Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation

Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation

Take an inspiring online program on classical Yoga and traditional Ayurveda for body, mind and consciousness. Learn how to heal yourself according to a higher awareness that you can share with all!

This many-sided course covers all eight limbs of Yoga according to Ayurvedic principles, from asana and pranayama to deeper practices of mantra and meditation. It teaches an Ayurvedic Yoga approach for the full unfoldment of our inner awareness. It shares the secrets of Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, the Yogas of knowledge, devotion and action, in the context of a greater Raja Yoga.

Study with one of the world’s leading experts and Acharyas in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda. Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), linking yourself with authentic traditions going back to the Vedic Seers.


Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation

Learn how the healing power of Ayurveda and the wisdom of Yoga can be used together to discover the bliss of your deeper Self-nature. Learn how to master your own mind and prana to access your highest potential.

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing, integration, and transformation on all levels of our being from body and mind. Traditional Ayurveda focuses on the wellness and treatment side of this process (Chikitsa), while Traditional Yoga aims at self-development and Self-realization (Sadhana).

The interface of Yoga and Ayurveda is the basis of both Vedic medicine and the Vedic science of consciousness, which have always gone together. The course  combines outer  measures of asanas and pranayama with inner practices of mantra, meditation and samadhi. It has relevant teachings and practices for every aspect of our life and nature.

This unique and in-depth course is important for all Ayurveda and Yoga practitioners, particularly those looking for a solid foundation in the greater Yoga tradition rooted in mantra and meditation. It is helpful for anyone who wants to learn how to approach their deeper consciousness and inner healing potential together.

The course explains Ayurveda as the medicine of Yoga and shows Ayurvedic guidelines for employing Yoga therapies for body and mind. It is a study of Yoga and Ayurveda on all levels of classical or Raja Yoga, such as found in the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras.

The course provides the graduate with the title of “Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant,” which can help your practice and teaching in both these important fields. 

Course Topics

This informative course covers the broader field of integral Yoga and integral Ayurveda. It shows you how to teach mantra and meditation from the standpoint of both Yoga and Ayurveda.

The course contains a complete and original translation from the Sanskrit, commentary and study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali from an Ayurvedic perspective by Dr. Frawley, showing the implications of traditional Yoga for healing both body and mind, relative to all eight limbs of Yoga, as rooted in meditation.

It introduces Ayurvedic Yoga and its Vedic equivalents (Vedic Yoga). It brings in the perspective of Tantra  for understanding the energetics of the subtle body and Kundalini Yoga. The course goes into detail into the mantra and seed sounds (bija and shakti mantras) and their applications. It explains the role of deities and Bhakti Yoga at psychological levels. It follows a Vedantic vision and explains Advaita or non-duality, the unity of the Self and the Cosmic Reality (Brahman). Karma Yoga and the importance of rituals and daily health regimens is addressed as well. As such it introduces you to the greater Vedic Yoga tradition.


Available for $495.00, unless discounted. For current information on price and ordering go to the Take This Course option at the top right of this page.

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  • The course comes in five on-line sections and around forty lessons, over eight hundred pages of course material.
  • No purchase of published books is required for taking the course as occurred in the past, but we do indicate several books, mainly of Dr. Frawley, as part of the bibliography.
  • The course includes illustrations, numerous audios, and several videos to enhance the course experience.
  • The course is a self-study course and allows the student to go at his or her own pace.
  • There is a three-year time limit for completing the course or a reinstatement fee may be required.


  • The course takes around 300 hours of home study to complete and provides a certification worth 300 hours of distance learning credit with us. It serves as our Foundation Course in Yoga and Ayurveda and provides certification with us as a “Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant.”
  • The course provides you certification from a teacher well known in both Yoga and Ayurvedic communities worldwide and regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Ayurvedic Yoga therapy.
  • This course can be supplemented with our other online courses, Ayurvedic Healing for those who wish to study Ayurveda more deeply, Ayurvedic Astrology for those interested that topic, and Integral Vedic Counseling for those who wish to expand a counseling approach.
  • Dr. Frawley does take on a few students for special advanced training with him personally.
  • Integral Vedic Educator Certification, Ayurveda, Raja Yoga, Vedic Astrology, Vedic Counseling. For those who have completed all our four courses.

Course Author

frawleyThe course is authored by Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), noted teacher (acharya) of  Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic Studies. He has written extensively  on Yoga and Ayurveda, Tantric Yoga, Vedic Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Vedanta and Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Yoga and Vedic astrology, and the history of the Yoga tradition based upon his extensive study in original Sanskrit texts going back to the Vedas. His book Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-realization have been the most widely used book on Yoga and Ayurveda in the world for more than twenty years.

Dr. Frawley is one of the most honored Yoga and Ayurveda teachers in India with a special D.Litt from S-VYASA and a Padma Bhushan from the president of India. He has been invited to various Yoga programs through the govt. of India, its various embassies and the ministry of AYUSH. He is a Master Educator for the Chopra Center and one of the main guides and sources for the Chopra Center’s Primordial Sound Meditation Certification Online Program.

Besides his work with Ayurvedic groups and organizations, Vamadeva has taught at Yoga conferences and ashrams in the West over the last thirty years. He has worked with many Yoga organizations in India, both North, and South, traditional and modern, in the traditions of Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi, Ganapati Muni, Sivananda Murty and Adi Shankara.

Yoga and Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation Course

PART I Traditional Texts and Teachings 
Section 1 – Introduction and Background
Lesson 1. Course Orientation
Lesson 2. Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Overview
Lesson 3. Yoga Dharma and Vedic Knowledge
Lesson 4. Spiritual and Cosmological Background
Lesson 5. The Three Gunas and Five Elements as Yogic and Psychological Indicators
Section 1 Final Test

Section 2 – Classical Yoga According to Ayurveda
Lesson 6. Overview of the Greater System of Yoga
Lesson 7. Ayurvedic Guide to the Yoga Sutras 1: Samadhi Pada
Lesson 8. Ayurvedic Guide to the Yoga Sutras 2: Kriya Yoga Pada
Lesson 9. Ayurvedic Guide to the Yoga Sutras 3: Siddhi Pada
Lesson 10. Ayurvedic Guide to the Yoga Sutras 4: Kaivalya Pada
Lesson 11. Key Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads
Lesson 12. Key Teachings of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Section 2 Final Test

Part II 
Section 3 – The Ayurvedic Application of Yoga Practices
Lesson 13. The Ayurvedic Application of Asana 1: Asana and Sattva Guna
Lesson 14. The Ayurvedic Application of Asana 2: Structure and Dosha
Lesson 15. The Ayurvedic Application of Asana 3: the Energetics of Asana
Lesson 16. The Ayurvedic Application of Pranayama 1: Energetics of Pranayama
Lesson 17. The Ayurvedic Application of Pranayama 2: the Role of the Five Pranas
Lesson 18. The Ayurvedic Application of Pratyahara: Internalization of Energy
Lesson 19. The Ayurvedic Application of Dharana: the Therapeutic Use of Concentration and Attention
Lesson 20. The Ayurvedic Application of Dhyana: Meditation as a Therapy
Lesson 21. The Ayurvedic Application of Samadhi or Unity Consciousness
Section 3 Final Test

Section 4 – Ayurvedic and Vedic Yoga
Lesson 22. The Yoga of Ayurveda and its Cosmic Background
Lesson 23. Agni Ayurveda
Lesson 24. Agni Yoga
Lesson 25. The Fire of Self-Inquiry
Lesson 26. A Vedic Prayer to the Heart
Section 4 Final Test

Part III 
Section 5 – Higher Practices
Lesson 27. Mantra Therapy 1: Background View
Lesson 28. Mantra Therapy 2: Primal Sound
Lesson 29. Marma Therapy
Lesson 30. The Yoga of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga)
Lesson 31. Karma Yoga, Timing and Ritual
Lesson 32. The Healing Energies of Tantra
Lesson 33. Kundalini and the Chakras
Lesson 34. Smarana: the Practice of Remembrance
Lesson 35. Advaita Vedanta: the Supreme Teaching of Yoga and Ayurveda
Lesson 36. Summary and Overview of Yoga Practice
Section 5 Final Test

Appendix 1: Teachings
Appendix 2: Glossary
Appendix 3: Bibliography
Appendix 4: Sanskrit Pronunciation Key


  • The course contains study questions and practical exercises at the end of each of the lessons in order to guide the student in his or her study.
  • It has five detailed final tests at the end of each of the five sections of the course for the student to return to the institute for grading.
  • Students can email the institute if they have additional questions based upon the course material.

  • $395.00
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