Ayurvedic Workshop – 2 Hour Intro to Ayurveda at VPSC – Monday, October 16, 1:00-3:00 pm

Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurveda, or the Knowledge of Life, is
based on how we view ourselves as
part of the natural world and therefore
how to balance our physical body
in simple and natural ways. The five
elements are ether, air, fire, water
and earth. We have each of these
elements in different proportions
and each element has qualities in
opposites that we use to balance our
own imbalances. This workshop is in
lecture format (with lots of room for
questions). Ayurveda is considered
the sister science to yoga but there is
no yoga in this workshop. $29 ($23 Members)

Vata (wind) Management Workshop – 2 Hours at VPSC – Monday, October 23, 1:00 -3:00 pm

Managing Vata
In Ayurveda, Vata (which means wind)
is made up of ether and air and is
therefore the lightest elemental mix.
This relates to certain body types;
times of the day; times of the year;
and times of life. Because wind is so
light it is the easiest to balance but
also the easiest to go out of balance.
On average, by age 60 most are in the
Vata time of their life and therefore
require a little more attention to
managing Vata. Wind also pushes
other elements out of balance, so it
is even more essential to understand
how to manage it. This workshop is in
lecture format (with lots of room for
questions). $29 ($23 Members)

Yoga Workshops @ Melville Saturdays – 

Apr 20th – Deepening Your Practice
June15th – Deepening Your Practice

Ayurvedic Workshop –12-week more in-depth Introduction to Ayurveda and it’s Practices $80 – No Dates Set

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)