APA Webinar ~ Ayurveda in Yoga Teaching by Tarik Dervish

Fri, 11 March 2022. 18:30 – 20:00 GMT

Online Event

APA Presents a webinar by Tarik Dervish titled - 'Ayurveda in Yoga Teaching'.

After spending over 20 years sharing the wisdom of Ayurveda with Yoga teachers and practitioners, Tarik is delighted to offer this workshop in reverse to help Ayurvedic practitioners understand how they can use yoga in an intelligent way with their clients.

Many Ayurvedic practitioners are also yoga teachers and yoga is an important tool in a treatment plan but knowing how to use it is not as obvious as it first appears. Ayurveda in Yoga Teaching helps to bridge the gap in understanding between the two fields and offers a lot of examples of how it could be done in practice.

Even though Yoga and Ayurveda have been described as 'sister sciences' there is not as much scriptural support for this relationship as one might expect. Charaka draws upon a lot of yoga philosophy but there is little reference to the application of yoga practices other than the applied concept of 'vyayama' and the use of mantra. On the other hand, there are many references to Ayurvedic concepts and protocol in yogic texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (1450, Swatmarama) on which much of modern yoga is based.

Tarik felt there was a need to bridge this gap in understanding and build a line of good communication between the two worlds so that more work can be done in the future. Ayurveda in Yoga Teaching explores all the key approaches that have arisen from this relationship as well as years of personal experience in integrating techniques like marma, shodhana and shamana. This talk will give you an overview of how Ayurveda can be applied to yoga teaching and practice.

We will consider all the key techniques of yoga including asana, pranayama, shatkarmas, mudra and bandha and how to integrate panchamahabhuta, dosha and guna theory into the work.

Tarik Dervish. BA Hons in Ayurveda

Tarik holds a BA Hons in Ayurveda and has been running workshops and courses in Yoga with an Ayurvedic approach since 2003. He is a Yoga teacher trainer for the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), has trained dozens of Yoga teachers and taught thousands of students in his 25 years of teaching.

His main approach is to help students establish a sound physical practice that is appropriate for their Ayurvedic Constitution as a foundation for deeper, subtle, meditative work. He co-runs the Ayurveda in Action Online Module with Dr Cathy Mae Karelse and has contributed to the Yoga Teaching Handbook and Yoga Student Handbook both edited by Sian O'Neill.

He is also a regular contributor to Spectrum and OM magazines and runs a small clinic in Kings Cross and central Brighton. He writes a monthly blog and can be found giving talks and advice on Yoga and Ayurveda on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. For more information please visit his website yogawell.co.uk

Accessing the webinar

Please note that all the webinar participants will receive a link to the Zoom webinar via email on the 11th of February. To make sure that the email with the link will reach you successfully please add info@apa.uk.com to your contact list.

To access the webinar, click on the Zoom link sent to your email from info@apa.uk.com. Please note that you do NOT need to enter the event via the Eventbrite page.


Please note that you require a video recording of this webinar; you will need to purchase a separate video recording ticket via the Eventbrite page. All the video recording ticket holders will receive a copy of the video within 48 hours of the event. The live webinar ticket is only for a live event and does not include the recording.

For more information please visit Tarik's website yogawell.co.uk.
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Tarik Dervish
APA Webinar ~ Ayurveda in Yoga Teaching by Tarik Dervish

Fri, 11 March 2022. 18:30 – 20:00 GMT

Online Event

Ayur ~ Life. Veda ~ Science or Knowledge.