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Shambhava Yoga

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Overview: Learn to harmonize with your innate elemental balance. Explore the foundations of the ancient system of Ayurveda and its relationship to a yogic lifestyle. Learn how to apply Ayurvedic principles to your life, yoga teaching and personal practice. Experience the rich benefits of health and balance! This is a 60 hour training which can contribute towards 700 hour (not 500 hour) Shambhava yoga certification or continuing education with Yoga Alliance.


  • The Five Elements
  • 20 Gunas
  • Doshas & Sub-doshas
  • Pranayama and Asana for doshic balance
  • Dhatus
  • Agni and Ama
  • The Six Tastes
  • Food Guidelines
  • Daily Routines
  • Marma Points
  • Ayurvedic philosophy
  • Abyanga massage
  • Tounge, Face and Pulse analysis
  • Learn to make Ayurvedic spice blends, ghee and kitchari.
  • Chanting and Meditation - focus on balancing the chakra system!

Pre-requisite: 200 hour certification


Advanced Asana Training


  • Approaching and modifying advanced asanas including Scorpion, Lotus Headstand, advanced balance poses and binds
  • Advanced transitions
  • Assisting and adjusting advanced postures
  • Workshop-style teaching
  • Design an advanced yoga series to teach from upon completion of training
  • Meditation and philosophy topics vary by participant interest: deepening subtle body awareness, puja and mantra, history of Shambhava Yoga™, Zen philosophy and Kashmir Shaivism, etc.
  • Deepen your experience of Shambhava Yoga meditation


Ayurvedic Marma Point Training

Marma points are vital zones of life force in the human body. They are found at the key junctions of muscles, veins, arteries, tendons and bones. They can be stimulated to enhance the various essential physiological and emotional functions of the body. This training will focus on a number of key marmas and how to access them in yoga to deepen the healing impact of your practice.


  • Intro to Marma points, the energy points of Ayurveda Marmas for the doshas, hands & feet, headache prevention and balancing digestion
  • Marma Yoga: incorporating marma points into your asana practice.
  • Intro to Abhyanga, Ayurvedic self-massage
  • Basic history, philosophy and key concepts of Ayurveda
  • Spend time with Ayurvedic practitioners and deepen your understanding of yourself through Ayurveda


Meditation Teacher Training Level One:

This training is appropriate for yoga teachers and meditators wishing to incorporate teaching meditation and deepen their personal experience.

Curriculum includes (not limited to):

  • What is meditation?
  • Foundational meditation practices including breath awareness, mantra repetition and surrender
  • Philosophy of the mind
  • Teaching skills for beginning level meditation
  • Daily teaching practica
  • Develop a 6-week beginning meditation course to teach from upon completing the training
  • Deepen your experience of meditation as practiced in Shambhava Yoga


Meditation Teacher Training Level Two:

This training is a continuation from the level one training including new topics to further deepen your Shambhava Yoga™ meditation teaching and personal practice.


  • Expanding breath awareness
  • Pranayama and meditation techniques for subtle energy and the chakras
  • What is spiritual growth?
  • Witness consciousness
  • The physical, subtle and causal bodies
  • Teaching skills for continuing meditation students
  • Daily teaching practica
  • Develop a 6-week continuing meditation course to teach from upon completing the training
  • Deepen your experience of meditation as practiced in Shambhava Yoga
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Shambhava Yoga Meditation Teacher Training Level 1


Questions/Inquiries? Contact Sarada Erickson 970.488.9192 or Info.OmAnandaYoga@gmail.com


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