OCT 10-22, 2019
La Veranda 5-Star Boutique Resort
Phú Quốc Island, Viet Nam

Ayurveda to Enhance your Life, Practice, and Teaching!

Our 4th year with Balarama Chandra teaching this information-packed, practice-filled, life-changing course. Spend 12 days at a luxurious 5-star boutique resort with beach location on Vietnam’s largest island Phu Quoc.

This course is open to anyone with an interest in going deeper on their path of yoga/life – with the aid of some tremendous insights into the nature of reality and a vast amount of simple, effective practical methods – from its sister science, Ayurveda.

Learn Ayurveda first-hand from a master teacher who has eaten and digested a large amount of Yoga & Ayurveda knowledge through his own path and practice.

The course seeks to strike the balance between experiencing practical direct methods and techniques – with feeding our heads with theory, science and philosophy. Each days includes a good amount of both!

1920-century Colonial style resort that agreed to give us an amazing deal.

This course is part of our 300YTT Program and gives students 100 hours towards their 300YTT.

Special Rate includes: course, 12 nights shared room with breakfast.
* $1.850 USD
* $1,700 Early Bird (paid in full by Sept 1)
* $500 extra for Single Room

Resort breakfast included. Other meals can be taken at various nearby (a few minutes walk) restaurants.

There are domestic and direct international flights to Phu Quoc.

The resort will transport you to and from the airport. No fee.

Phu Quoc has a special Vietnam tourist visa deal for all foreigners. You get 30 days free at the airport when landing directly from another country. Must also show an out-going ticket. Can not visit any other place in Vietnam. If you are planning on doing that – get a Vietnamese tourist visa online before you travel: https://www.vietnamvoa.com/

SHANTAYA TEAM [not everybody will be at the retreat]
EMMA KATE VEADER Ayurveda Specialist
KIM NGUYEN Super Yogini

was born into a family of soft-hearted Native American and Mexican farm workers. Inner strength through struggle and seeking love in all things were his caring parents. He found new vibrance in life once he heard the voice and conversation of Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. Like brush in a wildfire he was consumed by the vast wisdom of the Vedic vision of life and the cultural practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. These arts enticed him to spend the next 8 years immersed in monastic living and spiritual practice. Currently, unrestricted by form, his study continues to find no end while sharing whatever fresh and ripe fruits he has with anyone who comes close, is feeling hunger, or desires to taste new things. Balarama Chandra currently focuses his professional practice on Ayurvedic Psychology and Habit Reformation through positive expression and the simple means of yoga, breath, and diet. He loves facilitating the conversation of self transformation and dharma via international educational trainings, retreats, and personal counseling. Balarama is a true pleasure to study with as he has the dynamic ability to make the seemingly complicated – practical, humorous and exciting.

In this 100-hour course on Yoga Ayurveda, Balarama Chandra introduces a wide range of Ayurvedic principles and practices while placing them into context of our daily patterns and lifestyle.

Ayurveda आयुर्वेद  is not a new or old system to be implemented but a “Vision”(veda) of the simple patterns in “Life” (ayu) which are already present. Yoga is a dynamic system which Ayurveda utilizes as a means to enhance health, maintain health, or to bring oneself into balance by using easily available means, such as:

  • The Body – all of it’s parts and functions
  • The Breath – functions and supports of Vayu (air) and Prana
  • The Mind – all of it’s parts and functions (chitta)
  • The Soul – Awareness/Consciousness
  • All encompassing Spirit/Divinity and all of it’s parts and functions

It is possible to predict, observe, and reflect upon the influences of all experienced substances and all actions expressed. The intelligent person accepts that everything is influencing and will influence all aspects of your life, whether it is immediately perceivable or not. All parts of your Body, your Mind, and your Behavior are affected and may or may not assist in the balancing of various needs of life and the achievement of desires. We seek to develop understanding of and mastery of all gross and subtle substance and functions of the Human body through the Yoga Tradition and Ayurveda. The goal of Ayurveda is to be established in Swastha (health).

  • Ayurveda Foundations in Theory & Practice
    Daily Yoga Sadhana (complete practice), Lecture and Practicum
  • Sankhya Darshan
    An in-depth overview of the traditional Vedic perspective of the universal parts (tattvas) that come together to provide the human experience within subtle (psychology) and gross (physical) bodies.
  • Guna, Element & Dosha Theory
    Specific elaboration on the utilization of substance and actions to effectively balance health, and successfully live an outstanding life full of enthusiasm, satisfaction and joy.
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
    Using traditional yoga techniques we will immerse in a detailed exploration of how to adjust and stabilize the elements within the Body and Mind, Seek and discover what Prana functionally is, and sharpen Awareness and all of it’s evolutes within Chitta for the purpose of Health and greater Goal Achievement.
  • Dinacharya
    Daily Self Care Routine for Yoga Teachers to maintain health and support recovery from any imbalance, illness or disease. You will receive a variety of products and techniques to take home for continued practice of Ayurvedic Daily Self Care Routines.