Sivananda Yoga Farm Virginia

June 22, 2018
Pegasus Farm Campground, 480
YACC VN Mar2014

Tuition Cost $1, 000 plus

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing, integration and transformation on all levels of our being. Traditional Ayurveda focuses more on the treatment side of this process (Chikitsa) for body and mind, while Traditional Yoga aims more at self-development and Self-realization (Sadhana).

Modern Yoga has sometimes tried to create a therapeutic model, but this is largely apart from Ayurveda or restricted to asana only. Such a model is limited and seldom reflects the greater Yoga tradition or the Ayurvedic ramifications of Yoga philosophy and psychology. This course aims at providing a more traditional model of Yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, the medical aspect of the Yoga tradition. Ayurveda is now recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine available and its popularity is spreading throughout the world.

This comprehensive program covers the main Ayurvedic concepts and language of the doshas, subdoshas, malas (waste products) and agnis (digestive capacity of the body and mind).

This is a thorough, foundational course for students based on the books and distance learning programs of Dr David Frawley and taught in the Sivananda yoga tradition. The course is designed for students of all kinds. There is no required medical background for those wishing to take the course. You may already have a background in Yoga, such as gained by graduates of our TTC or some kind of previous Yoga training.

IMG_0987The goal of the course is to provide students a foundation in Ayurveda. The course qualifies a person to function as an ‘Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor’, assessing Ayurvedic constitutional types and how to guide people to balance through daily health regimens and life-style recommendations. You’ll be introduced to the basic assessment of Constitutional types and be able to educate your students/clients on balance through understanding themselves through Ayurvedic principles.

This is the first in a series of modules offered by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization in collaboration with Dr David Frawley (Vamadeva). The course manuals are derived from the correspondence courses of the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a 100 hour Certificate from Sivananda and AIVS jointly.

Topics of study:

- Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
- History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
- 3 Gunas
- 5 elements
- 3 doshas
- 20 Qualities, 10 pairs of opposites
- 5 Subdoshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha
- Subtle Doshas – Prana, Tejas and Ojas
- Digestion (agni), and waste elimination (mala)
- Constitutional Examination
- Mental Nature


Upon successful completion of the training students receive a co-certification signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and the American Institute of Vedic Sciences (AIVS).


The course will be held in Dalat, the City of Eternal Spring, a very popular destination for it cool and stable weather, hovers between a pleasant 15°C (average daily minimum) to 24°C (average daily maximum) and attractive landscape of colonial villas, gardens, lakes and rolling hills. Located around 1, 400 meters above the sea level, it is indeed an ideal place for Yoga retreat, summer escape and on-top-of-the-list rest and relaxation site in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Dalat market has always been a must-see site for visitors with its locally-made specialties such as artichoke tea, candied fruits, coffee and the finest cool climate vegetables and flowers in Vietnam.
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