Detailed Syllabus for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Training and Certification
The AYT will be knowledgeable about and able to integrate related history, philosophy, fundamental principles and appropriate shared concepts across Yoga and Ayurveda.
The AYT will have in-depth knowledge of important concepts within Ayurveda, including the gunas, the doshas, agni, mala, ama, prana, tejas and ojas. The AYT will demonstrate an ability to integrate Ayuvedic concepts into the therapeutic usage of yoga.
AYT will have in-depth knowledge and demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge in assessing the client and interpret clinical findings.
AYT is able to recommend the appropriate therapeutic plan in accordance with dosha, agni, ama, age, season, bala, and samprapti of the client.
Student has in depth knowledge and demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate and adapt yoga and Ayurveda practices to meet the individual needs of client(s).
150 of the 250 total hours need to be in supervised face-to-face interactions with clients in treatment sessions, be they initial consultations or follow-up sessions. The first 15 hours need to be directly supervised in real-time (in person or via Skype/other video) and then an additional 10% of hours will be reviewed by the supervisor via the means specified below: 100 hours of the 250 total hours are for mentorship by supervisors, chart preparation and review, and research necessary to deliver care. Supervisory activity includes: guided review of client cases through video, or review of files and treatment plans via phone, email, Skype or in-person contact.
Ayurveda training for an AYT is equivalent to Health Counselor level. Therefore, we believe that an integrated curriculum that also includes yoga and yoga therapy practices can be achieved in 1100-1500 hrs. (High and low ends based on Competencies)