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200 HOUR YOGA & AYURVEDA SPECIALIST (YAS)


Namaste and welcome to the Online “Distance Learning” Yoga and Ayurveda Specialist (YAS) program. The online format allows the student the opportunity to study on an individual basis at their own pace and from their own computer.

One Program with Two Great Systems

This is the original Yoga and Ayurveda program that unites both sciences into an authentic teaching approach and lifestyle-training course. This program uniquely teaches how Yoga and Ayurveda are practiced together to create the perfect balance of practical wisdom and spirituality.

~ If you are looking for a course that embraces the essence of all types of yoga, this is it. This course strongly adheres to individuals seeking their truth as a path for personal transformation.

~ The Yoga aspect of the program involves developing discipline through dynamic yoga practices and rituals to discover a deeper understanding of who you to find your dharma (purpose) in life.

~ On the Ayurvedic side, daily and seasonal routines are taught as a foundation for balanced healthy living and longevity to develop a profound relationship with nature. The importance of this program lies in understanding the material in a manner that aids the student/practitioner in the development of his or her sadhana/spiritual lifestyle disciplines. Essentially our motto is, “if you are living it, you understand it!”

 

All the course materials are provided online:

~ Beautiful videos of the complete program classes.
~ Online testing.
~ Evaluations and teleconferences.
~ Fascinating charts and illustrations, practical exercises for spiritual development and a multitude of ayurvedic practices and remedies for personal self healing. 


A complete welcome kit is mailed to you once you have enrolled:

~ Comprehensive course manual.
~ Yoga DVD series - Masterful practices with Mas Vidal.
~ Autobiography Of A Yogi.
~ Sacred yogic prayer bead necklace.
~ Candle

Each of the 12 course modules includes yoga practices, mantras and meditations, modern themes and metaphors, video lectures and Q & A discussions. These sciences as presented in this program consistently endorse the surest means of learning Yoga and Ayurveda as we guide you through into healing, practicing and eventually living a new balanced lifestyle.


Share the wisdom of this program in so many ways:

~ With your family and friends.
~ Become a lifestyle specialist at a health resort or spa.
~ Teach yoga at any yoga studio across the USA, fitness centers and health clubs, schools and universities.

Note: This level one training provides the student with the discipline and lifestyle that support the Yoga and Ayurveda teachings. A healthy and balanced lifestyle must come first before becoming a teacher and a good example for others to learn from. The Online program is an excellent compliment to those persons who are alreay teaching and want to deepen their knowledge and enhance their lifestyle. The YAS program is a pre-requisite and preparation to the Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher (YAT) Training Intensive (described below).

 

50 HOUR YOGA & AYURVEDA TEACHER (YAT)

For those that have already completed the (YAS) program can now learn the integral approach to becoming a “Teacher” of Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda in an even more direct and personal experience. In these 7-day intensive trainings Mas Vidal and the faculty will cover detailed alignment according to the energies of the doshas, teaching techniques and preparations of various class “sets” and teaching structures and many other sacred healing practices as part of being a Yoga and Ayurveda teacher. Note: This portion of the course includes live and personal interaction with Mas Vidal and the program faculty and will be offered yearly at both east and west coast locations. Contact us for specific information and also check our websites www.masvidalyoga.com or www.dancingshiva.com for dates of up-incoming trainings. Only those students who have completed the level one program will be accepted into the level two training.

Note: The (YAT) “Teaching Intensive” is only required for individuals seeking to become certified as a Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda teacher. Therefore a distinct certificate will be issued for completion of fifty hours noting the distinguished effort the student has made to attain the teachings in a personal live format as given in the 7-day intensive training.

REQUIRED MATERIAL

Specific reading assignments are given from the below texts with each program section to support the core materials outlined in the curriculum and as a supplement to the program manual. These readings are equally important to the program manual. Note: The course does require the specified material and authors listed below.

• Yoga & Ayurveda by David Frawley
• Yoga For Your Type by Frawley/Kozak
• Ayurveda, Natures Medicine by David Frawley and Subhash Ranade
• Bhagavad Gita “God Talks With Arjuna” by Paramahansa Yogananda

 

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MATERIALS INCLUDED WITH THE 200 HOUR YAS PROGRAM

Once you have completed registration for the program the main course materials (listed below) will be mailed directly to you. Included is a welcome packet to help you start on your journey of Yoga and Ayurveda.

• A comprehensive program manual by Mas Vidal
• Optimum Yoga and Ayurveda 3 DVD set by Mas Vidal
• Autobiography Of A Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
• Yoga mala (rosary). A sacred necklace used for breath-work and mantras.
• Invocation Candle

 

TUITION, FEE’S AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

▪ One Time Registration fee___________________________________ $125
(Non Refundable)


• 200 HOUR ONLINE YOGA & AYURVEDA SPECIALIST (YAS)


Program Tuition in one payment of $ 1,950.00

TOTAL ONLINE PROGRAM COST: $2,075 (Including the registration fee)


• 50 HOUR YOGA & AYURVEDA TEACHER (YAT) INTENSIVE

This teacher training intensive will be offered at both East and West coast locations. These intensives are 7 days in length and include 8 hours of daily training, meals and accommodations.

1. Pay Entire Intensive Tuition: $1,500 (Online graduates)
2. Pay Tuition in two payments of $750 (Online graduates)
3. Pay Tuition of $500 (Dancing Shiva graduates)
(All payment options exclude the $125 registration fee)

• Payments for the YAT intensive only will be made directly through the Dancing Shiva center: Checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. Payments for the YAT intensive can also be made through Paypal ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) as an alternative method.

 

REFUND POLICY (YAT)

For the YAT training students are required to provide a written notice about cancellation from the program with details and reason for having to withdraw a minimum of 14 days prior to the date of commencement. Telephone calls, emails, or absenteeism will not be considered as valid cancellation.

 

REFUND POLICY (YAS)

A. 100 % of all tuition's are refundable if student chooses to cancel or withdraw on the first day of registering.

B. If the student decides to discontinue his/her enrollment before the end of a 14-day period (as dated on the application) 50 % is refundable (excluding registration fee).
C. There will be no refunds after the 14-day period.

All cancellation letters for either YAS or YAT programs should be mailed to:


Yoga & Ayurveda Program
P.O. Box 48293
Los Angeles, California. USA 90048


 

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

 
PART ONE: WISDOM MYTH AND THE GOLDEN AGE____________10 hours
      
Ancient Wisdom (Vedas)
About B.C.E. and A.D.
The Four Vedas
Introduction To Yoga & Ayurveda
Vedanta & Samkhya Philosophy
Bhagavad Gita

 

PART TWO: BLUEPRINTS OF OUR WORLD______________________10 hours
 
Tattvas (24 Cosmological Principles)
Purusha / Ultimate consciousness
Cosmos in Four Parts                                                                          
Yugas (World/Ages of Creation)                                                              
Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) basic principles
Comparison of vedic and western astrology
About the sun and the moon
Dharmas (Aims of Life)

 

PART THREE: FORCES OF NATURE_____________________________10 hours

 

Pancha Maha Bhutas (Five Great Elements)
Gunas (Prime Qualities)
Doshas (Biological Humors)
Ayurveda’s Two Main Forms

 

PART FOUR: THE MYSTICAL ENERGIES________________________10 hours

 

Essences
The Five Directions of Prana
Chakras
Nadis
Kundalini Shakti
Three Shariras (Gross, Astral & Causal)

Karma & Reincarnation
Yajna                                                                                

 

PART FIVE: CLASSICAL & MODERN YOGA_____________________10 hours

 

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (Ashtanga)
Scriptures of Hatha Yoga
Tantra and Hatha Yogas Deeper Connection
Tantra and The Yogis
Yoga In The West
Yoga and Ayurveda in America
The Healing Potential & Sacredness Of The Feet

 

PART SIX: YOGA ASANA________________________________________10 hours

 

Asana Purpose & Function
Group Yoga Practice
Types of Asanas
Salutation to the Sun & Moon (Surya and Chandra Namaskar)  
The Essence of Yoga and Ayurveda                                                                                           
The Elements of Ayurvedic Yoga
Characterisitcs of the Dosha Types in a Balanced State
Characterisitcs of the Dosha Types Out of Balance
Three Bandhas
Principles of Alignment
A Threefold Approach To Alignment
Length of Holding Yoga Postures
Energetics of Asana

 

PART SEVEN: MANTRA – PRANAYAMA – MEDITATION___________10 hours

Mantra
Five Levels Of Chanting
Types of Mantras
The Melody Of Aum
Deity Mantras
The Garland: The Symbolism and Sacredness of 108
Pranayama                                                                                                     
Types of Pranayama
Meditation (Prayer, Visualization & Affirmations)     
Five Steps of Meditation                                             
Preparation for Meditation (Understanding Pratyahara)

 
PART EIGHT: ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS_______10 hours

 Dhatus & Malas
General Anatomy and Physiology (Human body)
Spinal Column and Major Systems
Anatomy Part II (Dosha Organs)
East & West-Comparing Systems

 

PART NINE: BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE________________10 hours

 Role of the Individual                                                                                      
Noble Qualities
Ethical Guidelines
Doshas in the classroom
Practice Notes for Dosha Types                                             
Five Vital Components of a Yoga Practice (asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana)
Learning the Art of Intuition
Raja Yoga and Ayurveda
Insurance

 

PART TEN: THERAPEUTICS OF HEALTH & WELLNESS__________10 hours
    
Digestion, Peace Of Mind, Balance
Therapies (Nasya, Jal Neti, Abhyanga, Sweat, Fasting)  
Special Concerns of Practice (Menstruation Period, Injuries, Pregnancy & Ailments)

 

PART ELEVEN: LIVING WITH NATURE_________________________10 hours

 

Ayurvedic Living and Daily Routine                                                                         
Diet (Six Tastes),
The Gunas & Food
Tastes & The Doshas
Ayurvedic Dietary Themes (Ama, Jatharagni)
Spice List
Seasons & The Doshas
Dietary Purification
Ayurvedic Herbology (Digestive System)
Foods (Dairy products, Milk, Ghee, Eggs, Meats, Mushrooms, Chywanprash)
The Ashramas (Yogic Living)

 

PART TWELVE: SPIRIT AND NATURE DANCING TOGETHER____10 hours

 Spirit and Nature
Caste System
Being a Bhakti Yogi                                                                           
Universality of Truth (Sanatana Dharma)                          
Cultivating Sadhana

 


12 Home Yoga: Practices & Disciplines:     30 hours
These exercise are given at the end of each course section to develop yogic discipline and for lifestyle enhancement.

 

12 Home Ayurveda: Routines & Remedies: 30 hours
A variety of daily and seasonal routines are given at the end of each course section to promote self healing and connect you to natures medicine.

 

Monthly Conference Calls:_____________20 hours

 

Each month the program Director or staff will lead engaging discussions on course topics, answer your questions and share informative dialogue with students.

 


Total Hours:________________________200 hours

 

 

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