The Himalayan Institute Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Program has grown quite a lot over the past few years. We wanted to take a moment to explain how the program works.

Step One
The Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training Program

Requirements for Certification: Be a 200 hour Certified yoga teacher, having received your certification from a Yoga Alliance approved school

This program works like this: In order to receive the certification, students must take all 4 units, be 200 Hour certified and complete the homework.

The logo for the program is a reminder of what’s required.

Step Two
The Advanced Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training Program

Requirements for Certification: Have a certificate of completion from the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training

This program works like this: Students must participate in 10 case study phone calls. They must present two cases at two of the 10 calls. They must attend Continuing Education Workshops.

The logo for the program is a reminder of what’s required too.

Step Three
Torchbearers
Requirements: Once a student completes the AAYS program, they will be designated as Torchbearers. Kathryn Templeton will notify you directly of this status. Here’s the logo.

Step Four
Teacher Track
Students will be invited into this program based upon their dedication and commitment to the program, to ayurveda and to yoga. They will be invited based upon their ability to teach to large groups of people, and their grasp and understanding of the material.

Those in the Teacher Track are individuals who have completed the AYS and AAYS Programs. They are eligible to teach some units of the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Training Program.