Learning Center

Program and Curriculum


8:00 – 9:30
Yoga class

9:30 – 9:45

9:45 – 11
Free time

11 – 12


12 – 1
Lunch and rest

1 – 3

3 – 6
Independent studies or consultations (when needed)

6 – 7

Required course materials

The following books are available in our Book Store on this site.

Cosmic Reawakening by Artimia Arian
Yoga, the Path of Life by Artimia Arian
The Chakra Recipe Guide by Artimia Arian
To Life! By Artimia Arian
The Tashirat Recipe Manual by Tashirat staff

The Vegetarian Guide to Diet and Salad
by Norman Walker
Become Younger by Norman Walker
Colon Therapy by Norman Walker
Raw Vegetable Juices by Norman Walker

The Hippocrates Diet by Ann Wigmore
The Blending Book by Ann Wigmore
The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore

The PH Miracle by Dr. Robert Young
Sick and Tired by Dr. Robert Young

Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch and Phyllis A. Balch
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology by Elaine N. Marieb

The Sivananda Companion to Yoga
The Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnu Devananda
Meditations and Mantras by Swami Vishnu Devananda

Course Assignments

Course Units include reading assignments followed by various essay and applied questions.  The recommended page length refers to single spaced typed pages.   Please submit all answers to Tashirat through email as soon as they are complete.


At the end of the one month stay at the Tashirat Ashram, students will write an open book exam and will also be given a practical exam in food preparation and in teaching Yoga.  All questions will be applied questions requiring the student to have read, and understood, extensive recommended reading.


A Basic Level Tashirat Certification will be awarded at the end of the one month stay at the Tashirat Ashram after having completed the full correspondence course and both the written and practical examinations.