600 Hour Ayurveda Program

 An integral Ayurvedic counseling program for yoga teachers, healers and lifestyle enthusiast.


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Brief Introduction: This integral certification program is ideally suitable for yoga teachers, health practitioners and those interested in lifestyle enhancement. The program aims to present ancient ayurvedic wisdom in a practical manner to promote health and wellness, through the prevention of common health issues and the promotion of ayus or longevity through diet, harmony with the cycles of life and synergy of the mind-body relationship. The course is focused on improving the sacred and eternal mind-body relationship through seasonal synchronicity (ritucharya), detoxification (pancha karma) and with a strong emphasis on psychology (manasa shastra). The program also holds to a strong foundation of therapeutics combined with spirituality, as found in the traditional form of Ayurveda taught in India. The AWCP provides a well-rounded educational experience in Ayurveda’s fundamental principles that embraces counseling, therapeutics and lifestyle.

Locations: Programs are offered once per year in Southern California and in other cities at yoga studios that are affiliated with Mas Vidal and Dancing Shiva's teachings.

Affiliate Partner: Let us know if you are interested in becoming affiliated with Dancing Shiva to offer this special program at your yoga or health and wellness center.

 India Study Option: Participants have the option of attending a 15 day intensive study in India. This portion of the course takes place at one of the most prestigous Ayurvedic institutions, D.Y. Patil University in Pune, India. The experience is uncomparable in that for the first time western (international) students are allowed to participate in classes taught by the faculty of the university. 

For complete information about the program please download the catalog.

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Certification Hours: 600

Length: 8 months (450 Hours) / and an optional 15 day (150 Hour) Intensive in India (Charged separately)

Structure: Weekend meetings & Virtual classes

Locations & Dates: Our programs are being offered at our affiliate yoga studios.


~ Nashville, Tennessee - Begins March 24th & 25th / Program will meet on same weekend for six consecutive months.

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~ Irvine, California -Begins April 14th & 15th / Program will meet on same weekend for six consecutive months.



Total Tuition: $3,575 (See the catalog for payment options). Does not include cost for the optional India 15-day intensive.



STEP ONE: Pay the registration fee

REGISTRATION FEE: There is a $195 non-refundable registration fee due with the application. 


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STEP TWO: Fill out the application

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STEP THREE: Choose your payment preference.



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Note: Once either ($500 or $1000) deposit is made, the remaining balance will be charged at a later date by our program coordinator. We will email you before this transaction takes place. Usually, the remaining balance is charged approximately 21-30-days before the module begins. For those choosing the three or six month payment option, this will be done by our program coordinator through our billing system, however the registration fee or deposit is required. Thank you!



DSA 101: History and Foundations of Ayurveda ________one day/10 hours
(Veda, Samkhya and Sharir)

The Background and History of Ayurveda
Historical and Philosophical perspectives its interesting Cosmology
Samkhya and the Five Elements
Three Gunas
Doshas and Gunas
Laws of Karma
Four Aims of Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma and Moksha
Themes of ayurvedic thinking and approach to life

DSA 102: Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology____________one day/10 hours
(Dosha, Dhatu Mala, Vigyan)

Nature of the Elements (pancha maha bhutas)
Doshas (vata, pitta, kapha)
Seven Dhatus and the Malas (waste materials)
Sub doshas (Fifteen forms of the doshas)
Ama (undigested material)
Actions, Sites of disorder and Aggravation
Twenty attributes or qualitites
Body Channel Pathways (Srotas)
Natural Urges
Organs-Doshas and the Spine
Organs and Doshas (General anatomy and the doshas)
Dhatus (Tissues) and Systemic functions

DSA 103: Ayurvedic Psychology___________________one day/10 hours
(Manasa Shastra)

Spiritual Components of the Mind-Body-Soul Relationship
Understanding the Functions Of The Mind
Bhagavad Gita and the Two aspects of the Mind
Patanjali’s Yoga Darsana and the Ayurvedic Mind
Gunas and the Mind, Emotions and Ego
Tools of Yogic Psychology as samsara, samkara and vasana
Understanding the Astral Body
Chakras and Nadis and Koshas
Pranayama and Meditation for Balancing the Mind

DSA 104: Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking____________ one day/10 hours
(Ahara Vigyan)

What is Health
Principles of Nutrition according to Ayurveda
Six Tastes and Five Elements and Five Senses
Principles and Practices of Ayurvedic Nutrition
Dosha Diets Foods
Traditional and Modern Concepts of Foods (Fruits, Vegetables and other Food Types (Grains, Vegetables, Nuts, Dairy & Animal Products, Oils).
Ayurveda and Yoga Diets – Differences and Similarities
Diet and its role in Detoxification

DSA 105: Constitutional Analysis___________________ one day/10 hours
(Prakriti-Vikriti and Agni)

Determining the Dosha type and Imbalances
Exploring the 7 Different Constitutions
Gunas and Doshas
Aggravation of Doshas
Agni (Digestive fire)
The Thirteen Agni’s

DSA 106: Hatha Yoga Therapy and Prana Chikitsa_______ one day/10 hours
(Yoga and Prana Vigyan)

Postural Yoga and the Spine
Asanas, Doshas and Dhatus
Prana and its Five Forms for Healing through Poses
Untying the Three Knots of Consciousness
Marmas (acupressure points) Contact healing
Kundalini and the Doshas

DSA 107: Herbology______________________________ one day/10 hours
(Dravya Guna Shastra)

Use of Herbs
Herbs For Digestion
Herbs for Digestive Strength
Learning about the tastes, potency and post digestive affect of herbs
Herbal combinations, formulations and recipes
Medicated Aloe
Use of Honey
Herbal medicines in different forms and uses

DSA 108: Detoxification and Purification____________ one day/10 hours
(Pancha Karma)  

Body Work and Steam Therapy (Snehana-Swedhana)
Shirodhara (Mind Therapy)
Rakta Moksha (Blood Letting)
Basti (Enemas)
Therapeutic Vomiting (Vamana)
Rejuvenation and Tonification Protocols and Treatments

DSA 109: Preventative Medicine_________________ one day/10 hours
(Svastha Vritta)

Introduction to the science of Ayurvedic preventative medicine
Living A Healthy Lifestyle
How Doshas Affect the Day
Seasons and Entire Life Cycle
Ayurvedic Skin Care
Mouth & Eye Care
Healthy Relationships & Intimacy
Pregnancy (Pre & Post Natal)

DSA 110: Disease Pathology and Management___________ one day/10 hours
(Roga Nidan & Kaya Chikitsa)

Disease Pathology (Roga Nidan)
The Process of Disease (Doshas, Seasons, Timings, Climates)
Stages and Prognosis of Disease
Methods, Techniques of How to Analyze Systemic functions and Identify Physical Signs
Tongue, Pulse, Abdomen, Skin, Eyes, Nails.
How Disease Evolves through the Stages of the Doshas
The Etiology of Dosha, Dhatu and Mala
Genetic and Karmic Influences on Disease
Managing the Signs and Symptoms of Disease
Approaching Disease with Palliative (Shamana) and Purification (Shodhana) Therapies

DSA 111: Sister Sciences: Integral Yoga and Vedic Astrology_ one day/10 hours
(Raja Yoga and Jyotish)

What is Yoga (5 branches)
Raja Yoga and its relationship to Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Yoga and Jyotish for Healing Body, Mind and Soul
Introduction to Jyotish
The nine major planets
12 houses
12 signs of the zodiac
Importance of the rising sign (lagna)
Core Factors of Medical Astrology

DSA 112: Integration & Lifestyle Counseling¬¬¬__________ one day/10 hours

Introduction to the art of Vedic counseling
Core components to Determine the Dosha Type
General Categories of Ayurvedic Counseling
Etiological Factors, the three causes of disease
Pacification of the Doshas, Tonification Therapies
Soma in Ayurveda and Yoga, Psychology in Ayurveda
The Role of Meditation in Ayurvedic Healing
The Role of Devotion in Ayurvedic Healing
Methodology of Ayurvedic Wisdom for Healing



 For complete details about the program and the India intensive please download the catalog.





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