Discover what your yoga teaching is missing

Deepen your yoga, expand what you can offer the world

Learn to practice and share the wisdom of Ayurveda in this 8 week LIVE course.

Is your yoga teaching serving your student's needs?

Yoga is changing and teachers are wondering how to adapt.

Students are in need of support for living beyond the poses.

Do you have the knowledge and skills to empower your students to own their practice?
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Imagine if you could...

Teach your students to practice yoga in a way that aligns with who they are and what they need in the moment and in life.

Create classes and wellness workshops based upon ancient energetic lifestyle wisdom

Skillfully share Ayurvedic yoga and selfcare practices that support modern life and foster holistic wellbeing

Customize one-on-one yoga sessions by applying basic Ayurvedic principles

Use your yoga to create and maintain balance

"This course was a perfect continuation of learning about Ayurveda from my teacher training programs, where I could deepen my understanding and integrate the concepts, practices, and teachings in practical and digestible way." - Jenny, yoga teacher

Ayurveda is the foundation for living and teaching your yoga more authentically

Ayurvedic wisdom helps you to...

Understand the subtle ways that your environment and choices impact your mind and body.

Develop a deeper connection to yourself and your practice of yoga and living. 

Live in alignment with the natural world and your own unique rhythms.

Recognize how and when imbalance shows up for you and what it feels like.

Find your unique formula for thriving

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Ayurveda is what modern yoga is missing...

It's the foundation for yoga that honors and supports our wholeness

The Elements of Yoga

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

40 hour specialist training to expand your awarenss as a yogi and your expertise as a yoga teacher

A foundational curriculum of essential Ayurvedic wisdom for holistic living and practice

“Deepened my knowledge of Ayurveda, it made me want to learn more about myself, my practice and I think it's useful for all yoga teachers to learn more about Ayurveda and how you can integrate it with your own studies, practice and then share it with your students.” - Rose - Senior Yoga Teacher

8 week online group learning sangha featuring...

Essential vedic wisdom and practice for EVERY yoga teacher

Designed by an experienced yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Ayurvedic practitioner

You will learn...

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“I just want to say how much I enjoyed and received in taking this course. My goal was to feel like I could better articulate Ayurveda both in words and in the body, and I feel like I am at the growth point with the information resonating in a way that I can share with others. I am so grateful that you and your light are in the world, and I appreciate this opportunity to learn from you. Thank you so very, very much.”  - Becca, Yoga Teacher

Inside the Modules:

Module 1: Ayurveda for Living (weeks 1-4)

What does it look like to live everyday from the intention of creating balance?

Key areas of study:

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 Essential Ayurveda

Uncovering the roots of authentic wellness

You'll learn... 

  • How to use yogic philosophy as a foundation for everyday wellness
  • The connections between Ayurveda and western science
  • The energies that control us and how to work with them instead of against them
  • Why digestion is the key to health and how to improve it
  • How to recognize imbalance and create balance in your mind, body and life
Living Ayurveda

Laying the foundation for longevity

You'll learn...

  • The principles of Ayurvedic psychology and mental health.
  • Practices that establish mental balance and resilience.
  • Everyday habits for enduring vitality and wellbeing
  • How to live in alignment with nature's rhythms and your own
  • How to eat like you love yourself

Module 2: Ayurveda for Practice (weeks 5-8)

There are many reasons that we come to our mats, but Ayurveda recognizes just one… balance.

Key areas of study:

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Ayurveda & Yoga

Ancient tools for returning to wholeness

You'll learn...

  • Where Ayurveda comes from and how it's connected to yoga
  • How Ayurveda supports all aspects of Yoga
  • How to practice to support digesting life
  • How to use yoga practice to balance our elemental energies
Ayurveda in Practice

Aligning your yoga with your dharma

We'll explore...

  • The energetics of asana, pranayama and meditation
  • How to design practices that restore balance.
  • Self inquiry tools for shaping your practice.
  • How to nurture your true nature through yoga.
  • How to empower students to adapt their practices themselves.
Ayurveda Embodied

Somatic tools for yoga practices that heal

We'll Explore

  • How to feel imbalance and balance in your mind and body
  • Connections between energies and emotion
  • How movement and breath heal imbalance
  • How to create a unique foundational practice for self healing and connection.

"I gained a more in-depth understanding of Ayurveda and how to apply it to my students. As a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, this knowledge provides an insightful lens for working with clients and planning classes." - Anna, yoga therapist

Course Dates & Booking

This course is designed as an 8 week yoga & Ayurveda intensive for yoga teachers and intermediate to advanced yoga students featuring:

A 3hr orientation workshop

A 3hr intensive workshop 

Eight weekly 2hr LIVE online lecture/discussion sessions

ENROLLMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED

This course is coming back in 2022.  Join the waitlist to be notified when enrollment opens

"I have already been recommending the course to my teaching friends. Chara presented information in such a way that it was accessible (because ayurveda and its concepts are often hard to grasp) and she also made it interesting." - Liz, Yoga teacher

What's Included

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25 hours of LIVE online tuition + Q&A time [$2500 Value]

15+hours of recorded videos classes & practices [$1000 Value]

Practical homework and integration assignments + final assignment for certification

Course notes and handouts

Online course community for questions & support [priceless]

BONUS GIFTS

Digital Copy of Eat Like You Love Yourself: A modern guide to Ayurvedic cooking and living. [$25 Value]

Seasonal Living & Cleanse Guide [$80 Value]

Post Course Group Mentoring Session [$100 Value]

ENROLLMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED

This course is coming back in 2022.  Join the waitlist to be notified when enrollment opens

“Thank you so much for such a fabulous experience.  It has changed the way I look at EVERYTHING!”  - Marni, Yoga Teacher

Ayurvedic Studies for Yoga Teachers (2)
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I'm Chara!
Ayurveda has taught me the value of holding space for ourselves and those we care for.  It’s also given me profound tools and a deep understanding of what happens when we make the choice to trust the call from within to uncover and share who we really are.  As yoga teachers we are uniquely positioned to engage in this important inquiry and to invite our students to engage in their own. I’ve created this course as encouragement and support for that adventure!  Here's a litte info about my background...
 
Chara Caruthers is a passionate and outspoken voice for the power of living your truth.  An international teacher, speaker, advocate, author and mentor for women’s wellness, she has inspired and motivated a global community of people of all ages to live juicier and more connected lives by embracing the principles of yoga and Ayurveda.
 
A long-time practitioner and student of yoga, Chara is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), an Ayurvedic Practitioner(CAP- NAMA) and a senior yoga teacher (E-RYT500, YCEP, Level 2 Yoga Australia) who has taught yoga around the globe for more than a decade.  She has studied and practiced Ayurveda in the United States, Australia and India and is a graduate of the American Institute of Vedic Studies (USA), the International Academy of Ayurveda (Pune, India), and Kerala Ayurveda Academy (Kerala, India).  Her work is focused on sharing these ancient principles in a modern context  empowering wellness seekers of all backgrounds and cultures to boldly embrace the responsibility we all have to know and love ourselves. 
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More Praise from past students...

“I would (and already have!) recommended this course to yoga teachers who want to grow their understanding of Ayurveda and how to begin to bring Ayurveda into their life and Yoga. It is a very approachable course for diving into the vast topic of Ayurveda. And it adds another dimension to teaching yoga."

“You have such a beautiful teaching style, which makes people feel comfortable right away. Everything about the way you show up is welcoming and accepting. I felt that everybody's questions were acknowledged and answered in a thoughtful and mindful way. The content is extremely detailed and rich with so much information, but you make it easy to understand and I didn't feel overwhelmed by it."

“The way you have connected Ayurveda and Yoga to Mental Health, Yoga Sutras, and not made it just about the Doshas and what you eat is brilliant. The permission to notice how one feels before making choices has really opened this up for me. It's not just all about the Doshas. These teachings really changed my understanding."

“This course has offered a wealth of information for my own personal application, as well as how to weave it into my work with clients and group classes.”

“As Yoga and Ayurveda are so interconnected I feel all Yoga Teachers would benefit from a deeper understanding + it provides another layer to what we can more confidently integrate/offer in our classes - I feel this will help what we (I) offer add more depth and is more aligned with broader 8 fold path of yoga. I feel the additional knowledge brings more authenticity to being a yoga instructor.”

“First of all, let me say how much I enjoyed every single second of this course.  I could not believe how much I learned, how much I had no idea about, and how it has expanded my understanding of Ayurveda in an enormous way.  I feel I can talk about this with some level of confidence to students without overwhelming them with facts.  You have made it all so accessible!  Just wonderful!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The course BEGINS with a three hour orientation session on: Sunday October 10th@ 7am AEST (Sydney Australia)  - click the link to find the time where you are

The course ENDS with a three hour closing workshop on November 28th (time to be confirmed)

The program will be delivered live online via weekly classes to learn and discuss concepts. You'll also recieve a weekly practice that incoporates some of the concepts learned in class.  You’ll have the opportunity to engage with and integrate the information over time and share your experiences and thoughts during our weekly classes.

All the online lectures will be recorded and made available to students during the course and up to one month after the course completion. 

Students will need to attend or view all lectures and complete all assignments, including a final assignment, in order to receive full credit and certificate for the course. 

Credits for Yoga Alliance, Yoga Australia, IAYT and NAMA will be available for this course.

This training is targeted at yoga teachers but is suitable for yoga students who have had at least one year of practice.

I've been teaching yoga for 12 years and practicing for more than 30 years.  I am a registered Yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and have been practicing yoga therapy for 11 years.  

Much of the work I've been doing over the last decade has been in the area of educating yogis and yoga teachers about the principles and practices of Ayurveda as a foundation for living their yoga.

I've published more than 100 articles and a book, and  given talks at yoga festivals and events,  I've also been faculty on yoga teacher and yoga therapy trainings around the world. 

This course is the culmination of my practice of living, learning and teaching this wisdom.

Now more than ever we need yoga that supports our wholeness

It's YOUR time

To expand your practice and your teaching by learning how to apply the wisdom of yoga for deeper awareness and greater wellbeing. 

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"This course has offered a wealth of information for my own personal application, as well as how to weave it into my work with clients and group classes." - Karen, Yoga Therapist