Ayurveda 25HR Module: Integrating Ayurveda & Yoga - Empowered U
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25 HR Ayurveda Module

Join Jessica Kruse for a weekend immersion on the integration of Ayurveda and yoga.

Ayurveda is an ancient science that is not only relevant and applicable in our modern lives, but incredibly valuable. It’s timeless techniques promote health through a nourishing sattvic lifestyle of mindfulness, balance and harmony.  Over the course of the weekend we will explore concepts related to diet, lifestyle, individualized meditation, breathing and yoga techniques, cleansing and rejuvenation procedures, herbs and therapies.

Asana, Pranayama and Meditation through the lense of Ayurveda

As we dive deeper into the foundations of Ayurveda through a practical kinesthetic approach. We will discuss how to leverage the qualities of the governing energies of the universe (Vata, Pitta, Kapha and Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) to customize asana, meditation and pranayama practice. This ensures the therapeutic value of yoga is optimized by appropriately accommodating the time of day and year, as well as one’s personal constitution and needs. We will explore both physical and energetic anatomy through the lense of Ayurveda; bringing light to how different postures and sequences can be used for energetically aligning each dosha. This class will provide the student of yoga with a more expansive understanding of yoga, along with a base of how to apply the practical wisdom of Ayurveda to one’s unique teaching style. Confidently use using simple time tested techniques to create a yoga practice that encourages self healing.


Ayurveda Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing- Food as Medicine

On the final day we will shift our focus to the basic principles of the Ayurvedic seasonal routines, diet and food choices while we learn how to use household herbs and spices to create a few delicious, well combined meals for healthy living. We will shift our perspective as we begin to think about food preparation and nutrition, from the lens of Ayurveda  cultivating an understanding of how to get the most out of your food choices as well as simple ways to improve your overall energy, metabolism and digestion. Participate in preparing simple, balancing recipes to use for you and your family, while discovering your kitchen pharmacy and understanding the deeper digestive principles of Ayurveda.

Healthy Ayurvedic dinner, herbal water and tea included.



  • Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation~ Create therapeutic yoga sequences according to Ayurveda
  • Anatomy~ Physical & Energetic anatomy through the lense of Ayurveda (vayus, chakras, nadis, marma points, sites of the doshas, and more)
  • Lifestyle~ Important self care techniques and the Ayurveda daily routine
  • Seasonal Routines~ How to adjust your yoga and lifestyle to stay balanced through the changes of the seasons
  • Diet~Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking Class with Healthy Meal and Digestive Tea Recipes. On Sunday a healthy Ayurvedic dinner, herbal water and tea are included.
  • Sankhya Philosophy~ the basics
  • Pancha Mahabhutas~ the 5 Elements
  • The Doshas~ Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Gunas~ Sattva, Tamas, Rajas
  • Remedies & Recommendations for Common Ailments



Jessica Kruse is an Ayurveda Practitioner, Remedial Massage Therapist & E-RYT 200, who has studied across the globe. Jessica has completed Ayurvedic training with her main teacher Dr. Vasant Lad and other renowned Ayurvedic physicians in Canada, India and the US. Jessica specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations & counselling, Ayurveda cuisine, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Turiya Therapy (Marma Chikitsa), massage, aesthetics & beauty treatments.

Jessica is the owner of La Vida Veda Ayurveda & Yoga School and she currently lives and works between Costa Rica and Canada, providing international clients with Ayurveda and other healing treatments, yoga retreats, seminars, and yoga teacher trainings.

February 15th- February 17th 2019

Friday  6:30-9:30pm

Saturday  9:30am-6:30pm (cooking class and lunch included)

Sunday  9:30am-5:30

Investment: $500

A deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits are not refundable. Cancelations up to 30 days prior to the event may be issued a credit with Empowered Yoga to be used towards a different program. Unfortunately we are unable to issue a credit or refund the deposit within 30 days of the event. Certificates of completion may be issued upon the successful completion of the requirements above. Once a certificate is issued students may be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT. For more info, contact us at info@empoweredyoga.ca

  • February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Suite 201, 1524 91st SW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6X 1M5