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ĀYURVEDIC SPRING CLEANSE RETREAT AT MENLA
May
23
to May 27

ĀYURVEDIC SPRING CLEANSE RETREAT AT MENLA

Āyurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning “life knowledge.” It is the name of the world's oldest holistic 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 Āyurveda. 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 wellcare, Āyurveda 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 that invite health and harmony into your experience.

Āyurveda recommends a cleanse to accompany a change in season, to clear and open physiological and psychological channels in the body and mind. Spring is an especially important time of the year, when nature re-awakes from the long, heavy winter and provides us with all the dietary and herbal tools we need to rid our bodies of excess fats and heavy proteins which keep environmental and emotional 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. Accumulated and stored toxins are brought to the surface of tissues and gently escorted out through elimination channels. The results of the Spring cleanse 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 sophistication of the software and hardware of the human being is an absolutely magnificent phenomenon. And yet, without realizing it, we are getting in the way of its natural and spontaneous self-healing capability by inundating our systems with excessive consumption and exposure to toxicity. We are interrupting restoration and repair of our physical vehicles with careless lifestyles.

The goal of this retreat is to provide the tools and space for a gentle yet thorough cleansing of the body and mind, as well as a foundation for understanding how your physiology and psychology work together, why it is important to detoxify the internal organs and the sense organs, 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 physical state and state of mind of your own choosing.This retreat will include:

  • An Āyurvedic mono-diet of kitchari and tisanes (herbal teas)

  • Appropriate herbs to support detoxification (triphala)

  • A ‘dinacharaya’ tool-kit of copper tongue scraper, nasal oil, mouth gargle, neti pot and salts, essential oils, body massage oil, and a candle to use during the retreat and at home following the retreat

  • Daily group yoga, pranayama (breath work), and meditation

  • Daily body work (massage or traditional Āyurvedic oil therapy)

  • Daily Āyurvedic theory classes

  • A cooking demonstration to learn about spices, kitchari, and ghee

  • Daily opportunity to convene with Mother Nature

ScheduleThursday, May 23rd

  • 3 - 5pm Check-in

  • 5:30pm Welcome

  • 6 - 7pm Vegetarian Dinner

  • 7:15 - 8:30pm Intro to How / Why to Spring Cleanse

    •  Tool Kits distributed + instructions shared for morning rituals

  • 8:30 - 9:30pm Yoga Nidra - led by Noël

Friday, May 24th

  • 7 - 8am Yoga + Pranyama

  • 8 - 8:30am Meditation

  • 8:30 - 9:30am Kitchari Breakfast

  • 10am - 12pm Āyurvedic Philosophy Class / Introduction to Āyurveda

  • 12 - 1pm Kitchari Lunch

  • 1 - 4pm Free Time for Being Outside, Resting, Journaling / Bodywork Therapies

  • 4 - 6pm Āyurvedic Philosophy Class / 6 tastes + Seasonal Eating + Ritucharya/Dinacharya

  • 6 - 7pm Kitchari Dinner

  • 7:15 - 8:15pm Yoga Nidra - led by Noël

Saturday, May 25th

  • 7 - 8am Yoga + Pranyama

  • 8 - 8:30am Meditation

  • 8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast - Kitchari

  • 10am - 12pm Āyurvedic Philosophy Class / Digestion + Seven Tissue Layers

  • 12 - 1pm Kitchari lunch

  • 1 - 4pm  Free Time for Being Outside, Resting, Journaling / Bodywork Therapies

  • 4 - 6pm Āyurvedic Philosophy Class / Agni + Food Sadhana

  • 6 - 7pm Kitchari dinner

  • 7:15 - 8:15pm Yoga Nidra - led by Noël

Sunday, May 26th

  • 7 - 8am Yoga + Pranyama

  • 8 - 8:30am Meditation

  • 8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast - Kitchari

  • 10am - 12pm Āyurvedic Philosophy Class

  • 12 - 1pm Kitchari lunch

  • 1 - 4pm  Free Time for Being Outside, Resting, Journaling / Bodywork Therapies

  • 4 - 6pm Āyurvedic Philosophy Class

  • 6 - 7pm Kitchari dinner

  • 7:15 - 8:15pm Yoga Nidra - led by Noël

Monday, May 27th

  • 7 - 8am Yoga + Pranyama

  • 8 - 8:30am Meditation

  • 8:30 - 9:30am Kitchari Breakfast

  • 7 - 11am Check-Out of Rooms

  • 10am - 12pm Cooking Class / Demo : Intro to Spices, Ghee, Kitchari

  • 12 - 1pm Kitchari Lunch

  • 1 - 1:30pm Questions + Closing

  • 1:30 Departure


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Why + How to Spring Cleanse with Āyurveda
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Why + How to Spring Cleanse with Āyurveda

Āyurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning “life knowledge.” It is the name of the world’s oldest holistic 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.

Āyurveda recommends a cleanse to accompany a change in season, to clear + open physiological and psychological channels in the body and mind. 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 (environmental, emotional) 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.

Accumulated and stored toxins are brought to the surface of tissues and gently escorted out through elimination channels. The result of the Spring Cleanse 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.

During this evening workshop, 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 at home with a step-by-step guide including information on practical daily routines, supportive herbs and teas, as well as a discussion of the mono-diet of kitchari – a blend of split moong beans, basmati rice and digestive spices that is satisfying to the palate and detoxifying for your entire organism.

*This class is a great introduction to the Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse Retreat at Menla, May 23-27.

Wednesday, May 15; 7-9PM   |   General $25 / Members $22.50  

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Spring Āyurvedic Kitchari Cleanse
Apr
8
to Apr 14

Spring Āyurvedic Kitchari Cleanse

Āyurveda recommends a cleanse to accompany a change in season, to clear and open physiological and psychological channels in the body and mind. Spring is an especially important time of the year, when nature re-awakes from the long, heavy winter and provides us with all the dietary and herbal tools we need to rid our bodies of excess fats and heavy proteins which keep environmental and emotional 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. Accumulated and stored toxins are brought to the surface of tissues and gently escorted out through elimination channels.

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 Āyurvedic kitchari mono-diet is so impactful; this meal is a complete protein that helps your body maintain a stable blood sugar, mineral balance, and, most importantly, adrenal function. If your body is stressed, it will not detoxify, it will not release its hold on all it has accumulated. The body is very intelligent; 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 elimination of these chemicals from the blood stream and the body.

Āyurveda's kitchari cleanse provides everything you need for an effective reset of your entire organism's digestive capacity ! The results of the Spring cleanse 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.

Monday April 8 - Sunday April
Daily pick up beginning at 730AM at 3J Cafe
3-Day ($150), 5-Day ($225), and 7-Day ($300) Options

Includes:
*Daily yoga OR meditation class at 3J
*Daily 3-meal supply of kitchari*
*Daily herbal tisanes*
*Daily triphala*
*Cleansing tools : copper tongue scraper, Conscious Coconut Coconut oil for oil pulling, Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, Auracacia Rosemary EO
*A jar of Noël's homemade ghee (if selecting 5 or 7-day cleanse)
*all ingredients organic

For questions: email info@noelgraupner.com

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ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Six : Special Care of Mouth, Throat, Nose, Ears, Eyes, Hands/Nails, Feet, Skin
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Six : Special Care of Mouth, Throat, Nose, Ears, Eyes, Hands/Nails, Feet, Skin

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY

Whatever you have read is only a name --
Chandogya Upanishad

The Sanskrit word saundaryalipsā describes the urge we all have to move towards what appears beautiful, hinting that what is beautiful captures our complete attention. In fact, manohara - one of the many words for beauty in Sanskrit - translates literally to ‘remover of mind’, meaning that in experiencing beauty, we become captivated, our focus moves in one direction. When we drop the thoughts and fluctuations of the mind, we release tensions giving ourselves the ability to relax and to be present to the sensations of the moment, making the experience of beauty simultaneously relaxing, delighting, enthralling, stimulating, and inspiring!

Naturally we don’t want to observe the phenomenon of beauty outside of us, we want to embody beauty ourselves - we want to be beautiful. The Āyurvedic tradition describes three pillars of beauty: rūpaṁ, guṇaṁ, and vayastyag. Rūpaṁ refers to outer beauty of the physical form managed through care of the skin (and hair) on the outside as well as the inside of our bodies (think - the skin of our digestive tracts and deeper tissues!). Guṇaṁ is inner beauty indicated by sincerity of heart, purity of thought, and honesty of action; it is beauty in the state of mind and feeling. When these two are maintained properly, during śarīrayātrā - the journey or pilgrimage of the body in this physical life - vayastyag, or the everlasting, timeless beauty of consciousness, becomes your primary reality.

As we take care of ourselves, our Self emerges, our presence becomes palpable. It is our presence that speaks the splendor and magnificence of absolute beauty louder than anything else.

Classes are 2 hours and begin promptly at 7PM
$40 drop-in or $225 for all six classes
Sign up in link or email info@skytingyoga.com to register

CLASS SIX:
Rūpaṁ | Special Care of Mouth, Throat, Nose, Ears, Eyes, Hands/Nails, Feet, Skin
This body is Mother Nature’s most precious gift to you; soon you will return it back to her. In the time being, it is your duty to keep it alive (not just living!), bustling with energy and clear communication, and healthy tissues to support a luminous radiance. In this final class, we will discuss special care of specific regions and parts of the body that can be given attention to build health and sustain beauty. Although Āyurveda discourages a ‘spot treating’ approach to health, nonetheless, it offers many solutions for ‘spots’ and specific disorders as symptoms present. General recipes for ‘home remedies’ to correct impurities of the mouth, throat, nose, ears, eyes, hands/nails, feet, and skin will be shared, along with recommendations and recipes for preventative care.

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ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Five : Circulation Channels / Waters of the Body
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Five : Circulation Channels / Waters of the Body

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY

Whatever you have read is only a name --
Chandogya Upanishad

The Sanskrit word saundaryalipsā describes the urge we all have to move towards what appears beautiful, hinting that what is beautiful captures our complete attention. In fact, manohara - one of the many words for beauty in Sanskrit - translates literally to ‘remover of mind’, meaning that in experiencing beauty, we become captivated, our focus moves in one direction. When we drop the thoughts and fluctuations of the mind, we release tensions giving ourselves the ability to relax and to be present to the sensations of the moment, making the experience of beauty simultaneously relaxing, delighting, enthralling, stimulating, and inspiring!

Naturally we don’t want to observe the phenomenon of beauty outside of us, we want to embody beauty ourselves - we want to be beautiful. The Āyurvedic tradition describes three pillars of beauty: rūpaṁ, guṇaṁ, and vayastyag. Rūpaṁ refers to outer beauty of the physical form managed through care of the skin (and hair) on the outside as well as the inside of our bodies (think - the skin of our digestive tracts and deeper tissues!). Guṇaṁ is inner beauty indicated by sincerity of heart, purity of thought, and honesty of action; it is beauty in the state of mind and feeling. When these two are maintained properly, during śarīrayātrā - the journey or pilgrimage of the body in this physical life - vayastyag, or the everlasting, timeless beauty of consciousness, becomes your primary reality.

As we take care of ourselves, our Self emerges, our presence becomes palpable. It is our presence that speaks the splendor and magnificence of absolute beauty louder than anything else.

Classes are 2 hours and begin promptly at 7PM
$40 drop-in or $225 for all six classes
Sign up in link or email info@skytingyoga.com to register

CLASS FIVE :
Rūpaṁ | Circulation Channels / Waters of the Body
Āyurveda is based on the philosophy that everything in the perceivable world is a combination of the elements earth, water, fire, air and ether. Though all of the elements unite to compose the body/mind, the water element alone contributes to upwards of 60% of the adult human body! Āyurveda teaches that the first product of digestion is rasa or lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system is one of the most overlooked yet significant systems in the body. Its broad network travels throughout the body to remove waste from every cell while helping to regulate the immune system (your Identity!). If the lymph becomes congested as a result of stress, poor digestion, lack of exercise, toxicity, nutrition or sleep deficiencies the immune system will be unable to respond to the needs of the body in a timely fashion. In this class we will discuss:
*the qualities and structure of water
*Āyurvedic concept of waters of the body
*foods, herbs, lifestyle practice to decongest the lymphatic system
*inner/outer hydration
*Ayurvedic Lymphatic Massage technique for body and head (face)
*why sleep is so important to lymphatic/immune health and how to sleep well
*introduction to Āyurvedic ‘cleansing’

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ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Four : A Beautiful Mind / Breath, Motion, Sound
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Four : A Beautiful Mind / Breath, Motion, Sound

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY

Whatever you have read is only a name --
Chandogya Upanishad

The Sanskrit word saundaryalipsā describes the urge we all have to move towards what appears beautiful, hinting that what is beautiful captures our complete attention. In fact, manohara - one of the many words for beauty in Sanskrit - translates literally to ‘remover of mind’, meaning that in experiencing beauty, we become captivated, our focus moves in one direction. When we drop the thoughts and fluctuations of the mind, we release tensions giving ourselves the ability to relax and to be present to the sensations of the moment, making the experience of beauty simultaneously relaxing, delighting, enthralling, stimulating, and inspiring!

Naturally we don’t want to observe the phenomenon of beauty outside of us, we want to embody beauty ourselves - we want to be beautiful. The Āyurvedic tradition describes three pillars of beauty: rūpaṁ, guṇaṁ, and vayastyag. Rūpaṁ refers to outer beauty of the physical form managed through care of the skin (and hair) on the outside as well as the inside of our bodies (think - the skin of our digestive tracts and deeper tissues!). Guṇaṁ is inner beauty indicated by sincerity of heart, purity of thought, and honesty of action; it is beauty in the state of mind and feeling. When these two are maintained properly, during śarīrayātrā - the journey or pilgrimage of the body in this physical life - vayastyag, or the everlasting, timeless beauty of consciousness, becomes your primary reality.

As we take care of ourselves, our Self emerges, our presence becomes palpable. It is our presence that speaks the splendor and magnificence of absolute beauty louder than anything else.

Classes are 2 hours and begin promptly at 7PM
$40 drop-in or $225 for all six classes
Sign up in link or email info@skytingyoga.com to register

CLASS TWO :
Guṇaṁ | A Beautiful Mind / Breath, Motion, Sound
The same agni that manages digestion and transformation within the physical body also powers the mind to be intelligently disciplined to achieve inner beauty, guṇaṁ, the reflection of your mental state. Āyurveda teaches that you are in direct control of the way you feel, as well as how you perceive and project yourself back out into the world based on the actions (dietary, lifestyle) you take daily. Carefully maintaining metabolic fire allows you to perceive the world clearly, giving the ability to see things for what they really are and to extract valuable lessons from your experiences. In this class, we will discuss:
*the three gunas (mental qualities): sattva, rajas, and tamas
*gesture and voice to project harmony using the instrument of the body
*your present projection patterns through breath, bodily *movement and speech habits
*breath as a tool to identify and transform mental *state/projection with prānayama
*high quality sound currents (mantras) to change the frequency of the mental atmosphere to one that is attracted to and *communicating harmony, grace, and elegance
*techniques + meditations to take out the accumulated trash of the mind (mental āma)

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ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Three : The Concept of Agni + Perfecting Digestion / Food Rules
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Three : The Concept of Agni + Perfecting Digestion / Food Rules

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY

Whatever you have read is only a name --
Chandogya Upanishad

The Sanskrit word saundaryalipsā describes the urge we all have to move towards what appears beautiful, hinting that what is beautiful captures our complete attention. In fact, manohara - one of the many words for beauty in Sanskrit - translates literally to ‘remover of mind’, meaning that in experiencing beauty, we become captivated, our focus moves in one direction. When we drop the thoughts and fluctuations of the mind, we release tensions giving ourselves the ability to relax and to be present to the sensations of the moment, making the experience of beauty simultaneously relaxing, delighting, enthralling, stimulating, and inspiring!

Naturally we don’t want to observe the phenomenon of beauty outside of us, we want to embody beauty ourselves - we want to be beautiful. The Āyurvedic tradition describes three pillars of beauty: rūpaṁ, guṇaṁ, and vayastyag. Rūpaṁ refers to outer beauty of the physical form managed through care of the skin (and hair) on the outside as well as the inside of our bodies (think - the skin of our digestive tracts and deeper tissues!). Guṇaṁ is inner beauty indicated by sincerity of heart, purity of thought, and honesty of action; it is beauty in the state of mind and feeling. When these two are maintained properly, during śarīrayātrā - the journey or pilgrimage of the body in this physical life - vayastyag, or the everlasting, timeless beauty of consciousness, becomes your primary reality.

As we take care of ourselves, our Self emerges, our presence becomes palpable. It is our presence that speaks the splendor and magnificence of absolute beauty louder than anything else.

Classes are 2 hours and begin promptly at 7PM
$40 drop-in or $225 for all six classes
Sign up in link or email info@skytingyoga.com to register

CLASS TWO :
The Concept of Agni + Perfecting Digestion / Food Rules
When living energy from food enters the body it makes the fires of metabolism called agni burn bright. Nutrients are extracted from food and what is deemed waste is removed in a timely manner before it can become āma. Agni is the digestive fire of the body/mind, enabling transformation, purification, and elimination. Strong digestion sets the stage for healthy tissues as well as the development of ojas. With little or no metabolic waste in the system, skin looks clear and radiant, hair is strong and lustrous, whites of the eyes are bright, gums are healthy pink, and teeth and nails are without defect. The mood is happy, we are smiling, laughing, and have a kind word for another. In this class, we will learn:
*the concept of agni as it relates to the physiology
*foods and spices to eat to rekindle agni
*the most important qualities of food, starting with Prana
*Āyurvedic Food Rules - HOW to eat, when, and why !
*introduction to Āyurvedic ‘cleansing’

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ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Two : The Concept of Āma + Tissue Layers
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class Two : The Concept of Āma + Tissue Layers

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY

Whatever you have read is only a name --
Chandogya Upanishad

The Sanskrit word saundaryalipsā describes the urge we all have to move towards what appears beautiful, hinting that what is beautiful captures our complete attention. In fact, manohara - one of the many words for beauty in Sanskrit - translates literally to ‘remover of mind’, meaning that in experiencing beauty, we become captivated, our focus moves in one direction. When we drop the thoughts and fluctuations of the mind, we release tensions giving ourselves the ability to relax and to be present to the sensations of the moment, making the experience of beauty simultaneously relaxing, delighting, enthralling, stimulating, and inspiring!

Naturally we don’t want to observe the phenomenon of beauty outside of us, we want to embody beauty ourselves - we want to be beautiful. The Āyurvedic tradition describes three pillars of beauty: rūpaṁ, guṇaṁ, and vayastyag. Rūpaṁ refers to outer beauty of the physical form managed through care of the skin (and hair) on the outside as well as the inside of our bodies (think - the skin of our digestive tracts and deeper tissues!). Guṇaṁ is inner beauty indicated by sincerity of heart, purity of thought, and honesty of action; it is beauty in the state of mind and feeling. When these two are maintained properly, during śarīrayātrā - the journey or pilgrimage of the body in this physical life - vayastyag, or the everlasting, timeless beauty of consciousness, becomes your primary reality.

As we take care of ourselves, our Self emerges, our presence becomes palpable. It is our presence that speaks the splendor and magnificence of absolute beauty louder than anything else.

Classes are 2 hours and begin promptly at 7PM
$40 drop-in or $225 for all six classes
Sign up in link or email info@skytingyoga.com to register

CLASS TWO
Rūpaṁ | Rūpaṁ | The Concept of Āma + Tissue Layers
Āma is a special concept in Āyurvedic medicine named as the underlying cause of many health issues. When āma is present, rūpaṁ - outer beauty - will be compromised. Directly translated as ‘undigested material’, āma is toxic to the body/mind. Accumulated toxins result from weak metabolism due to improper diet, inadequate rest, chronic stress, and pollutants from the environment which gum up the channels, disturb organ function, and block flow of communication. In this class, we will learn:
*how āma forms
*signs and symptoms of āma
*how food develops into the 7 tissue layers, secondary tissues, and waste products of the body, giving insight into where metabolic function is disturbed by āma
*tongue, breath/body odor, hair/nails, eyes, skin examination for āma
*food, beverage, cosmetic, home and lifestyle products that congest elimination channels
diet, herbs and daily routines to begin removing toxic burden from the body

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ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class One : Ojas
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY | Class One : Ojas

ĀYURVEDA x BEAUTY

Whatever you have read is only a name --
Chandogya Upanishad

The Sanskrit word saundaryalipsā describes the urge we all have to move towards what appears beautiful, hinting that what is beautiful captures our complete attention. In fact, manohara - one of the many words for beauty in Sanskrit - translates literally to ‘remover of mind’, meaning that in experiencing beauty, we become captivated, our focus moves in one direction. When we drop the thoughts and fluctuations of the mind, we release tensions giving ourselves the ability to relax and to be present to the sensations of the moment, making the experience of beauty simultaneously relaxing, delighting, enthralling, stimulating, and inspiring!

Naturally we don’t want to observe the phenomenon of beauty outside of us, we want to embody beauty ourselves - we want to be beautiful. The Āyurvedic tradition describes three pillars of beauty: rūpaṁ, guṇaṁ, and vayastyag. Rūpaṁ refers to outer beauty of the physical form managed through care of the skin (and hair) on the outside as well as the inside of our bodies (think - the skin of our digestive tracts and deeper tissues!). Guṇaṁ is inner beauty indicated by sincerity of heart, purity of thought, and honesty of action; it is beauty in the state of mind and feeling. When these two are maintained properly, during śarīrayātrā - the journey or pilgrimage of the body in this physical life - vayastyag, or the everlasting, timeless beauty of consciousness, becomes your primary reality.

As we take care of ourselves, our Self emerges, our presence becomes palpable. It is our presence that speaks the splendor and magnificence of absolute beauty louder than anything else.

Classes are 2 hours and begin promptly at 7PM
$40 drop-in or $225 for all six classes
Sign up in link or email info@skytingyoga.com to register

CLASS ONE
Āyurvedic Beauty / Digestion + Ojas
The radiance and charisma of universal beauty is reflected in vitality, creativity, serenity, joyfulness, fresh skin, clear shining eyes, lustrous hair, nails and teeth and an inner glimmer which Āyurveda describes as a phenomenon produced by a substance called ojas. Ojas is the glow of health from which you derive a strong, vibrant immune system. It enables all organs to operate intelligently and efficiently without disease by maintaining the physical body and impulses. Ojas is what gives the fortitude and appetite to sustain wholesome activity in our lives; it is the foundation of inner, outer and secret beauty and Longevity; it is Love. Though its subtly makes it immeasurable, Āyurveda describes Ojas as a biological substance that results as the end product of healthy digestion and metabolism. In this class, we will discuss:
*the concept of beauty (at large)
*Āyurveda’s approach to understanding beauty in the context of *our own body/minds
*the three pillars of rūpaṁ, guṇaṁ, and vayastag
*the process of digestion and its final product - the biological substance ojas

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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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