Ayurveda & Yoga: Health for a Higher Purpose

Live the yoga lifestyle, centered around service and spiritual practice.

350HR | 500HR | 150hr Options

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Anatomy and Physiology as per the Eastern school of thought (Ayurveda & Yoga).
  • Develop a greater understanding of the mind-body-spirit complex in order to confidently deliver a holistic approach to private sessions, group classes, workshops, and retreats.
  • Deepen your understanding of the meaning of yoga as per the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita and knowledge derived from the Vedas.
  • Increase confidence as a student and teacher by expanding your knowledge of the path of self-discovery, including practical implementation of daily personal sadhana to support spiritual growth.
  • Cultivate an understanding of how yoga heals the mind and body.
  • Discover how to incorporate working with the energy of the dosha’s and maha gunas into your classes and practice to support physical health and mental equilibrium.
  • Learn the current recommended ancient techniques and practices for spiritual advancement in this day and age, and how to pass them on to others.

Who is this for?

People with a regular practice who are ready to take the next steps on their yoga journey.
It’s for Health Professionals who are looking to upskill and gain an industry edge.
Yoga Teachers who are looking to add more scope and resources to their yoga toolkit.
It’s for everyday people who are looking to gain knowledge and skills to improve their own wellbeing, and perhaps use their skills in service.

350hr Curriculum

  • An introduction to the therapeutic benefits of yoga techniques
  • An Introduction to the Systems of the Body:
    • Skeletal
    • Muscular
    • Nervous
    • Endocrine
    • Cardiovascular
    • Lymphatic
    • Respiratory
    • Digestive
    • Urinary
    • Integumentary
  • The planes of movement
  • Safe movement patterns & injury prevention
  • Major muscle groups
  • Anatomical details of asanas and pranayama
  • The Two Energies
  • Ayurvedic Psychology
  • Understanding the Mind
  • The Structure and Function of the Mind
  • Mind, False Ego (Ahamkara), Intelligence, Self
  • The Maha Gunas
  • The Mind-Body Connection & Nature
  • The 5 Sheathes
  • The 7 Chakras
  • What is Yoga?
  • Yoga according to the Bhagavad-Gita
  • An Introduction to the Yoga System
  • Yama & Niyama
  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Samadhi
  • Introduction to the Yoga Sutras
  • The Three Kinds of Yoga: Karma, Jnana, Bhakti
  • Living a Regulated Life
  • Sense Control
  • Dinacharya
  • Sattvic Living in support of Self-Discovery
  • Service: Karma Yoga
  • 50+ Foundational Asanas (Video tutorials, Instructions, Therapeutics, Contraindications, Modifications, Variations)
  • Mindfulness
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Teaching Cues
  • Cueing in Yoga-asanas: A comparative study across 3 Hatha lineages
  • The Art of Teaching
  • Class Decorum & Professional Ettiquette
  • Adjustments: What, How, Why, Risks
  • Sequencing
  • Program Creation
  • Teaching Delivery
  • The Yoga Diet
  • An Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition
  • Eating to Support Self-Discovery
  • Ayurvedic Self-care Techniques
  • Case Studies & Group Class practical

 500hr (& 150hr) students will also study:

  • Dhatus
  • Srotas
  • Malas
  • Gunas
  • Doshas
  • Agni
  • Prana & the 5 Airs, Tejas, Ojas
  • Advanced Functional Movement for Yoga
  • The Nadi System
  • An Introduction to Marma Therapy
  • Yoga Physiology for Healthy Living & Self-Discovery
  • Dharma & Sanatan Dharma
  • Health for a Higher Purpose
  • Leadership as a Yoga Teacher
  • The Business of Yoga (plus, students have the option to access our comprehensive business training as a discounted rate)
  • Communication & Tone
  • Ethics & Etiquette when offering the priceless gift of Yoga
  • Additional Asanas & Pranayama training
  • Introduction to Vinyasa practice
  • Creative connections and transitions
  • Safe Movement and Risks to consider in Vinyasa practice
  • Understanding different learning styles
  • Teaching methodology for managing injuries and illness
  • Pacing & Timing in classes
  • Holistic Assessment (interviewing, therapeutic goals, coaching, monitoring and reviewing)
  • Retreats and Packages
  • Creating your Signature Series & Product Line
  • Yoga Cleansing
  • Ayurveda for Yoga: techniques for working with the Doshas.

The Live to Serve Academy Yoga Teacher Training will be delivered by the following means:

  • Monthly 2-day intensives conducted in person (or zoom during such times as pandemic related restrictions are in place)
  • Weekly 1hr live zoom practice yoga classes
  • Weekly 1hr live zoom educational classes
  • 500hr students will have access to a weekly 1hr Training Clinic zoom class
  • Access to our content platform for all including video training tutorials for all techniques, theory modules, resources, and theory assessments.
  • Theory assessments will be due at the end of each month; practical assessments will be conducted at each monthly live training intensive.
  • The 500hr practical assessment will be conducted in the students own time; and will be created, delivered and offered feedback with Sami (mentoring).


350hr: $3500+gst
500hr: $5000+gst
150hr (post graduate/continuing education): $1500+gst
Business on Purpose: additional $2000+gst

Payment plans are available for all courses @$250/month until the total cost is paid off (with an additional $500 fee).

Course start date: January 2023

Limited to 12 students per course.

Secure your spot with a $250 deposit and our friendly team will be in touch to complete your enrolment, including helping you choose the course level that’s right for you. Or for further questions, contact Sami: sami@livetoserveacademy.com

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