I was just 30 years old when I found myself wrestling with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. I made the choice to find another direction for healing than the one Western medicine was offering me. I came upon a path to health, as well as a path to Self, through Ayurveda and Yoga.
Building a path of lifelong study
As you develop your own educational path, I encourage you to view your interactions with Ayurveda and Yoga as a lifelong process. Approach your studies with humility and deep respect for those who carried them into the present day, but remember that your own experience is your greatest teacher.
Allow your direction to be fluid as you learn. If you want to teach, be an incredible student first. If your goal is to learn Ayurveda and Yoga to live the fullest life possible, don’t be surprised when you find yourself standing in front of others and sharing what you’ve learned. The path before you will unfold with ease if you release expectation and attachment to the outcome. Enjoy the process, and you will find rewards in all you do.
Finding your unique approach to studying Ayurveda and Yoga
As you read these stories, I invite you to explore the range of courses and programs at Hale Pule. In my own path as a student, teacher and practitioner, I’ve identified the practices that have resulted in the most profound growth in my life and that of my clients and have created educational programs at Hale Pule to reflect them. This includes building a better relationship with food through Ayurvedic chef certification, balancing the doshas by learning Ayurvedic treatments, healing the energetic body with our Pranic Awakening online course and embodying the eight limbs of Yoga through 200-hour teacher training.
These programs complement our ongoing opportunities for self-study, including two online courses that share the practical teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga and a 600-hour Ayurvedic health counselor certification program if it is your dharma to share the wisdom of Ayurveda with others.
If you are ready for more advanced study, or have a specific area of interest you’d like to pursue, I invite you to create your own private or small group immersion in Ayurveda and Yoga. You can build an immersion filled with teachings that are relevant to your life and your direction. Add on Ayurvedic treatments, consultations and private asana classes, or stay eight days or more for the healing practices of dosha balancing and panchakarma. Whatever you plan, you’ll return home a more authentic and connected version of yourself.
Take a look at our programs and courses for the coming year and explore your next step in a path of lifelong learning.