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Ayurveda Yoga Specialist: Unit 3 Cooking and Recipes

October 26, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - October 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM$399.00
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This program has been recognized by and is registered with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

This is the only ayurvedic training program that requires a 200-hour yoga certification from an accredited yoga school to receive Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification, ensuring our graduates understand a deeper knowledge of yoga. All dedicated yoga students and teachers are invited to take this training, and a letter of completion will be provided for those who do not wish to pursue a yoga teacher certification.

All participants will learn the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Design dosha balancing asana sequences for different seasons, times of day, and specific ages
  • Use ayurvedic recipes and food and spice combinations to address imbalances and promote health and vitality
  • Create a practical lifestyle plan for yourself and your students based upon specific needs and goals
  • Offer one-on-one ayurvedic consultations with a diet and lifestyle focus
  • Confidently teach ayurvedic principles of wellness in the classroom
  • Understand how the practices of yoga are supported by ayurvedic diet and lifestyle principles

AYS program topics include:

  • How prana (life force) and ojas (deep vitality) can be cultivated to regulate and support agni (digestive fire) for optimal health
  • A deeper knowledge of doshas (constitutions), gunas (psychological tendencies), vayus (winds or movement of prana), and koshas (sheaths)
  • How to teach asana and pranayama to kindle agni and circulate prana for optimal energy management
  • The alchemy of yoga and ayurveda
  • Diet and lifestyle adjustments for daily, seasonal, and stage-of-life changes
  • How to identify and address vikriti (constitutional imbalances) using asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, and meditation

This training is the foundation for the Himalayan Institute’s advanced ayurvedic training programs of Ayurvedic Health Counselor and must be completed before moving on to the next level. Units 1-3 must be completed before registering for Unit 4. Unit 2 is taken as an online course or in person only at the Himalayan Institute. All four sessions are required for certification.



Using food as medicine is an ancient idea that many of us have lost touch with in our modern lives. The science of ayurveda uses food and spices to address specific imbalances and health concerns. In this unit, we will use ayurvedic recipes and dietary principles to support and enhance digestion of food, thoughts, and life experiences. Anyone who loves cooking or eating a delicious meal might be surprised at how vital these simple ayurvedic applications are to creating nourishing and balancing food. When you cook and eat in a way that supports optimal digestion, this creates a vibrant and solid foundation for moving forward in life and for spiritual development.

Using interactive group work, lecture, and time for practice, you will:

  • Be introduced to the six rasas (tastes) as the secret ingredient for optimal nourishment and for unlocking balance and overall wellness.
  • Learn how ayurvedic digestive theory supports physical, mental, and emotional digestion
  • Understand how simple dietary changes can profoundly improve overall digestion and elimination
  • Discover how ayurvedic cooking can heal when you use food and spice combinations to address specific constitutional imbalances and other health concerns
  • Experience yogic practices that support agni and improve digestion naturally
  • Work together in the kitchen to gain hands-on experience with preparing ayurvedic recipes including kitchari, ghee, churnas (dosha specific spice mixes), chai, and many more
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labors in the kitchen, tasting your ayurvedic meals with your classmates

This training is 3 days, October 26-28, 2018 with Kathryn Templeton

Host Venue:
Maya Yoga,  215 W. 18th St. Kansas City MO 64108

$399 per module, does not include meals and lodging. A discount is available if all four modules are paid for together in full.

[You will be taken to the Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies website.]


Start: October 26, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
End: October 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Cost: $399.00
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Venue Name: Maya Yoga
Address: 215 W. 18th Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Phone: 816-283-8985