5 Elements • Yoga & Ayurveda
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5 Elements • Yoga & Ayurveda


Over 5 immersive weeks, we’ll explore what we’re made of and how to balance our being through the lens of the Pancha Maha bhutas, or the 5 great elements.

What we see outside of ourselves is also inside of us; it is us.

All living creatures are interconnected, and the elements inherently connect to us all…the dirt and the microscopic life there, the quenching water, the illuminating and warming fire, the air that sustains us, and the context and atmosphere that holds us all.

Over these five weeks, we’ll consider the microcosm as the macrocosm and back again. The system of the 5 Elements support us in understanding our tendencies and the ways we get pulled out of balance.

The system of the five elements emerges from Ayurveda or “life knowledge.” We’ll spend a week on each element.

We’ll explore:

  • The pathway to the elements
  • The systems of the elements
  • Practice as a means to balance
  • Our connection to nature and the elements
  • Basic principles of Ayurveda and the elements with Dr. Sujatha
  • Contemplation and personal reflection
  • Asana practice


This course will be offered in FIVE modules. One module of pre-recorded content will be released each week. You can work through the course videos at your own pace, so that you can connect from anywhere in the world. The course is offered on a multidimensional, community-based platform.


  • Earth • Prithvi • solid, bones, our body
  • Water • Apas • cohesion, flow, inner connectivity
  • Fire •  Agni • activation, will, illumination, digestion
  • Air • Vayu • life force, mobility, exchange
  • Ether • Akasha • context, what holds it all

These 5 elements are a source of remembering, authenticity and remembering the wider view.

Community space

In addition, we'll connect via Mighty Networks to share reflections, ideas and questions in real time throughout our 5 weeks together (and beyond).

Training hours and continuing education

This 5 week immersion can be used for 25 hours toward Janet's 200, 300 and 1008 hour training programs, or as continuing education hours through Yoga Alliance.


Enrollment for the 2024 offering is is closed. We'll open enrollment for the 2025 offering about 10 days before we begin, with options to pay in full as well as sliding scale and partial scholarships options.

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Janet Stone

Janet Stone

Janet’s studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops and more.

Dr. Sujatha Kekada

Dr. Sujatha Kekada

Dr. Sujatha Kekada is the Head Physician and Co-Founder of AmrtaSiddhi. She is a certified Ayurvedic Doctor (B.A.M.S) with a degree from Rajiv Gandhi University, Karnataka, India.

Dr. Kekada’s profound understanding of Ayurvedic Medicine and her deep love for plants is the basis for her exceptional ability to diagnose the root causes of diseases and to find effective remedies.

Combining intuition and compassion with bright intelligence and a rock-solid pragmatism, she is able to effectively guide people truly individually – just as the spirit of Ayurveda demands.

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How is this course setup?

We are using an intuitive, yet robust learning platform, called Mighty Networks. Once you enroll in the course, you’ll be invited to join the course + community space and you'll have access to the course intro.

Will I get access to everything at once?

In order to provide a container for this practice and process, one lesson will be covered each week for 5 weeks. As soon as you enroll, you’ll get access to introductory lectures and practices that will thread through the entire course.

I live in a different timezone (or country or continent)? Will I be able to participate in the course?

The course is setup so that it works for individuals no matter where they live in the world. New content will be released each week, and you can work through the practices, videos and exercises at your own pace. The ongoing community connection in the Mighty Network sets up an amazing way for ongoing connection, wherever you are.

Will we be doing a physical practice with this course?

Yes. Each section has an asana practice that corresponds with that week's element.

How much time should I plan to spend each week?

Each week includes approximately an hour of video content, including asana practices, dharma talks, and contemplation practices.

Can I rewatch or review content from earlier weeks?

Yes, absolutely. Once content for a week is unlocked, you will have access to that in the future. You can return to the course at any time and you’ll receive any updates to the curriculum for future course releases as well.

In what circumstances can I get a refund?

The course is non-refundable, since you get lifetime access to the content. If you have serious extenuating circumstances, email and we’ll discuss options.

Who can I email if my question wasn’t answered here?

Email if you have other questions.


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