Moondog Yoga, in Quakertown, is offering a four-part Ayurveda Yoga Specialist certification program with sessions running from April to August. After completing the four instructional units and participating in an optional case study, students will have the knowledge and experience to create a dosha balancing yoga practice, use food with awareness, create a lifestyle plan for themselves and their clients, and offer basic ayurvedic consultations.
Session one, Macrocosm and Microcosm of Ayurveda and Yoga, runs April 9 to 12; session two, Psychology of Ayurveda and Yoga, runs May 14 to 17; session three, Improving Digestion of Food, Thoughts and Actions, runs June 19 to 21; and session four, Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga, runs August 13 to 16.
The curriculum teaches how to cultivate life force and vitality, regulate and support digestive fire, use ayurvedic maps for constitution, psychological tendencies, prana/life force movement and the sheaths of the self. Other topics include postures, diet and lifestyle and constitutional imbalances.
The program is recognized and listed with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and certified with the Himalayan Institute. It is open to all dedicated yoga teachers and students, but certification is given only to students that hold 200-hour yoga certification from an accredited yoga teacher training program.
Cost: $399/session or all sessions for $1,396. Location: 44 Front St., Quakertown. For more information, call 267-374-4046 or visit MoondogYoga.com/workshops. January 2015.