85 hour Online Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training: The Madhuri Method

For Yoga Teachers and Dedicated Students of Yoga

Online program launches Spring 2019

“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

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 85 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.

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).

Madhuri Method - Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training

A transformative 6 days!

Madhuri’s training provided such depth and provided very tangible ways of applying Ayurvedic principles to the practice of yoga.

I feel my own practice has become more skillful and balanced. My students have also reported finding benefits from small, simple seasonal changes that I have offered in my classes.

Thank you, Madhuri.

– Jacqueline M.

The training was a gateway for me to open up a new perspective of life…

This training has opened my eyes to the sister science of yoga. After teaching yoga for twelve years, I feel like I have finally found the missing piece that I have been searching for. This was more than a training for me, but a space to grow and heal. Her teaching is full of wisdom yet her ability to bring this ancient knowledge to layman’s terms was much appreciated.

– Mina Khan-Lee

The continuing education I was looking for.

I wanted to deepen my knowledge of Ayurveda with a group of like-minded teachers.

While I know there will be shifts in my teaching, the bigger shifts are already happening in my self-care practice, my yoga practice, the awareness of what I want in my personal environment. Thank you for providing your knowledge and experience.

-Melissa Kreiger

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 85 hours of advanced training/ Continuing Education Units (CEU) to put towards your 500 hour E-RYT with Yoga Alliance.

  • 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.

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.

Each Madhuri Method class weaves the wisdom of Ayurveda into asana, pranayama, chanting, mudra, savasana, and meditation, leaving the student feeling uplifted and harmonious.

What is in the 85 hour curriculum?

  • Philosophy and history of Ayurveda.
  • Fundamentals and principles of Ayurveda.
  • Self-discovery of your dosha and how to balance yourself.
  • The 3 doshas: vata, pitta, kapha.
  • Mahabhutas (5 Element Theory).
  • Ayurvedic dinacharya (daily routine).
  • Sattva, rajas, tamas and the influence on manas and the body.
  • The psychology of Ayurveda: healing through the mind.
  • Self-mastery for yoga teachers: heal thyself + energy management.
  • Ayurvedic nutrition and the 6 tastes.
  • Aromatherapy, chromotherapy, gemstone therapy.
  • How to teach your classes based on the principles and philosophy of Ayurveda.
  • Ayurvedic Yoga including: asana, pranayama, mudra, savasana, meditation, and chanting.
  • Learn to work one on one with students according to their prakruti and vikruti.
  • Subtle body anatomy & energy: the 7 main chakras and nadi system, the 5 koshas, the 5 vayus, energy management and empowerment.
  • Injuries, trauma and healing the nervous system.
  • Practicum overseen and guided by Melanie.
  • The Business of Yoga: conscious and effective marketing.

Madhuri’s training is so deep, her emodiment of Ayurveda so apparent.

She teaches from a deep inner knowing of the science and of herself. She not only teaches on the five elements, she draws upon your five senses; leading us through the most thoughtful and rich yoga classes, deep interactive conversations, and rad dance parties. We became not only acquainted with Ayurveda, but with ourselves.

I am so grateful you and your training came into my life. I can’t thank you enough.

– Lindsay Gough


  • 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.

  • 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 85-hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

This Level One Madhuri Method Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training, 85-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’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.

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.