Ayurveda Foundations

Ayurveda is an ancient healing modality developed in India thousands of years ago and now practiced by many throughout the world. While the study of Ayurveda and Yoga presently are closely linked they both have separate lineage and long histories, as we will discover in this training. Ayurveda looks at the world based on 3 doshas or constitutions: Pitta, Vata and Kapha. These doshas can be found in nature, in food and us – human beings. Ayurveda provides even more tools to help us understand our Prakriti (“s” self, our nature, always changing), helping us feel more connected to our Purusha (“S” Self, True Self) who we are on the inside, our inner light that never changes.

This training is included in the 300-hour YTT certificate, to become a certified 500-hour Yoga Teacher.  

Ayurveda Foundations provides the framework to holistic living and self-care practices designed specifically for the individual. Taking our personal practice to the next level and providing many more layers of care for our clients.

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What you will learn: 

  • Understanding the doshas – Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Understanding the elements & their attributes – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether
  • Understanding dinacharya and ritucharya (daily and seasonal regimens)
  • Understanding the 6 tastes, herbs and foods 
  • Understanding Agni, Ama and the disease process
  • how to apply self-massage (abhyanga)

Required Reading:

  • Ayurveda Foundations Manual (provided on the first day of training)


  • None

Training hours run 9am – 5pm each day with a 30min. break for lunch.

Each day will open and close with meditation. As Ayurvedic practices capture all facets of life, the training experience will cover theory, movement, meditation in addition to food tasting and self-massage (dry brushing, marma points, use of oils). To complete the module, 6-days of in-person training are required along with 10-hours of independent readings and assignments.

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Ayurveda Foundations Training Module can be taken on its own, or can be included as 55-hours towards your 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Within the 300-hour YTT track, training modules can be taken in any order.

45 contact hours + 10 non-contact hours with Yoga Alliance CECs available upon completion of this course for current Yoga Teachers already registered with Yoga Alliance.

4.0 canfitpro CECs provided for canfitpro members

For the next training dates in Toronto – TBD

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QUESTIONS? Please reach out yoga@lisagreenbaum.com or schedule a call with my calendly link