Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Ayurveda + Yoga + Cooking + Nature + Spirit + Balance + Breath + Meditation + Flow

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy personalizes the yogic practice for each individual based on his or her constitutional type and current state of being. Ayurveda & Yoga are both from the ancient Vedic Texts. These sister sciences are most effective when practiced together. In the 300-Hour program we meet one full weekend per month for 12 months (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) to immerse ourselves in and integrate the ancient arts of Ayurveda & Yoga into our body, mind and spirit. This program is designed to teach you Tongue and Pulse Reading, an individualized approach to Yoga, Pranayama (focused breath-work), Diet & Spices, Meditation, Mantra, Mudra, Chakra and Marma balancing, as well as Dinacharya (daily living routines) to restore balance and harmony. Ayurvedic wisdom says that "A person is as old as their digestive system", therefore bringing the digestive system into balance is a major focus in this program. We tell our students to think of themselves as their first client. This program is 300 hours of personal immersion in the ancient sacred arts of Ayurveda & Yoga.

Our school is an IAYT member school, a Yoga Alliance RYS 300 school, a PACE (CEU) provider for NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy certifications.

We are excited to announce our new home at Turtles Yoga & Wellness in Beaverton. This beautiful new expanded space allows us room to grow. Please let us know if you have any questions, we would love to talk to you about our upcoming certification program that starts in June 2017!

What Are Students Saying About The Program?

300 Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Wellness Coach Certification Program

"I have studied with many well known, masterful teachers over the last 14 years, and consider myself to be a master student. Not one of those former teachers cultivated the master within me, except for Susan Bass. If you are seeking wisdom to heal yourself or another as a practitioner, Susan will nurture and cultivate your inner master, draw out and inspire your memories of living in harmony with nature, as nature is our authority in Ayurveda and the path to right lively hood, I have finally arrived home in the seat of my masterful self."

~ Leah Hansen of Dosha Healer

"Being a student of the Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy 300-hour program is like attending the best weekend long party ever, once a month, for a year.  Susan is the ultimate hostess and it's truly an honor to be her guest."

~Vida Karavandi

"I enrolled in the 300-Hour program because what I was doing and eating in the past was not serving me well.  I had tried everything from Veganism, Atkins diet and even being a Raw Foodist.  I even omitted all gluten, dairy, sugar and fats.  What I couldn't understand was why my digestion wasn't improving when I was eating organic, raw fruits and lightly cooked vegetables.  I was constantly bloated and had diffulting with my bowels.  I couldn't sleep and was a nervous wreck.  Once I enrolled in Susan's Ayurvedic program I realized that I was not getting to the root of the problem.  The knowledge obtained from Susan's class that helped me to strengthen my digestion was the answer.    I now enjoy REAL food again!  I eat cooked, healthy meals that are appropriate for my body type and the season.  I've added healthy fats to my diet and I feel more alert, vibrant and healthier than when I was in my 30's.  Thank you Susan!  You are a gift from God.

~Nohemi Romero, Dual Language Educator

"Susan, I bow to you again and again, for helping me discover what the mind has sought, what the body has cried for and the soul has longed to remember."

~ Kayci

"Susan is a wonderful teacher with a wealth of knowledge that makes for a dynamic learning adventure. The subject matter is so vast and deep that I was initially skeptical of my own ability to absorb the teachings. But quickly realized that I was needlessly concerned as they have made it totally accessible. It's more like an exciting experience than anything else and I seem to be learning by osmosis. It is also making a deep fundamental change in my lifestyle and my perspective on self-care. I am excited to integrate Ayurveda into my Yoga teachings for the benefit of my students as well. I absolutely love this program, it has exceeded my expectations. "


Thank you for another nourishing deep and soulful weekend.  So good to come together in this healing way to learn about the ancient healing practices of Ayurveda and share spirit with each other.  There is something very palpable that happens when there is a gathering with intention of healing on all levels - our bodies, our planet, our souls.  Thank you again for putting this program together.  ~ Salima

Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Mission Statement

To provide people with the living and affordable systems of health care from The Vedic Texts, Ayurveda and Yoga.  These ancient systems are designed to bring about the return to a natural state of balance, vitality and total well-being of body, mind and spirit.  Ayurveda and Yoga are known as the medicine of the people because they are simple to execute with proper guidance and education by utilizing everyday resources accessible to the masses.  With the rising cost of health care and insurance people are looking for alternative and supplemental methods.  Because Ayurveda looks to establish health and wellness in all systems of the body with low out of pocket cost, Ayurveda is poised to be utilized by the people as the medicine of the future. 

Program satisfies up to 300 hours of 1) the IAYT Yoga Therapist certification, 2) the Yoga Alliance 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification (RYT 500) and 3) the AAPNA Registered Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist track (Association of Ayurvedic Professional of North America).  Hours from this program apply to National Ayurvedic Medical Association's (NAMA) PACE program hours (CEUs).  

The yoga therapy components of our training are not based on our RYS status with Yoga Alliance Registry

Refund Policy: Deposits are non-refundable.  There are no refunds after the program starts but tuition money paid for program can be transferred to a future program at The Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy or The Art of Digestion

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Portland, Beaverton & Oregon

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