Discovering Ayurveda 25HR Training - Empowered U
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Upon completion of this module, you’ll have an understanding of your personal constitution and your innate power to heal yourself and encourage others to do the same. You’ll be given the tools to recognize mind-body constitutions and imbalances in your students and create sequences according to the therapeutic principles of  Ayurveda. With these tools

Foundational Concepts of Ayurveda 
Ayurveda is an ancient science that is not only relevant and applicable in our modern lives, but incredibly valuable. Its timeless techniques are reassuringly being proven by modern research to promote health through a nourishing sattvic​ ​lifestyle-  one of mindfulness, balance, and harmony. This competent holistic science strives to maintain the perfect health of a healthy person through prevention and to remove the cause of the disease process in an unhealthy person through proper diet,  lifestyle, individualized meditation, breathing and yoga techniques, cleansing and rejuvenation procedures, herbs and therapies.

Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation through the lens of Ayurveda 
*There will be a dynamic practice first thing in the morning-please bring a change of yoga clothes and your mat.
As we dive deeper into the foundations of Ayurveda through a practical
kinesthetic approach; one will learn 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 lens of  Ayurveda; bringing light to how different postures and sequences can be used for energetically aligning each dosha- which encourages relief from common
ailments such as indigestion, constipation, irritability, anxiety, and fatigue. 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.

Sunday  ​(Cooking class with lunch included)  
Ayurveda Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing- Food as Medicine

*There will be a dynamic practice first thing in the morning-please bring a change of yoga clothes and your mat.
Today we review the foundational concepts after a dynamic practice in the morning. Then we’ll 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 while learning how food affects the body and the mind. You’ll receive the benefits of thinking differently about food preparation and nutrition, an understanding of how to get the most out of your food choices; as well as easy natural 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.

Jessica Kruse​ is an Ayurveda Practitioner, Remedial Massage Therapist, E-RYT 200 &  YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and S.I.T (Subconscious  Imprinting Technique) Practitioner who has studied across the globe​; elaborating her Ayurvedic training with her main teacher Dr. Vasant Lad and other renowned Ayurvedic physicians in Canada, India and the US. Jessica has a unique way of holding space for you to be at ease and as you are; conveying this wisdom through direct experience and specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations & counseling, 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 training. For Jessica’s complete biography and a list therapies and services offered see  Website:​


$600 plus tax ($630).
$210 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
The remaining $420 plus taxes is due on the first day of classes, or:

We offer flexible payment plans including:

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months

Lead instructor

Jessica Kruse

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

  • June 26, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 27, 2020
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • June 28, 2020
    9:30 am - 7:00 pm


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