Ayurvedic Yoga Foundations

Foundations of Ayurveda

with Mona Warner, NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

This 200-hr training is an immersion into Ayurveda as a lived daily practice and lifestyle. It was designed for individuals who are interested in:

  • Deepening their understanding and application of Ayurveda in daily life
  • Improving health and well-being using a natural health science
  • Aligning more deeply with your inner rhythms and the rhythms of nature

Why am I offering this training?

After many years of practice and formal studies in Ayurveda I wanted to offer a program close to home (in Canada!) that would get us started in using these wonderful, simple, effective tools in our daily lives. I want to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of Ayurveda so you can apply it in your life, and in your family, to promote health, resilience, and well-being. Ayurveda has been life changing for me (in amazing ways), and I believe it can do that for all of us, if we have the chance to dive into these teachings.

Who is this training for?

  • Anyone wanting to understand Ayurveda in a way they can apply in their own daily life to promote health, stability, and well-being.
  • Yogis (students and teachers) who want to deepen their personal practices
  • Parents who want simple daily practices for their own self-care, and to support the care of their children and families

Course Description:

  • Foundations, History, and Philosophies of Ayurveda: including Sanskrit, Ayurveda in a classic and modern context, and the six philosophies that interconnect with Ayurveda.
  • Ayurveda’s Three Pillars of Health: nutrition, restorative sleep, and energy management.
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle: biological rhythms, daily routines, and seasonal routines.
  • Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology: Viewing the body through the lenses of the 5 elements, 3 doshas, 20 qualities, 3 vital essences, 7 tissues, and the channel system of the body-mind.
  • Digestion and Nutrition: digestion from western and Ayurvedic perspectives, and Ayurvedic nutrition principles.
  • Vedic view of the mind: the role it plays in health and well-being, and tools to work with the mind.
  • Kitchen Medicine: Working with food and kitchen herbs, and understanding them from the Ayurvedic perspective.
  • Ayurvedic Cleansing: what this is, what it isn’t, when and why we do it, when and why we don’t – this includes enrolment in a Spring and Fall Ayurvedic Digestive Reset.
  • Ayurvedic Yoga: the connections and differences between Yoga and Ayurveda, and how Yoga fits into the Ayurvedic picture.
  • Group Research Project and Presentations: Each group will be assigned a topic, and will work together to prepare a 30-40 minute presentation.
  • Final Exam: for those who want a certificate of completion, or to apply this training to other programs (like our 300-Hr Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher program, or to
  • Monthly webinars: Each month, from March to November (9 months), there will be two 2-hour webinars.
  • **For those using this program to complete their 300-Hr Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, you will have to teach a one-hour dosha or guna balancing yoga class. For those who are not part of our yoga teacher training program, this is NOT a requirement.

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$2500 – includes manual and self-care kit.

A $500 deposit is due with application.

2020 Course Dates

Live weekends are from 9am ET to 5:30pm ET on both Saturday and Sunday.

  1. February 29th & March 1st, 2020
  2. March 14th & 15th, 2020
  3. May 2nd & 3rd, 2020
  4. June 6th & 7th, 2020
  5. July 11th & 12th, 2020
  6. September 12th & 13th, 2020
  7. October 17th & 18th, 2020
  8. November 7th & 8th, 2020
  9. December 5th & 6th, 2020



There will also be 2 webinars per month from March 2020 to November 2020 (using Zoom – so you’ll need an internet connection).

Webinar schedule (all webinars are on Monday from 6:30pm ET to 8:30pm ET unless otherwise indicated):

  1. March 9th, 2020 *6pm start time
  2. March 23rd, 2020 *6pm start time
  3. April 6th, 2020
  4. TUESDAY April 21st, 2020
  5. May 11th, 2020
  6. TUESDAY May 26th, 2020
  7. June 8th, 2020
  8. June 22nd, 2020
  9. July 13th, 2020
  10. July 27th, 2020
  11. August 10th, 2020
  12. August 24th, 2020
  13. September 14th, 2020
  14. September 28th, 2020
  15. October 5th, 2020
  16. October 19th, 2020
  17. November 2nd, 2020
  18. November 16th, 2020
  19. November 30th, 2020

Participants will also be enrolled in the Spring (April/May) and Fall (October/November) Online Ayurvedic Digestive Reset Programs during the 2020 year as part of their course work.