The study and practice of Yoga has, for many centuries, been linked to the study of complementary arts from Indian culture such as Mantra, textual Chanting, Karnāṭaka music or Āyurveda lifestyle skills. For example, traditionally Āyurveda and Yoga went hand in hand and the importance of understanding the principles of Āyurveda is obvious when exploring Yoga texts such as the Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā.
“Food will either sustain the body or eat it.”
- Śrī T Krishnamacharya
T Krishnamacharya understood the relevance and role of these complementary arts. His study and teaching work was characterised by the application of arts such as Āyurveda to support the development of the student’s potentials within their life and journey. So for students of Yoga, an understanding of Āyurveda will complement and help their Yoga study and practice.
The Introductory Āyurveda Study Course offers a two day weekend Workshop in the study and practice exploring the core principles within Āyurveda.
Oct 18 2014
Foundational Module One Āyurveda Study Course- Programme no 3 - Places Available
The viniyoga of Āyurveda - Lifestyle Skills and Yoga Teachings Two Day Workshop October 18/19th 2014
Nov 21 2015
Foundational Module One Āyurveda Study Course- Programme no 4
The viniyoga of Āyurveda - Lifestyle Skills and Yoga Teachings Two Day Workshop November 21/22nd 2015
This particular Introductory Study Course will focus on the application or viniyoga of Āyurveda lifestyle skills to Yoga teachings.
Refining our understanding of this relationship is essential:
- When working with the application of Yoga in sustaining a high energy potential (Śikṣaṇa) for study and practice
- When working with the application of Yoga as a support (Rakṣaṇa) in helping to maintain an active lifestyle\
- When working with the application of Yoga therapeutically (Cikitsa) with imbalances that cause or aggravate the disease process
Each session will help us develop how to:
- Appreciate the role of Nādī Parīkṣa or the study of pulse in Yoga
- Link Doṣa or constitution to Yoga practice and daily lifestyle
- Learn about Āhāra (food) and its relevance to daily lifestyle
- Assess appropriate and inappropriate Vihāra (lifestyle) practices
- Refine the ability of Āyurveda to link directly to Yoga practices
It will be useful for all Yoga teachers and students interested in refining Yoga practice through developing Āyurveda lifestyle skills. This can be either from a personal developmental or a professional expertise viewpoint.
The Introductory Āyurveda Study Course topics total over 10 hours through:
Yoga Practice – 2.25 hours
• Practical learning skills to refine your practice.
Āyurveda Lifestyle Study – 8.00 hours
Unpacking Key Āyurveda concepts such as:
- Pañca Prāṇa
- Nādī Parīkṣa
- Which concepts are most important?
- How the key concepts are linked.
- Learning to look through Haṭha at our relationship with others.
- Linking the concepts of Āyurveda to the ebb and flow of daily life.
Course Review – 0.15 hour
•Informal guidelines of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and personal practice.
The Introductory Āyurveda Workshop Weekend Schedule
- 9.30 – Onwards for refreshments
- 10.00 – Prompt Start introducing the days theme
- 10.15 – Āyurveda Study
- 11.15 – Break
- 11.30 – Āyurveda Study
- 12.30 – Yoga Practice
- 1.00 – Lunch
- 2.15 – Āyurveda Study
- 3.15 – Break
- 3.30 – Āyurveda Study
- 4.30 – Break
- 4.45 – Yoga Practice
- 5.30 – Departures
- 9.00 – Onwards for refreshments
- 9.30 – Prompt Start introducing the days theme
- 9.45 – Āyurveda Study
- 10.45 – Break
- 11.00 – Āyurveda Study
- 12.00 – Yoga Practice
- 12.30 – Lunch
- 1.30 – Āyurveda Study
- 2.15 – Break
- 2.30 – Āyurveda Study
- 3.15 – Closing and Review
- 3.30 – Yoga Practice
- 4.00 – Departures
A minimum of one year’s attendance at a Yoga group class of any Yoga approach, or 10 individual Yoga lessons with any Yoga teacher.
A total of 15 hours (10 hours tuition over two days plus suggestions for 5 hours guided home study and practice directions).
Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on the possibilities for further development after the course.
The Introductory Āyurveda Study Course Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students with 100% attendance. The IAS can count for 10 BWY CPD points for BWY Accredited Teachers.
Fees & Booking:
- The 2013 course fee will be £145 for the two days.
- The 2014 course fee will be £150 for the two days.
- The 2015 course fee will be £155 for the two days.
The full fee is payable at the time of booking and includes a 50 page colour manual, tuition, delicious vegetarian lunches each day and all refreshments.
The full course fee is made payable to Paul Harvey and sent to Yoganjali, Princes Place, Bristol BS7 8NP. Confirmation will be sent. All Fees are non-returnable and non-transferable. In the case of Yoga courses not running an acceptable alternative or a full refund will be offered.
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