100 hour Online Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training:

The Madhuri Method

For Yoga Teachers and Dedicated Students of Yoga

*Next Program Runs February 18th – June 23rd, 2020*

“The world doesn’t need another yoga teacher… the world needs leaders who are aligned with their dharma and share from a deep place of integrity and authenticity and who inspire others to do the same.”

– Melanie Madhuri Phillips

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The Madhuri Method Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training is the first program of its kind that…

  • Honors the integration of Ayurveda into your yoga teaching and practice, not as an after thought but as the backbone and guiding philosophy.

  • Provides 100 hours of online training for deep transformation and long term support.

  • Teaches you how to confidently teach yoga with the wisdom of Ayurveda so that you’re healing not harming your students.

  • Focuses on YOU, your health and well-being, and teaches you about self-care so you can have a sustainable, healthy, and fulfilling career.

  • Bridges ancient Ayurveda and yoga with modern quantum physics and neuropsychology to assist you in transcending the barriers and beliefs that are keeping you stuck in old patterns that aren’t supportive to your growth.

  • Believes and teaches self-love & gratitude as the essential tools for healing, teaching and life.

“Through my 17 year career of teaching, owning a yoga studio, training yoga teachers at Langara College, and working with thousands of students… I began to see a pattern.”

The pattern was within myself.

I would feel inspired and then hit a plateau in my teaching and life and then begin to question what I was doing and why I was doing it. I often felt dismayed at the state of yoga today as it was so vastly contrary to the more traditional lineage I studied at the Bihar School of Yoga over a 10-year period.

I stumbled upon Ayurveda when no doctors could help me overcome an illness that lasted 7+ years. Ayurveda taught me how to take care of myself with my particular constitution (dosha), align with my natural state and get my energy and life back.

I spent a lot of time, energy and money seeking out my training and integrating it. I wish I had a mentor, someone who had gone before me and understood my hardships.

This Ayurveda Yoga Training is consciously designed for you to learn Ayurveda in a digestible format that you can actually utilize and integrate into your own life and into your classes and private sessions with students.

Yoga teachers are a dime a dozen these days. What makes you unique? What level of wisdom, understanding and presence do you bring to your classes?

Whether you’ve been teaching for decades or are fresh out of your YTT, I will share with you the essence that I’ve gleaned from over 20 years of exploration and study of Ayurveda, yoga, Bio-Energy Healing, martial arts, Vision Quests, Vipassana, ashram living, dance, owning a yoga studio, Reiki, Akashic Records, travel and leading groups on retreats all over the world.

This training was born out of my love and dedication to both yoga and Ayurveda and the increasing need in the world of yoga for classes that consider the alchemy of the physical, mental, emotional, and energetics, to bring sustainable and deep healing through greater awareness, acceptance and love.

What makes this training unique and special?

Honestly, this training is about YOU.

Sure, you’re going to learn all about Ayurveda and how to teach using these amazing principles but my real modus operandi is about raising the consciousness on the planet through inspiring self-love in teachers and leaders, one soul at a time.

Self-mastery is my inspiration and this is what I teach. Don’t confuse this with perfection—absolutely not. In fact, self-mastery is the embodiment of all of our fragmented aspects of self. It is the homecoming, the union—remembering and living from a state of whole-ness. This is the wellspring of peace, love, and truth. There is no-thing wrong. Living in this state is a practice…until it isn’t, until it becomes you.

This is moksha. Freedom.

Madhuri Method - Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training

This program is for you if…

  • You have a deep willingness to know yourself and evolve to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

  • You have a love of life and yourself and wish to expand into more joy and fulfillment through Ayurveda and yoga.

  • You are a 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher or equivalent looking to increase the depth and scope of your teachings and offerings with advanced modules and study.

  • You are a dedicated yogi that has been practicing for a minimum of 6 years and have a desire to learn more about Ayurveda & yourself (it’s not necessary to be a yoga teacher).

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Module 1: Embracing Ayurveda for Life

Welcome to the life-changing world of Ayurvedic medicine. This module will offer a foundation for your own personal healing transformation of body-mind-heart that you will journey through during this program. You will establish a focussed intention for your health and life and delve into the theoretical and experiential aspects of working with the 5 elements of Ayurveda in your life. We will establish a sacred container for the power of your intention to be supported and amplified. You will understand why so many people get confused about understanding their Ayurvedic constitution and learn how to decipher the language of the doshas.

In this module we will explore:

  • The history and philosophy of Ayurveda
  • The 3 pillars of disease
  • The 5 element theory (Pancha Maha Bhutas)
  • The 20 attributes (Gunas) and how to interpret them
  • Prakruti versus vikruti

Module 2: Deepening into the Doshas

In this module you will discover the intricacies and subtleties of the doshic trifecta and their imbalances. You will have an opportunity to understand your doshic constitution at conception as well as your current state and how to begin to bring balance and harmony to your body-mind-heart. Once you get a grasp of the doshas you will be introduced to the fifteen subdoshas. This eye-opening knowledge will take you deeper in your understanding of Ayurveda than ever before.

In this module we will explore:

  • Vata, pitta, kapha doshas and all of their combinations
  • Discovering your personal doshic make-up
  • The fifteen subdoshas
  • The disease process and various stages of disease

Module 3: Self-care is Soul Care

Taking time to prioritize your health is essential for living a vibrant and sustainable life. You will be introduced to Ayurveda’s incredibly potent self-care secrets that will transform your relationship to your body, self-image, and vitality. You will understand self-care according to the season, dosha, time of life, and personal imbalance.
Learn how to bring these practices to your students for a holistic experience of healing; weaving in Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science into your yoga classes.

In this module we will explore:

  • The application and practice of Ayurvedic self care (Dinacharya)
  • Tongue diagnosis for your personal health

Module 4: Food, Nutrition & Sacred Consumption

The fascinating exploration of food and nutrition through the eyes of Ayurveda will revolutionize your perspective not only of what you eat but howyou eat. You will develop the skills to listen to the subtle communication from your digestive system and work to prevent dis-ease in your life. You will understand what foods you need that are unique to you—there is no one size fits all diet in Ayurveda!

In this module we will explore:

  • Food and nutrition from the Ayurvedic perspective
  • Digestion: the key to a healthy body and mind
  • The various states of your digestive fire (agni) and how to bring balance
  • The 6 tastes of Ayurveda and food categories
  • Mindful eating: the how and why
  • Healthy, easy to make Ayurvedic recipes
  • How to work with herbs in your kitchen and daily cooking for incredible health

Module 5: Ayurvedic Yoga Practice

Is your yoga practice taking you towards or away from balance? What are you teaching and what effects are your classes having on your student’s health?
Learn how to tailor your yoga practice or classes to be truly healing, nourishing, and supportive. Every asana, pranayama, mudra, and meditation practice has a particular effect on the doshas. Understand this and feel your practice deepen and transform. Receive the knowledge to create and offer classes rooted in Ayurvedic principles and philosophy. This is a game changer for teachers—your relationship to your teaching, how you teach, and your impact will be enhanced considerably.

In this module we will explore:

  • The Ayurvedic perspective of asana, pranayama, mudra, and meditation
  • How to create your yoga classes based on Ayurveda*
  • Key concepts and strategies for teaching Ayurvedic yoga
  • The factors effecting vata, pitta, and kapha in regards to yoga
  • Mudras: how to use them intentionally and effectively for healing

*A reminder: If you are not a certified Yoga Teacher, this program will not certify you. If you are already a certified Yoga Teacher you may apply the 100 hours from this program towards your advanced certification.

Module 6: Deepening into Ayurveda

Hold onto your seat as we’re about to take your awareness of Ayurveda to the next level. There is so much more to Ayurveda than most people know. You will get a taste of the complexity and layers of wisdom woven into this phenomenal art and science that is Ayurveda.

This insight will transform your approach to teaching in subtle, deep, and powerful ways.

In this module we will explore:

  • The 7 Dhatus (tissue layers)
  • Ayurvedic channels (srotas)
  • Subtle expressions of the doshas: prana, tejas, ojas
  • The 3 Gunas: sattva, rajas, tamas

Module 7: Subtle Body Anatomy

Expand your knowledge and enhance your embodied expression of how you would like to direct your energy for greater health and happiness. Move beyond thephysical, into the realm of the etheric for a holistic interpretation of how imbalance manifests physically and how to return to optimal health.
In this module we will explore:

In this module we will explore:

  • The 3 main nadis and how to regulate the nervous system
  • The layers of our being (koshas) and healing for each layer
  • The 7 main chakras plus 5 more you never hear about
  • Sacred sounds to clear stagnation from your energy field

Module 8: Self-Mastery for Expansion

Become aware of the subconscious programs and limiting beliefs that are holding you back from fully being who you came here to be. Move beyond the habits and inner dialogue that leave you feeling less than, or in the energy of victimhood or self-sabotage. This module is the key to stepping into leadership as a yoga teacher and in your life.

In this module we will explore:

  • Personal growth and self-mastery based in love and compassion
  • Be more you! Dissolve what no longer serves your evolution
  • How your mindset in your greatest healer
  • Ayurvedic psychology

Module 9: Working 1:1 with Students

Learn how to translate all you have learned when working 1:1 with students to create personalized yoga programs. Even if you’re not a teacher this module will be eye-opening as you discover how I look at an individual to discern what practices they need to return to balance. You will also gain insight into the importance of regulating the nervous system to balance any dosha.

In this module we will explore:

  • Case studies and examples of deciphering imbalances in individuals
  • Skills in relating and speaking with students 1:1
  • Introduction in how to navigate injuries and trauma
  • Why nervous system regulation is essential for all healing to occur

Module 10: Integration and Embodiment

You have been on quite the journey! By now you have made incredible shifts in your health and life and are living with great awareness of Ayurvedic principles and philosophy in your daily life. As are time together comes to a close, I will send you off with some business/ life skills to allow you to share your Ayurvedic wisdom with others if you choose to.

We will have a final sacred closing ceremony to anchor in the teachings and set your new intention for moving forward.

In this module we will explore:

  • The “business” of yoga
  • What’s next? How to move forward with grace, ease, and confidence
  • Sacred ceremony with energetic downloads

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What to expect with your training …

  • 10 in-person 2 hour live interactive video calls with Melanie
  • 10 recordings from live classes
  • 130 page comprehensive course e-manual
  • Additional handouts
  • 20+ hours of video and audio with lifetime access
  • 7 Ayurvedic yoga video classes

Starts February 18th, 12-2pm PT

All live classes are 2 hours:
Feb 18,
Mar 3, 17, 31
Apr 14, 28
May 12, 26
June 9, 23
All will be recorded and you will receive replays.
  • 10 quizzes with each module for final certification
  • Bonus interviews with renowned yoga teachers
  • 100 hours towards continuing education credits

  • Ayurveda for Real Life Program ($375 value)

Investment: $1997 CDN (payment plan is available)

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By taking this training you will..

  • Deepen your own understanding and experience of Ayurveda for healing yourself and learning how to apply these same principles to your classes and for your students.

  • Have 100 hours of advanced training/ Continuing Education Units (CEU)

  • Learn a systematic method of understanding, applying, and merging yoga & Ayurveda from an experienced E-RYT, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Bio-Energy Healer.

  • Have Melanie guide and mentor you to move into your highest potential as a teacher.

  • Have a niche for yourself in the ever competitive and evolving world of yoga teaching and increase your income.

  • Expand your offerings as a yoga teacher.

  • Become a certified Madhuri Method teacher and have the ongoing support of the other Madhuri Method teachers and sangha community.

  • Bring true healing to students by understanding the therapeutic aspects of yoga and how to bring balance, not imbalance, through yoga practices.

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  • As a yoga teacher why is it so necessary to understand Ayurveda and do this training?

I truly feel that all yoga teachers must understand and integrate Ayurveda-it’s not optional; it’s essential to being a yoga teacher. The depth of awareness and sensitivity to your students will increase to a point where you know you are offering classes that heal and not harm. This is happening so much these days—students are getting injured or worn down by their yoga practice. As teachers, it is our responsibility to understand how certain asana and pranayama practices could create dis-ease for students.

  • Do I have to be a yoga teacher to take this program?

If you are a dedicated student of yoga and have been practicing for 5 years or more, you are welcome to take this program to deepen your knowledge of Ayurveda for you own healing, life, and yoga practice. You will not however receive a certificate of completion or be able to teach Ayurvedic yoga classes.

  • What if I can’t make it to the “Live online classes”?

It’s not a problem if you can’t make it to the live on-line classes. All classes will be recorded and you can access them at your convenience. If you have questions, you may submit them via email and they will be answered during the live class.

  • What does the practicum entail?

The practicum provides you with an opportunity, an invitation—to step out of your comfort zone, expand your wisdom base and share something more with your students then you had previously.

For your practicum you are required to teach a 6-week series from the Madhuri Method Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training curriculum.

*Note that the practicum is NOT required. Some students choose not to do the practicum, and this is fine. However, to receive the certificate you will need to fulfill this requirement.

  • What Can I Do with the Qualification?

If you are already a certified yoga teacher, this course can be applied to 100-hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

This Level One Madhuri Method Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training, 100-hour program qualifies you for a certificate of completion.

Upon completion of the course (in person and online portions) and practicum, you will be a certified Madhuri Method Ayurveda Yoga Teacher and can teach Ayurvedic Yoga classes and private one on one sessions with students.

  • I’ve already learned a bit about Ayurveda, will this program still benefit me?

Absolutely! If you’ve already done some Ayurvedic study, that’s great. For me it took years to listen and learn and hear about Ayurveda from a number of different people and in different ways before it really sank in to my cells. My intention for you with this course is that Ayurveda becomes embodied and goes far deeper than the theory. My approach to Ayurveda, Yoga, and my life is based in a heart-centered approach that takes ancient wisdom and makes it applicable and useful with tangible results

  • How much time will this course take?

You can take this course at your own pace and listen to the module videos and audios in your own time. However, it is recommended to stay up to date with the modules in order for the live classes to be more relevant.

Over a 5 month period, you will receive access to 2 modules per month and have indefinite access to all of the course materials. There will be 2 live 2 hour classes per month with Melanie.

So, if you choose to join the live classes, they will be 2 hours per month. Each module will have approximately 1-1.5 hours of video/audio materials to watch and listen to every 2 weeks.

You will be encouraged to have a daily yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice throughout this program.

  • I’m injured. Can I still take your training?

Absolutely. This training is very therapeutic. It requires presence but it may be possible for you to participate even if you’re nursing an injury.

Contact me directly to discuss the specifics of your injury and how it may impact your experience of the training.

  • Do you have a payment plan?

Yes! If you would prefer to make your investment with a payment plan, we’ve got you covered. Details HERE.

  • Still have questions?

Do you have a question that I haven’t answered here? Send me an email with the title Ayurvedic Yoga Training Question so I’ll be sure to get it and respond.

What are Melanie’s qualifications?

BFA, E-RYT, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS), Bio-Energy Healer & Trainer.

Hi. I’ve been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching yoga full-time for over 18 years. So far, I’ve owned a yoga studio; taught in teacher training programs, at Wanderlust, the Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto Yoga Conferences as well as a guest speaker at NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), Bellyfit Conferences, and the Vancouver Yogathon. I have taught retreats, workshops and classes across North and Central America, Europe, India, Mexico, and in Bali.

I was a head faculty member and assisted with the development of the curriculum for the Langara College Yoga Teacher Training program for seven years. I have a knack for inspiring students and mentoring them to become better teachers then they even thought possible.

I merge my proficiency and experience as a teacher of teachers, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS), and certified Bio-Energy Healer and Theta Healer to allow you to be guided forward skillfully and gracefully with the wisdom of these art forms.

What is the Madhuri Method?

The Madhuri Method is on the cutting edge of Yoga Teacher Training and practice as it is a systematic formula for providing sustainable yoga practice that addresses and incorporates the ancient principles and philosophy of Ayurveda: the world’s oldest holistic healing system—the sister science to yoga.

Gone are the days where we can avoid incorporating the wisdom of Ayurveda into our sadhana; the depth of understanding the individual student, their unique health concerns and psycho-emotional make-up, along with a seasonal approach that considers climate, time of day, time of year and how to bring balance for deep healing, energetic realignment, and spiritual empowerment is essential.

Have more questions?

Need a bit more…?

Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions about if the Madhuri Method’s Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training is right for you.