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Welcome to The School of Ayurveda.

Dedicated to sharing the wisdom and knowledge of Ayurveda to those who are passionate about helping others achieve optimum health and wellbeing.

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An Introduction to Ayurveda

The practice of Ayurveda is truly the science of life. It allows us to bridge ancient wisdom with modern lifestyles, creating a symbiosis between people and their everyday experiences. It is an approach to health that connects all the dots, brings new awareness and perspective, and supports the individual through every life stage.

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Ancient Wisdom

Ayurveda has been practiced in the Hindu culture for more than 5,000 years. Today, its lessons are more relevant than ever.
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Natural & Holistic

Ayurveda brings balance, harmonizing the Doshas to help us realize our natural vitality and connect the mind, body, and spirit.
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Health & Care System

Ayurveda is a lifestyle, not a temporary remedy for symptoms. Through it, we prevent disease from taking hold and enjoy enduring wellness.
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The Wisdom to Live Well.

Ayurveda is a dynamic, holistic approach to medicine, designed to support the individual according to their unique needs. Ayurveda can be applied as a preventative approach to supplement your health, or it can be used as powerful medicine to heal an existing concern.

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Learn More About Ayurveda

For those who are motivated to heal themselves and help others achieve better health, Ayurveda offers a fulfilling and enlightening path with many surprising benefits.

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Our Courses

The School of Ayurveda offers courses for every level of interest and commitment, from health-minded personal pursuits to aspiring professionals.

The Spirit of Ayurveda

A Mini Course

An introductory mini-course designed to give you an overview of foundational Ayurvedic principles and their practical applications. Perfect for the curious, your video course includes a 40-page workbook, recipes, guided meditations, and more.

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The Seasons of Ayurveda

A Comprehensive Course

A more comprehensive course covering Ayurvedic topics in greater depth. Topics include scientific concepts, personalized health care, preventative medicine, and more. Includes extended video lessons, a 100-page workbook, quizzes, recipes, and guided meditations.

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Resources & Podcast

Visit our resources page to discover our podcast and access informative articles that deliver fascinating insights on a range of health and wellness-related topics.

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Professional Training & Certification

We offer accredited training and certification in Ayurvedic science. Suitable for healthcare practitioners or those new to the discipline, we provide you with the foundations for a rewarding and exciting career.

The School of Ayurveda Level I

Level I (300 Hr.)

Professional Training & Certification Program

Level I is our foundations program, designed to provide you with a well-rounded exploration of Ayurvedic principles in theory and practice. Suitable for those beginning their professional journey or holistic practitioners seeking to add value to their practice.

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The School of Ayurveda Level II

Level II (700 Hr.)

Professional Training & Certification Program

Level II is an in-depth program that reinforces the clinical focus of Ayurvedic practice, combining classroom learning and supervised time in the clinic. Successful completion of Level II qualifies you as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

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Meet the Teacher

Kathryn Stoerzbach is a dedicated Ayurvedic practitioner, intensely passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience of the benefits of Ayurveda.

Kathryn L. Stoerzbach

Ayurvedic Practitioner & Founder

Kathryn is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Teacher. She is the owner of An Elemental Practice., a Holistic Health Practice located in Kaua'i, Hawaii and serving clients both locally and worldwide. She has traveled to 26 countries, lived in Asia for 4 years, and has come to know many different cultures and ways of living throughout her journey. When she finally came across Ayurveda she was completely taken by its power and simplicity, and has since then dedicated her self to the study and practice and teaching of Ayurveda.

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“I participated in Kathryn’s introductory course to Ayurveda and was so taken with it, I took the plunge and enrolled in her professional program! Kathryn’s approach to this healing science was so easy and approachable, I quickly integrated the knowledge she imparted through our conversations. I look forward to diving deeper into Ayurveda and would encourage anyone with even a passing interest to take her introductory course. The knowledge that I have a Kapha-Pitta dual dosha has changed the way I not only eat, but digest all of my surroundings. She’s awesome.”

Nathalie Aguirre

I am so glad that I chose to take this class with Kathryn. She is able to put Ayurvedic philology into a simple format, perfect - whether you know a little about the topics or if you know nothing at all. Not only was the class applicable but it also inspired me to continue to pursue Ayurveda which has changed my life for the best! Thank you for everything Kathryn I’d be on a different path if it wasn’t for meeting you and taking this class!

Sonata Beasley

Being a health coach for over a decade, knew that this is what I had wanted to do as a service for others. I was at a point where I wanted to expand my knowledge and my approach to coaching and had always been interested in Ayurveda and the way of encompassing a balanced lifestyle. I then met Kathryn and she was such a breath of fresh air when it came to learning the basics to Ayurveda. After my initial intake with her and getting a glimpse into her gentle yet effective style of coaching, I was elated to study under her and take a fundamentals course as well as train in abhyanga and Shirodhara. In this time I got to experience first hand how powerful these practices are and see changes in people along the way that made huge shifts in their lives. The combination of Kathryn’s knowledge and passion for this ancient medical system is infectious! She explains things in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand and leaves you eager to learn more. I continue to learn from her and she is always there for any questions that may arise. I myself have adopted these very practices into my daily life and am forever grateful for this knowledge. Because of the information, I learned, along with business skills and in-depth client follow-ups it has allowed my practice to evolve and continues to grow every day. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

Nicole Garcia

In Spring 2020 I took the Ayurveda Fundamentals course with Kathryn and was lucky enough to spend 5 classes one on one with her. She was able to personalize the content to extrapolate on what I already had learned. We went over general ayurvedic theory, but also modified for personal interests. Kathryn has very comforting and open energy which made diving into personal attributes and history easy and smooth. Kathryn is a wealth of knowledge and receptive to new ideas and discussions. Can't wait to continue to work with her in the future!

Rachael Schmoker

Following a serious ankle surgery, Kathryn played a crucial role in my road to recovery by teaching and helping me implement Ayurvedic practices. Learning through her engaging and concise teaching style, my healing process was exciting and rewarding. Kathryn’s passion is contagious so any time she elaborates on an Ayurvedic topic, it naturally deepens your understanding of the modalities and their applications. Working with Kathryn is a true treat and experiencing the benefits of her teachings is equally as enriching.

Marissa Wingo
San Francisco, CA

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Whether you are a beginner, just learning the fundamental concepts of Ayurveda, or have experienced Ayurveda before and are looking to learn more in depth and to study Ayurveda as a professionally path - we would love to help support you along your journey!

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