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Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 6
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 6

INTRO TO THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
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
To book your spot e-mail info@skytingyoga.com

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.

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Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 5
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 5

INTRO TO THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
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
To book your spot e-mail info@skytingyoga.com

October 31
Food Sadhana: Yogic Diet + How to Eat
Ayurveda teaches that the types of foods one ingests have a direct effect on the body and the mind, influencing the consciousness of the consumer. In this class, we will discuss how to approach food energetically by understanding food qualities (sattva, rajas, and tamas), proper sourcing, storage, and preparation of food, touching on vegan and vegetarian vs. animal protein diets. We will discuss how to compose a plate that will support healthy digestion, and discuss why context is more important than content of a meal by learning the Upayogasamstha, or guidelines to healthy eating. More important than what you eat is how you eat!

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Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 4
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 4

INTRO TO THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
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
To book your spot e-mail info@skytingyoga.com

October 24
The Ayurvedic Clock, Part 1: Ritucharya
Eating seasonally is a requisite component of food sadhana practice. The Ayurvedic sciences teach that Mother Nature is serving exactly what our bodies need in accordance with the physical challenges of the environment, mandating seasonal eating practices to promote health of the body, mind, and spirit. Likewise, time of day informs the energetic demands on the human organism. In this class, we will discuss the concepts of Ritucharya (seasonal schedule) to examine how both environment and time inform the type and quantity of food to eat, further reinforcing a theory known as Six Tastes.

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Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 3
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 3

INTRO TO THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
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
To book your spot e-mail info@skytingyoga.com

October 17
Digestion and Seven Tissue Layers
Ayurvedic wisdom teaches that all disturbances of the body have their root in the digestive system, the gate through which nutrients enter the tissue and travel to individual cells which maintain optimal function of the body. Understanding the digestive system is vital to improve and maintain health. In this class, we will explore the concept of digestion, unpacking the process of taking that which is not you and turning it into you, and it's major player, agni. We will examine how information from sensory inputs (i.e. nutrients) develops into plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, nervous tissue, sexual reproductive tissue, and affects immune function (your self-identification mechanism!).

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Annual Fall Kitchari Cleanse with Modo Yoga NYC
Oct
15
to Oct 21

Annual Fall Kitchari Cleanse with Modo Yoga NYC

Ayurveda recommends a cleanse to accompany a change in season, to clear + open physiological and psychological channels that become congested as a result of improper diet, chronic stress, and exposure to chemical pollutants in environments within which we operate. The Fall is an especially important time to alleviate the body of stored heat which has accumulated throughout the summer, which contributes to systemic dryness, setting the stage for Fall coughs and colds that lead to weakened immune systems during the Winter months. The result of an Ayurvedic Cleanse is a restored and rejuvenated digestive and immune system, and purified mind to move gracefully into the colder months of the year with strength and clarity.

**I truly believe the key to detoxifying is gentleness. The body does not like being thrown off balance too much or for too long, which is why a whole foods approach like the kitchari mono-diet is so impactful; this meal is a complete protein that helps your body maintain a stable blood sugar, mineral balance, and, perhaps most importantly, adrenal function. If your body is stressed, it will not detoxify, it will not release its hold. 
The body is very intelligent, and it is doing everything it can to stay alive! It is attached to that which it clutches so firmly for a reason. You must give it the OPTIMAL CONDITIONS to release. All forms of detoxification require care, patience, and rest. The process of loosening toxicant build up in fatty tissues must be partnered with an emphasis on efficient and effect elimination of these chemicals from the blood stream and the body. 

Ayurveda's kitchari cleanse provides everything you need for an effective reset of your entire organism's digestive capacity.

The cleanse is running October 15-21
MYNYC West Village 
daily drop off at 730AM (pick up anytime thereafter)

$135 3-Day Cleanse
$225 5-Day Cleanse
$300 7 Day Cleanse

Includes:
daily yoga at Modo Yoga NYC!!!
daily 3-meal supply of kitchari*
daily herbal tisanes*
daily triphala*
a jar of Noël's homemade ghee (if selecting 5 or 7-day cleanse)
*all ingredients organic

Sign up here : https://nyc.modoyoga.com/events/

*or contact me directly at info@noelgraupner.com for private cleanses

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Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 2
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 2

INTRO TO THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
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
To book your spot e-mail info@skytingyoga.com

October 10
Six Tastes and Diet for your Dosha
Each taste is an expression of Prana, a universal life/love/evolutionary force, through the form of elemental building blocks of Nature. When one consumes the proper amount of each taste for their particular constitution and/or to heal their imbalance, the body (including mind and consciousness) will respond with the production of healthy tissue and normal physiology. If there is too much or too little of any taste, the body is going to respond with imbalance or disease. In this class, we will explore Ayurvedic taste theory, examining the six tastes — sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent — and identifying how to use them to regulate digestive capacity through anabolic, metabolic, and catabolic means.

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How + Why to Fall Cleanse / An Ayurvedic Culinary Workshop
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

How + Why to Fall Cleanse / An Ayurvedic Culinary Workshop

Ayurveda recommends a cleanse to accompany a change in season, to clear + open physiological and psychological channels that become congested as a result of improper diet, chronic stress, and exposure to chemical pollutants in environments within which we operate. The Fall is an especially important time to alleviate the body of stored heat which has accumulated throughout the summer, which contributes to systemic dryness, setting the stage for Fall coughs and colds that lead to weakened immune systems during the Winter months. The result of an Ayurvedic Cleanse is a restored and rejuvenated digestive and immune system, and purified mind to move gracefully into the colder months of the year with strength and clarity. 

During this afternoon workshop, we will unfold the traditional Ayurvedic cleansing practice, called Panchakarma, discussing in depth what is digestion and why seasonal digestive support is important. You will learn not only why it is important to detoxify the internal organs and the sense organs, but how to do it yourself with a step-by-step practical guide as we discuss all the components of an Ayurvedic cleanse, detailing the daily routines, useful herbs and teas, as well as the mono-diet of kitchari - a blend of moong beans, basmati rice and digestive spices that is satisfying to the palate and detoxifying for your entire organism. 

The class will culminate with a cooking class, demonstrating the techniques to making ghee (clarified butter), kitchari, and cilantro chutney so you are well equipped and experienced to host your own Ayurvedic cleanse at home. Kitchari will be served after the demonstration and recipes will be shared. 

1-4PM @ The Assemblage NoMad / 
*Free for members | $40 for nonmembers 

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Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 1
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to : The Ayurvedic Life Sciences / Class 1

INTRO TO THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
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
To book your spot e-mail info@skytingyoga.com

October 3
History and Modern Application of Ayurveda: Five Elements + Three Doshas
Ayurveda shines in its ability to distill a host of complex inputs and circumstances (including the maladies of imbalance or disease) into an elegantly simple collection of qualitative patterns. Being able to identify qualities in all things — material and nonmaterial — will help to illuminate a clear path to creating a strategy for your decision-making to build vitality and health. In this class, we will set a foundation to approach Vedic philosophy by identifying Ayurveda's roots in Samkyha philosophy, describing the building blocks of Nature and their qualities, and how these building blocks merge to form the Doshic bioenergetics used for the body/mind typing that will help make applying Ayurvedic theory practical to you. Class will end with a quiz to determine your Prakriti, or constitution.
 

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The Radiant Body Class Five: Integration 
Apr
18
6:45 PM18:45

The Radiant Body Class Five: Integration 

Have you ever observed a person whose presence feels magnetic? There is a luminosity to them, a brightness, a special light which draws your attention and respect? Their manner is confident, graceful and content, drawing to them good things without much effort and also repelling from them that which will not support their happiness. The Yogic sciences recognize these as qualities of a strong Radiant Body, the part of your being that quietly communicates who you are before any word is spoken. It is possible to polish your own Radiant Body and to regulate your magnetism! But to do so, you must first cultivate a strong container and mind to hold and to project your radiance. *The goal of this course is to help you gain an experience of your own radiant body.

The Ayurvedic life sciences and Kundalini Yoga practices are powerful tools to use to develop your body, mind, and spirit - to build strength, illumination, and clarity! This course will use Ayurvedic theory to explain how the body and the mind function, and the types of actions that will invite your personal vitality to rise. It is vitality that will allow you to generate enough energy to hold your strength, to build a presence, a magnetic field that projects off the body to the radiant body. It is the radiant body that draws out your integrity, character, and excellence, and gives you a presence in this world.

Throughout of the five weeks of this course, you will be invited to integrate the body, mind, and spirit through the three principle sadhanas of breath, sound, food as defined by Ayurveda. These are expressions of the refined forms of the elements embodied in Prana, Ojas, and Tejas. Prana brings life force energy to us through nature's movements, Tejas brings cosmic vibration to us through nature's harmonious sound, Ojas brings cosmic memory to us through nature's food. Lifestyle and dietary patterns will dictate how these three forces of nature present themselves in the human organism: as life, light, and love, or as disease causing forces known in Ayurveda as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In their intelligent, heightened form, Prana, Tejas, and Ojas produce happiness, radiance, and prosperity! Disturbed, Vata presents as fear, worry, anxiety, central nervous system disfunction and deterioration, Pitta contributes to inflammation of the body/mind, and Kapha produces damaging and superficial sweetness that create attachment, complacency, and depression. 

Each two hour class will be a combination of Ayurvedic philosophy taught by Noël Graupner and Kundalini yoga practice lead by Liam Pfeiffer, with the intention of helping you to cultivate the internal conditions conducive for the expression of Prana, Tejas, and Ojas through the body, mind, and presence. At the end of each class, you will receive homework recommendations which maybe relative to diet or lifestyle, and which will also include a Kundalini meditation to practice daily between classes. 

Dates + Timing
Wednesday's mid-March - mid-April
645-845 PM
The Assemblage NoMad
114 E 25th St, NYC

Course Exchange
Full Course : $175 for The Assemblage members | $225 non-members
Single Class : $40 for The Assemblage members | $50 non-members

April 18 | Class Five: Integration
During our final class together, we will review all that has been discussed on Prana, Tejas, and Ojas, weaving the teachings together so you may see how these energies influence one another. This will be an opportunity for Q+A and group share. We will discussing the shared aspects of Ayurvedic and Yogic lifestyle, with recommendations on routines to incorporate into your daily life to continue developing health and developing your light and love that will shine through your radiant body. The course will end with a powerful Kundalini class and gong bath. 

*Please bring pen and paper for taking notes, and wear comfortable clothing, as we will be doing yoga during class. A water bottle or canteen is recommended but not required.

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The Radiant Body Class Four: Intro to Ojas : Soul Nourishment 
Apr
11
6:45 PM18:45

The Radiant Body Class Four: Intro to Ojas : Soul Nourishment 

Have you ever observed a person whose presence feels magnetic? There is a luminosity to them, a brightness, a special light which draws your attention and respect? Their manner is confident, graceful and content, drawing to them good things without much effort and also repelling from them that which will not support their happiness. The Yogic sciences recognize these as qualities of a strong Radiant Body, the part of your being that quietly communicates who you are before any word is spoken. It is possible to polish your own Radiant Body and to regulate your magnetism! But to do so, you must first cultivate a strong container and mind to hold and to project your radiance. *The goal of this course is to help you gain an experience of your own radiant body.

The Ayurvedic life sciences and Kundalini Yoga practices are powerful tools to use to develop your body, mind, and spirit - to build strength, illumination, and clarity! This course will use Ayurvedic theory to explain how the body and the mind function, and the types of actions that will invite your personal vitality to rise. It is vitality that will allow you to generate enough energy to hold your strength, to build a presence, a magnetic field that projects off the body to the radiant body. It is the radiant body that draws out your integrity, character, and excellence, and gives you a presence in this world.

Throughout of the five weeks of this course, you will be invited to integrate the body, mind, and spirit through the three principle sadhanas of breath, sound, food as defined by Ayurveda. These are expressions of the refined forms of the elements embodied in Prana, Ojas, and Tejas. Prana brings life force energy to us through nature's movements, Tejas brings cosmic vibration to us through nature's harmonious sound, Ojas brings cosmic memory to us through nature's food. Lifestyle and dietary patterns will dictate how these three forces of nature present themselves in the human organism: as life, light, and love, or as disease causing forces known in Ayurveda as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In their intelligent, heightened form, Prana, Tejas, and Ojas produce happiness, radiance, and prosperity! Disturbed, Vata presents as fear, worry, anxiety, central nervous system disfunction and deterioration, Pitta contributes to inflammation of the body/mind, and Kapha produces damaging and superficial sweetness that create attachment, complacency, and depression. 

Each two hour class will be a combination of Ayurvedic philosophy taught by Noël Graupner and Kundalini yoga practice lead by Liam Pfeiffer, with the intention of helping you to cultivate the internal conditions conducive for the expression of Prana, Tejas, and Ojas through the body, mind, and presence. At the end of each class, you will receive homework recommendations which maybe relative to diet or lifestyle, and which will also include a Kundalini meditation to practice daily between classes. 

Dates + Timing
Wednesday's mid-March - mid-April
645-845 PM
The Assemblage NoMad
114 E 25th St, NYC

Course Exchange
Full Course : $175 for The Assemblage members | $225 non-members
Single Class : $40 for The Assemblage members | $50 non-members

April 11 | Class Four: Intro to Ojas : Soul Nourishment
Ojas is the glow of health from which you derive a strong, vibrant immune system. It is the heightened form of the Water element which enables all organs to operate intelligently and efficiently without disease by maintaining our physical body and impulses and safeguarding our internal bodily functions. Ojas is what gives us the fortitude and appetite to sustain wholesome activity in our lives, meaning that Ojas is Prim, it is Love. Without Ojas, love may be felt but it is superficial, conditional, and attached. During this class we will discuss:
· How can you begin to feel bliss - a deep, internal sweetness and satisfaction that does not go away?
· How is Kapha maintaining and sustaining (protecting) the human organism? (5 Waters Kapha: Kledak, Tarpak, Avalambak, Bodak, Shleshak)
· What practices will help your organism produce Ojas? 
· How is discipline self-love? 
Class will end with a 1 hour yoga set and Kundalini kriya focusing on transmuting outward desires and impulse to inner nourishment. 

*Please bring pen and paper for taking notes, and wear comfortable clothing, as we will be doing yoga during class. A water bottle or canteen is recommended but not required.

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The Radiant Body Class Three: Intro to Tejas : Soul Vibration + Finding Your Voice 
Apr
4
6:45 PM18:45

The Radiant Body Class Three: Intro to Tejas : Soul Vibration + Finding Your Voice 

Have you ever observed a person whose presence feels magnetic? There is a luminosity to them, a brightness, a special light which draws your attention and respect? Their manner is confident, graceful and content, drawing to them good things without much effort and also repelling from them that which will not support their happiness. The Yogic sciences recognize these as qualities of a strong Radiant Body, the part of your being that quietly communicates who you are before any word is spoken. It is possible to polish your own Radiant Body and to regulate your magnetism! But to do so, you must first cultivate a strong container and mind to hold and to project your radiance. *The goal of this course is to help you gain an experience of your own radiant body.

The Ayurvedic life sciences and Kundalini Yoga practices are powerful tools to use to develop your body, mind, and spirit - to build strength, illumination, and clarity! This course will use Ayurvedic theory to explain how the body and the mind function, and the types of actions that will invite your personal vitality to rise. It is vitality that will allow you to generate enough energy to hold your strength, to build a presence, a magnetic field that projects off the body to the radiant body. It is the radiant body that draws out your integrity, character, and excellence, and gives you a presence in this world.

Throughout of the five weeks of this course, you will be invited to integrate the body, mind, and spirit through the three principle sadhanas of breath, sound, food as defined by Ayurveda. These are expressions of the refined forms of the elements embodied in Prana, Ojas, and Tejas. Prana brings life force energy to us through nature's movements, Tejas brings cosmic vibration to us through nature's harmonious sound, Ojas brings cosmic memory to us through nature's food. Lifestyle and dietary patterns will dictate how these three forces of nature present themselves in the human organism: as life, light, and love, or as disease causing forces known in Ayurveda as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In their intelligent, heightened form, Prana, Tejas, and Ojas produce happiness, radiance, and prosperity! Disturbed, Vata presents as fear, worry, anxiety, central nervous system disfunction and deterioration, Pitta contributes to inflammation of the body/mind, and Kapha produces damaging and superficial sweetness that create attachment, complacency, and depression. 

Each two hour class will be a combination of Ayurvedic philosophy taught by Noël Graupner and Kundalini yoga practice lead by Liam Pfeiffer, with the intention of helping you to cultivate the internal conditions conducive for the expression of Prana, Tejas, and Ojas through the body, mind, and presence. At the end of each class, you will receive homework recommendations which maybe relative to diet or lifestyle, and which will also include a Kundalini meditation to practice daily between classes. 

Dates + Timing
Wednesday's mid-March - mid-April
645-845 PM
The Assemblage NoMad
114 E 25th St, NYC

Course Exchange
Full Course : $175 for The Assemblage members | $225 non-members
Single Class : $40 for The Assemblage members | $50 non-members

April 4 | Class Three: Intro to Tejas : Soul Vibration + Finding Your Voice
Tejas, the mind’s subtle fire, is Jyoti, or light and heat, which allows for illumination, clarity, insight, and radiance. It is that which enables perception, sight, and also metabolism, transformation. Tejas makes cosmic sound audible and produces your inner voice and intuition. Tejas gives life to sound and brings forth our ability to change. During this class we will discuss:
· How can you perceive reality - the absolute truth vs. what is only apparent?
· How and where are sensory inputs (foods, sounds, sights, smells, and feelings) being transformed within the human organism? (5 Fires of Pitta: Pachak, Alochak, Sadhak, Bhrajak, Ranjak)
· What practices will improve your strength of transformation, your digestive capacity so that you can build healthy tissues? So that you can be honest? So that you can see and speak the Truth?
Class will end with a 1 hour yoga set and Kundalini kriya focusing on chanting and finding your voice. 

*Please bring pen and paper for taking notes, and wear comfortable clothing, as we will be doing yoga during class. A water bottle or canteen is recommended but not required.

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The Radiant Body Class Two: Intro to Prana : Soul Breath + Developing Rhythm
Mar
28
6:45 PM18:45

The Radiant Body Class Two: Intro to Prana : Soul Breath + Developing Rhythm

Have you ever observed a person whose presence feels magnetic? There is a luminosity to them, a brightness, a special light which draws your attention and respect? Their manner is confident, graceful and content, drawing to them good things without much effort and also repelling from them that which will not support their happiness. The Yogic sciences recognize these as qualities of a strong Radiant Body, the part of your being that quietly communicates who you are before any word is spoken. It is possible to polish your own Radiant Body and to regulate your magnetism! But to do so, you must first cultivate a strong container and mind to hold and to project your radiance. *The goal of this course is to help you gain an experience of your own radiant body.

The Ayurvedic life sciences and Kundalini Yoga practices are powerful tools to use to develop your body, mind, and spirit - to build strength, illumination, and clarity! This course will use Ayurvedic theory to explain how the body and the mind function, and the types of actions that will invite your personal vitality to rise. It is vitality that will allow you to generate enough energy to hold your strength, to build a presence, a magnetic field that projects off the body to the radiant body. It is the radiant body that draws out your integrity, character, and excellence, and gives you a presence in this world.

Throughout of the five weeks of this course, you will be invited to integrate the body, mind, and spirit through the three principle sadhanas of breath, sound, food as defined by Ayurveda. These are expressions of the refined forms of the elements embodied in Prana, Ojas, and Tejas. Prana brings life force energy to us through nature's movements, Tejas brings cosmic vibration to us through nature's harmonious sound, Ojas brings cosmic memory to us through nature's food. Lifestyle and dietary patterns will dictate how these three forces of nature present themselves in the human organism: as life, light, and love, or as disease causing forces known in Ayurveda as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In their intelligent, heightened form, Prana, Tejas, and Ojas produce happiness, radiance, and prosperity! Disturbed, Vata presents as fear, worry, anxiety, central nervous system disfunction and deterioration, Pitta contributes to inflammation of the body/mind, and Kapha produces damaging and superficial sweetness that create attachment, complacency, and depression. 

Each two hour class will be a combination of Ayurvedic philosophy taught by Noël Graupner and Kundalini yoga practice lead by Liam Pfeiffer, with the intention of helping you to cultivate the internal conditions conducive for the expression of Prana, Tejas, and Ojas through the body, mind, and presence. At the end of each class, you will receive homework recommendations which maybe relative to diet or lifestyle, and which will also include a Kundalini meditation to practice daily between classes. 

Dates + Timing
Wednesday's mid-March - mid-April
645-845 PM
The Assemblage NoMad
114 E 25th St, NYC

Course Exchange
Full Course : $175 for The Assemblage members | $225 non-members
Single Class : $40 for The Assemblage members | $50 non-members

March 28 | Class Two: Intro to Prana : Soul Breath + Developing Rhythm
Prana is life, it is Ji (Jiva), the life-love-evolutionary-intelligence-force which maintains breath, intuition, and memory, and animates our bodies. The heightened form of the Air element, it is the source of all movement, and thus rhythm and flow. You are a rhythmic being! What is the base-beat of you, how are you moving? During this class we will discuss:
· How can you connect with the part of ourselves which is undying, immortal? The ‘you with in the you’? 
· How is the life force moving in the healthy system? The unhealthy system? (5 winds of Vata: Prana, Samana, Vyana, Apana, Udana)
· How can we use the physical body to maneuver the pranic energy to experience the heightened expression of Prana and not the disturbed Vata?
Class will end with a 1 hour yoga set and Kundalini kriya focusing on pranyam, breath practice to develop rhythm.

*Please bring pen and paper for taking notes, and wear comfortable clothing, as we will be doing yoga during class. A water bottle or canteen is recommended but not required.

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The Radiant Body Class One: Introduction to Ayurveda and Kundalini
Mar
21
6:45 PM18:45

The Radiant Body Class One: Introduction to Ayurveda and Kundalini

Have you ever observed a person whose presence feels magnetic? There is a luminosity to them, a brightness, a special light which draws your attention and respect? Their manner is confident, graceful and content, drawing to them good things without much effort and also repelling from them that which will not support their happiness. The Yogic sciences recognize these as qualities of a strong Radiant Body, the part of your being that quietly communicates who you are before any word is spoken. It is possible to polish your own Radiant Body and to regulate your magnetism! But to do so, you must first cultivate a strong container and mind to hold and to project your radiance. *The goal of this course is to help you gain an experience of your own radiant body.

The Ayurvedic life sciences and Kundalini Yoga practices are powerful tools to use to develop your body, mind, and spirit - to build strength, illumination, and clarity! This course will use Ayurvedic theory to explain how the body and the mind function, and the types of actions that will invite your personal vitality to rise. It is vitality that will allow you to generate enough energy to hold your strength, to build a presence, a magnetic field that projects off the body to the radiant body. It is the radiant body that draws out your integrity, character, and excellence, and gives you a presence in this world.

Throughout of the five weeks of this course, you will be invited to integrate the body, mind, and spirit through the three principle sadhanas of breath, sound, food as defined by Ayurveda. These are expressions of the refined forms of the elements embodied in Prana, Ojas, and Tejas. Prana brings life force energy to us through nature's movements, Tejas brings cosmic vibration to us through nature's harmonious sound, Ojas brings cosmic memory to us through nature's food. Lifestyle and dietary patterns will dictate how these three forces of nature present themselves in the human organism: as life, light, and love, or as disease causing forces known in Ayurveda as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In their intelligent, heightened form, Prana, Tejas, and Ojas produce happiness, radiance, and prosperity! Disturbed, Vata presents as fear, worry, anxiety, central nervous system disfunction and deterioration, Pitta contributes to inflammation of the body/mind, and Kapha produces damaging and superficial sweetness that create attachment, complacency, and depression. 

Each two hour class will be a combination of Ayurvedic philosophy taught by Noël Graupner and Kundalini yoga practice lead by Liam Pfeiffer, with the intention of helping you to cultivate the internal conditions conducive for the expression of Prana, Tejas, and Ojas through the body, mind, and presence. At the end of each class, you will receive homework recommendations which maybe relative to diet or lifestyle, and which will also include a Kundalini meditation to practice daily between classes. 

Dates + Timing
Wednesday's mid-March - mid-April
645-845 PM
The Assemblage NoMad
114 E 25th St, NYC

Course Exchange
Full Course : $175 for The Assemblage members | $225 non-members
Single Class : $40 for The Assemblage members | $50 non-members

March 21 | Class One: Introduction to Ayurveda and Kundalini
This class will introduce the Ayurvedic life sciences and Kundalini Yoga technology, give the course foundation and direction, and will end with a gong bath. We will discuss:
· What is Ayurveda? What is Kundalini Yoga? How can they work together?
· What are the 10 Bodies of Kundalini? 
· What are Prana, Tejas, Ojas (Life, Light, Love)? How can they become Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (disease causing forces)?
· How can you get the most out of this course? 
· What is Sadhana? How do I practice Kundalini Sadhana at home (between classes)?

*Please bring pen and paper for taking notes, and wear comfortable clothing, as we will be doing yoga during class. A water bottle or canteen is recommended but not required.

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Spring Kitchari Cleanse at Hari NYC
Mar
21
to Mar 27

Spring Kitchari Cleanse at Hari NYC

For many, the journey to Ayurveda arrives from the bountiful relationship with yoga, when we realize the practices of asana, pranayam, and meditation are shared components of the Ayurvedic life sciences. The Cleansing/Panchakarma traditions of India are ancient, yet powerful, and enable deep healing. Through Panchakarma, we are able to address many of the acute and equivocal factors of dis-ease at the roots of the matter.

The Treehouse and I are teaming up to offer kundalini yogis a unique opportunity to learn about Yoga's sister science, Ayurveda, and experience a comprehensive Ayurvedic Spring cleanse (also known as Panchakarma) which includes diet, herbal, and movement purification practices aimed at helping the body identify stored winter fat tissue as useable energy, resetting the metabolic function and digestive capacity of all the tissue layers of the body. 

Accumulated and stored toxins are brought to the surface of tissues and gently escorted out through elimination channels. The result of the Spring Panchakarma are empowered digestive and immune systems as well as a purified mind to transition gracefully and energetically from the heavy, dulled winter into the light, auspicious Springtime.

The cleanse will be offered in 3-, 5-, and 7- day packages, and will include a daily 3-meal supply of Ayurvedic kitchari*, daily herbal tisanes*, a jar of Noël’s home made ghee*, a pouch of triphala*. A complete toolkit containing Ayurvedic cleansing tools and oils (herbalized body massage oil, herbalized oil-pulling oil, herbalized nasya oil, copper tongue scraper, copper neti pot, thymed-neti salt) may also be purchased separately from Noël for $130.

PRICES
$135 3-day cleanse
$225 5-day cleanse
$300 7-day cleanse

Daily kitchari and tisanes may be picked up at The Treehouse after morning Sadhana, between 7-8am.

*All organic ingredients

*An orientation class will be offered Sunday March 11 from 2:30-3:45PM on Ayurvedic and Panchakarma theory and is highly recommended but not mandatory to participate in the cleanse.

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Why + How to Spring Cleanse Workshop
Mar
11
2:30 PM14:30

Why + How to Spring Cleanse Workshop

In Ayurveda, an ancient medical science from India, toxins that accumulate in the body are called ama. These toxins result from the accumulation of impurities in our bodies as a result of improper diet, chronic stress, and exposure to chemical pollutants in the products we engage with and environments within which we operate. Symptoms of ama accumulation are lethargy, low energy, generalized aches and pains, lack of mental clarity, heaviness in the body, digestive problems (such as constipation, gas, bloating, acidity, heartburn…), weakened immune system, frequent colds and sinus infections, coated tongue, body odor, etc.

Ayurveda recommends a cleanse to accompany a change in season, to clear + open physiological and psychological channels and to rid the body of this ama accumulation. Spring is an especially important time of the year when nature re-awakes from the long, heavy winter and provides us with all the food- and herb-tools we need to rid the body of excess fats and heavy proteins which keep toxins bound in bodily tissues! A Spring cleanse helps the body to identify stored fat tissue as useable energy, retraining and firing up digestive capacity within the GI tract, bodily tissues, and the mind.

During this hour long class, I will introduce participants to the traditional Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse, called Panchakarma, daily routines, herbs, as well as a kitchari recipe that are satisfying to the palate and detoxifying for your entire organism. You will learn not only why it is important to detoxify the internal organs and the sense organs, but how to do it yourself with a step-by-step practical guide. This is a great opportunity to learn more about joining in on The Treehouse’s first group kitchari cleanse beginning March 21.

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Pukka Tea x Ayurveda | For the Love of Herbs
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Pukka Tea x Ayurveda | For the Love of Herbs

In this workshop, we'll learn to consider the world through Ayurveda's bio-qualitative lens, which will help you identify how you feel & provide guidelines for using tools like food, herbs, & lifestyle activities to establish a state of body & mind of your choosing. A sampling of Pukka's organic tea blends will be served to practice recognizing & describing the relationship between qualities of herbs, spices & you. Inspired by Valentine's Day, we will also examine the qualities of love & explore insights that will bring the experience of love, of sweetness, contentedness & satisfaction into your life. Join Pukka and Noël for an evening of exploration with Ayurveda, philosophy, and tea! Specialty canapés and treats will be served by Maman, and all guests will return home with a gift from Pukka

More on Ayurveda: Translated as ‘knowledge of life’, Ayurveda is a holistic philosophy that teaches  how to live a healthy, wholesome life by cultivating  balance in your unique body, min and spirit. Ayurveda's wisdom invites you to move into witness, into observing yourself in the present moment to become conscious of how you feel. What are the qualities of the sensations and emotions your body and mind are experiencing? How are these qualities influencing the way you perceive the world, the project yourself back out into it? How do you want to feel?

$25

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Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 4
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 4

Ayurveda 101 : How To Eat
a four-class series
There is really no such thing as ‘Ayurvedic Food’. For any food, taken as a single ingredient or a meal, to be considered truly ‘Ayurvedic’, the constitution and current state of the individual eating must be known, as well as the properties of the dish, so that the food is in alignment with the needs of the individual. In this way, ‘Ayurvedic food’ is unique to each person, at each meal every day, and comprises foods that will help create a balanced, relaxed, and clear state of body and mind. In this way, the Ayurvedic sciences consider content and context of food to be of equal measure. 
Join Ayurvedic Nutritionist Noël Graupner this January for a series on the Ayurvedic approach to understanding digestion, taste, seasonal and daily eating, and food rituals, to build a comprehensive premise to not just what you eat, but how, when, and most importantly, why. 
*Attendance at each class in not required, though encouraged. Classes may be purchased individually as well. 

February 7 | Food Sadhana: Yogic Diet + How to Make a Plate / 7-9PM
*Dinner included ! 
More important than what you eat is how you eat. Ayurveda teaches that the types of foods one ingests has a direct effect on the body and the mind, influencing the consciousness of the consumer. In this class, we will discuss how to approach food energetically by understanding food qualities (sattva, rajas, and tamas), proper sourcing, storage, and preparation of food - touching on vegan/vegetarian vs. animal protein diets. We will discuss how to compose a plate that will support healthy digestion by learning Ayurvedic food combining techniques, then walk through exactly how to eat it utilizing all the senses for maximum digestion. Winter-seasonal vegetarian dinner will be served in this class, and we will eat together, applying what we've learned. 

Course exchange
Full Course : $100 for The Assemblage members | $200 for nonmembers
Single classes : $25 for The Assemblage members | $50 for nonmembers

*Use code 'YEAROFYOU' for 15% discount on full course and single classes until January 15! 

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Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 3
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 3

Ayurveda 101 : How To Eat
a four-class series
There is really no such thing as ‘Ayurvedic Food’. For any food, taken as a single ingredient or a meal, to be considered truly ‘Ayurvedic’, the constitution and current state of the individual eating must be known, as well as the properties of the dish, so that the food is in alignment with the needs of the individual. In this way, ‘Ayurvedic food’ is unique to each person, at each meal every day, and comprises foods that will help create a balanced, relaxed, and clear state of body and mind. In this way, the Ayurvedic sciences consider content and context of food to be of equal measure. 
Join Ayurvedic Nutritionist Noël Graupner this January for a series on the Ayurvedic approach to understanding digestion, taste, seasonal and daily eating, and food rituals, to build a comprehensive premise to not just what you eat, but how, when, and most importantly, why. 
*Attendance at each class in not required, though encouraged. Classes may be purchased individually as well. 

January 31 | Class Three: Eating Schedule / 7-9PM
Eating seasonally is a requisite component of food sadhana practice. The Ayurvedic sciences teach that Mother Nature is ‘serving’ exactly what our bodies need to antidote the physical challenges of the environment, mandating seasonal eating practices to promote health of the body, mind, and spirit. Likewise, time of day informs the energetic demands on the human organism. In this class, we will discuss the concepts of Ritucharya (seasonal schedule) and Dinacharya (daily conduct) to examine how both environment and time inform what type of foods and in what quantities to eat when, further reinforcing the Six Tastes Theory.

Course exchange
Full Course : $100 for The Assemblage members | $200 for nonmembers
Single classes : $25 for The Assemblage members | $50 for nonmembers

*Use code 'YEAROFYOU' for 15% discount on full course and single classes until January 15! 

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Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 2
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 2

Ayurveda 101 : How To Eat
a four-class series
There is really no such thing as ‘Ayurvedic Food’. For any food, taken as a single ingredient or a meal, to be considered truly ‘Ayurvedic’, the constitution and current state of the individual eating must be known, as well as the properties of the dish, so that the food is in alignment with the needs of the individual. In this way, ‘Ayurvedic food’ is unique to each person, at each meal every day, and comprises foods that will help create a balanced, relaxed, and clear state of body and mind. In this way, the Ayurvedic sciences consider content and context of food to be of equal measure. 
Join Ayurvedic Nutritionist Noël Graupner this January for a series on the Ayurvedic approach to understanding digestion, taste, seasonal and daily eating, and food rituals, to build a comprehensive premise to not just what you eat, but how, when, and most importantly, why. 
*Attendance at each class in not required, though encouraged. Classes may be purchased individually as well. 

January 24 | Class Two: Six Tastes Theory / 7-9PM
Each taste is an expression of Prana - a universal Life-Love-Evolutionary Force - through the form of elemental building blocks of Nature. When person consumes the proper amount of each taste for their particular constitution and/or to heal their imbalance, the body (mind and consciousness) will respond with the production of healthy tissue and normal physiology. If there is too much or too little of any taste, the body is going to respond with imbalance or disease. In this class, we will explore Ayurvedic taste theory, examining the six tastes - sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent - and identify how to use them to regulate digestive capacity through anabolic, metabolic and catabolic means. 

Course exchange
Full Course : $100 for The Assemblage members | $200 for nonmembers
Single classes : $25 for The Assemblage members | $50 for nonmembers

*Use code 'YEAROFYOU' for 15% discount on full course and single classes until January 15! 

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Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 1
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda 101: How to Eat Course, Class 1

Ayurveda 101 : How To Eat
a four-class series
There is really no such thing as ‘Ayurvedic Food’. For any food, taken as a single ingredient or a meal, to be considered truly ‘Ayurvedic’, the constitution and current state of the individual eating must be known, as well as the properties of the dish, so that the food is in alignment with the needs of the individual. In this way, ‘Ayurvedic food’ is unique to each person, at each meal every day, and comprises foods that will help create a balanced, relaxed, and clear state of body and mind. In this way, the Ayurvedic sciences consider content and context of food to be of equal measure. 
Join Ayurvedic Nutritionist Noël Graupner this January for a series on the Ayurvedic approach to understanding digestion, taste, seasonal and daily eating, and food rituals, to build a comprehensive premise to not just what you eat, but how, when, and most importantly, why. 
*Attendance at each class in not required, though encouraged. Classes may be purchased individually as well. 

January 17 | Class One: Digestion / 7-9PM
As Ayurveda believes that all disturbances of the body have their root in the digestive system - the gate through which nutrients enter the tissue and then pass along to individual cells which maintain optimal function of the body - understanding the digestive system is of paramount importance to improving and maintaining health. In this class, we will explore the concept of 'digestion', unpacking the process of taking that which is not you and turning it into you, identifying the major players and organ systems involved.

January 24 | Class Two: Six Tastes Theory / 7-9PM
Each taste is an expression of Prana - a universal Life-Love-Evolutionary Force - through the form of elemental building blocks of Nature. When person consumes the proper amount of each taste for their particular constitution and/or to heal their imbalance, the body (mind and consciousness) will respond with the production of healthy tissue and normal physiology. If there is too much or too little of any taste, the body is going to respond with imbalance or disease. In this class, we will explore Ayurvedic taste theory, examining the six tastes - sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent - and identify how to use them to regulate digestive capacity through anabolic, metabolic and catabolic means. 

January 31 | Class Three: Eating Schedule / 7-9PM
Eating seasonally is a requisite component of food sadhana practice. The Ayurvedic sciences teach that Mother Nature is ‘serving’ exactly what our bodies need to antidote the physical challenges of the environment, mandating seasonal eating practices to promote health of the body, mind, and spirit. Likewise, time of day informs the energetic demands on the human organism. In this class, we will discuss the concepts of Ritucharya (seasonal schedule) and Dinacharya (daily conduct) to examine how both environment and time inform what type of foods and in what quantities to eat when, further reinforcing the Six Tastes Theory.

February 7 | Food Sadhana: Yogic Diet + How to Make a Plate / 7-9PM
*Dinner included ! 
More important than what you eat is how you eat. Ayurveda teaches that the types of foods one ingests has a direct effect on the body and the mind, influencing the consciousness of the consumer. In this class, we will discuss how to approach food energetically by understanding food qualities (sattva, rajas, and tamas), proper sourcing, storage, and preparation of food - touching on vegan/vegetarian vs. animal protein diets. We will discuss how to compose a plate that will support healthy digestion by learning Ayurvedic food combining techniques, then walk through exactly how to eat it utilizing all the senses for maximum digestion. Winter-seasonal vegetarian dinner will be served in this class, and we will eat together, applying what we've learned. 

Course exchange
Full Course : $100 for The Assemblage members | $200 for nonmembers
Single classes : $25 for The Assemblage members | $50 for nonmembers

*Use code 'YEAROFYOU' for 15% discount on full course and single classes until January 15! 

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Introduction to Ayurveda
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Ayurveda

In Sanskit, the word Ayur means 'Life' and Veda means 'Knowledge.' Ayurveda, the world's oldest and most comprehensive health system, is about using the Knowledge of your Life—of every part of yourself—to guide you as you manage inputs like diet, exercise, environments and relationships. A part of this philosophy is based on preventing physical or physiological imbalances, such as maintaining a healthy body and mind. Ayurveda is the mother of all medicine, one which teaches individuals how to align themselves with Mother Nature.

In this class taught by Ayurvedic Nutritionist Noel Graupner, who also designed The Assemblage Food & Beverage program, you will learn the basic principles of Ayurveda, beginning with the basic definition of 'health' as balance. We will discuss the theory of the five elements and three doshas, and take a quiz to help you identify your constitution, your number one tool to find and maintain your own unique balance! Handouts will be given and note-taking is encouraged.

This event is free to members and non-members with RSVP.

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Ayurveda Master Class : The Tridosha
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda Master Class : The Tridosha

This class is part of an Ayurveda Master Class series (see: Vata DoshaPitta Dosha, and Kapha Dosha) intended for individuals who are familiar with the foundation principles of Ayurveda and are looking to move beyond the basic understanding of the Tridosha. 

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, all things in the world - the entire cosmos! - are composed of a collaborative network of the energies of the five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether (Space). These elements are grouped into three functional principles that are likewise present in everybody and everything called the doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha; they give rise to all rhythms and patterns in the natural world, and govern psychophysiological response and pathological changes in the human organism. When these three principles are working together in proper balance, they maintain a harmonious physiology, and thus healthy state of body and mind.

Body, mind, and consciousness must be in cooperation in order to maintain balance and thus health; learning how to bring these three facets of one’s being into balance requires an understanding of the unique energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, as well as how they work together.

The Tridosha can not be separated. They are a team that works together, each with distinct roles and domains, interacting with and thus influencing one another. Together, they create organization which regulates Ma Nature’s cycles. The three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, give rise to all the rhythms and patterns in nature. The movement of the galaxies, the orbits of planets, and the spin of electrons, the revolving patterns of V/P/K can be observed everywhere. The annual seasons come and go in cycles, as do lunar months, as do days, heartbeats, cellular growth and degeneration. The lifespan of an organism can be observed in cycles. In the context of the human body, the Tridosha play a critical role in the maintenance of cellular health and longevity.

Each dosha plays a vital part in upholding the functioning of billions of cells that constitute the human body. Kapha is the force of growth and development, giving stability and structure to things, and maintaining longevity on the cellular level. Pitta is the force of transformation, governing digestion and nutrition by introducing heat. Vata, which is closely related to pranic life energy, is the force of knowledge and movement, and governs all life functions. Literally, the word dosha translates to ‘fault’ or ‘inconvenience’. It also means ‘to spoil’, or, in essence, what is going wrong.

The sage-physicians, whose observation of the Tridosha in action set the parameters for the Ayurvedic life sciences, carefully chose the word dosha for the three humors, because when the humors are in equilibrium, the body and mind is healthy and normal. When one or more of the humors goes out of balance, the body loses its equilibrium. The same humors become the originator of ailments. Hence, the word dosha: the fault, the culprit. It is impossible for a body to be diseased when the doshas are balanced.

In this two hour class, we will discuss:
*Functions of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
*Manifestations of the Tridosha in the natural world
*Manifestations of the Tridosha in the human body
*Interaction between the Tridosha in the human body
*Techniques to return balance to the Tridosha Handouts may be given and note taking is encouraged.

A sample of Sattvic tea blended by Noël will be shared at the end of class.

Exchange: Series (4 classes, must sign up before 11/14 Vata Dosha class for series price) : $180 | Drop-In : $50
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*artwork in tile image by Bobby Clark

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Ayurveda Master Class : Kapha Dosha
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda Master Class : Kapha Dosha

This class is part of an Ayurveda Master Class series (see: Vata DoshaPitta Dosha, and Tridosha) intended for individuals who are familiar with the foundation principles of Ayurveda and are looking to move beyond the basic understanding of the Tridosha. 

(*note, Tridosha is a separate class in December and not included with the price of the series)

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, all things in the world - the entire cosmos! - are composed of a collaborative network of the energies of the five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether (Space). These elements are grouped into three functional principles that are likewise present in everybody and everything called the doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha; they give rise to all rhythms and patterns in the natural world, and govern psychophysiological response and pathological changes in the human organism. When these three principles are working together in proper balance, they maintain a harmonious physiology, and thus healthy state of body and mind.

Body, mind, and consciousness must be in cooperation in order to maintain balance and thus health; learning how to bring these three facets of one’s being into balance requires an understanding of the unique energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, as well as how they work together.

The word Kapha comes from a combination of the Sanskrit words ‘ka’ meaning water, and ‘pha’ which implies flourishing. Kapha is a combination of the Earth and Water elements and is the force of anabolism in nature, governing all growth and development. It is the energy that forms the body’s structure and provides the cohesion that holds cells together. Kapha supplies moisture for all bodily parts, lubricating joints, hydrating skin and maintaining immunity, and is related to our sense of taste and smell. In a state of balance, Kapha expresses itself as strength, love, calmness, and forgiveness; out of balance, kapha leads to congestive disorders and ‘diseases of affluence’, as well as attachment, greed, and possessiveness.

In this two hour class, we will discuss:
*Functions of the Kapha Dosha
*Qualities (gunas) of the Kapha Dosha
*Sense organs associated with Kapha
*Primary seats of Kapha in human physiology
*Subdoshas of Kapha and their functions (Avalambak, Tarpak, Bodhak, Kledak, Shleshak)
*Symptoms of Kapha aggravation (physical + psychological) *Causes of Kapha aggravation
*General suggestions for treatment of Kapha vitiation and management

Handouts may be given and note taking is encouraged. A sample of Kapha pacifying tea blended by Noël will be shared at the end of class.

Exchange: Series (4 classes, must sign up before 11/14 Vata Dosha class for Series) : $180 | Drop-In : $50
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*artwork in tile image by Bobby Clark

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Ayurveda Master Class : Pitta Dosha
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda Master Class : Pitta Dosha

This class is part of an Ayurveda Master Class series (see: Vata DoshaKapha Dosha, & Tridosha)) intended for individuals who are familiar with the foundation principles of Ayurveda and are looking to move beyond the basic understanding of the Tridosha. 

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, all things in the world - the entire cosmos! - are composed of a collaborative network of the energies of the five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether (Space). These elements are grouped into three functional principles that are likewise present in everybody and everything called the doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha; they give rise to all rhythms and patterns in the natural world, and govern psychophysiological response and pathological changes in the human organism. When these three principles are working together in proper balance, they maintain a harmonious physiology, and thus healthy state of body and mind.

Body, mind, and consciousness must be in cooperation in order to maintain balance and thus health; learning how to bring these three facets of one’s being into balance requires an understanding of the unique energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, as well as how they work together.

The word Pitta is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘tap’, which relates to heat and austerity. Pitta is composed of fire and water elements and is the force of transformation in nature, expressing itself as the body’s metabolic system, governing digestion, absorption, assimilation, and body temperature. Pitta is especially important for healthy blood and skin and is connected to our sense of sight. In a balanced state, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence; out of balance, pitta arouses all inflammatory disorders, including anger, jealously, and hatred.

In this two hour class, we will discuss:
*Functions of the Pitta Dosha
*Qualities (gunas) of the Pitta Dosha
*Sense organs associated with Pitta
*Primary seats of Pitta in human physiology
*Subdoshas ofPitta and their functions (Pachak, Ranjak, Bhrajak, Alochak, Sadhak)
*Symptoms of Pitta aggravation (physical + psychological)
*Causes of Pitta aggravation
*General suggestions for treatment of Pitta vitiation and management Handouts may be given and note taking is encouraged.

A sample of Pitta pacifying tea blended by Noël will be shared at the end of class.

Exchange: Series (4 classes, must sign up before 11/14 Vata Dosha class for series) : $180 | Drop-In : $50
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*artwork in tile image by Bobby Clark

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Ayurveda Master Class : Vata Dosha
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ayurveda Master Class : Vata Dosha

This class is part of an Ayurveda Master Class series (see: Pitta DoshaKapha Dosha, & Tridosha) intended for individuals who are familiar with the foundation principles of Ayurveda and are looking to move beyond the basic understanding of the Tridosha. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, all things in the world - the entire cosmos! - are composed of a collaborative network of the energies of the five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether (Space).

These elements are grouped into three functional principles that are likewise present in everybody and everything called the doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha; they give rise to all rhythms and patterns in the natural world, and govern psychophysiological response and pathological changes in the human organism.

When these three principles are working together in proper balance, they maintain a harmonious physiology, and thus healthy state of body and mind. Body, mind, and consciousness must be in cooperation in order to maintain balance and thus health; learning how to bring these three facets of one’s being into balance requires an understanding of the unique energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, as well as how they work together.

The word Vata is derived from the Sanskrit word 'vayu', which means ‘wind’. Consisting of the air and ether (space) elements, the Vata Dosha is the principle force of movement and communication that regulates all activity in the body, including muscle and tissue movement, the pulsation of the heart and circulation of blood, breath, along with how many thoughts an individual may have in a given period of time, and how efficiently food moves through the gastrointestinal tract. Vata is also responsible for joy, happiness, creativity, speech, and elimination.

In this two hour class, we will discuss:
*Functions of the Vata Dosha
*Qualities (gunas) of the Vata Dosha
*Sense organs associated with Vata
*Primary seats of Vata in human physiology
*Subdoshas of Vata and their functions (Prana, Udana, Samana, Apana, Vyana)
*Symptoms of aggravation (physical + psychological)
*Causes of Vata aggravation
*General suggestions for treatment of Vata vitiation and management

Handouts may be given and note taking is encouraged. A sample of Vata pacifying tea made by Noël will be shared at the end of class.

Exchange: Series (4 classes) : $180 | Drop-In : $50
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*artwork in tile image by Bobby Clark

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INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES | Class 4
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES | Class 4

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INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
Wednesdays in October // 

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, breathwork, 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, four 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. Food and herbs will be explained through the theory of the six tastes and basic diet guidelines for each mind-body type will be discussed. Following will be an explanation of the anatomy and metabolism of the seven tissue layers of the body, how physiological imbalances develop along with how they can be properly identified, eliminated, and prevented in the future. We will tie all the information together with a session on lifestyle habits, how to structure your decision making throughout the day and the year with practical guidelines and calls to action. 
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; light assignments may be given between classes. Classes are two hours length and will begin promptly at 630PM. Fall-season appropriate vegan dinners will be provided at the beginning of each class very graciously by INDAY. 

10/04  Class 1: History + Modern Application of Ayurveda, 5 Elements + 3 Doshas
10/11  Class 2: 6 Tastes + Diet for your Dosha
10/18  Class 3: Digestion + 7 Tissue Layers
10/25  Class 4: The Ayurvedic Clock : Dinacharya + Ritucharya

630-830PM, hosted by
The Wellery at Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue, NYC

Food provided by INDAY
1133 Broadway, NYC

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INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES | Class 3
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES | Class 3

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INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
Wednesdays in October // 

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, breathwork, 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, four 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. Food and herbs will be explained through the theory of the six tastes and basic diet guidelines for each mind-body type will be discussed. Following will be an explanation of the anatomy and metabolism of the seven tissue layers of the body, how physiological imbalances develop along with how they can be properly identified, eliminated, and prevented in the future. We will tie all the information together with a session on lifestyle habits, how to structure your decision making throughout the day and the year with practical guidelines and calls to action. 
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; light assignments may be given between classes. Classes are two hours length and will begin promptly at 630PM. Fall-season appropriate vegan dinners will be provided at the beginning of each class very graciously by INDAY. 

10/04  Class 1: History + Modern Application of Ayurveda, 5 Elements + 3 Doshas
10/11  Class 2: 6 Tastes + Diet for your Dosha
10/18  Class 3: Digestion + 7 Tissue Layers
10/25  Class 4: The Ayurvedic Clock : Dinacharya + Ritucharya

630-830PM, hosted by
The Wellery at Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue, NYC

Food provided by INDAY
1133 Broadway, NYC

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ANNUAL AYURVEDIC FALL CLEANSE 
Oct
16
to Oct 23

ANNUAL AYURVEDIC FALL CLEANSE 

MYNYC is teaming up with Ayurvedic nutritionist and cook Noël Graupner to offer Modo yogis a unique opportunity to learn about Yoga's sister science, Ayurveda, and experience a comprehensive Ayurvedic Fall cleanse (also known as Panchakarma) which includes diet, herbal, and movement purification practices aimed to alleviate the body of stored heat which has accumulated throughout the summer. Accumulated and stored heat and toxins are brought to the surface of tissues and gently escorted out through elimination channels. The result of the Fall PK cleanse is a restored and rejuvenated digestive and immune system, and a purified mind to move gracefully into the colder months with strength and clarity.

The cleanse will be offered in 3-, 5-, and 7- day packages, and will include a daily 3-meal supply of Ayurvedic kitchari*, daily herbal tisanes*, a jar of Noël’s home made ghee*, a pouch of triphala*, as well as a daily yoga classes at Modo West Villag. A complete toolkit containing Ayurvedic cleansing tools and oils (herbalized body massage oil, herbalized oil-pulling oil, herbalized nasya oil, copper tongue scraper, copper neti pot, thymed-neti salt) may also be purchased separately from Noël for $130. 

aily kitchari and tisanes may be picked up at Modo West Village between 730-8am.

*All organic ingredients
*An orientation class will be offered Sunday October 8 from 6-730 on Ayurvedic and Panchakarma theory and is highly recommended but not mandatory for the cleanse. 

$135 3-day cleanse
$225 5-day cleanse
$300 7-day cleanse 

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INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES | Class 2
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES | Class 2

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INTRO TO : THE AYURVEDIC LIFE SCIENCES
Wednesdays in October // 

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, breathwork, 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, four 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. Food and herbs will be explained through the theory of the six tastes and basic diet guidelines for each mind-body type will be discussed. Following will be an explanation of the anatomy and metabolism of the seven tissue layers of the body, how physiological imbalances develop along with how they can be properly identified, eliminated, and prevented in the future. We will tie all the information together with a session on lifestyle habits, how to structure your decision making throughout the day and the year with practical guidelines and calls to action. 
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; light assignments may be given between classes. Classes are two hours length and will begin promptly at 630PM. Fall-season appropriate vegan dinners will be provided at the beginning of each class very graciously by INDAY. 

10/04  Class 1: History + Modern Application of Ayurveda, 5 Elements + 3 Doshas
10/11  Class 2: 6 Tastes + Diet for your Dosha
10/18  Class 3: Digestion + 7 Tissue Layers
10/25  Class 4: The Ayurvedic Clock : Dinacharya + Ritucharya

630-830PM, hosted by
The Wellery at Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue, NYC

Food provided by INDAY
1133 Broadway, NYC

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Intro to : Ayurvedic Fall Cleansing Workshop
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to : Ayurvedic Fall Cleansing Workshop

Intro to : Ayurvedic Fall Cleansing Workshop
Ayurveda recommends a cleanse to accompany a change in season, to clear + open physiological and psychological channels and to rid the body of toxins which accumulate as a result of improper diet, chronic stress, and exposure to chemical pollutants in the products we engage with and environments within which we operate. 

Join Ayurvedic Nutritionist Noël Graupner for a class on the very basics of Ayurveda, as well as an introduction to seasonal cleansing, or Panchakarma. You will learn not only why it is important to support the internal organs and the sense organs with a cleanse, but how to do it yourself with a step-by-step practical guide including information on daily routine, herbs, and a kitchari recipe. This is a great opportunity to learn more + join in on the group kitchari cleanse that will accompany Modo’s April 30-Day Challenge. 

$20 | 30% off for Modo Yoga members

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