Amy has designed online yoga courses for personal study, yoga teachers, mental & physical health professionals, educators  and anyone wishing to explore the ancient texts and philosophy, especially regarding health, healing and general well being.  Students and teachers alike will find insight, inspiration and practical understanding. Amy has a special way of teaching that takes complex information and makes it easy to digest and understand through storytelling and experiential learning.

Many of our live and self-paced online yoga courses can be taken by individuals for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), complete with a CEU certificate from Optimal State of Living.


Optimal State® Online Programs

New!! Optimal State Assessment Course

Optimal State Assessment Course presents a paradigm for assessing health through the lens of Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.  This assessment system looks at all the layers of the individual. The assessment program gives an easy and modern way for the Yoga Therapist and client to determine if the guna-s are out of balance on many layers of the human system.  This course can help practitioners guide clients or students to recognize their imbalances and create healthy new habits and patterns.

    • 6 hours of video
    • Introduction
    • Physical assessment
    • Breath assessment
    • Mental assessment
    • Personality assessment
    • Emotional assessment
    • Spiritual assessment
  • 9 Assessment PDF Worksheets
    • You will practice assessing your clients and turn these worksheets in as homework.  After you turn in your homework, we will evaluate it and give you the certification papers to use this work with your clients.
  • Assessment Charts (Optional)
    • Assessment worksheets are included in the workshop.  The worksheets are printable and will make it easy for you and your client to evaluate the gunas in action.

Therapeutic Yoga and Ayurveda Specialist Program

Live Online Course for Personal Development and Practice

  • 12-month program
  • Wednesday nights from 4:00-6:00 pm (PST)
  • Any 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher or equivalent can apply for this course

Upcoming start dates: January 5, 2022

If you would like to watch a sample video of our Wed. Night Class.  Just click the link and you can see the type of online learning we do together!


Featured Optimal State® Self-Paced Online Yoga Courses

 On Demand Streaming Video Workshops

yt-workshops-ee1-product-graphic-120Emotional Eating Level 1 Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Explore ways to create sustainable habits that help establish positive, lasting results.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  Amy has created assessment tools and lifestyle interventions called the “Optimal State of Living™(OSOL™)”. This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an “Optimal State”.  The course is designed for beginning to advanced students. It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


yt-workshops-ee2-product-graphic120Emotional Eating Level 2 Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Explore ways to create sustainable habits that help establish positive, lasting results.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  Amy has created assessment tools and lifestyle interventions called the “Optimal State of Living”™ (OSOL™). This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an “Optimal State”. The course is designed for beginning to advanced students. It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


yt-workshops-diabetes-120-graphicNew!! Diabetes: Mental, Emotional & Physical Health Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  Amy has created assessment tools and lifestyle interventions called the “Optimal State of Living™” (OSOL™). This workshop includes theory, application and practice and is appropriate for all levels of students.  The course is designed for beginning to advanced students who are working or living with diabetes.  This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an “Optimal State Of Living™”.  It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


yt-workshops-anxiety-depressioin-120-graphic The Anxiety & Depression Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health  from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  This workshop includes theory as well as application and practice.  This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students.  The course is designed for beginning to advanced students who are experiencing depression & anxiety..  This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an “Optimal State Of Living™”.  It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


womens-health-midlife-workshop120pxWomen’s Health in Midlife Workshop Are you tired? Do you get angry more than you would prefer? Do you have “foggy brain”? These are all symptoms that are telling you how out of balance you are. In this program, “Women’s Health for Midlife” you will learn how to see which direction you are out of balance towards. Learn tools that will bring you back in to balance for your specific needs. The assessment and tools in this program is based on a NEW program that Amy has created called the Optimal State of Living™ (OSOL™). It is an exciting new paradigm to help women learn how to do self-care to stay in balance. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students. The course is designed for beginning students who are experiencing the natural changes that occur in midlife.


YT Workshops Product Graphic 120x120Auto Immune Disorders Workshop  Auto-Immune Disorders such as Fibromyalgia, IBS, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Chronic Fatigue and others are rampant in our society.  Learn the causes and how to heal the pain from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  This workshop includes theory as well as application and practice.  This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students.  From beginning students who are suffering from auto-immune   disease to Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find healing.

 

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On Demand Streaming Video Courses

Subtle Anatomy of Asana CoverYogic Subtle Anatomy Video Course  The ancient yogis took to great lengths to teach us about prana, or life-force.  They tell us that we can learn to “invite” this life-force into all of the layers of our human system (physical, breath, mental, personality and emotions) with appropriate use of tools including yoga, postures, breath work and meditation.

Yogic Subtle Anatomy Video Course IAYT Standards– PDF



Small Cover of Psychology of Health and Healing Yoga Sutra CourseYoga Sutra Chapter 1 Video Course 
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali video course is not only a text which shows a map of how to become enlightened, it is also a text that offers us a comprehensive system for health and healing.  The basic premise is that our mind is a tool for health, healing and beyond.  All three of these goals lead us to the same place.

Yoga Sutra Chapter 1 Video Course IAYT Standards– PDF

 


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Yoga Sutra Chapter 2 Video Course The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali video course is not only a text which shows a map of how to become enlightened, it is also a text that offers us a comprehensive system for health and healing.  The basic premise is that our mind is a tool for health, healing and beyond.  All three of these goals lead us to the same place.

Yoga Sutra Chapter 2 Video Course IAYT Standards– PDF

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Audio Courses

Small Cover of Anatomy of Nervous System for Yoga and Yoga TherapyEastern-Western Yogic Anatomy Audio Course This audio course has many classes pertaining to the basics of anatomy from a western perspective and also an eastern subtle anatomy perspective.  While some scholars say the two systems are incompatible, but current biomedical research is showing that the two are compatible.

Eastern- Western Yogic Anatomy IAYT Standards– PDF


Small Cover NathamuniYoga Rahasya Audio Course The Yoga Rahasya text is a foundational text in the T. Krishnamachayra Tradition.  This text, which was thought to be lost, was is said to have been “given” to Krishnamacharya when he was 16 years old in a vision on the banks of a river near his hometown.  Come and hear the secrets of Nathamuni’s Yoga Rahasya.

Yoga Rahasya Audio Course IAYT Standards-PDF


Small Cover Bhagavad GitaBhagavad Gita Audio Course The Bhagavad Gita is a course that many students from the West have a difficult time understanding, especially the symbolism of Arjuna about to go to war.  Some say it appears to be non-yogic.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  A simple and elegant way to help you understand the symbolism as it applies to your life!

Bhagavad Gita Audio Course IAYT Standards– PDF


Small Cover of Hatha Yoga PradipikaHatha Yoga Pradipika Audio Course  This text is a practical guide to both Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga.  Is it a staple in the library of most students in the T. Krishnamachaarya Tradition. It shows how these two types of yoga actually go together very well!

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Audio Course IAYT Standards– PDF

 

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