American Institute of Vedic Studies

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.

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.


COURSE FORMAT

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.

COURSE COST: $395.00

DISCOUNTED FROM $495.00


CERTIFICATION AND ADDITIONAL STUDIES

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.


COURSE SYLLABUS

 

    • 1. COURSE ORIENTATION 00:00:00
    • 2. AYURVEDA AND YOGA OVERVIEW 00:00:00
    • 3. YOGA DHARMA AND VEDIC KNOWLEDGE 00:00:00
    • 4. SPIRITUAL AND COSMOLOGICAL BACKGROUND 00:00:00
    • 5. GUNAS AND ELEMENTS 00:00:00
    • SECTION 1. FINAL TEST 00:00:00
    • 6. OVERVIEW OF YOGA 00:00:00
    • 7. YOGA SUTRAS 1 00:00:00
    • 8. YOGA SUTRAS 2 00:00:00
    • 9. YOGA SUTRAS 3 00:00:00
    • 10. YOGA SUTRAS 4 00:00:00
    • 11. GITA AND UPANISHADS 00:00:00
    • 12. HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA 00:00:00
    • SECTION 2. FINAL TEST 00:00:00
    • 13. ASANA 1 00:00:00
    • 14. ASANA 2 00:00:00
    • 15. ASANA 3: PRANA AND ENERGETICS OF ASANAS 00:00:00
    • 16. PRANAYAMA 1 00:00:00
    • 17. PRANAYAMA 2 00:00:00
    • 18. PRATYAHARA 00:00:00
    • 19. DHARANA 00:00:00
    • 20. MEDITATION THERAPY 00:00:00
    • 21. SAMADHI THERAPY AND NON-DUALITY 00:00:00
    • SECTION 3. FINAL TEST 00:00:00
    • 22. THE COSMIC YOGA OF AYURVEDA 00:00:00
    • 23. AGNI AYURVEDA 00:00:00
    • 24. AGNI YOGA 00:00:00
    • 25. FIRE OF SELF-INQUIRY 00:00:00
    • 26. THE SPIRITUAL HEART 00:00:00
    • SECTION 4. FINAL TEST 00:00:00
    • 27. MANTRA THERAPY 1: Background View 00:00:00
    • 28. MANTRA THERAPY 2: Shakti Mantras and Mantra Purusha 00:00:00
    • 28A. MANTRA THERAPY 3: Inner Meaning of the Sanskrit Alphabet 00:00:00
    • 29. MARMA THERAPY 00:00:00
    • 30. YOGA OF DEVOTION, BHAKTI YOGA 00:00:00
    • 31. KARMA YOGA, TIMING, RITUAL AND DHARMIC LIVING 00:00:00
    • 32. TANTRA AND AYURVEDA 00:00:00
    • 33. KUNDALINI AND CHAKRAS 00:00:00
    • 34. SMARANA – REMEMBRANCE 00:00:00
    • 35. ADVAITA VEDANTA: NON-DUALITY 00:00:00
    • 36.INTEGRATING ASANA INTO HIGHER PRACTICES 00:00:00
    • SECTION 5. FINAL TEST 00:00:00
    • Appendix 1: Tradition and Teachings 00:00:00
    • Appendix 2: Glossary 00:00:00
    • Appendix 3: BIBLIOGRAPHY 00:00:00