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Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 6

  • SKYTING YOGA 381 Broadway, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10013 USA (map)

at SKY TING Yoga in Tribeca

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning “life knowledge.”It is the name of the world's oldest, most comprehensive health system, which offers unique insight into creating balance among all facets of wellness — physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual — using tools such as diet, plant remedies, daily schedule and lifestyle practices, movement and yoga, meditation, breath work, color, and aromatherapy to establish harmony between body, mind, and the natural world.

Balance in mind and body within the context of nature is divine natural order, according to Ayurveda. Action taken to cultivate cooperation between mind and body and the environment yields the symptoms of health that lay the foundation for true happiness and longevity. As preventative wellness, Ayurveda is behavioral medicine at its finest, making it a science of personal responsibility — one which trains you first intellectually, then intuitively, to make intelligent decisions. This compact, six-session course will familiarize you with the principles of Ayurveda that teach how to identify the organization of your unique mind/body type, then interpret the information entering your system through your senses. The goal of this course is to provide a foundation for understanding how your physiology and psychology work together, and how to use the things you are engaging with each day, knowingly and unknowingly, through environment, society, lifestyle, and diet, as tools to cultivate the state of body and state of mind of your own choosing.

Each class will be a combination of lecture and group discussion. See class descriptions below. Classes may be taken individually or as a course. Handouts will be given and taking notes will be encouraged; light assignments (challenges!) will be given between classes. Classes are two hours and will begin promptly at 7 pm. 

Running Wednesdays / Oct 3-November 7
$40 drop-in, $200 for all six classes
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November 7
The Ayurvedic Clock, Part 2: Dinacharya
To maintain a healthy life free from disease, we need to follow a daily routine, or flow of ritual conduct. The Ayurvedic Rishis (those who outlined the system of Ayurvedic medicine) considered a daily routine to be a stronger healing force than any other medicine! In Sanskrit, the word "din" means "day" and "achar" means "following." In this class, we will learn how to sense and follow the rhythm Mother Nature sets to the day, and how to establish morning, afternoon, and evening dinacharya that honors yourself, your body and mind, and all of creation. You will discover that Ayurveda is actually a verb; it is something to be lived. Every action taken with consciousness will connect you with all that is Divine within you.