Ayurveda Therapist Certification

Cusco - Peru

July 12 - 22, 2024

Yoga Alliance International Certification 100 Hours

What is the inspiration for this course?​

Ayurveda aims for every human being to be in “Swastha”; situated in the self (Pakriti) for complete balance. You will learn to use Ayurvedic expertise to help you retain and regain this balance. Through this course your lifestyle changes and you learn to lead a life in harmony.

After you have found your way of living that is well aligned, seeing how simple it is, you will be inspired to share those tools with others.

In this course, the two ancient sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda come together to give us the answers. Health, Peace and Tranquility are possible.

We invite you to stay in our Bhakti Yoga Ashram in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru during the program to receive the full experience of an Ayurvedic Retreat in nature.

Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition

General information


Estimated time​

11 days and 100 hours. Theoretical and practical classes and experiential cooking classes and therapies.


Previous requirements

All levels of experience welcome!


Course Content

A complete study manual, recipes. homework, and weekly practices for integration.​

Course themes

You will learn...

The fundamentals of Ayurveda (The meaning, the History, Sattvic Food, Dosha, Vrikriti, The flavors).

How to recognize the Imbalances of Each Dosha.

In the kitchen you learn: Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, desserts, dairy products cheese, yogurt, how to prepare milk and dairy products so they are digestible from ahimsa cows), sauces and masalas (mixtures of specific species for the doshas.

Food combinations. Kitchen implements and techniques.

Learn to recognize the vrikritis (imbalances) through pulse reading.

How to recommend the daily routine “Dinacharia” for each Dosha and to heal your imbalance.

Learn to recognize Vrikritis (imbalances) through reading the tongue.

Recommendations of life to balance your vikriti or dosha.

Learn to do an Ayurvedic detox from 3-21 days.

Specific pranayamas for each dosha/vikriti.

Specific meditation for each dosha/vikriti.

...and even more

Specific mantras for each dosha/vikritis of Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga for each dosha/vikriti.

Abhyanga complete body sequence (therapeutic oil massage)

Shirodhara, drip oil on the forehead for 30 mins.

Practice scenarios and recommendations.
Client Intake Forms.

Methodology of the Ayurveda Therapist.
The details of how to receive clients.

Study material in PDF format, for each subject, to pass a detailed and individual plan to your clients.

Your Ayurveda experience includes all delicious vegetarian meals, prasadam and Sattvic (no onion or garlic, spice mixes for health and cold pressed oils or ghee) as well as farm-to-table organic ingredients based on Ayurvedic principals.

The Schedule

7:30am with meditation/pranayama and kirtan musical meditation
8:30-9:30 breakfast
9:30-11:00 philosophy and theory of Ayurveda
11:00-12:15 practical practice in the kitchen of the therapeutic modalities
12:15-1:30 Ayurvedic Yoga Practice
1:30-3:00pm lunch and rest
3-4:30pm group dynamic activities and Ayurveda theory
4:30-5:30pm Practical Therapies
5:30pm-6:30pm integration time
6:30pm evening Bhakti Yoga Meditation in the temple (optional)
7pm dinner

Evening activities, healing or sound meditation, ceremonies or Rest

Abhyanga (oil massage) Therapy

Shirodhara Therapy

About the facilitator

Syam Vallabhi Devi Dasi (Samantha Miller)

Syam Vallabhi, an international yoga and Ayurveda teacher and therapist, was introduced to yoga in 2001 and has since dedicated her life to studying and teaching yoga, healing arts and Ayurveda throughout the world. A senior teacher at the Bhakti Yoga School and founder of the 500 Hour Teacher Training Program program, she organizes.

She organizes international teacher trainings in Colombia, Peru and India. Syam is the founder and director of Yogendra Eco-Ashram in Cali, Colombia (www.yogashramcali.com) Syam has been certified in Ayurveda in India since 2008 and has studied with various Ayurvedic masters in the USA. She just completed her Internship in India with doctor Kumar in Advanced Ayurveda Panchakarma and is in continuing study with Divya Altar based in NYC. She travels to India every year to deepen her studies and to guide students in the sacred sites and practices.

Syam Vallabhi is dedicated to her path as a Bhakti Yogini, to her teachers Gurudeva Atulananda Acarya Majaraj and Chaitanya Nitai Das, and to sharing transformative tools to empower others to align with her life purpose and true happiness. She humbly offers from her heart what she continues to learn from her practice, her teachers, and all beings she encounters on her journeys.

About the facilitator

Chaitanya Nitai Das

International Director of the Bhakti Yoga School with main Ashrams in Cusco and Colombia. Chaitanya has been in the field of yoga from a very young age and has lived in ashrams and monasteries in South America, the United States and India.

He has been practicing and teaching Bhakti Yoga and Mantra meditation for many years and is initiated into the traditions of the Indian Vedic Culture by his Spiritual Master S. Atulananda A.

Chaitanya is certified by ”Its Yoga” USA and is a 500 hour E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. He has also studied with such masters as Pattabhi Jois, Larry Schultz, Reed Taylor, and John Friend.

He has studied Vedic Astrology since 2004 and is certified in India by “AIFAS” with the title of “Jyotish Sastracharya”.

Currently, he is the director of the Yoga Teacher Training Programs and has trained over 1,000 yoga teachers in the last 15 years.

This is a 100 hour course. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a Bhakti Yoga School Certification and you will be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance 100hr RYT, an internationally recognized certification.

Your investment: $1,475 USD Early bird $1,375 with deposit of $300Usd by May 12, 2024

PAYMENT METHODS: Cash / Paypal (With Credit Card)/ Revolut/ Wise or Transfer in the US, Colombia, Peru

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