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Yogaspirit® Principles of Ayurveda series: Ayurveda Yoga Chikitsa (therapy)

Ayurveda (Science of Life) is the missing link to Yoga’s (Union to Sacred Self) complete approach to healing based on recognizing the need for a customized and individualistic approach to practice and lifestyle choices.

The Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Series is designed for anyone interested in Yogic and Ayurvedic healing. It is especially helpful to Yoga teachers, Yoga teachers-in-training, serious students of Yoga, therapists, and nurses.

This 5 day component is the core foundation of the Ayurvedic Yoga Series, designed to provide students with the philosophy and principles of a combined Ayurvedic and Yogic healing approach. The hours are also eligible for CEU’s through Yoga Alliance.

There are three ways to participate. You can register for the Friday evening introductory Chikitsa Workshop, register for Series 1(Friday May 31 included) or register for the whole program which includes Friday May 31st and Part 1 and Part 2 weekends.

The Friday introductory workshop will introduce the Principles of Ayurveda according to your unique constitution. You will learn about your Vata, Pitta or Kapha constitution and take home some helpful tips and remedies for better sleep, digestion and overall well being.


Introduction to Ayurveda & Ayurvedic Physiology: the 3 universal energies and 5 elements, concepts of psychological disposition, imbalances and dynamic balance; Ayurvedic concepts Doshas, Dhatus, Malas; 15 subtle energies (Subdoshas);

Ayurvedic Psychology: psychological energy centers, Chakras, physical energy centers - their importance and how to balance them; meditation and Pranayama (breathing techniques);

Ayurvedic Nutrition & Prevention: karma of spices, the 13 Agnis and metabolic process, daily and seasonal routines, preventing allergies and staying health year-round;

Understanding of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, postures one should and should not be doing, how Yoga and Ayurveda combined create the deepest transformation physically as well as emotionally & spiritually;

Simple ways to identify warning signs of imbalance, tools and techniques for restoring equilibrium and preventing imbalance; various methodologies for purification.


Principles of Ayurveda series I
May 31 6:30-9:00 pm (Informational session)
June 1 1:00-5:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm
June 2 9:00-11:00 am & 1:00-4:00 pm

Principles of Ayurveda series II
June 14 6:30-9:00 pm
June 15 1:00-5:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm
June 16 9:00-11:00 am & 1:00-4:00 pm


$30 informational session only (payment will be applied if a series is purchased) click to purchase
$300 Series I (Friday included) click to purchase series I
$550 Full Series (save $80 and sign up for series I & II, attend Friday for Free) click to purchase
*payment plans can be arranged, please contact Alex for more details

Cancellation policy:
Deposits or full payment will be refunded until April 15. After April 15, deposits will be forfeited, full payments will be refunded minus $75 administrative fees. After May 15 refunds will not be given.

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About the instructor:

Kim Valeri Povey, CAP, AYT, C-IAYT, ERYT
 is the Founder and CEO of Yogaspirit® since 1997 with affiliated studio locations in Massachusetts and Washington states offering programs in Yoga and Ayurveda. She is the Former CEO of Kerala Ayurveda Academy and brings over 30 years of career experience, as well as expertise in therapeutic mind-body treatments, ayurveda wellness applications and all aspects of yoga, to her role as a transformation catalyst, mentor and coach. Kim is a legislative lobbyist and serves as leadership on the Protection and Access to Complementary and Alternative Health Care Committee which is a Project of Heath Freedom Action in Massachusetts. She leads on the Massachusetts National Ayurveda Medical Association and holds professional memberships with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Yoga Alliance (YA).

Outside the studio, Kim and her loving husband Jim Povey share a blended family of five children ranging in ages from 14-28 years old. Kim is a musician and competes as a bare-bow Olympic Recurve Archer.
Learn more about Kim and YogaSpirit

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