What are students saying about the 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
"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
"Thank you for another nourishing deep and soulful weekend. So good to come together in this 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
"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. " ~KC
Family Wellness Day for families living with cancer, October 1st, 2016. We are working with the Portland non-profit, Taking Care Cancer, to provide a complementary afternoon of Ayurvedic Yoga for children.
The 2016 & 2017 graduating classes of the Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy are offering a complementary/donation based workshop on Ayurvedic Yoga for adult cancer survivors. The workshop will focus on teaching tools for stress reduction and improving digestion. Pre-registration is through Taking Care Portland, a Portland survivor ship community, www.TakingCareCancer.org
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 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