Discover the ancient secret for encouraging your body to heal itself.

In this foundational course, you will learn to...

  • Understand Yourself

    Appreciate your unique mind-body type, and how the doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) express within you.

  • Identify Imbalances

    Understand the root causes of your wellness challenges and how to prevent disease from manifesting.

  • Take Action

    Discover the qualities that describe our world and how to use them to bring yourself back into balance.

This course is made for YOU if you...

  • Are ready to listen to the wisdom of your body

  • Want to understand the source of your health challenges

  • Desire to learn simple steps for preventing disease

  • Hope to restore true and lasting balance within

  • Seek to appreciate your individuality and love yourself more

  • Need support shifting your mindset to be one of inspiration and healing

  • Have a curiosity about the ancient healing science called Ayurveda

Your wellness journey starts here.

Begin with an elemental understanding of Ayurveda.

By participating in these 6 foundational modules, you will invite your body to heal and fortify itself by first gaining an understanding of your unique nature — including why it makes you great and also why you are predisposed to certain conditions. You’ll then receive the tools to describe your unique wellness challenges and restore balance using the simple but powerful principle of opposites. By the end of this course, you'll be able to utilize everyday items to bring yourself back in to balance and lay the foundation for a lifetime of vitality.

Take this course to...

  • Understand your unique mind-body type

  • Identify different types of imbalances and why they occur

  • Appreciate your imbalances as temporary and learn to prevent disease

  • Find out how to use the qualities of every day items to support wellness

  • Harness the rhythms and elements of nature to reclaim true alignment

  • Create your own vision of wellbeing

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Art of Ayurveda

    • Introducing The Art of Ayurveda

    • Learn more about what's to come!

    • Part 1 | Elements of Wellness

    • NOTE | About course pacing

    • Join the Private Facebook Group!

    • DOWNLOAD | Transcription (Optional)

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Overview of Ayurveda

    • Molly's Journey to Ayurveda

    • Sierra's Journey to Ayurveda

    • Our Story

    • Origins of Ayurveda

    • The Art of Balance

    • The Rhythms of Nature

    • QUIZ 1 | Intro

    • HANDOUT | Guide to Ayurvedic Terms

  • 3

    Affirmations

    • A Holistic Science

    • Affirmations

    • DOWNLOAD | Vision of Wellbeing Meditation

    • VIDEO | Check in

  • 4

    Ayurvedic Qualities

    • NOTE | How to approach this information

    • The Gunas

    • HANDOUT | The 20 Gunas

    • QUIZ 2 | Gunas

    • Applying the Gunas

    • VIDEO | Check in

  • 5

    Vata, Pitta, Kapha

    • Dosha Basics

    • QUIZ 3 | Doshas

    • Vata, Pitta and Kapha

    • HANDOUT | Simple Daily Routine Checklist

    • VIDEO | Check in

  • 6

    Mind Body Types

    • Discover Prakruti

    • MIND BODY TYPE QUIZ | How do I Explain Myself?

    • Prakruti Types

    • Support Healthy Prakruti

    • HANDOUT | Quick Tips for Maintaining Healthy Doshas

    • VIDEO | Check in

  • 7

    Wellness Imbalances

    • Identifying Vikruti

    • QUIZ 4 | Vikruti

    • Simple Disease Prevention

    • HANDOUT | Vata Dosha Overview

    • HANDOUT | Pitta Dosha Overview

    • HANDOUT | Kapha Dosha Overview

    • Integration

    • VIDEO | Check in

  • 8

    Conclusion

    • Final Review

    • QUIZ 5 | Final

    • Final Reflection

    • Moving Forward

    • Additional Resources

    • You did it!

As a student in this course you will receive...

  • 6 dynamic modules of learning material + quizzes

  • A powerful tool for determining your inherent constitution

  • Easy-to-reference guides on Ayurvedic terms and qualities

  • Downloadable handout on Quick Tips for Balancing Each Dosha

  • Guided Vision of Wellbeing Meditation

  • Access to a private Facebook group with instructors + fellow students for community support

This is Part 1 of The Art of Ayurveda

Purchase the complete course for the best deal!

  • $199.00

    $199.00The Art of Ayurveda: Ancient Secrets for Self Care

    By completing all three courses in this series, you will shift how you experience your body now and lay the foundation for a lifetime of health and radiance.
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Self-Paced Learning

Integrate the knowledge and practices on your own schedule

Once enrolled, you may work through course modules at your own pace. We recommend that you complete one module per week to give yourself time to integrate the information and practices. Each module and its coursework will take approximately one hour to complete. If you work through Part 1 at this pace, you will complete all six modules in six weeks, and can move on to Part 2.

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Investment

As a stand-alone course Elements of Wellness (Part 1 of the Art of Ayurveda) is $79. Later, you will have access to Part 2 and Part 3 for $79 each. 

For THE BEST DEAL, consider enrolling in the full 3-part Art of Ayurveda course now for only $199 total. 

Sliding scale available for BIPOC and employees of non-profits — please email sierra@cultivatebalance.com

Monthly payment plans available. See below.

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Meet Your Instructors

We are delighted to be with you!

Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner + Wellness Educator, RYT 500

Molly McConnell

Molly is a Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner, Wellness Educator, and self-proclaimed Self Care Extraordinaire dedicated to inspiring wellness in the world around her. She is an advocate for body-positivity, self-love and the realness of an individual’s experience. After more than 2,000 hours of Ayurvedic study and clinical experience at Alandi Gurukula, Molly is eager to continue sharing and exploring the healing wisdom of Ayurveda.

M.A., Clincial Ayurvedic Practitioner + Educator, Doula

Sierra Brashear

Sierra Brashear, MA is a Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner, wellness educator, DONA-trained doula and herbalist. As a graduate of Alandi Ayurveda's 2-year 2,000+ hour Practitioner of Ayurveda program in Boulder, Colorado, Sierra believes in the power of Ayurveda to heal ourselves, our families and our planet. She is also founder of Vibrant Souls and co-founder of Moon Bath.

Reviews

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What an amazing introduction to Ayurveda!

Alison Fischman

This course was very well organized, easy to follow, and easy to incorporate into my life! I loved learning more about myself through the lens of Ayurveda an...

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This course was very well organized, easy to follow, and easy to incorporate into my life! I loved learning more about myself through the lens of Ayurveda and getting to know Sierra and Molly along the way. It really felt like I was learning from them and they cared about me and my specific situation. I am so excited to continue learning from Cultivate Balance in the next courses. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and your passion!

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Completely shifted my understanding of wellness!

Onika Hudson

This course was incredibly eye opening for me, as I began to see the world through a completely new lens. Because I now understand my unique mind body type, ...

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This course was incredibly eye opening for me, as I began to see the world through a completely new lens. Because I now understand my unique mind body type, I am now able to discern for myself which wellness trends are supportive to me, and which are not. This alone is invaluable to me as I continue to navigate my healing. The information is easy to understand, the content is beautifully organized, and the activities are super helpful in integrating the knowledge. I HIGHLY recommend everyone to take this course!

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Exactly what I was looking for!

Mary M

This course is the perfect gateway to learning more about Ayurveda in a way that actually feels applicable! It is exactly what I was looking for. I loved lea...

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This course is the perfect gateway to learning more about Ayurveda in a way that actually feels applicable! It is exactly what I was looking for. I loved learning about the Ayurvedic qualities and how to apply them in my own life. It just makes so much sense! The content was thorough, but also easy to follow. I enjoyed the prompts and feel inspired to continue weaving the philosophy of Ayurveda into my day to day as I move on to part 2!

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WONDERful course!

Kelsy Davis

Very well organized & expressed. Simple, beautiful and easy to follow along. Sierra & Molly are kind and genuine and make learning about Ayurveda exc...

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Very well organized & expressed. Simple, beautiful and easy to follow along. Sierra & Molly are kind and genuine and make learning about Ayurveda exciting and relatable to our current culture. I highly recommend this course for the Ayurveda newbie or the seasoned professional.

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Amazing Information!

Justine Moore

This course has been so amazing to go through! I have always had an interest in Ayurveda but was so confused by it. Sierra and Molly break everything down in...

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This course has been so amazing to go through! I have always had an interest in Ayurveda but was so confused by it. Sierra and Molly break everything down into easy to grasp concepts. I find myself thinking about my daily routines from an entirely different perspective, and making new choices through that lens. I'm so excited to implement this newfound knowledge and continue with the course!

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Fantastic and informative course

Lisa Graham

This course is well organized, easy to follow and provides great information that helped me find more balance in my life.

This course is well organized, easy to follow and provides great information that helped me find more balance in my life.

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I LOVE CULTIVATE BALANCE!

Blaise Collett

This course has created such lasting shifts in my life that have enhanced my digestion, increased my ability to work hard and rest hard, and feel good in my ...

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This course has created such lasting shifts in my life that have enhanced my digestion, increased my ability to work hard and rest hard, and feel good in my body. I now know what foods work well for me vs aggravate my body and understand what time of day, seasons, etc fit my mind body type. I feel more resilient, alive and ready to take on each day!

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