The program is offered in Austin, Texas on Sept 13-24, 2014. The program allows students to learn how to teach individualized and group Yoga programs based on the nature of the student's Ayurvedic constitution and imbalances. For more details about the program, please visit http://www.ayurvedacollege.com
An Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist is a specialist capable of utilizing yoga therapies to alter the physiology of the body in a manner that supports the healing process. As such, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists are uniquely placed to participate as a health care team member as the work they do complements the work of all other therapists.
Dr. Halpern Practicing Yoga asanas
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists utilize asana, pranayama, pratyahara and meditation as their main tools. Each practice and the manner in which it is practiced affects the physiology of the patient differently. The language of understanding how the physiology of body is changed is the language of the three doshas. The foundational knowledge of the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist is the knowledge of the 10 pairs of opposite qualities, five vayus, the doshas, the chakras and the nadi. Understanding how these energies and energy centers function is the key to the restoring balance to the physiological systems of the body and supporting the healing process.
Dr. Marc Halpern D.C., C.A.S., P.K.S., Sivananda yoga teacher, is one of the most respected teachers of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. Founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda and co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Halpern has been instrumental in bringing Ayurvedic medicine to the West. He is the author of two textbooks, and the recent book, Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda, an advisor to Ayurvedic journals in India and the United States and a recipient of the Best Ayurvedic Physician award. Dr. Halpern is one of the few Westerners recognized as an expert in Ayurveda internationally. Dr. Halpern's background as a Chiropractor and Yoga teacher and his post-graduate certification in holistic medicine have given him a broad and unique understanding of the path of Self-healing. Dr. Halpern will be assisted by Sri Devi (Marisa Laursen), CAS, AYT.