Immerse yourself in study and practice as a way of integrating the principles of Ayurveda into your personal and professional life.  

This course is an in-depth introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of Ayurveda, including its philosophical approach and its practical applications. Understand the history and philosophy of Ayurveda through ancient texts and sanskrit study. Discover the doshas, or constitutional types, and their impact on digestion and lifestyle. Explore pranayama breathing techniques and meditation. Master techniques for cleansing, physical activity, and nutrition to achieve balance and health. Graduates of this program are eligible to continue their studies in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor training.


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2020 Program Dates
Mar 20–22 • Apr 17–19 • May 15–17 • Jun 19–21 • Jul 17–19 • Aug 14–16

Course Times
Fridays 7:15–9:15pm · Saturdays 1:30–7:30pm · Sundays 12:30–7:30pm

All sessions take place at Down Under School of Yoga in Newton. 

Weekly Webinars
Tuesday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm, Mar 19–Aug 6

Tuition and Fees
$3,200 (or $3,000 if paid in full by January 1, 2020)


Under the direction of Kate O'Donnell students in this 165 hour training will be fully immersed in Ayurveda as a way of life while sharing space with a community of like-minded individuals. The training is specifically created for: 

  • Yoga teachers and depth practitioners of yoga interested in deepening their personal practice.

  • Individuals on a professional track in holistic health and wellness.

  • Those interested in improving their health and general well being.

What you will learn:

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History and Philosophies of Ayurveda (19.5 hours)

Review of the history of Ayurveda and the six perennial philosophies that under pin Ayurveda and Yoga.

Sanskrit overview including vocabulary and chanting (11.5 hours)

Introduction to the Sanskrit alphabet, vocabulary words, pronunciation, shlokas and chants of yoga and Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle (42 hours)

In depth look at the biological rhythms best suited for a healthy lifestyle as well as daily practices to maintain vigor and health in the body.

Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology (28.5 hours)

Overview of the body through the lense of the five elements, the three doshas, the seven tissues and the complex channel system of the human body.

Digestion and Nutrition (21.5 hours)

Overview of the digestive system from both the Ayurvedic and western viewpoint and the unique approach to nutrition based on Ayurvedic principles. 

Yoga and Ayurveda/ Ayurvedic Psychology (50 hours)

Overview of the connection between Ayurveda and Yoga in regard to the mind. 

Simple Home Remedies for health and prevention (4.5 hours)

A basic approach to “kitchen medicine” for everyday ailments.

Student practicum/presentations (22.5 hours)

Students will present a project to the class as part of their mastery of the course information. 

Weekly Webinars from 7–9pm on Tuesday evenings will afford trainees the opportunity to further explore the principles of Ayurveda and delve deeper into their study of the science through open discussion.

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