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Yoga on Main Trains Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselors with 500-Hour Certification Program

Apr 30, 2016 08:01AM
Yoga on Main, in Manayunk, is presenting a 500-hour ayurveda certification training beginning July 30 and continuing through November, 2017. The curriculum is modeled on the healing distance course designed and taught by David Frawley, of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and will be taught in a classroom-style setting by master teacher Ed Zadlo.

“Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India and is the oldest system of natural health care in continuous practice in the world,” teaches Zadlo.  “An increasing number of people are turning to natural health, and specifically to this ancient blend of yoga, meditation, herbal medicine and dietary advice, to recover from illness and to stay healthy.”

Successful completion of this course will allow students to gain certification as an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor, and will give them the option for further training and study in ayurveda and vedic sciences.  Students will receive a comprehensive survey of ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, diagnosis, nutrition, herbal therapy, aromas, yoga, psychology and spirituality. There are no prerequisites for enrollment.

“Ayurveda is an individually oriented medicine that emphasizes the effects of diet, lifestyle and psychology on health and disease prevention,” Zadlo explains.

YogaOnMainStudents engaged in this program will develop the skills and knowledge to determine imbalances relative to the doshas of vata, pitta and kapha of the ayurvedic system, and to make appropriate dietary, herbal and lifestyle recommendations to deal with primary doshic imbalances.“  The teaching is rooted in classical texts, but we see the need to adapt ayurveda for our changing times, which present many new health challenges,” Zadlo points out.“  The field has much to offer in terms of methods that we can use here and now.”

Ed Zadlo, D.Ay, is a certified ayurveda practitioner; yoga-ayurveda therapist; and expert teacher, or acharya, of yoga/vedanta, ayurveda and vedic dharma. He has been teaching for over 25 years. Zadlo was both a graduate and a faculty member of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine before completing advanced clinical study at the Rishikesh College of Ayurveda, in Rishikesh, India. He then studied ayurvedic healing with Dr. David Frawley, director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, earning certification from him as an ayurveda yoga acharya with 1200 hours of advanced integral yoga/ayurveda study. Zadlo is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and is the first certified Acharya of Integral Ayurveda/Yoga Therapy.

Cost: $3,500, with an early-bird discount available through May 30. Payment plans available. Location: 4363 Main St., Manayunk, the home-studio of Zadlo, YOM founder and master teacher David Newman, and managing partner/master teacher Shiva Das. For more information, call 215-482-7877, email [email protected] or visit

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