Take your yoga and self care practices to a whole new level! Join Nanette Bowen for a special three hour interactive presentation to discover your constitution, tips to find balance, and rejuvenate your mind body and spirit!
About the course:
Ayurveda: Exploring Yoga’s Sister Science
Ayurveda is the oldest codified holistic and preventative oriented health care system in the world. The Sanskrit word, Ayurveda, translates as the science of life. True to its name, Ayurveda looks to the principles of nature, harmony, and rhythm to help individuals better understand their unique health profiles and to come into alignment with the nature that exists both within and around them.
During this discussion we will explore core Ayurvedic concepts, including the five elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth), and the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) which contribute to the make-up of our constitution. We will also discuss methods for modifying daily and seasonal routines to create balance in the body, mind, and spirit.
Ayurveda Selfcare: Refilling the Well
Learn about the subtle forms of the doshas called Prana (Vata), Tejas (Pitta) and Ojas (Kapha) that represent the refined essences of the doshas. Learn about Ayurvedic daily routines (dinacharya practices) to give these life-giving substances a boost with an eye toward practices intended to improve immunity and wellness in body, mind and spirit.
Ayurveda: Exploring the Subdoshas
Each of the doshas has five subdoshas. According to ancient Ayurvedic texts, the subdoshas relate to specific areas of the body and perform specific functions. We’ll explore these fundamental ideas through discussion and the use of postures. We’ll place special emphasis on the Vata dosha (Ether and Air Elements), as it often incites imbalances due to its mobile quality. Balance is associated with good health (described in Ayurveda as much more than the absence of disease) whereas imbalance is associated with ill health. In this workshop you’ll learn how to use your own body wisdom to move toward a balanced state.
Cost $35, sign up before 3/31 and save $5
Saturday April 22, 12:00pm-3:00pm