Mission & Vision
Canadian College of Ayurveda & Yoga offers Canadian students an opportunity to train extensively in Ayurveda and Yoga and explore new areas of healing patients and open doors to ocean of eastern knowledge for better healthcare. Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga aims at transforming the lives of all those who enter the portals of CCAY by providing them with world class education and training for success and to touch lives of millions of people in need of safe, natural and sustainable healthcare.
Ayurveda (“The Science of Life”) is world’s oldest continuing health science which is a comprehensive, time-tested healthcare system, combining nutritional counselling and diagnosis, herbal medicines, massage therapy or bodywork, internal cleansing and immune-system support. Based on the 5,000-year-old medical traditions and ancient textual records of India, Ayurveda is quickly gaining popularity in the North America and the need for skilful practitioners trained at accredited institutions is on the rise. Unlike the “Made for All Approach” of Western medicine, which tends to focus on treatment of symptoms, Ayurvedic health care focuses on “Individualised Approach” treatment of the root cause and its attention and evaluation. It’s a truly holistic approach to wellness that promotes a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as a harmonised connection with our bodies, our minds and the world around us.
The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which means “to yoke” the spirit and physical body together. Yoga has evolved in synergy with Ayurveda over thousands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciplines. Yoga is not a religion or just some stretching exercise; it is a way of living and a philosophy whose aim is ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’. Yoga can be modified to suit all levels of fitness. Yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure and increases strength and flexibility. Yoga energizes our bodies and calm. The ultimate goal of yoga is, however, to help the individual to transcend the self and attain enlightenment. Yoga is a very popular activity for athletes, health conscious adults, aspiring models, children, patients with chronic illness and seniors. United Nations has declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.