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Every life is unique. We are all individuals with our own inner inquiries, our own tendencies, qualities, and likeness. Finding our nature, our truth and authenticity is often fundamental to our well-being. The wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation helps us to understand our nature, our psychology, physiology and our individual responses toward change and transitions from the inner world to the outer world. Together, this triune helps to bring balance to each unique individual, and by doing so it can help to eliminate suffering and disharmony, allowing us to become unified, healthy and empowered.

 

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Throughout this comprehensive, integrated program, you will


Discover how to apply the principles of Ayurveda to the ancient eight-limbed science of Yoga. Merge the philosophies that support Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation to incorporate and teach holistic practices in daily life.

Study the precepts of Ayurveda and learn how dosha specific asana, pranayama, concentration, meditation, mudra, kriyas, and mantra, can bring deep healing to the mind, emotions and body.

Learn to identify the Dosha Prakruti or the Bio Energetic constitution, along with specific care, lifestyle and appropriate practices that will support the mind-body-spirit balance.

Learn how to teach and create yoga classes for groups and individuals, based on their Ayurvedic constitution, age, the seasons, and state of metabolism or agni.

Delve into study of Yoga Psychology and begin to examine the core of Psycho Neuro Immunology (PNI) and Mind Body Medicine.

Explore and practice the teaching fundamentals of Asana, Ayurvedic Asana, Personal Development and Communication

Most importantly this course will establish growth and transformation for all students and teachers who are interested to know more about themselves, the depth of Yoga and Ayurveda, and the authentic principles that can help to maintain a healthy approach to life.

CURRICULUM

HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY I

  • Introduction to Yoga in relation to Ayurveda
  • The Sages
  • The Four Vedas
  • The Shad Dharshan: Understanding the Macrocosm and the Microcosm
  • The Samkya Philosophy & Involution of Consciousness: The Journey from the Doshas to Samadhi
  • The Four Ashrams of Vedic Life: Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha, Sannyasa
  • The Goals of Human Life: Purusartha - Dharma, Artha, Kama & Moksha
  • The 4 Karmas: Balancing Laws of Cause and Effect - Sanchita, Prarabdha, Kriyamana and Agami
  • Ashtanga -The Eight Limbs of Yoga and The Eight Limbs of Ayurveda
  • The Yamas and Niyamas from the Elemental perspective
  • The Six Branches of Yoga: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Tantra
  • The Bhagavad Gita & The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • YOGA ASANA

  • Sun Salutations for each Dosha
  • An Ayurvedic Approach to the Teaching and Practice of Yoga Asana
  • Sequencing & Leading Yoga for Kapha Dosha
  • Sequencing & Leading Yoga for Pitta Dosha
  • Sequencing & Leading Yoga for Vata Dosha
  • Sequencing & Leading Yoga group classes based on the seasons and the Doshas
  • AYURVEDA

  • Introduction to the Tri-Dosha Theory: Dosha Prakruti and Vikruti
  • Introduction to the Tri-Guna Theory
  • Balancing the Doshas and Sensory Care
  • Dinacharaya and Ritucharaya – Daily Routines and Seasonal Routines
  • The Indriyas – The Senses, The Organs of Action and Cognition
  • Leading and Sequencing group classes for the Dosha Prakruti
  • Understanding how Ayurveda and Yoga work together to bring overall balance of the mind, body, spirit and senses
  • MEDITATION

  • Meditation and the Senses
  • Elemental Meditation
  • Empty Bowl Meditation
  • MANTRA & THE ELEMENTS

  • Sound Healing for the Elements and The Chakras
  • AUM Kara, A-Kara, U-Kara, M-Kara and the manifestation of each sound to each element
  • PRANA

  • Introduction to the 5 Pranas/Vayus: The Panch Prana Theory
  • Pranayama and the Doshas
  • SUBTLE ANATOMY

  • The Three Bodies
  • The Pancha Kosha Theory and the elements
  • How the elements and Doshas are connected to the Chakras, Kundalini, Ida & Pingala
  • Marmas
  • The Pancha Pranas (see section on Prana)
  • AYURVEDA DIETETICS

  • The 6 Rasas (The power of taste and the desire of will for life)
  • The Gunas – How the qualities of food affect our consciousness
  • Incompatible Foods
  • Diet for the Doshas
  • PRACTICUM & FACILITATION SKILLS

  • Formal Practice Teaching
  • Refining your Teaching: Language, Guiding & Transitioning
  • Assisting, Supporting, & Modifying Poses
  • Sequencing, Transitioning, & Sustaining Postures
  • How to Consult and Support
  • Leading Private Sessions
  • Theming & Cohesion
  • Preparing for final practicum

  • To register, e-mail: info@jaiwellness.com

    Course Dates

  • Jan 20
  • Feb 3/17
  • March 3/17/31
  • April 14/28
  • May 12/26
  • June 9
  • Cost

  • $990, plus hst before November 30th
  • $1150, plus hst after November 30th

  • Payment plans are available.

    Presenter: Nicole Mahabir is the founder of JAI Wellness in Toronto, Ontario. C-IAYT, AYT, E-RYT, YACEP


    BIO: Nicole Mahabir is a certified C-IAYT, an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Ayurveda Practitioner and Shamanic Masters Practitioner with over 3000 hours of study and teaching. She has lead professional certified courses in Ayurveda, Ayu-Yoga and Yoga Therapy for the past 10 years. She is also seasoned teacher of energy medicine, holding designations and extensive practice of Shamanic Healing Masters, Reiki Mastery and Ayurvedic Neurotherapy. When Mahabir isn't teaching or seeing clients, she is leading international wellness retreats. Mahabir is a Senior Health and Wellness Contributor for CBC, drawing focus on yoga therapy, ayurveda and natural medicine.