Ayurveda 101


August 10-11, 17-18, 24-25

10:00AM - 5:00PM


Purusha Yoga Studio, 3729 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA, 94121

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Ayurveda is the sister science to classic yoga. Learn how to use the principles of Ayurveda to enhance your yoga practice and health.

While Yoga focuses on purifying mind and body to achieve closer union with the ultimate, Ayurveda focuses on maintaining and enhancing the health and balance of mind and body.

Weekend 1—Study the theoretical underpinnings of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Assessment Tools. You will become familiar with some of the basic tenets of Ayurvedic Medicine and add some Ayurvedic Assessment Tools and treatment concepts to your tool box as a yoga teacher or therapist.

Weekend 2—Tridosha and introduction to the Ayurvedic Body and Yoga Asana for Tri Dosha. You will enhance your understanding of the functions of the Tridosha—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—and learn how to work with them through the tools of Yoga.

Weekend 3—Ayurvedic Concepts for use in developing a treatment plan and putting it all together plus case study presentations with feedback and discussion.

Photos by Milada Vigerova and Pratiksha Mohanty


General Attendance (workshop only): $650.00

300-Hour / Specialized Certification: $800.00

This is an elective course that may be used toward completion of our 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training or Holistic Yoga Coach Certification. Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT.




Kathy Gehlken is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Massage Practitioner and Wellness Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work is geared toward connecting people to their inherent power to heal and be well through Ayurvedic medicine, yoga and nutrition. She also teaches workshops and classes on Ayurveda, modern nutrition, cooking and wellness.

Kathy studied Ayurvedic Medicine at Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda and completed the Masters program there.   (Read Full Bio...)