Ayurvedic Workshop – 2 Hour Intro to Ayurveda at VPSC – Monday, September 25, 1:30-3:30 pm

Ayurveda is the health perspective considered to be the sister science of Yoga.  In this workshop we will be introduced to how the practice of Ayurveda relates to nature, the seasons, the time of day and the time of life.  We will touch on how using the principles of opposites to balance the qualities of nature can help towards not just longevity but well longevity.  We are each unique but we are also similar.  Using natural remedies to help balance your current stage of life will be delved into more in the Vata Management workshop but you will still walk away with some helpful and practical ideas from this one.

Vata (Wind) Management Workshop – 2 Hours at VPSC – Monday, October 23, 1:30-3:30 pm

The Vata stage of life usually begins between 50-60 and we tend to have similar qualities and experiences or issues that need to be balanced.

Ayurvedic Workshop –12-week more in-depth Introduction to Ayurveda and it’s Practices $80

Do you want a natural way of taking care of you and your family’s health that doesn’t cost a fortune?  You can maximize the quality of life for you and your family through food choices, daily routines, and exercise that will benefit and not deplete you, career choices that will fulfill you and yoga the suits your body type as well as your time of life.

Ayurveda, a system of natural health,  is the sister science to Yoga.  Health and longevity developed from ancient times to the present day to enhance quality of life.  Ayurveda includes the whole person (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) in its assessment of your constitution (Vata, Pitta or Kapha) and of any imbalances you may presently have (vikriti).

For example, do you (or a loved one) seem quite ungrounded at times, jittery and unable to sleep?  How can Ayurveda help without costing a lot of money?  Food choices like warm oatmeal for breakfast; nightly foot massage with warmed sesame or almond oil; and a drink of warm milk CAN help!  OR, do you (or a loved one) suffer from inflammatory issues, skin rashes and impatience?  Food choices like lime water (instead of lemon), cilantro and cucumbers; massage with coconut oil (especially on the head); and cool drinks CAN help!  OR, have you (or a loved one) had a lifelong struggle with weight gain and phlegm related issues and sometimes feel lethargic?  Food choices like lemon, ginger & honey water in the mornings, buckwheat and goat cheese vs. cow cheese; dry brushing in the morning before a shower; and warm-hot liquids CAN help!

Ayurveda has  several different areas of focus as well as levels of Practitioners. Ayurveda integrates all forms of healing and encourages you to find what works best for you at this time.  You may see a Naturopath, a Nutritionist, a Medical Doctor and still employ Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations.

  • What time is best for me to go to bed at night/wake up in the morning to maximize energy?
  • What vegetable oil would be best for daily self-massage? And, why do a daily self-massage?
  • What kinds of foods best suit my dosha?
  • Why do I get so hot-headed at times?  How can I set myself up for the best me?
  • Why am I  lethargic?  Are there things I can do to energize myself?
  • Why am I fearful and scattered?  What are some strategies to ground myself?

Yoga Workshops = 2 Hour workshops (more information coming soon)