Study the Art of Natural Living

Your Ayurveda Experience

Ayurveda “the health-care system of Yoga”, is the world’s most ancient, comprehensive and natural preventative mind and body wellness. It is recognized by the World Health Organization.  The time-tested benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine have been trusted for eons and is available for you to experience in our Ayurvedic Courses, Ayurveda Treatments, Ayurvedic Massage and Ayurvedic Herbal Study.

Ayurveda Courses AT THE CORE Ayurvedic Certification
Ayurveda Workshops AT THE CORE
Ayurvedic Spa AT THE CORE Marma Therapy + Herbal Oil Treatment

The Tradition of Yoga and Ayurveda

“Ayurveda works at healing and purifying the body and mind while yoga aims at taking us to Self-realization, which depends upon a purified body and mind.  In this way, the foundation of Yoga should be Ayurveda and the Fruit of Ayurvedic should be Yoga.” 
Dr. David Frawley (from the book Yoga and Ayurveda).

We incorporate the art and wisdom of Ayurveda into our Yoga Asana Classes, Massage Treatments, Cooking Workshops and Certification Courses.  This ensures that your experience and learning is personalized, and particularly effective to meet your health and wellness goals.

Ayurvedic Medicine shares the Future of Natural Wellness


Understanding appropriate personalized routines of diet, exercise and lifestyle is easy, natural and efficient!


Using the power of common everyday herbs and spices through diet and teas to strengthen immunity and detoxify. 


Focusing on simple changes in everyday choices of diet and routine.  You are what you eat, and how and when you eat it!  Expensive tests or supplements are not necessary to experience meaningful change!


Ayurveda works!  Keeping it clear, simple and manageable is the most effective natural medicine!  See for yourself…..


Ayurveda Instructors Yogesh And Shankari

Experienced Teachers and Practitioners of Ayurveda

Shankari and Yogesh have been studying, practicing and teaching Ayurveda in Canada for over 20 years.  They have clients and students across the world. And they are the Canadian mentors for Dr. David Frawley’s Ayurvedic Healing Course sharing a 500 hour Ayurvedic Life-Style Certification from The American Institute of Vedic Studies.


Discover the Healing Power of Ayurveda

Ayurveda Workshops for Your Healing Journey

We offer Ayurvedic Classes and Day-Sessions on a vast array of Ayurvedic topics. Try something new with  experienced teachers of Ayurveda to deepen your study, inspire your self-care or strengthen your understanding of Ayurvedic Medicine.  Our workshops explore topics such as Ayurvedic Cooking, Diet and Ayurvedic Herbalism, Ayurvedic Asana along with Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Physiology. 


Most workshops can be attended in person or on Zoom.

Each workshop includes a live class (in person or via zoom), time to ask your questions, a summary handout + video recording (watch at your convenience).

$100+hst for the Series (all 3 workshops) or $50+hst each

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Ayurveda Therapy
Everyday Vata, Pitta & Kapha!

Digest better, sleep better and feel better with the science of the three Doshas of Vata, Pitta & Kapha through aligning with their daily and seasonal wisdom.

Learn Ayurvedic medicine to harmonize when you eat, sleep, work and play with the daily and annual rhythms of the sun.

Move beyond the often confusing Ayurvedic body types to naturally supports health and well-being with effective tri-doshic strategies you can apply immediately.


MONDAY MAY 29th 7:00-8:30pm EST

Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis being performed
Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis

Gain valuable Ayurveda experience through useful pulse techniques to balance energy and support immunity.

Determine the general nature or movement of the pulse according to the current state of the individual.

Learn this holistic approach to health and well-being, taking into account an individual’s physical, mental/emotional and energetic state. A useful tool for parents to pre-diagnose fever, colds and low immunity for the family.


MONDAY JUNE 19th 7:00-8:30pm EST

Ayurvedic Marma Therapy demonstration
Ayurvedic Marma Therapy

Explore the art and science of Ayurvedic Massage and Acupressure points.

Learn practical applications for pain relieving and energy boosting self-care.

A natural way of applying Ayurvedic medicine to help alleviate pain, tension and stress!!

Learn to use simple tools such as oils, restful postures, and different Doshic considerations (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with key Marmas points and Ayurveda Massage.

MONDAY JULY 10th 7:00-8:30pm EST

Warm Words

“I want to say how much I have appreciated your Ayurveda Course. I think you do a super job of presenting the material and of handling the reactions to it, giving plenty of time to all questions and concerns without deviating from your over-all plan. I especially like the room for humour and rueful confessions, and I congratulate you both on creating such a positive and fun mood. Many thanks!”

– Sally V, London ON


The Value of Experienced Guides!

Study Ayurveda in Canada with experienced instructors and therapists Shankari and Yogesh Van Acker – long-time students of Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi from the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

Understanding Leads to Ayurvedic Healing!
Shankari and Yogesh each share over 15 years of practical expert experience in the study and application of Ayurveda.

We don’t just tell you what to do, but WHY you should do it and explain HOW it will help!


Ayurvedic Healing Course starting Fall 2023
A joint 500 hour Ayurvedic Life-Style Consultant Certification with The American Institute of Vedic Studies and AT THE CORE. DETAILS ➤

Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat Sept 22-29 in Quebec
Shankari and Yogesh host Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi for in-depth teachings on the foundations of Yoga and Ayurvedic life-style. Bask in the healing power of Nature and delight in Ayurvedic Nourishment.  Learn more ➤



Dr David Frawley, Yogini Shambhavi, Yogesh, and Shankari teaching Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Courses and Certifications


Study traditional Ayurveda from Dr. David Frawley including personal mentoring, explorations and study exercises with Yogesh and Shankari.  Taking over a year, this in-depth Ayurvedic immersion shares a vast foundation of Ayurvedic wisdom, principles and practice for modern day life.

A fun, informative and life-changing journey for anyone interested in the holistic healing power of Nature.

500 Hour Certificate Training


Fresh Market Ingredients for Ayurvedic Cooking


“It was such a blessing to find such wonderful, knowledgeable and caring teachers in Shankari and Yogesh.  After taking the Ayurvedic Healing Course, I felt I had acquired the knowledge of the universe and had finally learned the truth about life.  Immediately after that I took the 250 hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Course.  What an amazing experience! Time spent with AT THE CORE has transformed my daily life and helped me be a more knowledgeable mother and human!  Eternally grateful, always.” ~ Liz Raymond

Ayurveda is not a religion!
At the foundation of all ancient cultures you’ll find a natural system of health-care related to the Earth and the Elements.

Ayurveda is not questionable!
Results are undeniable when you follow the recommendations.

Ayurveda is not expensive!
Simple practices that uncover and address root problems are more effective than struggling to try and alleviate problem symptoms.

Ayurvedic Consultation Guarantee AT THE CORE
Yogesh And Shankari cooking with Ayurveda
A course about Ayurveda Herbs and uses
A course about healing with Ayurveda
A course about making ghee for ayurvedic cooking

Sign Up For Your Free Ayurveda Session

Talk to us about your next steps with Ayurveda. Whether you would like a consultation, a workshop or cooking class, or would like to join a course, we will discuss the best options to meet your needs and goals.