Mini-Courses in Yoga and Ayurveda

Expand your Knowledge

Are you interested in learning more about a particular area of yoga or Ayurveda? Check out our mini-course offerings. Mini-courses are available to anyone with an interest in the subject matter. For some courses, background knowledge is necessary for participants to engage with and benefit from the material presented. Please review course descriptions and course learning objectives for a more detailed understanding of the concepts that will be discussed in each course.

For the more advanced courses, suggested pre-reading may be recommended to familiarize students with concepts in advance. The advanced Ayurveda courses are eligible for NAMA PACE credits. At the conclusion of these courses, students complete an assessment and receive a certificate of completion.

Any questions still remaining can be directed to our admissions director, Lizzy Gamberdella, at or 408-846-4060.

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Hybrid | June 8-9, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Ayurveda for Women’s Health

This course explores in detail women’s health from the Ayurvedic perspective. It includes how to promote a healthy menstrual cycle and transition into menopause. Students learn the causes, signs, symptoms, and pathogenesis of the disorders such as PMS, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menorrhagia, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and yeast infections. Diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas and other therapies to support women's health will be covered. 12 hours - $549

Instructor: Rucha Kelkar BAMS, PT, DPT - View Bio

Thu. 6/8 - 2:00-5:00pm; 6:00-8:00pm | Fri. 6/9 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-5:30pm


Hybrid | June 10-11, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Prenatal, Postnatal & Pediatrics

This course explores in detail the Ayurvedic approach to promoting fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Students learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis of the disorders, as well as diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas and other therapies. Assessment and appropriate intervention for children are examined per different age groups from infants to adolescence. Diet and lifestyle to promote health as well as herbs suitable for children are presented. 12 hours - $549

Instructor: Dr. Yashashree Mannur BAMS - View Bio

Sat. 6/10 - 11:00am-2:00pm; 2:30-5:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm | Sun. 6/11 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-2:30pm


Hybrid | July 13-14, 2023

Ayurveda Course - The Musculoskeletal System

This course explores in detail the musculoskeletal system from the Ayurvedic perspective including the assessment and treatment. Students learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis, as well as diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas, and other therapies. Disorders explored include Sciatica, Gout, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Low back pain, Cervical Spondilytis, Fibromyalgia, Aneurysm and Goiters. 12 hours - $549

Thu. 7/13 - 2:00-5:00pm; 6:00-8:00pm | Fri. 7/14 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-5:30pm


Hybrid | July 15-16, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Exploring the Nervous System and Metabolic Disorders

This course explores in detail the nervous system and metabolic disorders in Ayurvedic Medicine including the assessment, and treatment. Students learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and pathogenesis, as well as diet, lifestyle, herbal formulas, and other therapies. Disorders explored include Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Sciatica, Hemiplegia, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Convulsions, Epilepsy, Paralysis associated with stroke, and weight gain. 12 hours - $549

Sat. 7/15 - 11:00am-2:00pm; 2:30-5:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm | Sun. 7/16 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-2:30pm


Hybrid | September 14-15, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Herbology 3

This course explores in detail the Ayurvedic principles of Herbology and Pharmaceuticals, functions, indications and contraindications of various medicinal herbs, use of single and compounded herbs, and various methods of combining herbs into formulas to restore physio/mental equilibrium and management of various imbalances. Students will learn how to make individual formulas, calculate dosages, and recommend herbal interventions for each of the disease systems investigated. 12 hours - $549

Thu. 9/14 - 2:00-5:00pm; 6:00-8:00pm | Fri. 9/15 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-5:30pm

Hybrid | October 14-15, 2023

Ayurveda Course - Pancha Karma- Ayurvedic Bodywork & Sense Therapies

This course is a hands-on experiential demonstration of various Ayurvedic bodywork techniques including abhyanga, Ayurvedic massage, shirodhara, basti, Marma Therapy, and herbal swedana. Students learn the techniques and put them into practice in the classroom. Students explore and practice various Sense Therapies. Because this is a survey course and does not provide in- depth training in these therapies, students will generally apply the knowledge to refer clients out to qualified practitioners. 12 hours - $549

Sat. 10/14 - 11:00am-2:00pm; 2:30-5:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm | Sun. 10/15 - 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30-2:30pm

Course Dates & Syllab

Ayurveda for Women’s Health

  • Hybrid | June 8-9, 2023

Prenatal, Postnatal & Pediatrics

  • Hybrid | June 10-11, 2023

The Musculoskeletal System

  • Hybrid | July 13-14, 2023

Exploring the Nervous System and Metabolic Disorders

  • Hybrid | July 15-16, 2023

Herbology 3

  • Hybrid | September 14-15, 2023

Pancha Karma- Ayurvedic Bodywork & Sense Therapies

  • In-person | October 14-15, 2023

*Hybrid courses can be taken online or in person at our Mount Madonna campus.

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Tuition Information

Ayurveda Courses:

$549* for 2 day AP courses (12 hours)

Paid in full at the time of registration.

*Total does not include Meals and Lodging. See Meals & Lodging options for additional fees not included in the total tuition costs. Minimum of $66 per day Commuter Rate for all students that choose to come on site for classes.

Please note that textbooks and pre-reading are recommended for this course and are listed in the syllabus.

Refund Policy:

Refund available minus $75.00 cancellation fee if course is dropped prior to 48 hours before course start date.

No refund available if course is dropped within 48 hours of start date, or after course has started.

Yoga Courses

$27 for 90 min. yoga courses

Refund Policy:

No refund is available if the course is dropped, but the video recording will be available via Populi/Lessons for two weeks.