introduction to ayurveda

Three weekends: 

July 28th & 29th, August 4th & 5th, August 11th & 12th 

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


Workshop Fee: $750

This course counts toward our 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.  Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT student. Learn more>>




Kathy Gehlken started her yoga studies as a kid copying poses from her big sister’s “Lilias Yoga and You” book.  She went on to study Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda, eventually taking her teacher training in Ananda yoga and learning to meditate from a diverse group of teachers, both yogic and Buddhist.  Kathy’s classes are inspired to help students access the joy and calm that she gets from her own personal practice.  She is committed to making all aspects of yoga accessible to everyone and has had the honor of teaching yoga in a variety of settings—from hospitals to churches in the Tenderloin to one-on-one classes for breast cancer survivors.  (Read Full Bio...)