Dive into an exploration of the science of Ayurveda. This course will teach the foundations of Ayurveda to apply in everyday life. We will explore the personal asana practice, cooking, and rituals. We are excited to welcome Seema Johari and Anushree Johari from the Johari House in Haridwar, India for interactive Ayurvedic theory and cooking experience.


OCTOBER 10 – 16

6 – 9pm EST / 3 – 6pm PST
Monday Oct 10
Wednesday Oct 12
Friday Oct 14

11am – 4pm EST / 8am – 1pm PST
Saturday Oct 15
Sunday Oct 16

All sessions will take place via Zoom.

Lead Instructors: Amanda Valdes, Molly Rice
Guest Teachers: Seema Johari, Anushree Johari


  • Introduction to Ayurvedic principles (Doshas)
  • Exploration of Ayurvedic History and application to modern day lifestyle
  • Deep dive into daily Ayurvedic Rituals
  • Live Ayurveda Cooking Class 
  • Ayurveda and Essential Oils for daily usage

  • Exploration of Panch Mahabhutas (Five elements)
  • Exploration of the Shad Rasas concept (6 tastes) and their effect on each Dosha
  • Exploration of the benefits of Ayurvedic herbs and spices
  • Exploration of how to incorporate Ayurveda in your yoga asana and pranayama practice

Program includes 20% off all Y7 merch.


The availability, practice and benefits of yoga have not been made accessible to most BIPOC communities.
Y7 is proud to offer full scholarship opportunities for BIPOC folx in our 25-Hour Intro to Ayurveda program. Scholarships are available to those with financial need who are involved in service within their community and strive to share the practice and learnings of yoga through teaching.

Scholarship applications for Introduction to Ayurveda are now closed. The recipient will be notified by September 23.


No prior yoga training is required to enroll in this program. All practitioners are encouraged to join.


Early Enrollment: $450
Or 3 interest-free payments of $150/month.
Early Enrollment available through September 2.

Full Tuition: $500
Or 3 interest-free payments of $167/month.

Additional payment plans available for as low as $41/month. Click below to enroll and prequalify through Affirm.


Amanda Gloria Valdes I arrive in space with the mission to utilize the practice of Yoga, Meditation, and the Arts as a catalyst for social change and social equity. Community building has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember. I strive to support my community as a Yoga and Meditation guide, teacher training program manager/curator, and mentor. I take pride in creating non-traditional spaces to practice yoga, meditation, and arts enrichment by building programs centering BIPOC, LGTBQ+, and birthing folx. In 2012 I was certified as a Vinyasa Yoga teacher and began teaching in New York City. In the following years I became a 500+ hr E- RYT and YACEP member. My offerings are informed by History & Philosophy, Bhakti Yoga (studied in Rishikesh, India), Energy, Subtle Body, Ayurveda, Inversions, Meditation, Katonah Yoga and more. I am passionate about supporting birthing folx as a full spectrum doula via Sumi’s Touch, Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga, Womb Wellness Education, and training. My Yoga and Meditation offerings and training span from Y7 Studio, New York University Global Spiritual Department, zoom, and maybe your local park!

Molly Elizabeth Rice I discovered yoga in my twenties at a donation based studio in NYC attracted initially by affordable exercise and profoundly impacted by the deep healing I found. With a background in the performing arts, I have always loved movement, music, and the mind body connection. On my mat for the first time I found a form of self expression that was entirely my own to explore. A space for self inquiry, self acceptance, and tools to transcend my self limiting patterns. I did my first 300 hours of teacher training in 2011 in NYC and have been studying, practicing, and teaching ever since! I’ve studied yoga in Nicaragua, Thai Massage in Thailand, and Ayurveda in India. I am personally passionate about the therapeutic applications of yoga in supporting anxiety, depression, and addiction, all of which I have personal experience with. I believe with the right combination of curiosity, compassion, and discipline, we can find more presence and purpose both on and off our mats..

Seema Johari is the daughter of Shri Harish Johari who was considered one of the most highly respected spiritual teachers of India in contemporary times. Johari Legacy reigns from Harish Johari. He was a noted scholar adept in Ayurveda, paintings, sculptures, numerology, yoga and chakras. Seema holds a Masters in Philosophy and Bachelors in Human Psychology and founded Spiritual Vacation in 2000. She is  an expert in Ayurveda, chanting, Nav Graha (9 planets), Numerology, Gods and Goddesses.  Seema and her daughter Aushree have been hosting retreats and educational experiences in the Johari House since 2000. 

Anushree Agarwal along with her mother, carries the legacy of her grandfather Shri Harish Johari. Anushree is a master in Ayurvedic cooking/lifestyle, numerology, and storytelling. She also holds an MBA in Marketing. Anushree has joined her mother Seema in leading retreats and educational experiences.