200 HOUR YOGA & AYURVEDA ONLINE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Namaste and welcome to Dancing Shiva's online personal learning program for lifestyle enhancement or for becoming a Yoga and Ayurveda Counselor. The program is designed for students who want to study in a private manner or simply do not have the time to attend the live course or perhaps for scheduling reasons. The online program allows students the opportunity to study in a personalized manner according to their schedule, at home or anywhere on the planet, from their own computer. The only difference is from taking the course live is that you can participate in the program from your own computer at anytime and receive certification for 200 hours of study. That means you can just log on to the website enter your password and watch video lectures, take quizzes and take the course as you like, at any time. You do not have to follow any particular schedule. You choose to watch videos and study whenever you like.
One Program with Two Great Systems
This is the original Yoga and Ayurveda program that unites both sciences into an authentic teaching approach and lifestyle-training course. This program uniquely teaches how Yoga and Ayurveda are practiced together to create the perfect balance of practical wisdom and spirituality.
~ If you are looking for a course that embraces the essence of all types of yoga, this is it. This course strongly adheres to individuals seeking their truth as a path for personal transformation.
~ The Yoga aspect of the program involves developing discipline through dynamic yoga practices and rituals to discover a deeper understanding of who you to find your dharma (purpose) in life.
~ On the Ayurvedic side, daily and seasonal routines are taught as a foundation for balanced healthy living and longevity to develop a profound relationship with nature. The importance of this program lies in understanding the material in a manner that aids the student/practitioner in the development of his or her sadhana/spiritual lifestyle disciplines. Essentially our motto is, “if you are living it, you understand it!”
All the course materials are provided online:
~ Beautiful videos of the complete program classes.
~ Online testing.
~ Evaluations and teleconferences.
~ Fascinating charts and illustrations, practical exercises for spiritual development and a multitude of ayurvedic practices and remedies for personal self healing.
A complete welcome kit is mailed to you once you have enrolled:
~ Comprehensive 300 page course manual.
~ Sun, Moon and Earth book by Mas Vidal
~ Optimum Yoga DVD series - Masterful practices with Mas Vidal.
~ Autobiography Of A Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
~ Sacred yogic prayer bead necklace.
Each of the 12 course modules includes yoga practices, mantras and meditations, modern themes and metaphors, video lectures and Q & A discussions. These sciences as presented in this program consistently endorse the surest means of learning Yoga and Ayurveda as we guide you through into healing, practicing and eventually living a new balanced lifestyle.
Share the wisdom of this program in so many ways:
~ With your family and friends.
~ Become a lifestyle specialist at a health resort or spa.
~ Teach yoga to your friends or at any yoga studio across the USA, fitness centers and health clubs, schools and universities.
Note: This level one training provides the student with the discipline and lifestyle that support the Yoga and Ayurveda teachings. A healthy and balanced lifestyle must come first before becoming a teacher and a good example for others to learn from.
Specific reading assignments are given from the below texts with each program section to support the core materials outlined in the curriculum and as a supplement to the program manual. These readings are equally important to the program manual. Note: The course does require the specified material and authors listed below.
• Sun, Moon and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga & Ayurveda by Mas Vidal
• Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley
• Bhagavad Gita “God Talks With Arjuna” by Paramahansa Yogananda
Note: The Autobiography of A Yogi is included with registration and will be shipped with the program packet.
The above listed course books can be ordered at a discount directly from www.Natarajbooks.com and use the coupon code “DSYA” or the books can also be ordered on Amazon.com
PART ONE: WISDOM MYTH AND THE GOLDEN AGE_______________10 hours
Ancient Wisdom (Vedas)
About B.C.E. and A.D.
The Four Vedas
Introduction To Yoga & Ayurveda
Vedanta & Samkhya Philosophy
PART TWO: BLUEPRINTS OF OUR WORLD______________________10 hours
Tattvas (24 Cosmological Principles)
Purusha / Ultimate consciousness
Cosmos in Four Parts
Yugas (World/Ages of Creation)
Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) basic principles
Comparison of vedic and western astrology
About the sun and the moon
Dharmas (Aims of Life)
PART THREE: FORCES OF NATURE_____________________________10 hours
Pancha Maha Bhutas (Five Great Elements)
Gunas (Prime Qualities)
Doshas (Biological Humors)
Ayurveda’s Two Main Forms
PART FOUR: THE MYSTICAL ENERGIES_________________________10 hours
The Five Directions of Prana
Three Shariras (Gross, Astral & Causal)
Karma & Reincarnation
PART FIVE: CLASSICAL & MODERN YOGA_____________________10 hours
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (Ashtanga)
Scriptures of Hatha Yoga
Tantra and Hatha Yogas Deeper Connection
Tantra and The Yogis
Yoga In The West
Yoga and Ayurveda in America
The Healing Potential & Sacredness Of The Feet
PART SIX: YOGA ASANA________________________________________10 hours
Asana Purpose & Function
Group Yoga Practice
Types of Asanas
Salutation to the Sun & Moon (Surya and Chandra Namaskar)
The Essence of Yoga and Ayurveda
The Elements of Ayurvedic Yoga
Characterisitcs of the Dosha Types in a Balanced State
Characterisitcs of the Dosha Types Out of Balance
Principles of Alignment
A Threefold Approach To Alignment
Length of Holding Yoga Postures
Energetics of Asana
PART SEVEN: MANTRA – PRANAYAMA – MEDITATION___________10 hours
Five Levels Of Chanting
Types of Mantras
The Melody Of Aum
The Garland: The Symbolism and Sacredness of 108
Types of Pranayama
Meditation (Prayer, Visualization & Affirmations)
Five Steps of Meditation
Preparation for Meditation (Understanding Pratyahara)
PART EIGHT: ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS_______________10 hours
Dhatus & Malas
General Anatomy and Physiology (Human body)
Spinal Column and Major Systems
Anatomy Part II (Dosha Organs)
East & West-Comparing Systems
PART NINE: BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE______________________ 10 hours
Role of the Individual
Doshas in the classroom
Practice Notes for Dosha Types
Five Vital Components of a Yoga Practice (asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana)
Learning the Art of Intuition
Raja Yoga and Ayurveda
PART TEN: THERAPEUTICS OF HEALTH & WELLNESS_____________________10 hours
Digestion, Peace Of Mind, Balance
Therapies (Nasya, Jal Neti, Abhyanga, Sweat, Fasting)
Special Concerns of Practice (Menstruation Period, Injuries, Pregnancy & Ailments)
PART ELEVEN: LIVING WITH NATURE__________________________________10 hours
Ayurvedic Living and Daily Routine
Diet (Six Tastes),
The Gunas & Food
Tastes & The Doshas
Ayurvedic Dietary Themes (Ama, Jatharagni)
Seasons & The Doshas
Ayurvedic Herbology (Digestive System)
Foods (Dairy products, Milk, Ghee, Eggs, Meats, Mushrooms, Chywanprash)
The Ashramas (Yogic Living)
PART TWELVE: SPIRIT AND NATURE DANCING TOGETHER_________________10 hours
Spirit and Nature
Being a Bhakti Yogi
Universality of Truth (Sanatana Dharma)
12 Home Yoga: Practices & Disciplines 30 hours
These exercise are given at the end of each course section to develop yogic discipline and for lifestyle enhancement.
12 Home Ayurveda: Routines & Remedies 30 hours
A variety of daily and seasonal routines are given at the end of each course section to promote self healing and connect you to natures medicine.
Monthly Conference Calls 20 hours
Each month the program Director or staff will lead engaging discussions on course topics, answer your questions and share informative dialogue with students.
Total Hours__________________________________________________________200 hours