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Ayurvedic Studies With Vijaya Stern In San Diego

Ayurveda is known as the "Science of Life". In ancient India, Ayurveda and its sister sciences, yoga and meditation, were the means for individuals to insure a healthy body and mind to allow for the pursuit of their spiritual practices.

Ayurveda is known as the "Science of Life". In ancient India, Ayurveda and its sister sciences, yoga and meditation, were the means for individuals to insure a healthy body and mind to allow for the pursuit of their spiritual practices.

Today the principals of Ayurveda are being employed by many people who seek to find balance and healing through its specific diet, herbal and life style prescriptions.

Students will become aware of how Ayurveda can keep the body/mind healthy, and assist in achieving a keen awareness of the subtle bodies through the experience of the denser physical body. Yoga teachers and health practitioners will find Ayurveda principles a valuable tool in supporting the health and well-being of their clients and students.


Tuition: Cost: Ala Carte: $1800

Hours of Workshop: See Course Syllabus Below

Event Categories: Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga Workshops

Venue: The Soul of Yoga - 627 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024 United States
Phone: 760.943.7685

Facilated By Vijaya Stern



Upon completion of this course students will gain…


• The fundamental principals of Ayurveda, the Tri-Dosha theory, Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology.
• The concepts of disease management from an Ayurvedic perspective.
• The application of nutrition and diet as a prescription for health and balance.


Course Syllabus:

1. July 11-14
Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda & Tridosha Theory:
Sankhya Philosophy, History, Myth,
Prakruti (Constitutional type)
Elements, Universal Attributes

2. August 15-18
Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology Disease Management:
Subdoshas & Prana, Tejas & Ojas (subtle essences),
Dhatus (tissues systems), Srotas, (Bodily channels)
Samprapti (Pathogenesis of Disease),
Vikruti (imbalances),

3. October 15-18
Digestion & Nutrition:
Six Taste, Energetics of Food,
Diet Guidelines for the Doshas,
Food Combining,
Agni (digestive fire),
Ama (results of indigestion)
Malas (bodily waste)

4. Dec 12-15
The Subtle Body, Asana & Pranayama:
Chakras and the Endocrine System,
Asanas for each dosha,
Pranayama and Emotional Release Breathwork,
Basic Pulse

Required reading:
Textbook of Ayurveda by Vasant Lad, TAP press

About Vijaya Stern

Vijaya Stern is a highly recognized teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda who has served as a Board of Directors for the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

She is a highly recognized teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda. She has practiced in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada and New York. A graduate of Clayton College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1993, she has devoted her main course of study to Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM since 1982. Vijaya has also studied with Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr. Ranade, Lopsong Rapgay, Deepak Chopra and Vajra Ma & Nita Rubio,(Sacred Dance), Parvathi Nanda Nath (MahaVidya Wisdom), Hart deFouw (Jyotisha and Vastu Shastra) along with advanced Ayurvedic studies in India. Vijaya has taught Ayurveda and PanchaKarma (ayurvedic rejuvenation) at several Yoga Studios, Massage Schools, New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda. Other areas of study include Emotional Breathwork, Sanskrit Chanting, Tantric Mysticism and several forms of Yoga. She is the originator of Shakti Marga Tantric Movement Therapy, which incorporates Ayurveda, Tantra, Yoga and Breathwork into a form of self-healing.

More information: http://soulofyoga.com/yogateachertraining/trainings/500-hour-certification/ayurveda-studies/

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