Yoga and Ayurveda are like inseparable siblings – the union of Universal Wisdom. The combination of these two sciences brings forth a system of healing for physical, mental and spiritual health and happiness.
In this Foundation on Ayurveda program, led by Victoria (Tory) Hyndman, you will experience how we are all made up of nature's five great elements, the Pancha Mahabhutas (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) and how to live according to these laws of nature, enabling us to meet our fullest individual potential.
Though we are all made up of the exact same elements, we each contain different amounts of each element, therefore each one of us being a unique expression of nature. Consequently, we all need different foods, herbs, healing remedies, lifestyles, and yoga practices.This training is suitable for everyone who has a profound interest in Ayurveda and some experience with yoga.
- Introduction to Ayurvedic Lifestyles (dinacharya)
- Pancha Mahabhutas: the five great elements of nature and creation
- The Doshas: theory and functions within body and mind
- The Gunas: the set 10 universal qualities and their matching opposites. The theory of ‘like increases like’, ‘opposites heal’.
- Doshas in the seasons, in our life stages and the 24 hours of the day: the constant energetic dance of energies
- The mind states of sattva, rajas, tamas
- Spirituality in daily life: the four biological and spiritual instincts/aims of life: artha (finance/work), dharma (religion/spirit), kama (pro-creation/creative growth/ happiness) and moksha (freedom/liberation)
- The dhatus (bodily tissues), srotas (systems of the body), ojas (vitality), tejas (sacred flame of intelligence) and prana (energetic body/life force)
- Reading the map of the soul: the face. Each individual organ is a storehouse for a specific emotion. The face is the map of the soul and shows which emotions/organs have been affected through diet, lifestyle or emotional trauma
- The Chakras and Kundalini: their locations and functions, seen through the Ayurvedic lens.
- checking in with each other, usually goes into some contemplative/Ayurvedic talk
- asana, pranayama practice
- Ayurvedic talk/theory
- restorative yoga
Plan some extra time each day to incorporate and apply the suggested morning routine into your daily life, plus a 30-minute sit to reflect on the day from the Ayurvedic perspective in order to understand, digest, and absorb the new insights.
What you will learn
In this 50-hour program, you will receive a solid foundation on the pillars of Ayurveda and guidelines for applying these principles in your own life. You will understand how the three doshas are formed. Through this understanding, you will discover your own natural-born constitution (prakruti), your current imbalance (vikruti), and start to develop your ‘Ayurvedic Eye’ to see things from the Ayurvedic perspective, which brings profound and deep insight into your life and your world.
Type: 50-hour training
Teacher: Victoria Raven Hyndman
Location: Delight Yoga Weteringschans, Amsterdam
Date/Time: 27 November - 3 December 2023. All days from 9:30 - 17:45
Some yoga experience (not necessarily physical yoga - breathwork or meditation experience is also fine)
This training is suitable for everyone with a profound interest in Ayurveda.
The best way of learning and integrating anything into our life is through direct experience. This training will be mainly experiential in nature. Although a digital reader will be provided to process the theory (outside of the training hours), it is recommended to bring an open mind, humility and humour, beside a good journal to record not only the training content, but also the transformative insights it can offer for your own life.
No previous Ayurvedic experience is required for joining this Level 1 training. If you already have some Ayurvedic experience or if you are a regular yoga practitioners or (future) yoga teacher/guide, we recommend following the Yoga & Ayurveda (50-hours - Level 2) program by Victoria instead which focuses more on the incorporation of Ayurveda into the daily yoga practice.
Please read one of the following books in preparation for this program:
- A Pukka Life by Sebastian Pole
- Ayurveda: Textbook of Fundamental Principles by Dr. Vasant Lad
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