Intro to Ayurveda

Intro to Ayurveda with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

June 3–6, 2021

Join Durga Leela, founder of Yoga of Recovery®, for an introduction to Ayurveda, the Eastern holistic healing science. Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing and transformation throughout all levels of our being: Ayurveda focuses on the treatment (chikitsa) of the body and mind, while the goal of Yoga is self-development and realization.
Ayurveda is recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine, and its popularity is spreading in the west. This foundational online workshop will introduce you to Ayurvedic concepts and language.
Topics of study include:

  • Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • Fundamental Ayurvedic qualities of the universe: three gunas, five elements, three doshas, twenty qualities, five sub-doshas, and subtle doshas: prana, tejas, and ojas
  • Digestion (agni) and elimination (mala)
  • Constitutional examination and mental nature
Live sessions with Durga on Thursday and Friday at 6–9 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am–2:30 pm and 4–7 pm ET.
You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until August 1.
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talks with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities


Durga Leela is a treasure. She’s one of the best instructors I’ve ever had.
Past Participant

The teacher’s knowledge and generosity were outstanding.
Pat Ramirez

Durga is a true example and knowledgeable. She Rocks!
Kathleen, 27 years recovery, Ph.D. Psychology

Thank you Durga for sharing so much information in such a short time!

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Durga Leela is a practical, down-to-earth, and to-the-point speaker who has worked on her own path of recovery. Trained in Ayurveda in both the U.S. and India, she is the director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valey, CA, and a professional member and conference speaker for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Durga has been interviewed for all Recovery 2.0 online conferences. See more at