Ayurveda of Relationships Conference

with Shiva Rea, Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Kathryn Templeton, and Dr. Carrie Demers

6-Hour Online

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Use Ayurvedic Principles to Build and Support Healthy Relationships

What can one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems teach us about our relationship to ourselves, to the people we love, to our physical and mental health, and to the process of grief?

The Ayurveda of Relationships Conference is an opportunity to dive into these questions, explore them for yourself, and learn helpful methods for self-care and improving your relationships with others.

This six-hour online conference brings together Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Clinical Therapist Kathryn Templeton, Dr. Carrie Demers, and celebrated yoga teacher Shiva Rea. Their years of study and experience will give you a fresh perspective on how you can live in greater harmony by honoring your internal wisdom and seeing yourself as the authority on your own well-being.

You’ll listen to inspiring lectures and interviews, and get an accessible devotional movement practice. The presenters share how addressing different aspects of relationships through the lens of ayurveda can lead to a happier and healthier, and more balanced life.

Special Offer: Save $30 and get a free daily ayurvedic checklist when you purchase during pre-sale!

What makes these workshops so powerful?

  • In On the Ayurveda of Relationships: Becoming Medicine, Dr. Claudia Welch explores how your relationships can be medicine, neutral, or poison and offers wisdom from the ayurvedic texts that will help you show up with integrity in all your relationships.
  • In Exploring the Relationship Between the Masculine and the Feminine, Dr. Robert Svoboda will teach you how to work with the polarities within yourself so you can relate to others from a solid understanding of who you are.
  • In Ayurveda and Grief: A Personal Journey, Kathryn Templeton connects the wisdom and practices of ayurveda and the process of grieving and gives you practical ways to support yourself during times of loss.
  • In Relationship With Self-Healing, Dr. Carrie Demers teaches you how to cultivate self-trust and self-care, connect with your inner guide, build your inner fire, and take your health into your own hands.
  • In The Value of Pranams, Shiva Rea and Demetri Velisarius, explain the background and benefits of pranams (prostration practices), including how they can nurture healthy relationships, and then share a simple yet potent pranam practice that you can do alone or with a loved one.  

Meet The Presenters

Shiva Rea

As founder of Prana Vinyasa and Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, Shiva integrates the roots of vinyasa, yoga, ayurveda, and tantra in creative and life-transforming online courses, workshops, retreats, and trainings. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, kalarippayatu, world dance, yogic arts, and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow.


Dr. Robert Svoboda

During and after his formal ayurvedic training in India, Robert E. Svoboda’s mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda, tutored him in ayurveda, yoga, jyotish, tantra, and other forms of classical Indian lore. After living in India for more than a decade, he continues to spend many months of each year there as well as in other lands. The author of a dozen books, he has served as adjunct faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.


Kathryn Templeton

Kathryn Templeton has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, she continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and now autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As a licensed professional counselor, C-IAYT yoga therapist, E‐RYT 500 ParaYoga teacher, and NAMA registered ayurvedic practitioner, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga and ayurveda with clinical therapeutic techniques.


Dr. Carrie Demers

Carrie Demers, MD, has practiced integrative medicine for 22 years. After earning her medical degree and becoming board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, and ayurveda. She uses all these modalities to support patients’ inherent ability to heal.


Dr. Claudia Welch

Dr. Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an ayurvedic practitioner and educator, and the author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science. Dr. Welch lectures internationally on Oriental and ayurvedic medicines and women’s health, bringing a depth of knowledge and a sense of joy to her presentations. She has served on the teaching faculty of The Ayurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College, and AcuPractice Seminars.

Demetri Velisarius

Demetri Velisarius, BSW, RYT 200, is the creator of Prana Danda Yoga. A former social worker, bicycle racer, and owner of a boxing gym, he now devotes his life to teaching yoga and meditation. Demetri has traveled on numerous pilgrimages and retreats to India, South America, and Europe, including a 100-day silent Tibetan yoga and meditation retreat with Lama Willa Baker. He continues to practice with masters of yoga, tantra, and Tibetan Dzogchen meditation, and with guidance from his partner, Shiva Rea, and her Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga system.

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Teachers: Get 6 Continuing Education Credits

Yoga Alliance requires all yoga teachers to accumulate at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years. 20 online hours are allowed to count toward this requirement.

Fulfilling 6 of these study hours is as easy as logging into the Yoga Alliance website and entering your hours after you’ve completed the Ayurveda of Relationships Conference. Continue your yoga education with this course and more from the Yoga International library!

Ayurveda of Relationships Conference

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