Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning life knowledge. It is the name of the world's oldest comprehensive health system, one which offers unique insight into creating balance among all realms of wellness - physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual - using tools like diet and plant remedy, daily schedule and lifestyle practices, movement and yoga, meditation, color, and aromatherapy to create harmony between the mind, body, and natural world.
Balance in mind and body is divine, natural order according to Ayurveda. Balance is our true nature and can otherwise be defined as health and happiness. This compact, three session course will cover the Ayurvedic theory of the five elements, used to determine one’s unique mind-body type and constitution which can be understood as one’s true nature. Following will be an explanation of how physiological imbalances develop along with how they can be properly identified, eliminated, and prevented in the future. Guidelines for how to approach each day through lifestyle and dietary ritual will be discussed, followed by an explanation of Ayurvedic approach to food and dietary recommendation for each mind-body type.
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the principles of Ayurveda that teach how, through diet, lifestyle, and other methods, individuals can move towards a place of balance, of health and happiness. Each class will be a combination of lecture and group discussion. Handouts will be given and taking notes will be encouraged. Classes are three hours length and will begin promptly at 7.
Light assignments may be given between classes. Beverages and small bites will be served, and at the end of each class, students will receive a tool to take home, to incorporate these teachings into their daily life.
Class 1, December 6th: History of Ayurveda + Modern Application, 5 Elements + 3 Doshas
Class 2, December 13th: The Ayurvedic Clock: Dinacharya + Ritucharya
Class 3, December 20th: Diet for your Dosha: 6 Tastes + Seasonal Eating
Cost: $260 early bird (before December), $280 December onward
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