Yoga and Ayurveda

Sciences Entwined

with Jim Bennitt and James Tennant

TBA Fall 2018 | 10am–11:30am & 1:30pm–5:30pm

Delve deeper into the intricacies of designing an asana class while incorporating ayurvedic principles and the subtleties of the season. Elevate your understanding of how the doshas play a role within the sequence of a class. This module has 30 continuing education credits (CEC) and may be applied to a 300-hour or 500-hour accreditation through Tejas Yoga.

Please note: For this module there is a 12-person maximum and 5-person minimum. You must register one week prior to the start of the program or have a deposit down of $100 to reserve your space.

If the course is canceled due to low attendance, you will be notified 7 days prior to the start date and will receive a full refund.

Technique Training/Practice: 7.5 hours

Morning practice will emphasize:

Practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, visualization

  • A specific physical practice to balance each dosha
  • Pranayama to balance/pacify each dosha
  • Practice of mudras and bandhas to support a desired effect
  • Advanced Vata pacifying practice
  • Meditation and visualization techniques

Theory/Philosophy: 7.5 hours

Topics will include:

  • The roots of ayurveda and yoga
  • Samkhya Philosophy
  • Integration of yoga asana and ayurveda
  • Unveiling the relationship among the chakras, vayus and the doshas
  • Sattva, Rajas, Tamas
  • Pranayama for Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Methodology/Practicum: 15 hours

Afternoon session will include:

  • Practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation and visualization
  • Building a Vata pacifying class
  • Building a Pitta pacifying class
  • Building a Kapha pacifying class
  • Determining what type of yoga practice is right for you
  • Lessons in teaching general asana classes while applying ayurveda

Additional Hours will include:

  • Discussion/Q&A
  • Assignments
  • Reading
  • Homework

Required Reading:

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles

  • pp. 28-45
  • pp. 85-94
  • p. 135
  • pp.200-221

Yoga and Ayurveda by Dr. Frawley

  • pp. 3-7
  • pp. 9-26
  • pp. 27-36
  • pp. 87-103
  • pp. 205-225
  • pp.241-260


$500 early bird (paid in full 30 days before start date)

$600 if paid within 30 days of start date

A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. Call 312-386-9642 or register online by clicking the button below.