Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Special Events

Portland Ayurvedic Meetup - Are you interested in studying Ayurveda?  Would you like to awaken the natural healer within you?  Would you like to be part of a community that supports your growth in Ayurveda & Yoga?  Then please join us to learn more about SIAYT programs and have some kitchari.
Sunday, September 24th at 1PM @ 3430 SE Belmont, Portland, OR

New Seasons, Nyberg Rivers location in Portland, OR - The Art of Digestion  
7 PM on Tuesday, October 17th

Body-Mind-Spirit Expo - The Art of Digestion Event -
Noon on Saturday, October 21st @ Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro, OR

Ayurveda Immersion Weekend with Sarahjoy Marsh at the DAYA Foundation Portland on October 27-29th. What happens when fire turns to air? (aka when summer turns to autumn). How do we Transform the Luminous into Lucid?  Join  Sarahjoy Marsh, Susan Bass, Upasana Giglia and many other Ayurvedic Professionals to immerse into Ayurveda and Yoga.  To sign up go to

Lecture series and panel discussion on Nutrition, Digestion & Aging
Camas, Washington Library on Saturday, November 4th @ 10:30

Ashland, OR - Daily Detox - Tools for Thriving in a Challenging Environment
7 PM on Friday, November 17th @ Hidden Springs Wellness Center


Ayurvedic Yoga Classes @ Turtles Yoga & Wellness in Beaverton, OR;
5:30 -7 PM Every Wednesday Evening (


300-Hour, 200-Hour & 600-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Certification Programs;

Learn how to use Ayurveda, Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Diet/Spices, Mudra, Pulse & Tongue reading as well as Dinacharya (daily practices) to bring your Dosha (constitution) into balance naturally.

Contact me at for more information.


Autumn Ayurvedic Cleanse & Rejuvenation Series,
Tuesdays September 19th, 26th & October 3rd, from 6:30-8:30 @ New Renaissance Events Center in Portland, Oregon

This is a cleanse for people that love to eat. It is a seasonal food cleanse that encourages 3 meals a day everyday.  I have been teaching this cleanse for years in Oregon.  I love sharing this ancient sacred knowledge that has helped so many.

Please contact me for more information,

 American Herbalists Guild Logo Nama do yoga logo Trained-in-Hormone-Cure-Badge
  IAYT Certified

RYS 300 Yoga Alliance Logo - RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Logo - RCYT Yoga Alliance

Susan Bass: AP-NAMA, AYT-NAMA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 

  • NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • AAPNA Registered Ayurvedic Food & Nutrition Consultant
  • NAMA Registered Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist
  • Certified IAYT Yoga Therapist
  • National Ayurvedic Medical Association PACE Provider (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education Provider)
  • IAYT member school

I work with individuals who want customized solutions for healing themselves naturally. Drawing on my Ayurvedic, Yogic and Herbal training as well as my personal experience of improving my own health with these sciences, I help people sharpen their own internal listening skills so they can give their body what it needs to be its best. I studied at Kripalu School of Ayurveda and The Ayurvedic Institute to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, as well as, at The Institute of Digestive Health to receive a Masters in Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition. 

Ayurveda and Yoga are time tested sciences that help us to create balance internally through a deep understanding and appreciation of nature.  We are all a part of nature and it is our recognition and understanding of our place in the natural world that helps us to regain balance and harmony.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the ancient art of nourishing your body, mind and spirit through connection to nature.


Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner Certificate

Ayurvedic Nutritional Consultant Certificate

Registered Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certificate

NAMA Ayurvedic Practitioner Certificate

*Disclaimer - The yoga therapy components of the training are not based on our
RYS or RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.