Yoga Retreat & Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Course in Hawaii – 2015
Please join us for our featured retreat and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy course on the Big Island of Hawaii - pre-register now – the 2014 retreat sold out early!
The Big Island of Hawaii – Febraury 28th – March 9th, 2015 (10 days) @ Ramashala – Program outline below
Below is the program outline and itinerary but…
Here are some highlights of the Hawaiian Adventures on The Big Island:
Zen walk in the Botanical Gardens
Relaxing on and exploring the various beaches of Hawaii
This Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy course is designed for yoga teachers and practitioners who would like to learn and explore Ayurveda – the sister science of Yoga, in more depth.
Ayurveda is recognized as one of the most important healing systems of mind-body medicine. Yet it is more than merely a medical system aimed at the treatment of disease.
Ayurveda forms the necessities and foundation for a healthy, natural and balanced way of living. Ayurveda promotes longevity and prevents illness, allowing one to develop their highest potential.
This certified training is through the Sacred Seed Yoga & Ayurveda College – a Yoga Alliance approved school.
Participants who teach yoga will learn how to adapt yoga classes toward the specific needs of each individual according to their dosha or constitution.
In addition to asana (postures), specific pranayama (breathing) techniques, mantras, meditations, diet & nutrition, Ayurvedic cooking and energy management will be learnt and applied for deeper instruction.
The principles of this ayurveda training will be woven into our own mind and bodies as we practice, and once assimilated, they can be taught seamlessly – adding distinctive value and appeal to all classes and private Ayurveda & yoga therapy sessions, as well as Ayurvedic nutritional sessions..
For those on a spiritual journey and involved in other healing arts this course allows for a personal transformation within and without.
We will create an environment for Sattvic living – a lifestyle for harmony, inner peace and healing.
All course graduates will receive a 100 hour certificate from the Sacred Seed Yoga & Ayurveda College.
Program Outline (80 contact hours & 20 non-contact hours):
Foundational of Ayurvedic Principles: Includes the five element theory, the tridosha theory, the seven dhatus, agni, ama, and ojas. Each participant will also explore their own constitution and will learn to integrate these principles in an experiential way.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy: Includes the main practices and therapies such as Abhyanga (body oil massage), nasya (nasal treatments), neti pot, eye washes, tongue scraping and the usage of specific herbal & essential oils.
The Psychology of Ayurveda: Includes understanding psycho-spiritual development, the mental process of health and disease, personality of the doshic types, the subtle energies of the mind (prana, tejas and ojas), and the three gunas as yogic and Psychological Indicators. Also, the Ayurvedic application of the yoga sutras.
Asana & Ayurveda: Each pose is explored relative to the five directions of pranic movement and how that impacts the three doshas. Consideration is given to the effect a pose has on the three doshas as well as the structural and subtle energies of the body.
Pranayama & Ayurveda: Each pranayama technique is explored in its relationship to Ayurveda. Based on an understanding of the flow of prana through the three major nadi. Students will learn the energetic effects of alternate nostril breathing, solar pranayama, lunar pranayama, kapalabhati and other breathing techniques You will also learn to recommend the appropriate practice for your students or clients.
Energy Management: Visualiazations, concentration & meditation techniques will be explored to release samskaras (negative thoughts, emotions & pictures) and create a balanced state of Sattvic energy. Students will learn how to turn attention their inward and explore both their gross and subtle bodies – using this awareness to support the healing process.
Diet & Nutrition: Some Ayurvedic diet and nutritional concepts will be explored in this course for the purposes of health and well-being. The use of specific diet & herbs may also be explored to support the healing process. In addition, cooking and meal preparations will be learnt and integrated
7:00 am: Energy Management (meditation, pranayama and open discussion)
8:30 am: Tea & Breakfast break & food preparation
9:00 am: Ayurveda lecture, discussion and demonstration
11:00: Yoga Practice/ Asana Class
12:30: Lunch break
1:00 pm: Free time – R &R, island exploring & adventures
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Yin Yoga Practice
- Facilitators:Jai Kai & Aman Rai
- Program Fees: starting at $1650 all inclusive – 3 meals & accommodations, training manual & program sessions
- * does not include flight *all payments in US dollars due to the retreat being facilitated in the US