Ayurveda Skills for Living


Ayurveda Skills For Living course

6 weekends, Oct 2016 – April 2017,
Eleni Tsikrikas CAS, PKS. RH

The dates

Weekend 1 October 8-9 , 2016
Weekend 2 November 5-6, 2016
Weekend 3 January 21-22, 2017
Weekend 4 February 25-26, 2017
Weekend 5 March 25-26, 2017
Weekend 6 April 29-30, 2017


Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is enjoying an increasing interest and popularity throughout the West. This complete, holistic system of health is highly individualized, self-empowering and based on Nature’s power to heal. By contrast, in the Western Medical Model ‘heroic experts’ use standardized, often invasive procedures to treat disease.

Ayurveda promotes long-term, sustainable wellness by teaching us to prevent future disease. This is accomplished by changing the foods we eat and lifestyle practices to align our own unique, personal constitutions.

I have been a student of Yoga and Ayurveda for over 18 years. Since 2009, I’ve had the privilege of teaching for the Californian College of to become clinicians.

The “‘Skills for Living Course’ is a result of my desire to bring these timeless, transformative teachings to people in the community with an interest in natural healing. I have crafted a practical, user- friendly curriculum which stays true to the Universal Principals of Ayurveda.My goal is to light a flame of curiosity for these profound principals of wellness and to inspire each student to align themselves with their own nature and the Natural World.

Ayurveda Skills for Living is a Two-Part Course.
Each part meets for 6 weekends a total of 72 hours of in-person teaching.

Part 1 lays the foundation, introducing students to the essential concepts of Ayurvedic thinking. The goal of part one is to create competent home-healers. Students will learn to see the world through the Ayurvedic lens and apply Ayurvedic principles and practices to their own lives, as well as those of their families.
Part 1 is a prerequisite for part 2.

Part 2 dives deeper into the Ayurvedic healing models and their application. Students learn Ayurvedic anatomy, physiology and the disease process. We will explore the tendencies for each dosha (constitution) to go out-of-balance and learn how to use food, herbs and lifestyle to create optimal health. At the completion of part two,
practitioners will feel confident to recognize digestive issues and guide themselves and others towards wellness.


Course goals and benefits include:

  • A solid understanding of the basic components of Ayurveda.
  • Clear guidance to the daily application of Ayurveda’s collection of
  • tools and strategies.
  • Empowering and educating individuals to live in harmony with their
  • body and environment.
  • Better understanding of your Ayurvedic body type
  • Implementation and practice of daily rituals to create health
  • Improved digestion and elimination
  • Improved sleep
  • Abundant energy
  • Increased vitality
  • Greater mental clarity
  • More balanced emotions
  • Greater connection to Nature
  • Deepening sense of our own spirituality

The Details

Location: Los Angeles

Prerequisites: a love of learning!!!!

Cost: $1800. per course

For more information course curriculum and registration

Call or email Eleni Tsikrikas, 323-712-5100 or eleniayurveda@me.com

The Teacher

Eleni Tsikrikas first discovered Yoga and Ayurveda as a means for reducing stress in 1995, while running a busy legal practice in Sydney Australia. Since her departure from the legal profession, She has become a certified yoga teacher in the lineage of T.Krishnamacharya, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, CAS and a Pancha Karma Specialist PKS. She is a faculty member at California College of Ayurveda, one of Americas foremost Ayurvedic schools where she teaches and mentors students. Eleni is a member of NAMA, Ayurveda’s overseeing body and a Registered Western Herbalist. She currently operates a private Ayurvedic practice in Silverlake, where she has previously offered both courses several times to the delight of all who participated.


Eleni delivers her teaching and truths in a way I can absorb them. Because she has a deep understanding of the learning process she doesn’t overwhelm. Eleni is keyed into her audience so that is becomes a dialogue. No question is too simple, no concept too advanced not to break down. Her teaching has immediate practical and useful applications. Eleni’s enthusiasm for her subject and sense of play is contagious. It makes learning fun, it makes applying the lessons in my life an adventure. I see the world through an Ayurvedic lens now and it has helped my health and my life enormously. I will never stop learning from her.

– Molly Hagan

Eleni’s workshops are well organized and easily “digestible”. Her teaching style combines the perfect blend of theory, practical knowledge and hands on experience. Her deep knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda, and years of teaching experience enables her to contextualize the material and connect with students from all walks of life and levels of study. Eleni is one of those rare teachers that is truly walking the walk. With her down to earth style, she empowers you to use the tools to tap into your own true wisdom and well being. You will leave feeling nourished and inspired!

– Kathy Cass MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT, E-RYT-500
Yoga Therapist, Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist, Nationally Certified Counselor, Adjunct Instructor

Ayurveda has changed my life, and Eleni’s teaching and guidance really helped make it all happen. In addition to the intimate, informative, and magical 80 hour course I took with her, I also have seen her one-on-one as my Ayurvedic clinician for well over a year. Together I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge of the science of Ayurveda, myself, and the world around me. I’ve also received an invaluable set of life-skills and self-care tools that I continuously apply to my life. Most importantly, I have a mentor and friend that knows me, cares about me, and is committed to helping me and so many others to tap into our own inherent ability to heal, balance, adapt and thrive! I am so grateful to have found Eleni and I highly recommend her as an educator and clinician.

– Nikki Aiello

For most of my life, my relationship with food and fad diets was combative, at best. I thought the chronic stomach aches and overwhelming heaviness were just the bum cards I was dealt. And then came Eleni, with her arsenal of herbs and an infectious love of Ayurveda. She awakened me to the healing powers of food and herbs and taught me to make the tiny, yet necessary, seasonal adjustments to keep me constantly feeling light and full of energy. I still have the same cards, but now I’m playing a smarter game.

– Sandy Comstock

I had been looking to make some lifestyle changes with regard to selfcare. As a yoga teacher Ayurveda seemed the logical route so I began reading and researching on my own and it was not long before I was completely overwhelmed with information. Thankfully, I began a 300 hr. yoga teacher training where Eleni taught the Ayurveda portion. That teacher training module was so transformative, that when Eleni announced she was offering a 5 weekend course, I did not hesitate to sign up. Eleni doesn’t merely teach the science of Ayurveda. Eleni empowers her students to discover the healer within by guiding them through experiencing first-hand the life skills that make up the practice of Ayurveda. She takes a vast and ancient philosophy and makes it accessible and relevant for what is going on in the modern world today.

– LDeligio

Eleni is one of the most important mentors in my life. Her knowledge of Ayurveda is complete, but more than her knowledge , it is her investment to connect with and empower her students, that makes her an amazing teacher. She is a living example of the potentiality of a loving diet and lifestyle, and is truly an inspiration for all to look up to. Through her courses and working with her privately I have rediscovered my connection to the earth through plants as medicine, reflection and self care. My life has become a practice rooted in nature; I love my body and trust my intuition more and more every day. The physical ailments that I originally sought her expertise for were just the starting point for an amazing journey of self discovery. They now seem quite small (and non-existent) as I am encouraged and supported by her to embrace the possibilities and power of self healing. Meeting Eleni was the intervention that has completely changed my life, and it is my greatest wish that everyone could be so lucky to find a teacher of her gift.

– Brooke Eberle

Eleni is amazing! Her courses not only ignite a passion for health and healing, but also for life itself! The classes are truly one of a kind and will give you life changing skills that help you become and stay healthy and feeling fabulous! It will change the way you look at the world and yourself.

It’s her little touches (from her teas to decor) that remind us how wonderful and important self-care is. Her sense of humor and clear teaching help to make the material easily digestible. Her courses are absolutely transformational! So be ready to get your world rocked (in the best way)!

– Joy-D April 2016

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