Yoga + Āyurjyotiṣa 10-Week Online* Course w/ Gary O’Toole Dates and times tbc *Classes are presented online via zoom Āyurveda is the study of life and longevity, while Jyotiṣa is the study of the stars, of light. When combined, these two ‘sister sciences’, Āyurjyotiṣa, offer insights into the interplay between the movement of the heavenly bodies and your mental-emotional-physical body.
In this 10-week online course, you will learn how to easily incorporate Āyurjyotiṣa into your yoga practice and/or yoga teaching. From the Sun to Ketu, the course moves through traditional exercises for each planet, with a modern twist on movement patterns that suit your unique mind-body type, leading to a deep dive into who you really are.
Each module focuses on one of the 9 Grahas or planets of Vedic astrology, and how each has an expression in your being and birth chart. The course is unique in its approach and scope, including your astrology timeline that will help you achieve and maintain a natural state of well-being.
Each participant will be working with their own birth chart throughout, for which you will need to supply your exact time, date and place of birth before the course commences.
Includes a copy of Cosmic Bodies.
Appreciation for Vāyuveda
Gary’s teaching is always balanced , fun and deeply authentic. I have had the chance to attend in person classes with him in the past which were truly inspiring and the online format more recently which was also a great experience. Thanks for sharing all you know so beautifully Gary! - Elaine Barrett, Yoga Teacher
I appreciated the Vāyuveda class very much. First of all, Gary knows how to create a social room, where all participants interact in a very sensible way - even if this, ‘social room’ is digital. Secondly, I loved the wonderful intertwining of the main principles of movement, habits, rituals and Ayurvedic perspective in the limelight of Vedic astrology. Gary knows how to tell ‘the story’, what I think is the most important characteristic of a good teacher. So I learned to get more accurate or adjusted to the systemic point of view on balancing doshas by using special sequences according to the planetary constellation or in alignment with the prominent planet in one’s own chart. I can only recommend the course and hope to be a part of a further one. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Gary. - Yvonne Beerenbrock, Yoga Teacher
I thoroughly enjoyed Gary's Vāyuveda online course. It was packed full of useful information which was very practical in its nature. As a huge fan of astrology I especially loved the way he weaved this information throughout the course. I looked forward to each week's instalment and found lots of AHA moments as I went through this journey of self-discovery. Thanks Gary for offering such a comprehensive and exciting journey for me to embark upon! - Dolores Gavin-Andrews, Life Coach
I was privileged to take part in a 9 week course with Gary O'Toole in yoga, Ayurveda and astrology. It was fascinating how he could weave all three subjects together with such ease and fluidity. As a novice in the Vedic astrology field, I found it fascinating and Gary always left space for query and questioning. There is so much to learn in all three areas, and they work together brilliantly. What I came away with is a deeper understanding of myself, my doshas, habits, moods and patterns and how with the use of yoga , astrology and Ayurveda that I could make healthier choices and if not be more understanding and compassionate to myself and others on this journey. It was a fascinating course and I hope he will run more like it. I will be the first to sign up!! Thank you Gary for your generosity, knowledge and sense of humour. I loved it! - Vivian Fogarty, Yoga Teacher
I was one of the lucky participants on the nine week Vāyuveda course with Gary O'Toole. Each of the nine sessions was dedicated to a Graha or planet. We practiced Asana, Mantra, Pranayama, besides teachings on the Vayus, Doshas and Gunas, and the general working of each pertaining Planet. This course is absolutely unique. I have never come across teachings with a blending of Jyotish, Yoga and Ayurveda like it. Besides, to participate was absolutely enjoyable. Although I come to these subjects from an entirely different angle, it was easy to spot Gary O'Toole as a dedicated and accomplished Yogi, and as such I felt it as a true honour to be able to join in and learn from him. It is not often we meet such a person. - Madhuri, Vedic Astrologer
This course was a one of a kind. Yoga and Ayurveda are often taught together but this is the first time I’ve been able to access a course that also integrates the science of astrology. Gary presented the content in a fun and relatable way which could have been confusing but was not. I’m looking forward to seeing what he has in store for future offerings. - Jillian Harty, Student of Yoga and Ayurveda
I highly recommend Gary O’Toole’s Vayuveda instruction to anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the Vedic sciences, or just to get in closer touch with their own physical, mental, and spiritual being. Gary does a wonderful job of connecting the movement of yoga with the 9 planets, both explaining verbally and physically demonstrating the energies of the planets and the connection to each type of physical constitution or dosha. His teaching would be highly beneficial to any student of astrology, yoga, or anyone interested in a better understanding of their own body-mind connection. -Christine Lie, ACVA Associate of Arts in Jyotish, CVA Jyotish Visharada