Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda

  • Number of students: 0
  • Released: 01-01-1970
  • Level: Beginner
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No certificate is given for this course


Namaskar and welcome to the advanced certification modules that integrate Yoga (asana & pranayama) and Ayurveda (principles & therapies) and practical factors of vedic astrology. These mystical modules are both certification trainings for those expanding their role as a teacher/healer and also serve as a transformative gatherings to enhance personal spiritual development. Each module provides a deeper exploration into the yoga and ayurveda teachings for those who are currently enrolled in the 250 hour program offered at Dancing Shiva or any other certification completed through another school or institution. On the Ayurvedic side an understanding of the fundamental principles are necessary to apply to this program. The advanced program modules provides a comprehensive understanding of how both sciences are integrated into a dynamic and profound energy based model for healing. Each module strongly adheres to the practice of using the yoga-ayurveda unified system in a balanced relationship between therapeutics and spirituality. It essentially emphasizes an ayurvedic or therapeutic approach to the classical Raja Yoga model. As a “Yoga Therapy”, or integral approach to healing the mind, body and soul, each module weaves in the science of Tri-dosha (vata, pitta & kapha) and is applied to the various limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga Sutras.

The course learning materials (manuals & books) and the teaching approach of the entire program is based in part on the lineages of Paramahansa Yogananda (Self Realization Fellowship) and Swami Sivananda Saraswati (Divine Life Society) and also the Vedic teachings of Pandit David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) of which has been adapted by Mas Vidal. The trainings also introduce the broader aspects of both yoga and ayurveda to allow the student to explore the deeper dimensions of their own spiritual quest. It strongly emphasizes a practical approach to learning and encourages deep study done independently as part of an expanding sadhana.


These 10 day comprehensive modules present an integrative healing model that bridges practical yoga asana and pranayama, hands on ayurvedic therapies. Each module also covers advanced teaching techniques and philosophy for teachers and the use of oils and herbs along with understanding the role of the astrological birth chart for insight into the dosha type and correcting physical imbalances. This dynamic immersion explores the practice of yoga postures as a therapeutic tool, combined with ancient ayurvedic acupressure therapy (marma) and breath techniques (pranayama), chakra healing therapies into a hybrid integral system of ayurvedic therapies. All components of this module provide a profound opportunity for healing and restoration through yoga along with the ayurvedic science of tri-dosha. Learn and practice yoga postures for inner healing and treating various diseases and disorders and how different medicinal oils can be used for healing. Learn how to manage pain and work through injuries. It is a transformational healing and educational experience.


Plan Name Price
1 Year: $ 5250


Mas Vidal

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Mas Vidal

Yogi, mystic, ayurvedic healer and director of Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda ( in Hollywood, Ca, Mas is a pioneer teacher and lecturer of Yoga and Ayurveda and is recognized internationally for his work in propagating a unified approach to these sister sciences. His teachings are a dynamic and practical combination of Raja-Bhakti yoga and Ayurveda’s tri-dosha, to create a perfect balance between the physical and the spiritual. His formative training as a Kriyaban disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda teachings eventually led him into the sacred science of Ayurveda and has worked and taught with Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) for the last 12 years years and shares his approach and understanding of Yoga, Ayurveda Tantra and Vedanta.  He teaches the original Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle and Therapy Certification programs internationally and as an Ayurvedic practitioner he maintains an active clinical practice.

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Johanna Bennett


Yogini Johanna is a Yoga and Ayurveda teacher based in Los Angeles, California. She is trained at the 200-hour level from the Center for Yoga/Yoga Works and at the 500-hour level from Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda. She also carries certification from the American Institute of Vedic Studies as a Yoga and Ayurveda Therapist. In addition, Johanna is also a certified Pancha Karma therapist having completed training and clinical internship at Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda. Johanna has a BA in Religious Studies and Asian Studies, and is currently working on her master’s degree in Asian Studies. She is a student of Sanskrit, and is currently working with Dr. Tracy Tiemeier at LMU translating devotional Tamil Alwar poetry.

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Dr. Subhash Ranade


Dr. Ranade is one of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is the chairman of International Academy of Ayurved in Pune, India. ( He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. He is the author of 146 books on Ayurveda and Yoga.

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Dr. Sonika Desai


Sonika is an Ayurvedic doctor with a BAMS degree (Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) and ran her own Ayurvedic Clinic and Panchakarma Center in Mumbai (India) for 4 years from 2006 to 2010. She specializes in Panchakarma which includes Nasya, Basti ,Vamana, Virechana and Raktamokshan, and also does  Abhangya, Swedana Shirodhara , Pinda sweda , Netra basti , Kati, Janu and shiro Basti , Nadi Parikshana. Additionally she is a certified cosmetologist and has provided many patients with positive results with issues related to skin and hair. Dr. Desai assists Mas Vidal his main clinical therapist at the Dancing Shiva healing clinic for all his patients receiving treatments.

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Dennis Harness Ph.D (Dayananda)


Dennis is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than twenty years, Dennis has studied both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology. Dennis enjoys tutoring students for the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) certification program. He also teaches workshops on Vedic Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology throughout the world. He is the author of The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, which is published by Lotus Press. Dr. Harness is currently working on a new book titled The Karmic Code: The Predictive Planetary Periods of Vedic Astrology.

Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
Online Yoga & Ayurveda Program 07-09-2012
Advanced Yoga & Ayurveda 01-01-1970