Namaste and welcome to the 200-hour online E-Learning” Yoga and Ayurveda counselor certification program. The online and correspondence format allows the student the opportunity to study on an individual basis at their own pace and from their own computer. Become a counselor and help others create balance and wellness in their lives.
Registration Fee: $150
Total Program Cost: $2100 (Includes registration fee)
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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:
- Over 108 hours of beautiful videos of yoga classes, lectures, and group Q & A.
- 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.
* Students receive a 10% Discount on all MoreLife Market products for a one year period.
A complete welcome kit is mailed to you once you have enrolled:
- Comprehensive 300-page course manual.
- Sun, Moon, Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga & Ayurveda book by Mas Vidal.
- Yoga DVD series - Masterful practices with Mas Vidal.
- Autobiography Of A Yogi.
- Sacred yogic prayer bead necklace.
*Your kit will be mailed to you approximately 7-10 days after you register.
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 yoga and Ayurveda counselor at a health resort or spa.
- Teach yoga at any yoga studio across the USA, fitness centers and health clubs, schools and universities.
REQUIRED READING 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.
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TUITION, FEE’S AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
- One Time Registration fee: $150
- 200 HOUR ONLINE YOGA & AYURVEDA COUNSELOR PROGRAM
Special Note: In certain instances, we do offer students payment options for 3-6 months, however, a $15 transaction fee is added to each monthly payment. Students are given this monthly option after speaking to our program coordinator, however, a deposit is still required. Students are given one year to complete the course and if necessary can ask for one extension. Those registered and requiring more than two years for completion will have to pay a $500 reactivation fee plus $150 to re-register. This will need to be handled directly with our program coordinator at
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
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
The Five Directions of Prana
Three Shariras (Gross, Astral & Causal)
Karma & Reincarnation
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
Characteristics of the Dosha Types in a Balanced State
Characteristics of the Dosha Types Out of Balance
Principles of Alignment
A Threefold Approach To Alignment
Length of Holding Yoga Postures
Energetics of Asana
PART SEVEN: MANTRA – PRANAYAMA – MEDITATION___________10 hours
Five Levels Of Chanting
Types of Mantras
The Melody Of Aum
The Garland: The Symbolism and Sacredness of 108
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
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
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)
Seasons & The Doshas
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
Being a Bhakti Yogi
The universality of Truth (Sanatana Dharma)
12 Home Yoga: Practices & Disciplines 30 hours
These exercises 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 nature's 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 an informative dialogue with students.
Total Hours__________________________________________________________200 hours
Thank you for your guidance over the last several weeks and all the information you shared about the invaluable science of Ayurveda. Your passion and care through which you led each class really helped me to connect to just how sacred of a practice Ayurveda is. Now, I don't feel like so much of an outsider, rather I feel like I get to dive into and explore the further application of Ayurveda into my lifestyle and begin to share some of it with others as well. It truly makes sense. Rising before the sun and making sure to nourish my body when the fire is truly high has already been very beneficial to my overall health and most importantly to my overall outlook and passion for life. To be in balance with the rhythm of nature..its such a delicate dance.
Jill Kennedy / San Diego
Seriously thank you so much for making this wonderful course happened, I spent almost all of the time during my pregnancy period to study this courses, and I feel so great about it, and because of my habit changes, my hormones changes, I once felt so lost about myself, but this course actually save me! With the deepening knowledge of my true self and my inner self, I feel like I have the more inner strength to overcome this sensitive changing period in my life and become more aware and understand the nature and universe.
Adalynn Lee / Hong Kong
I love this course! It is filled with rich interesting material and videos. There is so much amazing information there that it is hard to pull myself away. I am so grateful to have met you and to be able to incorporate these teachings into my life and bring it to the world.
Belle Gadomski / Connecticut
Thank you for all the valuable lessons and teachings that you have provided for us in this course. It has benefited my life in countless ways and I feel fortunate to have learned from you.
Christina Kim / Los Angeles, California
Everything I was doing in my life was looking externally to find the answers. It was only when I decided to take this course that I realized the value of looking inward. The Yoga and Ayurveda course was just what I needed – it allowed me to regroup and study inward at my own pace while allowing the gift of being able to share in the group videos, highlighting that we cannot do this alone. It was the right course at the right time for me, pure and simple.
Jay Lynn / Mid West