Ayurveda Certification

Each 5HR workshop will issue certification upon completion as part of registered Yoga Alliance Continued Education under YACEP that you can add as part of your RYT training hours. You can look up YA ID 386734 via Yoga Alliance YACEP Directory if you are an eligible RYT member

Series 1 Vata Dosha: Sunday 14 Aug 2-6pm (Completed)

Series 2 Pitta Dosha: Saturday 1 Oct 11:00-5:00pm (Completed)

Series 3 Kapha Dosha: Sunday 8 January 2023, 12:00 – 5:00pm (OPEN NOW)

Level ONE: Ayurveda introduction to cover Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas in 3 series

Class Outlook: Your first step to Ayurveda: doorway to true health (Introduction) Be your own healer.

Come and learn about Ayurveda, the oldest medical system dated 5,000 years ago originated in India. Ayurveda has greatly influenced Chinese medicine and modern medicine. Ayurveda touches full spectrum of human life including our environments, anatomy, psychology, diets, daily routines and lifestyles. It teaches us how to connect our body, mind and spirit with the great Nature to find the best balance in health. A way to heal from the disease is to forgive a disease. An imbalance occurs when we cannot digest our food or our life experiences. Digestion is key to full health in Ayurveda. In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn about Ayurveda and what it means to you as an individual and understand the Ayurveda way of creating your own daily routines based on your body type and imbalances.

Ayurveda is a vast topic to discuss. We will focus on your body type and imbalances in this level 1 session and what tools you can use to pacify your current imbalances, whether in your body or mind.

What can you expect from this workshop?

  • Understanding what Ayurveda is and what it means to you
  • Your own personal Ayurveda assessments
  • Ways to help yourself pacify your imbalances and how to pacify different Dosha by creating your own yoga asana and movements
  • Receive an attendance certificate upon completion


Series 1 Vata Dosha 5 HR

Chapter 1. Origin of Ayurveda

1.1 ancient history

1.2 two streams

Chapter 2. Philosophy of Ayurveda

2.1 5 elements and 3 doshas

2.2 prakruti & vikruti


2.4disease management

Chapter 3. Ayurveda lifestyle and tools

3.1Ayurveda clock


3.3vata dosha yoga therapy

Series 2 Pitta Dosha 5 HR to cover below topics but not limited to:

Chapter 4. Ayurveda on digestion

4.1 Digestive fire: agni

4.2 13 Types of Agni and 4 Tendencies

4.3 The root of all disease: Ama

Chapter 5. Meditation

5.1 five bodies

5.2 meditations for 3 doshas

Chapter 6. Ayurveda Yoga Therapy

6.1 Principle of Using Yoga Asanas for Heating & Cooling

6.2 pitta dosha yoga therapy sequence (easy)

Series 3 Kapha Dosha 5 HR to cover below topics but not limited to:

This special 5HR certification workshop provides you the doorway to the divine spiritual medicine called Ayurveda of 5,000 years old wisdom.

Are you interested in finding a more natural path to achieve health and wellness? Do you believe that everything we need to stay longevity should be cost-free and can be sourced from the mother nature? Do you suffer from long-term allergy, immunity disease or chronic illness that western medicines cannot solve all your issues?

You will learn about Ayurveda in a sense that was taught by ancient Rishis (saints) and apply to your daily life or integrate the knowledge to your class/ teaching.

We welcome you to join us to learn more about this beautiful way of living called Ayurveda. This will be our 3rd series of our 5HR certification course that you can register with Yoga Alliance as part of your continued education credits. This will also be my last workshop in Hong Kong before I leave in mid Jan 2023.

This Series N.3 is all about the water and earth elements: Kapha dosha – an element that we all have to cultivate love, intimacy, compassion and serving others. Winter is also a Kapha season when emotions and weights are built up if we don’t pay attentions to our mind & body. Kapha is sweet in tastes and it also carries a lot of Sugar quality. It can become sticky, like additional mucus stored in our organs and tissues. Let’s learn more about this “LOVE” dominate dosha and how we can balance it with our life style tips.

Enjoy this 5 min read about Kapha dosha imbalances on relationship & love https://vatayogaretreat.com/2020/07/03/demystify-ayurveda-love-vs-attachment-a-kapha-dosha-imbalance/

We’ll learn about below topics spending our afternoon together on Lamma:

1. Recap on Ayurveda principles

2. Kapha dosha and its meaning

3. Nadis and Marma (Chinese Accupuncture Points)

4. Application of Abhyanga – Oil Massage

5. Demonstrate best suited Pranayama, yoga poses to pacify Kapha dosha imbalances (Diabetes, sluggish and heaviness, over-weight, grief, sadness and attachments)

Investment: HK$1,350 per person, $1,150 for alumni students, including certification, massage oils and herbs blend for individual use

Rapid test is required for each person before attending this workshop. No refund/ date change will be available upon confirmation but can be transferred to another individual. If you wish to send the fees via PayMe or FPS, please get in touch by email vatayogaltd@gmail.com to settle offline

Venue: Lamma Island

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Ayurveda Personal Consultation

You will be guided on a self-discovery journey in your initial consultation with suggested tips on life style, routine, diet, exercise and more.

You will understand what it means in Ayurveda about how you feel and how you act in life.

Healing starts with understanding. An understanding of yourself and the connection between that and the roots of your imbalances.With an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, you can expect to have an overview of who you are based on Ayurveda wisdoms and how you can change to become healthier and happier.

Your body has messages to tell you about everything you need to know. All you need to do is to take a chance to open that space, whether on your own or with a trained therapist.

Let us help facilitate a channel for you to connect with yourself.

We’ll sit together for 1-1.5hrs to go over your:

  1. Your intention, chief concerns and goals
  2. Prakruiti (Innate Body Type)
  3. Vikruti (Current Imbalances – targeted dosha to treat)
  4. Agni (Digestive system) Type and Strengths
  5. Ama (Half digested wastes, meaning Toxins) level
  6. Your lifestyle and daily routine
  7. Your medical history and your chronic illness if any
  8. Examine your pulse, tongue, nails and eyes

Meeting April and receiving her services has been life changing for me! I was struggling with poor bowel issues and wanted to seek more natural remedies to heal. I’ve been an avid practitioner of yoga, and have heard about the incredible benefits of Ayurveda as a sister science. April was so kind to help me personalise a regimen that was unique to me – which I frankly really needed. Although there is general health advice out there, Ayurveda really focuses on one’s personal features and tailoring a specific remedy. April’s approach isn’t just about taking certain supplements but rather creating a way of life and routine that is most beneficial for the individual. I am so thankful to have encountered April for opening up a whole new world of the benefits of Ayurveda!

nicole w. consultation with april during 2020-21, hong kong

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is Ayurveda?

A: Ayurveda is a 5,000 years old, Indian and the oldest medical system documented in history. It is a pioneer and influencer to TCM and current Western medical system. Ayur = preservation of life, and Veda = wisdom. Ayurveda means “The Art of Longevity of Life.” Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra form a triangle of spiritual, body and mind of harmony in true health accordingly to old Indian scriptures. Ayurveda is all about coming back to the Mother Earth, and with the knowing that we are all connected with every living being. Ayurveda focuses on 5 elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth which result in 3 life principles of Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha. These components are everything that made of life, outside and inside us. 

Q:What can I expect in my first Ayurveda personal consultation? 

A: You will be guided through questions and conversations to go over your current imbalances, routine, diet, body type, digestive system, psychology, internal toxic level and targeted areas to treat. The initial session will last around 90 mins to really deep dive in who you are and how you live to find out the most appropriate/ natural way for your treatment based on Ayurveda. You will receive herbal supplement for immediate digestive issues when needed. You will also receive initial tips on your lifestyle changes (including routine, habits, exercise styles, meditation styles and so on) during the consultation. All the personal data and information will be kept highly confidential. 

Q:What a follow-up Ayurveda holistic treatment would look like?

A: Once you have completed your first consultation, you’ll know what’s the most apparent imbalance dosha* to treat and work on. A treatment will focus on both your mind and body: a typical Vata imbalance treatment will include Pranayama (breathing) exercise, guided meditation, Ayurvedic Thai massage in targeted body part, led Ayurveda Yoga Therapy sequence and Reiki. A treatment will be around 60- 75 mins with a mix of modalities involved that’s designed only for you. It’s highly personalised and intent to be sustainable that you can also practice at home. 

Q: What are the benefits of taking Ayurveda therapy and treatment compared to Western medicine?

A: Ayurveda is non-invasive. Ayurveda focuses on treating the root cause not the symptoms. The Ayurveda herbal supplements have very minimal side effects as they are sourced naturally. We provide a holistic way to help clients to live a healthier life. We also promote self-healing and self-empowerment as the herbal supplements will only work the best with a healthy change of lifestyle, habit and attitudes towards life. We empower our client to take back your power of your own health.

Q:What’s an ideal lead time (length) of an Ayurveda treatment to see the effect?

A: It depends on individual’s imbalances but ideally we’ll be checking-in once a week in the first start of the treatment for 4-8 week’s time. 

*Dosha: Ether + Air = Vata Dosha, Fire + Water = Pitta Dosha, Earth + Water = Kapha Dosha, 3 different principle of life, different metabolism styles in the body and different tendencies that go out of whack – it is believed in Ayurveda that you are born with a certain dosha (or dual) type called Prikriti and the dosha can go out of imbalance due to external factors that’s called Virkuti, which is what we focus on when designing your treatments 

Ayurveda Treatment Program

A treatment can only start after your initial Ayurveda personal consultation to set your goal to assess the progress. 
A typical treatment will last 60-75 mins per session, the plan will cover below but not limited to treat targeted dosha(s):

  • Ayurveda Yoga Therapy (a detox style of gentle Yoga flow with TaiChi, strengthening, de-heating and body water draining)
  • Nadis (Chinese meridian acupressure application) 
  • Hands-on Reiki treatment
  • Vayu Ayurvedic Thai Massage (targeted body part)
  • Pranayama (breath work) & Guided meditation 
  • Heart Compass counselling (optional): uproot your imbalances from finding out the root cause psychologically
  • Ayurvedic herbs, home remedies

Available face to face & ZOOM session now!

All your personal information and interview details will be highly confidential for treatment purpose only.


Personal consultation $850 (90mins), First time promo with 1 consultation & follow-up session (Treatment): $1600, 3 follow-up treatment sessions: $2600

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Lamma Organic Farm Yoga Breakfast


Yummy 🤤 Weekend Lamma Farm Yoga & Organic Breakfast:

Our last event scheduled on Saturday 10 Dec 2022

Starting at 8:30AM on a rare-find organic farm on Lamma island, near HSY Beach. Click and Book HERE

Support HK Organic Farmers

Get-away: Enjoy your weekend with Ayurveda Yoga and a short meditation on a beautiful local Organic farm on Lamma Island

I have stumbled into this beautiful and massive organic farm on Lamma island, the 3rd biggest island in Hong Kong. I feel fortunate enough to be able to share with you a very different face of Hong Kong, a tranquil, laid-back, friendly and slow paced islander life on Lamma. An opportunity for me to not just host my Yoga class on this island but also to support local organic produce.

This is definitely a special experience for anyone who likes to start your weekend early with some Yoga, mindfulness and meditation. And join us together to taste the farm cooking vegetarian simple breakfast, with the traditional charcoals cooking style, directly from farm to table.

You will find yourself in a different world from busy Hong Kong after a 30 min ferry ride from Central/ Aberdeen.

Cancel if Black Rain/ Typhoon 8/ and less than 5 people for a full refund

BRING YOUR OWN MAT and Water Bottle

Location: 菠蘿山莊 Restaurant on the Hills SEE MAP


8:30AM – 9:45 AM Ayurveda Health Quiz, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy + Sitting Meditation

9:45AM- 10:30 AM Farm-to-Table Vegetarian Simple Breakfast (Please inform if you are Vegan)

Hand pick your organic vegetables directly from farm to take home (optional)

Direction/ Instruction:

You can take ferry from Central or Aberdeen Pier

Ferry Schedule Central – Yung Shue Wan (Best take 7.30AM from Central Pier)

Ferry Schedule Aberdeen – Yung Shue Wan (Best take 7.20AM from Aberdeen Pier)

Once you arrive in Yung Shue Wan, walk for 20 mins on the main street (via direction to Hung Shing Yeh Wan Beach, turn left on the path to Lamma Winds)

We will start at 8:30AM on the patio under shades.

Then a farm cooked simple vegetarian breakfast will be served with hot tea. (We can also cater Vegan and Gluten-free)

You can also support and buy the organic vegetables directly from the farm. Just bring cash!

Investment: HK$350 per person, bring extra cash if you wish to purchase organic vegetables and fruit 🍎


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2022 Lamma Island Class

Ayurveda Yoga Therapy 75 Mins

BOOK: what’s app 6468-7681 April (1 day before the class latest) HK$170 each.

At Lamma Art Collective

Address: 1/f, 23 Yung Shue Wan Main St, Lamma Island (Please enter via stairs behind the Spanish restaurant Dale Candela)

**Your safety comes first. We will practice hygiene policy under COVID-19 strictly**

All props are provided

FRIDAY 7:15-8:30PM

Language: English (Mandarin also OK!)

Level: All

Not suitable: children below 12, pregnancy, recent operations (within 2 months), critical injuries on joints/ bones, and any other acute pains (please inform)

For all levels: A rare-find and highly personalised Yoga class to pacify excessive Dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) based on group imbalances, season, weather and environment on the day.

For newcomers, Feel free to download the form prior to the class and bring it over to me so we can have a look together.

Ayurveda is to preserve longevity of life. It’s within the triangle of Yoga and Tantra: Yoga (Spirit) <> Ayurveda (Body) <> Tantra (Mind) Ayurveda and Yoga are closely co-related and indifferent.

A typical class will include a theme with: Current Ayurveda group imbalance assessment, Breath Work (Pranayama), simple TaiChi, Chinese meridians stimulation, Yoga therapy, and short meditation based on Ayurveda wisdom for modern people 

We’ll have 3 different types of Dosha class. For first timers, I suggest you to try a Vata and a Pitta class because everyone is having some degree of Vata imbalances especially during COVID-19 with lots of uncertainties and fears. And Hong Kong is a very Pitta city with majority of Pitta people, so you can also benefit from a Pitta class to slow down and relax. Every class is designed for all levels, including “Super Beginners.”

I normally design the class on the day depending on the Dosha types of students, season, weather and present events. Every class is slightly different each time, so you will always experience something new within your body and mind after the class. Please see below symptoms if you are curious which Dosha class is suitable for you.

Vata = Air + Ether
pitta = Fire + Water
Kapha = Earth + Water
Yoga for Vata Dosha (Best for most people with no apparent symptoms)
Physical SymptomsRheumatism, infertility, impotence, digestive problems (constipation and loose stools), arthritis, respiratory issues, insomnia, weight loss, fidget, joint pains, g
rey hair, hair loss, paralysis, dry skins, cold feet and hands, gasy
Mental SymptomsAnxiety, nervousness, fears, depressions, focus issues, quick to burn out, over enthusiastic, over worry, lack of sleep, dreamy, uncertainty towards future
Directional, spiral, calming and grounding
Yoga for Pitta Dosha
Physical SymptomsAcidity, Skin problems (rashes), allergy, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, herpes, inflammations, heart attacks, large intestine issues, loose stools
Mental SymptomsImpatient, resentment, jealous, anger, over competitive, burn-out, over achiever, perfectionist, greeds, intolerant
Soft, slow, de-heating and letting go
Yoga for Kapha Dosha
Physical SymptomsAnorexia, obesity, mucous, heaviness, bloated, pus, swell, over weight, diabetes, congestion, bad circulations, easy to get cold
Mental SymptomsLazy, demotivated, inertia, depression, grief, loneliness, over-attachment, dependent, over sleep and eat
Strength, resilience, support, take your power back
Want to know better? Consult with me 1o1 to assess your Dosha body type and current imbalances to find out which class type is the best for you.


Disclaimer: please consult with your doctor if any chronic illness first. By reservation of your class, you will be asked to sign the waiver of liability for your own safety during the practice. Thank you for taking care of your own well-being.