CMA Certificate in Yoga Veda Practice

18 - 22 February 2019


Participants on this course will have a desire to gain knowledge to be able to apply Ayurvedic principles to their existing yoga self-practice or teaching. A qualification in yoga instruction is not essential to join this course.  An interest in promoting and developing personal well-being by further understanding and implementing the links between traditional Yoga and Ayurveda philosophy’s is desirable. 

Any existing Yoga teacher or Yogis who are considering beginning their Yoga teacher training journey will benefit, enormously, from this course as will any independent self- practitioners.


Beginners to yoga can be accommodated however will need to attend our regular classes prior to joining this course.

On completion of this course participants will:

  • Understand the philosophy, lifestyle & ethics of Yoga Veda

  • Be able to apply principles of Yoga Veda techniques & training into own practice or teaching

  • Know how to effectively support self or clients who take part in Yoga Veda sessions



The Complimentary Medical Association accredited Certificate in Yoga Veda Practice consists of five required units which together lead to the full CMA Certificate in Yoga Veda Practice


Unit 1: Fundamentals of Yoga & Ayurveda

Unit 2:  Yoga Veda Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Well-being

Unit 3: Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Yoga Veda Sessions

Unit 4: Applying Principles of Yoga Veda: Techniques, Training & Practice

Unit 5 Programming a Yoga Veda Session: the subtleties of sub-dosha awareness


The course is a combination of Five tutor-led contact days and home study.

Total of 35 Guided Learning Hours. 



The aim of this Certificate course is to equip Yogis both professionally and practically to adapt existing Yoga practice to include Ayurveda principles. 

Whilst course teaching is Tutor-led Yogis are expected to develop as a reflective self-evaluative Yoga practitioner. Therefore, all participants will be actively involved throughout the five-day course, in the teaching and learning process, through group work, practical application and dialogical discussion. Yogis will be asked to reflect upon their own practice and develop their own evaluative skills to build on strengths and address areas for improvement as needed. In this way we can all develop as an independent practitioner of Yoga Veda.



This course is non-graded with an emphasis on competence to practice Yoga Veda. All practical and theoretical assessment for learning activities will be carried out throughout the training sessions and carry either ‘pass or refer’ outcome. Referred aspects of assessment will be reviewed with the Assessor and sound understanding established with further support if necessary.

Certification is awarded by the CMA following records of assessments being received and approved following the Quality Assurance process.


Bitterne Park 6th Form Dance Studio, Dimond Road, Bitterne Park, SO18 1BU


Course Tutor & Assessor: 

Julia Chilcott-Coombes

BA (Hons), Phys Ed Cert, PGCE, E-RYT-500, CYQ-YMCA Dip, MCMA

(Holder of Level 4 Award in Internal and External Quality Assurance procedures)