Ayurveda teaches us that disease begins in the mind

 It acknowledges that everything we experience, from our food, to our environments to our own ways of thinking and being have an impact on our state of mind and can be used to influence our health and experience of wholeness. 

And it recognizes the value of awareness and a practical set of holistic tools for empowering all levels of society to build a stable mental emotional foundation for overcoming the challenges of our past and weathering those in our future. 

Join me for a deep dive into the ancient model for examining and supporting mental health.

In this two-session LIVE intensive you'll discover...

an ancient lens for seeing and engaging with the mind.  And you'll develop expansive and empowering tools for working with yourself and others toward building mental resilience and wellbeing.

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Ayurveda & Mental Health
The course consists of two sessions delivered LIVE online with practical assignments given in between sessions.

LIVE Session 1 [3hrs] - Ayurvedic Psychology Foundations

In this session we will explore the Ayurvedic understanding of how the mind is structured and how it works in both balanced and imbalanced states.  We’ll look at the energetics underlying psychological pathology (mental imbalances) and provide a framework for identifying and addressing common mental health challenges. You will learn: 

  • The ancient view of the nature of the mind

  • Fundamentals of energetic constitutions and their implications to mental health

  • The Ayurvedic approach to understanding mental/emotional imbalance

  • An Ayurvedic understanding of the root causes of command mental health challenges

  • Ayurvedic connections to modern day eco-psychology 


LIVE Session 2 [3hrs] - Ayurvedic Tools for working with the mind

This session will focus on understanding Ayurveda’s holistic approach to addressing mental health imbalances and its tools for building mental emotional adaptability and resilience. In this three hour workshop you’ll learn: 

  • Ayurvedic tools & therapies for addressing mental health challenges like anxiety, depression and trauma.
  • Ayurvedic approaches to building mental/emotional resilience
  • How Ayurveda and yoga work together to support mental wellbeing
  • How Yoga teachers and therapists can support their students/client’s mental-emotional health 

This course is designed for...

  • Yoga teachers, therapists and students interested in expanding their understanding and tools for creating mental-emotional wellbeing

  • Yoga teachers and therapists looking to incorporate mental health supports into their classes or work with clients.

  • Anyone looking to better understand their own state of mental-emotional balance and what may be impacting that state.

  • Anyone looking to feel more empowered to transform their mental-emotional wellbeing. 

Course Dates & Times

Course enrollment is now closed

Please join the waitlist to be informed about the next open session

 

Praise from past students...

"You have such a beautiful teaching style..."

“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.

"This was just what I was hoping for..."

“This was just what I was hoping for and I am grateful to have been offered this opportunity to learn from Chara. Thank you SO much Chara - you are a light in this world and a wonderful teacher.”

"My goal was to feel like I could better articulate Ayurveda..."

“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.

"Chara delivers in a knowledgeable and personable way!"

Ayurveda is such a huge ancient subject that Chara delivers in a knowledgeable and personal way. You can't help but want to learn more and delve deeper into your relationship with yourself and how you digest life. Thank you Chara

"Made early starts on dark cold mornings worthwhile."

“Chara's winter yoga course was fantastic and made early starts on dark cold mornings well worthwhile." - Mark

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Hi, I'm Chara...

Chara Caruthers is a passionate and outspoken voice for the power of living your truth.  An international teacher, speaker, advocate 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.  Her life’s motto is “Know yourself, Love Yourself.”

A long-time practitioner and student of yoga, Chara is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), an Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA) and a senior yoga teacher (E-RYT500, YCEP) 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.    

Frequently Asked Questions

All classes will be LIVE sessions delivered via Zoom.  Each session will be recorded and made available to course participants.

LIVE sessions will be recorded and made available offline for ALL participants.  If you can’t make the live sessions you’ll have access to viewing them later.

This two part course is for:

  • Yoga teachers, therapists and students interested in expanding their understanding and tools for creating mental-emotional wellbeing
  • Yoga teachers and therapists looking to incorporate mental health supports into their classes or work with clients.
  • Anyone looking to better understand their own state of mental-emotional balance and what may be impacting that state. 
  • Anyone looking to feel more empowered to transform their mental-emotional wellbeing.

Yes.  CEU credits are available for NAMA, Yoga Alliance, IAYT and Yoga Australia.  Email info@blissbodyandsoul.com to inquire.