Groningen

Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam

This workshop is only available as a full course, total price:




You can register for this workshop by clicking ‘Book’ and paying online with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.