Yoga and the Five Elements

In nature, there are five elements composing all life – earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements are the basis of all creation according to the ancient sciences of life, Ayurveda and Yoga. According to this holistic perspective, fluctuations in the delicate balance of these elements may result in disease-causing imbalance. Restoring balance of the elements is a primary goal in Ayurveda and Yoga for targeting the root cause of illness.

Purification of the five elements within the human body is known as Bhuta Shuddhi. It helps one achieve ultimate well-being of both the body and the mind. In this special workshop, Yogi Subhash Mohanty will help you understand the benefits of practicing this esoteric Yogic science through Yoga asanas, pranayama and kriyas. You’ll learn the authentic principles and be guided through each traditional practice, learning and healing with the ancient methods Vaidyas and sages have used for thousands of years.


Meet Master Mohanty

Tune in and charge up your morning with Mohanty’s morning practice of gentle stretching and breathing.


Who should take this program

No Prerequisite

This workshop is for all levels – beginners are welcome, and advanced practitioners may deepen their practice.


Learning Objectives

  • Explore each of the five elements and their relevance in Yoga.
  • Practice Yogic exercises to recharge the body with cosmic energy.
  • Perform Pranayama or Yogic breathwork to help release stress, declutter the mind and attain perfect equilibrium and harmony.
  • Chant and understand the meaning of Yogic Mantras designed to promote self-healing and innate well being.
  • Practice Mahabhuta Mudra or finger postures to remove the unwanted negative blocks from the mind, as well as toxins from the body.
  • Practice Pranakriya to bring the breath to a dynamic state.
  • Participate in a healing meditation to promote mental and emotional balance, as well as encourage positive thinking.



Program Details

Daily Schedule


Day 1 – Monday, Sep 30, 2019 



  • The history and principles behind Yoga and Ayurveda’s connection
  • Introduction to the five elements
  • The element of Earth


11:30am-12:30pm: Morning practice

12:30-2:00pm: lunch break (not included)



  • Incorporating mantra and meditation in relation to five elements
  • The elements of Fire and Water


Day 2 – Tuesday, October 1, 2019


8:00-11:30am: The elements of Air and Space

11:30am-12:30pm: Morning practice

12:30-2:00pm: Lunch break (not included)

2:00-5:30pm: Incorporating mantra and meditation with all five elements


Day 3 – Wednesday, October 2, 2019


9:00-10:00am: Morning practice


  • Summary and discussion on Hatha Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Karma
  • Yoga and Raj Yoga
  • Spirituality and the practice of Antaranga Yoga – the inner Yoga


11:30am-12:30pm: Final meditation and practice


For registration assistance, contact Student Support
1 (888) 275-9103 x20