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Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Course

This unique and effective training program is designed for those interested in becoming Yoga Therapy teachers as well as for already practicing yoga teachers interested in the therapeutic and Ayurvedic approaches to Yoga as a healing art and science and complimentary medicine for most common physical and mental dis-harmonies affecting people around the world.

After successful completion of this course, students will receive Yoga Alliance recognised 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificates and 30hr Holistic Studies Certificates (Yoga Alliance continuing education).This course is a harmonious blend of two ancient systems of health - Yoga and Ayuveda.

Our program is unique and different from other Yoga Teacher Trainings. Teachers will be trained to design personalised custom yoga programs for their existing and future clients according to their clients’ age, mental profile, lifestyle and work, physical ailments and limitations, traumas, stress related illnesses and their Ayurvedic Doshas. For example, programs for elderly people, pregnant women, corporate workers suffering from “burnout” etc.

Training is done in an Ayurvedic center PDI (Prakash Deep Institute of Ayurveda) in a friendly andcozy atmosphere of a small group in order to dedicate more time to each student. Students will have a unique opportunity to learn from a senior yoga teacher, a yoga therapist, and a natural medicine practitioner from the US Antonina Ramsey and Indian doctors of Ayurveda Vivek Mohindra and Latika Verma.

In addition, students will receive a thorough foundation in Ayurveda with hands-on experience in Ayurvedic Health Management using simple methods of food preparation, detox, and simple herbal preparations. Students will be able to use this knowledge as a stepping stone for a more advance course on Ayurveda at PDI or elsewhere. Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda studies will be linked to the latest findings in modern science such as neuroscience, bio chemistry, and psychology.

Participants will enjoy true Ayurvedic food, two free welcome Ayurvedic relaxation treatments abyanga and shirodhara*), several sightseeing trips to the River Gangi, Rishikeshi etc. and an opportunity to experience true Panchakarma Ayurvedic detox or a more advance course on Ayurveda at a special student price**.


Antonina Ramsey, Yoga Instructor
Antonina is a 500hr E-RYT Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor, a Yoga Therapist recognised by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a Practitioner of Ayurveda, Hypnotherapy, and Energy Healing Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Vivek Mohindra, Doctor of Ayurveda
Dr. Vivek Mohindra is a practicing Ayurvedic doctor and teacher of Ayurveda& Yoga Philosophy. His teaching styleis well suited for westerners because of his extensive experience teaching Ayurvedic art and science at the Ayurvedic clinic PDI in India and the Netherlands.

Dr. Latika Verma, Doctor of Ayurveda
Dr. Latika Verma is a trained Ayurvedic doctor. Her areas of Interest are: teaching the principles of Ayurveda, human anatomy and physiology, Ayurvedic diet and cooking, herbal medicine, and healing female disorders with Ayurveda. She has extensive experience teaching these subjects to students from around the world.

Rana Pratap Singh, Yoga Practitioner
Assisting yoga teacher specialising in mantra chanting and meditation.

Teachers will be available throughout the training to answer any questions students might have and to support students in overcoming any difficulties they may encounter during the course as well as to facilitate the development of each student as a competent yoga teacher.



WEEK 1-2
» Theory of Yoga Therapy and Yoga Philosophy.
» Yoga Philosophy as the seed of human wellness and mental and physical human recovery.
» Applied Yoga Philosophy. How to weave Yoga Philosophy into Yoga classes and Yoga Therapy programs for clients.
» Using Yoga Philosophy as complimentary medicine.
» How to use Yoga Philosophy for wellness coaching and mindfulness client programs.
» Philosophy of Ayurveda and deep connection between Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.
» Study of Asanas. Asanas deconstructed - alignment, variations, Asana dos and don’ts, adjustments of Asanas to each persons’ needs.
» Applied anatomy and physiology. Muscles, tissues, fascia, skeleton, circulatory system, lymphatic system, nervous system, immune system, digestive system.
» Learning how to use the knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the design of personalised yoga programs for the self and clients.
» Subtle Yogic Anatomy. Energy channels Nadis and energy centres Charkas. Connection of the subtle Yogic Anatomy to modern anatomy and science.
» Application of the system of Chakras in healing of emotional imbalances and mental disharmonies.
» Creation of a personal Yoga practice - Sadhana.
» Creation of a balanced personal practice for different types of people (clients) with different requirements, needs, and Doshas.
» Design and practice of asana and breath flows and sequences.
» Design and practice of guided relaxation sessions.
» Learning to select the right tools within the system of Yoga for each person according to their needs.
» Learning how to engage clients in their own healing process.
» Learning how to recommend yoga therapies to clients.

» Design of a yoga therapy program for a client.
» Designing yoga sessions for different Doshas applying philosophy of Ayurveda.
» Designing and teaching intermediate and beginner level group yoga classes.
» Ayurvedic Philosophy - Five Elements, Gunas, and Doshas.
» Ayurvedic approach to physiology - Dhatus.
» Ayurvedic approach to wellbeing and health - Ojas and Ama.
» Ayurvedic approach to digestion - Agni.
» Learning how to weave Ayurvedic philosophy and preventative Ayurvedic medicine into yoga classes and programs.

» Ayurveda Studies.
» Real patient case studies.
» Basics of Panchakarma - the system of deep Ayurvedic detoxification and healing.
» Practicing Panchkarma on oneself (according to each student’spersonal constitution).
» Learning and practicing most common basic Ayurvedic therapies.
» Making treatment plans, diet plans, and lifestyle change plans.
» Learning Ayurvedic cooking and how to use spices as medicine.
» Learning how to prepare basic Ayurvedic herbal remedies.


In order to book this course, please get in touch with Antonina via goinharmony@gmail.com for a quick Skype of FaceTime chat or an intro via email. Booking is done with a deposit of €400 via Paypal or a bank transfer.


» 6:00 – 7:30am – Morning Yoga & Meditation Practice
» 8:00 – 9:00am – Breakfast
» 9:30 – 12:30am – Yoga and Ayurveda Studies
» 12:30 – 3:00pm – Lunch + study time + free time to rest
» 3:00 – 6:00pm - Yoga and Ayurveda Studies
» 6:00 – 7:00pm – Evening Yoga Practice
» 7:00 – 8:00pm – Dinner
» 8:00 – 9:00pm – Electives/Personal Time/ Study Time/Relaxation (discussions, mantra, meditation)

» A Systematic Course in Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya: Swami Satyananda Saraswati (a copy of this book will be emailed to students FREE).
» Yoga Nidra: Swami Satyananda Saraswati
» Ayurvedic and yoga Therapy; Mukunda Stiles
» Ayurveda and Dietetics; Dr. Anil K Mehta
» Yoga for your type- David Frawley and Sandra Summerfield Kozak
» Panchkarma-An Ayurvedic Guide to cleanse Body, Mind and Soul-Dr.Anil.K.Mehta

Fee includes

» Course instruction and Yoga Alliance accredited certifications
» Daily yoga, meditation, and guided relaxation
» Clean and comfortable accommodation (shared and private)
» Three delicious daily vegetarian Ayurvedic meals
» Unlimited herbal teas and filtered water
» Air-conditioned rooms with a private bathrooms
» One free Ayurvedic consultation
» Two welcome Ayurvedic relaxation treatments
» 2 sightseeing tours
» Wi-Fi enabled cyber zone
» Study material & books
» Small group atmosphere (max 14 people)

*Additional Ayurvedic treatments are not included in the price of the program and are available for an additional charge at a discounted student rate., e.g. 1hr Abyanga massage cost 20 USD.

*Personalised Panchakarma Detox or advance Ayurveda courses are not included in the program and are available for an additional charge at a discounted student rate.