Call Us Today 505 466 4108

Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition: The Mahagunas in Skillful Healing

Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm OR 5:30 -7:30 pm MDT, Oct. 5 and 12


Hone your health counseling skills supported by Amadea's personal mentorship

Give your clients space to change, and give yourself space to change

Discern when to use a sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic approach with your clients

Deepen your professional expertise with communication skills gleaned from Amadea's 48 years of experience in the field

Registration open until Monday, Oct 3.

Course Description

The mahagunas of sattva, rajas, and tamas are at the core of skillful healing in Ayurveda. Consciously identifying these mental attitudes and reflecting upon them as we work with clients and ourselves can increase our effectiveness as practitioners and educators. Amadea Morningstar shares how she has worked with the mahagunas in her 38 years in the field, using her training with an MA in counseling. Learn how to apply the discerning wisdom of Ayurveda without descending into judgment or criticism of your client or yourself. Build confidence in your ability to hold healthy boundaries and work appropriately with clients’ resources.  This course works with communication and nourishment on a variety of levels. It is the foundation for other mentoring classes in Ayurveda nutrition with Amadea. 

Course Objectives

  1. Cultivate the awareness to be able to identify sattva, rajas, and tamas in yourself in everyday interactions.
  2. Be able to apply listening skills to hear what mahagunas a client is coming from most one on one session’s duration.
  3. Be able to feedback in a neutral and supportive way what you’ve heard the client say at least 3 times in a one on one interaction - reflective listening.
  4. Build rapport and confidence simultaneously through actively respecting the mahagunas in your client and yourself.
  5. Discern when to use a sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic approach with your clients.


Provider Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute (APTYI)

Faculty Amadea Morningstar has worked with food, energy, and healing for more than 45 years, and with Ayurveda for 39 years. She’s the founder of APTYI in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and an internationally recognized author and teacher in the field of Ayurveda. Her most recent book is Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda. Amadea has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico; she applies this learning about the Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition and the mahagunas on a daily basis.

Audience Ayurvedic Professionals, Polarity Therapists, Yoga Teachers, other interested Health Care Professionals

PACE certification pending

TIA credit 4 TIS credit 1

Course Delivery Method Live (On-Line)

Time  10/5/22 & 10/12/22, 11 am – 1 pm OR 5:30 - 7:30 pm MDT

Cost  Donation $250; people have given more and less. Reflect on what makes sense for you.


Click here to fill out your registration form and pay for the course. You will receive confirmation of your registration by email from APTYI.

Registration closes Monday, Oct 3.


See also: Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition: Adapt Recipes for Individual & Cultural Needs, 5/18/22 & 5/25/22, NAMA PACE certified



If you have any questions about the courses, feel free to contact APTYI’s Education Outreach Coordinator, Iza Bruen-Morningstar.


Online, Feb 15 - Mar 29, Inclusion as Medicine:

Working with the Seven Chakras for Healing

Ralph Steele & Amadea Morningstar (complete)


Online, May 18 & 25, 11 am - 1 pm OR 5:30 - 7:30 pm MDT, Dynamics of Ayurveda Nutrition: Adapt Recipes for Individual & Cultural Needs

NAMA PACE credits


Online, Oct 5 & 12, 11 am - 1 pm OR 5:30 -7:30 pm MDT, Dynamics of Ayurveda Nutrition: The Mahagunas in Skillful Healing,

NAMA PACE credits pending


Distance Learning, Ongoing

Polarity Therapy Toe Balance, free Instagram Live workshop

Energetic Nutrition, 5 hour video course

Energetic Nutrition, 25 hour audio course

Work with Menopause Skillfully, 9 hour video course


Online, Ayurvedic Pulse Assessment

For Polarity Therapists (recorded, available for purchase)


Online, Ayurvedic Tongue and Nail Assessment

For Polarity Therapists (recorded, available for purchase)