Ayurvedic Nutrition & Yoga Therapy

300 Hour Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Foundation Course

Yoga Veda’s 300 hour course in Ayurvedic Nutrition, Yoga Therapy and Clinical Assessment is for anyone who would like to go in depth into their practice from an Ayurvedic Perspective.   Join NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and E-RYT Jacquelyn Richard and Yoga Veda's Director, Andy Betancourt as well as esteemed guest teachers on this journey into the wonderful world of Ayurveda.  


This certified course is offered by San Diego College of Ayurveda (Thailand branch) at Monte Vista Retreat Center on Koh Phangan and is a pre-requisite to all further Ayurvedic courses including Yoga Veda's Dual Certification -  600 Hour Ayurvedic Health Educator Course E-RYT 500 and is certified by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and the curriculum meets the guidelines outlined by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.   


This course not only meets but exceeds the requirements for a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Hour Teacher Training Program.


This course can be taken on it's own or as a track program towards the full curriculum, 1200 Hour Ayurvedic Practitioner / Clinical Yoga Therapist Professional Degree Program.  Enroll Today!



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"I had a wonderful experience at yoga Veda during my yoga teacher training. 
The course was just great and I learned a lot also personally I took a lot out of the course! 
Jacky and Andy are amazing teachers who have given us their knowledge in a really special way. 
I'm very grateful for that experience! And I will join the next training for sure! 
Thank you for all your love!" Laura

The initial 300 hour foundation course can be taken on its own, or as a track program to our full 2 year, 1200 Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist course that not only meets but exceeds the standards set forth by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (CYT 1000), The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (AHE 600) and the International Yoga Alliance (500 RYT).



Not only is this course one of the most complete courses on the market at this time, it is also one of the most complete. 


At this time, enrollment for the 300 hour Ayurvedic Nutrition and Yoga Therapy foundation course is open for the following dates and locations:


November 9 – 30, 2014 Isla Mujeres, Mexico

February 1-22, 2015 Cayman Islands, British West Indies

September 13-27, 2015 Iceland



Upon completion of the 300 hour course, students can decide to continue with Yoga Veda at the 300 hour (advanced), 500 hour or 1200 hour levels the following year in any of Yoga Veda’s exotic course locations.  

Upcoming Courses 2014 - 2015

Cayman Islands

FEBRUARY 1 - 22, 2015


Duration -  21 Day Intensive

200 RYT


* Blended Course (onsite & online)




Isla Mujeres, Mexico

NOVEMBER 9 - 30, 2014


Duration -  21 Day Intensive

200 RYT


* Blended Course (onsite & online)




SEPTEMBER 13-27, 2015


Duration - 2 Weeks

100 Foundation


* Blended Course (onsite & online)

Here's what you'll learn


Main Ayurvedic Principles and Concepts
Ayurvedic Nutrition Principles
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy 

Intro to Ayurvedic Herbology
Yogic Ayurvedic Assessment & Methodology
Therapeutic Application of Yoga & Ayurveda

Safe and Effective Teaching Methods


Ayurveda looks at the whole being, including the body, mind, and spirit. An Ayurvedic practitioner determines your unique constitution, and develops a treatment plan designed to heal the root cause of imbalance in your body, whether that be in the mind, the physical body, the etheric or astral body. You will learn how to recognize whether a being is primarily of a vata constitution (air and ether), pitta (fire and water), or kapha constitution (water and earth), or a combination of the doshas, and which of the elements or doshas are out of balance.


You will learn how to return harmony to the body and mind by balancing the elements within the doshas through daily breathing practices, yoga poses, foods, herbs, and lifestyle practices to balance your client in all situations and all seasons. It is clear that not every food is medicinal for all, not every yoga posture suits every person, not every health routine is a “one size fits all”. With the wisdom of Ayurveda, you can clearly determine the best way to nourish and vitalize your client by personalizing dietary choices, yoga and lifestyle routines.

In this course we will discuss Ayurvedic and Yoga Therapy support for Women Support for Post Partum and Menopause. Yoga Therapy for Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Mental Ama, respiratory issues and yoga therapy as well as Digestive imbalances and Ayurveda. Asanas and Ayurvedic Yoga Poses for Pranavaha Srotas, Annavaha Srotas, Mamsa Dhatu (Digestive System, Respiratory System, Muscular System, Lymphatic System). Yoga therapy for Vata, Pitta and Kapha imbalances. Yoga for different seasons. Yoga at different times during the day. 

OPTIONAL ONLINE PORTION- Ayurveda101, Tridoshas101, Agni, Daily Routine, Seasonal Routine, Marmas and Asanas, Sanskrit101, Anatomy and Physiology 101, Yoga Therapy101, Yoga Philosophy 201, Yoga Sequencing, Ayurvedic Nutrition101, Meditation 101, Ayurveda Kriya Sharir.  Through San Diego College of Ayurveda. 



Scope of this course

History of Ayurveda

History of Yoga and Yogic Philosophy

Samkhya Philosophy

Hatha Yoga - Sivananda Lineage

Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Bhanda

8 Limbs of Hatha Yoga

Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana Yoga

Bhagavad Gita

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Branches of Ayurveda

Gunas (20 opposing qualities)

Concept of Prakruti / Vikruti

Doshas, Sub-Doshas, Dhatus, Srotas

Concept of Agni, Ama, Malas

Concept of Prana, Tejas, Ojas

Clinical Assessment & Pulse Diagnosis

Pancha Mahabhutas

Ayurvedic Nutrition

Intro to Herbology


Seasonal Regimens

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Who should take this course?

Beginners will find this course a comprehensive introduction to both Ayurveda and Hatha yoga and will walk away with a deeper understanding of both.  You will gain a solid personal yoga practice and understand how to apply the concepts of Ayurveda in your practice, and in your life. You will also be able to confidently share and teach the concepts learned in this course in a safe, effective manner, from the space of understanding.   You will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT 200 Level.  


Yoga Teachers will find that they are able to deepen their personal practice from an Ayurvedic perspective.  You will learn how to apply Ayurvedic knowledge of asana, pranayama and meditation in your practice, and in your teachings.  After completion of this course you will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance for continuing education hours as well as further your ayurvedic education by enrolling in the Ayurvedic Health Educator program (AHE).  


This course is a prerequisite to all further Ayurvedic education and is recognized by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as a 200 hour certificate program and is taught through the San Diego College of Ayurveda. For those seeking further education in any 600 hour Ayurvedic Health Educator (AHE) program, this course is a pre-requisite.  This course not only meets, but exceeds the requirements as set forth by Yoga Alliance and after completing the course graduates may register with the Yoga Alliance at a 200 hour RYT level.  Registered Yoga Teacher. 

Recommended Texts

Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 1, Vassant Lad *

The Sivananda Companion to Yoga *

Yoga Mind and Body*

The Living Gita with commentary by Swami Satchidananda *


* Recommended but not required.  Handouts and course materials will be provided.


Ayurvedic Nutrition, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy & Clinical Assessment Course


200 Hour Ayurveda Yoga Alliance RYT Course

Prerequisites: None


NAMA Recognized 150 Hour Course 


This course is a pre-requisite to all further Ayurvedic Education Courses including the 600 Hour (AHE) Ayurvedic Health Educator Course, Yoga Veda's 300 Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy (advanced) Course 2015.


Curriculum meets the standards of the International Association of Yoga Therapists


Course Format


Blended. Online and Onsite Classes. This course requires attendance on site. Student must present 10 case studies, as well as Yoga therapy research paper presentations to class. Some of the course can be done via online classes, or blended online and on site or at another course location throughout the year. 

How to Register

1. Sign up and pays the installment or full fees.
2. We send you the home study material and workbooks. These can be submitted via email, Google Docs or faxed, or posted to us.
3. Online class - Student attends online LIVE classes and watches the pre recorded classes and study material. Recordings of live classes available.
4. Student also attends the onsite classes. Onsite classes require full attendance to meet the certification requirements of the course.  
5. Interactive Forums- Students can ask questions on Interactive forums. Student submit their assignments and assessments to the teacher via forums or email, Or, complete them online.

Course Fees

Course Includes: Booklets, Course Materials, Onsite Classroom Instruction & Asana Practices, Audio / Video Classes, Study Aids


Course Fees - $2800 USD if paid in full. $3100 USD if paid in installments. ($600 must be deposited at time of enrollment for those paying by installments)

Please Note: Course does not include Accommodation, Meals, Airfare, Ground Transfer, etc. 

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