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The 10 week online Modern Ayurveda course explores the fascinating world of Ayurveda and how to bring it into modern life. Ayurveda is the ‘science of life’ or the ‘art of longevity’, and offers an abundance of teachings, practices and lifestyle advice. This course covers the origins of Ayurveda and the authentic ancient practices, and teaches students how to make them accessible, relevant and beneficial in everyday life for a range of clients. From self-care practices like self massage with specific oils and the use of specific herbal blends, to yoga sequences, meditations, seasonal living and daily routines, course participants will be able to use what they learn in their own lives, as well as with students and clients after graduation. 

The course includes live online classes, workshops and lectures, filmed yoga classes to practice and access any time (and keep forever!), guided meditations, assignments, recommended reading, and case study work. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates receive their certificate which will allow them to use this knowledge in their existing work, or as a basis for further training. Many people who take part in the course are therapists, yoga teachers, personal trainers, and those who wish to learn for their own interest. There are assignments and course work to complete throughout, giving each course student a thorough, embodied and genuine understanding of the teachings.

Please note that all sessions are recorded, so if you are not able to attend the live classes 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays, students can complete the course via the recordings. Upon successful graduation, you’ll receive your Modern Ayurveda certificate, which is accredited by the IPHM, meaning you can add your newfound knowledge to your existing work and offerings.


Modern Ayurveda Online Course Level 1


Week 1. 20th March- 6-7:30pm

  • 30 minute yoga class
  • Introduction to Ayurveda, history, the Sanskrit language, principles of Ayurveda, qualities. 

Week 2. 27th March – 6-7:30pm

  • 30 minute yoga class
  • The three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha). Understanding doshas, gunas, the elements, prakriti and vikriti. 

Week 3. 3rd April – 6-7:30pm

  • 30 minute vata-balancing yoga class
  • The vata dosha, subdoshas, lifestyle guidance for vata

Week 4.10th April – 6-7:30pm

  • 30 minute pitta-balancing yoga class
  • The pitta dosha, subdoshas, lifestyle guidance for pitta

Week 5. 17th April – 6-7:30pm

  • 30 minute kapha-balancing yoga class
  • The kapha dosha, subdoshas, lifestyle guidance for kapha

Week 6. 24th April – 6-7:30pm

  • Rhythms: circadian, infradian and ultradian rhythms, seasonal living, male and female hormonal cycles, energetic times of day according to Ayurveda. Traditional ayurvedic routine. Morning and evening routines. 

Week 7. 1st May – 6-7:30pm

  • yoga class for digestion
  • Dietary guidelines for each dosha, ayurvedic foods, herbal remedies, anupanas, fasting and feasting. Ama and Agni. Detoxing and Rejuvenation therapies. 

Week 8. 8th May – 6-7:30pm

  • pranayama and meditation class
  • Breathing techniques for each dosha, meditation techniques for each dosha. 

Week 9. 15th May – 6-7:30pm

  • mudra flow class
  • Mudras and mudra flows, yantras and mantras, the healing power of sound. Using sound as therapy. 

Week 10. 22nd May – 6-7:30pm

  • Ayurveda quiz
  • Q&A
  • Graduation

Course Price


  • Add a printed hard copy of your course manual and a printed certificate for £35
  • Payment plans available

    Complete the form below to register your interest, and we’ll get right back to you!

    Modern Ayurveda & Holistic Health Online Course
    Level 2


    For graduates of the Yoga, Ayurveda & Holistic Health Course & the Modern Ayurveda Online Course. The 5-week level 2 course invites you to dive deeper into the teachings of Ayurveda, as well as modern wellness and holistic health. You’ll learn many of the specific issues that tend to impact each dosha, and how to recognise and remedy these issues naturally through diet, lifestyle, movement, meditation, herbs and spices, supplements and much more, with guest teachers too.  

    This is a course for those who want to take their learning to the next level, to know themselves and others deeper, and benefit themselves and those they may choose to help with this work. As with the previous courses, the level 2 course is registered with the IPHM, and students receive a certificate of completion upon graduating. 

    All sessions take place via Zoom.

    Limited to 12 places.

    Course Structure 


    • You’ll receive your recommended reading list & links to further resources upon booking.

    Week 1: 6-7:30pm

    • whole-istic view of health and root causes
    • Deeper insight into the doshas 
    • The 20 qualities 
    • The 6 tastes
    • The 7 dhatus 
    • ‘Like Increases Like’ ‘Opposite Brings Balance’
    • Masculine & Feminine approaches to wellness
    • The Gunas
    • An overview of the organs and related doshas
    • Choose a case study (this can be yourself)
    • Homework & Self Development 

    Week 2: 6-7:30pm

    • Pitta Type Issues
    • Why they happen & root causes
    • Remedies 
    • Maintaining balance
    • Homework & self development

    Week 3: 6-7:30pm 

    • Kapha Type Issues
    • Why they happen & root causes
    • Remedies 
    • Maintaining balance
    • Homework & self development

    Week 4: 6-7:30pm

    • Abhyanga & Self-Care Workshop with guest teacher Niti Sheth.

    Week 5: 6-7:30pm

    • Vata Type Issues
    • Why they happen & root causes
    • Remedies 
    • Maintaining balance
    • Homework & self development

    Week 6: 6-7:30pm

    • Self care & self development
    • Developing 1-2-1 skills 
    • Ayurveda quiz
    • Final coursework 
    • Price: £435 Payment plans and instalments available. A £50 deposit is required to confirm your place.
    • Additional:
      PDF course manual (free)
      Physical copy of the course manual (£30)

      Complete the form below to register your interest, and we’ll get right back to you!

      Modern Ayurveda & Holistic Health Online Course Level 3: The Seasonal Soul

      Please use the contact form below to register your interest for the next Level 3 course.

      As the world becomes more disconnected from nature, there’s never been a better time to strengthen your connection to the world around you, and learn the tools to help yourself and others live with more balance and harmony for the rest of your life. 

      The final installment of the Modern Ayurveda & Holistic Health courses, the level 3 course is a deep-dive into seasonal living, giving you more tools to enhance therapeutic skills, and seasonal yoga sequencing according to the Ayurvedic doshas. We have touched upon seasonal living in levels 1 & 2, and throughout the level 3 course, we go into detail on how to live, eat, sleep and move seasonally, as well as understanding how to balance the energy of the Ayurvedic doshas and sub-doshas throughout the year. You’ll receive training on sequencing dynamic and restorative yoga and meditation classes suited to each season, and learn how to help yourself and others improve specific aspects of health, including: immune system health, stress reduction, reducing inflammation and holistically detoxing. 

      Throughout the course, you’ll receive seasonal recipes, knowledge of the specific foods, vitamins, minerals, supplements and cooking methods for each season, an understanding of how to forage for seasonal foods, and a comparison of ancient wisdom and modern wellness regarding seasonal health. You’ll be joined by guest lecturers Louise Gillespie (A Chinese Medicine perspective on seasonal health, meridian lines, yin yoga), Josh Gape (ancestral living), Richard Enion (the powerful benefits of medicinal mushrooms and a tea ceremony), and Sher Benjamin (the moon cycle, goddesses and deities through the seasons, and a special meditation practice).

      Upon completion of the course, graduates who already hold a 200hr yoga teaching certificate will be able to teach seasonal yoga classes, deep relaxation and meditation and give effective hands-on assists for restorative practices with a Yoga Alliance CPD certificate. All graduates of the course will be able to add knowledge of stress-reduction techniques, relaxation, breathing techniques, holistic detox methods, improving immune health, reducing inflammation, the exact nutrition we need each season, and seasonal lifestyle practices to their existing work, as well as understanding how to apply all this ancient knowledge to modern life. The course is also accredited once again by the IPHM.  

      All sessions are recorded to keep and refer back to, and to catch up on if you miss a class.

      Each course participant receives: 

      • A fully comprehensive course manual & seasonal self-care goodie bag
      • Dynamic and restorative yoga sequences for each season and dosha (videos and written sequences with hands-on assists guidance)
      • Seasonal dosha-balancing recipes
      • Private links to seasonal sound playlists to use for your own wellbeing or with clients.
      • Course graduates will be listed on as ‘Level 3 Qualified Therapists’, with information on how people around the UK can book in with you for guidance on yoga, Ayurveda, holistic health and seasonal living.
      • Added to a private Facebook community with regular Q&A sessions and online workshops, plus 10% off all future bookings for any in-person workshops, retreats, health consultations & coaching.
      • 2 X free 45 minute 1-2-1 sessions to discuss course work or personal wellbeing

      Price: £435

      Complete the form below to register your interest, and we’ll get right back to you!

        Emma is a fantastic teacher and I have learnt so much from the L1 and L2 courses. Emma teaches the information in an modern and easy to understand manner. Emma is so knowledgeable and genuinely cares about her students and teaching and helps answer questions along the way. Highly recommend! The course is packed with useful information and has been super helpful for me personally as well as for my case studies too. Thanks Emma!

        – Navreen Batra, course graduate

         “I have just completed the Modern Ayurveda online course with Emma. What a throughly nourishing and enriching 10 weeks. Emma’s delivery was totally captivating, leaving me with an appetite for more, so I have already booked onto the level 2 course in September. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn more about Ayurveda!

        – Lu Mays, course graduate

        “I could not get enough of the L1 Modern Ayurveda course with Emma. The weekly discussions and learnings were so inspiring and Emma’s delivery of the material and her broad holistic approach is so accessible and made me want to keep learning more. Her passion and interest in all things Ayurveda is infectious. From the short breathing and movement openings of the weekly calls to the feedback on homework – the course is practical and helpful and I have found so much of it has pervaded my daily life, helping me personally and feeding into my own yoga teaching business. Thank you! You’re a star.

        – Kat, L1 course graduate

        “Emma is an amazing yoga teacher and an absolute Ayurveda genius! I have learnt so much on the level 1 and 2 courses and Emma is a wonderful teacher and guide, always happy to open up discussions on health, well – being and seasonal living. As well as the in – depth understanding about Ayurveda Emma gives, there are also extra recipes and links included to try on your Ayurveda journey. I highly recommend these courses written and ran by Emma as they are full of value to support your growth and learning.” 

        – Clare, L2 course graduate

        “I have really enjoyed the Modern Ayurveda online course. Emma has so much knowledge on Ayurveda and wellness to share, and she shares it in such an interesting, thought-provoking and accessible way… with a great sense of humour! As well as deepening my own self-care practice, I have learnt so much that I can’t wait to share with others. I would 100% recommend this course for anyone interested in learning about Ayurveda!”

        – Sarah Steed, course graduate

        “The Ayurveda course taught and led by Emma is one of the best things i’ve ever put money towards. Something thats helped me grow as a person, become more knowledgable, and self-healing too. The context of what the course itself dives into a little bit of everything, the manual provided is a great tool to refer back to with all the information you need but Emma also provides references to other books that are great reads too. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent learning with Emma and the course has given me a passion to study again. I’m hungry to know more and go further with my self development and very eager to do my level 2 asap. Thank-you for all the time and love you put into your teachings”. 

        – Jader Skinner, course graduate

        “Thank you so much for doing this course, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I really loved having that connection with everyone each week and speaking about what was really going on with ourselves. I have grown so much confidence since doing the course, at first I hated talking about myself and then each week got easier and I really feel like something has shifted in me. I feel a lot more about whats going on in my body, I am in touch with my cycle more and listen to my body.”

        – Natasha Holmes, course graduate

        “Highly Recommended. I would recommend this Ayurveda course to anyone who wishes to learn or deepen their knowledge of Ayurveda. The manual is clear and concise and at the tutorials to get to add much more information in a friendly, caring atmosphere. I felt supported at every step and looked forward to receiving my feedback each week. Emma is amazing, very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable, safe and welcome.”

        – Sarah, Level 1 course graduate

        “I completed Emma’s modern Ayurveda level 1 course recently, Emma is highly knowledgeable in this
        subject and makes the learning process so much easier for any level of understanding. Can’t wait to
        complete my level 2 next year. Thanks Emma.”

        Jo Anthony, Level 1 course graduate

        “Thank you so much for the course, I really enjoyed every aspect of it. I joined more so to improve my teaching and maybe for use as an additional offering but at this time the biggest benefit has been to my personal life and wellbeing. It has really opened my eyes to the practises and things I consume daily. I’ve really taken on board living with the winter energy since we finished and though it feels like fighting against the norm everything just seems to flow and make more sense by not rushing to do everything when it just doesn’t feel natural seasonally. Thank you again and I’m excited to see where the knowledge learnt will take me from here”.

        – Lily Henley, course graduate 

        Already knowing a little bit about Ayurveda is what encouraged me to do the level one modern Ayurveda course with Emma, however I would never have imagined to have enjoyed it as much as I did. Having the virtual class once a week split the content into manageable chunks which made the textbook as whole seem less daunting, and meant I was able to personally connect with everyone else on the call, sharing ideas, stories and our own imbalances. Emma was so amazing at answering my emails with my many added questions and gave me the guidance I needed if ever I was a bit stuck on a certain concept. Overall it was such an enjoyable experience that has allowed me to know my body and myself better so I can take better care of my health as a whole in the future.”

        – Hannah Capone, Level 1 Course Graduate

        “The level 1 Modern Ayurveda course with Emma was fascinating and I can’t wait to learn more, I feel like this is just the beginning. Emma is very accommodating and relaxed as a facilitator and makes all the material very assessable and easy to follow. I’m looking forward to doing level 2. “

        Lucy Bryan-Smith, Level 1 Course Graduate

        “I have been looking at studying Ayurveda ever since I completed my yoga teacher training, but hadn’t found the right course… until I stumbled across Emma’s. The main appeal to me was that it was modern in its approaches and integrated with weekly yoga practices too. An extra bonus was studying in my own time, with constant support from Emma whenever I needed it! The course itself was clear and concise, but also really fun too. Emma makes everything easy to understand and enjoyable. It was useful to work with a case study throughout the course as I now feel confident in coaching others. Overall it was a rounded course with everything I need to know and much more. I feel so much more confident in my own blueprint and how to cater to my needs and to the demands of each season. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to understand themselves better, as well as empowering others to do the same”.

        – Emma Orlando, Level 1 Course Graduate

        Courses sponsored by the Urban Veda Wellness Community, providing course students with goodie bags, discount codes, and the option of further support on workshops & retreats after qualifying. More information HERE.


        Emma Newlyn

        Emma is a yoga teacher, published writer and holistic therapist, specialising in Ayurveda. She co-leads yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and founded the Yoga, Ayurveda & Holistic Health Course. Emma is a regular contributor to YogaMatters, Breathe magazine, Ekhart Yoga, as well as appearing on podcasts and guest-teaching on courses. She specialises in making ancient wisdom like yoga philosophy and Ayurveda fully accessible and understandable in the modern world, whilst retaining its authenticity .

        ACCREDITATION. All courses are accredited

        by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine.

        Upon completion of the Modern Ayurveda course, students are able to bring their knowledge into their existing work, or use it to support them in further study.

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